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February, 2017

Events Starting in This Month:
Wed., Feb 1 - Tue., Feb 28
One in three young people will experience some form of abuse in their dating relationships. Bring awareness and help break the cycle by promoting healthy relationships at home and in your community through February, recognized nationally as Teen Dating Violence...
Wed., Feb 1 - Sun., Feb 26
The contemporary painter showcases her artwork of abstract acrylic on canvas. Her work is characterized by surreal arrays of whimsical figures, often distorted to semi-abstraction. A reception takes place 5-7 p.m. Feb. 2. ...
Wed., Feb 1, 3:45pm
Drawing on her research of the success of first-generation college students, University of Evansville associate professor Mari Plikuhn presents this Andiron Lecture Series event, which features a social gathering with beverages before the lecture. ...
Wed., Feb 1, 4:00pm
The University of Evansville's annual Andiron Lecture Series continues with a session with Mari Plikuhn, associate professor of sociology. A social hour with beverages will begin before each lecture at 3:45 p.m. This event is free and open to the public....
Thu., Feb 2, 6:00pm
Prints from the University of Southern Indiana Art Collection reception and sale will be displayed in the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries. ...
Fri., Feb 3
The region’s largest hunting, fishing, and boat show, the Kentucky Sportsman Show welcomes exhibitors, demonstrations, seminars, and activities across a broad spectrum of industries. Also included are outdoor apparel, equipment, guns, knives, and more. ...
Fri., Feb 3, 6:00pm
 Induction ceremony will be announced at Carter Hall in the University Center. The reception begins at 6 p.m. with the dinner and induction ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance. ...
Fri., Feb 3, 7:00pm
You won’t get to see Ryan Seacrest or Simon Fuller, but you still can enjoy the musical talents of four artists from Fox’s hit show “American Idol.” Join Henderson Area Arts Alliance (HAAA) for the first-ever Signature Season Bonus Show,...
Sat., Feb 4, 10:00am
 Slithering snakes and leaping lizards steal the show at the Kentucky Reptile Expo, held each month in Evansville and cities throughout Kentucky. The show features captive-bred reptiles and supplies from top breeders in the country. ...
Sat., Feb 4, 4:00pm
It’s Bingo time. SWIRCA hosts Super Bingo with more than 16 games, pull tabs, half pots, raffles, and more. Wear your favorite athletic gear to this football-themed party. There also will be more than 100 items in the raffle auction....
Sat., Feb 4
Bring out the red, white, and blue Screaming Eagle swag and join other University of Southern Indiana alums for homecoming. After a duo of basketball games — men versus Drury University and women against Missouri University — there will be...
Sat., Feb 4, 7:00pm
At the 20th Annual Lampion Center’s A Chocolate Affair, guests are treated to the finest chocolates served by 10 local businesses. The evening also includes live music featuring Team Skelton’s Montourauge and a silent auction that benefits Lampion Center’s work....
Tue., Feb 7, 7:30pm
An evening of arias and overtures features University of Evansville faculty and special guest mezzo-soprano Jami Rhodes.   ...
Thu., Feb 9, 5:00pm
Board Game fans of all ages are invited to play the Museum’s vast collection of board games on the second Thursday of each month. Snacks are provided.  ...
Fri., Feb 10
Stroll through Amazonia’s tropical jungle filled with blooming orchids, waterfalls, and exotic animals while sipping signature drinks and noshing on gourmet appetizers. This event is a preview of the annual Orchid Escape. ...
Fri., Feb 10 - Sat., Feb 25
What do a prom dresses, mini skirts, and high heels all have in common? They are integral parts in the plot of this intimate collection of stories by sisters Nora and Delia Ephron, based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman....
Fri., Feb 10, 7:15pm
 Support the Susan G. Komen charity and see Evansville’s professional hockey team battle the Mississippi RiverKings. ...
Sat., Feb 11, 9:00am
This Romain Subaru Screaming Eagles Running Series race features the University of Southern Indiana campus and includes a division for athletes with physical challenges, free kids runs, an expo featuring vendors from the Evansville area, as well as contests and...
Sat., Feb 11, 9:15 - 11:30
 Local legislators make themselves available to answer questions from the public. ...
Sat., Feb 11
Simply dialing 2-1-1 links the community with life-saving and life-changing resources. This easy-to-remember telephone number connects residents in 10 southwestern Indiana counties with comprehensive and up-to-date information about basic human needs, including governmental, health, and social services.  ...
Sat., Feb 11 - Sat., Feb 18
Known for their colorful displays and fragrant scent, orchids will be the feature attraction for this special event. Even with snow on the ground, visitors will enjoy tropical temperatures inside the Amazonia exhibit at Mesker Park Zoo where they also...
Sat., Feb 11 - Thu., Feb 16
Twice each month, participants create journal pages as they explore creative techniques. Meetings held in February are Feb. 11 and 16.  ...
Sat., Feb 11 - Sun., Feb 12
The most popular Pops concert ever presented by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra returns for an evening of spectacular circus acrobatics and music. ...
Sat., Feb 11, 5:30pm
Dress up for this evening of raising money for the homeless dogs of Posey County. With local radio DJ Kat Mykals as host, this year’s main event is a performance by the Evansville Swing Cats. ...
Sat., Feb 11, 7:00pm
The 15th annual community variety show features singing, dancing, comedy, and more as it showcases the talents of local residents. A VIP reception and silent auction immediately follow the show. Net proceeds benefit The Arc of Evansville, a nonprofit agency...
Mon., Feb 13 - Sun., Mar 12
Sample the new s’mores cookie and celebrate the Girl Scouts’ 100th year. Through March 12, find a cookie booth near you by using the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app or calling the local office. ...
Wed., Feb 15
Learn about cutting-edge topics in science and technology from leading experts in an interactive, informal atmosphere where there’s no such thing as a dumb question. ...
Thu., Feb 16 - Sun., Feb 19
 Written by Lynn Nottage, “Crumbs” is the coming-of-age story, about the ways in which a family finds its path by challenging the nature of change, and how to manage it. Check box office for show times. ...
Thu., Feb 16 - Sun., Feb 19
 Tangled, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, and the Princess and the Frog trade in their enchanted worlds for a night on the ice. Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream brings Disney’s princess stories and most beloved fairytales to...
Fri., Feb 17, 6:00am - Sun., Feb 19, 12:04pm
Join the YMCA staff for food, fun, and fellowship during the annual Pancake Days at the Downtown location. ...
Fri., Feb 17 - Sun., Feb 19
This 54-hour event brings together Evansville designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to pitch startup ideas and receive feedback from peers. Teams form around the top ideas — as determined by popular vote — and embark on a...
Fri., Feb 17 - Sun., Feb 26
Written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by University of Evansville dramaturge Diane Brewer, this play follows Henrietta Leavitt from her employment at the Harvard Observatory — where she processes astronomical data gathered by male scientists — until her death. Check box...
Fri., Feb 17, 6:30pm
 The wildly popular PBD Kids show Wild Kratts is coming to the stage as Kratts brothers Martin and Chris come alive in a classically Wild Kratts story. The brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic...
Fri., Feb 17, 6:30pm
Based on the animated series of Emmy Award-winners and brothers Chris and Martin Kratt, the PBS Kids television show Wild Kratts comes to the live stage. Off to the creature rescue, the Kratts activate some fan-favorite creature power suits to...
Sat., Feb 18, 10:00am
The walk-through exhibit showcases life-like animatronic dinosaurs set in realistic environments with scenes throughout the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. ...
Sat., Feb 18, 1:00pm
 Sample the flavors of New Orleans and the rituals of Mardi Gras with the Franklin Street Events Association’s fourth annual Gumbo Cook Off. Armbands may be purchased at Lamasco Bar and Grill and Thyme in the Kitchen; purchase includes a...
Sat., Feb 18, 5:00 - Thu., May 18, 7:00
 Enjoy a glass of wine or beer and complimentary hors d’oeuvres in the unique and historic setting of the garden, veranda, and carriage house. Live entertainment. Free. 21 years of age and older. ...
Sat., Feb 18, 7:00pm
The ladies of the Evansville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in partnership with the Delta Research and Educational Foundation, host the eighth annual Strawberries and Champagne Gala. For more information, email dstevansvillealum@gmail.com. ...
Sat., Feb 18, 7:30pm
Harmonica virtuoso and composer Corky Siegel brings his distinctive blend of blues and classical music and fuses it with Indian percussion for a night of exotic sound to the Under the Beams series in New Harmony, Indiana. Siegel’s Chamber Blues...
Sun., Feb 19 - Sun., May 14
Minnesota pencil-drawing artist Skip Steinworth presents master classes to accompany his Main Gallery exhibition, which is on display through May 14. ...
Sun., Feb 19, 12:30pm
Escape artist and illusionist Jay Owenhouse appears — and then disappears and reappears — in Owensboro for one night only in “Dare to Believe!” ...
Sun., Feb 19, 7:30pm
Floridians Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus are a string duo that blends classical music and hip-hop. This award-winning act has worked with Norah Jones, Wynton Jarsalis, and Elvis Costello. ...
Tue., Feb 21, 3:30 - 4:30
Explore the history, culture, and experiences of people of the African Diaspora through the storytelling of Richard Ashby Jr., an award-winning, nationally recognized public librarian and storyteller. ...
Tue., Feb 21, 7:00pm
Giving a nod to Stevie Wonder’s album “Songs in the Key of Life,” Sons of Serendip honors the legendary singer-songwriter with its show Songs in the Key of Wonder. The group’s harp, piano, cello, and voice skills were featured on...
Wed., Feb 22, 4:30 - 6:00
 Explore the history, culture, and experiences of people of the African Diaspora through the storytelling of Richard Ashby Jr. and Teju the Storyteller. ...
Thu., Feb 23, 12:00pm
Kick off Patchwork Central’s 40th anniversary celebration at this fundraising luncheon with fashions by Wildflower boutique. Guests enjoy a gourmet lunch, children’s artwork to take home, and silent and live auctions. ...
Thu., Feb 23
 The Keel Club is United Way of Southwestern Indiana’s Leadership Giving Society. Just as the keel represents the essential backbone and structural strength of a ship, Keel Club members are the backbone and the strength of support for United Way...
Thu., Feb 23, 12:39pm
The Marvelous Wonderettes is a musical comedy that pays homage to the high school girl songleader squads of the 1950s. The story begins on prom night in 1958 at Springfield High School when the four young ladies are called upon...
Thu., Feb 23, 3:30 - 4:30
The vibrant storytelling of Teju the Storyteller and W.T. Johnson explores the history, culture and experiences of people of the African Diaspora. ...
Thu., Feb 23, 7:00pm
Hailing from Jefferson, Georgia, singer/songwriter/producer Brantley Gilbert brings his The Devil Don’t Sleep tour to Evansville. Gilbert was American Country Music Awards’ Top New Male Artist in 2013. ...
Thu., Feb 23, 7:30pm
Did you know the Beatles’ first album “Please, Please Me” took just 13 hours to record? Or that ‘From Me To You’ is the shortest Beatles song, lasting just one minute and 56 seconds? Relive the Beatles music with this...
Fri., Feb 24, 11:30am
 Honoring women leaders, the Southwest Indiana Chamber hosts this annual luncheon to celebrate women in the community. ...
Fri., Feb 24 - Sun., Feb 26
Peanut butter patties, thin mints, samoas, and this year’s new s’mores cookies — let your cookie craving support local Girl Scouts. Find a cookie booth near you by using the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app. ...
Fri., Feb 24, 5:30pm
Marketing and advertising professionals are invited to gather for a dinner, ceremony, and reception for the annual American Advertising Awards, formerly called the ADDY Awards. ...
Sat., Feb 25, 8:00am
The course winds through Angel Mounds woods and has three distance options — 5K, 10K, or half-marathon. Consisting of a mix of single- and double-track trails, the course is very flat. ...
Sat., Feb 25, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Author John David Anderson discusses the writing process and his literary works. Student writing will be on display, as well as various storytelling activities. ...
Sat., Feb 25, 11:00am - 3:00pm
 The fourth Saturday of each month is designated a Super Saturday family day at the Evansville Museum. The day is filled with crafts, activities, challenges, and/or guest lectures, with a different theme each time. ...
Sat., Feb 25
Although the official date of Mardi Gras, also called Fat Tuesday, isn’t until Feb. 28, you can join in on the fun with Franklin Street Events Association for the parade. ...
Sat., Feb 25, 1:00pm
Prepare to be spellbound at a fundraising Scrabble tournament hosted by The Literacy Center. ...
Sat., Feb 25 - Sat., Apr 8
The Print Invitational exhibit will be on display at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art begins February 25 and concludes April 8. ...
Sat., Feb 25 - Fri., Apr 14
The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art celebrates the works of local and regional artists who will compete for awards in a showcase of painting, sculpture, and mixed media. The showcase will be on display through April 14. ...
Sat., Feb 25, 7:00pm
“Our American Heritage” features music that celebrates our customs, culture, and history. The Evansville Philharmonic Chorus rounds out the program singing words of American poet Walt Whitman in Howard Hanson’s “Song of Democracy” and they join the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra...
Sat., Feb 25, 7:00pm
Drumline Live’s show marches into the Tri-State on Feb. 25 at the RiverPark Center in Owensboro, Kentucky. Reminiscent of the popular movie Drumline, the show features drummers, musicians, and dancers in an energetic performance designed to grip audiences and get...
Sat., Feb 25, 7:15pm
Dress to impress as Superman, Wolverine, Catwoman, or other caped crusader as The Evansville Thunderbolts take on the Peoria Rivermen during Superhero Night. ...
Sat., Feb 25, 7:30 - Sun., Feb 26, 1:05
 A global sensation returns to Evansville for the second time with an all-new program. Historic heroes, mischief, and miracles come to life with dance, songs, and music. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. ...
Sun., Feb 26, 10:00am - Sun., Apr 9, 5:00pm
Audubon Museum presents the invitational exhibit “March Madness” for all Tri-State artists to exhibit and sell their art. For more information, email kim.mcgrew@ky.gov. ...
Sun., Feb 26, 7:30pm
Can world peace be achieved with song? Women of the World thinks so. The acapella quartet with singers from Japan, Italy, India, and the U.S. performs in 29 languages to unite and inspire audiences. ...
Mon., Feb 27, 6:00pm
Evansville poets Honey Angela Williams and M. Dianne Berry discuss their published works and also recite poetry to celebrate the month of love. Evansville musicians Melanie Bozsa and Andrea Wirth of The Honey Vines also give insight on how they...
Tue., Feb 28
The University Orchestra performs its annual winter concert. ...
Continuing Events:
Sun., Jan 1 - Wed., Feb 8
John James Audubon’s study of birds not only led him to learn more about the species; it also prompted him to paint and illustrate the creatures in their habitats. Explore the park’s collection of Audubon’s “Little Work” and various original...
Wed., Jan 4 - Sun., Apr 30
Louisville, Kentucky, contemporary artist showcases his glass works in The John Streetman Alcove. Brook F. White is an Owensboro, Kentucky, native and owner of Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery. ...

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