A listing of events, concerts and performances in Elkhart County and surrounding areas.
NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH: The film “The Blind Side” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lerner Theater as part of national mentoring month. The event is sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters and Lakeshore Railroad Historical Foundation. Free. The theater is at 410 S. Main St., Elkhart.
ELKHART CIVIC THEATER: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 — The play will be performed at 8 p.m. Jan. 11 and 12 and Jan. 17 and 18 and at 3 p.m. Jan 13 and 20 in the Bristol Opera House. Tickets: 848-4116 or www.elkhartcivictheatre.org. The theater is at 210 E. Vistula St., Bristol.
SOUTH BEND CIVIC THEATRE: Tea at Five — Performances are at 8 p.m. Jan. 11 and 12 and at 3 p.m. Jan. 13 in the Warner Studio. Information and tickets: 234-1112 or www.sbct.org. The theater is at 403 N. Main St., South Bend.
BLUE GATE THEATER:
Ÿ Friday and Saturday — The Booth Brothers will perform.
Information: 888-447-4725. The theater is at 175 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana.
CONSTANT SPRING: The B.E.A.T. and Skeetones will perform at 10 p.m. Jan. 11. Must be 21 or older. Cover: $5. Constant Spring is at 219 S. Main St., Goshen.
GOSHEN COLLEGE:Emmy Lou Harris — The singer will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12. Tickets: Prices vary. Information: 535-7566, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.goshen.edu/tickets. The college is at 1700 S. Main St., Goshen.
IGNITION GARAGE: The Bergamot will perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 13. The Rutabega will open the show. Tickets: 534-984 or www.ignitionmusic.net;http://www.ignitionmusic.net. Ignition Garage is at 120 E. Washington St., Goshen.
WAGON WHEEL THEATRE: Information and tickets: www.wagonwheeltheatre.org. The theater is at 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw.
GOSHEN COLELGE: A screening of the documentary “A Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed” is at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 and at 4 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Admin Building, Room 28. A Q&A with the filmmaker, Dr. Wilbert Smith will follow at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Umble Center.
Information: 535-7566, email@example.com or www.goshen.edu/tickets. The college is at 1700 S. Main St., Goshen.
GOSHEN COLLEGE MUSIC CENTER: Youth music classes — Classes start Monday. Sessions last 45 minutes. Classes are offered at Greencroft Retirement Center, Evergreen Place, Goshen College Music Center, LifeCenter/First United Methodist Church, Chamberlain Elementary School and Waterford Crossing Senior Village, all in Goshen; and Prairie Street Mennonite Church in Elkhart. Information: 535-7361 or visit www.gcmusiccenter.org.
MIDWEST MUSEUM OF ART
Ÿ Today: American Visions film Part Three: “The Wilderness and the West” starts at 12:15 p.m.
Ÿ Jan. 10: Sculpture in the Permanent Collection: Brian Byrn discussed three-dimensional works on display.
Ÿ Jan. 17: Sculptor Wayne Harshberger discusses carving techniques in alabaster.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Premier Arts is at 410 S. Main St., Elkhart.
STUDEBAKER PAVILION: Dance classes are offered through this Monday 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 run 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 email@example.com.
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.
ELKHART COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Ÿ Temporary exhibit “The Home Front: Elkhart County During World War II” is open.
Ÿ Holiday Memories — The exhibit runs until Jan. 12.
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: Three — An opening reception for the exhibit is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The exhibit runs from Friday to Feb. 21 and features three-dimensional work from Jackie Carlson, Yvone Desrosiers and Julie Neises. Information: 282-2787 or www.fireartsinc.com. Fire Arts is at 305 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend.
GOSHEN COLLEGE: The Lion and Lamb student exhibition opens at 3 p.m. Jan. 13. Information: 535-7566, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.goshen.edu/tickets. The college is at 1700 S. Main St., Goshen.
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. 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.
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 email@example.com. The museum is at 429 S. Main St., Elkhart.
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 www.studebakermuseum.org;http://www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Ÿ Today — Tommy Miller Band
Ÿ Friday — Kennedys Kitchen
Ÿ Saturday — Old Clay Fields
In the restaurant at 127 N. Main St., South Bend. Information: 232-2853 or www.fiddlershearth.com;http://www.southbendart.org.
HARRISON LANDING: The restaurant is at 600 S. Main St., Elkhart. Information: 295-8882.
PETE'S SIMONTON LAKE: Mary Miles will perform a solo show at 8 p.m. Jan. 10. The tavern is at 51426 S.R. 19.
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.
SIGNATURE LANES: Rachel and the Blue Rays will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. Information: www.siglanes.com.
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: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
Ÿ Friday — Comedy Night at 8 p.m.
Ÿ Saturday — Kelly Richey Band at 9 p.m. Cover: $10
Information: 255-0458. The tavern is at 810 W. Fourth St.
SOUTH BEND ROLLER GIRLS: Jan. 12 — The ladies face the Fort Wayne Derby Girls in a double header.
Information: www.southbendrollergirls.com. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com. The Roller Girls play at USA Skate Center, 3909 N. Main St.
SOUTH BEND CENTER FOR HISTORY: Memories of Christmas Past: The photo exhibit will be on display through Sunday. Reservations: 235-9664. Information:www.centerforhistory.org. The center is at 808 W. Washington St.
SOUTH BEND MUSEUM OF ART
Ÿ Registration for Winter 2013 art classes is open. Classes begin Jan. 22.
Ÿ Recombination: An exhibition reception with the artists is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. The exhibit on found items and landscape and sculptural forms is on display until February. 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.
BRAUER MUSEUM OF ART: The Influence of J.R.R. Tolkien and His Writings — The exhibit of the personal collection of Dr. Brad Eden's Tolkien memorabilia is on display until March 17. The museum is at 1709 Chapel Drive on the Valparaiso University Campus.
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.
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.
Fernwood's winter hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Information: 269-695-6491 or ]www.fernwoodbotanical.org; The gardens are at 13988 Range Line Road.
Premier Arts: The Wizard of Oz 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16, 3 p.m. Feb. 17 Tickets: $18 per adult; $15 seniors and students, $12 for children
Stringfever 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 $20 general admission
Gift certificates for the 2013 Elkhart Jazz Festival and general gift certificates are on sale online or through the box office. Jazz Festival certificates may be redeemed for event passes, merchandise or festival concessions at The Lerner Theatre.
Jazz Festival gift certificates are available in $50 and $100 amounts.
The Lerner Theatre is at 410 S. Main St., Elkhart. For more information call 293-4469 or go to www.thelerner.com.
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 email@example.com. Questions about the entertainment calendar or submitting? Call Joe Kuharic of the eTruth.com Digital Division at 574-296-5861.