The last weekend of August is slated to be busy, with philanthropic events, classic cars, lots of live music, and even a geek and comic con. If you didn’t have plans, you do now!
6:35 p.m. Aug. 26-27 and 12:35 p.m. Aug. 28
Bosse Field, 23 Don Mattingly Way
Cheer on the Otters during their final regular season home games as they take on the creatively named Y’alls from Florence, Kentucky. The Otters are sitting in third place in the Frontier League, and a few wins in this season can help them slide into second. Want to go on a weeknight? The Otters host the Joliet, Illinois, Slammers tonight at 6:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. Aug. 25
Evansville Country Club, 3810 Stringtown Road
Experience an evening of dinner, dessert, and cocktails as part of Ark Crisis Children’s Center’s largest annual fundraiser. There will be both live and silent auctions, which will include spa packages, Kate Spade designer purses, golf getaways, fitness memberships, trips, and more. Attendees can also enjoy games of heads and tails and the opportunity to bid on original artwork created by the children at Ark.
6-8 p.m. Aug. 25
Vann Park, corner of Vann Avenue and Bayard Park Drive
Overseen by the Evansville Parks Foundation, this year’s outdoor concert series will conclude with live music by Nick Hamilton at Vann Park, food trucks, games, and family-friendly activities. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own picnic blankets and lawn chairs. Admission is free, and a half-pot raffle will take place.
Vanderburgh 4-H Center, 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road
With only 44 registered street rods at the first event in 1975, the event has grown to include more than 4,000 pre-1949 street rods. One of the largest automotive swap meets in the U.S. takes place at the event, and proceeds benefit Easterseals Rehabilitation Center and area charities.
11 a.m. Aug. 27
Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Drive
Geek and Comic Con returns to the Evansville Museum. While this comic con is perfect for diehard fans, it is also a great event for newbies and first timers. A family-friendly event, guests can listen to panels and presentations, explore hands-on activities, or check out the many board games on display in the vendor room. There will also be a cosplay contest for best costumes. Admission to the Geek and Comic Con is included in the museum’s standard ticket price.
7:30 p.m. Aug. 27
Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.
Country music artist Gary Allan returns to the Old National Events Plaza with “The Ruthless Tour: 25 Years the Hard Way.” Listeners can enjoy new music from Allan’s album “Ruthless,” as well as special guest country music artist George Birge.
4 p.m. Aug. 28
Lincoln Amphitheatre, 15032 E. County Road 1500, Lincoln City, IN
As part of the Lincoln Amphitheatre’s “Amp Unplugged” Sunday series, bluegrass band and ROMP favorite Kentucky Shine will kick off the first of three Sunday acoustic matinee events with this show.