10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Prom Night, Unrealistic Exhibit, and One Night Jam

By: Karin Woodside Last Updated: June 6, 2013

Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do! This weekend a prom night, graduation, art exhibit, fitness in the park, get outdoors day, fundraising nail trim, faces of Lincoln, one night jam, Shakespeare in the park, art show, and more are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!

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On Friday June 7th, fans will have the opportunity to re-live their prom night with the RailCats! Enter through the gates of U. S. Steel Yard under an arch of balloons. Take a pretty picture with you and your date and enjoy a slow dance under the stars. "Prom Night" at the ballpark will allow every fan to re-live their prom experience. Any fan dressed in prom attire will receive a $2 discount on their tickets.

VHS Class of 2013 Graduation
The students in the Video Production Class at the Porter County Career Center are producing video of the 2013 VHS Commencement on the Viking Field's video board, streaming the video LIVE on ValpoLife, and selling DVD copies for $25.

An Exhibition About Anything and Everything Unrealistic
The Southern Shore Art Association is presenting an exhibition about anything and everything that alters reality in any way. We are challenging member and guest artists to loosen up, let go, break the rules. Work in all media will be shown and could be abstract, expressionist, surrealistic, cubistic or reality presented in other, unexpected ways.

First Fit Friday Highlights Youth Fit
This Friday, June 7, Central Park will begin hosting “Porter Regional Hospital Fit Fridays.” Fit Fridays are interactive lunchtime events that will showcase different types of fitness options. This first Fit Friday features Youth Fit by trained instructors from Integrated Movement and is geared for kids age 6 and up. Some of the Youth Fit activities include obstacle course races, balance training, and team relay races.

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On Saturday, June 8th, locations around the country will celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with opportunities for families to enjoy active outdoor fun and explore their public lands. Dunes Learning Center's education staff will lead themed hikes throughout the day, including one to the Little Calumet River. Northwest Indiana Paddling Association members will introduce kids to kayaking and demonstrate skills and safety. Live music, food and even a weather balloon launch are planned.

Paws for a Cause
It's time again for Vale Park Animal Hospital's fundraising pet nail trims! The money raised from the nail trims benefits the Valparaiso Police K-9 Unit! The cost is $7 for a trim or $10 for dremmel. No appointment is necessary!

The Faces of Lincoln Coming to Portage
The Indiana Historical Society’s traveling exhibition The Faces of Lincoln, as seen in 2004 and 2005 aboard the Indiana History Train, will open June 8 and 9th at the Alton Goin Museum. The Faces of Lincoln explores the image of Abraham Lincoln in three distinct sections: “Developing the Image,” “Creating the Image” and “Idealizing the Image.”

Anthony Gomes Bringing Acoustic Blues to One Night Jam
Chicago Street Theatre's acclaimed "One Night Jam" concert series is bringing one of the hottest blues artists in the country, Anthony Gomes, to their intimate stage for a rare solo acoustic blues jam on Sunday, June 9 at 7 p.m. Gomes, a native of Canada now residing near St. Louis, is one of the most popular artists in the contemporary blues world.

Shakespeare Returns to IFG
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be performed on June 9th at 2:30pm The rollicking tale of forest creatures who control and manipulate several young lovers is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays. Performing this adaptation of the play will be the entertaining and magical Metamorphosis Traveling Theater Company.

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The GFWC Chesterton Woman's Club 62nd annual Art Show will open Sunday, June 9, and continue through June 24 at the Chesterton Art Center. Wendy Marciniak, this year's cover artist for the CWC Art Show program, is a lifelong Chesterton resident.

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