The Region is relaxing and growing this weekend! It’s time to get close to yourself, your family, and your friends with shows, seminars, and services that’ll help you to take a break from the busy world around us. Whether you’re hoping to catch a theatre production, enjoy some quality art, or watch the latest Blackhawks game with the team’s fans, there’s something for everyone this weekend.
Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana and be sure to add some to your calendar!
Enjoy this fairytale with a twist at La Porte High School’s “Once Upon a Mattress”
Everyone knows the story of “The Princess and the Pea,” but La Porte High School’s theatre students are presenting something you’ve never seen before! Watch as Sir Harry endeavors to find a suitable princess for Dauntless the Drab in this musical comedy Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. If that’s past your bedtime, a Sunday matinee begins at 2 p.m. to ensure as many people as possible get a chance to see this show. Learn more here.
Worship alongside the Sisters at Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ’s pipe organ service
The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ are inviting Northwest Indiana to a special Pipe Organ Blessing Service! The service begins at 6:30 p.m. EST and features Dr. Benjamin A. Stone performing on a recently finished pipe organ for the congregation. Learn more here.
Learn to let your heart rest at Methodist Hospitals’ free virtual health seminar
Cardiac rehab is an integral part of recovery following any kind of heart health event, and Methodist Hospitals wants to ensure you’re fully equipped to rest! This free virtual seminar, presented by Exercise Specialist Rachel Navarro, will teach you the advantages of cardiac rehab, when it's time to relax, and who might be at risk of another event without it. Learn more here.
Root for the Blackhawks at Mascot Hall of Fame’s Blackhawks Road Watch Party
The Mascot Hall of Fame in the City of Whiting is inviting the Region to watch the Chicago Blackhawks game on the big screen this Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. In addition to good entertainment and good company, compete in raffles for a chance to win some Blackhawks merch sure to make the hockey fans in your life jealous. Learn more here.
Help girls build their confidence Zeta Phi Beta’s “Loving the Skin I’m In” workshop
Do you know a girl between grades six and eight that are looking to develop their confidence? Zeta Phi Beta has just the thing! “Loving the Skin I’m In” is a free workshop happening Friday at noon that will focus on developing confidence, self-esteem, and the importance of taking care of your mental health. Learn more here.
Go on a musical journey with Elton Jeff & the Honky Cats at Memorial Opera House
Elton Jeff & the Honky Cats aren’t another tribute band; they’re a musical experience spanning Elton John’s historic career! Featuring performances of the musician’s top-charting hits, Memorial Opera House is sure to be hoppin’ and boppin’ this Saturday. Last year’s show sold out early, so grab your tickets now before they’re gone! Learn more here.
Take in some art with Lubeznik’s new “Citizen” exhibit panel discussion
“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.
Bite into Blackbird Cafe’s deliciously sweet new bread option
What’s better than a bagel for your breakfast sandwich? How about Blackbird Cafe’s new waffle option? This weekend, you can try bookending your morning delight with delicious, sugary waffles as well as a side of maple syrup. Learn more here.
Gain some life insight with Justin LaFollette and Purdue Northwest
Join Purdue University Northwest Alumnus Justin LaFollette this Friday as he talks about the trials and tribulations of becoming a veterinarian as well as the lessons he learned along the way. This free public event will be held at Purdue Northwest’s Hammond campus from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more here.
Catch a film with Indiana University Northwest
This Friday, Indiana University Northwest is continuing its Disability Awareness Month movie series with Maysoon Zayid’s TedTalk “I got 99 problems…palsy is just one!” Join the free Zoom call at 1 p.m. to watch the talk and participate in the discussion that follows. Learn more here.