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Distinguished architect Cosbey Bernard, Sr. constructed the Meyer’s Castle from 1927 to 1931. It boasts of the Jacobethan style of construction and is a former personal abode in Dyer, Indiana in the United States. In the light of the present day, this castle is encompassed by two colossal canopies to host private events and wedding receptions. The adjoining neighborhood is bestowed with stunning trees, a swan pond, and a stellar garden with waterfall. The Argentinean style food served in the Rodizio Restaurant is delicious. The meat varieties are a must-try. Just 35 minutes from Downtown Chicago, the Meyer’s Castle is a perfect getaway for corporate events and parties.
Standing in the heart of the city, The Center for Visual And Performing Arts is a vibrant hub of culture, hosting an eclectic array of events throughout the year. The expansive facility was established in 1989, and offers excellent amenities for everything from theater to art exhibitions and more. The center is home to prestigious institutions like the South Shore Arts as well as the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra. Besides this, the center is also a popular venue for hosting weddings, business meetings and grand private soirees. The on-site restaurant serves up delectable fare, and is especially popular for its Sunday Brunch. Check website for more.
It is a county park and historical museum located in Lowell, Indiana, and is operated by Lake County Parks. It is said to have been built by the Buckleys, who were Irish immigrants to the country. After four generations lived there, they donated the farm to the Lake County Parks in the year 1977. The park has a visitors' center, house museum, the farm and a garden. Many events are held annually including the World War II tributary event and the legendary Sleepy Hollow. It is open for public visits every day year round.
From a modest beginning as Valparaiso Little Theatre Guild to a full-fledged theater, Chicago Street Theatre has made a mark in the performing arts scene of Indiana. This intimate theater, which has a seating capacity for 130 spectators, offers a repertoire of dramas and musicals that are scheduled throughout the year. Owing to its extensive renovation in 2008, the auditorium is fitted with state-of-the-art sound and light technology which enhances the fun of watch the stellar performances of the artists. Parallel to the theater performances, the Chicago Street Theatre also hosts concert series, inviting a number of local and national artists/ bands on tour. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
Valparaiso Memorial Opera House is one place to catch some of the best plays and concerts in town. The opera house is a prominent cultural venue for cultural events, and is thriving with myriad theater events and more all through the year. The place holds an annual theater festival that is a wonderful blend of contemporary theater and classics. The opera house has also dedicated a special project for children to disseminate arts in young mind and promote new talent. Other events here include concerts and music events. The opera house is the oldest in town and is celebrating 115 years of its existence. Be a part of history by attending an event here. To know more, do call ahead.
A stadium that has been the home of Valparaiso University's football events since 1919, the Brown Field is a prominent sports facility in then city of Valparaiso. Though primarily used for football matches of the Valparaiso Crusaders, the stadium also is used for soccer and other athletic events of the university's athletics department. See the website or call to know more.
Porter County Fairgrounds & Expo Center is a versatile venue regularly buzzing with a number of community gatherings. The place hosts several activities like fairs, carnivals, car shows, consumer shows, activities for children, music events, exhibitions and so on. The grounds attract large crowds and the fair here is one of the highly awaited events in town. This place is great to catch some fun and the many colors and moods of the city. Call ahead for more information.
A plethora of books belonging to diverse genres await your arrival at the Calumet City Public Library. The library has a warm and welcoming interior where you can pick your favorite read and stay put for long hours. The community room at the Calumet City Public Library features classic movies and it is also available on rent for local and private events. The place undertakes a variety of programs for adults as well as for teens, and organizes various events on occasions such as Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Aptly named as The Sound Cellar, this venue offers some scintillating sound of music for listeners of all ages. Located inside a building on South Calumet Road, various indie rock and pop bands schedule their performances here, while on tour. A delight for music listeners, it has hosted performances by bands like Johnny Foreigner, We Were Skeletons and This Last Dance in the past. The shows held here are quite popular among the masses, so make sure you book the tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
The whole of Chicago Heights comes here for a the exciting live music nights and DJ nights. New Year Parties or live music concerts, it's always packed with people. Shake a leg to the tunes on of the exciting musical evenings.
A generous donation by the Richard D. Irwing to the town of Homewood, the Irwin Community Center is fully equipped for pre-school classes for toddlers, several art rooms, a fully equipped kitchen to make sure you don't go hungry, and even a band shell which is located right outside the center in Irwin Park. The park itself is a lush green expanse of beautifully mowed grass where you can take a stroll or walk your dog. The center is often used to host events and concerts as well as concerts. You can also rent some space for a conference or meeting.
After a 10-year, $2 million community fund-raising effort, this 1,200 seat auditorium opened in December 1995. These massive funds, along with $6.2 million in state matching grants, have produced an excellent venue that has showcased the diverse talents of performers like the Flying Karamazov Brothers, Paula Poundstone and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble with Kurt Elling. Resident companies include The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, The Park Forest Singers, The American Dance Center and The Suburban Youth Symphony. Plenty of free parking space is available.