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April 24 through May 1, 2014
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Ross Country Jamboree: Will feature Natalie Berry, Rodger Riggs and Al Hilbert at 7 p.m. Saturday. 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.
Celtica: Eleutherian College will host Bloomington-based Celtica with the Southwestern middle/senior high school band from 1 to 3 p.m. April 26. The concert kicks off the property's "Education and Cultural Program" series. The event is free, but donations will be accepted.
Friday, April 25
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Moose Family Center, 1340 Michigan Road.
Saturday, April 26
John Sheckler: The local folk musician will play original and traditional songs on a handcrafted mountain dulcimer from 1 to 3 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore.
Karaoke: Will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Crown Room Lounge.
Rick Walker's No Name Band: Will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight at the 1st Street Saloon.
DJ Stingy: Will perform at the Electric Lady with opening act Grubby and Wayne from Audible Point from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Monday, April 28
Dulcimer Jam: The Circle of Friends Dulcimer Society will host a dulcimer jam from 7 to 9 p.m. For the location or more information call (812) 801-5192.
Tuesday, April 29
Irish Session and Acoustic Jam: Will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. For the location or more information call (812) 701-9300.
Senior Citizens Prom: Will be held April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Madison Moose Lodge. The event is free to all Jefferson County senior citizens. The event theme is "spring fling." The prom includes free dinner, dancing and door prizes. The queen and king will be crowned at 8 p.m.
Senior Dance: Will be held Friday by the Madison Parks Department at the Brown Gym featuring the music of Steel Country. The doors open at 5 p.m. Music begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3.50 per person.
Fourth Friday: Will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. April 25 in downtown Madison with free trolley rides and extended hours for businesses. The theme is "Spring Fling."
Celebrate Life Relay for Life Fundraiser: Will be held April 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Livery Stable in memory of Mike Rusk. Admission is $10 and all proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life. Music will be provided by Rocky Harrell. The event will also include a silent auction, 50/50 drawing and food. For more information or to make a donation call (812) 273-5158.
Comedy Caravan: Will return to Madison at 9 p.m. April 26 at the Boneyard Event Center. The event will feature Dave Dugan and Brad Lanning. Tickets are $12 and are available at Boneyard. For more information call (812) 273-2663.
Open House at Venoge: Visit one of the houses that characterizes the first settlement of Switzerland County April 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 27 from noon to 5 p.m. with hearth cooking, bake oven, music, weaving, early trades and domestic arts. For more information call (812) 593-5726 or visit www.venoge.org.
Behind the Scenes Tour: Take a behind the scenes tour of the Lanier Mansion on the second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors over 60 and $5 for children. The tours, which are limited to 15 people, include the basement, cupola, East wing and information not included on the standard tour. Reservations are required. For more information call (812) 273-0556.
Mama Won't Fly: The Madison Community Players will present the Jones Hope Wooten comedy "Mama Won't Fly" May 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and May 10 at 2:30 p.m. in Red Bicycle Hall, 125 E. Main St. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students.
Singin' in the Rain: Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville's "Singin' in the Rain" will take the stage April 1 through May 18. Show-stopping dance numbers and unforgettable music take place in the Hollywood of the 1920s. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
Princess Penelope's Dragon: Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville's Children's Musical Theater will present "Princess Penelope's Dragon" will take the stage Saturdays from May 24 through June 28. Penelope is the most precocious princess in the land, blaming everything she does wrong on her pink dragon. For more information or to purchase tickets call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
Elvis Presley: The Elvis-themed drawings, paintings and photography of Greg and Haley Dameron will be on display at the Carroll County Public Library during April.
Jennifer Ripley: The Madison Art Club's Art on Main will feature works from Jennifer Ripley in pen and ink, acrylic and watercolor during the month of April. The exhibit will be on display through April 30. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The gallery does not have set hours on Wednesdays. For more information visit www.madisonartclub.com or call (812) 265-2923.
Courage and Hope: A new series of paintings by local artist Jenny Straub Youngblood will be on display in Butler University's Clowes Memorial Hall March 11 through May 19. Youngblood is among seven Indiana artists featured in the exhibit.
Jane Andreasen: Madison native and Earlham College graduate Jane Andreasen will present, "Sacra Systemata," a series of works in mixed-media and pencil, utilizing anatomical illustration and iconographic imagery, at Village Lights Bookstore. The exhibit will run through May 20.
Indiana Artists Club 82nd Annual Exhibition: Robert "Bob" Saueressig's "Satchel Paige" will be on display as part of the 82nd Annual Exhibition, from April 6 to June 8, in the Indianapolis Museum of Art's Community Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular museum hours: Tuesday though Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. A free public reception and awards announcement will be at 2 p.m. April 27.
Children's Art Show: The Jefferson County Historical Society is hosting its 14th annual children's art show with more than 500 pieces of art from Jefferson County school children on display through mid-May.
Divergent (PG13): In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in anywhere. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous so before it's too late. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG): Follow the time-traveling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created. The film features the voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles and Stephen Colbert.
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Brick Mansions (PG13): An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city. The film stars Paul Walker, David Belle and RZA.
The Other Woman (PG13): After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he's been cheating on. And when yet another affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot mutual revenge. The film stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton.
Heaven is for Real (PG): A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The film stars Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly and Thomas Haden Church.
Transcendence (PG13): As Dr. Will Caster works toward his goal of creating an omniscient, sentient machine, a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent him from establishing a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain. The film stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Morgan Freeman.
Rio 2 (G): It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janiero to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel. The film features the voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway.
Captain America - The Winter Soldier (PG13): Steven Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history - the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. The film stars Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford and Scarlett Johansson.