This weekend is all about reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future in the Region! With musical performances in honor of people who changed the soundscape, reflections on the beauty of the world around us, and education opportunities on keeping you kicking, there’s something for everyone this weekend.
Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana and be sure to add some to your calendar!
Celebrate the legacy of Vivian Carter with IU Northwest
Indiana University Northwest is celebrating the life of Vivian Carter with “The Signal: A Doo Wop Rhapsody” this Friday at 7 p.m. This musical will feature 21 songs from Carter’s Vee Jay Records celebrating the legacy of Carter as the first black woman to own a record label. Learn more here.
Protect your health with Franciscan Health’s Be Well Expo
Join Franciscan Health this Saturday at the Be Well Expo to meet one-on-one with fitness and healthcare professionals, receive free health screenings, and learn valuable healthcare information. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is entirely free to attend. Learn more here.
Kickstart your heart with Community Healthcare System’s National Wear Red Day presentations
Community Healthcare System (CHS) is helping you learn more about your heart during National Wear Red Day this Friday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., CHS will have presentations and engaging activities tailored towards women’s heart health to help you protect your future. Learn more here.
View the fruits of local photographers’ labor with Art Barn
Art Barn has curated a gallery of photos from the Duneland Photography Club, and now you can see it this weekend! The gallery features images inspired by the style of street photographer Vivian Maier, so expect strong emphasis on people and architecture. Learn more here.
Find beauty in the streets of Chicago with Michele Stutts and IU Northwest
Chicago-based artist Michele Stutts and Indiana University Northwest are giving locals in the Region a chance to reflect on the everyday beauty of their lives with a gallery of art pieces created from found objects. The forgotten remnants of human civilization are recycled here to make statements on sociopolitical ethics, beauty, and mental health. 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.
Remember Buddy Holly with the City of Hobart
Kenny James and Rave On are putting on a special musical performance to remember the day that music died this Friday at the Hobart Art Theater. The performance will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and feature music that demonstrates how influential Buddy Holly was to the modern music scene. Learn more here.
Take a full moon hike at Indiana Dunes State Park
The moon will be shining on Indiana Dunes State Park this Saturday, and you’re invited to hike the trails from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to get a view! On top of the spectacular sights, enjoy stories about our moon and out-of-this-world treats courtesy of the Friends of the Indiana Dunes. Learn more here.
Celebrate Black History with the City of Hammond
The City of Hammond is hosting its annual Black History Celebration this Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. This year, the city will be honoring the Divine Nine African American Fraternities as part of the celebration. 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.