Dave Carlock’s Best Bets: April 26-May 2

Published 7:34 am Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday, April 26
JR Clark Band —
Annual Tribute to Michael Burks
9 p.m.
Midway Tavern Blues Bar
810 W. Fourth St., Mishawaka, Ind.
(574) 255-0458

Talented Michiana blues guitarist JR Clark rippin’ licks in tribute to a fellow bluesman, who hailed from Arkansas, the late Michael Burks. Be ready to see a great player tipping his hat to one of his heroes.
Check it out: themidwaytavern.com

Saturday, April 27
‘500 Days of Summer’
9:30 p.m.
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
100 Performing Arts Center,
Notre Dame, Ind.
(574) 631-2800

Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt fans alike should pack the theater on this midnight showing of the 2009 film that explores the perils and perks of having a vivacious exciting girlfriend named Summer. HINT: Don’t expect to keep her. That wasn’t a spoiler: The title lets you know they had only 500 days together.
Check it out: bit.ly/YvNR2U

Sunday, April 28
Brian Regan Live Comedy Tour
7 p.m.
Morris Performing Arts Center
211 N. Michigan St., South Bend
(574) 235-9190

The Morris gets a double recommendation this week: I’m not sure why they want to put so much in one weekend, but Brian Regan promises a “clean” comedy presentation so you might do a little more research and consider taking the kids to their first real standup show.
Check it out:  bit.ly/12no8hD

Tuesday, April 30
‘The Price Is Right Live’
7:30 p.m.
Morris Performing Arts Center
211 N. Michigan St., South Bend
(574) 235-9190

This sounds fun — I know a lot of people who have always wanted to be on “The Price Is Right,” and this could be their chance. Certainly, this version’s a lot more convenient to attend than making a trip to Hollywood for a taping.
Check it out: bit.ly/Z3O4xT

Thursday, May 2
Velvet Jones performing for Cinco DeMayo
7 to 11 p.m.
Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
700 Lincolnway West, Mishawaka, Ind.
(574) 259-8541

Velvet Jones sounds like it could be a good band, as it seems to play around South Bend a lot. Cinco de Mayo celebrations at a Mexican place are a necessity — but I gotta tell ya, fellas, you’re gonna wanna change that lame Facebook web address. It makes me think, maybe you don’t!
Check it out: facebook.com/VelvetJonesROCKS

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