Friday, May 2
Time for Art
Where: Ivy Tech Community College’s School of Fine Arts and Design gallery at 220 Dean Johnson Blvd. in South Bend
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2
Description: Ivy Tech Community College’s School of Fine Arts and Design gallery in South Bend is holding an exhibition showcasing the work of two “non-traditional college students,” Diane Sarnat and Marsha Brook. Both students retired from their previous careers and returned to college to study fine arts. Sarnat and Brook’s work reflects their personal experiences as expressed through different artistic mediums.
Downtown South Bend First Fridays: Vintage Downtown
Where: Downtown South Bend, 217 S. Michigan St. in South Bend
When: 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2
Description: Catch musical performances, a car show, a horse carriage ride and participate in other fun activities during Downtown South Bend’s monthly First Friday event. The theme for this month's First Friday is Vintage Downtown.
Spring Fling at Fire Arts
Where: Fire Arts, Inc., 305 East Colfax in South Bend
When: 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2
Description: Artists with Fire Arts, Inc., will be exhibiting some of their new spring-themed artwork at the Spring Fling event on Friday. There will also be a Fire Arts, Inc., artist in the studio that evening.
Plowboys and Hotdogs at City Church
Where: Goshen City Church of the Brethren at 203 N. 5th Street in Goshen
When: 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 2
Description: Goshen College’s “The Noisy Plowboys” will be performing at the Goshen City Church of the Brethren on Friday. They will be performing a selection of bluegrass and Irish tunes as well as original compositions.
Noye's Fludde (Noah's Flood)
Where: 221 Hesburgh Library in Notre Dame
When: 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 2
Description: The Notre Dame Children’s Choir will stage a performance of Benjamin Britten’s children’s opera “Noye’ Fludde” (or Noah's Flood) around the Hesburgh Library reflecting pool on the University of Notre Dame campus. The event invites audience participation when singing and blowing bubbles.
Little League opening days
Description: Middlebury was scheduled for Friday, May 2, while Baugo, Bristol, Cleveland, Elkhart FOP/IAFF Heroes Park and Goshen (Minor A and Rookies) was slated for morning or mid-day on Saturday, May 3. Opening days took place last weekend at Osolo. Concord has scheduled opening day for Saturday, May 10.
Saturday, May 3
Hoosier Riverwatch Volunteer Monitor Training
Where: St. Patrick's County Park at 50651 Laurel Rd. in South Bend
When: 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 3
Description: Hoosier Riverwatch will hold a training session which will teach participants about how to monitor water quality and collect and identify aquatic insects.
Xpanding Horizons Xpo
Where: The State Theater at 214 1/2 S Michigan St. in South Bend
When: 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 3
Description: Meet with psychic readers, pick up handcrafted jewelry or attend an interdenominational service at the Xpanding Horizons Xpo in South Bend.
Beginners Bird Walk
Where: Wild Birds Unlimited at 6502 N Grape Rd., Suite 842 in Mishawaka
When: 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 3
Description: Learn how to watch birds in their natural habitats with Wild Birds Unlimited‘s event in Mishawaka.
5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Where: Civic Plaza in downtown Elkhart
When: 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 3
Description: Celebrate the fifth annual Cinco De Mayo Festival in Elkhart.
Free Comic Book Day
Where : Knappy's Komics & Kollectibles at 513 East Mckinley Ave. and Buymetoys.com at 4615 Grape Rd., Suite C in Mishawaka
Description: Pick up free comic books at two Mishawaka comic book stores on Friday. This year’s selection includes DC Comics’ New 52: Future's End, which features a futuristic Batman, and Marvel Comics’ Guardians of the Galaxy, which will make its cinematic debut later this year.
Sunday, May 4
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Where: Rum Village Park at 2626 S. Gertrude in South Bend
When: 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 4
Description: The Latin American Chamber of Commerce and the South Bend Police Athletic League are presenting a festival that will include musical performances, food and community outreach groups.
Beer and Loathing (in South Bend) - Lowbrow Art Show
Where : Stillhouse Tattoo & Piercing at 50921 State Road 933 in South Bend
When : 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, May 4
Description: The Michiana Beard Mustache-Club will hold an art show in South Bend, which will feature artwork, musical performances and handmade knives and hatchets.