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This Weekend: May 9-12

This Mother’s Day weekend is a family affair, with children’s musical performances and ballets, Downtown Evansville’s sidewalk sale, outdoor activities, and more.

Wine Down to the Weekend
5-7 p.m. May 9, Reitz Home Museum, 112 Chestnut St.
The Sidemen Trio helps open this year’s relaxed concert series on the Reitz Home Museum lawn.

Bedford Collab Listen and Learn
6-7:30 p.m. May 10, Evansville African American Museum, 579 S. Garvin St.
Co-founder and operation manager DeAndre Wilson discusses the culinary cooperative’s mission in Evansville.

Legends of Wrestling Convention
May 10-11, Evansville National Guard Armory3300 E. Division St.
Celebrate Jerry “The King” Lawler’s 54-year career at this reunion, which features guest speakers such as Mick Foley and Jimmy Hart. Jeff Hardy performs a concert Friday, and Saturday’s Wrestling Cosplay World Championships will crown individual and tag team winners. General admission is $20.

7 p.m. May 10-11; 2 p.m. May 11-12, University of Southern Indiana Performance Center, 8600 University Blvd.
Three ballets – Appalachian Spring Suite, In Memoriam, and The Firebird Suite – center around different themes – springtime, grief, and triumphing over evil – to create one performance. Tickets start at $25 for this Ballet Indiana production.

The 2024 Way Off Broadway Revue
7 p.m. May 10-11; 2 p.m. May 12, Easterseals Rehabilitation Center’s Crescent Room III, 621 S. Cullen Ave.
Celebrate songs from Broadway shows like “Hades Town,” “Jagged Little Pill,” “Chicago,” “Grease,” “Hamilton,” and more performed by local children, teens, and adults. Adults can see the show for $18, while admission for children under 12 costs $16.

New Harmony Second Saturdays
May 11, New Harmony, Indiana
Start the day at William Wilson Auction Realty, then head to the seasonal Farmers and Artisans Market, Lowry Hollow’s annual plant exchange, and more. Look for more about New Harmony in the May/June issue of Evansville Living.

Dr. Jill’s Daylily and Plant Sale
9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 11, Village East Animal Hospital parking lot, 1305 S. Green River Road
Shop more than 50 varieties of daylilies from the garden of Village East veterinarian Jill Kemp at this cash-only animal charities fundraiser, held rain or shine.

Sidewalk Sale
9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 11, Main Street from Second to Sixth Streets
Evansville’s longest street sale features more than 100 shops, makers, merchants, and community members manning booths lining Main Street.

April Showers Bring May Flowers!
9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 11, SWN Garden Center, 5115 Millersburg Road
Peruse a selection of spring plants and garden decor while enjoying a sweet treat from Jeanne’s Gelato and lunch from Oink ‘N’ Squeal BBQ, plus live music from the Better Than Nothin’ Band.

CISMA Spring Hike
10-11 a.m. May 11, Igleheart Park North Woods Nature Trail & Playground, 6101 N. First Ave.
Join the Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area of Vanderburgh County for a guided hike examining native trees and wildflowers through 35-acre woods.

Evansville Anime-Fest
10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 11, Hilton Doubletree Hotel, 601 Walnut St.
Find anime candy, manga, cosplay, apparel, and jewelry, plus special guests, a lip sync contest, and more. A live Sailor Moon concert starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20, while children under 11 get in for free.

Hansel and Gretel
3 p.m. May 11, Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.
The Children’s Center for Dance Education performs this classic folktale ballet. Open seating is $15 per seat, while children 2 and under can attend for free.

Metro May Dance
7-10 p.m. May 11, Embrace Church, 6300 Washington Ave.
Learn the bachata from Scott and Eva Key during a 30-minute lesson, then make your own way to the dance floor for the evening’s open dance. Admission is $10 and bring your own non-alcoholic drinks and snacks.

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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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