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Maple Sugar Time at Indiana Dunes

     Enjoy a sweet taste of spring at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s annual Maple Sugar Time program. Join National Park Service rangers and volunteers at the historic Chellberg Farm from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.on the weekends of March 7th and 8th, AND March 14th & 15th 2020 for this fun and educational event…

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Windy City Playhouse Production of Silly Spoof, “The Explorers Club” will keep You Laughing!

During the reign of Queen Victoria, many members of the British upper-class belonged to exclusive clubs, often devoted to specific – and frequently eccentric – goals.  Because they took themselves so seriously, it’s easy to poke fun at them.   The Windy City Playhouse production, “The Explorers Club” is a silly, rather slapstick spoof of one…

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Fox Gallery Hosting Open Mics

Come join the fun at The Fox Gallery! They will be hosting an Open Mic Jam Night twice a Month now! Every Friday of the Month will feature our Jam Night, twice as nice!! Come out and join us Fridays, at The Fox Gallery from 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.! It will be a night…

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

     Mayor Uran’s Office of Special Events is planning for the biggest event of the year on March 17, 2020 The eighth annual nighttime St. Patrick’s Day Parade will commence at dusk featuring emergency vehicles, lit entries, Band of Brothers Pipes and Drums, Lake County Pipes and Drums, Grand Marshall Mayor David D. F. Uran,…

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New Brewery Opens in Hammond, Indiana

     Byway Brewing, the region’s newest brewery and restaurant  opens  Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. The concept of Byway Brewery started in the late 90’s when Dave Toth and Tom Duszynski started brewing beer for fun. Toth and Duszynski spent the next 10 years crafting some of their favorite ales. “It was time…

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Duo Dequenza Concert at Memorial Opera House

Debra Silvert & Paul Bowman of Duo Sequenza will pay homage to the origins of the flute and classical guitar duo … Latin America!  Mark your calendars and buy your tickets early for their All Latin American Concert on Wednesday, March 16th, 2018 at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso! The night will kick off…

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First Folio’s “Jeeves at Sea” will have You Laughing!

**** Recommended **** I love the P.G. Wodehouse stories about Bertie Wooster and his man, Jeeves, which never fail to make me laugh out loud.  Since I loved First Folio’s 2010 production of “Jeeves in Bloom,” and “Jeeves Takes a Bow” in 2013, I had high expectations for “Jeeves at Sea”.  Although “Jeeves at Sea”…

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Northlight’s “Mothers & Sons” is Fraught with Angst!

**** Recommended **** Society has made a quantum leap in the 20 years since the AIDS epidemic was killing off some of our best and brightest young men.  Northlight Theatre’s production of “Mothers & Sons” examines that attitude change through the eyes of a mother who couldn’t accept her son or the reason for his…

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Paramount’s “Hairspray” is an Exuberant Romp through the Sixties

**** Recommended **** The Paramount Theatre production of “Hairspray” is an upbeat, exuberant romp of a show.  “Hairspray” isn’t afraid to bring serious issues like bullying, bigotry stereotyping and segregation to the table, handling them in a totally upbeat way.  Your toes won’t stop tapping, so hurry and get your tickets to “Hairspray”, which I…

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Mercury Theatre’s “The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes” is the Must-See Show this Winter!

***** Highly Recommended ***** I can’t think of a thing I’d change about “The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes”, and that’s something I’ve never said before.  In fact, Mercury Theatre’s delightful musical whodunit is the must-see show this winter!  Actually, I think it’s ready for Broadway, so I give it 4 BIG Spotlights. “The Man…

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