Line/Force/Burn Rubber:  Sarah Krepp & Olivia Petrides
Jan
8
to Mar 31

Line/Force/Burn Rubber: Sarah Krepp & Olivia Petrides


Opening reception for all exhibits is January 13th at 2 pm

Line/ Force/ Burn Rubber: Sarah Krepp & Olivia Petrides
February 13 at 7 pm: Gallery Talk with Artists Sarah Krepp and Olivia Petrides

Also exhibiting: The Art of Lynn Olson & The Icons on Ammo Boxes: Art by Sofia Atlantova and Oleksandr Klymenko

Gallery Talk with Artists Sofia Atlantova and Oleksandr Klymenko
Lecture by Rev. Dr. Archimandrite Cyril Hovorun, Acting Director, Huffington
Ecumenical Institute, Loyola Marymount University, titled “Eye-witnessing the War in Ukraine” Friday, January 18, 7 pm

Valparaiso University
219.464.5365

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Thursday Night Noir
Jan
17
to Apr 18

Thursday Night Noir

The popular film/lecture series “Thursday Night Noir”, hosted by Peter Aglinskas, creator of the lecture series “The Noir Style in Image, Word, and Sound”, returns to the Brauer Museum of Art on the campus of Valparaiso University for its fifth season of fun and informative forays into the shadowy world of noir.

Thumb a dead-end ride with glamour gals and oily hoods, hapless squarejohns caught in the crosshairs of fate, and the most vicious femme fatale in the history of classic film noir!

Four iconic movies representing distinct themes and eras of film noir will be featured:

January 17
Detour (1945)

February 21
The Window (1949) 

March 21
Kansas City Confidential (1952)

April 18
Nightfall (1957)

A lecture/discussion will follow each screening.
Events start at 7 p.m. CST and are free and open to the public.

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University
219.464.5365

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Curators Create 2nd Biennial Exhibition
Jan
18
to Mar 1

Curators Create 2nd Biennial Exhibition

Curators Create Second Biennial Exhibit

4TH FLOOR GALLERY

January 18 – March 1, 2019

Opening reception Friday, January 18 |  7-10 PM

Locally and globally, curators create compelling experiences of art, culture, and creativity that change how people understand themselves and the world by stimulating new perspectives, ideas, and feelings. – From the mission statement of the Association of Art Museum Curators (Aamc)

Although Aamc represents art museum curators, its mission statement can be seen as an aspirational description of curatorial work in general, including that done at colleges/ universities, galleries and art centers.

Bridgeport Art Center’s second Curators Create biennial exhibit features work by nine artist-curators, and includes oil paintings, ceramics, encaustics, graphics, textiles, digital art, and sculptures. The exhibit presents work by some of the region’s most notable curators who are also prominent practicing artists. Artists include: Dan Addington, Sherri Denault, Deb Flagel, Lora Fosberg, Suzanne Cohan Lange, Yaoundé Olu, Corey Postiglione, Doug Stapleton  and Christina Warzecha

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Blackout
Jan
19
to Feb 28

Blackout

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The new "Blackout" exhibit at BESS Art Exposure in Merrillville highlights contemporary African-American art.

"BESS Art Exposure has a mandate to engage the public in open dialogue about issues and ideas that affect African-American communities," owner Jesse Johnson said. "'Blackout' is the theme of the exhibition in which artists speak on the culture and controversy that surrounds them. Every African-American may not feel the same way on all issues – as you will see in their individual works. The issue of 'am I black enough' or 'am I too black' often play on the minds of some artists as well as African-Americans in general."

Johnson said he wanted, with this exhibit, to create a space for African-American artists to introduce viewers to their perspectives. 

"Although our experiences may vary, you're going to know everyone is black by their work," he said. "We are all connected by our collective blackness. However, as individuals, we have a unique narrative to share through our respective pieces of art. The foundation or our artistry is that we are all black. Some artists might follow a trend of their favorite artists, while other artists speak on issues of race, discrimination, or an appreciation for those who fought for justice and equal rights."

Local and national artists are showcasing a variety of contemporary artworks, including photography and graffiti-influenced pieces. They include Kenard Jackson, Mark McPhail, Maurice Hodo, Craig Carter, Afi Ese, and Johnson himself.

BESS Art Exposure Gallery
219.318.3816

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Michael Klaus Schmidt:  Oils & Acrylics
Jan
20
to Feb 28

Michael Klaus Schmidt: Oils & Acrylics

A new exhibit featuring multi-media artist, Michael Klaus Schmidt opens at The Village Gallery Sunday, January 20, 2019. His works seek to emulate the perfection found in nature, exploring both the macrocosm and the microcosm. Michael will give a gallery talk at the Meet The Artist Reception, which is free and open to the public, at 1:30 pm on Sunday, January 20. Paintings can be viewed and purchased at The Village Gallery through February 28, 2019.

Michael Klaus Schmidt is an award-winning artist and illustrator. Originally from Germany, but raised in the Chicago area, his work has appeared in shows around the country and internationally, including Chicago, San Francisco, London, Toronto, New Orleans and more. He is a member of the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild and has taught art to children grades K-8. Currently, Michael is working as a freelance artist and illustrator.

A major influence in his works is the Islamic art of illumination found in some of the most ancient manuscripts of the Quran. The decorative elements in this tradition represent to Michael a kind of visual chant, suggesting mysterious order by means of poetic geometric patterns. 

Using a layering technique of acrylic paint, glue, India ink, pencils and oils, Michael creates dynamic pieces of art. "Each work is unique, having its own back-story, mostly expressing the feeling of being pulled in many directions at one time. They are also about curiosity and exploration and striving to reach some level of perfection", states Michael.

He strongly believes that video games and the technology surrounding them, have great potential to be used as interactive pieces of art. Michael's program "Anomalies" allows the user to either randomly or manually generate, adjust and interact with 3 dimensional forms that are both visual and auditory in nature. "I have used 3D software to produce scenes which I then complete with traditional art materials, like paint. It is this interaction between different media and how they might influence one another that compels me to continue producing art through different techniques." 

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. For more information (219) 465-1591.

 The Village Gallery
219.465.1591

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Frida Kahlo's Garden
Jan
29
to Mar 16

Frida Kahlo's Garden

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Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is considered one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century. Her body of work, consisting of some 250 paintings and drawings, is at once intensely personal and universal in scope, and relies heavily on the natural world. The exhibition Frida Kahlo’s Garden transports visitors to Kahlo’s garden to experience her world as she did.

Hours:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sundays: Noon-4 p.m.

The exhibition will explore iconic photographs of the artist and her home and garden, in addition to reproductions of several of her paintings. Also included are: information about native Mexican plants that were grown in her garden, a dress from the Mexican state of Oaxaca where Kahlo sourced much of her attire, and examples of folk art collected by Kahlo and her husband, painter Diego Rivera.
Additionally, visitors can learn about Mexican culture, including traditional festivities, food and drink, and agricultural practices.

This exhibition is made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Frida Kahlo’s Garden is adapted from the exhibition, FRIDA KAHLO: ART, GARDEN, LIFE, organized by guest curator Adriana Zavala at The New York Botanical Garden. It was made possible with major funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Karen Katen Foundation, The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, MetLife Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and Gillian and Robert Steel. It was adapted and toured for NEH on the Road by the Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Four Rivers Environmental Education Center
815.722.9470

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A Moment in time
Feb
1
to Feb 24

A Moment in time

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Our First Friday exhibit opens 2019 with "A Moment in Time".
Time passes quickly in our modern world.  Captured are moments we wish would last, that creates memories or occasions that are important to us in some way.  It could be images of a wedding, first day of school, intimate conversations, vacations, time with friends, a walk in the woods or on the beach.

Our Gift Shop offers a variety of cards, ceramics, printed scarves, bags and pillow covers all created by local artists.  Bring your shopping list as you're sure to find something wonderful!  And, we still have a wonderful selection of books by local authors and barely used books at bargain prices.    

Join us in Michigan City's historic Uptown Arts District. Open Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons from noon to 5pm (cdt)

Southern Shore Art Association is a non-profit gallery supporting local artists throughout the Michiana area.  Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sundays from noon to 5pm.  All are welcome free of charge. 

Southern Shore Arts Association
219.871.1590

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Nature vs Everything
Feb
1
to Jun 8

Nature vs Everything

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Nine contemporary artists reflect on the perilous battle between humanity and the natural world in the showdown that is Nature vs. Everything. Participating artists: Dan Attoe, Amy Casey, Juan Angel Chavez, Diane Christiansen & Shoshanna Utchenik, Michael Pajon, Liliana Porter, Alison Ruttan and Tom Torluemke.

Opening reception on February 1st from 5 - 8 p.m.
Curator-led gallery tour: February 9 from 11 am - noon
Family Day Tours & Projects: February 23 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts
219.874.4900

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FlowersandBombs
Feb
2
to Apr 6

FlowersandBombs

Jack Piening…

…lives in Cedar Lake, Indiana.

…doesn’t drive.

…doesn’t do the Internet and kinda’ hates cable TV.

…borrows from fine art magazines like… all the time.

…and his aesthetic are [ fill in the blank ].

…chooses his color palette from cereal boxes and New York at night and deep sea creatures.

…has - one - f’n - hell - of an eye.

…hides (himself) (and) (other) (things) in plain sight.

…gets his imagery from the wild and the U.S.A. and busted up time machines.

…really does want to Make Native America Great Again.

…is The One who fame skipped.

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We at the Promise You Art House…

…Promise You a public freak out.

…Promise You some home-grown quality you can’t help but feel in your dreams.


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Jack Piening | Flowers and Bombs | An Honest American Retrospective | Dropping Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 12-6 pm | Promise You Art House | 8830 Kennedy Ave | Highland, IN

Groundhog Day. Jack Piening comes out of hiding.

Exhibit runs thru April 6.

Promise You Art House
219.595.0097

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Quilting Gone Wrong
Feb
3
to Feb 28

Quilting Gone Wrong

Leslie Cefali and students of her “Quilting Gone Wrong” class from last year will be showing their unique take on art quilts in the back gallery. Traditional quilting rules will be tossed out the window. Leslie, the instructor, provided this description, "We broke all rules - we love knots, we celebrate big stitches and we never, ever turn under a hem. Oh, and we pretty much outlaw straight, even edges. Big stitches and knots were encouraged in an effort to create fiber pieces full of texture, color and wild abandon!

Frontline Foundation clients will be exhibiting their art work in the front gallery.

Chesterton Art Center
219.926.4711

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The Art of the Paper Mask
Feb
6
to Feb 28

The Art of the Paper Mask

The Art of the Paper Mask by the late Charles Buggs will be on display. The display features culturally influenced masks constructed from paper and cardboard that appears to be carved from wood. Buggs, an East Chicago native and Howard University graduate, created a variation on a traditional method of mask construction while majoring in art education and art history. Buggs’ materials consisted of inexpensive cardboard, brown paper and Elmer’s white glue. The display will be open during regular library hours.

Gary Public Library

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Indy Wind:  A Love Story
Feb
8
to Mar 10

Indy Wind: A Love Story

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“Indy Windy: A Love Story” is part of a Two-part Exhibit Series Showcases Artists showcase artists whose work is sparking new life in old places. “Haunts” is the second exhibit. Each exhibit premiers at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster and then moves to the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District, the Gary Public Library and Cultural Center, and Art House: A Social Kitchen in Gary. Lead underwriting for the series has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Legacy Foundation and Peoples Bank. Thanks to a special grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Fund at Legacy Foundation they are able to be shared with 3 venues in Gary.

 

                  Indy Windy: A Love Story       Opening Reception Feb 8th 6-9pm  

Miller Beach Arts & Creative District 540 S. Lake Street, Gary, IN

Gallery hours: Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 6-9pm, Sundays 1-4pm

Gary Public Library and Cultural Center, 220 W. 5th Avenue
Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm, Friday & Saturday 9am - 5pm

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen. 411 E. 5th Ave, Gary, IN 219-979-8156

                                               
Indy Windy: A Love Story features artists from Indiana and Chicago who execute large public artworks to create new environments in aging urban and manufacturing areas, while also documenting their experiences and creating new work in their private studios. It is curated by Ish Muhammad, a self-taught artist from Indiana who maintains a studio at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago’s Bridgeport community on the south side. The exhibit will present an overview of creative activity currently underway by a community of Midwest artists, some of whom have been working together for nearly 30 years.

Muhammad states, “The inspiration for the exhibition is tied to the hustle of being an artist in Northwest Indiana and the relationships built along the way. What started out with artists building professional networks has evolved into true friendships with wedding invitations, graduations, and rent parties. Each has served as mentors, mentees, participated in exhibitions, organized events and collaborated with each other. This exhibit presents artists who respect each other and sincerely desire success for their peers.”

 Indy Windy: A Love Story will capture the relationship that Northwest Indiana artists maintain with the creative community in Chicago. Informational didactics will help viewers understand the diversity throughout this sprawling metropolitan region and how the artwork is being used to create new environments. The exhibit will showcase a dozen artists, along with two crews and a collective. Among the artworks on display will be selections from Still Crazy: 30 yrs. of Crazy Indiana Style Artists, an exhibition of artifacts and paintings, covering the history of Indiana’s first Latino artist collective, from the Indiana State Museum.

 Although Indy Windy: A Love Story will include the grit of the graffiti writing movement, it is not intended to be a graffiti-only show, nor will it be a response to whether graffiti is art or vandalism. The exhibit will include the polished work of veteran muralists, fine artists, sculptors, and woodworkers in an environment where the viewer can experience the excitement of urban communities and make connections to the creative energy embodied by the artists’ work.

 Artists featured in Indy Windy: A Love Story include Ruben Aguirre, members of the Crazy IN-Style Artists (CISA) Crew, FAB Crew, graffiti writer Mario “ZORE” Gonzalez, self-taught artist Tyrue “Slang” Jones, Emmet Kerrigan, Felix Maldonado, Liz Mares, Ish Muhammad, Brian Presnell, Tom Torluemke, members of the artist collective The Unwonted, former steel worker Roman Villarreal, and Chicago-based street artist ZorZorZor.

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Art in the National Lakesore
Feb
9
to May 11

Art in the National Lakesore

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Please call to confirm that event will be happening.

Dates: Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Apr. 13, May 11

Meet local artists who use the dunes as inspiration to create their art. Learn how they photograph, paint, draw, and write. Programs may be inside or outside. Please call 219-395-1882 for more information.

The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is located at 1215 North State Road 49, about one mile north of Interstate 94. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/indu.

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Black Creativity:  Artists, Aesthetics and Movements
Feb
11
to Mar 22

Black Creativity: Artists, Aesthetics and Movements

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BLACK CREATIVITY: Artists, Aesthetics and Movements - opening during Black History Month - is a multidisciplinary exhibition exploring the work of artists who have developed and explored themes that touch upon both the historical and contemporary in pushing their respective practices. This exhibition is a dedicated space in celebration of the creative process from visual voices who present a range of points of views on relevancy, social justice, agency and currency, the built environment, intersectionality, identity, materials, urban life, and gender. While supporting living emergent and established artistic perspectives, BLACK CREATIVITY also intends to showcase creative contributions by no longer living artist Wesley Willis, as a way to share their arts practice with a broader public.

In honor of The Black Student Union (BSU) formation at Indiana University Northwest (IUN) in 1969, BSU President Toni Dickerson will present archival images and documents collected from campus staff and the Calumet Regional Archives in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

Artists include: Wesley Willis, Tyrell Anderson, Ray Noland (private collection), James Nelson, Armani Howard, Jamiah Calvin, Hebru Brantley (private collection), Max Sansing, Ricky Willis (private collection), ZEB, David Anthony Geary, Ken Ellis, Akeem Muhammad, Marianeta Hicks Porterfield, Arrington Porter, Norman Teague, Andrea Ledbetter, and, Parris Gill, Jr.

Artists reception: February 13, 2019 from 2 - 5 p.m.

February 11 - March 22, 2019
Public Viewing Hours M-F 12PM to 5PM
Savannah Gallery for Contemporary Art
3400 Broadway Avenue, Gary, IN 46408

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Million Dollar Quartet
Feb
14
to Mar 24

Million Dollar Quartet

On December 4, 1956, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what became one of the greatest jam sessions ever. This thrilling musical invites audiences into the recording studio for the true story of one unforgettable night. These four legends bring down the house with hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire” and “Walk the Line.”

Theatre at the Center
219.836.3255

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Shrek The Musical
Feb
15
to Mar 3

Shrek The Musical

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the rousing fairy tale adventures of ogre turned likely hero that is coming to the Opera House stage to kick of our 2019 season. This Tony Award winning musical based on the Oscar Award winning Dreamworks Animation film features a wise cracking Donkey, a feisty princess, a short-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude, and dozens of other fairy tale misfits that stir up muddled mayhem that calls for a real hero.

Memorial Opera House
219.548.9137

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A Raisin in the Sun
Feb
15
to Feb 24

A Raisin in the Sun

In Chicago’s south side, three generations of family search for a better life.  Insurance money comes to them and they each have an idea of what to do with it.  The prejudice they face and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world form this seminal American drama.

A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem “Harlem” by Langston Hughes. The story tells of a black family’s experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood as they attempt to “better” themselves with an insurance payout following the death of the father. The New York Drama Critics’ Circle named it the best play of 1959.

Drama Group at Milord Studio Theatre
708.755.3444

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The Artist's Narrative
Feb
16
to Apr 21

The Artist's Narrative

The Area Artists Association (AAA) of the Lubeznik Center for the Arts will display a collection of narrative works at the Indiana Welcome Center. The exhibition, “Artist’s Narrative” will be displayed from February 16 to April 21 and will have FREE entry.

The Area Artists will feature an eclectic collection of narrative works that bespeak their diverse membership. Most works are visual and some tactile. Other works will connote human emotion directly and some subtly. Visitors to the exhibit can expect to see experimentation and find awe in a least one narrative.

Indiana Welcome Center
219.989.7979

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Contemporary Printmaking from the Permanent Collection of the Brauer Museum of Art
Feb
18
to Feb 28

Contemporary Printmaking from the Permanent Collection of the Brauer Museum of Art

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20 works by Chuck Close, Andy Warhol, Kara Walker, Kerry James Marshall, Leonard Baskin, Romare Bearden, Roger Brown, Jim Dine, Leon Golub, Luis Jimenez, Richard Hunt, Ellen Lanyon, Martin Puryear, Robert Rauschenberg, Faith Ringgold, Alison Saar, Hollis Sigler, Jeanette Pasin Sloan, Nancy Spero, Frank Stella, Gregory Amenoff.

 Curated by Gregg Hertzlieb, Gloria Ruff, & Corey Hagelberg

Ends February 28, 2019

At the Indiana University Northwest School of the Arts Gallery
219.712.0686

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Spring  Art Exhibit
Feb
20
to May 11

Spring Art Exhibit

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Ivy Tech Community College in Michigan City has started displaying artwork from local artists in hallways and other public spaces on its campus. Jesse Johnson, he owner of BESS Art Exposure Gallery in Merrillville and an arts professor at Ivy Tech curated the college’s first annual Winter Art Exhibition which is being displayed throughout the building. The campus is displaying the work of Johnson, Emily Dyrek Maurice Hodo, Valerie Johnsen, and Mark McPhail, who are all local painters or photographers.

Ivy Tech - Michigan City Campus

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26th Annual Indiana Challenge
Feb
21
to Feb 24

26th Annual Indiana Challenge

Ron and Terry are excited to be the new Organizers and Hosts of the 26th Annual 2019 
Indiana Challenge again at the Blue chip Casino in Michigan City, IN.  With a 15,000 
 square foot ballroom, 5 restaurants, full service salon, swimming pool, gorgeous hotel 
 rooms and did we, mention the casino, the Blue Chip will meet all our needs and more!

Indiana Challenge
937.830.0604

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Impact (a social justice show)
Feb
21
to Feb 28

Impact (a social justice show)

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Artists Brad Temkin, Cydney M. Lewis, and The Coral Project by Helen Dannelly and Sandi Miot all address the issue of human impact on our environment. These artists use various media to promote our thinking of how we can respect our ecosystems.

Christopher Art Gallery
708.709.7738

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A Soldier's Play
Feb
22
to Feb 24

A Soldier's Play

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Mark Spencer, director of Gary’s West Side Theatre Guild’s “A Soldier’s Play,” can now cross off an item on his directorial to-do list with his staging of the acclaimed drama.

“This is a piece that has long been on my bucket list,” he said. “I made a promise to myself that, before retirement, this is a piece that I wanted to produce.”

Opening Feb. 15 and running through Feb. 24, “Solder’s” tells the story of a group of African American men coping and revealing long-held resentments and perspectives in the wake of a murder at an Army fort in Louisiana in 1944.

Penned by American playwright Charles Fuller, whose credits include fellow celebrated works such as “Zooman and the Sign, “The Brownsville Raid” and “In the Deepest Part of Sleep,” “Soldier’s” made its stage debut in 1981. A year later, it received the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

The play was also adapted for the big screen in 1984, directed by Academy Award winning director Norman Jewison (“In the Heat of the Night,” “Fiddler on the Roof”). Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend and David Alan Grier are among the cast members of the film, which was nominated for Best Picture Oscar and Golden Globe Awards.

“I want people to walk away from the play grateful about the (social) progress that’s been made in our country since the 1940s,” Spencer said. “There are a lot of areas and topics that are discussed in explicit detail that really transfix us back to the period and time where we were a divided nation.

We may have our challenges (today), but I want people to walk away celebrating the progress that’s been made for civil rights and for civility as a whole,” he added.

Spencer’s production of “Soldier’s” is made up of a dozen Region-based area thesps.

“I like the idea of the challenge of getting 12 men on a stage to do a play under one roof at the same time,” he said. “That’s very challenging for me, and it’s extremely gratifying to have this play mounted … we’re seeing the energy leap off the page and we’re very, very excited.”

West Side Theatre Guild
219.390.9784

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Jeannette, l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Jeannette, l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc

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Spring 2019 All films begin at 7 pm

• February 22 Jeannette, l’enfance de Jeanne d’Arc Jeannette, The Childhood of Joan of Arc, France, 2017 Neils Science Center 234 Discussion led by Prof. Tim Tomasik

• March 29 No Chile, 2012 Neils Science Center 234 Discussion led by Prof. Alberto López Martín

Neils Science Center - Room 234
219.464.5341

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Swing State
Feb
22
to Mar 10

Swing State

What if the people who are ruining this country were your only friends? In SWING STATE, Bonnie has promised God she’ll save every little soul in her Appalachian Kindergarten class, and if that means risking her job, or happens to trigger her chronic back pain – well, so be it. Neil, the new chiropractor in town, sees things differently. A gay, new-age transplant from Brooklyn, Neil is over the moon when his first treatment turns out to be a miracle cure. But Bonnie is feeling things she hasn’t felt in years and has a different response: “Put me back.” The moment Neil refuses, they’re off…and another epic battle in the Culture Wars is ON. With both of their professional lives now in flux, Neil is determined to help Bonnie recover and return to a normal life, no matter what the cost…

Towle Theater
219.937.8780

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NWI Comic-Con
Feb
23
11:00 AM11:00

NWI Comic-Con


The 2019 (Northwest Indiana) NWI Comic-Con is a smaller mid-size comic book convention that is more about comics, creators and fans than actors and celebrities. Meet the creators behind the books. Chat with various Artists, Writers, Publishers and more. Purchase new and vintage comic books and toys. Meet some phenomenal Cosplayers and have a great time. Admission is only $10.00 for adults. Parking is 100% free and an additional parking lot is available in the event that the first one fills up. SAVE THE DATE: February 23, 2019 at the Halls of St. George located at 905 East Joliet Street, Schererville, IN 46375. For more information or to sign-up for our next show please visit our website at: www.nwi-comic-con.com

Halls of St. George

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Cogitating the Inscrutable, Art by Rick Therrio & Ken Wolak
Feb
23
to Apr 7

Cogitating the Inscrutable, Art by Rick Therrio & Ken Wolak

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On February 23rd you will have a very special chance to do some serious contemplation of the unbounded and variously focused work of Ken Wolak and Rick Therrio in a duo show opening at Paul Henry's Art Gallery, "Cogitating the Inscrutable," 2-7PM.

And a big plus, the Cosmically Adjacent sound of musician Q Kiser.

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Rick Therrio has been a Chicago artist for many years. He exhibited publicly throughout the 80’s and 90’s at galleries such as World Tattoo and Art-o-Rama and was part of the collaborative known as The Colson Truck Group who staged monthly shows at a jazz club on Division Street ‘The Bop Shop’ in addition to organizing their own exhibitions.
For 12 years or so, beginning in 200 Rick focused on producing work and had little enthusiasm for finding venue’s to exhibit in. For the last 10 years he has worked in Prismacolor colored pencil and pencil, sometimes using graphical software on a computer to manipulate his work. In 2012 he moved from Humboldt Park in Chicago to Lansing, IL and joined Paul Henry's Art Gallery where he has exhibited his colored pencil drawings, oil paintings, painted lamps, and work produced on a Wacom tablet. He served 4 years working with Jen Jackson and others, organizing shows with the South Lake Artist’s Co-op. Most recently, he was chosen to be the debut artist for Art-O-Rama Online Gallery which can be found at aor.gallery.
His imagery has evolved from a wide variety of sources, music, films, literature, comics, history, and science fiction. He finds an inexhaustible source of humor in the absurdity of existence.

CONTACT:
Rick Therrio
rtherrio@sbcglobal.net

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Ken Wolak has been a professional artist for the past thirty-five years. He has ventured down many different roads of the visual arts field, working in design, advertising, movies, comics, and at present, fine art. His philosophy on life is simple:” Every new road is an adventure. Don’t settle for just one.” He can be contacted at https://www.facebook.com/artistkenwolak

Paul Henry’s Art Gallery
219.678.5015

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Bach Institute - St. Matthew Passion
Feb
23
5:00 PM17:00

Bach Institute - St. Matthew Passion

The Bach Institute at Valparaiso University will perform its triennial performance of one of the three major works of Johann Sebastian Bach at 5 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Chapel of the Resurrection on Valparaiso University's campus. This year’s selection is the “St. Matthew Passion,” which was last performed on campus in 2010, featuring Valpo’s Chorale, Bach Choir and Bach Orchestra, along with special guests the Fort Wayne Children’s Concert Treble Choir and the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra. Tickets for the Valpo performance are available online at valpo.edu/bach or the Valpo box office at 219-464-5162. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. General admission tickets cost $40 for preferred seating, $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $10 for non-Valpo students. Admission is free to Valpo students, faculty and staff.

Valparaiso University - Chapel of the Resurrection
219.464.5162

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Vagina Monologues
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Vagina Monologues

The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace, the piece celebrates women's sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than a decade, “The Vagina Monologues: has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public and brought a deeper consciousness to the conversation around ending violence against women and girls. (www.vday.org) 

V-Day Hammond joins the global effort to stop violence against women and girls.  Proceeds benefit the V-day global campaign and Haven House of Hammond, a shelter for women and children of domestic violence. For more information on the V-Day movement, visit www.vday.org. 

Beatniks on Conkey
219.852.0848  

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Cuban Rumba Drum Study Group
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Cuban Rumba Drum Study Group

Cuban Rumba is a drum ensemble style of music, created by multiple drummers playing individual rhythms, in a conversational arrangement. Join us, in exploring these beautiful rhythms, & learn to speak with one another, through the drum.

$5 fee for gallery support
Appropriate instrumentation is provided.
Experience is not necessary, but is welcome.

Paul Henry’s Art Gallery
219.678.5015

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The Making of Shep:  A Filmaker's Process
Feb
25
10:00 AM10:00

The Making of Shep: A Filmaker's Process

  • Board Room at Center for Visual & Performing Arts (map)
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Nick Mantis, local filmmaker and children’s book author, will discuss his documentary in progress, Shep, about Hammond native Jean Shepherd. Nick has traveled the country collecting interviews and source material for his film. Along the way, he has also gathered more than a few amusing anecdotes. Join us for what promises to be an entertaining morning.

Art in Focus
219.836.1839, ext. 103

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The Great Migration
Feb
25
to Mar 14

The Great Migration

  • Governors State University (map)
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Visiting Artist Talk
David Anthony Geary
The Great Migration

Monday, February 25, 2019
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
remarks at 5 p.m.
refreshments will be served
free and open to the public

curated by Susan Aurinko

Exhibition Dates:
January 16 - March 14, 2019
E/F Corridor "Big Walls Gallery"
Because this exhibit is in the public spaces at GSU, it can be viewed any time the campus is open.

The Great Migration was the movement of over 6 million African-Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast, Midwest, and West that occurred between 1910's and 1970's. In those decades American culture shifted greatly as a result of this vast expansion of family and tradition.

I am exploring this piece of American history through the portrait. The portrait (whether painted or photographed) has long been considered a symbol of status. At the turn of the century Kodak introduced the Brownie, a personal camera that made the portrait and other types of photography available for working class families. With this camera people were now able to capture their own experiences and craft their own images to tell the story of their lives. 100 years later, these very images and those to follow for the next 60 years will serve as inspiration for my project. Using donated and found family images, I will be retracing the steps, moments and experiences of the great migration.

The Blackbird, Crow & Raven are closely interlinked and deeply interwoven in the myth and lore of the world. These birds have been seen and depicted as powerful forces in almost every major culture recorded. An allegorical symbol often used as a placeholder for people, the bird embodies the idea of freedom. The 20th centuries newfound freedom of movement across the country would come to shape the cultures of both the cities: those left behind and those settled into.

https://www.davidanthonyart.com

Governors State University
708.534.4021

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Windiana
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Windiana

  • Valparaiso University - Chapel of the Resurrection (map)
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The program continues Windiana’s tradition of showcasing new music that was commissioned by band conductors in Indiana. Windiana is professional level concert band based in Valparaiso with a mission to perform concert band literature at the highest level and to provide a concert band opportunity for professional level musicians.

Valparaiso University - Chapel of the Resurrection

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Old, New & Renewed
Mar
1
to Mar 30

Old, New & Renewed

  • South Shore Art Association (map)
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Opening Reception, March 1, 2019, 5:00-8:00pm 

We live a life of cycles.  What was old becomes new again, what is new becomes old.  "Modern" styles come and go through the decades with newer styles soon taking center stage while the old still has interest and value, becoming collectibles.  If we consider people, some are given emeritus status and become sages and mentors.  Exhibited work will depict one or more of these stages – grandparent with baby, antique or resale shops, plants, pets, furniture or clothing may comprise the body of this exhibit. 

Southern Shore Art Association
219.879.4980

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Arsenic and Old Lace
Mar
1
to Mar 10

Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family.The hero, Mortimer, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn.His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and “just a pinch” of cyanide.

Footlight Players
219.874.4035

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12 Incompetent Jurors
Mar
1
to Mar 10

12 Incompetent Jurors

12 Incompetent Jurors
By: Ian McWethy
Directed by:  Tony J. Thomas

Performances are Friday/Saturdays 7:30PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's a simple open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with oddballs like a dim-witted PR guy, a bickering couple, and a man obsessed with french fries. After all, every scrap of evidence indicts the accused. (I mean so clearly. The man is very, very guilty of stealing cats. Case closed.) And yet, Juror #8, a wannabe lawyer, believes that the "Cat Burglar" is innocent. Will he be able to sway the other jury members? Or will they side with Juror #3, the only sane man in the room? A hilarious parody of 12 Angry Men.

La Porte Little Theatre Club
219.362.5113

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Bedtime Stories (As told by our Dad) (Who messed them up)
Mar
1
to Mar 17

Bedtime Stories (As told by our Dad) (Who messed them up)

It's Dad's turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative: a prince with a snoring problem spices up The Princess and The Pea, The Boy Who Cried Wolf cries dinosaur instead, and Rumpelstiltskin helps turn all that pesky gold into straw. You may think you know your fairy tales, but not the way Dad tells them.

Chicago Street Theatre
219.464.1636

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First Fridays at D PerforMANCE
Mar
1
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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La Fille du Regiment
Mar
2
11:55 AM11:55

La Fille du Regiment

Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

AMC Schererville 16

Portage 16 with IMAX

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5th Annual Theatrepalooza Theatre Festival
Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

5th Annual Theatrepalooza Theatre Festival

NIETF presents the 5th Annual Theatrepalooza Free Theatre Festival
Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 2-4:30 pm
Theatre Northwest at Indiana University Northwest (located in the Arts and Sciences building on the campus of IUN/IvyTech on Broadway at 35th Avenue, Gary)

Theatrepalooza features an afternoon of free theatrical entertainment presented by theatres across Northwest Indiana. Short excerpts of comedies, dramas, musicals, improv, Shakespeare, reader's theatre, and so much more.

Did you know there are more than 20 theatres in Northwest Indiana. You don't have to travel to Chicago to experience exceptional live theatre. It's right here, just around the corner, and it features your neighbor, your nurse, your teacher, your administrative assistant, your lawyer, and your contractor.

Be sure to visit the booths in the lobby before or after the show in order to learn more about what each theatre offers including volunteer opportunities, classes, auditions, upcoming shows, and special events.

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Switchback
Mar
5
11:00 AM11:00

Switchback

  • Freedom Hall - Nathan Manilow Theatre (map)
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Switchback is the award-winning duo of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack. Switchback draws on traditional Celtic music and original Americana songs that reflect their Irish heritage and Midwestern roots. Playing an exciting mix of mandolin, guitar, and bass, their harmonies have won them comparisons to famous duos, such as the Louvin Brothers, Everly Brothers, & Simon and Garfunkel. So relax and let their music take you Travelin’ Down an Irish Road.

Freedom Hall - Nathan Manilow Theatre
708.747.0580

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The Spirit of the Baobab Tree
Mar
8
9:30 AM09:30

The Spirit of the Baobab Tree

The Champion Foundation presents “The Spirit of the Baobab Tree,” the original dance production performed by the students of DancExcel, Champion Center for Creative Arts Education in Gary. This production returns to the stage again for the Black History Month season. Now in its 12th year of production, the matinee performance will be at 9:30 a.m. March 8 at West Side Theater, Ninth and Gerry streets, Gary, with a premiere performance at 7 p.m. that night at West Side Theater.

The story follows Jelani and his classmates as they embark on a journey through time, created by Dr. Dionne Champion and Sherice Grant.

The Spirit of the Baobab Tree features dancers from the Northwest Indiana region. The production includes various styles of dance, live music and monologues that address issues and perspectives during some of the most significant periods in our history.

Call 219-944-8066 or 219-789-0970

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Two Symphonies & a Modern Mass
Mar
8
6:15 PM18:15

Two Symphonies & a Modern Mass

Featuring Southlake Children’s Chorus, 
Eisenhower Elementary Choir, 
and the Symphony Chorus 

MOZART - Symphony No. 34 
RUTTER - Mass of the Children 
BRAHMS - Symphony No. 2

Two festive and cheery symphonies bookend this uplifting concert. Brahms’ first symphony took 21 years of struggle and soul-searching to compose, so it was a surprise when he introduced his second within months. Composed while on summer vacation, his second symphony has been called pastoral, evoking rippling streams, blue skies, and sunshine. Contrastingly, Mozart’s 34th is full of fanfares and flourishes. Rutter’s Mass of the Children, an uplifting celebration of youth, is a traditional Mass with Latin text interwoven with English poems.

NWI Symphony at Living Hope Auditorium
219.836.0525

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The Wolfman's Last Stand
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

The Wolfman's Last Stand

The Omar Villalobos farewell show!

It's your very last chance to see Omar with Stern Approval!
Come help give him the send off that he deserves!
Featuring:

Fragile Soul
Spineless, Heartless
Stop.Drop.Rewind
Stern Approval

$5 @ the door. all ages show!
No alcohol.

Paul Henry’s Art Gallery
219.678.5015

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Ruthie Foster
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Ruthie Foster

  • Freedom Hall - Nathan Manilow Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Those who have followed Ruthie Foster’s eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk, and gospel.

In the tight-knit musical community of Austin, Texas, it’s tough to get away with posturing. You either bring it, or you don’t.

If you do, word gets around. And one day, you find yourself duetting with Bonnie Raitt, or standing onstage with the Allman Brothers at New York’s Beacon Theater and trading verses with Susan Tedeschi. You might even wind up getting nominated for a Best Blues Album Grammy — three times in a row. And those nominations would be in addition to your seven Blues Music Awards, three Austin Music Awards, the Grand Prix du Disque award from the Académie Charles-Cros in France, and a Living Blues Critics’ Award for Female Blues Artist of the Year. It’s not only Ruthie’s music that endears her fans to her; she has been recognized by United States Artists as an “inspiring” American artist, and, in early 2018, was awarded a grant as a ‘2018 Fellow’ in recognition of that title.

Freedom Hall - Nathan Manilow Theatre
708.747.0580

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All My Sons
Mar
8
to Mar 24

All My Sons

During the war Joe Keller and Steve Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. Keller went free and made a lot of money. The twin shadows of this catastrophe and the fact that the young Keller son was reported missing during the war dominate the action. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever, the bitterness of George Deever returned from the war to find his father in prison and his father's partner free, are all set in a structure of almost unbearable power. The climax showing the reaction of a son to his guilty father is a fitting conclusion to a play electrifying in its intensity.

4th Street Theatre
219.926.7875

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Almost, Maine
Mar
8
to Mar 10

Almost, Maine

  • GSU Center for Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights illuminate the sky, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend - almost - in this surprising midwinter night's dream.

Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
708.534.5000

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Studio Conversations
Mar
9
to Apr 14

Studio Conversations

  • Tall Grass Arts Association (map)
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3-person show featuring collaborative and individual works by Mary Bookwalter, Jan Meister, & Carol Weber.

Gallery Hours
Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed

Tall Grass Arts Assocation
708.748.3377

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The Sleeping Beauty
Mar
10
12:55 PM12:55

The Sleeping Beauty


From the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow comes classic ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, in cinemas nationwide.

On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph).

The Met: Live in HD


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Switchback
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Switchback

Back by popular demand! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with internationally renowned Switchback. For over two decades, the musical partnership of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack, known as Switchback, has been entertaining audiences around the world. The duo has shared the stage with such notable Celtic musicians as Cherish the Ladies, Gaelic Storm, Liz Carroll, and John Williams. They annually tour Ireland and frequently perform at Ireland’s Westport County Mayo pub. Their amazing blend of American roots and Celtic soul is sure to have everyone feeling the luck of the Irish. As a special treat, you can also expect some talented Irish step dancers to add to the celebration. 

Theatre at the Center
219.836.3255

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Vox Fortura
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Vox Fortura

A powerhouse display of vocal panache and sheer class. With backgrounds in musical theatre, Vox Fortura is able to perform almost any genre of music in their iconic crossover style including selections by Elgar and Bizet’s Pearl Fishers to David Bowie, John Legend, and Ed Sheeran. Bringing classical vocals back into the mainstream.

Lakeshore Community Concerts at Munster H.S. Auditorium
219.923.2078

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Hello, Jerry!  The Music of Jerry Herman
Mar
13
1:00 PM13:00

Hello, Jerry! The Music of Jerry Herman

Jerry Herman is the man behind the lyrics of some our favorite musicals including MameDear WorldMack & MableLa Cage Aux Folles and of course the incomparable Hello Dolly!  Explore Herman's hits and lesser known music as we go from A to Z covering the legendary composer and lyricist's life, career and impact on musical theatre as we know it.

Memorial Opera House Lunchtime Cabaret
219.548.9137

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For Colored Girls
Mar
14
to Apr 14

For Colored Girls

A sisterhood of eight women tell their stories through dramatic prose poetry, music, and movement. Told in vivid language, their experiences resound with fearless beauty and unity, despite exposing the unending challenges and oppressions that women of color face every day.

Director Seret Scott (Native Son) returns to playwright Ntozake Shange‘s cherished work after performing as a member of the original Broadway cast from 1976-1978. She will inspire new audiences with this series of stories that still resonate profoundly forty years later.


Court Theatre
773.753.4472

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Snapshots:  A Musical Scrapbook
Mar
15
to Mar 24

Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook

  • 1st United Methodist Church (map)
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Stephen Schwartz new musical features all the beloved songs from his previous musicals including songs from Godspell, Pippen, Wicked, Children of Eden, Enchanted, and more.
The story of Dan and Sue and their younger selves tell their story with lyrics rewritten to tell a heartwarming family story.

Genesius Guild
219.614.6835

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Music Heritage Series
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Music Heritage Series


Come out for a night of festive music and singing. The Save the Tunes Council is a group of local musicians devoted to preserving and passing on folk songs in the traditional way, using a variety of musical instruments including guitar, autoharp, dulcimer, banjo, harmonica, bagpipe, penny whistle, and other obscure instruments.

Additionally, you can tune up your vocal chords and join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform!

Meet at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center located at 1215 N. State Road 49 just south of the intersection of 49 and U.S. 20 in Porter, Indiana.

National Park Service
219.395.1882

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Merrie England
Mar
15
to Mar 17

Merrie England

  • University of Chicago - Mandel Hall (map)
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A classic of British musical theater, Edward German & Basil Hood’s Merrie England unfolds to the backdrop of an idyllic, romanticized setting... that is quickly unraveled by scurrilous love, jealous rivalries, harebrained murder plots, and witchcraft, of course. The heart of Queen Elizabeth I belongs to the frustratingly charming Sir Walter Raleigh—who, unbeknownst to his Queen, loves another: the Lady-in-Waiting, Bessie Throckmorton! When a love letter intended for Bessie falls into the hands of the rather unfortunate Jill-All-Alone, the horrid truth unravels, no thanks to the machinations of the Earl of Essex, and the Queen’s wrath swiftly follows. The only force standing between these unfortunate fellows and certain doom? An ill-conceived murder plot brewing in the court and, just maybe, the merry monarch’s gracious mercy.

Spurring over five hundred amateur productions during Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation year (1953), Sir Edward German’s Merrie England was the first new project launched at the Savoy Theatre after the death of Arthur Sullivan. Featuring masterful wordplay and a lively score in the style made famous by its predecessors, German’s patriotic operetta is a raucously fun tribute to the pioneers of English comic opera.

Presented by the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company and the Department of Music

Tickets: $60 Patron | $25 General | $5 Student | $15 General Group (groups of 10 or more)

This performance will run approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including one intermission.

University of Chicago Department of Music - Mandel Hall
773.702.2787

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The Smithereens
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Smithereens

Join BrightSide Music in welcoming The Smithereens for their third appearance at the Memorial Opera House. On March 16th, Marshal Crenshaw will be joining the band as lead vocalist, filling the place of Pat DiNizio who passed in late 2017. Since the 1980s New Jersey born The Smithereens have exemplified east coast rock, with hits like "A Girl Like You" and "Only A Memory", which skyrocketed them into national fame. Coming a long way since the '80s they have now released eleven studio albums in total with their last release being 2011, and five live albums. The band has been touring nationally and internationally for over thirty years, making them veterans and experts of rock n' roll. Join us on March 16th to see why The Smithereens are one of the greatest live bands from their era. 

Memorial Opera House
219.548.9137

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Whiskey Brothers - Traditional Irish Music & Song
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Whiskey Brothers - Traditional Irish Music & Song

The Whiskey Brothers is Chicagoland's premier Irish band, playing traditional jigs and reels, fun sing-along songs, beautiful Irish ballads, American music with an Irish flair, and much more! The Whiskey Brothers aim to add joy, laughter, and excellent music to your evening of enjoyment with friends, and even foes.

Portage Township Concerts
219.762.5025

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Ball State Singers
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Ball State Singers

 

We can't get enough of them! (we suspect admiring parents and relatives)  Indiana's own Ball State University Singers -- their full show newly arranged for 2019, new and different, astounding and memorable! A Show Choir, college style! This was highly popular the last four years and we were urged to have them return again.  It's becoming a tradition, and as long as you like them, we like them, so we booked them right away. Do not miss this spectacular event. This is a perfect show for the boys and girls in high school music programs.

Valparaiso Community Concerts
219.926.8379

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Your Alien
Mar
22
10:00 PM22:00

Your Alien

ArtsPower’s newest musical touches down with a stranded alien who strikes up a fabulous friendship with a boy who finds him. They go to school and have loads of fun together. As evening approaches, the alien grows homesick. Will the boy be able to figure out how to help his new friend? This funny and uplifting new musical shows how the power of true friendship can last a lifetime.

Available for school groups. A limited amount of single seats are available to purchase.

Grades: Pre-K - 2

Performances at 10:00 am and 12:30 pm
Freedom Hall
708.747.0580

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Captain Ambivalent's Every Kind of Talent Show
Mar
23
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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Heartache Tonight:  A Tribute to the Eagles
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Heartache Tonight: A Tribute to the Eagles

Enjoy an Eagles concert experience and support the conservation work of Shirley Heinze Land Trust at the same time! This performance by Eagles tribute band Heartache Tonight  includes everything from the notable guitar duel in "Hotel California" to the harmonies of "Peaceful Easy Feeling."

All instruments and vocals are live with a set list that covers songs from all eras and incarnations of the Eagles, including "Seven Bridges Road," "Life In The Fast Lane" and "Take It Easy," plus solo hits such as Joe Walsh’s "Rocky Mountain Way" and Don Henley’s "Dirty Laundry."

The six members of the band are veteran musicians who have shared stages with some of the outstanding names in rock, including Jimmy Buffet, Joe Cocker and the Doobie brothers, and have played festivals and performing arts centers across the country including The Taste of Chicago, Ravina Festival, and Wrigley Field.

Memorial Opera House
219.548.9173

Featured opener: Ted Yoder, master dulcimer. Ted became a viral sensation when he covered "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", by Tears for Fears and the Facebook video went viral with over 101 million views. 

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One Helluva Ride:  The Bessie Stringfield Story
Mar
23
to Mar 24

One Helluva Ride: The Bessie Stringfield Story

This is the true to life story of Bessie Stringfield, a rebellious young black women, who traveled the country on her Harley in the 1930’s & 40’s. She followed her dreams, her restless spirit and her wanderlust to ride the circle of death with traveling circus’s across the country. A pioneer in an era when women, but more especially black women, were relegated to the kitchen and servitude. This rebellious young woman could not live a life of mediocracy. Straddling a Harley, in a man’s world, her life became One Hell of a Ride.

Beatniks on Conkey
219.852.0848

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Our Town
Mar
27
to Mar 31

Our Town

  • Valparaiso University Center for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Director: Lee F. Orchard

Performances: March 27, 28, 29 at 8 p.m. and March 30, 31 at 2 p.m.

Location: Studio Theatre

About the Performance: 
Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life”, “Love and Marriage”, and “Death and Eternity”. Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die.

Valparaiso University Center for the Arts

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Who's Bad:  A Tribute to Michael Jackson
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Who's Bad: A Tribute to Michael Jackson

GSU Dance Company presents

Who's Bad: A Tribute to Michael Jackson

Tickets: $15

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Choreographed by Director Megan Lindsay and featured work from GSU student dancers.

The GSU Dance Company commemorates the 10th anniversary of legendary Michael Jackson's tragic death. Combining a variety of dance disciplines including jazz, contemporary, African, modern, and hip-hop, the company performs to Jackson's iconic favorites, such as "Bad," "Thriller," "Billie Jean," "Black or White," and more.

"When Jackson died on June 25, 2009 of apparent cardiac arrest in Los Angeles at age 50, the outpouring of first shock, then grief, was the largest, most instantaneous of its kind the world had ever known...In 2009 Jackson was the biggest-selling artist in the world." - Rolling Stone magazine.

Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
708.534.5000

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No
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

No

  • Valparaiso Univesity - Neils Science Center (map)
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Military dictator Augusto Pinochet calls for a referendum to decide his permanence in power in 1988, the leaders of the opposition persuade a young daring advertising executive - René Saavedra - to head their campaign. With limited resources and under the constant scrutiny of the despot's watchmen, Saavedra and his team conceive of a bold plan to win the election and free their country from oppression. 

Neils Science Cener - Room 234
219.464.5341

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IU Northwest School of the Arts Senior Thesis Exhibitions
Apr
1
to Apr 19

IU Northwest School of the Arts Senior Thesis Exhibitions

  • Savannah Center Gallery at IUN (map)
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Emily Dyrek, Haley Olenik, & Monique Ramirez

April 1 – April 19, 2019

At Savannah Center Gallery for Contemporary Art

 Opening Reception:
April 2, 2019, 4PM-7PM

Carlos Luna, Julie Vale, Kayla Grkinich, & Jennifer Maguire

April 8 – April 26, 2019

At the Indiana University Northwest School of the Arts Gallery

Opening Reception:
April 8, 2019, 4PM-7PM

Indiana University Northwest Department of Fine Arts
219.712.0686

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IU Northwest School of the Arts Senior Thesis Exhibitions
Apr
1
to Apr 26

IU Northwest School of the Arts Senior Thesis Exhibitions

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School of Arts Student Thesis Exhibition
April 1 – April 19, 2019

Savannah Center Gallery for Contemporary Art
Public Viewing M-F 12pm-5pm

Student Artists: Emily Dyrek, Haley Olenik & Monique Ramirez
Savannah Center Gallery for Contemporary Art
April 1 - 19
Opening Reception: April 2 from 4 - 7 pm

Student Artists: Carlos Luna, Julie Vale, Kayla Grkinich & Jennifer Maguire
IUN School of the Arts Gallery
April 8 - 26
Opening reception April 8 from 4 - 7 pm


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The Keys to France
Apr
5
6:15 PM18:15

The Keys to France

with Winston Choi, piano 
and John W. W. Sherer, organ 

SAINT-SAËNS- Piano Concerto No. 2 
RAVEL - Boléro 
SAINT-SAËNS - Symphony No 3, Organ Symphony  

French composer Saint-Saëns was at the peak of his career when he wrote his popular Organ Symphony, featuring an ingenious use of the organ along with other keyboard instruments He said of the work, “What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again." Chicago pianist Winston Choi returns by popular demand to perform Saint-Saëns' unique and light-hearted Piano Concerto No. 2, his most popular. A showcase of instruments carry the haunting tune in Ravel’s famous Boléro as it builds to its ascendant conclusion.

Pre-concert lecture at 6:15 pm
Concert at 7:30 pm

NWI Symphony at Living Hope Auditorium
219.836.0525

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Ruthless
Apr
5
to Apr 14

Ruthless

Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical. Anything includes murdering the leading lady! This aggressively outrageous musical hit garnered rave reviews during its long Off-Broadway run.

Hammond Community Theatre at Beatniks on Conkey
219.852.0848

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Little Red Riding Hood
Apr
8
to Apr 14

Little Red Riding Hood

Join Little Red Riding Hood on her journey to Grandmother’s house in this original musical comedy adaptation of the classic tale. Who will Little Red meet on her journey? Will she stray from the path? My what big fun you will have with your friends and family on your way to a happy ending!

Produced by Charles Misovye & Associates 
Running Time: 1 Hour
Grades: Pre-School thru 5th

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Mon., April 8; Tue., April 9; Wed., April 10; Thu., April 11 & Fri., April 12 – 9:30 and 11:15 am

SCHOOL GROUP TICKET PRICES

Students - $6.50 // Adults - $8.00 
Groups - $5.50 (100 or more paid student reservations)

PUBLIC PERFORMANCES

Sat., April 13**; Sun., April 14 – 10:00 am & 12:00 pm
Children - $8.00 // Adults - $10.00
** Prince and Princess Party available.

PRINCE & PRINCESS PARTY

Sat., April 13, 2019 10am - 12pm
Enjoy activities, food, and fun for everyone!
Buffet of chicken tenders, french fries, juice box, and chocolate sundae - $12 per person
12pm performance available for additional cost

Attending Groups – Enter the “Little Red Riding Hood” Coloring Contest for a chance to win a two for one pass to Wolf Park!  — Wolf Park, Battle Ground, IN

Theatre at the Center
219.836.3258

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Ronan Tynan
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Ronan Tynan

Sony platinum artist, motivational speaker and 18-time Paralympic Gold Medalist, Ronan is known for his versatile repertoire, including operatic and popular music genres. Ronan has performed for Presidents, two Popes and at the National Memorial Day Concert. He has been a member of The Irish Tenors since 1998. America’s Irish Tenor.

Lakeshore Community Concerts
219.923.7879

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Sleeping Beauty
Apr
10
to Apr 14

Sleeping Beauty

The Drama Group is always pleased to present quality live theatre for children, schools and daycare. This season we bring you the beloved classic, SLEEPING BEAUTY, directed by Charlie Misovye. Performances will be held at The Drama Group’s Milord Studio Theatre on April 10, 11 & 12 at 9:30 am and 11:15am; Saturday, April 13 at 10am and 1pm; and Sunday, April 14 at 1:00 pm only. 

Tickets are $6 in advance; $5 for groups of 25+ and $7 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 708-755-3444

The Drama Group’s Milord Studio Theatre is located at 330 W. 202nd Street in Chicago Heights. For directions and other information regarding Drama Group activities, please visit our Website   www.dramagroup.org.

 A classic fairy tale of young Princess Aurora cursed by an evil witch to die on her 16th birthday when she pricks her finger. But, thanks to her guardian fairies, she only falls into a deep sleep that can only be broken with a kiss from a handsome prince. 

Come visit the land of good fairies, evil witches, old kings, loving queens, handsome princes and beautiful princesses.

See what spells the magic of love can weave.

Drama Group Studio Theatre
708.709.4140

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Sleeping Beauty
Apr
12
to Apr 13

Sleeping Beauty

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Our spring 2019 ballet production of Sleeping Beauty focuses on the time honored love story of Aurora and Prince Desire as well as the battle of good versus evil with the Lilac Fairy and Carabosse. With music written by Tchaikovsky, as good conquers evil and the wedding of the couple occurs, other fairytale characters come to celebrate such as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf; Puss ‘n Boots & White Cat; Cinderella & Prince Charming; Bluebird; Snow White, the Dwarfs, the Witch, and Beauty and the Beast.

This production is perfect for the family with captivating scenery and costumes that bring the stage to life to tell the classic story of Sleeping Beauty.

Indiana Ballet Theatre at Lake Central H.S. Auditorium

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Lean on Me:  The Brotherhood of Rock and Roll
Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

Lean on Me: The Brotherhood of Rock and Roll

PBS television stars (Under the Streetlamp) and former Jersey Boys castmates Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones unite for an uplifting evening of inspirational rock anthems including “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” by The Righteous Brothers, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” by Frankie Valli, “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor, and “America the Beautiful” by Ray Charles.

Micheal Ingersoll - Chicago Sun-Times declares, “He’s got star written all over him.” Performer/producer Michael Ingersoll is the creator of the Artists Lounge Live concert series. A favorite of PBS audiences, Ingersoll toured the country performing with his retro-rock vocal group Under the Streetlamp, whose television concert specials air in millions of homes nationwide. He is also known for starring as Nick Massi of the Four Seasons in Jersey Boys for the original Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles companies.

Christopher Kale Jones - a nationally touring recording artist. Jones is best known for starring as Frankie Valli in the Tony Award-winning smash hit Jersey Boys for the original San Francisco, Los Angeles, and First National Tour companies. He also won hearts touring nationwide as a founding member of retro-rock sensation Under the Streetlamp, seen in millions of homes on PBS. Other theatre highlights include starring as Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors opposite his wife, actress Jenna Coker-Jones; Mercury in Olympus On My Mind for which he received a Barrymore Award Nomination, and Ragtime, The King & I, The Wizard of Oz, Aladdin, Peggy Sue Got Married.

Freedom Hall
708.747.0580

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Boeing Boeing
Apr
12
to Apr 28

Boeing Boeing

This 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian Lothario, Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time.

Chicago Street Theatre
219.464.1636

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Apr
26
to May 5

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forumtakes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.

This unforgettable, hysterical musical allows a terrific ensemble of comedic actors to shine – “something for everyone, a comedy tonight!”

Drama Group at Milord Studio Theatre
708.755.3444

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La Cage Aux Folles
Apr
26
to May 12

La Cage Aux Folles

Winner of ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Musical Revival (2005, 2010), La Cage tells the story of Georges, the owner of a swanky and sexy Saint-Tropez nightclub, and his partner Albin who moonlights as the glamorous drag queen songstress Zaza. When their son brings his fiancee (and her conservative parents) home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly! La Cage is a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay together, stay fabulous, and above all else, stay true to themselves.

Memorial Opera House
219.548.9137

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Pippin
Apr
26
to May 5

Pippin

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Director: R. Andrew White
Musical Director: Dennis Friesen-Carper

Location: University Theatre

Performances: April 26, 27, and May 3 at 8 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m.

About the Performance:
Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh, and the intrigues of power. In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen everyday.

With an infectiously unforgettable score from Steven Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary.

Valparaiso University Center for the Arts
219.464.5162

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4th Annual Jazz Extravaganza
Apr
27
3:00 PM15:00

4th Annual Jazz Extravaganza

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and tickets are on sale for the 4th Annual Jazz Extravaganza at St. Timothy’s Church in Gary. The event will celebrate the musical accomplishments of iconic jazz trumpeter Art Hoyle and those of international jazz guitarist, recording artist Henry Johnson, both Gary natives. Performing will be Northwest Indiana’s own Billy Foster Quartet with special guest, Henry Johnson.

219.977.0079 or 219.886.3412

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The Real Inspector Hound
May
3
to May 12

The Real Inspector Hound

Feuding theatre critics Moon and Birdboot, the first a fusty philanderer and the second a pompous and vindictive second stringer, are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. In the hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie-like melodramas that follows, the body under the sofa proves to be the missing first string critic. As mists rise about isolated Muldoon Manor, Moon and Birdfoot become dangerously implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman!

Valparaiso Theatrical Company
219.874.4269

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Anne of Green Gables
May
3
to May 12

Anne of Green Gables

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Anne of Green Gables
By: Sylvia Ashby
Based on the book by L.M. Montgomery
Directed by:  Bonnie Quigley

May 3, 4, 5 and 10, 11, 12  -  2019 
Performances are Friday/Saturdays 7:30PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

When aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage in Nova Scotia for a boy to help them on the farm, they get more than they bargain for. Due to a mix-up, they are instead left with 11-year-old Anne Shirley. Over the course of six years, this romantic, hot-headed, and energetic girl wins their hearts and turns the stodgy, rural Canadian community into a bright world of "kindred spirits." This swift yet theatrical adaptation of the classic novel is an all-ages crowd-pleaser.

La Porte Little Theatre Club

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The Musical of Musicals
May
3
to May 19

The Musical of Musicals

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell. It is structured into five acts, each of which is a short musical parodying (and paying homage to) the style of an American or British musical theatre composer or composer/lyricist team, all dealing with roughly the same classic melodrama plot: “I can’t pay the rent!”

Footlight Theatre
219.874.4035

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New Play Festival
May
6
7:00 PM19:00

New Play Festival

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Performance: May 6 at 7 p.m.

About the Performance:
Join us for the third Valpo New Play Festival where we feature staged readings of new work written by undergraduate playwrights.

Valparaiso University Center for the Arts - Duesenberg Recital Hall
219.464.5162

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Bridges of Madison County
May
24
to Jun 9

Bridges of Madison County

Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five YearsParadeSongs for a New World) and Marsha Norman, The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question" "What if...?" Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.

Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life.

4th Street Theater
219.926.7875

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Swale Music Fest
Jun
1
1:00 PM13:00

Swale Music Fest

Decisions are tough. We get it! That's why we've collected a kick-ass lineup of local and national acts covering a variety of musical styles. The 2nd annual Swale Music Fest –– held in beautiful Charles R. Westcott park of Michigan City's Uptown Arts District –– is the perfect way to kick off summer.

Music Lineup (so far):
Pinc Louds
Jordanna
Lung
Plus 23 more eccentric acts!

Charles R. Westcott Park

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9th Annual Jammin' with Save the Dunes
Jun
1
4:00 PM16:00

9th Annual Jammin' with Save the Dunes

It's time again for Jammin with Save the Dunes!! Jammin is our signature fundraiser which brings hundreds of dunes lovers to beautiful Washington Park in Michigan City on the Lake Michigan shoreline. The festival features many of your favorite local breweries, local wineries and local food. We also are delighted to bring back awesome bands with local ties!

We are thrilled to announce this year’s headliner, Jon Langford and The Waco Brothers! The Waco Brothers are classified as Country Rock with added Punk. They've produced eight studio albums with Bloodshot Records. Author and music critic, Sarah Vowell told the Chicagoist, "I've never been able to find a live band in New York as consistently thrilling, funny and fun as the Waco Brothers." (our other bands will be announced soon!)

Food, beer, and more! As in the past, we will feature delicious local grub from a number of food trucks as well as craft beer and wine from local breweries and wineries. Be sure to also check out our vendor area where you can find cool dunes related swag. And, of course, be sure to stop by the Save the Dunes' table and become a member!

Guess what? Our event is FAMILY FRIENDLY! All ages are welcome! Be sure to check out our Kids Zone during the hours of 4:00pm - 8:00pm!

Get your tickets today! Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. All beer is only $5 each and includes a signature recyclable plastic cup. Food and beverages are available for an additional cost. Not only is this an amazing deal to see these bands, but it supports a worthy cause!

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Constellations
Jun
12
to Jun 15

Constellations

A love story that bends time and space. This spellbinding, romantic journey, which delighted both critics and audiences in New York and London, begins at a backyard barbecue, with a simple encounter between Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a theoretical physicist, who believes that every decision we make, and have never made, exists in an unimaginably vast multitude of parallel universes. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know!

Canterbury Theatre
219.874.4269

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The Queen Bees
Jun
19
to Jun 29

The Queen Bees

Connie, Diane, and Brenda are determined to rise above their rough-and-tumble Queens, NY, neighborhood by topping the pop music charts with their girl group, the Queen Bees. They soon realize that their meteoric rise comes with a price, as relationships strain and their rebellious music falls quickly out of fashion. Featuring hit songs from the 60s such as “Leader of the Pack,” “My Boyfriend’s Back,” and “The Boy From New York City,”!

Canterbury Theatre
219.874.4269

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Prairie Magic Music Festival
Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Prairie Magic Music Festival

The Prairie Magic Music Festival is an annual celebration of Rock, Americana, and Blues music that takes place each August.

This year, Los Lobos will headline the event. Additional bands will be announced in late spring.

Bring your lawn chairs and sun shades to enjoy an afternoon of amazing music at our outdoor amphitheater. Food trucks, bounce houses, a beer garden, and kids activities will be available all day!

Doors open at 12:00 pm, and music will begin at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $30 in advance.

Porter County Parks & Recreation is also opening up the Sunset Hill Farm Campground for camping the night of the festival. Visitors can rent space in the campground for just $5.

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Flower Power Fundadelic Fest
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Flower Power Fundadelic Fest


Get groovy, baby! It's all about Flower Power at the Gardens at this 21+ fundraising event. The late 60's to early 70's theme is far out! Hang loose or groove to the music by Johnny V and the Wild Flowers. Bell bottoms, go-go boots, mini's and foxy attire are optional. Peace, love and Flower Power!

Ticket price includes light appetizers, 2-3 cocktail samples and beer and wine samples from local brewerie!. This is a 21+ event. No refunds.

Friendship Botanic Gardens
219.878.9885

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426th Acoustic Jam
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

426th Acoustic Jam

Singers and songwriters, and fans thereof, bring your voices and your instruments and your energy, 7PM til 11PM. (Each and every Thursday!!

urNo amps!! No mics! Just you, the music and the audience. Additionally, bring your contribution to the potluck food table, entree, side dishir, dessert or finger food. If you play or bring a food item, it is worth two dollars off the cover charge of $5.00

Visit the following links if you would like a fine look at the activities during the JAM, This one is courtesy of Jim Quattrocki. http://vimeo.com/59661699 https://vimeo.com/81274098

The latest video clip is from Lakeshore Public TV during the 189TH JAM, //www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ27l-n_tAY

And here's a new one by Jim Quattrocki. https://vimeo.com/240168160

Paul Henry’s Art Gallery
219.595.0097

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Sacred Wanderings
Feb
10
1:30 PM13:30

Sacred Wanderings

Sacred Wanderings. 4 Walks In 4 Seasons.

Building from last year's popular Interfaith/Earth Day hike at the Miller Woods, park ranger Kim Swift developed an idea for Sacred Wanderings, a walking series connecting spirituality with the seasons. The winter walk will occur on February 10, beginning at 1:30pm at the Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N. Lake Street. 

Guest are invited to bring a short reading that speaks to their spiritual connection to nature in the winter. Naturalist Kim Swift and artist Sam Love will facilitate the first walk. The walk will be moderate and as long or short as guests want. All are welcome. No registration needed.

Miller Woods, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

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