DAS DUCTHMAN ESSENHAUS: A toy show will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the restaurant building. Admission. Information: 800-455-9471 or www.Essenhaus.com. The restaurant is at 240 U.S. 20, Middlebury.
LAUGH OUT LOCAL: The comedy event is at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Elkhart Civic Theatre. Admission. Information: 848-4116. The theater is at 210 E. Vistula St., Bristol.
PUPPET PARLOR THEATRE
Ÿ Performances of “Hansel and Gretel” will be extended until Jan. 23.
Ÿ Performances of “Snow Queen” will begin Jan. 25.
Show times are 1 and 4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 219-210-3428.
ELKHART CIVIC THEATER: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 — The play will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Jan. 18 and 19 and at 3 p.m. Sunday and 20 at the Bristol Opera House. Tickets: 848-4116 or www.elkhartcivictheatre.org. The theater is at 210 E. Vistula St., Bristol.
SOUTH BEND CIVIC THEATRE
Ÿ Tea at Five — Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Warner Studio.
Ÿ Unnecessary Farce — Mainstage, Jan. 18-Feb. 3.
Information and tickets: 234-1112 or www.sbct.org. The theater is at 403 N. Main St., South Bend.
BLUE GATE THEATER: The Mark Trammel Quartet will perform Jan. 25. 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. Friday. Must be 21 or older. Cover: $5. Constant Spring is at 219 S. Main St., Goshen.
ŸEmmy Lou Harris — The singer will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Sold out.
Ÿ Spektral String Quartet — The quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18. Tickets: Prices vary.
Information: 535-7566, email@example.com or www.goshen.edu/tickets. The college is at 1700 S. Main St., Goshen.
IGNITION GARAGE: The Bergamot will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday. The Rutabega will open the show. Tickets: 534-984 or www.ignitionmusic.net. Ignition Garage is at 120 E. Washington St., Goshen.
LERNER THEATER: Tickets are on sale starting Friday for the Feb. 22 Stringfever concert. Tickets and information: 800-294-8223 or www.wagonwheeltheatre.org. The theater is at 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw.
CASS COUNTY SHERRIF'S OFFICE: A class on snowmobile safety is from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 19. at Cass County Emergency Management/E-911. Preregister by Jan. 17. Registration: 269-445-1240 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The building is at 130 N. Broadway St., Cassopolis, Mich.
Ÿ A screening of the documentary “A Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed” is at 7 p.m. Tuesday 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.
Ÿ Author Dana Johnson will give a reading at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Newcomer Center, Room 17.
Information: 535-7566, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.goshen.edu/tickets. The college is at 1700 S. Main St., Goshen.
MIDWEST MUSEUM OF ART
Ÿ Today: Sculpture in the permanent collection: Brian Byrn discussed three-dimensional works on display.
Ÿ Jan. 17: Sculptor Wayne Harshberger discusses carving techniques in alabaster.
Ÿ Jan. 24: The film “The Mystery of Henry Moore” about the British sculptor.
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 this Saturday, 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 email@example.com. Premier Arts is at 410 S. Main St., Elkhart.
RUTHMERE MUSEUM: Discover Historic Elkhart — Todd Zeiger will give a presentation on How to Research Your Old House at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Havilah Beardsley House. Admission. Information: 264-0330 or www.Ruthmere.org. The Beardsley House is at 102 W. Beardsley Ave.
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 the three existing categories. Rules and entry forms: www.elkhartcountyparks.org. Information: 535-6458 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All photos will be on display in the Community Room at Concord Mall from Jan. 25 until noon Feb. 1
WOODLAWN NATURE CENTER: Connecting our Kids with Nature — Dr. Carla Gull puts on a program for adults from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday about getting kids engaged with nature. Admission. The nature center is at 604 Woodlawn Ave.
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 Saturday.
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 — The exhibit runs until 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. Sunday. Information: 535-7566, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The museum is at 429 S. Main St., Elkhart.
SNITE MUSEUM OF ART: Touching Ground and exhibit of Polaroids by Jennifer Trausch opens Sunday and runs until March 10. A reception for the event is from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 10. Free. Information: 631-5466 or www.sniteartmuseum.nd.edu. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. The museum is at 100 Moose Krause Circle, Notre Dame.
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.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 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.
Ÿ Today — Chad Miller
Ÿ Friday — Three Men in Kilts
Ÿ Saturday — The Chancey Brothers
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.
PETE'S SIMONTON LAKE: Mary Miles will perform a solo show at 8 p.m. today. 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.
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.
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 and Saturday.
VFW POST 88:8 p.m. to midnight SaturdaY
Also In The Area
Ÿ Friday — Bailey Williams at 8 p.m. Cover: $8
Ÿ Saturday — Billy Stix Nicks and the Motown Dance and Show Band at 9 p.m. Cover: $10
Ÿ Sunday — Jason Ricci and New Blood at 7:30 p.m. Cover: $10
Information: 255-0458. The tavern is at 810 W. Fourth St.
SOUTH BEND ROLLER GIRLS: Saturday — 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.
POTAWATOMI ZOO: Winter Days will be hosted at the zoo from noon to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 9 and March 9. The event will feature a female red panda, a male snow leopard and a female chimpanzee on loan from zoos across the country. Admission. Information: 235-9800 or www.potawatomizoo.org. The zoo is at 500 S. Greenlawn Ave., South Bend.
SOUTH BEND MUSEUM OF ART
Ÿ Registration for winter 2013 art classes is open. Classes begin Jan. 22.
Ÿ Recombination: 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 www.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 Railway Garden: Replicas of Buchanan's Pears Mill, the Niles Depot, the St. Joseph Lighthouse and Notre Dame's Golden Dome.
Ÿ 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.
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