• Entertainment This Week

    Now Playing in Indiana:  

    April 24th, 6:00 pm, Vaping & Smoking Dangers for Teens, A Safety Presentation by the Munster Police Department & Choice Community Council; presented by Tobacco Free Lake County & Franciscan Health.  Munster Town Hall, 1005 Ridge Road, Munster. FYI (219) 836-8839 or jghrist@munster.org

    April 24th, 6:00 - 7:30 or 8:00 - 9:30 pm, Valparaiso Creative Council, Sip + Social Speakeasy, Lower Lincoln, 212 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso.  Black Tie / 1920s theme.  21 & over.  $75.  FYI https://www.valparaisoevents.com/event/vccsipsocialspeakeasy

    April 25th, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, Women’s Wellness Retreat, host Cynthia Smith,  Dunes Learning Center, 700 Howe Road, Chesterton.  $75 per person, with snacks and lunch provided.  FYI (219) 395-9555 or www.DunesLearningCenter.org/events.

    April 26th, Doors open at 7:00 pm, Chelsea Handler: Little Big Bitch Tour, Hard Rock Live, Hard Rock Casino, 5400 West 29th Ave. (I 80-94@Burr), Gary. All reserved seating. 21 and older.  Tickets start at $49.50.  FYI www.ticketmaster.com.

    April 26th, 8:00 - 10:30 pm, Motor City - The Motown Revue, Ameristar Casino East Chicago, 777 Ameristar Blvd., East Chicago, IN.  $25.  FYI www.universe.com/events/motor-city-the-motown-revue-at-ameristar-east-ch...

    April 26th, 8:00 pm ET, TUSK - The World's #1 Fleetwood Mac Tribute, The Lerner Theatre, 410 S. Main, Elkhart, IN.  Tickets start at $39.  FYI www.ticketmaster.com.  

    April 26th, 8:00 pm, Laura Rain & the Caesars, Council Oak Bar Stage, Hard Rock Casino, 5400 West 29th Ave. (I 80-94@Burr), Gary.  21 and older.  Free.  FYI (219) 228-2383 or https://www.hardrockcasinonorthernindiana.com/

    April 26th, 9:00 pm, Nerdvana, Hard Rock Cafe Stage, Hard Rock Casino, 5400 West 29th Ave. (I 80-94@Burr), Gary.  21 and older.  Free.  FYI (219) 228-2383 or https://www.hardrockcasinonorthernindiana.com/

    April 27th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Live Weaving Demos: Roz Potter, Fiber Art ’24: Duneland Weavers’ Guild Exhibition, Upper Gallery, Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. 4th, Chesterton.  Free.  FYI  dunelandweaversguild.org or  www.chestertonart.org

    April 27th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ET, Free Guided Hike: Asherwood Nature Preserve, Wabash County.  By Indiana Department of Natural Resources.  FYI https://events.in.gov/event/guided_hike_asherwood_nature_preserve_wabash_county

    April 27th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, DEA / ISP Drug Take Back Day, Indiana State Police Lowell Post, 1550 E. 181st Ave. just west of the I-65/S.R. 2 interchange.  FYI https://www.dea.gov/takebackday#collection-locator

    **** April 27th, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Storytime Adventures: Elephant & Piggie “Are You Ready to Play Outside?” Mascot Hall of Fame, 1851 Front Street, Whiting.  $10.  FYI https://mascothalloffame.com/event/storytime-adventures-elephant-piggie-are-you-ready-to-play-outside/

    April 27th, 5:30 pm, Chesterton Art Center's Annual Fundraising Gala, Art After Dark, Sand Creek Country Club, 1001 Sand Creek Drive, Chesterton.  $125.  FYI (219) 926-4711 or https://www.chestertonart.org/art-after-dark-gala 

    April 27th, 6:00 pm, Totally 80's Prom Party with The 1985!  Villa Cesare, 900 Eagle Ridge Drive, Schererville.  21 & older.  $20 plus tax & fees.  FYI (219)  322-3011 or www.seetickets.us/event/Totally-80s-Prom-Party-at-Villa-Cesare-w-The-198...

    April 27th, 6:00 - 11:00 pm, Bishop Noll Institute's annual fundraiser, The Big Event!  Fieldhouse, Bishop Noll, 1519 Hoffman Street, Hammond.  Purchase Tickets & Make Donations:  https://bnibigevent.givesmart.com/.

    April 27th, 7:00 pm, Trace Adkins, Hard Rock Live, Hard Rock Casino, 5400 West 29th Ave. (I 80-94@Burr), Gary. All reserved seating. 21 and older.  Tickets start at $59.50.  FYI www.ticketmaster.com.

    April 27th, 7:30 pm, Gone 2 Paradise: A Jimmy Buffet Experience, Theatre at the Center, Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  $40 show only; additional $32 pre-show dinner.  FYI (219) 836-3255 or https://www.theatreatthecenter.com/on-stage/2024/gone-2-paradise

    April 27th, 8:00 pm, DJ Dave C, Council Oak Bar Stage, Hard Rock Casino, 5400 West 29th Ave. (I 80-94@Burr), Gary.  21 and older.  Free.  FYI (219) 228-2383 or https://www.hardrockcasinonorthernindiana.com/

    April 27th, 9:00 pm, System of Dying Angels, Hard Rock Cafe Stage, Hard Rock Casino, 5400 West 29th Ave. (I 80-94@Burr), Gary.  21 and older.  Free.  FYI (219) 228-2383 or https://www.hardrockcasinonorthernindiana.com/

    April 27th, 10:30 pm, Freak on a Leash, Hard Rock Cafe Stage, Hard Rock Casino, 5400 West 29th Ave. (I 80-94@Burr), Gary.  21 and older.  Free.  FYI (219) 228-2383 or https://www.hardrockcasinonorthernindiana.com/

    Ongoing Exhibits/Events

    Through April 27th, National Volunteer Week.  FYI https://www.pointsoflight.org/national-volunteer-week/

    Through April 29th, Expressive Minds, CAC Youth Art Exhibition, Lower Gallery, Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. 4th, Chesterton.  Free.  FYI  www.chestertonart.org

    Through April 29th, Fiber Art ’24: Duneland Weavers’ Guild Exhibition, Upper Gallery, Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. 4th, Chesterton.  Free.  FYI  dunelandweaversguild.org or  www.chestertonart.org

    Through May 12th, 50th Annual Tri-County Junior/Senior High School Exhibition, South Shore Arts, Main Gallery, Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  Free.  FYI www.southshoreartsonline.org.  

    Through May 23rd, 30th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Art Barn School of Art, 695 N. 400 E, Valparaiso.  FYI artbarnschool.org

    Through October 6th, Field Museum in collaboration with the Calumet Heritage Partnership and presented by the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, Calumet Voices, National Stories series, Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive (I 80-94 & Kennedy), Hammond.  FYI southshorecva.com/calumet-voices/ 

    Art on the Mart

    Through June 4th, Art on the Mart, presented in collaboration with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).  Nora Turato's THIS IS A TEST OF SEVERANCE. can you let go?  Free.  Best experienced from the jetty section of the Chicago Riverwalk on Wacker Drive between Wells Street and Franklin Street, where accompanying audio can also be heard. FYI www.artonthemart.com

    Now Playing in Illinois        

    April 24th, 7:30 pm, Béla Fleck, Center Theatre at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie.  Tickets start at $46.  FYI https://www.ticketmaster.com/bela-fleck-skokie-illinois-04-24-2024/event

    April 24th, 7:00 pm, McElroys: My Brother, My Brother and Me, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine, Chicago.  FYI www.axs.com

    April 24th & 25th, 8:00 pm, Nicki Minaj presents: Pink Friday 2 World Tour, United Center, 1901 W. Madison, Chicago.  Tickets start at $75.  FYI www.ticketmaster.com 

    April 25th, 7:00 pm, McElroys: The Adventure Zone, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine, Chicago.  FYI www.axs.com

    April 25th, 7:30 pm, Jam Presents Ladies and Tangents, Park West 322 W. Armitage, Chicago.  FYI www.axs.com.  

    **** April 26th, 9:45 & 11:30 am, TheaterWorksUSA: “Charlotte’s Web”, McAninch Arts Center’s Belushi Performance Hall, College of Dupage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.  $10.  Tickets on sale July 27th.  FYI  (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org.

    April 26th, 6:00 pm, Stabbing Westward, House of Blues Chicago, 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago.  Tickets start at $50.  FYI https://concerts.livenation.com/stabbing-westward-chicago-illinois-04-26-2024/event/

    April 26th, 7:00 & 11:00 pm, SOLD OUT, Mike Birbiglia: Please Stop the Ride, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State Street, Chicago.  Tickets start at $49.  FYI www.ticketmaster.com.

    April 26th, 7:30 pm, Jam presents Augustana: Something Beautiful Tour | Valley Boy, Park West, 322 W. Armitage, Chicago.  www.axs.com

    April 26th, 8:00 pm, Live Nation Presents Madison Beer: Spinnin Tour | Charlotte Lawrence, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine, Chicago.  FYI www.axs.com

    April 26th & 27th, 8:00 pm, The Jewish Comedy Project Presents: JEWISH COMEDY NIGHT!  Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series, Steppenwolf's 1700 Theater, 1700 N. Halsted, Chicago.   $20.  FYI (312) 335-1650 or steppenwolf.org/lookout

    April 27th, 5:00 pm, Concert Premiere, The Weight of Light, a Vanguard Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Epiphany Center for the Arts, 201 S Ashland Ave., Chicago.  FYI (312) 704-8414 or cot.org/season 

    April 27th, 6:00 pm, SOLD OUT, 10:00 pm, Mike Birbiglia: Please Stop the Ride, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State Street, Chicago.  Tickets start at $49.  FYI www.ticketmaster.com.

    April 27th, Immediately following the performance of the Vanguard Opera, Chicago Opera Theater 50th Anniversary Gala, Venue West, 221 N Paulina St., Chicago.  FYI (312) 704-8414 or cot.org/season

    April 27th, 7:30 pm, THE ONE!” STREET DANCE SHOWCASE, Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Dr., Chicago.  Tickets TBA.   FYI HipHopConnxion.com

    April 27th, 7:30 pm, South Chicago Dance Theatre, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago.  $25-$75. FYI www.southchicagodancetheatre.com/ or  AuditoriumTheatre.org.

    April 27th, 7:30 pm, Allah-Las, Metro, 3730 N. Clark, Chicago.  18 & over.  FYI www.etix.com.

    April 27th, 8:00 pm, girl in red DOING IT AGAIN WORLD TOUR, Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom, 1106 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago.  Tickets start at $67.  FYI live.nation.com

    April 28th, 7:00 pm, Sadie Jean, Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Avenue, Chicago.  $25.25.  FYI https://dice.fm/partner/dice/event/nx883-sadie-jean-28th-apr-chop-shop-c...?

    April 28th, 7:30 pm, Jam & SBKRBX Present Benny the Butcher | Boldy James, Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine, Chicago.  18 & over.   FYI www.axs.com. 

    Ongoing Exhibits/Events

    Through April 27th, National Volunteer Week.  FYI https://www.pointsoflight.org/national-volunteer-week/

    April 26th & 27th, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, April 28th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, One of a Kind Spring Show, The Mart, 7th Floor, 222 Merchandise Mart, Chicago.  Adults (ages 12 +) $15. Children under 12 free with an adult.  FYI https://www.tix123.com/tickets/?code=OOAKSSC24

    Through April 28th, North Shore Live!  offers exciting offerings for all interests and ages. Chicago’s North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau (CNSCVB).  Participating organizations: Writers Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Music Theater Works, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie Theatre, and Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University.   FYI https://www.visitchicagonorthshore.com/north_shore_live.

    Through April 28thA Love Supreme, a solo exhibition by Norman TeagueElmhurst Art Museum, 150 South Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst.  $18 adults (ages 18+), $15 seniors, $10 students, $5 children.  FYI (630) 834-0202 or elmhurstartmuseum.org.

    April 22nd through 29th, Earth Day episode, Where Music Lives, three-week special broadcast festival, From the Top, NPR.  Check local listings for times.  FYI fromthetop.org.

    April 25th through May 5th, Midsummer Night's Dream, Joffrey Ballet, Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 386-8905 or www.joffrey.org.

    Through May 5th, Pemberley Productions & Lauren Eisinger Productions present U.S. Premiere, Harry Milas’ The Unfair Advantage, Steppenwolf’s Merle Reskin Garage Space, 1624 N. Halsted, Chicago.  $70.  Limited to 35 people per performance.  FYI www.unfairadvantage.show

    Through May 25th, 2024 Black Excellence Revue, UP Comedy Club, The Second City, 230 W. North Avenue, Chicago.  FYI https://www.secondcity.com/shows/chicago/the-black-excellence-revue-2024...

    Through Spring 2024, Outdoor art exhibit, The Dance of Psyche, a kaleidoscope of butterflies, 26 vibrant three-dimensional sculptures.  Lining Halsted Street from Monroe to Van Buren Streets.  Greektown Chicago.  Free.  FYI greektownchicago.org.

    Through June 2ndAimée Beaubien: Through the Hothouse, Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago.  Free.  FYI hydeparkart.org.

    Through June 15th, Moscoso Cosmos: The Visual Universe of Victor Moscoso, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, 31 W. Ohio St., Chicago.  FYI https://chicago.cervantes.es/en/default.shtm

    Through June 16thAlice Shaddle: Fuller Circles, Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago.  Free.  FYI hydeparkart.org.

    Through June 30th, 7:30 pm, Dennis Watkins in partnership with the Goodman Theatre & Petterino's announces The Magic Parlor with Dennis Watkins, 50 W. Randolph, Chicago.  $85 ($115 for performance + encore experience).  FYI (312) 443-3800 or TheMagicParlourChicago.com.

    Through October 27thThe United Colors of Robert Earl PaigeHyde Park Art Center, 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago.  FYI www.hydeparkart.org

    Through January 31st, (2025), 12:00 - 6:00 pm Daily, Far South CDC Marketplace, 837 W. 115th Street, Chicago.  FYI (773) 831-7107 or farsouthcdc.org/marketplace 

    **** Open Year Round, Sunday to Thursday, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm; Friday & Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm  (Timed Entrances Every 15 Minutes), Flyover Chicago, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago.  $24.95 Adults; $19.95 Military; $14.95 Children 13 & under.  Children must be at least 40" (102 cm) tall. Children (13 and under) must be accompanied by an adult or guardian (14 years or older).  FYI www.ExperienceFlyover.com/Chicago.

    At Chicago Magic Lounge

    Open Run, Mondays at 7:00 pm, Music and Magic, Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark Street, Chicago.  $30.  FYI (312) 366-4500 or chicagomagiclounge.com.

    Open Run, Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, The Showcase, Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark Street, Chicago.  $40.  FYI (312) 366-4500 or chicagomagiclounge.com.

    Open Run, Wednesdays, 7:00 pm, Artist in Residence Series, Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark Street, Chicago.  $40.  FYI (312) 366-4500 or chicagomagiclounge.com.

    Open Run, Thursdays through Sundays at 7:00 pm, Fridays & Sundays at 10:00 pm, The Signature Show, Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark Street, Chicago.  $52.50-$85.  FYI (312) 366-4500 or chicagomagiclounge.com.

    Open Run, Select Sundays at 3:00 pm, Family Show, Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N. Clark Street, Chicago.  $35-$40 (standard), $45-$50 (front row).  FYI (312) 366-4500 or chicagomagiclounge.com.

    Now Playing in Michigan:

    April 25th, 8:00 pm ET, TUSK - The World's #1 Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts, 12 N Saginaw St, Pontiac, MI.  Tickets start at $35.  FYI www.ticketmaster.com.  

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