By: NICK WORT
Being stuck at home over spring break can still be exciting if you know where to look. South Bend has plenty of interesting and fun events March 14-23.
South Bend also has great downtown food and retail to explore, as well as live music in many of the local bars and clubs. With St. Patrick’s day nestled in the middle of the break, staying home can surely be entertaining.
St. Paddy’s Tent Party & Pub Tour: March 14
Transpo will be offering free Trolley rides between the many participating downtown South Bend locations between 5:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. The event will feature various live entertainment between stops with an after party at Club Fever. General admission is $5, with “Green Room Experience” tickets selling for $20. 21 and over only. For more information, contact DTSB at downtownsouthbend.com.
Various art exhibitions at the Snite: March 14-23
The Snite Museum at Notre Dame will feature various art collections throughout the week, including two exhibitions focusing on German engraving and print making. Admission is free. The Snite will also be hosting a poetry slam on March 20. For more information, contact the Snite at sniteartmuseum.nd.edu.
“The Clean House” at South Bend Warner Theatre: March 7-23
South Bend Civic Theatre will put on the comedic play “The Clean House.” Tickets are $18 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances and $15 Wednesday and Thursday performances. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. More information can be found by contacting the South Bend Civic Theatre at sbct.org.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Greening of the East Race: March 15
The parade will start in downtown South Bend on Jefferson Boulevard at 11 a.m. The East Race Waterway will be dyed at 12:30 p.m. More information can be found by contacting the Michiana Celtic Society at michianacelticsociety.org.
South Bend Museum of Art College Residency Program Exhibition: March 15 – 23
This exhibition features work from the South Bend Museum of Art Summer Studio College Residency program. The program was mentored by IUSB’s own Casey Lard. The exhibition will showcase work from the students as well as from Lard. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. More information can be found by visiting the museums website at southbendart.org.
IUSB Student Art Exhibition: March 17-22
The IUSB Art Gallery will host a student art exhibition from March 17 to 22. The exhibition is free and open from noon to 5 p.m. and will highlight art from Fine Arts and New Media students. For more information, contact Josh Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ukulele Jam Season: March 17
The Music Village in downtown South Bend will host a ukulele jam season. All skill levels are welcome. The season starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free. More information can be found at themusicvillage.org.
Wine tasting at City-Wide Liquors: March 20
City-Wide Liquors will host a Thursday night wine tasting. Admission is free. 21 and up only. For more information, contact City-Wide Liquors at 574-287-8652
Live Shadow cast of Rocky Horror Picture Show from Rocky Horror South Bend Hot Patooties: March 21
The State Theatre will host the Rocky Horror South Bend Hot Patooties shadowcast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Doors open at 11 p.m. with the pre-show starting at 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $8. For more information, contact the State Theater at thestatesb.com.
Live music from Shiny Shiny Black, The Accidentals and Joe Schommer and the Cute Townies: March 21
The Pool will have live music from Shiny Shiny Black, The Accidentals and Joe Schommer and the Cute Townies. Admission is a suggested $10 donation. The show starts at 6 p.m. and will last till around 10 p.m.. More information can be found through the Pool’s Facebook group, which can be found by searching “The Pool, South Bend.”