Mecca Live Studio and Gallery presents “1001 Nights: In Search of Duende,” 8 p.m. Sunday at the Lyric Theatre, 300 East Third Street. Guest artists Elenea Lentini and Dalia Carella of New York City will perform, as will local dancers. You’ll see Flamenco, belly dance, Indian fusion, the March Madness Marching Band and more. Tickets are $20. Call (859) 280-2218 or go to Lexingtonlyric.com.
Last Hop before the new year
The final Gallery Hop of the year is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The free self-guided tour features exhibits at downtown venues. Pick up a guide at ArtsPlace, 161 North Mill Street, or download one at Galleryhoplex.com.
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Southern Lights, a four-mile driving tour of holiday light displays, opens at the Kentucky Horse Park on Friday. Hours are 5:30 to 10 p.m. daily through Dec. 31. It's $15 for personal vehicles Monday through Thursday; $25 Friday through Sunday; $35 for extended vans and limousines. Kyhorsepark.com.
Gary Owen performs at Comedy Off Broadway
Comedian Gary Owen, who has toured with Mike Epps and starred in his own Showtime special, brings his standup act to Comedy Off Broadway at The Mall at Lexington Green. Show times are 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, and 8:30 and 11 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $22 and $25. (859) 271-5653. Comedyoffbroadway.com.