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Things To Do for Aug. 30, 2013

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The Man, the Myth, the Legend will honor Michael J. Jackson, seen here on Aug. 18, 1995, with a Celebration of Life Block Party through Aug. 31 in Gary. | File photo

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Updated: October 1, 2013 6:03AM



Here is a look at things to do.

Suggestions include the Man, the Myth, the Legend honoring Michael J. Jackson through Aug. 31 in Gary.

THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND

A Celebration of Life Block Party honoring the life of Michael J. Jackson

Aug. 30 will be hosted by Glenn Cosby and feature Armar’rae Hill and True Foundation Gospel Choir, Julian Treveno, UNO 220, Rico Hampton, Joyce Irby, Geraldine Hughes, Primetime’s Kruciial Kreatiionz Dance Crew, Margo Thunder and Keith Jackson & Triple Dose Band

Aug. 31 will feature fun, games, giveaways, a disc jockey and a fireworks display finale

Details: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 30 and 11:30 a.m. Aug. 31 at 2300 Jackson St., Gary
www.gary.in.us

SPECIAL NEEDS DANCE

This Hammond Port Authority annual event is free, and no registration is required

Details:6-9 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Pavilion at Wolf Lake, 2324 Calumet Ave., Hammond
Attendees can bring chairs and have a picnic
937-7942 or gajewskij@hammondmarina.com

MUSIC IN NATURE

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens wraps this summer concert series sponsored by HighTower’s Scannell Wealth Management, Cathy Hodges Memorial Fund, Martin Security Systems and Ricci’s Landscape Management Inc. with Marrakesh Express, a widely acclaimed Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute band that takes listeners back to the 1960s with classic hits like “Southern Cross” and “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”

Details: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30 with gates at 5:30 p.m., rain or shine, at 450 W. County Road 100 N, ValparaisoTickets, $30 (member discounts are available) at taltree.org

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

“The World’s Worst Fairy Godmother” opening night party following the 7 p.m. performance at the Chicago Street Theatre, 154 W. Chicago St., Valparaiso

In this show running through Sept. 14, Fairy Godmother Maybell Clodnowski has blown her 47th job and has one last chance to make good, but she had one tough little girl to work with and a host of other forces attempting to sabotage the assignment

Details: Aug. 30
The South Bend Chocolate Company’s Chocolate Cafe — Valparaiso, 57 Franklin St., Suite 107, 477-4418
Tickets for the performance are at 464-1636, Ext. 1.
chicagostreet.org

STOP THE VIOLENCE PARADE TO KEEP 2-5 ALIVE

St. James Missionary Baptist Church hosts this 13th annual event

Details: 10 a.m.-noon, Aug. 31 at 1333 W. 25th Ave., Gary
Food, activities for children, music, a school supplies and clothes giveaway, licensed pharmacist on-site for private consultations, and sign-ups for flu and shingles shots
944-7743

SING ALONG GREASE

An interactive show that invites the audience to get dressed up, bring chairs, have picnics and sing along to the movie “Grease”

Details: 7:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. doors) Aug. 31 at the Pavilion at Wolf Lake, 100 Calumet Ave., Hammond
Tickets, $5 at
ticketweb.com or the Hammond Port Authority, 701 Casino Center Drive, or at the Pav on the evening of the event



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