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This Weekend: Mar. 30-Apr. 2

Don’t be fooled: There is plenty to keep you busy this first weekend of April. From theater and variety shows to Easter-themed activities and art showcases, consider your dance card full.

Riverdance: The 25th Anniversary
7:30-10 p.m., Mar. 30
Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.
Welcome to a reinvention of the iconic performance celebrated worldwide for its Grammy-winning score and energy. Tickets start at $35.

Avenue Q
7:30-9:30 p.m., Mar. 31-Apr. 1; 2-4 p.m., Apr. 2
STAGEtwo at 321, 321 N. Congress Ave.
What would happen if a recent college graduate moved into a New York City neighborhood populated by puppets and monsters? Find out in this laugh-out-loud musical. Tickets are $15.

An Evening with Rickey Smiley and Friends
8-10:30 p.m., Mar. 31
Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.
This comedian, television host, actor, and radio personality performs a “clean” contemporary show. Tickets start at $45.

Fahrenheit 451
7:30-10 p.m., Mar. 31-Apr. 1; 2-4:30 p.m., Apr. 2
Evansville Civic Theatre, 717 N. Fulton Ave.
The controversial book-turned-drama depicts what happens when a firefighter meets a strange 16-year-old girl who makes him question everything. Tickets are $15.

Evansville Civic Theatre Off Broadway 5K
8 a.m., Apr. 1
Lamasco Park, West Iowa Street and North Seventh Avenue
Run or walk along Pigeon Creek while raising funds for the Evansville Civic Theatre. Awards will be given to the top three overall placers. Tickets are $25.

Photo provided by Warrick Humane Society

Warrick Tails On Trails’ Fourth Anniversary Celebration
8-9:30 a.m., Apr. 1
Warrick Humane Society, 5722 Vann Road, Newburgh, Indiana
Walk a shelter dog, enter contests for giveaways, take photos in a specially decorated area, and donate cleaning supplies (such as bleach, Fabuloso, HE laundry detergent, dish soap, Lysol, disinfecting cleaning wipes, 13-gallon trash bags, and bath towels) that the Warrick Humane Society will put to good use. Monetary donations are also accepted.

Wildflower Extravaganza
9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Apr. 1
John James Audubon State Park, 3100 U.S. Hwy 41, Henderson, Kentucky
Experience the beauty of nature as wildflowers spring to life. Come on a quarter-mile walk, then attend an indoor photo presentation and another mile-long walk and scavenger hunt that will help identify early blooming wildflowers. This free event is open to the public.

West Side Nut Club Easter Egg Hunt
1 p.m., Apr. 1
Mater Dei High School, 1300 Harmony Way
Kids from pre-K to third grade will try to collect as many of the 13,000 prize-filled eggs placed on the Mater Dei High School field by West Side Nut Club members. In case of rain, the egg hunt will be rescheduled for Apr. 2.

Art Showcase
4-8 p.m., April 1
Doubletree by Hilton, 601 Walnut St.
This exhibit organized by Young & Established showcases and celebrates work by underrepresented local artists. The event includes hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, live entertainment, and special guest speakers, including Indianapolis artist Ashley Nora, who created “I’m Rooting for Everybody Black,” the 55-foot-by-12-foot mural decorating a wall at Y&E’s facility on Vann Avenue. Admission is $7 per person and free for children 10 years and younger.

Fools Theatre
6-9 p.m., Apr. 1
Germania Maennerchor, 916 N. Fulton Ave.
Enjoy an evening of sketch comedy and general entertainment, plus a cash bar, raffle items, and a heads and tails game. Proceeds will benefit ECHO Housing programs, which provide housing for homeless people and veterans with young children. General admission is $10.

Rainbow Formal
6-9 p.m., Apr. 1
Evansville West Side Community Center, 2227 W. Michigan St.
Middle- and high-school-aged LGBTQIA+ youth can dance to DJ-driven music and enjoy a photo booth, games, snacks, and a drag show. Tickets are $10.

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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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