This weekend in the Region is all about taste! Whether you're looking for music, art, or food, Northwest Indiana has a full buffet of options to offer you this weekend. You’ve got plays, special menus, art exhibits, and even an esports conference happening right in your backyard this weekend. Get out there and take advantage of the diversity of fun in the Region!
Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana and be sure to add some to your calendar!
Get your head in the game Lake Central’s production of “High School Musical”
The Lake Central Theatre Company has a weekend full of music planned for you as it performs Disney’s “High School Musical” beginning Thursday night and continuing through the weekend! See this classic musical led by the talent of Lake Central High School. Tickets are available at the door, and the shows start at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with an additional 1 p.m. showing on Saturday. Learn more here.
Learn a thing or two with IU Northwest during “Everybody”
Indiana University Northwest is presenting “Everybody,” a modern take on the morality play “The Somonyng of Everyman.” The modernization, written by Brendan Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Mark Baer, follows a cast chosen by lottery each showing as they try to discover the meaning of life. Learn more here.
Taste all the South Shore has to offer during Savor the South Shore
South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority wants to show you the culinary diversity available to Region residents with specially priced three-course meals available at restaurants throughout Northwest Indiana. Some participating eateries include Aftermath Cidery & Winery, Patrick's Grille, and Ricochet Tacos. Simply sit down and ask to see their Savor the South Shore menu from now until March 12. Learn more here.
Follow the money at Memorial Opera House’s “Lucky Stiff”
If you had $6 million in diamonds, a dead uncle, and a gun-toting ex-aunt, how would you make sure you got your inheritance? English shoe salesman Harry Witherspoon will face this same dilemma this weekend during Memorial Opera House’s production of “Lucky Stiff.” With shows running all weekend at 8 p.m. for the next three weeks, there’s no reason to miss out! Learn more here.
Take in some art with Lubeznik’s new “Citizen” exhibit
“Citizen,” Lubeznik Center for the Arts’ new exhibit, opens this Friday with a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The gallery features work from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and femme creatives that explores the complex relationship between marginalized communities and the world they find themselves in. Learn more here.
Grab your controller and compete in PNW’s Midwest Esports Conference
This Saturday and Sunday, Purdue University Northwest is calling all gamers to rise up and attend the Midwest Esports Conference. The two-day event will feature competitive matches in everything from MOBAs like League of Legends, FPSes like Call of Duty and Valorant, and fighting games like Guilty Gear -Strive- and Tekken. Of course, no con would be complete without Nintendo being represented, so fans can take part in a 1v1 Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament or Mario Kart 8 tournaments on both days. Learn more here.
Check out the St. Patrick’s Day decorations in the City of Crown Point
It’s time to vote for the Best Decorated window in all of Crown Point! Every year, businesses in the City of Crown Point decorate their windows with St. Patrick’s Day decorations to compete for an honor at Crown Point’s St. Patrick’s Day parade and more. This weekend, take a stroll by your local shops to check out the scenes, and then head home and vote for your favorite! Learn more here.
Conceptualize the environment with Jon Seals at South Suburban College
South Suburban College is presenting a guest exhibit from conceptual artist Jon Seals this Thursday through mid-April. The exhibit, titled “Sand, Silt & Other Sorrows,” is a collection of mixed-media works created from bodies of water and places that have felt the impact of the changing climate. Learn more here.
View the fruits of local photographers’ labor with Art Barn
Art Barn is wrapping up its gallery of photos from the Duneland Photography Club, and this Thursday and Friday are your last opportunity to see it! 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 some luck in Blackbird Cafe’s special St. Patrick’s Day drinks
Blackbird Cafe is introducing two new drinks for the upcoming holiday, and your friends will be turning green with envy when they see you drinking it this weekend! The Shamrock Latte and the Irish Fog are here to stay through St. Paddy’s Day, so grab them before they’re gone. Learn more here.