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 28-December 1

It’s the quiet before the holiday storm. Or, I’m just ignoring it all for a good book. What fun will you find? Monday, November 28 *Christkindlmarket in Chicago @ Daley Plaza, 11-8 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…

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 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….

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 22-25

My dog loves Chicago’s Shakespeare in the Park, so we’re really looking forward to seeing Pericles, Prince of Tyre at Notre Dame this week! Match that with his affection for a walk and music at Seitz and Sounds, and we’ve got a happy ending to summer. What fun will you find this week? Monday, August 22…

August 15-18

Monday, August 15 Red Table Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series in DTSB, 11:45am-1:15pm Yoga on the Green in DTSB @ Howard Park, 6-7pm *Broadway in Chicago Summer Music in Chicago @ Jay Pritzer Pavilion, 6:15pm CDT Summer Concert Series in Mishawaka @ Battell Park Bandshell, 7-8pm Tuesday, August 16 South Bend Farmer’s Market in DTSB, 7am-3pm Shipshewana Flea Market in Shipshewana, 8am-5pm…

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…

July 29-31: It’s the Weekend!

Friday, July 29 Mary Poppins in South Bend @ St. Patrick’s Park, 7:30pm Bryan Lee Six String Therapy in Mishawaka @ Midway Tavern, 9pm Stained Glass Suncatcher in South Bend @ Make South Bend, 5:30pm Mishawaka River Walk Dining Days Saturday, July 30 Urban Adventure Games in South Bend / Mishawaka @ Four Winds Field,…