June Highlights

June 1-8: This week is all about DTSB! Riverlights Music Festival is a fantastic way to launch June, as local musicians take stages across the city, and in Chicago, the Grant Park Music Festival season begins for your more classical moments. Best.Week.Ever. is still the best. The Red Table Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series also starts with daily music…

April Highlights

I continue to look for a winning combination of sharing local venues (Merriman’s! Midway! Journeyman’s!) and events (Chicago’s Baconfest anyone? First Fridays in South Bend and Goshen) that provide a glimpse of all there is to experience without being quite as list-y or overwhelmingly (in both creation and access). So, I’ll share a few things that…

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…

December 16-22

Oh, the lights are brighter and the smiles wider. There are some wonderful options in movies and music and festivities as we creep into the holiday weekend. I’ll be taking a few weeks off but look for more fun posted in late January! Friday, December 16 *Christkindlmarket in Chicago @ Daley Plaza, 11-9 *Mishawaka Winterfest in Mishawaka…

December 9-15

It’s a bit quieter this weekend. Plenty of snow, though, so get ready to visit St. Patrick’s Park or curl up in front of the fire with a few good books. What fun will you find? Friday, December 9 *Winter Art Tour in Ann Arbor @ Ann Arbor Center, 9am-6pm *Christkindlmarket in Chicago @ Daley Plaza, 11-9…

September 23-25: It’s the Weekend!

Friday is full of every type of music you could want to experiment with, and the art scene in Michigan continues to please with ArtPrize and Artwalk. Oktoberfest celebrations begin in Chicago and continue through the next few weeks. What fun will you find? Friday, September 23 South Bend Farmer’s Market in DTSB, 7am-3pm Kayaking and Paddling in…

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 2-4: It’s the Weekend!

I hope to get lots of LABOR done on my house this weekend, but that might be disrupted by a trek through Shipshewana’s Corn Maze or dancing at Chicago’s Jazz Festival. What fun will you find? Friday, September 2 South Bend Farmer’s Market in DTSB, 7am-3pm *African Festival of the Arts in Chicago @ Washington Park, 10am-10pm Kayaking…