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January 3 through January 10, 2013
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The Music of James Stanley: The Madison Performing Arts Foundation presents local organist and choir director James Stanley Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church. Stanley will lead a small vocal ensemble in several of his original compositions.
Thursday, January 3
Ryder McQueen: Will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. on the patio at Broadway Hotel and Tavern.
Friday, January 4
Leah Pruitt: Will perform starting at 8 p.m. on the patio at Broadway Hotel and Tavern.
Saturday, January 5
Bluegrass Music:Will be performed from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jefferson County 4-H Fairgounds Community Building. Free admission.
Canyon Wolf Band: Will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight at Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. For more information call (812) 265-4417.
Sunday, January 6
Ryder McQueen: Will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. at JoeyGs.
Monday, January 7
Dulcimer Jam: The Circle of Friends Dulcimer Society will host a dulcimer jam from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dusty Fiddles. For more information call (812) 801-5192 or (812) 701-9300.
The Madisonians: Will perform classic big band dance music from the 1940s and 1950s from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at JoeyGs.
Tuesday, January 8
Irish Jam Session: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dusty Fiddles. For more information call (812) 701-9300.
Wednesday, January 9
Acoustic Open Stage: Will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. with Scott Murray Bate at JoeyG's Restaurant and Nightclub.
Mardi Gras First Friday: Vevay will celebrate the First Friday of 2013 Jan. 4. Mardi Gras was celebrated by Vevay citizens not according to the religious calendar but at the start of the New Year. Participants are encouraged to visit area businesses in the historic business district, where tickets for a prize drawing will be given to those wearing masks and/or costumes. For more information call (812) 427-9406.
Senior Dance: The senior dance set for Saturday at the Lide White Boys and Girls Club has been canceled. For more information call (812) 599-0848 or (812) 274-0338.
Bingo: The Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969, 3100 Michigan Road, will host bingo Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information call (812) 273-3001.
Bingo: The Moose Family Center will host New Year's Eve bingo starting at 7 p.m. Dec. 31. For more information call (812) 273-6221.
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. It will be closed Dec. 26. Free admission.
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.
Artist Reception: Susan and Warren McEuen will share photos from their recent trip to South Korea with stops in Japan and China Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.
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. The film stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Naomie Harris.
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. The film features the voice talents of Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine, Jude Law and Isla Fisher.
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Texas Chainsaw (R): A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward.
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. The Quentin Tarantino films tars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonard DiCaprio.
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. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Anne Hathaway.
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. The film stars Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei.
This is 40 (R): Take a look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of "Knocked Up." The films tars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann.
Jack Reacher (PG13): A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims. The film stars Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike and Richard Jenkins.
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. The film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage.