What’s Going On? The Weekend Preview (10/18-10/21)

It’s October – time to celebrate things that go bump in the night!

Most of the leaves are turning and some are already falling off the trees. it must be time for all our favorite ghosts, goblins and favorite cartoon characters to take to the streets to Halloween. Indeed, there are already some fun Halloween activities on the calendar for this weekend.

Things get started Fridayat the NEW Zoo,, which holds the North Shore Bank Zoo Boo. The event starts at 3 p.m. and will run Friday and Saturday for the next three weekends. Hundreds of lighted jack o’ lanterns will line walkways and trails of the Zoo, and children are encouraged to come in costume and trick or treat.

Several other Halloween activities get underway this weekend, including Halloween at Heritage Hill, and the Haunted Hearthstone, which looks at how people dealt with death during the Victorian era.

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The Hearthstone is also teaming up with the History Museum at the Castle for a special holiday treat toward the end of the month. The two museums will present a screening of the first film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” made in 1910 by the Edison Studios. The evening will also feature presentations by film historian Dr. Jack Rhodes and Robin and Joan Rolfs, a display of early film projectors, an original film score played by Frank Rippl on the museum’s 1926 organ and refreshments.

Back to this weekend, if ghosts and goblins aren’t your thing, “Memphis” continues its run at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center of the Fox Cities. In addition to the Friday show, there are multiple shows Saturday and Sunday.

If you are an early riser, the Downtown Appleton Farmers Market is down to its last few weekend before heading indoors for the winter. There are more than 100 vendors selling fresh produce and flowers, exotic meats and cheeses, breads and baked goods, specialty foods and handcrafted items along with live music.


There are so many things going on around Northeast Wisconsin that they won’t all fit on the weekend. Monday night, the Blue Man Group opens three days of performances at the Weider Center for the Performaing Arts. The show starst each night at 7:30pm.

For the lastest happenings this weekend, or anytime, see our continually updated listings

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