1. Trudge for Suds
What: Support local businesses during the slowest retail time of the year by wining and dining at Elkhart establishments. The event is hosted by Pillars of Elkhart.
“We’re hoping that people dress up like they would on the red carpet and bring that Hollywood style to Elkhart,” event co-chair Meggan Fink said. “It’s just a chance for people to dress up and have a good time and go out on the town.”
When: 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22
Where: Starting on 215 S. Main St., Elkhart. For other locations, visit the group's facebook page.
2. Elenowen with Lily & Madeleine
What: Though emerging from the same Nashville-based Americana-folk scene as The Civil Wars, Elenowen deliver a sonic glow all their own. Amidst haunting harmonies and elegiac lyrics, their songs flow with an undercurrent of yearning, surrender and unexpectedly sharp edges.
When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22
Where: Ignition Music Garage, 120 E. Washington St., Goshen
3. Beauty and the Beast
What: A tale as old as time is retold by SBCT’s Kids4Kids in an enchanted musical for all ages. Based on the celebrated animated classic, book smart Belle journeys to a magical castle full of wonders and mystery and the fearsome Beast.
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23
Where: Century Center’s Bendix Theater, 120 S. St. Joseph Street, South Bend
Cost: $10-$32. Seating is general admission.
4. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
What: The Lord of the Rings is a set of three epic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson. They are based on the novel "The Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien. The films are subtitled: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.
Public welcome (come in your pj's if you wish! What a better way to come in out of the cold to watch a movie.)
When: 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22
Where: The Commons at Centre West - Keith Giden Community Outreach Center, 4317 W. Western, South Bend
5. Ain't Them Bodies Saints movie at Goshen Art House
What: "The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met” (imdb.com).
When: 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21; 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22; 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23
Where: Goshen Art House, 211 S. Main St.. Goshen
6. Oscar nominated movie '12 Years A Slave' playing at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
What: Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for freedom in the pre-Civil War era, 12 Years A Slave stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York who, through a tragic turn of events, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing unbearable cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner (Michael Fassbender), Solomon struggles not only to stay alive but to retain his dignity. British director Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame) provides a harrowing portrait of survival.
When: 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22
Where: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Notre Dame, 100 Performing Arts Center, Notre Dame
7. Lift every voice: Celebrating the African American Spirit
What: Celebrate Black History Month with guest artists soprano Denise Murchison Payton, trumpeter Rodney Craig Mack, and pianist Maria Thompson, along with the South Bend Symphonic Choir and IU South Bend Gospel Choir.
When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22
Where: Indiana University South Bend Campus Auditorium, 1855 Northside Blvd. South Bend
Cost: $3 for adults; free for students and children