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Green Bay City Pages Highlights: April 7-14, 2022

A pinch of of comedy, a sprinkle of rock and a dash of art make for this week’s perfect recipe of events

By Rachel Sankey


Friday, April 8

Resch Center, Green Bay

The Resch Center is gearing up to rock out with Shinedown at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8.

Shinedown, an American rock band, was started in 2001 by lead vocalist Brent Smith. He is joined by guitarist Zach Meyers, bassist Eric Bass and drummer Barry Kerch.

The band has released six studio albums, with its seventh, Planet Zero, planned to release this month. Some of its most popular songs include “Second Chance” and “45.”

Shinedown will be joined by The Pretty Reckless, a rock band from New York City, and DIAMANTE, an alternative rock singer from Massachusetts.

Tickets start at $40.

What’s Your Function?

April 7-May 8

Neville Public Museum, Green Bay

The NWTC Artisan and Business Center’s exhibit, What’s Your Function?, is on display at the Neville Public Museum through May 8.

The exhibit, put together by students and staff of the center, explores the theme of “functional” artwork – whether that be literal tools or paintings to prompt those viewing to think, reflect and more.

Each piece includes an artist statement to share more about the piece and its function.

The exhibit is open during the Neville’s normal hours. Admission starts at $3. 

These laughs will be far from dry

Saturday, April 9

Weidner Center, Green Bay

Australian comedian Jim Jefferies will make a stop at the Weidner Center at 7 p.m. April 9 for The Moist Tour.

His standup comedy involves anecdotal humor.

Since his rise to fame in 2007, he’s had several of his own specials, such as I Swear to God, Legit and Freedumb. 

Tickets start at $40. 

Slayder Smet, The Sinner & The Saint and Sherry Lane

Saturday, April 9

Lyric Room, Green Bay

The Lyric Room is planning for a night of indie, punk and emo at 9 p.m. April 9.

Slayder Smet is an indie musician from Green Bay.

The Sinner & the Saint, a pop-emo and pop-punk band from Green Bay, released its single, “Growing Old,” in 2020, and reflects on aging and a person’s place in the world.

Sherry Lane, an indie/alternative band from Green Bay, was formed by brothers Tyler and Brandin Tolman. In 2020, Jon Vertz and Rudy Solorio also joined the band. 

Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at Keggers, Exclusive Company, Rock n Roll Land, online and at the door.

The Great Bunny Train

April 9-10

National Railroad Museum, Green Bay

Saturday and Sunday will be hopping at the National Railroad Museum for The Great Bunny Train.

Families will be able to enjoy a ride on the train, while learning about other historic trains.

The Easter Bunny will also be available for photos with the kiddos.

A variety of crafts, games and entertainment will be at the museum as well.

The fun begins at 9 a.m. both days. 

Tickets start at $16.

Next Generation’s Peacebuilders

Tuesday, April 12

Walter Theatre, De Pere

Leymah Gbowee will present the Spring 2022 Norman and Louis Miller Lecture at 7 p.m. April 12 in Walter Theatre.

Gbowee’s presentation, “Mighty Be Our Powers: Investing in the Next Generation of Peacebuilders,” is about her experience in working with a group of women to help to end Liberia’s civil war.

Gbowee is the 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate, a social worker, women’s right advocate and a Liberian peace activist.

The lecture is free and open to the public. 

Rachel Sankey is the associate editor of Green Bay City Pages. She can be reached via email at [email protected]

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