It's already mid-October! The weather will start cooling and the ghouls will start ghouling as we put together some October fun for you in this week's 10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana! We're talkin' movies, trick-or-treating, beer fests galore and more! As always, if you have events to add to our calendar, send them to email@example.com.
2016 Gary International Black Film Festival
The Urban League is once again collaborating with Gary International Black Film Festival organizers to present a weekend of movingly profound films. Filmgoers will not want to miss this important cultural event that will feature film entries from the United States, the United Kingdom, Africa and Jamaica. The festival will feature 3 days of power-packed dramas, insightful documentaries, delightful shorts, quirky youth films and so much more.
Chicago Street Theatre Presents: Night of the Living Dead
They're coming to get you Barbara...." On Friday, October 14, 2016 Chicago Street Theatre will thrill audiences with a live stage version of the cult horror classic: Night of the Living Dead. Based on the original 1968 film by George Romero and John Russo, the play by Lori Allen Ohm tells the story of a group of disparate individuals trying to survive when a space mishap causes the reanimation of the dead.
Halloween Trail Walk
We at the Portage Township YMCA would like to invite you and your business to be a part of our 4th annual Trick-or-Treat Trail Walk! What is the Trick-or-Treat Trail Walk you ask? It’s an event where local businesses come together in a fun family-friendly environment to bring smiles and joy to the children of Portage by handing out candy.
2016 Highland Festival of the Trail
Highland Main Street will be hosting the 2016 Highland Festival of the Trail on Saturday, October 15th in downtown Highland. The annual festival, which celebrates the arts and fitness, is held to increase bicycle and foot traffic along Highland’s bike trail, into downtown.
Portage YMCA Brewfest
Tickets are on sale for the 3rd annual Portage Brewfest on Saturday, October 15th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM indoors at Woodland Park’s Oakwood Hall. Guests can sample over 55 craft beers and everyday wines, listen to music by Chad Clifford from the Crawpuppies and Front Porch Music, buy food from the trucks,and bid on silent auction items showcasing autographed sports memorabilia. All event proceeds benefit the Portage Township YMCA’s Annual Campaign
Friendship Botanic Gardens Okto-beer-fest
On Sunday October 16th, over 15 of the best microbreweries from across the Midwest are coming to Friendship Botanic Gardens for Okto-BEER-Fest. Sample a dazzling variety of original craft brews while rocking out to live performances from The Crawpuppies and Matt Gabriel. Also featuring wood-fired pizza from South Shore Oven Works, legendary burgers from Redamak’s, and organic cuisine from The Green Machine.
St. John Chamber of Commerce Beer & Wine Tasting
Please join the St John Chamber of Commerce as we host our first annual Super Social Sunday Fun Day Bears Tailgate Beer and Wine Tasting Party.
Valpo Parks Kid’s Closet
Saturday, October 15 is the next Kid’s Closet Sale! Over 30 sellers under one roof offering gently used infant, toddler, and children’s apparel, toys, furniture, and more. Shoppers should note that sales are cash only and are also encouraged to bring shopping bags for their purchases
Portage Tri Kappa Boutique Bingo
A big hit last year, Portage Tri Kappa's Boutique Bingo fundraiser again promises to be a delightful afternoon of fun, glam, and camaraderie this year! In addition to playing bingo, the fundraiser includes a 50/50 raffle, a variety of beautiful themed raffle baskets, door prizes, and popular area vendors will be on hand for those who love to shop.
Lubeznik Center for the Arts Sunday Supper
Enjoy a family-style farm-to-fork dinner featuring the culinary delights of Shoreline Brewery's Chef Barry, plus an entertaining and educational conversation with rockstar food supplier Greg Gunthorp, author and renowned journalist David Hoppe, and successful restauranteur, Joe Vuskovich. This is the perfect event for any foodie!