This Weekend: Sept. 14-17

Shake out of your post-Labor Day rut this weekend with shows, salsa dancing, a new front porch fest, and more.

Editor’s note: Saturday’s speakeasy at the Reitz Home Museum was canceled after this article published.

Tiki Week
Sept. 13-24, Mo’s House, 1114 Parrett St.
Mo’s House consistently ranks high on readers’ lists of best places to get a drink in Evansville, so you know they go all out for their annual Tiki Week. Expect 12 days of festivities including a luau, vintage rum tasting, brunch buffet, sandcastles, beach bingo, and even a game of “Survivor.”

Hangers Scooping for Students
2-8 p.m. Sept. 14, G.D. Ritzy’s, 601 N. Green River Road
Help the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp.’s foundation fundraise for students’ clothing, including winter coats and shoes, plus hygiene products. Place a tip in celebrity ice cream scoopers’ ice cream buckets at G.D. Ritzy’s or make a gift online.

Wine Down to the Weekend
5-7 p.m. Sept. 14, Reitz Home Museum, 112 Chestnut St.
Enjoy another evening of free music featuring Bob Greene, Gina Moore, and Monte Skelton. Adults can sip a glass of wine or beer outside at this family-friendly event.

Reception for “Reflections: A Study of What One Sees”
6:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Melvin Peterson Gallery, 1935 Lincoln Ave.
Artist Billy Twymon’s latest exhibition is feted with a reception and lecture at the University of Evansville’s art gallery. The exhibit runs through Oct. 21.

Harvest of Quilts Quilt and Craft Show
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15-16, Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.
More than 200 quilts are displayed along with handcraft items. Guests can participate in a silent auction, raffle baskets, and more. Admission is $10; children under 12 get in for free.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
9 a.m. Sept. 16, Friedman Park, 2700 Park Blvd., Newburgh, Indiana
This mile walk takes place rain or shine. The event is free, but walkers need to register beforehand. Donations benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

28th Annual British Car Day on the River
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 16, Old Lock & Dam Park, 525 E. Highway 662, Newburgh, Indiana
This British car and motorcycle show overlooks the Ohio River and includes MGs, Triumphs, Austin Healeys, Jaguars, and more. Proceeds will support the EVSC Foundation’s Hangers program.

Dog Day Downtown
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 16, Downtown Evansville, 200-400 blocks of Main Street
Calling all dog parents: Enjoy a day out with your pet and free activities such as a dog course, free microchips, treats, grooming, and photo booths. Not yet a pet parent? Shelters will be on hand to introduce you to adoptable dogs.

SWIRCA & More Brewfest
6-9 p.m. Sept. 16, West Side Library Park, 2000 W. Franklin St.
There will be beer, spirit, and wine samples, plus music, food, games, and more at this annual event benefiting SWIRCA & More. General admission tickets are $40 in advance and $45 on the day of the event.

Swine & Dine
6-10 p.m. Sept. 16, Audubon Mill Park, 41-43 S. Water St., Henderson, Kentucky
The Henderson Chamber of Commerce presents an outdoor dinner with barbecue, side dishes, adult beverages, and desserts at this gala. Tickets are $50 per person.

Salsa on The Rooftop
7-10 p.m. Sept. 16, Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, 212 Main St.
Learn to salsa and bachata dance for free, plus enjoy a cash bar and food trucks!

Kunstfest 2023
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 16; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 17, 402 North St., New Harmony, Indiana
This celebration of German heritage and art features regional creators, live entertainment, authentic cuisine, and hands-on workshops.

Pageantry in the Park
Noon-4 p.m. Sept.17, Wesselman Park, 551 N. Boeke Road
The Evansville Chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism presents this free event with demonstrations of medieval combat, fencing from the Renaissance era, and exhibits of period-centric craftsmanship.

Love Lamasco Neighborhood Porch Fest
4-6 p.m. Sept. 17, Wabash Avenue of Flags
This West Side neighborhood is throwing its first front porch festival. Live music will be accompanied by food trucks, a kids’ zone, inflatables, prizes, and more.

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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