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Green Bay City Pages Highlights: Feb. 24-March 3, 2022

This week’s caffeinated, poetry driven and 1930’s-inspired events

By Rachel Sankey

Stalgic, The Sinner and The Saint, Tiny Voices and Radio for Pets

Friday, Feb. 25

Frets and Friends, Green Bay

Stalgic, The Sinner and The Saint, Tiny Voices and Radio for Pets will perform at Frets and Friends at 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 25.

Stalgic is an alternative rock and emo band from Green Bay. The three-piece band is made up of Kristian Pearson on drums, Brent Harkonen on guitar and vocals and Tom Zwicker on bass and vocals. Their album, The Better Way Home, debuted in 2019.

The Sinner & the Saint are a pop-emo and pop-punk band from Green Bay. Their most recent single, “Growing Old,” was released in 2020 and reflects on aging and our place in the world.

Tiny Voices is a five-piece emo band from Oshkosh. Their debut EP, “Where The Time Went,” was released in 2021 with four songs.

Wisconsin-based Radio for Pets, a midwest-emo, pop-punk band, released their first single “Billy Block and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Year” in 2020.

This event is for ages 21 and up and is free.

Bootlegger’s Ball

Friday, Feb. 25

Heritage Hill State Park, Allouez

Time machines may not exist (yet), but that doesn’t mean the past can’t be experienced.

Heritage Hill State Park is hosting its Bootlegger’s Ball at 5 p.m. on Feb. 25, in sponsorship with Zambaldi Beer and Triangle Distribution. Guests should come dressed in outfits inspired by the 1920’s era, such as flapper dresses, to fit the theme of the evening.

Zambaldi Beer will be at the event to teach the history of beer making and offer samples of historic beer recipes.
Sundae and Mr. Goessl, a married duo, will be performing period-era jazz in Heritage Hill’s speakeasy.

Refreshments will be included, as well as themed cocktails for purchase.

Tickets start at $45.

Aaron Lewis

Friday, Feb. 25

EPIC Event Center, Ashwaubenon

Grab your cowboy boots, Aaron Lewis is coming to Epic Events Center at 7:30 p.m on Feb. 25.

Lewis has been a solo country music artist since 2010. Before that, he was the lead vocalist and founder of the rock band Staind. His most recent album, Frayed at Both Ends, came out in 2022. He has also released four other albums: State I’m In (2019), Sinner (2016), The Road (2012) and Town Line (2011).

The show is open to all ages with tickets starting at $40.

Brewed, Baked and Caffeinated Festival

Saturday, Feb. 26

Badger State Brewing Company, Green Bay

No Saturday is complete without a baked good, some coffee and a few brews.

Badger State Brewing Company hosts its first Brewed, Baked and Caffeinated Festival at The Barrel Haus at 1 p.m. on Feb. 26.

Guests can enjoy unlimited samples of pairings offered from a variety of local breweries, coffee shops and bakehouses, such as Stillmank Brewing, Voyageurs Bakehouse, Howler Coffee Co. and more.

For those who don’t wish to drink, there is an option to purchase a “Designated Driver” ticket, which includes unlimited samples of coffee and baked goods without alcohol.

Brewed, Baked and Caffeinated tickets are $40. Designated Driver Coffee and Pastry only tickets are $20.

Advanced Poetry Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 26

Virtual Event

Write On, Door County hosts a virtual advanced poetry workshop titled AFTER INSPIRATION: Revising and Submitting Poems with poet Lisa Higgs at 10 a.m. on Feb. 26.

Lisa Higgs has three published chapbooks, her third chapbook, Earthen Bound, was published in 2019 by Red Bird Chapbooks. Her poems can be seen in ZZYZVA, Sugar House Review, Crab Orchard Review and more.

During the session, participants will work with five to six previously drafted poems to revise for submission. Poets such as Tracy K. Smith, Jenny Chang and Carl Philips will be used as examples when revising the poems. The workshop will end off with a discussion on where to submit poetry for publication.

Tickets for the event are $30.

EARTH Opening Reception

Thursday, March 3

The Art Garage, Green Bay

The Art Garage will be back open to the public starting March 3 with their Elements: EARTH opening reception at 5 p.m.

The Elements series is made up of four exhibitions: EARTH, WIND, FIRE and WATER. The first exhibition, EARTH, is focused on stability, grounding and strength. Earth, out of the four elements, is the densest matter and is governed by the pull of gravity. The EARTH opening reception reflects that.

The exhibit also celebrates Earth Day on April 22. The exhibit will close the day after on April 23.

The opening reception is free and open to the public.

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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