Gala, Geeks, and Frog Follies

Though summer is winding down and school is starting back up, there’s still plenty to do across the Tri-State this weekend. Get out and enjoy these staff pick events before the summer sun sets!

46th E’ville Iron Frog Follies Street Rod Show
Aug. 27-Aug. 29
Vanderburgh County 4-H Center, 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road

See more than 3,000 vintage street cars on display and enjoy a fun weekend with games, activities, and dances, along with a car parts swap meet. Street rods from across the country will be in attendance, and a portion of the proceeds will go to Easterseals Rehabilitation Center. Entrance fee is $5 per spectator, and children under the age of 12 get in free.

2021 Evansville Museum Geek and Comic Con
11 a.m. Aug. 28
Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Drive

The fifth annual Geek and Comic Con returns to the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science. This family-friendly event is devoted to celebrating the arts, science, and history of geek culture, featuring panels and presentations, hands-on activities, board games, a vendor room, and a cosplay contest.

Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra “Rhapsody in Blue” Gala
6 p.m. Aug. 28
Tropicana Riverfront Event Center, 421 N.W. Riverside Drive

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its 87th season this Saturday with its “Rhapsody in Blue” Gala at the Tropicana Riverfront Event Center. Local bands will perform throughout the evening, including After Hours, Tom Drury on piano, and Monte Skelton, bringing instrumental music during the social hour, dinner, and evening dancing. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on several live and silent auction items to benefit EPO’s education and outreach programs.

2021 Guns and Hoses
7 p.m. Aug. 28
Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The 13th edition of the popular Guns and Hoses charity boxing pits the Evansville Police Department against the Evansville Fire Department, with all the proceeds going toward 911 Gives Hope, a nonprofit group of police officers, firefighters, and paramedics dedicated to improving the lives of children and people with disabilities in the community. Masks are required for admittance. If you go, you might see a familiar face. Dawn Morand, who we featured in the May/June 2021 issue of [Evansville Living] about her Harley-Davidson motorcycles, is a volunteer firefighter and will fight on the side of the hoses.

All photos provided by organizations.

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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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