10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, February 16 – 19

10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, February 16 – 19

Northwest Indiana is cranking up the fun this weekend with a plethora of pastimes to enjoy. From delicious food and drinks to showcases of art to celebrations of the Region on 219 Day, there’s a little bit of everything this week!

Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana and be sure to add some to your calendar!

Boogie the night away at the City of Hammond’s 219 Day celebration

If you’re a proud Region rat, the City of Hammond wants you out for a night of dancing, axe throwing, temporary tattoos, and more! On top of the fun activities plan, this free event will feature live music from Disco Circus and DJ Dalé. The fun starts this Saturday at 6 p.m. and goes through the night. Learn more here.

Find love in a cup with Blackbird Cafe’s Valentine’s Day specials

Valentine’s Day might be past, but Blackbird Cafe’s Strawberry Dream and Raspberry Macchiato aren’t! The first is a strawberry cremosa with white chocolate foam, the second a raspberry latte with white chocolate drizzle that can be made hot or iced. Learn more here.

Join the rangers at Indiana Dunes State Park for an unFROGettable learning event

Hop on over to Indiana Dunes State Park this Saturday for a ribbeting interactive and educational experience. The rangers want the Region to understand how our semi-aquatic friends manage not to croak during the cold winters of Northwest Indiana. Learn more here.

See how the things we toss can be remade with IU Northwest’s display of Edwin Shelton’s work

Edwin Shelton takes the discarded items of our everyday life and breathes new purpose into them by making them sculptures. Indiana University Northwest is displaying this feat of reinvention in a gallery named “Manifesting the Unseen.” The gallery will be open Thursday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and you certainly don’t want to miss it! Learn more here.

Adlib with NIETF at Improductions’ “The Grid”

Looking for gut-splitting laughs without having to leave the house? Improductions delivers with “The Grid,” a livestreamed improv comedy show based on your suggestions. This Saturday’s free show begins at 7 p.m. and can be watched on Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube from the comfort of your couch. Learn more here.

Get ready to rock with BONFIRE at the City of Hobart’s Art Theater

This Saturday, AC/DC tribute band BONFIRE returns to the Art alongside Black Sabbath cover band Blizzard of Ozz and the Kevin M. Buick Band! Feel your face melt as the amps are kicked to 11 for this one-of-a-kind performance of rock and metal. Learn more here.

Begin to understand the uniqueness of painting with South Shore Arts’ “Sense and Sensibility” exhibit

South Shore Arts has curated a gallery of eight artists whose work demonstrates how different a single medium can be used. The gallery is open this weekend on Thursday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come reflect on the many ways painting can be used to address life’s many meanings. Learn more here.

Come to the Don on the day of his daughter’s wedding in Griffith’s “Death of a Gangster”

Two of the biggest mob families are merging through marriage in the City of Griffith, but a peaceful end is far from likely. When someone loses power, someone will lose their life, and it’s your job to solve the murder alongside your fellow detectives. The murder-mystery starts this Friday at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are available now. Learn more here.

Enjoy some post-Valentine’s acoustic tunes with Running Vines Winery

Starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, sit down and relax at Running Vines Winery as multimedia artist and musician Joe Villani plays modern hits, classic favorites, and unique renditions of popular songs on his acoustic guitar. Couple that with a selection of fine wines and good company, and you’ve got a night to unwind from the week. Learn more here.

Figure out who committed the murder at Chicago Street Theatre

Chicago Street Theatre is producing the whodunit “The Play That Goes Wrong.” From actors who can’t remember their lines, a corpse that won’t sit still, and a leading lady slipping in and out of consciousness, the murder at the heart of this play seems like it’ll never be solved. The play opens this Friday at 8 p.m. and continues through the end of the month. Learn more here.