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August 15 through August 22, 2013
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Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Al Hilbert, Rebecca Lynn and Jordan Chapman at 7 p.m. on Aug. 17. 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.
Backyard Concert Series: Will feature the Greg Ziesemer and Kriss Luckett in a free performance Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, Ky. For more information call (502) 732-4384 or (502) 682-0256 or visit www.friendsofbutler-carrollton.com.
Friday, August 16
Bigelow P: Will perform from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. at the Electric Lady.
Saturday, August 17
Jimmy Davis Band: Will perform from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. at the Electric Lady.
Monday, August 19
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, August 20
Irish Jam Session: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dusty Fiddles. For more information call (812) 701-9300.
Wednesday, August 21
Open Mic Night: Bring a USB and record yourself starting at 7:30 p.m. at The Electric Lady.
Saturday, August 24
Slick River Rockets: The local band will perform rockabilly from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Thomas Family Winery.
Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion, 707 Jefferson Street, featuring the music of Gary Hewitt and the Honky Tonk Band. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
Senior Dance: Will not be held Saturdays at the Lide White Boys and Girls Club until further notice. For more information call (812) 274-0338.
Jammin in the Hills: The fourth annual Jammin In the Hills will feature more than 20 performers Aug. 16-18 at 21354 Upper Goose Creek Road in Patriot. In addition to music, the event will offer local food, disc golf and camping. Tickets for the three-day event are $30 for adults and are available only at the gate. Parking is $8. Admission for children under 10 accompanied by a legal guardian is free. For more information visit the festival website at www.jammininthehillsmusic.com.
Ribberfest: The annual two-day festival of barbeque and blues will be held Aug. 16 and Aug. 17 at Bicentennial Park in downtown Madison. Friday will feature Robert Randolph and the Family Band and Saturday will feature Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Wristbands are $20. For more information visit www.madisonribberfest.com or call (800) 559-2956.
Beyond: The work of Madison artist Eric Phagan is on display at the Tim Faulkner Gallery, 943 Franklin St., Louisville, Ky. The exhibit features paintings, drawings and sculpture, and will continue through Aug. 29, when a closing reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information call (502) 389-0347.
Swiss Wine Fest Through the Years: A collection of posters and memorabilia from the Swiss Wine Festival will be on display at the Switzerland County Visitors Center during the month of August. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Jay Benzing: Art on Main, 309 W. Main St., will feature the watercolor artwork of Jay Benzing of Patriot through Aug. 31. 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.
Sharon Graves: The artwork of Sharon Graves will be on display throughout August at the Carroll County Public Library.
Up and Out: The artwork of Madison native Emi Knight will be on display in the Twain Room at Village Lights Bookstore through Sept. 24.
Turbo (PG): A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: Winning the Indy 500. The film features the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti and Samuel L. Jackson.
The Great Gatsby (PG13): A midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor. The film is an adaptation of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The film, directed by Baz Luhrman, stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan.
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Jobs (PG13): The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. The film stars Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney and Josh Gad.
Kick-Ass 2 (R): The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows. The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Elysium (R): Set in the year 2154, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized world. The film stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.
Planes (PG): Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true. The film features the voices of Dane Cook, Stacy Keach and Brad Garrett.
Percy Jackson - Sea of Monsters (PG): In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.
We're the Millers (R): A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the United States from Mexico. The film stars Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis.
2 Guns (R): A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent. The film stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.
The Smurfs 2 (PG): The Smurfs teem up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs. The films stars Neal Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays.