Chicago Imagists:  Before and After
Jun
20
to Oct 19

Chicago Imagists: Before and After

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Join us for the opening reception of "The Chicago Imagists, Before and After," a vibrant exhibition showcasing the Chicago Imagists, those who inspired them and those they influenced.

Explore the 1960s/70s Chicago Imagist movement that celebrated the lowbrow, colorful nature of everyday urban life with individuality and irreverence. This exhibition features the Chicago Imagists, artists who inspired them and those they influenced; included are Roger Brown, Tony Fitzpatrick, Lee Godie, Jeff Koons, Paul Nudd, Ed Paschke, Suellen Rocca, Karl Wirsum, Joseph Yoakum, Ray Yoshida and more.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by NIPSCO and Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts
219.874.4900

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Brauer Museum of Art Fall Exhibits
Aug
20
to Dec 8

Brauer Museum of Art Fall Exhibits

Brauer Museum of Art
August 20 – December 8, 2019


Betty LaDuke: Social Justice Revisited: Remembering • Reliving • Resisting, curated by Gloria Ruff
Su Kwak: The Cosmic Light Series, curated by Jungsil Jenny Lee
Mark Fletcher: Winking Turtle, Whispering Tree, curated by Seojeong Shin

Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 7pm, BMA
Student Coffee Hour with Betty LaDuke: TBA
Gallery Talk with Artist Su Kwak: Wednesday, September 25, 7pm, BMA

Music Performance) Landscapes: Music Inspired by the Paintings of Frederic Edwin Church, composed by Daniel Baldwin and performed by faculty chamber musicians: Thursday, October 3, 7pm, BMA
Gallery Talk with Artist Mark Fletcher and Curator Seojeong Shin: Wednesday, November 6, 7pm, BMA

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Unless otherwise stated, all events are held at the Brauer Museum of Art.

ADMISSION
Free and open to the public. Donations welcome.

GROUP TOURS
Free. Donations welcome.
Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.
To schedule a tour, please call (219) 464-5276.

REGULAR HOURS
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays.

CLOSED
November 23 – December 1, 2019

Brauer Museum of Art
219.464.5365

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We Are All Homeless
Aug
20
to Oct 18

We Are All Homeless

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August 20, 2019 - October 18, 2019
Gallery for Contemporary Art, Savannah Center
Indiana University Northwest (IUN)

The WE ARE ALL HOMELESS project began in 1993 due to the awkwardness I felt when I’d pull up to an intersection and encounter a person holding a sign, asking for help. Like many, I wrestled with whether or not I was doing good by giving them money. Mostly I struggled with my moral obligations, and how my own choices contributed in conscious or unconscious ways to the poverty I was witnessing. I struggled with the unfairness of the lives people are born into, the physical, mental and psychological handicaps. In my struggle, I avoided eye contact with those on the street, unwilling to really see them, and in doing so avoided seeing parts of myself. That began to change once I began asking them if they would sell their signs. My relationship to the homeless has been powerfully and permanently altered. The conversations and connections have left an indelible mark on my heart. I still wrestle with personal questions regarding generosity, goodness, compassion, and guilt. And what it means to be homeless: practically, spiritually, emotionally? Is home a physical place, a building, a structure, a house? Or is it a state of being, a sense of safety, of being provided for, of identity? I see these signs as signposts of my own journey, inward and outward, of reconciling my own life with my judgments about those experiencing homelessness.

We also have a screening of Willie Baronet's moving documentary Signs of Humanity that accompanies the We Are All Homeless exhibition, in the Bergland Auditorium in the Savannah Center at IU Northwest, on Wednesday September 18 at 12PM and 6PM. This film is approximately 1 hour in length, and is free and open to the public.


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Anonymous Women:  Camouflage and Calamity
Aug
26
to Nov 26

Anonymous Women: Camouflage and Calamity

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E Lounge Gallery
Patty Carroll
Anonymous Women: Camouflage and Calamity

Exhibition Dates:
August 26 - November 26, 2019

Artist's Reception:
Wednesday, October 16th
1-4pm
Remarks at 2pm
This reception and artist talk is in conjunction with two other exhibits by Amanda Greive and Karen Azarnia. Please join us for this informal setting with visiting art classes.

Free and open to the public.

Patty Carroll has been known for her use of highly intense, saturated color photographs since the 1970’s. Her most recent project, “Anonymous Women,” consists of a 3-part series of studio installations made for the camera, addressing women and their complicated relationships with domesticity. By camouflaging the figure in drapery and/or domestic objects, Carroll creates a dark and humorous game of hide-and-seek between her viewers and the Anonymous Woman. The photographs are published as a monograph, Anonymous Women, officially released in January, 2017 by Daylight Books.

The Anonymous Woman series has been exhibited internationally and has won multiple awards including Carroll being acknowledged as one of Photolucida’s “Top 50” in 2104. Her work has been featured in prestigious blogs and international magazines such as the Huffington Post, The Cut, Ain’t Bad Magazine, and BJP in Britain. Her work has been shown internationally in many one-person exhibits in China and Europe, as well as the USA. (White Box Museum, Beijing, Art Institute of Chicago, Royal Photographic Society, Bath, England, among others.) She has participated in over 100 group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and her work is included in many public and private collections. After teaching photography for many years, Carroll has enthusiastically returned to the studio in order to delight viewers with her playful critique of home and excess. She is currently Artist in Residence at Studios Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri.

http://pattycarroll.com

Visual Art Gallery at Governors State University
708.534.4021

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Art Relfects Science
Sep
23
to Oct 24

Art Relfects Science

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Art Reflects Science: Works by Elizabeth Busey, Hunter Cole and Vera Scekic Sept. 23-Oct. 24, 2019 Reception: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Works in various media that are inspired by each artist’s interest in aspects of science, including biology and bioluminescence.

Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College
708.709.7738

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Two Storyteller - Marcia Babler & Steve Sherrel
Sep
28
to Nov 3

Two Storyteller - Marcia Babler & Steve Sherrel


Opening reception is on October 5th from 1 - 3 p.m.We hope you will join us in welcoming

This exhibit of more than 60 works of art is filled with intimate pieces inspired by favorite stories of magic, spirit and dreams, journeys and explorations, and the powers of imagination. It also presents wall-sized works that pose a wide range of questions and answers on history, science, progress, philosophy, poetry, liberty and destiny. The artists share brainy musings and luminous mementoes. They have created huge bodies of works - series and individual pieces, paintings, digital images and more - and they impress with their commitment to seeking always one more way to tell their stories. Curator: Claudia Craemer & Debbie Craemer.

Tall Grass Arts
708.748.3377

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Valparaiso University Junior Art Major Exhibition
Sep
29
to Nov 14

Valparaiso University Junior Art Major Exhibition

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The Village Gallery will showcase the fine art works of 5 Valparaiso University Junior art majors. ”60 Credits”: Valparaiso University Junior Exhibition was juried by Richard Brauer, Professor Emeritus of Valparaiso University and Director of the university’s Brauer Museum of Art.

 The fine arts photography exhibit showcases the expressive visions of each student. There are 16 works chosen by Professor Brauer.  “I like artworks that provoke and clarify ideas and provide beauty.” states Brauer. 

 The exhibit kicks off with A Meet the Artist Reception on Sunday, September 29 at 1:30 p.m. The students will give a gallery talk at the reception, which is free and open to the public. Richard Brauer will also his interpretations on the artwork on display. The exhibit can be viewed at The Village Gallery through November 14.  The exhibiting artists are Emily Gustin, Kristen Haling, Ryann Lutz, Amoreena Roll and Madison Wilson

 The Village Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery at Pines Village Retirement Communities offering artistic experiences to the community to enhance its appreciation and understanding of various art forms and to give support and recognition to artists. The Gallery is open from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday. All exhibits are free to the artist and public.

The Village Gallery
219.465.1591

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In Our Nature
Oct
1
to Oct 30

In Our Nature

"In Our Nature," an exhibit by local artists Mary Ann Pals and Larry Jensen, opens Thursday at the Chesterton Art Center. Opening reception is Sunday, October 6th from 2 - 4 p.m.

The exhibition, which runs through Oct. 30 at the gallery at 115 S. 4th St. in Chesterton, features nature-themed works: Pals' pastel paintings and Jensen's mixed media pieces. An opening reception will take place from 2-4 p.m. Sunday where Pals will paint a fall scene using Ludwig Pastels and Jensen will show off the various woods he uses in his work, as well as his latest book.

"Mary Ann Pals is a pastel and charcoal artist based out of Chesterton," the Chesterton Art Center said in a news release. "Pals regularly exhibits her work in area, national and international shows and art fairs. She is a member of two nationally recognized pastel societies: Great Lakes Pastel Society and Chicago Pastel Painters. She has also received Master Circle status from the International Association of Pastel Societies. In 2008, she was honored to have her pastel painting of a Lake Michigan sunset chosen by Indiana's Lieutenant Governor to hang in the Indiana Statehouse for one year." Pals' paintings draw from her experiences traveling, hiking, bird watching and taking photos for reference. “Nature says it best," she said. "I just embellish the tale.”

Jensen has been working with wood since boyhood, when his father taught him how to build a small barn from orange crate slats and he and his grandfather built a table for his Gilbert chemistry set. He later built a table for his future wife with wood scavenged from a dulcimer maker while they were visiting the Smoky Mountains. He's been woodturning since buying an old lathe while visiting a friend in Milwaukee in 1994. "Recently he has merged wood and epoxy resin tainted with colorful, texturous powders: blue corn meal, coffee grounds, pastel chalk," the Chesterton Art Center said in a news release. "In 2009 he was accepted as the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Artist-in-Residence. For the required exhibit he created the book, 'Turning Timbers,' showing art turnings from 41 trees indigenous to the National Lakeshore. Now, in 2019, he has created a companion book, 'In My Nature,' using the same format as the original — 41 trees, plus 5 additionals."

Chesterton Art Center
219.926.4711

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Weather or Not?
Oct
4
to Oct 27

Weather or Not?

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Weather: Sun, Rain, Snow, Wind, Clouds
This exhibit will illustrate weather as a major factor in our lives. A sunny day at the lake, a child stomping in a puddle, the aftermath of a flood or blizzard, snow covered trees, a person walking into the wind or a kite flying high are only a few possibilities. Other possibilities are up to the artist's imagination! Come one, see it all!

"Weather or Not?" will open with a First Friday reception as part of the Uptown Arts District First Friday event on
October 4th from 5 to 8pm, and will run through October 27th at the Southern Shore Art Association Gallery, 724 Franklin St., Michigan City. The Gallery is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served at the First Friday opening.

Southern Shore Art Association
219.871.1590

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Toxic Avenger - The Musical
Oct
4
to Oct 26

Toxic Avenger - The Musical

A Halloween Regional Premier! New Jersey’s first Superhero takes the stage in this monster of a comedy based on the classic cult film. Affectionately known as Toxie, our new hero is a seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a heart as big as Newark. He’s out to save New Jersey, end global warming, and woo the blind librarian in town

Chicago Street Theatre
219.464.1636

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Three Point Contact
Oct
8
to Dec 12

Three Point Contact

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Upcoming Exhibit - Noël Morical: three point contact

September 30-November 1 in IU Northwest's School of the Arts Gallery in the Arts & Sciences building. Reception and artist's talk on Tuesday October 1, 12-3PM.

Working with a richly colored palette of paracord, Noël Morical creates complex hanging sculptures through the process of macramé. Re-contextualizing a familiar, contemporary material and employing a centuries old knotting technique, she produces objects that relate to the practical and domestic (plant hangers, apparel) but stand as sovereign, otherworldly objects. Unabashedly romantic and personal, each sculpture is a response to the manifested situations in her life. For the artist, hers is a meditative practice. She creates from her lived
experience, while addressing nostalgia and the possibilities of ecstasy through escape.

IU Northwest School of the Arts Gallery
219.712.0686

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Anatomy of Artists
Oct
11
to Nov 3

Anatomy of Artists

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ANATOMY OF ARTISTS: A Group Exhibit, was formed because of a long desire of Richard Pociask to gather friends who have devoted much of their life to the arts. Their contributions to the arts are too numerous to mention. This exhibit will include 50 pieces of paintings, photography, sculpture, fibre art, and mixed media – representing 300 years worth of dedication to the arts collectively. Hailing from Chicago, Arizona, Michigan, these artists’ work can be seen in galleries throughout the US and internationally. The exhibit opens with a reception on Friday October 11th from 6-9pm and will be available for viewing weekends through November 3, 2019.
Marlene Krygowski has been involved in the arts as a photographer, painter and sculptor. In 2011 Marlene founded GAG, a gallery in Chicago. Its reputation is strong as GAG has shown to be a gallery of very diverse artists and ideas, with a wide range of art. A staple in Chicago. Her photographs are often used and presented as a collage.
Leslie Scruggs is a sculptor. Leslie has been involved with his art as a lifetime career. Much of his work is of a process known as 'direct carving'. He started an annual tradition called ARTDECK at n outside studio in Manistee, MI and Tuscan, AZ. That event spawned the successful 'AROUND THE SNAKE’ event where artists open up their studios. His work is seen in a multitude of venues indoors and out.
Lourdes S. Guerrero was inspired with crochet at a very early age and developed artistic interest in knitting, embroidery and weaving. She started weaving crocheted tapestries of two rich cultures of Irish and her Mexican heritage, two cultures with a tradition of storytelling. Through the years, she was drawn to many other styles of media.
Helen Gotlib is an artist from Ann Arbor, MI, who at a very early stage of her life made a lifetime commitment to art. Helen has developed a detail oriented style incorporating drawing and mixed media. Much of Helen's work has been focused on the life cycle of flora, documenting the subtle expressive beauty of nature's patterns and the cycle of life which she conveys through botanical figure drawing, landscape and aquatic.
Larry Chait started his career as a research scientist. In 1993, left that field to spend 8 years tutoring children, and then with the advent of digital, his original interest in photography was renewed. His work displays dramatic light and shadow, unusual textures, forms and patterns, transforming his research practices to systematically varying camera, lighting and software parameters and observing the effects.
Karin Kirulis is a sculptor working with bronze using the direct casting method. This gives each piece a more immediate expression. While bronze is traditionally a hard static material, Karin's is able to create pieces that appear to sway in the wind. She plays with concepts such as strength versus fragility, Interior versus exterior, and negative space versus positive space. Each striving for the tipping point of balance. This is most prominent in her 'Form and Mass' sculptures.
Paul Davey has been involved in art through a wide variety of avenues, including a frame shop, which has been a staple in Chicago for a long stretch. As an artist, he uses a unique method of creating his images. His watercolor transfers involve a step to move the painting from one surface to the paper. In spite of the design and control, an element of chance allows the aqueous nature of the medium to flow. Paul's representational abstracts are painted on location.
Richard Pociask has spent most of his life devoted to his art. He has created a wide variety of work with a main focus on drawing, painting, printmaking and applying his form of drawing on 3D objects. A prominent amount of Richard's work is detail oriented, but in a subtle and simple manner. All is reduced to its simplest form; “Hard lines with an organic touch”.

The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District will be accepting donations of art supplies during the duration of the 'Anatomy of Artists' exhibit. This art supply drive will target high school students in the metropolitan Gary area, and to provide supplies to be used for classes at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts. Supplies do not need to be new. Please drop off your donations when you come to visit the art center at 540 S. Lake Street, Gary IN.

773.822.8086

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Little Shop of Horrors
Oct
11
to Oct 20

Little Shop of Horrors

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Little Shop of Horrors
Based on the book by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith
Directed by:  Katy and Tim Gartland
Musical Director: Andrew Tallackson

October 11, 12, 13 and 18,19, 20  -  2019 
Performances are Friday 7:30 PM - Saturday at 2:00 and 7:30 -  Sundays 2:00 PM CST

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

La Porte Little Theatre Club
219.362.5113

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Communicating Doors
Oct
11
to Oct 27

Communicating Doors

Communicating Doors
by Alan Ayckbourn
directed by Bonnie and Rip Johnson

This intricate time traveling comic thriller by the British master of farcical comedy delighted London and New York audiences. A London sex specialist from the future stumbles into a murder plot that sends her, compliments of a unique set of hotel doors, traveling back in time. She and two women who were murdered in 1998 and 1978 race back and forth in time trying to rewrite history and prevent their own violent ends. The frantic race begins when Poopay is hired for an evening at the Regal Hotel by an old man who eschews a fling in favor of confessing his role in the demise of his wives. Now a target, Poopay flees into the vestibule and somehow triggers the time machine.

Beatniks on Conkey
219.852.0848

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Greening of the Arts
Oct
18
to Oct 20

Greening of the Arts

Come witness the 14th annual Greening of the Arts Show at Bernard Gallery at CCSJ! The show features local artists who use recycled materials in their art, or who focus on nature and the environment.

Bernard Gallery at Calumet College
219.933.7149

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Merry Halloween
Oct
18
to Oct 27

Merry Halloween

Mr. Benson LOVES all his Holidays, but he likes them in order, and not celebrated at the same time. When Christmas decorations are up at the same time as Halloween decorations Mr. Benson becomes very very upset. Be careful that you aren't in the way when he is upset. Many twist and surprises.

Center Stage Studio
219.947.4922

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3 Redneck Tenors:  Broadway Bound
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

3 Redneck Tenors: Broadway Bound

A mixture of down home laughs with big city music! It has been said that if “Larry the Cable Guy, Il Divo, and Mrs. Doubtfire had a baby, that child would be The 3 Redneck Tenors.” These trailer park singing sensations have a great many stories to tell, taking us on one sidesplitting ride of comedy and audience interaction.

Lakeshore Community Concerts
219.923.2078

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Captain Ambivalent's Every Kind of Talent Show
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Captain Ambivalent's Every Kind of Talent Show

YOU (yes, you) have talent worth sharing!
You just need a fantastic variety show to share it in.
It's open mic meets vaudeville meets show and tell!
We're looking for solo or group musicians, magicians, dancers, filmmakers, actors, comedians, poets, storytellers, Ted-ish talkers, visual artists, crafters, animal trainers... We mean EVERY kind of talent! (Yes, being a good audience member counts as a talent.) Then we'll put all the pieces together into one phantasmagorical experience.

Here is the sign-up link:
https://goo.gl/forms/0HRfEALTumP0lMpr1

The Nest
219.262.5200

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Second Chances:  The Thrift Shop Musical
Oct
19
to Nov 24

Second Chances: The Thrift Shop Musical

Second Chances: The Thrift Shop Musical is a touching and inspirational new musical comedy about the quirky characters who run The Second Chances Thrift Shop. When the church thrift shop is threatened to be sold, the team pulls together to save the store. You'll meet the hilarious lead clerk who always brings sunshine to the day with humor, the couple who work in the collection area who discover that you can find love later in life, the young mother that's the new shop manager trying to start over and more! Spend a year with the loveable, yet quirky, group and see how they band together to save the shop and discover it's not just old treasures that are getting Second Chances!

L’arc en Ciel
219.776.0888

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Jefferson Starship
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Jefferson Starship

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Jefferson Starship

50 Years of Rock

Saturday, October 19 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $45/$50/$60

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Jefferson Starship rose from the ashes of another legendary San Francisco band, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, Jefferson Airplane. Featuring original and historical members David Freiberg and drummer Donny Baldwin, along with longtime members Chris Smith on keyboards and synth bass, Jude Gold on lead guitar and GRAMMY-Nominee Cathy Richardson anchoring the female lead vocal spot made famous by the inimitable Grace Slick (who invited her to sing in her place at Jefferson Airplane’s Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance ceremony).

The music that defined a generation and spanned decades is alive and well and more relevant than ever in pop-culture as hits such as"Somebody to Love","White Rabbit","Miracles", "Jane","We Built This City","Ride the Tiger","Count on Me","Volunteers","Wooden Ships", continue to reverberate throughout our collective consciousness today.

Center for Performing Arts
708.235.2222

 

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Re-Imagine the Beatles
Oct
22
11:00 AM11:00

Re-Imagine the Beatles

Called “Beyond Fabulous” by Chicago WFMT, Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael come to Freedom Hall with their brand new 2019 show “Re-Imagine The Beatles.” Celebrating their 20th anniversary as a duo, the award-winning Chicago-based concert artists are thrilled to explore the songs and inside stories of The Fab Four, the most phenomenal music group in history. They cleverly re-imagine more than 25 of the beloved songs of The Beatles, including “Eleanor Rigby”, “Yesterday,” “Come Together,” and “The Fool on the Hill.” Joining them on percussion will be Irwin Berkowitz.


Freedom Hall
708.747.0580

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Jazz Soul of Al Jarreau
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz Soul of Al Jarreau

Better Together presents the Jazz Soul of Al Jarreau

October 25, 2019
7:30 p.m. - Tickets $30

Better Together is a diverse group of top-level musical souls on a journey to unite people around amazing music and good vibes. Featuring vocalist Bruce A. Henry (“bell-pure voice”— Miami Herald), guitarist Henry Johnson (“impressive”—L.A. Times), pianist Jo Ann Daugherty (“★★★★”—Downbeat), acoustic bassist Joshua Ramos, and drummer Ryan Bennett. More than a tribute — this show explores the jazz soul of the legendary Al Jarreau with an approach that treats these tunes as living, breathing pieces of music.

Freedom Hall
708.481.8684

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Lerner & Loewe's Greatest Hits
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Lerner & Loewe's Greatest Hits

Classics from the Golden Age of Broadway

They wrote some of the most famous and beloved shows ever to grace a Broadway stage: BrigadoonMy Fair LadyGigiPaint Your Wagon and Camelot. Enjoy a concert of Lerner and Loewe’s hits, including I Could Have Danced All NightIf Ever I Would Leave YouThey Call the Wind MariaThe Night They Invented Champagne and Almost Like Being Love.

Music Theater Works
847.920.5360

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Elvis, May Way
Oct
26
3:00 PM15:00

Elvis, May Way

The electrifying Brandon Bennett (who played Elvis in Chicago in Million Dollar Quartet) does the impossible, delivering a spine-tingling Elvis tribute that is fresh, powerful, and right on time. With his pure-bred southern charm, powerful voice, and scandalous moves Bennett was named the “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” by Elvis Presley Enterprises at Graceland. His must-see show traverses Elvis’ career: from the Rock n’ Roll nativity of the 50s, to the iconic comeback television concert of the 60s, to the legendary lounge acts of the 70s. All-time great hits include “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” “Suspicious Minds,” and many more.

Theatre at the Center
219.836.3255

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Small Potatoes
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Small Potatoes

The Chicago based folk duo of Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso say it has taken them years of careful indecision to develop a repertoire they describe as "Celtic to Cowboy." Superb musicianship and showmanship, award-winning songwriting, and a strong sense of tradition has made them, as Dirty Linen Magazine once said, "one of the most polished, inventive, and entertaining shows on the circuit."

Front Porch Music
219.464.4700

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Phil Potempa's Halloween Spooktacular
Oct
27
2:30 PM14:30

Phil Potempa's Halloween Spooktacular

Join Columnist and Published Cookbook Author Phil Potempa for a feast of fun and surprises as he recreates on stage the charm and traditions of the family farm kitchen he writes about each week in his popular “From the Farm” newspaper column. Phil, joined by family members and the special guests readers have come to know from his writing, will prepare seven courses of favorite recipes, with time to spare for prizes and giveaways, all in a 2-hour whirlwind of entertaining, inviting and appetizing down-home hospitality.

Sunday October 27th, 2019
2:30 p.m.

Tickets: $30
Subscribers: $25
Add the Champagne Brunch for $24

Join Columnist and Published Cookbook Author Phil Potempa for a feast of fun and surprises as he recreates on stage the charm and traditions of the family farm kitchen he writes about each week in his popular “From the Farm” newspaper column. Phil, joined by family members and the special guests readers have come to know from his writing, will prepare seven courses of favorite recipes, with time to spare for prizes and giveaways, all in a 2-hour whirlwind of entertaining, inviting and appetizing down-home hospitality.

Theatre at the Centre
219.836.3255

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66th Annual Sinai Forum
Oct
27
4:00 PM16:00

66th Annual Sinai Forum

Alan Dershowitz: Perspectives o Justice & Civil Liberties

Professor Alan M. Dershowitz is a Brooklyn native who has been called “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer” and one of its “most distinguished defenders of individual rights.” A prominent scholar on US Constitutional and criminal law, Dershowitz has also been called the “winningest” criminal lawyer in modern history, and has argued hundreds of appeals in courts throughout the nation. As a speaker, he challenges audiences with his thought-provoking perspectives on today’s foremost social, legal and ethical issues. Dershowitz joined the Harvard Law School faculty at age 25 – the youngest in the school’s history – and became an emeritus professor after 50 years of teaching.

Purdue University Northwest
219.785.5377

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Ellis Paul
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Ellis Paul

Though some may refer to him as a folksinger, Paul is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing. The exhilaration of the open road. A celebration of heroes. The hope for redemption. Descriptions of those things that are both near and dear. The sharing of love; intimate, passionate and enduring. These are the scenarios that emerge from Paul's new album, "Chasing Beauty," a set of songs which detail, in typical Paul fashion, stories of people and places that reflect larger truths about us all.

"Kick Out the Lights (Johnny Cash)" pays tribute to that fearless American icon name-checked in its title. "Plastic Soldier" offers homage to a wounded soldier returning from Afghanistan. A real-life barnstorming pilot takes the spotlight in "Jimmie Angel's Flying Circus," while iconic Boston blue collar musician Dennis Brennan takes the focus in "Waiting on a Break." Even the Empire State Building and the Boston Red Sox get their due, via "Empire State" and "UK Girl (Boston Calling)," respectively.

Paul's music has been shared with a wider audience as well, through commercials, documentaries, TV shows and in the soundtracks of several blockbuster films, including the Farrelly Brothers', "Hall Pass," "Me, Myself, & Irene," and "Shallow Hal."
Peter Farrelly called Paul "a national treasure."

Paul is an observer, a philosopher and an astute storyteller who shares with his listeners the life lessons he's learned, and in turn, life lessons they ought to heed as well. By affirming and defining who he is, Ellis Paul affirms and uncovers the essence of us all.

Front Porch Music
219.464.4700

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Language of Abstraction
Nov
4
to Dec 5

Language of Abstraction

Works by Betty Cleeland, Karen Gubitz and Dustin London

November 4 - December 5, 2019
Reception: Wednesday, November 6th from 11:30 am - 2 pm

An exhibition of works that embrace abstract expression of forms, shapes and color. Rich imagery of the imagination is highlighted in paintings and sculpture

Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College
708.709.7738

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66th Annual Sinai Forum
Nov
10
4:00 PM16:00

66th Annual Sinai Forum

Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger: 208 Seconds: A Lifetime of Lessons

One of the most captivating American heroes of our time, and now an ardent advocate for the safety of everyone who flies, Captain “Sully” Sullenberger’s preparation and leadership enabled him to safely guide US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York City’s frigid Hudson River – an inspirational and iconic moment in modern history. His incredible personal story is captured in Sully, a major motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks as Captain Sullenberger. Captain Sullenberger will share his lifetime of experience which prepared him to handle the unprecedented crisis presented by the “Miracle on the Hudson.”

Purdue University Northwest
219.785.5377

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Hometown Heroes - A Salute to Veterans
Nov
13
1:00 PM13:00

Hometown Heroes - A Salute to Veterans

Memorial Opera House was built to be a monument to the brave men and women that have served to protect our freedom and our great country. Our tradition has become to thank these brave citizens through songs featuring patriotic themes and 2019 will be no different. As always, this cabaret is free for veterans.


Admission Information
Adults: $13.00
Seniors - Students - Military: $11.00
$2.00 Processing Fee Applied At Checkout

For tickets and more information, please visit: https://memorialoperahouse.com/531/Songs-Of-The-Silver-Screen

Memorial Opera House Lunchtime Cabaret
219.548.9137

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ARTability
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

ARTability

  • Chistopher Center at Valparaiso University (map)
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Please join us for the 13th annual ARTability art show and sale featuring artwork by artists with disabilities! Set against the backdrop of Valparaiso University's Christopher Center Community Room, ARTability will showcase the diverse artwork of over 100 men and women served by the Artistic Visions program at Opportunity Enterprises. Proceeds from the event not only benefit the Artistic Visions program, but also provide the artists a commission for each piece sold.

Artwork will be auctioned using an online bidding platform, allowing for offsite bidding! Bidding will open November 13th. Ceramic pieces and art prints will also be available for direct purchase at the event.

ARTability features live piano music, complimentary desserts, and a cash bar. This event is free and open to the public. For event parking and shuttle bus details, please visit: www.oppent.org/artability. For questions, please contact OE Events Coordinator, Amy Wulf at 219.464.9621 ext. 333 or amy.wulf@oppent.org.

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Meredith Wilsons Miracle on 34th Street - The Musical
Nov
29
to Dec 15

Meredith Wilsons Miracle on 34th Street - The Musical

Kris Kringle takes on the cynics in this musical adaptation of the beloved holiday classic. A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theatre classic The Music Man!, and based on the move of the same name, Miracle on 34th Street The Musical features humor, spectacle and such beloved songs like "Pinecones and Hollyberries", "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" and "My State, My Kansas". This joyous, heartwarming musical is pure family entertainment sure to melt the heart of the biggest Scrooge.

Don't miss out on the gift of wonderful theatre and laughter this holiday season!

Admission Information
Adults: $21.00
Seniors - Students - Military: $18.00

For tickets and more information, please visit: https://memorialoperahouse.com/528/Miracle-On-34th-Street-The-Musical

Memorial Opera House
219.548.9137

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66th Annual Sinai Forum
Dec
1
4:00 PM16:00

66th Annual Sinai Forum

Gloria Steinem: An Afternoon with Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem remains an iconic and inspiring voice, and one of the most visible symbols of the women’s movement. Steinem is a writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist organizer. She travels in the US and other countries as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality. Steinem produces and hosts “WOMAN with Gloria Steinem,” a TV series on VICELAND that explores human rights and violence against women around the world. Her next book “THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE, BUT FIRST IT WILL PISS YOU OFF,” is out October 29, 2019.

Purdue University Northwest
219.785.5377

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Lyrical Strings
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Lyrical Strings

Lyrical Strings, Northwest Indiana's Premiere String Orchestra, presents for your enjoyment an encore presentation of our annual Christmas concert on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019, at 7:00pm. We will perform standard favorites and exceptional sacred selections within the clear acoustics of our chosen auditorium.

If you plan to attend both this concert as well as our Southlake Mall concert on Saturday, December 7, 2019, you will be delighted to hear some repeated favorites as well as some never-before-performed arrangements at this particular concert. Come celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, as we honor Him in music and in voice. We hope you will be a part this Christmas season!

All of our concerts are free, family-oriented, and open to everyone!

Lyrical Strings
219.613.0222

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Season's Greetings Featuring the 4 C Notes
Dec
25
3:00 PM15:00

Season's Greetings Featuring the 4 C Notes

For the first time, The Four C Notes step on the TATC stage to perform Holiday Favorites! The Frankie Valli inspired group joined us to celebrate New Year’s Eve in 2017, and is ready to dazzle NWI audiences with their holiday show. The show will feature hits by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, popular rock ‘n roll holiday hits, and more!

Saturday December 28th, 2019
3:00 p.m.

Tickets: $40
Subscribers: $35
Students: $20

Theatre at the Center
219.836.3255

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Motown and More
Dec
31
6:00 PM18:00

Motown and More

Ring in 2020 with the sounds of Motown & More – brought to you by Sheryl Youngblood! Youngblood has been seen at TATC in The Signal and will be bringing even more Motown to NWI with her band for this special one night event. Take a trip down memory lane as the band performs your favorite Motown hits and other favorites throughout the evening to start 2020 with a bang!

Tuesday December 31st. 2019
6:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.

Tickets: $45
Subscribers: $40
Students: $20 (6 pm performance only)

Dinner Buffet Options Available for $30.00 plus tax in addition to ticket price
Cash Bar Available

Theatre at the Center

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2nd Annual Haunting in Hammond
Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

2nd Annual Haunting in Hammond

Downtown Hammond Council's 2nd Annual Haunting in Hammond!
Saturday, October 5 from 11 am - 7 pm along Sibley Blvd. at Hohman Avenue in Downtown Hammond, Indiana.

Meet and Greet with Svengoolie (3-6pm) - $10.00.
Say hi to Svengoolie, get your picture taken and an autograph with the man himself! You may reserve a maximum of four (4) tickets by emailing hauntinghammond@gmail.com and put "Meet and Greet" in subject line.

You may also visit It's Just Serendipity located at 5630 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320 to purchase tickets in person. Click here for their Facebook Page and store hours: It's Just Serendipity

VIP Schmooze with Svengoolie (2-2:45pm) - $40.00
Want to take your experience to the next level? How about a sit down with the man himself as he talks about being Svengoolie with a question/answer session to follow and then pictures and an autograph. A drink and snack will also be provided plus some special treats.
You may reserve a maximum of two (2) tickets by emailing hauntinghammond@gmail.com and put "Svengoolie VIP" in the subject line.
You may also visit It's Just Serendipity located at 5630 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320 to purchase tickets in person. Click here for their Facebook Page and store hours: It's Just Serendipity

-Meet Butch Patrick! Butch Patrick is synonymous with pop culture and the loveable character of Eddie Munster from the iconic television show, The Munsters! A character role that he embraces for the millions of fans who love The Munsters!
Whether you have seen Butch on TV or have had the opportunity to meet him in person, you got a glimpse of who he is....genuine.
Butch is one of the original Munsters, but the only one touring and meeting Munsters' fans! He is keeping the Munsters' alive! Don't pass up any chance you get to meet Butch Patrick, the memorable and loveable Eddie Munster!
Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at Haunting in Hammond on October 5th. Butch Patrick will be at Haunting in Hammond from 11am-7pm.

-Shop at the Frank N. Stein's Monster Market: Halloween & Oddities, art, vintage, re-purposed & hand-crafted goods, and more!

- Face and body painting

- Live music by The Flat Cats from 1-4 pm!

-Rick Goldschmidt Rankin/Bass Historian and Biographer brings memorabilia from the movie Mad Monster Party.

-Adult libations and delicious food will be available

-Costume Contest for Adults and Kids (win trophies and prizes!)

Taking place outside of EAT on Sibley Blvd (Please note that Sibley Blvd. will be closed for the event):

-Trunk or Treat sponsored by the Hammond Development Corporation

-Hardcore Hearse Club will be offering a your photo in a casket opportunity at the Haunting in Hammond festival, as well as creepy oddities and curiosities for sale at the event. Make sure you stop by!

Like the Downtown Hammond Council on Facebook or visit our website: downtownhammond.org
219.512.4298 (Calls accepted 9 am - 7 pm)

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Festival of the Trail
Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

Festival of the Trail

Downtown Highland will be the site of the 2019 Highland Festival of the Trail on Saturday, October 5th, from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. This year's event, hosted by Highland Main Street and the Highland Redevelopment Commission, will be on Jewett Street, from Kennedy Avenue to 4th Street (location of the Highland branch of the LC Public Library). Admission to the festival is free.

This year’s festival will feature artists, art-related and artisan product vendors. Food options at the festival include local food trucks. In addition, visitors will have Downtown Highland’s eleven restaurants within easy walking distance, including Sip Coffee and Pierogi Fest-renowned Dan’s Pierogies on Jewett Street itself.

There will also be live music at the Mural Alcove throughout the festival, featuring the Highland High Camerata Orchestra, Dominic Ruffalo & Weary Bones Bluegrass Band. In addition to the vendors, food and entertainment the event will feature a Farmer's Market, hosted by Zandstra's Farm and Greenhouse.

On that day, Downtown Highland will also play host to the Highland Fire Department annual Open House on Highway Avenue and 4th Street, providing a great family-friendly atmosphere for visitors. For shoppers, there will also be October Sidewalk Sale- Downtown Highland at several Highland businesses throughout the downtown.

In the event of bad weather, the festival will be held in the greenhouse of Zandstra’s Farm and Greenhouse, located at 10202 Kennedy Avenue.

On social media, the festival can be followed through the hash tag #2019HighlandFOTT.

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First Fridays at D PerforMANCE
Oct
4
8:30 PM20:30

First Fridays at D PerforMANCE

The First Friday of the month we put together a great line up of stand up comedy and/or improv. This month's show features a stacked line up of Chicago/NWI talent! Yaz Bat, Derrick Dnice Smith, Mistaa Brown, Albert Mora Escobedo & a few surprises too! Tickets can be bought from King David or on BrownPaperTickets.com . $8 in advance or $10. Doors open at 7:30! Show starts at 8:30. Music playing before & after the show. Free admittance if February is your birthday month. Just show your state ID.

Kings Komedy Open Mic
219.613.4585

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Michael Kelsey
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

Michael Kelsey

Michael Kelsey brings a free-flowing improvisational style to the guitar that involves every inch of his instrument. From his funky, percussive playing style that conjures an image of a one-man version of STOMP to lush instrumentals reminiscent of Michael Hedges/Phil Keaggy, his performance blends multiple musical genres and vocals along with some techno fun to create a sound all his own. He is the winner of Guitar Center’s “Guitarmageddon”. Chosen from among 3,000 entrants the singer-songwriter performed at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads 2004 where he shared the stage with many legendary guitarists. Through out a performance Michael may make use of technology, his improv skills, objects in the room, and audience interaction to make music for the ears but more importantly a musical experience for the senses.

Front Porch Music
219.464.4700

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Fun Home
Oct
4
to Oct 13

Fun Home

Winner of five Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is based on cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s best-selling memoir. This refreshingly honest, unforgettable and groundbreaking piece explores the haunting pull of memory and the power it has to alternately destroy or coalesce, our identity.

When her father dies unexpectedly, Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.

Drama Group
708.755.3444

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Fox Gallery Open Mic Jam Night
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Fox Gallery Open Mic Jam Night

The Fox Gallery will be hosting an Open Mic Jam Night every Friday. Bring Your Friends and Let's Rock out and Dance! It's the halfway point for Gary Collins treatment, come celebrate with him! ☃️❄🎄🎁🎅

There is a $5 COVER CHARGE! DON'T FORGET! Included in this is light snacks and drinks! The Fox Gallery is going POTLUCK! PLEASE, bring a side dish or a sweet treat! We will accept any additional food, beverage, or paper product donations. (Such as paper and plastic plates, napkins, or cups) If you have these items, please bring them! All of this helps is defray our costs!! WE ACCEPT DONATIONS Art Supplies, or FINANCIAL DONATIONS for the Gallery!

The Fox Gallery is a nonprofit organization! WE are Starting our 2018 Fundraising Drive this Week! The Fox Gallery needs to raise $5000 to COVER our start up Costs for our Non Profit! We now have various musical equipment up for sale as well. Thank you! Your donations are also tax deductible!

The Fox Gallery is located at 2901 Dekalb Street, Lake Station, Indiana, 46405! From 80-94, take the Central Ave exit, which is exit number 13! At the exit, turn right onto Central Avenue! Follow Central Avenue to the second stop light, which is Dekalb Street! Turn right onto Dekalb and follow it two blocks south of Central Avenue! Fox Gallery is on the left side as the road curves! Look for the Fox on the sign and you know that you have arrived! Parking is available in the lot, and inside the fence at the other end of the building. There is ample parking inside the fence. PLEASE DO NOT PARK at other businesses. $5 Cover Charge, Thanks.

This is a public event and you are welcome to join it and to share this event with your friends as well as inviting your friends directly to the event page as well! We would love everyone to come out and enjoy the show and perform if they wish. We are a family friendly event so families and children are welcome as well! Please remember to supervise your younger children as well. Unattended children will be given a drum solo, a guitar pic, and, some 80's C D's, maybe!

Fox Gallery

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First Friday Art Walk
Oct
4
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday Art Walk

The First Friday Art Walk is a multi-venue event which occurs downtown in the Uptown Arts District which focuses on fostering the arts and the artists who help create it. On the first Friday of every month from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 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. Each month, the number of participating businesses varies and so does the artwork, so be sure to come out each month and see what’s new!

Uptown Arts District
219.874.4900

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