This Weekend: Nov. 16-19

Lean into the season with holiday markets, a tree lighting, gift shopping opportunities, and more.

Editor’s note: Find more events at Evansville Living’s online calendar.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
5 p.m. Nov. 16, Civic Center Complex, One N.W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Join Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, the Benjamin Bosse High School choir, and community members to kick off the Christmas season. The city’s tree will remain on display through Jan. 1, 2024.

Exit, Pursued by a Bear
7 p.m. Nov. 16-18; 2 p.m. Nov 19, University of Southern Indiana Performance Center, 8600 University Blvd.
This dark revenge comedy sets the stage for dramatic reenactments of a couple’s tormented past. The play includes scenes of domestic violence. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and USI alumni, $2 for USI students, and $4 for non-USI students.

7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-18; 2 p.m. Nov. 19, University of Evansville Shanklin Theatre, 1800 E. Lincoln Ave.
University of Evansville students perform this rock opera tackling urban dwellings during the AIDS crisis. Tickets start at $20.

Jingle Mingle Mart
5-9 p.m. Nov. 17, Christ the King School, 3101 Bayard Park Drive
Join Annunciation Catholic School for its annual holiday apparel and gift market.

Simple Beauty: A Solo Exhibition by Maggie Shively
5-8 p.m. Nov. 17, The Rumjahn Gallery and Framery, 5901 Vogel Road
Explore scenes set in Southern Indiana at this reception for artist Maggie Shively’s latest work.

Clue: The Musical
7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-18; 2 p.m. Nov. 18-19; 6 p.m. Nov. 19, STAGEtwo at 321, 321 N. Congress Ave.
The internationally renowned Parker Brothers board game comes to life in this musical put on by STAGEtwo Productions. Tickets cost $15.

9 a.m. Nov. 18, Evansville Germania Maennerchor, 916 N. Fulton Ave.
Peruse more than 30 vendors, make crafts, take pictures with Santa, and sample German cuisine including sausage chowder, fried bologna sandwiches, bratwurst, and chicken noodle, brat, bean, and beef barley soups.

University of Evansville Homecoming and Men’s Basketball Game vs. Ball State
1 p.m. Nov. 18, Ford Center, One S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Celebrate the 3-0 Purple Aces as they take on the Ball State University Cardinals from Muncie, Indiana. Tickets start at $12.

National Take-a-Hike Day Family Trek
1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 18, John James Audubon State Park, 3100 U.S. 41, Henderson, Kentucky
Explore nature on this naturalist-led one-mile hike along Eagle Glen Pet Trail.

In Loving Memory of Ira T. Neal
5 p.m. Nov. 18, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 663 W.R. Brown Sr. Way
Celebrate the life of the longtime educator with this gospel concert benefiting the Ira T. Neal Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Alumni 30th Anniversary Fall Concert
7 p.m. Nov. 18, Victory Theatre, 600 Main St.
EPYO alumni and the philharmonic chorus partner for a memorable evening of music. Tickets are $15.

Warrick Humane Society Holiday Pictures
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 18; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 19, Warrick Humane Society, 5722 W. Vann Road, Newburgh, Indiana
Pets of all kinds are welcome to take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at this annual fundraiser. The package costs $30, with photos by Morris Portraits.

Annual History Celebration
noon Nov. 19, Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, 411 S.E. Riverside Drive
Meet members of local organizations, including museums, libraries, and historical societies. Chief curator Tom Lonnberg also leads a public tour of the exhibition “Evansville Then & Now.” The celebration is included with museum admission, which is $12 for adults and $8 for kids.

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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