61:  An Exhibit Celebrating the 61st National Park
May
23
to Sep 21

61: An Exhibit Celebrating the 61st National Park

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As of February 15, 2019, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has a new name - Indiana Dunes National Park. The National Park System consists of 419 of our nation’s most special places with more than two dozen different titles like National Lakeshores, Seashores, Parks, Historic Sites and Memorials. Only 61 of the 419 are called “National Park.” Now Indiana Dunes is on that list. We are working with park partners to seize this opportunity to rebrand Indiana Dunes National Park

This interactive exhibit gives you just a glimpse of what we have to offer - beautiful forests, meadows and lake beaches with towering dunes nestled among towns and cities in Northwest Indiana that are friendly and welcoming.

We invite you to discover why the Indiana Dunes is the most visited attraction in Indiana. If you live here, you know how great it is. If you are visiting, I suspect you will be impressed with the wonderful natural landscapes that you never imagined were this close to the third largest city in the United States.

The exhibit is open every day, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with extended hours until 6:00 PM from Memorial Day until Labor Day.

Indiana Welcome Center Exhibit Hall
219.989.7770

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Hobart Concerts in the Park
May
30
to Aug 29

Hobart Concerts in the Park

FREE CONCERTS begin @7pm on Thursdays in the Festival Park Bandshell !! 

The farmers markets are at Festival Park every Thursday from 3pm to 8pm....concerts begin at 7pm. How fun!

**Summer 2014 Entertainment Schedule ** 
June 5 -- The Navy Band 
June 12 Kids Night -- Tiki Tom Toms & the Pineapple Beach Party
June 19 -- James Bulanda
July 3 -- Little Lover
July 4 -- Muddsharks
July 10 -- Mo' Beat Blues
July 17 -- Dave Alamillo
July 24 -- Ronn Barany
July 31 -- Nawty Acoustic
August 7 -- The Difference
August 14 - 17 -- ** Lakefront Festival ** (no market)
August 21 -- The Relics
August 28 -- Buckdaddy
September 4 -- Peter Nye & the Chicago Bluegrass Band

Festival Park

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Music in the Park
Jun
2
to Sep 1

Music in the Park

Sundays 3:30-10:00 PM, Outdoor Venue

Food Trucks, Wine/Beer Tent by Clancy’s. Bring a blanket or chair, and umbrella if necessary.


06/02: Dixie Crush - Country Party Rock, Dec8de - 80's Alternative Music, Mellencougar - Nation's Best Tribute - John Cougar-Mellencamp
07/07: Chronic Flannel - Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop, R&B, Reggae, and Funk, Indika Reggae - Reggae, Soca, Roots, Rick Lindy & The Wild Ones - 50’s, 60’s & 70’s Rock
07/20: BONUS
08/04: Overdue - 90's Alternative Rock, Vintage Postcard - A vintage-modern band-today's hits, yesterday! The Newports - Blues, Rock, Soul
09/01: Jerica Paliga - Country pop, Jamrose - Rock, Pop, Soul, Soundz of Santana - Latin Rock, Santana Cover band

Founder’s Square Park
219.762.1675

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Music in the Park
Jun
4
to Aug 27

Music in the Park

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FREE CONCERTS! Through a collaboration between Portage Parks & Recreation, Portage Chamber of Commerce and Portage Live Entertainment, a series of Summer Music in the Park will be presented each Tuesday night at Woodland Park from June through August. All concerts will be held indoors in Oakwood Grand Hall. Concerts are open to the public. Music ranges from 40s to 50s, rock & roll, swing, blues, contemporary and all featuring local talent. Bring the whole family. Concessions will be Available for Purchase.
Tuesday Nights at Woodland Park from 6:00-7:30pm

6/4/2019 Jim Bulanda (Salute to the Stars song and comedy)
6/11/2019 The Fabtones with Ted Allotia (Dance Music of the 60s)
6/18/2019 Rick Lindy & The Wild Ones (50’s and 60’s Show Band)
6/25/2019 Island 49 (Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show)
7/2/2019 Wolffgang (Hobart High School Girls Choir)
7/9/2019 John Truncali (Tribute to Tom Jones)
7/16/2019 Jon and Megan (Variety Acoustic Covers)
7/23/2019 Chris & Lou (The Beatles Celebration)
7/30/2019 Larry Spurlock Little Big Band (Big Band Music)
8/6/2019 Hot Sauce (Pop music and vocals)
8/13/2019 Monterrey (Music and Song Past and Present)
8/20/2019 Harley Hehr (Music, Song, Comedy, Impressions)
8/27/2019 Diamond & Elvis (Tribute to Neil Diamond and Elvis)

Woodland Park - Oakwood Hall
219.762.1675

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La Porte's Arts in the Park
Jun
6
to Aug 29

La Porte's Arts in the Park

Each Thursday features a new genre of music: tribute bands, jazz, pop, blues, country, bluegrass, Christian, rock, funk, big band...something for everyone. Visit our Band Schedule page to find out who is playing each week! Concerts start at 7:00 pm

Wednesdays: 7pm - The La Porte City Band


6/6 – Junior & The Igniters – Rockabilly Blues; Pre-concert hour: The Singing Company – Children & Adult Choirs

  • 6/13 – Aftermath – Arena Rock; Pre-concert hour: The Erly Band

  • 6/20 – Jordans & James – American Acoustic Blue & Rock; Pre-concert hour: YMCA Zumba

  • 6/27 – Me & the Boys – Jazz from the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s; Pre-concert hour: Ebonie Hoops Hula Hoop Artist

  • 7/2 – Indiana Army National Guard Band; Pre-concert hour: LaPorte County Symphony Brass Quintet

  • 7/11 – PT & the Cruisers – Blue/Rock; Pre-concert hour: Go Aerial Fitness

  • 7/18 – People & Songs with the Emerging Sound – Songwriters & Worship Leaders

  • 7/25 – Midwest Hype; Pre-concert hour: LaPorte Drum Circle

  • 8/1 – Crosby Stills & Nash Tribute Band – Marakesch Express; Pre-concert hour: Trail Creek Dog Show/K9 Demo/Animal Shelter

  • 8/8 – Cripple Creek Stone Lake Beach Party; Pre-concert hour: 350 West

  • 8/14 – Middle of the Road; Pre-concert hour: LPHS Marching Band

  • 8/15 – Gato – Country Rock; Pre-concert hour: Jim Post – Country Artist

  • 8/21 – Agape Worship Band; Pre-concert hour – Youth SWAG in the Park/Spiritual Wisdom and Godliness w/Ron Gaston & FCA

  • 8/22 – Indika – Reggae Band; Pre-concert hour: Frontline Foundation – The Salt Exchange

  • 8/28 – Jerica Paliga – County; Pre-concert hour: Guitar Madness – Final Four

  • 8/29 – the Tom Milo Band; Pre-concert hour: Ballroom dancing with Dance Sophisticates & Guitar Madness Finale


    Fox Memorial Park - Dennis F. Smith Amphitheater
    219.363.9317

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Sounds of Summer
Jun
13
to Aug 24

Sounds of Summer

Bulldog Park in Downtown Crown Point will host music on the following nights:

Wednesdays
Music & Market (4 - 8 pm)

June 19 - Liz Mandeville & Blue Points
July 10 - The Hazzard County Band
August 7 - “Mogo” Morganfield & the Manish Boyz

Thursdays
Car Show Night (4 - 8 pm)

June 13 - Dave Rudolf’s British Re-Invastion
July 18 - The Crawpuppies
August 15 - The Relics

Saturdays
Concert in the Park (7 - 10 pm)
June 29th - Sounds of Santana
July 6 - Mr. Funnyman
July 27 - High Performance with Say Yes
August 3 - Switchback
August 24 - Midnight Drive

Bulldog Park in Crown Point Square
219.662.3290


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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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Valparaiso Summer Concert Series
Jul
18
to Aug 29

Valparaiso Summer Concert Series

eaturing a fabulous variety of artists and musical styles, this summer concert series is a treat for music lovers of all ages. On special Thursday nights throughout the summer, concertgoers gather under a beautiful night sky at The Porter Health Amphitheater in Central Park Plaza. Bring your picnic, your blanket or chairs, and get ready to tap your feet at this free summer highlight event.

Admission is FREE and all concerts begin at 7pm on the following Thursdays:

July 18 - Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio
July 25 - Bobby Cool and the Nashville Players
August 1 - Afrodisiacs (Aphrodisiacs) Chicago
August 8 - Nightrain - The Guns & Roses Tribute Experience
August 15 - Rhythm Rockets- Chicago's Jump, Swing, Rhythm & Blues Band
August 22 - LAVA Rock
August 29 - Wedding Banned

Valparaiso Events
219.464.8332

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Othello
Jul
20
to Sep 15

Othello

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OPENING GALA

  • Saturday, July 20, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

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Gary Public Library and Cultural Center
Roma K. Ivey Community Room
(219) 886-2484
www.garypubliclibrary.org

Celebrate opening night with a party!  Our only ticketed performance of the season, this 

6 pm - Reception with refreshments.
7 pm - Performance of Othello

Free Parking and Rest Rooms available.

$20 tickets (PRESALE ONLY - no tickets available at the door)

Marquette Park Performance

  • Sunday, July 21, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • Marquette Park (map)

Near the Marquette Park Pavillion
6600 Oak Ave
Gary, IN 46403

7pm FREE Outdoor Performance

Cedar Lake Amphitheatre Performance

  • Friday, July 26, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • Town Grounds (map)

FREE Outdoor performance at the bandshell.

7408 Constitution Ave
Cedar Lake, IN  46303

Portage Amphitheatre Performance

  • Saturday, July 27, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • Founder's Square Park (map)


Indiana Dunes State Park Performance

  • Thursday, August 1, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • Indiana Dunes State Park (map)

Park Entrance Fee applies ($7 per vehicle)


Marquette Park Performance

  • Saturday, August 3, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • Marquette Park (map)

Near the Marquette Park Pavillion
6600 Oak Ave
Gary, IN 46403

Marquette Park Performance

  • Sunday, August 4, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • Marquette Park (map)

Near the Marquette Park Pavillion
6600 Oak Ave
Gary, IN 46403

Valparaiso Park Performance

  • Friday, August 9, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • Ogden Gardens Park (map)

Ogden Gardens Park
451 Harrison Boulevard
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Chesterton Amphitheatre Performance

  • Saturday, August 10, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • Chesterton Amphitheatre at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve (map)


Griffith Central Park Performance

  • Sunday, August 11, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • Griffith Central Park (map)

Griffith Central Park Pavilion
corner of Pine and Broad Street
Griffith, IN

ndiana University Northwest Performance

  • Saturday, September 14, 2019

  • 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

  • IU Northwest Arts and Sciences Building (map)

Hosted by the IU Northwest Performing Arts Program.

The performance will take place on the beautiful new 500-seat Theatre Northwest Mainstage on the second floor of the Arts and Sciences Building.  We recommend parking in the IUN lot at Broadway and 35th, entering the building on the south, and following the signs up the elevator.

Indiana University Northwest Performance

  • Sunday, September 15, 2019

  • 2:30 PM 5:00 PM

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Fox Point Summer Concert Series
Jul
24
to Oct 13

Fox Point Summer Concert Series

July 24: Dick Diamond & the Dusters

Retro tribute/novelty stage show band playing cover songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and every decade thereafter

July 31: Cadillac Groove

Chicago band covering Southern Rock, Blues, Funk, R&B, Soul, and more

Bonus event: TUESDAY, August 6, 5:00-8:00pm

National Night Out—a Lansing Police Department-sponsored event with fun family activities to foster partnership connections between the Lansing Police Department and the community; hot dogs, chips, drinks, and snow cones will be served; entertainment includes magic shows, emergency vehicles on display, and music (free admission; open to the public)

August 7: Latin Satin Soul

Chicago and Northwest Indiana Latin cover band playing music of Latin artists like Marc Anthony, Santana, Jay Perez, and Selena, as well as R&B, Jazz, Classic Rock, and Soul

August 14: Cowboy Jukebox

Chicago’s five-piece country rock party band, playing country’s top 40ss through the decades as well as some Pop Billboard hits of the 90s and 2000s

August 21: Spoken Four

Chicago band with DJ-style medleys of cover songs from the 50s to today’s Top 40 hits that get everyone up and dancing

August 28: Gone 2 Paradise

Tribute band delivering the ultimate Jimmy Buffett “Parrothead” experience

Weekend events

Saturday, July 27, 3:00–11:00pm

Lansing Lions Fest—a Lansing Lions Club-sponsored event celebrating 82 years of community service with food and craft vendors, children’s bouncy house, and music from Little Giant, a 1960s pop, rock-n-roll, and British Invasion cover band (on stage from 7:00–10:30pm)

Friday/Saturday, August 9–10

Woodstock 50th Anniversary Celebration—a Lansing Public Library-sponsored event featuring live 60s music and groovy merchandising to create a throwback vibe of the epic 1969 Woodstock concert

Friday–Sunday, October 11–13

Autumn Fest—a LACE-sponsored three-day fall festival featuring food vendors, children’s activities, a Market Place, military tribute, beer garden, and live stage entertainment


Lansing’s Municipal Center
708.895.7200

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The Border Crossed Us
Jul
29
to Sep 6

The Border Crossed Us

he Border Crossed Us
July 19 – September 6
Opening Reception July 19, 2019 7-10pm

The Border Crossed Us presents 68 prints by 37 artists from portfolios of work that were produced in Chicago by Rene Arceo’s Arceo Press. The works reflect a search for meaning in the complex cross-border migrant experience. Curated by Eugenia Macias, the exhibit was first shown at the UNAM, Morelia Campus (National Autonomous University of Mexico) in October, 2018.

The complexity of the migrant condition, as a situation that crosses while running over people and communities, has generated creative proposals from Mexican American, Latino or Mexican residents or USA visitors who are not restricted only to representations of Chicano conditions. Rather, it is the search for meaning in the cross-border experience that give birth to a broad view of artworks. These views are as diverse as the iconic and expressive use of visualizations coming from environments and life practices with Mexican and Latino imagery. This richness is reflected in collectives, teaching and creative space, dynamic militant politics, exhibitions, other events and mechanisms to socially share the works of this creators. This happens with the publication of portfolios produced in Chicago by Arceo Press, from which these 68 prints by 37 artists were taken.

All these processes are based on flexible inclusion criteria, because the force to strengthen the origins, roots, and ethnicity is significant. The development in a country where these artists are foreigners or where some of them, their families or acquaintances met as migrants, have lived in fragile and discriminative situations, by natural instinct they generate answers of resilience, resistance, and empowerment.

Eugenia Macias, Curator

Bridgeport Art Center
773.843.9000

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Tattoo
Jul
29
to Sep 14

Tattoo

Highland, Indiana's FIRST and ONLY tattoo-themed art gallery exhibit is coming straight for your goosebumps courtesy of the Promise You Family and some of NWI's very best tattoo artists.

Tattoos are the new name tag and no longer the taboo once ascribed to "outsiders." Being out - - - is the new in, and we show that by wearing our hearts, minds, and souls on our skin.

Now, tattoos don't just grow on you overnight. That'd be weird. It takes a special kind of person-to-person bond to make the meaning behind your tattoo really stick - and we've gathered some of the best The Region's got who have become well-known around these towns for being able to take your body art dreams and make them into your day-to-day reality. Pretty cool.

But what exactly are they up to when they're not inking a fresh tattoo?

Well, we're going to show you.

The Promise You Art House brings to you Promise You TATTOO: the art of NWI's Top Tattoo Artists (emphasis on the artists part)

This new exhibit will introduce you to the original artwork made BY the tattoo artists - FOR the tattoo artists, in our effort to show everyone the deep appreciation we all have for their craft, for their life's work, and for the pure artistry that gets to come to life once they step out of the shadows of their parlor chairs and into each and every one of their very unique artist studios.

Joining their fellow artists in our Gallery C, also known as the Promise You Private Collection, will be the very first public appearance of Promise You Photography (PYP).

Promise You Photography is a growing group of Region photographers who find time to shine... camera flash on or off.

Each photographer has stepped from behind their cameras and the shade and safety of of the Internet showcase that is social media to show you what calls to them, the shots that they just HAVE TO CAPTURE, even if only a few eyes will ever get to see them, and to share their vision with the rest of us.

For as far as tattoo culture has come in this day and age, and with how saturated our timelines are with pictures of things on your devices, the Promise You Art House invites you to come on over and stay for a while - slow down a bit with us during these short summer months - and get to know what these artists see once they step out from behind their machines.

#PromiseYou feel something real. We'll see you at our house.

Promise You Art House
219.595.0097

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Fun & Games by Terri Duncan
Aug
2
to Aug 31

Fun & Games by Terri Duncan

Terri Duncan is a mixed media artist that specializes in creating acrylic paintings that are suspended with in multiple layers of resin. Her technique creates dynamic works that change depending on the views perspective within the environment. Multiple paintings are suspended in the many layers of resin. Each painting floating above the others creating shifting negative spaces for the hidden imagery below to be playfully discovered in what becomes and interactive experience for the viewer.

Artist Reception August 2 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Rising Phoenix Gallery
480.206.0964

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All the Little Things
Aug
3
to Aug 28

All the Little Things

Melissa Washburn is the featured artist for the month of August at the Chesterton Art Center. Her solo exhibit titled, "All the Little Things" will hang from August 3 through August 28. The Opening Reception will take place on Sunday, August 11 from 2-4. Melissa is an artist/illustrator/graphic designer living in Valparaiso. She grew up in upstate New York, in the foothills of the Adiondacks, but has lived in the Midwest since 1996. Her fascination with things that run, fly, and grow has led to editorial commissions for publications such as Edible Indy, Charlotte Home & Garden, and Smithsonian Magazine. She continues to exhibit her work throughout Northwest Indiana as well as illustrating and designing for stationery, textiles, advertising, and package design.

Her background includes a BFA in painting and printmaking from Binghamton University, a Masters Degree in Arts Administration from Indiana University, coursework at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and experience as Art Director at advertising firm Group 7even. She was a 2012-2013 receipient of an Individual Artist Program grant from the Indiana Arts Commission, serves on the board of the newly formed Valparaiso Creative Council, and is currently working towards her Indiana Master Naturalist certification.

"The biggest inspiration for my work over the last decade has been the natural world. When I first moved to the Midwest, in 1996, it took me a long time to discover and appreciate the beauty here. I was familiar with the Adirondack Mountains, where everything is tall trees and majestic peaks. Illinois and Indiana are flat horizons and miles of prairie. What I’ve come to realize is that so much of the beauty around us requires slowing down, looking closely, asking questions, and examining things on a much smaller scale. What are the subtle differences in markings that can help differentiate between one butterfly species and another? How are the petals of a compass flower arranged? What are the shapes of the scales on a snake’s snout?

Once I start asking these questions, and understanding the ecological role of every tiny piece of what’s around me, it becomes much easier to be kind to the spider skittering across my kitchen floor and more wondrous by far to get down on my belly and see what’s living in my lawn. In a time of profound ecological crisis, I believe that truly paying attention to All the Little Things, getting to know and understand them, is a way to be more mindful of our own role and impact in this complex, weird, wonderful world.

Many of the pieces in this exhibit started as studies or elements of what would eventually become larger/more complete illustrations, but making these mixed-media pieces (generally in watercoclor, ink, and gouache) is my way of getting to know the life around me. I’ll never name them all, but it’s a joyous process of discovery to at least try."

Guests can see a full view of Melissa's work at www.melissawashburn.com. "All the Little Things" will hang at the Cheserton Art Center through August 28. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304.

219.926.4711

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The sky's the limit...and everything is possible!
Aug
3
to Sep 22

The sky's the limit...and everything is possible!

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Annual Tall Grass Juried Artists Exhibit,

from August 3 through September 22, 2019.


This huge show includes works by 77 artists, with several of them exhibiting in the Annual show for the first time as newly-juried Gallery Artists.

The Tall Grass Juried Artists family includes artists and craftspeople, educators and curators, and their works have been exhibited and recognized with awards and honors regionally, nationally and internationally. The exciting part of each year's Juried Artists show is that there is such a broad range of experience, subject matter, technical skill, and personal vision. The exhibit offers all our visitors something to enjoy and find beautiful!

Tall Grass Arts Association
708.748.3377

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The Hunting Accident/First Chapter
Aug
6
to Oct 4

The Hunting Accident/First Chapter

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The story of a 1930s Chicago mobster is told through original illustrations from the debut graphic novel by Landis Blair, David Carlson

Gary, Ind. – The Indiana University Northwest campus and the greater community are invited to view “The Hunting Accident/First Chapter,” an exhibit curated by Aron Packer and Bert Green, in the School of the Arts Gallery, located on the second floor of the Arts & Sciences Building. The exhibit runs from July 29 through October 4.

 The exhibit is a collection of original artwork from the debut graphic novel “The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry,” by first-time graphic novelists Landis Blair, illustrator, and David Carlson, author. This 400-page graphic novel is based on the true story of Matt Rizzo, a blind poet, convicted felon and cellmate of the infamous Nathan Leopold, who tells his son, Charlie Rizzo, about his secret life as a mobster in 1930s Chicago. 

 A reception is planned in the gallery from noon to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11.  Blair and Rizzo will attend the reception on Sep. 11 at 1 p.m.

 Packer describes the exhibit as a “multi-disciplinary collaboration across disciplines―visual, historical, the humanities, politics and more.” The exhibit’s original pen and ink illustrations from the novel’s first 31 pages serve as an introduction to the story, and the characters. Other exhibit elements include three framed visuals critical to the book that serves to situate the viewer. Nearby, artifacts and ephemera include: Matt Rizzo's braille typewriter and mug shot, a jail key, early storyboards, and sketchbooks, among other objects. The exhibition will also feature a series of stop time-lapse videos of Blair’s art-making process while in the studio. 

 “Landis Blair’s illustrative contributions have brought to life a tale that seems almost unbelievable,” Packer said. " ‘The Hunting Accident’ is a visual and literary trip through time, nostalgia, and rabbit holes laced with pain and mystery, undeniable love and affection, poetry and crime, clarity and humanity.”

 The IU Northwest Gallery for Contemporary Art is open to the public from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The gallery is located in the Savannah Center neighboring the IU Northwest Book Store. For information about parking policies at IU Northwest, visit iun.edu/parking/visitors-and-guests/index.htm

 For more information on the exhibit, contact Lauren Pacheco at 219-981-5627 or lpachec@iu.edu.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Aug
17
to Aug 25

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

As the bells of Notre Dame’s cathedral sound in 15th-century Paris, Quasimodo—a captive bell-ringer—escapes his captor to join the Feast of Fools, and is rejected by every reveler except one. A lushly-scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love and acceptance, by the creators of Wicked and Beauty and the Beast with songs from the Disney movie.

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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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Re.membering:  experiences as the premise for reality
Aug
20
to Sep 5

Re.membering: experiences as the premise for reality

Closing Reception Sept. 5 from 5-7:30 pm

A desire to define and understand one’s self has always been an innate part of the human experience. Questions like “Who am I?” and “Who are we?” have been pondered since the dawn of civilization in a phenomenological attempt to discover meaning and exert power. As early as 1840, a year after the premiere of the daguerreotype, black photographers began using the two- dimensional medium to devise original tales. Early adoption of the medium allowed photographers to actively participate in the creation and distribution of imagery and narratives that reflected their own unique experiences across America. With the camera in hand, black photographers and their subjects used the medium to protest unwarranted claims of barbarism and celebrate their accomplishments and culture while impetuously documenting their reality.
In Re • membering : experiences as the premise for reality, Jazmine Harris and Brandon Sherrod expound this robust narrative and lineage of black photographers as they seek to craft a new chapter. Harris employs found photographs and family emblems as materials for collage exploring how familial myths and collective memory repeatedly merge and collide to shape one’s identity and perspective of the world around them. Sherrod’s intensely personal work contemplates and intersects the medium of photography, his own working process, and, very intentionally, his subjective feelings. He explores a cultural practice that emerges from parts of the “black experience” and “black America” seen through a particular lens of abstraction. Use of easily accessible, perishable materials speak to the lack of permanence that he feels as a black man, asking himself: “How long will I last?” Collectively, this duo utilizes photography to illuminate the colorful stories of African Americans residing on Chicago’s Southside.

PNW CHESS Art Gallery
219.989.2393

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What Used to be Right Now
Aug
20
to Sep 19

What Used to be Right Now

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Judith Roston Freilich
What Used to be Right Now

August 15 - September 19, 2019
RECEPTION: Monday, September 9th
6-8pm
Remarks at 6:30 and 7:30 to address visiting art classes during an informal setting.

Free and open to the public.

Artist's Statement:
My work begins from the moment I step inside myself and it reflects the moments that live within each of us, the aspects and histories of the cycle of life, of time, and of the journeys we all experience.

The history of the process is important in my art. There are always remnants visible from the path that each piece takes on the way to being resolved. As I work, moments are revealed in the lives of imaginary organic images that live in enigmatic time and space. These spontaneous, intuitive organisms have unique characteristics and journeys all collected from life’s experiences.

The drawings and the textiles invite us to step inside the complicated journey within each of us. They reveal both the devastating parts of life and the overwhelmingly beautiful parts. The marks, stitches, and materials in the work reflect our complex rhythms, incongruities, and relationships. There are bursts of energy — fierce, uncontrolled, uninhibited urgencies — and beautiful swells of serenely floating calm and deep searches. In some work, the process seems unfinished, leaving traces of past journeys and exploration for the future.

— Judith Roston Freilich

https://judithrostonfreilich.com/index.htm

Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State
708.534.4021

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3rd Annual Kekionga Plein Air Event
Aug
22
to Aug 24

3rd Annual Kekionga Plein Air Event

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The Fort Wayne Artists Guild presents the third annual Kekionga Plein Air Event during the Taste of the Arts Festival on the Arts Campus in Downtown Fort Wayne. The Taste of the Arts brings together more than 25,000 patrons and 650 volunteers, participants and performers for a free family festival on the Arts Campus. 

Artists will paint at the festival and are encouraged to paint around Fort Wayne and surrounding Allen County.

Thursday, August 22

Check-in/Stamping 7-9 am, 11 am-1 pm, & 4-6 pm

Friday, August 23

Check-in/Stamping 7-9 am, 11am-1pm, & 4-6 pm

Taste of the Arts - 5-10 pm, Quick Draw - 6 pm,

Social - 8-10 pm

Saturday, August 24

Check-in/Stamping 7-9 am

Taste of the Arts - 11 am - 7 pm 

Submit Painting for competition - 3 pm

Judging 3-4 pm

Kekionga Awards 4 pm

Sale - Through 6 pm

Registration for Artists is now available at Eventbrite: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fort-wayne-artists-guild-3rd-annual-kekionga-plein-air-event-tickets-59063842543?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


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449th Acoustic Jam
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

449th 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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Working
Aug
23
to Sep 8

Working

Musical with songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Taylor, and others

Based on the works of Studs Terkel, with a book by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso 

Based on the book by the late Chicago journalist, Studs Terkel, Working 2012 is a revised version of the Tony Nominated musical Working and includes new songs, by Lin-Manuel Miranda (of Hamilton fame), James Taylor and others. This high-energy, toe-tapping musical explores a day in the life of several characters in their various careers.

Dunes Summer Theatre
219.879.7509


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Fox Gallery Open Mic Jam Night
Aug
23
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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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Aug
23
to Aug 25

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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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 Forum takes 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!"

Genesius Guild
219.614.6835

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Babapaloosa 2019
Aug
24
12:00 PM12:00

Babapaloosa 2019

Babapaloosa 2019 is on the books!
Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Sunset Hill Farm
Our bands this year are a great mix of old and new friends.
Kicks off at noon with Only on Tuesday
1pm Vintage Postcard
230 The Jerrica Paliga Band
400 AfroKatz
530 Tommy Thompson Band
700 The Phantom Zone
830 Chronic Flannel
Tickets and raffle tickets coming soon.
See you all on the hill!

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Lyric Opera at the Gardens
Aug
25
3:00 PM15:00

Lyric Opera at the Gardens

Friendship Botanic Gardens is proud to host to a special evening of world-class artistry from the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Join us among the scenic vistas of the Gardens for a preview of the Lyric Opera Of Chicago's 2019-2020 season, performed by some of the biggest names in the Chicago arts and culture scene:

All proceeds contribute to the continued restoration and maintenance of Friendship Botanic Gardens, a historic 105 acre botanical park in Michigan City that serves as the region's premiere destination where nature meets culture.

Regular seating available for $45, Premium seating (first 4 rows) available for $50. Please note: Premium seating is limited to 40 people.

Light appetizers included with your ticket. A cash bar with beer and wine will be on site.

Join us at 3:00 for wine, beer, beverages and light appetizers while you linger through the gardens. The performance starts promptly at 4:00.

Friendship Gardens
219.878.9885

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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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Arts on the Avenue
Aug
31
12:00 PM12:00

Arts on the Avenue


Hohman and Sibley Blvd in Downtown Hammond, Indiana

Free admission!

-Live music
Chad Clifford of the Crawpuppies
11 am - 1 pm

The unPROFESSIONALS
(Gus Galante, Tom Levin, Barry Rooth, Michael Gideon, Mike Brody, and Jeremy Willett)
1:30-2:30 pm

Old Skool Band
3:00-4:30 pm

Meet and greet Shirley King: 4-4:30 pm
Shirley King (daughter of the legendary B.B. King)
5-7 pm

-Watch featured artists transform the wall of EAT into a work of art! Featuring the works of:
-Ruben Aguirre
-Mario Zore Gonzalez
-Tyrue Slang Jones
-Felix Flex Maldonado
-Ish Muhammad Nieves
-Justus Gillette Roe

-"Art cycle"/You’ve heard of re-purposing, up-cycling,
and re-cycling…
Try your hand at Art-Cycle! This is a timed art creation contest with found objects that are provided to you!
12:00-4:00 pm/Winners announced at 5 pm
Cash Prizes! Youth & Adult categories
Sponsored by It’s Just Serendipity
$5 youth/$10 adult registration fee
Celebrity Judges: John Cain, Executive Director of South Shore Arts and Shari Lemonnier, artist
Proceeds benefit the South Shore Arts everykid program!

-Watch Hammond artist Wayne Thomas Abell/Trickster Studios “live” create sidewalk art with chalk!
12-3 pm

-Beer and Wine Garden
11 am - 7 pm

-Car Show
Vehicle registration: 10 am - 1 pm
Cost: $15 registration day of event
Awards presentation: approximately 3:45-4:00 pm

-Celebrate the "Man of Steel's" 40th anniversary:
Enter our Coloring contest and win prizes!
11 am - 4 pm/Winners announced at 5 pm!

-Paint a Pollock!
Show your artistic side, even if you think you didn’t have one.
Paint a Pollock is our tribute to the great American master painter Jackson Pollock.
Everyone who wants to paint will add their own splashes of paint to the canvas.
Let your heart tell you what color to use and where to add it.
Be wild and let your creativity run free.

-$1 fee for children 16 and under
(Parental or Adult supervision required for children that wish to participate.)
-$2 fee for adults
-You will receive a raffle ticket with the purchase of your entry. You could win a work of art!
-Winner announced at 5 pm on main stage!

-Purchase a cool tshirt that says:
100% of all man-made items had an ARTIST involved in its creation, marketing, and sales.
SUPPORT ART…it’s everywhere
Proceeds benefit Books, Brushes, and Bands for Education (BBB4e)!
T-shirts designed and sponsored by Design Graphics.
T-shirts can be purchased at the DHC Information Booth on Sibley.

-Sidewalk Chalk Art (11 am - 7 pm)

-Rock Painting (11 am - 7 pm)

-Shop from local vendors: artists, hand-crafted goods, up-cycled/re-purposed creations, vintage, and more!
11 am - 7 pm

-Delicious food vendors including Dairy Belle
11 am - 7 pm

-South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority Tour Mobile
11 am - 3 pm

-Visit South Shore Arts Substation No. 9, 435 Fayette Street (just south of event) between 11 am – 4 pm
-Kids can create a “crazy hat”
-Enjoy the exhibit of Levee Cunningham, the show title is Acid Pop: Works by Levee Cunningham

-Enjoy an architectural tour of the beautiful and historic Saint Joseph’s Church from 11 am – 2 pm/Free!
5304 Hohman Avenue
(219) 314-3836
Street parking and there is a parking lot behind the church.
Caroline Hohman, an Episcopalian, donated the land in 1879. The cornerstone for the present building was laid in 1912.
Ring the bells! Discover the meaning of ancient symbols. See uniquely beautiful stained glass, double choir loft, marble carvings, and mural honoring the Region's blue-collar identity. We hope the tour will leave visitors feeling peaceful and uplifted.

-Visit Paul Henry’s Art Gallery, 416 Sibley Blvd. (11 am - 7 pm)
Enjoy their monthly Jazz Jam featuring the Tom Matecki quintet from 2-5 pm

-Visit Green COW Co-working at 5209 Hohman Avenue.
Enjoy 100 pieces of art from over 50 local artists!
11 am – 7 pm

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Americana Night
Sep
1
7:30 PM19:30

Americana Night

Grand Finale of the WPFO's 20th season. Americana Night features trumpeter Aaron Romm playing Gershwin. Orchestra performs Appalachian Spring, 1812 Overture, Star and Stripes, and more. Fireworks with live music end the program conducted by Robert Vodnoy. Concert is FREE!

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Calumet Revisited:  Sarah Coulter
Sep
3
5:00 PM17:00

Calumet Revisited: Sarah Coulter

Monthly discussions, led by guest speakers, shed light on the region’s rich human history and environmental treasures. In addition, participants will share practical suggestions for meeting the needs of region residents while honoring and preserving the natural beauty around us.

Discussions are held on Calumet College’s Campus.

September’s speaker is Sarah Coulter, director of Calumet Collaborative, on the organization’s mission, purpose and current projects.

Jointly sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative and Calumet College.
219.933.7149

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Together - Motown
Sep
5
7:30 PM19:30

Together - Motown

Join us for an encore performance by Together at this special concert! They were such a great addition to our series last year and can't wait to have them back. Ages 21 & over. Rain or Shine! $7 general admission. Table reservations available for $10 per per person (includes admission). minimum of 8 required per table. CASH ONLY! Full bar and food available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30PM For more info call 219-932-2530 x324 or x331. www.togethermusic.com

Wicker Memorial Park
219.932.2530

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First Friday Art Walk
Sep
6
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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Smell of the Kill
Sep
6
to Sep 22

Smell of the Kill

SEPT 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 2019
Fridays-Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm
A Dark Comedy
By Michele Lowe

Presented by special arrangement with  Dramatic Publishing.

Take three delicious, malicious wives, add three miserable, unloving husbands—and chill. That's the recipe of Michele Lowe's tantalizing comedy that had Broadway audiences cheering. The Smell of the Kill revolves around Nicky, Debra and Molly who have tolerated one another during once-a-month dinners for years. While their unseen spouses play golf in the dining room, the women exchange confidences for the first time revealing that all three marriages are on the brink of disaster and all three women are facing the challenges of their lives. When the men mistakenly lock themselves in a basement meat locker the women are faced with a life-or-death decision—should they leave the men out in the cold—permanently—or let them thaw?

CAST
Wendy Hayne…………………….Debra
Mary Collie…………………….…..Molly
Katherine Wettermann……..Nicky

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

EDUCATOR APPRECIATION NIGHT
SEPTEMBER 6, 13, 20

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


Towle Theatre
219.937.8780

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First Fridays at D PerforMANCE
Sep
6
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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Ronny Cox
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Ronny Cox

Beatniks on Conkey proudly welcomes to its stage, for a single performance, Mr. Ronny Cox. Ronny Cox is a superbly talented singer-songwriter, musician and actor who has been consistently active in the music world and Hollywood for over 40 years. With the gift of a consummate storyteller, he shares funny, sad and tender moments. His loyal band of listeners are blessed, if only for a while, to spend time with a truly remarkable man. A look of familiarity has helped make Cox one of Hollywood’s most versatile character actors. His first time in front of a camera featured him playing the guitar in the Dueling Banjos scene in Deliverance, creating one of the most iconic moments in the history of moviemaking. He has also appeared in films like Beverly Hills Cop, Total Recall, Taps, Bound For Glory, The Onion Field, all told over 125 movies and television appearances. Despite his great success in movies and TV, what he says he loves most is singing and playing the guitar. According to him, nothing cuts through to the heart like music.
The cost for this special performance is $25.00 and includes the best refreshments this side of the lake. Beatniks is located at 420 Conkey St. Hammond Indiana.

For reservations of more info call 219-852-0848 or go to beatniksonconkey.com.

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66th Annual Sinai Forum
Sep
8
4:00 PM16:00

66th Annual Sinai Forum

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Gen. John F. Kelly. USMC (ret)

Geopolitics: Risk, Reward and Balance

In a world where dictators are falling and rising, governments posture for a greater impact on the global stage, and information is the critical currency, who will emerge and where will opportunities exist? A 4-Star General, US Secretary of Homeland Security and former White House Chief of Staff, few people are as qualified as General Kelly to provide firsthand insight into the evolving geopolitical landscape around the world. From the UN to the Pentagon, from the South China Sea to Washington, DC, General Kelly discusses the trends, risks and potential rewards amid the hot spots around the globe.

Purdue Northwest
219.785.5377

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The Pajama Game
Sep
12
to Oct 13

The Pajama Game

This Tony Award winning best musical inspired the film starring Doris Day. There’s trouble at Sleep-Tite pajama factory when workers demand a raise of 7 1/2 cents. Both sides are standing firm, but when the head of the Union Grievance Committee meets her new supervisor, love changes the game. This musical comedy romance includes favorites “Steam Heat,” “Hernando’s Hideaway” and “Hey, There.”

"A show of great and charming numbers." - - The New York Times

Make your theatre experience complete by adding on a special event to your ticket!
Talkback Event

Sept. 19 & 25

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

Dinner/Theatre Event

October 3
Dinner at 5:30PM | Show at 7:30PM

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


CASH BAR AVAILABLE Friday and Saturday 

Theatre at the Center
219.836.3255

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Inside & Out:  Pat Herman
Sep
13
to Sep 29

Inside & Out: Pat Herman

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Accomplished Water-Colorist, Pat Herman will exhibit a collection of her work that has been painted in her studio and/or rendered Plein Air. The exhibit opens September 13 and continues through the Month of September

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Billy Bishop Goes to War
Sep
13
to Sep 22

Billy Bishop Goes to War

This musical drama with a comedic heart tells the story of World War I Canadian ace fighter pilot, Billy Bishop. First assigned to fight in the muddy trenches, Bishop quickly becomes frustrated. In July of 1915, after watching a Royal Flying Corps aircraft return from a mission, Bishop reportedly said, "I'll bet you don't get any mud or ‘horse pucky’ on you up there. If you die, at least it would be a clean death.” He was soon transferred to the RFC. His subsequent no-holds-barred missions soon earn him the temporary honor of being the highest scoring ace in the RFC, second only to his nemesis, Germany's Red Baron. Mike Nichols directed this original two-man show in the New York production.

Dunes Summer Theatre
219.879.7509

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Gary Love Fest 2019
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Gary Love Fest 2019

What better way to celebrate the arts and raise awareness than to throw a party large enough for an entire city? Together with Indiana University, Gary Public Library, City of Gary Redevelopment, and other partners, the Decay Devils & PaintGary are proud to announce Gary Love Fest. Free to the public, this event offers countless opportunities to forge new friendships, appreciate art, eat delicious food, and discover the importance of preserving our local landmarks. Visitors will be able to explore the transformation of Union Station, tour nearby historical monuments, and enjoy the 40 murals that have been installed around downtown Gary over the past 18 months. Guests can also partake in art walks, interactive art stations, and preservation tours. Mark your calendars and join us on September 14th from 11am – 6pm at Gateway Park (400 Broadway, Gary, IN).

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Mike Farris & The Blues Project
Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Mike Farris & The Blues Project

Mike Farris and The Blues Project
The Acorn Concert Series is back for 2019. On summer Saturdays, enjoy family-friendly evenings at Gabis Arboretum while listening to a variety of musical artists, sipping craft beer and wine and savoring food from local vendors. Don't forget your lawn chair!

Gates open at 6:30 pm, Concerts start at 7:00 pm

Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 week of

Series ticket: $60 member/$70 non member


Mike Farris
Coming off of an incredible GRAMMY win for 2015s SHINE FOR ALL THE PEOPLE (Best Roots Gospel album), Nashville rocker Mike Farris keeps it earthy and personal on SILVER & STONE, out September 7 on Compass Records. The title refers to his wife Julie's wedding ring, and the album is a celebration of their 23 years of marriage and her steadfastness in sticking by him through his years struggling with addiction and alcoholism. Now sober for 7 years, Farris has the energy and conviction of a man saved, a stack of anecdotes and life experiences that would make most peoples heads spin, and a soulful vocal delivery reminiscent of Sam Cooke or Otis Redding. SILVER & STONE isnt a gospel album by any means, but Farris still takes us to church on these 12 engaging tracks, including a cover of Bill Withers Hope Shell be Happier

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Heroes and Villians
Sep
18
1:00 PM13:00

Heroes and Villians

Where there's good, there's bad. Where there's light, there's dark. The scales have to balance one way or another and in the world of theatre it is often done through song. We'll explore some of the songs made famous by our favorite heroes and heroines and the real fun tunes of our favorite bad guys and gals. Don't be a Poor Unfortunate Soul who misses out on the fun of this cabaret.


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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Live on Lake Street
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Live on Lake Street

You asked, we listened! We've been conducting community discussions and asked what you want. YOU (everyone we talked to) said they would enjoy live music, on a regular basis.

So, we are pleased to announce that we are kicking off our inaugural monthly Live on Lake Street live music series! Each month on the 3rd Thursday of the month, the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District will be holding a live music event. The music will vary, as will the cost, depending on the band or musician.


Tickets for this concert are $10 and can be purchased at the door on the night.

A cash bar will be available.

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64th Annual Park Forest Art Fair
Sep
21
to Sep 22

64th Annual Park Forest Art Fair


The Park Forest Art Fair is less than two months away. In the following weeks, Each of the participating artists will be featured on the Tall Grass Facebook site.

We are especially excited that 22 new artists will be participating in the fair. They are coming, primarily, from the Midwest and represent a great diversity of media, from stained glass and ceramics to pen and ink drawing and oil, acrylic or watercolor painting. Plan to visit the fair on September 21 and 22, 10:00 to 5:00. On Saturday, also enjoy the music fest sponsored by the Village and on Sunday, fest favorite, the folksinging duo "Patchouli".

See you at the fair!

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Captain Ambivalent's Every Kind of Talent Show
Sep
21
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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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.

The Drama Group
708.755.3444

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66th Annual Sinai Forum
Oct
6
4:00 PM16:00

66th Annual Sinai Forum

Liz Murray: From Homeless to Harvard

Liz Murray’s life is a triumph over adversity and a stunning example of the importance of dreaming big. Murray was raised in the Bronx by two loving but drug-addicted parents. She grew up in poverty, often without enough food, chronically absent from school and most of all, struggling to connect her education to a viable future. By age 15, Murray’s mom had died and she was homeless. Determined to take charge of her life, Murray finished high school in just two years and was awarded a full scholarship to Harvard University, all while camping out in New York City parks and subway stations. Today, Murray is a passionate advocate for underserved youth. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Arthur Project, a mentoring program that works intensively with at-risk youth.

Purdue University Northwest
219.785.5377

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66th Annual Sinai Forum
Oct
6
4:00 PM16:00

66th Annual Sinai Forum

Liz Murray: From Homeless to Harvard

Liz Murray’s life is a triumph over adversity and a stunning example of the importance of dreaming big. Murray was raised in the Bronx by two loving but drug-addicted parents. She grew up in poverty, often without enough food, chronically absent from school and most of all, struggling to connect her education to a viable future. By age 15, Murray’s mom had died and she was homeless. Determined to take charge of her life, Murray finished high school in just two years and was awarded a full scholarship to Harvard University, all while camping out in New York City parks and subway stations. Today, Murray is a passionate advocate for underserved youth. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Arthur Project, a mentoring program that works intensively with at-risk youth.

Purdue University Northwest
219.785.5377





Purdue University Northwest

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Uncle Kracker
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Uncle Kracker

Uncle Kracker, a country and rock musician from the Detroit area who rose to prominence with two Billboard Hot 100 hits during the early 2000s, will perform in Hobart this fall.

Flight Levelz Entertainment, which organized the Hometown Country Jam Music Festival in the historic Brickie Bowl, arranged for Uncle Kracker, whose real name is Matthew Shafer, to play an Oct. 11 show at the Hobart Art Theatre at 230 Main Street in downtown Hobart.

Uncle Kracker, who started his career in music as a turntablist for Kid Rock, has played at the American Country Music Awards, Late Night With Conan O'Brien and shows across the country.

Tickets are $35 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. 

For more information or tickets, visit Uncle-Kracker-Hobart.EventBrite.com.

Hobart Art Theatre

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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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Three Point Contact
Oct
16
to Dec 20

Three Point Contact

  • IUN - School of the Arts Gallery - Arts & Science Bldg. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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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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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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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Indy Wind:  A Love Story
Feb
8
to May 31

Indy Wind: A Love Story

“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.

 

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

                                               
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.

Gary Public Library
219.886.2484

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