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Look who's coming

Comedian Donnie Baker of The Bob & Tom Show brings his stand-up act to Comedy Off Broadway in The Mall at Lexington Green. Show times are 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $17 and $20. Comedyoffbroadway.com.

Dream of simpler times

Irving Berlin's White Christmas, The Exhibit opens Saturday at the Frazier History Museum, 829 West Main Street in Louisville. Items on loan from the Rosemary Clooney House in Augusta include costumes and memorabilia from the classic film starring Clooney, Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. General admission is $6 to $10.50, free for ages 4 and younger. Call (502) 753-5663 or go to Fraziermuseum.org.

it's book fair time

More than 150 authors will meet fans and sign their latest works at the Kentucky Book Fair 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort. For more information go to Kybookfair.blogspot.com.

'Carmina Burana'

The Lexington Philharmonic will be joined by five regional choirs and three vocal soloists for Carmina Burana at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy opens the program, followed by Orff's Carmina Burana featuring choirs from Eastern Kentucky University; Berea College; the University of Kentucky; Transylvania University; SCAPA Children's Choir and soloists Amanda Woodbury, soprano; Daniel Shirley, tenor; and Chad Sloan, baritone. Tickets are $11-$75. Call (859) 233-4226 or go to Lexphil.org.