Green Bay City Pages Highlights: Nov. 4 – 11, 2021

Book sales, high school plays and more in this week’s roundup of notable events

By John McCracken

The Drowsy Chaperone

Friday, Nov. 5
East High School, Green Bay

East High School presents its fall theater production, “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

The Tony Award-winning story follows the story of a man in a chair who uses his collection of records to influence the lives and futures of passersby such as a newlywed couple, a budding theater director, a distracted chaperone and more odd characters. 

The cast, crew and pit band are all East High School students.  East High School will also be participating in the National High School Music Theatre Program and Jimmy Awards Program through the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. 

The show is family-friendly and East High School welcomes guests of all ages. The high school production will be on display Nov. 5, 6, 10 and 13. Showtimes are at 7 pm on Nov. 5, 6 and 10 and at 1 pm on Nov. 13. 
All audience members are required to wear a mask or face covering that covers the mouth and nose to attend the production. Seating is socially distanced. 

More information about the show can be found at

Accordion aficionados gather in Green Bay

Saturday, Nov. 6
Elks Lodge, Green Bay

Accordion fans new and old will have a chance to gather and test their chops on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Elks Lodge (3195 S Ridge Rd).

This monthly gathering features performances from local accordion groups, with this month’s featured performance by the Ryan Kautzer trio (pictured above.)

In addition to the melodious sound of squeezeboxes, this monthly gathering also includes a potluck lunch and raffle. The event is free and open to the public, but donations are highly encouraged to keep the monthly gatherings afloat. 

The event kicks off at 9:30 am. Questions and concerns can be directed to Dale Johnson, president of the Northeast Wisconsin Accordion Club at 920-498-2765.

Books, books and more books

Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6
Brown County Central Library, Green Bay

The Friends of Brown County Library hosts its annual blowout sale.

On Friday and Saturday, book-hungry patrons can get literal bags worth of gently used books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and more. On Friday, shoppers will be charged $5 for their first bag of books and $3 for every bag after. On Saturday, every bag is $1. 

The sale benefits the programs and services of Brown County Libraries. Both events start at 9 am. Friday’s event ends at 4:30 pm and Saturday’s event ends at 1 pm. 

More details and information can be found at

Student art exhibit opens

Monday, Nov. 8
St. Norbert College’s Baer Gallery, De Pere

College art students at St. Norbert College (SNC) will debut and showcase their work at an upcoming gallery exhibit.

A selection of juried artists will select pieces throughout the exhibition that are exemplary. 

The Baer Gallery hosts a series of rotating exhibitions throughout the year. 
The exhibit opens on Monday, Nov. 8 is on display until Dec. 3.

On Monday, students will be present for an awards ceremony and launch event which begins at 5 pm. More information can be found at

Fermentation education

Tuesday, Nov. 9
Neville Public Museum, Green Bay

STEAM Engine, a local, rotating speaker series event hosts its final production on Tuesday, Nov. 9. 

STEAM (as in Science, Technology, Education, Art and Math) Engine pools local experts from various fields to focus on a single topic and how it relates to the speaker’s field. This year’s focus is fermentation. 

This year will feature talks from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay probiotic-health lecturer Jill Larson, Badger State Brewing Co. Brewer Brian Jacobs and Neville Public Museum Deputy Director Kevin Cullen. 

The event is free and open to the public. It is held at Neville Public Museum (210 Museum P) and starts at 6 pm.

The event also features live music from local musician Matt Hilton of Pegasis. Masks are required and social distance will be observed. More information can be found at

Spoken Word at The Tarlton

Thursday, Nov. 11
The Tarlton Theatre, Green Bay

Local poet and hip-hop performer Cujo hosts a night of poetry pen mic and poetry. 

According to the online event page, Cujo is described as a poet who aims to demonstrate that poetry, in particular, has the unique ability to offer people the experience of common understanding, empathy and acceptance which are all pillars of a healthy community and a healthy individual mindset alike.

The night is free and open to the public. Patrons are encouraged to take the mic and express themselves through poetry, spoken word, storytelling and other forms of expression. 

The night kicks off at 7 pm. Guests are encouraged to signup from 7 to 7:30 pm for a slot on stage. 

More information can be found here.

(photo courtesy of Chicken or the Egg photography)

John McCracken is the Editor of Green Bay City Pages. He can be reached via email at @[email protected] or on Twitter @jmcjmc451.

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