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This Weekend: Dec. 14-17

Pop culture, comedy, Candy Land, and more collide in a hodge-podge of activities

Kate Crackernuts
7:30-9:50 p.m. Dec. 14-16; 2-4:20 p.m. Dec. 17, STAGEtwo at 321, 321 N. Congress Ave.
Magic, adventure, and unexpected twists abound in this play, part of the ETC Underground Series hosted by Evansville Civic Theatre. Tickets cost $15.

Cachet Contest Exhibit
Dec. 14-31, Evansville Wartime Museum, 7501 Petersburg Road
Earlier this year, the Evansville Stamp Club and Central High School’s art department held a stamp contest inspired by Evansville’s history — think P-47 Thunderbolts, Rosie the Riveter, and the Four Freedoms Monument. Art students competed for cash prizes, and work by the winner and runner-up will be displayed at the Evansville Wartime Museum through Dec. 31.

Giant Candy Land!
4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library West, 2000 W. Franklin St.
This game of life-sized Candy Land is for all ages and includes sweet treats and photo opportunities.

University of Southern Indiana Senior Art Show Reception
4-6 p.m. Dec. 15, University of Southern Indiana Art Center, 8600 University Blvd.
Senior art and design students share their work from their college careers.

Shane Gillis Live
7-9 p.m. Dec. 15, Old National Events Plaza Aiken Theatre, 715 Locust St.
This Pennsylvania comic won “Philly’s Funniest” at the Helium Comedy Club and “Up Next” comic at Comedy Central’s Clusterfest in San Francisco, California. Tickets start at $35.

Sports Card Show
1-7 p.m. Dec. 15; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 16, American Legion Post 44, 711 State St., Newburgh, Indiana
Peruse sports memorabilia, Pokémon cards, and more. American Legion Post 44 will sell food and beverages onsite.

Lord of the Rings Party
Dec. 16, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Oaklyn, 3001 Oaklyn Drive
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Lord of the Rings with trivia and games. Watch “Return of the King” from 1-4:30 p.m.

Living in Space
10-11 a.m. Dec. 16, Alexandrian Public Library Ohio Meeting Room, 115 W. Fifth St., Mount Vernon, Indiana
Gary Barr, a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador like Mandy Scurry, uses recordings from astronaut Chris Hadfield to explain how astronauts live in space. Plus, learn about the 2024 solar eclipse and how to spot space vehicles flying overhead.

Making Tracks
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 16, Harmonie State Park Nature Center, 3451 Harmonie State Park Road, New Harmony, Indiana
Explore tracks made by different wildlife and learn how to make some of your own.

Wreaths Across America Service
11 a.m. Dec. 16, Oak Hill Cemetery and Arboretum, 1400 E. Virginia St.
Honor the fallen and those who serve by laying remembrance wreaths on graves and reading the names of each veteran.

Evansville Reptile and Exotics Show
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 16, Vanderburgh 4-H Center, 201 E. Boonville New Harmony Road, Darmstadt, Indiana
Browse a variety of exotic animals, including snakes, lizards, frogs, arachnids, and fish, plus shop pet supplies and more.

Rudolph’s Revenge
Dec. 16-17, Swonder Ice Arena, 209 N. Boeke Road
Watch 10U, 12U, and 14U teams compete in this third-annual hockey tournament.

Straight No Chaser: The Sleighin’ It Tour
7-9:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Old National Events Plaza Aiken Theatre, 715 Locust St.
The IU-spawned a cappella group of nine dapper vocalists — including Evansville native Steve Morgan — makes its regular Christmas stop in the River City to perform a roundup of holiday staples, R&B jams, and stadium anthems. Tickets start at $25.50.

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Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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