Out & about: Discover interesting events, exhibits, performances to see and do in the greater South Bend area.
Performing Arts Series Every summer, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County offers its Performing Arts Series at the Chris Wilson Pavilion adjacent to the Potawatomi Park Zoo in South Bend. It features a variety of arts organizations in free performances. On Aug. 17, the South Bend Chamber Singers revisit old music by the Shakers […]
Live music at Acorn Theater A visit to the vibrant little city of Three Oaks, just 20 minutes over the border into Michigan, makes for a nice drive this time of year. It’s also an excuse to see what’s happening at the historic Acorn Theater. The venue regularly hosts live theater and cabaret events, along […]
Jazz jam session at Merrimans’ Merrimans’ Playhouse in South Bend recently transitioned into a 501c(3) organization. It operates as a nonprofit, but the day-to-day operations aren’t affected. Owners Stephen and Mary Merriman host an open jazz jam session every Tuesday night. They also regularly host national and international touring jazz ensembles. On April 17, it’s […]
Industry leaders offer innovative programs to keep local audiences flocking to area venues The magic of live theater continues to mesmerize audiences—from large to small—across the Region. Whether it’s in a more intimate venue or in an almost 100-year-old historic landmark, community members are falling under the spell of stages filled with music, comedy or […]
Running from June 8-17 at South Bend Civic Theatre, is British playwright David Hare’s Skylight, which examines the complicated dynamics between ex-lovers attempting to reconcile. SBCT’s musical offering for the summer is Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s My Fair Lady, from July 13-29. George Bernard Shaw created the unforgettable characters Henry Higgins and Eliza […]
An update on art and entertainment options across the region It’s a particularly busy stretch at the Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. On February 8, NPR’s long-running quiz show, “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,” will record an episode with a live audience at the Morris. “A Chorus Line” runs for four shows February […]