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April 3 through April 10, 2014
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Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Mike Boughey, Mike Fryman and Susan West at 7 p.m. Saturday. 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.
Lisa Spurlock: The Madison Performing Arts Foundation will present Dr. Lisa Spurlock and women's harp ensemble April 11 at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Friday, April 4
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Moose Family Center, 1340 Michigan Road.
Saturday, April 5
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
Jacob Mounce: Will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight at the 1st Street Saloon.
Monday, April 7
Dulcimer Jam: The Circle of Friends Dulcimer Society will host a dulcimer jam from 7 to 9 p.m. For the location or more information call (812) 801-5192.
Tuesday, April 8
Irish Session and Acoustic Jam: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. For the location or more information call (812) 701-9300.
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 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
Vevay First Friday: The April 4 event will include the 5th annual hat contest. Hats will be judged on creativity and originality. The hats will be on display between 6 and 7:30 p.m. at the Vevay Swiss Inn for judging. Dan Bixler and John heckler will play Americana and folk music on Ferry St. and Jamie Royce and Claude Reece of Nowhere Bound will play on West Main St. starting at 6 p.m. For more information call (812) 427-9406.
Bravo! The President Honors the Arts: Hanover College president Sue DeWine will host the annual event April 5 with a 90-minute stage show featuring student performances in theater, music, visual arts and creative writing at 7:30 p.m. in the Lynn Center for Fine Arts. For more information call (812) 866-7110 or visit www.hanover.edu/arts.
A Garden Affair: Will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Tickets are $30, reservations are required. The event will feature a talk by landscape designer Jamie Gibbs, and includes a luncheon, garden vendors and silent auction. The event is sold out, for more information call (812) 273-0556.
POETPALOOZA: Village Lights Bookstore will host a tri-state poetry summit April 11-12 with hourly readings and signings by regional poets. The event will also include live music from The Chestnuts Friday evening. The public is invited to participate in the Saturday night event finale, an open mic poetry slam lite. For more information visit www.villagelightsbooks.com.
Hot Luck and Fiery Foods: Thomas Family Winery will host the 18th annual event April 11-13. The "Hot Luck" will begin Friday at 7 p.m. Admission is a fiery covered dish and recipes to share. The weekend also includes a salsa competition, fiery foods marketplace and live music. A ticketed Sunday brunch will begin at 11 a.m. with jazz from Rob Houze. Tickets for the brunch are $15. For more information call (812) 273-3755.
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.
Pippin: The Shawe Memorial High School Drama Department will present Pippin at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 5 and at 4 p.m. April 6. Admission is $5 for students and $10 for adults.
Twelve Angry Men: The Jennings County Players will present "Twelve Angry Men" April 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m., and April 6 at 2 p.m. at the Park Theatre Civic Centre, 25 N. Madison Ave., North Vernon. Tickets are $10 at the door for adults, $3 for students, and $1 for pre-school children. For more information call (812) 346-0330.
Shrek the Musical: Madison Consolidated High School Theater will present "Shrek the Musical" at 7 p.m. April 11 and 12 and at 2:30 p.m. April 12 and 13 in the MCHS Opal E. Sherman Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students or balcony seating. The students will also host a swamp party April 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria with food, games, crafts, photographs and autographs from the cast. All tickets are $10 for the party, which does not include the show. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Singin' in the Rain: Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville's "Singin' in the Rain" will take the stage April 1 through May 18. Show-stopping dance numbers and unforgettable music take place in the Hollywood of the 1920s. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
Princess Penelope's Dragon: Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville's Children's Musical Theater will present "Princess Penelope's Dragon" will take the stage Saturdays from May 24 through June 28. Penelope is the most precocious princess in the land, blaming everything she does wrong on her pink dragon. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
Elvis Presley: The Elvis-themed drawings, paintings and photography of Greg and Haley Dameron will be on display at the Carroll County Public Library during April. An artist reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday with musical performances from Brandon Stewart, Steve Smith, Chris Russell, Jordan Wilson and Jackie Stout.
Jennifer Ripley: The Madison Art Club's Art on Main will feature works from Jennifer Ripley in pen and ink, acrylic and watercolor during the month of April. The exhibit will be on display through April 30. 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.
Courage and Hope: A new series of paintings by local artist Jenny Straub Youngblood will be on display in Butler University's Clowes Memorial Hall March 11 through May 19. Youngblood is among seven Indiana artists featured in the exhibit. A gallery talk will be held at 6 p.m. April 8.
Art Opening Reception - Jane Andreasen: Madison native and Earlham College graduate Jane Andreasen will present, "Sacra Systemata," a series of works in mixed-media and pencil, utilizing anatomical illustration and iconographic imagery, at Village Lights Bookstore. The exhibit will run through May 20.
Indiana Artists Club 82nd Annual Exhibition: Robert "Bob" Saueressig's "Satchel Paige" will be on display as part of the 82nd Annual Exhibition, from April 6 to June 8, in the Indianapolis Museum of Art's Community Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular museum hours: Tuesday though Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. A free public reception and awards announcement will be at 2 p.m. April 27.
The LEGO Movie (PG): A story of a nobody who saved everybody. An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join the quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together. The film features the voices of Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks and Craig Berry.
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.
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Captain America - The Winter Soldier (PG13): Steven Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history - the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. The film stars Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford and Scarlett Johansson.
God's Not Dead (PG): College student Josh Wheaton's faith is challenged by his philosophy professor, who believes God does not exist. The films tars Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo and David A.R. White.
Noah (PG13): A man is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission of rescue before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world. The film stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Hopkins.
Divergent (PG13): In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in anywhere. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous so before it's too late. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet.
Muppets Most Wanted (PG): While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into a European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick. The film stars Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG): Follow the time-traveling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created. The film features the voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles and Stephen Colbert.