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Tourism officials expect a growing economic impact.
by Shari Held
2014 promises to be bigger and better as far as income and interest generated by visitors to Northwest Indiana, Chicago and Southwest Michigan. New events are making their debut to the area while old favorites are growing.
Here’s a look at some of the events scheduled to come to Northwest Indiana and the surrounding area, …Read Full Article
A diversity of entertainment, from Johnny Cash to Agatha Christie.
by John Cain
Theatre at the Center will present “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Munster, February 20 through March 30. From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, home and …Read Full Article
GRIFFITH and MERRILLVILLE — Nonprofit organizations across Lake, Porter and La Porte counties are participating in the first-ever NWIgives day of giving, scheduled for February 12, 2014. Organized and presented by Lake Area United Way and Legacy Foundation, NWIgives is an innovative online fundraising event that encourages individuals to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite participating Northwest Indiana charities in …Read Full Article
SCHERERVILLE — Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar and Community Healthcare System’s Cardiovascular Research program are teaming up this February – American Heart Month, to raise funding and awareness regarding heart disease. It’s a way to share great food and good times with the one you love by treating your sweetheart to a special night out and, at the same time, play a part in life-saving …Read Full Article
Friday, February14, 2014
6:15 pm Pre-Concert Talk
7:30 pm Concert
TOSCA in concert!
Love & Jealousy. Politics & Murder. Fiery & Passionate. Puccini’s opera tells of the tale of the singer Tosca, the painter she is in love with, and the police chiefwhowants her for himself. Everything is driven by love – of others, of country, and of power in this lightly …Read Full Article
Thursday, February 20 toSunday, February 23, 2014
Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N Southport Ave., presents The Hypocrites’ production INTO THE WOODS, directed by Geoff Button* with Musical Direction by Matt Deitchman, previewing February 6, opening Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. and running through Sunday, March 30.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and the book by James Lapine, The Hypocrites bring their heightened and playful sense of theatricality to the …Read Full Article
Comedian AZIZ ANSARI will bring his “Modern Romance” tour to the Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, Indiana, on Friday, March 7, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.Ansari co-stars opposite Amy Poehler in the Emmy nominated NBC series, “Parks and Recreation.” The series received its first Emmy nomination in 2011 for Outstanding Comedy Series. His portrayal of government employee ‘Tom Haverford,’ has earned him much critical …Read Full Article
TradeWinds Services and Lakeshore Public Media are partnering to host a bowling fundraiser at Stardust II in Merrillville on Monday, February 20 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Every team will have an opportunity to bowl with a staff member from Lakeshore Public Media or with a participant in one of the TradeWinds programs.
“This event will be our first since moving to our new location,” …Read Full Article
Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the Mel Brooks Broadway hit YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, opening Thursday, January 23 and running through March 16, 2014. The cast is led by Devin DeSantis as “Dr. Frederick Frankenstein” (Anyone Can Whistle with Patti LuPone at the Ravinia Festival, four years in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Pirates of Penzance, Boys from Syracuse and Hot Mikado at …Read Full Article