AN EVENING OUT
“Jazzing in Black and Red”: 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19, Genesis Convention Center, 5th Avenue and Broadway; concert, dinner/dance, and musical entertainment by Diane “Lil’ Sax” Ellis and the Jazzy Ladies; cost $40 per person, $75 per couple, presented by The Greater Gary American Jazz Association, tickets available at Mae’s Barber Shop, 3101 W. 25th Ave., Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays or from any GGAJA member, call 944-8875 or 985-1510.
Miller Beach Arts and Creative District features Wirt-Emerson Arts: Friday, May 17, 540 Lake St., performances are set to begin at 7 p.m. by the junior high school choir and a dance troupe in a tribute to Michael Davis, a recently retired and long time dance instructor at Wirt-Emerson; showing of documentary film “What We Sow,” produced by Carolyn McCrady, about the success of Wirt-Emerson over its 25 year history because of its priority for the arts. Admission is free.
Parkinson Disease style show fundraiser: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. Highway 30, Hobart; cost $50, includes free champagne from 5:30 to 6:30, dinner at 7 p.m. and the style show at 8:00; style show featuring women’s apparel from Elizabeth Fashions, silent auction and boutique tables, benefits Parkinson Disease, call Elizabeth Fashions at 322-8772.
Roland “Bo” Watson Red Stepper’s Affair: 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, The Hobart Elks Lodge, 3580 W. 61st Ave., Hobart, cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door, music by D.J. Dwayne “Hitman” Halliburton, proceeds benefit the Gary Alumni Chapter scholarships and programs, call James 730-2825 or Keith 614-7877.