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May 22 through May 29, 2014
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Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Natalie Berry, Amber Martin and Tommy Schmilter 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.
Backyard Concert Series: General Butler State Resort Park and Friends of Butler will present the 2014 Backyard Concert Series at 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Butler-Turpin State Historic House in Carrollton, Ky. The free concert will feature Greg Ziesemer and Kriss Luckett on May 24.
Friday, May 23
Yvonne Davis: Will perform lively jazz on the Steinway grand piano from 6 to 8 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore.
Charlie Jesseph: Will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1251 W. Main St.
Erik Brunner: Will perform acoustic music from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gallery 115.
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 24
Tom Schneider: Will perform standards from the American Songbook, Broadway show tunes and more on the Steinway grand piano from noon to 2 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore.
Jimmy Storms: Will perform a selection of old standards on the Steinway grand piano from 2 to 4 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore.
Slick River Rockets: The local group will play rockabilly 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, May 26
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 27
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 Steel Country. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
Fourth Friday: Will be held May 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Madison with free trolley rides and extended hours for businesses. The theme is "Main Street in Bloom."
Riverfront Run Car Show: Cars will line Vaughn Drive May 24 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The show includes a variety of vehicles ranging from the 1920s to 2014 models. There is no admission charge for the public.
Spring Preservation Gala: Celebrate the Shrewsbury-Windle House with Historic Madison Inc. and its annual preservation gala at 7 p.m. May 30. The event will include live jazz music, a silent auction and hors d'oeuvres. A costumed interpreter will portray an 1850s business associate of Captain Charles Shrewsbury, the original owner of the home at 301 W. First St. The Dorothy Inglis Reindollar Preservation Award and the John and Maureen Galvin Scholarship recipient will also be announced. Tickets are $20 and reservations are required by May 27. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 265-2967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Busbybody: The Little Grand Theatre Company will present Jack Popplewell's "Busybody," a who-done-it comedy, at 7 p.m. May 23 and May 24, and at 2:30 p.m. May 24 at the Ohio Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They can be purchased at the theater box office or online at www.lgtc.org.
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.
Hanover College Senior Exhibit: The artwork of six Hanover College graduating seniors has recently been on display at the West Street Art Center. The exhibition will close May 23 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit includes art from Elizabeth Dewes, Nancy Epling, Olivia Hinkel, Kylie Justus, Haley Patterson and Nadia Wise. At 5 p.m. students from Drawing Abroad in Vietnam with professor Deb Whistler will share their artwork, stories and experiences. At 6:30 p.m. the exhibiting seniors will present gallery talks about their artwork. For more information visit http://art.hanover.edu
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 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. For more information call (502) 732-7020.
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. 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.
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.
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. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. May 23 during the Fourth Friday Art Jam. 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.
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.
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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.
Million Dollar Arm (PG): A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball. The film stars Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi and Alan Arkin.
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.
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.