This Weekend: Aug. 31-Sep. 3

Savor the summer’s last long weekend at a myriad of cultural events and more.

Book Discussion: The 1619 Project
noon-1 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. Aug. 31, Your Brother’s Bookstore, 504 Main St.
In preparation for Nikole Hannah-Jones’ keynote address at the Human Relations Commission’s annual dinner and awards ceremony on Oct. 27, this reading group — in partnership with the Evansville African American Museum — will cover the first six chapters of Hannah-Jones’ Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The 1619 Project.”

Wine Down to the Weekend
5-7 p.m. Aug. 31, Reitz Home Museum, 112 Chestnut St.
Enjoy a glass of wine and live music from Just Us 4 on the grounds of the Reitz Home Museum.

Monte Skelton at Patchwork Central
5:30-9 p.m. Sept. 1, Patchwork Central, 100 Washington Ave.
The multi-hyphenate musician will perform a solo act of his original music as well as recognizable tunes.

September First Friday
5:30-9 p.m. Sept. 1, Haynie’s Corner Arts District, Adams Avenue and Second Street
Survey art vendors, food trucks — including Lashbrooke’s Barbecue, Chino Taco, La Plaza, Stuft, and JB’s Barnyard — and entertainment from The Hot Topics at this start-of-the-month series.

Front Porch Fest EVV 2023
3-8 p.m. Sept. 2, Haynie’s Corner Arts District, Adams Avenue and Second Street
Local artists, including Eli Youngblood, Cynthia Murray and The End Times, Hannah Evelyn Trio, The Randys, Kelsey Ellen, and The Chugs, perform across Riverside Historic District front porches at this annual festival. Stay for the after-party starting at 4 p.m. Sept. 3.

Bug Talk: Kevin Wiener
2-3 p.m. Sept. 2, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Central, 200 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Swat Pest Management Inc. senior technician Kevin Wiener will focus this talk on spiders in Indiana, with assistance in a live spider presentation from Beth Heil. Read more about Kevin in this 2022 interview with Evansville Living.

Beautifica 360°
4 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:45 p.m. Sept. 2, Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Drive
This immersive experience of sound and light takes viewers on a journey with 360 full-dome projection, 7.1 Surround Sound, and 3D animated visuals in the museum’s planetarium.

The Hills Red Hot & Boom
6-9:30 p.m. Sept. 3, The Hills Church, 5025 Constellation Ave.
A holiday celebration rescheduled because of inclement weather in July, enjoy inflatables, food trucks, yard games, fireworks, a belly flop contest, and more.

Evansville Labor Day Run/Walk
8-11 a.m. Sept. 4, Lamasco Park, West Iowa Street and North Seventh Avenue
Get some exercise this long weekend with a kids’ run, 5K and 10K walk or run, and 15K run, with prizes given to the top three male, female, and overall winners by age. Registration starts at $15 for kids and $30 for adults.

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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