Best Bets, Oct. 12: Under the Harvest Moon

Published 12:58 pm Thursday, October 11, 2012

Under the Harvest Moon

All day Saturday, Oct. 13

Downtown Dowagiac, Mich.

Visit Dowagiac for its second annual Under the Harvest Moon, a one-day festival that features vendors, produce, scarecrow decorating, antiques, street entertainment, pumpkin and pie eating contests, extreme pumpkin carving and more. Visit

Sixth Generation CD release/Halloween party

8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13

Orchard Hills Country Club, Buchanan, Mich.

A local favorite, the Sixth Generation band will perform its signature 1960s-style rock ‘n’ roll at its CD release/Halloween party at Orchard Hills Country Club. Tickets $12 at or $15 at the door.

The Barstool Philosophers with Roxy Bellows

8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13

The Acorn Theater, Three Oaks, Mich.

Enjoy an evening of improv with graduates and teachers of The Second City, the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe in the U.S. Tickets are $15; purchase at


6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14

Bethel College, Mishawaka, Ind.

The Christian pop-rock band Newsboys has been performing around the world for more than 20 years. Tickets $19; $29 Gold Circle. Visit

The Capitol Steps

7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14

Lake Michigan College Mendel Center, Benton Harbor, Mich.

In what couldn’t be a more timely performance, The Capitol Steps claim to put the “mock” in democracy with a blend music and comedy for a night of political satire. Founded by congressional staffers, the group has performed for five U.S. presidents and in all 50 states. Cash bar available one hour before show time. Tickets $32; $42 for orchestra seating. Visit