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Arts and Culture


St. Joseph County Public Library: Downtown, with branches elsewhere. Rated one of the best public libraries nationally for a town of its size. Not just for parents and kids—besides the books, check out DVD rentals for $0.25/day. Sure beats Blockbuster!

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center: This state-of-the-art facility opened on the ND campus in 2004. The DPAC hosts a series of world-class performing artists (recently: Dave Brubeck, the Chieftains, the Emerson String Quartet, the London Philharmonic, Ladysmith Black Mambazo) as well as student musical and theatrical performances. The Browning Cinema (student tickets $3) shows many independent and foreign films that otherwise wouldn’t make it to South Bend.

Morris Performing Arts Center: Downtown South Bend. Home of the South Bend Symphony and host to Broadway-type musicals and big-name (though usually slightly out-of-date) performers.

Arts Everywhere is a clearinghouse for the visual and performing arts in the South Bend area.

Also, don’t forget about CHICAGO! Only 90 minutes away by car or 2.5 hours by train. Good deals for students are available at places like the Art Institute (free admission Thursday nights!), the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago ($20 student tickets).