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Nutcracker in the Castle at The Paine

November 30, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Nutcracker in the Castle 2018 at The PaineCome see the beloved Nutcracker Suite story as you’ve never seen it before: as presented from within the historic Paine estate! Nutcracker in the Castle sees each room of the historic estate transformed to present different scenes from the classic ballet. Now through January 7th, 2019.

The Paine Art Center and Gardens is a historic estate in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The estate was established in 1927 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 3-acre grounds include botanical gardens and a Tudor Revival style mansion containing public art galleries. The Paine hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, such as the popular Festival of Spring.

Another popular, annual attraction at the The Paine is their unique presentation of The Nutcracker.

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Oshkosh Celebration Of Lights 2018

November 12, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Oshkosh Celebration Of Lights 2018It’s almost time for the 2018 Oshkosh Celebration Of Lights: an incredible holiday display of festive decorations and a half-million twinkling lights that stretch for over a mile through Menominee Park. November 23rd through December 31st, 2018 in Oshkosh, WI.

The annual Oshkosh Celebration of Lights is one of Wisconsin’s largest holiday light displays. If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing it, I cannot recommend it enough. If you have, then you already know how wonderful an experience it can be.

Last year’s 1.2 miles of holiday sights and sounds attracted over 15,000 carloads of celebrants. They marveled at the 100 foot-tall Christmas tree, the more than 120 light-filled trees, the animated displays, and the colorful reflections of light on nearby Lake Winnebago.

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Marc Cohn at The Howard Oshkosh this November

October 19, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Marc Cohn at The Howard Oshkosh, November 15, 2018Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Marc Cohn is scheduled to appear at the The Howard here in Oshkosh, Thursday, November 15, 2018!

Fans of Marc Cohn know him for his rich, drawn-from-life songs, strongly rooted in American rhythm and blues, soul, and gospel. Marc first gained major notice in 1991 with his eponymous, debut album. The ballad, “Walking In Memphis,” earned him a Grammy and the album went on to sell over 2 million copies, propelling Cohn to fame.

Since then, Marc has continued to tour and release multiple albums of of his signature, down to earth sound. Even an attempted carjacking in Denver in 2005, that saw Cohn shot in the head, couldn’t slow him down.

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TEDx Oshkosh 2018 – Ideas Worth Spreading

October 8, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

TEDx Oshkosh 2018You won’t want to miss a minute of the 2018 TEDx Oshkosh conference, scheduled for November 10th, 2018 at The Grand Oshkosh.

TEDx Oshkosh is back with a 3rd year of ideas worth spreading. The first two years of TEDx Oshkosh were so popular that the audience tripled in size. If you enjoy being intrigued, inspired, and enlightened, you’ll want to join in, too.

TEDx Oshkosh includes both TEDTalks videos and live speakers to spark deep thoughts, deep discussions, and foster community in a small group. The 9 hour program, includes a catered lunch and light snacks and beverages during breaks – all included in the ticket price!

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Northeast Wisconsin NEWGame 2018 Gaming Convention

September 24, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

NEWGame 2018 Northeast Wisconsin Gameapalooza‎Why be bored when you can be board … gaming? Come to Oshkosh, October 26th through the 28th, for NEWGame 2018 – the Oshkosh gaming convention from Northeast Wisconsin Gameapalooza!

NEWGame 2018 is Oshkosh’s annual gaming convention. The event was first held in 2013, a brainchild of the Polyhedral Underground, a group of gamers who felt Oshkosh really needed a gaming convention. Apparently they were right! While the event is only 6 years old, it grows larger every year. Hundreds of eager board game and RPG players from around the region now come to Oshkosh every October to attend the event.

The NEWGame 2018‎ gaming convention offers a wide variety of games to play and friendly opponents to challenge. The schedule contains dozens of board game and RPG events.

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Northeast Wisconsin Horror Film Festival 2018

September 17, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Northeast Wisconsin Horror Film Festival 2018It’s almost October and that means Northeast Wisconsin Horror Film Festival time! Come to Oshkosh October 13th and 14th, 2018 and scare yourself silly with over 20 scary movies at NEW Horror Fest 2018!

There’s nothing quite as fun as a good scary movie and Northeast Wisconsin Horror Film Festival 2018 is bringing 21 of them to Oshkosh this October.

The 3rd annual Northeast Wisconsin Horror Film Festival – aka NEW Horror Fest – brings great horror films to Oshkosh every October. The festival is more than just a celebration of Halloween. It also strives to bring attract new audiences to scary films.

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Come Out for Oshkosh Docktoberfest 2018!

August 13, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Oshkosh Docktoberfest 2018Slip into your best dirndls and lederhosen and attend Oshkosh Docktoberfest 2018! If you love good, authentic German food, music, and culture, you do not want to miss this event. September 14th and 15th, 2018 at Dockside Tavern’s Festival Hall in Oshkosh, WI.

Oshkosh Docktoberfest 2018 is 2 days of events and activities celebrating both German culture and the culmination of summer. Attendees can expect a wealth of attractions to choose from, including four live bands, 2K bier run, fish fry, contests, and more. Best of all, 100% of the event’s proceeds go towards the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh.

The event is held at the Dockside Tavern‘s Festival Hall on the Fox River. This venue is perfect for enjoying live music and the sights and sounds of the scenic Fox River. They even have 12 slips available if you come by water instead of land!

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Race the Lake 2018 – 88 Miles Around Lake Winnebago!

July 27, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Race the Lake 2018Race the Lake 2018 is the 11th annual return of the popular bike race around majestic Lake Winnebago. August 26, 2018.

Race the Lake is an annual bike race that, despite it’s 88-mile length, attracts bicyclists of all skill levels, pro to beginner. Past year’s courses have even reached lengths of 100 miles. Much of the attraction can be attributed to the beautiful scenery found along the shores of Lake Winnebago.

The race starts in Fond du Lac and heads north along the west side of Lake Winnebago, running through Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha, and Appleton. The halfway point at High Cliff State Park sees the course turn south south down Lake Winnebago’s eastern shore. The course then takes the riders through Calumetville, Marytown, and St. Peter, to finish up at Fond du Lac’s Lakeside Park.

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It’s Art and Jazz at Oshkosh Jazz Festival Meets The Arts

July 13, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards


IT HAS COME TO OUR ATTENTION THAT, ACCORDING TO A NOTICE ON THE EVENT SITE,
THE 2018 OSHKOSH JAZZ FESTIVAL MEETS THE ARTS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 17, 2019.


Oshkosh Jazz Festival Meets The Arts 2018Enjoy an afternoon and evening of beautiful art, good food, and live jazz at the first annual Oshkosh Jazz Festival Meets The Arts. Saturday, August 18th, 2018, 12pm to 7:45pm in William Steiger Park.

Oshkosh Jazz Festival Meets The Arts is designed around Oshkosh’s vibrant art scene. The festival will include an art exhibition and sale as well as an evening of live jazz. This unique combination of art and jazz was organized by the Cultural Fine Arts and Jazz Society of Oshkosh in conjunction with Jambalaya Arts.

The event will take place in the new extension of William Steiger Park, near the old Boatworks. Vendors will have food and drink for sale with nearby restaurants providing further alternatives.

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Tiffany at The Paine and the Oshkosh Plein Air Festival

June 18, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Oshkosh Plein Air Festival 2018Art and outdoor lovers take note: the first annual Oshkosh Plein Air Festival is scheduled to take place in and around town August 16th through the 19th, 2018.

Plein Air?

“En plein air” is both a French phrase meaning “in the open air” and a painting style. Plein Air painting is done outside in one sitting, against the changing of the light. Plein air was an important part of the Impressionist movement during the mid-1800’s. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Claude Monet were notable practitioners of the style.

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