Green Bay City Pages Highlights: Feb. 17-24, 2022

Hobbits and heroes, barks and brews and weddings and Wisconsin bands

By Rachel Sankey

It’s wedding season

Friday, Feb. 18

Resch Expo, Ashwaubenon

The Wedding Show – Winter Edition is back for it’s 28th season at the Resch Expo on Feb. 18 – 19.

This is Northeast Wisconsin’s largest wedding show with businesses and planning experts on-hand to help engaged couples with all needs for their special day.

A fashion show takes place at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. on Feb. 19. Formal wear and wedding trend displays will be set up throughout the show for ideas and inspiration. Door prizes and a photography gallery will be there as well.

Take and make wedding decorations from Rosey Oaks designs will also be available.

Tickets start at $8. The show opens at 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.

Hobbits, heroes and hovercrafts

Tuesday, Feb. 22

Online workshop

Write On, Door County presents a virtual speculative/science fiction workshop – Hobbits, Heroes and Hovercrafts: Building Your Speculative Fiction Novel or Short Story – with Rebecca Zornow at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22.

Zornow is a science fiction writer and the author of It’s Over or It’s Eden, her debut novel. She is the 2020 winner of The Hal Prize, and is also the board for the Fox Cities Book Festival.

The workshop will cover worldbuilding, reader expectations and drafting and editing tips. It will also discuss how speculative fiction explores the world through a different lens.

The workshop costs $15.

American Rinzai Zen

Sunday, Feb. 20

Green Bay Zen Center, Green Bay

Every Sunday at 8 a.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m, the Green Bay Zen Center, located at 123 N Oakland Ave, offers American Rinzai Zen meditation.

American Rinzai Zen, or Rinzai Zen Buddhism, was the first Buddhist tradition to reach the U.S. Rinzai is one out of two major zen Buddhist sects in Japan, but actually originated in China. Some of the methods used to break through consciousness include katsu, or shouts, and mondo, which are question and answer sessions.

The Green Bay Zen Center, formerly known as The Green Tara Sangha, is one of the only Buddhist temples in Green Bay.

Sessions are free and open to the public.

The Drowsy Chaperone

Friday, Feb. 18

Broadway Theatre, De Pere

The Drowsy Chaperone is coming to the Broadway Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, presented by Birder Players.

The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical comedy that parodies 1920s American musical comedies. The Man in Chair is a musical theatre fanatic, but agoraphobic. As he listens to 1928 comedy music, The Drowsy Chaperone, the characters and set come alive in his apartment, and he provides his commentary on the musical.

Tickets to the show are $33. Multiple shows are available.

Electric Lila Trio, Mother’s Ruin and Scary Canaries

Friday, Feb. 18

Lyric Room, Green Bay

Electric Lila Trio, Mother’s Ruin and Scary Canaries perform at the Lyric Room at 9 p.m. Feb. 18

Electric Lila Trio is a rock trio from Wisconsin that started in 2021.

Mother’s Ruin, a rock band known for its heavy blues from Central Wisconsin, started in fall of 2021. The band includes Kevin Troestler on vocals and guitar, Pete Koconis on bass and vocals and Alex Meronek on drums.

Scary Canaries, a Green Bay rock trio, formed in 2019. Its most recent album, Miles Apart, features indie-rock grooves and head-bobbing melodies on songs like “Carried Away” and “In My Dreams.”

Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at Keggers, Exclusive Company, Rock n Roll Land, online and at the door. This is a 21+ only event.

Bark and Wine!

Friday, Feb. 18

Titletown Brewing Co., Green Bay

Lucky 7 Dog Rescue is hosting its fourth annual Bark and Wine at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 after a short hiatus due to COVID-19 at Titletown Brewing Co.

This year, along with a traditional bar, there will also be a variety of wine stations to choose from, a raffle and live music provided by Sprunk Entertainment. And, of course – puppies!

The nonprofit Lucky 7 Dog Rescue started in 2015 and offers adoption and education services, play-yard rentals, volunteer opportunities and more.

Tickets for the event are $35 each or two for $60, and include the wine station tastings and hors d’ourvres.

Rachel Sankey is the Arts and Entertainment Reporter for Green Bay City Pages. She can be reached via email at [email protected]

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