LERNER THEATRE: Tickets are on sale for the 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 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.
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: Hometown Holiday Traditions will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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.
BLUE GATE THEATER
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve event: Dailey and Vincent, Dennis Swanberg and Red Roots
Jan 3-4: The Booth Brothers
Information: 888-447-4725 or www.BlueGateTheater.com. The theater is at 175 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana.
DAS DUTCHMAN ESSENHAUS: Exalt Brass will perform at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, in the Essenhaus Heritage Hall on the Essenhaus campus, 13489 C.R. 16, Middlebury.
LERNER THEATRE: The Elkhart County Symphony will perform at 8 p.m Saturday, 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 Sunday, Dec. 22, at the theater, 2517 E. Center St., Warsaw. Information: 267-8041 or www.wagonwheeltheatre.org.
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: Saturday, 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
Dec. 19: Anthony Droege: The Indiana Years
Dec. 26: Herb and Dorothy
Jan. 2: “American Visions: The Wilderness and the West”
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.
“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.
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.
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.
DAV CHAPTER 19: Gypsy Red at 7 p.m. Dec. 28 at DAV 19, 1205 Middleton Run Road. Information: www.reverbnation.com.
Thursday, Dec. 19: Andyman Hopkins
Friday, Dec. 20: Moxie Strings with Fritz McGirr
Saturday, Dec. 21: Kennedys Kitchen
In the restaurant at 127 N. Main St., South Bend. Information: 232-2853 or www.fiddlershearth.com.
FIVE STAR DIVE BAR
Johnny Sprocket at 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. Free.
The Recent at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. Cover: $5.
Partymouth at 8 p.m. Dec. 28. Cover: $5.
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, 2014, at the theater, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. Tickets: Call 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
MIDWAY TAVERN: Saturday, Dec. 21: Lil Frank and The Premiers at 9 p.m. Cover: $10. 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
Straight No Chaser will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19.
South Bend Symphony Orchestra “Home for the Holidays” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22.
Tickets are on sale for the Jan. 26, 2014, performance of “Elvis Lives.”
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.
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, 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. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21, at the restaurant, 620 Washington St. Reservations recommended. Information: 234-9077.
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.