IDEA Week Entertainment


Tuesday, April 9th at 7:30pm

Michael Carbonaro has performed over five-hundred comically perplexing and improbable feats of magic on his hit TV series, The Carbonaro Effect on truTV, currently in its fourth season. A trickster at heart, Michael performs inventive tricks on unsuspecting members of the public who are unaware that he is a magician. Jaws drop when he causes a car to disappear from under a security guard’s nose or makes alien crabs transform into kittens in a science lab. Whether posing as a coffee shop barista, museum curator, or seemingly unremarkable store clerk in the REAL world, Carbonaro’s illusions – along with his absurd, matter-of-fact explanations – leave REAL people bewildered and families at home laughing out loud.


Wednesday, April 10th at 7pm

Country music sensation Scotty McCreery, who scored two recent back-to-back No. 1 hits with “Five More Minutes” and “This is It,” will perform in Elkhart’s Lerner Theater on IDEA Week’s Elkhart Day, April 10

The ACM, BMI, CMT and NSAI award-winning McCreery first gained fame by winning “American Idol” in 2011. He recently released “Seasons Change,” his fourth consecutive album to debut at No. 1 on a Billboard albums chart. He published his first book, “Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream,” in 2016. He is also known for such hits as “See You Tonight,” “Feelin’ It,” “The Trouble with Girls,” “I Love You This Big” and “Water Tower Town.”

ALI WONG: Milk and Money Tour

Thursday, April 11th at 8pm

Ali Wong is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress.. Her breakout Netflix stand-up special “Baby Cobra” premiered Mother’s Day weekend 2016 to critical acclaim.  She is voicing the co-lead and executive producing the upcoming Netflix animation show, “Tuca and Bertie” alongside Tiffany Haddish.

Ali’s second stand-up special, “Hard Knock Wife” premiered on Netflix in on Mother’s Day, 2018. Her feature film, “Always Be My Maybe”, which she co-wrote and co-stars in with Randall Park, will debut on Netflix in 2019.