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 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 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 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…

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 26-29

What fun will you find? Monday, September 26 Red Table Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series in DTSB, 11:45am-1:15pm Geeks Who Drink in Mishawaka @ Evil Czech, 7pm Jazz Open Session in DTSB @ Merriman’s Playhouse, 7:30-10:30pm Open Irish Music Session in DTSB @ Fiddler’s Hearth, 8pm Tuesday, September 27 South Bend Farmer’s Market in DTSB, 7am-3pm Shipshewana Flea Market in Shipshewana, 8am-5pm Red Table…

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…