Updated: January 17, 2014 6:33AM
Here is a look at things to do.
Suggestions include the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast in Gary.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST
Sponsored by the Gary Frontiers Service Club, the annual event features 2014 marcher nominees Bishop Dale L. Cudjoe, Master Alex Dunlap, Judge Calvin Hawkins, Stephen Mayes, Dr. Deborah L. McCullough and Sadie R. Newby-Ethridge
Details: 8 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Genesis Convention Center, 5th Avenue and Broadway, Gary
VALPARAISO OLDTIME DANCE SOCIETY
Contras, squares and other dances with added instruction for improving dancers
Paul Collins is the guest caller, and Hoosier Recruits provides live music
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and new dancers are encouraged to arrive before the dance starts at 7 p.m. to take advatage of the beginning dance instructions
No costume, partner or experience is necessary, but comfortable layered clothing and carry-in, clean-soled, non-scuffing shoes are recommended
Participants should bring water for hydration
There is no smoking or alcohol
Details: 8-10 p.m. Jan. 18 at the old Valparaiso Technical Institute building, 1150 W. Lincolnway, Valparaiso
Cost, $5 per person, $15 per family or free with college student identification
Peter Martin at (219) 464-0846 or firstname.lastname@example.org or chicagobarndance.com/valpo
Singing, dancing, spoken word, comedy, drawing, photography, etc.
Details: 6 p.m. mixer and 7 p.m. show on the third Friday of the month at the Grant Theatre, 3850 Grant St., Gary
Dara Jackson, (219) 222-4910
OPEN MIC NIGHT
Arise and 444 Grill present this free event, which is open to all ages
Details: 7-9 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month at 444 Grill, 444 S. Lake St., Gary
(219) 939-0444 or email@example.com