NDSF Tempest Prospero

Nick Sandys stars in Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s Whimsical, Family Friendly Production of “The Tempest”

**** Highly Recommended   Chicago favorite, Nick Sandys, stars as Prospero in a whimsical, family-friendly production of “The Tempest” at the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival.  Director West Hyler has melded music, magic, circus stunts and spectacular special effects to achieve his vision of “The Tempest”.  The professional cast which includes stars from the Chicago stage, Broadway,…

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Popcorn Festival

     Your Popcorn Festival celebration begins the Saturday after Labor Day underneath the William E. Urschel Pavilion which will be held Saturday, September 11th, 2021. The Festival features entertainment and activities for the whole family. Test your skill in the Hot wheels Race of Champions, see who will take home the title of Cutest…

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Hoof and Tail Adoption Event – August 27th

With a goal of 100 adoptions, Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) will head to the farm on Aug. 27 for the second annual  Hoof and Tail Adoption Event. The mega adoption event will feature animals with hooves and paws available for adoption from noon to 4 p.m. at Happy Note Farm, 10623 Cline Ave., Crown…

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Theatre at The Center

     Theatre at the Center provides professional, live stage plays and musicals, combining Broadway-quality productions within an intimate playing space.         In an effort to bring in new patrons of all ages, they offer an exceptionally entertaining Special Events series which presents concerts, comedy acts, behind the scenes events and children’s productions – making…

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Indiana Dunes National park Symphony concert

National Park Service 100th Anniversary Concert

In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Dunes Learning Center are bringing the Northwest Indiana Symphony to West Beach on Saturday, August 27, at 7:30 p.m. for a free concert with the magnificent dunes as the backdrop. Enjoy the 40 piece symphony orchestra under the direction of…

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Buckley Homestead Fall Festival

The Buckley Homestead Fall Festival Celebrates Old Time Traditions – with family fun, great food, wonderful entertainment and traditional arts and crafts!  Along the trail to the pioneer cabin reenactors portray military, civilians and artisans of various time periods.  Wood crafters, china painter, spinners, quilters, weavers, and others will demonstrate their skills and may even…

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Bring Your Lawn Chairs and enjoy “Tall Girl and the Lightning Parade”

*** Recommended *** If you’re going to see Walkabout Theater Company’s “Tall Girl and the Lightning Parade”, you’ll want to bring a blanket or a lawn chair and some bug spray.  The family friendly production, described as an interactive, outdoor parade and performance spectacle, is a part of Chicago Park District’s “Night Out in the…

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Max McLean fascinates in “C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert”

**** Recommended **** C.S. Lewis was a fascinating man – according to his biography, an author, an essayist, a poet, literary critic, academic, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist.  His intellectual journey from youthful atheist to Catholic convert is the subject of “C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert”, a one-man show starring Max McLean, running…

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What a Treat! Steppenwolf’s new Front Bar and “Byhalia, Mississippi”

**** Recommended **** As part of their Visiting Company initiative, Steppenwolf invited the New Colony & Definition Theatre Company to remount their winter hit, “Byhalia, Mississippi” in Steppenwolf’s new 1700 Theatre.  The entire cast has returned to “Byhalia, Mississippi”, a quirky little play with an unexpected twist.  I give it 3 ½ Spotlights. “Byhalia, Mississippi”…

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Lake County Fair 2016

Fri. August 5TH – Petting zoo,  Robinson’s Racing &Paddling Porkers, ARENA: Sheep Show, Woodworkers Demonstrations, Kidbucks game Show. MUSIC: by Rusty Nail Crossing (Bluegrass/ Gospel)  AND Under The Lights 5-County GRANDSTAND: Truck and Tractor Pull Tractor Classes: Farm/Field 10,000 lb. & underFarm/Field 13,000 lb. & UnderSuper Farm/FieldTruck Classes: Gas Diesel Run; What You Brung 7:00 P.M.…

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