Dave Carlock’s Best Bets: March 29

Published 12:41 pm Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday, March 29
Free Men
7 p.m.
Final Friday Film
The Box Factory For The Arts
1101 Broad St., St. Joseph
(269) 983-3688

An indie film set in World War II-era Paris, an Algerian is first trapped into being an informant in a mosque for the Germans, then drawn into supporting the Resistance after befriending a Jew. French with English subtitles.
Check it out: bit.ly/15MXBc8

Saturday, March 30
Lee Brice
8 p.m.
Stardust Event Center
@ The Blue Chip Casino
777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, Ind.
(219) 879-7711

Following the success of his second album, “Hard 2 Love,” the singer/songwriter is touring again and will surely play “I Drive Your Truck” for you. Tell the Blue Chip thanks for bringing in a solid country artist by dropping a few bucks at the roulette table.
Check it out: bit.ly/15MZdTe

Monday,  April 1
Green Jelly with special guest
Ass Puppets & Menophobia
8 p.m.
Smith’s Downtown Tap & Grill
110 Lincolnway East, Mishawaka, Ind.
(574) 255-2227

Hard to believe, but this is the MTV band who put out the massive heavy rock hit “Three Little Pigs.” I don’t know anything about their special guests, but with names like that, I think just about anything could happen. Check it out:    on.fb.me/14k6Io4

Tuesday, April 2
Thollem McDonas
7 p.m.
Merrimans’ Playhouse
1211 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, Ind.
(574) 329-3430

The Merrimans host another great musical artist in its space south of the Notre Dame campus. Reading his bio, I found Thollem’s overall history to be incredibly rich, even if lacking a “buzzworthy” single credit. If he’s playing at Merrimans’ Playhouse, he’s worth the trip.
Check it out:  bit.ly/13rCErD

Wednesday, April 3
“Ali: Fear Eats The Soul” (1974)
7:30 p.m.
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
100 Performing Arts Center,
Notre Dame, Ind.
(574) 631-2800

The DeBartolo is bringing in some great films, this one about an unusual, multiracial love affair shot in mid ’70s Germany as sort of an updated version of 1955’s “All That Heaven Allows.”
Check it out:  bit.ly/ZnTZJj

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