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May 2 through May 9, 2013
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Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Al Hilbert, Doug Jones and Kayce Sexton at 7 p.m. on May 4. 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.
Saturday, May 4
The Coffee Zombies: The Thomas Family Winery will host SteamPunk Night with music from The Coffee Zombies from 8 to 11 p.m.
DJ Stingy: Will be at The Electric Lady from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Monday, May 6
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.
Tuesday, May 7
Irish Jam Session: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dusty Fiddles. For more information call (812) 701-9300.
Wednesday, May 8
Open Mic Night: Bring a USB and record yourself starting at 7:30 p.m. at The Electric Lady.
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 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
Senior Art Stroll: The MCHS Art Academy will host a senior art stroll May 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. in downtown Madison. The artwork of 10 seniors will be featured at Gallery 115, the Artisan Gallery, Carlson Studio & Fine Art Gallery and Art on Main. Free trolley rides will be available.
Vevay First Friday: Switzerland County Tourism will continue to honor its history with this month's Jockey Day First Friday events from 6 to 9 p.m. May 3. The day includes extended business hours, carriage rides, live entertainment and a new wine unveiling at The Ridge Winery. For more information call (812) 427-3237 or visit www.switzcotourism.com.
Senior Dance: Will host the Country Rhythm 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.
Judy Bentley Signing and Reading: Judy Bentley, co-author of "Free Boy" with Lorraine McConaghy will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. May 4 at Village Lights Bookstore.
Madison in Bloom: The spring garden tour will be held May 11-12 and May 18-19. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 after April 19. Children under the age of 12 receive free admission. Advance tickets are available at the Jefferson County Historical Society, 615 W. First St. For more information call (800) 559-2956 or (812) 265-2335.
RiverRoots Music and Folk Arts Festival: Will be held May 17-18 at Bicentennial Park in downtown Madison. Music starts at 6 p.m. Friday and at 1 p.m. Saturday. Wristbands are $25 for both days, wristbands purchased prior to April 30 will include $10 in food tickets to use at the event. Tickets are available at many local businesses, online at www.riverroots.org and by calling 1-800-559-2956.
Nickel and Dimed: The Madison Community Players will present "Nickel and Dimed," by Joan Holden, based on Barbara Ehrenreich's book "Nickel and Dimed, on (Not) Getting by in America." The play will be presented at Democratic Headquarters, 406 E. Main St., at 7 p.m. May 3-4 and May 10-11, and at 2:30 p.m. May 5 and May 12. A round table discussion will follow the May 5 show. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. For more information visit www.madisonplayers.org.
Recess, the Musical: Grades K-3 of the Canaan Community Academy will perform "Recess, the Musical," at 7 p.m. May 7 at the school. The musical was written by music teacher Charles Moman.
Indiana, That's Where I Belong: Grades 4-6 of the Canaan Community Academy will perform "Indiana, That's Where I Belong," at 7 p.m. May 14 at the school.
Lend Me A Tenor: The Little Grand Theatre Company will present Ken Ludwig's "Lend Me A Tenor" at 7 p.m. May 24-25 and 2:30 p.m. May 26 at the Ohio Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. The production may not be suitable for children. For tickets or more information visit www.lgtc.org.
Stan Attenberger: The artwork of Stan Attenberger will be on display during the month of May at Art on Main, 309 W. Main St. Attenberger 's paintings often include, people, animals and nature, and feature the use of vibrant colors. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. They are closed Wednesdays. For more information visit www.madisonartclub.com or call (812) 265-2923.
Mary Ann Gentry Memorial Art Show: The Carroll County Public Library will host the Mary Ann Gentry Memorial Art Show during May. A reception will be held with live music from Small Time Napoleon at 6 p.m. May 10. Artwork for the event will be accepted until May 3. For more information call (502) 732-7020.
Gigi Straub: The artwork of Gigi Straub will be on display during the month of May at the Thomas Family Winery.
Imagination - Of Light and Texture: The photography and bead work of Hanover resident, Tatiana Van Iten, will be on display at Village Lights Bookstore though May 21.
Quartet (PG13): At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. The film, directed by Dustin Hoffman, stars Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins and Michael Gambon.
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.
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Iron Man 3 (PG13): When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution. The film stars Robert Down Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle.
Pain & Gain (R): A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie.
Oblivion (PG13): A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself. The film stars Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman.
42 (PG13): The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. The film stars Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford.
The Croods (PG): Everything begins. The world's very first prehistoric family goes on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world. The film features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone.