Events for this column must be submitted to the Advocate by noon Tuesday to be in the Thursday newspaper. Call (859) 236-2551, ext. 135, with complete information, including hours and admission price; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To submit to the online calendar, log on to www.amnews.com.
“Trees of Christmas,” through December, Community Arts Center, 401 W. Main St. Winter hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Information: (859) 236-4054. Website: www.communityartscenter.net.
Live country music, every Friday and Saturday, Fredia’s Country Music, 4221 Dry Ridge Road, Liberty. Cost: $5; under 12 free. Information: (606) 787-0118.
Aces High, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, Mae Johnson’s White Barn, Waynesburg. Cost: $5/adults, $1/children under 9. Information: (606) 365-3417.
“Christmas in the Valley,” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Renfro Valley. Information: (800) 765-7464. Web site: www.renfrovalley.com.
CentreBrass and CentreTrumpets, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Audrey Gillespie Recital Hall, Centre College. Free.
Andrew Boylan and David Jaffe junior recital, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Audrey Gillespie Recital Hall, Centre College. Free.
Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday, Community Arts Center, 401 W. Main St. Information: John Hughes, (859) 236-4054.
Gordon Crowe, live acoustic music, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. every Friday, El Campestre Mexican Grill, in Walmart complex on Nicholasville Road/Man O’War next to Shell station, Lexington. Free.
Open Jam Session, 7-9:30 p.m. today — all local musicians invited to participate, featuring $1 bottled beer and half-priced mixed drinks. Aaron Raitiere, original and southern rock, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Friday; The Mojos with Sax Man John Richardson, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Fourth Street Deli and Tap. Information: (859) 236-1398. Website: GoTo4thSt.com. Tuesdays are “Fat Tuesday at the Tap” — Cajun meals served every Tuesday night.
“Barefoot in the Park,” through Dec. 18, Actors Theatre of Louisville. Tickets: beginning at $20; call (502) 585-1210.
“A Chorus Line,” Friday through Sunday, Lexington Opera House. Times: 8 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20, 2 p.m. Nov. 20-21, 7 p.m. Nov. 21. Tickets: $54.50-$79.50. Information: (859) 233-3535. Web site: www.lexingtonoperahouse.com.
“Christmas Belles,” by Studio Players, today through Sunday, Nov. 26-28, Dec. 3-5, The Carriage House Theatre, 154 W. Bell Court, Lexington. Cost: $10-$16. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: (859) 225-0370.
“The Nutcracker,” by State Ballet Theatre of Russia, 8 p.m. Dec. 1, Norton Center for the Arts, Centre College. Tickets: (859) 236-4692.
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Blue Man Group, 8 p.m. Nov. 22-23, Norton Center for the Arts, Centre College. Cost: $75, $65, $55, $45. Tickets: (859) 236-4692.
“Cherokee Culture,” by Beverly Gail Homan, 7 p.m. today, Boyle County Public Library Community Room. Holman will bring artifacts and explain their function. Holman lives in the Mitchellsburg area and has a strong Cherokee ancestry on both sides of her family. She speaks some Cherokee and is skilled in many Native American crafts. Holman has done some restoration work for the Smithsonian Institute. Information: (859) 236-4063.
Kentucky School for the Deaf Pancake and Sausage Day and Bazaar, 6:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Friday, Grow Hall Cafeteria, KSD. Cost: $5; ages 2 and under free.
Celebrate an early Thanksgiving, 7-9 p.m. Friday, The Owsley House, 656 Stanford Road, Lancaster. Free. Danville Dulcimers will perform. Evening will include a tour of the home of Kentucky’s 16th governor, given by guides in period dress. Mini-potluck served; bring finger food to share. Information: email@example.com or (859) 792-6704.
The Great American Dollhouse Museum, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 344 Swope Drive, Danville. Cost: $7/adults, $5/children 2-12. Information: (859) 583-8000.
“Southern Lights: Spectacular Sights on Holiday Nights,” 5:30-10 p.m. Nov. 26-Dec. 31, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington. Cost: $15/vehicle with up to seven people, $35/extended vans and limousines with up to 15 people, $50/mini-buses with up to 25 people, $75/school buses, $125/motor coaches. Information: (859) 255-5727. Website: www.SouthernLightsky.org.
“NEST Week” with Centre College, featuring and celebrating the handcrafted work of women in third-world countries, through Friday, Community Arts Center.
“Trees of Christmas” at Community Arts Center teams up with Toys for Tots. Everyone is invited to drop off gifts for Danville’s Toys for Tots program in the boxes throughout the exhibit.
“The First Gift of Christmas,” reading of childhood favorite “The Polar Express,” Saturday, Community Arts Center.
Starry Night Studio, 7-9 p.m. Nov. 30, Community Arts Center. Registration: www.communityartscenter.net. Subject: “Night Fall.”
Jazzercise dance-fitness classes, Community Arts Center. Instructor Amy Trimble will offer 60-minute classes at 5:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and 9 a.m. Saturdays. Registration: instructor Amy Trimble, (859) 948-4817.
Zumba, 5-6 p.m. Sunday, 7:15-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Community Arts Center. Information: (859) 236-4054.
Tai Chi, weekly sessions of authentic Tai Chi Chuan, 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, Danville Martial Arts Academy, 700 Finn Hill Drive, under Subway. Taught by Stan Claunch, with more than 30 years experience and recently named Chinese Martial Arts Master of the Year by the U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Cost: $50/monthly. Information: (859) 516-3233.
Guitar, mandolin, bass, flute, song-writing and improvisation, for all ages and all levels, Community Arts Center. Registration: instructor Jack Covell, (859) 319-0773.
Piano lessons, for children and adults, by appointment, daytime hours, Community Arts Center. Registration: instructor Richard Ferreira, (859) 329-7814.
Piano and brass lessons, by appointment, Community Arts Center. Registration: instructor John Pope, (859) 516-3053 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Violin lessons, by appointment, Community Arts Center. Registration: instructor Phil DeHaan, (859) 509-4293 or email@example.com.