First month of the new year – time to find something fun to do! Check these out:

Shipshewana New Year’s Day Auction

What better way to ring in the new year than with an auctioneer’s ring (or several rings). This huge auction featuring something for everyone starts at 10 a.m. January 1 at the Farmstead Expo Barn, 368 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana. You can preview items from noon to 6 p.m. December 31 or starting at 8 a.m. January 1.

Shakesplosion!!! at the Bristol Opera House

Elkhart Civic Theatre is aiming to bring down the house with “Shakesplosion!!!” It’s a madcap sprint through every play written by the Bard, William Shakespeare. It’s like watching Shakespeare’s entire canon fired out of cannon-scattering prose, verse and characters across the stage. Performances are January 17-19 at the Bristol Opera House, 210 E. Vistula St., Bristol.

The Wailin’ Jennys

The Goshen College Music Center, 1700 S. Main St., Goshen, welcomes back this Juno Award-winning trio for a concert at 7:30 p.m. January 31 featuring music from their upcoming album. With beautiful, heart-stopping harmonies, uplifting repertoire and engaging stage presence, the Wailin’ Jennys have delighted and charmed audiences for more than a decade.

Dwight Yoakam

An unbelievable night awaits you as Dwight Yoakam performs at 8 p.m. January 19 at the Lerner Theatre, 410 S. Main St., in downtown Elkhart. Yoakam’s trophy case is full of Grammy Awards and many chart-topping albums from his lengthy country career.

Goshen First Fridays

It’s one of the most popular events on this monthly festival’s calendar. Fire and Ice brings together ice sculptors together with activities and treats to keep you warm, from fire dancers to spicy food specials to toasted marshmallows.