THROUGH OCT 19 Riverside Market, 10am-3pm, 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.
THROUGH OCT 25 Chesterton's European Market, Broadway & 3rd St, Chesterton. 219.926.5513. chestertonseuropeanmarket.com. This European Market offers a quality shopping experience, live entertainment and a festive community environment. The artists, chefs, merchants and farmers come from Indiana, Michigan and Illinois to offer visitors an extraordinary collection of products and services.
MAY 8 Vince Gill, Star Plaza Theatre, 8001 Delaware Pl, Merrillville. 800.745.3000. starplazatheatre.com. Vince Gill has earned 18 CMA Awards and 19 Grammy awards to date. He performs some of his greatest hits during one incredible evening of country music.
MAY 9-10 Lt Dan's New Legs, 10pm, Blue Chip Casino, 777 Blue Chip Dr, Michigan City. 219.879.7711. bluechipcasino.com. Internationally known, Lt. Dan’s New Legs is a live hip-hop band covering a variety of songs—from old school classics to new school hits—designed to keep the audience dancing.
MAY 10 Healthy Night Out, 5:30-7:30pm, Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus 2 Floor, Merrillville. 219.886.4412. methodisthospitals.org. Ladies can enjoy a healthy night out featuring free stroke risk assessments and bone health screenings for attendees in recognition of Stroke and Month Health Awareness Month.
MAY 10 ZODIAC, 10pm-2am, Growlers on Highway, 2816 Highway Ave, Highland. 219.924.0245. zodiac69.com. A female-fronted party rock and, ZODIAC ignites the dance floor with covers from favorite artists from the 80s to now.
MAY 10 Ladies Day Out, 10am-2pm, Bishop Noll Cafeteria, 1519 Hoffman St, Hammond. 708.243.0398. Just in time for Mother's Day, a day of retail therapy for the ladies. Sponsored by the class of 2014 at Bishop Noll, proceeds will help fund graduation expenses.
MAY 10 Observatory Open House, 8:30-11pm, Thomas Conway Observatory, 19110 Chase St, Lowell. 219.384.6634. During National Astronomy Day, visitors can take an out-of-this-world tour of the night sky—including Mars, Jupiter with four of its moons, Saturn, the moon and its craters, the Beehive Cluster and a galaxy different from the Milky Way, if viewing conditions are good.
MAY 10 Planetarium Showing, 2-6:15pm, Challenger Learning Center, Purdue University Campus, 2300 173rd St, Hammond. 219.989.3250. clcnwi.com. The Challenger Learning Center presents two showings of South Shore Skies and Sky Quest, followed Lasermania, a laser light show set to a fun mix of songs—including Men in Black, Under the Milky Way, Mortal Kombat Theme, Time Warp and All the Small Things.
MAY 10 Rummage in the Park, 8am-4pm, Riverview Park, 2701 Ripley, Lake Station. 219.962.7508. This rummage sale is hosted by Lake Station Parks.
MAY 10 Spring Open House, 10am-5pm, Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso. 219.462.0025. taltree.org. In celebration of National Public Gardens Day, Taltree offers a sidewalk sale, Railway Garden activities, Children's Adventure Garden activities, food and more.
MAY 12 Pizza Palooza, 5pm, Wicker Park Social Center, 8554 Ridge Rd, Highland. 219.923.3666. highlandchamber.com. Attendees can taste up to 10 pizza samples, enjoy beer samples from Three Floyds Brewing and help determine the best slice with their vote. A portion of the proceeds benefit Humane Society Calumet Area.
MAY 12, 19 Yoga for Adults, 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm class, Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library, 19901 Stony Island Ave, Lynwood, Ill. 708.758.0090. glpld.org. Guest instructor Nadine Kelly, YOGI M.D. demonstrates how yoga can relieve stress while getting a great workout.
MAY 13 Purdue Varsity Glee Club, 2-7:30pm, Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Rd, Munster. 219.836.3255. theatreatthecenter.com. This dynamic musical troupe employs a versatile repertoire—including gospel, vocal jazz, swing, contemporary hits, romantic ballads, classical choral selections, barbershop, folk melodies, patriotic standards, familiar opera choruses, country and novelty tunes.
OPENS MAY 10 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 MAY 31 Fairy House Garden Exhibit, 8am-7pm, Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso. 219.462.0025. taltree.org. Fairy houses made from natural and recycled materials are positioned along the trail of whimsical miniature gardens surrounding Heron Pond in a natural setting to match each house's unique personality.
THROUGH JUN 1 Art in Good Taste—An Exhibition with Food as Subject, Southern Shore Art Association, 724 Franklin St, Michigan City. 219.369.9028. southernshoreartassociation.com. This lively and delicious exhibition features food as the subject in a variety of media—fine art, photography, sculpture, ceramic, fabric, glass and more.