As we move into January, the year is starting to get into full swing, especially here in the Region. Winter weather doesn't discourage Regioners from having fun. Check out all the fun things we found!
As always, if you have an event going on, let us know with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be sure to add it to our calendar!
The Wonderful World of Puppetry: Marionettes by Ralph Kipniss - Jan 26-28
Michigan City artist and visionary Ralph Kipniss has inspired countless of viewers young and old with his delightful marionettes. In this exhibition, viewers can admire his inventiveness and technical skill. This exhibit is being held in Gallery 1212 and is free and open to the public.
R-Gang at Blue Chip Casino – Jan 26
R-Gang is considered one of the best R&B dance bands in the Chicago area. Specializing in R&B, funk & soul from the Motown era into the 21st Century, R-Gang is comprised of the most highly respected members of Chicagoland's musical community, with backgrounds as diverse as the band members.
La Porte Winterfest 2018: Ice Sculpture Demonstrations – Jan 26
The City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department released WinterFest 2018 schedule of events which will be held throughout the City of La Porte and La Porte County the weekend of January 26-28. Event statuses will be posted on the City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department’s website www.cityoflaporte.com and Facebook page.
Salute to the 60s at Horseshoe Hammond – Jan 27
MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER TO ATTEND ALL SHOWS AT THE VENUE Make sure to select our VIP Suite Package for inclusive food, drinks, private seating and restrooms. FREE TRANSPORTATION FROM DOWNTOWN CHICAGO FOR ALL SHOWS! The venue reserves the right to implement security procedures designed to protect the experience for all of our customers.
Rittenhouse Village of Portage Vera Bradley Bingo – Jan 27
Join us at Rittenhouse Village At Portage for our Charity Event: Vera Bradley Bingo! Bingo players will win Vera Bradley purses and bags. Tickets must be purchased FIRST to guarantee seating. All proceeds will be donated to local senior centers.
Metropolitan Opera Fathom Event: Puccini Tosca at Portage IMAX – Jan 27
Fathom Events and The Met: Live in HD present a broadcast of Puccini’s Tosca, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, January 27. Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Sonya Yoncheva will make her role debut as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.
Daddy Daughter Date Nite at the Valpo YMCA – Jan 27
The Valparaiso Family YMCA is gearing up for the Annual Daddy Daughter Date Night on Saturday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the YMCA. This popular event for young ladies, and fathers, or a guardian in their life, to bond together and make memories that last a lifetime! This great opportunity allows dads to treat their little valentine to a special attire night of dancing and fun. Dinner together, dancing and a gift bag are all part of magical evening.
Sparkle in the New Year with a New Song at Footlight! – Jan 27
Fridays at Footlight is back. The group’s open-mic night will again be on the 4th Friday of each month, starting with Friday, January 27th at 7:00 PM. Admission is free to the public with a $2.00 fee for any entertainers for the evening. The theme for this month is “Sparkle the New Year in with a New Song”.
Strongest Coffee in the World – Jan 28
The Crazy Legs Race Series is proud to present the I Love Coffee 5k on Sunday, January 28th starting at 9:00 am. Get your 2018 off right by running through the streets of the Town of Porter, Indiana. On race day inside the Hawthorne Park Community Center will be race day sign ups, packet pick up, post race food and award ceremony.
Valparaiso University Women’s Basketball vs Indiana State - Jan 28
Come see the Lady Crusaders this weekend as they take on Indiana State! TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE, INDIVIDUAL: $10.00