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 25-27: It’s the Weekend

I choose to spend Black Friday sleeping in, eating leftovers and wandering outdoors, but Shop Local Saturday / Small Business Saturday / Shop Small Saturday is always appealing! I’ve included a few of my favorite Shop Local! spots below, after a few fun events that are shop-local related. Saturday, November 26 Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace…

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 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 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 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…

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 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 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 24-27

It’s a quiet week, unless you love foreign films and Frankenstein. Notre Dame has a few great series that continue this week. And IUSB’s Entrepreneur Series continues with Unity Gardens founder Sara Stewart, which promises to be inspiring (and hopefully she brings some Honey from the Hood!) What fun will you find? Monday, October 24 Monday…

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,…