Category: Regional Events

Who’s Coming to Town in 2014?

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, …

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Artsy Winter

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 …

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NWIgives Day will be Feb. 12

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 …

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Fundraiser to Benefit Heart Disease Research

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 …

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Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry Ready for NWIgives Day

The Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry is one of the hundreds of non-profits participating in the inaugural NWIgives event, scheduled for Feb. 12. Organized and presented by Legacy Foundation and Lake Area United Way, NWIgives is an innovative, one-day online fundraising event that encourages individuals to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite charities across Lake, Porter and La Porte counties.

“The …

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National Green Home Construction Show

MERRILLVILLE — Saving money and resources has been a main focus in the last few years when it comes to home maintenance and construction. The newly released season of Built to Last® – The Green Home will give viewers insight into the new building practices that are helping homeowners save money while keeping natural resources in mind. The 13-episode series was shot almost entirely around …

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17th Annual Grand Chefs Gala is Jan. 31

CHICAGO — The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host the 17th Annual Grand Chefs Gala on Friday, January 31 at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Drive. In an exciting, Oscars-style presentation, the Gala will recognize the city’s culinary elite with the Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence. This year’s event will include a special tribute to Jean Banchet and his monumental contributions to the …

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What to Do and See

Mid-Century Modern, holiday pops and the beloved leg lamp.

by John Cain

South Shore Arts is traveling back in time to a more glamorous age with Mid-Century Modern: Style in the Age of Mad Men. The term “Mad Men,” while associated today with the AMC cable television drama, was actually a slang expression coined in the 1950s by advertising executives working on Madison Avenue to …

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Arts Around the Region

Circus, symphony, Charlie Brown and CSNY tunes among the local arts offerings.

by John Cain

The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra will launch its 2013-14 Concert Season at the Star Plaza Theatre on Friday, September 20, with a Gala Pops Concert featuring Cirque de la Symphonie, a troop of accomplished circus artists (aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers and balancers) in professionally choreographed performances set to …

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Boat race adds $1 million to LaPorte economy

LAPORTE – The LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that the recent running of the Maple City Grand Prix boat race on Stone Lake in LaPorte brought in more than $1 million to the local economy.

A study by Certec Inc. of Versailles, Ky., showed that 15,000 people attended the race, with 76 percent from LaPorte and the surrounding area. The remainder of …

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