Stage & Dance

Best bets: Local Christmas entertainment specials

Violinist Mark O’Connor rehearsed with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra in October 2009. On Friday, O’Connor will perform traditional Christmas songs.
Violinist Mark O’Connor rehearsed with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra in October 2009. On Friday, O’Connor will perform traditional Christmas songs. rcopley@herald-leader.com

Entertain your options for this week

Dec. 11, 12

UK Opera Theatre: ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’

A shepherd boy encounters three kings traveling to Bethlehem in this one-act English opera. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. The Lyric Theatre, 300 East Third Street, Lexington. Tickets are $12.50 to $22.50. Call 859-280-2218 or go to Lexingtonlyric.com.

Dec. 11

Mark O’Connor: ‘An Appalachian Christmas’

The award-winning musician performs traditional Christmas songs. Show time is 7:30 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street, Lexington. Tickets are $15 to $37. Call 859-257-4929 or go to Finearts.uky.edu/singletary-center.

Dec. 12

The Bread Box Holiday Market

Make your list and check it twice, then visit this shopping event, where local artists will display and sell their work. It’s 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Bread Box, 501 West Sixth Street, Lexington. Check out the Facebook page for more info.

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