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February, 2013

Events Starting in This Month:
Fri., Feb 1, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Atlas Van Lines partners with nonprofit Move for Hunger to fight hunger in the Tri-State area. Bring your non-perishable food items to any Evansville Schucks location or to Atlas headquarters, and they will send those good to the Tri-State Food...
Fri., Feb 1, 10:30am
John James Audubon Museum Feb. 1. February’s Little Rembrandts theme will be “Hearts for Me & You?” The 2013 classes will be on the first Friday of every month with a different theme each time. Dress for a mess and discover...
Fri., Feb 1 - Wed., Feb 27
Jasper Community Arts Commission Feb. 1-27. This series of graphite drawings functions as a meditation on identity and gender politics as influenced by popular culture. A reception takes place Feb. 7 from 5-8 p.m., featuring Blue Heron Winery and a musical...
Fri., Feb 1 - Sun., Feb 17
Theatre Workshop of Owensboro Feb. 1-17. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama presents a fearlessly honest portrait of a couple bravely holding on to their life together in the wake of a senseless tragedy. Genuine, touching, and surprisingly witty, this is a play...
Fri., Feb 1, 3:00pm
University of Southern Indiana Feb. 1. An ongoing series in which USI Liberal Arts faculty discuss current research, Eric von Fuhrmann, associate professor emeritus of English, is the guest speaker at this event. Liberal Arts Center, USI, 8600 University Blvd. 3-5...
Fri., Feb 1, 6:00pm
Rescheduled due to inclement weather conditions, the Evansville African American Museum offers a delayed Kwanzaa celebration. Members of the Evansville community are invited to a night of food, fellowship, and fun. African garb is accepted, but not required. Free. ...
Sat., Feb 2 - Sun., Feb 3
Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus Feb. 2-3. Experience the musical magic of one of America’s most beloved TV and film composers, Henry Mancini. A legend of romance and intrigue, Mancini’s hits, such as “Pink Panther,” “Peter Gunn,” and “Moon River,” will...
Sat., Feb 2, 5:30pm
Holy Rosary Catholic Church Feb. 2. For the 21st year, Holy Rosary Catholic Church is hosting its much-anticipated gala to raise funding for its parish school, Holy Rosary Catholic School. The event, themed “Fire & Ice,” includes a catered dinner from...
Sat., Feb 2, 7:00pm
Lampion Center Feb. 2. Indulge in some of the most elegant chocolate desserts from Evansville’s finest restaurants and caterers — including Just Rennie’s and Piece of Cake — plus champagne, music, a silent auction, and dancing. All proceeds go to the...
Sun., Feb 3, 9:00am
Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center Feb. 3. Brides-to-be can enjoy the area’s largest bridal show and participate in a “cake dive” in search of valuable prizes. Donations from cake dive entrants benefit the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. The Centre, 715 Locust St....
Mon., Feb 4 - Sat., Feb 9
The University of Southern Indiana will kick off a week of homecoming activities on Feb. 4. The Screaming Eagles basketball teams will play against the University of Wisconsin Parkside Rangers on Feb. 9 in the Physical Activities Center. Women to...
Tue., Feb 5, 7:00am - 10:00pm
 IHOP will offer a free short stack of its signature buttermilk pancakes. Diners are asked to donate money to support the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals program at Riley Hospital for Children. ...
Tue., Feb 5, 7:30pm
University of Evansville Feb. 5. Faculty perform selections of solo and chamber music inspired by New York City. From Lincoln Center to Times Square, hear pieces written in, around, or about the Big Apple. Wheeler Concert Hall, UE, 1800 Lincoln Ave....
Wed., Feb 6, 4:00pm
University of Evansville Feb. 6. The University of Evansville’s monthly Andiron Lectures offer stimulating research, commentary, and reflection from many fields of study. February’s guest speaker is Matthew Knoester, UE’s assistant professor of education, who will present “International Struggles for Democratic...
Thu., Feb 7, 6:00 - 7:30
A genealogy workshop taught by Evansville author Carolyn Howard, who wrote "Blood of My Ancestor." Emphasis will be on using free resources to learn about your ancestors.   ...
Fri., Feb 8 - Sun., Feb 24
Evansville Civic Theatre Feb. 8-9, 15-17, and 22-24. A Pulitzer Prize-winning play, the most recent Broadway revival of Three Days of Rain featured actors Julia Roberts, Paul Rudd, and Bradley Cooper. In the performance, main character Walker discovers a journal written...
Fri., Feb 8, 6:00pm
University of Southern Indiana Feb. 8. The University of Southern Indiana’s Department of Athletics will induct its seventh Hall of Fame class at this induction ceremony and banquet. University Center’s Carter Hall, USI, 8600 University Blvd. 6 p.m. $25 (seating is...
Fri., Feb 8, 6:00pm - Sun., Feb 10, 2:00am
Come to Franklin Street for a Mardi Gras celebration unlike any Evansville has ever seen. Collect custom beads from more than 35 participating businesses and enjoy live music, a full cajun menu, mask making, face painting, and so much more....
Fri., Feb 8, 7:00pm
Ford Center Feb. 8. Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his talent to Evansville with special guests Gloriana and Greg Bates. Jackson has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide and has received some of music’s most prestigious awards. Ford Center, 1 S.E....
Sat., Feb 9, 10:00am
Oak Hill Elementary School Feb. 9. On the second Saturday in February, Oak Hill School’s gym is transformed into a marketplace with Fair Trade booths, student art booths, American quilt displays, and kids’ craft tables. Children will receive a passport to...
Sat., Feb 9, 2:00pm
University of Southern Indiana Feb. 9. Members of USI’s Black Alumni Society are invited to gather for a reception to be held before the men’s basketball games. Complimentary refreshments will be offered. Location to be announced. 2-3 p.m ...
Sat., Feb 9, 4:00pm
University of Southern Indiana Feb. 9. The opening reception for Teresa Paschke’s Textiles exhibition will be held in conjunction with the New Harmony Gallery Stroll from 4-7 p.m. The exhibition is on display through March 10 at the New Harmony Gallery...
Sat., Feb 9, 5:30pm
University of Southern Indiana Feb. 9. Join University of Indiana alumni for an exciting homecoming celebration following the USI vs. Lewis University basketball games. The evening includes complimentary food sponsored by Sodexho Dining Services and live entertainment. Physical Activities Center, Room...
Sat., Feb 9, 7:00pm
The Centre Feb. 9. A community variety show featuring comedy, music, and dance performed by local residents, The Really Big Show is written, created, and produced by a nearly all volunteer cast and crew. Net proceeds from the performance benefit Evansville...
Sat., Feb 9, 7:00pm
Evansville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Feb. 9. Evansville-Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is pleased to announce its signature scholarship fundraiser, the Strawberries & Champagne Centennial Gala and Silent Auction. Proceeds from the event go...
Sun., Feb 10 - Sun., Mar 10
The Main Gallery of the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science will feature a solo exhibition of the ceramic work of Indiana University Associate Professor of Art Malcolm Mobutu Smith. Sponsored by Indiana University Alumni Association Greater Evansville Chapter;...
Sun., Feb 10, 2:00 - 4:00
Celebrate the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library's milestone 100th birthday with live music from the band After Hours, a cupcake decorating contest, giveaways, and much more. The deadline for cupcake contest entries is Monday, February 4th at 8:00 am. Free. ...
Sun., Feb 10, 7:30pm
Henderson Area Arts Alliance Feb. 10. Shrek: The Musical, based on the 2001 DreamWorks Animation film, comes to Henderson this month in an entertaining Broadway adaptation. Henderson Fine Arts Center, 2660 S. Green St., Henderson, Ky. 7:30 p.m. $27-$51.   ...
Tue., Feb 12, 7:00pm
Ford Center Feb. 12. Legendary rock band Journey returns to Evansville for the concert that was previously postponed due to lead singer Arnel Pineda’s illness. They will be joined by Canadian rock group Loverboy. Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King...
Tue., Feb 12, 7:30pm
University of Evansville Feb. 12. Garnet Ungar, associate professor of piano at UE, takes the stage this evening. He has appeared throughout North America as piano soloist with orchestras, recitals, and on radio stations. Wheeler Concert Hall, UE, 1800 Lincoln Ave....
Wed., Feb 13, 6:00pm
The University of Evansville Psychology club will host a panel discussion on eating disorders. Panelists will include Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Evansville; Sandy Bowersox, pediatric psychologist at St. Mary’s Center for Children; Amy...
Thu., Feb 14, 12:00pm
This month's lecture of the University of Evansville's Think Outside the Lunch Box Faculty Speaker Series will feature Rev. Dr. Leslie Griffiths, the Lord of Pembry and Burry Port, England. A regular columnist and BBC broadcaster, Griffiths discusses his role...
Thu., Feb 14 - Sat., Feb 23
Back Alley Musicals presents this Valentine’s Day-appropriate performance that chronicles the lives of more than 20 characters, played by four actors, as they face the trials and tribulations of dealing with the opposite sex. Feb. 14-17, 22-23. 6:30 p.m. opening...
Fri., Feb 15, 12:00pm
YWCA Feb. 15. The YWCA Personally Speaking Series presents “Our Times: Creating a Community Newspaper” presented by Sondra Matthews, editor and publisher of Our Times Newspaper. YWCA Parlor, 118 Vine St. Noon. $6 (special discounts from series tickets). ...
Fri., Feb 15
University of Southern Indiana Feb. 15. Through the International Food Expo, USI’s international students share their food and customs with the community. Entertainment includes dancing, traditional costumes, and other performances. The Food Expo is the culmination of USI’s International Week. USI,...
Fri., Feb 15
University of Southern Indiana Feb. 15. Annual community celebration of the founding of the Harmonie Society, co-sponsored by Historic New Harmony and Harmonie Associates. Time, location, and price to be announced. For more details contact mparkison@usi.edu.   ...
Fri., Feb 15 - Sun., Feb 24
University of Evansville February 15-17, 21-24. Wendy Wasserstein, winner of the 1989 Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, presents this comedic and poignant play about the Baby Boom generation’s coming of age. The performance follows main...
Fri., Feb 15 - Mon., Feb 18
A joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bird Studies Canada and the National Audubon Society, this 16th annual event encourages individuals, families, schools, and any other organization to count birds at bird feeders, in backyards, in parks, or...
Fri., Feb 15, 5:00pm
Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana Feb. 15. Join local artists and art lovers as the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana opens its new show Art Educators. The Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, 318 Main St. 5-7:30 p.m. Free ...
Fri., Feb 15, 7:15pm
Mended Little Hearts of Evansville Feb. 15. Mended Little Hearts of Evansville, an organization that supports, educates, and encourages families of children with congenital heart defects, is hosting a family fun night at the Evansville IceMen game on Feb. 15. The...
Sat., Feb 16, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Marriage Insurance is the perfect way to prepare for your life after the wedding. So much time and money is spent on making the wedding day just right, but how much is spent on making the relationship just right?...
Sat., Feb 16 - Sat., Feb 23
John James Audubon Museum Feb. 16, 23. “Basic Design” is a class for beginning and intermediate artists, introducing the elements and principles of design, simple perspective, and basic compositional patterns. Bring a sack lunch and a drink. Pre-registration is required. John...
Sat., Feb 16, 6:30pm
Community Marriage Builders Feb. 16. Come support the Community Marriage Builders while enjoying dinner from Biaggi’s as well as an inspirational speaker and a testimonial. Discovery Lodge, Burdette Park, 5301 Nurrenbern Road. 6:30 p.m. $20 per couple.   ...
Sat., Feb 16, 7:00pm
Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra Feb. 16. Along with guest artist Norman Krieger on piano, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra plays its rendition of Beethoven’s most beloved classics, including “King Stephen” Overture, Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”), and Symphony No. 7. Victory Theatre, 600...
Sat., Feb 16, 8:00pm
The Centre Feb. 16. Texas native Rodney Carrington has been making audiences laugh for almost 20 years with his unique brand of stand-up comedy. The country music singer-songwriter has recorded eight major label comedy albums, which have sold more than two...
Sat., Feb 16, 8:00pm
Under the Beams Concert Series Feb. 16. Montana Skies combines elements of classical technique, jazz improvisation, and the power and energy of rock n’ roll. While the music defies simple categorization, this fusion has been called everything from chamber rock to...
Sun., Feb 17, 1:30 - 3:30
 Learn how to extreme coupon for $20 per person. Limit of 30 tickets available. Price of admission includes one raffle ticket for basket of items to start own stockpile. More raffle tickets available at event for $2 each. All proceeds...
Sun., Feb 17, 3:00pm
The nationwide Teen Choice Live! Tour will bring together Olympic gold medalists Gabrielle Douglas, Aly Raisman, and Jordyn Wieber with special musical guest and rising pop stars Megan & Liz. Tickets on sale now at Ford Center ticket office, all...
Sun., Feb 17, 3:30pm
Jasper Community Arts Feb. 17. Based on the 1999 children’s book by Julia Donaldson, this cleverly told story fits well into the Jasper Community Arts’ Family Fun Series. The performance follows the life of a small mouse whose cunning wit...
Mon., Feb 18, 7:00pm
Lincoln Live!, a Presidents Day lecture presented by David Wolfe, is appropriate for all ages. Part of the Reitz Home Museum's Sharing Our Past Lecture Series for the month of February. Also, local historian/author William Bartelt will sign his book,...
Tue., Feb 19, 7:00pm
Zach Wahls, a marriage equality advocate, presents his lecture "What Makes a Family?" at Eykamp Hall. Sponsored by UE's Student Activities Board, Wahls' lecture is open to the public. Wahls, best known for a viral YouTube in which he testifies...
Tue., Feb 19, 7:30pm
Henderson Area Arts Alliance Feb. 19. Ladysmith Black Mambazo — led by founder and front man Joseph Shabalala — celebrates 45 years of uplifting music that marries the intricate rhythms and harmonies of the band’s native South African musical traditions to...
Wed., Feb 20, 7:30pm
Broadway at The Centre Feb. 20. In this 1975 musical, Broadway dancers audition for an opportunity to make it on a chorus line, the chance of a lifetime for these dancing queens who have trained all their lives to be stars...
Thu., Feb 21 - Sun., Apr 7
John James Audubon Museum Feb. 21-April 7. Audubon State Park is hosting an era of exhibits and events for 2013 celebrating its 75th year. “Celebrating 75 Years of Audubon” will be the first exhibit of the grand celebration. The invitational display...
Thu., Feb 21, 3:00pm
University of Southern Indiana Feb. 21. Anthony Webster, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology at Southern Illinois University, will present “The Validity of Navajo is in its Sounds: The Poetics of Punning in Contemporary Navajo Aesthetic Traditions.” Kleymeyer Hall, Liberal Arts Center,...
Thu., Feb 21 - Sat., Mar 2
Set in a lush period of British history teeming with bawdiness and social intrigue, Kynaston, the most famous portrayer of female roles, plots his revenge after his career is ruined by the King’s decree allowing women to act on the...
Fri., Feb 22 - Sun., Feb 24
Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. After a successful Startup Weekend 2012 — the first to be held in this region — the USI College of Business is again hosting an opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to make their...
Fri., Feb 22 - Fri., Mar 1
University of Southern Indiana Feb. 22-March 1. “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992” by Anna Deavere Smith is a documentary drama based on eyewitness accounts of the 1992 Rodney King trial and verdict. Smith uses direct statements made by those who experienced the...
Fri., Feb 22 - Sat., Feb 23
Community Marriage Builders Feb. 22-23. This faith-based weekend for married couples will use biblical principles to draw you closer as a couple and deepen your intimacy. It includes your room on Friday night, three meals (including lunch at the Red Geranium),...
Fri., Feb 22, 7:30pm
University of Evansville Feb. 22. The Classical Guitar Society of Evansville returns to Wheeler Concert Hall with an exciting season of concerts featuring inspiring new artists from around the world. Wheeler Concert Hall, University of Evansville, 1800 Lincoln Ave. 7:30 p.m....
Sat., Feb 23, 1:00pm
Teams of three vie for the championship in the Letters for Literacy Scrabble Tournament sponored by the Literacy Center. Two divisions, competitive or just for fun, attract a range of participants. $50 per team of three. ...
Sat., Feb 23
Support the Evansville Day School at this annual gala event, which includes dinner, dancing, and an auction. Proceeds from the gala benefit technology and enrichment programs at the school. Time to be announced. $80. ...
Sat., Feb 23, 6:00pm
Junior League of Evansville Feb. 23. Honoring one of the Junior League of Evansville’s biggest champions, former president Marge Donovan, this black tie soiree features silent and live auctions, an elegant winter dinner, signature “Once Upon a Tini” drinks, and dancing....
Sat., Feb 23, 7:30pm
Owensboro Symphony Orchestra Feb. 23. Mountain Magic brings music of Appalachia with Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.” Concertmaster J. Patrick Rafferty presents a wonderful solo turn with the Kernis “Air for Violin” and the Beethoven Symphony No. 7, written in the mountains...
Sat., Feb 23
This event will feature professional riders taking part in an exotic state-of-the-art Manufacturers World Cup Motorcycles and wild ICE Unlimited Outlaw Quads. This year's World Champions will be crowned here in Evansville. Tickets on sale now at Ford Center Ticket...
Sun., Feb 24, 4:00pm
University of Evansville Feb. 24. The Evansville Jazz Society brings numerous well-known jazz artists to the Evansville community through this annual concert series. Past appearances include Pat Harbison, Jamey Aebersold, and Dick Sisto Quintet. Wheeler Concert Hall, UE, 1800 Lincoln Ave....
Mon., Feb 25, 7:30pm
The American Red Cross kicks off the Heroes Campaign, a nationwide project where volunteers pledge to raise money for disaster relief through May 16, by gathering local leaders and fundraisers from around the community for a delicious breakfast to inspire...
Tue., Feb 26, 7:00pm
University of Southern Indiana Feb. 26. USI’s Black History Month Event features the IU Soul Revue from Indiana University-Bloomington. The IU Soul Revue exhibits the timeless sounds of R&B, soul, funk, and contemporary urban black popular music. Carter Hall, University Center,...
Tue., Feb 26, 7:30pm
University of Evansville Feb. 26. An ensemble open to both music and non-music majors, the University Symphony Orchestra is composed of nearly 60 student musicians performing classic works to avant-garde masterpieces. Neu Chapel, UE, 1800 Lincoln Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. ...
Wed., Feb 27, 7:50am
University of Southern Indiana Feb. 27. This one-day symposium for nurses, health professionals, and breast cancer survivors is co-provided by Evansville Tri-State Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the University of Southern Indiana. National and regional expert physicians will...
Thu., Feb 28, 10:00 - 11:00
Led by Dr. Jim Schroeder, pediatric psychologist at St. Mary's Center for Children, and his wife, Amy, this series discusses normal signs and challenges of child development, early indications of problems, programs and agencies that can help, and any questions...
Thu., Feb 28, 5:00pm
University of Southern Indiana Feb. 28. Chad Simpson, a teacher at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., will read from his short fiction as a part of USI’s RopeWalk Visiting Writers Reading Series. He is the winner of the 2012 John Simmons...
Thu., Feb 28, 5:30pm
F.C. Tucker Emge Realtors presents this year's State of Real Estate program, entitled "Knowledge at Work." The program hones in on all aspects of commercial and residential real estate, discussing trends from last year and predicting new trends for 2013....
Continuing Events:
Sat., Jan 5 - Sat., Dec 7 @ 9:00am
Keep Evansville Beautiful Jan. 5-Dec. 7. Started last year by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and nonprofit organization Keep Evansville Beautiful, the Clean Evansville Initiative takes place on the first Saturday of each month. Volunteers spend two hours picking up trash in designated...
Mon., Jan 14 - Wed., Feb 20
 The University of Evansville's Department of Art and Melvin Peterson Gallery has opened its first exhibition of the year: Global Experiences, featuring the work of local artists Cedric Hustace (paintings), Jim McKinney (photography), and David Rodenberg (ceramics). The show includes around...
Mon., Jan 14 - Wed., Feb 20
The work of local artists Cedric Hustace (paintings), Jim McKinney (photographs), and David Rodenberg (ceramics) is currently being featured in the University of Evansville's Department of Art and Melvin Peterson Gallery's first exhibit of the year. The show includes three dozen...
Fri., Jan 18 - Fri., May 10
John James Audubon Museum Jan. 18-May 10. Beginning to advanced artists are invited to participate in all-day Artist Retreats once a month. Bring your own artwork and supplies. Lunch will be potluck. Special speakers and noon programs vary monthly. Pre-registration is...
Sat., Jan 19 - Sun., Mar 17
University of Southern Indiana Jan. 19-March 17. Contemporary Chinese Painting and Design by Huili Yi, professor of art and dean of the Academy of Fine Arts of Minzu University of China (MUC) and an award-winning stamp designer, will be on display...
Sat., Jan 19 - Sun., Mar 17
The figurative paintings and stamp designs of Huili Yin will be on display at the University of Southern Indiana’s Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries from Jan. 18 to March 17. A free public reception...
Mon., Jan 28 - Sun., Feb 10
John James Audubon Museum Jan. 28-Feb. 10. As Audubon’s first display in the series of the “75th Anniversary Exhibits,” the museum welcomes home its traveling exhibit, which has traveled across the country for the past seven years, serving approximately 24 museums....
Thu., Jan 31 - Fri., Jun 14
Reggio Children Jan. 31-June 14. In collaboration with the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance, Reggio Children, an organization promoting the rights of kids, presents this traveling exhibit to showcase the values and ideals of the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching...

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