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Entertainment

Pg. 27 - Resolve To Be Healthier Pg. 45 - Evansville Entertainment Pg. 65 - Fantasy Football DIY – How To Pg. 66 - Club & Pub Guide Pg. 22 - Inside: Beer Pg. 67 - Local Band Spotlight:

The Art of Home Brewing Deviator Pg. 23 - Outside: Make Your Pg. 69 - Video Game Review: Own Holiday Wreath for Under $20 Battlefield 3: Warfare Realized

Lifestyle Pg. 24 - Baby It’s Cold Outside: Ways to Winterize Your Car

Beauty Pg. 20 - Practical Beauty Gifts for the Holiday Season

Shopping

Pg. 72 - Arts & Activities Pg. 73 - Reitz Home: Happenings

Pg. 74 - Community & Family Pg. 80 - Books: Library Events Pg. 84 - Local Talent: Christopher W. Wilke

Pg. 85 - Soundboard:

Finance Pg. 21 - Making Heads or Tails of Mutual Funds

Technology Pg. 19 - i Want a Tablet...

Pg. 92 - Road Trips:

Reviews Pg. 70 - Beer: Cure What Ales You

Pg. 86 - Cinema:

Pg. 29 - Local Chef Spotlight

Coupons

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Director of Operations Amanda Smith

12 Days of Christmas Tour

Pg. 11 - Holiday Gift Ideas Pg. 94 - A to Z: Holiday Gifts A Special Advertising Section

Pg. 60 - All Day Blues Pg. 75 - World-Class Theater

Pg. 77 - Christmas Traditions Pg. 64 - Icemen Bio: Brian Bicek

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Pg. 65 - Icemen Bio: Nicklas Lindberg

Account Executives Mark Hackert Leslie Head Keith LaCrosse

Production Supervisor Jaqulyn Woolsey

Web Programming Jeff Lingis

Staff Photographer Mark McCoy

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Pg. 10 - Amy Grant & Vince Gill

Cookies with Santa

New Releases

Local Restaurant Guide Business Manager Sharon Tindle

Why He Loves Evansville

Pg. 76 - WNIN & Curious George

Pg. 90 - CD Reviews

Publisher Bashar Hamami

Pg. 8 - Jim Brickman

In Henderson

In Theaters

Pg. 28 - What’s Cookin’!

Pg. 30 - Restaurant Guide

Interview with Jimmy De Martini

Lanhuck’s Pool Leagues

Cuisine & Dining

Madeleine’s - Tim Mills

Pg. 6 - Zac Brown Band

Pg. 34 - Broadway at The Centre Pg. 45 - Billiards Anyone:

The Highlights

Pg. 88 - Cinema:

Smiling Moose Deli

Features

Local Happenings

Cas One

Pg. 11 - Holiday Gift Ideas

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Staff Writer Katie Darby-Mullins

Contributors Aimee Blume Matt Capucilli Nick Durcholz Joel Easton Leanna K. Hughes Miranda Knight Jabez Martinez Mark McCoy Brooke O’Shields Brian Ricketts Ann Utley Todd Zachritz

On the cover this month... Zac Brown Band

Credit C. Taylor Crothers

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he Zac Brown Band has exploded on the country scene over the last several years. Indeed, they’ve played all sorts of shows and festivals, including Bonnaroo in 2009 and 2010, and they’ve collaborated with big names across many genres, including opening for the Dave Matthews Band and their recent collaborations with a living legend, Alan Jackson. With hits like “Chicken Fried,” “Free,” “Toes,” and “Highway 20 Ride,” the Zac Brown Band is known for writing songs that resonate with their listeners. Fiddle player and vocalist Jimmy De Martini shared his experience with the Zac Brown Band with News 4U in preparation for their December 28th show at the Ford Center. Although your band is largely considered a country band, you also play at rock shows, jam festivals, and some folk shows. Why do you think you can do all that? It’s just basically a group of musicians that come from a bunch of different genres. Each one of us grew up listening to different kinds of music… For example, our drummer is a jazz musician. One of our guitarists is a southern rock guy. Another guy went to school for jazz… . I grew up listening to a lot of rock, a lot of country, our bass player is a rock guy. We all came from different styles of music and we just put it together— we can pretty much handle anything. What made you interested in playing the fiddle? I was in my 6th grade orientation, like middle school, and they take you around to the different classes. The teacher

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started playing violin to show the kids instruments, and I loved the way it sounded – instantly fell in love with it. I then started playing classical music throughout school. It wasn’t until I graduated high school and moved to a college town that I started playing out in bars and stuff like that. You’ve been working with some phenomenal writers and artists. Tell me about one of those collaborations and how things came together. We’ve done quite a few that have been amazing for us. Just recently at the CMA awards – a couple of days ago, we played with Greg Allman of the Allman Brothers. We were just talking with the producers of the show, telling them we wanted to do something special, and they were like, “What about Greg Allman?” And he’s a big influence on


us, the Allman Brothers, growing up. They’re from Macon, Georgia – right down the road from us. We thought that would be amazing to be able to collaborate with him. He’s a legend in our minds and in a lot of people’s [minds]. That was an amazing opportunity. Also, James Taylor, who is probably one of Zach’s two main influences – we got to play the ACM awards with him. That was amazing. He’s an inspiration to us all. Those are a few we’ve really been inspired by.

but our strongest point is playing the live shows. All of us made a living for years before we got together just playing live shows. I’m coming up on my seventh year of playing with Zac. The first four or five years were hard times. We traveled around in a little airport shuttle bus and paid our dues, but these last couple years have been quite amazing. In January, we’re going to go into the studio and start recording. It should be out by early summer [or] late spring.

What did you play when you worked with James Taylor? We did “Colder Weather” and then we went into “Sweet Baby James.” It was cool.

Some people may not know that the Zac Brown Band is involved in more than just music. Tell me about your children’s camp. We started a record label called Southern Ground Records, and we hand-picked artists that we grew up playing with in the Atlanta and Georgia area. We’ve been bringing them on the road with us. When we come to Indiana, we’re going to have two of the artists with us, Nic Cowan and Sonia Leigh, and they’re going to open for us. They’re on our label, and they’re friends with us, and we write songs with them, and … we play on their records. It’s kind of like a Motown kind of thing that we’re trying to set up – a community of artists coming together to make good albums and to help people. We never had a lot of help when we were trying to start our career, so we want to help other artists get to where we are. And Camp Southern Ground… Zac always wanted to give back to kids with developmental disorders. Because he worked at Camp Bliss, he’s had a lifelong ambition to start his own camp. He’s got the land purchased. Eventually, it’s going to be an amazing camp for kids with developmental disorders to help them and mentor them, and all the guys in the band are going to be a part of it. We’re going to come down and do music lessons, archery, exercise. There’s going to be a lake with canoeing – all sorts of stuff. A way for kids to get together and learn life skills. [To learn more,] you can also go to campsouthernground.org. — Katie Darby-Mullins

You play your songs night after night. Is there one that still moves you every time? Why? You know, the song “Free” is really powerful for me...We start the song – I have a little violin intro for it – and when you’re playing the song in front of thousands of people, and the only thing that I’m playing is violin – it’s the only thing going on – it’s really intense. You’re kind of on the spot, and it feels good. I’m just playing by myself, there’s no band. And that song—it’s just a great song. Zach wrote that song while he was by himself in Australia on a camping trip. I don’t know. That song always feels good, and the crowd really connects to it. You can tell when you look at the crowd. It’s kind of a slow song, [and] it’s kind of quiet at the beginning, but you never see anyone talking in the crowd. Every single person is listening. And then it gets to a big crescendo at the end. It’s just amazing. Is the band in the studio right now, or are you focused on touring right now? We’ve been doing a lot of touring. I feel like that’s what we do best – play music live. We make good albums because … a couple of the guys [in the band] are producers, and they own their own studios. So, we know the recording process really well,

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onia Leigh, who hails from Carmel, IN, will be opening for the Zac Brown Band at the Ford Center on Wednesday, December 28th, says that the relationship between her band and the Zac Brown Band is special. That seems obvious on the outside: she is on the record label, Southern Sonia Leigh Ground, and she’s been playing with Zac for nearly seven years. But it’s more than that: “We all write together and we all play together, and it’s something special. We were just talking about this. I still have to stop and think about what’s really happening here… this isn’t something that anyone has forced any of us to do because we have to write a hit song together, you know? This is just people who really love and admire each other and love to be around and write together,” says Leigh. With her current record, 1978 December, Leigh explores country songwriting “with a little edge of rock ‘n roll and blues,” she says. “I’m inspired by everything I grew up on, Hank, George Strait, Alabama, and all that, and also I’m a huge Bruce Springsteen fan and Jackson Browne fan and Bob Dylan fan.” Leigh plays electric and acoustic guitar, and also some piano – something she hopes has been added to the stage show by the time her band hits Evansville. Her band also has other unique features, including an organ player.

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ianist Jim Brickman is bringing his Christmas tour back to the Victory Theatre this year, with guests Anne Cochran, violinist Tracy Silverman, and former Super Bowl–winning Indiana Colts tight end-turned-singer Ben Utecht. Brickman says the show is “about the charm and the personality of a lot of the guests who join me. It’s oldfashioned in a manner of speaking—like a variety show. It’s very warm and emotional, but very light-hearted moments.” For that reason, he plays both traditional and current Christmas music. “You can see that at a lot of places at Christmastime, but if you’re coming to see me, I figure there’s a reason you’re there. I like to have that variety,” he says. The guests bring their different personalities to the songs—vocalist Anne Cochran has been with Brickman the last several times he’s been to the Tristate area, and Tracy Silverman plays the electric violin, which will bring a neat flavor to the music. The most surprising guest on the list, especially to Tristate area fans, will probably be Ben Utecht, but Brickman says he was an intuitive choice. “Ben is such an amazing guy, so talented in so many ways. It’s hard to believe anybody has that much talent in two different areas. When you hear him sing, he just commands the stage,” says Brickman. A Christmastime show can be especially taxing for performers on the road and away from their families, but Brickman says that in his case, it’s a labor of love. “The thing about Christmas is that the music is very nostalgic. It takes you on a journey. So the show, I want to—Christmas music is all about the emotional connections. If you can make that in a live show environment, then it really creates a joy and a spirit that’s infectious. That’s the reason people have come to expect that. . . . If it wasn’t really good, and it wasn’t connecting with people, we wouldn’t be able to keep

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coming back all the time. It’s tradition for some, it’s new for others.” Brickman says that there’s a lot of variety in his Christmas show, but the common thread running through the music is joy. “Especially at Christmastime, there’s so much joy in what we do, and there’s a great variety. There are always the hits, because I feel like you’re lucky enough to have hits, you should play them—so it’s not exclusively ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ from start to finish,” he says. Part of the uniqueness of the show stems from the intimate atmosphere fostered by everyone onstage. “You aren’t dealing with twelve tin soldiers and elves— it’s not a spectacle. It’s the anti-spectacle. It’s supposed to be the calm, charming, romantic environment,” says Brickman. “Everyone who is doing it really enjoys doing it and being there. I wouldn’t have anybody with me who was cashing a paycheck or checking off a list. There’s always a reason for being there.”


Brickman says he’s excited to be back in Evansville at the Victory, not just because of the beautiful theatre, but because of the vibe of the city. “It’s a community environment,” he says, “And with WIKY and my radio show playing there, I don’t feel as much of an outsider.” In fact, when we first started talking, Brickman immediately remembered Evansville and talked about a recent trip he’d taken to Vincennes. “I always know where I’m calling,” he said with a laugh. “If I didn’t do this — if I wasn’t a musician—I’d probably be a travel agent.” He was especially complimentary of the Victory, saying, “the theatre is just beautiful, I absolutely love playing there because it’s the perfect size for my show—there’s not really a bad seat in the house— and it feels intimate. The theatre makes a big difference.” — Katie Darby-Mullins To see Jim Brickman play at the Victory Theatre on Saturday, December 10th at 8 p.m., you can purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.

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n Evansville Christmas tradition continues as Amy Grant and Vince Gill bring The Twelve Days of Christmas Tour to The Centre’s Aiken Theatre on Friday, December 16th at 7:30 p.m. Although both Amy Grant and Vince Gill are respected and gifted musicians within their genres, the overwhelming success of their annual Christmas tours have become a staple for seasonal entertainment throughout the country. This year will mark their sixth Christmas tour. The Twelve Days of Christmas Tour is a concert that the whole family can enjoy. Fans are sure to enjoy the sounds of the season, featuring songs from the past to the present. The concert will feature well known classics such as “Jingle Bells,” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Let It Snow,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Silent Night,” along with several original hits. Amy Grant, born in Augusta, GA is the youngest of four sisters. She and her family settled in Nashville, TN in 1967. Early in her career, Grant performed as a backup singer for Bill Gaither. Grant is best known for her signature gospel recordings and subsequently dubbed the “Queen of Christian Pop.” For a brief time, Grant also found success as an Adult Contemporary artist with the hit songs “Saved by Love,” “Baby, Baby,” “That’s What Love Is For,” “Every Heartbeat” and “I Will Remember You.” However, she returned to her gospel music roots in 2002 with her Album release, Legacy…Hymns and Faith. She has received numerous awards. A few of her impressive accomplishments include 6 Grammy wins and 9 nominations, 22 GMA Dove Awards, a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and an induction into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2003. Vince Gill, country singer, song writer and multiinstrumentalist, began his national recognition with the rock band Pure Prairie League in 1979. He has received the honor of receiving 18 CMA Awards, which include 2 Entertainer of the Year awards and 5 Male Vocalist awards, 20 Grammy Awards, induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. Gill, born in Norman, OK in 1957, discovered his musical interest as a child while watching his father, a lawyer, who also played part-time in a country music band. Encouraged by his father, Gill learned to play a number of instruments, including banjo and guitar. To date, Gill has sold more than 22 million albums.

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Grant and Gill look forward to their annual Christmas tours, not only because they love the season, the music and the crowds, but also because of sentiment. Amy Grant first met Vince Gill in 1993 while taping the television special, Christmas with Vince Gill. They celebrated their eleventh wedding anniversary in March of this year. Although the two have had their share of tabloid fodder in the past, their trials have fostered triumph, a message that personifies the Christmas season. — Ann Utley The Twelve Days of Christmas Tour stops at The Centre’s Aiken Theatre December 16, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $44.50 to $79.50 and can be purchased at The Centre Box Office, any Ticketmaster location or at Ticketmaster.com References provided by: Wikipedia; amygrant.com


Acropolis

501 N. Green River Rd. • Evansville, IN 812-475-9320 Holiday Gift Card If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your co-workers, friends, or family, why not give them the gift of authentic Greek cuisine at Acropolis? Along with being a great place to buy a gift, it’s a good place to stop in while you’re shopping – located on Green River Road across the street from the mall; it makes for one-stop shopping. (You can even walk from the mall parking lot!) And from December 5th through December 8th, if you buy a gift card, you get 10% of the value of that card on another gift card, for example, if you buy a $50 gift card, you get a $5 card for free.

Cancun

10604 SR 662 • Newburgh, IN 812-490-9936 341 S. Green St. • Henderson, KY 270-826-0067 Holiday gift card

Cancun Mexican restaurants feature both traditional Mexican food dishes and unique chicken, seafood and steak recipes. By combining the traditional recipes with some more experimental dishes, they’ve created a special taste in the Tristate. Give your friends and family the gift of classic, delicious Mexican food by giving them a gift card from Cancun’s.

Exotica

4605 Washington Ave. • Evansville, IN (812) 401-7399 Naughty or Nice Gift Bag                 At Exotica, every purchase you make is the gift that keeps on giving. When you spend $50.00 in the store, you get to choose between a naughty or nice gift bag – each is worth $20. These bags are full of product samples, coupons, and goodies that are perfect for those of you hoping to play Santa with a partner this year. Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • Decmber 2011

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Just Rennie’s

100 Southeast 4th St. Evansville, IN (812) 401-8098 Cookie gift boxes Just Rennie’s is known for their delicious cookies: Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Walnut Chunk, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk, Double Chocolate Chunk, White Chocolate Pecan, Oatmeal Raisin, and Rennie’s special Gourmet Cookie among them. They ship to all 50 states, even if your loved one is overseas serving their country, you can still send them a Rennie’s Cookie Box since they ship to military bases, too. Boxes can be as small as $5.95 for a 2 count and go up in price according to size: $13.95 per six count, $24.95 per 12 count, $34.95 per 18 count, and a 24 count for $44.95.

Nagasaki Inn                      

5720 East Virginia St. • Evansville, IN (812) 473-1442 Sesame dressing Nagasaki Inn is not just a perfect place to visit over the holidays; it’s the perfect place to send home their sesame dressing with your out-of-town relatives, which you can purchase for $6.50 per bottle. Their sesame dressing is amazing on any kind of salad, but especially one with shrimp or chicken, although any kind of meat brings out its tasty flavor. If you want to visit a restaurant capable of serving both sides of your family, Nagasaki is the place for that, too, because of their large tables that can host up to twenty or thirty people (or even forty if you book their private room.)

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Red Geranium & New Harmony Inn      504 North St. • New Harmony, IN (812) 682-4431

Toast In the New Year at the New Harmony Inn If you want to give a gift that keeps giving, give your partner the gift of a vacation: Toast in the New Year at New Harmony Inn. For $240, you will get to enjoy a candlelight dinner at the Red Geranium Restaurant, iced champagne in a cozy standard or deluxe room (with the option to upgrade to a premium room based on availability), a special $75 room rate per night following New Year’s Eve, and special late check-out time on New Year’s Day. It’s a gift you can enjoy together.

Western Ribeye

1401 North Boeke Rd. • Evansville, IN (812) 476-5405 Gift Certificates At Western Ribeye, you can give the gift of good food and company. For every $100 you spend in gift certificates, you will receive an additional $10 gift certificate. And considering that they’ve got one of the best salad bars in the Tristate, an extensive wine list, and a variety of steak and seafood meals, this is one gift certificate your friends will be fighting over.

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Wine Tree    

1951 Washington Ave. • Evansville, Indiana (812) 476-8141 Gift Baskets                 Whether you want to put together a custom gift basket or purchase one that’s already been put together, the Wine Tree has a holiday basket for you. With many different sizes available, as small as one bottle of wine or as many as 4 or 5 bottle of wine, there’s something for the wine lovers in your life. The baskets also have wine accessories such as glasses and magazines. If you don’t know wine lovers, though, don’t fear since the custom gift baskets can also be made with beer and liquor.

Cigar Paradise

5740 Vogel Rd. • Evansville, IN 812-402-7510       Cigar Gift Packs This season Cigar Paradise is offering a variety of cigar gift packs. The brands include Kristoff, CAO Gold, CAO World Sample, Java, and more. These are great gift packages for both experienced smokers or for someone who’s just starting out. Pricing starts at just $19.99.

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Jerzoutlet

Booth #243 Merchants Outlet Mall - Washington Square Mall Booth #223 Tradebakers Diamond Avenue by Big Lots $5 Off Custom Jerseys Jerzoutlet is the home of the $30 Stitched NFL, NBA and MLB jerseys. You can order almost any jersey here for the sports fan in your life! Customized jerseys start at $60 and, as if that weren’t enough, Jerzoutlet is offering $5.00 off through Christmas. 

Cigar! Cigar!

500-B North Congress Ave. Evansville, IN (812) 401-1202. Xikar Cutters and Lighters

Xikar creates top-of-the-line cutters, lighters and humidors for all of the cigar buffs in your life. If you’re looking to get them a gift they’ll never forget, check out Cigar! Cigar! for their holiday prices on Xikar cutters and lighters. Prices range from $99.99 to $249.99

Dan’s Comp

1 Competition Way • Mt. Vernon, IN (812) 838-2000 Save 20% Off Any Purchase with a Copy of News 4U Dan’s Comp is 25 years old this year, and they have always been known for their ridiculous selection of bicycles and bicycle accessories; though their showroom is beguiling, they have over 40,000 square feet of inventory. If you bring in a copy of News 4 U or mention the magazine at check out this season, you can get 20% off of your purchase – whether that includes sale items, bicycles or accessories, or even tennis shoes and T-shirts. The variety at Dan’s Comp is so vast that they are the largest BMX mail order company in the world; they provide for all mountain biking and road biking needs as well. They even have TapOut shirts for only $15 this season. Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • Decmber 2011

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Piece of Cake

210 Main St. • Evansville, IN (812) 424-2253 Gourmet Gift Baskets Are you looking for that perfect gift for someone on your holiday list? Piece of Cake Bakery can help with our Gourmet Gift Baskets. The beautiful baskets are filled with made-from-scratch cookies, brownies, handmade candies and chocolate dipped pretzels. Gift baskets start at just $16.95 for our Petite Basket, which are great for teachers, co-workers, or your secret Santa. Piece of Cake can ship their basket anywhere in the U.S. This year send Mom and Dad a Sampler Basket ($34.95) that is filled with a variety of delicious treats. If you want to say “Happy Holidays” in a big way, the Ultimate Indulgence Basket is just what you’re looking for, which is comprised of over 100 scratch treats, including trail mix and hand decorated ginger bread boys and girls. You can view all of the baskets at PieceofCakeEvansville.com.

Up N Smoke

825 South Green River Rd. Evansville, IN Alternative Smoke Gifts If you’re looking for an alternative gift for the smoker in your life, Up N Smoke has products for you. They specialize in glass pieces and other things that you can’t find in other stores.

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Let’s Get Tan

5706 E Virginia St. • Evansville IN (812) 479-8826 Gift Certificates It’s hard to find sun during dark winter months, so give your friends the gift of sunlight at Let’s Get Tan. For every $25 dollars you spend, you get another $5 free, which means you can get a mini-beach vacation without breaking the bank.

Evansville IceMen Tickets

The Ford Center • Downtown Evansville Tickets Do you have a sports fan on your holiday shopping list? Good news! The Evansville IceMen have Holiday Packs available for purchase starting at just $75. Each pack includes: 2 ticket to 3 games of your choice, 2 $5 vouchers for Infinity & Beyond Sports Collectibles and an autographed puck! To purchase a Holiday pack, go online to EvansvilleIcemen.com.

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i Want a Tablet… The buzz around the iPad 2 has made it a must-have on many Christmas lists this year. And, why not? A tablet provides the portability of a phone and the functionality of a computer – and usually costs less than both of those options, once you add in the monthly data plan of a phone. However, the iPad 2 isn’t the only tablet available this Christmas. Before you shop for a tablet, know the pros and cons of all the models available.

iPad 2

Starts at $499.99 The iPad 2 is lightweight and about the size of a magazine, but packed with hardware and apps. It features a dual-core A5 chip (which makes it run twice as fast as the previous model) and a 10-hour battery life; and if that’s not enough, it also has iOS 5, which connects all of your Apple products through iCloud. For the Luddites in your life, it also has two cameras – one in the front and one in the back – so that you can take amazing pictures, or use Facetime to connect with your friends and family face-to-face.

Acer Iconia Tab A500

Starts at $449.00 The Iconia has a 10.1-inch screen and uses Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor. It also has two cameras: a 2-megapixel front facing camera and a 5-megapixel back camera. Though the organizational system mimics the iPad’s use of folders to an extent, it also features a desk at the bottom that gives it a different look and feel.

HTC Flyer

Starts at $299.99 Tablets that aren’t made by Apple run on Androidbased operating systems, and the HTC Flyer is no exception. It has a 7-inch screen so it fits better in purses and coat pockets, and it has a quick 1.5 GHz processor. Perhaps its most stunning feature, however, is the (expensive) add-on of the Magic Pen, which lets you mark up and take notes on websites. Your notes instantly sync with the cloud. It also has a 5-megapixel camera that also takes videos.

Kindle Fire

Starts at $199.99 This Android based tablet doesn’t look like other Android operating systems – mostly because Amazon replaced Google’s interface with their own. It’s got a 7-inch screen, and though it only has 8GB of flash storage, Amazon says that translates to 10 movies, 800 songs, or 6,000 books. The interface is modeled off of a bookshelf so you can flip through your media on “shelves,” making it fun to use and look at.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Starts at $529.99

Widely acknowledged as the closest an Android tablet can get to the iPad, this 10-inch pad connects to the 4G network (10 times the data speeds of the 3G only tablets): something that no Apple products do. Since the Samsung Galaxy is connected to Verizon Wireless, it also requires a 2-year contract and data fees. It features a 3-megapixel camera with LED flash. — Katie Darby-Mullins Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • Decmber 2011

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Practical Beauty Gifts for the Holiday Season

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t would seem like beauty products would be a pretty safe gift for the women in your life; however, there is so much variation in the colors, smells, and substances of beauty products that what seemed like an easy answer can quickly become a nightmare once you reach the drugstore. The trick is finding products that are useful for everyone. Even people who don’t spend hours on their hair and makeup have some products that they like, and these gifts are a good compromise between useful and unique—and they’ll all fit in a stocking!

Top Coat Nail Polish

It’s hard to pick out a nail polish color for someone else, but those who paint their nails could use a top coat—especially one that helps speed up the drying time and prevents chipping. There are several on the market, including Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat ($8.25), which says that when applied two minutes after the color paint, it reduces the dry time to 30 second and prevents air bubbles, Another option is Seche Vite ($7.50), which also purports to speed up dry time.

Lip Balm

Another good way to avoid picking out color is to give your friends or family a lip balm—something that will help to protect and nourish their lips without coloring or staining them. Burt’s Bees ($3.00 - $4.00) features an assortment of natural flavors and smells that all have different strengths. If you know people who keep finding their lip balm in the washing machine, though, perhaps the unique egg-like shape of the eos Lip Balm Sphere ($3.99) would be a better gift.

Makeup Instruments

Even if your friends and family are stocked for makeup, a gift like eyelash curlers, tweezers, or brushes can be useful. For example, the Shu Uemura eyelash curler ($19.00), which has a silicone protective edge to prevent the user from accidentally hurting themselves; the Tweezerman Slant Tweezer ($20.00), which features a shape that makes it easy to use; or a twelve-piece e.l.f. Essential Professional Complete Set of makeup brushes ($12.00), which features everything from a lip-defining brush to a bronzing brush.

Lotions

Lotion can be tricky gift territory: people who suffer from headaches don’t love strong scents, and even people who don’t have this problem can be picky about whether or not they like floral or fruity smells. The best way to give lotion is to go with the most neutral smells you can—fresh smells or unscented lotions—unless you know your friend’s preference. One good reason to give lotion, though, is that many people suffer from dry skin in the winter. During the holidays, many lotions come in gift packs, like the Aveeno Daily Moisture Gift Pack ($9.99), which features a body wash and daily lotion. Other retailers also feature gift packages that include neutral smells, like Victoria’s Secret PINK set, including Fresh and Clean body wash and Soft and Pure lotion, but they run more expensive—this set retails for $35.00. — Katie Darby-Mullins

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finance

Money | Making Heads or Tails of Mutual Funds

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nvesting in mutual funds seems like an almost impossible task to a beginner. Indeed, while the general idea of investing in funds and stocks makes sense, most people don’t know where to start. Rodney Baehl, a financial advisor from Edward Jones, says that the best way to get started is by learning more about mutual funds and how to invest in them. “Mutual funds, I think, should be the core of your investments. Some people like to do individual stocks but that’s what I would consider satellite investing outside … the core of the mutual funds. Getting started is pretty simple. Depending on your risk tolerance, pick a handful of mutual funds and start investing dollar cost averaging, which is a systematic way of investing the exact same amount into your account every month into those mutual funds, so you’re taking advantage of the market when the market’s down,” says Baehl. In fact, this is a good time to take advantage. “It’s a great market right now because it’s so volatile, so up and down on a day to day basis… when you actually do put the money into the account on a down day, you’re buying more shares than you would if it’s an up day. And, the nice thing is when the mutual funds do go up, you’ve got more shares working for you. The upside is much more beneficial because you bought on the downside, and you’ve got more shares building your wealth,” he says. At its most simple, dollar cost averaging just means putting the same amount of money into the mutual fund every month. “Say you’re putting in $200 every month. [For] some of those months, you might be buying on an up day, but [on] some you’ll be buying on a down day, so the average cost of the mutual fund is a lot lower than if you just said, ‘I’ve got $20,000, let’s put it all in right now’. You have a better average price,” says Baehl.

Of course, the scary part of investing is putting your money into a system that you can’t “see.” Although the investment strategy often makes sense in theory, letting go of anxiety about “spending” money without seeing much profit is difficult at first. However, before people invest at all, financial counselors, like Baehl at Edward Jones, can help you complete a “risk tolerance questionnaire,” which is a good way of measuring what kinds of risks you as an investor are willing to take. “We put them in hypothetical situations and explain the volatility in the market. We score those questions. It’ll tell us their balance towards growth and income and where they need to be percentage wise,” says Baehl. So, when you’re beginning to invest, you should keep the following things in mind: determine a good amount to spend per month, always invest that same amount when the market is both up and down to take advantage of dollar cost averaging, and be aware of the risks that you’re willing to take and the ones you aren’t. — Katie Darby-Mullins If you want a more oneon-one discussion with a financial advisor, visit or all Rodney Baehl at Edward Jones Investments, 421 N. St. Joseph Ave., Suite A., Evansville, IN 47712, 812-422-4709. Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • Decmber 2011

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diy - how to

The Art of Home Brewing

Two popular holiday gift traditions are making homemade gifts and giving nice microbrew beers. This year, why not combine the two and learn how to home brew yourself? Jack Frey, the head brewer at Turoni’s, says, “If you can boil water, you can make beer—it’s really that simple.” In addition to brewing beer with Turoni’s, Frey has been brewing his own beer since 1996, and says that while some batches were better than others, he’s “never brewed a beer he couldn’t drink.” He has advice on how to get started and how to avoid pitfalls. “Beer is made from water, malted barley, hops, and yeast,” says Frey. Those are relatively easy ingredients to come by, but he says, “most beginning home brewers start with a beer kit.” A starter kit will come not only with all of the ingredients, but also with fermenting buckets and instructions. These are relatively inexpensive: “You can get into [brewing] for $100,” he says, “but you can also spend thousands.” The basic steps of brewing vary slightly depending on whether or not you’re going to use malt extract as a powder or liquid, or whether or not you’re going to extract sugars from actual grain (called “all grain brewing”); however, if you are just starting out, it is easier to use extract. Frey says that to begin brewing, you need to “mix malt extract in a powder or liquid form with hot water. (A lot of the beginning kits don’t even have you boil the water!) And then you put it in a container, a six or seven gallon plastic bucket and then put in your yeast.” Though brewing beer seems like it would be a difficult, expensive, lengthy process, it is surprisingly

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in sid e manageable at every turn. Frey says that the amount of time it takes to ferment is less than most people would suspect, as well. “Depending on what you’ve made, it’ll take probably a week to ten days to ferment out.” A fivegallon batch of homebrew beer This Beer Making Starter Kit with creates 48–50 Ingredients from HomeBrewers.com is bottles of beer; $94.99. Choose from 6 different flavors, however, the Blonde Ale, North Rim Wheat, Altitude process isn’t Amber, Northface Nutbrown, Ponderosa quite done when Porter and Beartooth Stout. you pour it into the bottle. Frey says, “You either prime each bottle with some extra sugar or you prime the whole batch with extra sugar so that what’s there in the bottle, the yeast that’s still in the beer and the new sugar will re-ferment and carbonate the beer because CO2 can’t escape at that point.” Putting sugar in each individual bottle is called bottle conditioning: it means that the beer continues to ferment in the bottle. The most important thing a new home brewer can do, though, is to remember to keep everything sanitary. Frey says, “It’s not hard—there are plenty of sanitizers out there.” Though you can use products like bleach, it’s easier to homebrew with sanitizers made explicitly for brewers, like the iodine-based Iodophor. Home brewing is a fun way to give your friends a personal, homemade gift this holiday season. It’s relatively inexpensive to learn, and is a fun challenge to master. — Katie Darby-Mullins To learn more about home brewing in the Tri-state, visit OVHA.net to connect with home brewers in the area. To sample some of Jack Frey’s brews, stop into any local Turoni’s. The Turoni’s Brewery can be found at 408 N. Main Street. Call them with questions at (812) 424-9871.


o u t sid e Deck the Halls for $20

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Christmas wreath welcomes in the season easier than almost any other decoration. It’s like putting a beautiful bow on a package. However, fully decorated wreaths can be very expensive—and rarely reflect the exact tastes of the buyer. One easy way to counteract this problem is to purchase the materials and make the wreath yourself.

Even if you aren’t a crafty person, making a wreath is easy and fun. To start, you need a plain wreath (as little as $5 at most craft stores), ribbon, any decorations you want to add, a glue gun, and scissors. If you want to jazz the wreath up a little, stop by the floral section at any craft store and pick up a Christmas-themed floral spray or two—it adds a lot for very little effort. The most important thing to remember is to do the biggest things first—so it’s best to follow these directions:

1. Attach the ribbon (and/or bow).

Each wreath is different, but wrapping ribbon around the wreath itself is a good way to instantly make it look polished. A bow also helps to tie the wreath together, but it can be difficult to find materials in the same colors. One way to fix this problem is to tie some of your ribbon in with the bow. The bow can easily be twisted in, but it’s easiest to hot glue the ribbon to the underside of the wreath to secure it. (Helpful hint: buy wired ribbon—it is much easier to bend.)

2. Attach large pieces.

The floral spray is added during this step. It’s best to use a hot glue gun to make sure that pieces stay in place. A few smaller pieces can also be cut up and used in different ways— for example, what used to look like a small spray of ornaments begins to look like strings of silver balls.

3. Decorate!

In this step, you can attach all of the fun, personal things you’ve collected to your wreath. For my wreath, I decided to use miniature ornaments (often seen on tabletop Christmas trees). One inexpensive way to find decorations is to comb the dollar stores and dollar racks at grocery stores—there is almost always something that could be used to decorate a wreath. With the ornaments, you can use hot glue again— or you can use ornament hangers and treat the wreath like a Christmas tree.

Supplies needed for this wreath: Wreath: $6 Two spools of ribbon: $7 Ornaments: 16 for $1 Poinsettia spray: $4 Silver ball spray: $1 Bow: $1 TOTAL COST: $20

(as compared to $35-$80 for a completed, store-bought wreath)

And one of the best things about this project is that the entire family can help-- if you replace the hot glue with floral wire, it’s easy for kids to make their own wreaths. It’s a fun, festive holiday project for everyone in the family. — Katie Darby-Mullins Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • Decmber 2011

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lifeStyle

CARS } Winterize your Vehicle

BRRRR…….BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

It is not only important to winterize your vehicle for the longevity of your automobile, but winterizing may just help save your life. The following are a few tips for winterizing your vehicle:

• Oil Change and Filter

Using the correct oil for the temperatures can affect how well your engine runs. Depending upon the area you live in, if temperatures fall below freezing, you may want to consider using thinner oil. Check your owner’s manual, manufacturer or reputable dealer when in doubt. Example: If you normally run 10W-30, you may want to switch to 5W-30.

• Wiper Blades

Extended exposure to temperature extremes, ozone, road salt, oil and automatic car washes can impede the effectiveness and wear out wiper blades. A few signs of wear may include, streaking, worn rubber, smearing and squeaking. Most recommendations suggest changing blades at least once per year.

• Batteries

Inspect cables, terminals and fluid. It is a good idea to have a battery tested by a certified repair shop.

• Belts/Hoses

Inspect belts and hoses for tears and/or wear and replace when in doubt.

• Tires

It is essential to ensure that the right tires are mounted on your automobile. Snow tires may be a great investment depending on the area where you live, the average temperature and the amount of snow and ice that usually accumulates. Regardless of the type of tire, always check your tire pressure. Remember, tire pressure can change when a car sits idle for an extended period of time and with weather changes, particularly cold weather.

• Four Wheel Drive Vehicles

4 x 4 systems should be inspected each year by a certified mechanic.

• Engine Anti-freeze (Coolant)

The coolant system is designed to keep your engine from overheating, as well as, protecting the engine against corrosion. A 60-40 mix of antifreeze and water is recommended for most vehicles. Always check your owner’s manual or mechanic for specifics regarding your automobile.

• Door Locks

Door locks can freeze in the winter, and warm water is not the best treatment. Keep a tube or can of deicer in your garage and at your work. (If kept in the car, you will not be able to get it since your door locks are frozen.)

• Gas Tank

Keep the gas tank full in the winter to help prevent gas lines from freezing. — Ann Utley Excerpts of this article provided by dmv.org.

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health & wellbeing

Resolve to be Healthier in 2012

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n obvious reason it is harder to stay fit during the holidays is the temptation that most people are surrounded with: parties, food, and drinks seem to be constant in December. But Tammy Vaughn of Fitness 19 gym, a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine, says that those are not the only reasons it is complicated: “I think for most people it is harder to stay fit during the holidays. There are so many things that can easily tempt you or pull you off track if you let them. Like all the wonderful, yummy food, travel, family stress, holiday parties, [and] office goodies that keep coming in day after day.” Everyone knows that to maintain a healthy lifestyle you have to incorporate a good diet and exercise, but that is not always easy to do. One of the most important things you can do, according to Vaughn, is to have a game plan. “Try to stay on track with your program,” she says. Of course, that does not mean you have to be perfect— “having 2 or 3 days off in a row won’t kill you, but it would sure help to burn a few extra calories off at the gym when you know your diet will be revved up a bit with extra calories from all of your holiday favorites.” Though each person has their own diet and exercise plan, there are some consistent tips that can help anyone trying to eat healthy: “Try to stay hydrated and keep the alcoholic drinks to a minimum,” says Vaughn. It is also helpful to “try to fill your plate with plenty of veggies and fruits so you’re not tempted by other higher fat choices… moderation is the magic word! You can still enjoy the holiday food and fun and make sure you’re getting a balance between healthier foods.” Vaughn is quick to point out that during the holidays there is a lot of temptation, but when it comes down to it, there are always healthy choices mixed in. As well as balancing healthier foods and drinks, she says that there are easy ways

to exercise during the holidays without ignoring your guests—you can go out for a family walk for 2030 minutes each day. Tammy Vaughn “You can of Fitness 19 get a great workout on your own at home by going for brisk walks, bike rides, or doing exercises with your own body weight for resistance.” There are many choices you can make at home concerning diet and incorporating exercise, but one way to counteract the holiday effect on your waistline may just be to join a gym. This action has a dual purpose: not only are there trained professionals there who can help you figure out a diet and exercise plan, there is also equipment—and the added benefit of scoring some time to yourself. “Maybe getting out of the house and away from other stressors might be just what you need to help keep you motivated and on track,” says Vaughn. — Katie Darby-Mullins Most gyms offer incentives to join during the holiday season. If you’re looking for a gym, Fitness 19 is located at 1 North Weinbach, Suite 4A, Evansville, IN 47711. Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • Decmber 2011

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food

The Smiling Moose

724 N. Burkhardt Road • Evansville, IN (812) 477-3354

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he Smiling Moose Deli located on Burkhardt Road is one of Evansville’s newest franchises. In fact, it has only been open for business since late August. The chain opened its first restaurant in Vail, Colorado, in 2003. Since then, they have opened up stores throughout the Rocky Mountain area and Texas. The Evansville store is the first in the Midwest.

The Smiling Moose offers a few special features that make it stand out from the rest of the sandwich-chain crowd. First, it offers an exciting breakfast menu with all day availability. This sumptuous breakfast fare includes muffins and pastries, breakfast burritos, house-baked bagels with your choice of spread and toppings, and interesting breakfast sandwiches with such toppings as salsa and avocado. Second, the lunch and dinner menu includes a make-yourown sandwich or salad option. Finally, it is one of the few restaurants in Evansville that offers gluten-free (GF) bread. In fact, they offer good GF bread. The first time I ate at the Smiling Moose, I carried my GF sandwich back-up to the counter because I didn’t think it was GF since the bread was so soft. The increased price of an extra $1.50 for this product is very worthwhile. I know that I look forward to ordering a big old sandwich again. During a recent lunch visit to the Smiling Moose with a friend, I ordered the signature sandwich – the Mighty Mo Grinder ($5.99, $8.79) on GF bread. It was huge. The soft, elastic bun (a quality that becomes important after eating rice bread for a few months) enclosed a half pound mound of crumbled ground beef mixed with melted cheese, topped with shredded lettuce, diced tomato, diced red onion, banana pepper rings, vinegar and oil, and mayonnaise. Somehow I

managed to finish the whole thing. Although it didn’t exactly taste like a cheeseburger, it was very good. My friend tried the El Rancho breakfast burrito in a spinach tortilla ($4.99). Other wrap choices include plain, whole wheat, and red chili. The filling of chicken, scrambled eggs, potatoes, jalapenos, and red onions was quite spicy and tasty. “Fresh” cilantro was listed as an ingredient on the menu; however, the cilantro on the prepared wrap was dried, which gave the sandwich a bit of an odd, grassy flavor brought on by too much dried parsley. I have tried many other Smiling Moose sandwiches, including the Parisian – with grilled chicken, avocado, sundried tomatoes, pesto mayo, and brie cheese ($6.99, $8.79) – and my favorite so far, the Green Thumb ($6.99, $8.79) – a vegetarian concoction of artichokes, spinach, roasted red peppers, olives, tomatoes, and sunflower seeds with melted Swiss cheese and pesto mayo. The icon displayed beside this sandwich claims that it is low-cal, but because it is so gooey from the cheese and mayo, I can hardly believe that this claim is true. Other sandwich offerings include a variety of wraps, including a Thai style with spicy peanut ginger sauce; a hot Italian grinder; and numerous vegetarian options. Salads on the Smiling Moose menu include their own versions of a Caesar, Cobb, Italian, Greek, and harvest (with chicken, nuts and cranberries). Soups are also offered, and cookies, brownies, and Rice Crispy treats round out the menu. — Aimee Blume The Smiling Moose Deli is located at 724 N. Burkhardt Road, across from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. It is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Call (812) 477-3354 for more information. Catering is also available.

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Tim Mills

Madeleine’s - A Fusion Restaurant 423 S.E. Second Street • Evansville, IN (812) 491-8611

food

localchefspotlight Chef Tim Mills has devoted 31 years of his life to the culinary arts, and from his experience she is a demanding, unforgiving mistress. Stick with her through thick and thin and she will take you to new places and show you veneration worthy of an old world monarch. Tim’s culinary life began at a restaurant in Jackson, TN. Later, he was offered an ACF (American Culinary Federation) apprenticeship under acclaimed Chef Frans Hedriks of Brennan’s in New Orleans. Chef Hendricks provided much inspiration to Chef Mills, who then further honed his talents at culinary school in New York. Mills then traveled to our nation’s capital where he became the Executive Banquet Chef for the Washington D.C. Sheraton at the age of 21. “We did dinners seating up to 7,000 people. I [also] did Jacques Cousteau’s 75th birthday,” says Chef Mills, recounting his D.C. experience. During his time there he cooked for the third president of Egypt, Anwar Sadat, as well as for former presidents George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. After 13 years in Washington D.C. he was recruited by Casino Aztar to be Executive Chef. “I stayed with them for two years and then I left. Soon after my wife and I got into historical restoration in Evansville and purchased the building that Madeleine’s is in now [and] then started the restaurant which is named after our daughter,” says Mills. Chef Mills is head chef and owner of Madeleine’s, a fusion restaurant downtown that offers an extensive menu of

ornate international dishes. It also boasts one of the most extensive premium liquor bars in the state. When asked what his favorite cuisine to prepare is Mills said, “I feel pretty comfortable with all cuisines, which enables Madeleine’s to do what it does being a multicultural restaurant; but if I had to choose one I would say my expertise would be wild game.” Chef Mills Tim Mills has been hardened by the of Madeleine’s food industry, personally comparing his experience to Hell’s Kitchen, but he remains a true culinary philanthropist, making it clear that all that matters is making the diner happy. To those who dream of becoming a seasoned chef Mills says, “You’ve got to be dedicated to it, you’ve got to live it, and you have to breathe it. From the day you start to the day you stop it’s not about you – it is about the customer. Also, be expected to work long days for many years and get paid very little for it.” Chef Mills also makes it very clear that being respected in the culinary community does not usually come with the velvet sheen of cooks and chefs on television but rather with real passion and rolling with the punches. “You are your destiny in this business,” says Mills. A self-professed member of the “old school” of cooking Chef Mills says, “I believe in simplicity in cooking. I think if you make the food taste good, make it look good, and you prepare it the way it is supposed to be prepared, with quality ingredients; that is the key to cooking.” — Nick Durcholtz Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • Decmber 2011

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AMISH

Black Buggy Restaurant (East) 4920 Davis Lant Dr. 473-0012 Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7730 Under $10/Checks/MC/Visa/ Reservations Accepted/No Alcohol/ Buffet-style menu

BARBECUE

American Pit Bosses BBQ 1113 Riverside Dr. 425-5908 Under $10/No Reservations/ Catering Available/No Alcohol/ VISA/MC Bar-B-Q Barn 1003 E. Diamond Ave. 491-9868 Under $10/No Reservations/ No Alcohol/Checks/MC/VISA Hawg ‘N’ Sauce (Mt. Vernon) 1600 Leonard Rd. 812-838-5339 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.hawgnsaucebbq.com powered by Click4AMeal Hickory Pit Stop 1521 N. Main St. 422-6919 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/AMEX Landmark BBQ 3901 Broadway Ave. 401-7427 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC Marx Barbeque & Catering Service 3119 W. Maryland St. 425-1616 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/ Full Service Catering Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn (Owensboro, KY) 2840 W. Parrish Ave. 800-322-8989 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted for parties of 10 or more/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/Beer & Wine The Nisbet Inn (Haubstadt) 6701 Nisbet Rd. 812-963-9305 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted

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FOOD Restaurant Guide

Ralph’s Hickory Pit (Henderson, KY) 739 N. Green Street 270-826-5656 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Shyler’s Bar-B-Q 405 S. Green River Rd. 476-4599 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Southern Ride BBQ (New Harmony, IN) 1023 B Church St. 812-682-4227 Under $10/Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/DSCVR Stepto’s Bar-B-Q Shack 4430 1st Ave. 401-8227 Under $10-$15/Casual/ Beer & Wine/MC, VISA/ Online ordering available – www.thebarbqshack.com powered by Click4AMeal Thomason’s (Henderson, KY) 701 Atkinson St. 270-826-0654 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/No Alcohol Wilson’s General Store, Café & BBQ (Evansville) 11120 Broadway Ave. 812-985-0202 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards Wolf’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant 6000 First Ave. 424-8891 Under$10/Casual/Checks/ Reservations Accepted/VISA/MC/ Online ordering available – www.wolfsbarbq.com powered by Click4AMeal

CASUAL THEME

Applebee’s Bar & Grill (East) 5100 E. Morgan Ave. 471-0929 (West) 5727 Pearl Dr. 426-2006 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards


Bar Louie 7000 Eagle Crest Blvd. 476-7069 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Beef O’Brady’s (Newburgh, IN) 8177 Bell Oaks Dr. 490-9464 Under $10/Causal/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Blush Ultra Lounge & Tapas Bar 615 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4700 $10-$15/Upscale casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Bokeh Lounge 1007 Parrett St. 812-909-0388 Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine Boston’s - The Gourmet Pizza 3911 Venetian Dr. 812-853-3400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074 $10-$15/Casual/ Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Chili’s Grill & Bar 600 N. Green River Rd. 475-1510 $10-$15/ Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Gator’s Hot Fish 1203 N. Main St. 402-7775 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/No Credit Cards/No Alcohol Hadi Shrine 6 Walnut St. 423-4285 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

Hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. 475-0229 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/VISA/MC/AMEX J. Gumbo’s 1211 N. Tudor Ln. 473-2951 Under $10/Casual/ No Checks/VISA/MC/ DSCVR/No Alcohol Koodie-Hoo’s (Mt. Vernon) 231 W. 2nd St. 812-838-5202 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Major Munch (Old Post Office Place, Downtown Evansville) 437-2363 Under $10/ Casual/VISA/MC/Online ordering available – www.majormunch.com powered by Click4AMeal Max & Erma’s Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 1) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4258 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Logsdon’s Restaurant (Boonville, IN) 1206 E. Main St. (812) 897-8813 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar O’Brian’s Sports Bar & Grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. 401-4630 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards/ Full Bar Patio Bar & Grill (Henderson, KY) 104 N. Water St. 270-831-9955 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards/ VISA/MC/Full Bar Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 6636 E. Lloyd Exp. 473-4100 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Riverside Cookery (Inside Casino Aztar) 421 NW Riverside Dr. 433-4227 Under $10/Casual/ No Checks/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Riverview by Firefly (Inside Old National Bank) 1 Main St. 464-VIEW Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol Served/ All Major Credit Cards Show-Me’s (East) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. 401-SHOW (West) 5501 Pearl Dr. 402-7100 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar/ Online ordering available – www.showmes.com powered by Click4AMeal Steeplechase Café (Clarion Inn Airport) 4101 Hwy. 41 N. 424-6400 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ Credit Cards Stoney’s Rockin’ Country 701 NW Riverside Dr. 402-9913 Under $10/No Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

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Temptations Buffet Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 2) 421 Riverside Dr. 433-4000 Under $10/Casual/ Credit Cards Accepted T.G.I. Friday’s (In Eastland Mall) 800 N. Green River Rd. 491-8443Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/No Reservations/ No Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Trophy Club Lounge & Dining Room (Inside Indiana Downs) 5480 E. Indiana St. 473-8910 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Accepted Zoup Fresh Soup Co. (East) 6240 E. Virginia St. 477-2664 (North) 4660 N. 1st Ave. 423-1800 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

CHINESE

Canton Inn Restaurant 947 North Park Dr. 428-6611 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Charlie’s Mongolian BBQ 315 E. Diamond Ave. 423-9897 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/MC, VISA China King 590 E. Diamond Ave. 423-1896 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards China Super Buffet 127 N. Burkhardt Rd. 476-8788 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/VISA/MC/DSCVR China Town Buffet 5435 Pearl Dr. 425-8146 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/Reservations Accepted/VISA/MC China Village (Newburgh, IN) 8423 Bell Oaks Dr. 812-858-8238 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/No Alcohol/VISA/MC/DSCVR

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FOOD Restaurant Guide

Chopstick House Restaurant 5412 E. Indiana St. 473-5551 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ Credit Cards Crazy Buffet 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. 437-8833 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No checks/Credit Cards Golden Buddha 3221 Taylor Ave. 473-4855 (Newburgh, IN) 5066 S.R. 261 812-853-2680 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/VISA/MC/DSCVR Gracie’s Chinese Cuisine 12500 N. Hwy. 41 812-868-8888 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Grand Buffet Mongolian Grill 1356 N. Green River Rd. 476-6666 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Checks/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Janbo Restaurant 4500 W. Lloyd Expwy. 422-8289 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/VISA/MC/DSCVR Lincoln Garden 2001 Lincoln Ave. 471-8881 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Lucky Dragon Chinese Restaurant 4313 E. Morgan Ave. 479-5006 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/AMEX/MC Mandarin Garden Chinese Restaurant 2013 N. Green River Rd. 476-7088 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol/VISA/MC


MAT. 888 China Bistro 5636 Vogel Rd. 475-2888 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Shing-Lee Chinese Restaurant 215 Main St. 464-2769 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Szechwan Chinese Restaurant 669 N. Green River Rd. 479-7600 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/VISA/MC/AMEX Taste of China 4579 University Dr. 422-1260 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Alcohol Two Brothers 3806 N. 1st Ave. 423-6188 Under $10/Casual/Reservations/ MC/VISA/DSCVR Wok ‘N’ Roll 311 S. Green River Rd. 474-0181 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Yen Ching Chinese Restaurant 406 S. Green River Rd. 474-0181 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

DELI/CAFES

Abby Road Coffee Bean Emporium 422 N. Main St. 402-0842 Under $10/Casual/Visa/ MC/No Alcohol Anthony’s Heavenly Cheesecake 204 Main St. 470-7763 Under $10/Casual/No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR/No Alcohol Café 111 111 S. Green River Rd. #D 401-8111 Under $10/Casual/Visa/MC Choo Choo Café & Deli 915 Main St., Ste. Caboose 812-319-7816 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards

Coffee Cottage & Café 612 S. Weinbach Ave. 401-1930 Under $10/Casual/Visa/MC Daily’s Bakery & Café 701 N. Main St. 484-6635 Reservations Accepted/ Under $10/Casual/Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR/No Alcohol Diamond Deli 421 Riverside Dr. 433-6122 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Donut Bank Bakery & Coffee Shop (West) 210 N. St. Joseph Ave. 426-1011 (North) 2128 N. 1st Ave. 426-2311 1031 E. Diamond Ave. 426-0011 (East) 5 N. Green River Rd. 479-0511 1950 Washington Ave. 477-2711 1200 Lincoln Ave. 402-4111 (Newburgh, IN) 3988 SR 261 812-858-9911 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Emge’s Deli & Ice Cream 206-208 Main St. 422-3026/422-7030 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ No Alcohol Enjoy It! Catering 919 North Park Drive 425-6569 Under $10/Casual/Checks/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Fresh Harvest Deli 101 N.W. 1st St. 421-0407 Under $10/Casual/MC/VISA Grand Traverse Pie Company 6245 Vogel Rd. 477-7437 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ All Major Credit Cards The Granola Jar 1033 Mt. Pleasant Rd. 437-1899 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards The Great American Bagel 3901 Morgan Ave. 476-7212 Under $10/Casual/MC/VISA Great Harvest Bread Co. 423 Metro Ave. 476-4999 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol

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a taste oF BroaDwaY

Jeanne’s Gelato 2003 Lincoln Ave. 479-8272 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches 701 N. Burkhardt Rd. Ste. C 401-5400 (Newburgh, IN) 8680 Highpoint Dr. 491-7111 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

Straight No Chaser

F

eeling like indulging in some Broadway? Broadway at the Centre offers different ticket packages, allowing you to tailor your purchase to the shows that you would like to see. Indeed, a 4-show classic series ticket package and a 5-show premiere series ticket package are available. The 4 show series will feature Pop Goes the Rock by Cirque Dreams on Tuesday, February 28th, at 7:30 p.m.; Damn Yankees on Wednesday, March 21st, at 7:30 p.m.; the Mel Brooks movie Young Frankenstein on Sunday, April 29th, at 7 p.m.; and The Blue Man Group on Tuesday, June 5th, at 7:30 p.m. The 5-show package also includes Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific on Wednesday, December 14th, at 7:30 p.m.; additionally, you can add the December 1st show by Straight No Chaser to either package with a the special add-on cost. The Broadway at the Centre series sponsored by D-Patrick will kick off with a fun-filled, awe inspiring Christmas program by the a cappella singing group Straight No Chaser on Thursday, December 1st, at 7:30 p.m. Straight No Chaser is a group comprised of former members of the Indiana University a cappella group of the same name. However, don’t be fooled – Straight No Chaser is not a traditional a cappella group with only straight-laced clothing and performances. Known for their electrifying live performances, this is sure to be an exciting Christmas show that defies most expectations of an all-male a cappella group. The other show that will be taking place in 2011 is South Pacific, a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that tells the story of an American WWII nurse navigating not just the war but the perils of falling in love with an expatriate French plantation owner. This show will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14th. The play features classic Broadway show tunes like “Some Enchanted Evening,” “There is Nothin’ like a Dame,” and “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta my Hair.” — Katie Darby-Mullins

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Just Rennies Cookies 102 S.E. 4th St. 490-8098 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards ordering available www.justrennies.compowered by Click4AMeal La Sombra Coffee Company 318 Main St. 492-4567 Under $10/Casual/VISA/ MC/ DSCVR Market 323 323 Main St. 424-5801 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Maxine’s Cafe & Bakery 1322 N. Green River Rd. 473-3663 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ No Alcohol/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.maxinescafebakery.com powered by Click4AMeal Panera Bread 220 Burkhardt Rd. 476-7477 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards Penn Station East Coast Subs (East) 137 N. Burkhardt Rd. 479-PENN (7366) (North) 4827 David Lant 402-PENN (West) 5310 Pearl Dr. 434-PENN (Owensboro, KY) 3625 Frederica St. 270-683-1515 (Henderson, KY) 1111 Barrett Rd. 270-826-7361 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ All Major Credit Cards Penny Lane Coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. 421-8741 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Piece of Cake 210 Main St. 424-2253 Under $5/Casual/No Alcohol/ No Reservations/Checks/ DSCVR/VISA/MC

FOOD Restaurant Guide

Planter’s Coffee House (Henderson, KY) 130 N. Main St. 270-830-0927 Under $5/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Roly Poly Sandwiches 5702 E. Virginia St. 812-962-2326 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ VISA/MC Salad World Healthy Cafe (East) 3311 N. Green River Rd. 471-5083 (West) 4951 W. Lloyd Expwy. 467-7486 (Downtown) 200 Main St. 422-0898 Under $10/Casual/Cash/VISA/ MC/ DSCVR/No Alcohol Schlotzsky’s Deli 301 N. Green River Rd. 471-4011 Under $10/Casual/VISA/MC Spudz –N– Stuff (East) 812 S. Green River Rd. 401-7783 (West) 5225 Pearl Dr. 402-8287 (Downtown) 101 NW 1st St. 402-7555 (Henderson, KY) 192 Garden Mile Rd. 270-212-1777 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ No Reservations/No Checks/ VISA/MC/DSCVR/ Online ordering available – www.spudznstuff.com powered by Click4AMeal Smiling Moose Deli 724 N. Burkhardt Rd., Ste. 700 477-3354 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Riverview by Firefly (In Old National Bank Place) 1 Main St. 464-VIEW Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol/ All Major Credit Cards Twilight Bistro 221 Main St. 421-0606 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards


Vecchio’s Italian Market & Delicatessen (Newburgh, IN) 14 W. Jennings St. 490-7879 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/ DSCVR Wrap It Up 815 John St., Ste. 120 470-1000. Under $10/No Checks/Cash Only/ No Alcohol

FAMILY/ HOMESTYLE

The Acropolis Fine Greek Cuisine & Spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320 $10-15/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available www.acropolisevv.com powered by Click4AMeal Black Buggy Restaurant (East) 4920 Davis Lant Dr. 473-0012 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/MC Bob Evans Restaurant (East) 1125 N. Green River Rd. 473-9022 (West) 5201 Pearl Dr. 812-425-5100 (Owensboro, KY) 3123 Kentucky Hwy. 54 270-683-3515 (Princeton, IN) US 41 & State Rt. 64 812-386-1228 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/No Alcohol/ VISA/MC Buffalo Wild Wings (BW3) (East) 713 N. Green River Rd. 471-9464 (West) 5404 Pearl Dr. 471-9464 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Full Service Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Burger Bank 1617 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-2265 Under $10/Casual

Cleavers Restaurant 5501 E. Indiana St. 473-0001 Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol/ No Checks/VISA/MC Cracker Barrel 8215 Eagle Lake Dr. 479-8788 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks Accepted/Credit Cards Cross-Eyed Cricket 2101 Pennsylvania St. 422-6464 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks Accepted/ Online ordering available – www. crosseyedcricketrestaurant.com powered by Click4AMeal Culver’s Frozen Custard Butter Burgers 1734 Hirschland Rd. 437-3333 Under $10/Casual/MC/ VISA/DSCVR Denny’s Classic Diner (West) 5212 Weston Rd. 424-4472 (Newburgh, IN) 19501 Elpers Rd. 812-867-7156 Under $10/Casual/Formal/ Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Denny’s Restaurant (North) 4301 Hwy. 41 N. 423-9459 (East) 351 N. Green River Rd. 473-1063 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol/All Major Credit Cards Diner 41 4301 Hwy. 41 North 424-2881 Under $10/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Ellis Park-Clubhouse (Henderson, KY) Hwy. 41 North 800-333-8110 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Carousel Restaurant 5115 Monroe Ave. 479-6388 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards

5 Guys Burgers 5402 E. Indiana St. 401-1773 Under $10/Checks/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol

Charlie & Barney’s 1801 W. Franklin St. 423-5355 Under $10/Casual/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar

Flying Saucer Café (Inside the Airport) 7801 Bussing Dr. 423-1113 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • Decmber 2011

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Frontier Restaurant & Bar 12945 Hwy. 57 812-867-6786 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC Gemeca Inn (Ft. Branch, IN) 802 E. Locust St. 812-753-4441 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/No Checks/ VISA/MC/AMEX Golden Corral (East) 130 Cross Point Blvd. 473-1095 (Henderson, KY) 1770 S. Green St. 270-869-9310 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks/ No Alcohol/All Major Credit Cards The Hilltop Inn 1100 Harmony Way 422-1757 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Cash/Check/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

Libby & Mom’s Café 2 Richardt Ave. 437-3040 Under $10/Checks Accepted/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Log Inn (Haubstadt, IN) 12491 S. 200 E. 812-867-3216 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar Merry-Go-Round Restaurant 2101 Old Business 41 423-6388 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted

Hornville Tavern 2607 W. Baseline Rd. 812-963-0967 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ No Credit Cards/Checks Accepted IHOP 601 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-0510 Under $10, Casual/ No Reservations/No Alcohol Served/All Major Credit Cards

The Old Mill 503 New Harmony Rd. 812-963-6000 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

KT’s Fire Grill (Wadesville, IN) 7247 Main St. 812-673-4996 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC

The Redwagon Restaurant & Bar (Poseyville) Hwy. 165 & I-64 812-874-2210 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards

Kippleville (Kipplee’s Partyhouse) 2322 Division St. 476-1936 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

The Pie Pan 905 North Park Dr. 425-2261 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol

Koodie-Hoo’s (Mt. Vernon, IN) 231 W. 2nd St. 812-838-5202 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

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O’Charley’s (East) 7301 E. Indiana St. 479-6632 (West) 5125 Pearl Dr. 424-3348 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Knotty Pine Cafe 500 N. Main St. 423-0014 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Checks Accepted/ Cash Only/No Alcohol

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FOOD

Pop’s Grill (New Harmony, IN) 516 S. Main St. 812-682-3880 $10-$15/Casual/Checks Accepted/ VISA/MC Rafferty’s 1400 N. Green River Rd. 471-0024 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards


St. Joe Inn 9515 St. Wendel Rd. 812-963-9310 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar Stoll’s Country Inn 19820 Castle Creek Dr. 812-867-7330 Under $10/Check MC/Visa/ Reservations Accepted/ No Alcohol/Buffet-style menu Taste of Perfection (Newburgh, IN) 8133 Rose Hill Dr. 812-853-8443 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Checks/Cash Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol West Siders Restaurant 4220 Broadway Ave. 423-5844 Under $10/Casual/Cash Only/ No Alcohol Wolf’s Tavern & Restaurant (Henderson, KY) 31 N. Green St. 270-212-1151 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Zesto’s 102 W. Franklin St. 424-1416 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

FINE DINING

The Acropolis Fine Greek Cuisine & Spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.acropolisevv.com powered by Click4AMeal Bonefish Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-3474 $15-$25/Credit Cards/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar Cavanaugh’s Casino Aztar (Pavilion Level 2) 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. 433-4333 $20-$30/Reservations Recommended/No Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

The Edgewater Grille (Newburgh, IN) 1 E. Water St. 812-858-2443 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards The Jungle Restaurant 415 Main St. 425-5282 $10-$15/Reservations Reccomeded/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Lorenzo’s Bistro & Bakery 972 S. Hebron Ave. 475-9477 $15-$25/Upscale Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Madeleine’s Restaurant 423 S.E. 2nd St. 491-8611 $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Milano Italian Cuisine 500 Main St. 484-2222 $10-$15/Reservations Recommended/Credit Cards/ Beer & Wine Red Geranium (New Harmony, IN) 504 N. St. 812-682-4431 $15-$25/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/ Credit Cards Szechwan Chinese Restaurant 669 N. Green River Rd. 479-7600 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/VISA/MC/AMEX The Trophy Club (Inside Indiana Downs) 5480 Indiana St. 473-8910 $10-$15/Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/Credit Cards

GERMAN

Gerst Bavarian Haus 2100 W. Franklin St. 424-1420 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Cork ‘N Cleaver 650 S. Hebron Ave. 479-6974 $10-$25/Causual/Reservations Recommended/ All Major Credit Cards

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GREEK

The Acropolis Fine Greek Cuisine and Spirits 501 N. Green River Rd. 475-9320 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Checks/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.acropolisevv.com powered by Click4AMeal

INDIAN

Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine 900 Tutor Ln. 476-5000 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards

ITALIAN/ MEDITERRANEAN

Angelo’s 305 Main St. 428-6666 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano 16401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 421-0800 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC Café Arazu (Newburgh, IN) 117 W. Jennings St. 812-842-2200 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA/ MC/DSCVR Charzad 519 N. Green River Rd. 473-2849 Under $10/Casual/VISA/ MC/DSCVR Dilegge’s Italian 607 N. Main St. 428-3004 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.dileggesrestaurant.com powered by Click4AMeal House of Como 2700 S. Kentucky St. 422-0572 $10-$20/Casual/Checks Accepted/Cash/Full Bar

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Manna Mediterranean 2913 Lincoln Ave. 473-7005 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Milano’s Italian Cuisine 500 Main St. 484-2222 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ All Major Credit Cards/Beer & Wine The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 1100 N. Green River Rd. 473-2903 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/Credit Cards

FOOD Restaurant Guide

Sushiyaki Buffet 4008 1st Ave. 468-8888 Under $10/Casual/All Major Credit Cards/No Alcohol Tokyo Japan 3000 N. Green River Rd. 401-1020 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards

Pita Pan 1375 Washington Ave. 476-1111 800 N. Green River Rd. (Inside Eastland Mall) 475-9333 (Newburgh) 4222 Bell Rd. Under $10/Casual/ No Alcohol/VISA

Zuki Japanese Grill & Sushi Lounge 1448 N. Green River Rd. 477-9854 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Beer & Wine Serviced /All Major Credit Cards

Raffi’s Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine 1100 N. Burkhardt Rd. 479-9166 $10-$15/Dressy Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

Jaya’s 119 S.E. 4th St. 422-6667 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards

JAPANESE

Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse 917 North Park Dr. 812-962-4440 $10-$20/Casual/Beer & Wine/ Reservations Accepted/ Credit Cards Iwataya Japanese Restaurant 8401 N. Kentucky Ave. 812-868-0830 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Kanpai Sushi & Asian Bistro 4593 Washington Ave. 471-7076 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www.mykanpai.com powered by Click4AMeal Nagasaki Inn 5720 Virginia St. 473-1442 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

KOREAN

LATIN AMERICAN Los Alfaro 1704 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-78070 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ No Checks/Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC/DSCVR

MEXICAN

Acapulco Mexican (Newburgh, IN) 8480 High Pointe Dr. 812-858-7777 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/MC, Visa/Online ordering available – www.fiestaacapulco.com powered by Click4AMeal Cancun Mexican (Henderson) 341 S. Green St. 270-826-0067 (Newburgh, IN) 10640 Newburgh Rd. 812-490-9936 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards/ Online ordering available – www.cancunhenderson.com - powered by Click4AMeal


El Charro 720 N. Sonntag Ave. 421-1986 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Recommended/All Major Credit Cards/Beer & Wine El Maguey (Boonville, IN) 601 W. State Rd. 62 812-897-2028 3250 Warrick Dr. 812-897-6666 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks Accepted/MC, VISA/Online ordering available – www. mymaguey.com powered by Click4AMeal El Rio Mexican 1919 Green River Rd. 812-471-1400 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/ No Checks/Full Bar/ Credit Cards Hacienda Mexican Restaurant (East) 990 S. Green River Rd. 474-1635 (North) 711 N. 1st. Ave. 423-6355 (West) 5440 Pearl Dr. 422-2055 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA/MC/AMEX Jalisco Mexican Restaurant 4044 Professional Ln. 490-2814 $5-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ Major Credit Cards La Cabana 821 S. Green River Rd. 477-3351 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar/Online ordering available – www.lacabanaevansville.com powered by Click4AMeal Los Bravos (East) 834 Tutor Ln. 474-9078 (North) 3534 First Ave. 424-4101 (West) 4630 W. Lloyd Expwy. 464-3136 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/ MC/AMEX Los Portales 3339 N. Green River Rd. 475-0566 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/No Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar

Los Toribio’s (Henderson, KY) 2810 U.S. 41 N. 270-830-6610 1647 S. Green St. 270-831-2367 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Service Bar/ VISA/MC/AMEX Los Tres Camino’s 12100 Hwy. 41 North 812-868-8550 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/ Full Bar Moe’s Southwest Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 491-6637 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards/ Beer & Wine Qdoba Mexican Grill 922 Burkhardt Rd. 401-0800 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ MC/VISA Taco Tierra 420 S. Green River Rd. 402-8226 Under $10/Casual/VISA/MC Tequila’s (Mt. Vernon, IN) 408 Southwind Plaza 812-838-2392 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ MC/VISA

PIZZA/ SANDWICHES

Archie & Clyde’s Restaurant (Newburgh) 8309 Bell Oaks Dr. 490-7778 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Visa, MC/ Online ordering available – www.archieandclydes.com powered by Click4AMeal Big M’s Pizzeria 1424 N. Main St. 434-6909 $10-$15/Casual/VISA/MC Boston’s - The Gourmet Pizza 3911 Venetian Dr. 812-853-3400 $5-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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Cici’s Pizza (East) 101-B N. Green River Rd. 477-2424 (West) 5625 Pearl Dr. Ste. G 812-962-0034 Under $10/Casual/No Alcohol Served/Non Smoking/ VISA/MC Dave’s Sports Den Pizza & Pub 701 N. Weinbach Ave. 479-8887 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe 222 E. Columbia St. 425-2515 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards The Duck Inn 4100 Pollack Ave. 402-4835 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA/MC Firedome Pizza & Wings (Henderson, KY) 2046 Hwy. 41 N. 270-830-7700 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Gardo’s Italian Oven 13220 Darmstadt Rd. 812-868-8071 Under $10/Casual Geronte’s Pizza 4706 Vogel Rd. 474-1700 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC Greeks Pizzeria 240 S. Green River Rd. 402-4733 Under $10/Credit Cards Online ordering available – www.greeekspizzeria.com powered by Click4AMeal Heady’s Pizza 4120 N. First Ave. 437-4343 Under $10/Casual/VISA/MC Online ordering available – www.headyspizza.com powered by Click4AMeal Highland Pizza Shop 6669 Kratzville Rd. 402-8900 Under $10/VISA/MC

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FOOD Restaurant Guide

Kipplee’s Stadium Inn 2350 Division St. 479-1542 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Mama Roma’s Pizza & Wings 2008 E. Morgan Ave. 422-1212 Under $10/Casual/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards Mr. B’s Pizza & Wings (Henderson, KY) 2611 Hwy. 41 N. 270-826-1111 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks/Beer & Wine/MC Noble Roman’s Pizza (East) 2403 Washington Ave. (Ross Center) 477-5347 (West) 4807 W. Lloyd Expwy. 424-0996 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Beer & Wine/Credit Cards/ Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/All Major Credit Cards/ Full Bar/Online ordering available – www.evansvilleoldchicago.com - powered by Click4AMeal Papa John’s Pizza (East) 303 N. Weinbach Ave. 477-7700 (East) 5436 E. Indiana St. 473-5200 (North) 4204 N. 1st Ave. 425-2345 (West) 4814 W. Lloyd Expwy. 812-423-7272 Under $10/Credit Cards Parkway Pizza 3911 Broadway Ave. 423-3339 Under $10/No Alcohol/Checks/ MC/VISA Pizza Chef (Newburgh, IN) 4938 SR 261 812-853-3338 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/MC/VISA


Pizza Depot 11845 Old Petersburgh Rd. 812-867-9131 Under $10/Checks Accepted/ Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards Pizza King (East) 1033 S. Weinbach Ave. 476-9441 (West) W. Franklin St. 424-7976 (North) 2411 Stringtown Rd. 401-1060 (Newburgh, IN) Hwy. 66 & 261 812-853-3368 Under $10/Casual/Credit Cards/Beer available/Online ordering available – www.pizzakingevansville.com powered by Click4AMeal The Pizza Stop 1200 W. Columbia St. 402-5711 Under $10/Reservations Accepted/Credit Cards/Beer & Wine Roca Bar 1618 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-7782 12301 Hwy. 41 North 812-868-8898 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Rounder’s Pizza (North) 510 W. Mill Rd. 424-4960 (East) 12731 N. Green River Rd. 812-867-7172 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks/Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC Sam’s Pizzeria 2011 W. Delaware 423-3160 $10-$15/Casual/No Alcohol Samuel’s Place (New Harmony, IN) 518 Main. St. 812-682-3001 Under $10/Casual/ All Major Credit Cards Sandy’s Pizza (Ft. Branch, IN) 609 S. Main St. 812-759-3972 Under $10/Casual/Beer & Wine/All Major Credit Cards The Slice 2011 Lincoln Ave. 476-8518 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/Beer & Wine/ All Major Credit Cards

Smitty’s Little Tavern 2109 W. Franklin St. 423-6280 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Talk of the Town Pizza 1200 Edgar St. 402-8696 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/Beer & Wine/ VISA/MC Turoni’s Forget-Me-Not-Inn 4 N. Weinbach Ave. 477-7500 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Turoni’s Pizzeria & Brewery 408 N. Main St. 812-424-9871 (Newburgh, IN) 8011 Bell Oaks Rd. 490-5555 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar - In house Brewery/ All Major Credit Cards Walther’s Golf ‘n Fun 2301 N. 1st Ave. 464-4472 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

PRIVATE DINING

C.J.’s Party Place (Inside Willow Lanes) Virginia & Hwy. 41 422-6682 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Necessary for Parties/All Major Credit Cards Just Rennie’s Catering 100 S.E. 4th St. 401-8098 $15 to $25/Banquet facilities for private parties up to 40 people/Conference Calling/ WiFi Internet/AV Equipment/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Online ordering available – www.justrennies.com powered by Click4AMeal The Event Gallery 956 Parrett St. 467-4255 $15 - $25/Banquet facilities/ Checks Accepted/All Major Credit Cards Kirby’s 1113-1119 Parrett St. 422-2230 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Necessary/ All Major Credit Cards

Old Post Office Event Center 100 NW. 2nd St. 812-253-2102 $10-$15/Full Bar Schmitt Catering & More 812-909-0566/812-774-6547 Under $10/Reservations Necessary/Checks Accepted/ No Credit Cards Truffles Eatery & Catering (Newburgh, IN) 4833 State Rd. 490-6070 $10-$15/Casual/No Alcohol/ Checks Accepted/VISA/ MC/DSCVR

PUBS

Chilly Willy’s Pub 3039 Claremont Ave. 423-0726 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Credit Cards Corner Pocket Bar & Grill 1819 N. Fulton Ave. 428-2255 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC Cricket’s (Newburgh) 518 W. Main St. 812-858-2782 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Darren’s Pub (Henderson, KY) 713 N. Green St. 812-827-2206 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC Dave’s Sportsden Pizza & Pub 701 N. Weinbach Ave. 479-8887 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks/All Major Credit Cards D.C.’s Pub 900 W. Buena Vista 401-6425 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/Checks/ All MajorCredit Cards Doc’s 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/VISA/MC Fast Eddy’s Burgers & Beer 507 N.W. Riverside Dr. 424-ROCK Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/VISA/MC Fox & Hound English Pub and Grille 5416 E. Indiana St. 473-5721 Between $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • Decmber 2011

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Ginny’s Place 1602 Vann Ave. 477-0789 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/VISA/MC K.C.’s Time Out Lounge & Grill 1121 S. Green River Rd. 437-9920 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks/VISA/MC/DSCVR Jazzy Grooves 217 Main St. 812-604-1936 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/Checks/ All Major Credit Cards Kipplee’s Stadium Inn 2350 Division St. 479-1542 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA/MC Lamasco Bar & Grill 1331 W. Franklin St. 437-0171 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Main Gate Sports Bar 518 Main St. 484-1066 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/ Checks Accepted/VISA/ MC/DSCVR The Marigold Bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave. 475-8780 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Cash Only Mojo Boneyard Sportsbar & Grill 4920 Bellemeade Ave. 475-8593 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Old Chicago Pasta & Pizza 6550 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-1400 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards The Pub 1348 Division St. 423-2121 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Cards The Pointe Sports Bar 830 LST Dr. 425-4840 Under $10/Casual/No Checks/ All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar RiRa’s Irish Pub 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. 426-0000 $10-$25/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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Roca Bar 1618 S. Kentucky Ave. 422-7782 12301 Hwy. 41 North 812-868-8898 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Rookie’s Sports Bar (Henderson, KY) 117 Second St. 270-826-1106 Under $10/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Credit Cards/Full Bar Sportsman’s Billiards & Grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Tiki Time Bar & Grill 1801 Waterworks Rd. 425-1912 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Not Accepted/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Wolf’s Tavern & Restaurant (Henderson, KY) 31 N. Green St. 270-212-1151 $10-$15/Casual/Reservations Accepted/Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

SEAFOOD

Bonefish Grill 6401 E. Lloyd Expwy. 401-3474 $15-$25/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Credit Cards/Full Bar Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. 475-1074 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Gator’s Hot Fish 1203 N. Main St. 402-7775 Under $10/Casual


Harbor Bay Seafood (Next to Showplace Cinemas) (East) 4706 Morgan Ave. 402-5122 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Major Credit Cards (North) 4428 N. First Ave. (In the North Park Shopping Center) 426-0133 $10-15/Casual/Full Bar/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards Red Lobster 4605 Bellemeade Ave. 477-9227 $10-$15/Casual/ Full Bar/Credit Cards Steak and Take Grill (Newburgh, IN) 4946 Hwy 261 473-0300 $10-$15/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol/VISA/MC/ DSCVR Tin Fish (Newburgh, IN) 300 W. Jennings Station 490-7000 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards

SPANISH

Eclipse Tapas Bar & Restaurant 113 SE 4th St. 463-6040 Under $10/Reservations Accepted/Beer & Wine/ Checks Accepted/VISA/MC

STEAKHOUSES

Cork ‘N Cleaver 650 S. Hebron Ave. 479-6974 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Haub Steak House (Haubstadt, IN) 101 E. Haub St. 812-768-6462 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Hornet’s Nest 11845 Old Petersburg Rd. 812-867-2386 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

House of Como 2700 S. Kentucky St. 422-0572 $10-$20/Casual/Checks Accepted/Cash/Full Bar

TAVERNS

Bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares Ave. 425-4929 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar

Gloria’s Corral Club 3101 N. Kratzville Rd. 423-0138 Under $10/Casual/ Cash Only/Full Bar

Logan’s Roadhouse Steakhouse (East) 1 N. Burkhardt Rd. 471-8403 (West) 5645 Pearl Dr. 421-0908 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/Checks Accepted/Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Brett & Rhonda’s Place (Chandler, IN) 763 W. Lincoln 812-588-1010 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/VISA/MC

Hornville Tavern & Catering 2607 Baseline Rd. 812-963-9318 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks Accepted

Buck’s Tavern 1015 N. Fulton Ave. 429-0055 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/No Checks/ All Major Credit Cards

The Knob Hill Tavern (Newburgh, IN) 1016 Hwy. 662 West 812-853-9550 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/Full Bar/ Credit Cards

Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon 934 N. Green River Rd. 473-5468 $10-$15/Casual/ No Reservations/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Longhorn Steakhouse 320 N. Green River Rd. 473-2400 $10-$15/Casual/Call Ahead Seating/Checks Accepted/ All Major Credit Cards/ Full Bar Logsdon’s Restaurant (Boonville, IN) 1206 E. Main St. (812) 897-8813 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Outback Steakhouse 7201 Indiana St. 474-0005 $10-$15/Casual/No Reservations/Full Bar/ All Major Credit Cards Sirloin Stockade 4610 Bellemeade Ave. 473-0300 Under $10/Casual/No Reservations/No Alcohol/ VISA/MC/DSCVR Steak and Take Grill (Newburgh, IN) 4946 Hwy 261 473-0300 $10-$15/Checks Accepted/ No Alcohol/VISA/MC/DSCVR Texas Roadhouse 7900 Eagle Crest Blvd. 477-7427 $10-$15/Casual/Full Bar/ No Reservations/ No Checks/VISA/ MC/ DSCVR Western Rib-Eye & Ribs 1401 N. Boeke Rd. 476-5405 $12-$18/Casual/ Reservations/ Full Bar/ All MajorCredit Cards

Cricket’s (Newburgh, IN) 518 W. Main 858-2782 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar Corner Pocket 1819 Fulton Ave. 428-BALL Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Darmstadt Inn 13130 Darmstadt Rd. 812-867-7300 Under $10/Casual/MC/ VISA/Full Bar Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe 222 E. Columbia St. 425-2515 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Checks Accepted/ Full Service Bar/All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Lanhuck’s 321 E. Columbia St. 491-2222 Under $10/Casual/ Cash Only/No Credit Cards/ Full Bar Legends (Inside River City Recreation) 1050 S. Weinbach Ave. 476-74444 Under $10/Casual/ Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Lyle & Bills Sports Zone 1404 E. Morgan Ave. 425-7729 Under $10/Casual/Checks Accepted/VISA/MC/Full Bar The Peephole Bar & Grill 201 Main St. 423-5171 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Checks/MC/VISA, DSCVR

Diamond Lanes 2400 Hwy 41 N. 424-4677 Under $10/Casual/Full Bar/ Major Credit Cards

Rick’s 718 Bar & Grill 718 3rd Ave. 423-0872 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Doc’s Nightclub 1305 Stringtown Rd. 401-1201 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Sam & Jimmy’s Hobo Jungle 1323 S. Barker Ave. 491-6229 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

Duck Inn 4100 Pollack Ave. 479-8050 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ No Checks/All Major Credit Cards/Full Bar Fred’s Bar & Grill 421 Read St. 423-8040 Under $10/Casual/ No Reservations/ Cash Only/Full Bar

711 Tavern 711 Virginia St. 422-0904 Under $10/Cash Only/ Full Bar

St. Phillips Inn (Mt. Vernon, IN) 11200 Upper Mt. Vernon Rd. 812-985-5558 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Recommended/ Checks Accepted/ Full Bar/Credit Cards Smitty’s Little Tavern 2109 W. Franklin St. 423-6280 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Accepted Sportsman’s Billiards & Grille 2315 W. Franklin St. 422-0801 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards Stockwell Inn 4001 E. Eichel Ave. 476-2384 Under $10/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ Cash Only/Full Bar T.J.’s Stockyard Inn 1217 Baker Ave. 402-9273 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/Cash Only Yellow Tavern (New Harmony, IN) 521 Church St. 812-682-3303 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/Checks Accepted/ Credit & Debit Not Accepted

THAI

Thai Papaya Cuisine 6240 E. Virginia St. 477-8424 Under $10/ All Major Credit Cards/Online ordering available – www. thaipapayacuisine.com powered by Click4AMeal

VIETNAMESE

Vietnamese Cuisine 4602 Vogel Rd. 491-1884 $10-$15/Casual/ Reservations Accepted/ VISA/MC

She Lounge 1104 Diamond Ave. 423-0814 Under $10/Casual/ Full Bar/All Major Credit Cards

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8:00 PM Ginny’s Place -Karaoke MoJo’s BoneYard -The BoneYard Trio O’Brians Sports Bar -DJ Magic Mark 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Club Royale -- Karaoke Game Night with BK KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis Lanhucks -- Andrea Wirth Open Mic Night 9:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ & Karaoke

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Justin W. 6:00 PM Angelo’s -- Andy Paternoster Doc’s Nightclub -Nick Gregory Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Charles Walker Band The Corner Pocket -Cash Pot Pool Tourney 9:00 PM Beef O’Brady’s -Karake with Stephne Wene Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Skelton’s Montorage Doc’s Nightclub -Karaoke with BK Harbor Bay (East) -Karaoke

Harbor Bay (North) -Karaoke Los Alfaro -- College Dance Party Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Karaoke MoJo’s BoneYard -- Paul Blake & Tasha Goben River City Recreation -- Karaoke 9:30 PM Club Royale -Jason McKinney Band KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Rachel & The Jimmies

10:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -- Gonzo’s Toybox Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver. Lanhucks -- Lolipop Factory/TBA

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O’Brians Sports Bar -Bosko 10:30 PM Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -DJ Upstairs 11:30 PM Someplace Else -Lady Bejon & Eternity Dawn

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 12:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- River Basin Blues Fest: David Wells & Ryan Rigdon

1:00 PM Ford Center -- UE Women’s Basketball vs. Aces Winter Classic

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1:30 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- River Basin Blues Fest: Charlene Blay & the 1st Edition 3:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- River Basin Blues Fest: Honey Roy and Friends 3:30 PM Ford Center -UE Women’s Basketball vs. Aces Winter Classic

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Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- River Basin Blues Fest: Troy Miller 6:30 PM Holy Spirit Campus -- Bingo 7:00 PM Victory Theatre -EPO Peppermint Pops 7:05 PM Ford Center -- UE Men’s Basketball vs. Texas Christan 7:30 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -River Basin Blues Fest: The Amazing Soul Crackers 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Charles Walker Band The Corner Pocket -Cash Pot Pool Tourney 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Doc’s Nightclub -- Velair 7 Harbor Bay (East) -- Karaoke Harbor Bay (North) -- Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Heypenny Los Alfaro -- Latin Music Dance Party Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Music MoJo’s BoneYard -- Wild Ride Met & Greet with the Amazing Soul Crackers 9:10 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -River Basin Blues Fest: Hog Maw Blues Band 9:30 PM Club Royale -- Jason McKinney Band KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Rachel & The Jimmies 10:00 PM El Rio -- Latino Party Fast Eddy’s -- Gonzo’s Toybox Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke

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Lanhucks -- Prowler O’Brians Sports Bar -- Bosko 10:30 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -River Basin Blues Fest: Boscoe France and Band Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ Upstairs 11:30 PM Someplace Else -- Lady Bejon & Kendra James

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 2:00 PM Victory Theatre -- EPO Peppermint Pops 4:00 PM Lanhucks -APA & TAP Pool Leages 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Troy Miller Ford Center -- Icemen vs. Bloomington - White Out Night 8:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -- Karaoke 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Tommy Stillwell & the Amazing Soul Crackers KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Server Appreciation Night Karaoke with Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis


Lamasco Bar -Lindsey Williams 10:00 PM Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 7:00 PM Beef O’Brady’s -WPTAPL Poker Night 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -Monday Musical Madness Open Mic with Andrea Wirth Someplace Else -Pool Tournament 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 11:00 AM Fast Eddy’s -- Free Pool 6:30 PM Bokeh Lounge -Andy Paternoster Rick’s Sports Bar -Texas Hold’em 7:00 PM Club Royale -Acoustic Night with Andrea Wirth 8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Jessie Torrisi (Austin, TX) Ginny’s Place -Karaoke Ri Ra Irish Pub -Pub Quiz

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Lamasco Bar -Boscoe France

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -River City HiFi 8:00 PM Club Royale -- College Night with Shawn Brashear Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Open Mic Ginny’s Place -Karaoke Someplace Else -Karaoke with Brenda/ College Night

8:30 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- The Amazing Soul Crackers 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Lamasco Bar -Jessie Torrisi 10:30 PM Lanhucks -Karaoke with Mike

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 11:00 AM O’Brians Sports Bar -Free Pool 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- John Hussman

8:00 PM Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke MoJo’s BoneYard -The BoneYard Trio O’Brians Sports Bar -DJ Magic Mark 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Club Royale -- Karaoke Game Night with BK KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis Lanhucks -Andrea Wirth Open Mic Night

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Tom Small 6:00 PM Angelo’s -- Andy Paternoster Doc’s Nightclub -Nick Gregory 6:30 PM Sara’s Harmony Way -Christmas & New Year’s Eve Holiday Wine & Champagne Tasting 7:15 PM Ford Center -Icemen vs. Dayton 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Naptown Boogie The Corner Pocket -Cash Pot Pool Tourney 9:00 PM Beef O’Brady’s -- Karake with Stephne Wene Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Calabash Doc’s Nightclub -- Karaoke with BK Harbor Bay (East) -- Karaoke Harbor Bay (North) -Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Henhouse Prowlers Los Alfaro -- College Dance Party Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Karaoke

MoJo’s BoneYard -- Paul Blake & Tasha Goben River City Recreation -- Karaoke 9:30 PM Club Royale -- Pieces of the Day KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- American Pie 10:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -- Bosko Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke Lanhucks -- Roman Gnomes & Vykoes O’Brians Sports Bar -- St. Rip 10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -Casey Williams Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ Upstairs 11:30 PM Someplace Else -Tabetha Stevens

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 9:00 AM Holy Spirit Campus -Tinsel Town: Christmas Crafts & Home Business Show 2:00 PM Ford Center -- UE Women’s Basketball vs. Murray State 4:00 PM Lanhucks -- Open Pool Tournament APA Rules 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Tom Small

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6:00 PM Angelo’s -Andy Paternoster 6:30 PM Holy Spirit Campus -Bingo 7:05 PM Ford Center -UE Men’s Basketball vs. N. Carolina A&T 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Naptown Boogie The Corner Pocket -Cash Pot Pool Tourney

Victory Theatre -- Jim Brickman Holiday Concert 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar

& Grill -Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Judah Hebner Band Doc’s Nightclub -Top Dead Center Harbor Bay (East) -Karaoke Harbor Bay (North) -Karaoke Lamasco Bar -Namaste Los Alfaro -Latin Music Dance Party

Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -Live Music MoJo’s BoneYard -Lindsey Williams 9:30 PM Club Royale -Pieces of the Day KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- American Pie 10:00 PM El Rio -- Latino Party Fast Eddy’s -- Bosko Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke Lanhucks -- Full Circle O’Brians Sports Bar -St. Rip 10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -John Hussman Trio Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs

11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -DJ Upstairs

4:00 PM Lanhucks -APA & TAP Pool Leages

11:30 PM Someplace Else -Tabetha Stevens

5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller Ford Center -Icemen vs. Bloomington Mascot Night

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 1:00 PM WNIN Studio -- WNIN’s Cookies with Santa/ Activity Fair

7:00 PM Someplace Else -Christmas Party for our Customers

8:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -3:00 PM Karaoke Henderson Fine Arts Center -- Children’s Center for Dance Education’s “The Nutcracker” Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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7:00 PM Club Royale -Acoustic Night with Andrea Wirth

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9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Tommy Stillwell & the Amazing Soul Crackers KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Server Appreciation Night Karaoke with Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis Lamasco Bar -Lindsey Williams 10:00 PM Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 7:00 PM Beef O’Brady’s -WPTAPL Poker Night 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Monday Musical Madness Open Mic with Andrea Wirth Someplace Else -Pool Tournament 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 11:00 AM Fast Eddy’s -- Free Pool 6:30 PM Bokeh Lounge -Andy Paternoster Rick’s Sports Bar -Texas Hold’em

8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Moccasins Ginny’s Place -Karaoke Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Pub Quiz 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Lamasco Bar -- Boscoe France

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -River City HiFi 7:30 PM The Centre -- Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific 8:00 PM Club Royale -- College Night with Shawn Brashear Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Andria Reed Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke Someplace Else -- Karaoke with Brenda/College Night 8:30 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- The Amazing Soul Crackers 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Lamasco Bar -- Dave Flick 10:30 PM Lanhucks -Karaoke with Mike

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 11:00 AM O’Brians Sports Bar -Free Pool 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -John Hussman 7:30 PM Henderson Fine Arts Center -- “A Christmas Carol” 8:00 PM Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke MoJo’s BoneYard -The BoneYard Trio O’Brians Sports Bar -DJ Magic Mark 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Club Royale -- Karaoke Game Night with BK KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis Lanhucks -- Andrea Wirth Open Mic Night 9:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ & Karaoke 10:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -- Thong Thursday with DJ Jon B 12:00 AM Fast Eddy’s -- Thong Thursday Contest with DJ Jon B

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16 5:00 PM Ford Center -- Icemen vs. Ft. Wayne - Teddy Bear Toss 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Blind Dog

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6:00 PM Angelo’s -- Andy Paternoster Doc’s Nightclub -Nick Gregory 7:30 PM The Centre -- Vince Gill & Amy Grant’s “12 Days of Christmas” 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Midnight Special The Corner Pocket -Cash Pot Pool Tourney 9:00 PM Beef O’Brady’s -- Karake with Stephne Wene Cecil’s Bar & Grill -- Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -Hi-Fi Cultivation Doc’s Nightclub -Karaoke with BK Harbor Bay (East) -- Karaoke Harbor Bay (North) -- Karaoke Lamasco Bar -- Aaron Kamm & the One Drops Los Alfaro -College Dance Party Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Karaoke MoJo’s BoneYard -- Live Music River City Recreation -Karaoke 9:30 PM Club Royale -- McFly KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Pieces of the Day 10:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -Never Been Caught Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke Lanhucks -- Full Circle O’Brians Sports Bar -Side Show Romance


10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -Scott Winzinger Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs

Winetree (East) -Craft Beer Tasting

11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -DJ Upstairs

6:00 PM Angelo’s -Andy Paternoster

11:30 PM Someplace Else -Patience Eau Claire

6:30 PM Holy Spirit Campus -Bingo

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 1:05 PM Ford Center -UE Men’s Basketball vs. Tennessee Tech 4:00 PM Lanhucks -- Open Pool Tournament APA Rules

5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Blind Dog

8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Midnight Special The Corner Pocket -Cash Pot Pool Tourney 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker

Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- How Maw Blues Band Doc’s Nightclub -- JEB Harbor Bay (East) -Karaoke Harbor Bay (North) -Karaoke Lamasco Bar -Shaggy Wonda Lanhucks -- Union Shovel with Special Guest Michelle Shelton Los Alfaro -- Latin Music Dance Party Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -Live Music MoJo’s BoneYard -The Cold Stares 9:30 PM Club Royale -- McFly KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -Pieces of the Day

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18

10:00 PM El Rio -- Latino Party Fast Eddy’s -Never Been Caught Ginny’s Place -Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -Levex

4:00 PM Lanhucks -APA & TAP Pool Leages

10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -Actual Size Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs

5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller Ford Center -Icemen vs. Missouri

11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -DJ Upstairs

8:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -- Karaoke

11:30 PM Someplace Else -Patience Eau Claire

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Tommy Stillwell & the Amazing Soul Crackers KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Server Appreciation Night Karaoke with Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis Lamasco Bar -Lindsey Williams 10:00 PM Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19 7:00 PM Beef O’Brady’s -WPTAPL Poker Night KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Sunny O’Beach’s Holiday Birthday Bash & SkiDay Reunion! Live Music with Rachel and The Jimmies 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Monday Musical Madness Open Mic with Andrea Wirth Someplace Else -Pool Tournament 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20 11:00 AM Fast Eddy’s -- Free Pool 6:30 PM Bokeh Lounge -Andy Paternoster Rick’s Sports Bar -Texas Hold’em 7:00 PM Club Royale -- Acoustic Night with Andrea Wirth

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -River City HiFi 8:00 PM Club Royale -College Night with Shawn Brashear Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Kattie and Aaron Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke Someplace Else -- Karaoke with Brenda/College Night

8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Judah and Theo Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Pub Quiz

8:30 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- The Amazing Soul Crackers

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Lamasco Bar -Boscoe France

9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Lamasco Bar -Front Porch Revival

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vansville’s River Basin Blues Society will host an all-day concert on December 3 at the Deerhead which is located at 222 Columbia Street. The event will serve as a membership drive for the blues society and fundraiser for WUEV, the University of Evansville radio station. Local blues bands will begin playing at noon and will perform late into the night. A portion of all food and drink sales will be donated to WUEV. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page or website at www.riverbasinblues.com “The River Basin Blues Society is thrilled to be hosting this concert. We’re looking forward to increasing our membership and raising money for WUEV, the only radio station in the tri-state that plays blues music. We hope this will be the first of many such concerts.”

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10:30 PM Lanhucks -Karaoke with Mike

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22 11:00 AM O’Brians Sports Bar -Free Pool 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- John Hussman 8:00 PM Ginny’s Place -Karaoke MoJo’s BoneYard -The BoneYard Trio O’Brians Sports Bar -DJ Magic Mark 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Club Royale -- Karaoke Game Night with BK KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis Lamasco Bar -- Soul Glo Lanhucks -- Andrea Wirth Open Mic Night 9:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- DJ & Karaoke

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Tom Small 6:00 PM Angelo’s -Andy Paternoster Doc’s Nightclub -Nick Gregory 7:15 PM Ford Center -Icemen vs. Texas

8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Nu Corp Band The Corner Pocket -Cash Pot Pool Tourney 9:00 PM Beef O’Brady’s -- Karake with Stephne Wene Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- The Bosco France Band Doc’s Nightclub -Karaoke with BK Harbor Bay (East) -Karaoke Harbor Bay (North) -Karaoke Los Alfaro -- College Dance Party Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Karaoke MoJo’s BoneYard -- HiFi Cultivation River City Recreation -Karaoke 9:30 PM Club Royale -Blended Society KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Minx 10:00 PM Fast Eddy’s -- Deaf Megan Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke Lanhucks -- Chain O’Brians Sports Bar -Nothing 10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -Jay Johnson Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -DJ Upstairs 11:30 PM Someplace Else -Vivian Thrustt

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24 2:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -Christmas Festival - Kid’s games, Santa and more! 4:00 PM Lanhucks -- Open Pool Tournament APA Rules 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Nu Corp Band The Corner Pocket -Cash Pot Pool Tourney 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Harbor Bay (East) -Karaoke Harbor Bay (North) -Karaoke Los Alfaro -- Latin Christmas Eve Party Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Live Music 9:30 PM Club Royale -- Christmas Eve Party with Dance Music with DJ Jon KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Christmas Eve Party with Minx 10:00 PM El Rio -- Latino Party Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -Nothing 10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- TBA Someplace Else -- DJ Downstairs 11:00 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -- TBA Budweiser reminds you to choose a designated driver.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25 5:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Troy Miller 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Tommy Stillwell & the Amazing Soul Crackers KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Server Appreciation Night Karaoke with Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis Lamasco Bar -Lindsey Williams 10:00 PM Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26 7:00 PM Beef O’Brady’s -- WPTAPL Poker Night 8:00 PM Lamasco Bar -- Monday Musical Madness Open Mic with Andrea Wirth Someplace Else -Pool Tournament 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27 11:00 AM Fast Eddy’s -- Free Pool 6:30 PM Bokeh Lounge -Andy Paternoster Rick’s Sports Bar -Texas Hold’em 7:00 PM Club Royale -- Acoustic Night with Andrea Wirth

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7:15 PM Ford Center -- Icemen vs. Dayton - Car Give-a-way Night

Entertainment

8:00 PM Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Lacey Chaddock Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke Ri Ra Irish Pub -- Pub Quiz 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Lamasco Bar -Boscoe France

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28 6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -River City HiFi 8:00 PM Club Royale -- College Night with Shawn Brashear Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Dustin and Blind Dog Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke Someplace Else -- Karaoke with Brenda/College Night 8:30 PM KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- The Amazing Soul Crackers 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost 10:30 PM Lanhucks -Karaoke with Mike

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29 11:00 AM O’Brians Sports Bar -Free Pool

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6:00 PM Doc’s Nightclub -John Hussman 7:05 PM Ford Center -- UE Men’s Basketball vs. S. Illinois 8:00 PM Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke MoJo’s BoneYard -- The BoneYard Trio O’Brians Sports Bar -DJ Magic Mark 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke with TW and DJ Frost Club Royale -- Karaoke Game Night with BK KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- Unique Soundz Entertainment with Travis Lanhucks -- Andrea Wirth Open Mic Night 9:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -DJ & Karaoke

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30 5:30 PM Tin Fish -- Jimmy B 6:00 PM Angelo’s -Andy Paternoster Doc’s Nightclub -Nick Gregory 7:15 PM Ford Center -Icemen vs. Ft. Wayne 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Savannah Jack


The Corner Pocket -Cash Pot Pool Tourney 9:00 PM Beef O’Brady’s -- Karaoke with Stephne Wene Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Ronnie McDowell Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- Panacea Doc’s Nightclub -Karaoke with BK Harbor Bay (East) -Karaoke Harbor Bay (North) -Karaoke Lanhucks -- Dirty Valley String Band/Plowin Todd Cowen/The Sodbusters/ Colonell Sanders Los Alfaro -- College Dance Party Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -- Karaoke MoJo’s BoneYard -Troy Miller & Friends River City Recreation -Karaoke 9:30 PM Club Royale -The Jimmies KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- McFly 10:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Savannah Jack Fast Eddy’s -Gonzo’s Toybox Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke O’Brians Sports Bar -Diversion 10:30 PM Ri Ra Irish Pub -Nick Smith Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Ronnie McDowell Ri Ra Irish Pub DJ Upstairs

11:30 PM Someplace Else -Gigi Germanotta 12:00 AM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Savannah Jack

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31 6:00 PM Angelo’s -Andy Paternoster Ri Ra Irish Pub -New Year’s Eve VIP Party Live Music 6:30 PM Holy Spirit Campus -Bingo 7:15 PM Ford Center -Icemen vs. Wichita Ring in the New Year 7:30 PM Metro Sports Center -- New Focus Wrestling presents: ‘This The Season 8:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Savannah Jack MoJo’s BoneYard -New Year’s Eve Bash with St. Rip The Corner Pocket -Cash Pot Pool Tourney 8:30 PM Doc’s Nightclub -- End of the World Party 2012 with JEB and Namaste 9:00 PM Cecil’s Bar & Grill -Karaoke and DJ with Christina Walker Clarion Inn -- New Year’s Eve Party with “Saturday Night Dance Party” with Deb Turner and Live Music with Never Been Caught Deerhead Sidewalk Cafe -- New Year’s Eve Bash

with The Smoke Rings Harbor Bay (East) -Karaoke Harbor Bay (North) -Karaoke Lamasco Bar -New Year’s Eve Party with Calabash Lanhucks -- Sister Brutal/ Roman Gnomes Los Alfaro -- Latin New Year’s Eve Party Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant -New Year’s Eve Bash with Nick Gregory The Corner Pocket -New Year’s Eve Party with The Crowd 9:30 PM Club Royale -New Year’s Eve Bash with The Jimmies KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill -- New Year’s Eve Party with McFly 10:00 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -- Savannah Jack El Rio -- Latino Party Fast Eddy’s -- New Year’s Eve Party with Gonzo’s Toybox Ginny’s Place -- Karaoke New Year’s Eve Party O’Brians Sports Bar -New Year’s Eve Party with Diversion Ri Ra Irish Pub -New Year’s Eve VIP Party Deaf Megan & DJ 10:30 PM Someplace Else -DJ Downstairs 11:30 PM Someplace Else -New Year’s Eve with Lady Bejon 11:59 PM Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge) -Savannah Jack

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Get to Know Your Evansville Icemen! Brian Bicek Forward

Brian Bicek is a forward who is in his second season with the Evansville IceMen. Last year he had a phenomenal season—he was the second leading pointscorer with 61 points, and was even invited to play in the annual CHL All-Star Game last January. He’s known for his speed on the ice and was named the second fastest skater in the CHL “Best of the Best” poll last year. What is your favorite part of living in Evansville? Honestly, the people. They’re all real friendly and willing to lend a hand and help out. I’m from Chicago, so it’s the southern hospitality. What was the last great movie you saw? Moneyball. I saw it a couple of weeks ago with my fiancé and we both really enjoyed it. What is your favorite restaurant? Wildfire—it’s a steakhouse chain in Chicago. Are you doing anything special for the holidays? Hopefully, weather permitting, we’ve got 2 ½ days off, and as long as there are no snow storms, we’re trying to get back to Chicago to spend time with my family. If you weren’t a hockey player, what would you be? I have my degree in finance, but to tell you the truth, I haven’t done anything with that. I’d probably want to be a professional golfer.

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oin the Activities Programming Board in the Forum WingWright Administration Building as they host “Movie Night” with popcorn and snacks on Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. “Holiday Sing-A-Long,” performed by USI’s Jazz Ensemble, will be on Dec. 1 held in the Forum Wing-Wright Administration building from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Liberal Arts Center will host a strategy workshop from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 1 regarding jobs and internships for students. Basic Orientation will be offered on Dec. 1 through Dec. 23 in the University Center East. Times and fees vary. Contact (812) 464-1989 for more information. Catholic Mass will be held on Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 in Kleymeyer Hall at 8:30 p.m. Catholic Mass will also be held Dec. 8 in David L. Rice Library from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. “Tutoring Tuesday” will be held on Dec. 6 in the Recreation and Fitness Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Academic Skills will offer math, writing, biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy help free to USI students. No classes will be held on Dec. 7 due to a scheduled “study day” for exams, but the library will be open for study. Academic Skills tutors will be available on the main floor of the library 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Final exams will begin on Dec. 8 and end Dec. 14. Chi Alpha Campus Ministry welcomes students to the

APB and Student Development will host “Midnight Breakfast Chill Out” on Dec. 5 on the second floor of the UC from 9 p.m. to midnight. Bring $1 or a canned food donation for a free buffet breakfast.

organization’s social activities on Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 held in the Mitchell Auditorium from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fall commencement will be held in the Physical Activities Center on Dec. 10. The ceremony for College of Business and Pott College of Science and Engineering will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the 1 p.m. ceremony for colleges of Liberal Arts, Nursing and Health Professions and Outreach & Engagement. USI will be closed for winter recess on Dec. 24. Spring semester will begin Jan. 9, 2012. — Brooke O’Shields Are you a current USI, Ivy Tech or UE student and want to contribute to the Campus Connection? Contact Editor@AtomaPublishing.com


As the great Vince Lombardi said, “Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.”...

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t’s the most wonderful time of the year. And this is not quoting Christmas music. There is plenty of time for that coming up. No, it’s time for playoffs. You drafted well, traded well and cured the bye-week blues by fervently monitoring the waiver wire. Now, it’s time for the payoff with you clutching the gleaming, shiny, duct-tape modified bowling trophy and, most important of all, the envy of your fellow fantasy owners for the next 8 months. Now, you might be thinking: “Playoffs? Don’t talk to me about playoffs. Playoffs?” (in the voice of former head coach Jim Mora). Most leagues are set up to allow for the playoffs to last three weeks or so. Additionally, most commissioners (if they have the slightest semblance of a heart) will end your league’s season during the NFL’s weeks 14, 15 or 16 as most of the NFL’s playoff teams will start resting starters. Remember, though “You play to win the game” (in the voice of former coach Herman Edwards). It’s not panic time as you need to focus on maximizing the fantasy points from your regular studs. The top fantasy point-getters are still going to pack on the points facing more and more non-playoff teams. During the first couple of rounds of your playoffs, you will need to focus and analyze the match ups your players have from week to week. And don’t forget, “They are who we (you) thought they were” (in the voice of former head coach Dennis Green). The sleepers you

get to Know Your evansville icemen! Nicklas Lindberg Center

James Starks have been holding out hope with are now just weighing down your roster. Take a good long look at the waiver wire and find players who are consistently getting at least some points week in and week out. Running backs like Ben Tate (Houston), James Starks (Green Bay) and Michael Bush (Oakland) are all on (projected) playoff teams who may be available in your league. Wide receivers like Torrey Smith (Baltimore), Early Doucet (Arizona) and Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh) are under-the-radar guys who may not get all of the targets for their teams, however, they are proving to be week-in and week-out difference makers. As the great Vince Lombardi said, “Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.” If your league still allows for trades, throw some ridiculous offers at some of the bottomdwellers of your league and see if you get a bite. Your fellow owners may not appreciate the lovable losers selling out to you, but a win is a win. Motivated yet? — Joel Easton

A center who is originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Nicklas Lindberg is in his ninth pro season and his second season with the Evansville Icemen. The top scorer on the team last year, Lindberg was responsible for 69 points and 54 assists. As well as being heralded as an incredible technical player, he was voted #3 in the league under the category of “Most Gentlemanly Player,” as well. After a game, what is your favorite way to unwind? Road: “We just hang out on the bus or watch a movie before we get some sleep.” Home: “Get a bite to eat with your teammates and get ready for the next day.” Do you have any hobbies outside of hockey? I like to play a little poker on the sides. What was the last trip you took (without the team)? I went to a couple of weddings this summer that were a lot of fun. [I was] all over the place for weddings. What sports teams do you cheer for? I live in Detroit in the off season…I was cheering for the Tigers in the playoffs and then the Lions are doing good this season, so I’m cheering for them. Also Swedish teams when it comes to hockey or soccer. If you weren’t a hockey player, what would you be? Maybe I’d be a poker player. (laughs)

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Algonquins 213 U.S. Hwy. 41 South Henderson, KY (270) 827-4313 NS Archie & Clyde’s Newburgh, IN 8320 Bell Oaks Dr. (812) 480-7778 Ø Blush Ultra Lounge & Tapas Bar 421 N.W. Riverside Dr. (Inside LeMerigot) (812) 433-4000 Bokeh Lounge 1007 Parrett St. (812) 909-0388 Bob’s Lounge 907 N. Fares (812) 425-4929 Ø Boney June’s Music Venue 5525 Pearl Dr. Suite D (812) 421-6767 Brett & Rhonda’s Place 763 W. Lincoln Chandler, IN (812) 588-1010 The Brickhouse 201 W. Illinois St. (812) 421-0024 Buck’s Tavern 1005 N. Fulton Ave. (812) 429-0055 Bullock’s 401 Edgar St. (812) 422-2800 Buster & Becky’s 1000 N. Garvin (812) 423-7616

Cecil’s Bar & Grill 420 N. Garvin Ø Cheeseburger in Paradise 8301 Eagle Lake Dr. (812) 475-1074 Chilly Willy’s 3039 Claremont (812) 423-0726

The Duck Inn 4100 Pollack Ave. (812) 402-4835 NS Ellis Park Sports Bar 3300 U.S. Hwy. 41 North Henderson, KY (812) 425-1456

Club Royale 2131 W. Franklin St. (812) 401-1699

Extra Innings (Holiday Inn) 951 Wernsing Rd. Jasper, IN (812) 482-5555

Corner Bar 2668 Mount Vernon Ave. (812) 423-0933

Fast Eddy’s 507 N.W. Riverside Dr. (812) 424-ROCK

Corner Pocket 1819 N. Fulton Ave. (812) 428-BALL Cricket’s 518 W. Main St. Newburgh, IN (812) 858-2782

Fox & Hound English Pub 5416 E. Indiana (812) 473-5721 Fred’s 421 Read St. (812) 423-8040

Darmstadt Inn 13130 Darmstadt (812) 867-7300

Ginny’s Place 1602 Covert Ave. (812) 477-0789

Darren’s Pub 713 N. Green St. Henderson, KY (270) 827-2206

Gloria’s 3101 Kratzville Rd. (812) 423-0138

D.C.’s Pub 900 W. Buena Vista (812) 401-6425 Deerhead Sidewalk Café 222 E. Columbia (812) 425-2515 Doc’s Nightclub 1305 Stringtown (812) 401-1201

Hagedorn’s Tavern 2037 W. Franklin (812) 423-0796 Hammerheads 317 Main St. (812) 421-8492 Harold Singles Dance Club 2816 N. Cullen (812) 477-1752

Drunken Monkee (Formerly Woody’s West) 1301 Claremont (812) 468-9400

Lyle & Bill’s Sports Zone 1404 E. Morgan Ave. (812) 425-7729

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Ø Hooters 4620 Lincoln Ave. (812) 475-0229

Los Alfaro 1704 S. Kentucky Ave. (812) 422-8070

Rick’s Sports Bar 1531 Green River Rd. (812) 477-4088

Ø Hott’s Grill 122 N. Weinbach Ave. (812) 437-3377

Ø Main Gate Sports Bar 520 Main St. (812) 428-7776

NS RiRa’s Irish Pub 701 N.W. Riverside Dr. (812) 426-0000

Iron Horse 203 N. McCreary Ft. Branch, IN (812) 753-9918

Marigold Bar 2112 S. Weinbach Ave. (812) 475-8780

Rick’s 718 Lounge 718 3rd Ave. (812) 423-0872

Jazzy Grooves 217 Main St. (812) 604-1936

Mojo’s Boneyard Sportsbar & Grill 4920 Bellemeade Ave. (812) 475-8593

Rookie’s 117 Second St. Henderson, KY (270) 826-1106

Hoosiers Lounge (in Casino Aztar Pavillion) 450 N.W. Riverside Dr. (812) 433-4100

The Jungle & Fat Cats Bar 415 Main St. (812) 425-5282 K.C.’s Time Out Lounge & Grill Washington Square Mall (812) 437-9920 Koodie Hoo’s 231 W. 2nd St. Mt. Vernon, IN (812) 838-5202 Lamasco Bar & Grill 1331 W. Franklin (812) 437-0171 Lanhuck’s 321 E. Columbia (812) 491-2222 Legends 1050 S. Weinbach (812) 476-7444 Leroy’s Tavern 2659 Mt. Vernon Ave. (812) 464-8300

O’Brian’s Sports Bar & Grill 1801 N. Green River Rd. (812) 401-4630 Old Chicago 6500 Lloyd Expwy. (812) 401-1400 The Peephole Bar & Grill 2nd & Main St. (812) 423-5171 Ø Penny Lane Coffeehouse 600 S.E. 2nd St. (812) 421-8741 The Pointe Sports Bar 830 LST Dr. (812) 425-4840 NS The Pub 1348 Division St. (812) 423-2121

Clubs & Pubs

The Rock Yard 207 S. Fulton Ave. (812) 426-6998 Safari Wine & Martini Bar 415 Main St. (812) 425-5282 Sam & Jimmy’s Hobo Jungle 1323 S. Barker (812) 491-6229 Smitty’s Little Tavern 2109 W. Franklin St. (812) 423-6280 She Lounge 1104 Diamond Ave. (812) 423-0814 NS Show Me’s (West) 5525 Pearl Dr. (812) 402-7100

KEY: Ø = No Smoking • NS = Non-Smoking Section Available

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NS Show Me’s (East) 1700 Morgan Ctr. Dr. (812) 401-7469 Sidetrack Tavern 664 E. Illinois St. 423-0828 Someplace Else 930 Main St. (812) 424-3202 Sportsman’s Grille & Billards 2315 W. Franklin St. (812) 422-0801 Stoney’s Rockin’ Country 701 NW Riverside Dr. (812) 402-9913 Tiki Time Bar 1801 Waterworks Rd. (812) 425-1912 Ø Tinfish 300 W. Jennings Newburgh, IN (812) 490-7000 TJ’s Stockyard Inn 1217 Baker Ave. (812) 402-9273 Ziggy’s Pub 16 Main St. Poseyville, IN (812) 874-2170


Bands Listings

ACOUSTIC Andy Norvell Adam Blythe “Blind-Dog” Gatewood Bobby Clark Byron Rohrig Calabash Chad Harvey Chad Nordhoff Chris Knight Clayton Daughtery 5th & Jackson David Fuller Dave Cogswell Dustin Kaposta Heath Eric J.T. Cusic Jay Johnson Jason Mann Keith Vincent Library Trio Lindsey Williams Matt & John Matt Clark Michelle Shelton Mike Z Nathan Mowery Nick Gregory Nick Hamilton Rik Hilborn Rob Bennett The Rocky Rhoads Scott Winzinger Sin Eats the Apple The Stockholm Robot The Strolling Tones Rowan Tree The Last Hurrahs Troy Miller

CHRISTIAN ROCK/ GOSPEL Kerusso Euphrates Jones

COUNTRY/ SOUTHERN ROCK A.S.R.B Aces & Eights Back In Time Common Ground 41SOUTH

Fields of Home Jason Clutter and the Broken Arrow Band Jason Mayfield and the One Bullet Band Joe and Line of Fire Midranger Modern Country Private Property Sons of Sisters Southern Edge Switchback Woodsboro

DJs Bryan Steel DJ Elo Enok Dougie Fresh DJ Jones Capone DJ Kodyman Freddy K Jon B Longbeard NickkyB Paul Bunyon Randy Marshall Romey Rome Shane Breedlove

HEAVY METAL/ HARD ROCK Aegaeon Amnezia Anthem for a Massacre Ashes Resurrected Black Water Redemption Blood Tribe Consume the Obscene eXesion Deliver Us From Evil Displacement Empty Lies the Tomb Factory Damage Far From Fallen God on Trial Gridlock Hostile Apology Life of Decay Cruicifuge Paradigum The Path

Prowler Secretariat Shatter the Odds Sister Brutal Visceral Throne

JAZZ Bob Ballard Bob Minnette & the Swingcats Bookie Buchenberger Jazzafloozie Jeff Harmon Jazz Shawn Needham & the Black Sheep

RAP/ HIP HOP Boop D Bradley-T Cas One Clusoe Crispy Cyclopean Super Hero Dew Dirt D-Trick E’ville J-Fill Kanine Kasper from the K KY Prophet Lac the GoGetter Laudi Lil’ Ace Loc the Great MC Till Menace the Untouchable Mic Nuke’em Raaqim Red 13 a.k.a. Rone Shadowman Reverend Fang Gory Scooter Sinumatic Wayward a.k.a. Chessmaster Whydhe Write a.k.a. Papale WSM Young Press

ROCK ‘N ROLL (Stuff like ABBA to Zappa & Everything In Between) Actual Size Akacia American Pie

AMPutee APT F. Anger Wish Anywhere But Here Bad Medicine Bamboo Needle Behold the Seraph Black Tar Gravy Blind Alley BNO Bobby Clark Band Bosko BSR Calling Corners The Classic Kings Cloudy with a Chance of The Cold Stares Damaged Goods Dang Heathens The Dead Livers Dead Weight Deaf Megan Descent Déjà vu Desperate Measures Detail Dishonest John Diversion dkWells Do Androids Dream? Dominos DownFall The Duke Boys Dyonosis El Mocambo Trio Ever Dweller Fifth Wheel Band Flashback Flat Stanley 4-Seamer Fuzzy Roxx Gentlemen & Scholars Gonzo’s Toybox Goodnight June Hair Bangers Ball Hard Sunday The Hiding Hollywood Gutter Rats Iron Monkee JEB Jimmi & The Lounge Lizzards Joe’s Garage Joe Smith Trio John Hussman Trio Karl’s Kids Last Hour Left of Eden Leagacee Loko Davi Lucid Hue

The Marlinaires McFly Midnight Manifest MINX The Moccasins Namasté Never Been Caught The Painkillers Panacea Pale Runs the Ghost Pfreak Show Philpot Pieces of the Day The Pits Poptart Monkeys Quasimojo Rachel & the Jimmies The Relics Retro Shock Rukkus Second Story Shagadelics The Shanks Shark Weekend SixtyFourEast Six More Miles Slick Willy The Smoke Rings Static Stolen Remains Stompbox 40 Throne of Lions The CROWD Trio The Toddlers Top Dead Center The Velcro Pygmies Union Jacks Velvet Bombers Vicious Blondes

R&B/BLUES Amazing Soul Crackers Ashes & Rain Big Slick Black Widow The Blues Co-Op Blues 4U Brian Hunt Cartez DeeShea Hog-Maw Blues Band Hoosier Daddy The Library Trio Object Blue Small Train Shaggy Wonda Soulunique Stillwell-Rodenberg & Co. Twist of Fate Valentina Gibbs Will-C Yankee Dime

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DEVIATOR

WHO: Travis Kirschner (Bass/vocals); Troy Coots (Guitar); Dereck Dew (Drums). ABOUT YOU: Deviator is a band that has existed in its current form for 6 years and pleases and confuses those who dare to listen, seeming to provoke thought above all else. After trying other drummers, Dereck Dew came on board in 2005 and has kept the pulse in that time. In addition to his angular approach, the bass and vocals of Travis Kirschner are distinct (for better or worse) and the guitar work of Troy Coots seems to hold the chaos together. Through the approach of Progressive Rock, the Omaha/Kansas City trio seem to strike a balance between beauty and uncertainty, providing a great reward for those who join us for the performance. INFLUENCES: Rush, King Crimson, Isis, Pink Floyd, Alice in Chains, Gentle Giant, Genesis, just to name a few. SONGS/ALBUMS YOU COVER: We play mostly original music. However, there are bits and pieces of others tracks we like. The reason for this is that our music tastes are too dissimilar to come to a consensus. HOW PEOPLE CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR UPCOMING GIGS: Deviator will be playing at Bullock’s Friday, December 16 at 9 p.m. Go online to learn more at reverbnation.com.

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n the past five years, some major spirit manufacturers have moved to create special “luxury” versions of their products and tossing them into the market. Liquor companies feel forced to create super-expensive additions to their collections because marketing departments are weary of falling behind the competition. Regardless of the quality of these products, they are often attached to some back story which attempts to legitimize their existence or significance. This can be an effective technique for roping hardcore spirit lovers but rarely permeates the public. When a backstory from one of the world’s most talked about whiskies surfaces, Bourbonblog.com pays attention. So much attention, in fact, we make a trip to New York to bring you a video segment of this historic unveiling. It began with a grueling British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-1909 which brought Ernest Shackleton and his team to the edge of starvation before they eventually fell short of their ultimate goal by less than 100 miles. They left behind several crates of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt, buried in the icy darkness beneath the hut at Cape Royds. In February 2007, after a century entombed in thick ice, three crates of Shackleton’s whisky were uncovered. After spending more than 100 years untouched by human hand and encased in Antarctic ice, three of the bottles are sent to the original brand owner Whyte & Mackay of Scotland and their master blender Richard Paterson. Alongside his expert team, Richard embarked on a new adventure in the Shackleton story – and faithfully re-created famous whisky which has just been launched. This could be one of the grandest, most real back stories of any spirit in the world.It sounds like a fairy tale, but as we tasted this whisky re-created at the unveiling in New York, we knew it was fantastic. Richard Paterson and his team spent weeks painstakingly testing, sampling and profiling the original 1907 whisky for the sake of accuracy. Their recreation is a true joy: a blend of up to 30 year old whiskies, light in color, with a fruitful nose and intense flavor. This spirit, its creators, and its back story are all the real deal. If there has ever been a viable reason to spend extra on a bottle of whisky, that reason is Shackleton’s. We recommend you buy a bottle soon as 50,000 bottles have been released for the festive season. You may be able to find one locally, however searching online is your best bet. — Tom Fischer and Matt Capucilli Also, log on to BourbonBlog.com for more details ant to watch our video segment about the Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt, priced around $150 - $180.

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BattleFielD 3: warFare realiZeD

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or just over a decade the Battlefield franchise has been instrumental in the portrayal of the open world first person shooter. The newest recruit to the squad formed by EA Games/DICE is Battlefield 3. It commands a voluminous combat gaming experience.

On the surface the game features unique, realistic lighting in the form of glares from light sources that can be both annoying and spectacular. It boasts a brand new co-op option in which two individuals can play six intense missions together over the Internet. There is also a myriad of new weapons and vehicles each with a varied number of attachments and perks. The multiplayer features gorgeous, immense maps that make the gamer feel like a small piece in a large, chaotic puzzle. This game requires patience, but it pays off in moments of tactical ecstasy. There are four classes in this game: assault, support, engineer, and recon. Each class has a specific niche on the battlefield. For example, the engineer carries an antitank mine and rockets to disable ground and air vehicles, but they can also repair vehicles using a blowtorch. Alternatively, each weapon has attachments to give the player an edge such as infrared sights for dark maps and a flashlight to blind enemies. There is simply not a more robust multiplayer experience in the genre. The single player campaign centers around a U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant named Henry Blackburn. His orders are in opposition to a militant, extremist organization called the P.L.R. with a fictional basis in Iran. The main altercation is volatile and exciting, but the concept that stands out the most is the attention paid to the inner conflict within a few of the characters. The human element is preserved while giving the player fun and fantastical game play. Despite a few cosmetic details and connectivity issues, this game is a blast with high replay value. Visit www.battlefield.com for more information. *This game is rated “M” for mature by the E.S.R.B. due to Blood, Intense Violence, and Strong Language.*

— Nick Durcholz

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Ratings are given from 1-5. “5” is the best rating a reviewer can give, meaning they were very pleased with the beer and would strongly recommend it. “1” is the lowest rating a reviewer can give, meaning they did not enjoy the beer at all.

Bell’s Winter White Ale

a slightly bitter finish. Boulevard has captured some appropriate flavors for the holidays, and this ale is solid, if unremarkable.

(Comstock, MI)

Todd Zachritz: 4.0

The respected Bell’s presents their venerable winter seasonal beer, a Belgianstyle wit. This one pours a hazy yellow-orange with plenty of fine, white carbonation and a little retention. The aroma is definitely of spices (a little clove) and citrus (namely orange). Overall, it is pleasant.

Amanda Smith: 2.5

Bell’s rarely disappoints me, but I’m afraid they’ve let me down this month. The body of the beer is smooth and easy drinking, but the clove taste is so overpowering, I simply can’t enjoy the beer. Unless you really enjoy a good spice, pass on this one.

Jabez Martinez: 5.0

This is my favorite beer, and I can only get it this time of year. I will be stocking up. This beer pours a cloudy yellow color with a bunch of carbonation. It has a fruity aroma with hints of spice. It has a light orange flavor and is a very smooth beer. It is a wit beer, but it is on the lighter side. I can’t get enough of it.

Boulevard Nut Cracker Ale (Kansas City, MO)

Todd Zachritz: 3.5

This hazy amber ale pours with medium carbonation and only a halffinger of lace on the glass. There is nothing spectacular in the presentation. The nose is spiced, malty, and rich— not bad. Upon tasting, I get more spice, and some tones of fruit and nuts, with

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Amanda Smith: 4.0

Yummy. This is a wonderfully spicy and rich bitter brew. Perfect for holiday parties, the flavors just lend themselves to that sort of occasion. The downside? Because it’s unfiltered, it’s a bit heavy on the wheat, which in turn makes it a bit heavy on the heartburn.

Jabez Martinez: 4.0

This is another dark amber-colored beer with a citrus hop aroma. As in the aroma, it has a heavy hop flavor. I could taste a little sweetness (grapefruit and orange flavors), but I also detected some grassy notes. A somewhat complex beer and very enjoyable.

Goose Island – Pere Jacques 2010 (Chicago, IL)

Jabez Martinez: 4.0

This is a dark amber beer with light hops aroma. I could taste the caramel malt with a little fruit flavor. I enjoyed the light nut flavors, but this beer was my last to review and sort of tasted like the Widmer Brothers Brrr Seasonal Ale.

Widmer Brothers – Brrr Seasonal Ale (Portland, OR)

Todd Zachritz: 4.0

Ah, Widmer rarely disappoints my taste buds, and this clean red/ amber ale pours with an impressive head and a luxuriously thick lace on the glass. The nose is caramel malty with some definitely hoppy flair tucked in there. Impressive. The flavor seems malty at first but with a clean hops finish, which places this more in line with a pale ale. Delicious and worthy!

Amanda Smith: 4.5

like most is that you can taste the hops, but they are subtle to the sweetness of the beer . . . almost in disguise. The finish is clean and pleasing. This one will be on my Christmas list.

A wonderfully sweet caramel candy sensation in a beer! I’m beginning to be a fan of the Widmer Brothers. What I

Todd Zachritz: 3.5

This bottle-aged, living beer is a Belgian-style ale, and it pours a rusty amber (with visible sediment) and a minimal head. I get virtually no lace, either. It’s not really impressive. It’s pleasant but heavy on the palate, and with a strong alcohol kick (8%), this one’s a sipper. I wonder what it would taste like with a few years of aging.

Amanda Smith: 3.0

What a bizarre beer! It’s exceptionally yeasty to the nose and has a fruitdrenched-in-alcohol taste on the palate. I don’t dislike this, I don’t think, but I don’t think I’m real partial to it either.

Jabez Martinez: 4.0

This is a cloudy, dark-colored amber tinted beer with decent carbonation. I could smell the Belgian yeast and some fruitiness. This was a very sweet beer, and I wasn’t too sure about it at first, but it grew on me. I really enjoyed it, like most Goose Island offerings. I liked the Belgian yeast flavor also.


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arts&activities Angel Mounds

“This Nearly Was Mine,” and “There is Nothin’ like a Dame.” Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Visit Ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets for this one-time event.

Starting December 11 “Winter Show” Exhibit The Winter Show is an exhibit put together by the Tri-State Art Guild and hosted by Angel Mounds State Historic Site. The show is composed of various pieces of art that feature a winter theme.

Evansville Civic Theatre

8215 Pollack Avenue Evansville, IN (812) 853-3956 AngelMounds.org

Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery 318 Main Street Evansville, IN (812) 422-2111 ArtsWin.Evansville.net

Continuing through December – “Digitized” Dive into a digitally driven world with a view into ways in which area artists utilize digital technology. Mediums include photography, digital illustration, and disc-based works. The exhibit is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Centre

715 Locust Street Evansville, IN (812) 435-5770 SmgEvansville.com

December 14 – Broadway at the Centre: South Pacific Based on the 2008 Tony Award winning Lincoln Centre Theatre Production, this musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples set on a tropical island during World War II and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. The beloved score includes such memorable songs as “Some Enchanting Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,”

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717 N. Fulton Avenue Evansville, IN (812) 425-2800 Civic.Evansville.net

December 2 & 3, 9 - 11, 16 – 18 – It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play Transport yourself back to the bygone days of classic radio shows in this live radio play adaptation of the classic Frank Capra film. This unique experience is part stage play and part Prairie Home Companion. Civic Theatre will transform into a 1940’s Radio Music Hall with actors playing multiple roles and Foley artists creating sound effects – just like the good old days. The show time for the Sunday dates is 2:00 p.m. For all other performances, the curtains will rise at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the box or by phone.

Henderson Community College Theater Hall/ Fine Arts Center 2660 S. Green Street Henderson, KY (270) 831-9800 haaa.org

December 10 – Holiday Pops Come enjoy a holiday performance by


the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. Proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity. Call (270) 827-9420 for the show time and more information. December 11 – Children’s Nutcracker presented by Children’s Center for Dance The story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King takes you through a magical journey for all ages. Please call or go online for tickets or more information. Showtime is 3:00 p.m. December 15 A Christmas Carol

conscience when he is pressured to arrest a teenager. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. in Forum 1. December 9 – The Good, the Bad, and the Weird Set in WWII-era Manchuria, this wild, irreverent re-make of the classic 1966 Sergio Leone film pits a manic outlaw, a nasty holy man, and a determined bounty hunter against each other alongside some Chinese gangsters and the Japanese army in hot pursuit of a treasure map and hurls them toward a showdown in the desert. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. in Forum 1.

reitZ home haPPenings

The Victory Theatre 600 Main Street Evansville, IN (812) 435-6287 smgevansville.com

Journey back in time to mid 19th century Victorian England during a blustery winter. A story of fostering goodwill for mankind, this is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit! Call or go online for more information or to purchase tickets. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

University of Southern Indiana 8600 University Drive Evansville, IN (812) 465-1668 USI.edu

December 2 – Police Adjective Composed of long, uninterrupted takes with a minimum of dialogue, the structure of Police Adjective offers an accurate depiction of police procedure within the confines of a feature film in which a young undercover cop undergoes a crisis of

December 3 - 4 Peppermint Pops The music of Berlioz will get your blood boiling with his Rakoczy March, and Philharmonic percussionist William Shaltis will drum up more excitement with Michael Dougherty’s timpani concerto Raise the Roof! Then, the music Rachmaninoff will bring the house down with the yearning and passionate Symphony No. 2. For tickets, call (812) 425-5050 or order online at www.evansvillephilharmonic.org. Show time is 7:00 p.m. December 17 Evansville Ballet with the EPO presents “Nutcracker” Come see Dancing Snowflakes, Adorable Bon Bons, and the radiant beauty of the Sugarplum Fairy and her cavalier. Don’t miss Evansville Ballet’s production of Artistic Director Mark Bush’s “Nutcracker” at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Do you have an event that you would like to submit for consideration in the monthly Arts Guide? Please send it to Editor@AtomaPublishing.com before the 15th of the month prior to your event.

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ocal schools, non-profit organizations and volunteers have been busy at work decorating the Museum. Our theme this year is “A Reitz Home Christmas Adventure,” the title of the children’s book we’ve just published which we are selling in our shop. It’s a perfect gift for your children or grandchildren. Stop in this holiday season to tour the house decorated for Christmas and pick up your copy of “A Reitz Home Christmas Adventure” while you’re here. Victorian Christmas tours will continue the through December 31. The tours are available during regular Museum hours. Regular admissions apply. Please visit our website for more information at www.reitzhome. com or look for “Reitz Home Museum” on Facebook. — Matt Rowe

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Barnes & Noble Booksellers

624 S. Green River Rd. Evansville, IN (812) 475-1054 BN.com Story Time Laughs Galore! Every Friday at 10 a.m. Story Time with Paula Every Saturday at 3:00 p.m. December 3 – Story Time and Treats Enjoy a special treat, craft, and story, perfect for the young ones. 3:00 p.m. December 3 – Signature School Book Fair Today we honor the work done for and by the students of Signature School. Each day they promote higher academic performance and good citizenship. 9:00 a.m.

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December 4 – Meet Evansville Author Rick Reed with The Coldest Fear With stunners like Blood Trail and The Cruelest Cut, The Coldest Fear, may be his best work. You’ll enjoy meeting this extremely creative former Evansville detective. 1:00 p.m. December 4 – Tales & Scales Tales and Scales is an area institution, dedicated to educating children in the arts. Performances of the unforgettable Enchanted Horn will be presented at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. December 9 – The Polar Express Story Time This special story time has become a holiday tradition here at Barnes & Noble. Conductor Nick will be transporting children in this magical story time favorite, complete with hot

cocoa and cookies. Come be a part of our traditional kick-off for the season! 7:00 p.m. December 9 – Have a Merry Tuba Christmas Each December, Tuba Christmas is one of the biggest and best days of the year. B & N is just beginning to “get their spirit on” when they assemble more than 30 tubas to serenade everyone with unforgettable holiday songs. Come once and you’ll make it a regular event! 7:30 p.m.

The Centre

715 Locust St. Evansville, IN (812) 435.5770 SmgEvansville.com


December 10 – Midwest Gingerbread House Competition Over 100 competitors from local areas and around the Midwest will participate by building holiday wonderlands in the form of gingerbread houses. The event will draw hundreds of visitors to watch the challenge, as well as shop our vendors and holiday silent auction. Low-cost pictures with Santa will be available, along with fun activities for kids of all ages. Visitors and competitors will also enjoy holiday performances from local groups and hear presentations about homelessness and Aurora. If you are interested in competing, contact jwalters@auroraevansville. org. Event begins at 10:30 a.m.

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Downtown Evansville December 10 – Jingle Bell Run 5K Get active in this popular community walk/run that raises money for the Arthritis Foundation’s local chapter. Wear your most festive gear and get your running shoes on! The event starts outside of Old National Bank, 9:00 a.m.

Downtown Henderson

(270) 827-0016 DowntownHenderson.org December 3 – Christmas Parade All the fun starts at 10:00 a.m.

Downtown Newburgh

(812) 499-5019 HistoricNewburgh.org

worlD-class theatre in henDerson

f you haven’t heard of the Henderson Area Arts Alliance yet, you’re in for a treat. Kyle Arnett, the executive director, says, “[We are] the presenting organization for the Henderson Fine Arts Center, which is an approximately 1000 seat venue on the campus of the Henderson Community College. We present an ‘original series’ of 6 shows, which vary from season to season. All the shows are touring, world-class productions.” “Broadway to bluegrass,” HAAA features a threeshow family series of matinees including area favorites like Tales and Scales. The family series is only three seasons old, but includes not only family-friendly shows, says Arnett, but also things like science projects through cMoe, and featuring a bookmobile. Two separate seasons “provide two very different groups of shows,” he said. “Our shows in the original series are almost always appropriate for all ages, but they might not always be something a small child would enjoy…the Family Series shows are all under an hour and chosen with children of all ages in mind.” — Katie Darby-Mullins To check out the HAAA 2011-2012 season, visit haaa.org. Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • Decmber 2011

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pend some holiday time with WNIN and Curious George. WNIN’s annual Cookies with Santa will take place on Sunday, December 11 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the WNIN studios. Share cookies and a story with Santa, activity booths, watch the Curious George Christmas Movie, enjoy food and much more! Special gifts will be handed Eliie Kissel pictured above out to WNIN with Santa Claus! Kids Club members. This event is open to the public and it’s free. Don’t miss out on this holiday fun!

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December 2 – 4 – Historic Newburgh Christmas Included in this jam-packed weekend: Festival of Trees, Santa’s Workshop, and Santa’s Luncheon.

Evansville Museum of Art, History & Science 411 S.E. Riverside Dr. Evansville, IN (812) 425-2406 EMuseum.org

December 2 & 3 – The Polar Express Enjoy a special reading of The Polar Express by the Rivertown Storytellers in the train’s club car, and be treated to hot cocoa and cookies in the train’s dining car. A special gift and a visit with Santa will make this an evening to cherish for years to come! Pajamas are welcome!

“Golden Tickets” are required for the event. The cost is $20 per person for Members and $25 per person for NonMembers. Children under 2 may sit on the lap of a ticketed adult. Tickets will be received the evening of the event. Show time is 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Please call for reservations.

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library EVPL.org

Central Library 200 S.E. MLK Jr. Blvd. Evansville, IN (812) 428-8200 East Branch 840 E. Chandler Ave. Evansville, IN (812) 428-8231


Red Bank Branch 120 S. Red Bank Rd. Evansville, IN (812) 428-8205 McCollough Branch 5115 Washington Ave. Evansville, IN (812) 428-8236 West Branch 2000 W. Franklin St. Evansville, IN (812) 428-8232 Stories with Santa Join us for stories and songs with Santa Claus. Parents: don’t forget your camera!

December 4: 2:00 p.m., Central Library December 12: 10:30 a.m., West Branch, 3:30 p.m., Stringtown Branch December 13: 3:30 p.m., East Branch, 6:30 p.m., North Park Branch December 14: 10:30 a.m., Central Library, 6:00 p.m., Oaklyn Branch December 15: 10:00 a.m., Red Bank Branch, 6:30 p.m., McCollough Branch December 20 - Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden Lecture Series Browning Events Room, Central Library The rainforest is home to many different kinds of animals and plants, and the library is home to many

different books about the rainforest. See some of the wonders of the rainforest, and listen to stories about life in the rainforest. Presented by Dennis Vogt, Assistant Animal Curator. 6:30 p.m.

Ford Center

Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Evansville, IN (812) 422-1515 TheFordCenter.com Aces Basketball Ladies Winter Classic - Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 3, 3:30 p.m. Men vs. Aggies – Dec. 10, 7:05 p.m. Men vs. Golden Eagles – Dec. 17, 1:00 p.m. Men vs. Salukis – Dec. 29, 7:00 p.m. Evansville Icemen vs. Blaze – Dec. 4, 5:00 p.m. vs. Gems – Dec. 9, 7:15 p.m. vs. Blaze – Dec. 11, 5:00 p.m. vs. Komets – Dec. 16, 7:15 p.m. vs. Mavericks – Dec. 18, 5:00 p.m. vs. Brahmas – Dec. 23, 7:15 p.m. vs. Gems – Dec. 27, 7:15 p.m. vs. Komets – Dec. 30, 7:15 p.m. vs. Thunder – Dec. 31, 7:15 p.m.

Garvin Park

Main St. & Heidelbach Ave. Evansville, IN Continuing through December – Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights The 18th annual Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights will feature over 60 elaborate seasonal scenes and animated displays. All proceeds benefit Easter Seals. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 5-10 p.m. Cost is $7 and up.

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hen beginning this, I had the preconceived notion that asking people about Christmas traditions would reveal things like going to the movies or taking trips or attending concerts. It could not be farther from the truth. Melissa McGuire, Newburgh, told me she and her late mother always baked strawberry bread together and gave as gifts to family and friends which dates to her mother’s days in Topeka Kansas. Today, the family Christmas meal in Melissa’s home, includes her mother’s cornbread dressing and the strawberry bread. Scott Lauderdale, Evansville, related he grew up with their family putting up a family farm cedar tree each year. His grandmother always saved the cedar tree shavings and burned them throughout the season filling the air with the special fragrance. Kelly McKittrick, Evansville, looks forward to picking out gifts every year with her seven-yearold son Garrett and giving them to a needy family. For their own special Christmas day, they spend the time with her family. After the big meal, they all play games including lots of giggling. Cindy Steele, Evansville, celebrates Christmas Eve in her own home but always goes to her mother’s in the afternoon. On Christmas Day she heads off to have Christmas breakfast with her kids and grandbabies. Once the big meal is over, they open presents and watch the grandchildren play with their new toys. Bill and Wanda Kavanaugh, Newburgh, say they have Christmas Day at their house with everyone’s presents under their tree. Since Wanda sings ‘O Holy Night’ every year at their church on Christmas Eve, many of the family gather there. So you see, in this area, our Christmas traditions are all about family. Within my own family we have included annual visits to Bethel Temple’s ‘Living Christmas Tree’ and Garvin Park’s light displays, but it was still all family. I guess there is nothing like family when it comes to celebrating Christmas. — Leanna K. Hughes

Leanna has been a civic volunteer in her community for the last 25+ years and serves as an elected official for Newburgh’s Town Council as well as having a full-time career as a realtor.

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Germania Mannerchor

916 N. Fulton Ave. • Evansville, IN (812) 422-1915 EvasnvilleGermania.com December 2 – Christmas at Germaina Embrace the spirit of the season with a traditional German meal and melodies provided by the men’s and women’s choirs. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased at Germaina. Start time is 6:00 p.m.

Henderson Community College Theater Hall

2660 S. Green St. • Henderson, KY (270) 827-1867 SomerSet.KCTCS.eductcs.edu December 11 – “Children’s Nutcracker” presented by Children’s Center for Dance The story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King takes you through a magical journey for all ages. Please call or go online for tickets or more information. Showtime is 3:00 p.m.

Historic New Harmony (812) 464-8600 NewHarmony.biz

December 2 - 4 – Christmas in New Harmony The annual Christmas Tree Lighting kicks off the celebration followed by “Candlelight Glow” themed shopping parties, complete with wine tasting, desserts, and coffee on Church street starting at 6 p.m. Saturday consists of “Breakfast with Santa” and a “Main Street Parade”. Children’s activities include horse-drawn carriage rides, craft making, and photos with Santa. A shopping and antique fair will be held inside the Ribeyre Gymnasium for Christmas shopping as well as the popular “Sweet Shoppe”, along with live music from The Shade Tree Players. Continue on to the Rapp/ Owen Granary and you will find the Artisan Craft Fair, and later at Church and Main streets a live nativity scene. Finally, don’t miss the Nutcracker Ballet performed by the

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Children’s Center for Dance. With so much to do, plan to spend your weekend in New Harmony! Go online for places to stay, more event information, and a full schedule.

Holy Spirit Church

1800 Lodge Ave. • Evansville, IN (812) 477-1738 HolySpiritEvansville.com December 10 – Tinsel Town Stop in to Tinsel Town, a Christmas Craft & Home Business Show, between 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. to check out the variety of booths and to shop for oneof-a-kind gifts! Admission is $1.00.

John James Audubon State Park Hwy. 41 • Henderson, KY (270) 827-1893 parks.ky.gov

December 2 – Tiny Tot’s Holiday Ornaments Ages 3-5 will have a blast at “Turkey Time” ART at the Park. Dress for a mess. Call for pre-registration, which is required. December 10 – Santa’s at the Park Children ages 3 – 7 and their families are invited to share in holiday activities such as art, story telling, treats, and photos with Santa. Event runs from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Call for preregistration.

Kirkland’s

6501 E. Lloyd Expwy. Evansville, IN (812) 401-6000 |Kirklands.com

December 3 & 4, 1:00 -4:00 p.m. Stage Your Home for the Holidays Brenda Pelz, a longtime local home


stager from the north side of Evansville, is doing this free event the first weekend in December. She asks that people bring a few digital photos of holiday décor, either decorated or from boxes. She’ll spend 10 to 15 minutes per person. Brenda is known for showing how to streamline a room’s look in the home, as well as refocusing collections (like holiday collections) and objects in restyled and interesting ways, even if space or a budget is tight. More information on Brenda Pelz can be found at www. FocalPointFound.com.

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanical Gardens 1545 Mesker Park Dr. Evansville, IN (812) 425-5050 MeskerParkZoo.com

December 3 – 4 – Breakfast with Santa Enjoy a hot buffet breakfast with Santa at the Rainforest Grill. Children will receive a treat bag and enjoy making a special holiday craft. Nonmembers: $12, Members: $10. 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Metro Sports Center 5820 Metro Centre Ave. Evansville, IN (812) 479-KICK MetroSportsCenter.net Call for more details about all classes.

Leagues are forming now! Holiday Day Camp, Adult & Youth Volleyball League, Adult Flag Football (deadline December 4th) and Winter II Youth Soccer League. Ongoing… Baseball lessons, SoccerTots, Baseball Buddies, Basketball Buddies, and Tumble Tots

The Pub

1348 Division St. Evansville, IN (812) 423-2121 Facebook.com December 17 – Penny Lane Coffeehouse Art & Music Fest ‘11 ALL AGES! From 2 – 4 p.m. come and enjoy the art, craft, and vendor extravaganza to find the perfect holiday gift from friends and family all while supporting local artists and small business owners! The crafts and art will remain available until the evening, and the music begins at 4 p.m.! The music lineup includes local favorites and a Nashville treat! The following bands and musicians will be playing the bill: Kennedy Rose, Dane Whitley, Calabash, Kat Smo (Nashville), and more to come! There will be a silent auction benefitting PAAWS. A portion of event proceeds will go to 911 Gives Hope and Southern Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition.

St. Vincent’s Day Care (812) 424-4780 Stvincentsdaycarecenter.com December 3 – Breakfast with Santa The whole family is invited out eat breakfast with Santa and enjoy crafts. Don’t forget to smile for a photo! Free to the community and benefiting St. Vincent’s Day Care. Call to RSVP. Seatings every hours from 8 – 11 a.m.

Swonder Ice Arena

209 N. Boeke Rd. • Evansville, IN (812) 479-0989 Swonder.Evansville.Net Call for all scheduled activity times. Open Skate Daily call for times. Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • Decmber 2011

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Now through December 19. Reduce fines and feed the hungry. What if we told you there was a way to clear your library card fines and help your community? Food for Fines allows you to donate canned goods to “pay” off fines. For each non-perishable food item (canned or boxed) you donate, your fine will be reduced by $1, with a maximum of $10 waived. Bring items to the Check Out desk at any EVPL location to have your account credited. Help us collect 15,000 pounds of food for the Tri-State Food Bank! Thursday, December 8 Introducing the iPad. Become acquainted with the hot new device from Apple, the iPad, at 6:00 p.m. in Central Library’s Tech Center. Discuss the basics, learn how to customize your experience by changing settings, and learn about popular and useful apps. This class is perfect for the iPad beginner or for those considering purchasing one. Registration is required by calling 428-8200 ext. 1515 or visiting evpl.org. Thursday, December 15 Enjoy unique holiday music. Welcome Santa in from the cold and get in the holiday spirit as folk musicians Ruth and Tom Wintczak and Diana Walker treat you to beautiful holiday music played on their handmade dulcimers, which are string instruments. Join us at 5:45 p.m. at McCollough Branch for this festive performance. For more information, call 428-8236. For more information on the classes, events and services that are available free of charge at the EVPL, visit evpl.org or on your smartphone at m.evpl.org.

— Miranda Knight, EVPL Marketing & Community Relations Specialist

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University of Evansville Wheeler Concert Hall 1800 Lincoln Ave. Evansville, IN (812) 423-8633 Evansville.edu

Continuing through December 8 Christmas Show The Melvin Peterson Gallery (1800 Lincoln Ave.) opens up for shoppers burned out on big-box stores. The Gallery is festively decorated and offers an alternative.

Vanderburgh County 4H Center

201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Rd. Evansville, IN (812) 435-5287 Vanderburgh4HCenter.com Continuing Through December 23 – Winter Carnival of Lights The fairgrounds light up like a winter carnival this time of year and beckons visitors to drive through the 100,000 Christmas lights. Santa even sets up shop until 9:00 p.m. on the weekends. Lights are on display from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

551 N. Boeke Rd. • Evansville, IN (812) 479-0771 WesselmanNatureSociety.org Every Wednesday – Toddler Tales Gather in the Nature Center for a craft and nature story at 10:00 a.m.

WNIN

405 Carpenter St. • Evansville, IN (812) 423-2973 wnin.org December 11 – Cookies with Santa Spend some holiday time with WNIN and Curious George. WNIN’s annual Cookies with Santa will take place from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the WNIN studios. Share cookies and a story with Santa, activity booths, watch the Curious George Christmas Movie, enjoy food, and much more! Do you have an event that you would like to submit for consideration in the Community Events? Please send it to Editor@AtomaPublishing.com before the 15th of the month prior to your event.

The Victory Theatre

600 Main St. • Evansville, IN (812) 435-6287 smgevansville.com December 18 – Magic Cares 2011 Local magician Don Baggett and other entertainers gather for the fifth annual Magic Cares show to raise money for Vanderburgh County CASA. Fun for the whole family, featuring one-of-a-kind magic! Santa himself may even stop by! Start time is 2:00 p.m.

December 18 – Magic Cares 2011 Local magician Don Baggett and other entertainers gather for the fifth annual Magic Cares show to raise money for Vanderburgh County CASA.


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Give the Gift of Health to Your Pets!

t Pets 1st, you can give the gift of health to your animal friends this season. “Start them on an all-natural diet now,” says co-owner Dody Dickman, “and by the New Year, you’ll have a brand new pet.” Pets 1st is not just another pet store—they encourage total health from teeth to tail. Owners Dody and Jeff Dickman focus their business not on profit but on natural pet wellness and the idea that animals that eat healthier foods will be healthier in other respects as well. “We specialize in nutrition aspects that can eliminate problems caused by poor diet. What we sell – you won’t find in most stores. The companies we seek out won’t do national advertising. All their money goes into quality ingredients,” says Dody. Although the foods sold at Pets 1st seem more expensive at first, Dickman says that you will only need to feed your pet half as much of the nutritionally dense food that they off as compared to the typical grain-based food. Dickman says that a change in diet can solve some health problems in pets nearly instantly. “We have seen spots on a dog that chews and chews and licks and is unhappy in his own skin; within four days, the hair is growing back. People don’t realize that what they’re putting in their animals is causing the problems they have.” Also, by providing one-on-one consultations and personalized service, Pets 1st is able to help isolate your pets’ health problems. “We take the time to get to know and understand what’s going on, and it’s a series of questions, and we’ll learn what you’re doing… We find a diet that is complimentary to their veterinary treatment,” she says. Pets 1st also provides many different viewpoints to design an approach for your pets’ health needs. Danielle is a senior pet wellness consultant, and she is an expert in the energetics of food. She’s also trained in Chinese traditional veterinary medicine. Angela has years of practical experience raising a dog who wasn’t expected to live. Also, Debbie is in school right now to be a veterinary technician. With their different strengths, they can design an approach for every pet owner. — Katie Darby-Mullins Visit Pets 1st on the web at www.pets1stdelivery.com for store locations all over the Tri-state. Or, call at (812) 867-PETS. Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • Decmber 2011

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Christoper W. Wilke

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ultimedia Artist, Christopher W. Wilke’s work draws inspiration from and examines the potent imagery of our mythic, religious and metaphysical realms, asking the viewer to reconsider deeply held preconceptions and to draw new connections between the diverse ideas with which they identify, be they cultural, religious, political or personal. Whether it is in the detailed planning of an architectural reliquary for a ruined building or the alchemical etching of copper intaglio plates, the process of creating becomes a vital part of the content. The resulting work relies on the successful dialogue between artisan and material to achieve its authenticity. Wilke is an avid creator with a love for woodworking, printmaking and painting. He once said, “I build wood objects and mixed media sculpture. I paint. I draw. I make prints. One of the most important features of my work is the honesty each medium provides. It is vital that the material from which this piece comes has a voice in the final work.”

What tools do you use in your work usually?

The tools vary with the medium. Woodworking and sculpture often call for many of the same tools: saws, files, drills, and grinders. Painting and drawing, of course, utilize pencils, charcoals, pens, and brushes. Printmaking calls for some of both, besides having its own slew of specialized tools. Relief cutting calls for woodcut gouges, while intaglio etching on copper is even more elaborate; you have to file the edges of the copper plate, paint on an highly toxic (carcinogenic) acid-resistant mordent called asphaltum with a brush then scratch lines through it with a sharp metal stylus. When the plate is exposed to the etching compound (ferric chloride), the lines one scratches etch into the plate and serve to hold ink for printing. The Japanese pull-cut saw is the single greatest saw ever developed. Traditional Western saws are all push-cut, that is to say the cutting action occurs when you push the saw; given the flexible, pliant blade of most of these saws, this can make getting a straight cut challenging. Japanese saws, which evolved independently, instead cut on the pulling action, which necessitates a straighter cut because you’re pulling the blade straight. I use mine on nearly every project I do, even if only to cut the masonite panel for a painting. Do you have a professional portfolio? Has it led you to jobs and potential contacts? I have a website through Tumblr (drxwilke.tumblr.com), which I desperately need to find the time to update, and I maintain a Facebook page (http://www.facebook. com/DrxWilke23), which is a little more up-to-date. So far we’re approaching a hundred fans and the

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exposure it provides for upcoming events is invaluable. When I had a solo show in Belleville, IL earlier this year, the Facebook page enabled me to keep fans updated about the venue’s decision to hold over the show for another month, and I’m sure that helped with sales. — Tamatha Lant


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as One started rapping when he was just 12 years old. “I wanted to impress people,” he said, “And the group I hung around listened to hip hop.” Though he acknowledges his start may have been less than artistic, now his love for the music is evident in his tracks. Since he started, he’s been playing at local clubs, like Boney June’s and The Jungle, as well as touring cross-country and playing shows in almost every state. His last record, Liberation, met with open ears, and now he’s working on a follow-up.  How is the new album, The Monster in the Wishing Well, coming?

I’m very excited about it. I recently acquired the means to start recording myself for scratch and reference tracks, and that has really expedited the process. I am working on it with Eric Hunter. I have a few features on it rapper-wise: Kristoff Krane, Sadistik, and Bodi. I have a few production guests on it also: Figure, Emancipator, and BIG CATS! all show up on there. It will release sometime next year, hopefully winter. 

Who are your influences?

Andre 3000 is a big influence to me. I pull from everywhere though, not just musicians. I recently read a book about Andy Kaufman that changed my ideas on performance. I love how he approached it. If you follow me on Facebook (Facebook.com/jacobsnider1) or twitter (@casone1) you will see that I post a lot of status updates just to read how people react—human reaction is one of the most interesting things to me. That is a big influence. Eyedea was a big influence on this record. He reignited my love for music when we toured together last summer. 

What would surprise people about the hip-hop scene in Evansville?

I think Evansville is becoming more hip to independent music. I have been really fortunate and more or less lucky to have the following that I do here. I appreciate every person that has come out even if it was just to talk trash about me on the side-line. 

Do you record with live instruments or tracks?

We use a lot of live instruments. The album I am working on now is predominantly live instruments. I work mainly with one producer named Eric Hunter. He plays everything, and I mean that—from banjos to triangles. I did a little bit of production work but he handled the bulk of it. I pick music based on its mood.

What is the most exciting thing about being a musician for you? What drives you to continue creating? Honestly, I love getting paid to travel, and that is a huge benefit to it. I’m very lucky in that regard, but I think the best

feeling is knowing that I changed something for someone. I’m not egotistical enough to think I have changed people’s lives, but I received an email telling me I helped someone quit heroin after hearing a song I made. That’s one of the biggest things that ever happened to me musically...or period. That is just a feeling that I will never get used to.  — Katie Darby-Mullins For more information, look up CasOne on at Facebook.com Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • Decmber 2011

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DECEMBER 9TH

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus Features

Starring Hollywood heavyweights like Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, and John Hurt, as well as featuring newer actors like Tom Hardy, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is based on John LeCarre’s classic 1974 novel of the same name. An international thriller, the movie focuses on the Cold War Years by following George Smiley (Oldman), a disgraced British spy, who is fired and secretly rehired by the British government, who are afraid that the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI-6) has a double agent who is working for the Soviets.

The Sitter 20th Century Fox In The Sitter, there are no good guys. Jonah Hill plays the world’s most irresponsible babysitter, and he has come up against the three worst children in all of New York City. Instead of having a boring, TV-filled night at home, the four of them go on an unforgettable overnight adventure through New York—and it’s anyone’s guess if they’ll make it home alive. The Sitter is being hailed as “a new level of twisted and debauched hilarity from the director of Pineapple Express,” which should be a pretty good clue that this isn’t a sitter you want to bring your children to.

Young Adult Paramount Studios Written by Juno’s Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman, Young Adult stars Charlize Theron as Mavis Gary, a writer who specializes in teen and young adult literature who returns to her small hometown. A misguided attempt to relive her glory days and reconnect with her now happily married high school sweetheart (played by Patrick Wilson), the move proves to be more difficult than she initially plans on, and she winds up forming an unusual friendship with a different former classmate, played by Patton Oswalt, who also seems to be stuck in his high school life.

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DECEMBER 16TH

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Warner Bros. Pictures Robert Downey Jr. is back as Sherlock Holmes. Accustomed to having his intellect unchallenged, Holmes is rattled when the new criminal mastermind he’s facing—Professor Moriarty (Jard Harris)—proves that not only is he Holmes’ match, but that he is a complete sociopath whose capacity for evil is boundless. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, all of the evidence seems to point towards suicide—however, Holmes is certain that the prince is a murder victim, and not only has he been murdered, but he’s just a pawn in an even bigger puzzle. Holmes is certain that Moriarty has designed the whole thing. One step ahead of Holmes, Moriarty continues to spin a web of death and destruction—and if Holmes is unable to stop him, his evil plot will change the course of history.


DECEMBER 21ST

The Adventures of Tintin Paramount Steven Spielberg has become synonymous with family friendly spectacles, and The Adventures of Tintin promises to be a 3D adventure. The movie stars Jamie Bell as Tintin, a young reporter who is willing to do anything for the sake of a good story. However, this commitment winds up being a dangerous prospect and thrusts him into a world of high adventure—and into the world of the nefarious Red Rackham (played by Daniel Craig). The story is based on a series of comic books created by Belgian artist Herge—specifically the three stories The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn, and Red Rackham’s Treasure. The movie also features Andy Serkis and Simon Pegg.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Sony Pictures The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures’ adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s literary juggernaut The Millennium Trilogy. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first novel in the trilogy, featuring director David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig alongside Rooney Mara, who is starring as the hardened heroine Lisbeth Salander,. The movie focuses on Salander, who has a troubled past due to a crime she committed in her youth and a horrific sexual assault she suffers not long thereafter. Because of her harrowing past, she’s the perfect crimefighting machine—throughout the rest of the movie, she’s seeking her own brand of justice.

DECEMBER 25TH War Horse

Walt Disney Pictures Set in rural England and Europe during WWI, War Horse begins by showing the incredible relationship between a horse named Joey and a young man named Albert, who trains him. However, they are forcefully separated, and the film follows Joey through the war and watches as he changes all of the people that he comes into contact with— including British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before Joey ends up in No Man’s Land. War Horse examines WWI through the eyes of a horse and shows the many emotions he experiences: joy and sorrow, friendship and adventure. Directed by Steven Spielberg. — Katie Darby-Mullins Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • Decmber 2011

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Captain America: The First Avenger Paramount

Set during World War II, Captain America is the story of Steve Rogers (as portrayed by Chris Evans), a brave but scrawny soldier who volunteers for an army experiment to give him super human strength and agility in an effort to transform him into a super soldier. However, the army soon realizes that their new weapon is too valuable to risk losing in battle; therefore, instead of heading into battle, Steve performs in USO shows while dressed in the familiar red-white-and-blue costume. Nevertheless, once a dire Nazi plot is revealed, Captain America rises to the challenge by defeating The Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) and protecting the Allies from an impending missile launch.

“Looks great and hits all the right notes but

The Review: Captain America is the perfect super hero, and never truly puts the pedal to the medal.” maybe that is the problem. His bravery knows no bounds; his — Richard Knight, Knight at the Movies selflessness is infinite. So my question is, where’s the fun in that? Spidey suffers from more neuroses than a Woody Allen character, and heaven knows that Batman is overdue for some intensive therapy, maybe even electric-shock treatment. Yet, good ol’ Cap has no dead uncles or daddies in his past and thus no internal conflict, meaning no chance for growth. He is wholly good at the beginning and wholly good at the end. Only the very final scene gives us some hint of intrigue, and by then, it’s too late for even Captain America to save the day.

Horrible Bosses

Warner Brothers Pictures Directed by Seth Gordon, Horrible Bosses centers on the miserable work-lives of Nick, Kurt, and Dale (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis) and their unbearable bosses (played by Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, and Jennifer Aniston). One night, the three underlings are fed-up, and while under the influence of some liquid courage, they decide to solve their work problems for good with a plan to murder one another’s respective bosses. With the help of an ex-con (Jamie Foxx), they devise a foolhardy plan, and the fun begins. What could possibly go wrong?

“A lot of low-stakes humor, occassionaly brought off by a mostly ingratiating cast.”

The Review: Horrible Bosses is an unapologetically over-the-top, gross-out comedy, and for what it is, it works well, that is, most of the time. Although — Sam Adams, Los Angeles TImes the premise of three friends conspiring to murder each others’ respective bosses in order to avoid suspicion makes for a fairly one-note story, Bateman, Sudeikis, and Day provide anything but one-note characters. The film places the three in a series of preposterous situations, and watching them fumble their way out of each sticky predicament is quite entertaining. Of course, this movie is no masterpiece. It’s formulaic, unbelievable, and silly, but these guys do silly very well.

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Bad Teacher

Columbia Pictures Junior high teacher Elizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz) has lost her sugar daddy and needs to find a new one quickly. She wants to quit this lame teaching gig and live the good life, which by her definition involves drinking, getting high, and generally being herself. That is probably a good idea since she stinks at her job anyway. Her plan? Seduce the wealthy new substitute, Scott Delacorte (Justin Timberlake), and marry him. The only problem is that she must compete with Amy Squirrel (Lucy Punch), her squeaky-clean colleague, who wants Scott for herself.

“This is too easy, but I’m going to do it anyway: Bad Teacher? Bad movie.”

The Review: This film might have worked if — Matt Neal, The Standard it focused on a misguided gold-digger who, underneath it all, hides a heart of gold, but it doesn’t. Because Diaz plays the self-obsessed, conniving Ms. Halsey so convincingly, it is all but impossible to find her character redeemable. Frankly, I rooted more for Hannibal Lecter’s successful escape in Silence of the Lambs than I did for this wretch-of-a-teacher’s ultimate happiness. Of course, the plot contains a small, uninspired attempt at her redemption, but this chick just has too much baggage to believe—or care--that she’s changed. Oh yeah, it’s not funny either. This teacher gets a generous D-.

Crazy Stupid Love Warner Brothers

“A modern, adult story that’s both uproariously funny and touchingly real.”

Cal Weaver (Steve Carrell) is a good man. He’s a doting father and a caring husband. Yet, his comfortable but simple existence unravels when his wife asks him for a divorce, and he finds himself thrust back into the dating scene. While drowning his sorrows at a local bar one night, he meets professional ladies-man, Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling), who takes bumbling Cal under his wing in order to teach him the tricks of his trade. However, Cal’s lovesick adolescent son, Robbie (Jonah Bobo), may be the right person to give Cal love advice.

— Adam Bub, The Detroit News

The Review: It doesn’t seem fair to call this film a romantic comedy. On one hand, it’s both tangibly romantic and actually funny. Yet, on the other hand, its complexity defies the genre. This film has several subplots that are effortlessly interwoven and culminate in a surprise twist that you won’t see coming. Likewise, the film avoids indulging in the myth of the happily-ever-after, which is all too typical of the typical romantic comedy. Instead, it aspires to something more real. The small interactions feel organic and unforced, and although the situations are often exaggerated for comic effect, the earnestness of each character is never in doubt. Ultimately, it conveys a big message for a comedy: true love takes work and a certain degree of forgiveness. Tissue, please. — Brian Ricketts Call for Advertising Information (812) 962-1309 • Decmber 2011

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9 Left Dead

“The Wrong Things” CD (Dirtbag/Warner Music) Pathetic and juvenile hard rock that puffs its chest out with the opener, “Put Your Guns Down”, a shallow threat in pop-song form. These meat-heads cop every lame rock stereotype within the first two songs. Destined to be forgotten and in the cut-out bins before you can say “Hinder”.

Julian Cope

“Copeulation” DVD Cherry Red/Universal 2 stars

All The Apparatus

“self-titled” CD (Faulty Records) An epic 11piece band from Hawaii? ATA mine a territory less “tropical” and more whimsical. Self-described as “avantegarde dirty gypsy klezmer jazz indie anti-folk rock”, there’s melodic pop sounds, heavier groove weirdness with kazoos, funky horns, anthemic Arcade Fire-meets-Clash rockers, and more. The schizophrenic approach may lose some, and although there’s some good stuff here, it all seems too “kitchen sink” to gel.

Bonnie Prince Billy

“Wolfroy Goes To Town” album (Drag City) Louisville native Will Oldham is an indie folk/country icon, and this, his long-awaited (16th?) album, marks a return of sorts to his earlier, starker acoustic days. Whereas his last major release was more upbeat and countryinfluenced, this one’s spare, intimate, and almost meditational. Highlights include the lonely English-style folk of “New Whaling”, the rollicking “Quail and Dumplings”, and the stunningly sad “We Are Unhappy”. Superb! — Todd Zachritz

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A nice and historical compilation of Cope’s promotional videos, dating back to his days fronting Liverpoolbased post-punk band The Teardrop Explodes, though sadly this only takes us up to 1990 or so. Where are the later Cope videos? Ah, the perils of licensing. Regardless, this is a worthy timepiece. I first heard of Cope through MTV and his enigmatic “World Shut Your Mouth” video, which is thankfully included here. From that slice of new-wave rock, and from the rest of the more pop-friendly tracks here, there’s little evidence of Cope’s later (and current) fascination with avante garde psychedelic musics and Krautrock. “Copeulation”’s 14 tracks of 80’s-era videos are well-worth a shot for Cope fans, but those on the fence may want to ignore these often dated visuals and silly poses. — Todd Zachritz

among others), O’Hearn has quietly crafted a gorgeously subtle album of quietly introspective songs that skirt the lines between ambient and new age. “Transitions” consists of 9 mostly electronic instrumentals, based around emotive melodies and simple motifs. Don’t expect any sort of bombast or cinematic drama here, as tracks like “Patterns” are brilliantly low-key, playing with sub-melodies and fragile minimalist structures. If you find Brian Eno too cold and detached, O’Hearn’s “Transitions” would make an ample replacement, with plenty of mesmerizing, lilting atmospheres. — Todd Zachritz

Collide

“Counting To Zero” CD Noiseplus Music 4.5 stars

Patrick O’Hearn

“Transitions” CD Patrick O’Hearn Music 4 stars With an impressive resume behind him (he was in Frank Zappa’s band,

Beginning with the texturally complex, almost psychedelic “Bending And Floating”, this veteran Californian electronic duo


have taken aspects of their last effort (the all-classic rock covers album “These Eyes Before”) and synthesized them into the band’s signature dark-edged electro-rock template. “Lucky 13” is a slinky, seductive groove with an almost bluesy swagger. “In The Frequency” is a low-and-slow trip-hop gem, and “Slow Down” is a trippy kaleidoscope of ambient rock. “Further From Anything” begs for club play. There are other standouts, as well, but I’d be rambling. Suffice to say that Collide’s expert synthesis of electronica, moody rock, and dark dance is among the finest you’re likely to hear anytime soon. “Counting To Zero” finds Collide firing on all cynlinders. Kudos to Statik and kaRIN! — Todd Zachritz

5stars Wilco “The Whole Love” Album (dBpm Records)

The Winchester Club “Negative Liberty” CD Exile On Mainstream 3 stars

The second album from a Londonbased instrumental post-rock act, Winchester Club’s driving, swirling rock will be most appreciated by fans of stuff like Explosions In The Sky or the shoegazer set. You know the formula already: tensionbuilding guitars and pummeling drums, double bass players, dramatic

dynamism, and moments of lonely quiet interspersed within tumultuous cascades of guitar. There’s only 5 tracks here, but they are, after all, lengthy pieces. Witness the 12minutes of “The Lonely Robot”, or the gradual 15-minute buildup of “R.D. Laing (Little Chemical Straightjackets)”. They haven’t really found their own unique voice yet, but, nonetheless, this is fine work. — Todd Zachritz

Attention Local Bands! Would you like us to review one of your CDs? Mail it to: Editorial Department 4 Chestnut Street Evansville, IN 47713 or email MP3’s to Editor@AtomaPublishing.com

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rom the glitchy electronic noise that opens the album on “Art Of Almost”, it’s obvious that this is Wilco moving back into their more playful experimental mode, after a couple of albums of more straightforward rock. The noise gives quickly way to become a rather gentle folk-pop song before exploding into a swell of postKrautrock improv jamming. “Dawned On Me” is a scrappy (yet mature) slice of Summertime pop, complete with Jeff Tweedy whistling, whereas “Black Moon” goes more introspective and low-key, proving that Tweedy and company are at the top of their class. The remainder of the album beautifully and skillfully teeters between well-written and upbeat pop songs and almost somber melancholia. The 12-minute “One Sunday Morning” combines a disjointed guitar/ piano melody with minimalist drones and reflective words from Tweedy to spectacular effect. It’s a perfect bookend to this magnificent album. — Todd Zachritz

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On the move? Be sure to check out News4UOnline.com for complete Road Trip listings. ROAD TRIP TO CINCINNATI 20th Century Theater

513-731-8000 Dec 1: Thursday (w/Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Zechs Marquise, Native) Dec 8: Collin Raye

roadtrips

Dec 10: Cincinnati Cyclones: Throwback Night Dec 30: Harlem Globetrotters

ROAD TRIP TO INDIANAPOLIS Lucas Oil Stadium

317-262-8600 Dec 18: Colts vs. Titans Dec 22: Colts vs. Texans

Bogarts

513-281-8400 Dec 4: Reel Big Fish and Streetlight Manifesto Dec 10: 96ROCK Yes, Hello, Xmas! Show w/ Puddle of Mudd and Pop Evil

Old National Centre Formerly Murat Theatre

MOTR Pub

513-381-6687 Dec 8: Robert Ellis and Mark Utley Dec 9: J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound w/Buckra Dec 13: Alabama Shakes Dec 21: Chris Comer Trio Christmas Party

Chris Cornell is playing the Egyptian Room December 7. 8 Seconds

317-486-1525 Dec 2: Josh Thompson Dec 9: Jamey Johnson Dec 9: Legends of Fighting Dec 10: Cornfield Mafia

Bluebird Nightclub

Reel Big Fish will be at Bogart’s December 4 Paul Brown Stadium 513-621-3550 Dec 11: Bengals vs. Texans Dec 24: Bengals vs. Cardinals

US Bank Arena

513-421-4111 Dec 2: Guns N’ Roses Dec 3: Cincinnati Cyclones: Weiner Dog Race + $1 Hot Dogs

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812-336-3984 Dec 6: Fitz & The Tantrums Dec 15: Sister Hazel Dec 31: Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Clowes Memorial Hall

800-732-0804 Dec 1-4: The Nutcracker Dec 17: Handel’s Messiah

Crackers Comedy Broad Ripple

317-255-4211 Dec 1-2: Greg Warren Dec 15-16: Harland Williams Dec 28-30: Dan Cummins

317-239-5151 Dec 1: Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show Dec 2: Straight No ChaserHoliday Concert Dec 4: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Dec 6: Chicago Dec 7: WZPL Jingle Jam w/The Fray, Simple Plan, and more Dec 19: Mannheim Steamroller Dec 28: Jim Brickman

Old National Centre Egyptian Room 317-239-5151 Dec 1: WZPL Jingle Jam with Hanson Dec 3: WZPL Jingle Jam with Matt Nathanson, Christina Perri, and Gentleman Hall Dec 5: WNOU Santa Slam with Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas Dec 7: Chris Cornell Dec 11: Kenny Wayne Shepherd

ROAD TRIP TO LOUISVILLE Bomhard Theatre-Kentucky Center

800-775-7777 Dec 2: RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles Dec 8: Chris Cornell: Solo Acoustic

Headliners Music Hall

502-584-8088 Dec 4: Jason Isbell (solo acoustic)


The Queers rock Firebird December 10.

Headliners hosts Jason Isbell on December 4. Dec 17: Rachel Yamagata Dec 23: Steely Dan Tribute Band Dec 30: Rumors: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac & Damn the Torpedos: A Tom Petty Tribute

Horseshoe Casino

812-969-6000 Dec 3: A Holiday Evening with Paula Deen

ROAD TRIP TO NASHVILLE 3rd & Lindsley

615-259-9891 Dec 2: Mindy Smith Dec 4: Crystal Bowersox w/Graffiti Dec 19: Benefit for Alternatives to the Death Penalty: John Hiatt, Rodney Crowell, Roseanne Cash, Ranger Doug, Gail Davies w/ Lilly Hiatt, James Green, and Chelsea Crowell

Exit/In

615-321-3340 Dec 2: Griffin House Dec 11: J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound Dec 30: Moon Taxi w/Heypenny, Uncle Skeleton

Grand Ole Opry

615-889-3060 Dec 2: Dierks Bentley, Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings & more Dec 3: Terri Clark, Suzy Bogguss, Mel Tillis, Mindy Smith, Brett Anderson Dec 16: Will Hoge, Joe Diffie Dec 17: Emmylou Harris, The Civil Wars and more

Dierks Bentley takes the stage at the Grand Ole Opry December 2. Mercy Lounge 615-251-3020 Dec 1: Alabama Shakes Dec 6: Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three Dec 9: ‘Imagine No Gun Violence’ Benefit: John Lennon Tribute Dec 10: Carolina Chocolate Drops

Ryman Auditorium

615-889-3060 Dec 1: Gillian Welch Dec 4: Judy Collins & Arlo Guthrie Dec 5: Glen Campbell: Farewell Tour Dec 8: Hall & Oates Dec 15: Jim Brickman & Friends Holiday Concert Dec 20-21: Amy Grant & Vince Gill

ROAD TRIP TO ST. LOUIS Firebird

314-535-0353 Dec 7: Fishbone Dec 10: The Queers Dec 17: Mike Stud Dec 21: Fair to Midland/Dead Letter Circus/Aficionado

Rockabilly Riot Tour Dec 10: blessthefall Dec 17: Greek Fire & Brookroyal

Scottrade Center

scottradecenter.net Dec 3: Blues vs. Blackhawks Dec 6: Blues vs. Red Wings Dec 8: Blues vs. Ducks Dec 9: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Dec 15: Blues vs. Rangers Dec 17: Trans-Siberian Orchestra Dec 18: Blues vs. Blue Jackets Dec 26: Blues vs. Stars Dec 30: Blues vs. Stars

The Pageant

314-726-6161 Dec 2: Bob & Tom Comedy All-Stars Dec 6: Switchfoot Dec 8: Staind with Blue October Dec 10: Ludo with Treaty of Paris Dec 13: Cage The Elephant

ROAD TRIP TO TERRE HAUTE

Off Broadway

314-773-3363 Dec 2: Kinky Friedman Dec 4: Wayne “The Train” Hancock Dec 9: Lucero Dec 16: Big Smith & the Lulus Dec 29: Murder By Death

Pop’s Nightclub

618-274-6720 Dec 5: Brian Setzer’s

Celebrate Christmas with the VanDells at Boot City December 10. Boot City Opry

812-299-8379 Dec 3: Mike Porter Show Dec 10: The Van-Dells Christmas Show

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