Events

The (Not-So) Newlywed Game

February 12, 2016


Description
Remember the timeless Newlywed Game? Well we did it last year IT WAS A HIT! So by popular demand, we're doing it again! The (Not So) Newlywed game LIVE! The Backlot Comedy House is testing those who have been A. Married Forever B. Not Married Long C. Not Married at all! It's the Newlywed Game - with a twist! Our couples will have the chance at winning a grando-super splendid gift that will outlast the test of time and some marriages!!! Friday, February 12, 2016 at 9pm & Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 9pm. We don't want you to miss out! Last year was sold out - so be sure to GET your tickets today!
 
Date, Time, & Location
February 12-13, 2016
09:00pm - 10:15pm
The Backlot Comedy House
 
Cost
$10
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Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

February 12, 2016


Description
What is a comedy open mic, you say? What are ya, some kinda wingnut? This is your opportunity to test out some comedy material on mic, on stage, in front of a room of your peers. Seasoned veterans of comedy and pudgy babyfat greenie newbs to the scene can all feel comfortable in Oshkosh's premiere venue for all things comedy...The Backlot Comedy House! Join us at the Backlot Comedy House and get your name on the coveted list. Once on the list, you can both max and/or relax until your name is likely mispronounced by the host of the evening, then it is your chance to drop five minutes of original comedy on the eager waiting ears of the other comics and fans of comedy in the room. Five minutes. YA HEAR ME?! At the four minute mark, you'll get a light that is flashed at you, commonly known as "the light" (because it's a light), but I don't want you to start screaming and assume that the grim reaper has come to harvest your soul. I assure you that it's just a flashlight to alert you to the fact that you have told four minutes worth of jokes and that you have one minute remaining. Then at five minutes the light will once again flash at you and you'll know that your time has come to step back down into the audience and resume maxing and/or relaxing. Don't do comedy - come watch! It's FREE! 
 
Date, Time, & Location
Every Friday
10:30pm - 12:00am
The Backlot Comedy House, 424 N Main Street Downtown Oshkosh
 
Cost
FREE
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Oshkosh Farmers Market - Winter

February 13, 2016


Description
Approx. 40 vendors Saturday mornings at the Winter/Indoor Market bring you fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey, syrups, cheeses, pasture-raised meats and poultry, fish, jams and preserves. A variety of handcrafted items are also available throughout the season. Local food artisans bring fresh baked goods, candy, prepared foods and other goodies. Ready to eat foods are available in the kitchen from local businesses. Enjoy live music from 9:30 until 12:30. On our website (www.OSFMI.com), find a list of Who’s Doing What, a Market Layout (updated every Friday) and our Weekly Events for a list of our popular scheduled musicians. (No markets 11/28, 12/26, 3/26)
 
The OSFMI is located in the Multi-Purpose Room at the rear/north side of Merrill Middle School, 108 W New York Ave. Ample parking is available right outside the entrance door #23. Best of all, it’s free! Need more information? Contact Executive Directors, Karlene & Dennis Leatherman. DLKBLeatherman@sbcglobal.net 920 252 2533 (K) 920 252 2532 (D)
 
Date, Time, & Location
February 13, 2016
09:00am - 12:30pm
Merrill Middle School, 108 W New York Ave, Door 23
 
Cost
Free
 
Music/Food for this Saturday
Music: 50% Folk
Food: The Magnet Billiards & Bar
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Heart of Winter Celebration

February 13, 2016


Description
Enjoy the 3nd Annual Outdoor Family Fun Event!
 
General Info
The third annual Heart of Winter celebration, a heart-warming carnival on the banks of frozen Fox River, will be held on Saturday, February 13th. This year’s event is poised to be bigger and better than ever, with a new location, expanded kids’ activities, intricate ice carvings, toasty concessions, handmade craft fair, dog mushing, winter petting zoo, live music, and more!
 
All proceeds from this frozen festival will support the Day by Day Warming Shelter.
 
Date, Time, & Location
February 13, 2016
10am-2pm
Leach Amphitheater, Riverwalk, & Convention Center
 
 
Cost
Activity costs will vary, with most activities ranging from $1-$5
Craft fair prices are marked by individual vendors
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Valentine's Weekend Jewelry Sale

February 13, 2016


Description
We are having a jewelry sale where all red, pink, white body jewelry is buy one get one half off! We are also including black jewelry for those who want to match their jewelry to their cold, dead hearts.
 
Date, Time, & Location
February 13, 2016
12:00pm
920 Tattoo Company
 
Cost
 

Valentine's Melty Bead Class

February 13, 2016


Description
Come join Folklore Fairy, Jessie, for the very first art class of this year. Kicking it off with a little love for Valentine's Day. We'll be creating a set of two or three set of hearts to string in ribbon for a decorative present for whom ever you wish to give to. It's an all ages class but anyone under the age of 16 please be accompanied by an adult. The class is $5.00 for the child and if the adult would like to join in on the fun only $2.00! Class starts at 4:00pm. We always encourage preregistration to have an idea of how many are attending. But with such short notice of the class it's not a requirement but still encouraged. Hope to see you here! Conveniently located at Folklore LLC 582 N Main at. Downtown Oshkosh.
 
Date, Time, & Location
February 13, 2016
04:00pm - 05:30pm
Folklore LLC
 
Cost
$5
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Saturdays @ 7-The Evil Dead & Dead Alive

February 13, 2016


Description
Admission is $3.00! Popcorn, soda, candy and beer will be available. Doors open at 6:30pm with the movie starting at 7:00pm. Time Community Theater 445 N. Main St. in Downtown Oshkosh
 
Date, Time, & Location
February 13, 2016
7:00pm
Time Community Theater
 
Cost
$5.00-Double Feature (cash only)
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ONHS Presents: Sound of Music-Grand Opera House

February 13, 2016


Description
The hills are alive...you know the rest. Everyone's favorite tale of nannies, nuns and Nazis is coming to the Grand Opera House care of the students of Oshkosh North High School! Join them for the classic story filled with the ever-popular musical theatre standards such as “My Favorite Things,” “Doe a Deer” and “Edelweiss.” This family-friendly show is one you don’t want to miss. THE SOUND OF MUSIC is part nostalgia, part romance, and most of all a show that makes you want to sing!

 

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When an aspiring nun proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed Austrian naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.

 
Date, Time, & Location
February 11-14, 2016
7:00pm & 2:00pm
Grand Opera House, 100 High Ave.
 
Cost
$8-$14
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Oshkosh Veterans Acupuncture Project

February 16, 2016


Description
The Oshkosh Veterans Acupuncture Project is offering FREE community style acupuncture for those returning from Iraq or Afghanistan, and veterans from all other past conflicts or wars, along with their family members.
 
General Information
The treatments are based on the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) ear protocol, which has proven to be extremely powerful in alleviating symptoms of stress and trauma. During treatment, people sit fully clothed, in comfortable reclining chairs, while the acupuncturist places 5 tiny needles on each ear.The participants are invited to close their eyes and rest for 30 to 40 minutes as the acupuncture does its work.
 
Date, Time, & Location
Every Tuesday evening 
*By appointment only
404 N. Main Suite 504
To reserve an appointment time or find out more information, please call 920.230.7207
 
Cost
Free (donations welcome)
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Dream Catcher Art Class

February 17, 2016


Description
Folklore's Wednesday Night Adult Art Class "Hand Made Dream Catchers" Learn how to make a personalized dream catcher, decorated to enhance your dreamtime. History/Lore: Dream catchers are a Native American spiritual tool to enhance your dream state and protect your spirit as you dream. Good dreams trickle down the leather and feathers onto you as you sleep. While the bad dreams are trapped in the web and vanish when the morning light appears. Take home your awesome creation and have pleasant dreams! Class comes with all the supplies and use of our tools. This class is $10 per person. Adults 18+ only. Pre-Register and be there by 6:30pm. (2 hours long)
 
Date, Time, & Location
February 17, 2016
06:30pm - 08:30pm
Folklore LLC - 582 N. Main St., Oshkosh
 
Cost
$10
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Business Forum in Oshkosh to Focus on Hiring People with Disabilities

February 18, 2016


Description
Lakeside Packaging Plus, a non-profit organization providing meaningful projects, employment and activities for associates with diverse abilities, is hosting a business breakfast and forum for regional employers. The event will be held at the UW Oshkosh Alumni and Welcome Center on February 18 from 7:30 – 9:30 am. The purpose of the event is to provide hiring professionals with ideas that will result in employment successes that will change and define company culture while creating diversity inclusion. A keynote presentation by Traci Jones, Corporate Director of Human Resources for the Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, will highlight best practices in hiring people with disabilities. Jones successfully campaigned and won a state grant to make Kalahari Resorts Wisconsin Dells a Project SEARCH site. She is currently working on Kalahari’s second Project SEARCH site in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. She is the Chairperson of the Kalahari Resorts Project SEARCH Steering Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors for Wisconsin Chapter of APSE (Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst). With over two decades of experience, Jones consults with Employers across the State to create integrated employment opportunities. Immediately following the keynote presentation, attendees will engage in a dialogue on disability inclusive practices Lakeside Packaging Plus Business Breakfast and Forum Thursday, February 18, 2016 Registration: 7:15am Complimentary breakfast and presentations: 7:30am-9:30am Partnerships in Action: Grow Your Workforce with Us Join Lakeside Packaging Plus for a special event to learn about leading practices in disability inclusion in the workplace. RSVP to dstrange@lakesidepackagingplus.com by February 10th
 
Date, Time, & Location
February 18, 2016
07:15am - 09:30am
UWO Alumni Welcome and Conference Center 625 Pearl Ave. Oshkosh, WI 54901
 
Cost
Free
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The Backlot Comedy House Friday Night Show

February 19, 2016


Description
The Backlot Comedy House is your premiere stop for sketch and improv comedy in downtown Oshkosh. We offer an ever changing sketch line up with performers that are as funny as they are talented (that's a lot of talent!). The Backlot Comedy House is a unique and new experience for Oshkosh and we encourage you to come join in on the fun!
 *Must be 21+ to attend
 
Date, Time, & Location
Every Friday
09:00pm - 10:00pm
424 North Main Street
 
Cost
$10.00 for adults
$8.00 for students with a valid ID
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The Backlot Comedy House Saturday Night Show

February 20, 2016


Description
The Backlot Comedy House is your premiere stop for sketch and improv comedy in downtown Oshkosh. We offer an ever changing sketch line up with performers that are as funny as they are talented (that's a lot of talent!). The Backlot Comedy House is a unique and new experience for Oshkosh and we encourage you to come join in on the fun!
 *Must be 21+ to attend
 
Date, Time, & Location
Every Saturday
09:00pm - 10:00pm
424 North Main Street
 
Cost
$10.00 for adults
$8.00 for students with a valid ID
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Hemp Jewelry Art Class

February 24, 2016


Description
Folklore's Wednesday Night Adult Art Class "Hemp Necklace Jewelry" Have you always wanted to make hemp jewelry? Learn the basics of knotting hemp cord and make a necklace with beads on our "CHEAT Boards". The class is $10 per person. Adults 18+ only. Pre-Register and be there by 6:30pm.
 
Date, Time, & Location
February 24, 2016
06:30pm - 08:30pm
Folklore LLC - 582 N. Main St., Oshkosh
 
Cost
$10
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Monogram Letter Art Class

March 02, 2016


Description
Folklore's Wednesday Night Art Class "Monogram Letter" Make a Monogram Letter on a board. Use your "Name" letter or your favorite symbol. Class comes with all the supplies and use of our tools. This class is $10 per person. Adults 18+ only. Pre-Register to save your space and be there by 6:30pm.
 
Date, Time, & Location
March 2, 2016
06:30pm - 09:00pm
Folklore LLC - 582 N. Main St., Oshkosh
 
Cost
$10
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Gallery Walk

March 05, 2016


Description
On the First Saturday of every month Downtown Oshkosh comes alive with the Oshkosh Gallery Walk. From 6-9pm Oshkosh galleries and businesses open their doors to feature artwork of all varieties and genres. Come join the hundreds of other art lovers who make Oshkosh the place to be on the First Saturday of every month.
 
Date, Time, & Location
First Saturday of Every Month
6:00-9:00pm
Throughout Downtown Oshkosh
 
Cost
Free
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Downtown Night Out | Comedy Show & Painting |

March 05, 2016


Description
Enjoy a night out with friends! Paint a mug at Fire Escape and after attend an Improv Show at the Backlot Comedy House. $20 includes your comedy show ticket, and a mug (firing and paint included) The Downtown Night out will be held the first Saturday of every month at two different times. Ages 13-20 Painting at 6:00 Comedy Show at 7:30 Ages 21+ Painting at 7:30 Comedy Show at 9:00 No drink minimum. Drinks available for purchase at Backlot during show or from Bar430 while painting.
 
Date, Time, & Location
February 6, 2016
06:00pm - 10:00pm
Fire Escape & The Backlot Comedy House
 
Cost
$20.00
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Oshkosh Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, 5K & Kids Run

April 24, 2016


Description
MARATHON is a Certified Qualifier for Boston Catch “Spring Fever” during the 12th Annual Oshkosh Marathon, Half Marathon, Corporate Marathon Relay, Half Marathon Relay and 5K Run/Walk, which offers scenic diversity from the historic homes to the river. There will even be themed water stations to get you motivated! Proceeds from the event benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. and the Oshkosh Area Humane Society. DISTANCES Marathon (26.2 miles) Half or 2 Person Relay (13.1 miles) 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles) Kid's- varies for each age. Never over 1 mile.
 
Date, Time, & Location
April 24, 2016
07:00am
Leach Amphitheater
 
Cost
 
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