November 21-24

This week is all about prepping for family and food, so some of the weekly events below are likely a no-go. I’m glad to be slowing down a little so I can catch up on all the fun in our community. A 15-hour train ride out east will help. What fun will you find?

Monday, November 21

Monday Night Jam in South Bend @ The Brick, 6pm

Geeks Who Drink in Mishawaka @ Evil Czech, 7pm

Jazz Open Session in DTSB @ Merriman’s Playhouse, 7:30-10:30pm

Open Irish Music Session in DTSB @ Fiddler’s Hearth, 8pm

Tuesday, November 222

South Bend Farmer’s Market in DTSB, 7am-3pm

Goshen Farmer’s Market in Goshen, 3-6pm

Whiskey tastings in DTSB @ The Exchange Whiskey Bar, 5-8pm

Geeks Who Drink in DTSB @ South Bend Brew Werks, 7pm

Hoop Dance Class in DTSB @ LangLab, 9:30-11pm

Find some ice cream.

Wednesday, November 23

Urban Garden Farmer’s Market in South Bend @ Orange / Meade, 3-6pm

Farmer’s Market in DTSB @ Purple Porch, 4:30-7:30pm

*Screen Printing @ Make South Bend, 6pm


Latin Dancing in DTSB @ Vegetable Buddies, 7-10pm (lessons from 7-8pm)

Geeks Who Drink in DTSB @ Frank’s Place, 7pm

*Jam Revival in DTSB @ The Brick, 7:30pm

*Slim Gypsy Baggage wsg Lalo Cura in Benton Harbor @ The Livery, 8pm

Trivia Night in DTSB @ Chicory Cafe, 8pm

*Soul Funkshun in DTSB @ Vegetable Buddies, 10pm

Thursday, November 24 – Turkey Day! 

I invite you to take a minute to write down what you’re grateful for. Get beyond a simple “family” or “friends” or “home.” What is it about the people you are in community with that is shaping you? How does your home define you or enrich your life? I am grateful that I live with an incredibly progressive activist in this particular season of rancor and anxiety and (for me) awful anticipation, because she has pushed me to take action and respond rather than curl up on the couch. I’m grateful that the HPC just approved a project at my 95-year-old house, because this beast is expensive to maintain, but I love growing into it with each project. I’m grateful that I had last weekend to connect with my family and cook / laugh / tech together; I’m grateful that I can be fully myself with them, because I know that was not true for either of my parents. Thank goodness for a day of gratitude!


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