Warhol - Icon & Influence
Jun
26
to Oct 13

Warhol - Icon & Influence

  • Lubeznik Center for the Arts (map)
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Original Warhol works will be on loan from the Drew and Wendy Levenfeld collection, as well as from the Brauer Museum's permanent collection at Valparaiso University, Indiana. Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is widely recognized as one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Over 50 original works will be on display including a substantial collection of black and white photographs, Polaroids, and large color screen prints that include the famous Campbell Soup Can and other iconic images like The Moon Walk and Annie Oakley. The works on display will span from the late 60's through the late 80's of Warhol's career. Warhol frequently used the Polaroid portraits he made for making his well-known large scale screen prints.

The community will have the opportunity to view these works and learn more about Andy Warhol and his impact on the global art world. Much of his well-known subject matter of the mundane, such as the Campbell's Soup Cans, was easily recognizable and accessible to the public, giving his work a democratic sensibility.

An invited group of emerging and mid-career artists whose work has been guided by Warhol's legacy will also be on exhibition. Warhol employed many strategies in his artwork which many contemporary artists utilize today in their art practices. An exploration of these strategies will be examined in several categories, such as celebrity, gender identity and popular culture.

Artists: 
Christopher Cosnowski
Dominic Sansone
Robyn Day
CJ Hungerman

Lubeznik Center for the Arts
219.874.4900

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Burns Harbor European Market on the Square
Jun
27
to Sep 26

Burns Harbor European Market on the Square

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Our European Market strives for a strong tradition of quality shopping, live entertainment, and a festive community experience. Our artists, chefs, merchants, and farmers travel to our Market from across Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois to offer visitors an extraordinary collection of products and services.

Come visit us, and delight in our artisan breads and pastries, boutique creamery cheeses, ethnic foods, meats, spices, oils, rare books, clothing, accessories, jewelry and fresh-from-the-farm produce and flowers. Spend the evening, and enjoy live performances from the best of Duneland’s professional musicians and enjoy an adult beverage on the third Wednesday of the month. We will also have fun family activities and a bounce house for our littlest guests.

Burns Harbor European Market on the Square
219.926.5513

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Music & the Market
Jun
27
to Aug 29

Music & the Market

Music & the Market
Wednesdays at Main Square Park through August 29 (no event July 4th)
Tom Lounges Entertainment LLC
Beer garden available on dates with astrick*
Held at Lincoln Center Fieldhouse if inclement weather - bring your own lawn chair

June 27 - Justin King, Liz Mandeville & the Blue Points
July 11* - Adam Gawlikowski, IPA Polka Band
July 18 - Leann Stutler, Manny & the Crescent City Po' Boys
July 25 & August 1 - no concerts, just market
August 8* - Jef Sarver, Joe Marcinek Bankd
August 15* - Bill Hayden, The Spaniels Forever
August 22* - Marco Villarreal, Stop.Drop.Rewind
August 29* - Cousin Dave Neely, Capernaum

Highland Parks & Recreation
219.838.0114

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BESS Art Exposure Exhibits
Jul
10
to Aug 29

BESS Art Exposure Exhibits

BESS Art Exposure is planning a number of new exhibits featuring local artists this summer, and you'll only have a short two-week window to see each one.

The recently opened art gallery in a former Boost Mobile store at 5386 Broadway near the border of Merrillville and Gary will showcase "Double Down with Dana Moore and David Arreola" during July and "Double Down with Emily Derek and Jesse Johnson" during August.

"Double Down is a two-week exhibition that will run in July and in August every two weeks," said Johnson, who's also the owner of the gallery. "Come explore with your eyes and feel with your emotions the aesthetically pleasing artworks of various artists."

Moore's exhibit "The Hospital Stay" will run from July 5 through 18, with a reception the evening of Friday, July 13. The Indiana University Northwest graduate's work interprets her memories of a hospital visit.

“As an artist I try to connect my experiences with others. Hospitals are places which every person will encounter in their lives," she said. "This series evokes the emotions from the memories of this experience.”

Arreola, a painter and ceramic artist, will showcase his "From the Heart" exhibit from July 1 through 28, with a reception on July 27.

"I gather my inspirations from the conversations I have with friends, colleagues and family," he said. "The work featured will represent the conversations of love and love lost, the struggle of humanity and the strength of fatherhood. I am a person cursed by opinions, but through art I can articulate the conversation visually."

 

Then Dyrek will showcase "Childhood Memories” from Aug. 1 through 18, with a reception on Aug. 17.

"This is a fascinating, travel-back-in-time, captivating exhibition," Johnson said. "Take a look at the memories that Emily Dyrek shares with the viewers."

Finally, Johnson will display his own artwork at the "Jazz, Rhythm & Blues" show from Aug. 18 through 29, with a reception on Aug. 27.

"I want viewers to experience the love of music through the creativity of my paintings," he said. "Art is a fundamental way for me to express myself as a way of freedom through the stroke of my brush. In these paintings, you will gravitate towards the aesthetically pleasing abstract shapes of the instruments and body poses."

For more information, call 219-318-3816, visit bessartexposure.com or find the gallery on Facebook.

To support the gallery, go to gofundme.com/keeping-the-art-alive.

219.318.3816

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Three-Dimensional
Jul
20
to Sep 7

Three-Dimensional

Sculptors present free-standing work and wall pieces in a variety of materials and media, including glazed ceramic, cast bronze, glass, wood, acrylic, metal and others.

Bridgeport Art Center
773.843.9000

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Natural Appreciation:  Flora and Woods
Aug
3
to Sep 2

Natural Appreciation: Flora and Woods

  • Rising Phoenix Art Gallery (map)
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This exhibit will feature drawings and prints by Linda Weigel of floral and other natural woodland subjects as found within the Michiana region. As an honors graduate of Indiana University with a BA in Fine Arts, over the years Linda has completed additional studies at SAIC, SCAD and Columbia College. A retired art educator and Chair, Fine Arts Department for LaLumiere School she has also been active in the arts community as a working artist, exhibitor and member of regional and national organizations.  Opening reception July 6th from 5 - 8 p.m.

Rising Phoenix Gallery
480.216.2583

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Water Works
Aug
6
to Aug 26

Water Works

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The Southern Shore artists will present everything and anything related to water, whether it be the lake, a waterfall, the ocean or a swimming pool, the artists have been challenged to create the many facets of water.  Need a piece of art for a summer home?  We will have it for you to enjoy year-round!

Southern Shore Art Association
219.879.4980

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Music & the Market
Aug
8
to Aug 29

Music & the Market

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Wednesday's In Main Square Park through August 29th enjoy live music from 5 - 8 p.m. Beer garden available.  Held in Lincoln Center Fieldhouse if inclement weather.  Bring a lawn chair.


Highland Parks Department
219.838.0114

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Mysterious Visions Solo Exhibit
Aug
11
to Aug 31

Mysterious Visions Solo Exhibit

Enjoy the art of Dorothy Graden.  Inspired by ancient visions, award-winning contemporary artist Dorothy Graden has been traveling around the American West photographing and drawing prehistoric rock.

Come join us for the fun reception on August 11, 10:00-2:00 . If you are at the Chesterton European Market, the Art Center is just down the street. Come in, cool off and have some refreshments. The show will be up the entire month of August. Free admission

Chesterton Art Center
219.926.4711

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Gabis Arboretum Music Garden
Aug
16
to Aug 31

Gabis Arboretum Music Garden

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Visit the new TreeSong Music Garden! This exciting addition is a fun and creative way for guests of all ages to explore their musical side. The TreeSong Music Garden is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, South Shore Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest
219.462.0025

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Reconnect
Aug
17
to Sep 9

Reconnect

  • Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts (map)
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“Reconnect” an exhibition of landscape paintings

An exhibition of landscape paintings by three regional artists who all grew up along the shores of Lake Michigan: Anne Corlett, Royce Deans, Angela Saxon

There will be a Plein air art event in association with this exhibit on Saturday August 25

Opening Reception Friday, August 17, 2018 from 6-9pm. Meet the artists and share refreshments with friends new and old.

About the exhibition:

As busy human beings, it is easy to lose touch with our surroundings. We have deadlines and responsibilities and not nearly enough time to pause and look around. As plein air artists, our inspiration comes from observation. It is essential to look, listen and feel the surrounding landscape. For us, that is Lake Michigan’s shoreline.

The beach’s tumultuous skies, roaring lake and graceful dunes have woven throughout our lives, an endless source of intrigue. We grew up swimming these shores, sinking our feet into the sand and allowing the wild winds to clear and reset our minds. Through observation and painting, we continue to absorb and retell the wisdom of this slice of nature.

Our hope is that by contemplating our work, viewers will feel the wonder of nature and its endless expanse of power, reconnecting with this glorious place we call home.

ANGELA SAXON has been engaged in the last three decades actively pursuing a visual understanding of the landscape. A visual language of horizon, tree, water, sky is universally understood. As a perceptual painter Angela translates what she observes into a personal dialect and uses this language to evoke more than a landscape in her atmospheric work. She grew up in Miller Beach and holds a BFA in Painting from Indiana University. www.angelasaxon.com

ANNE CORLETT is from the Saugatuck area and has studied at Oxbow in Saugatuck, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Royal Academy of Art in London. She holds a BA of Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin. She paints in oils, watercolors and pastel and prefers to work outdoors in order to connect to the landscape. “Paintings are a place to explore my relationship to life. When

working, I take hold of the energy around me and focus it onto the canvas. This action celebrates existence.” www.annecorlett.net

ROYCE DEANS divides his creative efforts between painting the landscape and the human figure, teaching art, and facilitating art retreats in different parts of the world. A representational expressionist at heart, finding the lyrical gesture in every subject has become most important to his process. He grew up in Chicago and graduated from the American Academy of Art. www.roycedeans.com

Miller Beach Arts
773.822.8086

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The Actor's Nightmare & Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You
Aug
17
to Sep 1

The Actor's Nightmare & Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You

The Actor's Nightmare: This hilarious spoof details the plight of a stranger who is suddenly pushed on stage to replace an ailing actor. The play was inspired by the well-known dream that many people in the theatre have, in which they must go perform in a play that they have inexplicably never been to rehearsals for, and for which they know neither the lines or the plot.

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You: This bitingly irreverent and uproariously funny satire aims its barbs at organized religion, and strikes home with hilarious results. Sister Mary Ignatius, a teaching nun who is much concerned with sin in all of its various forms, delivers a cautionary lecture to her charges.

Chicago Street Theatre
219.464.1636, ext. 1

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Wait Until Dark
Aug
17
to Sep 2

Wait Until Dark

Susy Hendrix is a blind Greenwich Village housewife who becomes the target of three con-men searching for a doll stuffed with heroin, which her husband Sam unwittingly transported from Canada as a favor to a woman who has since been murdered. Complicating matters, is the fact that a little girl living in an apartment upstairs has stolen the doll. Intent on retrieving the heroine, con man, Roat, leads his companion of thugs into thinking they will be rich if they find the doll. In the end, Roat turns on his companions and sets his sights on murder.

Dunes Summer Theatre
219.879.7509

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Anything Goes
Aug
18
to Aug 26

Anything Goes

 

Music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl—no musical puts it on stage better than Anything GoesA hilarious shipboard romance of the 1930s, with these Cole Porter Classics: I Get a Kick Out of You, It’s De-Lovely, Friendship and You’re the Top.

Music Theater Works
847.920.5360

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The Point of the Dream - Every Dream has a Point and every Point evokes the Dream
Aug
19
to Sep 20

The Point of the Dream - Every Dream has a Point and every Point evokes the Dream

A self-taught artist with a career that has spanned over twenty-five years exhibiting throughout the Chicagoland area, Steeves' work includes elements of surrealism, primitive symbolic and postmodern realism focusing on the emotion of images and pointillistic, dot patterns.

 "What started out as an homage to the Australian Aboriginal art method of dot painting has grown to have a life of its own through my eyes and paints. The dots went from being the background of traditional paintings to the focus of my paintings," Steeves explains. The dot patterns invoke a dream-like impression of the subject, allowing the viewer to focus on the emerging repetitious patterns.

The exhibit kicks off with A Meet the Artist Reception on Sunday, August 19 at 1:30 pm. Peter will give a gallery talk at the reception, which is free and open to the public. Paintings can be viewed and purchased at The Village Gallery through September 20. 

The Village Art Gallery
219.465.1591

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Hard Travelin' with Woody
Aug
23
to Aug 24

Hard Travelin' with Woody

  • Great Oaks Banquet Center (map)
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Randy Noojin - writer, singer, actor.  In addition to his acting abilities he is also a playwright.  He's had roles on television's 'The Good Wife' and 'Boardwalk Empire.' At Lake Central, he was so incredibly talented and well-rounded that we always knew great things were in store for him. His stage show is called 'Hard Travelin' With Woody' and it tells the story of Woody Guthrie, folk singer and songwriter. 'This Land is Your Land' is his most famous work.

L'ar en Ciel
219.776.0888

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Hamlet
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Hamlet

Gary Shakespeare Company announces the opening of Hamlet by William Shakespeare directed by company co-founder Mark Baer. The show will perform FREE-OF-CHARGE 14 times in 9 different public spaces across Northwest Indiana, July 21st through September 16th.

Arguably Shakespeare’s greatest work, Hamlet dramatizes the struggle of an isolated college student caught between his loyalty to his deceased father and his religious and moral responsibilities. Feeling trapped and betrayed, Hamlet spirals downward, unable to find support from his mother or friends, until he perishes leaving a trail of destruction in his wake. “We feel this story will resonate with many people as if it were written today,” says Baer. “Our actors are finding that it hits very close to home, despite having been written 400 years ago.”  

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The Crowd, Illustration Art by Mark Anderson & Greg Johannes
Aug
24
to Sep 23

The Crowd, Illustration Art by Mark Anderson & Greg Johannes

  • Paul Henry's Art Gallery (map)
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 6 TIL 10PM, Opening reception for "The Crowd," an extensive collection of portrait and caricature images by Mark Anderson and Greg Johannes. Faces you know from all walks of life including finance, politics, entertainment and sports will receive intense interpretation and inspection from two of the
most accomplished, talented, insightful and entertaining artist/illustrators in our midst. Make a plan to join us for the opening reception to enjoy this display which reflects each artist's refined technical work along with the infusion of humor, personality and social commentary within each piece. More details will follow. Call 219-678-5015 for info.

Paul Henrys Art Gallery

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5th Annual Ten Minute Play Festival
Aug
24
to Sep 2

5th Annual Ten Minute Play Festival

“Let Me Win” by Chris Shaw Swanson, a drama about an athlete in the Special Olympics national games determined to win a first place medal to earn home state accolades.

“Personal Demons” by Maryanne Truax details a female demon’s threats to “break-up” with the subject of her intended torment.

“Camouflaged Nails” by Anthony L. Mariani follows a homeless woman who becomes part of a big surprise on the day of a large street parade.

“All the Decorations” by Dean Donofrio has a wife, who is a romance novel author, attempting to secure the love interest opinions of a very disinterested hubby. Roses? Skywriting?

“Being Ferried” by Marj O’Neill-Butler is a telling tale of a mother and daughter riding the Staten Island ferry on their way to a wedding and greeted by their own matchmaking opportunity.

“Given Away” by Greg Lam is a drama about the pending same-sex marriage of two women who discover one of their sets of parents is not at all as they had portrayed themselves from earlier social interaction.

“Character Assassination” by Robert O’Connell introduces a novelist who writes murder mysteries and his strange encounter with a police detective who describes himself as a dedicated fan of the writer’s books.

“Slow Burn” by Brian Cox includes the dynamics of a trio, two women and one man, with one of the women revealing she is a hired assassin whose specialty is remedying the problem of cheating husbands.

“Ready to Sell” by Tom Raber follows a con artist couple who discover career challenges with their expertise in selling fraudulent treasurers.

“Two Broody Hens” by R.A. Pauli highlights what happens when a hen decides to leave her eggs and nest to “cross the road” and what’s waiting on the other side.

4th Street Theater
219.926.7875

 

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Shining Star
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Shining Star

  • Center for Visual & Performing Arts (map)
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Eleven highly talented vocalists and musicians harmoniously join forces to present A TRIBUTE TO EARTH, WIND AND FIRE, a celebration of the four decade strong success, popularity and resilience of one of the most successful musical stories ever told.

This year marks Earth, Wind & Fires fortieth anniversary. Maurice White along with his brother Verdine and Philip Bailey, began in the Sixties as R&B's first super crossover group, and in the Seventies became just that in the music industry.

Today, no party is complete without them & no night on the town can end without hearing at least one of their harmony laden tracks.

Theatre at the Center
219.836.3255

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Inaugural Plein Air Event
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Inaugural Plein Air Event

  • Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts (map)
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The Miller Beach Art & Creative District invites artists to participate in our first annual Plein Air Event, a day of painting and drawing on locations in and around Miller Beach. After the plein air painting there will be a reception and public exhibition to show and sell the work created.

Plein-air painting refers to the technique of painting out-of-doors which was initiated by the French Impressionists in the mid-nineteenth century. The aim and challenge of plein air painting is to “capture the moment”, working quickly to complete a painting in a fairly short period of time. 

***LIVE PAINTING 10am-4pm........Reception and Sale 6-9pm***

TO ENTER
Entry fee is $25. Email meg@millerbeacharts.org if you are interested in entering this event. Registration will close August 20, 2018.REGISTRATION
8 – 10 am, Miller Beach Art & Creative District.

All work submitted for the evening exhibit must be created on August 24, 2018. Your paper, canvas, or board will be stamped at check-in. Artwork media is limited to paintings and drawings. The size limit, as framed, cannot exceed 36” x 36”. Volunteers can assist with sharing painting locations if you’re not familiar with the area.

TURNING IN FINISHED WORK
You may turn in up to two finished works at the Miller Beach Art & Creative District by 4 pm ready to hang. We will provide tables for artists to prepare works for hanging. All artwork submitted must be for sale.

EXHIBIT AND SALE
The exhibition/reception will be open to the public from 6 – 8 pm. Miller Beach Art & Creative District will charge a commission on all sales. Any artwork not sold should be picked up from 8–9 pm.
Prizes for Best of Show and People’s Choice Award will be awarded the night of the exhibition.
Email meg@millerbeacharts.org if you are interested in entering this event. Registration will close August 20, 2018.

Miller Beach Arts & Creative District
773.822.8086

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Carl Weathersby with Corey Dennison Band & Luke Pytel Band
Aug
25
5:30 PM17:30

Carl Weathersby with Corey Dennison Band & Luke Pytel Band

The Acorn Concert Series is back for 2018. On summer Saturdays, enjoy family-friendly evenings at Gabis Arboretum while listening to a variety of musical artists, sipping craft beer and savoring food from local vendors. Don't forget your lawn chair!

Gates open at 5:30 pm, Concerts start at 7:00 pm

Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 week of

Series ticket: $60 member/$70 non member

Carl Weathersby:
Mixing Southern charm, soulful vocals, and fierce guitar-playing, Carl plays the blues, from down-and-dirty to scintillating Albert King influenced chops. This is one powerful blues performer that will leave you amazed and thoroughly entertained.

Corey Dennison Band:
Formed in 2013, The Corey Dennison Band has become a favorite attraction at Chicago blues venues, including twice-weekly appearances at Kingston Mines. Led by Corey Dennison’s soulful voice and muscular guitar, the band released its self-titled studio debut for the legendary Delmark Records in 2016 after honing 13 original songs night after night on the bandstand. After 12 years mastering his skills as a sideman for Carl Weathersby, you can truly see how much these artists complement each other’s style.

Taltree Arboretum
219.462.0025

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Seeger:  A Multimedia Solo Show
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Seeger: A Multimedia Solo Show

  • Great Oaks Banquet Center (map)
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Pete Seeger, America’s beloved folksinger/activist, plays a multimedia benefit concert in Washington, D.C. advocating free speech in Cuba, using his greatest songs to tell of his personal struggles for free speech in America, and how a sailboat helped clean up the Hudson River.

L'arc en Ciel
219.776.0888

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Hamlet
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Hamlet

  • Chesterton Amphitheatre at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve (map)
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Gary Shakespeare Company announces the opening of Hamlet by William Shakespeare directed by company co-founder Mark Baer. The show will perform FREE-OF-CHARGE 14 times in 9 different public spaces across Northwest Indiana, July 21st through September 16th.

Arguably Shakespeare’s greatest work, Hamlet dramatizes the struggle of an isolated college student caught between his loyalty to his deceased father and his religious and moral responsibilities. Feeling trapped and betrayed, Hamlet spirals downward, unable to find support from his mother or friends, until he perishes leaving a trail of destruction in his wake. “We feel this story will resonate with many people as if it were written today,” says Baer. “Our actors are finding that it hits very close to home, despite having been written 400 years ago.”  

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Todd Oliver
Aug
25
7:30 PM19:30

Todd Oliver

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Straight from America’s Got Talent! Comedic ventriloquist, Todd Oliver, will be on the TATC stage for one night only! This all-ages show includes humor, audience participation, and of course, Todd’s very own talking dog, Irving! David Letterman proclaimed that Todd Oliver is one of the “top five ventriloquists in the world,” and now you can see him right in your own backyard! Oliver’s humor is situational and contemporary, resulting in a clean universal comedy that makes you feel good and leaves you wondering, “How do those funny dogs talk?”  

Theatre at the Center
219.836.3255
 

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Hamlet
Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

Hamlet

Gary Shakespeare Company announces the opening of Hamlet by William Shakespeare directed by company co-founder Mark Baer. The show will perform FREE-OF-CHARGE 14 times in 9 different public spaces across Northwest Indiana, July 21st through September 16th.

Arguably Shakespeare’s greatest work, Hamlet dramatizes the struggle of an isolated college student caught between his loyalty to his deceased father and his religious and moral responsibilities. Feeling trapped and betrayed, Hamlet spirals downward, unable to find support from his mother or friends, until he perishes leaving a trail of destruction in his wake. “We feel this story will resonate with many people as if it were written today,” says Baer. “Our actors are finding that it hits very close to home, despite having been written 400 years ago.”  

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One Night Jam:  Michael McDermott
Aug
26
7:30 PM19:30

One Night Jam: Michael McDermott

"Michael McDermott is one of the best songwriters in the world and possibly the greatest undiscovered rock n roll talent of the last 20 years." 
- Author Stephen King

Michael McDermott. Honestly, that's all you need to know. He was the second artist to play One Night Jam back in 2000, and it's been a love affair both ways ever since.

Michael is one of the finest songwriters/storytellers in the business. Songs about darkness, despair, demons, hope, love, redemption - all from deep in his soul. He's been compared to Dylan and Springsteen. It's a fair comparison, but Michael is most definitely his own voice. McDermott's previous album, "Willow Springs," and his most recent one, "Out From Under," have been garnering rave reviews from around the globe. Michael's one of those rare artists who can simply reach into your heart and make a connection, no matter what walk of life you're from. It's a musical experience like few others.

Michael will be performing the way we like him best -- solo acoustic -- accompanied by his wife/partner Heather Horton on vocals and violin. The purest essence of the McDermott Experience.

Chicago Street Theatre
219.464.1636

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Rock 'N' Rails Street Festival
Aug
30
to Sep 2

Rock 'N' Rails Street Festival

The 10th annual Rock 'N' Rail Street Festival will take place on Broad Street in Griffith’s renovated downtown business district. It features free admission, a fantastic variety of food vendors, arts and crafts, street vendors, family beer garden, non-stop live music, a KIDZONE and family entertainment. The Festival will begin Thursday August 30th and run through Sunday September 2nd. Music until MIDNIGHT every night. Also, check out the excellent bands playing on the bar stage (21 and over) and the new Lake Street Stage (all ages) during breaks on the main stage.

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Radio Golf
Aug
30
to Sep 30

Radio Golf

Real estate developer Harmond Wilks is determined to become the first black mayor of Pittsburgh, on a mission to revive his blighted childhood neighborhood. As Wilks confronts characters from the past, he is forced to question how pursuing change could put his neighborhood’s history at risk.

Court Theatre
773.753.4472

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American Visions
Sep
2
7:30 PM19:30

American Visions

  • Mary E. Bercik Memorial Pavilion (map)
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The WPFO concludes its 2018 season with this All-American concert featuring Peter Boyer's Ellis Island: The Dream of America for seven actors, projected visuals and orchestra. The actors portray seven immigrants who came to the United States through Ellis Island between 1890 and 1940. The Program includes music by Aaron Copland and John Philip Sousa, as well as an Armed Forces Salute, ending with a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Michigan. The concert is FREE. Robert Vodnoy conducts.

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Together
Sep
6
7:30 PM19:30

Together

2017 Summer Concert Series Mexican Independence concert w/TOGETHER! To check out the band, go to www.togethermusic.com. Admission is $7 per person. CASH ONLY/SEASON PASS AVAILABLE FOR $50, NON TRANSFERABLE. Table reservations available at $10 per seat, minimum of 6 required. Ages 21 & over, NO COOLERS or outside food or beverage allowed to brought in. Cash bar and food available for purchase. RAIN OR SHINE. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. NO PETS ALLOWED. For more info, call 219-932-2530 x331

Wicker Memorial Park
219.932.2530

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First Friday Art Walk
Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday Art Walk

The First Friday Art Walk is a multi-venue event held on the first Friday of every month from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (some venues open later). Local uptown businesses open their doors to the public and host artists and their work. These “pop-up” galleries showcase anything from painting to sculptures, to live performances.

During September delight in the numerous sidewalk performers along Franklin Street. Musicians, caricature artists, bubble makers, and more entertain art walkers as they travel from venue to venue!

Uptown Arts District
507.400.2787

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Maureen McGovern
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Maureen McGovern

Multi-Grammy nominee, Broadway and Recording artist, MAUREEN McGOVERN continues to thrill audiences with a voice that defies categorization. Known as “The Stradivarius Voice,” McGovern’s career includes more than 45 years of recordings, concerts, theater, film, television, radio and songwriting.

Maureen’s #1 Oscar-winning International Gold Record, “The Morning After” from The Poseidon Adventure, garnered her first Grammy nomination for “Best New Artist,” and her solo album The Pleasure of His Company, with Emmy/Grammy-winning, jazz pianist, Mike Renzi, earned her second Grammy nomination for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal.” She was also a featured guest artist on the Grammy Award-winning Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers.

Lakeshore Community Concerts
219.923.7879

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18 Artists
Sep
7
to Sep 30

18 Artists

Enjoy light refreshments and meet the artists from the 18 Artists Group on Friday, September 7 from 7-9pm for their opening reception! The exhibit will run September 5-30. Enjoy the VVAC gallery reception inside, featuring fine art done by local and well-known artists. Then take a stroll outside to our gazebo to hear live jazz selections to accompany the evening from Joni & The Jazzuits. Bring your blanket or lawn chair!  

Vogt Gallery
708.614.6503

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Cockeyed
Sep
7
to Sep 23

Cockeyed

Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.  

Phil in accounting is lovesick for Sophia, the boss’s secretary. There’s only one problem - she’s completely unaware of his existence. Phil’s best friend Norman informs him that he hasn’t got a chance with the beautiful Sophia because she’s dating the boss and besides, he’s not in her league.  Phil gets up the nerve to say hello but Sophia acts as if he doesn’t exist. With his self-esteem in shambles, Phil decides there is only one logical thing to do – he moves in with the woman of his dreams – despite the fact that she’s unaware of his existence.

The Towle Theater does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, language or age-appropriateness that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 219-937-8780.

EDUCATOR APPRECIATION NIGHT
SEPTEMBER 7, 14, 21

Teachers and Administrators will receive buy-one-get-one FREE tickets just show school ID. Reservations Required. This is a buy one get one free offer only. No half price tickets will be available. 

INDUSTRY NIGHT
SEPTEMBER 20

Present a picture/resume or playbill with your name for buy-one-get-one FREE tickets. Reservations Required. This is a buy one get one free offer only. No half price tickets will be available.

TICKETS $19

Towle Theatre
219.937.8780

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Dear John...A Tribute Concert to Lennon
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Dear John...A Tribute Concert to Lennon

Young Hines has been performing the music of John Lennon in Beatle tribute bands for just over 20 years across the globe. Young is now happy to bring to you for the first time his own personal take on a John Lennon solo performance. Join us for this one night of music of one of the world's most beloved musicians.

Dunes Art Foundation
219.879.7509

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65th Annual Sinai Forum
Sep
9
4:00 PM16:00

65th Annual Sinai Forum

  • Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino (map)
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James Comey opens Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum’s 65th season
Former FBI Director delivers address, “The Ethical Leader,” September 9

HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. – Former FBI Director James Comey, opens the Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum speakers series at 4 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa in Michigan City, Indiana.

Purdue University Northwest
219.785.5377

 

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Songs of Kander & Ebb
Sep
12
1:00 PM13:00

Songs of Kander & Ebb

Musical theatre wouldn't be what it is without the American songwriting team of composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb. Great songs like Isn't This Better from Funny Lady, All That Jazz from Chicago, and Cabaret from...you guessed it...Cabaret only make up a fraction of their great American song book. You'll want to make sure to attend to hear the catchy, influential music of our favorite duo.

Memorial Opera House
219.548.9137

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Ghost - The Musical
Sep
13
to Oct 14

Ghost - The Musical

  • Center for Visual & Performing Arts (map)
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September 13 – October 14, 2018

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This musical adaptation of the 1990 Academy Award winning film follows the love story of Sam and Molly. After Sam’s untimely death, he tries to protect Molly from an unknown threat. In an attempt to communicate with her, he enlists the help of a storefront psychic to hilarious and harrowing effect. This tale about the power of love features a score by Grammy Award winning songwriters Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, and includes the classic “Unchained Melody.”

Talkback Event

Sept. 20 and Sept. 26

A post show discussion directly follows this performance, is free of change and features members of the cast responding to question from the audience!

Dinner/Theatre Event

October 4
Dinner at 5:30PM | Show at 7:30PM

For your total night out, enjoy a pre-show special dinner conveniently located right across from the theatre lobby! For $55.00 (plus tax), the evening includes a delicious dinner, games, fun surprises and a show. CASH BAR AVAILABLE Friday and Saturday Performances!

Theatre at the Center
219.836.3255

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After Paul McCartney
Sep
14
to Sep 22

After Paul McCartney

Written by local playwright, David Hoppe, After Paul McCartney tells the story of two die-hard fans in search of Paul McCartney post Beatles break-up. Determined their idol will invite them for a chat once they locate him, their journey takes them across America where they encounter several mishaps and misadventures. In the end they're almost certain McCartney will come to their rescue. 

Dunes Summer Theatre
219.879.7509

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Art Blitz
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Art Blitz

The Art Blitz i modeled after the BIOblitz, an intensive period of biological surveying.

The Art Blit is two days of art demonstration and exploration. Like the Bio Blitz, it relies on volunteers, artists, and visitors to facilitate and explore a period of “intensive art” in our community.

Admission for both artists and the public is FREE.

For a donation, visitors of any age can participate, take a mini class, try a new medium. Or relax, get some food, and observe artists at work. Have a picnic, take a nature walk, then sit and enjoy live entertainment.

Art Barn School
219.462.9009

 

 

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Arts on the Avenue
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Arts on the Avenue

• -Live music including:
- The unprofessionals (Gus Galante, Tom Levin, Barry Rooth, Michael Gideon, Mike Brody, and Jeremy Willet)

*More bands to be announced soon!

• -"Art cycle"/You’ve heard of re-purposing, up-cycling, and re-cycling…
- Try your hand at Art-Cycle! This is a timed art creation contest with found objects that are provided to you!

*Contest STARTS at noon and ends at 6 pm.

Judging begins at 6 pm/Winners announced at 6:45 pm.

• Beer and Wine Garden 11 am - 7 pm
• Sidewalk Chalk Art (11 am - 7 pm)
• Rock Painting (11 am - 6 pm)
• Shop from local vendors: artists, hand-crafted goods, up-cycled/re-purposed creations, vintage, and more! 11 am - 7 pm

• Purchase a cool t-shirt that says:
100% of all man-made items had an ARTIST involved in its creation, marketing, and sales.
SUPPORT ART…it’s everywhere

Proceeds benefit Books, Brushes, and Bands for Education (BBB4e)!

T-shirts designed and sponsored by Design Graphics.

T-shirts are available for sale in the DHC Information Booth
(11 am - 7 pm)

• Delicious food vendors

• Free and convenient parking is located:
- directly west of the event on Hohman and Rimbach
- directly south of the event on Fayette (Please park in the most southern parking spots in the lot so that we can reserve the spots closer to the event for handi-cap parking.)
- street parking
 

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Hamlet
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Hamlet

  • IU Northwest Arts & Sciences Building (map)
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Gary Shakespeare Company announces the opening of Hamlet by William Shakespeare directed by company co-founder Mark Baer. The show will perform FREE-OF-CHARGE 14 times in 9 different public spaces across Northwest Indiana, July 21st through September 16th.

Arguably Shakespeare’s greatest work, Hamlet dramatizes the struggle of an isolated college student caught between his loyalty to his deceased father and his religious and moral responsibilities. Feeling trapped and betrayed, Hamlet spirals downward, unable to find support from his mother or friends, until he perishes leaving a trail of destruction in his wake. “We feel this story will resonate with many people as if it were written today,” says Baer. “Our actors are finding that it hits very close to home, despite having been written 400 years ago.”  

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Dukes of Dixieland
Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

Dukes of Dixieland

New Orleans in Northwest India­na! The Dukes of Dixieland is a Dixieland-style revival band that plays New Orleans music, from Dr. John and Fats Domino, to Huey Smith and Louis Prima. Re-formed in 1974, the Dukes first performed in the French Quarter before moving to their own hall on Bourbon Street. Today their home base is the Steamboat Natchez. Prepare to party like it’s Mardi Gras!­

Monbeck Auditorium at Highland High School
219.836.0525

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Mississippi Heat & Funky Mojo Daddy
Sep
22
5:30 PM17:30

Mississippi Heat & Funky Mojo Daddy

The Acorn Concert Series is back for 2018. On summer Saturdays, enjoy family-friendly evenings at Gabis Arboretum while listening to a variety of musical artists, sipping craft beer and savoring food from local vendors. Don't forget your lawn chair!

Gates open at 5:30 pm, Concerts start at 7:00 pm

Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 week of

Series ticket: $60 member/$70 non member

Mississippi Heat:
Led by harmonica master and songwriter Pierre Lacocque, Mississippi Heat is a world-class Chicago Blues Band. Their motto is “Traditional Blues with a Unique Sound” as they present fresh yet vintage-based musical ideas. Mississippi Heats’ name is a reflection of Pierre’s reverence for Mississippi’s blues culture and music. The band’s conviction is that there is no deeper music than Delta-inspired blues to express what lies in everyone’s soul. The band has made waves on the blues charts by regularly reaching the #1 spot on Living Blues Magazine’s radio charts.

Funky Mojo Daddy:
The members of MojoDaddy are all top-shelf musicians who have achieved considerable success with their respective groups. Throughout their careers, these guys have taken the message of Chicago blues and traveled the world to spread it with artists such as Buddy Guy, Carl Weathersby, the Kinsey Report and the Steepwater Band. These musician’s pride themselves on playing with heart and soul, creating an unstoppable energy. Their intense delivery of the music will have you up and dancing, while never letting you forget where our musical debt is owed.

Taltree Arboretum
219.462.0025

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The Vintage Postcard Band
Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Vintage Postcard Band

 

If you missed Vintage Postcard in January…. here is your second chance!! Beatniks on Conkey is so excited that The Vintage Postcard Band is returning to our stage.  That's right, Vintage Postcard is going to help us raise money for the Haven House.  September  22,  2018, we and Vintage Postcard Band are going to have a fundraiser for Haven House, the domestic abuse shelter located in Hammond, Indiana.   Band members Jeff Otto, Amy O'Brien, Stephanie Namoff, Nathan O'Brien, Mike McCalmet, Larry Meschi, Don Parker, and James Simon will entertain you with their big band sounds, new rock arrangements, and show tunes.  You won't want to miss this one night only appearance of this wonderful group which will benefit a very worthy cause.  They will be here on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 8pm.  Doors open 1/2 hour early. The cost to see Vintage Postcard is the ridiculously low price of $20.00 a portion of the proceeds will go to Haven House, and of course refreshments are included.  

Beatniks on Conkey
219.852.0848

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Sweeney Todd, A Musical Thriller
Sep
28
to Oct 14

Sweeney Todd, A Musical Thriller

In this infamous tale Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her pies that has the people of London lining up...and the carnage has only just begun! The Memorial Opera House invites you to attend this dark, witty and Tony Award winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the background of 19th century London.

Memorial Opera House
219.548.9137

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Gargoyle Brass & Organ
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Gargoyle Brass & Organ

  • Concert Association of Valparaiso (map)
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The CHICAGO GARGOYLE BRASS began in 1992 as a chamber group of faculty and students at the University of Chicago, whose campus architecture boasts a charming variety of the ensemble’s namesake. By 2006, the ensemble had slowly professionalized and established a residency in the western suburbs at a major church with a full-time professional organist. Over the next five years, the group transformed itself into a specialized brass and organ concert ensemble, comprised of classically trained musicians, performing a wide variety of repertoire in an equally diverse range of settings. Well into its third decade, the Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble maintains its position at the cutting edge of music for brass and organ, commissioning and performing new arrangements and compositions for brass and organ.

Concert Association of Valparaiso
219.462.5305

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Derik Nelson & Family
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Derik Nelson & Family

Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Derik Nelson & Family's signature sound features velvety three-part pop/folk vocal harmonies only a family can deliver. Siblings Derik, Riana, and Dalten have been performing together since childhood. They’ve garnered over 3.6 million views on YouTube, performed in over 90 cities across the USA, and reached over 50,000 students of all ages with educational music workshops and fundraising assemblies. Derik has appeared regularly as the lead guitarist on television’s “Glee,” among other shows.

Derik Nelson & Family has performed the US National Anthem at Seattle Seahawks NFL, Seattle Sounders FC, and Portland Trailblazers NBA home games, and are proud to tour nationwide with their own headlining concert as a family.

Derik’s interactive “clones” are featured throughout the show on the 5 screen video “wall.” The multiple “Derik clones” play many different instruments as a “virtual band.” This innovative technical marvel designed by Dalten uses the latest in audio/video technology to take audiences on an aural and visual journey through time, space, an impressive array of landscapes, weather conditions, and musical “settings.”

Listeners will be impressed with the perfectly blended three-part-harmony vocals, in addition to Derik’s thoughtful arrangements of cover songs from a variety of genres, styles, and eras. Derik's original music is very well received by all ages, with lyrical themes of home, family, and the seasons of the Pacific Northwest. Backed with warm acoustic guitar, and "silk on the ears" musicality, these genuinely kind, charming, and talented siblings have a bond that’s palpable, both on stage and off. Audiences of every age are sure to be mesmerized from the opening to the dazzling finish. It's a concert experience unlike any other.

Lakeshore Community Concerts
219.923.7879

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The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
Oct
12
to Oct 28

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

Twelve-year-old Helen Keller lived in a prison of silence and darkness. Born deaf, blind, and mute, with no way to express herself or comprehend those around her, she flew into primal rages against anyone who tried to help her, fighting tooth and nail with a strength born of furious, unknowing desperation. 

Then Annie Sullivan came. Half-blind herself, but possessing an almost fanatical determination, she would begin a frightening and incredibly moving struggle to tame the wild girl no one could reach, and bring Helen into the world at last....

Beatniks on Conkey
219.852.0848

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Hospice Artisans' Holiday Gift Boutique
Nov
10
9:30 AM09:30

Hospice Artisans' Holiday Gift Boutique

Jump start your holiday shopping with an enticing array of quality handcrafted merchandise at the Friends of Hospice second annual Hospice Artisans’ Holiday Gift Boutique. Shoppers will find unique paper goods, fine hand knit accessories, polymer clay and beaded jewelry, fabric bags, children’s toys, as well as, an incredible selection of artisan designed greeting cards and special displays for stocking stuffers, teachers, pet lovers, and more!

Hospice of the Calumet Area
219.922.2732

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