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April 10 through 17, 2014
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Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature The Kinmans 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.
Melissa Combs: Derby Dinner Playhouse will present Melissa Combs's Country Favorites April 14 at 7:15 p.m. The doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $36. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
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.
Dennis Wheeler and Tim Pearson: 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 Tommy Day & Cool Country. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
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.
Spring into the Valley: Will be held April 12-13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Indiana Wine Trail at Ertel Cellars Winery, Lanthier Winery, Madison Vineyards, the Ridge Winery, Stream Cliff Farm Winery and the Thomas Family Winery. Wineries will pair breads and cheeses with select wines. For more information call (812) 427-3380 or visit www.indianawinetrail.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.
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.
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.
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.
Children's Art Show: The Jefferson County Historical Society is hosting its 14th annual children's art show with more than 500 pieces of art from Jefferson County school children on display through mid-May. An open house will be held April 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
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.
Son of God (PG13): The life story of Jesus is told from his birth through his teachings, crucifixion and resurrection. The film stars Diogo Morgado, Amber Rose Revah and Sebastian Knapp.
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Draft Day (PG13): At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL Dreams. The film stars Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner.
Oculus (R): A woman tries to exonerate er brother, who was convicted of a murder, by proving the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon. The film stars Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites and Katee Sackhoff.
Rio 2 (G): It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janiero to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel. The film features the voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway.
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 film stars 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.