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Lubeznik Center for the Arts Celebrates Creativity and Craftsmanship at 36th Annual Art & Artisan Festival


The Lubeznik Center for the Arts celebrated its 36th Annual Arts & Artisans Festival this weekend, continuing their mission of making art more accessible by working to connect artists and artisans from around the country with patrons who appreciate fine art and craftsmanship.

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Chicago Street Theatre Kicks off 63rd Season with Genre-Packed Preview Party for Community

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The Chicago Street Theatre kicked off their Preview Party for the its 63rd season on Friday by welcoming a full house to another year of high-quality community theater in Valparaiso.

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How to Eat Like a Child Returns to Chicago Street


Chicago Street Theatre kicks off its 2017/2018 season with the return of the family favorite. How to Eat Like a Child and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up running August 25 through September 9. The musical, which was originally performed by CST in 2009, played to SOLD-OUT houses and the theatre troop decided to bring it back to celebrate their 20th anniversary at their Chicago Street home. The whimsical journey through childhood written by Delia Ephron, John Forster, and Judith Kahn gives audiences twenty-three lessons in the joys and anxieties of how to be a kid through hilarious scenes and witty songs.

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Industrial Revolution: Weekly Salute & Special, William “Buffalo Bill” Cody

IR-William-Cody-2017This week Industrial Revolution salutes William Cody “Buffalo Bill” (1846-1917).
William “Buffalo Bill” Cody was an American soldier, bison hunter, and showman. He was given his nickname during the American Civil War when he supplied the Railroad workers with Buffalo meat, supplying them a total of 4,280 American Buffalo. He had many jobs including a trapper, a bullwhacker, a Pony Express rider, a wagon-master, a stagecoach driver, and a Hotel manager. He received the Medal of Honor in 1872 for his service to the US Army as a scout. He is known as one of the most colorful figures of the American Old West and became famous for his cowboy themed Wild West Shows that toured around the world showcasing his piece of the American West…

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Enjoy Summer on the South Shore Before the Season Comes to a Close!


While the end of the summer season is coming up fast, there is still time to get out and enjoy all of the summer fun that the South Shore has to offer. Across the region you’ll find endless possibilities for great entertainment, dining and outdoor activities well-suited for the whole family!

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SweetWater Brewing Company Expands Distribution with Indiana Beverage & Five Star Distributing


SweetWater Brewing Company announces expanded distribution to Northern Indiana with Indiana Beverage & Five Star Distributing. Starting August 21, more Hoosiers will be able to find SweetWater’s signature 420 Extra Pale Ale, award winning IPA, Hop Hash Easy IPA, and Goin’ Coastal IPA with pineapple, plus seasonals like TripleTail tropical IPA and limited releases from the Dank Tank. SweetWater will be on draft at bars and restaurants, in grocery stores, package stores, and specialty bottle shops. SweetWater first launched in Indiana in June with Monarch Beverage, who services additional areas of the state.

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Reading About the Region: James Dworkin’s The Dog and… Children’s Books


“The Dog and the Dolphin,” “The Dog and the Jet Ski”… are you sensing a theme? James Dworkin, local children’s author, was inspired by his home in La Pore County and living on the shores of Lake Michigan to write his two books, and soon, many more.

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Blue Chip Casino to Celebrate 20th Anniversary with $20,000 Giveaway

Blue-Chip-20th-anniversaryBlue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Ind., northwest Indiana’s premier entertainment destination, marks its 20th anniversary in August. The property will celebrate its longstanding presence in the community with a variety of special giveaways, prizes and entertainment.

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#LifeonThrones - Season 7 Episode 5: Eastwatch


Helping You Keep Track of the Amazing Rubik’s Cube of Television with Some Humor and Snark.

*Warning, SPOILERS Abound Within!*

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August 2017 at Blue Chip: 20th Anniversary celebration, Live Music, Gaming Excitement and More

Blue-Chip-Gaming-August-2017August at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, Northwest Indiana’s premier entertainment destination, features plenty of fun with the 20th anniversary celebration, Johnny Cash tribute artist Shawn Barker, dining deals, a relaxing spa special, gaming excitement and more.

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Great Dining Specials at Blue Chip in August 2017

Blue-Chip-Dining-August-2017At The Game, try the Burger of the Month — the Pastrami Burger — an Angus beef patty topped with pastrami, beer onions, lettuce, tomato and Swiss cheese, served on a brioche bun for $13.50. Enjoy it with the August Beer of the Month, New Belgium Voodoo Ranger.

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