Your Six Picks to a Great Weekend (Nov. 16 -18)
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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.

THE DINNER DETECTIVE MURDER MYSTERY SHOW

Nov. 16 | 7 to 10 p.m. | Doubletree by Hilton

America’s largest interactive murder mystery dinner show is coming to South Bend. The Dinner Detective provides a hilarious evening of murder mystery, a 4-course meal and a prize package for the top sleuth. Just beware, the killer might be sitting right next to you!

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND LIVE REINDEER

Nov. 17 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Niles History Center

Santa will make his annual visit to the Niles District Library with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer joining next door at the History Center. Visitors will also be able to meet two live reindeer, courtesy of the Reindeer Ranch in Kalamazoo. Admission is free.

MAKE & TAKE ORNAMENT AT SANTA’S WORKSHOP

Nov. 17 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Board and Brush Mishawaka

Come in for a wonderful Christmas filled morning! Santa will be at the workshop for your little ones. This is a family friendly event (Ages 5 & up). Ornaments are available for purchase and decoration. Complimentary snacks and coffee, water and pop will be available.

AMERICAN BISON EXPERIENCE

Nov. 17 – 18 | 2 p.m. | Potawatomi Zoo

Enjoy a unique experience hand-feeding American bison, the nation’s largest land mammal. Feeding sessions approximately 20 minutes and each session is limited to 6 participants. Tickets are $15 per person and each person feeding the bison will receive a wristband.

ROOTS OF A REBELLION

Nov. 18 | 10 p.m. | Vegetable Buddies

Roots of a Rebellion, commonly referred to as ROAR, hail from Nashville and bolster heavy Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. In between regional touring, ROAR has recently released their debut full length album “Heartifact” to a sold-out crowd at The Basement in Nashville.

PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA

Nov. 18 | 6:30 p.m. | University Park Mall

Has your good boy been a good boy this year? Santa deserves to know. Bring your pets to the mall on Sunday evening for a chance to get the whole family in a photo with Santa, furry friends included.