This Weekend: Oct. 26-29

Take a reprieve from spooky shenanigans this weekend with an art reception at the University of Evansville, a concert on Jennings Street, an Urban Hike in Downtown Evansville, and more.

Oughtresonance: Sparks of Life Reception
6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, University of Evansville Krannert Gallery, 1800 Lincoln Ave.
This reception marks the exhibit of collaborative painters Brett Basham and Cassandra Allaire, which runs through Dec. 10.

Berger Lecture: Banning Books to Please Parents
7-8 p.m. Oct. 26, University of Southern Indiana Performance Center, 8600 University Blvd.
Join a panel discussion of experts discussing the threat to freedom of expression presented by mass book banning. A reception will follow.

Jammin’ On Jennings
5:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Jennings Street Public House, 300 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, Indiana
Wrap up this fall music series with The Honey Vines and food from Bruce Li and JB’s Barnyard.

MerryMeeting: A Directory of Artisans Show
4-7 p.m. Oct. 27; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28, Ribeyre Center, 603 Main St., New Harmony, Indiana
Join in on shopping from a select group of Early American Life Magazine Directory Craftsmen at this annual market. Admission costs $10 for both days and $6 for Oct. 28 only.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
7:30 p.m. and 12 a.m. Oct. 27-28, STAGEtwo at 321, 321 N. Congress Ave.
Experience this cult classic and all the horror, hilarity, and mayhem with STAGEtwo Productions.

Evansville CROP Hunger Walk
9 a.m. Oct. 28, Patchwork Central, 100 Washington Ave.
Help fight against the circumstances that leave people hungry and raise funds for food security.

Fall Heritage Day
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 28, Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum, 928 Fairground Drive, Rockport, Indiana
Go back in time to Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood home with costume interpreters, demonstrators, kids’ activities, music, food, and more.

The Masonic Trial of J. Rufus Smith
10 a.m.-noon and 3-5 p.m. Oct. 28, Newburgh Lodge, 720 Fillmore St., Newburgh, Indiana
Revisit this Oct. 2, 1922, trial by “serving” as a juror to decide a freemason’s guilt or innocence. Admission costs $15.

Evansville Lapidary Society Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 28, C.K. Newsome Center, 100 E. Walnut St.
Vendors from across the U.S. display and sell minerals, gems, and fossils.

Boos and Brews Beer Run
noon-3 p,m, Oct. 28, Leroy’s Tavern, 2659 Mount Vernon Ave.
This un-timed run or walk takes participants through Evansville’s West Side to seven establishments to sample beer at each location.

Lip Sync Show
4-6 p.m. Oct. 28, Bosse Field, 23 Don Mattingly Way
Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, mayoral candidates Natalie Rascher, Stephanie Terry, and Michael Daugherty, and more will dress up as a famous musician and lip-sync a related song. Tickets are $20 and 100 percent of proceeds go to the Highland Challenger League.

Live at the Apollo
6-9 p.m. Oct. 28, University of Southern Indiana Performance Center, 8600 University Blvd.
USI students perform and showcase their talents in this multi-category talent show.

Urban Hike
2 p.m. Oct. 29, Bob Jones Way
Meet at the Four Freedoms Monument and take a walk on Bob Jones Way in Evansville Trails Coalition’s last urban hike this autumn.

USI Chamber and Women’s Choirs 2023 Fall Concert
3 p.m. Oct. 29, University of Southern Indiana Rice Library, 8600 University Blvd.
These student choirs perform a variety of works, including the final chorus of the opera “Ruth” by department namesake Philip Hagemann.

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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