CONCERTS

Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Billy Nett, Dave Campbell and Brooke Thornsberry at 7 p.m. on March 16. The doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets or for more information call (812) 752-8877 or visit www.rosscountryjamboree.com.

Barefoot Best Friends :The Madison Performing Arts Foundation will present the Barefoot Best Friends at 7 p.m. March 15 at the First Baptist Church, 416 Vine St. The group of young performers returns to Madison for an evening of Irish, Celtic and folk music.



MUSIC

Friday, March 15

West of Dublin: Will perform at The Electric Lady from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 16

Ragged Arse Tinkers: The Thomas Family Winery's annual St. Patrick's Day Party will start at 7 p.m. and feature music by the Ragged Arse Tinkers.

Monday, March 18

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.

Soundz of Dixieland: Will perform at 7:30 p.m. at JoeyG's.

Tuesday, March 19

Irish Jam Session: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dusty Fiddles. For more information call (812) 701-9300.

Wednesday, March 20

Acoustic Open Stage: Will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at JoeyG's.



SPECIAL EVENTS

Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at the Brown Gym featuring the music of the Gary Hewitt and the Honky Tonk Band. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.

Senior Dance: Will host Cool Country from 5:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Lide White Boys and Girls Club. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. The band will perform from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information call (812) 599-0848 or (812) 274-0338.

Irish Celebration: Jewel House, 607 Virginia Ave., will host an Irish celebration to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with music and refreshments March 15 at 1 p.m. The event is presented by the Madison Celtic Society.

St. Paddy's Party: Downtown Madison will feature a St. Patrick's Day celebration March 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. The event will feature Irish Road Bowling from 5 p.m. to dark, sign up will be on Jefferson Street. A leprechaun costume contest will include a $25 cash prize. The event will also include free trolley rides, bagpipers, step dancing and an Irish heritage display. For more information call (812) 265-2956.

Author Fair: That Book Place, 337 Clifty Drive, will host their anniversary celebration with author's seminars and author's fair March 15-16 with more than 60 authors discussing and signing their books. Saturday's author fair will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Geek-A-Thon: Hanover College's Tabletop Club, Feminists of Hanover College, Anime Club and Science Fiction and Fantasy Club will host the event March 15-17 in the college's Classic Hall.

812 for Phil: Area band Shock Treatment, All Became New, Should This Armor Fail, SKRUM and DJ Tyler Stewboth will take the stage March 16 at The Electric Lady as part of a memorial benefit concert. The show will begin at 7 p.m. The cover is $5. Additional events will be held throughout the day, including Jimmy Davis performing at noon, a cornhole tournament at 2 p.m. and Celtic band West of Dublin performing from 4 to 7 p.m.

Growin' Up Kentucky: Reminisce with author, Eva Johnson Allan, about childhood and growing up in rural Carroll County, Ky. Allan will talk about her book, "Growin' Up Kentucky," from 10 to 11 a.m. on March 16 at Trimble County Public Library, 35 Equity Drive, Bedford, Ky. For more information call (502) 255-7362.



THEATER

Cool Suit: Shawe Memorial High School's Theater Department will present "Cool Suit," a musical version of the book, "The Emperor's New Clothes," by Hans Christian Anderson March 15-16. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Rev. Hilary Meny Gymnasium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 17 and younger. The school will also host a dessert and beverage buffet in the high school student lounge about an hour before the play to raise funds for a new costume closet.

Willabella Witch's Last Spell: The Little Grand Theatre Company will present "Willabella Witch's Last Spell" at 7 p.m. March 15-16 and at 2:30 p.m. March 16-17 at The Ohio Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults.

Les Miserables: Carroll County High School will present Les Miserables March 22-23.



EXHIBITS

Greiner Art Gallery: Hanover College's Greiner Art Gallery will display selections from the college's private art collection. The exhibition has been curated by senior art history major Lisa Hoepf. The exhibit will run through March 16, with a receptoin March 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information visit http://art.hanover.edu.

B&W/Color: Bob Saueressig's linocuts and new acrylic paintings will be on display in the Twain Room Gallery at Village Lights Bookstore through March 19.

Art on Main: March's featured artist will be Teresa L. Waller. Waller, a Madison resident, has a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Louisville School of Art. Her paintings will be on exhibit at Art on Main, 309 W. Main St., through March 31. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information visit www.madisonartclub.com.



MOVIES

Ohio Theatre

(812) 273-4880

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.

Monday Matinee Classics: The Ohio Theatre will screen classic films each Monday with free screenings at 1:30 p.m. "Scarlet Pimpernel" will be shown March 18.

Regal Madison 6

(812) 273-6061

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG13): When a street magician's stunt begins to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton look to salvage their act - and their friendship - by staging their own daring stunt. The film stars Steve Carrell, Steve Buscemi, Luke Vanek and Jim Carrey.

Oz The Great and Powerful (PG): A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one. The film stars James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis.

Jack the Giant Slayer (PG13): The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds. The film stars Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci and Ewan McGregor.

21 and Over (R): The night before his big medical school exam, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends. The film stars Miles Teller, Justin Chon and Jonathan Keltz.

Safe Haven (PG13): A young woman with a past shrouded in mystery lands in Southport, N.C. where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her. The films tars Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel and Cobie Smulders.

Identity Thief (R): Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing his identity. The film stars Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.