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Songs for a New (Virtual) World

Vintage Theatre, a Fox Cities-based nonprofit theater company, will present the musical “Songs for a New World” this spring.  The performance will be filmed and made available as a video feature from March 24 through 31. Viewers will be able to purchase tickets anytime during the run dates and can enjoy the performance from the READ MORE

Fox Cities P.A.C. Announces 2021-22 Broadway season

The Fox Cities P.A.C. will continue virtual delivery of its mission through summer with plans to welcome audiences back beginning in August 2021. The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has announced the 2021-22 Broadway Across America – Fox Cities Series lineup. The season will include Mean Girls, Hairspray and the Wisconsin premieres of Disney’s Frozen READ MORE

NEW Brew Drive-Thru: Part III

Eight local craft breweries are teaming up to offer a third installment of their popular drive-thru craft beer festival. Appleton’s NEW Brew Drive-Thru is the highly anticipated follow-up to two earlier drive-thru events which brought out hundreds of people to support  Northeast Wisconsin breweries. The NEW Brew Drive-Thru roster includes Appleton Beer Factory, Barrel 41 READ MORE

Business Not As Usual: Farmers Markets

As we enter into the summer season, many of us are looking forward to spending more time outside with our family and friends. Similarly, it is this time of year that farmers markets begin to operate every Saturday for the coming months. However, given the global pandemic that has obstructed our lifestyles, will they be READ MORE

Educating through a Pandemic: Graduation or Video Conference?

Posted on May. 18, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

College graduation is one of the final celebrations of a student’s education, but the pandemic has thrown huge roadblocks into traditional celebrations. Each student graduating college was faced with premature “lasts” and the knowledge that they might not get the chance to say a true goodbye to their beloved university. Local colleges are developing plans READ MORE

FUL Fest Virtual Festival

Milwaukee-based nonprofit Future Urban Leaders (FUL) is engaging their own community while tapping into Northeast Wisconsin connections with the debut of FUL Fest, a virtual fundraiser on Thursday, May 21 from 5 to 10 p.m. Presented by The Boldt Company, ‘FUL Fest’ is a free, benefit concert and dinner event created to support underserved Milwaukee READ MORE

NEW Brew Drive-Thru

What’s better than a craft brewery? Six of them, offering up their best brews in one place at the same time. That’s what will be happening on Sunday, May 3 from noon to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Appleton’s Stone Arch Brew Pub. The participating breweries include Appleton Beer Factory, Barrel 41 Brewing READ MORE

Downtown Appleton Virtual Shop Hop

Appleton Downtown Inc. will be hosting its first Downtown Virtual Shop Hop event tomorrow Thursday, April 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. A total of 13 local boutiques and shops are offering specials, giveaways and more virtually via a Facebook event.  Event participants should log on to Facebook during the event time and visit the event page on Appleton Downtown’s Facebook page. They READ MORE