This Week's Best Bets - March 9, 2017
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Friday, March 10
Bobbie Robbins Trio: Will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Off Broadway Taproom.
Saturday, March 11
John Sheckler: The local folk musician will play original and traditional songs on a handcrafted mountain lap dulcimer with a sing-along for kids from 1 to 3 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore.
The Rashers: The Irish pickers will meld guitar, whistle, mandolin and bouzouki from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Thomas Family Winery.
Curbside Observation: Will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Off Broadway Taproom.
Tuesday, March 14
Jimmy Davis: Will host an open mic night from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Off Broadway Taproom.
Wednesday, March 15
Karaoke: Will be hosted starting at 9 p.m. at the Off Broadway Taproom.
Thursday, March 16
Chris Sutton: The solo blues artist will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Off Broadway Taproom.
Friday, March 17
Lance Minnis and Adin Pemberton: Will perform starting at 6 p.m. at the Thomas Family Winery as part of it’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Party.
The Ragged Arse Tinkers: Will perform starting at 8 p.m. at the Thomas Family Winery as part of it’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Party.
Jimmy Davis and Bill Lancton: Will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Off Broadway Taproom.
Senior Dance: The Madison Parks Department will host a dance featuring the music of Paul Smith at 6 p.m. March 10 at the Brown Gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call (812) 265-4758.
Poetry Cafe - A Bohemian Rhapsody: Will focus on the work of Rainer Maria Rilke from 7 to 8 p.m. March 10 as Village Lights Bookstore approaches poetry one poet at a time. Recommended reading is “Rilke: Poems.”
An Irish Journey: The Ohio Valley Celtic Society will present “An Irish Journey” watercolor art exhibition and reception featuring the work of Bill Borden from 2 to 5 p.m. March 12 at the Carlson Art Studio and Fine Art Gallery, 301 Jefferson St. Refreshments will be provided.
Celtic Symposium: A light-hearted evening of presentations from experts on Celtic life and history will be presented at 6:30 p.m. March 14 at the Jefferson County Historical Society. Topics will touch on local influence on architecture and culture, food and drink. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. For more information, call (812) 265-2744.
The Music Man: Madison Consolidated High School’s Fine Arts Academy will present a streamlined production of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” at 7 p.m. March 15 in the Opal E. Sherman Auditorium. Students will perform songs and dialogue from the 1957 stage musical for this concert version. There will be no sets or costumes. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Ohio Valley Celtic Society Movie Night: Will present a screening of the 1959 Walt Disney film, “Darby O’Gill and the Little People,” at 7 p.m. March 16 at the Red Bicycle Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and proceeds go to support the Madison Ulster Project. For more information, call (812) 273-3755.
St. Patrick’s Day Party: Madison salutes its Irish heritage with an afternoon and evening of entertainment on March 17. Road Bowling will begin at 3 p.m. with a short riverfront track on Vaughn Drive between Jefferson and West streets. An evening pub crawl-type event will begin at 6 p.m. free trolley ride pick ups from West Street near The Madison Courier. For more information call (812) 265-2956.
Senior Dance: The Madison Parks Department will host a dance featuring the music of Steel Country at 6 p.m. March 17 at the Brown Gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call (812) 265-4758.
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.
Stan Attenberger and Jennifer Ripley: The Madison Art Club will feature the works of Stan Attenberger and Jennifer Ripley during March at the Art on Main Gallery, 309 W. Main St. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call the Madison Art Club at (812) 265-2923 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lou Knoble: The unique artwork of former art teacher Lou Knoble will be on display during March at the Thoma Family Winery.
The Art of Healing: Selections from 16 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 Jan. 9 to April 2. Artists selected for the rotation include Bill Borden, Harry Elburg, Ann Farnsley, Catherine Fisher, Natalie Gray, Brenda Holbrook, Wanda Jackson, Sandy King, Lou Knoble, Richard Leep, Kevin Rose Schultz, Dottie Shepherd, Debbie Welsh, Kara Wiercioch, Carole Williams and Linda Wood. For more information, call the Madison Art Club at (812) 265-2923 or email email@example.com.
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.
Logan (R): In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, as she is pursued by dark forces. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Dafne Keen.
Get Out (R): A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s family estate, where he learns that many of its residents, who are black, have gone missing. He soon discovers the truth when he is warned to “get out,” which may be easier said than done. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams and Bradley Whitford.
Rock Dog (PG): When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eye Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into a series of completely unexpected events. The film features the voices of Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard and J.K. Simmons.
Fist Fight (R): When one school teacher gets the other fired, he is challenged to an after-school fight. The films tars Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan and Jillian Bell.
The Lego Batman Movie (PG): Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted. The film features the voices of Will Arnett, Michael Cera and Rosario Dawson.
La La Land (PG13): Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their relationship. The film stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.