Updated: March 23, 2013 6:06AM
Actor William Johnson, a Gary native, hosts his second annual Film Festival at the Glen Theater, 20 W. Ridge Road, Gary.
7 p.m. Feb. 22 and Feb. 23.
Details: $15 per night in advance, $20 at the door; combo ticket in advance is $25. Tickets available at Beautiful Things in the Village Shopping Center; 985-8256.
A program titled 21st Century Strategies for Diversity and Inclusion features Bernice King, daughter of civil rights icon the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and takes place at Van Buren Baptist Church, 2585 Van Buren St., Gary.
9 a.m. Feb. 23
Local physicians will be saluted when the Gary section of the National Council of Negro Women hosts its annual Heritage Gala at the Genesis Convention Center, Gary. Afro-Centric attire is suggested.
6 p.m. Feb. 23, doors open 4:30 p.m.
Details: $35; email@example.com.
“Postcards from My 621/2-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 Avenue, Hammond. Markovitz discusses his work with visitors beginning at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23.
Display runs through March 22
Photos on display
“Latinas’ Fifteenth: Photographs by Tom Hocker” is on display at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.
To March 1; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Details: Admission is free
Due to construction at Memorial Opera House, the lunchtime cabaret “Be My Valentine: Love Duets” scheduled for Feb. 13 has been rescheduled to March 6.
1 p.m. March 6, Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso
Details: Feb. 13 tickets honored; tickets available at 548-9137
Maple Syrup Time
Maple Syrup Time weekday field trips begin March 5 at Deep River County Park, with the experience adjusted to fit the needs of first-grade students through adults.
9:30-11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 5-7 and March 12-14
Details: $2 per person; $20 deposit for group reservations; 769-7275 for reservations
Explore the life and times of John Dillinger and his gang at the Indiana Welcome Center, Kennedy Avenue, Hammond. Entry to the museum will be free. Sheriff’s deputies from Lake and Porter counties will have tommy guns on display and answer questions about the criminal justice field.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 2
Tune up your vocal cords for a sing-along with Save the Tunes Council for a monthly celebration of traditional American music at
the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center, 1215 N. Indiana 49.
7:30-9 p.m. March 15,
Details: 395-1882 or www.nps.gov/indu.
The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts its Spring Antique and Collectibles Show in the Industrial Arts Building at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 23;
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 24
Details: $4 admission; free for children up to age 12
Blues legend B.B. King performs at Four Winds Casino’s Silver Creek Event Center, New Buffalo, Mich.
8 p.m. CST April 6
Details: Ticket prices start at $40; www.ticketmaster.com or (800)745-3000.
The 12th annual Pond Expo featuring exhibits on gardens, ponds, patios and educational seminars to inspire and educate outdoor enthusiasts takes place in the Industrial Arts Building at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point.
6-9 p.m. April 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 27 and 28
Details: $20 admission on April 26 benefits the American Cancer Society; $5 admission on April 27 and 28, free for children under 15; www.illianagardenpond.org or contact the Kathy Bartley at 789-6207.