The South Bend Mishawaka area is a fun and exciting place to spend your weekend. From live music and sporting events to delicious restaurants and fun attractions, there is something for everyone to enjoy whether you are 10 years old or 100 years old. If you are in the area this weekend and are looking for some fun things to do, here are six activities and events to check out.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Sept. 21-23 | Times vary | Civic Theatre
Jesus Christ Superstar – a wildly popular show that has enthralled audiences for over 40 years – is running at the South Bend Civic Theatre for one more weekend. You can catch a show on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
ROARS & POURS
Sept. 22 | 3-6 p.m. | Potawatomi Zoo
Visit Indiana’s first zoo for this 21-and-over event. Local and regional breweries will be pouring samples of many of their favorite brews. There will also be food and live music.
80s COLOR RUN
Sept. 22 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Central Park
Don your best 80s attire and head to Central Park for another fun color run. There are 5K and 1K options. Prizes will be given to those with the best 80s costume and best 80s hair.
NILES SCREAM PARK
Sept. 21-22 | 8-11 p.m. | Niles Scream Park
It’s back for the season. Three haunted house attractions include the famous Niles Haunted House. There are outdoor attractions, plus “speed” escape rooms that give you five minutes to get out and more.
A CONVERSATION WITH RITA DOVE
Sept. 21 | 6-7 p.m. | Civil Rights Heritage Center
Pulitzer Prize winning poet Rita Dove will participate in a public interview and Q&A about the role of civil rights in her work. Dove will also on Saturday deliver the Bender Scholar-in-Residence Lecture on IUSB’s campus.
SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE’S MUSEUM DAY
Sept. 22 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Museum Campus
Joining other institutions across the country, The History Museum and Studebaker National Museum are participating in “Museum Day” presented by Smithsonian magazine. Present a Museum Day admission card for free admission.