6 Events For You This Weekend [January 18-20]
Here are six events for you to enjoy this weekend. Get out there and enjoy all that our community has to offer.
Miniatures Exhibit opening reception
The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana's newest exhibit, 2018 Miniatures Exhibit, opens Friday with a reception from 5-6:30 in the gallery, 318 Main St., Suite 101.
The show features artwork no larger than 2 inches.
'Carrie: The Musical'
Civic Theatre's musical "Carrie" opens Friday and runs this weekend and next at their Fulton Avenue theater.
The musical, based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, is set in present time and deals with central themes of high school bullying, acceptance and revenge. It has been reworked and reimagined by Lawrence Cohen, screenwriter of the original film.
The show is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday this weekend and next. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $14 for veterans and $12 for students and can be purchased by calling 812-425-2800 or visiting evansvillecivictheatre.org.
Evansville Philharmonic's Mozart and the Jungle
The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, along with pianists Misha and Cipa Dichter, will perform Mozart and the Jungle at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Victory.
The Dichters first began playing Mozart together when they were students at Juilliard in the 1960s. It was a Hollywood Bowl performance of W.A. Mozart’s Concerto in E Flat Major for Two Pianos that marked their first joint appearance and the EPO is excited to announce this same piece will be performed during this concert.
Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased by calling the Philharmonic Box Office at 812-425-5050 or visiting evansvillephilharmonic.org. Tickets can be purchased at the door, two hours prior to the concert.
The festival, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, includes a wing eating contest, bobbing for wings, chicken-themed tailgate games and other contests to judge the best wings at the fest. More than 20 food vendors will be on hand for the WingFest.
Tickets are $10 at the door or $7 in advance. Visit EvansvilleWingFest.com for tickets.
Shepard Brass Quintet
The University of Evansville's Shepard Brass Quintet is performing a recital at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Wheeler Concert Hall. The quintet is made up of faculty members Timothy Zifer (trumpet), Emily Britton (horn) and Kenneth Steinsultz (trombone), as well as Kevin Wilson (trumpet) and Joshua Britton (bass trombone). They will be joined by Ross Erickson (percussion) and Kristin Jones (organ).
Evening with Christian Picciolini
The former leader of the early American white-supremacist/skinhead movement Christian Picciolini is speaking at 7p.m. Monday night at The Victory.
Picciolini, author of "White American Youth: My Descent into America's Most Violent Hate Movement and How I Got Out," is speaking about his work now with Life After Hate, a nonprofit he co-founded that helps people disengage from violent extreme ideologies as well as his past. He'll talk about his life and transformation from a white nationalist and skinhead to award-winning television producer, public speaker, author and peace advocate
The event — presented by One God One Community, a faith-based entity in Evansville consisting of the congregations of Temple Adath B’nai Israel, The Islamic Society of Evansville, First Presbyterian Church and St. Benedict Cathedral — is free and open to the public but donations of canned food or cash for Tri-State Food Bank are encouraged.