Posted: 08/16/2012 at 1:15 am
CENTER FOR HISTORY:
HERITAGE ROAD SHOW: Qualified appraisers and experts will be on hand to give estimates of antiques and collectibles at the Center for History from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. You must be able to carry your item into the building. Appraisers will not give estimates for coins, stamps or sports cards. Firearms, weapons or items containing flammable liquid are prohibited. The proceeds will benefit Center for History and WNIT. Cost: $5 cash/item appraised. Information: Call 235-9664, email info@CenterForHistory.org or visit www.centerforhistory.org. The center is at 808 W. Washington St.
PET FEST 2012: The Humane Society of Elkhart County hosts the day to honor pets and the animals that remain homeless, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the shelter, 54687 C.R. 19, Bristol. It begins with registration and a pet party favor giveaway, followed by a group pet blessing and homeless animal day memorial ceremony, pet games including dogs dunking for dogs, musical hoops and a canine/human water relay. A pet parade begins at 1:30 p.m. with a contest for cutest costume, owner/pet look-alike and most unusual pet. Prizes will be awarded to all winners. Other activities are an on-leash agility course and demonstrations by Planet Canine, pet photos by Kristin McKibbin, pet-related vendors, raffles, and free refreshments for animals and humans. The shelter will be open for adoptions and will offer adopt one, get a companion animal for free. Adoption specials will include 50 percent off cats and dogs 5 and younger, 75 percent off cats and dogs older than 5. Dogs for Dollar$ and Kona Ice will sell additional refreshments. Don Kilgran and the SL4 Band will provide music entertainment. The Red Barn Resale Shope will be open with a 25 percent discount on all purchases. Information: 848-4225.
CONGDON PARK: Pirates will be pillaging the fourth annual Karsyn Bell Children’s Festival Saturday in downtown Bristol. Free shows from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature pirates, fire spinning by Pyrotation Nation and a BMX show. There is no required admission, though a donation of cash or nonperishable food is suggested. Proceeds will be donated in the memory of Karsyn Bell. Information: 262-4478 or www.santaspantry.org.
NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK PARTY: The event for the whole family will be at Jefferson Brethren Church, Goshen, from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. There will be free dinner, live music and an obstacle course. Information: 533-1121. The church is at 58915 S.R. 15.
OSCEOLA BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: The Osceola Business Association will host the 29th annual event Friday to Sunday. Musical guest Lonesome Meadow will perform on Saturday. An all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast will be served by Boy Scouts from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. All proceeds will be used to sponsor local scholarships and events. Information: 674-8878. The festival is at Fern Hunsberger Park on U.S. 933 between Elkhart and Mishawaka.
SOUTH BEND SILVER HAWKS:
FAITH NIGHT: Fans who donate $5, two or more nonperishable canned goods, at Friday’s game, will get two tickets to the Silver Hawks/Lugnuts game Aug. 29. All donated items will go to St. Vincent de Paul Society. Bobble-head dolls will be handed out and a fireworks display will be after the game. Tickets: Regular price. Information: www.silverhawks.com.
LABOR DAY PARADE: The City of Elkhart’s annual parade will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 3 in downtown Elkhart. Application entry deadline is Aug. 31. Applications may be picked up in person at 201 S. Second St. or by visiting www.elkhartindiana.org/parks. Information: Rechicha Ledesma at 295-7275, ext. 12.
AMISH ACRES ROUND BARN THEATRE
Performances of “Plain and Fancy” run through Oct. 20. Shows are at 2 or 8 p.m. depending on the date. Tickets start at $27.95 adults, $12.95 children 12-18, $6.95 children 4-11.
“Hank Williams Lost Highway” continues through Aug. 26. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with 2 p.m. shows Thursday. Tickets can be combined with theme dinners Aug. 17 and 24 at an additional cost. Regular tickets start at $27.95 adults, $12.95 children 12-18, $6.95 children 4-11.
For a complete show schedule, tickets and ticket availability, call 800-800-4942, ext. 2, or visit www.amishacres.com. Amish Acres is at 1600 W. Market St., Nappanee.
BLUE GATE THEATER: “The Confession” is the story of a young Amish woman caught in the middle of secrets and scandal. Runs through Saturday. Tickets: $29 show only, $44 dinner and show package, $249 hotel package. Information: 888-447-4725. The theater is at 195 Van Buren St., Shipshewana.
SOUTH BEND CIVIC THEATRE:
WAIT UNTIL DARK: Auditions for the classic thriller will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today on the Mainstage. They need four to six males, one to three females and one girl age 12 to 16. The play is Oct. 26 to Nov. 11. Call ahead for script availability: 234-1112. Information: www.sbct.org/subscribe.php.
STUDIO SERIES: The popular book “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” comes to life as part of the Civic Theatre’s Studio Series. Written by Newbery award winner Louis Sachar, the book tells the crazy stories of the bizarre students and faculty that populate Wayside School. The play runs from Aug. 17-26. Tickets:$10 or a pack of four for $32. Information and tickets: 234-1112 or www.sbct.org. The theater is at 403 N. Main St., South Bend.
ELKHART CIVIC THEATRE: The theater is holding open auditions for “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 26 and from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 28 at Bristol Opera House. They needfour men, age 18 to 65; one woman, age 18 to 30; and one woman, age 18 to 60.Auditioners should dress comfortably, but no flip-flops, and have a schedule of any conflicts from Aug. 29 to Nov. 11. The play runs Oct. 26-28 and Nov. 2-4. Information: 848-5853 or www.elkhartcivictheatre.org. The Bristol Opera House is at 210 E. Vistula St., Bristol.
DEBARTOLO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: The Professional Company will perform William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” through Aug. 26. Special opening night tickets are available for tonight, Aug. 16, and include access to the after-party. Tickets: $75 for special opening night performance only by phone or in person at the box office. All other tickets may be purchased online. Information: 631-2800 or www.performingarts.nd.edu. The center is at 100 Performing Arts Center, Notre Dame.
WAGON WHEEL THEATRE:
I LOVE A PIANO: A tribute to the music of Irving Berlin, the play runs through Aug. 25. Prices range from $12 to $31. Information and tickets: www.wagonwheeltheatre.org or 866-823-2618.
PUPPET PARLOR THEATRE: “Pinocchio” is playing in the permanent theater at Concord Mall. The shows are performed by master puppeteer Ralph Kipniss. The theater seats 150 people. Groups, classes and seniors are welcome. Shows are Wednesday and Friday at 1 and 4 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m., and Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m. Shows last about one hour. Cost: $5 per person. Information: 219-210-3428.
An evening of jazz featuring New West Guitar Group from California is at 7 p.m. Saturday. In case of rain, the show will continue in IUSB’s Campus Auditorium in Northside Hall.
The South Bend Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 25. In case of rain, the performance will continue at Adams High School main auditorium.Free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Fiddler’s Hearth will offer food and drinks for purchase. Information: 232-0041.
The park is at 2000 Wall Street, South Bend.
MORRIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Comedian Ron White will stop in South Bend as part of his “Moral Compass Tour” at 7 p.m. Sept. 16. Tickets are $43.75 or $53.75.
The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the television series of the same name, will be at the Morris Oct. 17. Tickets and VIP packages are available. Tickets: the Morris or www.freshbeatbandlive.com.
Tickets are on sale for Jackson Browne, with special guest Sara Watkins, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Tickets: $46, $56, $66, plus applicable fees. Browne will donate $1 from each ticket sold to charity. Premium benefit seats are also available for purchase through the Guacamole Fund at www.guacfund.org. Tickets can be purchased through the Morris, or at SuperSounds Catalog Center, Hammes Bookstore or O’Brien Recreation Center.
Purchase tickets at www.morriscenter.org, the Morris Center box office or charge by phone at 235-9190 or 800-537-6415. The Morris is at 211 N. Michigan St., South Bend.
Fridays by the Fountain:
Friday: Junior and the Igniters
Aug. 24: Jetta and the Jellybeans
Aug. 31: A variety show by Ernestine M. Raclins School of the Arts
Bring lunch and enjoy free live music from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Information: www.morriscenter.org. The plaza is in front of the Morris Performing Arts Center, 211 N. Michigan St., South Bend.
AMISH ACRES ROUND BARN
DIXIE MELODY BOYS:The gospel music legends are coming to Amish Acres Aug. 30. Since 1961 they have had more than 20 top 40 hits. Performances are in the Round Barn Theatre at 2 and 8 p.m. Reservations and ticket information: 773-4188, ext. 213; 800-800-4942, ext. 213; or www.amishacres.com. Amish Acres is at 1600 W. Market St., Nappanee.
BLUE GATE THEATER
Bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent will perform at 7 p.m. today to Saturday. Tickets start at $39 show only, $54 dinner and show package, $269 hotel package.
Gospel Trio “Greater Vision” performs at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 and 24. Tickets start at $34 show only, $49 dinner and show package, $259 hotel package.
Half-Stitched: A Musical will be peformed Aug. 24 through Dec. 8. Tickets start at $29 show only, $44 dinner and show package, $249 hotel package.
The Isaacs will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Tickets start at $39 show only, $54 dinner and show package, $269 hotel package.
Information: 888-447-4725. The theater is at 195 Van Buren St., Shipshewana.
ESSENHAUS: Bluegrass family band “Mountain Faith Concert” will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday,in the Essenhaus Heritage Hall, 240 U.S. 20, Middlebury. Advanced tickets are $15, available online at www.Essenhaus.com. Information: 800-455-9471.
THE PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD: The guild’s photography workshop series continues with a class on macro photography led by local fine art photographer Hank Weaver from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. A hands-on introduction to photography of small objects, discussion will include composition, cameras and lenses, lighting, backgrounds, stability devices and useful computer programs. Participants should bring their closest focusing camera and lens with memory cards able to hold a couple hundred exposures, and a table-top tripod or other stability device if available, along with items to photograph for the workshop including a small vase with one or more small flowers, a coin and a ruler. Upcoming workshops include a portrait workshop Sept. 15 and an intermediate digital SLR class Oct. 20, both from 9 a.m. to noon. Each workshop has a class fee of $25 and participation is limited. Information and registration: Danny Graber at email@example.com or 266-4265. Information:www.photoguild.org.The guild is at 212 W. Washington St., Goshen.
MIDWEST MUSEUM OF ART:
NOONTIME TALKS:Are you interested in learning how to better appreciate art? Join the Midwest Museum of American Arts in downtown Elkhart free Noontime Talks, every Thursday from 12:20 to 1 p.m.
Today — Nichole Maury: The professor of art at Western Michigan University explains her techniques and methods of printmaking.
Aug. 23 — John D. Wilson: The founder of the Navy Pier Art Expo discusses his personal relationship with Gabor Peterdi.
Aug. 30 — Ladislav Hanka:The printmaker discusses his work.
Information and registration: 293-6660 or www.midwestmuseum.us. The museum is at 429 S. Main St.
RIVERFEST: The third annual event at Riverbend Park, 511 Warren St., is scheduled for Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event offers fun and educational activities that reinforce the importance of fresh water to all living things. Activities include guided hikes, a fish shocking and collection demonstration, aquatic insects, river water testing, live amphibian and reptile show, crafts and games, food and kayaking. Kayaking is dependent on the river level. The activities are free; however, food must be purchased. Information: 825-3283.SCIENCE SLEUTHS: The Aug. 27 session of Science Sleuths will focus on “Pollination.” Science Sleuths is a hands-on style program intended for elementary-age students. Classes are from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Ox Bow Haus Shelter in Ox Bow County Park. Registration and payment =required by Monday. Registration: =535-6458. Cost: $4 per child and $3 each additional sibling. Information: www.elkhartcountyparks.org.
MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
“Gabor Peterdi: The Expression of Nature” puts the works of this artist and one of the prime innovators of American printmaking on display through Sept. 30.
Entries for the 34th Elkhart Juried Regional will be accepted Sept. 8-22, with judging Sept. 23.
ELKHART COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Temporary exhibit “The Home Front: Elkhart County During World War II,” is open during regular museum hours throughout the summer. The museum is at 304 W. Vistula, Bristol. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. There is no admission charge, but donations are accepted.
Guided tours of the mansion are offered on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $10 adults, $4 students age 5 and older. Information: 264-0330.
Free Family Sunday is the first Sunday of each month through November, providing free self-guided tours from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Ruthmere Museum and Havilah Beardsley House.
Ruthmere will open its doors for special evening tours at 6 and 7:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month through August as part of the Summer Fun Series sponsored by 1st Source Bank. Reservations are recommended. Regular admission fees apply, and Ruthmere members receive free admission.
Coffee on the Piazza sponsored by KeyBank is back from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 22. Starbucks coffee and juices and bottled water will be available for purchase. A complete schedule of performers is available on the Ruthmere website. Admission to the grounds and gardens is free during this time. Guided tours will be offered on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for which regular admission applies.
Ruthmere will participate this year as a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. A complete list of other participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
The identification and care of the most common 19th century photographic processes is showcased in a traveling exhibition from the Indiana Historical Society, “A Perfect Likeness: Care and Identification of Family Photographs.” The exhibit is on display through Aug. 29 in the Robert and Peggy Weed Dining Room/Gallery at the Havilah Beardsley House. The exhibition focuses on identifying and caring for common 19th century photographic processes and formats. Examples of these formats have been drawn from the collections of the Society and George Eastman House. Tours start on the hour from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission: $5 adults, $2 students, free for children younger than 5 with an adult. Group tours may be scheduled by calling 264-0330, ext. 104. Havilah Beardsley House is owned and operated by the Ruthmere Foundation. Admission to the exhibit is included in the regular Havilah Beardsley House guided tour.
Information: 264-0330 or www.ruthmere.org. The museum is at 302 E. Beardsley Ave.
RV/MH HALL OF FAME: 21565 Executive Blvd., south of the Indiana Toll Road, east off C.R. 17. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission charge. Information: 293-2344.
NATIONAL NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROAD MUSEUM: The Stanley Bell model railroad collection includes hundreds of pieces on display. Six trains operating at the same time. Interactive displays. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 294-3001. The museum is at 721 S. Main St.
MIDDLEBURY MUSEUM: Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Free. The museum is at 301 Bristol Ave., Middlebury.
NAPPANEE CENTER:An exhibit titled “Piecefully Nappanee” is part of the 2012 Quilt Gardens Tour sponsored by the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau. It runs through Sept. 27 at the Nappanee Center, 302 W. Market St., and will contain cloth and garden quilts. The exhibit includes 25 quilts that tell a Nappanee story. For more information contact Martha at 773.7919 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information 773-7919 or www.nappanee.lib.in.us.
STUDEBAKER NATIONAL MUSEUM:
The fifth annual “Design a New Studebaker” design contest is under way. Participants are invited to create their version of what a 21st century Studebaker would look like with original design submissions created through any artistic medium. There is no cost to enter, and all ages are welcome to submit entries. Designs will be accepted until Oct. 26, with winners announced Nov. 9. Information and entry forms: 235-9714, 888-391-5600 or www.studebakermuseum.org. Questions: Archivist Andy Beckman at 235-9067 or email@example.com.
A new interactive exhibit for children, the “Studebaker Super Service Center” exhibit, displays a realistic service center for kids, a kid-sized car, the chance to order parts and work with tools to keep their vehicle purring.
“Studebaker’s Last Dance: The Avanti” features a look at the car’s development and never-before-seen images from the museum archives through Oct. 5.
A new exhibit, “Petite Performance: Microcars,” is on display through Oct. 14. The exhibit looks at some of the smallest vehicles to grace America’s roadways. It is also a celebration of the 21st century revival of the Microcar through the Smart Car.
The Studebaker National Museum is participating in the Blue Star Museum program, offering free admission to all active duty military personnel with military identification through Labor Day. The museum is at 201 S. Chapin St., South Bend. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $8 adults, $6.50 senior citizens older than 60 and $5 youth ages 7-18. Annual membership: $60 family, $40 individual, $30 seniors. Information: 235-9714, 888-391-5600 or www.studebakermuseum.org.
SOUTH BEND MUSEUM OF ART:
Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested for nonmembers. Information: 235-9102 or www.southbendart.org.
SOUTH BEND FESTIVAL OF BANNERS: The South Bend Museum of Art, in partnership with the City of South Bend and Downtown South Bend, Inc. will host the sixth annual event. The theme for this year is POP on Parade, interpreted in original artworks by local citizens of all ages. Eighty banners will be displayed on light poles along Jefferson/Wayne Street and Michigan Street through Oct. 8.
ARTS AND ENDS: There will be a sale of “arts and ends” including art, art materials, books and tables during Art Beat 2012 in downtown South Bend. All proceeds will benefit the SBMA. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CIRCAARTS GALLERY: Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 528 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend. Information: 233-8400.
GOSHEN COLLEGE: “Indiana Women’s Caucus for Art: Four Decades of Women in Art” will be on display in the Hershberger Art Gallery through Sept. 16, with a reception from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 16, followed by a topics and issues lecture. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: www.goshen.edu/art/gallery/hershberger. The college is at 1700 S. Main St., Goshen.
HOSTETLER’S HUDSON AUTO MUSEUM: Containing the world’s largest collection of Hudson vehicles, with 48 permanent museum cars and 10 to 12 cars from Hostetler’s personal collection, the museum is open Monday through Saturday with a charge for admission. Information: 260-768-3021 or www.hostetlershudsons.com. The museum is at 760 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana.
NORTHERN INDIANA ARTISTS INC.: 514 Lincoln Way E., Mishawaka. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
CENTER FOR HISTORY: On display through Aug. 26 is the bridal gown worn by Alma Elinor Muessel at her wedding to J. Leslie Sailors. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free for members, nonmembers $8 adults, $6.50 seniors, $5 youth ages 6 to 17, free children 5 and younger and members. Information and reservations: 235-9664 or www.centerforhistory.org.
SNITE MUSEUM OF ART
An exhibition of graphics, “Cassatt and Beyond: Graphic Art from the Permanent Collection” will be on display until Oct. 7.
A Tea and Talk at the Snite will allow participants to enjoy delicacies from Les Deux Soeurs Tea Room and Treasures, and conversation about modernity in art with curator of European art Cheryl Snay in the exhibition “Cassatt and Beyond: Paintings from the Flint Institute of Arts” from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 26. Cost: $5 members, $10 nonmembers. Space is limited. Reservations must be made by Monday Information and reservations: 631-4725.
At 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Mishoe Brennecke, associate professor of art history, University of the South, will discuss the careers of women artists in the late 19th century in the Annenberg Auditorium. Reception to follow. Free. Information: 631-4435
Information: 631-5466 or sniteartmuseum.nd.edu. The museum is at 100 Moose Krause Circle, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame.
WOODLAWN NATURE CENTER: Rex is here! The king of the angry lizards has been spotted around the “Real Monsters” exhibit. Members of Woodlawn Nature Center may call for private showing times. Hours: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: 264-0525. The center is at 604 Woodlawn Ave.
NATIONAL NEW YORK CENTRAL MUSEUM: The museum is at 721 S. Main St.
Today — Andyman Hopkins
Friday — The Bowzies
Saturday — Switchback
In the restaurant at 127 N. Main St., South Bend. Information: 232-2853 or www.fiddlershearth.com.
HARRISON LANDING: The club is at 600 S. Main St. in Elkhart.
CLUB FEVER: The club is at 222 S. Michigan St., South Bend. Ages 21 and older admitted only.
SWEET CREAMS SODA SHOP
Today — Open Mic with Carl Rust
Friday — Leghorn Express
Jamming for Dumais, noon to 2 p.m.
Wednesday — Fishers of Men Gospel
All concerts are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The shop is in the Rowe building at 700 S. Main St. in Elkhart. Information: 970-5568.
SPORTS TIME PUB AND GRILL:
JT Buffett, Island Music plays from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays.
All Stars Jazz Band, plays from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 26.
The restaurant is at 56199 Parkway Ave., Elkhart. Information: 970-5940.
ROCK BOTTOM BAR: Bryan Barr sings and plays from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, with karaoke set up for guests interested in singing along. Information: 294-8888. The bar is at 2220 S. Nappanee St.
BARNEY’S BAR: Barney’s Bar and DJ Killa Keebz have teamed up for trivia nights covering sports and music for prizes including gift certificates for food or drinks from 7 to 11 p.m. Tuesdays at the bar, 2700 Hammond Ave. No cover charge. Information: 387-7882 or email@example.com.
CAPPY’S NORTH SIDE TAVERN: Live bands take the stage starting at 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. No cover charge. The bar is at 1000 N. Michigan St.
KELLY JAE’S NEXT DOOR
JC/DV Acoustic Duo takes the stage from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Information: 537-1027 or www.kellyjaescafe.com. The bar is at 135 S. Main St., Goshen.
BARNEY’S BAR: Today, Friday and Saturday
BOLT’S: Friday and Saturday
BOWLY’S CRYSTAL BAR: Saturday
CHAMELEON EXPERIENCE: Today and Sunday
CONSTANT SPRING: Wednesday
CHICAGO GRILL & BAR: Wednesday
GARVER LAKE BAR & GRILL: Today and Saturday
PHYL’S CORNER: Friday and Saturday
POOR TONY’S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE: 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday
SIMONTON LAKE TAVERN: Tuesday through Thursday. Live band on Saturday.
MY DAD’S PLACE: Tuesday through Sunday
CAPPY’S NORTH SIDE TAVERN: 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday
SIGNATURE LANES: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday
VFW POST 88: 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday
Also In The Area
HESSTON STEAM MUSEUM:
The museum is open for its 56th season. Kiddieland Express, a 103-year-old steam-powered light plant, the “Blue Goose” engine and a working turn-of-the-century sawmill are on display. The museum is open weekends throughout the summer. Parking and admission are free, train fares are $5 adults, $3 children 12 and younger.
Hesston’s 56th Annual Steam and Power Show will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31 to Sept. 3. There will be steam train rides, a steam-powered saw mill, a 92-ton steam crane, county fair style food and a Labor Day flea market. Open rain or shine. Admission: $5 adults, free kids 12 and younger. Train fares: $5 adults, $3 kids 12 and younger.
Information: www.hesston.org or call 219-778-2783 weekends. The museum is at 1201 E. C.R. 1000 N.
FIRST ANNUAL FOLKYFISHFEST: The event will bring people together from 5 p.m. Aug. 24 till 5 p.m. Aug. 26 to celebrate friendships through folk music, fishing and culture at Lake Luther Campground. Proceeds will go toward festival costs and to sponsor guitar camp and purchase a guitar for at least one child in the community. Admission: $10 Friday and Sunday, $25 Saturday, $35 weekend pass, $15 per night tent camping, $30 per night RV camping with electric. Information: Lukas Simpson at 360-6824, firstname.lastname@example.org or [URL]www.folkyfishfest.com;http://www.folkyfishfest.com[URL].
BLUE CHIP CASINO
Tickets are on sale for a 9 p.m. Aug. 31 performance by Smokey Robinson in the new Silver Creek Event Center. Tickets start at $45.
Tickets are on sale for Sheryl Crow in concert at 9 p.m. Sept. 7. Tickets start at $65.
Tickets for any of the above shows are available at [/URL]www.ticketmaster.com;http://www.Ticketmaster.com[URL], 800-745-3000 and the Blue Chip Gift Box in the casino’s pavilion. Those planning to attend must be 21 or older and have valid identification. Information: 219-879-7711 or [/URL]www.bluechipcasino.com;http://www.bluechipcasino.com[URL]. The casino is at 777 Blue Chip Drive.
“ALMOST, MAINE”: The final production of the 2012 Canterbury Summer Theatre Season opens today, Aug. 16. The play tells the story of the citizens of Almost, Maine, who fall in and out of love in surprising and comedic ways. Performances today through Saturday at 8 p.m. with a second Saturday performance at 5 p.m. Tickets: $14 adults Thursday, $15 adults Friday and Saturday. Group meal/theater packages are also available. Information and tickets: 219-874-4269 or email@example.com or visit [/URL]www.festivalplayersguild.org;[URL]. The theater is at 807 Franklin St.
ARTSBRIDGE: Mezzo soprano Joan Marie Peitscher will sing at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. She will be accompanied by Marcelo Caceres on piano. Free, but donations are accepted. Information: 269-925-7075 or Facebook.
BUCHANAN ART CENTER: Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
BUCHANAN FARMER’S MARKET: Open for the season.
BECKWITH PARK: Pack a picnic and relax or get up and dance during free concerts at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday.
Today — Five Spacious Guys
FESTIVAL AND CHILI COOK-OFF: The event is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at Big Bear Auction Company and will benefit Berrien County Council for Children. There will be an arts and crafts booth, car and motorcycle shows, a pie-eating contest and a chili cook-off. There will be prizes for winners of the chili cook-off. Admission: $5, free for kids 3 and younger. Information: 269-461-6686. Big Bear is at 5580 M-140.
FIRESIDE TAP AND GRILL: Fabian Guzman, lead singer of Alligator Blackbird, performs from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Thursdays at the bar, 69245 Maple St. Guzman’s show, “Fabian and Friends,” will feature singer/songwriters from the Michiana area performing acoustic music. No cover charge. Information: 269-414-4103.
FERNWOOD BOTANICAL GARDENS AND NATURE PRESERVE
The Railway Garden features replicas of Buchanan’s Pears Mill, the Niles Depot, the St. Joseph Lighthouse and Notre Dame’s Golden Dome.
Join the Fernwood staff in the gardens for Wine and Weed Wednesdays at 6 p.m. every Wednesday for a little over an hour of light garden labor followed by a relaxing evening in the garden with wine. Advance registration is appreciated.
Sculpture Fernwood is an outdoor sculpture exhibit found throughout the grounds. The exhibit features sculptures from 10 artists. A map is available for your visit and an exhibit catalog is available for purchase. All sculptures but Lorenzo are for sale. Sculpture Fernwood runs through Labor Day 2013.
A special tour showcasing the glass and metal art in the garden will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Spend the morning at Lake Cliff Gardens and view several themed gardens complemented by sculptures from artists, faculty and students at Water Street Glassworks. After lunch, tour the glassworks and see a glass-making demonstration. Cost: $41 members, $52 nonmembers. Register by Aug. 18.
A Michigan Tile Maker’s Exhibit is on display through Monday,for the first time at Fernwood. The Tile Heritage Foundation’s Tile Heritage Prize will be awarded to the artist whose tile best reflects the ceramic traditions of North America.
Stroll through the tallgrass prairie this summer and explore the wildflowers and waving grass. Walk-ins are welcome at the Visitors Center. Cost: $8 members, $10 nonmembers. Children 10 and younger are free
Stop at a drop-in station from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdayand learn about planting an herb garden. Drop-in stations are free with paid Fernwood admission.
Kids 6 to 10, armed with scoopers, can catch pond wildlife from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdayat Fernwood’s pond. Register by Tuesday,. Cost: $8 members, $10 nonmembers.
Fernwood is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The gardens are at 13988 Range Line Road.
ROCK THE RAPIDS:The weeklong, nonprofit festival in the streets of downtown will run Monday through Aug. 25. The festival lineup features:
Monday — Miranda Lambert
Tuesday — UPROAR Festival featuring Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach and Adelitas Way
Wednesday — Toby Keith
Aug. 23 — Carnival of Madness featuring Evanescence, Chevelle, Cavo and New Medicine
Aug. 24 — Boyz II Men and Bell Biv DeVoe
Aug. 25 — Big Boi and B.o.B
Passes can be purchased at [/URL]www.rocktherapids.showclix.com;http://www.rocktherapids.showclix.com[URL] or by calling 888-718-4253. Visit [/URL]www.rocktherapids.org;http://www.rocktherapids.org for more information. Rock the Rapids is presented by Miller Brewing.
The Entertainment Calendar appears each Thursday in The Elkhart Truth. Deadline for submissions to the calendar is 5 p.m. Monday. Notice of upcoming concerts, theater performances, exhibits and events may be addressed to: Entertainment Calendar, The Elkhart Truth, P.O. Box 487, Elkhart, IN 46515; faxed to 294-3895