An Evening of Hope
7 p.m. April 28
Bally’s Evansville, 421 N.W. Riverside Drive
Help the Albion Fellows Bacon Center raise awareness for sexual and domestic violence. Stay for silent and live auctions, speaker Holly K. Dunn, and artwork created by a survivor. A donation is required in lieu of admission.
Spring Wine Walk
5:30-8:30 p.m. April 28
Downtown Evansville, 318 Main St.
Enjoy an evening of Oliver wine, boutique shopping, live music, and more. A $15 pre-purchased ticket — which is upped to $25 at the event — gets you a commemorative tumbler and two vouchers for four-ounce wine pours. Additional wine pours are $5, cash only.
Ohio Valley Birding Festival
7 a.m. April 28-30
Eagle Slough, 5000 Waterworks Road; Howell Wetlands, 1400 S. Tekoppel Ave., wesselmanwoods.org, John James Audubon State Park and Museum, 31000 U.S. 41 North, Henderson, Kentucky
Novice and advanced birders are welcome to each day’s hikes and activities, which are free apart from the $15 nest box-building workshop.
Ohio Valley Art League Kitchen Tour
10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 29
Multiple locations in Henderson, Kentucky
Tour five homes where chefs will prepare a sample of a recipe that will be handed out to participants. Each home will host different activities, from a silent art auction or herb sale to raffles. Tickets are $25.
Evansville Taco Festival
1-7 p.m. April 29
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 Court St.
Sample the menus of more than a dozen taco booths and food trucks while enjoying live music, margaritas and specialty cocktails, chili pepper and taco-eating contests, and a cornhole tournament. General admission is $10.
Second Annual Ping Pong Ball: Back to the Eighties
5:30 p.m. April 29
Bally’s Evansville, 421 N.W. Riverside Dr.
Friends of Mental Health will raise funds for health services through a dinner plus live and silent auctions, all set to 1980s tunes. General admission costs $125.
“Literally” Exhibit Reception
5:30-8:30 p.m. April 29
Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, 212 Main St.
Literature, and artists’ interpretations of it, inspire this exhibit, for this free opening reception.
1 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 29; 2 p.m. April 30
Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Twelve-thousand-pound trucks will test their skills at racing, freestyle driving, and doing donuts at this competition. Tickets start at $25.
4-in-1 Opening Reception
6-8 p.m. April 29
Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Dr.
RSVP to participate in the opening of four exhibits, including Artist in Residence: Soyoung Jung, Mexican masks from the Mannetta Braunstein Collection, “Connecting the Tri-State: The Interurban Story,” and the work of Stephen Hutchinson.
Spring Choral Concert
4 p.m. April 30
St. Benedict Catholic Church, 1318 Lincoln Ave.
The Evansville Philharmonic Chorus covers a wide repertoire in its spring performance. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children.