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This Weekend: April 18-21

Nothing says spring quite like Plein Air, Festival of Nations, carnivals, and more.

Spring theater is still taking local stages. Read more about this weekend’s three productions.

First Brush of Spring
April 17-20, Downtown New Harmony, Indiana
Artists descend upon the former Utopian community to paint nature, architecture, and the array of curiosities in the open air. Don’t just be a spectator; stick around for workshops and to purchase original works of art.

Eykamp String Quartet Performance
noon-1 p.m. April 18, University of Southern Indiana David L. Rice Library, 8600 University Blvd.
Evansville Philharmonic’s string quartet stages a lunchtime performance to thank the University of Southern Indiana for the recent collaboration on USI’s debut opera, “Ruth.”

Festival of Nations
5-8 p.m. April 18, Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.
Evansville’s multicultural communities converge at this annual festival with musical and dance performances, traditional dress, authentic food, engagement opportunities, and more.

Spring Carnival
5:30-7:30 p.m. April 19, Dexter Elementary School, 917 S. Dexter Ave.
Stop by Dexter Elementary for carnival games, raffles, a dunk tank, an inflatable obstacle course, and concessions featuring hot dogs, cotton candy, and Kona Ice food truck. Admission is free, but food and activities require tickets for 25 cents each.

Scientist in Residence: Elizabeth Trembath-Reichert
6 p.m. April 19, Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Drive
This Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration assistant professor delivers a public lecture about what lives miles beneath the seafloor. The lecture is free to attend, but reservations are required.

Wild Wild Friday Night Skate
7-9 p.m. April 19, Swonder Ice Arena, 209 N. Boeke Road
The Wild West hits the ice rink, so wear your chaps, cowboy hats, biggest belt buckle, and finest boots. Admission costs $6 for adults and $4 for kids. Skate rentals are $3 per person and free for children under 3.

Colombian Night at Lamasco
9 p.m.-2 a.m. April 19, Lamasco Bar and Grill, 1331 W. Franklin St.
Fill up on food truck fare from Sabor Colombia before taking a salsa calena lesson at 9 p.m. DJ Pana spins tunes for open dancing, which starts at 10. Admission costs $10.

Tri-Fest
April 19-21, Downtown Henderson, Kentucky
The Henderson Breakfast Lions Club’s annual street fair includes carnival rides, food booths, live music, fireworks, a 5K, and more.

Cut & Paste: The Presentation
noon April 20, Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Drive
Evansville artists Aaron Soulberry and Kyle Darnell will present their work and talk about their techniques, stories, and inspiration behind their collaborative exhibition, which closes on April 21. Andrea Adams, gallery director of the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, will moderate. Reservations are required.

Mutts at Myriad: Brews and Bites
noon-3 p.m. April 20, Myriad Brewing Company Newburgh Taproom, 8245 High Pointe Drive, Newburgh, Indiana
Guests can choose between eight snack options to pair with Myriad’s beers at this fundraiser for Warrick Humane Society. Tickets cost $30 in advance online and $35 at the door.

Mokoomba
7:30 p.m. April 20, Murphy Auditorium, 419 Tavern St., New Harmony, Indiana
This six-person band from Zimbabwe performs international pop and pan-African styles in multiple languages to close out this season’s Under the Beams concert series. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for students.

2024 Spring Urban Hikes in Parks
2 p.m. April 21, Bosse Field Parking Lot Across from Garvin Park Gazebo, 23 Don Mattingly Way
Stretch your legs on this walk through Garvin Park, which kicks off this city-wide seasonal hiking series.

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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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