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December 6 through 13, 2012
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Christmas at Hanover: The Hanover College Chamber Singers will present select musical favorites Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. in the Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts on the Hanover College campus. Admission is free.
Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Lanny McIntosh, Amber Martin and Allie Hash. The Saturday show starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $10. For reservations call (812) 752-8877.
Southwestern Band Christmas Concert: Will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the high school gym and will feature short performances by all of the grade level bands, the concert band and the marching band. Prior to the concert there will be a fundraiser auction and pot-luck dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. All proceeds go to support the instrumental music programs at the school.
Madison Community Band Christmas Concert: The Madison Performing Arts Foundation will present the Madison Community Band under the direction of Mark Johnson Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Overlook Room at the Clifty Falls State Park Inn.
Thursday, December 6
Jessi Ruth Curtis: Will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Joeyg's Restaurant and Nightclub.
Friday, December 7
Jerry Stewart: The solo acoustic artist will perform at 8 p.m. at Joeyg's Restaurant and Nightclub. No cover.
The Chestnuts: Will perform a folk blend of originals and covers from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Thomas Family Winery.
Jimmy Davis and Bobby Robbins: Will perform from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the Electric Lady.
Saturday, December 8
Anytime After Four: Will perform blues rock at 8 p.m. at Joeyg's Restaurant and Nightclub. No cover.
Sharlee Davis and Will Devitt: Acoustic folky-jazz from 8 to 11 p.m. at The Thomas Family Winery.
Madtucky Farewell Show: Will perform from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. at the Electric Lady.
Sunday, December 9
Ryder McQueen: Solo acoustic rock from 7 to 10 p.m. at JoeyG's.
Monday, December 10
The Madisonians: Will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Joeyg's Restaurant and Nightclub.
Tuesday, December 11
Irish Jam Session: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dusty Fiddles. For more information call (812) 701-9300.
Wednesday, December 12
Acoustic Open Stage: Will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. with Scott Murray Bate at Joeyg's Restaurant and Nightclub.
Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at the Brown Gym featuring the music of Charlie Humphrey. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3 and includes snacks, drinks and door prizes.
Senior Dance: Will host Hardcore Country Saturday from 5:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Lide White Boys and Girls Club. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. The band will perform from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information call (812) 599-0848 or (812) 274-0338.
Light Up Bedford: Will kick off Dec. 7 at 5:45 p.m. at the Trimble County Courthouse. Milton elementary school students will sing before the lighting. A parade with the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department will usher Santa Claus from the courthouse to the Morgan Community Center for a chili dinner sponsored by the Bedford Rotary Club and musical entertainment by the Bedford Elementary School and Trimble County Middle School bands.
A Country Christmas: Visit two historic houses and step back in time to Christmas past Dec. 8 at Musee de Venoge, 111 State Road 129, Vevay and the Thiebaud Farmstead, 5147 E. State Road 56, Vevay from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information visit www.venoge.org or www.switzcomuseums.org.
Book Signing: A book signing will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at That Book Place, 337 Clifty Drive for Andrew Toy's thriller/suspense novel "The Man in The Box," and L. Andrew Cooper's dark fantasy "Burning the Middle Ground." For more information call (812) 574-4113.
Book Signing: A book signing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at Village Lights Bookstore with Lloyd Holm, former Madison resident, and author of children's book "Mr. Fox and Mr. Raccoon Go to Bethlehem."
Spirit of Christmas Past: Enjoy a Victorian Christmas for children and their families Dec. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site. Visit a Victorian Santa, make 19th century Christmas "crackers," hear holiday stories and eat cookies. Admission is $3 per child, one free adult per child. For more information call (812) 273-0556.
BINGO: Will be held at the Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969, 3100 Michigan Road, Saturdays starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
BINGO: The Jefferson County Goodwill Conservation Club will host bingo Fridays at 10:15 p.m. and Mondays at 7 p.m. Early birds begin at 9:30 p.m. Fridays and 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Non-smoking.
Hagar's Children: Hanover College Theatre will present "Hagar's Children," a different kind of Christmas play with music, about unconditional love. Performances are Dec. 6-8 in Park Auditorium with curtain time at 7:30 p.m. each night with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickers are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and older, and $5 for youth. Seating is limited. For more information or to purchase advanced tickets call (812) 866-7110.
The 1940s Radio Hour: The Madison Community Players will present a nostalgic look back to the days of live radio shows in the dinner theater production Dec. 7-8. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start around 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the Elks Lodge and Nice Shots! Photography. Advance tickets are required.
Christmas Cupcake Wars: Will be presented Dec. 7-8 at 6:30 p.m. by KidzStreet and North Madison Christian Church. The program includes dinner and the show. Tickets are $6 each or $40 for a reserved table of 8. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 273-1601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
True West: Actors Theater of Louisville will present Sam Shepard's "True West" as part of the Brown-Forman series of productions through Dec. 9. Tickets are available by calling (502) 584-1205 or visiting www.actorstheatre.org.
Irving Berlin's White Christmas: Derby Dinner Playhouse will present the classic holiday musical "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" Nov. 20-Dec. 31. Tickets are available by calling (812) 288-8281 or visiting www.derbydinner.com.
A Fairy Tale Christmas: Derby Dinner Playhouse's Children Musical Theatre will present "A Fairy Tale Christmas" Saturdays Nov. 24-Dec. 22. Everything is wonderful in the land of Happily Ever After. Cinderella and Snow White are leading all the fairy tale characters in their preparations for the great Crystal Christmas Ball. The problems start when a new resident arrives to the kingdom and doesn't follow the rules, and someone very important is left off the guest list for the big party. All of the fairy tale characters have to figure out how to work together in time to save the Crystal Christmas Ball and in the process learn how to make new friends. Tickets are available by calling (812) 288-8281 or visiting www.derbydinner.com.
A Christmas Carol: Actors Theatre will present the 37th year of "A Christmas Carol" Dec. 4-23. Tickets start at $24. For more information or tickets (502) 584-1205 or online at www.actorstheatre.org.
Yes, Virginia: Madison Consolidated Schools will present a free musical production of "Yes, Virginia" at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Madison Consolidated High School Auditorium. The production will feature approximately 35 local elementary school students.
The World Comes to Madison: The Seifert-Short Museum and Learning Center, 113 E. Third St., will display nativities and crèches from around the world during the holiday season. The museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in December and January. It will be closed Dec. 26. Free admission.
Jan Kleopfer and Kevin Carlson: Pottery and photography by Jan Kleopfer and plein air paintings by Kevin Carlson will be on display through December at the Carlson Art Studio and Fine Art Gallery, 301 Jefferson.
On the Wall - The Collection of JoeyG: Works selected from the personal art collection of JoeyG will be on display at JoeyG's through December.
Artsy Fish and Aquarium Show: Will be on display through the month of December at the Switzerland County Visitors Center in Vevay. Participating artists include: Donna Paige Baker, Joyce and Ken Benbow, Wanda Benzing, Martha Bladen, Rosemary Bovard, Tony Catanzaro, Mary Christiani, Jay Davidson, Ann Farnsley, Debbie Foster, Nancy Martin, Marty McGraw, Matthew Nightingale, Meredith Luhrs, Rick Starker, Emma Sullivan, Della Swincher, and Carolyn Wainscott. For more information call (812) 472-3237.
Bob Saueressig B&W/Color: Will be on display in the Twain Room Gallery at Village Lights Bookstore through December. The exhibit features linocuts and new acrylic paintings created in the oil patch of North Dakota and on the North Country lakes.
William Borden Watercolors: An exhibition of Bill Borden's watercolors will be on display Nov. 4 through Jan. 8 at The Thomas Family Winery. The display will include paintings done overseas and in Madison.
Here Comes the Boom (PG): A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school. The films tars Kevin James, Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler.
Christmas Classics Series: Will feature It's A Wonderful Life from Nov. 30-Dec. 6; White Christmas from Dec. 7-13; and A Christmas Story from Dec. 14-20.
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Playing for Keeps (PG13): A former sports star who has fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challengers from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn. The film stars Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel and Dennis Quaid.
End of Watch (R): Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña and Anna Kendrick.
Rise of the Guardians (PG): When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world. The film features the voice talents of Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine, Jude Law and Isla Fisher.
Red Dawn (PG13): A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas and Josh Hutcherson.
Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 (PG13): After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in conflict with the Volturi.
Wreck-It Ralph (PG): A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. The animated movie stars the voice talents of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Alan Tudyk and Jane Lynch.