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Fox Valley Tech Prepares Cultural Cuisine

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Sample a variety of street food-inspired hors d’oeuvres at Fox Valley Technical College’s annual Cultural Cuisine event on Sunday, February 25. The event, which runs from 3-6 p.m. at FVTC’s Appleton Campus, is a fundraiser for the college’s scholarship endowment fund. This year’s event will focus on street food favorites from cities around the world READ MORE

African Heritage, Inc. Hosts Black History Celebration

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On February 17, African Heritage, Inc. will host its 20th annual Fox Cities community black history program event, which promotes unity through culturally focused speakers, presentations and food. “African Heritage, Inc. is also this year celebrating their 20th anniversary. Created in 1998, … we’ve been doing the black history month [event] every year since then,” READ MORE

Five Not-to-Miss February Exhibits

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Make sure to check out these shows this month The Nostalgia Awakens Thru February 28 See a massive collection of original Star Wars action figures, spaceships and play sets made from 1978 to 1985. Items belong to local collector David Wentworth. Kimberly Public Library. 788-7515. Surface Archaic: Joshua Albers and Craig Clifford February 1-22 This READ MORE

February Must-See Music

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Three musical happenings to attend this month  Imagine: the Peace Concert February 10 Appleton Boychoir brings their message of friendship to the Chapel stage along with Japanese cellist Eru Matsumoto. Imagine dancers, narrators and music with a powerful message will make this spring concert a significant event, softening hearts one great song at a time. READ MORE

Exhibit Opening: Masterpieces of the Valley

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Masterpieces of the Valley, opening February 10 at The Paine Art Center and Gardens in Oshkosh, is an exhibit of artworks from the collections of the Paine and several regional institutions. The exhibit will include European and American paintings from the mid-19th through early 20th centuries, which is the period when founders Nathan and Jessie READ MORE

Cool Classes

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Tap into your creative side with these classes Artist’s Paintstik February 6 Learn different techniques to utilize the Artist’s Paintstik, an oil-based paint in a stick format that can be used on just about any surface making it perfect for painters, sewers and others. Go home with a completed wall hanging and pillow cover. 6-9pm. READ MORE

Exhibit Opening: Broken Hearts 

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Celebrate the seedy side of love this Valentine’s Day at “Broken Hearts,” an art exhibition debuting February 1 at artlessBastard in De Pere. The show will present 2-D and 3-D works of art in all mediums, from painting to mixed media to drawing. Themes will revolve around love lost, found and abandoned; young love and READ MORE

Wildwood Film Festival

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The 17th Annual Wildwood Film Festival will take place at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton on February 16 and 17. The festival features Wisconsin films only; all projects have direct ties to the state, whether it’s the primary creative personnel (producer/director/writer), the actors or the locations. After their original film submission was READ MORE

Milestone Season: newVoices Choir 

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The newVoices Choir continues celebrating its 40th anniversary season in 2018. On April 28, a collaboration with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, called U.S. Venture Masterworks: Gift of Life & Rutter Requiem, will honor the organization’s past, present and future with two works by renowned choral music composer and conductor John Rutter. U.S. Venture and READ MORE

Dance & Performance Events

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Celebrate the art of movement at these events Kamikaze Fireflies January 27 You won’t believe your eyes as you watch this captivating duo perform amazing acrobatics and circus feats. The Kamikaze Fireflies unchained performance includes juggling, hula hoops, German wheel, whips and other circus tricks – with a big side of comedy. 2pm. The Grand READ MORE