Grand Opera House

Events

Listening Party

Must see music this season Jazz at the Trout: Katie Ernst January 17 Jazz at The Trout Season IX celebrates “Women do Jazz,” featuring the virtuosity and versatility of the women of jazz throughout the season. Opening performance, 6:30pm. Concert at 7:30pm. The Trout Museum of Art, Appleton. 733-4089. Kathy Mattea January 19 Grammy Award-winning READ MORE

Good Viewing

Two films and a natural wonder offer a visual delight  The War to be Her  December 19  In Waziristan, Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai defies the Taliban and disguises herself as a boy so she can play sports. But when she becomes a rising star, her true identity is revealed and death threats force Maria to leave READ MORE

Sacred Sounds 

Posted on Dec. 4, 2018 by Kate Youdell

NewVoices, a mixed-voice adult choir comprised of 80 volunteer singers, will present its popular Christmas at the Cathedral and Christmas at the Chapel concerts this month. Artistic director and conductor Dr. Philip A. Swan will lead the choir in their presentation of sacred hymns, carols and sing-alongs.  “People don’t often have the opportunity to hear READ MORE

Jingle All the Way 

Music to evoke the holiday spirit  Appleton Boychoir: A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols December 1 The magnificence of Christmas will be once again discovered in one of the Fox Valley’s most beloved events. The Appleton Boychoir trebles along with the rich adult sounds of the MasterSingers combine to celebrate the advent and birth READ MORE

Three Festive Exhibits

Celebrate the holidays at these upcoming exhibits Merry-Time Festival of Trees November 10-December 11  Joyously celebrate the holidays by enjoying dozens of beautifully decorated Christmas trees scattered throughout the museum’s galleries. Every tree will go home with a lucky winner in our Merry-Time Festival of Trees raffle! Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay. 743-5958. Nutcracker READ MORE

Fox Valley Roots Music Festival 

A new festival showcasing local musicians and businesses will debut in Appleton. The festival kicks off with a pre-party starting at 9 p.m. at The Cold Shot on November 8 and concludes on November 11 with an after-party brunch, hosted at Menasha’s The Source Public House. Musical performances will take place 11 a.m. until 2:30 READ MORE

On Stage: Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

Just in time for Halloween, The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the UW-Green Bay campus will host a one-night production of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” on October 26.  This stage adaptation by Aquila Theatre Company celebrates the 200th anniversary of Shelley’s chilling 1818 novel. Aquila Theatre Company is based in New York and is READ MORE

Shall We Dance?

Eight community members will hit the dance floor on October 27 for the 11th annual Shall We Dance event. The dance competition fundraiser benefits the Sexual Assault Crisis Center-Fox Cities which provides free crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling for people affected by sexual trauma and exploitation. Each of the community members have been partnered with READ MORE

River Bookends

Art and science intersect in “River Bookends: Headwaters, Delta and the Volume of Stories in Between,” an exhibit running through November 4 at UW-Fox Valley’s Aylward Gallery in Menasha.  The exhibit is a collaboration between UW-Fox Valley art professor Judith Baker Waller and James A. Brey, a former UW-Fox Valley geology and geography professor and READ MORE

Fox Cities Book Festival 

Posted on Oct. 6, 2018 by Sarah Wells

The 11th annual Fox Cities Book Festival is hosting 60 authors participating in over 70 events from October 8-14. Connecting readers to the writers they love, the festival focuses on a wide range of genres for everyone. Vice President of the Board of the Fox Cities Book Festival Ashley Thiem-Menning says, “We try to make READ MORE