Entertainment Calendar: Your guide to things to see and do in the area

A listing of events, concerts and performances in Elkhart County and surrounding areas.
Posted on April 16, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on April 16, 2013 at 6:23 p.m.


CHICAGO CUBS TRIP: The Salvation Army will provide a bus to Chicago for the Chicago Cubs vs. the St. Louis Cardinals game May 8. The bus will arrive at the Salvation Army at 300 N. Main St., Elkhart, at 8:30 a.m. and leave at 9 a.m. Cost: $50 in advance. Information: The Salvation Army at 970-0088.

ELKHART COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: More than 15 local exhibitors will present Earth Day activities and events at the museum from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Information: www.elkhartcountyparks.org. The museum is at 304 W. Vistula St., Bristol.

GOSHEN NOON KIWANIS CLUB: Travelogue Series — The next film will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the Goshen Middle School auditorium. The film “Worlds of the Maya” will play. Tickets will be available at the door. Information: Deb Jones at 536-6091. The school is at 1216 S. Indiana Ave. (C.R. 21), Goshen.

LEMONADE DAY: Lemonade Day will be May 4 in Elkhart. Registration: elkhart.lemonadeday.org.

WAKARUSA MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL: The 44th annual festival will be Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, in downtown Wakarusa. Casey Weston, a finalist on “The Voice,” will perform. Information: www.wakarusachamber.com.


AMISH ACRES ROUND BARN THEATRE: “A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel” will be performed Wednesdays through Sundays until May 26. Tickets and information: 800-800-4942, ext. 2, or amishacres.com. Amish Acres is at 1600 W. Market St., Nappanee.

ELKHART CIVIC THEATRE: “Enchanted April” will be performed at 8 p.m. April 26-27 and May 3-4, and at 3 p.m. April 28 and May 5. Tickets: The theater at 848-4116 or www. elkhartcivictheatre.org. The theater is at 210 E. Vistula St., Bristol.

FAIRFIELD JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL: “Peter Pan and Wendy” — The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, at the school, 67530 U.S. 33, Goshen. Information: 831-2184.

PUPPET PARLOR THEATRE: Show times are at 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 THEATER: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” — Warner Studio, April 12-21. Information and tickets: 234-1112 or www.sbct.org. The theater is at 403 N. Main St., South Bend.



Ÿ Friday, April 19 — The Taylors will perform.

Ÿ April 26 and 27 — Ventriloquist David Pendleton will perform.

Information: 888-447-4725. The theater is at 175 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana.


Ÿ Symphony Orchestra concert — The orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Sauder Concert Hall. Tickets: Prices vary.

Ÿ Lea Salonga — The singer will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. Tickets: Prices vary.

Information: 535-7566, welcomecenter@goshen.edu or

http://www.goshen.edu/tickets">www.goshen.edu/tickets. The college is at 1700 S. Main St., Goshen.

IGNITION GARAGE: Amy LeVere will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Tickets: 971-8282 or ignitionmusic.net/Genre/694251;. Ignition Garage is at 120 E. Washington St., Goshen.

LERNER THEATER: The Elkhart Municipal Band will perform its 75th annual Spring Concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Free. The theater is at 410 S. Main St., Elkhart.


ELKHART COUNTY PARKS: A wild edibles program will be from 2 to 4 p.m. April 28 at the Black Maple Shelter in Ox Bow County Park, 23427 C.R. 45, Elkhart. Information: 535-6458.



Ÿ April 20: Do-it-yourself gardens

Ÿ April 27: Seminar on new plant releases for 2013

All seminars are at 10 a.m. Saturdays at the gardens, 315 C.R. 17, Elkhart. Reservations: 293-9699.


Noontime Talks

Ÿ April 18: Cynthia Marks discusses her ceramic work.

Ÿ April 25: Mark Goertzan, who took over the Lehman/Goertzan pottery at the Old Bag Factory, will speak.

Ÿ May 2: Dick Lehman, ceramic artist/potter.

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 classes are 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.

RUTHMERE MUSEUM: Backyard Maple Syrup Making and Mushrooms of Indiana — Lectures by Jim Carpenter will be given starting at 6 p.m. Friday, April 19.

The museum is at 302 E. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart.

WOODLAWN NATURE CENTER: The Hunger Games: A Nature Study — Participants will make nature journals and learn about wild edibles, tracking and camouflage. The program will be from 10 a.m. to noon April 27. Cost: $5.50. Information and registration: woodlawnnaturecenter@gmail.com or at 264-0525. The nature center is at 604 Woodlawn Ave., Elkhart.


BRADLEY VITE FINE ART: The museum specializes in 19th century and 20th century American art and 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.

FIRE ARTS: The John Mishler sculpture exhibit will run until April 25. Information: 282-2787 or www.fireartsinc.com. Fire Arts is at 305 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend.

GOSHEN COLLEGE: Inherited Quilts — The exhibit will run until July 12 in the Good Library Gallery. 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.

MAX BLACK FINE ART & FRAMING: “Dr. Seuss's Secrets of the Deep” exhibit will be on display April 20 to May 4 at the gallery, 7225 Heritage Square Drive, Ste. 238, Granger. An opening reception will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Free. The museum hours are Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 204-2385 or www.mbfineart.com.

MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART: The Bruno and Mary Moser collection of comtemporary ceramics exhibit will run until July 14. The museum is at 429 S. Main St., Elkhart. Information: 293-6660.

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.

RUTHMERE MUSEUM: Free Family Sundays are from 1 to 4 p.m. Havilah Beardsley House Free Family Sundays begin May 5. Tuesday-to-Saturday tours begin on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday tours are on the hour from 1 to 3 p.m. The museum is at 302 E. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart.


Ÿ “Beautiful Industry” — The exhibit runs through June 2.

Ÿ “Makers and Champions” — The exhibit runs through June 16.

Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Information: 235-9102 or southbendart.org. The museum is at 120 S. Saint Joseph St., South Bend.

STUDEBAKER NATIONAL MUSEUM: “Studebaker at the Brickyard” — The exhibit runs through April 28. 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 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 info@djkillakeebz.com.

CONSTANT SPRING: A regional hip hop showcase concert will be at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at 219 S. Main St., Goshen. Featured bands include The B.E.A.T., R.O.E., Neak and Wally West. Must be 21 or older. Cover: $5.


Ÿ Thursday, April 18 — Andyman Hopkins

Ÿ Friday, April 19 — Jack Callahan Band

Ÿ Saturday, April 20 — Millish

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

IGNITION GARAGE: GoProv “Lucky 13” improv comedy show at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at 120 E. Washington St., Goshen. Tickets: Better World Books or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/313631.

MR. G'S: Cousin Vinny will perform from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, April 19. The restaurant is at 708 Lincolnway W., Osceola.

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., Elkhart.

RULLI'S BELLA LUNA BAR: Information: 825-7222 or www.facebook.com/RullisBellaLuna. The bar is at 851 U.S. 20, Middlebury.

SIGNATURE LANES: Groupies Wanted will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, April 20. 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: Thursday, Friday and Saturday

BOLT'S: Friday and Saturday




GARVER LAKE BAR & GRILL: Thursday and Saturday

PHYL'S CORNER: Friday and Saturday

SIGNATURE LANES: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday

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





Ÿ Friday, April 19 — Jr. and the Igniters. Cover: $6

Ÿ Saturday, April 20 — The 44s. Cover: $10

Ÿ Sunday, April 21 — R. J. Mischo Harmonica Blowout with Lil Frank and the Premiers. Cover: $10

Information: 255-0458. The tavern is at 810 W. Fourth St. All bands play at 9 p.m.

RIVERSIDE TERRACE: Cousin Vinny and the Whistle Pigs will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20, as part of the Climb Project Foundation. Tickets: At http://www.lighthouseautismcenter.org. Riverside Terrace is at 426 Lincolnway E.

—South Bend—


Ÿ The BFA student art exhibition III will be on display through Saturday, April 20, in the east lounge.

Ÿ The Wind Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the campus auditorium.

Ÿ The Chorale and Chamber Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the campus auditorium.

Ÿ The Philharmonic will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the campus auditorium.

Ÿ The Toradze Piano Studio will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 26, in the campus auditorium.

Tickets and information: 520-4203 or arts.iusb.edu. All events take place in Northside Hall, 1855 Northside Blvd.


Ÿ Comedian Brian Regan will perform at 7 p.m. April 28.

Ÿ “The Price is Right Live!” interactive show will be at 7:30 p.m. April 30. Tickets are on sale.

Ÿ Tickets are on sale for the July 14 performance of Harry Connick Jr.

Tickets: The box office at 235-9190 or 800-537-6415 or www.MorrisCenter.org. The theater is at 211 N. Michigan St.

MUSIC VILLAGE: A Hammered Dulcimer workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Music Village, 108 N. Main St., Ste. 113, (lower level of the JMS Building). Cost: $50. Registration: Music Village at 245-7664 or www.themusicvillage.org.

—Terre Haute—

SWOPE ART MUSEUM: The 69th annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition will run from June 29 to Aug. 24. Information: www.swope.org or WVE@swope.org.



BUCHANAN ART CENTER: Gallery hours are from 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.



Ÿ The Spring Student art exhibit will run through April 25 in the Dale A. Lyons Building. An opening exhibit will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18.

Ÿ Speech Night will be from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Student Activity Center.

Ÿ Spring Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building.

Tickets: At the door or by calling the box office at 800-456-8675, ext. 1280. The college is at 58900 Cherry Grove Road.


FIRESIDE TAP AND GRILL: South of Somewhere will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight Thursdays at the bar, 69245 Maple St. No cover charge. Information: 269-414-4103.



Ÿ Railway Garden: Replicas of Buchanan's Pears Mill, the Niles Depot, the St. Joseph Lighthouse and Notre Dame's Golden Dome.

Ÿ Bryan Whitney Exhibit, Radio Flora: An opening reception is from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21. The exhibit runs from April 19 to June 2.

Ÿ Woodland Wildflowers: A lecture on woodland plants that bloom from April to June will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Cost: $12.

Fernwood's 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.

—New Buffalo—


Tickets are on sale for summer entertainment at the casino including Styx, Bill Engvall, Foreigner, Collective Soul, the Temptations and Chicago. Tickets: 800-745-3000 or at www.ticketmaster.com. The casino is at 11111 Wilson Road.

The Entertainment Calendar appears each Thursday in The Elkhart Truth. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Mondays. 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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