Updated: April 16, 2013 3:07PM
Judy Garland music
The Miller Beach Arts and Creative District presents “Judy Garland: The Concert Years” at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts,
540 S. Lake St., Gary.
7 p.m. March 23
Details: Call 306-6880 or (773) 456-4316.
Portage Live Entertainment Association and New Vistas High School presents the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra in concert at Portage High School East auditorium, 6450 U.S. 6.
7 p.m. March 16
Details: $15 at the door, free for students with valid student identification; 484-7648, www.PortageMusic.com.
American Cancer Society Relay For Life team Rush For A Cure presents Taste For A Cure wine tasting at Anderson’s Vineyard and Winery, 430 U.S. 6, Valparaiso,
3-7 p.m. March 16
Details: free admission, luminaria bags available for $10 (to have a photo added to the bag, bring a nonreturnable paper copy no larger than 5 by 5 inches); 707-6594.
Bruce Johnson shows the documentary “Belle Gunness Mystery” and discusses his research on the deadly gold digger who lured men to her house in LaPorte County at Rittenhouse Senior Living, 1300 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso.
6 p.m. March 20
Details: free admission, snacks provided; limited seating; RSVP to 531-2484 by March 19
Gary native Chester Gregory reprises his role as soul crooner Jackie Wilson in “The Eve of Jackie,” a play he co-wrote and produced, at the Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark St., Chicago.
7:30 p.m. March 24
Details: $45; (773) 769-4451 or www.blackensemble.org
East Chicago artist/activist Thomas Frank’s “The Water Column Series: Phase II” — a series of encaustic paints on panels — will be on display through April 12 at Paul Henry’s Gallery, 416 Sibley St., Hammond. The exhibit opens with a reception 6-9 p.m. March 15. Frank talks about his work at 2 p.m. March 16.
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays
South Shore Arts presents “Light Patterns: Paintings by Gosia Podosek” on exhibit through April 21 in the Atrium Gallery at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays,
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays,
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays
Details: Free admission; wwwsouthshoreartsonline.org
“Postcards from My 62½-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.
Display runs through March 22
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
Artisans, crafters, flea market dealers and retail business owners set up shop at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 Division St., Valparaiso.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. March 16 and 17; admission $4
Home Show Expo
Get ideas for home and garden improvements at the Home Show Expo sponsored by the Builders Association of LaPorte County at Marquette Mall in Michigan City.
10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 22, 23, 24
Details: www.balc.org; 325-0624
The Pampered Woman Show takes place at the Jean Shepherd Center, J.F. Mahoney Drive, Hammond.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 24; admission $5
Details: 853-6378; www.gohammond.com
Hear “American Idol” Season 10 winner perform in concert at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.
8 p.m. March 30
Details: Tickets cost $27-$47;
www.ticketmaster.com; (800) 745-3000
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 up to age 15; www.illianagardenpond.org or 789-6207.