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June 27 through July 3, 2013
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Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Al Hilbert, Christy Miller and David Wayne at 7 p.m. on June 29. The doors open at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $10. To purchase tickets or for more information call (812) 752-8877 or visit www.rosscountryjamboree.com.
Friday, June 28
Jimmy Davis: Gallery 115, 115 E. Main St., presents "Live Cigar Box Blues from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 29
Tom Schneider: Will present selections from the American Songbook, show tunes, bossanova, Latin, blues and jazz from 1 to 3 p.m. on the Steinway grand piano at Village Lights Bookstore.
Bill Lancton: Jazz guitar and Latin percussion from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Thomas Family Winery.
Just-A-Band: Will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight at Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Sunday, June 30
The McGuires: Madison Vineyards, 1456 E. 400-N, will host free contemporary country and light rock hits from 2 to 5 p.m. as part of their Last Sunday Concert Series.
Monday, July 1
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, July 2
Irish Jam Session: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dusty Fiddles. For more information call (812) 701-9300.
Wednesday, July 3
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 the Canyon River Band. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
Senior Dance: Will host Family and Friends from 5:15 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday 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.
Fourth Friday: Will be held in downtown Madison June 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. with art , music, and extended hours for local businesses.
Alley Art Fair: The Madison Art Gallery, 209 W. Main St., will host an art fair in the alley June 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. as part of the Fourth Friday Art Jam.
Poetry Nights: Will begin June 28 at 7 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore. All are welcome to read their own work or that of a favorite poet. The emcee is Madison poet Jill Kelly Koren.
Antique Tractor Show: The F.A.R.M. Club of Southeastern Indiana will host their annual antique tractor show June 28-30 at the Ripley County Fairgrounds with truck drags, ATV racing Thursday, go kart racing Friday and an all-day tractor pull on Saturday. The event will also host a flea market, kiddie pedal pulls and a "Parade of Power" through Osgood. The Ripley County Homemakers will also host a quilt show and Rick Lane Acoustic Show and the Hoosier Hoe Downers Cloggers will provide live entertainment. For more information visit www.farmclubonline.com.
Dennis Holt Memorial Radio-Controlled Boat Races: Will begin at 10 a.m. June 29 at the Jefferson Proving Grounds Krueger Lake as part of the Madison Regatta. Admission is free.
Author Signing - Brad Lamar: That Book Place will host author Brad Lamar June 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. signing his book "The Obsidian Dagger" the first in the young adult Celtic Mythos series.
Cincinnati Brass Band: Will perform June 29 at 7 p.m. in John Paul Park as part of the John Paul Park Conservancy's annual Picnic in the Park. The picnic starts at 6 p.m. Donations will be accepted.
Town and Country Home and Garden Tour: Will be held June 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Jennings County Historical Society. Tickets are $12. Proceeds benefit the historical society. The event features four homes, six gardens and a show of Civil War era quilts. For more information call (812) 346-8989 or (812) 392-2280.
RKO Enterprises Fireman's Waterball Fight: Will be held at 5:30 p.m. July 3 on Main Street between Jefferson and Walnut streets, as part of the Madison Regatta.
Historic Hoosier Theater Camp: Campers will present "The Frog Prince Continued" and "Cutie and the Beast" June 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Historic Hoosier Theater, 209 Ferry St. The productions, which are expected to last about 20 minutes each, are free and open to the public.
Roy Boswell and Gary Chapman: Will be the featured artists for June at Art on Main, 309 W. Main St. Boswell is based in Indianapolis and his works primarily feature outdoor scenes. Chapman is a retired Madison Consolidated Schools art teacher and his work features ornate turned-wood bowls. 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.
Gigi Straub: The mixed media artwork of Gigi Straub will be on display at the Thomas Family Winery during June.
All American: The artful reuse creations of Switzerland County's Martha Bladen will be on display at the Switzerland County Visitors Center during the month of July, opening July 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of Vevay's First Friday event. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Low Down Brow: Jeremy Miller's show of original works, "Low Down Brow," will be on display in Twain Room Gallery of Village Lights Bookstore. The show explores so-called "low brow" arts such as tattoo, graphic design and sequential art. The exhibit will run through July 23.
People and Places: Allie Kelly and Tom Kelly will present their ninth art exhibition at The West Street Art Center, 301 West St., through July 13. The center is open from 4 to 6 p.m. daily or by appointment.
Paint the Bridge: Art on Main, 309 W. Main St., will feature the Madison-Milton Bridge, past and present, through submissions of paintings, drawings, photography and 3-dimensional artwork. The exhibit will run through the month of July with extended hours July 26 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the Fourth Friday Art Jam.
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.
Epic (PG): A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world - and ours. The film features the voice talents of Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson and Aziz Ansari.
Madagascar 3 - Europe's Most Wanted (PG): Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. The film features the voice talents of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schwimmer. The movie will be shown as part of the free family film series July 1 and 2 with showings at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday and at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
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The Heat (R): Uptight FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn is paired with testy Boston cop Shannon Mullins in order to take down a drug lord. The hitch: Neither woman has ever hada partner - or a friend for that matter. The film stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
White House Down (PG13): While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed grou pf paramilitary invaders. The film stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Monsters University (G): A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University - when they weren't necessarily the best of friends. The film features the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi.
World War Z (PG13): United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.
Man of Steel (PG13): A young journalist is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race. The film stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon.
This Is The End (R): While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.