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Ross Country Jamboree: Doo-Wop All Stars show will begin at 7:30 p.m. June 6. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information call (812) 752-8877 or visit www.rosscountryjamboree.com.
Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature The Marlinaires at 7 p.m. June 7. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $12. To purchase tickets or for more information call (812) 752-8877 or visit www.rosscountryjamboree.com.
Madison Community Band: Will present a free rock 'n roll concert June 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Broadway Fountain. The band's first concert of the season will include such music as "Born to be Wild," "Louie Louie," Jersey Boys," and "Grease."
Music in the Park: The Madison Main Street Program event will feature the Rumors and opening act Kris and Greg Ziesemer with live music, hot food vendors, an arts and crafts market, face painting and balloons June 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Broadway Fountain.
Friday, June 6
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.
Roy Howard: Will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight at The Electric Lady.
Saturday, June 7
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
Espy Humphrey: Will perform starting at 9 p.m. at the 1st Street Country Saloon.
Monday, June 9
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, June 10
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 Charlie Humphrey. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
Carrollton First Friday: Will return June 6 around the Courthouse Square beginning at 4 p.m. with a farmers' market. The Downtown Country Band will perform at 6 p.m. The event will also include the Hottest Dog Contest, hot dog cook-off; and a display of entries for the Carrollton photography contest. The event will not be held in July.
Carroll County Fair: Will be held June 6-14 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. Exhibit hall hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Carnival rides will be open June 9-14.
Jake Book: The Carroll County Public Library will host an old-time sing-along event at 1 p.m. June 11 with Jake Book, who plays both the banjo and guitar. The program is appropriate for all ages.
Cradle of Hoosier Heritage: The Lanier Mansion will host a free talk by Wayne Sanford, author of "Cradle of Hoosier Heritage - Anecdotes of Madison People, Places & Events, From Territorial Times Through the American Civil War." Sanford will also sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase following the talk. The event will begin at 7 p.m. June 11 at the Visitors Center, 601 W. First St. For more information call (812) 273-0556.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Belva Lowry: The Madison Art Club's Art on Main will feature the oil paintings of Madison's Belva Lowry during the month of June. 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. The exhibit will run through July 22.
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.
Family Film Series: The Ohio Theatre will host free showings during their family film series. Movies show at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays and at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. The eight films scheduled for this summer are: Turbo, June 9-10; Epic, June 16-17; Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, June 23-24; Despicable Me 2, June 30-July 1; The Croods, July 7-8; The Nut Job, July 14-15; Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, July 21-22; and The Lego Movie, July 28-29. For more information visit www.ohiotheatremadison.com.
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Edge of Tomorrow (PG13): An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy. The film stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton.
The Fault in Our Stars (PG13): Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met at a cancer support group. The film, which is based on the book by Hoosier resident John Green and set in Indianapolis, stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.
A Million Ways to Die In the West (R): As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gunslinger, announces his arrival. The film stars Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson.
Maleficent (PG): A vindictive fairy is driven to curse an infant princes only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace to the land. The film stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Sharlto Copley.
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.