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…

February 10-16

There are eight different kinds of music playing town this week and a wonderful challenge in the arrival of Leonard Pitts, who is certain to give us richer questions for one another. My shortlist includes 13th at Civil Rights Heritage and American Invertida at Notre Dame. Friday, February 10 *Music in DSTB @ Lasalle Kitchen & Tavern, 5-9pm…

November 14-17

All my favorite German films star Franka Potente, so how pleased am I that Run Lola Run is playing on Tuesday at DPAC! What fun will you find? Monday, November 14 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…

November 7-10

I want to be outside as much as possible this week, so I’m glad it’s quieter before ending with a bang on Thursday.  What fun will you find? Monday, November 7 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…

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…

October 28-30: It’s the Weekend!

I have to admit I’m not a huge Halloween fan. In fact, last year was the first year I ever donned a costume for the big day, so the Halloween pickin’s will be a bit sparse on this page (haunted Birdsell Mansion, anyone?). And you’ll probably find me at my mom’s watching Lawrence Welk reruns with her and…

October 24-27

It’s a quiet week, unless you love foreign films and Frankenstein. Notre Dame has a few great series that continue this week. And IUSB’s Entrepreneur Series continues with Unity Gardens founder Sara Stewart, which promises to be inspiring (and hopefully she brings some Honey from the Hood!) What fun will you find? Monday, October 24 Monday…

October 10-13

DTSB’s Beer Walk is making Wednesday a happy day, and Richard III is just one performance option for this week (and one I highly recommend. The Actors from the London Stage always bring a strong show). What fun will you find? Monday, October 10 Monday Night Jam in South Bend @ The Brick, 6pm Geeks Who Drink in…