MARCH Events in Appleton!

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CHASE AWAY THE WINTER BLUES – COME AND ENJOY WHAT APPLETON HAS TO OFFER IN MARCH!

As winter winds down and we prepare for spring, we are thankful for the many opportunities to enjoy here in Appleton.  Highlighted by several Lawrence University and Lawrence Academy of Music music offerings, there are also theatre performances, art exhibits and more!  Below are just a few reasons to visit Appleton in the month of March!  PLUS, enjoy the local restaurants, retail stores, The History Museum at the Castle, The Trout Museum of Art and all that Downtown Appleton has to offer!

The following are listed in order of the dates they take place – free events and/or costs are noted where possible.

Lawrence University Symphony Orchestra Concert

Friday, Mar 9:  8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Lawrence Memorial Chapel : 510 E. College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911

Under the direction of conductor Mark Dupere, the 90-member Lawrence Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. The program also includes this year’s student concerto competition winners as guest artists. Nicholas Suminski will perform on Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 and Anthony Cardella joins the orchestra for Samuel Barber’s Piano Concerto. Free and open to the public.

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Downtown Appleton Farm Market

Saturdays: 9am – 12:30pm

City Center Plaza : 10 W. College Ave. 

https://appletondowntown.org/downtown-appleton-farm-market/

The Downtown Appleton Farm Market continues throughout the winter & spring inside City Center. Fresh produce, meats, breads & baked goods, dairy products, homemade soup & dip mixes, quality handcrafted items, jewelry, and much more.

Mile of Music: Rhythms & Brews at Riverview Gardens

Wednesdays: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Stone Arch at Riverview Gardens : 1101 S. Oneida Street

https://mileofmusic.com/rhythmsandbrews/

Mile of Music Presents, along with Stone Arch Brewpub brings you Rhythms & Brews at Riverview Gardens, a FREE mid-week concert series, featuring popular artists from past Mile of Music Festivals, sprinkled in with a few acts you may not know, but you should! This limited-capacity, “listening room” concert experience features duos, trios and troubadours from across the country, paired with handcrafted Stone Arch beer. Rhythms & Brews runs each Wednesday evening through May 30 at Stone Arch at Riverview Gardens (1101 S. Oneida Street). Doors open for food and drink at 4:30 p.m. and to the Listening Room at 6:30 p.m., with music beginning at 7 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an all-ages event. Valid ID required to purchase alcohol. Artists subject to change/substitution.

Mud & Prints // Studio and Gallery Grand Re-opening

Friday, Mar 16: 6pm – 8pmMud & Prints // Studio and Gallery: 311 E. College Ave   

www.mudandprints.com

Mud and Prints Studio and Gallery is excited to introduce you to our new studio. On March 16th from 6pm -8pm we will be hosting our Grand Re-Opening. Stop in and meet some exciting artist and educators of upcoming classes. Stop in and learn about our exciting art classes, see our quality art supplies and view awesome art for purchase by Wisconsin Artists. We are your Creative Art Resource. FREE to come and browse.

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Lawrence Academy of Music Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Concert

Saturday, Mar 17: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Lawrence Memorial Chapel : 510 E. College Ave. Appleton WI 54911

http://go.lawrence.edu/academy

Fox Valley middle and high school students present a program of band repertoire. Tickets are $8 for general admission and can be purchased through the Lawrence University Box Office two weeks prior to the concert. Lawrence University Box Office 920.832.6749 

www.lawrence.edu/conservatory/box_office

Lawrence Academy of Music String Orchestra and Fox Valley Youth Symphony

Philharmonia Concert

Sunday, Mar 18: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Lawrence Memorial Chapel : 510 E. College Ave. Appleton WI 54911

http://go.lawrence.edu/academy

The Academy of Music String Orchestra and Fox Valley Youth Orchestra’s Philharmonia present a concert of orchestral music. Tickets are $8 for general admission and can be purchased through the Lawrence University Box Office two weeks prior to the concert.   Lawrence University Box Office 920.832.6749 

www.lawrence.edu/conservatory/box_office

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Les Misérables

Mar 20 – 25

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center : 400 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911

http://foxcitiespac.com/events-tickets/tickets/events/les-miserables/les-miserables

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway.  Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit. Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1). 

Community Men Sing! Lawrence Academy of Music Young Men’s Chorus, Appleton Boychoir,

& McDowell Men’s Chorus Concert

Thursday, Mar 22: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Lawrence Memorial Chapel : 510 E. College Ave. Appleton WI 54911

http://go.lawrence.edu/academy

The Academy of Music Young Men’s Chorus, the Appleton Boychoir, and the McDowell Male Chorus perform a concert of choral music. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors, general admission. Tickets can be purchased through the Lawrence University Box Office two weeks prior to the concert. Lawrence University Box Office 920.832.6749

www.lawrence.edu/conservatory/box_office

3rd Annual Maker Fest

Saturday, Mar 24: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Appleton Public Library: 225 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI

www.apl.org

Experiment, tinker and create with hands-on activities and demonstrations. Stop by for fun and leave inspired.  This program is free and open for all ages.

Meet Jane Austen

Saturday, Mar 24: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Paper Discovery Center : 425 W. Water St., Appleton, WI 54911

www.paperdiscoverycenter.org

Enjoy crafting your own Coptic stitch journal while guided by Miss Austen. You’ll enjoy a cup of tea, learn more about Miss Austen and her world, and leave with a handmade treasure to keep. $25 per person. Pre-registration and pre-payment to reserve your spot is required. Participants must be 18 and older.  

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Lawrence Academy of Music Girl Choir Concert

Mar 24: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  or 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Lawrence Memorial Chapel : 510 E. College Ave. Appleton WI 54911

http://go.lawrence.edu/academy-girlchoir

Join seven girl choirs in a concert of choral music. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors/students, reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased through the Lawrence University Box Office two weeks prior to the concert.

Lawrence University Box Office 920.832.6749

www.lawrence.edu/conservatory/box_office

Spring 2018 Exhibitions: Artist Talk & Opening Reception

Mar 29: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Wriston Art Galleries, Lawrence University : 613 E. College Ave. 

http://www.lawrence.edu/s/wriston/exhibitions/2017-2018

6pm – Artist talk by Anna Campbell, Associate Professor of Art & Design, Grand Valley State University Reception with refreshments to follow Spring Exhibitions (March 29-May 6): – Art of the Book – Unto Itself: New work by Zina Mussman – Anna Campbell: Apparatus for a Dream Sequence

Lawrence University Artist Series: Colin Currie, percussion

Mar 30: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Lawrence Memorial Chapel : 510 E. College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911 

Hailed as “the world’s finest and most daring percussionist” by The Spectator magazine, Colin Currie is the soloist of choice for many of today’s foremost composers. A champion of new music, Currie performs regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors. A past recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist Award, Currie has premiered dozens of works. His discography includes 16 albums, including Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto with the London Philharmonic/Alsop, which won a 2010 Grammy Award. Currie recently launched his own record label as a platform for his diverse projects that celebrate the extraordinary developments for percussion music over the past century. $25-30 adults, $20-25 seniors, $18-20 students, 920-832-6749 or 

http://www.lawrence.edu/conservatory/box_office

Come and chase away the winter blues – enjoy what Appleton has to offer in March!

And while you’re here, don’t miss the Small Works Exhibit in nearby Kimberly, WI!

Richeson75 Small Works 2018 Exhibit

February 21, 2018 – April 07, 2018

Richeson School of Art & Gallery

557 Marcella St

Kimberly, WI 54136

GALLERY HOURS

Sunday & Monday: Closed 

Tuesday: 10a-5p 

Wednesday: 10a-8p 

Thursday: 10a-5p 

Friday: 10a-5p 

Saturday: 10a-4p

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Bring your magnifying glass to this exhibit because you do not want to miss the exquisite detail packed into these little gems. Works of art featured in the 2018 Richeson75 Small Works International Competition are all less than 144 square inches in size.

Find more upcoming events for Appleton and the Fox Cities by clicking on the sites below:

Appleton Downtown Inc – Upcoming Events

Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau – Events