The Buzz, Sept. 21: Houdini comes to Niles

Published 10:50 am Thursday, September 20, 2012

Aron Houdini performances

Friday, Sept. 21, and Saturday, Sept. 22

Niles Haunted House Scream Park, Niles, Mich.

The acclaimed Niles Haunted House Scream Park hosts magician/escape artist Aron Houdini — great-nephew of Harry Houdini and the only person to allegedly escape the United States Marshal service. He has escaped federal prisons, hospitals, city police and more. Houdini’s seance will be performed at 8 and 11 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22; his magic show is at 10 p.m. Sept. 21 and 9 and 10 p.m. Sept. 22; and his upside-down straightjacket escape is at 9 p.m. Sept. 22. Admission prices vary; combination packages available. Visit

Blues, Brews and BBQ

1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22

John E.N. Howard Bandshell, St. Joseph, Mich.

O.K. Distributors hosts the fourth annual Blues, Brews and BBQ festival on Lake Michigan. Bid farewell to summer with live music and local brews and barbecue. The Elwood Splinters Blues Band performs from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; Big Boss Blues Band, 3:30 to 5 p.m.; and Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Larks and Lagers

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28

Studebaker National Museum, South Bend, Ind.

Sample a variety of regional microbrews paired with hors d’oeuvres and live music by Steve Foresman. Tickets $30 individual ($25 museum members) and $50 per couple ($40 members). RSVP by Sept. 24 to or call (574) 235-9002. Visit

The Siegel-Schwall Band with Johnny Burns

8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28

Acorn Theater, Three Oaks, Mich.

The Chicago-based group The Siegel-Schwall Band is credited with contributing to The Great Blues Revival of the 1960s. Tickets from $30. Visit