Dave Carlock’s Best Bets: June 14-20

Published 8:43 am Thursday, June 13, 2013

Friday, June 14
Fridays at the Fountain
11:45 a.m.- to 1:15 p.m.
Kennedy’s Kitchen
Jon Hunt Plaza
(in front of the Morris)
211N. Michigan St., South Bend
(574) 235-9198

I love outdoor lunchtime concerts … as long as the temp is no more than 80 degrees, there’s ample shade, a light wind not exceeding 1 or 2 on the Beaufort scale and relative humidity of no more than 50 percent.
This week, it’s Kennedy’s Kitchen, a Celtic band with a name based on principal joHn Kennedy, (who actually spells his first name that way).
Celtic music normally frightens me, since they played it on the Titanic, but I’d give it a try anyhow.
Check it out: kennedyskitchen.com

Saturday, June 15
9 p.m.
Vickers Theatre
6 N. Elm St., Three Oaks

An interesting looking film about the destructive potential of the internet. A great opportunity to open the eyes of teens to the hazards of the largely unchecked Wild West of the net.
The first generation that’s been
raised up with the reality or alternate
reality may benefit from this
Check it out: bit.ly/18PWT0W
Sunday, June 16
Agatha Christie’s
‘The Mousetrap’
2 p.m.
Beckwith Theatre Company
100 New York Ave., Dowagiac
(269) 782-7653

Brands make us feel safe in the quality of their work, no? In that I suggest the Agatha Christie brand for mystery theater. Unfortunately, that’s all I can offer because the Beckwith did not offer synopsis on its website! Agatha’s reputation saved you this time Beckwith, but tell your potential audience more in the future.
Check it out: beckwiththeatre.com

Tuesday, June 18
Geoff Tate’s Queensryche
7 p.m.
Club Fever
222 S. Michigan St.,
South Bend
(574) 234-5200

Queensryche’s “Silent Lucidity” was a tour de force in the 1990s if you like big production rock, earning a spot at #21 in VH-1’s list of Greatest Power Ballads. Years ago, its ominous spoken word about achieving dream control captured my attention in a self-motivational sense, but really it’s just about that ridiculous time waster: lucid dreaming! Yes, Geoff Tate is the original lead singer.
Check it out: bit.ly/13axvzp

Thursday, June 20
Gordon Lightfoot
8 p.m.
Morris Performing Arts Center
211N. Michigan St.,
South Bend
(574) 235-9190

And on the topic of sleeping, this show may be awesome for the 40-plus crowd, but unless you’re a young, budding singer/songwriter and want to see Gordon sing some great story songs, this show isn’t targeted to youth. “Sundown” does remain one of the more hypnotic singer songwriter vibes from the 1970s but if I hear anyone other than him sing the entire “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” again, I may enact citizen’s arrest.
Check it out: bit.ly/12tjVMp

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