The calendar is jam-packed this weekend with music, festivals and theater ― with a one-night art exhibition as well. For those who want to explore the outdoors, Joseph Dits has some suggestions here of his outdoor adventures column.
For more events, check out The Tribune’s events calendar.
“Carousel” continues through August 13 at the Round Barn Theater in Nappanee
This classic Rodgers and Hammerstein The musical follows the romance of Billy Bigelow, a charming carousel barker, and Julie Jordan, a pretty worker at a nearby mill.
When the attractive young couple get married, they both find themselves unemployed, which puts a strain on their relationship. After Julie becomes pregnant, Billy resorts to extreme measures to get money, a decision that leads to tragedy.
Performances take place from Wednesday to Sunday.
Tickets cost between $37.95 and $13.95; dinner and show tickets cost between $67.95 and $28.95.
For more information, call 574-773-4188 or visit roundbarntheatre.com.
Artist Hosts One Night Exhibition at Stockroom East in South Bend
SOUTH BEND – Garrett Blad presents an one-night exhibition of his art at 7 p.m. on July 22 at Reserve East625 E. Jefferson Blvd., Suite C.
Titled “Jump Into Space”, the exhibition features 12 large-scale oil paintings, each part of a series of three triptychs, and over 200 hand-cut collages.
Many of the collages come from a year of daily collages, which he shared on Instagram, garnering over 3,000 followers.
Much of Blad’s work involves a playful critique of common ideas of masculinity through the imagery of blooming flowers, muscular men, and modern technology. Its central idea is that separation, whether between humans and nature or between themselves, is a harmful idea that leaves everyone unconnected.
Originally from the region, he won a National School Art Award for drawing while a student at John Glenn High School.
Blad will lead a 30-minute artistic conversation at 8 p.m.
For more information, visit jumpintospace.com.
Elkhart Civic Theater opens musical “Into the Woods”
Written by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim, the musical follows a baker and his wife, who long to have a child. Cinderella, who dreams of attending the king’s party; and Jack, who wants his cow to give milk.
When the Baker and his wife learn that a witch’s curse has kept them from being parents, the two embark on a journey to break the curse, encountering not only Cinderella and Jack, but also a prince or two, a little girl defeating a big bad wolf and some giants.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on July 22-23 and 29-30 and at 3 p.m. on July 24.
Tickets cost between $22 and $16.
For more information, call 574-848-4116 or visit elkhartcivictheatre.org.
American Music Festival features blues, bluegrass, jazz and big band music in Three Oaks
THREE OAKS — The American School of Music presents its third annual American Music Festival from noon to 5:30 p.m. on July 23 on the school’s Spring Creek Stage, 14 Maple Street, behind the Arts and Education Center in Dewey Cannon Park.
The festival explores the roots of American music through tunes spanning blues, bluegrass, jazz and big band.
The program follows:
• Noon — The Guitar Blues Project: Ron Spears performs old-school guitar blues from the early to mid-20th century.
• 1 p.m. — The Martha Cares Trio: Singer Martha Cares, accompanied by Garth Taylor on guitar and Daniel Rodriguez on bass, performs “Love: Past, Present, and Almost”, a musical journey through songs by love from the 1920s to the present day.
• 2 pm — The Ben Benedict Bluegrass Quartet: A well-known figure in the world of bluegrass, Benedict and his quartet will perform classic bluegrass tunes.
• 3:10 p.m. — Ole Harv & the Blues Katz: Host of WVPE-FM (88.1) Public Radio’s Blues Revue weekend show, Ole Harv and the Blues Katz return to the American Music Festival to perform blues music well known.
• 4:30 pm — The Lake Effect Big Band: The St. Joseph Big Band ends the day with a wide selection of jazz standards.
Shade is provided; personal lawn chairs are recommended.
For more information call 269-409-1191 or visit schoolofamericanmusic.com.
Duke Tumatoe to headline Vintage Blues Bash at Lemon Creek Winery
BERRIAN SOURCES — Lemon Creek Vineyard presents its annual Vintage Blues Bash from noon to 7 p.m. on July 24 at 533 E. Lemon Creek Road.
The event features dancing, wine, grilling, summer fun and three blues bands:
• Ole Harv & the Blues Katz, 12-2 pm: A new blues band on the scene, its members have played in The Elwood Splinters Blues Band, Catman and the All-Niters and other local bands.
• Shake N’ Chill Blues Band, 2:30-4:30 pm: The band plays a mix of rock, blues and R&B classics as well as originals and styles ranging from West Side Chicago blues to contemporary rock.
• Duke Tumate, 5-7 p.m.: Born William “Bill” Severen Fiorio in 1947, the blues guitarist, singer and songwriter has released 15 albums as the bandleader of Duke Tumatoe and the All-Star Frogs and Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio. His 1988 live album, “I Like My Job”, was produced by John Fogerty.
Last weekend :‘Lewiston/Clarkson’ opens at GhostLight Theater
Regional food trucks Wood, Stock and Grill, Sammy Arepas and Nola Roux will also be on site, and shaved ice and hot corn will be available.
Lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged, dogs are not allowed. Only small coolers are permitted and will be searched. No outside alcohol is allowed.
The event takes place rain or shine.
Admission is $15 per person 21 and older; under 21 free if accompanied by family. Admission includes admission, parking, a back-to-school bracelet and a souvenir glass of wine.
For more information, call 269-471-1321 and lemoncreekwinery.com.