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Gridiron Glory

Appleton’s History Museum at the Castle will host “Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.” The nationally traveling exhibit opens June 30 and will run through January 6, 2019. “Gridiron Glory” chronicles the history of professional football from the early 20th century to the NFL stars of today through more than READ MORE

Coming Together

A unique collaborative performance is taking place on May 20 at Lawrence University’s Memorial Chapel in Appleton. “Coming Together” is part of the New Music @ Lawrence series and showcases university musicians presenting important works of our time. “‘Coming Together’” is the title of one piece on the program, but it also represents what we READ MORE

Intern Intro: Erika

Name: Erika Hearden Age: 21 Hometown: Appleton School attending/graduated from and year: University of Wisconsin-Stout 2019 Tell us about your background: I grew up in Appleton attending Holy Spirit School and Kimberly High School. During my younger years, I was really involved with dance beginning in first grade and competed from seventh to twelfth grade. READ MORE

Intern Intro: Ally

Name: Ally Melby Age: 19 Hometown: Waupaca, Wisconsin School attending/graduated from and year: University of Wisconsin- Madison 2020 Tell us about your background: I just finished my sophomore year at UW-Madison and am majoring in journalism and strategic communications with a certificate in digital studies. I was a dancer for 14 years but hung up my READ MORE

The Scriptorium

Artist Cristian Andersson’s newest art installation and performance piece explores the pervasive, and invasive, nature of contemporary breaking news. “You get home from a long day of work, you go online, you hear the news. You never completely get away from it,” says Andersson, who owns Matchbook Studio in Appleton. “I wanted to show what READ MORE

Fox Valley Craft Beer Week

The third annual Fox Valley Craft Beer Week, which coincides with American Craft Beer Week, will run May 14 through 20 at locations throughout the area. The week-long celebration recognizes the accomplishments of small, independent craft brewers. Organizing the week’s beer-centered events is a group of local distributors that includes Todd “DJ” Talady of Wisconsin READ MORE

Three Art Openings

Don’t miss these upcoming art shows.  Alive in the Arts 23rd Annual Juried Show May 11-August 3 Viewers of this exhibit will experience paintings, sculpture, fiber, photography, serigraphs, woodcuts, collage, monoprints, glass, stoneware, handmade paper, fine art furniture and mixed media all made by Wisconsin artists. Plymouth Arts Center. 892-8409. Wall-to-Wall Salon May 26-June 7 READ MORE

Local History & Lore

Tap into area history at these upcoming events. Appleton in World War I May 9 Join the Appleton Historical Society for a look at Appleton’s role in WWI, presented by Joe Gaerthofner. 7pm. St. Bernadette Church, Appleton. 540-3699. History Treasure Tour May 16  Fourteen Brown County historical organizations will open their doors free to the READ MORE

5 Fun Outdoor Spots 

As the weather warms, make sure to hit up these outdoor destinations   Deer Mural This mural by Appleton artist Chad Brady is on the side of The Ambassador in downtown Appleton, which is home to many works of public art. Brady says the mural is somewhat hidden, being located on a “one-way street facing READ MORE