10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: September 22-24, 2017

10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: September 22-24, 2017

We're "rounding third" in September! While the weather is still nice out there, go to a concert, enjoy a farmer's market, see a show, and make sure you take advantage of some great events in Northwest Indiana!

As always, if you have an event you'd like to get the work out about, be sure to send us an email with the details at share@nwindianalife.com and we'll add it to our calendar.

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Housing Opportunities Masquerade Ball: Unmask the Face of Homelessness
Join us for an exciting Masquerade Ball and help us Unmask the Face of Homelessness. This fabulous evening will be held on September 22, 2017 in the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino. This evening is a black tie optional affair. Masquerade masks are not required but are encouraged - feel free to bring your own unique mask or wear one that will be provided at the event.

Annie at Portage High School 
Regional Performing Arts Company opens their first showing of the family favorite musical Annie on September 22 in the Portage West High School Auditorium. Set during the Great Depression, Annie tells the story of a young orphan chosen to live with the billionaire Oliver Warbucks to help promote his image. Through his connections, Warbucks searches for Annie’s birth parents which leads to zany imposters at every turn.

Steve Miller Band Friday, Hammond 
If you want to see the biggest names in music live in memorable Chicago concerts, you’ll find them at The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond Chicago. Don't miss the Steve Miller Band live at the Venue at Horseshoe Casino on Friday, Sept. 22.

Chesterton's European Market  
The European Market provides a strong tradition of quality shopping, live entertainment and a festive community experience. The artists, chefs, merchants and farmers travel from across Indiana, Michigan and Illinois to offer visitors an extraordinary collection of products and services.

Hooked on Art Festival 
Hosted by Frontline Foundations, Inc., the Hooked on Art Festival is a family-friendly event that fuses together visual and performing arts. Festival proceeds provide affordable substance abuse treatment to men and women in our community. The Youth Chalk Art Competition is a positive event that supports a good cause.” said Frontline’s Operations Director Derek Frazier. “Schools, youth organizations, and church youth groups can compete in a fun environment that reinforces the message of prevention.”

12th Annual Hammond Remote Controlled Air Show 
Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation invite you to attend an indoor remote controlled air show and static display hosted by the Midwest RC Pilots on Saturday, September 23 from 12-3p. This event is being held at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive. Come and watch or join in on the fun—this event is FREE for everyone! Concessions will be available for purchase. There will be a candy drop for kids.

Michigan City Walk to End Alzheimer's
At the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, people carry flowers representing their connection to Alzheimer’s — a disease that currently has no cure. But what if one day there was a flower for Alzheimer’s first survivor? What if there were millions of them? Help make that beautiful day happen by joining us for the world’s largest fundraiser to fight the disease.

The Browns at Portage High School  
t’s truly a family affair when The Browns hit the stage with their gospel music. The musical stylings of Shelly, Michaela, Adam, and Andrew exude excitement on the stage and offer a life-changing experience to all who hear them. The Browns deliver the powerful message of the gospel through word and song that engage audiences of all ages. The Browns have been touring across the United States since the group began its full-time ministry fifteen years ago. The heralded group began on the local and state level and has expanded and grown into a national touring group.

Thunder from Down Under
The PERFECT Girls' Night Outback! Australia's HOTTEST Export – Thunder From Down Under - hits an intimate Vegas stage every night of the week showing off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm that you won't be able to resist! Each sexy performer embodies a different female fantasy and brings it to life, turning your wildest dreams into reality. This isn't the type of show you just sit and watch - Thunder is a fully interactive experience.

2017 Sinai Forum Features Author Jason L. Riley
A senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a columnist for the “Wall Street Journal,” Riley’s program, “The State Against Blacks”, will address his thesis that government efforts to help the black underclass – efforts which began in earnest in the 1960s with the War on Poverty and various Great Society programs – have a poor track record.