This Week's Best Bets
December 27, 2012 through January 3, 2013
Thursday, December 27, 2012 10:00 AM
Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Jordan Bales, Roger Conley, Mike Fryman and Lanny McIntosh. The Saturday Dec. 22 show starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $10. For reservations call (812) 752-8877.
Thursday, December 27
Jam Session with Jimmy D: Will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. at Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Ryder McQueen: Will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. on the patio at Broadway Hotel and Tavern.
Friday, December 28
Nick Dittmeier: Will perform at 8 p.m. at JoeyGs.
Leah Pruitt: Will perform starting at 8 p.m. on the patio at Broadway Hotel and Tavern.
Saturday, December 29
The Short Brothers:Mike, Jeff, Norton, John and Big Daddy will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Thomas Family Winery.
The Doctors Band: Will perform starting at 9 p.m. at JoeyGs. Cover is $3.
Gary Applegate: Will perform at 9 p.m. at Tiffany's Lounge, 320 Mulberry St.
Axis: Will perform from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. at the Electric Lady.
Sunday, December 30
Ryder McQueen: Will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. at JoeyGs.
Monday, December 31
Jimmy Davis Band: Will perform from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Electric Lady as part of a New Year's Eve party with a balloon drop and prizes.
Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at the Brown Gym featuring the music of the Canyon River Band. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3 and includes snacks, drinks and door prizes.
Senior Dance: Will host Sidekicks with Silas, also known as the Canyon River Band, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31 at the Lide White Boys and Girls Club. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The New Years Eve party will include furnished party favors and pitch-in food and snacks. The event does not include alcohol or smoking. Admission is $15. For more information call (812) 599-0848 or (812) 274-0338.
The World Comes to Madison: The Seifert-Short Museum and Learning Center, 113 E. Third St., will display nativities and crèches from around the world during the holiday season. The museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in December and January. Free admission.
Jan Kleopfer and Kevin Carlson: Pottery and photography by Jan Kleopfer and plein air paintings by Kevin Carlson will be on display through December at the Carlson Art Studio and Fine Art Gallery, 301 Jefferson.
On the Wall - The Collection of JoeyG: Works selected from the personal art collection of JoeyG will be on display at JoeyG's through December.
Artsy Fish and Aquarium Show: Will be on display through the month of December at the Switzerland County Visitors Center in Vevay. For more information call (812) 472-3237.
Bob Saueressig B&W/Color: Will be on display in the Twain Room Gallery at Village Lights Bookstore through December. The exhibit features linocuts and new acrylic paintings created in the oil patch of North Dakota and on the North Country lakes.
William Borden Watercolors: An exhibition of Bill Borden's watercolors will be on display Nov. 4 through Jan. 8 at The Thomas Family Winery. The display will include paintings done overseas and in Madison.
Here Comes the Boom (PG): A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.
Skyfall (PG13): In the newest James Bond film, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the treat, no matter how personal the cost.
Rise of the Guardians (PG): When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.
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Django Unchained (R): With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Les Miserables (PG13): In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunter by the ruthless policeman Javert, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's daughter, Cosette. The seemingly small decision changes everything forever.
Parental Guidance (PG): Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods. This is 40 (R): Take a look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of "Knocked Up."
Jack Reacher (PG13): A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.
The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey (PG13): A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug.