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Things to Do: MercyMe, art festivals, a 1930s gala and more – Courier & Press

As the fall festival begins to wrap up, here are a list of things that you can do this weekend in the Tri-State. 

Friday

Art on the Green

Friday, 2 to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. French Lick Town Green. Free admission.

This annual art show is back for the community to enjoy. Artists will be demonstrating their work. From pottery to glassmaking and leather works, patrons will be able to see (and purchase) it all. Daily live entertainment, book readings and food vendors will also be on hand. A wine garden will be available on Saturday. 

West Side Nut Club Fall Festival

Through Saturday night on West Franklin Street in Evansville.

The annual week of gluttony and fun continues on the West Side through Saturday night. Rides are open until 10 p.m. on Thursday and until 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The famed Pet Parade is Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and the Main Parade starts at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The half-pot drawing takes place Saturday night at 8 p.m.

Saturday 

Book Launch with T. Harriman

3-5 p.m., Bluestocking Social, 606 S. Weinbach Ave. Free admission.

Newburgh Resident T. Harriman is launching her book “Burn this Book: The 10,000-Year Plan.” It’s billed as an exciting adventure story the whole family can read. The book signing will begin at 3 p.m., followed by a reading at 4 p.m. There also will be giveaways, merchandise and games. 

Colour of Humanity Gala

6-10 p.m., Tropicana Riverfront Event Center in Evansville. Tickets can be purchased through the African American Museum.

Available for both virtual and in-person attendance, the annual Colour of Humanity Gala through the Evansville African American Museum is back. This year, the gala celebrates and remembers Black Wall Street in the Greenwood District of Tulsa. There will be a silent auction, soul food buffet, Black Wall Street video presentation, live music and more. 1930s-era attire is welcome and encouraged.

Opening Reception for Systems | Bodies | Parameters

4 to 7 p.m., New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. Free admission.

The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is hosting a public opening reception for their new exhibit done by Chicago-based artist Kellie Romany. Her show Systems | Bodies | Parameters features artwork that uses paint to investigate issues around identity, relationships, and racial constructs. 

MercyMe

7 p.m., Ford Center. Tickets range from $23 to $150.

Grammy-nominated band MercyMe is stopping in Evansville for their Fall 2021 tour Inhale(exhale) tour. Fellow fair-trade service artist Micah Tyler is hitting the road with them for this tour. 

Sunday

Scales Lake Day

11 a.m.-2 p.m., Scales Lake Park Trails in Boonville. Free admission.

This family event kicks off the Scales Lakes Upgrade Fundraising Campaign which seeks to raise money to update areas around the park. There will be free park entry, pizza, Kona Ice, inflatables and more for the whole family. 

Rayonna Burton-Jernigan covers diversity and culture-related topics and can be contacted at Rayonna.Burton-Jernigan@courierpress.com or (812) 454-1765.

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