• Entertainment This Week

    Now Playing in Indiana:  

    June 21st, 12:00 - 4:00 pm, Munster Parks & Recreation Kids Fest, Centennial Park, 1005 S. Centennial Drive, Munster.  All inclusive wristbands, $20 per child.  2 & under free. Parking $2/hour or $5/day (non-resident).  FYI (219) 836-7275.  

    June 21st, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Closing Reception, The Art Table: A Show for all Artists, South Shore Arts, Substation No. 9, 435 Fayette Street, Hammond.  Free.  FYI (219) 836-1839 or southshoreartsonline.org

    June 21st, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Munster Parks & Recreation & Munster Civic Foundation present Then Again (Bruce to Snoop - McGraw to Madonna), Centennial Park Amphitheater, 900 N. Centennial Drive, Munster.  Free.  Parking $2 per hour or $5 per day.  FYI 219-836-6900

    June 21st, 7:00 pm, American English benefiting the Cancer Resource Centre, Theatre at the Center, Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  $40. FYI (219) 836-3255 or https://www.theatreatthecenter.com

    June 21st, 8:00 pm, Tom Holland and the Suffle Kings, 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/

    June 21st, 9:00 pm, Nawty, 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/

    June 22nd, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, St. John Parks & Recreation's Pup-A-Palooza in the Park, Prairie West Park, 11719 W. 93rd Ave. (93rd & West Oakridge), St. John.  Pet Friendly Event.  FYI https://allevents.in/saint%20john/our-1st-ever-pup-a-palooza-in-the-park-june-22nd-9am-1pm/200026303865546

    June 22nd, 1:30 -2:30 pm, The Mascot Hall of Fame presents Storytime Adventures – The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog - &  meet Pigeon! Mascot Hall of Fame, 1851 Front Street, Whiting.  $10.  FYi https://mascothalloffame.com/event/storytime-adventures-the-pigeon-finds...

    June 22nd, 2:00 -  5:00 pm, Artist Reception, Spirit of the Dunes: Artists & Artwork of the Indiana Dunes & Calumet Industrial Landscapes: Recent Photography Works by Matthew Kaplan.  South Shore Arts, Center for the Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  Free.  FYI (219) 836-1839 or www.southshoreartsonline.org/#/current-exhibits/

    June 22nd, 5:00 - 9:00 pm, Munster Parks & Recreation presents Region EATS Food Festival, Centennial Park, 1005 N. Centennial Drive, Munster.  Beats & Eats from 15+ Food Trucks.  Free Entry, Parking Fees Apply.  FYI (219) 836-7275.

    June 22nd, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Laughs by the Lake Comedy Night with host Cecilia Gonzalez, presented by Craft Beers & Comedy, Mascot Hall of Fame, 1851 Front Street, Whiting.  Cash bar and  food available for additional cost.  21 & over.  $20.  FYI https://mascothalloffame.com/event/laughs-by-the-lake-comedy-night/

    June 22nd, Doors open at 7:00, Comedian Hasan Minaj, Hard Rock Live, Hard Rock Casino, 5400 West 29th Ave. (I 80-94@Burr), Gary.  All reserved seating.  21 and older.  Tickets start at $69.50.  FYI www.ticketmaster.com.

    June 22nd, 8:00 pm, DJ Ric Hard, 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/

    June 22nd, 9:00 pm, Lolla, 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/

    June 23rd, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Good Clean Fun, Munster Parks & Recreation Summer Concert Series sponsored by Peoples Bank, Munster Town Hall lawn, 1005 Ridge Road, Munster.  Concessions by Munster Historical Society. Bring your lawn chairs & blankets.  Free admission, free parking.  Rain Location: Southside Christian Church, 1000 Broadmoor, Enter Door #6.  Weather Hotline: (219) 836-6927

    June 23rd, Doors open at 6:00 pm, Boyz II Men, Hard Rock Live, Hard Rock Casino, 5400 West 29th Ave. (I 80-94@Burr), Gary.  21 and older.  Tickets start at $69.50.  FYI www.ticketmaster.com.

    June 23rd, 8:00 pm ET, Janet Jackson: Together Again, Gainbridge Fieldhouse, 125 S Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis.  Tickets start at $31.  FYI www.ticketmaster.com.  

    June 24th, 10:00 am, Pinocchio: A Story of Art & God with lecturer Brandon Johnson, Art in Focus, South Shore Arts, Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  Free.  FYI (219) 836-1839 or www.southshoreartsonline.org

    June 24th, 5:00 - 9:00 pm, Downtown Hammond Monday Blues Cruise, Entrance to park your classic car starts at 489 Fayette St. Hammond.  Food, Breweries, Distillery, Killer Diller Record Hop, live blues music, Family Friendly.  FYI info@hammonddowntown.org

    June 24th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Rick Lyndy & the Wild Ones (Rock-a-Billy), Civic Monday Concerts, Centennial Park Amphitheater, 900 N. Centennial Drive, Munster.  Free.  Parking $2 per hour or $5 per day.  FYI 219-836-6900

    Ongoing Exhibits/Events

    Through June 23rd, The Art Table Exhibition: A Show for All Artists, South Shore Arts, Substation No. 9, 435 Fayette Street, Hammond.  Free.  FYI (219) 836-1839 or www.southshoreartsonline.org/#/current-exhibits/

    Through June 25th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Friday & Saturday, Book Sale, Humane Indiana PAWS Resale Plus, 8149 Kennedy Ave., Highland.  FYI https://www.humaneindiana.org/events/2024/6/12/paws-resale-plus-book-sale?bbeml=tp-ZUzDef1dfEaH4Xsy9En5lQ.jUbCc929QoESM8kHyh2vZZg.rfm_1titJ5UqbNcQJn0WQ2w.lf78eYF8YC0apIMnZVZ6idQ

    Through August 12th, South Shore Arts in collaboration with the National Park Service & the Indiana Dunes National Park Artist-in-Residence Program presents Spirit of the Dunes: Artists & Artwork of the Indiana Dunes.  South Shore Arts, Center for the Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  Free.  FYI (219) 836-1839 or www.southshoreartsonline.org/#/current-exhibits/

    Through August 17th, Calumet Industrial Landscapes: Recent Photography Works by Matthew Kaplan, Atrium Gallery, South Shore Arts, Center for the Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.  Free.  FYI (219) 836-1839 or www.southshoreartsonline.org/#/current-exhibits/

    Through August 18th, WhoaZone's floating obstacle course!  Whiting Parks & Recreation's Whihala Beach. 1561 Park Road, Whiting.  Ages 7 and up.  Summer 2024 tickets now available.  FYI https://whoa.zone/whiting/

    Through September 2nd, SouthShore RailCats baseball, Steel Yard, One Stadium Plaza, Gary.  FYI (219) 882-2255 or https://railcatsbaseball.com/

    Through September 14th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm EDT Saturdays, an Indiana history experience, the 50th anniversary of Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal Park, Delphi, IN.  Ride The Delphi, a 54-foot replica canal boat ($5-$17). Explore the Pioneer Village, tour the interactive Canal Museum ($1-$5). Hike miles of historic trails along the canal.  Free  FYI www.wabashanderiecanal.org.  Buy tickets at www.wabashanderiecanal.org/events/category/boat-rides/

    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/ 

    Through October 12th, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Tuesdays & Saturdays, Valparaiso Market, William E. Urschel Pavilion at Central Park Plaza, 63 Lafayette Street, Valparaiso.  FYI https://centralparkplazavalpo.com/2234/Valparaiso-Market

    Through October 26th, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Saturdays, Whiting Farmers Market, in front of City Hall, 1443 119th Street, Whiting.  FYI https://whitingevents.com/event/farmers-market-4/

    Art on the Mart

    Through September 11th, ART on THE MART’s summer season which will feature new commissions by British-Nigerian artist and designer Yinka Ilori  and American post-conceptual artist Cory Arcangel.  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         

    June 21st, 8:00 am Registration, 9:00 am Shotgun Start, Lansing Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing, Glenwoodie Golf Club, 19301 S. State Street, Glenwood.  $135 per golfer.  FYI https://business.chamberoflansing.com/events/details/58th-annual-golf-ou...

    June 21st, 7:00 pm, Billy Joel & Stevie Nicks, Soldier Field, 1410 Special Olympics Drive, Chicago.  Tickets start at $89.  FYI www.ticketmaster.com.  

    June 21st, 7:00 & 10:00 pm, Andrew Callaghan - Untitled Andrew Callaghan Film Screening & Moderated Q&A, Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield, Chicago.  18 & over.  www.axs.com  

    June 21st, 7:00 - 10:30 pm, Gates open at 6:00 pm.  Friday Night Lights, Eric Church Tribute Band & Tennessee Whiskey Chicago.  Fox Pointe, 18138 Henry St, Lansing,  $15-$20.  FYI www.foxpointe.org.  

    June 21st, 7:15 pm, Comedy Podcast All Fantasy Everything, The Heath Mainstage, The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  $20-$35.  FYI (773) 697-3830 or www.thedentheatre.com 

    June 21st, 7:30 pm, Amos Lee | Transmissions Tour|with Mutlu, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago.  Tickets start at $59.  FYI www.ticketmaster.com

    June 21st, 7:30 pm, Jam Presents You Should Know Podcast, Park West, 322 W. Armitage, Chicago.  FYI www.axs.com.

    June 21st, 8:00 pm, Three Dog Night with Special Guest Asia featuring John Payne, RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora.  $37.  FYI https://paramountaurora.com/events/three-dog-night-2024/

    June 21st, 8:00 pm, Live Nation presents Celeste Barber: Backup Dancer, Main Stage, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport, Chicago.  FYI https://athenaeumcenter.org/events/2024/celeste-barber/

    June 21st, 8:00 pm, Jam Presents Brigitte Calls Me Baby, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln, Chicago.  18 & over.  FYI www.axs.com

    June 21st & 22nd, 7:30 pm, Justin Timberlake - The Forget Tomorrow World Tour, United Center, 1901 W. Madison, Chicago.  Tickets start at $225.  FYI www.ticketmaster.com

    June 22nd, 4:00 -5:00 pm, Wave Wall Moves, Pop-Up Performance, Bellydance By Phaedra and Chicago Korean Dance Company, Navy Pier's Wave Wall Platform, 600 E. Grand, Chicago.  FYI https://seechicagodance.com/event/wave-wall-moves-3

    June 22nd, 7:00 pm, SmoothChicago presents Three Shows for One Ticket - Saxophonist & Guitarist Vincent Ingala; Vocalist Lindsey Weber; Trumpeter Lin Rountree, Loews O'Hare Hotel, 5300 N. River Rd., Rosemont.  FYI (312) 725-0740 or https://www.smoothchicago.com/

    June 22nd, 7:00 pm, Roy Wood, Jr. - Happy to be Here, Main Stage, Athenaeum Center, 2936 N. Southport, Chicago.  $39.50 - $49.50. FYI https://secure.athenaeumcenter.org/1076

    June 22nd, 7:15 & 9:30, Leah & Andrew Rudick, The Heath Mainstage, The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  $25-$45.  FYI (773) 697-3830 or www.thedentheatre.com 

    June 22nd, 7:30 pm, June 23rd, 3:30 pm, Black Panther in Concert, Auditorium Philms Concert Series.  Films come to life with their iconic scores performed by the Chicago Philharmonic!  Auditorium Theatre, 60 East Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago.  FYI (312) 341-2300 or https://auditoriumtheatre.org/subscription-packages/auditorium-philms-concert-series

    June 23rd, 7:30 pm, Jam Presents GRLwood, Park West, 322 W. Armitage, Chicago.  FYI www.axs.com

    Ongoing Exhibits/Events

    Daily every 20-30 minutes, Big Bus Tours’ Hop-On Hop-Off experience, Service begins at Chicago Riverwalk, 98 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago @ 10:00 am; last bus departs @  5:00 pm.  Adults $40.50, Children 3 - 12 $35.  FYI www.bigbustours.com

    June 20th through 23rd, Can You Hear Us Now?  The Queer Tap Dance Revolution, Chicago Tap Theatre, The Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway, Chicago.  FYI www.chicagotaptheatre.com 

    Through June 26th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Tuesdays, Pier Dance, City Stage, Polk Brothers Park, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago.  Free dance lessons.  FYI https://navypier.org/events-and-public-programs/

    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 June 30th, Ridiculous! with David Williamson, The Rhapsody Theater Chicago, 1328 W. Morse Avenue, Chicago.  Tickets start at $45.  FYI https://rhapsodytheater.com/ 

    **** Through August 10th, Cabinet of Curiosity, in collaboration with lead partner Working Bikes, presents Pedal Powered Playground, Additional collaborators include the Chicago Park District, the Climate Action Museum, the School of the Art Institute, The Loop Alliance, and the Uptown Chamber of Commerce.  Locations around Chicago.  Free.  FYI www.cocechicago.com.

    Through August 11th, 7:30 pm, Sunset Live Tour, Big Bus Chicago Tours, departs & returns to Hard Rock Café, 63 W. Ontario St., Chicago.  Adults $40.50, Children 3 - 12 $35.  FYI www.bigbustours.com

    **** Through August 12th, Elmhurst Art Museum presents an exhibition exploring the evolution of the PBS KIDS show, Donkey Hodie produced by Fred Rogers Productions & Spiffy Pictures, Designing Donkey Hodie: From Make-Believe to Someplace Else. Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 South Cottage Hill Avenue,  Elmhurst.  $18 for Adults (ages 18+), $15 for Seniors, $10 for Students, and $5 for Children. FYI 9630) 834-0202 or elmhurstartmuseum.org.

    Through August 17th, Wednesdays, Fridays & most Saturdays, Grant Park Music Festival, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millenium Park, located on Michigan Ave, bordered by Randolph St. to the north, Columbus Dr. to the east and Monroe St. to the south.  Free.  FYI  www.GPMF.org, www.Chicago.gov/DCASE or www.MillenniumPark.org

    Through August 27th, 6:00 pm, Cardio-centric fusion of Zumba and Jazzercise & 7:30 pm Yoga, Tuesdays, Pier Fitness: Rush Hour Workouts and Sunset Yoga, City Stage, Polk Brothers Park, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago.  Free.  FYI https://navypier.org/events-and-public-programs/

    Through August 30th, 5:00 - 9:00 pm Thursdays & Fridays, Skyline Sessions, enjoy a variety of live music genres and styles with featured solo and ensemble artists are Larry Anthony, Lydia Cash, James Gedda, MER’s Music Showcase, Daniel Chavez Organ Quartet, and Meg & The Wheelers.  Navy Pier's Wave Wall Stage, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago.  Free.  FYI https://navypier.org/events-and-public-programs/

    Through August 31st, 4:00 - 5:00 pm Saturdays, Wave Wall Moves, Presented in partnership with See Chicago Dance, this live outdoor performance series showcases a diverse selection of Chicago dance companies, ensembles, and choreographers.  Navy Pier's Wave Wall Stage, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago.  Free.  FYI https://navypier.org/events-and-public-programs/

    Through August 31st, 5:30 - 10:00 pm Saturdays, Wave Wall Wax, Chicago’s top DJs mix it up with house and dance music. Navy Pier's Wave Wall Stage, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago.  Free.  FYI https://navypier.org/events-and-public-programs/

    Through August 31st, Doors open 6:00 pm, Show 7:00 pm, Thrusdays through Sundays,  Love Chaos & Dinner, Teatro Zinzanni, Spiegeltent ZaZou, Hotel Cambria, 32 W. Randolph, Chicago.  $99-$129.  FYI https://zinzanni.com/chicago/

    Through August 31st, 9:00 pm, Wednesdays & 10:00 pm, Saturdays, Summer Fireworks, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago.  Free.  FYI NavyPier.org.

    Through September 1st, Schaumburg Boomers baseball, Wintrust Field, 1999 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg.  FYI www.boomersbaseball.com.

    Through September 2nd, 2:00 pm to Closing, Saturdays & Sundays plus Memorial Day & Labor Day, Live on the Lake! Musical acts perform in Navy Pier's outdoor Beer Garden.  Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago.  FYI https://navypier.org/events-and-public-programs/

    Through September 15th, CLUE: A Walking Mystery, Part walking tour, part murder mystery,  the mystery continues in Chicago, featuring new clues, puzzles and locations (including some old favorites).  Begins at Block 37, located at 108 N. State St., on the Pedway Level near Starbucks.  $35.  FYI cluewalkingexperience.com

    Through October 22nd, Teen Show, Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago.  Free.  FYI hydeparkart.org.

    Through October 27th, Sundays, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (closed June 30 & August 18), Rogers Park Business Alliance presents the Glenwood Sunday Market, Southbound Glenwood Avenue between Morse and Lunt Avenues (west side of the CTA Red Line Morse stop), Rogers Park, Chicago.  FYI www.glenwoodsundaymarket.org.

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

    Through October 31st, Chicago: Home of House Exhibit, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago.  Free.  FYI NavyPier.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.

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    Now Playing in Wisconsin:

    June 22nd, 5:00 pm, Kenny Chesney: Sun Goes Down Tour with Zac Brown Band, American Family Field, 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee, WI  FYI www.ticketmaster.com.  

    Now Playing Elsewhere: 

     June 20th, 7:30 pm PT, June 22nd, 8:00 pm PT, The Elements: Suite for Orchestra and Violin, Joshua Bell, Violin.  Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street, Seattle, WA.   Tickets from $60  FYI www.seattlesymphony.org/en/concerttickets/calendar/2023-2024/23sub21