The Northwest Indiana Symphony will perform Beethoven & Bernstein at 7:30 p.m. Friday.; Listen to Mozart’s only "Oboe Concerto," Beethoven’s joyous 4th Symphony and Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” at the Auditorium at Bethel Church. A pre-concert lecture will take place at 6:15 p.m. Tickets available at www.nisorchestra.org or by calling 219-836-0525.
Painting with Kids
On Saturday, White Rhino located in Dyer will host their “Painting with Kids” event. Admission is $25/per painter; families welcome. Reservations are required. Visit www.whiterhinoonline.com or call 219-864-9200 for more information or to reserve your space.
Don’t miss a special evening with Elvis at 8 p.m. April 28. Joseph Hall will be performing a number of Elvis classic hits at the Dynasty Banquet Hall in Hammond. Tickets are available for $25/person or for dinner and a show for $50/person. Learn more about Hall and the tribute at www.josephhallelvis.com or call 402-617-4477.
Enjoy a two-hour wildflower hike with a ranger at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Heron Rookery. Hike begins at 1 p.m. today and admission is free. Hikers can meet at the east parking lot at 1336 N. County Road 600 East in Michigan City. Find additional National Lakeshore events online at www.nps.gov/indu.
'Odd Squad Live!'
Bring the kids to enjoy the "Odd Squad Live!" on Tuesday at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville. The action-packed, hilarious adventure begins at 6 p.m. Order tickets online at Ticketmaster or learn more at www.starplazatheatre.com.
March Madness: Roller Derby Doubleheader
The South Shore Roller Girls are back at the Jean Shepherd Community Center from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday with a doubleheader. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are available at the door for $10/adult and $5/children ages 6-10. Proceeds benefit Housing Opportunities of Valparaiso. The Jean Shepherd Center is at 3031 Mahoney Drive in Hammond.
Speros Batistatos is the president and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority. The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.