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This Weekend: Feb. 15-18

Evansville's weekend calendar serves up a variety of musical and culinary delights.

Don’t forget! The IHSAA state wrestling finals are Feb. 16-17. Read more here.

Come from Away
7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Old National Events Plaza Aiken Theatre, 715 Locust St.
Based on a true story, follow 7,000 stranded travelers as they are welcomed into a small Newfoundland town in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack. Tickets start at $30.

Ride the Cyclone
7 p.m. Feb. 15-17; 2 p.m. Feb. 17-18, University of Southern Indiana Performance Center, 8600 University Blvd.
An aging mechanical fortuneteller gives one of five deceased high schoolers — all members of the Saint Cassian Chamber Choir who met their end on the park’s Cyclone roller coaster — a second chance at life, but they must decide who among them gets the gift of life. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and USI employees and alumni; $4 for non-USI students; and $2 for USI students.

A Bright New Boise
7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-17; 2 p.m. Feb. 17-18, University of Evansville May Studio Theatre, 1800 Lincoln Ave.
Explore the intricacies of faith and the power of forgiveness — all in a Hobby Lobby break room — in this tragi-comedic Obie Award-winning play. Admission is $12.

Photo of students at the 2023 International Food Expo provided by the University of Southern Indiana

iClub International Food Expo
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 16, University of Southern Indiana Carter Hall, 8600 University Blvd.
International students share their culture through food, dance, music, and a fashion show. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students.

Darabello Live-Looped Cello
5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 16, Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, 212 Main St.
Mixing symphonic styles with rhythmic grooves, this Evansville cello band’s live recording session will be submitted for consideration to NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series. Admission is free, but registration is required.

Alias Grace
7:30 p.m. Feb. 16-17; 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 18, STAGEtwo at 321, 321 N. Congress Ave.
Based on Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed novel, this stage adaptation was written by University of Evansville alumna and current Ball State University theater professor Jennifer Blackmer. Tickets are $15.

Pancakes & Ivy
8-11 a.m. Feb. 17, Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Koch Student Center, 3501 N. First Ave.
Enjoy a free pancake breakfast and get a free inside look at some of Ivy Tech’s class offerings, like 3D printing, nursing, early childhood education, entrepreneurism, and more. Registration is required.

Matt Williams Book Signing
noon Feb. 17, Barnes & Noble, 624 S. Green River Road
Evansville native and “Roseanne” and “Home Improvement” creator Matt Williams celebrates the release of his new book, “Glimpses: A Comedy Writer’s Take on Life, Love, and All That Spiritual Stuff” which includes stories of growing up in the River City.

Comedy Hypnosis Night
5 p.m. Feb. 17, Hadi Shriners, Six Walnut St.
Fill your belly with hors d’oeuvres and laughter at this comedy event hosted by Terry Stokes. Tickets are $40.

Highland Show
5-11:30 p.m. Feb. 17, Vanderburgh 4-H Center, 201 E. Boonville New Harmony Road, Darmstadt, Indiana
This lip-sync battle benefits the Highland Challenger League Baseball Program and includes food and drinks, raffle items, and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 each.

Back to the ’80s
7 p.m. Feb. 17, Victory Theatre, 600 Main St.
You don’t have to leave Evansville to time travel! Join Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra — aided by three vocalists and a rhythm section — in reminiscing about the best musical hits of the 1980s. Tickets start at $40.

Low Lily
7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, Murphy Auditorium, 419 Tavern St., New Harmony, Indiana
Tickets for this folk band’s performance are $35 for adults and $15 for students. Read more about the Under the Beams concert series in the March/April issue of Evansville Living.

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