A listing of events, concerts and performances in Elkhart County and surrounding areas.
DOWAGIAC ICE FESTIVAL: The Dowagiac (Mich.) Ice Time Festival will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Dowagiac. Information: 269-782-8212 or www.DowagiacChamber.com.
RUTHMERE MANSION: The mansion will celebrate “Downton Abbey” at 5 p.m. Feb. 17. Tea, wine, sandwiches and scones will be served. There will be Edwardian era music and a presentation on the culture of 1920s Europe. Admission. RSVP by Feb. 11 with Abbey Huff at 264-0330 or email@example.com.
PREMIER ARTS: Season tickets are 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 “Snow Queen” run through February. Show times are 1 and 4 p.m. Fridays; 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; and private groups only on Wednesdays. Information: 219-210-3428.
SOUTH BEND CIVIC THEATRE: “Unnecessary Farce” plays on the Mainstage through Sunday. Information and tickets: 234-1112 or www.sbct.org. The theater is at 403 N. Main St., South Bend.
BEULAH MISSIONARY CHURCH: Bethel College's music groups, Anchored and Justified, will perform at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at the church, 57595 C.R. 17, Goshen. Information: 807-7824.
BLUE GATE THEATER: Feb 16 — A valentine event featuring dinner, theater and carriage rides is at 2 and 8 p.m. Information: 888-447-4725. The theater is at 175 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana.
Ÿ Youth Honors Orchestra — The concert will be at 7 p.m. today in Sauder Concert Hall.
Ÿ The Goshen College music faculty will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Rieth Recital Hall.
Ÿ The 53rd annual Concerto-Aria concert is at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in Sauder Concert Hall.
Ÿ A Limitless Expanse — The chamber choir will perform at 1 p.m. Feb. 12.
Information: 535-7566, firstname.lastname@example.org or [URL]www.goshen.edu/tickets;[URL]. The college is at 1700 S. Main St., Goshen.
GOSHEN THEATER: The Bob Marley Birthday Bash Tour will be at the theater at 9 p.m. Feb. 9. Information: 535-0808. Tickets: [/URL]www.brownpapertickets.com;http://www.brownpapertickets.com[URL] or [/URL]www.goshentheater.com;http://www.goshentheater.com[URL]. The theater is at 216 N. Main 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[URL].
ELKHART COUNTY EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS
Heritage Skills Workshop Registration is nopen. Full-day and half-day classes are from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds in the Elkhart County Purdue Extension office. Information: Alice Moy at 533-5968. Registration: [/URL]www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/elkhart;http://www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/elkhart[URL].
Ÿ Daniel Philpott of the University of Notre Dame will give a speech on reconciliation in politics at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Rieth Recital Hall.
Ÿ Assistant professor of biology, Dr. Kristopher Schmidt, will give a talk on the immune system of worms at 4 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Science Building, Room 106.
The college is at 1700 S. Main St., Goshen.
MIDWEST MUSEUM OF ART
Ÿ Feb. 7: Curator Brian Byrn will continue the discussion on the current exhibit, Images of Children.
Ÿ Feb. 14: Todd Hoover discusses “outsider” art created by self-taught artists.
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.
Dance class dates are 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.
TIPPING POINT BASKETBALL: Intermediate classes are from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursdays starting today at the Elkhart Sports Center, 1162 Fremont Court, Elkhart.
ELKHART COUNTY PARKS: All photos for the 33rd annual Elkhart County Parks Photo Contest will be on display in the community room at Concord Mall until noon Friday.
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 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 [/URL]www.fireartsinc.com;[URL]. Fire Arts is at 305 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend.
Ÿ The student exhibit, Lion and Lamb, is on display through Friday in the Good Library Gallery.
Ÿ An opening reception for the exhibit, Heritage Works, is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Good Library Gallery. The exhibit runs from Feb. 10 to March 28.
Ÿ Recent Directions: The exhibit of ceramicist Gregg Luginbuhl's work runs until 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 [/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. 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 runs until March 10. A reception for the event is from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 10. Free. Information: 631-5466 or [/URL]www.sniteartmuseum.nd.edu;[URL]. 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.
SOUTH BEND MUSEUM OF ART: The 2013 Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition: An opening reception for the exhibit is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Warner Gallery. A ceremony honoring winners is at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Bendix Theatre at the Century Center. The exhibit runs from Saturday to March 2. The museum is at 120 S. St. Joseph St., South Bend.
STUDEBAKER NATIONAL MUSEUM
Ÿ The Not So Open Road: The exhibit runs through March 3. It focuses on the travel challenges of African Americans during the pre-civil rights era.
Ÿ Studebaker at the Brickyard: The exhibit runs through April 28. The exhibit focuses on 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].
WAKARUSA HISTORIC MUSEUM: The Bird's Eye View Museum exhibit will be on display from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 19-22 at the museum. Reservations are required by Feb. 22. Information and registration: Wakarusa Chamber of Commerce at 862-4344 or email@example.com. The museum is at 403 Wabash Ave., Wakarusa.
BARNEY'S BAR: Barney's Bar and DJ Killa Keebz will host trivia nights covering sports and music for prizes from 7 to 11 p.m. Tuesdays at the bar, 2700 Hammond Ave. No cover. Information: 387-7882 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ÿ Today — Marty Miles
Ÿ Friday — Kennedys Kitchen
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].
HALF TIME BAR: A comedy review is from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the bar, 26084 C.R. 6, Elkhart. Cover: $5.
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: Elwood Splinters will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. Information: [/URL]www.siglanes.com;[URL].
SPORTS TIME PUB AND GRILL
Ÿ JT Buffett: Island Music plays from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays.
Ÿ All Stars Jazz Band plays from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8.
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
CHICAGO GRILL & BAR: Wednesday
CONSTANT SPRING: Wednesday
GARVER LAKE BAR & GRILL: Today and Saturday
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 today through Sunday at Wunderkammer Co., 3402 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne. Information: [/URL]www.fwfringe.org;[URL] or [/URL]www.facebook.com/fwfringe;[URL].
BETHEL COLLEGE: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center. Tickets: 807-7080. The college is at 1001 Bethel Circle.
Ÿ Friday — Friday Comedy Night at 9 p.m. Cover: $8
Ÿ Saturday — Tom Moore and Jeff Bickel Birthday Extravaganza at 8:30 p.m. Cover: $10
Information: 255-0458. The tavern is at 810 W. Fourth St.
IU SOUTH BEND: "The Wizard of Oz" will be performed at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday in the campus auditorium in Northside Hall. Tickets and information: 520-4203 or arts.iusb.edu. Northside Hall is at 1855 Northside Blvd.
PALAIS ROYALE: The Bob and Tom Comedy Tour starts at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Tickets: 235-9190, 800-537-6415 or [/URL]www.MorrisCenter.org;[URL]. Palais Royale is at 105 W. Colfax Ave.
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 [/URL]www.potawatomizoo.org;[URL]. The zoo is at 500 S. Greenlawn Ave., South Bend.
SOUTH BEND MUSEUM OF ART: Recombination: The exhibit on found items and landscape and sculptural forms is on display until Feb. 24. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday.
Information: 235-9102 or [/URL]southbendart.org;[URL]. 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 from 9 p.m. to midnight Thursdays at the bar, 69245 Maple St. No cover charge. Information: 269-414-4103.
SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE: The SMC Brass Band will have a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Dale A. Lyons Building on the campus. Admission. The college is at 58900 Cherry Grove Road.
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 Registration is open for a valentine dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at Fernwood. Register by Wednesday. Cost: $90 per couple.
Ÿ A Groundhog's Day Snowshoe Hike will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Ÿ Brandywine-Niles School Art Exhibit — Artwork from the students, in a variety of media, is on display through Feb. 24.
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 [/URL]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