Sep 1, 2013

State Theater, South Bend - Show and Tour Weekend

Friday night we headed over and picked up my Mom and headed to Downtown SB for dinner at CJ's Pub (great burgers) and talking and laughing.  Then it was over to the State for comedy fest.  In the words of our friend Andrew Elegante (Hey Drew), "My face hurts from laughing so much at tonight's comedy festival. Hope your face hurts too South Bend. Good night!" More about Drew in a minute.

Yesterday, it was off to the season opener for ND Football and they did not disappoint.  They had a solid victory, but they still have quite a bit of work to do.  I tailgated with my best friend and we always have fun at the games.  For more details, head over to her entry at Nutwood Junction.

Today, we redeemed the second of our two crowd funding gifts for the State Theater in South Bend.  Our first contribution was for a chair with our name on it, the second was lunch and tour with the renovation director Andrew Elegante.  We started with lunch at Bakers, which has much Studebaker Memorabilia on display (very appropriate for a downtown hotel), and we learned quite a bit about what Drew has been up to and up against in the efforts to renovate an old theater.  Then it was off for the tour which was fascinating.  Many rooms, nooks, crannies.  The theater was built in 1919 and has passed through many hands with each of them leaving their own mark, both good and bad.  Just a couple of pictures here since much of the neat stuff was only visible with a flashlight (I am sure Beth will have many more pictures as she had her camera with her).  

Tomorrow will be a quiet day at home, doing some work, mowing the lawn, and getting ready for another week at work.  Hope your long weekend was a good one!


  1. It's been a great weekend, but I'm ready for a day at home tomorrow! I'll do a write-up of the State tour soon.

  2. The State tour sounds fascinating.

  3. I love jokes, I love to laugh. But one thing about being deaf, is having to ask the punch line three times, but by then it is not as funny. Glad your team won.
    We enjoyed touring South Bend actually drove by the STate, while camping in Buchanan, MI. Enjoyed the entry, and also hope you enjoy YOUR long week end. There was a time when we did. Now every week has 6 Saturdays.
    Great thoughts to you from North CArolina....

  4. Sounds like fun... but it is a short week... only 4 more days till Saturday..!


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