Spring is in the air–our top picks for the weekend


It’s time to hop into all the Easter festivities that Oshkosh has to offer! Here are this weekend’s top picks from the Oshkosh Independent.

ONE. Any trip to the zoo is fun, but not as egg-citing as it will be on Saturday! Come down to Menominee Park Zoo for the Egg-citing Day at the Zoo Easter celebration for an egg hunt, treats, games, and so much more! You can even have a special visit with the Easter Bunny! Event starts Saturday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children under one are free. Children ages 2-17 are $3. Hazel St. & Merritt Ave.

TWO. The Backlot Comedy House hosts its weekly improv comedy night on Friday and Saturday! They know the improv game, but they don’t know the content. In this interactive improv night, the audience controls the comedy. You’ll only hear these jokes once so head on over for a night full of laughs! Event starts at 9 p.m. Event for ages 21 and older. 424 N Main St.

THREE. Come get your weekly fix of fresh produce and live music at the Oshkosh Farmer’s Market. Pick up your cheeses, pasture-raised meats, veggies, and other goods to enhance your health and for a fresher take on your meals. On April 8, see 50% Folk perform live from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Event takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free admission. Farmer’s market located in the multi-purpose room in Merrill Middle School during the winter season. 108 W New York Ave.

FOUR. Enjoy a night full of 90’s punk-pop at The Reptile Palace! Come on down to see live performances by Auf Ki, Brass Menagerie, and Deal Breakers. Event starts at 10 p.m. 141 High Ave.

FIVE. Enjoy a weekend at Becket’s with some soulful tunes. Sit down for a nice dinner with live performances from Rings and returning performer, Reverend Raven. Reverend Raven performs on Friday, April 7 and Rings performs Saturday, April 8. Both events start at 8 p.m. 2 Jackson St.


Photo: Shooting some hoops in Menominee Park. Copyright Adam Jungwirth 2017. All rights reserved.


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Hailey Lawrence

Hailey Lawrence is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin--Oshkosh. She is currently studying Journalism with an emphasis in Editing and International Studies with a dual emphasis in Global National Security and International Development. Hailey also writes for UWO's student newspaper, The Advance-Titan, as an opinion writer and for her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, in their quarterly magazine.

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