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This Weekend: Jan. 25-28

National LEGO Day Celebration!
4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library West, 2000 W. Franklin St.
Build a fun family outing with a free film screening and LEGO creations workshop.

Pericles: Prince of Tyre
7:30 p.m. Jan. 26-27; 2 p.m. Jan. 28, STAGEtwo at 321, 321 N. Congress Ave.
The Evansville Shakespeare Players perform this classic tale following a father and daughter through mystery, marvel, and mayhem. Tickets cost $15.

Party in Your Pajamas
7-9 p.m. Jan. 26, Swonder Ice Arena, 209 N. Boeke Road
Take to the ice in your coziest pajamas for a skating session. The $7 admission price includes skate rentals.

Photo of soprano Alison Buchanan rehearsing for “Ruth” by Shari Baird, Content Marketing Specialist for USI’s College of Liberal Arts

Ruth
7 p.m. Jan. 26-27, University of Southern Indiana Performance Center, 8600 University Blvd.
USI presents its first opera, and one composed by its performing arts department namesake, Philip Hagemann. Tickets are $20 but discounted to $2 for USI students and $4 for non-USI students. (Editor’s note: Both performances are sold out as of the morning of Jan. 25.)

Jog with a Dog Fundraiser
9 a.m. Jan. 27, Humane Society of Henderson County, 203 Drury Lane, Henderson, Kentucky
Make a new four-legged friend and help the shelter get started on a $20,000 fundraising effort. Donations are encouraged but not required.

Marshallese Community Day
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 27, Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, 551 N. Boeke Road
In this free Saturday at Wesselman Woods, learn more about the local Marshallese community, enjoy a 45-minute yoga session from Velocity Fitness, and get tuned into news about the April 8 total solar eclipse.

The Maker Super Saturday
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 27, Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Drive
Try Ciholis’ laser maze, listen to local author T. Harriman, learn how bobbin lace is made, help a friendly robot code, and explore how popular items are manufactured at this free event.

Photo courtesy of Demolition City Roller Derby. Evansville Skate World is the scene for the Demolition City Roller Derby’s 17th birthday party.

Some Were Neighbors Exhibit
1:30-3 p.m. Jan. 27, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Stringtown, 2100 Stringtown Road
This free image exhibit is part of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Poster Series honoring World Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Demolition City Roller Derby’s 17th Birthday Party
4-6 p.m. Jan. 27, Evansville Skate World, 1300 Fairfield Drive
Roll into Demolition City Roller Derby’s 17th year with music, games, and merchandise. Admission is free but there is a skate rental fee.

Dueling Pianos Fundraiser
5:30 p.m. Jan. 27, The Lumber Yard, 512 Barret Blvd. Ste. B, Henderson, Kentucky
Attendees of this Henderson Area Arts Alliance fundraiser can enjoy a buffet dinner, bar, silent auction, dancing, and a performance by Howl at the Moon. Tickets cost $75; sales end Thursday.

Photo courtesy of Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden. Mesker Park Zoo staff will make sure your family’s teddy bears are in good health.

The Magic of Motown
7:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Victory Theatre, 600 Main St.
Revel in top hits from The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, the Jackson Five, The Supremes, The Four Tops, and more in this touring show.

Teddy Bear Clinic
10 a.m.-noon Jan. 28, Mesker Park Zoon & Botanic Garden, 1545 Mesker Park Drive
Bring your child’s stuffed animal to the zoo veterinarian for a “check-up” and certificate of health. The clinic is free with zoo admission.

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