This Weekend: Dec. 7-10

Immerse yourself in the arts with gallery openings, pop-ups, film screenings, and more.

Editor’s note: Find more events at Evansville Living’s online calendar or check out this week’s roundup of Christmas-related events.

Rob Millard-Mendez ‘Balancing the Humors’ Opening Gallery Reception & Gallery Talk
5-7 p.m. Dec. 7, Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, 100 Third Ave., Jasper, Indiana
This Evansville artist and University of Southern Indiana professor presents his latest work and gives an artist’s talk. Millard-Mendez’s exhibit is on display through Feb. 25.

Homeless Memorial Service
5:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Trinity United Methodist Church, 216 S.E. Third St.
Along with fellow community members, remember homeless residents who lost their lives this year.

Faculty Colloquium Series with Dr. David O’Neil
3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 8, University of Southern Indiana Liberal Arts Center, 8600 University Blvd.
Learn the basics of medieval poetic meter and then put your new knowledge to practice identifying different types.

John Lennon Night
6-9 p.m. Dec. 8, Bokeh Lounge, 1007 Parrett St.
Honor the Beatles legend with an evening of music and reflection with Veterans for Peace.

Friday Night in the Forum: On the Rocks
7 p.m. Dec. 8, University of Southern Indiana Wright Administration Building, 8600 University Blvd.
The semester’s last free film series screening shows this 2020 comedy-drama directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones as a long-estranged father and daughter trying to reconnect.

Art Pop-Up
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 9, Bluestocking Social, 606 S. Weinbach Ave. Ste. B
Browse artwork created with imagery weaved from life stories and nature into watercolor, acrylic, and ink by artist Olives and Arrows.

2-in-1 Reception
6-8 p.m. Dec. 9, Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Drive
Help open the exhibitions “Evansville: Then & Now” and “47th Mid-States Craft Exhibition” with an awards presentation and light hors d’oeuvres.

Evansville Raptor Con
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 9-10, Evansville National Guard, 3300 E. Division St.
This pop culture and geek con features a cosplay contest, guests, vendors, and more. Tickets start at $5 for children ages 6-12 and $20 for adults.

Lego League Semi-State Challenge
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 10, University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles Arena, 8600 University Blvd.
Cheer on 48 student teams as they use their engineering and computer coding skills with LEGO Spike Prime Robots to solve real-world problems at this STEM competition.

Salsa Sunday
5-8 p.m. Dec. 10, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 2599 Colonial Gardens Road
Start with Latin dance lessons, including salsa and bachata, before open dancing begins with D.J. Pana. Cover charge is $5.

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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