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Updated: May 22, 2019 @ 11:56 am
Haven't a clue what to do with yourself this week? We've got 12 suggestions here.
George Benson: Walking to New Orleans Tour
MAY 17, 8 p.m., Horseshoe Casino Hammond, 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond. 866.711.7463. caesars.com/horseshoe-hammond. The 10-time Grammy Award-winning versatile R&B jazz guitarist and vocalist will bring his soulful, jazz-driven sounds to The Venue stage.
Fine Arts Weekend
MAY 17-19, Bishop Noll Institute, 1519 Hoffman St. Hammond. 219-932-9058. Bishop Noll's theater and music programs will be highlighted during various events. At 7 p.m. May 17, the BNI Jazz Band, Mariachi Band and BNI Rock Band will play in the school's cafeteria. An art gallery starring student works will also be on display all weekend in the cafeteria. From 2 to 4 p.m. May 18, a talent show will be featured in the school's auditorium. One-act plays and musical performances will be in the spotlight. A concert will take place at 6 p.m. May 19 featuring music from Broadway shows. Prior to the concert, enjoy a spaghetti dinner from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Cost for the all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner fundraiser is $8. Side dishes, desserts and beverages will also be featured. Free admission to all performances and the art gallery.
Indiana Dunes Birding Festival
MAY 16-19, Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. 25 E., Chesterton. indunesbirdingfestival.com. Hosted by the Indiana Audubon Society, this annual event showcases the abundance of migratory birds in the Indiana Dunes.
Spring Out to Sunset Festival
MAY 18, noon-4 p.m., Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso. 219.465.3586. portercountyparks.org. Families can celebrate spring with family friendly activities, kids crafts, farm animal visits, bounce houses, a kite flying demo, food vendors, a BBQ competition and more.
MAY 18-19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grand Kankakee Marsh County Park, 21690 Range Line Road, Hebron. 219.769.7275. lakecountyparks.com. At this family-friendly, educational event, visitors can peek into the lives of those who lived and traded along Midwestern waterways more than 250 years ago. The event will include interactive activities for kids, storytelling, a tomahawk throw, a fashion show, food and more.
Rustic Peddler Market
MAY 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St., Schererville. 219.616.9190. facebook.com/rusticpeddlermarket. Artisans and crafters will offer one of a kind, handmade, repurposed, and refinished items at this market, featuring cocktails and snacks. Silent auction proceeds benefit ABRA Inc. Rescue Angels.
Cultural Jet Lag Exhibit
MAY 18-JUNE 30, Paul Henry’s Art Gallery, 416 Sibley St., Hammond. 219.678.5015. This exhibit will feature the works of artists Jim Siergey and John Anthony Giemzik III. When Siergey and Roberts met, they found they had a penchant for meshing what was considered high culture with low culture and “Cultural Jet Lag” was born, first appearing in a Chicago weekly newspaper in 1990.
Carmella Saraceno: Evidence of Time Spent
THROUGH MAY 26, noon-6 p.m. Thursdays, noon-9 p.m. Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake St., Gary. 219.938.6278. millerbeacharts.org. Artist Carmella Saraceno deliberately selects discarded objects then assembles them into free-standing sculptures and installations constructed from plywood. The selection and repurpose of objects becomes an exploration of the connection between the past, present and future.
Nature vs Everything
Through JUNE 8, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St., Michigan City. 219.874.4900. lubeznikcenter.org. Closely investigating the building, blooming and burning of the natural and man-made world, this exhibit features the works of nine artists exploring humanity's relationship with nature. Each encounter with the art asks viewers to reflect on their interaction with the natural world while questioning their scale, significance and impact.
Dames at Sea
THROUGH JUNE 2, Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. 219.836.3255. theatreatthecenter.com. A loving parody of early Hollywood movie musicals, this playful romp is filled with song, dance and lots of laughs. Ruby arrives in New York City with just a pair of tap shoes in her suitcase and a prayer in her heart and falls in love with a sailor who helps her land a job in the chorus and get her chance in the spotlight.
Walk for the DAV
MAY 18, 9-11 a.m., Wicker Memorial Park, 8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland. dav17in.com/dav-walk. This walk will benefit local disabled veterans. Additional activities include an Indiana Patriot Guard flag display and fallen heroes remembrance, WWII & Korean War military vehicles, Veterans Museum artifacts, veteran support agencies, lunch and more.
MAY 17-19, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave., Hammond. 219.937.8780. towletheater.org. The riveting story of Lee Harvey Oswald and his complex relationship with his overbearing mother Marguerite, this play follows Marguerite's reckless attempts to reunite her family, from Lee's return to the U.S. from Russia, through the assassination of Kennedy, to her son's own murder and her defense of his innocence in the months that follow.
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