Entertainment Calendar - Dec. 13, 2012

A listing of events, concerts and performances in Elkhart County and surrounding areas.
Posted on Dec. 13, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.


SHIPSHEWANA ICE FESTIVAL: The annual festival runs from Dec. 27 to 29 in Shipshewana. There will be an Ice Festival Pageant, a competition carving and a chili cook-off. Information: 800-254-8090 or www.VisitShipshewana.org.

WHITE CHRISTMAS: The 1954 movie starring Bing Crosby will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lerner Theatre. Free. Donations accepted for the restoration of the 3001 steam locomotive at the National New York Central Railroad Museum in Elkhart. The theater is at 410 S. Main St., Elkhart.

SEE SANTA: Live music will be part of a Christmas concert from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Elkhart Community Farmers Market, 224 S. Main St., Elkhart. Santa will make an appearance at the event.


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.

LERNER THEATRE: A Lerner Christmas: Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday at the theater. Tickets and information: 293-4469 or www.thelerner.com. The theater is at 410 S. Main St., Elkhart.

NEW WORLD ARTS: A 24/7 Christmas — The festival will be at 9 p.m. Saturday at Ignition Garage. It involves 14 actors, seven writers and seven directors creating winter tales. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/214022. Ignition Garage is at 120 E. Washington 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.


Ÿ “She Loves Me” — Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Ÿ “A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas” — The final performance is at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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 Friday through Sunday. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission. Information and tickets: www.wagonwheeltheatre.org. The theater is at 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw.


BLUE GATE THEATER: The Rick Webb Family will perform “Glory and Majesty of Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. every day until Wednesday. There will be a special 2 p.m. performance on Saturday.

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. today in the school auditorium. Free. The school is at 1 Blazer Blvd.

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: www.wagonwheeltheatre.org. The theater is at 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw.



Noontime Talks

Ÿ Today: 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 www.midwestmuseum.us. The museum is at 429 S. Main St., Elkhart.


Dance class dates are Jan. 12; Feb. 9; March 9; April 13; and May 11.

Class times

Ÿ 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. — Beginner Hip Hop, ages 8-12

Ÿ 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Intermediate Hip Hop, ages 13-17

Ÿ 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Preschool Boot Camp, ages 3-7

Classes cost $20 each. Information and registration: Sue Frost-Mayse at 293-4469 or sue@premierarts.org. Premier Arts is at 410 S. Main St., Elkhart.

STUDEBAKER PAVILION: Dance classes are offered Mondays through Jan. 7 at the pavilion, 1020 McDonald St., Elkhart. Beginner classes are from 6 to 7 p.m. and beginner and intermediate combined classes are from 7 to 8 p.m. Cost: $60 per session or $15 per week. Partner required. Information: www.elkhartindiana.org/parks.


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,” “Activities in the Parks” and a Youth Category from each three existing categories. Rules and entry forms: www.elkhartcountyparks.org. Information: 535-6458 or info@elkhartcountyparks.org.


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.

CIRCA ARTS 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.


Ÿ Temporary exhibit “The Home Front: Elkhart County During World War II” is open.

Ÿ Traveling exhibit “Endangered Heritage” runs through Monday.

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: Information: 282-2787 or www.fireartsinc.com. 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 www.hostetlershudsons.com. 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 is on display 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 info@midwestmuseum.us. 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 www.Ruthmere.org. 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.


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 www.studebakermuseum.org.

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.

Night Life

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 info@djkillakeebz.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.

THE DROP COMEDY CLUB: 822 S. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend.


Ÿ Today — Hard Soul featuring Kevin Joiner

Ÿ Friday — The Chancey Brothers

Ÿ Saturday — Gerard Smith

In the restaurant at 127 N. Main St., South Bend. Information: 232-2853 or www.fiddlershearth.com.

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 www.facebook.com/RullisBellaLuna. The bar is at 851 U.S. 20, Middlebury.

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.


Ÿ Today — Open Mic

Ÿ Friday — Generations Jazz

Ÿ Saturday — Frailey’s Christmas Show 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


CAPPY’S NORTH SIDE TAVERN: 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday



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 and Saturday

VFW POST 88: 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday

Also In The Area




Ÿ Saturday — Big Daddy Dupree and The Broke and Hungry Blues Band at 8 p.m. Cover: $5.

Ÿ Sunday — Hard Soul Band at 8 p.m. Cover: $5.

Information: 255-0458. The tavern is at 810 W. Fourth St.

SMITH’S DOWNTOWN TAP & GRILL: Murder by Death — The Indiana native band will perform at the restaurant at 7 p.m. Dec. 28. Ages 21 and up. The restaurant is at 110 Lincolnway East.

South Bend


Ÿ Under the Streetlamp: The group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Ÿ Tribute to the Motown Greats: Performances begin at 8 p.m. Dec. 22.

Tickets: 800-537-6415 or www.MorrisCenter.org. The theater is at 211 N. Michigan St.


Ÿ Christmas at the Oliver Mansion: A holiday treasure hunt is at noon Sundays through December.

Ÿ Memories of Christmas Past: The photo exhibit will be on display through Jan. 6.

Reservations: 235-9664. Information: www.centerforhistory.org. The center is at 808 W. Washington St.


Ÿ Registration for Winter 2013 art classes is now open. Classes begin Jan. 22.

Ÿ Recombination: The exhibit on found items and landscape and sculptural forms runs from Saturday to Feb. 2014. Gallery Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday.

Information: 235-9102 or southbendart.org. The SBMA is at 120 S. St. Joseph 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.

New Buffalo


ŸCirque Dreams Holidaze: The group will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday and at 5 p.m. Sunday 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: www.fourwindscasino.com. The casino is at 11111 Wilson Road, New Buffalo.



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. through this Saturday.

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, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Information: 269-695-6491 or 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. Friday to Sunday. 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; or emailed to entertainment@etruth.com. You also may leave a message with Joe Kuharic at 296-5861.

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