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Beatniks Expands Offerings in 2017

“New in 2017: Music Classes! Beatniks on Conkey is offering not just any music class, either: ‘Band of Beatniks’ is the only multi-instrument music class for adults in Northwest Indiana.    Playing as a group is not only a great way to strengthen your skills and build confidence in your playing, it’s just plain fun– without the stress of recitals!  No matter what instrument you play, we have a space for you in the band. “But I don’t play an instrument,” you say. No problem! We welcome everyone who is interested in learning how to play, even if you’re just starting out. Rhythm instruments are provided during class, and we welcome all singers.    Classes are $15 per person and band members go home with their own lyric and chord sheets. Standard notation is also provided for concert, B-flat and alto instruments. More information about the class and the instructors is at http://hammondlovesmusic. blogspot.com.”    Classes run on the third Wednesday of the month starting January 18th at 7 p.m.

Tap Classes will start on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:30pm.  If you ever wanted to Shuffle off to Buffalo, this the place to learn.   Tap classes are the ridiculously low price of $45.00 for 6 weeks.  Classes are held Thursdays at 6:30pm on “The Other Side” of

Beatniks is having another Open Mic on January 20, 2017.  Marc and Krystal Quaglaria are hosting and the cost to come and listen is $5.00, performers get in free.  So for an evening of wonderful and eclectic entertainment don’t miss it.  Registration to perform begins at 6:30pm and performances begin at 7:00pm.

Beatniks on Conkey proudly announce the auditions for “A Benefit Performance of the Vagina Monologues”  by Eve Ensler.  Auditions will be held at Beatniks on January 8, 2017 at 4 to 6pm.  Cold readings from the script, all are welcome.  “A Benefit Performance of the Vagina Monologues”  by Eve Ensler will show Friday and Saturday, February 24, 25, at 8pm and Sunday February 26 at 2pm, without intermission.  The cost of admission is $25.00, refreshments will be available before the show.  There will be an auction immediately after the show.  Proceeds from the show and auction go to the Haven House, a domestic abuse shelter, located in Hammond, Indiana.  A portion of the ticket sales also goes to the VDay Foundation, a women’s advocacy group, founded by Eve Ensler.   Beatniks is located at 420 Conkey Street in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood of Hammond, Indiana. For reservations call 219-852-0848 or go to Beatniksonconkey.com. Like them on Facebook.

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Sue Baxter