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…

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 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…

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…

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 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…

October 3-6

It’s a week full of interesting music and film and learning. Katie Ernst will be at The Hideout Inn in Chicago, and her Dorothy Parker series last year was one of my favorites. Notre Dame is hosting a fantastic series of Postwar German Cinema, while IUSB’s Entrepreneurship Program brings in its next guest. What fun will…

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…

August 19-21: It’s the Weekend!

There is so much fun this weekend! I plan to see The Tempest at Notre Dame, run the 5K at St. Patrick’s Park, stroll through ArtBeat in DTSB and spend a day at Irish Fest in Milwaukee (WI). What fun will you find? Friday, August 19 *Zen Cafe Pop-up in South Bend @ Lang Lab, 12-8pm *Peacefest Wiffle…

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…