Live country and Southern rock by Harken 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.
Danville Blues Society jam, 8-11 p.m. Thursday; live music by Dump Truck, 8-11 p.m. Friday; and The Reminders, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, 303W, 303 W. Main St. Information: (859) 236-2159.
Live music by Cotton Gin, 6-8 p.m today, Historic L&N Depot, Stanford. Bring lawn chair; free hot dogs, soda and popcorn provided.
“Tuna Does Vegas,” through Saturday, 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. 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.
“Swingtime Canteen,” Aug. 17-19 and 24-26, Ragged Edge Community Theatre, Harrodsburg. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $10/adults, $9/seniors, $8/children. Tickets: (859) 734-2389. Website: www.raggededgetheatre.org.
Square Dance, with line dancing included between tips, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, 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. Friday (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.
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. 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.
Dantastic Race, 4 p.m. Aug. 18. Pre-race check-in starts at 3 p.m.
Bizarre Bazaar, sponsored by the 76ers homemakers club, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Boyle County Fairgrounds. Featuring locally handcrafted items, baked goods, holiday gifts, craft kits and corporate products. Information: (859) 236-1387.
Comedy Caravan, Aug. 23, Mallards restaurant. Headliner: Kentucky native Dave Waite, who has appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s show and Comedy Central. Special guests: Mike Cronin and Alex Stone.
Movie Night, for grades 7-12, community room, Boyle County Public Library. Each month, an installment of the “Twilight” series will be shown, in anticipation of the release of “Breaking Dawn: Part 2” Nov. 16. Schedule: 6 p.m. Saturday, “Twilight.” Sept. 15: “New Moon.” Oct. 20: “Eclipse.” Nov. 16: “Breaking Dawn: Part 1.” Trivia and crafts will begin at 5 p.m.; drinks, popcorn and pizza provided.
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 Bratcher. Registration: www.communityartscenter.net.
Studio Landscape Painting workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Friday, Community Arts Center. Information: www.communityartscenter.net.