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Entertainment Calendar: Your guide to local events

A listing of events, concerts and performances in Elkhart County and the surrounding area.
Posted on Nov. 26, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Nov. 26, 2013 at 5:41 p.m.

EVENTS

ARTWALK WEDNESDAY: ArtWalk Wednesday will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 in downtown Elkhart.

GOSHEN NOON KIWANIS: The 2013-14 Travelogue Series continues with “Italy: A Journey to Venice, Tuscany, Rome, Naples and the Amalfi Coast” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in the Goshen Middle School auditorium, 1216 S. Indiana Ave. Admission. Information: Deb Jones at 536-6091.

LERNER THEATRE: Tickets are on sale for the 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 showing of “Mary of Nazareth” hosted by Knights of Columbus St. Jude Council 1043 at the theater, 410 S. Main St., Elkhart. Tickets: www.thelerner.com or www.koc1043.org.

STARRY NIGHT PARADE: The city of Elkhart Starry Night parade will be Dec. 7 in downtown Elkhart.

WAKARUSA CHRISTMAS AROUND THE TREE: The community event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in downtown Wakarusa. There will be live entertainment and free hot cocoa and homemade Christmas cookies.

THEATER

AMISH ACRES ROUND BARN THEATRE: “The Wizard of Oz” runs through Dec. 31. Tickets and information: 800-800-4942, ext. 2, or amishacres.com. Amish Acres is at 1600 W. Market St., Nappanee.

BLUE GATE THEATER: “The Confession” runs until Dec. 7. Information: 888-447-4725 or www.BlueGateTheater.com. The theater is at 175 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana.

DAS DUTCHMAN ESSENHAUS: “The Father” will be performed at 7 p.m. Dec. 5-7 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7 in Heritage Hall at Essenhaus, 240 U.S. 20, Middlebury. Tickets and information: 800-455-9471 or www.Essenhaus.com.

LERNER THEATRE

Ÿ “Contemporary Nutcracker” will be performed at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.

Ÿ “Christopher’s Christmas” will be performed at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.

The theatre is at 410 S. Main St., Elkhart. Tickets and information: www.thelerner.com.

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 THEATRE: “Annie” — Mainstage, Friday, Nov. 29, through Dec. 15. Information and tickets: 234-1112 or www.sbct.org. The theater is at 403 N. Main St., South Bend.

CONCERTS

BLUE GATE THEATER

Ÿ Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30: David Pendleton

Ÿ Dec. 6: A Collingsworth Christmas

Ÿ Dec. 7: Ricky Skaggs and The White Christmas show

Ÿ Dec. 11-14: LeFevres and the Nelsons Christmas

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

ELKHART CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL: The New Horizon’s Band will perform a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the school, One Blazer Blvd., Elkhart. Toys for Tots donations will be accepted.

LERNER THEATRE

Ÿ Bob Ralston will perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Admission.

Ÿ The Elkhart Municipal Band will perform at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8. The handbell choir will perform at 1:45 p.m. Free.

The theater is at 410 S. Main St., Elkhart. Information: www.thelerner.com.

GOSHEN COLLEGE: A Festival of Carols will be at 7:30 pm. Dec. 6 and 7 and 4 p.m Dec. 8 at the Goshen College Music Center. The college is at 1700 S. Main St., Goshen. Information: 535-7361 or gcmusiccenter.org.

RUTHMERE FALL CONCERT SERIES: Friday, Nov. 29 — Nicholas Roth. Admission. Refreshments served after each performance. Information and reservations: Jennifer at 264-0330, ext. 104. The museum is at 302 E. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart.

LECTURES/CLASSES/WORKSHOPS

APPALACHIAN CLOG DANCING CLASSES: Classes will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 5 at Prairieview Missionary Church, 2612 Dierdorf Road, Goshen. Information: Becky at 773-3569, Maribeth at 825-9672 or Sharon at 457-2258.

LINTON’S ENCHANTED GARDENS

Ÿ Saturday, Nov. 30: Pinterest for Christmas

Ÿ Dec. 7: Wreathmaking 101

The gardens are at 315 C.R. 17, Elkhart.

MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Noontime Talks

Ÿ Nov. 28: Thanksgiving

Ÿ Dec. 5: Brett Maniscalco

Ÿ Dec. 12: Anthony Droege: The Indiana Years

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.

OX BOW COUNTY PARK: A build a ski chair class will be from 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 14 at the Ox Bow County Park Service Center, 23427 C.R. 45, Elkhart. Cost. Preregister by 4 p.m. Dec. 6 by calling 535-6458.

EXHIBITS

ELKHART COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Ÿ “Top It Off with a Hat” exhibit — Runs through the end of 2013.

Ÿ “Partly Dave Coffee House” exhibit — Runs until September 2014.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Information: www.elkhartcountyhistory.org. The museum is at 304 W. Vistula St., Bristol.

GOSHEN COLLEGE: The Jason Lahr and Krista Hoefle exhibits will be on display until Dec. 29 in the Hershberger Gallery. Information: www.goshen.edu/news. The college is at 1700 S. Main St., Goshen.

NATIONAL NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROAD MUSEUM: Exhibits include the Stanley Bell Model Railroad Collection, which includes a five-track model train layout, the Mohawk 3001 NYC Steam Engine and interactive exhibits. The museum is at 721 S. Main St., Elkhart.

RUTHMERE MUSEUM: Holiday tours will run from Saturday, Nov. 30, to Dec. 30. Two evening tours will be offered at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27 and 28. The museum will be closed Dec. 24-26. Reservations: 264-0330. The museum is at 302 E. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart. Information: www.Ruthmere.org.

WOODLAWN NATURE CENTER: The exhibit “Fossils of the Michigan Basin” will be on display until March 9, 2014, at the center, 604 Woodlawn Ave., Elkhart.

NIGHT LIFE

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.

BETWEEN THE BUNS: Open Mic Night with Ground Control will be at 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the restaurant, 1720 Lincolnway W., Osceola.

DAV CHAPTER 19: Gypsy Red will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the DAV, 1205 Middleton Run Road, Elkhart.

FIDDLER’S HEARTH

Thursday, Nov. 28: Closed for Thanksgiving

Friday, Nov. 29: Kennedys Kitchen

Saturday, Nov. 30: ND vs. Stanford

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

FIVE STAR DIVE BAR

Ÿ DJ Tiburion at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. Free.

Ÿ DJ Pat Jackson at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. Free.

The bar is at 561 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart. Information: www.fivestardivebar.info.

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.

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.

KARAOKE

BARNEY’S BAR: Thursday, Friday and Saturday

BOLT’S: Friday and Saturday

BOWLY’S CRYSTAL BAR: Saturday

CHICAGO GRILL & BAR: Wednesday

CONSTANT SPRING: Wednesday

GARVER LAKE BAR & GRILL: Thursday and Saturday

PHYL’S CORNER: Friday and Saturday

SIGNATURE LANES/CLUB 300: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday

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

ALSO IN THE AREA

INDIANA

LaPorte

HESSTON STEAM MUSEUM: Santa’s Candy Cane Express will run Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15 at the museum. Information: 219-778-2783 or www.hesston.org.

Mishawaka

MIDWAY TAVERN: Saturday, Nov. 30: Moveable Types will perform at 9 p.m. Free. Information: 255-0458. The tavern is at 810 W. Fourth St.

South Bend

CENTER FOR HISTORY: An exhibit on the Fighting Irish band will run until August 2014. The museum is at 808 W. Washington St. Information: 235-9664 or www.centerforhistory.org.

IU SOUTH BEND

Ÿ The Complete Works of William Shakespeare will be at 8 p.m. Dec. 3-6 and 4 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Campus Auditorium in Northside Hall.

Ÿ The BFA Student Exhibition I will be on display from Dec. 4-14 in the Art Gallery in the Education and Arts Building. An artist reception will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6.

Information: 520-4203 or arts.iusb.edu. IUSB is at 1700 W. Mishawaka Ave.

MORRIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Ÿ “Jersey Boys” will be performed until Dec. 8.

Ÿ Straight No Chaser will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 19.

Ÿ Tickets are on sale for the Feb. 7, 2014, performance of “Men are from Mars — Women are from Venus — Live.”

Ÿ Tickets are on sale for the March 13, 2014, performance of “Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned.”

Ÿ Tickets are on sale for the April 12, 2014, performance of Red Green.

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

SOUTH BEND MUSEUM OF ART

Ÿ The Ansel Adams exhibit “Masterworks” will be on display until Jan. 12, 2014.

Ÿ A photography exhibit on “The Role of Place” will be on display through Sunday, Dec. 1.

The museum is at 120 S. Saint Joseph St.

STUDEBAKER NATIONAL MUSEUM AND THE CENTER FOR HISTORY: The Knute Rockne exhibit will be on display until Sunday, Dec. 1. Information: Call 235-9714 or visit www.studebakermuseum.org. The museum is at 201 S. Chapin St.

MICHIGAN

Buchanan

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.

Edwardsburg

BARN SWALLOW THEATRE: “Nuncrackers” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-7 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at the theatre, 22334 U.S. 12 East. Information: Carol at 269-445-2511.

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.

New Buffalo

FOUR WINDS CASINO: Tickets are on sale for the Dec. 7 Michael Bolton concert in the Silver Creek Event Center at the casino, 11111 Wilson Road. Tickets: 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

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 submitted at www.elkharttruth.com/calendar. For questions contact Joe Kuharic at 296-5861.


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