After Halloween, the weekend still has plenty of treats – from quadruple ghosts to a hike along a Michigan river. Also check out Joseph Dits’ additional outdoor suggestions and The Tribune’s online events calendar for more suggestions.
Ahead of Notre Dame-Clemson game, “Football Fridays” is the theme for DTSB’s First Fridays in November
SOUTH BEND – “Football Fridays” serves as the theme for November’s First Fridays event from 5-9 p.m. on November 4 in downtown South Bend.
A family party held on the Gridiron from 5-9pm on Fridays before select University of Notre Dame home football games, this “Football Fridays” features live music from The Erly from 5:30-8:30pm, a cash bar , food vendors, garden games and a seating area to enjoy downtown.
Notre Dame plays Clemson University at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Notre Dame Stadium.
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Other highlights include the following:
• Coloring Contest at South Bend Chocolate Café, 122 S. Michigan St. 6-7 pm: All supplies will be provided. Entries will be posted in the hallway throughout November for public voting, and the winner will have the chance to help Santa light the Christmas tree during the tree lighting ceremony on December 2. .
• Friends of the Library Book Sale, 333 S. Michigan St., 12-8 p.m.: Books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and other materials will be available for purchase.
• Keith Hall Trio at Merrimans’ Playhouse, 401 E. Colfax Ave., Suite 135, 7:30 p.m.: Led by drummer Keith Hall and featuring saxophonist Andrew Rathbun and bassist Robert Hurst III, will celebrate the record-breaking release of “Made in Kalamazoo — Duos and Trios Tickets are $10 to $5; 574-310-9977 or merrimansplayhouse.org.
• Comedian Kristen Toomey headlines Drop Comedy Club, 111 N. Main St., 9 p.m.: Jackie Linn opens and the two perform again at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. November 5. Tickets are $15; 574-222-2639 or thedropcomedyclub.com.
• DTSB Fall Photo Op, 217 S. Michigan St., 5-9 p.m.: DTSB hosted a fall photo op with hay bales, mums, pumpkins and corn stalks at the outside its offices. Take photos and post them using #DTSBFallFun.
Most events are free unless otherwise stated.
For more information, call 574-282-1110 or visit downtownsouthbend.com.
Music Village Launches Three-Week “Cultural Music Series” in Downtown South Bend
SOUTH BEND — The Music Village begins a three-week concert series Nov. 5 at 333 S. Michigan St.
Titled “The Cultural Music Series: Exploring Cultural Identity Through Music,” the series features the following acts:
• November 5: Potawatomi Pokagon Group
• Nov. 12: UZIMA! West African dance troupe
• November 19: Kennedy’s Kitchen Irish Academy
The Pokagon Band will share its history and creation story, the significance of its sacred dance and regalia, and provide a drumming demonstration.
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Uzima! was founded locally in South Bend by Kelly Burgèt in 2012. The word “UZIMA!” was chosen in the Swahili language as a mantra for the organization, meaning a celebration of wholeness, health and life. The troupe performs traditional West African dances, Afro-contemporary songs and spoken word.
Kennedy’s Kitchen performs Irish pub songs and carols, stories and recitations, and dance tunes, both traditional and original in composition.
All performances are from 10 a.m. to noon.
Tickets are $15 to $13; free for ages 2 and under.
For more information, call 574-245-7664 or visit themusicvillage.org.
American Theater Guild presents “The Four Ghosts”
SOUTH BEND – American Theater Guild presents “The Four Phantoms in Concert” at 2 p.m. on November 5 at the Morris Performing Arts Center, 211 N. Michigan St.
The show features four performers – Brent Barrett, John Cudia, Franc D’Ambrosio and Ciarán Sheehan – who have all played the Phantom in “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway and elsewhere.
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Kaley Ann Voorhees, the youngest soprano to play Christine on Broadway early in her career at age 20, also joins them.
The program includes music from Broadway and beyond.
Tickets cost between $65 and $35.
For more information, call 574-235-9190 or visit morriscenter.org.
Mariachi singer Aida Cuevas performs at Goshen College
GOSHEN — Mariachi singer Aida Cuevas performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Goshen College Music Center.
Cuevas will be joined by Mariachi Aztlán, as well as other special guests.
Titled “45th Anniversary – Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo,” the concert celebrates Cuevas’ 46-year career, which includes 41 albums, Grammy and Latin Grammy awards, and performances for Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, the Shah of Iran, Pierre Trudeau, the kings of Spain and all the presidents of Mexico from 1975 to the present day.
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Cuevas began singing in amateur competitions at the age of 11 and was singing nationally on a weekly live radio show called “El Taller XEW” in 1975 at the age of 12. A year later, she was singing in Europe.
Tickets cost between $40 and $30.
For more information, call 574-535-7566 or visit goshen.edu/tickets.
Take a fall hike in Galen River County Park
NEW BUFFALO — Harbor Country Hikers is making the third of the group’s annual fall tours of Berrien County parks with a 2 p.m. hike Nov. 5 at Galen River County Park, 17424 Red Arrow Hwy.
Berrien County Parks Chief Naturalist Derek Pelc will lead the group on a slow 1-mile hike that should take about an hour and a half.
Galen River County Park is known for its canopy-level viewing platform and marsh-level boardwalk. It includes a mix of upland and wetland habitats along the Galen River.
The area is a popular home and staging area for many protected birds, including bald eagles and sandhill cranes.
The physical difficulty of this hike is rated moderate.
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Harbor Country Hikers recommends that participants dress in layers depending on the weather, wear long pants (preferably tucked in), a warm hat and sturdy shoes or boots, and bring plenty of water.
An all-terrain rollator – a wheeled walker with oversized tires for uneven, unpaved surfaces – is available on a first-come, first-served basis by emailing [email protected]
Membership is preferred, but all are welcome at this event.
For more information, visit harborcountryhikers.com or Harbor Country Hikers on Facebook.