This Weekend: Sep. 28-Oct. 1

Embrace a packed October by attending a performance, being the life of the party, or visiting a haunted place.

Fall Pop Up Gallery
4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Oaklyn, 3001 Oaklyn Drive
See new paintings from local artists Jaime Haney and Lori Rivera along with prints and an assortment of goodies.

Wine Down to the Weekend
5-7 p.m. Sept. 28, Reitz Home Museum, 112 Chestnut St.
Troy Miller provides live music on the historic home’s lawn.

Porcelain Earring Design with Jen Bretz
6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 29, Memo, 223 Main St.
Learn how to create three unique pairs of porcelain earrings in this $75 class.

Your Farms Haunted Corn Maze Opening Weekend
6:30-10 p.m. Sept. 29-30, Your Farms, 10011 Telephone Road, Newburgh, Indiana
This 7.5-acre maze runs through Oct. 28 and is filled with spooky twists and turns. Tickets start at $15.

Tomb of Lost Souls
7-11 p.m. Sept. 29-30, Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse, 201 N.W. Fourth St.
Kick-off spooky season in the Old Courthouse Catacombs and the House of Lecter. Tickets start at $25.

The Seagull
7:30 p.m. Sept. 29-30, University of Evansville Shanklin Theatre, 1800 Lincoln Ave.
This timeless story penned by Anton Chekhov and directed by UE Assistant Professor and alumna Amelia McClain explores the passionate relationships between loved ones. Tickets are $20.

It Was Nice
7:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 29-30; 2 p.m. Oct. 1, STAGEtwo@321, 321 N. Congress Ave.
This two-act drama set in Paducah, Kentucky, follows the end of a funeral service and traces the long-repressed family traumas. Tickets start at $15.

Play For Kate Memorial USSSA Softball Tournament
Sept. 29-Oct. 1, Deaconess Sports Park, 4300 Heckel Road
Fifty teams from the region will play in this tournament hosted by Play For Kate. Tickets cost $15 for the weekend, $10 per day, and kids 16 and under get in for free. Proceeds benefit Love Like Ashton Pryor.

Photo by Phil Weinzapfel

Evansville Half Marathon & Five Miler
7 a.m. Sept. 30, Downtown Evansville
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this race, which benefits the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana.

River City Wiffle Ball Classic
8 a.m. Sept. 30, Bosse Field, 23 Don Mattingly Way
Forty-eight teams face off in double-elimination brackets benefiting ECHO Housing and Aurora.

Latino Resource Day
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 30, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Central, 200 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
More than 20 regional organizations will share their resources for Evansville’s Latino community, including Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Indiana, and Cancer Pathways Midwest.

14th Annual Harvest Craft Fair
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 30, Harmonie State Park, 3451 Harmonie State Park Road, New Harmony, Indiana
Browse seasonal décor and antique tractors while enjoying a cruise-in, pioneer demonstrations, a bounce house, and live music by Bryan Dowler. Parking starts at $7.

Photo of Artemis by Wesselman Woods

Chi Omega’s “Owl Prowl”
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 30, Wesselman Woods, 551 N. Boeke Road
This walk-a-thon sponsored by the University of Evansville’s Chi Omega sorority features food trucks, crafts, and a vendor market and supports Wesselman Woods’ owl ambassadors Hattie and Artemis. Tickets are $8 and is free for ages five and under.

Fifth Annual Oktoberfest
noon Sept. 30, Henderson Brewing Co., 737 Second St., Henderson, Kentucky
Enjoy live German music by Rhein Valley Brass, plus food from Tom’s Smokin’ Bar-B-Q.

Relay For Life: Vanderburgh & Warrick Counties
3-9 p.m. Sept. 30, Ekamp Scout Center, 3501 E. Lloyd Expressway
Help fight cancer through a silent auction, luminarias, contests, by walking laps, and more.

For the Sake of the Song
2-8 p.m. Sept. 30, Wesselman Woods, 551 N. Boeke Road
This new music festival features seven acts, including The Watson Twins and Cynthia Murray & The End Times, plus two singer-songwriter roundtables.

Party in Paradise photo by Brumley Photography

Sixth Annual Party in Paradise
5-10 p.m. Sept. 30, Friedman Park, 2700 Park Blvd., Newburgh, Indiana
This year’s event features live music from LPE Snapshot and Haiden Hart, with food from Acropolis Express, Bruce Li, Chino Taco, JB’s Barnyard, La Plaza Food Truck, Prime Time Pub & Grill Newburgh, and Stuft. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $20 at the door.

Color of Humanity Gala
6-10 p.m. Sept. 30, Bally’s Riverfront Events Center, 421 N.W. Riverside Drive
Celebrate the Evansville African American Museum with an evening of flappers, moonshiners, dinner, silent and live auctions, and live music from NuCorp. Tickets start at $125.

Evansville Philharmonic Opening Night
7 p.m. Sept. 30, Victory Theatre, 600 Main St.
This classics concert includes Sheridan Seyfried’s Double Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra featuring the violin duo of Nikki and Timothy Chooi. Tickets start at $40.

41st Annual Evansville Bicycle Club Great Pumpkin Metric
8 a.m. Oct. 1, Vanderburgh 4-H Fairgrounds, 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road
Take a scenic 100k, 50k, or 25k rural tour, then enjoy post-race music and a pasta bar. Registration is $40 for adults and $15 for youth.

20th Annual International Food Festival
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1, Grimm Road and Lloyd Expressway, Newburgh, Indiana
This all-you-can-eat festival celebrates global cuisine and includes henna design and an international bazaar. Proceeds benefit the Tri-State Food Bank.

Komen Evansville More Than Pink Walk
1 p.m. Oct. 1, Bosse Field, 23 Don Mattingly Way
Take action in the fight against breast cancer at this annual fundraising walk.

“Commander Weyerbacher of Warrick County, Designer of Dirigibles for the U.S. Navy” 
1-3 p.m. Oct. 1, Newburgh Museum, 503 State St., Newburgh, Indiana
Willard Library special collections assistant Stan Schmitt discusses Warrick County native Commander Ralph Downs Weyerbacher, who designed airships used by the U.S. Navy in World War II.

Lincolnshire Front Porch Festival
1-7 p.m. Oct. 1, Lincolnshire Historic District
Porch hop while enjoying tunes from Corduroy Orbison, After Hours, Dr. Doctor, the Ratskeller Band, and more local musicians.

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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