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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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Valparaiso University Jazz Festival
Apr
1
to Apr 5

Valparaiso University Jazz Festival

VU Jazz Fest 2019

Valparaiso University will host the 2018 Jazz Fest April 1–5, 2019 with an array of exciting performances by talented artists, including local performers as well as The Tierney Sutton Band featuring Tierney Sutton, vocals, Don Braden, composer/arranger/tenor saxophone soloist, and The Bill Boris Trio.

Featured Jazz Fest events:

The 34th Valparaiso University Jazz Festival

Monday, April 1, 2019 6pm – Local High School Bands (Washington Township HS, Morgan Township HS, Portage HS, Hobart HS, Portage HS) Harre Union Ballrooms – Free to All, General Admission First Come First Seated, as available.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019-  7:30pm – Local High School Bands (Chesterton HS, Valpo HS, Valparaiso University Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Ensemble) Harre Union Ballrooms – Free to All, General Admission First Come First Seated, as available.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – 6:00pm – The Jazz Festival Big Band Bash, Featuring: The VU Faculty Jazz Trio, The Northwest Indiana Jazz Educators Big Band; Calumet Ridge Jazz Ensemble; Midwest Big Band. Harre Union Ballrooms.  Tickets: VU faculty, staff, student free (please pick up a ticket by showing your ID at the Harre Union Welcome Desk). VU Retirees, Alumni, and Seniors (60 and over) $8.  All other public tickets $10.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 – 7:30pm – The Chicago Jazz Showcase with Valparaiso University Jazz Ensemble, Directed by Jeffrey C. Brown. Featuring Special Guests: Scott Burns, tenor saxophone, Pharez Whitted, trumpet, Tom Garling, trombone. Harre Union Ballrooms.  Tickets:  VU faculty, staff, student free (please pick up a ticket by showing your ID at the Harre Union Welcome Desk).  VU Retirees, Alumni, and Seniors (60 and over) $8.  All other public tickets $10.

Friday, April 5, 2019

4pm – Master Class with Stefon Harris – Harre Union Ballrooms. Tickets: VU faculty, staff, student free (please pick up a ticket by showing your ID at the Harre Union Welcome Desk). VU Retirees, Alumni, and Seniors, and all other public tickets $2.

7:30pm – The 34th Annual Jazz Festival Concert: Stefon Harris and Blackout, Opening Act, The Marco Villarreal Quartet: Harre Union Ballrooms.  VU students $5.  VU Retirees, Alumni, Faculty and Staff and Seniors $20.  All other public tickets $25. *Evening Host – The Lembke Family Endowment

**Tickets for all Jazz Fest Harre Union Ballroom shows are available at the Harre Union Welcome Desk and online at valpo.edu/union (select Tickets on the left side menu).  Online ticket purchase for Ballroom shows are available on Monday, February 25, 2019 and become available in person at the Welcome Desk in the Harre Union beginning on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Tickets available by calling 219-464-5007.

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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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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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