This Week’s Best Bets - May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017 GMT


Friday, May 5 The Dugan Duo: Jill Koren and Paul Kelly will play acoustic tunes with bold harmonies from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Red Roaster, 100 W. Main St. Saturday, May 6 John Sheckler: The local folk musician will play original and traditional songs on a handcrafted mountain lap dulcimer with a sing-along for kids from 1 to 3 p.m. at Village Lights Bookstore. Na Skylark: Will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Thomas Family Winery as part of Steampunk Night.


Senior Dance: The Madison Parks Department will host a dance featuring the music of Hat Creek at 6 p.m. May 5 at the Brown Gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call (812) 265-4758. Gender Revolution: Join Hanover College Love Out Loud, PFLAG Hanover/Madison and the Ohio River Valley PRIDE Coalition for a screening of, National Geographic’s “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric,” from 4 to 7 p.m. May 6 in Room 137 of the Science Center at Hanover College. Admission is free. The film, which runs 125 minutes is rated PG. A guided discussion will follow. Alice Dancing through Wonderland: The Cincinnati Kinderballet will return to Vevay at 2 p.m. May 7 at the Historic Hoosier Theater, 209 Ferry St. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call the theater at (812) 427-2319. Vevay Music Club: Will present its spring show to benefit the Betty Swango Scholarship Fund from 7 to 8 p.m. May 9 at Vevay’s Historic Hoosier Theater. Admission is free. Senior Dance: The Madison Parks Department will host a dance featuring the music of Alliance at 6 p.m. May 12 at the Brown Gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call (812) 265-4758. A Royal Occasion - Chamber Music from the Courts of Henry VII to Louis XIV: The concert will feature music by Les Ordinaires, a chamber trio from Bloomington, at 7 p.m. May 12 in the parlors of the Lanier Mansion, 601 W. First St. Donations are encouraged. For more information, call (812) 273-0556. Rivertown Art Tour: Visit studios and locations at various sites around Switzerland County to see and visit with artists at work from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 6 and from noon to 5 p.m. May 7. The Community Art Center in Vevay will also feature demonstrations and displays by several artists. For more information, call (812) 599-4048 or (812) 427-3237. Madison in Bloom: The Spring Garden Tour will feature five private gardens and one house museum garden on May 13-14 and May 20-21. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $20. Tickets are free for children age 12 and younger. For more information, or to order tickets, visit or call (812) 265-2335. RiverRoots: The annual RiverRoots Music & Folk Arts Festival will be held May 19 and 20 featuring Ricky Skaggs, Peter Rowan, Sam Bush, Langhorne Slim, Bigfoot Yancey, The Giving Tree Band, Dawg Yawp, Maria Carrelli, Darrell Scott, The Accidentals, HoneyHoney, John Craigie, Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle, Jake Book, New Balance and The Other Years. Tickets are $35 in advance. Kids age 12 and younger are free. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit



Godspell Junior: Shawe Memorial High School students will present a one-act adaptation of Godspell at 7:30 p.m. May 5 and May 6 and at 4 p.m. May 7 at the Ohio Theatre. Tickets are $5 for Prince of Peace students and $10 for all others. The Savannah Sipping Society: The Madison Community Players will present “The Savannah Sipping Society” at 7 p.m. on May 12 and May 13, and at 2 p.m. on May 14 at the Masonic building, 217 E. Main St. Tickets are $10. Four unique women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by fate - and an impromptu happy hour in the Jones-Hope-Wooten Comedy. For more information, visit or call (812) 493-3357. The Wizard of Oz: Little Grand Theatre Company will present “The Wizard of Oz” at 7 p.m. May 19 and May 20, and at 2:30 p.m. May 21 at North Madison Christian Church, 1400 E. State Road 62. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children age 12 and younger. Sister Act: Derby Dinner Playhouse will close its 43rd season with a musical production based on the 1992 film featuring an original score by Alan Menken from April 12 to May 28. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call (812) 288-8281 or visit


Mary Ann Gentry Memorial Art Show: The Carroll County Public Library will hosts its annual art show during the month of May. About 100 pieces from more than 50 area artists will be included in the show. Steampunk Exhibit: An exhibition of steampunk artwork will be on display during May at the Thomas Family Winery. May Featured Artists: The work of Debi Black and Karen Wohlleb will be on display during May at Art On Main, 309 W. Main St. A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. May 19 at the gallery. Regular gallery hours for Art on Main Gallery, 309 W. Main St., are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The Art of Healing: Selections from 17 regional artists were chosen by a three-panel committee to bring artwork to the Seasons Cafe of King’s Daughters’ Hospital. The quarterly exhibit runs from April 3 to July 2. Artists selected for the rotation include John Benzing, Nancy Dornbusch, Natalie Gray, Stacy Hardesty-Gray,. Brenda Holbrook,. Sandy King, Lou Knoble, Richard Leep, Belva Lowry, Cyndi Myers, Edgar Polley, Dottie Shepherd, Alice Jane Smith, Barbara Tompary, Carole Williams, Lillie Wingham and Linda Wood. A reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. May 7. For more information, call the Madison Art Club at (812) 265-2923 or email


Madison 6 (812) 273-0722 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG13): The team’s adventures continue as they work to unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. The film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker and Karen Gillan, along with the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper. Born in China (G): Venture into the wilds of China, as the film captures intimate moments with a panda, and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs. The film is narrated by John Krasinski. The Circle (PG13): A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover a nefarious agenda that will affect the lives of her friends, family and that of humanity. The film stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks and John Boyega. The Fate of the Furious (PG13): When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before. The eighth installment in the Fast and the Furious series stars Vin Diesel, Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson. The Boss Baby (PG): A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year-old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. The film features the voices of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi and Jimmy Kimmel.