This weekend in the Region is all about learning, growing, and reflecting while having fun! Whether you’re engaging your brain with seminars and arts, making good on “new year, new you” with yoga and shopping, or remembering your journey to today with tributes and trivia, there’s something for everyone this week in Northwest Indiana.
Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana and be sure to add some to your calendar!
Breathe in, breathe out with the City of Whiting’s free yoga class
The City of Whiting is helping you keep your wellness in mind with its free yoga classes at the Whiting Public Library. This Saturday, people of all ages are invited to practice their flows through a guided yoga course at 10 a.m. Learn more here.
Rock out to “Lateralus” with the Hobart Art Theater
Do you miss the heavy sound of rock from the early 2000s? The City of Hobart’s got you covered! Check out this upcoming Tool tribute on Saturday. The doors open at 7 p.m., and everyone is welcome for a night of prog rock fun. Learn more here.
Join the rangers at Indiana Dunes for a movie day
Every Saturday through January, the rangers at Indiana Dunes will be hosting a movie day that’s free to the public. This weekend is a double feature! The first movie will be “The Tuskegee Airmen,” the 1995 war drama following the titular unit from World War II. After, the short film “Steel and Steam” will be shown to give interested guests a brief history of the steam locomotive. Learn more here.
Learn more about the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Purdue Northwest
Purdue University Northwest is offering the Region an opportunity to learn, discuss, and reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the America he hoped to one day see this Thursday. Join in on discussions relating to race in Northwest Indiana and end the day with a live broadcast from author and Emory University professor Carol Anderson. Learn more here.
Snag a deal with Goodwill of Michiana
With the weather in Northwest Indiana being unpredictable, it’s hard to tell what kind of wardrobe to keep in the upcoming months. Goodwill is helping to alleviate some of that stress with quality goods at quality prices. Reinforce the winter clothes, prepare the spring, and snatch a few summer outfits while you’re at it. Learn more here.
Connect with the human condition at Lubeznik’s “We Are Us” display
Lubeznik Center for the Arts is helping visitors discover what it means to be with the “We Are Us: The Human Condition” gallery. The gallery explores how the arts, accessible through time and across language and cultural barriers, can reveal basic human components. Learn more here.
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with IU Northwest
This Sunday, Indiana University Northwest is hosting author and political strategist Symone D. Sanders and Earlham College’s Joe Green as they sit down to celebrate and reflect on Dr. King, Jr.’s legacy, and you’re all invited! The seminar begins at 6 p.m. CST and is free to attend virtually. Learn more here.
Hit the ice in Downtown La Porte
The ice rink in downtown La Porte is open to the public every weekend until the end of January. This temporarily refrigerated rink opens to the public at 4 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Reserving a place beforehand is highly encouraged. Learn more here.
Learn something new with Wise Guys University’s January class
This month, Wise Guys University is teaching you how to make a Kansas City BBQ Sour. With few ingredients and plenty of taste, this drink is sure to impress friends and family alike at your next party. Learn more here.
Flex your brain with Aftermath Cidery & Winery
Do you like your bands with hair bigger than their personalities? Do you quote “Ghostbusters” at the drop of a hat? Do you remember who shot J.R.? Then Aftermath Cidery & Winery has just the event for you! This Thursday, Aftermath is hosting the “Great 80’s Mash-Up,” a trivia night for all the 80’s kids, at 7 p.m. Enjoy some cider and wine while flexing all the pop culture nonsense in your brain. Learn more here.