Dave Carlock’s Best Bets: March 8

Published 7:45 am Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday, March 8
Laser Aerosmith & Guns ‘N Roses/
Laser Rolling Stones
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
PHM Digital Video Theatre/Planetarium
55860 Bittersweet Road,
Mishawaka, Ind.
(574) 258-9569

Lean back and get your laser on at the planetarium while listening to classic rock music from Aerosmith & Guns ‘N Roses in the first show, followed by Mick & the Boys.
Armchair rock fellowshippers unite.
Check it out:  phmschools.org/node/40

Saturday, March 9    
Travis Tritt Acoustic Show
8 p.m.
Star Plaza Theatre
8001 Deleware Place, Merrillville, Ind.
(800) 745-3000

The rockin’ country legend is leaving the band at home to do an intimate acoustic show. If his long list of country hits aren’t enough, he was recently credited as the driving force that reunite the Eagles. Not too shabby, Travvy!
Check it out: bit.ly/YLNa8j
Sunday, March 10
Larry Platz & monTe micHel bLue
4 p.m.
Union Coffee House
115 E. Front St., Buchanan
(269) 409-7004

Mathew Thornton’s Union Coffee House is known for featuring singer/songwriters with a house request that there be no covers performed at the venue. monTe, who I’ve known for years, was entertaining even in his voice mail, offering details to promote the show “unless you’ve already finished a good lie.” Sounds like a worthy show already!
Check it out:  unioncoffeehouse.com

Tuesday, March 12
Comedy Open Mic
8 p.m.
 The Drop Comedy Club
822 S. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend, Ind.
(574) 310-4582      

This sounds scary — comedy open mic? Somebody please be adventurous and let me know how it goes at the Drop Comedy Club’s one night a week to check both egos and any rotten tomatoes at the door. Hosted by Sara Westberg.
Check it out:  thedropcomedyclub.com

Wednesday, March 13
Acoustic Open Stage led
by Steve Foresman
8:30 p.m.    
Fiddler’s Hearth            
127 N. Main St., South Bend, Ind.
(574) 232-2853

Bring your ideas and instruments down to Steve’s stage but be sure to email steve@steveforesman.com in advance to reserve your spot. Walk-ins are welcome but not guaranteed a chance to perform at this well-known Irish pub “in the Bend,” but there’s beer for all.
Check it out: fiddlershearth.com

Send info on events you think Dave should know about to DaveCarlocksBestBets@27sounds.com.