This Weekend: Nov. 23-26

Winter is finally coming around, so gather your family and make the most of this long holiday weekend.

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

89th Annual Hadi Shrine Circus
5 p.m. Nov. 23; 9:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. Nov. 24-25; 3 p.m. Nov. 26, Ford Center, One S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Entertainers perform tricks and feats of fun at this Thanksgiving tradition. Tickets start at $20.

Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights
5 p.m. Nov. 23 through Jan. 1, 2024, Garvin Park, North Main Street and Heidelbach Avenue
Drive through more than 80 light displays at this benefit for Easterseals Rehabilitation Center. Tickets for cars start at $7, while carriage rides start at $30.

“Sondra Matthews Way” Celebration
11 a.m. Nov. 24, Lincoln Avenue and South Garvin Street (Sondra Mathews Way)
South Garvin Street will become Sondra Matthews Way in honor of the trailblazer who helped lead efforts to start the Evansville African American Museum.

Light up Gateway Garden
5 p.m. Nov. 24, Helfrich Park Gateway Garden, Saint Joseph Avenue and Maryland Street
The Westside Improvement Association decks out Gateway Garden in holiday displays and invites the public for refreshments and Christmas carols.

Mater Dei Band’s Craft Show & Vendor Fair
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 25, Mater Dei High School, 1300 Harmony Way
Browse more than 80 crafters and vendors’ wares at this band program fundraiser. Entry is $2.

PoCo Card Show
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 25, American Legion Post 5, 203 Walnut St., Mount Vernon, Indiana
Card collectors and vendors gather over more than 30 tables for sports cards, memorabilia, Pokémon, TCG, and more.

Annual River Basin Blues Blast
2 p.m. Nov. 25, Bokeh Lounge, 1007 Parrett St.
This evening of music and dance includes an auction featuring tickets for a bus tour to Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Miscast Cabaret 2023: An Unexpected Evening of Song
7:30-10:30 p.m. Nov. 25, STAGEtwo at 321, 321 N. Congress Ave.
This fundraiser also functions as a Friendsgiving, with members of STAGEtwo Productions and a few new friends performing the songs and roles they always wanted to but never were cast in. Tickets cost $10 and include hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

Evansville Antique Show
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 25; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 26, Vanderburgh 4-H Center, 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road, Darmstadt, Indiana
Explore a variety of antiques from some of the region’s most prominent dealers. Admission is $4.

Holiday Concert
4 p.m. Nov. 26, Central High School Auditorium, 5400 N. First Ave.
Featuring guest narrator Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, plus music from “Frozen,” “The Polar Express,” and holiday classics, this Evansville Symphonic Band concert helps kickstart the holidays.

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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