FCM – What’s Going On? Weekend Preview

We do like to keep ourselves busy in Northeast Wisconsin. Perhaps its a coping mechanism that keeps us from fretting too much about the winter weather we know is coming.

Although, if you have spent anytime outside lately, you know that Mother Nature has given us a very pleasant fall. The leaves are giving us salute of brilliant colors – make sure you spend some time outside – even if it’s just for a few minutes.

It looks like our weather will last into the weekend, with the exception of possible showers on Saturday. Speaking of the weekend, it’s Wednesday – already – and folks are starting to think about their weekend.

Undecided? There are plenty of great options to fill your datebook. Some events you may want to check out include:

A festive Friday brew

Brewfest, the annual fundraiser for St. Gabriel’s Catholic Elementary School in Neenah, gives you a chance to sample more than 50 handcrafted brews, as well as homemade sodas and wine. The adult-only social evening at the Neenah Riverside Holiday Inn benefits the school’s PTO organization and proceeds from this year’s event will be used for technology upgrades.

Symphonic Saturday

Both the Fox Valley and the Green Bay symphony orchestras begin their respective season’s this weekend.

The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra will celebrated the new season with it Fiesta Italiana, a celebration of all things Italian. Saturday’s performance at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center gets underway at 7:30 p.m. and features compositions from Hector Berlioz, Samuel Barber and Felix Mendelssohn.

Further north, the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Oktoberfest by featuring three German masterworks by Wagner, Strauss, and Beethoven. Before the concert, ticket holders can enjoy beer tasting, Bavarian travel information, and German folk music in the Weidner Center lobby. The event begins at 6 p.m. the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

Read all about it on Sunday

True, its hard to compete with the Packers, but if you and your family are looking for an alternative, you may want to consider a drive to Sheboygan to experience the Sheboygan Book Festival.

The 4th annual Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival, a celebration of books and reading, begins Friday afternoon and runs all weekend at several locations in Sheboygan. Meet acclaimed authors and illustrators; take part in workshops, hear authors talk about what they do; and make art with amazing illustrators.

Fashion mania on Monday

The Trout Museum of Art rolls out another unique event Monday to celebrate the current Katharine Hepburn fashion exhibit.

To celebrate the exhibit, the Trout is teaming with local stores to stage a style show and fundraiserexploring how stars influence current fashion. The event is being hosted at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel. The event includes a luncheon and silent auction.

Still looking for something to fill your datebook? Be sure to check FOX CITIES Magazine’s constantly updated listings at

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