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January 2 through January 9, 2014
Thursday, January 02, 2014 10:00 AM
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Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Natalie Berry, Billy Nett, Lanny McIntosh and Carolyn Rutledge at 7 p.m. Jan. 4. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $10. To purchase tickets or for more information call (812) 752-8877 or visit www.rosscountryjamboree.com.
Eddie Miles: Presents a salute to Elvis and other country legends Jan. 2-4 at Clarksville's Derby Dinner Playhouse. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $37. For more information call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
Andrew Winner: The Madison Performing Arts Foundation will present guitarist Andrew Winner in concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at the First Christian Church of Madison.
Friday, January 3
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Moose Family Center, 1340 Michigan Road.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
DJ Stingy: Will be at The Electric Lady from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Saturday, January 4
Paul Boggs Band: Will play from 8 to 11 p.m. with dancing at the 19th Hole Bar and Grill in Spring Hills Golf Course Clubhouse, 4766 W. Butler Falls Drive, Hanover. For more information call (812) 866-4727.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
Vevay First Friday: Will start the new year with a Mardi Gras-themed First Friday event from 6 to 9 p.m. Downtown merchants and restaurants will have extended hours. The Switzerland County Visitors Center, 128 W. Main St., invites visitors to wear a mask, beads or other attire in honor of Mardi Gras. The center will also host a "Become a Jester" photo opportunity and a display of Kathy Williams' collection of masks.
Hoops for Education: The Madison Consolidated Education Foundation will host a basketball event at 6:30 p.m. Friday featuring teams from local law enforcement, local educators, Grote Industries and Madison alumni. There will be entertainment between games. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children in preschool or younger. The fundraiser supports Madison Consolidated Schools academic teams and teachers' programs.
Behind the Scenes Tour: Take a behind the scenes tour of the Lanier Mansion on the second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors over 60 and $5 for children. The tours, which are limited to 15 people, include the basement, cupola, East wing and information not included on the standard tour. Reservations are required. For more information call (812) 273-0556.
Comedy Caravan: Will be at the Madison Consolidated High School's Opal E. Sherman Auditorium at 7 p.m. Jan. 18. The show will feature host Billy Goldsmith, Jacob Williams and headliner Mack Dryden, along with special guest Greg Ison, Madison Junior High School teacher. Advance tickets are available at River Valley Financial Bank on Clifty Drive for $10. Tickets will be $12 at the door. All proceeds go to Madison Bands.
Pirates of Penzance: Actors Theatre's humorous pirate tale will be shown in the Bingham Theatre, 316 W. Main St., Louisville, Ky., from Jan. 7 through Feb. 4. For more information or to purchase tickets call (502) 584-1205 or visit actorstheatre.org.
Don't Dress for Dinner: Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville's "Don't Dress for Dinner" will take the stage Jan. 7 through Feb. 16. The comedy about an intimate dinner gone awry features the same characters from "Boeing, Boeing." For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
And Then They Came for Me - Remembering the World of Anne Frank: The unique theatrical experiences combines video and live performance to bring history to life at the Indiana Repertory Theater from Jan. 17 to Feb. 15. For more information visit www.irtlive.com.
Jenny Straub Youngblood: "The Color of Dreams" will be on display in the Twain Room of Village Lights Bookstore through Jan. 21.
Robert Saueressig: Robert H. "Bob" Saueressig will be the featured artist at the Madison Art Club's Art on Main from Jan. 2-31 in the front of the gallery. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The gallery does not have set hours on Wednesdays. For more information visit www.madisonartclub.com or call (812) 265-2923.
Mark Austin Hunt: Hunt's large-scale, dynamic drawings, paintings and album cover designs in the realm of fantasy and the surreal will be on display in the community room of the Carroll County Public Library for January.
Frozen (PG): Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. The film features the voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad and Idina Menzel.
Thor - The Dark World (PG13): Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston.
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Paranormal Activity - The Marked Ones (R): After being "marked," Jesse begins to be pursued by mysterious forces while his family and friends try to save him. The film stars Andrew Jacobs, Molly Ephraim and Richard Cabral.
47 Ronin (PG13): A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada and Kô Shibasaki.
Grudge Match (PG13): A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout - 30 years after their last match. The film stars Robert DeNiro, Sylvester Stallone and Kim Basinger.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PG): A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world, embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have imagined. The films tars Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig and John Daly.
Anchorman 2 - The Legend Continues (PG): With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm. The film stars Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell.
The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug (PG13): The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. The Peter Jackson film stars Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman.
Hunger Games - Catching Fire (PG13): Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.