Dave Carlock’s Best Bets May 3-8

Published 3:28 pm Thursday, May 2, 2013

Friday, May 3
George Lopez —
For Mature Audiences Only
8 p.m.
Star Plaza Theatre
8001 Deleware Place, Merrillville, Ind.
(800) 745-3000

Adult-oriented brand-name standup comedy sounds like a great way to shake off the week. Hint: Stalk the backstage door if you wanna give George a hug.
Check it out: bit.ly/12irSgQ

Saturday, May 4
SXSB Headliner Show
5 p.m. to midnight
State Theater
214 ½ Michigan St., South Bend, Ind.

For those not in the know, “SXSB” stands for South By South Bend — a play on the well-established South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. In a push to energize the South Bend music scene as well as build momentum to rehab South Bend’s State Theatre, SXSB offers some select SB area musicians.
Check it out: on.fb.me/ZRbBn1

Sunday, May 5
‘Hava Nagila The Movie’
6:30 p.m.
Vickers Theatre
6 N. Elm St., Three Oaks
(269) 756-3522

With this title, I don’t need to know anything else to put it on my list of films to see. However, I will tell you this, it’s a documentary, Harry Belafonte, Glen Campbell and Regina Spektor. Be brave and check it out.
Check it out: bit.ly/YbFMDo

Monday, May 6
‘Romeo & Juliet —
Goshen Shakespeare Theatre’
8 p.m.
Goshen Theatre
216 S. Main St., Goshen, Ind.
(574) 535-0808

Just when you thought your life was filled with drama, along comes Romeo and Juliet. It’s a classic but, at some point, you have to buckle under the stereotypes that the storyline relies upon: overbearing parents from feuding familes that keep two starcrossed teenagers apart. They love each other but … why??? Is the teenage dating pool only five people thick? POISON! DECEPTION! Messages sent via messenger! Oh, it’s so melodramatic, yet the conclusion makes us all appreciate the immediacy of texting.
Check it out: goshakes.org

Wednesday, May 8
7:30 p.m.
Morris Performing Arts Center
211 N. Michigan St., South Bend, Ind.
(574) 235-9190

The backstory to the “Wizard Of Oz,” or should I say, the ORIGINAL backstory before “The Great And Powerful OZ.” Don’t miss this live production while it’s at the Morris.
Check it out: bit.ly/ZRguwk

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