A listing of events, concerts and performances in Elkhart County and the surrounding area.
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.
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.
BLUE GATE THEATER
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve event: Dailey and Vincent, Dennis Swanberg and Red Roots
Jan. 3-4: The Booth Brothers Jan. 10: Three Bridges
Information: 888-447-4725 or www.BlueGateTheater.com. The theater is at 175 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana.
ELKHART CIVIC THEATRE: “Almost, Maine” will be performed at 8 p.m. Jan. 10, 11, 17 and 18 and at 3 p.m. Jan. 12 and 19 at the theater, 210 E. Vistula St., Bristol. Tickets and information: 848-4116 or elkhartcivictheatre.org.
IGNITION GARAGE: The Brew Showcase will begin at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at Ignition Garage, 120 E. Washington St., Goshen. Performers include Andru Bemis, Von Strantz and Shiny Shiny Black. Tickets and information: ignitionmusic.net.
PARKS AND GARDENS
ELKHART COUNTY CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT: The annual event will be Jan. 4 across Elkhart County. Field observers will meet at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 4 at the Ox Bow Haus Shelter in Ox Bow County Park, 23033 C.R. 45, Dunlap. To preregister and for information on other bird count activities call the Elkhart County Parks at 535-6458 or email email@example.com.
LINTON’S ENCHANTED GARDENS
Jan. 4: Landscaping 101
Jan. 11: Personalize your home décor
All workshops are at 10 a.m. The gardens are at 315 C.R. 17, Elkhart. Information: 293-9699 or www.lintons.com.
MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Dec. 26: Herb and Dorothy
Jan. 2: “American Visions: The Wilderness and the West”
Jan. 9: A talk about John Singer Sargent
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.
ELKHART COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
“Top It Off with a Hat” exhibit — Runs through the end of 2013.
The “Auto Indiana” exhibit will be on display from Jan. 9 to Feb. 3.
“Partly Dave Coffee House” exhibit — Runs until September 2014.
Museum hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Information: www.elkhartcountyhistory.org. The museum is at 304 W. Vistula St., Bristol.
FIRE ARTS: The Len Cockman sculptural ceramics exhibit will be on display from Jan. 3 to Feb. 28 at Fire Arts, 305 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend. An opening reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 3. Information: www.fireartsinc.com.
GOSHEN COLLEGE: The Jason Lahr and Krista Hoefle exhibits will be on display until Sunday, Dec. 29, in the Hershberger Gallery. Information: www.goshen.edu/news. The college is at 1700 S. Main St., Goshen.
OF AMERICAN ART: An exhibit of the work of IU South Bend Professor of Art Emeritus Anthony Droege will be on display until Feb. 23 at the museum, 304 W. Vistula St. Information: www.elkhartcountyhistory.org.
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 Monday, Dec. 30. Two evening tours will be offered at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27 and 28. The museum will be closed through Thursday, Dec. 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 at the center, 604 Woodlawn Ave., Elkhart.
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.
BETWEEN THE BUNS: Open Mic Night with Ground Control will be at 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the restaurant, 1720 Lincolnway W., Osceola.
BRISTOL AMERICAN LEGION: Cousin Vinny will perform from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Legion, 905 Maple St., Bristol.
DAV CHAPTER 19: Gypsy Red at 7 p.m. Dec. 28 at DAV 19, 1205 Middleton Run Road. Information: www.reverbnation.com.
Thursday, Dec. 26: St. Stephans Day — Irish Session
Friday, Dec. 27: Soltre
Saturday, Dec. 28: Anish
In the restaurant at 127 N. Main St., South Bend. Information: 232-2853 or www.fiddlershearth.com.
FIVE STAR DIVE BAR
Partymouth at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28. Cover: $5.
Shock Roxy will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Cover: $12-$14.
Comedy night will be at 8 p.m. Jan. 9. Cover: $10.
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.
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
EMBASSY THEATRE: Bill Cosby will perform as part of his “Far From Finished Tour” at 7 p.m. March 30 at the theater, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. Tickets: Call 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
MIDWAY TAVERN: Saturday, Dec. 28: Cornerstone Blues Band at 9 p.m. Cover: $5. Information: 255-0458. The tavern is at 810 W. Fourth St.
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.
MORRIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Tickets are on sale for the Jan. 26 performance of “Elvis Lives.”
Tickets are on sale for the Feb. 7 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.
PALAIS ROYALE: A New Year’s dinner/dance party will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Palais Royale, 105 W. Colfax Ave. The Tom Milow Big Band will perform. Information and tickets: 235-9190 or www.MorrisCenter.org.
SOUTH BEND MUSEUM OF ART: The Ansel Adams exhibit “Masterworks” will be on display until Jan. 12. The museum is at 120 S. Saint Joseph St.
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.
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.