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This Weekend: Feb. 16-19

Get out while this warm weather lasts and enjoy another packed February weekend featuring family fun, musical performances, and ways to give back.

Winter Bundle of Joy Drive
Feb. 14-Mar. 4
All eight Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library locations
As part of the “Seasons for Sharing” initiative at EVPL, this drive will accept new and/or unopened baby items to benefit Little Lambs, Pre to 3, and the Community Action Program of Evansville (CAPE).

New Traditions Diversity Series
6 p.m. Feb. 16
Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Drive
The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s Eykamp String Quartet, featuring violinists Jia-Rong Gan and Michael Chu, violist Mark Hatlestad, and cellist Graham Cullen, will play works by underrepresented composers including Clarence Cameron White, Tatiana Nikolayeva, and Amy Beach. This event is free and open to the public.

Disney on Ice: Into the Magic
7 p.m., Feb. 16-17; 10 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. Feb. 18; 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 19
Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Minnie and Mickey Mouse and their friends host several evenings of fun featuring characters from Disney’s “Moana,” “Frozen,” “Coco,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and more.

International Food Expo
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 17
University of Southern Indiana’s Carter Hall in University Center West, 8600 University Blvd.
International students at USI will celebrate the customs and cuisine of their home countries with the college community and the public. There will also be dancing, music, and a fashion show featuring cultural attire.

Take 6
7:30 p.m. Feb. 17
Victory Theatre, 600 Main St.
This six-person acapella group from Huntsville, Alabama, has been together since the 1980s and will perform a free concert as a part of the Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series hosted by the University of Evansville. This concert is free and open to the public.

The Backbeats at Bokeh
8 p.m. Feb. 18
Bokeh Lounge, 1007 Parrett St.
Evansville’s favorite Beatles cover band takes the stage in Haynie’s Corner for a night of nostalgic tunes.

PBS’ American Experience: The Abolitionists
1-4:45 p.m. Feb. 19
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Central Branch, 200 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
This free screening explores the prominent abolitionists who fought to end the enslavement of African people and their descendants in the American South.

Evansville Black History Month Unity Concert/Choir
5-7 p.m. Feb. 19
Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.
Directed by the Rev. James Hamler and Kandance Hinton, this two-hour concert presented by the Evansville African American Museum celebrates Black heritage with Gospel music. This event is free to attend, but donations will benefit children’s programs supported by EAAM. Read more about Black History Month events throughout Evansville here.

Sit. Stay. Read.
4-6 p.m. Feb. 22
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library North Park Branch, 960 Koehler Drive
Pre-register to meet Theodore Wolfric Tiberius “Teddy,” a certified therapy pig from Oinking Acres Farm Rescue & Sanctuary who Evansville Living had the pleasure of recently meeting. Teddy will be at EVPL’s North Park branch for 15-minute one-on-one reading sessions. Reservations are required.

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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