Green Bay City Pages Highlights: Oct. 14 – 21, 2021
A week of train drinking, community concerts and local hip-hop
By Erin Hunsader
Jam-Rock “Acts Up” with local hip-hop showcase
Saturday, Oct. 16. — Jam-Rock, Green Bay
Combining hip-hop and electronic dance, Milwaukee native Leosha Stones, stagename The Oshi, performs at the Jam-Rockbar alongside other hip-hop artists Ace the Badman, Ty Rello and AK the Kid.
The Oshi released her latest album “Confidential” in January. The self-written and -produced album is full of dark, pulsing singles like “Acting Up” which edges onto the sound of contemporaries like Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B.
Wisconsin rapper Ty Rello released the mixtape “A Hustler’s Dream” earlier this year. Songs like “I Know” feature Ty Rello’s melodic vocals placed over straight-forward trap beats.
The show is free and open to guests 21-years old and over. More information about the show can be found at www.facebook.com/JamRockGB.
Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos
Saturday, Oct. 16 — Meyer Theatre, Green Bay
Deuces Wild! is a musical comedy performance that features sing-along performances and antics from musicians David Charles Eichholz and Ted Manderfeld.
The duo, both Minnesota natives, bring the bawdiness of burlesque and the fun of audience participation to their unique show. Besides covers and sing-alongs, the duo also perform parodies as well as customized acts for every city they perform in.
The show starts at 8 pm and more information about the performance can be found at www.meyertheatre.org.
Take me home
Saturday, Oct. 16 — Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center, Ashwaubenon
Tribute artist Jim Curry brings the sounds of folk icon John Denver to life at the Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center.
Curry’s voice was featured in the CBSTV movie “Take Me Home: Th e John Denver Story (2000).” Curry has also taken the stage with former members of Denver’s band.
Denver, who passed away in 1997, was known for his wide vocal range as well as his humanitarian and environmental activism with several song lyrics celebrating his love of nature and the simple life including “Sunshine On My Shoulder,” “Take Me Home Country Roads” and “Rocky Mountain High.”
More information about this show can be found at www.ashwaubenonpac.org.
Weekend crate digging
Saturday, Oct. 16. — Green Bay Elks Lodge #259, Green Bay
Fans of sifting through dusty records will flock to the Green Bay Elks Lodge #259 (3195 S. Ridge Road) this weekend.
The Green Bay Record Convention, which hosts various gatherings throughout the year, features vendors selling collections of used LPs, 45s, CDs, 12-inch singles and more. Vendors from Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota will be present at the event and trading is possible, depending on vendor preferences.
The event starts at 10 am and admission costs $2. Masks are strongly recommended and event organizers say there may be a “road closed” sign on Ridge Road, but the road is open to the Elk’s Club.
More information can be found via phone at 920-562-1050 or on their Facebook page.
Of Dreams & Nightmares
Monday, Oct. 18. — Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center, Ashwaubenon
The Band, formerly known as the Allouez Village Band, presents a free concert performance of “Of Dreams & Nightmares.”
The Band consists of 75 community members and is directed by local actor, director and conductor Mike Ajango along side associate director Paul Olesky.
Each year, The Band performs a season of music from September through May. This year, The Band is focused on post-pandemic themes of rebirth.
“Over the last 18 months, for some it has been a nightmare,” Ajango said, “and some are looking ahead and dreaming of new things to come.”
The concert features music from films such as the “Star Trek” franchise, “Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Ghostbusters” as well as the musical “WICKED.” This performance also features a solo from Southwest High School junior Amelia Gibbons.
The Band continues to provide free community concerts while supporting its mission to promote neighborhood pride, community spirit and patriotism through public performances.
The performance starts at 7 pm and is free and open to the public. More information can be found at www.ashwaubenonpac.org.
Drinking on the train
Thursday, Oct. 21. — National Rail Road Museum, Green Bay
The National Railroad Museum hosts their continued beer and train exploration on Oct. 21.
Patrons will enjoy flights of beers including IPAs, lagers, stouts, pilsners and more. The sampling is led by Museum Education Director Bob Lettenberger, who will also inform guests about topics varying from trains, historical figures and railroad graffiti.
Face masks covering the nose and mouth are required in museum buildings (except when sampling) by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The event starts at 5:30 pm and is only open to guests 21 and over. More information can be found at www.nationalrrmuseum.org.
Erin Hunsader is an Arts and Entertainment Reporter for Green Bay City Pages. She can be reached via email at [email protected]