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Byway Brewing is Indiana Brewery of the Year

– After a weekend full of tasting, deliberation, and more tasting, Byway Brewing Company swept the professional division at the 18th Indiana Brewers’ Cup Competition by picking up the title of Grand Champion Brewery of the Year, Indiana Brewery of the Year, and Best in Show.  Founded in 2013 by Dave Toth, Tom Duszynski, and…

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Notre Dame Shakespeare Fest at Taltree

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) is pleased to announce that their 2016 Young Company production of William Shakespeare’s Pericles will be performing at outdoor venues throughout Michiana (July 17–August 22), with the premiere performance taking place at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ during the nonprofit’s Shakespeare Festival on Sunday, July 17th! According to director Cameron…

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Whiting Symphony in the Park Concerts

Announcing the Whiting Park Festival Orchestra 2022 concert Series: July 22, 2023: Symphonic Showcase August 5, 2023 The American Songbook with Helen Welch, vocalist August 19, 2023: The Piano Goes to the Movies with Robert Auler, pianist September 3, 2023: Let Freedom Ring: Annual Labor Day Sunday Spectacular with Fireworks Details and programs coming soon!…

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Texas Tenors Coming To Whiting Indiana!

The Whiting Park Festival Orchestra  (WPFO) is proud to open the 2018 season with The Texas Tenors.will return on August 18th, 2018.  All Concerts are FREE!. Bring your own chair and picnic basket! Chair and table rental Available for $5 (chairs) and $10 (Tables). With their Emmy Award winning PBS special now airing across the…

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Sheridan Stage Summer Concert Series Announced

The Sheridan Plaza is one of Whiting’s completion for a live entertainment venue with an outdoor stage spearheaded by Mayor Stahura and the talented designers and contractors who brought the vision to life. The 2023 Summer Concert Series was Announced: FRI, JUN 9 AT 7 PM Jessi & The Fizz FRI, JUN 23 AT 7…

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Canterbury Summer Theatre’s “First Date” will tickle Your Funny Bone!

**** Recommended **** Canterbury Summer Theatre’s “First Date” is a quirky little show that’ll just reach out and grab you!  Two people meet for a blind date in real time- something that is rarely done on stage.  All of those awkward pauses and verbal slips we’ve all experienced on a blind/first date are here, and…

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Dead Writers Theater Collective’s Elegant Production of “The Importance of Being Earnest”

**** Highly Recommended **** When Dead Writers Theater Collective produce a play, even something as over-produced as “The Importance of Being Earnest”, I’ve come to expect that it will be done with incredible attention to detail, that the accents will be perfect, the costumes sumptuous, and the set unique.  This production of “The Importance of…

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“The Book of Mormon” is a Blockbuster of a Musical!

***** Highly Recommended *****  “The Book of Mormon”, which has returned to Chicago for a seven week run, was just as funny the second time around!  Chock full of bawdy, off-color, and offensive (to some) content, “The Book of Mormon” pokes fun at things people hold sacred – like most of the religions of the…

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Marriott’s Dystopian “Man of La Mancha” is Stripped-Down to the Basics

**** Recommended **** Much to my surprise, I really enjoyed Marriott’s stripped-down production of “Man of La Mancha”.  In Director Nick Bowling’s dystopian vision, Marriott’s square stage has been transformed into a holding cell (dungeon) for the Inquisition, which translates to any oppressive regime in the here and now.  The detainees (prisoners) know they’ll never…

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First Fridays on Lake Street

     Every First Friday of the month, the shops and restaurants on Lake Street (Miller Beach) stay open late & offer specials for the evening. It’s a great time to socialize and support your local Miller Beach businesses!      Big happenings on Lake Street Friday night, along with what is listed below, Lake…

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