Oshkosh Independent http://www.oshkoshindependent.com Oshkosh's Premiere Online News Source Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:08:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Weekend Events in Oshkosh, Oct. 19-21 http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/weekend-events-in-oshkosh-oct-19-21/ http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/weekend-events-in-oshkosh-oct-19-21/#respond Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:08:58 +0000 http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/?p=12103

Weekends in Oshkosh are the best. Enjoy this list of weekend events brought to you by the Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau. See more events on the VisitOshkosh.com Event Calendar and submit your own events too. Weekend Events, October 19-21: German Beer Dinner, Friday at 6 p.m., Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel The Hunts, Friday [...]

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Weekends in Oshkosh are the best. Enjoy this list of weekend events brought to you by the Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau. See more events on the VisitOshkosh.com Event Calendar and submit your own events too.

Weekend Events, October 19-21:

German Beer Dinner, Friday at 6 p.m., Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel

The Hunts, Friday at 7:30 p.m., The Grand Oshkosh

Comedy Improv Show, Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m., Backlot Comedy House

Oshkosh Farmers Market, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Downtown Oshkosh

Square Fare, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Opera House Square/Downtown Oshkosh

Zooloween Boo, Satuday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Menominee Park Zoo

Oshkosh Brewery Tours, Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., Bare Bones Brewery, Fox River Brewing Company, Fifth Ward Brewing Company, HighHolder Brewing Company

UW Oshkosh Homecoming Football Game, Saturday at 1:30 p.m, J.J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium

Bare Bones Bonfire, Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., Bare Bones Brewery

Oshkosh Chamber Singers Concert, Satuday at 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church

Separate Ways, Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Menominee Nation Arena

Chemistry is Out of This World, Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., Oshkosh Public Library

Shawn Colvin, Sunday from 7 to 9:30 p.m., The Howard

Find details and more events at VisitOshkosh.com. Zooloween Boo photo courtesy of Menominee Park and Zoo.

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Oshkosh Chamber Singers Concert Oct. 20: Darkness Into Light http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/oshkosh-chamber-singers-concert-oct-20-darkness-into-light/ http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/oshkosh-chamber-singers-concert-oct-20-darkness-into-light/#respond Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:49:51 +0000 http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/?p=12191

The Oshkosh Chamber Singers will open its 2018-19 season with the concert “Darkness Into Light” on Saturday, October 20. As classic as Johannes Brahms and as contemporary as Irving Berlin, composers throughout the ages have explored in verse and melody the themes of night and day, darkness and light, despair and hope, frailty and strength, [...]

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The Oshkosh Chamber Singers will open its 2018-19 season with the concert “Darkness Into Light” on Saturday, October 20.

As classic as Johannes Brahms and as contemporary as Irving Berlin, composers throughout the ages have explored in verse and melody the themes of night and day, darkness and light, despair and hope, frailty and strength, sadness and happiness, seriousness and frivolity, the sun and the moon.

Herb Berendsen photo

Herb Berendsen, Oshkosh Chamber Singers music director

Music on these themes by Byrd, Whitacre, Monteverdi, Orban, Purcell, Rachmaninoff, Lauridsen and others will create an exciting program that will touch your memories and emotions.

Join us for an evening sure to uplift and inspire.

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Location: First Congregational Church, 137 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh (map)

Individual concert tickets are available…
• at the door
• at Heid Music, 1750 West South Park Ave., Oshkosh
• at Gardina’s Wine Bar & Café, 448 N. Main Street, Oshkosh (at the wine desk)
• from singers
• by calling Kelly at 920-312-8290

Ticket prices:
• in advance: $15
• at the door: $20
• students: $5

Herb Berendsen is the conductor of the Oshkosh Chamber Singers, and Debra MacKenzie is the accompanist.

For additional concert and ticket information, driving directions, choir history, volunteer opportunities and how to join the Oshkosh Chamber Singers, visit OshkoshChamberSingers.org or call 920-312-8290.

photo courtesy of Herb Berendsen

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Titans Ranked In Preseason Basketball Polls http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/titans-ranked-in-preseason-basketball-polls/ http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/titans-ranked-in-preseason-basketball-polls/#respond Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:30:41 +0000 http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/?p=12185

Following its first trip to the NCAA Division III title game last season, the UW-Oshkosh men’s basketball team opens the 2018-19 campaign ranked among the top teams in the country. UW-Oshkosh (25-8 in 2017-18) is ranked second in the D3hoops.com preseason poll and seventh by Street & Smith’s Basketball Preseason Magazine. Reigning national champion Nebraska [...]

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Following its first trip to the NCAA Division III title game last season, the UW-Oshkosh men’s basketball team opens the 2018-19 campaign ranked among the top teams in the country.

UW-Oshkosh (25-8 in 2017-18) is ranked second in the D3hoops.com preseason poll and seventh by Street & Smith’s Basketball Preseason Magazine.

Reigning national champion Nebraska Wesleyan University (30-3) is the top-ranked team in both preseason polls. The Prairie Wolves secured their first Division III title with a 78-72 decision over UW-Oshkosh in the championship game.

UW-Oshkosh is scheduled to play six games against teams ranked in the preseason top 25 – two contests each against UW-Platteville, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Whitewater.

Last season UW-Oshkosh matched the school record for wins after winning five straight NCAA postseason games on the road or on a neutral court. The Titans established new program records for points (2,482) and 3-pointer made (301) while ranking seventh nationally with a +8.4 average rebounding margin.

The Titans return all but three players from last year’s squad under first-year interim head coach Matt Lewis, who helped the program to a 95-73 record and three NCAA postseason berths as the lead assistant coach from 2013-18.

Headlining the returning UW-Oshkosh men are senior NCAA Division III All-Central Region First Team guard Ben Boots and junior All-WIAC selections in center Jack Flynn and forward Adam Fravert.

Boots led the Titans last season with 16 points, 4.4 assists and 1.4 steal per game. He averaged 19.7 points per contest during the team’s postseason run a year ago. Boots paced the WIAC with 145 assists and a 2.20 assist-to-turnover ratio, ranked second in the league with an .856 free throw percentage and 45 steals, and listed third with 76 made 3-pointers.

Flynn was eighth in the conference last season with 12.8 points per game while Fravert ranked 11th at 12.3 per contest. The duo finished among the top three rebounders and shot blockers in the WIAC as Fravert pulled down a league-leading 7.5 boards and rejected a conference-best 39 shots. Flynn was third with 7.0 rebounds per game and 23 blocks.

UW-Oshkosh senior guard Brett Wittchow is also back after averaging 10.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game last season.

The Titans begin the 2018-19 season with an exhibition game at NCAA Division I University of Wisconsin on Nov. 2. UW-Oshkosh then opens the regular season against Piedmont College (Ga.) on Nov. 16 in Wheaton, Ill.

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Ripon: Roadhouse Pizza and El Fogon http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/ripon-roadhouse-pizza-and-el-fogon/ http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/ripon-roadhouse-pizza-and-el-fogon/#respond Sat, 13 Oct 2018 21:00:46 +0000 http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/?p=12174

We left Knuth’s and walked down Ripon’s main street to Roadhouse pizza.  Along the way Judy, Elaine and I commented on the women’s ready-to-wear shops pausing to gaze in the windows.  We lamented the loss of such shops in Oshkosh, especially my favorite The Gilded Lily.  Ripon’s Watson Street was lively this Wednesday afternoon.  Watson [...]

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We left Knuth’s and walked down Ripon’s main street to Roadhouse pizza.  Along the way Judy, Elaine and I commented on the women’s ready-to-wear shops pausing to gaze in the windows.  We lamented the loss of such shops in Oshkosh, especially my favorite The Gilded Lily.  Ripon’s Watson Street was lively this Wednesday afternoon.  Watson Street is a very wide boulevard.  I always liked them.  My Sheboygan home was on a boulevard.  Like most, this one held many trees and flowering shrubs as well as streetlights.  But Ripon’s is much wider, more like a park with benches and statues. 

            Roadhouse Pizza sits on the corner of Watson Street and Madison. It occupies two storefronts.  We entered the one that took us right to the bar that is very long and this day was crowded. All except Gary (our designated driver) had a beer.  Marv and I had Ale Asylum Ambergeddon.  There were eleven beers on tap and an additional 24 available in bottles.  If Marv had waited for me to choose what I wanted to drink we would probably still be there.  So, he chose for me.  As usual there was the Miller Lite but why drink that when you could have on tap Tyranena Balling the Queen, or Blue Moon Summer Wheat, or Goose Island Project No. 1 Scotch Ale.  Among the bottled or canned beer were many I had never heard of like Toppling Goliath Light Speed, or White Claw Raspberry, or Zywiec, or Flying Dog – Bloodline, or one I had heard of, 3 Sheeps Fresh Coast IPA.

            Since we were out of the range of Larry Spanbauer’s book on Oshkosh taverns, I relied on the website for Roadhouse Pizza to learn of its background.  Like a lot of Oshkosh taverns, Roadhouse Pizza is located in an old building that dates back to the 1870s.  Their website says it was “at various times a saloon, a battery shop, a piano and music store, and an ice cream shop.  In 1959 the space was a restaurant named Mill’s Grill which later became the Maple Lunch Restaurant, then the Happ Inn Restaurant and finally in the 1970s Gus’s Pizza Palace.” Roadhouse moved from Fond du Lac to Ripon in 1978.  It underwent major renovation in 2009 – 2010 adding another adjacent storefront.  Its current owners are Andy Radke and Alisa Zabel. 

            I gave Elaine my camera and she snapped some pictures of the back bar and the murals on the walls.  She says this place is very popular with high school and college sports teams as a place to celebrate after a game.

            We carried our beers outside and sat at a table enjoying the late afternoon sun.  Across the street sits the original Marcus movie theater, the Campus Theater.  It opened in 1935.  Marcus theaters are sprinkled across the Midwest; most of them are multi-screen with reclining seats and full menus.  If you want to attend a movie, you select the seat you want and the time of day.  Except for Tuesdays, the cost is around $12 to $14 dollars. According to Elaine’s friend Bev, at this Marcus Theater no reservations are needed and the seats are unassigned.  And, the cost of a movie is only $5.00 and has been that for years with no plans to raise the price.  Antman and the Waspwas that night’s movie. We talked about going to the movies “back in the day” when you could buy a ticket before 6:00PM and get in at a lower fare.  Once inside you could stay as long as you liked.  Most theaters showed double features; some ran movies for 24-hours. One of my dad’s patients told how he and his brother would spend the night in a movie theater while travelling to avoid the cost of a hotel room.  That’s going a little too far. 

            We were wrong to think that we were escaping the EAA crowds, for soon some settled at a table near us.  Not hard to see that they were here for the EAA because not only did they have the entrance bracelets on their wrists, but their hats and shirts had aviation prints.  Where from? we asked.  Washington and Idaho.  We gave them our card and urged them to try a Wisconsin beer like Spotted Cow. 

            Though I thought a dinner of pizza would be great, Elaine and Gary wanted us to try a Mexican supper at El Fogon.  This place was on our way back to Oshkosh at 800 W. Fond du Lac Street.  Gary, our designated driver and probably the only one who knew how to get to this place, drove.  As we walked inside, Judy asked, “Do we have to drink beer?  I’d rather have a Margarita.”  The place was busy (all of Ripon seemed busy that night).  The wait staff pushed a couple of tables together to make room for the six of us and handed out menus.  We ordered drinks.  Judy had a large Margarita that came in a large bowl-shaped glass.  Elaine and Don had blended Margaritas; I had a medium Margarita that came in a tumbler.  Marv ordered a Mexican beer and Gary asked for water. 

            Most of us ordered tacos or enchiladas. I chose a salad. Hard to avoid talking about the EAA. Marv and I told them about the book The Oshkosh Connectionby Andrew Watts that is thriller set (at least the last half) at the EAA.  The leading character is a CIA agent for the US who works with a female Canadian agent.  He is an experienced pilot, but mainly is on the track of an international opioid group that is intent on wheeling and dealing at the EAA.  A US Senator and his aerobatic flyer daughter are also involved. Lots of fun reading.

            The last of our Mexican food and Margaritas were gone. It was time to move on.  One more stop before home-ice cream at the gas station at Pickett.  Nothing like a double dip cone on top of a Margarita and tacos.  Great night.  But we’ll be riding back in Oshkosh the next time.

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Tyler & the Streeters’ Пустота в моєму серці is Retro-Infused Folk-Punk at its Finest http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/tyler-the-streeters-%d0%bf%d1%83%d1%81%d1%82%d0%be%d1%82%d0%b0-%d0%b2-%d0%bc%d0%be%d1%94%d0%bc%d1%83-%d1%81%d0%b5%d1%80%d1%86%d1%96/ http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/tyler-the-streeters-%d0%bf%d1%83%d1%81%d1%82%d0%be%d1%82%d0%b0-%d0%b2-%d0%bc%d0%be%d1%94%d0%bc%d1%83-%d1%81%d0%b5%d1%80%d1%86%d1%96/#comments Sat, 13 Oct 2018 18:14:17 +0000 http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/?p=12171

Appleton folk-punk/surf rock/brass rock group Tyler & the Streeters have returned with a brand new full-length titled Пустота в моєму серці that explores upbeat and triumphant tones juxtaposed against lamenting lyrics. It’s the first release to showcase a new lineup which happens to feature members of other popular Appleton bands, including Pudge and RedHawks. Names are [...]

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Appleton folk-punk/surf rock/brass rock group Tyler & the Streeters have returned with a brand new full-length titled Пустота в моєму серці that explores upbeat and triumphant tones juxtaposed against lamenting lyrics. It’s the first release to showcase a new lineup which happens to feature members of other popular Appleton bands, including Pudge and RedHawks.

Names are certainly important, and we understand if this album’s title leaves you at a loss. Thankfully, frontman Tyler Streeter provided some insight. “Pustota v moyemu sertsi,” Streeter said regarding the pronunciation. “Translated, it means, ‘Void in my heart’, something 2017 was sure to give me a considerable amount of. The Ukrainian language seemed fitting, I don’t know much about the place, but a deeply loving part of my life was left there.”

With that in mind, listeners can expect an album forged in moments of pain, struggle uncertainty, and disillusionment. The tracks to some degree go through stages of grief, eventually accepting the uncomfortable reality of loneliness.

“This album to me is the ‘whoosh’ feeling you get when an anxiety attack starts. The complete and utter sorrow where all you can do is let your arms drop to your sides, fall to your knees and cry. It’s a public diary of me working through my depression,” Streeter added.

In light of the lyrical subject matter, the album rarely feels dark. Soulful doo-wop harmonies underlie the slow-dance sensibilities of “My Love”; layered brass is in no short supply; the tonality is largely major key. The mix admittedly is somewhat lofi, though this is more flattering than anything, complementing the tempos and instrumental arrangements for a result that seems blissfully nostalgic. In this manner, Tyler & the Streeters garner comparisons from AJJ to the Beach Boys.

In true folk-punk fashion, many of the songs are shorter than typical radio hits; Streeter is gnomic in his lyrical approach, and the tracks are strong enough without ceaseless chorus repetitions. The album ultimately sits at 13 songs, which does help round out the final runtime.

This album is decidedly more diverse than any previous Tyler & the Streeters release, due again largely to the new roster and expanded instrumentation at play. “Always a constant sense of change in my musical taste or endeavors, I love to push things into uncharted, perhaps uncomfortable territory, and wouldn’t be able to accomplish any of that without the friends that share their astounding talents,” Streeter said. Streeter has a team of veterans with him, and it shows. 

Пустота в моєму серці currently isn’t available to the public (unless you managed to snag a copy during the few days it was up for download) but you can check out the first track, “Real Slow”, below. Be sure to follow the band on Facebook for updates on the official release.

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Get Your Fall On http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/get-your-fall-on/ http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/get-your-fall-on/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 20:00:32 +0000 http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/?p=12156

Apples, pumpkins and pies, oh my! Fall might just be the most amazing season of the year. Here are some of the best ways to get your fall on in Oshkosh this season… Go apple picking at Rasmussen’s Apple Acres Apples are at prime picking right now and it’s a great time to bring the family [...]

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Apples, pumpkins and pies, oh my! Fall might just be the most amazing season of the year. Here are some of the best ways to get your fall on in Oshkosh this season…

Go apple picking at Rasmussen’s Apple Acres

Apples are at prime picking right now and it’s a great time to bring the family to pick all the apples you can carry. Rasmussen’s is open every day from 1 to 4 p.m. and is located 2.5 miles west of Highway 41 on the south side of State Road 21. Apples are only $1.20 per pound for 1 to 10 pounds, $1 per pound for up to 40 pounds and 90 cents per pound for more than 40 pounds.

Bring the family to Zooloween Boo

Bring the kids for family-friendly fun during Zooloween Boo at the Menominee Park Zoo Oct. 20 and 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The event includes safe trick-or-treating by local organizations and businesses, games, costume contests, entertainment, crafts, bake sale and more.

Go on the Spirits of The Grand Tours

Historic characters, both real and imagined, are center-stage in this interactive guided tour of one of the most haunted theaters in Wisconsin, The Grand Oshkosh. With more than 130 years of history and experiences to draw on, there are certainly tales to tell. Spirits of The Grand Tours run from October 24 to 27 at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include one free beverage.

Attend the Fox Valley Freak Show

If you’ve never experienced table-side magic before, here is your chance. Now Serving Magic brings the Fox Valley Freak Show to Becket’s Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The best Magicians around perform while you enjoy a 3-course meal (with entree choice) in their private dining room. Tickets are $40 and must be bought in advance.

Grab a fall treat with a friend

Oaks Candy and Caramel Crisp and café in downtown Oshkosh are great locations to grab a caramel apple. Fresh-off-the-press caramel apples at Oaks are only $2.95. Another necessary stop is Tamara’s the Cake Guru’s Sweets Boutique. Tamara’s bakes fresh, pumpkin cream cheese bread daily, along with a variety of other delicious, fall-themed treat

Go on an apple cider date

It’s apple cider season and Planet Perk and New moon Café in downtown Oshkosh offer some of the best hot apple cider in town. It makes for a perfect date idea on a chilly October day.

Try a seasonal beer

Fifth Ward Brewery is bringing back one of its most popular brews in October, Hade’s Secret, a chocolate mint porter. You should also stop by the Fox River Brewing Company or Bare Bones Brewery to taste their seasonal Oktoberfest brews. Oktoberfest beers are a copper/amber color with malty flavors and a balanced finish.


Attend the Farmer’s Market

The downtown Oshkosh Farmer’s Market takes place outside every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until Oct. 27. With approximately 140 vendors per week, live music, and themed events, there’s fun for everyone.

by Paige Owens

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Menominee Clans Story coming to  the Oshkosh Public Museum  http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/menominee-clans-story-coming-to-the-oshkosh-public-museum/ http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/menominee-clans-story-coming-to-the-oshkosh-public-museum/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:00:30 +0000 http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/?p=12153

A small gallery on the second floor of the Oshkosh Public Museum, referred to as the Winnebago Room, explores the topics of indigenous tribes, European settlement, military history and other notable events of Oshkosh’s past. The gallery was installed in the late 1990s and features an eclectic array of artifacts, including Native American tools, pioneer [...]

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A small gallery on the second floor of the Oshkosh Public Museum, referred to as the Winnebago Room, explores the topics of indigenous tribes, European settlement, military history and other notable events of Oshkosh’s past. The gallery was installed in the late 1990s and features an eclectic array of artifacts, including Native American tools, pioneer firearms, firefighting paraphernalia and military uniforms.
Effective October 15, the Winnebago Room will be closed as the existing exhibit is dismantled to transform this space into an appropriate setting to house an exhibit on the Menominee Clans Story. Currently at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Museum of Natural History, the Clans figures were meticulously hand carved and painted by Menominee artist James Frechette Jr. (1930-2006).
“The Oshkosh Public Museum is honored to have been chosen as the holder of these important Clans figures,” said Museum Director Brad Larson. “Each figure and its associated implements were done with authenticity and imbued with meaning and spiritual power. Once completed this spring, visitors will not only admire the beauty and spirituality of the figures, but they will also learn about their responsibility to the Menominee people and the natural world they are intimately tied to.”
The Museum’s dynamic People of the Waters exhibition opened last year, showcasing over 1,000 artifacts that represents Wisconsin’s prehistoric past and illustrates Native American culture which stretches back at least thirteen thousand years. Planning has also begun to develop a compelling, long-term exhibition to replace the current second floor galleries that will continue the story of Oshkosh’s rich history.
Located at 1331 Algoma Boulevard, the Museum’s regular hours are Tuesday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m.–4:30 p.m. For more information about the Museum’s exciting events and exhibits, visit oshkoshmuseum.org, call 920.236.5799 or email museum@ci.oshkosh.wi.us.
As a non-profit regional history museum, the Oshkosh Public Museum is entrusted with the care of more than 300,000 collections and historical documents representing the history, culture and heritage of the region. An amazing resource for research and discovery, the Museum is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. Housed in the historic Sawyer home since 1924, the Museum brings history to life through quality exhibitions and special programs, engaging guests in ways that inspire discovery.

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Dinosaurs, rocks, minerals and an open house http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/dinosaurs-rocks-minerals-and-an-open-house/ http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/dinosaurs-rocks-minerals-and-an-open-house/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:26:51 +0000 http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/?p=12133

WHAT: UWO Department of Geology – Open House WHEN: Thursday October 18th, 4-7pm WHAT THEY SAID: Join us for our next Open House of Harrington Hall. Come see what the UWO Geology program is all about and participate in our scavenger hunt throughout the department. Answer all the questions correctly and walk away with a beautiful [...]

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WHAT: UWO Department of Geology – Open House
WHEN: Thursday October 18th, 4-7pm

WHAT THEY SAID: Join us for our next Open House of Harrington Hall. Come see what the UWO Geology program is all about and participate in our scavenger hunt throughout the department. Answer all the questions correctly and walk away with a beautiful rock souvenir plus enter to win our big raffle! Guided tours available at 5pm and 6pm. Faculty and geo-majors will be available to answer all your questions. Refreshments will be served.

COST:  This event is free and open to the public, but you must answer correctly the question of “What is the difference between a rock & a mineral.”

WHERE: Department of Geology / Harrington Hall, 845 Elmwood Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Weekend Events in Oshkosh, Oct. 12-14 http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/weekend-events-in-oshkosh-oct-12-14/ http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/weekend-events-in-oshkosh-oct-12-14/#respond Wed, 10 Oct 2018 23:08:02 +0000 http://www.oshkoshindependent.com/?p=12063

Weekends in Oshkosh are the best. Enjoy this list of weekend events brought to you by the Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau. See more events on the VisitOshkosh.com Event Calendar and submit your own events too. Weekend Events, October 12-14: The Answer/All In Tour with Jeremy Camp and Matthew West, Friday at 7 p.m., Menominee [...]

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Weekends in Oshkosh are the best. Enjoy this list of weekend events brought to you by the Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau. See more events on the VisitOshkosh.com Event Calendar and submit your own events too.

Weekend Events, October 12-14:

The Answer/All In Tour with Jeremy Camp and Matthew West, Friday at 7 p.m., Menominee Nation Arena

Murder Mystery Dinner, Friday from 7 to 10 p.m., The Howard

Antigone, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., The Grand Oshkosh

Comedy Improv Show, Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m., Backlot Comedy House

Oshkosh Farmers Market, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Downtown Oshkosh

Stand Down and Welcome Home, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Military Veterans Museum

Northeast Wisconsin Horror Festival, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Time Community Theater

Oshkosh Chili Cook-Off, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Leach Amphitheater

Oshkosh Brewery Tours, Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., Bare Bones Brewery, Fox River Brewing Company, Fifth Ward Brewing Company, HighHolder Brewing Company

Q-Ba-Maze Construction Party,  Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m., Caramel Crisp and Café

Daddy and Daughter Day, Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Caramel Crisp and Café

Project Pink, Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Menominee Nation Arena

Yoga and Mimosas, Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Caramel Crisp and Café

Grounds and Gears Veteran’s Benefit Car Show, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunnyview Expo Center

Find details and more events at VisitOshkosh.com. Photo courtesy of Oshkosh Chili Cook-Off.

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The fourth installment of Independent Racket Nights is just around the corner, with Copper Box, Auralai and Cold Soda Club all sharing the stage for a loaded evening of music at Barley & Hops in downtown Oshkosh. The show kicks off early at 7:30pm with Auralai.  Cold Soda Club will then play a full set [...]

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The fourth installment of Independent Racket Nights is just around the corner, with Copper Box, Auralai and Cold Soda Club all sharing the stage for a loaded evening of music at Barley & Hops in downtown Oshkosh.

The show kicks off early at 7:30pm with Auralai.  Cold Soda Club will then play a full set before Copper Box takes the stage and closes out the evening.

Independent Racket Nights original music series features 19 bands playing at 4 rotating venues* on Thursdays, with early set times and a second band from out of town.  All shows are 21+ and have no cover.

The shows are sponsored by Bare Bones Brewery, and will each feature two craft beers from the Oshkosh brewery. Additional sponsors include Offbeat Press, The Exclusive Company, Visit Oshkosh, and the Oshkosh Independent.

The remaining 2018 shows include the following:

  • October 11 @ Barley & Hops with Copper Box, Cold Soda Club (Sheboygs), and Auralai
  • November 1 @ O’Marro’s with Horace Greene, the Redhawks (Appleton), and Spy vs Spy
  • December 6 @ Fletch’s with Redshift Headlights, the Tapebenders (Mke), and The Present Age

February 14-16 (2019) is the weekend of the annual Water City Racket Festival, which includes many of the bands performing in this series.

For more information, visit www.oshkoshmusic.org.

*We’re pleased to share that Peabody’s has signed up to join the lineup in 2019, bringing our host sites to 5.

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