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Events

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

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

Bazaar After Dark comes to Little Chute

The Fox Cities’ favorite night market will take over downtown Little Chute on Saturday, April 28 from 5-10 p.m. Little Chute’s Main Street will shut down to vehicular traffic and be lined with vendors offering food, art and handmade goods. The evening will correspond with the first Fox Valley Food Truck Rally of 2018. A READ MORE

April Literary Events

Celebrate the written word at these upcoming events Fox Cities Reads April 12 & 13 “Salt to the Sea” by best-selling author Ruta Sepetys has been selected for the 2018 Fox Cities Reads community reading program. Sepetys will be presenting at locations around the Fox Valley. 12, 12:45pm. Kaukauna High School. 12, 6:30pm. Appleton North High READ MORE

Performance Spotlight: Timber Mill Theatre 

Last August, husband-and-wife team Justun and Julie Hart launched Timber Mill Theatre, the Fox Cities’ newest dinner theater company. Between them, they share 15 years of professional theater experience. A 2015 production of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” brought Justun, a Fox Valley native, back to his hometown for a performance at the Fox Cities READ MORE

Neenah and Menasha: Twin Cities of the Fox Valley

On April 23, author and Menasha native David Galassie releases his latest book, “Neenah and Menasha: Twin Cities of the Fox Valley.” The title is part of Arcadia Publishing’s Postcard History Series. “Neenah and Menasha: Twin Cities of the Fox Valley” pays tribute to the cities as they were portrayed during the “Golden Age of Postcards” READ MORE