Dramatic developments in the wake of the Oscars in Miller Beach on Saturday; First Friday fest in Michigan City bounces to life and at the Box Factory, St. Patty’s Day arrives early.
On Saturday, Gary Shakespeare Company---the same folks who brought you a stunning rendition of King Lear at IUN’s temporary theater on Grant Street last summer---are holding auditions from 1 pm-5:30 pm at 500 S. Lake Street in Gary. If you would like to try out sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org. In a not-unrelated development acting classes are beginning at the same location on Lake St. Corya Channing, acting and theater teacher at Purdue Calumet for 13 years and her artistic partner John Lisbon Wood, an actor and playwright who has amassed an array and long list of credits---just Google---along with Vincent Banks, a talented recent grad of Wirt Emerson, are offering acting classes working with theatre games, improve, monologues and audition preparation. To learn more about acting classes send email to email@example.com.
Later on at 7 pm Saturday an Ella Fitzgerald documentary, will be shown at the Marshall J. Gardner Arts Center, across the street from Gary Shakespeare with an expert commentary by Larry Lapidus for the benefit of the Miller Beach Arts Association. Admission is $12.
She: The Female Image and Form:
An exhibition celebrating the female in art multimedia is Southern Shore Art Associations' March show. There will be an opening reception on Friday, March 7, from 5-8pm, part of First Friday festivities in Michigan City's historic Uptown Arts District and refreshments will be served.“This is the second year in March, National Women's History Month that the Southern Shore Art Association has dedicated the exhibition to the image and form of the fabulous female” says Susan Block, curator and chair of the exhibition in a press release. “Last year's show, 'Fifty Shades of Female,' showcased the artworks of regional member and guest artists, both men and women, painters, sculptors and photographers and attracted many visitors from Chicago to South Bend. The Chicago Tribune cited the exhibition as their 'pick of the week'. We look forward to the same excitement this year for “SHE.” The Southern Shore Art Association Gallery is located at 724 Franklin Street in Michigan City. Exhibition hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm (CT). "SHE" exhibit will run through Sunday March 30.
St. Pat’s Day, A Wee Bit Early: Soltré brings traditional Irish music to the Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, at 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 8. Tickets, available online at www.boxfactoryforthearts.org/calendar/#soltre or at the door, are $10 general admission; $8 students and seniors; children 12 and under admitted free. Members of the band from the Michiana area include Rick Willey, Nolan Ladewski, Sean Ellsworth-Hoffman, Adam Carter and Eric Fiechtner with special guest Katie Montoya.
Soltré plays a rich brew of Irish jigs, reels and songs with ventures into American old-time and a dash of originality.
Also in Michigan City after St. Patrick’s Parade, a party at Lighthouse Place Outlet Mall in the afternoon 601 Wabash Street, Michigan City, www.premiumoutlets.com/lighthouseplace