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Get excited about UK gymnastics Excite Night and other events this weekend

The UK gymnastics team shows off its skills at Excite Night Jan. 18. In this file photo, freshman Ella Warren practiced for the event in 2018.
The UK gymnastics team shows off its skills at Excite Night Jan. 18. In this file photo, freshman Ella Warren practiced for the event in 2018. cbertram@herald-leader.com

University of Kentucky Women’s Gymnastics invades Rupp Arena on Friday for “Excite Night” vs. the University of Arkansas. The meet begins at 6 p.m. and features a national anthem performance from Walker Montgomery, Lexington native and star of Disney Channel’s “Bizaardvark” DeVore Ledridge, an American Girl doll giveaway. Tickets range from $5 to $10. 430 W Vine St. UKAthletics.com.

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Bro. Paul Quenon, O.C.S.O.

The first Gallery Hop of 2019

In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the death of Kentucky author and Trappist monk Thomas Merton, the Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St., will host an exhibit of photography featuring images of the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani and Merton’s hermitage near Bardstown. The exhibit is part of LexArts Gallery Hop taking place from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 18 at multiple venues throughout town. Free. Galleryhoplex.com.

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The Harlem Globetrotters bring a lot of laughs and basketball magic with the “All New Fan Powered World Tour” coming to Rupp Arena on Sunday. Paul Hooper

Watch the magical bouncing ball

The Harlem Globetrotters brings its “All New Fan Powered World Tour” to Rupp Arena at 3 p.m., Jan. 20. The exhibition basketball team combines athleticism, entertainment and comedy on the basketball court. The team announced Thursday that any U.S. government employee currently on furlough can show a valid government ID at the box office and receive two complimentary tickets to a the show while supplies last. Tickets are $27-$115. Ticketmaster.com

Dance the night away

After Gallery Hop head to 21c Museum Hotel Lexington for “Ice Ice Baby!,” a night of experimental belly dance. Performers will illustrate the art of belly dance in experiments of expression, story-telling and imagery beginning at 8 p.m. Jan. 18. 167 Main Street. Free. MeccaDance.com.

Not quite the Allman Brothers, but close

The Allman Butter Band — Lexington’s version of legendary southern rock and jam band The Allman Brothers Band — plays at 9 p.m. on Jan. 19 at The Burl with support from Bryan Minks. The band features an all-star cast of musicians including Eric Cummins on slide guitar and vocals, Don Rogers on guitar, Roddy Puckett on bass, Brad Slutskin on the B-3 organ, and Todd Copeland and JP Nowak on drums, among others. Tickets are $10. 375 Thompson Rd. TheBurlKy.com.

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