This Week's Best Bets - May 29, 2014
May 29 through June 5, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014 11:00 AM
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Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Jimmy Fortune 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.
Glenn Miller Orchestra: Derby Dinner Playhouse will present the Glenn Miller Orchestra June 2 as part of its 2014 concert series. The doors open at 3 p.m. and the show begins at 4 p.m. The 19-member band plays many of the original Miller arrangements. Tickets are $25. For more information or to make reservations call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
Friday, May 30
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, May 31
Sharlee Davis and Will Devitt: The Bloomington duo will play acoustic folky jazz from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Thomas Family Winery.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
Monday, June 2
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, June 3
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 Repeat Offenders. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person. Pizza will be provided.
WIKI 33rd Annual Country Showdown Qualifying: Will be held May 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Flooring Gallery, 305 E. Clifty Drive. For more information call (812) 273-339.
Catholic Boy Blues - Reading and Panel Discussion on Child Abuse and Healing: Village Lights Bookstore will present a reading of Indiana Poet Laureate emeritus Norbert Krapf's, "Catholic Boy Blues: A Poet's Journal of Healing," May 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch. A panel discussion with faith leaders from the Madison community, members of the faculty and counseling staff at Hanover College, and representatives from Pathways Youth Shelter and Family Services and Prevent Child Abuse Indiana will follow the reading. The public is invited to participate in a question and answer session after the panel.
Kick off the Summer on the Trail: The Heritage Trail Conservancy's Safety Committee will host a free cookout with food and trail activities May 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. Parking for the event will be at the trailhead at Vernon St. and Vaughn Drive. The event will be held at the corner of Cragmont and W. First streets. For more information call (812) 801-6698.
Comedy Caravan: Help the Madison Consolidated High School Band Program "laugh all the way to the bank" with the Comedy Caravan fundraiser May 31 at 9 p.m. at the MCHS Opal E. Sherman Auditorium. The performance will feature Bob Batch with Joe Deuce and Kent Carney. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at River Valley Financial Bank.
Cradle of Hoosier Heritage: The Lanier Mansion will host a free talk by Wayne Sanford, author of "Cradle of Hoosier Heritage - Anecdotes of Madison People, Places & Events, From Territorial Times Through the American Civil War." Sanford will also sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase following the talk. The event will begin at 7 p.m. June 11 at the Visitors Center, 601 W. First St. For more information call (812) 273-0556.
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.
Cash on Delivery: Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville will open its 40th anniversary season with the fast-paced farce "Cash on Delivery." The show will run May 20 through June 29. 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.
The Art of Healing: Twenty-two pieces by 17 local artists were chosen to bring artwork to the walls of King's Daughters' Hospital from April 6 to June 28. For more information call the Madison Art Club at (812) 265-2923 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Ann Gentry Art Show: The Carroll County Public Library will host the annual Mary Ann Gentry Art Show during May. Artists of all ages and in a variety of mediums will be featured throughout the library. For more information call (502) 732-7020.
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.
Debi Black: The Madison Art Club's Art on Main will feature paintings from Milan's Debi Black during the month of May. The exhibit will be on display through May 31. 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.
Belva Lowry: The Madison Art Club's Art on Main will feature the oil paintings of Madison's Belva Lowry during the month of June. 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.
Plein Air or Not: Well-known Madison painter Larry Rudolech will present works in oil on canvas at Village Lights Bookstore. Half of the pieces were created en plein air and the other half are studio works. The viewer is challenged to distinguish between the two. The exhibit will run through July 22.
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.
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A Million Ways to Die In the West (R): As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gunslinger, announces his arrival. The film stars Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson.
Maleficent (PG): A vindictive fairy is driven to curse an infant princes only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace to the land. The film stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Sharlto Copley.
Blended (PG13): After a bad blind date, a man and women find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the relationship. The film stars Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler.
X-Men - Days of Future Past: The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. The film stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Peter Dinklage.
Godzilla (PG13): The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten existence. The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston.
Neighbors (R): Family vs. Frat. A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house. The comedy stars Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron.