This Weekend: Aug. 17-20

Whether you prefer singing, swimming, or sipping the weekend away, the River City has plenty of activities to fill your social calendar.


Photo provided by The Rumjahn Gallery and Framery

Iris Gentry A Solo Exhibition Opening Reception
5-8 p.m. Aug. 18, The Rumjahn Gallery and Framery, 5901 Vogel Road
View Iris Gentry’s original oil paintings, which reflect the comfort of sunlight and how light plays around different objects. There will be beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres provided. The show runs through Sept. 8.

Bourbon for Hope
6-9 p.m. Aug. 18, Henderson County Public Library, 101 S. Main St., Henderson, Kentucky
Taste offerings from several distilleries, plus enjoy music, food, mixed drinks, a bourbon auction, and an event gift. Registration costs $75.

McCutchanville Fire Department Open House
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 19, McCutchanville Fire Department, 9219 Petersburg Road
Visit with area first responders at this annual event, which includes a bouncy house and agility course for children, live demos, lunch, and concessions such as snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, and cake.

Bounce House Festival
noon-5 p.m. Aug. 19, Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.
Soar into the weekend with more than 25 bouncy houses, cornhole games, and music. Admission is $15, children 2 years old and younger are free.

2023 Hola Festival
1-10 p.m. Aug. 19, Bosse Field, 23 Don Mattingly Way
This Latino celebration features 20 international food vendors, a beer garden, face painting, inflatables, music, and a photo booth. Admission is $10 for adults, children 12 and younger are free.

“Wall to Table” Exhibit Reception
5-6:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, 212 Main St.
View 3D and accompanying 2D artwork, then head to the roof for a free concert by The Smoke Rings and Georgia Funkadelic.

Art on the Farm: The “One Person’s Trash” Show
5:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Seton Harvest, 9400 New Harmony Road
Five artists exhibit work made from reclaimed material. Local filmmaker Jordan Barclay also presents his latest documentary, “Sack Race with Knives: The Curious Art of Kevin Titzer,” about an art installation made entirely of reclaimed materials. Read more about this documentary in the September/October issue of Evansville Living.

Evansville Philharmonic Gala 2023: Bravo! Honoring Mayor Lloyd Winnecke
6 p.m. Aug. 19, Bally’s Riverfront Event Center, 421 N.W. Riverside Drive
Celebrating the outgoing Mayor Lloyd Winnecke with dinner, silent and live auctions, and live music from The Browne Sisters. Tickets cost $150 per person.

Quiet Concert Series
6 p.m. Aug. 19, Blustocking Social, 606 B. S. Weinbach Ave.
Thunder Dreamer and Corduroy Orbison headline this installment of the acoustic live music series. Admission is $10.

Summer 2023 Concert: “Wolfgang Goes to War”
7 p.m. Aug. 19, Forest Hills Wesleyan Church, 2801 Claremont Ave.
The Wolfgang Orchestra and Chorus perform a selection of tunes from both world war eras, plus some new melodies.

You Otter Swim and Run
6:30 a.m. Aug. 20, Deaconess Aquatic Center, 24 Don Mattingly Way
In this event hosted by the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, competitors can dive into the Deaconess Aquatic Center’s competition pool for a 500-meter swim, then head out to the Greenway Passage and back for a 5K run ending on the infield at Bosse Field. Registration costs $50.

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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