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This Weekend: Mar. 23-26

Plenty of activities are shaking up the River City this weekend, including an anime convention, shows by “Saturday Night Live” veteran Rob Schneider and contemporary Christian singer Amy Grant, and a national college basketball championship event.

2023 NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Elite 8
March 21-25
Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
The Division II national champion is once again crowned in the River City.

28th Annual Celebration of Leadership
7-8 p.m. March 23
Virtual; live-streamed on WNIN and Leadership Everyone’s Facebook and YouTube
Leadership Everyone’s annual Celebration of Leadership awards will honor individuals, projects, programs, businesses, and organizations that improve and transform the Evansville region.

“The Power of Craft (a.k.a. Craft is not a dirty word)”
3 p.m. March 24
University of Southern Indiana’s Kleymeyer Hall, 8600 University Blvd.
Did you start making things during the pandemic? USI’s College of Liberal Arts invites you to its third faculty colloquia of the spring semester. Associate ceramics professor Alisa Holen will discuss the mental and physical benefits of making things on your own. This free event is open to the public.

Fish Fry
5 p.m. March 24
Germania Maennerchor, 916 N. Fulton Ave.
Pay $12 per meal and dine in or carry out two catfish fiddlers or one tilapia filet with sides including sweet and sour slaw, mac and cheese, and baked beans.

Pigtails & Cowlicks
8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 24-25
Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.
Families are invited to shop for quality children’s items, including brand names and boutique purchases, for 50-90% off retail prices.

March 24-26
Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.
Anime comes to Evansville in the form of panels, video gaming, tabletop gaming, vendors, artists, and more. A weekend-long badge to attend the event is $55, a single-day badge for Friday or Saturday is $40, and a single-day badge for Sunday is $30. Children six and younger can attend for free.

Photo of It Takes a Village No-Kill Rescue taken by Emilee Kerner

Shelter Slumber Pawty
March 25
It Takes a Village No-Kill Rescue, 1417 N. Stockwell Road
Animal shelters across the U.S. are coming together for a 24-hour shelter slumber party. Spend half a day walking shelter pets and helping raise $5,000 for It Takes a Village, which will stay open late to accommodate as many adoptions as possible.

Photo taken by Kim McGrew


10:30-11:45 a.m. March 25
John James Audubon State Park Museum, 3100 U.S. 41 N, Henderson, Kentucky
Children ages 3-6 will learn how to create and paint Easter bunnies and then enjoy an Easter bunny story time. Pre-registration is $7 and is required.

Party in the Park
5 p.m. March 25
Garvin Park, 1600 N. Main St.
Enjoy free food, drinks, games, music, and prizes. This event is part of a series that will take place on the last Saturday of each month, from March through October. Faith-based organization BODYBUILDERecords812 is the event sponsor.

Rob Schneider: I Have Issues Tour
8-10 p.m. March 25
Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.
The “Saturday Night Live” veteran, screenwriter, and director brings his “issues” to Evansville. Tickets start at $43.

Spring Craft Show
11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 25; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 26
Evansville National Guard Armory, 3300 E. Division St.
Shop from more than 60 vendors and enjoy photos with the Easter bunny, games, food trucks, and an egg scavenger hunt. This event is free to attend.

Amy Grant
7:30 p.m. March 26
Preston Arts Center, 2660 S. Green St., Henderson, Kentucky
The contemporary Christian singer-songwriter will strum through a night of her biggest hits. Tickets start at $40.


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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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