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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. 11, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Dec. 11, 2013 at 12:31 p.m.

EVENTS

AMISH ACRES: Breakfast with Santa will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Amish Acres, 1600 W. Market St., Nappanee. Information: www.amishacres.com.

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.

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.

LERNER THEATRE

Ÿ “A Christmas Carol” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.

Ÿ Hometown Holiday Traditions will be performed at 8 p.m. Dec. 21.

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

NEW WORLD ARTS: The Christmas 24/7 Play Festival will be at 8 p.m. Dec 21 at New World Arts, 211 S.Main St., Goshen. Information: www.newworldarts.org.

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 Through Saturday, Dec. 14: LeFevres and the Nelsons Christmas

Ÿ Friday, Dec. 13, through Wednesday, Dec. 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.

COPPES COMMONS: The “Beat the Winter Blues Music Fling” will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Coppes Commons, 401 E. Market St., Nappanee. The event will feature area bands including Guitar Banjo Band, Aaron Stutzman, Heartstrings Bluegrass, Bunker Hill Ramblers, Justified and Rusty Nail Crossing.

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

LERNER THEATRE: The Elkhart County Symphony will perform at 8 p.m Dec. 21. The theater is at 410 S. Main St., Elkhart. Admission. Information: www.thelerner.com.

WAGON WHEEL THEATRE: “The Sound of Music” will be performed through Dec. 22 at the theater, 2517 E. Center St., Warsaw. Information: 574-267-8041 or www.wagonwheeltheatre.org.

LECTURES/CLASSES/WORKSHOPS

ELKHART COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Family Fun Day will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, 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. 14: Seminar on attracting birds

Ÿ Dec. 21: New Year’s tablescapes and transforming a Christmas tree into a New Year’s tree.

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

MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Noontime Talks

Ÿ Dec. 12: Anthony Droege: The Indiana Years

Ÿ Dec. 19: Anthony Droege: The Indiana Years

Ÿ Dec. 26: Herb and Dorothy.

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 Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Ox Bow County Park Service Center, 23427 C.R. 45, Elkhart. Cost.

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. A special exhibit and coffee talk will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18. Free.

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

Thursday, Dec. 12: Old Clay Fields

Friday, Dec. 13: An Dro

Saturday, Dec. 14: Three Men in Kilts

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

FIVE STAR DIVE BAR

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

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

Ÿ Johnny Sprocket at 10 p.m. Dec. 20. Free.

Ÿ The Recent at 8 p.m. Dec. 21. Cover: $5.

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

IGNITION GARAGE: The “‘Tis the Season” benefit concert for the Philippines and The Window will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Ignition Garage, 120 E. Washington St., Goshen. Admission. Information 971-8282 or www.GoShakes.org.

MR. G’S: Pfreak Show will perform at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14, 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. 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:

Ÿ Friday, Dec. 13: 3rd SeSSion at 9 p.m. Cover: $5.

Ÿ Saturday, Dec. 14: Elwood Splinters Blues Band at 9 p.m. Cover: $7.

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: The BFA Student Exhibition I will be on display through Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Art Gallery in the Education and Arts Building. Information: 520-4203 or arts.iusb.edu. IUSB is at 1700 W. Mishawaka Ave.

MORRIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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

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

Ÿ South Bend Symphony Orchestra “Home for the Holidays” concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 22.

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.”

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: 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.

TIPPECANOE PLACE: “The Last Will and Testament of a Millionaire,” an interactive mystery dinner, will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21 at the restaurant, 620 Washington St. Reservations recommended. Information: 234-9077.

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

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.

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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