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…

September 2-4: It’s the Weekend!

I hope to get lots of LABOR done on my house this weekend, but that might be disrupted by a trek through Shipshewana’s Corn Maze or dancing at Chicago’s Jazz Festival. What fun will you find? Friday, September 2 South Bend Farmer’s Market in DTSB, 7am-3pm *African Festival of the Arts in Chicago @ Washington Park, 10am-10pm Kayaking…

August 29-Sept 1

Jazz and jazz and jazz. The summer’s music begins to wrap up, so be sure to catch something, especially the Jazz Festival in Chicago or the Michael Malis Trio at Merriman’s. The Brick has a new jam session and the parks will wrap up their concert series. Find your tune! Monday, August 29 Red Table…

August 12-14: It’s the Weekend!

Though I am disappointed to miss a number of fantastic events in South Bend (and Michigan’s Longest Garage Sale!) this weekend, I am thrilled to be returning to my college town for the second annual Eaux Claires Fest. Bon Iver! Mavis Staples! The Staves! Erykah Badu!  What fun will you find? Friday, August 12 *Ship and…

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 5-7: It’s the Weekend!

My dad is getting married this weekend, otherwise I’d be all over that Hot Dog Festival in Chicago. We’ll still spend Friday night enjoying South Bend’s First Friday celebration, especially as it is the last Meet Me on the Island of the season. Where will you find your fun? Friday, August 5 Annual Chalk the Block in St….

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 22-24: It’s the Weekend!

Friday, July 22 Fernwood Friday in Niles, MI @ Fernwood Botanical Garden and Preserve, 6-10pm Artist Reception with Steven A. Alger in South Bend @ Make South Bend, 6-8pm Mary Poppins in South Bend @ St. Patrick’s Park, 7:30pm Fiddle Funk in South Bend @ Merriman’s, 8pm The Dream Team in DTSB @ Vegetable Buddies,…

July 11-14

Monday, July 11 Tuesday, July 12 Banditos in DTSB @ LangLab, 8pm Van Gogh Painting in South Bend @ Make South Bend, 6-8pm Wednesday, July 13 Beer Walk in DTSB, 5-9pm South Bend Cubs in DTSB at Four Winds Field, 7:05 p.m. Thursday, July 14 South Bend Cubs in DTSB at Four Winds Field, 7:05…