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May 1 through May 8, 2014
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Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Roger Conley, Brooke Thornsberry and Anna England 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.
Friday, May 2
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 3
John Sheckler: The local folk musician will play original and traditional songs on a handcrafted mountain dulcimer from 1 to 3 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
Monday, May 5
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, May 6
Irish Session and Acoustic Jam: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. For the location or more information call (812) 701-9300.
"He Said, She Said" Author Road Show: Random House writing couple Wendelin Van Draanen and Mark Huntly Parsons will bring their national road trip tour to Village Lights Bookstore May 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. The couple will discuss their books, the writing process and how they've managed to share the same office for 20 years.
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.
MCHS Art Academy Senior Art Stroll: Artwork from seven students will be on display May 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gallery 115, the Artisan Gallery an Art on Main. Featured students will be Connor Olberding, Ireland Falconberry, Collin Gordon, Caroline Brunner, Bobbi Cruz, Colyn Clarke and Matt Williams. The trolley will offer free rides between the three locations.
Cincinnati Kinderballet: The Anneliese von Oettingen (AVO) school of ballet and ballet companies will perform at Vevay's Historic Hoosier Theater at 11 a.m. on May 3 with dances inspired by Beatrix Potter's children's stories, such as Peter Rabbit. Tickets are $5 per person and are available at by calling the Switzerland County Visitors Center at (812) 427-3237.
Artisan Tour of Switzerland County: The public is invited to browse Switzerland County galleries, artist studios and local businesses during the new "Artisan Tour of Switzerland County," from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 and May 4. A map of artisan locations is available at the Switzerland County Visitors Center, 28 W. Main St., Vevay. For more information call (812) 427-3237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tri Kappa Chick Flick: Will begin May 8 at 5 p.m. at the Old Market on Main with appetizers, a light meal, drinks and door prizes, before moving to The Ohio Theatre for a screening of "Calendar Girls." Tickets are $15. Auction items will be available for bid/raffle. For more information call (812) 701-2579.
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.
Fools Dinner Theater: The Trimble County High School theater program will present the Neil Simon comedy, "Fools," May 1-May 3. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the performance will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for dinner and the show. Tickets can be purchased for the show only at $5. Dinner is free for children under the age of 5, but show tickets are still $5.
Mama Won't Fly: The Madison Community Players will present the Jones Hope Wooten comedy "Mama Won't Fly," May 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and May 10 at 2:30 p.m. in Red Bicycle Hall, 125 E. Main St. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students.
Steel Magnolias: The Port William Players will present "Steel Magnolias" at The English Schoolhouse at 7 p.m. May 9 and 10. Tickets are $12. A Mother's Day performance will be held May 11 at 1 p.m. and will include a luncheon. Tickets for the Sunday performance are $30.
How to Kiss A Girl: The Switzerland County High School Drama Club will present the Wade Bradford comedy, "How to Kiss a Girl," May 16 and May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Hoosier Theatre in Vevay. Admission is $5.
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.
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. An artists reception will be held May 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the KDH Seasons Cafe, 1373 E. SR 62. For more information call the Madison Art Club at (812) 265-2923 or email email@example.com.
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. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. May 9 with musical guests The Compass Quartet. For more information call (502) 732-7020.
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.
The Knoble - A Group Exhibition of Artists in Our Own Backyard: Will feature five regional artists, Devon Kondaki, Kimberly Luther, Kendal Miller, Robbie Mueller and Larry Rudolech, in Hanover College's Greiner Art Gallery from May 2 to May 23. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. May 9 with gallery talks starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information visit http://art.hanover.edu.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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The Amazing Spiderman 2 (PG13): His greatest battle begins. Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting his ordinary life and his extraordinary responsibilities. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx.
Brick Mansions (PG13): An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city. The film stars Paul Walker, David Belle and RZA.
The Other Woman (PG13): After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he's been cheating on. And when yet another affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot mutual revenge. The film stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton.
Heaven is for Real (PG): A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The film stars Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly and Thomas Haden Church.
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.