26 things to do in winter: part 2

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This week’s edition of 26 Things To Do In Winter highlights three of Oshkosh’s staple institutions in the Farmers Market, the Time, and the Grand and feature several upcoming events happening this upcoming week.

The full 26 Things To Do In Winter was published in the new Oshkosh Independent Magazine.  Subscriptions are available hereYou can see part 1 here.  We will be publishing several ideas each week through Feb. 2018 to help you through this upcoming season.

  1. Winter Farmers Market: Supporting local food producers and vendors doesn’t’ stop when the weather turns cold. From November through April, the Oshkosh Farmers Market hosts the indoor winter market from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Merrill Middle School (NOTE: Dec. 2, 9 and 16 will be at the Oshkosh Convention Center). Live music continues through the winter, serenading you as you shop and participate in weekly themed activities.
  1. The Time Community Theater:   Every good downtown needs an old-fashioned theater, and fortunately for us, we have the Time. Upcoming shows include Best in Show (Nov. 25), Toy Story (Dec. 2), It’s a Wonderful Life (Dec. 9), and A Christmas Story (Dec. 15), with tickets ranging from free to $3. Popcorn, candy, soda and Wisconsin microbrews are available. Cash only! The Time, which was built in 1908 as a vaudeville theater, is located at 445 N. Main St. The theater is a nonprofit run entirely by volunteers.
  1. Visit the Grand Oshkosh: The Grand remains Oshkosh’s cultural and historical center, hosting a diversity of accessible events in a stunning concert hall. According to Jeff Daniels, “They just don’t build places like this anymore. The sound goes all through 127 years of history and tradition where the Marx brothers played, where Sarah Bernhardt did Shakespeare, where Mark Twain spoke on this very stage….” The Grand is hosting over a dozen events this winter, from the Barefoot Movement Christmas Show on Dec. 7 to the Kamikaze Fireflies on Jan. 27. Your winter will be so much better if you make it to the Grand Oshkosh!
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Justin R. Mitchell

Justin is the founding editor of the Oshkosh Independent.

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