Friday, January 16 2009
Weekend planner: A twist of Dickens, basketball rivalries and spiritual music
If you love Broadway or Romeo & Juliet, storied basketball rivalries, African-American spiritual music or the prospect of three nights of Midnight Madness atop six feet of snow at
— “Oliver,” a touring musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist,” begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Centre, $19 to $45.
— At noon Margaret McMullan, a successful author and English professor at the University of Evansville, will discuss her approach to writing novels during a talk ($6) at the YWCA, 118 Vine St. Call 422-1191.
— The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform a public concert of African-American music at 7 p.m. at the
— Midnight Madness (overnight skiing) runs from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. at
Because of the three-day weekend created by the King holiday, Paoli also will have Midnight Madness Saturday and Sunday nights. Call (812) 723-4696 or visit www.paolipeaks.com online.
Paoli’s snow-tubing park opens at 4 p.m. today.
— At 1 p.m., the African-American Choral Ensemble, the Sounds of Grace and Peace and the Boom Squad (think kids with drums) will be featured during a King celebration at Ivy Tech, 3501 First Ave.
— At 3 p.m., Mizell Stewart III, editor of the Courier & Press, will read stories about King at Barnes & Noble,
— In one of
— The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra classics concert, “First Loves,” at 8 p.m. at The Victory will feature pianist Bryan Wallick along with other music, including “Love Scene” from Romeo & Juliet. Tickets start at $15. Call 425-5050.
— Koch Planetarium’s “Hotter Than Blue” sky show is at 1 p.m. at the
— At the Children’s
— “Lincoln Remembered,” more than 50 rare and significant items documenting the life of Abraham Lincoln, opens at the
— King memorial service at 7 p.m. at
— “Melodies of Martin,” a jazz brunch celebrating King, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Vectren Corp. Call 423-2612.
— Activities all day at UE, including a “Living History” at 11:30 a.m. at Shanklin and at 1 p.m. the 21st annual Re-enactment of the 1963 Civil Rights March on