Residents and visitors alike have plenty of opportunities to enjoy a good time while giving back to the community this weekend. From flying in a World War II aircraft to playing a round of golf for charity, taking in an evening show, or jumping into a block party to give back to those in need, there is no shortage of activities.
CAF B-29 & B-24 Squadron Visit
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sept. 22
Evansville Wartime Museum, 7503 Petersburg Road
World War II aircraft make a stop in Evansville today for the Evansville Wartime Museum’s Warbird Event. Aircraft include an Airforce B-29 Superfortress “FIFI,” a B-24 Liberator “Diamond Lil,” and a PT-17 Boeing Stearman. Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1955 twin-engine Air Force One, an L-26B named “Ike’s Bird,” will also make an appearance. Depending on their time of arrival, visitors can pay to fly in one of these aircraft. Tours cost $10 for visitors 11–17 years old, $20 for visitors over 18, and are free for children 10 and under.
Water for People Benefit Concert
7 p.m. Sept. 22
Victory Theatre, 600 Main St.
The Indiana Section of the American Water Works Association is hosting an evening concert by Sawyer Brown, with Whiskey Row opening. Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Water for People charity. The charity works to bring clean water and sanitation solutions to communities around the world. Tickets begin at $30 per person.
2022 Community One Golf Outing
11 a.m. Sept. 23
Cambridge Golf Course, 1034 Beacon Hill
Community One’s Golf Outing helps “restore homes, neighborhoods, and hope.” Participants of any skill level can play golf starting at noon, with an awards presentation immediately following the event.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 23
United Methodist Youth Home, 2521 N. Burkhardt Road
Food trucks will adorn the sidewalks at the United Methodist Youth Home’s block party. Proceeds from this event will benefit at-risk and foster youth in the area. Many of the resident youth at UMYH created artwork that the public can purchase at the block party. Guests also can enjoy refreshments, campus tours, swag bag giveaways, outdoor games, a selfie station, and an inflatable slide. The event is free of charge and open to anyone in the community.
Evansville Audubon’s Fall Migration
5 p.m. Sept. 23
Burdette Park, 5301 Nurrenbern Road
A group hike led by birder and master naturalist Bob Meier will take guests on a tour of the local birds and vegetation. Participants will have the opportunity to see migratory birds and waterfowl, along with flora and fauna indigenous to the Evansville area. Admission is free for all.
STAGEtwo Productions: Misery
7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, 2 p.m. Sept. 25
STAGEtwo@321, 321 N. Congress Ave.
For its first show of the 2022–23 season, STAGEtwo Productions will perform the play “Misery,” based on a Steven King novel and the 1990 movie of the same name starring Kathy Bates and the late James Caan. Written by William Goldman, who also wrote the original screenplay, the 90-minute show follows a romance novelist who gets into a car crash and ends up in the captivity of his “No. 1 fan,” who saved him from the crash. This local production of “Misery” runs throughout the weekend and costs $15 to attend.
Fall Funk in the City
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 24
Haynie’s Corner Arts District, corner of S.E. Second and Adams Streets
More than 80 artists from the Tri-State and beyond will have tents at this year’s Fall Funk in the City. The event also offers food vendors and live music. Admission for children is free while adults pay a $5 entrance fee. All proceeds benefit and preserve the Arts’ District.
Breaking the Stigma: Community Forum and Mental Health Fair
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24
C.K. Newsome Community Center, 100 E. Walnut St.
This multi-agency forum Saturday will focus on youth mental health. Attendees will follow a discussion with local community members and mental health professionals. Organizations participating in the forum include the Vanderburgh County Health Department, Patchwork Central, Echo Community Healthcare, the City of Evansville, Black Nurses of Evansville, and Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare.
Boonville Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner and Auction
4-7 p.m. Sept. 24
Studio Bee Community Youth Center, 120 Flint St., Boonville, IN.
The second annual spaghetti dinner and auction will help provide yearly scholarships to Boonville High School seniors in Boonville, Indiana. All food at the event will be available to take home as well. Tickets are $8 in advance; at the door, prices rise to $10 for anyone over 13 years old. Children 5-12 years old can get in for $5; admission is free for children under five.
Party in Paradise
5-10 p.m. Sept. 24
Friedman Park, 2700 Park Blvd., Newburgh, IN
Live music, food trucks, and cold drinks will be available at this year’s Party in Paradise. The event benefits the Warrick Parks Foundation and Warrick Trails to help preserve Warrick County’s natural beauty. Tickets start at $10 per person.
An Evening on the Farm with Matthew Graham
5:30 p.m. Sept. 24
Seton Harvest, 9400 New Harmony Road
Celebrated Evansville resident and Indiana State Poet Laureate Matthew Graham will share his work against the rural backdrop of Seton Harvest. He will share and discuss selections of his poetry under the shelter house. Attendees can tour the farm from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and sample wine, beer, cheese, and vegetables before Graham’s reading. The event is free to attend, but cash donations are encouraged.
Opening Night: Tchaikovsky and Pines of Rome
7 p.m. Sept. 24
Victory Theatre, 600 Main St.
Beginning with Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, the opening of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2022-23 season promises a night to remember. For its 88th season, the orchestra will also feature works from Tchaikovsky, Valerie Colman, and Respighi. Taiwanese-American pianist Weiyin Chen will accompany the orchestra. Tickets start at $40.
Gran Festival Latino
3 p.m. Sept. 25
NOCO Park, 163 N.W. Third St.
The festival will be in full swing to celebrate Mexican independence and the independence of countries across Central America. Food, drinks, and live music will be present. Children under 12 can enter for free. Pre-sale tickets are $50.
Community Produce Giveaway
3 p.m. Sept. 25
St. Anthony Catholic Church Campus, 704 N. First Ave.
A van full of free, fresh vegetables will be available via Seton Harvest at St. Anthony Catholic Church on a first-come, first-served basis.
And don’t miss this event early next week:
Shared Kitchen Meeting
6:30 p.m. Sept. 27
Tepe Park Clubhouse, 1212 S. Garvin St.
The public is welcome to attend a free meeting to introduce Bedford Collab. Guests also can tour the venue where Bedford Collab will operate. The collab encourages food entrepreneurs to attend the meeting. RSVP to Deandre Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Sept. 27.