CHRISTMAS IN MEXICO: From 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday the Rieth Park Neighborhood Association will have a Christmas gathering at the Assembly Meeting House, 1201 S. Eleventh St., Goshen. Participants can learn how Christmas is celebrated in Mexico.
I KNOW, I KNOW: The live stage show and fundraiser starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bristol Opera House, 210 E. Vistula St., Bristol. Members of Theatre Geeks will pit their theatrical knowledge against the audience and interview guests for a podcast. Reservations required. Cost: $10. Tickets: 848-4116 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or www.elkhartcivictheatre.org.
KIDS DAY IN SHIPSHEWANA: Passport to Christmas Memories: Kids ages 1 to 12 may pick up their free passports and itinerary between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Davis Mercantile, 225 Harrison St., Shipshewana, on Saturday. Kids will travel to different stores in downtown Shipshewana to play games, makes crafts, taste Christmas goodies and have their passports stamped. Activities end at 3 p.m. Information: 768-7764.
WINTERLUDE: The musical revue is at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bristol Opera House. Admission. Tickets: www.elkhartcivictheatre.org. The opera house is at 210 E. Vistula St., Bristol.
AMISH ACRES ROUND BARN THEATRE: “Miracle on 34th Street” runs through Dec. 31. 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. 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.
DAS DUTCHMAN ESSENHAUS: “The Father” will be performed at 7 p.m. today through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, at Essenhaus Heritage Hall. Admission. Tickets and information: 800-455-9471 or www.essenhaus.com. The hall is at 13489 C.R. 16, Middlebury.
LERNER THEATRE: A Lerner Christmas: Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at the theater. Tickets and information: 293-4469 or www.thelerner.com. The theater is at 410 S. Main St., Elkhart.
NEW WORLD ARTS: “Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grille” — The comedy about the end of the world runs at 8 p.m. today through Saturday. A matinee is at 3 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $10 plus fees. Tickets: Better World Books or www.brownpapertickets.com. The theater is at 211 S. Main St., Goshen.
PUPPET PARLOR THEATRE: “Hanzel and Gretel” will be performed at the theater through Jan. 1 at Concord Mall. Show times are 1 and 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 and 4 p.m. Sundays. Information: 219-210-3428.
SOUTH BEND CIVIC THEATRE
Ÿ “She Loves Me” — Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Wednesdays to Dec. 16.
Ÿ “A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas” — Performances are at 2 p.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays Dec. 1-15.
Tickets: The box office at 234-1112 or www.sbct.org. The theater is at 403 N. Main St.
WAGON WHEEL THEATRE: “Oliver!” — The musical will run Fridays through Sundays to Dec. 16. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Admission. Information and tickets: www.wagonwheeltheatre.org. The theater is at 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw.
BLUE GATE THEATER
Ÿ A Christmas Grand Piano Extravaganza will be at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Ÿ “Half-Stitched: A Musical” will be performed through Saturday. Times vary. Ticket price varies with package.
Ÿ The Rick Webb Family will perform “Glory and Majesty of Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 to 19. There will be a special 2 p.m. performance on Dec. 15.
Performances are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Information: 888-447-4725. The theater is at 195 Van Buren St., Shipshewana.
ELKHART CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL: New Horizons Band will present “Music in Toyland” at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 in the school auditorium. Free. The school is at 1 Blazer Blvd.
Ÿ A Festival of Carols: Performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. Sunday at the college.
Ÿ Pre-Christmas Celebration: David Machavariani and Ketevan Badridze will perform music from major German and Russian composers at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Information: 535-7566, firstname.lastname@example.org or [URL]www.goshen.edu/tickets;[URL]. The college is at 1700 S. Main St., Goshen.
WAGON WHEEL THEATRE: Tickets for the New Year’s Eve concert by Diamond Rio are on sale. Shows are at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the theater. Admission: Prices range between $47 and $65. Information and tickets: [/URL]www.wagonwheeltheatre.org;[URL]. The theater is at 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw.
APPALACHIAN CLOG DANCING: Dance lessons will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday through today at Prairieview Missionary Church. No experience necessary. Class fees apply. Information: Becky at 773-3569, Maribeth at 825-9672 or Sharon at 457-2258. The church is at 2612 Dierdorf Road, Goshen.
Ÿ Winter Workshops: The workshops will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Len Cockman will discuss pottery, Doug Kiles will discuss jewelry, Dick Trench will discuss stone carving and Tuck Langland will discuss clay modeling. Free.
Ÿ Glory-June Greiff: The narrator, photographer and performer will give a lecture at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Ÿ So you want to be an artist! — A lecture from four artists will be given at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Information: 282-2787 or [/URL]www.fireartsinc.com;[URL]. Fire Arts is at 305 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend.
MIDWEST MUSEUM OF ART
Ÿ Today — Brooke Marks-Swanson, metalsmith.
Ÿ Dec. 15 — Curator Brian Byrn discusses the exhibit “Images of Children in Art.”
Ÿ Dec. 20 — American Visions film Part One: “The Republic of Virtue” starts at 12:15 p.m.
Talks are every Thursday from 12:20 to 1 p.m. and are free. Information and registration: 293-6660 or [/URL]www.midwestmuseum.us;[URL]. The museum is at 429 S. Main St., Elkhart.
OX BOW COUNTY PARK: A program on making homemade butter and jam will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ox Bow Haus Shelter in the park. Cost: $4. Registration required by today. Registration: 535-6458. Information: [/URL]www.elkhartcountyparks.org;http://www.elkhartcountyparks.org. The park is at 23033 C.R. 45, Goshen.
Dance class dates are Jan. 12; Feb. 9; March 9; April 13www.elkhartindiana.org/parks;[URL].
ELKHART COUNTY PARKS: Submissions for the 33rd Annual Elkhart County Parks Photo Contest runs now through 4 p.m. Jan. 18. Categories include: “In the Air”, “Nature of the Photo”, “Activites in the Parks” and a Youth Category from all three existing categories. Rules and entry forms: [/URL]www.elkhartcountyparks.org;[URL]. Information: 535-6458 or email@example.com.
ARTWALK: Artwalk Wednesday will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Information and application: [/URL]www.downtownelkhart.org/arts-entertainment/artwalk;[URL].
BRADLEY VITE FINE ART: The museum specializes in 19th and 20th century American art. The museum is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. The museum is at 1600 W. Beardsley Ave.
CIRCAARTS GALLERY: Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is at 528 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend. Information: 233-8400.
ELKHART ART LEAGUE ART SHOW: There will be an art show starting at 6:30 p.m. today at Ron Thompson’s Art Gallery.
ELKHART COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Ÿ Temporary exhibit “The Home Front: Elkhart County During World War II” is open.
Ÿ Movie Night at the Museum — Documentarian Larry App will provide a sneak peek to many of his films about the history of Elkhart at 7 p.m. today. Cost: $1.
Ÿ Traveling exhibit “Endangered Heritage” runs through Dec. 17.
The museum is at 304 W. Vistula St., Bristol. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. There is no admission charge, but donations are accepted.
FIRE ARTS: Fall art classes are being offered. Information: 282-2787 or [/URL]www.fireartsinc.com;[URL]. Fire Arts is at 305 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend.
GALLERY AT THE MILLRACE: The gallery is at 212 W. Washington St., Goshen.
HALL OF HEROES SUPER HERO MUSEUM: Information: 293-0755. The museum is at 58005 C.R. 105.
HOSTETLER’S HUDSON AUTO MUSEUM: The museum contains 48 permanent museum cars and 10 to 12 cars from Hostetler’s personal collection. The museum is open Monday through Saturday. Admission. Information: 260-768-3021 or [/URL]www.hostetlershudsons.com;[URL]. The museum is at 760 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana.
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., Elkhart.
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.
MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART: “Images of Children in Art” — A display of 50 works of art in all media depicting images of children or a childlike presence from the museum’s permanent collection. From Friday until Feb. 24.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission. Information: 293-6660 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The museum is at 429 S. Main St., Elkhart.
NORTHERN INDIANA ARTISTS INC.: 514 Lincoln Way E., Mishawaka. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Ÿ Twelve Days of Christmas: Christmas-themed tours will run through Dec. 30 during regular tour hours. Special evening tours will be given between 6 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27 and 28.
Ÿ 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. Sunday. Admission.
Information: 264-0330 or [/URL]www.Ruthmere.org;http://www.fireartsinc.com[URL]. The museum is at 302 E. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart.
RV/MH HALL OF FAME: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission. Information: 293-2344. Located at 21565 Executive Blvd., south of the Indiana Toll Road, east off C.R. 17.
STUDEBAKER NATIONAL MUSEUM
Ÿ Studebaker at the Brickyard: The exhibit runs through April 28. The exhibit will focus on the Studebaker’s factory-backed teams in 1932 and 1933.
Ÿ Studebaker Super Service Center: The exhibit displays a realistic service center for kids, a kid-sized car and the chance to order parts and work with tools to keep their vehicle purring.
The museum is at 201 S. Chapin St., South Bend. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission. Information: 235-9714, 888-391-5600 or [/URL]www.studebakermuseum.org;http://www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums[URL].
WOODLAWN NATURE CENTER: 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.
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.
CLUB FEVER: The club is at 222 S. Michigan St., South Bend.
CONSTANT SPRING: Hip-hop performers Sidewalk Chalk and B.E.A.T. will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday at the bar. Must be 21 or older. Cover: $5. The bar is at 219 S. Main St., Goshen.
Ÿ Today — Unraveling String Band
Ÿ Friday — Three Men in Kilts
Ÿ Saturday — Moxie Strings with Fritz McGirr
In the restaurant at 127 N. Main St., South Bend. Information: 232-2853 or [/URL]www.fiddlershearth.com;http://www.southbendart.org[URL].
HARRISON LANDING: The restaurant is at 600 S. Main St., Elkhart. Information: 295-8882.
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.
RULLI’S BELLA LUNA BAR: Information: 825-7222 or [/URL]www.facebook.com/RullisBellaLuna;[URL]. The bar is at 851 U.S. 20, Middlebury.
SIGNATURE LANES: Beautiful Disaster will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.
SPORTS TIME PUB AND GRILL: JT Buffett: Island Music plays from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays. The restaurant is at 56199 Parkway Ave., Elkhart. Information: 970-5940.
SWEET CREAMS SODA SHOP
Ÿ Today — Open Mic
Ÿ Friday — Drop the Dawg
Ÿ Saturday — Mike and Mike 6 to 8 p.m.
All concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The shop is in the Rowe building at 700 S. Main St. Information: 970-5568.
BARNEY’S BAR: Today, Friday and Saturday
BOLT’S: Friday and Saturday
BOWLY’S CRYSTAL BAR: Saturday
CAPPY’S NORTH SIDE TAVERN: 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday
CHICAGO GRILL & BAR: Wednesday
CONSTANT SPRING: Wednesday
GARVER LAKE BAR & GRILL: Today and Saturday
MY DAD’S PLACE: Tuesday through Sunday
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
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: Santa’s Candy Cane Express: Christmas trains will run from noon to 5 p.m. CST Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $5 adults, $3 kids 12 and younger. Information: 219-778-2783 on weekends or [/URL]www.hesston.org;[URL]. The museum is at 1201 E. 1000 N.
Ÿ Friday — Comedy Night. Cover: $8, $5 with student or military ID.
Ÿ Saturday — Elwood Splinters Blues Band. Cover: $7.
All times are at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Information: 255-0458. The tavern is at 810 W. Fourth St.
PHOENIX BAR AND GRILL, 101 Lincolnway West, Cousin Vinny will play at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
IU SOUTH BEND: The Teddy Bear Concert — The South Bend Symphonic Choir will be joined by the IU South Bend Chorale Chamber Choir and Gospel Choir at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in the campus auditorium in Northside Hall. Donations of teddy bears to benefit the Center for the Homeless will be accepted.
Information: 520-4203 or [/URL]arts.iusb.edu;[URL]. The university is at 1700 W. Mishawaka Ave.
MORRIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: Tickets are on sale for the 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 performance by Under the Streetlamp. Tickets: 800-537-6415 or [/URL]www.MorrisCenter.org;[URL]. The theater is at 211 N. Michigan St.
SOUTH BEND CENTER FOR HISTORY: Christmas at the Oliver Mansion: A holiday treasure hunt is at noon Sundays through December.
Reservations: 235-9664. Information: [/URL]www.centerforhistory.org;[URL]. The center is at 808 W. Washington St.
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.
FIRESIDE TAP AND GRILL: South of Somewhere performs 9 p.m. to midnight Thursdays at the bar, 69245 Maple St. No cover charge. Information: 269-414-4103.
SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE: There will be two free holiday concerts, one at 2 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Dale A. Lyons Building on campus. The school is at 58900 Cherry Grove Road.
FOUR WINDS CASINO
ŸCirque Dreams Holidaze: The group will perform at 9 p.m. Dec. 15 and at 5 p.m. Dec. 16 at the casino.
Ÿ Tickets are on sale for The Prince Tribute Show: Purple Reign. The show is at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at Hard Rock Cafe in the casino. Information: [/URL]www.fourwindscasino.com;[URL]. The casino is at 11111 Wilson Road, New Buffalo.
FERNWOOD BOTANICAL GARDENS AND NATURE PRESERVE
Ÿ Botanicals Gallery Exhibition — The exhibit on the work of artist Ann Tompkins will run until Jan. 6.
Ÿ Railway Garden — Replicas of Buchanan’s Pears Mill, the Niles Depot, the St. Joseph Lighthouse and Notre Dame’s Golden Dome.
Ÿ Early Winter Yoga Classes are 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 15.
Ÿ Sculpture Fernwood: 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.
Fernwood is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Information: 269-695-6491 or [/URL]www.fernwoodbotanical.org;. The gardens are at 13988 Range Line Road.
CHRISTMAS AT THE BONINE HOUSE: The home will be decorated for Christmas with tours available from 2 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 - 16. The home belonged to James E. Bonine, abolitionist and stationmaster on the Underground Railroad. Information: Kathy Ruple 269-476-2752. The home is on the corner of Penn Road and M60.
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