Find Your Fun! Project Finished

My yearlong project of capturing fun in our area is complete! I’ve noted some of the resources I used below – there are some real gems in there! A few final events for July (but last year’s list will show, too!): A highlight of last summer was a trip to Traverse City’s Cherry Festival; in a…

March 3-9

In this first week of March, we’re starting to wake up from our non-winter winter, which means First Fridays (South Bend! Goshen!) and film festivals (feminists and earth lovers!) and music (Midway! Veggie Buddies! LangLab! Ignition Music Garage!). We’ve got an art fair (South Bend)  and a gallery opening (Make South Bend and Jonathan Randall…

February 24-March 2

Though the treetops are not covered in snow (yet), we expect it to feel a little more like winter in the next week. Hopefully the weather for Saturday’s dog hike remains pleasant! Catch the end of Chicago’s Iranian film festival this weekend or Monday’s lineup, which includes music at Merriman’s and Sorin’s Wine Academy at…

January 27-February 2

We’re back! I hope you’ve found some of the extraordinary fun (and activism!) that’s been popping up around town and region in the last few weeks. From house concerts to public markets (and marches!) to poetry readings, January has had so many opportunities to engage and create and listen. This Thursday, Jan 26, Claudia Rankine is…

December 2-8

Because the winter is a bit slower, especially for weekly events, I’m switching up the format a bit so each weekly post begins with Friday and ends on a Thursday. The beginning of this month is full of markets and music.  Though we aren’t doing gifts this year, I still hope to hit up one of my favorites—Renegade…

November 4-6: It’s the Weekend!

Though I love First Fridays in DTSB—it’s been fun to see the energy grow in the six years I’ve lived here—this Friday I’ll have to miss it, as I have tickets to Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home in Chicago. I’m so excited, as I loved her graphic novels and the clips of the show I’ve seen….

October 31-November 3

It’s hard to think about anything but the Cubs this week, but there are still some fantastic community events to be enjoyed throughout the region. What fun will you find? Monday, October 31 Trick or Treat, 5-7pm Monday Night Jam in South Bend @ The Brick, 6pm Geeks Who Drink in Mishawaka @ Evil Czech, 7pm Jazz Open…

September 12-15

Walk it off at the annual Elkhart Art Walk or monthly DTSB Wine Walk, both this Wednesday. What fun will you find? Monday, September 12 Red Table Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series in DTSB, 11:45am-1:15pm *Ruth Bader Ginsberg in Notre Dame @ Purcell, 5:30-7:30pm Geeks Who Drink in Mishawaka @ Evil Czech, 7pm Jazz Open Session in DTSB @ Merriman’s Playhouse, 7:30-10:30pm…

September 5-8

Wicked is returning, and fortunately for nearly two weeks because its first few nights run against a wonderful dance production (MOMIX!) at DPAC. If creating is more in your line, Make South Bend has some fantastic classes this fall. I want to check out this week’s Calligraphy course. What fun will you find? Monday, September 5 *African Festival of the…

August 8-11

Monday, August 8 Red Table Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series in DTSB, 11:45am-1:15pm Yoga on the Green in DTSB @ Howard Park, 6-7pm Summer Concert Series in Mishawaka @ Battell Park Bandshell, 7-8pm Tuesday, August 9 South Bend Farmer’s Market in DTSB, 7am-3pm Shipshewana Flea Market in Shipshewana, 8am-5pm Red Table Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series in DTSB, 11:45am-1:15pm Goshen Farmer’s Market in Goshen, 3-6pm…

August 1-4

Monday, August 1 Red Table Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series in DTSB, 11:45am-1:15pm Yoga on the Green in DTSB @ Howard Park, 6-7pm *Jose Gonzalez + Tall Heights in Chicago @ Millenium Park, 6:30pm Summer Concert Series in Mishawaka @ Battell Park Bandshell, 7-8pm Tuesday, August 2 *Ladies Night: Leather Clutch Purse in South Bend @ Make South Bend, 6pm South Bend…