Live country and Southern rock by Rumors band, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, Mae Johnson’s White Barn, Waynesburg. Cost: $5. Pool room opens at 7 p.m. Information: (606) 365-3417.
Live country music by Kentucky Strangers, 7-10 p.m. every Friday night, The Barn, 345 Buster Pike, Burgin. Cost: $8. Food served at 6 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. Information: Tommy Hurst, (859) 748-9689.
Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday, Community Arts Center, 401 W. Main St. Enter through back door. Information: John Hughes, (859) 583-4112, or CAC (859) 236-4054.
Live music, 8 p.m.-midnight every Friday and Saturday night, Silver Eagle Entertainment and Music, located at the old Food Lion in Lancaster. Cost: $5. Information: (859) 792-6694.
First open rehearsal for Sounding Joy, 7 p.m. Sept. 13, Grant 114, Norton Center for the Arts. Prospective singers are welcome to attend. Those interested in joining can schedule an audition. Sounding Joy is a community choir open to all women singers, high-school age and older, by audition. Some singing experience is helpful. The group performs a variety of musical styles from numerous eras.
Live music by Mighty Blues Dragon with guest Natalie Berry, 8-11 p.m. Friday; and Tom Cool, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, 303W, 303 W. Main St. Information: (859) 236-2159.
Live music by Renaus band, 7-9 p.m Friday, First Southern Community Art Center, Stanford. Cost: $8/advance, $10/door; tickets available at Stanford City Hall or WPBK Radio. Information: (207) 239-4766.
“Tuna Does Vegas,” Aug. 7-18, Pioneer Playhouse. Showtime: 8:30 p.m.; $16. Dinner and show: 7:30 p.m.; $28. Information: (859) 236-2747. Website: www.pioneerplayhouse.com.
“A Midsummer Nights Murder,” by Bluegrass Mystery Theatre. Saturday: 7 p.m., Boone Tavern, Berea. Cost: $37.50; includes three-course meal, show and tip. Tickets: (859) 985-3700. Aug. 25: 5 p.m., My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, Bardstown. Cost: $99.95/adults, $59.95/children; includes four-course meal, 2 1/2-hour train ride and show. Tickets: (866) 801-3463. Aug. st: 6 p.m., Parlay Social, Lexington. Cost: $29.95; includes three-course meal and show. Tickets: (859) 244-1932 or Parlay@parlaysocial.com.
Square Dance, with line dancing included between tips, 7-10 p.m. Aug. 18, Harrodsburg Baptist Christian Activities Center, 150 Chiles St. Cost: $5. Caller: Mark Patterson.
Contra Dance, with caller Kevin Hopper and open band (pick-up musicians welcome), 8-11 p.m. Aug. 17 (beginner lesson, 7:30-8 p.m.), ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St., Lexington, $7 adult, $5 students and first-timers. For information call (859) 552-5433 or http://ltda.ws/. LexDance: Lexington Traditional Dance Association.
For Danville Children’s Choirs, 7 p.m. Aug. 20, Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. First rehearsal: 7-8:15 p.m., Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. The Danville Children’s Choir now is two choirs: The Preparatory Choir, under the direction of Amy Harrod, for children in grades 1 to 4; and The Concert Choir, under the direction of Meg Stohlmann, for grades 4 to 12. Website: www.danvillechildrenschoir.com.
For “Wiley and the Hairy Man,” 1-3 p.m. Aug. 18-19, 4-6 p.m. Aug. 18-19, Lexington Children’s Theatre, 418 W. Short St., Lexington. Roles available for ages 9-99. Auditions are by appointment only; call (859) 254-4546, ext. 310. Auditioners must attend entire two-hour session.
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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.
Summer Night Hike, 8 p.m. Saturday, Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge.
Guided Nature Hikes, 1:30 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 27, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Free; hike begins at West Lot Trailhead No. 2.
Stargazing evenings at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, free. Saturday: Midnight Perseid Meteor Shower — 9-9:30 p.m., introduction to stargazing, West Family Preserve Shop; 9:30 p.m., stargazing at West Family Amphitheatre. Sept. 1: Stories and Stargazing — 8-8:30 p.m., introduction to stargazing, West Family Preserve Shop; 8:30-9:30 p.m., stargazing at West Family Amphitheatre. Oct. 20: The Autumn Evening Sky and Orionid Meteor Shower — 7-7:30 p.m. introduction to stargazing, West Family Preserve Shop; 7:30-8:30 p.m., stargazing at West Family Amphitheatre. Information: (800) 734-5611.
Lawn Chair Theater, sponsored by Heart of Danville, dusk Friday, Constitution Square. Free. Friday’s featured film: “Hugo.” Popcorn and drinks will be for sale. In case of inclement weather, check Heart of Danville’s Facebook page for cancellation notice.
Dantastic Race, 4 p.m. Aug. 18. Pre-race check-in starts at 3 p.m.
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 lessons, by appointment, Community Arts Center. Registration: instructor Vicki DeLys, (859) 319-5616 or email@example.com.
Violin lessons, by appointment, Community Arts Center. Registration: instructor Phil DeHaan, (859) 509-4293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Childbloom guitar program, an innovative approach to music-making and skill development with the guitar, designed for children ages 5-12, Community Arts Center. Information: Jeff Hogue, (859) 913-1676.
New Horizons adult beginning band rehearsals, 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, Community Arts Center. Information or to register: www.communityartscenter.net, or attend a rehearsal.
Starry Night Studio, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 21, Community Arts Center. Registration: www.communityartscenter.net. Theme: “Vintage Vino.”
Beginning Ballroom Dance, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Arts Center. Instructor: Wesley . Registration: www.communityartscenter.net.