This Weekend: Jan. 26-29

Cultural celebrations and remembrances meet pop culture and the arts this weekend.

“Drawing Life, Death, and Relationships” Public Reception and Artist Lecture
6:30 p.m. Jan. 26
University of Evansville’s Melvin Peterson Gallery, Lincoln and Weinbach avenues
As part of the Emerging Contemporary Artist Lecture Series, Randy Simmons — professor of art at Western Kentucky Community and Technical College’s School of Art in Paducah, Kentucky — will give a lecture on his portfolio. Simmons’ artwork will be displayed through Feb. 25 and is open to the public noon-3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Soul Writers’ Guild Annual Book Fair
6 p.m. Jan. 27
Evansville African American Museum, 579 S. Garvin St.
Celebrate Black history and excellence with books ahead of Black History Month in February. Also hear from Brandon Darrett, a former Benjamin Bosse High School basketball standout who now is an illustrator and author of the “Replenished” series.

Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive Viewing and Display
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 27
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Central Branch lobby, 200 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day by learning more about the atrocities and genocide that occurred during World War II.

Photo by Alex Morgan, provided by Victory Theatre

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
7 p.m. Jan. 27
Victory Theatre, 600 Main St.
The Southern songwriter presents tracks about the everyday human condition with thoughtful, heartfelt, and brutal honesty.

“She Kills Monsters”
7:30-10 p.m. Jan. 27-28; 2-4:30 p.m. Jan. 29
Benjamin Bosse High School, 1300 Washington Ave.
The Evansville Civic Theatre presents the story of Agnes Evans, who is on a journey to learn more about her little sister, Tilly, through Dungeons and Dragons after a tragic car accident.

First Hike of 2023 at Angel Mounds
10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 28
Angel Mounds State Historic Site, 8215 Pollack Ave.
Hike through Angel Mounds and learn about people, history, and nature that came together to make the area a home for early Mississippian culture.

Super Saturday: The Lunar Super Saturday
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 28
Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Dr.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year, and the year of the rabbit, by learning about the moon and the latest NASA missions and collecting rocks on the “moon.” This event is organized by local NASA ambassadors Mandy Scurry, Gary Barr, and Anthony Bryant. Meet Mandy in the March/April issue of Evansville Living magazine.

Photo provided by Willard Library

Beginning Genealogy
3-4 p.m. Jan. 28
Willard Library’s Browning Gallery, 21 First Ave.
Want to learn genealogy but don’t know how to get started? This free class teaches participants how to use Willard Library’s well-respected resources to fill in those gaps in the family tree.

Star Wars Night at the Evansville Thunderbolts
7 p.m. Jan. 28
Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dress up as your favorite “Star Wars” character and enjoy a night on the ice as the Thunderbolts face off against the Macon Mayhem of Macon, Georgia.

Latin and International Party
8 p.m.-midnight Jan. 28
Bokeh Lounge, 1007 Parrett St.
Enjoy Latin music, Afro beats, and music from around the world during a night of dancing, international food and drink, and fun.

4th Annual Freakin’ Freezin’ Race
1 p.m. Jan. 29
Friedman Park, 2700 Park Blvd., Newburgh, Indiana
Rain or shine — with the exception of ice or snow — you’re invited to run a unique course for two, four, or six miles at Friedman Park. Check-in starts at noon. Proceeds benefit Warrick County Trails.

“The Winter’s Tale”
7:30 p.m. Jan.27-28; 2 p.m. Jan. 29
STAGEtwo at 321, 321 N. Congress Ave.
From Sicily to Bohemia, follow a tale of jealousy, prophecy, and redemption presented by the Evansville Shakespeare Players.

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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