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“New Dances” – An Exhilarating Smorgasbord of Contemporary Dance

Thodos Dance Chicago’s 16th Annual “New Dances”, an exhilarating smorgasbord of contemporary dance performed on the main stage at the Athenaeum, featured nine world premier works by nine talented young choreographers. Thodos has a long-standing tradition of encouraging company members to stretch their wings and become choreographers, launching more than 75 company members into successful…

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Prairie Magic Music Festival

The Prairie Magic Music Fest will be held on Sunday, August 14th, 2021at Sunset HIll Park in Valparaiso Indiana from 1pm – 8pm. It is a celebration of rock, bluegrass, folk and americana music set right in the heart of a beautiful County Park just minutes from the expressway. The Prairie Magic Music Fest is…

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Porter County Fair

     The Porter County Fair runs July 23rd thru Aug. 1 2020 has been Cancelled. Lots of things have changed at the fair, and we have focused these changes below. The Grandstand features top-notch entertainment every evening of the Porter County Fair. Other than first-class concerts you can experience the Fireworks, demolition derbies, tractor pulls,…

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Theatre at the Center’s “The Odd Couple” is a Blast!

**** Highly Recommended **** Theatre at the Center’s production of “The Odd Couple” is a laugh riot. Even though the jokes are old, they still work, and work well, if all the guffaws from the audience were any indication. To paraphrase TATC General Manager Richard Friedman, Norm Boucher was born to play Oscar Madison! Hurry…

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Valpo Car Show is Aug 21st

The Valparaiso Car Show and Swap Meet kicks off on Sunday, August 21st and it’s back bigger and better than ever before. And, it’s still free to show your Car! ($5 admission fee for everyone) Hosted by M & S Enterprizes, the show is open from 9 am – 2pm, with car registrations at 8am.…

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Three Old Guys and a Sexy Girl swap Jazz and Stories in “Chops”

**** Recommended **** Dashnight Productions’ “Chops” is a simple enough story.  Three old guys and a sexy girl sitting in a bar after hours listening to jazz and swapping stories.  Sounds like something out of the ‘50s, maybe, with guys from the Rat Pack; not stars like Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., but maybe Dean Martin,…

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Door Village Harvest Festival

     The Annual Door Village Harvest Festival will be held on the first weekend in September on Saturday,  (8am – 5pm), and Sunday,  (9am – 4pm)  at Scipio Township Park at 3501 W. Joliet Road, LaPorte, Indiana.  There is No Admission charge to attend the festival; however, there is a Parking Fee.  All proceeds…

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Passport to Summer: A Free Kids Program

“Passport to Summer Fun” is a new FREE program for kids from ages 1-12.  Kids accompanied by their parents can pick up their free “passport” at the Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department (located in the lower level of City Hall at 100 E Michigan Blvd #2).  There are 10 locations listed inside the passport…

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Wham Bike Ride at Wolf Lake Pavilion

 Enjoy a ride through Hammond, Whiting, Highland, and Munster’s beautiful neighborhood bike paths and city streets on Saturday, August 8th. 2020 Start and end at Hammond iconic Wolf Lake Pavilion, ride along the majestic shores of Lake Michigan, and enjoy the tranquility of both Wolf and George Lake. See firsthand, Hammond, Whiting, Munster, and Highland’s…

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Eamonn Walker stars in “Between Riverside and Crazy”

**** Recommended **** Love, loyalty and friendship are taxed to the max in Steppenwolf’s new production, “Between Riverside and Crazy”.  Don’t let the language put you off, this play is very, very good.  I’m still not sure if I loved it or hated it, which guaranteed interesting conversation on the way home.  I give “Between…

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