From historic abodes to modern fare, beautiful homes are plentiful in the River City. Our neighborhoods abound with distinctive residences featuring custom designs and magnificent details, and, as we’ve discovered, each has a unique story. From the rolling hills of the West Side to Water Street in neighboring Newburgh, we hope you enjoy Evansville Living’s 2022 list of Most Beautiful Homes.
June is here, and with it comes a favorite, yet somehow obscure, event on Evansville’s East Side: The annual Alvord Boulevard yard sale. Stretching 10 blocks of South Alvord from Harper Elementary School to Washington Avenue, boulevard residents stage the sale on the first Saturday in June, and it is a favorite among area scavengers.
Shoppers can peruse standard yard sale wares such as dishes, small kitchen appliances, and books, but you can also score antique furniture and other cool finds from the many unique homes along one of the city’s most beautiful streets.
Standing shoulder to shoulder, the crowd clad in black packed into Tiki on Main (524 Main St.) on March 19 chanted a familiar phrase to the band on stage: “One more song! One more song!” Happy to oblige, The Hot Topics launched into their second encore song of the night with the same explosive energy that characterized their entire set.
When Roger Kalia was appointed Music Director of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra in April 2020, he wanted to “dive into the community and reach out to new audiences,” he says. This desire, combined with a love of bourbon, drove him to conceptualize the Bourbon Series for EPO’s 2021-22 season.
The Bourbon Series promises an intimate musical experience, featuring pieces of music that connect to bourbon tastings. The series includes three unique events, the first of which was held in October 2021 at Dusty Barn Distillery in Mount Vernon, Indiana.
When the storm clouds finally parted over Tanglewood Wedding and Events Barn in Boonville, Indiana, on April 10, 2021, Courtney and Kyle Schmitt said “I do” through big smiles and roaring winds.
“It was so windy that day, my veil ended up flying off and hitting my dad,” says Courtney.
The couple met in 2015 through mutual friends during a night out at KC’s Time Out Lounge on the East Side. Five years later, on New Year’s Eve 2019, Kyle proposed in their shared home, forgetting one crucial step.
As we swiftly approach the two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic arriving in the Tri-State, area theaters have hurdled multiple obstacles. First closing their doors, then performing to a live-feed camera and empty seats, Evansville’s thespians have now largely returned to the stage. For the end of the 2021-2022 season, local troupes are springing back into action to tell thoughtful stories both familiar and new.