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This Weekend: May 2-5

There is plenty to enjoy this weekend between the 150th annual running of the Kentucky Derby and Cinco De Mayo.

Pop-Up Featuring Patsy Hartigan’s
5:30-7 p.m. May 2, Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, 212 Main St.
This Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana fundraiser features bartenders from upcoming Main Street neighbor, Patsy Hartigan’s Irish Pub, teaching how to make two signature cocktails, including Irish coffee. Registration costs $50.

SPEAK Lecture Series: Elin Hilderbrand
7-8 p.m. May 2, Old National Events Plaza Aiken Theatre, 715 Locust St.
Elin Hilderbrand, author of “Queen of the Beach Read,” discusses her books – all 33 of them – at this free event.

First Friday
5:30-9 p.m. May 3, Haynie’s Corner Arts District, corner of Adams Avenue and Southeast Second Street
Kick off this seasonal arts series with more art vendors, live music by Gibson & Pirro and Simon P. Moore, and artwork sales by regional creators. Find six food trucks parked near Patchwork Central on Washington Avenue, and stop by the new kids’ area hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Night at the Old Courthouse
6-9 p.m. May 3, Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse, 201 N.W. Fourth St.
Explore one of Vanderburgh County’s most historic spaces with live music from The Honey Vines, samples from Hard Truth Distillery, a silent auction, and more. This event is put on by the Old Courthouse Foundation in partnership with Into the Light Mental Health and Consulting. Tickets start at $35.

Evansville Obedience Club’s Bow Wow Bonanza
May 3-5, behind University of Southern Indiana’s softball field, 7683 Broadway Ave.
Find crafts and dog-related vendors, food trucks, family activities, agility fun runs, American Kennel Club fetch testing, and more. Four-legged friends welcome! Admission is free.

Evansville Model Train Show
10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 4, Evansville National Guard Armory, 3300 Division St.
Are you a railfan? Check out 120 of model trains of all scales, plus accessories, locomotives, cars, tracks, photos, memorabilia, and more. Admission is $5.

Bicycle Rodeo
10 a.m. May 4, Lamasco Skate Park, 877 E. Division St.
Evansville Bicycle Club, Evansville Trails Coalition, and the city’s Parks and Recreation department team up for bicycle safety instruction, interactive activities, hands-on demonstrations, and more at this free, family-friendly event.

Cultural Society of India Spring Fest
3-7 p.m. May 4, Newburgh Lock & Dam Park, 6877 IN-66, Newburgh, Indiana
Learn Indian folk dance, kick up your heels at a Bollywood Zumba class, join kite flying and a volleyball tournament, stop by booths offering food vendors and henna designs, and more.

SWIMGA Plant Sale
8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 4, Vanderburgh 4-H Center, Activities Complex, 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road
Stock up on perennial and annual flowers, native plants, succulents, vegetables, herbs, houseplants, peonies, hydrangeas, garden decorations, and more. Master Gardeners also will be on hand to answer your plant questions.

Evansville Farmers Market
9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 4, U.S. Incubator, 815 John St.
Shop local produce, handmade goods, and more from small businesses, vendors, farmers, crafters, entrepreneurs, and more as this farmers market launches its 2024 season.

Speaking Series: “Women in the War: WAAC! WASP! WAVES!”
1-3 p.m. May 5, Newburgh Museum, 503 State St., Newburgh, Indiana
Learn more about the Women’s Army Corps, Women’s Airforce Service Pilots, and Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service and their respective roles during World War II. This monthly speaker series is free to attend.

Better Than Tinder Speed Dating: Cinco de Mayo Edition
4 p.m. May 5, El Mariachi Mexican Grill & Bar, 1919 N. Green River Road
Enjoy Mexican food, drinks, and karaoke at this Cinco de Mayo-themed evening of speed dating hosted by Michael Angelo. Cost is $10 per person. Registration is required.

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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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