Carter Hall, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd
Local artists create masterful work, and this night is for them. Mingle with supporters of the arts at this annual gala, which benefits scholarship programs and student development activities of USI’s Society for Arts and Humanities. 7 p.m. $125.
Owensboro’s Back Alley Musicals presents an outrageous and hysterical musical comedy at Pangea Theatre. The long-running Nunsense has featured numerous leads across the country, including Priscilla Presley.
Winter cold may be outside, but inside spring is in the air. Preview the latest spring fashions, and enjoy a lunch prepared by Patchwork’s most talented chefs at this annual event that benefits services to at-risk youth and families in need. Reservations required. Noon-1:30 p.m. $40 in advance; $50 at the door; $300 for a table for eight.
Enjoy endless platters of pancakes served with sausage, milk, coffee, and juice by the staff and volunteers at the YMCA. The feast is in support of local children and adults who can’t afford the Y’s wellness programs. 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. $5 for adults (13 yrs. and over); $3 for kids under 13.
The NEXTWAVE program moves to the Main Stage! "Fame" is nothing short of a global phenomenon! First came the hit motion picture, then the long-running television series and another revamped film version in 2010. Now the screen sensations hits the Civic stage with the NEXTWAVE Educational Program! And if the recent smash-hit Broadway revival is any indication, "Fame" is indeed "gonna live forever." Set during the last years of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street, "Fame: The Musical" is a bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of greuling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today: issues that confront many young people today: issues of prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance
SuperBride Sunday is a totally unique bridal event experience designed with the bride and vendor in mind. SuperBride Sunday brings weddings to life and allows vendors to show off what they do while brides take the entire experience in.
See Live fashion shows throughout the day on two runways. View live vendor demonstrations in the beautifully decorated Exhibit Hall at the Centre.
Taste Food from the area's best caterers and bakers in the VIP Tasting Areas.
Hear Local disc jockeys and entertainers play samples of music they can play at your wedding.
Experience All that your wedding can be...watch sample wedding videos, flip through photographers' wedding albums, see beautiful wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother-of-the bride ensembles & tuxedos up close, plan your dream honeymoon, see & touch elegant wedding invitations, and even see the latest in bridal hair and make-up.
SuperBride Sunday is your ONE-STOP wedding planning destination...and it's absolutely FREE!
With the guidance of artistic director Mark Bush and conductor Alfred Savia, Evansville Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker returns to the stage. This time, the dancers are accompanied by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Bush’s production has been called a “visual feast for the eyes.” 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $20-$40.
For more info:812-425-5050 or http://www.evansvillephilharmonic.org.
The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra presents its annual holiday concert under the direction of Maestro Alfred Savia. This year’s featured vocals and sounds include classic American baritone Daniel Narducci, the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus, and the Evansville Horn Choir. 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $15 and up.
For more info:812-425-5050 or http://www.evansvillephilharmonic.org
Ballet Indiana, the Tri-State's newest nonprofit performing company dedicated to classical ballet, presents its second annual performance of a classic holiday ballet. Choreographed by Keith J. Martin, a former principal dancer with England's Royal Ballet, the production features professional guest artists from the Saint Louis Ballet in the roles of the Cavalier and Sugar Plum Fairy. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $15 adults, $8 children, $40 family pack (two adults and two children).
Founded in 1995, the Children's Center for Dance Education welcomes children of all ages, race, and talent levels into a community of dance and performance. Deena Laska-Lewis, founder, has given children opportunities to perform in large-scale productions. To continue these opportunities, CCDE needs the community’s help. For a night of fundraising, the Pink and Black Gala will showcase dance instructors serving as "taxi dancers," recreating a 1930's ballroom feel, and will feature food from Riverview by Firefly. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $50, $90 per couple.