THROUGH AUG 27 Demotte's Market in the Park, 2-7pm Wed, Spencer Park, east side of Halleck St, Demotte. 219.964.8626. Visitors to this weekly market can enjoy crafters, food, produce and live entertainment.
THROUGH SEPT 28 Miller Beach Farmers Market, 10am-3pm Sun, 667 S Lake St, Gary. 219.983.7720. millerbeacharts.org. This weekly market features fresh produce, local honey, prepared foods from local vendors and a variety of handcrafted items.
THROUGH SEPT 28 Town of Munster's Farmers Market, 8am-1pm Sun, Centennial Park, 1005 S Centennial Dr, Munster. 219.836.7275. munster.org. This weekly market features fresh produce and fun every Sunday.
THROUGH OCT 19 Riverside Market, 10am-3pm Sat-Sun, 234 E Second St, Michigan City. 219.874.5864. Local farmers, merchants and artistic talents offer residents and tourist the opportunity to buy regionally grown fresh produce, healthy organic foods and local creative arts and crafts during this weekly market.
MAY 22 Tomfoolery Fun Club—Magic of Comedy and Music, 8:30-10:30pm, Ciao Bella, 1514 US 41, Schererville. 219.228.0674. This comedy-based variety show features various forms of comedy and music.
MAY 23 Moonlight Cabaret and Cabernet, The Memorial Opera House, 104 E Indiana Ave, Valparaiso. 219.548.9137. memorialoperahouse.com. Some of the most talented women take the stage for an evening of cabaret and Cabernet, with wine tasting provided by Anderson Winery and hors d'oeuvres.
MAY 23 Angela Winbush 7pm and 9pm, Majestic Star Casino and Hotel, One Buffington Harbor Drive, Gary. 888.225.8259. Singer Angela Winbush will perform some of her hit songs for local fans. With more than 10 million albums sold over 30 years, award-winning R&B singer-songwriter, Angela Winbush, has endeared herself to thousands.
MAY 24 5th Annual Arts and Crafts Show, 10am-5pm, St. John United Church of Christ, 200 Buffalo St, New Buffalo, Mich. 734.277.3180. stjohnartsandcraftsshow.weebly.com. For the fifth year in a row, this annual craft show offers a variety of quality arts of all kinds and unique handcrafted items from more than 70 artists from Indiana, Illinois and Michigan.
MAY 24 Warriors Walk Fundraiser, 10am-3pm, Top Fuel Crossfit, 4162 W 82nd Ave, Merrillville. 219.793.1000. topfuelcrossfit.com. Top Fuel Crossfit is hosting this fundraiser for the Warriors Walk Foundation to benefit U.S. Army Ranger Josh Hargis, injured by an IED last October while conducting a mission in Afghanistan. His injuries resulted in the loss of his legs. The event features two Crossfit hero workouts, Murph and Hargis, and a 5k run/walk.
MAY 24 Once Upon a Walk 10am-1pm, Wicker Memorial Park, 8554 Indianapolis Blvd, Highland. What do reading and walking have in common? They're good for you, fun and can lead to adventure! Take a stroll around beautiful Wicker Park (just under 5k but who's counting) to receive your participant award. Then meet the authors, browse and shop for books at the covered shelter near the main entrance.
MAY 28 54 Main Bistro's Deck Opening Party, 5-9pm, 54 Main Bistro, 54 Main Street, Hobart. 219.947.2817. Join 54 Main Bistro on their deck for amazing cuisine and cocktails from their new summer spirit menu sponsored by Grey Goose & St Germaine. Please make reservations as seating is limited. Tickets include a complementary drink, appetizer and Chef Scot's Prix Fixe Dinner.
May 29 Maple City Grand Prix, Friday 9am-11pm, Saturday 8am-11pm and Sunday 9am-6pm, Lakeshore Drive and Oakwood Street, LaPorte. The Second Annual Maple City Grand Prix will be back in Michigan City! Some events include a huge boat count and an amazing weekend of racing.
MAY 30 Northwest Indiana Sox Fans Night, 7:10pm, US Cellular Field, 333 West 35th Street, Chicago. The White Sox would like to give all Indiana residents and their family and friends the opportunity to purchase specially priced tickets for the game. Tickets start as low as $10 on both the lower and upper levels.
THROUGH JUN 7 The Feel of Color, White Ripple Gallery & Co., 6725 Kennedy Ave, Hammond. 219.433.4072 or 773.885.1919. whiteripple.com. Collages paintings, ceramics, ceramic-glass murals and found objects create an exciting investigation of colorful energy at this exhibit, which explores the use of color as contemporary mark-making.
THROUGH JUL 26 Material Possessions, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W Second St, Michigan City. 219.874.4900. lubeznikcenter.org. This intimate group showing features the work of five esteemed artists of the highest artistic practice in the field of contemporary fiber arts. These established and emerging artists incorporate a redemptive sensibility in the use of methods and materials in this innovated 2-D and 3-D exhibit.
THROUGH AUG 10 Parallel Pursuits—Tom Brand's Finding Form and Carole Stodder's Shaping Space, Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts, 1709 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso. 219.464.5365. valpo.edu/artmuseum. This exhibit offers an opportunity to compare and contrast the abstract works of two Michigan City, Ind. artists. Brand’s art features carefully composed shapes with an expressive or painterly surface, while Stodder’s paintings feature geometrical patterns with hard edges.