Calves and Laughs

From live music and historic tales to spring markets, plant sales, and bull riding, there’s something fun for everyone this weekend in and around the River City.

2022 Spring Funk in the City

10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 21
Haynie’s Corner Arts District, corner of Adams and Washington avenues

Arts, crafts, jewelry, and more will be on display from more than 80 vendors at this spring’s Funk in the City in Haynie’s Corner Arts District. Enjoy live music and fresh fare from area food trucks while you browse artisan wares.

Wine Down to the Weekend

5 p.m. May 19
Reitz Home Museum, 112 Chestnut St.

Kick off the weekend early by enjoying a glass of wine and live music on the lawn of the historic Reitz Home in Downtown Evansville. This week’s installment of the relaxed concert series features The Smoke Rings, a seasoned classic rock band from southern Illinois and Indiana. All Wine Down to the Weekend events are free and open to the public.

New Traditions Diversity Series

5:30 p.m. May 19
Wesselman Woods, 551 N. Boeke Road

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra closes out this season’s New Traditions Diversity Series with an evening of music under the setting sun. The Eykamp String Quartet — featuring Jia-Rong Gan and Michael Chu on violin, Mark Hatlestad on viola, and Graham Cullen on cello — will explore the music of Latin America. Joining the quartet will be Grammy-winning guitarist David Cullen to play “El Alevin” by Mexican composer Eduardo Angulo, and EPO principal percussionist Ross Erickson to perform an arrangement of “Tabu” by Cuban singer/composer Margarita Lecuona. This event is free and open to the public. Since it is outdoors, attendees are recommended to bring a lawn chair to sit in during the performance.

Southern Indiana River City Rodeo

7:30 p.m. May 19-21
Vanderburgh 4H Center, 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road

Professional rodeo cowboys and cowgirls will strut their stuff across three nights of competitions to qualify for the national rodeo finals. Events include bull and bareback riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, and barrel racing. Doors open at 5 p.m. each night, with a mutton-busting event for children held an hour before the main rodeo at 7:30. Tickets are $30 per adult and $10 per child.

A Night at the Museum: Fugitives and Heroes

May 20-21
Lyles Station Historic School and Museum, 953 N. County Road 500 W., Princeton, Indiana

Help Lyles Station Historic School and Museum celebrate its 100th year with an immersive walk through time. Hear first-hand accounts of journeys to freedom via the Underground Railroad, presented by actors from the Princeton, Indiana-based Broadway Players. Friday’s show starts at 7 p.m. and costs $15 to attend. Saturday’s show begins at 6 p.m., includes a dinner, and costs $35 per ticket.

Evansville Civic Theatre presents “Into the Breeches!”

May 20-22 and 27-29
Evansville Civic Theatre, 717 N. Fulton Ave.

When its leading men are called to war, an all-female staging of William Shakespeare’s “Henriad” is assembled with amusing results, in this play by George Brandt. Presented by the Evansville Civic Theatre over two weekends, Friday’s and Saturday’s shows begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday’s matinee starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. Veterans will be given a $5 discount on their ticket by entering the code “VETERANS22” during checkout online.

Evansville Farmers Market and Foster Care Awareness Day

10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21
Washington Square Mall, 4800 S. Green River Road

The Evansville Farmers Market and Evansville Goodwill are partnering for this month’s farm market event at Washington Square Mall. Farm-fresh food as well as food trucks and wares from local vendors will be available. Also on hand will be Evansville’s branch of the Borrowed Hearts Foundation to raise awareness of National Foster Care Month and local young adults’ needs.

Dr. Jill’s Daylily and Plant Sale for Rescues

10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21
Village East Animal Hospital, 1305 S. Green River Road

Veterinarian Jill Kemp’s annual plant sale is back, with all proceeds benefitting local rescues, including the Warrick Humane Society. Held at Kemp’s practice, Village East Animal Hospital, more than 100 varieties of daylilies harvested from Kemp’s garden will be for sale, along with other garden and house plants.

Corkscrew Curiosities Grand Opening and Spring Market

10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 21
Corkscrew Curiosities, 2250 S. Green St., Henderson, Kentucky

Shop for antiques, oddities, vintage finds, and handmade items at Corkscrew Curiosities’ spring market this Saturday. The Henderson, Kentucky, shop is celebrating the grand opening of its first storefront with discounted prices, food, and fun.

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Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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