'Tribute to Nina Simone'
South Shore Dance Alliance will present "A Tribute to Nina Simone" at 7 p.m. Friday at West Side School auditorium, Ninth Avenue and Gerry Street in Gary, and at 7 p.m. Saturday at IU Northwest Theatre, 3660 Grant St., Gary. Performances include a tribute to Michal Davis. Special guests will be Billy Foster and the Billy Foster Trio and Art Hoyle. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and children. At the door, tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students, seniors and children. Visit southshoredance.org.
Church hosts gaming night
Casino Royale, presented by St. James Church in Highland and Knights of Columbus No. 8082 in Dyer, will be from 6:10 p.m. to midnight Saturday at St. James, 45th Street and Kennedy Avenue. Attendees can play roulette, blackjack, mini craps, 21 plus 3, Caribbean stud, three card poker, Let-it-Ride, Money Wheel, Jokers Wild, Pokereno and live poker. Admission is $10 and includes food and beverages. For information, call (219) 718-3787.
Casino hosts Tower of Power
The brass-based band Tower of Power will perform May 10 at Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Mich. Tickets start at $15. Visit ticketmaster.com or towerofpower.com.
Garland film will be shown
The documentary "Judy Garland: The Concert Years" will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake St., Gary. The event will presented by the Miller Beach Arts and Creative District. Admission is $12 for a lecture by Larry Lapidus of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the screening. Refreshments also will be served. Visit millerbeacharts.org.