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There is a multitude of things to see and do along the South Shore! The South Shore Calendar of Events will keep you informed about the latest concerts, casino events, special exhibits, holiday celebrations and much more.

Check out the latest activities at the fabulous local parks or at the Indiana Dunes. See what fun-filled festivals are happening in Crown PointWhitingHammondValparaiso or one of the other great South Shore communities. Find out what’s taking place at your favorite attraction, which concerts are going to be rocking the region or what’s coming up on the sports scene.

Don’t miss out on the amazing events happening along the South Shore!

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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

March 13, 2015 to March 29, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Crown Point Community Theatre
  • 1125 Merrillville Road
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Times: Friday and Saturday 8pm and Sunday 3pm
  • Phone: 219-805-4255
  • Website

"The Candyman Can" in the story we all know and love: Charlie Bucket and the other Golden Ticket winners go on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory, where mishaps and pure imagination await! Based on the book by Roald Dahl and the movie adaptation starring Gene Wilder. More

Bird Banding Demonstrations

March 29, 2015

Explore the science of bird banding this morning at the Nature Center. We'll throw up the banding nets and look at everything we learn by investigating these birds up close and in the hand. We'll be banding for an hour or so. More

Jack Daniels and Woodford Reserve Dinner

March 29, 2015
  • Venue: Gino's Steakhouse
  • 600 East 81st Ave
  • Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Times: 5pm to 7pm
  • Admission: $50 in Advance or $55 day of Event
  • Phone: 219-865-3854
  • Website

Join Gino's Steakhouse in Dyer for our Jack Daniels and Woodford Reserve Dinner. This dinner will satisfy the palettes of any food or whiskey lover who wants to try something new, or who wishes to enjoy the drinks and edibles that they have come to appreciate. Dinner begins at 5pm and runs until 7pm. It's a five course meal with four different whiskeys paired appropriate... More

Lion or Lamb Walk II

March 29, 2015

Did March leave like a lion or lamb? Strap on hiking shoes and join park rangers for some of the early morning sounds. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair of ours, and meet at the Nature Center. The hike will last for an hour or so. More

Pints & Peeps! A Tour, Tasting & Painting Event

March 31, 2015

Pints, Peeps, and Painting... Who is ready to bring out their artistic side? Don't have an artistic side, but are interested in starting one, then this is the evening for you. Come join NWI Girls Pint Out at Pokro Brewing Company, Inc. We will be joined by, Candace Jorden, from "She's Crafty" who will be helping us paint some fabulous signs. Along with bringing ... More

Rambler Rebound - Harlem Ambassadors

March 31, 2015
  • Location: Kankakee Valley High School
  • 3923 W State Road 10
  • Wheatfield, Indiana 46392
  • Times: 7pm
  • Website

The fun begins at 7:00 p.m. (doors open 40 minutes before tip-off), when the internationally acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors take on the DeMotte KV Rotary Ramblers in a fun-filled, family-friendly evening of basketball showmanship featuring high-flying slam dunks, ball-handling tricks, and hilarious comedy routines. Bring the whole family to this event and experience laugh-out-lou... More

Eggs Marks the Spot! A Pirate Egg Hunt at Bellaboo's!

April 02, 2015

Ahoy kiddies! Drop anchor on Captain Bellaboo's ship and enjoy the Hunt for Egg Treasures. This one-of-a-kind eggstravaganza is a whimsical evening of hearty adventure, swashbuckling songs,and hidden treasures. Registration is required for this after-hours interactive theater experience and egg hunt, so call now! More

Girls Night Out

April 02, 2015
  • Location: Buddy and Pal's Place
  • 1206 E. Summit St.
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Times: 6pm to 10pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 219-613-8110
  • Website | Email

Come out for a night of shopping in the Cantina Room!  Buddy and Pal's will also be having raffles as well. Here is a list of some of the vendors: Younique Mary Kay Saba Ace ThirtyOne Scentsy Jamberry It Works Posh Miche The Little Bath House Wind Chimes Cupcakes Gourmet Girl  Dips And Many More!!   More

Sips and Stars

April 02, 2015
  • Location: Bargain Barn
  • 815 Calumet Avenue
  • Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Times: 5pm to 7pm
  • Website

Chicago Street Theatre has once again partnered with their friends at Bargain Barn and ValpoLife to give the community a unique Open House experience called "Sips & Stars at the Barn". Sample beers from Four Fathers Brewery along with food and wine from Sage. Explore the eclectic shopping experience of Bargain Barn and enjoy scenes from The Angels of Lemnos, Cobb ... More

Early Spring Birds

April 04, 2015

Come and meet some yearly friends who have dropped by or sprung up to say hello! We'll meet at the beach pavilion for a jaunt to the popular bird observation platform. We'll then set up for a several hour vigil. Feel free to come and go as you please. Grab your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours and join us! More

Early Spring Woodland Wander

April 04, 2015
  • Location: Nature Center
  • 1600 N 25 E
  • Chesterton, Indiana 46304
  • Times: 2pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 219-926-1952
  • Website

Join us for a special hike to explore the awakening spring forest. We'll check out the different sights and sounds of the afternoon. Meet at the Nature Center. More

Feed the Birds

April 04, 2015

Join the naturalist outside the Nature Center for the daily feeding of the birds. Get great close-up views of chickadees, cardinals and woodpeckers! Great fun for all! More

On-Going Events

Sage After Dark

Started October 24, 2014 (Every Friday)

Sage Restaurant presents "Sage After Dark": Acoustic music by local artists, fresh cocktails, and small plates Visit us at www.facebook.com/sagerestaurantchesterton. More

The Rocky Horror Picture Show in NWI!

Started November 01, 2014 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: The Art Theatre
  • 230 Main Street
  • Hobart, IN 46342
  • Times: 11:30pm to 2:30am
  • Admission: Other
  • Phone: 219-942-1670
  • Website | Email

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy horror film adapted from the popular musical stage play scripted and composed by Richard O'Brien. The film is a tribute to the science fiction and "B" horror movies of the late 1940's through the early 1970s. Still in limited release 37 years after its premiere, it has the longest-running theatrical release in fi... More

After School Play at Bellaboo's! What a Deal!

November 03, 2014 to September 07, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Come out for Bellaboo's After School Play-- a great deal for the whole family! Starting September 8th Bellaboo's will be open daily from 10-6, and is offering an excellent after school discount. Come out to play Monday-Friday from 3:30-6 and receive $2 off every admission! Discount available only on weekdays after 3:30, and cannot be combined with any other offers. More

First Friday Art Walk

Started November 07, 2014 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)
  • Location: Uptown Arts District
  • 607 Franklin Street
  • Michigan City, IN 46360
  • Times: 5pm to 8pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 507-400-2787
  • Website | Email

The First Friday Art Walk features businesses within the Uptown Arts District (11th Street to the Lake, Spring to Wabash Street) offering entertainment, specials, art exhibits, refreshments and more. More

Indoor Market at Good to Go by Lucrezia

November 08, 2014 to May 30, 2015 (Every Saturday)

They have new items coming in every week. The Cheese Chicks are mongering cheese every Saturday for Sampling Saturday! Wines are on sale, too. They can order any wines available through their Indiana Distributors. Bit of Swiss Breads are available while quantities last. Froehlich's products are arriving as well. Gift baskets, EVOO and Balsamic Gift Sets can be shipped ev... More

Open Gym at Midwest Training and Ice Center

Started November 21, 2014 (Every Friday, Saturday)

Join Midwest Training and Ice Center for open gym, ages 6 and up.   More

Open Skate at Midwest Training and Ice Center

Started November 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Midwest Training and Ice Center
  • 10600 White Oak Avenue
  • Dyer, Indiana 46311
  • Times: Monday through Friday 11am to 12:30pm, Saturday 10pm to 11pm and Sunday 2pm to 3:30pm
  • Phone: 219-558-8811
  • Website

Join Midwest Training and Ice Center for open skate.  Hours vary, see website for details. More

Jazz Night at Safe House Bar and Grill

Started December 03, 2014 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Wednesday)

The Dale Prasco Group will be jamming at Safe House the 1st Wednesday of every month! Kids are welcome on the family dining side. Modern jazz with a twist. Great live music! More

Inner Visions: Sacred Plants, Art and Spirituality

January 09, 2015 to April 05, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Inner Visions: Sacred Plants, Art and Spirituality, curated by Luis Eduardo Luna, on display from January 9 through April 5, 2015. Free and open to the public. More

Farms, Factories, Tourism and Culture: Works by Indiana Artisans

January 23, 2015 to April 04, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: South Shore Arts - Crown Point Branch
  • 123 North Main Street
  • Crown Point, Indiana
  • Times: 10am to 4pm
  • Website

This exhibit explores the diverse economies of Indiana, from traditional sectors of agriculture and industry, to tourism and creative entrepreneurial businesses.   More

Lubeznik Center for the Arts Exhibitions

February 07, 2015 to April 18, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Steamroller Printmaking Project Experience enormous relief prints on muslin created from 3x7 foot carved wooden plates and an industrial steamroller. Produced by Walnut Ink Projects with a team of print makers from Syracuse University, Lora Fosberg, and local artists in downtown Michigan City with support from CH Distillery, Michigan City Public Art Committee, Reith-Riley of... More

Steel and Bones: Sculptures by Sarah Barnhart Fields & Sharon Gilmore

February 08, 2015 to April 12, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: South Shore Arts
  • 1040 Ridge Road
  • Munster, IN 46321
  • Website

Chicago area artists Sarah Barnhart Fields and Sharon Gilmore focus on the natural environment, its processes and tools used to work the land. Their work speaks of reclaiming the discarded and transcending the boundaries of everyday objects to create dramatic sculptures. More

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