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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 Dec. 3, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Dec. 3, 2013 at 6:11 p.m.

EVENTS

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

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 Saturday, Dec. 7, in downtown Elkhart.

WAKARUSA CHRISTMAS AROUND THE TREE: The community event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, 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 Saturday, 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. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 5-7, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Heritage Hall at Essenhaus, 240 U.S. 20, Middlebury. Tickets and information: 800-455-9471 or www.Essenhaus.com.

ELKHART CIVIC THEATRE: “Winterlude” will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Bristol Opera House, 210 E. Vistula St., Bristol. Information: elkhartcivictheatre.org.

LERNER THEATRE: “A Christmas Carol” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 and 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at the theatre, 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.

CONCERTS

BLUE GATE THEATER

Ÿ Friday, Dec. 6: A Collingsworth Christmas

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

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

Ÿ Dec. 13-18: Glory and Majesty of Christmas presented by the Webbs

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

COLLEGE MENNONITE CHURCH: The Goshen Community Chorale and Orchestra will perform “Messiah” by George Frideric Handel at 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at the church, 1900 S. Main St., Goshen. Admission: Free. Free-will offerings will be accepted.

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

GRAND HORIZON CENTER: Phillips Craig and Dean will perform their holiday show at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the center, 1610 S. Nappanee St., Elkhart. Admission. Information: www.theghc.net.

LERNER THEATRE

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

Ÿ The Elkhart Municipal Band will perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 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.

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.

ELKHART COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Family Fun Day will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 14 at the museum, 304 W. Vistula St., Bristol. The event is titled “Ice Ages.” Admission. Information: www.elkhartcountyhistory.org.

LINTON’S ENCHANTED GARDENS

Ÿ Saturday, Dec. 7: Wreathmaking 101

Ÿ Dec. 14: Seminar on attracting birds

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

MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Noontime Talks

Ÿ Dec. 5: Brett Maniscalco

Ÿ Dec. 12: Anthony Droege: The Indiana Years

Ÿ Dec. 19: 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. Friday, 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 until 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.

FIDDLER’S HEARTH

Ÿ Thursday, Dec. 5: Uncle John and Judy Berg

Ÿ Friday, Dec. 6: Jack Callahan

Ÿ Saturday, Dec. 7: Roger Drawdy and the Firestarters

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

FIVE STAR DIVE BAR

Ÿ Shock Roxy at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Cover: $5.

Ÿ Paul Erdman at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. Free.

Ÿ The Unit at 8 p.m. Dec. 13. Cover: $5.

Ÿ Att3ntion D3ficit at 8 p.m. Dec. 14. Cover: $5.

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

MR. G’S: Pfreak Show will perform at 10 p.m. Dec. 14 at Mr. G’s, 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.

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 Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8 and 14-15, at the museum. Information: 219-778-2783 or www.hesston.org.

Fort Wayne

EMBASSY THEATRE: Bill Cosby will perform as part of his “Far From Finished Tour” at 7 p.m. March 30, 2014, at the theater, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. Tickets: Call 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Mishawaka

MIDWAY TAVERN: Saturday, Dec. 7: Big Daddy Dupree 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. through Friday, Dec. 6, and 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Campus Auditorium in Northside Hall.

Ÿ The BFA Student Exhibition I will be on display from through Dec. 14 in the Art Gallery in the Education and Arts Building. An artist reception will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 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 Sunday, Dec. 8.

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

Ÿ The Nutcracker Ballet will be performed at 2 p.m. Dec. 14-15 and 7 p.m. Dec. 15.

Ÿ Tickets are on sale for the Jan. 26, 2014, performance of “Elvis Lives.”

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

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

SOUTH BEND MUSEUM OF ART: The Ansel Adams exhibit “Masterworks” will be on display until Jan. 12, 2014. The museum is at 120 S. Saint Joseph 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. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-7, and 2 p.m. Sunday, 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 296-5887.



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