GO Calendar: Your top events for the week

2014-04-03T00:00:00Z GO Calendar: Your top events for the week nwitimes.com
April 03, 2014 12:00 am


APR 3 Eat Up Wine Down 5-10pm, Lincolnway, downtown Valparaiso. 219.464.8332. valparaisoevents.com. The first Thursday of every month, Valpodining.com restaurants—Bistro 157, Bon Femme Café, Don Quijote, Margarita’s, Tommy B’s, Pikk’s Tavern, The Silver Spoon and Valley—offer five of their most popular drinks and/or dishes for $5 apiece.

APR 4 First Friday Art Walk 5-8pm, 1st Fri of each month, Uptown Arts District, Michigan City. 219.331.5517. uptownartsdistrict.org. The Uptown Arts District stores, galleries and venues come alive the first Friday of every month for an evening of culture, art and networking. Various locations throughout the district feature works of arts by local artists, refreshments, entertainment and more.

APR 4 Chorus Concert 7:30pm, The Auditorium at Bethel Church, 10202 Broadway, Crown Point. 219.836.0525. nwisymphony.org. This concert blends the classical mass, modern choral sophistication, touching poetry and traditional bluegrass instrumentation into an exhilarating musical experience.

APR 4 Jeffery Osborne & Average White Band 8pm, Horseshoe Casino Hammond, 777 Casino Center Dr, Hammond. 866.711.7463. horseshoehammond.com. Jeffery Osborne performs his top 40 hits—“Don't You Get So Mad,” “Stay With Me Tonight,” and “Love Power,” a duet with Dionne Warwick.

APR 5 Woodcarving Show 10am-5pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun, Woodland Park Pavilion, 2100 Willowcreek Rd, Portage. dunelandwoodcarvers.com. The Duneland Woodcarvers present their 38th Annual Woodcarving Show—featuring carving exhibitors, carving demonstrations, carving supplies, food booths, hourly door prizes, free parking, bowl turning, scrollsawing, intarsia and marquetry, woodworking and gourd carving.

APR 5 Experience Hendrix Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 & US 30, Merrillville. 219.769.6600. starplazatheatre.com. This concert celebrates the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix.

APR 5 Franc D'Ambrosio 7:30pm, Munster High School Auditorium, 8808 Columbia Ave, Munster. 219.923.2078. munsterconcerts.org. Best known for his decade-long portrayal of the lead role in the Tony Award-winning musical The Phantom of the Opera, Franc D'Ambrosio has earned two Grammy Considerations for Best Male Vocalist (1999) and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (2005).

APR 5 Met Opera Live 2014—La Bohème 11:55am Sat, 5:30pm Wed, Portage 16 IMAX, 6550 American Way, Portage. 219.764.7469. gqti.com. Theatergoers can experience The Metropolitan Opera’s performance of La Bohème on the big screen. The most performed opera in Met history, Puccini’s moving story of young love stars Anita Hartig as frail Mimì with Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Rodolfo.

APR 6 The Sweet Life noon-4pm, Avalon Manor, 3550 US 30, Merrillville. 219.789.2961. christianhomes.org. This fashion show and silent auction is the annual fundraiser for Chicagoland Christian Village Nursing Home and Senior Living Facility.

APR 9 Ronny Cox Live 6:30pm doors open; 7pm performance, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W 2nd St, Ste 100, Michigan City. 219.874.4900. lubeznikcenter.org. Best known for his dueling banjo performance in Deliverance, this actor turned musician has acted in 125 films and television shows and debuted his first album self-titled, Ronny Cox. Ronny in 1993.



APR 4-27 The Banquet Southern Shore Art Association, 724 Franklin St, Michigan City. 219.369.9028. southernshoreartassociation. During the month of April, long custom tables will feature “tableware” from a multitude of artists in a variety of media. Table arrangements will include plates, bowls and goblets created from wood, ceramics, alabaster, textile and glass, by gallery and regional artists, with small paintings and photographs as placemats.

THROUGH APR 6 Trucks—Recent Works by John Himmelfarb Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts, 1709 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso. 219.464.5365. valpo.edu/artmuseum. Chicago-based artist John Himmelfarb showcase his whimsical representations of trucks at this exhibit. His works are executed in a wide variety of media—including sculpture, painting and printmaking—and an outdoor sculpture made out of an actual truck accompanies the exhibit.

THROUGH APR 6 Modern Vision—Japanese Prints from the Ruth A. Ruege Collection Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts, 1709 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso. 219.464.5365. valpo.edu/artmuseum. Donated and loaned by long-time collector Ruth A. Ruege, this collection features Japanese prints from all periods.

THROUGH APR 20 South Shore Arts presents William Dawson Monday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 11am-4pm, Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Rd, Munster. Cost: $2. 219.836.1839. Several dozen carved wood sculptures, totems and works on paper will be included in this extraordinary show of works created by a man raised on his grandfather's farm in Huntsville, Alabama, who made his way north to Chicago and didn't begin creating art until he was in his sixties. Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, Alabama, with additional selections from Chicago-area collections.

THROUGH APR 27 Beyond the Obvious—Photography by Kathleen Hocker Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Rd, Munster. 219.836.1839. southshoreartsonline.org. As a former teacher of chemistry and physics, artist Kathleen Hocker is drawn to the natural world and her work explores botanicals using a telephoto lens. She concentrates on the intricate detail found in nature and transforms everyday plant life into beautiful compositions of abstract color.

THROUGH APR 30 Region United, Nation Divided—Following Lincoln 8am-5pm, Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Dr, Hammond. 219.989.7770. southshorecva.com. Photos, artifacts and reproductions of Northwest Indiana Civil war regimental battle flags tell the story of the Lake, Porter and LaPorte County men who fought to preserve the Union and end slavery.

THROUGH MAY 10 Sentinels South Shore Arts, 123 N Main St, Crown Point. southshoreartsonline.org. Chicago-based artist and member of Union Street Gallery, Eve Jensen presents a series of drawings and paintings exploring the mythological and metaphorical meaning of trees. Her personal connection to the subject matter is reflected in her delicate handling of pastel, graphite and oil paint.

THROUGH MAY 11 What is Left Unspoken Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W Second St, Michigan City. 219.874.4900. lubeznikcenter.org. This exhibit feature 2-D and 3-D conceptual pieces by artists Barbara Hashimoto—displaying installation pieces create by turning everyday junk mail into art—and Doug Fogleson—displaying “overlapped” imagery. Also, through MAY 11: Embroidered Archetypes.


THROUGH APR 14 Ugo Rondinone The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago. 312.629.6635. artic.edu/aic. These works, completed in 2013, are part of a series that the artist began in 2007 known as Scholar Rocks, a reference to stones found in China’s Tai Lake region that were traditionally collected by scholars and used as ornaments for reflection. The stones, most standing at less than a foot in height and riddled with holes from natural erosion, have long been admired for their shapes and were evaluated on the aesthetic bases of form, texture, and the ways in which they were molded by nature. Through Jul 27: When the Greeks Ruled—Egypt after Alexander Great.

Through Jun 15 MCA DNA—Warhol and Marisol Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago. 312.280.2660. mcachicago.org. Inspired by the multi-faceted relationship of Andy Warhol and Marisol, this exhibit compares and contrasts Warhol’s silk screen printings and Marisol’s wood sculptures side-by-side. Also, through Mar 9: The Way of the Shovel—Art as Archaeology; Nov 29-Apr 13: CITY SELF.

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