DAS DUCTHMAN ESSENHAUS: A toy show will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the restaurant building. Admission. Information: 800-455-9471 or www.Essenhaus.com. The restaurant is at 240 U.S. 20, Middlebury.
GOSHEN NOON KIWANIS CLUB: Travelogue Series — The next film is at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Goshen Middle School auditorium. The film “England’s West County” will play. Tickets are available at the door. Information: Deb Jones at 536-6091. The school is at 1216 S. Indiana Ave. (C.R. 21), Goshen.
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.
NOTRE DAME STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL: The 24th annual festival will run Jan. 24-26 in the Browning Cinema. Tickets: 631-2800 or performingarts.nd.edu. The theater is on the Notre Dame campus at 100 Performing Arts Center, Notre Dame.
ELKHART CIVIC THEATER: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 — The play will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bristol Opera House. Tickets: 848-4116 or www.elkhartcivictheatre.org. The theater is at 210 E. Vistula St., Bristol.
PREMIER ARTS: Season tickets are now available for the 2013 season. Information: 293-4469 or www.premierarts.org. The theater is at 410 S. Main St., Elkhart.
PUPPET PARLOR THEATRE
Performances of “Hansel and Gretel” will be extended until Wednesday.
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.
SOUTH BEND CIVIC THEATRE: Unnecessary Farce plays on the Mainstage, Jan. 18 through 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.
FARMERS MARKET: Local performers will put on a concert at 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at the market. Admission: $10, free for kids 6 and younger. The market is at 224 S. Main St., Elkhart.
Spektral String Quartet — The quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets: Prices vary.
Kwiran Lee — The visiting Korean pianist will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Rieth Recital Hall.
Youth Honors Orchestra — The concert is at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in Sauder Concert Hall.
Information: 535-7566, firstname.lastname@example.org or [URL]www.goshen.edu/tickets;[URL]. The college is at 1700 S. Main St., Goshen.
IGNITION GARAGE:The Steel Wheels will perform at 5 p.m. Jan 27. Tickets: 534-984 or [/URL]www.ignitionmusic.net;http://www.ignitionmusic.net[URL]. Ignition Garage is at 120 E. Washington St., Goshen.
LERNER THEATER: Tickets are on sale for the Feb. 22 Stringfever concert. Tickets and information: 800-294-8223 or [/URL]www.thelerner.com;http://www.thelerner.com.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWHIP CHURCH: Bob Milne will perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the church. Admission. The church is at 1732 Garden St., Elkhart
CASS COUNTY SHERRIF’S OFFICE: A class on snowmobile safety is from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Cass County Emergency Management/E-911. Preregister by today. Registration: 269-445-1240 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The building is at 130 N. Broadway St., Cassopolis, Mich.
A screening of the documentary “A Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed” is at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Admin Building, Room 28. A Q&A with the filmmaker Dr. Wilbert Smith will follow at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Umble Center.
Author Dana Johnson will give a reading at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Newcomer Center, Room 17.
Information: 535-7566, email@example.com or [URL]www.goshen.edu/tickets. The college is at 1700 S. Main St., Goshen.
MIDWEST MUSEUM OF ART
Today: Sculptor Wayne Harshberger discusses carving techniques in alabaster.
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 Feb. 9, March 9, April 13 and May 11.
9:15 to 10:15 a.m. — Beginner Hip Hop, ages 8-12
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Intermediate Hip Hop, ages 13-17
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.
ELKHART COUNTY PARKS: Submissions for the 33rd annual Elkhart County Parks Photo Contest run through 4 p.m. Friday. 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 email@example.com. All photos will be on display in the Community Room at Concord Mall from Jan. 25 until noon Feb. 1
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: Temporary exhibit “The Home Front: Elkhart County During World War II” is open.
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.
The student exhibit, Lion and Lamb, is on display through Feb. 1 in the Good Library Gallery.
Recent Directions: An opening exhibit for ceramicist Gregg Luginbuhl’s work is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Hershberger Art Gallery. The exhibit runs from Sunday to March 4.
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.
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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.
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 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
The Not So Open Road: The exhibit runs Monday through March 3. The exhibit focuses on the travel challenges of African Americans during the pre-civil rights era.
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.
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.
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.
Today — Andrew and the Family Ferlic
Friday — The Bowzies
Saturday — Switchback
In the restaurant at 127 N. Main St., South Bend. Information: 232-2853 or www.fiddlershearth.com.
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: The Rattlers 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.
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
FORT WAYNE FRINGE FESTIVAL: The performing arts festival runs from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3 at Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne. Information: www.fwfringe.org or www.facebook.com/fwfringe.
Friday — Jr. and The Igniters at 9 p.m. Cover: $6
Saturday — Elwood Splinters Blues Band at 9 p.m. Cover: $7
Information: 255-0458. The tavern is at 810 W. Fourth St.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY: The Center for History and the Studebaker National Museum will offer free admission with the donation of a non-perishable item Monday in honor of Dr. King’s birthday.
POTAWATOMI ZOO: Winter Days will be hosted at the zoo from noon to 3 p.m. 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
Registration for winter 2013 art classes is open. Classes begin Tuesday.
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 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
Railway Garden: Replicas of Buchanan’s Pears Mill, the Niles Depot, the St. Joseph Lighthouse and Notre Dame’s Golden Dome.
Valentine’s Dinner: Registration is open for Valentine’s dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at Fernwood. Register by Feb. 6. Cost: $90 per couple.
Brandywine-Niles School Art Exhibit — Artwork from the students, in a variety of media, is on display through Feb. 24.
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.
The Entertainment Calendar appears each Thursday in The Elkhart Truth. Deadline for submissions to the Entertainment 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You also may leave a message with Joe Kuharic at 296-5861.