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German Bierstubes and the Grateful Dead, Technicolor Dreamcoats and More Things to Do This Weekend in the Tri-State

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There is a lot going on this weekend here in the tri-state – Celebrate German heritage and American pride at the 34th Annual Strassenfest and Volksfest, or go see Tom Constanen of the Grateful Dead perform at Doc’s – all happening Thursday.

Friday looks like a good night for cocktails, jazz, karaoke or Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which is running all weekend long at Lincoln Amphitheater.

The YMCA 5k and 10K is Saturday morning, Ducks on the Ohio and the 8th Annual Bluegrass and Barbecue Concert at Angel Mounds happens Saturday afternoon, and the Evansville Museum is showing laser light shows all day Saturday and Sunday.

As always, there are plenty of local bands and acoustic artists performing in your favorite bars all over the area.

Have fun and be safe!

Thursday, August 2

12:00 PM

  • 5th Annual Steak and Burger Youth of the Year Lunch: Boys and Girls Club of Evansville – The Boys & Girls Club strives to encourage youth to reach their full potential. Evansville’s chapter honors that mission at their annual Youth of the Year Lunch. Here, the youth dine on steak, while the adults eat burgers. During the dinner, one young person who has shown excellence among his/her peers is recognized as Youth of the Year. Noon.

5:00 PM

  • Duck Inn: Free Pool
  • O’Brians Sports Bar: DJ Magic Mark Karaoke & Free Pool
  • 34th Annual Strassenfest: This year’s theme at the 34th Annual Strassenfest is “Celebrating German heritage with American pride.” The greatly anticipated event includes its usual booths of delicious food (both German and American), a bierstube, and musical entertainment from various artists including The “Hungry Five” German Band and the Jasper Dixieland Band. Times vary; see website for schedule. Free.
  • Volksfest: Germania Maennerchor – Translated as “the people’s party,” this is an event that, through dancing, drinking, and eating, pays tribute to the German heritage of Southwestern Indiana. 11 a.m. Free entry until 5 p.m., then $5.

7:00 PM

7:30 PM

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Lincoln Amphitheatre – Lincoln Amphitheatre and the Evansville Civid Theatre present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This well-known biblical saga about Joseph and his coat of varied colors is a timeless, family-friendly musical great for all ages. Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Aug 5 matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets vary; inquire about group discounts.
  • New Harmony Theatre presents Pet ‘n’ Keely: Murphy Auditorium – New Harmony Theatre presents the light-hearted play Pete ‘n’ Keely. It is set in 1968, five years after former couple Pete Bartel and Keely Stevens last spoke. The performing duo had made a successful singing career, but things haven’t been the same since they broke up. In an attempt to revitalize their careers, the two agree to meet again for a performance. Will things get messy or will the love lost be found? 7:30 p.m. July 20, 21, 27, 28, and Aug. 3 and 5; 2 p.m. July 22, 28, 29, and Aug. 4 and 5. $29 for adults; $12 under 25; $27 60 and over.

8:00 PM

  • Doc’s Nightclub: Terrapin Flyer with Tom Constanten of the Grateful Dead
  • Duck Inn: Charlie’s Karaoke
  • MoJo’s Boneyard: The Boneyard Trio

9:00 PM

  • KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill: Karaoke with Travis

10:00 PM

10:30 PM

Friday, August 3

5:00 PM

  • Los Alfaro: Free Dance Class

6:00 PM

  • Walk the Runway: Casino Aztar – Shoe Carnival and the Vanderburgh County CASA have teamed up to present a fashion show benefiting the CASA mission to help abused and neglected children in the community. The inaugural event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a runway show featuring the latest back-to-school and fall fashion footwear trends. 6 p.m. $50.

7:00 PM

  • Club Royale: Keith Vincent on the Patio
  • The Corner Pocket: Cash Pot Poll Tournament

7:30 PM

  • Blush Ultralounge & Tapas Bar: Jazz Hat
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Lincoln Amphitheatre – Lincoln Amphitheatre and the Evansville Civid Theatre present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This well-known biblical saga about Joseph and his coat of varied colors is a timeless, family-friendly musical great for all ages. Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Aug 5 matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets vary; inquire about group discounts.
  • New Harmony Theatre presents Pet ‘n’ Keely: Murphy Auditorium – New Harmony Theatre presents the light-hearted play Pete ‘n’ Keely. It is set in 1968, five years after former couple Pete Bartel and Keely Stevens last spoke. The performing duo had made a successful singing career, but things haven’t been the same since they broke up. In an attempt to revitalize their careers, the two agree to meet again for a performance. Will things get messy or will the love lost be found? 7:30 p.m. July 20, 21, 27, 28, and Aug. 3 and 5; 2 p.m. July 22, 28, 29, and Aug. 4 and 5. $29 for adults; $12 under 25; $27 60 and over.

8:00 PM

  • Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge): Ronnie McDowell
  • Duck Inn: 80’s Night with MJG
  • Legends: Karaoke
  • Roca Bar North: Boat Monkeys

8:30 PM

9:00 PM

9:30 PM

  • Club Royale: Bosko
  • KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill: Pieces of the Day

10:00 PM

10:30 PM

Saturday, August 4

7:00 AM

  • YMCA 5K and 10K: Downtown YMCA – Walkers and runners choose between a 3.1-mile and 6.2-mile course and race to support YMCA youth programs in the community. The race also benefits those training for the Y’s 9.3-mile race in September and the 13.1-mile Evansville Half Marathon on Oct. 7. 7 a.m. $20 until July 26; $25 through Aug. 4.

10:00 AM

  • Family Fun Day at Mesker Park Zoo: Every day at the zoo is entertaining, but especially at its annual Family Fun Day event, where guests get to play a variety of games, learn from zookeepers, and stay cool with special ice and water activities. All day. $8.50 for adults; $7.50 for children.
  • Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Annual Book Sale: Washington Square Mall – Books, CDs, and DVDs are a bargain at this annual sale. 10 a.m.¬-9 p.m. Saturday; 12¬-3 p.m. Sunday. Free.

11:00 AM

  • Ellis Park: KY Lottery Giveaway and Mug Giveaway

2:00 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Laser Magic

2:02 PM

  • Ducks on the Ohio: Dress Plaza – Adopt a rubber duck at this annual racing event for a chance to win up to $10,000 in cash prizes. Proceeds go to the Goodwill Family Center. Wednesday at 2:02 p.m. sharp. $5 per duck; six for $25; 13 for $50.

3:00 PM

  • 8th Annual Bluegrass and Barbecue Concert: Angel Mounds – Listen to the area’s best bluegrass talent, eat tangy barbecue, and experience the tradition of social gatherings at the ancient settlement of Angel Mounds, where Mississippian Native Americans lived from 1100 to 1450 A.D. 3-8 p.m. $5; kids three and under enter free.

4:00 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Laser Beatles

6:30 PM

  • Holy Spirit Campus: Bingo

7:00 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
  • The Corner Pocket: Cash Pot Pool Tournament

7:30 PM

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Lincoln Amphitheatre – Lincoln Amphitheatre and the Evansville Civid Theatre present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This well-known biblical saga about Joseph and his coat of varied colors is a timeless, family-friendly musical great for all ages. Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Aug 5 matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets vary; inquire about group discounts.
  • New Harmony Theatre presents Pet ‘n’ Keely: Murphy Auditorium – New Harmony Theatre presents the light-hearted play Pete ‘n’ Keely. It is set in 1968, five years after former couple Pete Bartel and Keely Stevens last spoke. The performing duo had made a successful singing career, but things haven’t been the same since they broke up. In an attempt to revitalize their careers, the two agree to meet again for a performance. Will things get messy or will the love lost be found? 7:30 p.m. July 20, 21, 27, 28, and Aug. 3 and 5; 2 p.m. July 22, 28, 29, and Aug. 4 and 5. $29 for adults; $12 under 25; $27 60 and over.

8:00 PM

  • Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge): Ronnie McDowell
  • Hacienda East: Dave and John
  • Roca Bar North: Troy Miller

8:30 PM

9:00 PM

9:30 PM

10:00 PM

  • Duck Inn: Live Entertainment
  • Lamasco Bar: Jaik Willis and Three Legged Dog

10:30 PM

10:45 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Pink Floyd – The Wall

11:30 PM

  • Someplace Else: Lexxus Chamblis, Patience Eau Claire and Rochelle D-Leight

Sunday August 5

11:00 AM

  • Ellis Park: Dollar Day

12:00 PM

  • Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Annual Book Sale: Washington Square Mall – Books, CDs, and DVDs are a bargain at this annual sale. 10 a.m.¬-9 p.m. Saturday; 12¬-3 p.m. Sunday. Free.

2:00 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Laser Magic
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Lincoln Amphitheatre – Lincoln Amphitheatre and the Evansville Civid Theatre present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This well-known biblical saga about Joseph and his coat of varied colors is a timeless, family-friendly musical great for all ages. Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Aug 5 matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets vary; inquire about group discounts.
  • New Harmony Theatre presents Pet ‘n’ Keely: Murphy Auditorium – New Harmony Theatre presents the light-hearted play Pete ‘n’ Keely. It is set in 1968, five years after former couple Pete Bartel and Keely Stevens last spoke. The performing duo had made a successful singing career, but things haven’t been the same since they broke up. In an attempt to revitalize their careers, the two agree to meet again for a performance. Will things get messy or will the love lost be found? 7:30 p.m. July 20, 21, 27, 28, and Aug. 3 and 5; 2 p.m. July 22, 28, 29, and Aug. 4 and 5. $29 for adults; $12 under 25; $27 60 and over.

4:00 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Laser Beatles

5:00 PM

8:00 PM

  • Docs Nightclub: Bluegrass Open Jam Night
  • Duck Inn: Dance Party with MJG

9:00 PM

  • Deerhead Sidewalk Café: The Amazing Soul Crackers
  • KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill: Server Appreciation Night – Karaoke with Travis
  • Lamasco Bar: The Giving Tree Band

10:30 PM

  • Someplace Else: Benefit for Briana Michaels and Asher Greene

 

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