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Dave Carlock’s Best Bets: Feb. 1

Published 7:30am Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday, Feb. 1
Vagabond Opera
8 p.m.
Riviera Theatre
50 N. Main St., Three Rivers
(269) 278-8068

Vagabond Opera sounds like a big mix of alternative culture ideas and nods to early 20th century music styles. Fans of The Dresden Dolls may identify with the Kurt Weill-ian, theater aesthetic combined with a couple of trained opera singers, folk-punk ballads, klezmer, cabaret, multiple languages, cellos, drums and clarinet.
Check it out:

Saturday, Feb. 2
Shakespeare in Hollywood
8 p.m.
Twin City Players’ Playhouse
600 W. Glenlord Blvd., St. Joseph
(269) 429-0400

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has its Hollywood film production visited by the “real” characters from the storyline. There’s love involved somehow, chaos, too, because they always seem to be travel companions, no?
Check it out:

Sunday, Feb. 3
“Dreams Wiser Than Waking: Recent
Acquisition of Native American Prints”
1 to 5 p.m.
The Snite Museum of Art
100 Moose Krause Circle
Notre Dame, Ind.
(574) 631-5466

“Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking” were the words of Black Elk, a 1932 holy man for the Oglala Lakota tribe.
In this series, they serve as centerpiece inspiration to works created by Native Americans.
Check it out:

Wednesday, Feb. 6
FILM: “Imitation of Life” (1959)
7:30 p.m.
Meg & John P. Brogan Classic 100
Film Series
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
100 Performing Arts Center
Notre Dame, Ind.
(574) 631-2800

An all-star cast in 1959 (Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, Sandra Dee) led this film about two widows with troubled daughters trying to make sense of it all during an era of racial prejudice.
Check it out:

Thursday, Feb. 7
Comedy Night: Bill Squire & Adam Degi
Czar’s 505
505 Pleasant St., St. Joseph
(269) 983-1166

Czar’s 505 continues its“First Thursday Comedy Night” tradition with Bill Squire, winner of the “Car Crash Comedy Contest” on the “Opie & Anthony” show. Squire’s opener, Adam Degi, won the “Funniest Person in Grand Rapids” competition.
By the way, it’s rumored that Tom Jennings books comedians to keep his own jokes fresh.
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