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6 things to do in Evansville this weekend

Evansville Courier & Press logo Evansville Courier & Press 4/22/2021 Abbey Doyle, Evansville Courier & Press
Devon Allman et al. posing for a photo: The Allman Betts Band is playing the Marquee Theatre in Tempe. © Kaelan Barowsky The Allman Betts Band is playing the Marquee Theatre in Tempe.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — As COVID-19 cases continue to drop and vaccination rates continue to rise, organizations and venues are opening their doors wider with the arts and entertainment calendars starting to fill up again. 

Check out what's happening.

Thursday

Art in the City

212 Main Street, Evansville, IN

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana's Art in The City exhibit runs through May 22. Art in The City is a members-only exhibit. 

The gallery will be open for in-person viewing of the exhibit, as well as their new virtual gallery and online image gallery. Plans for a closing reception for the exhibition are to-be-determined.

map: Art in the City will run at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana's Downtown gallery through May 22. © Provided Art in the City will run at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana's Downtown gallery through May 22.

Evansville Philharmonic's New Traditions Diversity Series

6 p.m., Tri-State Hindu Temple & Cultural Center, 6044 S. Vann Road, Newburgh

Free

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra hosts their April Connect & Celebrate: New Traditions diversity series which will feature members of the Eykamp String Quartet playing works by Reena Esmail and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson.

Indian American composer Esmail works between the worlds of Indian and Western classical music and brings communities together through the creation of equitable musical spaces, according to an EPO release. Esmail is the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s 2020-2023 Swan Family Artist in Residence, and Seattle Symphony’s 2020-21 Composer-in-Residence. Perkinson was an innovative American composer whose interests spanned the worlds of jazz, dance, pop, film, television and classical music. Perkinson co-founded the Symphony of the New World in New York in 1965 and later became its Music Director.

For more information, call (812) 425-5050, Ext 316

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Friday

Earth Day at Wesselman Woods

9 a.m. to 5 p.m, Wesselman Woods

Regular admission rates apply and members will get in free.

Celebrate Earth Day at Wesselman Woods. They have a full day of events lined up to celebrate nature.

  • Guided Hikes at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Animal Encounter at 11 a.m.
  • Nature Playscape Guided Activity from 2-4 p.m.
  • Musical Earth Day Experience with The Melody Garden at 3:30 p.m.
  • Field Guides on wildflowers and tree leaves for self-guided tours

Love & Light

7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, parking lot behind Children's Museum of Evansville, Downtown Evansville

The Love & Light installation will be from 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Downtown Evansville. © Provided The Love & Light installation will be from 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Downtown Evansville.

The Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District is presenting an interactive lighting experience in Downtown featuring multiple colored LED lights projected onto the wall of the Children’s Museum of Evansville.

The experience will create a combination of shadows as visitors interact with the colorful lights. Attendees are encouraged to take photos and share them on social media with #DTEVV. DJ Beamz will provide guest musical entertainment both nights and there will be guided tours at CMOE from 7-9 p.m. both nights. There will be food trucks on site as well. Visit DowntownEvansville.com/LoveandLight for more information.

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[title of show]

​7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Streaming online

$15 per person, available online at evvcivic.org or showtix4u.com/event-details/50687

Evansville Civic Theatre is presenting "[title of show]" (yes, that's the name of the show) written by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell and will be streamed online live. The play tells the story of Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, who hear about a new musical theatre festival. The deadline for submissions is just three weeks away but with nothing to lose, they decide to try to create something new with the help of their friends..

They decide to write about what to write about and make a pact to write up until the festival's deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. The show follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression and is described as a love letter to musical theatre.

Allman Betts Band

8 p.m., Aiken Theatre

Tickets start at $39.50 plus fees. Seating will be limited and in socially distanced pods. Masks must be worn by guests at all times at the request of the Artist and venue.

The Allman Betts Band takes the stage at Aiken Theatre in what is being called "a rare, intimate setting, full-band electric... up close and personal." 

The alternative rock and jam group is comprised of Devon Allman, Duane Betts and Berry Oakley Jr., all sons of the Allman Brothers founding members.

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Saturday, May 1

Run for the Noses Race

8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. start, Evansville State Hospital Grounds, Lincoln Avenue

$25, runsignup.com/Race/IN/Evansville/RunForTheNoses

text: Run for the Noses is May 1 at the State Hospital Park and is a fundraiser for Woodmere Dog Park. © Provided Run for the Noses is May 1 at the State Hospital Park and is a fundraiser for Woodmere Dog Park.

Woodmere Dog Park is hosting is first Run For The Noses, a 1-mile or 2-mile walk/run event both pet and family-friendly. If you don't have a dog but would like to walk or run with one you can "rent" one from the Vanderburgh Humane Society for a $25 donation. 

Proceeds from the event will go toward the building of the Woodmere Dog Park, to be located on the State Hospital grounds and opening around the end of this summer. 

There will be prizes for best/funniest costume for attendees and their dogs.

This article originally appeared on Evansville Courier & Press: 6 things to do in Evansville this weekend

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