December 18, 2017
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December, 2017

Events Starting in This Month:
Fri., Dec 1 - Sat., Dec 2
Enjoy an evening of exceptional dinner theater and traditional German Christmas music. ...
Fri., Dec 1 - Sun., Dec 3
For nine years, 911 Gives Hope, Townsquare Media, and Henderson Chevrolet Buick GMC have partnered to create 911 Gives Hope for the Holidays to ensure a little more sparkle is added to those children spending the holiday in one of...
Fri., Dec 1 - Sun., Dec 3
The lighting of luminaries along the streets and the Festival of Trees at Preservation Hall kicks off Friday night. On Saturday and Sunday, characters and musicians dressed in Dickens-era costumes stroll through the town, which also feature roasted chestnuts and...
Fri., Dec 1
Visit the Evansville Museum free of admission charge from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the first Friday of the month. Family-friendly activities and crafts often are planned. ...
Fri., Dec 1 - Sun., Dec 3
For three days, Boonville, Indiana, comes alive with events to celebrate the holiday season. Free activities for families and children, the lighting of the square and Johnson Park, pony rides, caroling, a live nativity, visits with Santa, a festival of...
Fri., Dec 1 - Sun., Dec 3
The Evansville Christmas Show will feature of 220 booths of Christmas crafts, gift items, and bargains under one roof. With vendors from across the region and thousands of unique items, there's something for everyone on your list. Kids also get...
Fri., Dec 1, 6:30pm
This Christmas season The Foundry is presenting “Love FOUND in a Manger.” The event will include musicians of all ages and a wide range of styles — all presented to celebrate the Christmas season’s central character and event — the...
Fri., Dec 1, 7:15pm
Cheer on the Evansville Thunderbolts as they take on the Ice Bears from Knoxville, Tennessee. ...
Sat., Dec 2, 8:00 - 10:45
Enjoy a holly jolly breakfast with Santa at GattiTown Evansville. Take part in story time with Santa, Christmas movies, photo ops, free video games, and prize giveaways. Reservations can be made online and cost $14.99 each, breakfast included. ...
Sat., Dec 2, 9:00am
The Rotary Santa Run combines Christmas spirit with a 5K walk/run and one-mile family stroll. Each participant receives a five-piece Santa outfit to wear during the event. The Rotary Santa Run is the main fundraiser for the Rotary Foundation of...
Sat., Dec 2, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Celebrate Christmas with Wilde Horticulture Services. The open house will feature food by Jayson Munoz Caters, cupcakes by the Pacetre, and a large selection of fresh-cut greenery, wreaths, garlands, house plants, terrarium plants, succulents, and more. Anyone who attends can enter...
Sat., Dec 2
The Southern Indiana Region of Porsche Club of America's (SIR-PCA) Christmas Party will be held at the D-Patrick Porsche showroom to provide lunch for the D-Patrick staff, Toys for Tots staff, and SIR-PCA members. The members bring toys to fill...
Sat., Dec 2 - Sun., Dec 3
Step back in time as Newburgh, Indiana, rolls out the 1800s for Newburgh Celebrates Christmas. On Saturday and Sunday guests will enjoy characters and musicians strolling the streets dressed in Dickens costumes, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, a giant...
Sat., Dec 2, 12:00 - 5:00
Have your photo taken with Santa Claus for $15. Proceeds benefit the shelter and homeless animals. ...
Sat., Dec 2, 2:00pm
Lewis Bakeries sponsors this Christmas event at the Victory Theatre. Advance tickets cost $9 for children and $13 or more for adults. ...
Sat., Dec 2 - Sun., Dec 3
Enjoy a hot buffet breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus in Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden’s Rainforest Grill. Children receive a treat bag and enjoy making a special holiday craft. Ticket prices vary. ...
Sat., Dec 2, 5:00pm
The Historic Newburgh Festival of Trees and Holiday Home Tour is one of the highlights of Newburgh Celebrates Christmas. The Home tour, beginning at 5 p.m., will feature two signature Newburgh homes decked out for the holiday. Festival of Trees...
Sat., Dec 2, 6:30pm
This Christmas season The Foundry is presenting “Love FOUND in a Manger.” The event will include musicians of all ages and a wide range of styles — all presented to celebrate the Christmas season’s central character and event — the...
Sat., Dec 2, 7:00pm
Come enjoy Owensboro Dance Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” in its 25th year. Marie will dance into her dreams with the Nutcracker prince. People of all ages will find the joy of Christmas through the beauty of music and dance. ...
Sat., Dec 2, 7:00pm
Whether you're naughty or nice, this yuletide extravaganza is guaranteed to deliver the gift of holiday music to you and your entire family. ...
Sat., Dec 2, 7:15pm
Cheer on the Evansville Thunderbolts during the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle night as they take on the Huntsville, Alabama, Havoc. ...
Sun., Dec 3, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Take a Christmas tour through five historic homes within Evansville's Riverside Historic District, including the home of former congressman Bailey Merrill and the newly renovated Owen Block. Proceeds benefit Old Evansville Historic Association's lighting project. Tickets may be purchased prior...
Sun., Dec 3, 2:00pm
Whether you're naughty or nice, this yuletide extravaganza is guaranteed to deliver the gift of holiday music to you and your entire family. ...
Tue., Dec 5, 10:30am
Celebrate the holiday season and support the YWCA while enjoying a delicious lunch and a holiday gift boutique showcasing local merchants. ...
Tue., Dec 5 - Wed., Dec 6
Ron Campbell, director of the legendary Saturday morning Beatles Cartoon series that aired on ABC from 1965 until1969 and animator on the Beatles film Yellow Submarine, will make a rare personal appearance at Gamut Gallery. Campbell also has been involved...
Tue., Dec 5, 6:00 - 8:00
Decorate a Christmas tree with ornaments from the Civil War and Victorian era, and learn the history of our customs. Guests may participate in stringing popcorn, cranberries, and other fruits, and the tree will be on display on the second...
Wed., Dec 6
Guests will enjoy refreshments, games, and festive music. Santa and Frosty the Snowman also will stop by for a guest appearance. ...
Thu., Dec 7, 5:00 - 8:00
Sip, socialize, and shop local businesses while networking with other area professionals.  ...
Thu., Dec 7, 6:30pm
It Takes A Village No-Kill Canine Rescue and Carson’s Brewery are collaborating to bring a specially brewed and branded beer to the area — ITV's Fur-Ever Home Tropical Ale beer. Carson's will donate a portion of sales of this beer...
Fri., Dec 8 - Sun., Dec 10
Truman Capote's classic holiday story of family, friendship, and fruitcake will be shared by veteran actors Mary Badham (best known for her role as Scout in "To Kill a Mockingbird") and Joel Vig (Broadway’s "Hairspray"). Admission is $1 per person. The...
Fri., Dec 8, 7:15pm
Cheer on the Evansville Thunderbolts as they take on the Macon Mayhem from Macon, Georgia. ...
Sat., Dec 9, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Aurora’s Gingerbread House Fundraiser is a fundraising event to support Aurora Evansville's mission of creating solutions to prevent and end homelessness in our community. More than 40 teams from around the area will participate by building holiday gingerbread houses. The public...
Sat., Dec 9
Enjoy the Christmas experience of Franklin Street with shopping, Christmas carols, performances in the park, a winter bazaar, and more. The Winter Farmers Market is returning with winter produce, food vendors, and art and specialty craft vendors. There will be...
Sat., Dec 9, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Let All American Storage wrap your presents for the holiday season while you enjoy a hot cocoa bar, kids' activities, letters to Santa, and a raffle. ...
Sat., Dec 9 - Sun., Dec 10
Snack on cookies, sip hot chocolate, and get a photo with Santa at the West Side Nut Club's 19th Annual Santa Land on Franklin Street. The event is from 3-6 p.m. both days. ...
Sat., Dec 9
Have your photo taken with Santa Claus for $15. Proceeds benefit the shelter and homeless animals. ...
Sat., Dec 9
Celebrate the art, history, and science of the winter season through crafts, activities, and special guests. ...
Sat., Dec 9
Fall Commencement is held in USI’s Physical Activities Center. ...
Sat., Dec 9
Celebrate the opening of the 45th Mid-States Craft Exhibition and Intriguing Artifacts: Docent and Staff Favorites from the Collection. ...
Sat., Dec 9, 4:30 - 8:00
This year, a portion of the Skate with Santa proceeds will be donated to Youth First, Inc., a local nonprofit that seeks to strengthen youth and families. The public, family friendly event also offers professional photographs with Santa, cookies, hot...
Sat., Dec 9, 6:00pm
93.1 FM presents Faith Music Christmas 2017, a family-friendly concert on Saturday Dec. 9. This year, Faith Music Christmas 2017 will feature the voices of Bruce Frye, Maria Komisky, pianist David Chamberlain, the Boeke Road Baptist Church Choir, and ...
Sat., Dec 9, 7:00pm
Enjoy this Christmas classic performed by the Evansville Ballet Theatre and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. ...
Sat., Dec 9, 7:15pm
Cheer on the Evansville Thunderbolts as they take on the RiverKings from Southaven, Mississippi. Fans also can participate in a youth jersey giveaway. ...
Sun., Dec 10, 1:00 - 5:00
Artbytwymon is a gallery and work space tucked away on Evansville's industrial East Side, sharing the work of four artists, Balthus Priest, Billy Twymon, Tammie Demessie, and Vanessa Cole, under one roof. Hors d'oeuvres will be served during the grand re-opening...
Sun., Dec 10, 2:00pm
Enjoy this Christmas classic performed by the Evansville Ballet Theatre and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. ...
Sun., Dec 10, 2:00 - 5:00
The Prince's On The Spot annual coat drive helps those most in need in the community get a warm coat from their neighbors. Bring new or gently used coats to the shop and come inside and enjoy free hot chocolate...
Sun., Dec 10, 3:00pm
Performed by students from the regional Children’s Center for Dance Education, “The Nutcracker,” a classic Christmas story centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration and a young girl’s awakening to the wider world and romantic love. ...
Sun., Dec 10 - Sun., Feb 4
Ceramics, metalwork, textiles, glass, and mixed media are featured in this competitive exhibition open to artists residing in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, and Ohio. ...
Sun., Dec 10 - Sun., Mar 4
Members of the Evansville Museum’s Docent Association and staff will curate an exhibition of their favorite objects in the Museum’s permanent collection. ...
Tue., Dec 12, 7:00pm
Get in the Christmas spirit with the Old Dam Community Band as they play a variety of holiday tunes from classics and pop medleys to everything in between. ...
Wed., Dec 13, 6:30pm
Indivisible Evansville’s Political Activism Committee monitors political activity at the local and national levels and keeps our volunteers up to date on issues of concern. The committee also develops events that aim to educate the public about key issues and...
Thu., Dec 14, 3:00pm
There is no limit to the number of guests who may attend the ceremony (no tickets, but some seating is reserved for faculty, graduates, and governing boards). A sign language interpreter will be present for the hearing impaired. ...
Thu., Dec 14, 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. ...
Thu., Dec 14, 7:00pm
All ages are invited to celebrate Christmas with the Moscow Ballet company of almost 40 ballerinas and dancers on its 25th anniversary tour. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is known for its award-winning principal dancers, lavish costumes, many backdrops created...
Fri., Dec 15, 10:00am - Sat., Dec 16, 8:00pm
 The goal is simple: 20 hours, 200 animals, 200 homes. Adopt a pet and help empty the shelter so every homeless animal can spend Christmas under the tree in their forever home. Reduced or waived adoption fees will be available...
Fri., Dec 15, 7:00pm
Come to Trinity UMC to enjoy Handel's Messiah by candlelight. Advance tickets cost $23 or $25 at the door.  ...
Sat., Dec 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Citizens for Liberty is hosting its 15th annual Bill of Rights Day Celebration. The event is free and open to the public with refreshments, door prizes, an essay contest, and a guest speaker. The intent and purpose of the...
Sat., Dec 16, 11:00am
Oak Hill Cemetery once again will host Wreaths Across America, a growing Tri-State tradition honoring veterans during the holiday season on the National Day of Remembrance. The service will be conducted by the Evansville Civil Air Patrol River City Cadet...
Sat., Dec 16 - Sun., Dec 17
Snack on cookies, sip hot chocolate, and get a photo with Santa at the West Side Nut Club's 19th Annual Santa Land on Franklin Street. The event is from 3-6 p.m. both days. ...
Sat., Dec 16, 2:00pm
Performed by students from the regional Children’s Center for Dance Education, “The Nutcracker,” a classic Christmas story centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration and a young girl’s awakening to the wider world and romantic love. ...
Sat., Dec 16
Celebrate the art, history, and science of the winter season through crafts, activities, and special guests. ...
Sat., Dec 16, 7:00pm
Performed by students from the regional Children’s Center for Dance Education, “The Nutcracker,” a classic Christmas story centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration and a young girl’s awakening to the wider world and romantic love. ...
Sat., Dec 16, 7:00pm
Come to St. Joseph Catholic Church to enjoy Handel's Messiah by candlelight at 7 p.m. ET. Advance tickets cost $23 or $25 at the door. ...
Tue., Dec 19, 2:30 - 6:30
A new office for Edward Jones is opening in Newburgh, Indiana. Melissa Nicholson, a financial advisor for the company, will be using the office and invites visitors to come tour the space and enjoy refreshments and door prizes. ...
Tue., Dec 19, 7:00pm
Get in the Christmas spirit with the Old Dam Community Band as they play a variety of holiday tunes from classics and pop medleys to everything in between. ...
Wed., Dec 20, 6:00pm
Indivisible Evansville’s Communications Committee is responsible for publicity, advertising, marketing, communications, branding, and messaging. Writers, graphic artists, photographers, social media marketers, and anyone interested in progressive political activism is invited to attend. ...
Thu., Dec 21, 12:00 - 1:00
It’s the annual networking luncheon filled with holiday spirit and fun. Visit, talk, and laugh with colleagues as they celebrate the holiday season. Lunch is included so come enjoy a buffet of deliciousness. ...
Thu., Dec 21, 12:00 - 1:00
Everyone is invited to gather a team, compete, and eat at the Greater Evansville American Advertising Federation jingle mingle and trivia tournament. ...
Thu., Dec 21
Create journal pages as you explore creative techniques designed to increase your knowledge of artist tools, paints, and other various supplies. ...
Sun., Dec 31, 7:15pm
Celebrate New Year's Eve with the Evansville Thunderbolts as they take on the Rivermen from Peoria, Illinois. After the game, enjoy fireworks on the ice. ...
Continuing Events:
Sun., Sep 10 - Sun., Dec 31
The John Streetman Alcove houses a private collection of art created from everyday objects by soldiers during the world wars. ...
Sun., Oct 15 - Sun., Dec 3
Presented in cooperation with the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, this juried competition is open to regional artists and features paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and mixed media. ...
Sun., Oct 15 - Sun., Jan 7
This exhibition explores the social reforms from the 1890s to the 1920s, including suffrage and child labor. ...
Sat., Nov 4 - Fri., Dec 15
See the work of this Indiana University associate professor of metalsmithing and jewelry design on display at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. ...
Sun., Nov 19 - Sun., Dec 31
Take a tour through the Reitz Home Museum as it is transformed into a Christmas celebration. ...
Thu., Nov 23 - Mon., Jan 1
This annual winter light show benefits local children and adults with disabilities and features a mile of sparkling lights with more than 60 elaborate scenes. Horse-drawn carriage rides are available nightly for additional cost. ...
Thu., Nov 23 - Sat., Dec 30
The ninth annual Santa Claus Land of Lights Family Christmas Light Adventure opens for the season on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 23. Located inside Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, this custom drive-through outdoor light show tells the shining story of...
Fri., Nov 24 - Mon., Jan 1
Golf through Walther’s outdoor mini golf course lit with Christmas lights and decorations for the holiday season. ...
Thu., Nov 30 - Sun., Dec 3
First performed in 1969 and USI’s oldest musical tradition, the Madrigal Feaste is a festive dinner and concert set in Renaissance Ireland. Attendees witness the reenactment of a royal feast, with processionals and holiday music accompanying each item on the...

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