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Hyde Park Jazz Festival
to Sep 29

Hyde Park Jazz Festival

  • Hyde Park Jazz Festival - Multiple Venues (map)
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The 13th annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival will be on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, 2019 with two full days of FREE non-stop jazz music in the historic center of Chicago's Jazz community - Hyde Park. The Hyde Park neighborhood is only 7 miles south of the Chicago Loop and minutes from down town via car, train, bus or bicycle.

The 2018 Festival will include over 150 jazz musicians performing for 17 hours in 14 different venues all in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

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2nd Annual Haunting in Hammond
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2nd Annual Haunting in Hammond

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Face and body painting

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

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

-Adult libations and delicious food will be available

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

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

-Trunk or Treat sponsored by the Hammond Development Corporation

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

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

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9th Annual Gary International Black Film Festival
to Oct 13

9th Annual Gary International Black Film Festival

  • Indiana University Bergland Auditorium (map)
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The 9th Annual Gary International Black Film Festival runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 11, 12, 13, 2019 at Indiana University's Bergland Auditorium in Savannah Hall. featuring a Red Carpet Reception with food, music and cash bar, kicking off a dynamic cultural weekend of film, theater and so much more!
The festival Opening Night Film features the acclaimed psychological drama, #Truth,written and directed by Gary native and Hollywoodveteran Charles Murray (Things Never Said, Luke Cage, Sons of Anarchy).

Featuring over 35 short and feature-length filmsthat explore a variety of themes reflecting the complexity of the Black diaspora, this content rich indie film festival promises a host of filmmakers, engaged audiences and lively post screening dialogue. There are a variety of films selected from entries received from the U.S. and seven other countries, including Cuba, Nigeria, and the Virgin Islands.
Saturday highlights include “Reel Women” a panel discussion featuring women in film and television, powerful shorts programs, a writing workshop with Hollywood veteran Charles Murray, and the Gary premiere of “Sin City Deciples”, the documentary that tells the story of the international motorcycle club founded in Gary in 1967. This crowd pleasing documentary will feature post screening discussion and (if weather permits) an outstanding display of bikes from across the country.

Sunday marks the return of GIBFF fave and Hollywood legend, Robert Townsendwho will chat with audiences following the screening of “The Making of the Five Heartbeats” the behind-the-scenes look at the indie Black film classic, which Townsend and co-writer Kenan Ivory Wayans are bringing to the Broadway stage.

The festival closes Sunday with its annual GIBFF HONORS ceremony and special screening of Phillip Youmans’ ‘Burning Cane’, distributed by ARRAY, the grassroots film distribution network founded by the brilliant Ava DuVernay. A triple Tribeca Film Festival winner, written, directed, photographed, and co-edited by Youmans, “Burning Cane” is an intimate drama captures the complexity and complacency of family life and religion in rural Louisiana.

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