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August 22 through August 29, 2013
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Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Natalie Berry, Rodger Riggs and Mary Kutter at 7 p.m. on Aug. 24. 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.
Columbus Philharmonic Brass Ensemble: Will perform pop, classical and various genres of jazz music in an outdoor concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Lanier Mansion. Admission is $5 per adult, $2 per child. Proceeds from the concert will go towards funding historic site programming and building improvements. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 265-3526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, August 23
Bigfoot for President: Will perform live from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gallery 115, 115 E. Main St.
Saturday, August 24
Slick River Rockets: Will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Thomas Family Winery.
Sunday, August 25
Gary Applegate: Will perform fro 2 to 5 p.m. at the Madison Vineyards Estate Winery, 1456 E. 400-N, as part of the Last Sunday Concert Series. Admission is free.
Monday, August 26
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 27
Irish Jam Session: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dusty Fiddles. For more information call (812) 701-9300.
Wednesday, August 28
Open Mic Night: Bring a USB and record yourself starting at 7:30 p.m. at The Electric Lady.
Saturday, August 31
Paul Hawthorne/Tom Schneider Duo: Will perform classic jazz standards with Schneider on piano and Hawthorne on vocals from 1 to 3 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore.
Guilderoy Byrne: Kentucky-based Celtic band will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Thomas Family Winery.
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 not be held Saturdays at the Lide White Boys and Girls Club until further notice. For more information call (812) 274-0338.
Summer Festival: Prince of Peace Catholic Schools will host their annual summer festival Aug. 23-24 from 5 p.m. to midnight on the Shawe and Pope John campus with free parking and admission. The event includes food, games, midway rides, raffles, music and more. Friday will feature a karaoke night from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday will include live music from The Rumors from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Fourth Friday: Musicians will perform, local businesses will offer extended hours, art will be on display and the Madison Trolley will give free rides from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23 in downtown Madison.
Alley Art Fair: Will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23 in conjunction with the Fourth Friday Art Jam. The fair is a free outdoor event feature original artwork and crafts by area artists. For more information or to participate email email@example.com.
Poetry Nights: Will begin Aug. 23 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.
Movie in the Park: The final Mayor's Movie in the Park will feature "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," at 9 p.m. Aug. 23 in Bicentennial Park. In case of rain, the movie will be rescheduled. For more information call (812) 265-8300.
Swiss Wine Festival: The 42nd annual event will be held at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park in Vevay Aug. 22-Aug. 25 with wine tasting, a grape stomp, arts and crafts, amusement rides, a parade, riverboat cruises, 5K walk/run, cheerleading competition, live entertainment and more.
Shelley Shepard Gray: The best-selling author will visit the Trimble County Public Library Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. for a signing. She will also discuss her books and how the Amish inspire her writing. Registration is not required, but those who register in advance will be entered in a drawing for one of Gray's books. For more information call (502) 255-7362.
Southern Crossroads: Derby Dinner Playhouse will present the new musical "Southern Crossroads" from Aug. 20 to Sept. 29. The production is set in the midst of the Great Depression and features a variety of music from bluegrass, to ragtime and gospel. For more information or ticket prices call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
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. There will be extended hours to 8 p.m. as part of Aug. 23 as part of the Fourth Friday Art Jam. 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.
Grown Ups 2 (PG13): After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and 400 costumed party crashers, sometimes crazy follows you. The film stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade.
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.
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The Mortal Instruments - City of Bones (PG13): When her mother disappears, Clary Fray learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her and heads into a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld. The film stars Lily Collings, Jamie Campbell Bower and Robert Sheehan.
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.
The Conjuring (R): Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront the powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives. The film stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson and Lili Taylor.
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.