Updated: March 2, 2013 6:06AM
Jazz and Blues fest
The Valparaiso YMCA’s annual Jazz and Blues Festival, which raises funds for its Changing Lives campaign, takes place at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 Division Road, Valparaiso.
6:30 p.m.-midnight, Feb. 2; $50 per ticket
For details: Call 462-4185
Josh Groban Live
From Central Park in New York, Groban performs music from his “All that Echoes” album, airing at Schererville 16 and Portage 16 theaters.
6 p.m. Feb. 4
For details: www.fathomevents.com
This “Swept Away” concert features violinist Corey Cerovsek and the Symphony Chorus performing at The Auditorium at Bethel Church, 10202 Broadway, Crown Point.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 8; preconcert talk begins at 6:15 p.m.; tickets $25-$65, $10 for students
For details: 836-0525, Ext. 200; www.nisorchestra.org
Leap Into the Arts
This event, which includes dinner, silent auction and dancing, benefits the South Shore Dance Alliance, the Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Southlake Children’s Choir, at the Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St., Schererville.
6-11 p.m. Feb. 15; $50 per ticket, $500 per table
For details: www.leapintothearts.org; 836-0525, Ext. 200
Join a National Park Service ranger for a puppet show in honor of Groundhog Day during the open house
being held at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center,
100 N. Lake St., Gary.
1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2
For details: 395-1882
“Postcards from My Sixty-Two-and-a-half Year Vacation,” an exhibit of artwork and illustrations by Mitch Markovitz, known for his South Shore Line poster series, is on display at the Indiana Welcome Center, Kennedy Ave., Hammond.
Through March 22
For details: www.southshorecva.com
Hear Sedrick Newbern read from his book “Unconditional Forgiveness — Lessons for Letting Go to Build Better Relationships” about growing up without his father’s influence in his life; actor Malik Yoba is scheduled to attend; book signing and open discussion included in the event at The Glen Theater, 20 W. Ridge Road, Gary.
1-3 p.m. Feb. 16; books available for $9.95 in advance through Amazon or $15 at the door
For details: 980-1085