This Weekend: Apr. 20-23

Pop culture reviews, bourbon and bowties, pancakes, and symphonies, Tri-State offers a range of activities to take part in this weekend.

Locks and Keys: The 15th Annual Interdisciplinary Colloquium
8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. April 20
University of Southern Indiana University Center West, 8600 University Blvd.
Participants made up of USI students a faculty must interpret the meaning of locks and keys for a lively day of exchange. The day starts off with breakfast and features a series of panels. This free event is open to the public.

SPEAK Lecture Series: DJ Savarese
6:30-7:30 p.m. April 20
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Central branch, 200 S.E. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Producer, public speaker, writer, and activist DJ Savarese advocates for alternatively communicating people and leads a presentation on nontraditional forms of communication through art, teaching, and community organizing.

Singing about “Tomorrow” while Interpreting the Past: Little Girls, “Annie,” and Pop History
3 p.m. April 21
University of Southern Indiana Kleymeyer Hall, 8600 University Blvd.
Associate history professor Stella Ress will review the pop culture work in historical context to determine the roles that young women and girls have in power, production, and preservation of the past.

Bourbon & Bowties
5-8 p.m. April 21
Reitz Home Museum, 112 Chestnut St.
This night of frivolity features hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, six unique bourbons from Johnson Brothers Distributors, custom bowties by Dapper Dudes Designs, and bluegrass music by King’s Highway. Tickets are $75 per person, and proceeds will benefit the Reitz Home Museum.

Photo from Patchwork’s Pancake Extravaganza 2022 provided by Patchwork Central

Patchwork Central’s Pancake Extravaganza
7:30 – 11:30 a.m. April 22
Patchwork Central, 100 Washington Ave.
Help Patchwork Central raise funds for the Evansville community by having a full pancake breakfast, including blueberry and gluten-free pancakes, with cooked apples. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids.

Spring YART
10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 22
Angel Mounds State Historic Site, 8215 Pollack Ave.
Enjoy a beautiful day at Angel Mounds and purchase works by local artists. No piece is priced more than $50. Lunch will be available from Lashbrook’s Barbecue.

Spring Hat Luncheon
11 a.m. April 22
Rapp-Owen Granary, 413 Granary St., New Harmony, Indiana
Wear your best hat and enjoy a keynote presentation, “The Three Graces,” by Sandro Botticelli, a fashion show by The Mews, live music, and a silent auction plus prizes for best hats and bouquet giveaways. Tickets are $55 per person, with $20 going to Historic New Harmony.

“One Night On Broadway” Gala
6 p.m. April 22
Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.
Attend this Broadway-themed gala featuring delicious food, unique New York City-related silent auction items, and a live auction for Evansville Day School. Tickets are $125 per guest.

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
7 p.m. April 22
Victory Theatre, 600 Main St.
The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra closes its classics season with Joel Thompson’s “An Act of Resistance” alongside International Violin Competition of Indianapolis gold medal-winning musician Sirena Huang. The evening will also feature Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s iconic Symphony No. 5.

Painting with a Purpose for It Takes a Village No-Kill Rescue
2-4 p.m. April 23
Painting with a Twist, 5625 E. Virginia St., Ste A.
Artists at any skill level can participate in this do-it-yourself painting class. Order drinks during the class while you create a 16×20 custom canvas. Tickets cost $39 per person. Half the proceeds go to It Takes a Village.

Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti joined Tucker Publishing Group in September 2022 as a staff writer. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in English. A Connecticut native, Maggie has ridden horses for 15 years and has hunt seat competition experience on the East Coast.

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