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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: February 17 - 19, 2017


This weekend's 10 Fun Things is all about food and entertainment. For entertainment, we have theatre, concerts, and even a film festival. For food and drink we have a great wild game feast, a chili cook-off, and a brewfest!  If you missed valentine's Day with your sweetheart, use our list to plan out a great day together -- You can see all of the events happening on the Northwest Indiana Event Calendar and if you have something going on make sure we know about it with an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

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Producers at Memorial Opera House
Memorial Opera House is launching thier first production of 2017 with The Producers. The play is based on the 1968 Film, and winner of 12 Tony awards, which is about a scheming producer and his mousy accountant who aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in this laugh-outloud spectacle.

6th Annual Gary Film Festival
The Gary International Black Film Festival is Gary’s hometown cultural event that supports community building by bringing audiences and artists together through film. Now in its 6th year, this annual, event presents film from independent filmmakers, panel discussions, screenings for middle and high school youth and in-depth chats with filmmakers, industry professionals and local community leaders

13th Annual Karstens’ Club Challenge Chili Cook Off
Join in on the fun, vote for your favorite chili to place the top three clubs in the finals, and find out which club wins the Karstens’ Chili-Head Traveling Trophy. Participating clubs include: DAV #023, Elks Lodge #432, Michigan City Exchange Club, Michigan City Fish & Game Club, Moose Lodge #980 Family Center, American Legion Post 37, Guardian Riders, V.F.W. and the St. Joe Club.

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
Relive the legendary career of Frank Sinatra as four actors share more than 50 of his beloved hits. “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Chicago,” “New York, New York,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and “That’s Life” are just some of the tunes showcased in this musical tribute to the iconic success story of Ol’ Blue Eyes.

Shelf Ice Brewfest 2017
Dress warm and come out to Michigan City's Uptown Arts District for the Shelf Ice Brewfest. Featuring beers from some of the best breweries from around the region. 

Lights Up Sound Down February – Lego Batman
Lights Up Sound Down is a special movie showing for kids with sensory issues/special needs, with the lights up higher than normal and the sound turned down to medium. This creates an amazing opportunity for families to be able to visit a movie theater, especially if their child is intimidated by loud noises or bright lights. After the movie, join us for lunch, crafts, and activities for all ages!

3rd Annual CAYA Bowl-a-Thon
Family Advocates will host its 3rd Annual CAYA Bowl-a-Thon on February 18, 2017 at City Lanes in Michigan City. Come out and support a great cause. 

Hammond Celebrates 2nd Annual 219 Day - Back in Rat
Mayor Tom McDermott, Jr. brings 219 Day “Back in Rat” to the Hammond Civic Center on Saturday from 6:00 pm until midnight with the holiday that is all about ‘da Region. The event boasts free admission with craft beer, food vendors and entertainment exclusively from the 219.

Valparaiso Elks #500 27th Annual Wild Game Feast
An epic film music concert featuring the music of John Williams in honor of his 85th birthday will be presented by the Chamber Concert Band of Valparaiso University and the Valparaiso University High School Wind Symphony on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Chapel of the Resurrection on the campus of Valparaiso University at 7:30pm.

Portage Township YMCA: Give Me a 'Y-M-C-A'
In this beginner level class, girls ages 4-10 will learn basic Cheerleading techniques, make new friends and most importantly HAVE FUN in a team setting. The girls will practice one evening per week and cheer at the youth basketball games on Saturday mornings.

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