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…

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 18-20: It’s the Weekend!

Dance! Dance! Dance! Get yourself to Chicago for a few nights of dance with Hubbard Street and Dance Theater of Harlem. Journeyman’s Artisan Market is a treat, too, so check it out. What fun will you find? Friday, November 18 *Lucid Lions, SMPL MATH, The Andrew Warner Band in South Bend @ The Well, 6:30pm *Dance…

November 11-13: It’s the Weekend!

It’s quiet this weekend, but there is still music to sit with and walks through the parks to catch the last of the fall colors and puttering around the house. I’m looking forward to the lone weekend in seven that I won’t be in my car driving for hours. You’ll find me putting up storm…

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 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 21-23: It’s the Weekend!

This weekend offers more Oktoberfest fun at Bare Hands (can’t wait until they’re in DTSB!), and if we weren’t headed to New York, you might find me in Chicago enjoying Danish Dance Theatre’s Black Diamond. I have no rhythm, but I find that dance performances affect how I move and think and take up space,…

October 14-16: It’s the Weekend

If you haven’t checked out Chicago’s Open House yet, do! Despite the occasional long line, it’s lovely to spend time taking notice of the actual structures we engage and work and play in. Friday is host to great music at Lang Lab and Vegetable Buddies, but Works in Progress also returns. Artists and creators are…

October 7-9: It’s the Weekend!

I love the energy of downtown South Bend’s First Fridays, so I’m disappointed a work trip will cause me to miss it along with the other great happenings this weekend. The Civil Rights Heritage Center will host “Songs Across the Divide,” while multiple cities across the region will host a variety of music styles and…

September 30-October 2: It’s the Weekend!

The start of fall is rich with music, and I’ll be found at the return of the Ballroom Thieves. I’m also looking forward to checking out the film The Lobster. What fun will you find? *Picture of Emily Wilson’s pen and ink work, In Decision, at Artprize Friday, September 30 South Bend Farmer’s Market in DTSB, 7am-3pm…

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…