Northwest Indiana Weekly Planner, Jan. 10
January 9, 2013 12:02PM
Updated: January 9, 2013 12:43PM
AN EVENING OUT
King of Hollywood Tour: 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, Goodfellas, 11200 W. 129th Ave., Cedar Lake; featuring the bands Red White & Crue (Motley Crue), Poison’d and Appetite (Poison) for Destruction (Guns N Roses); no cover, 374-6700 or www.hollyweirdrocks.com
Dave Rudolf concert: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, Front Porch Music, 505 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, $12, www.daverudolf.com
“Faces of My People” opening reception: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, Village Gallery, Pines Village, 3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso, presented by Margaret Burroughs, artist and co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African-American History, guest speaker Pemon Rami, 465-9966 or www.pinesvillage.org
Second Saturday events: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana, 2300 173rd St., Hammond, $15 per person, includes three different activities, family package, “The Little Star That Could” planetarium show, LaserMania laser light show, Mars Mini Mission, individual cost available for activities, 989-3250 or www.clcnwi.com
Christmas tree bonfire: 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., sponsored by Geisen Funeral Homes and the City of Crown Point, hot chocolate, popcorn and wagon rides around the lake, drop off real trees at the fairgrounds anytime until Jan. 13, 663-2500
Staley Da Bear at the Lowell Library: 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, Lowell Public Library, 1505 E. Commercial Ave., Staley Da Bear, official mascot of the Chicago Bears, jumpstarts kids’ desire to pick up a book with comedy and fun during his 45-minute high-energy show “Tackle Reading,” 696-7704, Ext. 1004
Harlem Globetrotters: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, Genesis Convention Center, 5th Avenue and Broadway, Gary; for tickets, call 866-468-3401 or visit www.ticketweb.com
Hammond Outdoor Sports Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive, Hammond, $5, free for children up to age 12, tickets on sale at the center, free goodie bags for the first 300 attendees each day, Trout Pond, vendors, door prizes and giveaways, free parking, free shuttle buses and free seminars, bring in prize antlers for scoring and receive free admission for one, 554-0155 or www.gohammond.com.
Tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, Cathedral of the Holy Angels, 640 Tyler St., Gary, featuring the Wirt-Emerson Concert Choir, call 882-6079
One Book ... One Campus ... : 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium, Indiana University Northwest, 3500 Broadway, Gary, inaugural reading program part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, kicks off with a stage presentation of “The Meeting,” the selected book for the campus read through the spring semester is “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates,” www.iun.edu/onebook
MLK celebration at National Lakeshore: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N. Lake St, Gary, various hands-on activities, service opportunities and exhibits for families to enjoy throughout the day; from Jan. 19 through Feb. 28 at the Douglas Center exhibits feature various National Park Service sites that honor the civil rights movement; 395-1821 or www.nps.gov/induplanyourvisit
Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration: 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, West Side Leadership Academy, 9th Avenue and Gerry Street, Gary, hosted by the Ecumenical Committee of NWI, call 977-2100.