Wednesday, March 22, 2017



THE ROSE TATTOO
Dates: April 07 - April 22, 2017 Time: Times vary by date (CT)
Venue: Chicago Street Theatre Address: 154 W. Chicago St., Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: 219-464-1636 Admission: Prices vary by seating

An Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is rocked when a local truck driver is killed by police, leaving his wife devastated, Serafina's grieving comes to an end when she learns of her husband's infidelities and lured by the desire for a handsome drifter who has come into town.
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Saturday, March 18, 2017


32ND ANNUAL VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY JAZZ FESTIVAL
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Dates: April 03 - April 08, 2017 Time: Times vary by date (CT)
Venue: Valparaiso University Harre Union and VU Athletics-Recreation Center
Address: 1509 Union Dr., Valparaiso, IN 46383 Phone: 219-464-5007
Admission: Fees vary by date
ABOUT
The Valparaiso University Jazz Festival is a week-long event full of performances from high school to professional level musicians featuring the University's faculty and student ensembles, and other guest artists and jazz bands.

Thursday, March 16, 2017



SHIPSHEWANA ON THE ROAD COMES TO VALPARAISO
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Dates: March 18 - March 19, 2017 Time: Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)
Venue: Porter County Expo Center Address: 215 E. Division Rd., Valparaiso, IN 46383-9560
Phone: 269-979-8888 Admission: $4 admission

Shipshewana On the Road shows are two-day sales where independent vendors offer their products or merchandise for sale to the general public.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


41ST ANNUAL DUNELAND WOODCARVERS SHOW STAY IN WHIRLPOOL/FIREPLACE SUITE
Dates: April 01 - April 02, 2017 Time: Saturday 10:00  - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 . - 4:00 p.m. (CT)
Venue: Woodland Park - Oakwood Grand Hall Address: 2100 Willowcreek Rd., Portage, IN 46368
Phone: 219-662-0044 Admission: $4

Join the fun at Woodland Park for the 41st Annual Duneland Woodcarvers Show. Artists in woodcarving, gourds, and wood working from throughout the Midwest will display their pieces and be judged in 47 categories.

Friday, March 10, 2017


GARDENING WITH NATIVE PLANTS AND POLLINATORS AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE
THEN STAY AT ONE OF MIDWEST LIVING'S 30 FAVORITE B AND BS
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Date: Saturday, March 18
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Venue: Douglas Center
Address: 100 N. Lake St., Gary, IN
Phone: 219-395-1882
Admission: $35
ABOUT
Learn about native plants and pollinators specific to our dunes region and how to incorporate them into your home or school gardens. This workshop will also offer a variety of techniques and suggestions for attracting native bees and other pollinators to help your garden grow. The fee includes lunch and workshop materials.

4TH STREET THEATER: A NIGHT OF IMPROV AND
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Date: Sunday, March 19
Time: 7:00 p.m. (CT)
Venue: 4th Street Theater
Address: 125 N. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304
Phone: 219-926-7875
Admission: Call for tickets
ABOUT
4th Street Theater is proud to be partnering with Crown Point Community Theatre to bring in Makeshift Up for a special improv night. They just recently finished a special series of performances in Lake County Courthouse that blended stories of the community members with improv. For this special performances they will be showcasing their short from improv style to create theater without a script.

Thursday, March 9, 2017


SHIPSHEWANA ON THE ROAD COMES TO VALPARAISO
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Dates: March 18 - March 19, 2017 Time: Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)
Venue: Porter County Expo Center Address: 215 E. Division Rd., Valparaiso, IN 46383-9560
Phone: 269-979-8888 Admission: $4 admission

Shipshewana On the Road shows are two-day sales where independent vendors offer their products or merchandise for sale to the general public.


EARLY SPRING WILDFLOWER HIKE AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE
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Date: Sunday, March 19 Time: 1:00 p.m. (CT)
Venue: Heron Rookery Address: 1336 North County Road 600 E, Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: 219-395-1882 Admission: Free admission

Join a ranger for a two-hour guided hike to see what early spring wildflowers are blooming. The Rookery Trail runs along the Little Calumet River is one of the best locations in the region to see woodland wildflowers. The hike starts from the Heron's Rookery's east parking lot.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


RUNNING WITH THE IRISH 5K THEN RELAX AT SONGBIRD PRAIRIE INN AND SPA

Date: Saturday, March 11 Time: 8:30 a.m. (CT)
Venue: Indiana Dunes State Park Address: 1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton, IN 46304
Phone: 219-926-1952
Admission: 5K $25; 1/2 Mile Fun Run $10; There is a fee to enter the Indiana Dunes State Park

This event consists of a 5K Run, a 1/2 mile Kid's Fun Run, and a 5K non competitive Fitness Walk.



I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY
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Dates: March 10 - March 26, 2017 Time: 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Venue: 4th Street Theater Address: 125 N. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304
Phone: 219-926-7875 Admission: $18

I Never Saw Another Butterfly is also the name of a one-act play by Celeste Raspanti. It is also the name of a musical by a young man named Joseph Robinette. The play centers around Raja, one of the children who survived Terezin, and her family and friends plus classmates. She shares her story of living in the concentration camp, while retaining a world filled with butterflies and flowers with other children in the camp.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017




M.A.S.H.
DETAILS
Dates: March 10 - March 19, 2017
Time: Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Venue: The First Christian Church
Address: 1507 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: 219-309-6794
Admission: $15
ABOUT
 M.A.S.H. tells the story of a staff of Korean War field hospital use of humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

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PORTER COUNTY HOME IMPROVEMENT MARKET

Dates: March 10 - March 12, 2017
Time: Fri. Noon - 7:00 p.m.; Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Sun 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CT)
Venue: Porter County Expo Center Address: 215 E. Division Rd., Valparaiso, IN 46383-9560
Phone: 219-464-2944 Admission: Free admission
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The Home Show offers home improvement, remodeling and home purchasing ideas as well as ideas to enhance your lifestyle in many ways. This is your opportunity to meet service and product providers face-to-face. Stay at Songbird Prairie Book your Whirlpool/Fireplace suite


CHOCOLATE WALK AND RUN TO STAY AT SONGBIRD PRAIRIE INN AND SPA
Saturday, May 6 12pm to 4pm Downtown Valparaiso
TICKETS ON SALE, Monday, March 20 at noon

Join Valparaiso Events for a day of chocolate bliss! With participating retail locations, as well as several restaurants offering special sweet treats. The third annual Chocolate Walk is a chocolate lover’s paradise.
Ticket holder will be able to visit Downtown Valparaiso’s treasures destination and while you are there. You will receive a tasty chocolate sample.
This is a “walk” so take your time to stroll through downtown, the stores or stop for Lunch of dinner along the way. Be sure to take in all of what Downtown Valparaiso has to offer! Samples are donated from some of Valpo’s top candy makers, bakers and ice cream shops.

Friday, March 3, 2017

LUNCHTIME CABARET SERIES - BROADWAY MISCAST!

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Date: Wednesday, March 08
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Venue: Memorial Opera House
Address: 104 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: 219-548-9137
Admission: $13 adults; $11 seniors (59+) and students (with valid ID)

ABOUT

An afternoon featuring new and classic Broadway tunes sung by completely different characters.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

TREASURES OF THE PAST - ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLES SHOW Stay at Hidden treasure "Songbird prairie inn and spa






Dates: March 04 - March 05, 2017
Time: Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CT)
Venue: Porter County Expo Center
Address: 215 E. Division Rd., Valparaiso, IN 46383-9560
Phone: 219-462-6267
Admission: $4 admission

ABOUT

Antique and collectibles show. One free appraisal with paid admission (no weapons).

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

                     Skate and Stay is almost over Plan this weekend getaway today!
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Dates: January 01 - March 05, 2017
Time: Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 7:00p.m.; Mon. & Wed. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.; Tues. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Thur. 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.; Fri. Noon - 10:00 p.m.; Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (CT)
Venue: Urschel Pavilion & Central Park Plaza
Address: Lincolnway and Lafayette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: 219-548-4888
Admission: $5; $3 skate rental; $3 helmet rental; $2 lockers; $3 and $5/hr. skate aid

ABOUT

Grab your friends, bring the kids, snag your spouse and come out to skate at the William E. Urschel Pavilion. Open skating take place 7 days a week