This Week's Best Bets - April 6, 2017
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Thursday, April 6
Lexi Dunn: Will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Off Broadway Taproom.
Friday, April 7
The Chestnuts: Schroeder, Kelly and Koren will play home-grown acoustic music from 6 to 8 p.m. at Red Roaster, 100 W. Main St.
Greg and Kriss: Will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Off Broadway Taproom.
Saturday, April 8
SPKR: Will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Off Broadway Taproom.
Tuesday, April 11
Jimmy Davis: Will host an open mic night from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Off Broadway Taproom.
Thursday, April 13
Leah and Craig: Will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Off Broadway Taproom.
First Friday: Will be held in Vevay from 5 to 9 p.m. April 7 with open shops and restaurants, a special show at the art center, and free carriage rides at the courthouse. For more information, visit www.switzcotourism.com.
Senior Dance: The Madison Parks Department will host a dance featuring the music of Gary Hewitt at 6 p.m. April 7 at the Brown Gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call (812) 265-4758.
21st Annual Hot Luck and Fiery Foods: The celebration of hot peppers and salsas will be held April 7-9 at the Thomas Family Winery. Friday will feature a “hot luck” starting at 7 p.m., where participants bring a spicy dish to share along with the recipe. Friday is also home to the annual salsa competition. Saturday at noon opens the Fiery Foods Marketplace featuring a variety of vendors. Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. is the bagels and pepper jam brunch. For more information, call (812) 273-3755.
Movie Time: The Jefferson County Public Library Madison branch will show “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” at 1:30 p.m. April 8. The free screening will include popcorn and a drink. The 2016 film is rated PG13 and runs for 2 hours and 13 minutes. For more information, call (812) 265-2744.
Behind the Scenes: The Lanier Mansion will host a behind-the-scenes tour at 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. The tour includes the basement, unfinished east wing, the cupola and more. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors over the age of 60, and $5 for children. The tour is limited to 20 people. For more information, call (812) 273-0556.
Historic Hoosier Theater: Vevay’s theater will host a grand opening to celebrate the start of monthly movie nights. It has been years since movies have been shown at the theater. The premiere will be at 7 p.m. April 8 and will feature the only movie ever filmed in Vevay, “A Girl Named Sooner.” Advanced tickets are available by calling (812) 427-3237 or through Switzerland County Tourism, 128 W. Main St., Vevay.
Marlinaires: The Moose Lodge will host an open dance from 8 to 11 p.m. April 8 with music from the Marlinaires. Admission is $5.
Joe Crookston: The RiverRoots Music Series continues with a storytelling songwriter from New York. Crookston will perform at 4 p.m. April 9 at Poplar Place, 409 Poplar St. Tickets for the concert can be purchased at the door for $15 or in advance for $12 by visiting www.riverroots.org.
President Honors the Arts: Hanover College President Lake Lambert will honor the arts at 7:30 p.m. April 13 in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall in the Center for Fine Arts with a 90-minute stage show featuring student performers in theater, music, visual arts and creative writing.
Senior Dance: The Madison Parks Department will not host a dance due to the Good Friday holiday. For more information, call (812) 265-4758.
Harlem Wizards vs. Carroll County Crushers: The fundraiser will be held at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County High School gym. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Family Ties Resource Center. There will be a free autograph session after the game. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call (502) 732-7008.
The Addams Family: Derby Dinner Playhouse will continue its 43rd season with a bit of the macabre in the form of a musical comedy based on the characters created by Charles Addams from Feb. 22 to April 9. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
Sister Act: Derby Dinner Playhouse will close its 43rd season with a musical production based on the 1992 film featuring an original score by Alan Menken from April 12 to May 28. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
Gigi Straub: An exhibition of artwork by Gigi Straub will be on display during April at the Thomas Family Winery.
Floyd County Crit Club: Will have items on display in the front of the Madison Art Club’s Art on Main Gallery, 309 W. Main St., as part of its 37th annual member art show from April 1-30. A reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. April 9 at the gallery. Regular gallery hours for Art on Main Gallery, 309 W. Main St., are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The Art of Healing: Selections from 17 regional artists were chosen by a three-panel committee to bring artwork to the Seasons Cafe of King’s Daughters’ Hospital. The quarterly exhibit runs from April 3 to July 2. Artists selected for the rotation include John Benzing, Nancy Dornbusch, Natalie Gray, Stacy Hardesty-Gray, Brenda Holbrook, Sandy King, Lou Knoble, Richard Leep, Belva Lowry, Cyndi Myers, Edgar Polley, Dottie Shepherd, Alice Jane Smith, Barbara Tompary, Carole Williams, Lillie Wingham and Linda Wood. A reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. May 7. For more information, call the Madison Art Club at (812) 265-2923 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smurfs - The Lost Village (PG): A mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history. The film features the voices of Ariel Winter, Michelle Rodriguez and Joe Manganiello.
Ghost in the Shell (PG13): In the near future, Major is the first of her kind. A human saved her from a terrible crash and she is now cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek and Takeish Kitano. The film is a live-action remake of the anime by the same name.
The Boss Baby (PG): A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year-old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. The film features the voices of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi and Jimmy Kimmel.
Power Rangers (PG13): High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vengeance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world.
Beauty and the Beast (PG): Disney’s animated classic takes on a new form. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. The film stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad and Kevin Kline.
Kong - Skull Island (PG13): A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong. The film stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson.