What to do this weekend–top picks from Oshkosh Independent


This weekend is a definitely a weekend to appreciate local Wisconsin bands and artists. While last weekend’s music was a blast from the past, this weekend is especially made for rock fans of all types. Here are the top picks from the Oshkosh Independent.

ONE. The Reptile Palace will be promoting local band Redshift Headlights’ debut album with its own festival on March 4! Come in for a full lineup of different rock bands from open until close. Entry fee is $5. More details of music lineup on The Reptile Palace’s Facebook page. Event starts at 3:00 p.m. 141 High Ave.

TWO. For blues fans, The Grand Opera House will be hosting its Alligator Blues Fest from March 3rd thru March 4th. Headlining acts include Marcia Toll, Lil’Ed and the Blues Imperials, and Corky Siegel’s Harmonica Blues Summit. Marcia Toll kicks off Alligator Blues Fest March 3rd at 8 p.m. Ticket prices vary or pay $99 to see all three performers. 100 High Ave.

THREE. Becket’s is the place to be for rock n’ roll all weekend long. Starting on March 3rd, the Kevin Fayte Rock & Roll Trio perform, followed by funk-rock band The Pocket Kings on March 4th. Events start at 8:30 p.m. 2 Jackson St.

For a night away from the musical arts, this weekend will also be one for the visual arts as well.

FOUR. March 2 kicks off UW-Oshkosh’s performance of Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor. A comedy set in the social climate of the 1950s, come see UWO students perform as writers fighting for the attention of their television networks. Event starts at 7:30 p.m. on March 2 thru March 4. Event starts at 2:30 p.m. on March 5. Ticket prices vary. 800 Algoma Ave.

FIVE. The Paine Art Center and Gardens will be exhibiting Door County artist Craig Blietz’s newest collection of artwork this weekend. Inspired by farm animals and serene landscapes, Blietz’s paintings celebrate true Wisconsin culture. Exhibit goes until May 28. 1410 Algoma Blvd.


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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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