November is a rollercoaster of a month. It’s cold outside, but tolerable. We turn our clocks back and say goodbye to the sunshine we love so much. It kicks off the holiday season, but you’ll never really know what holiday each retail store will be preparing for. We celebrate Thanksgiving by eating way more food than we need to (not complaining!) and then we stay up all night to buy another TV we likely don’t need. But hey, a deal’s a deal. Here at Venture Wisconsin we are bringing you a round up of all the unique things to do in the Fox Cities during the month of November – get out there and enjoy!
HOLIDAY MAKE & TAKE
When? November 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Where? Aurora’s Apothecary in Appleton
Cost? Dependent on what you make
Have you been eyeing up Pinterest all year, hoping to be a DIY queen by the time the holidays around? Try out your skills with custom body products and home sprays through the one and only, Aurora at Aurora’s Apothecary. You will be able to make anything from perfume, lotions, massage oils and so much more. Think about it, you could potentially get all of your stocking stuffers done in one day! Worth it.
ROCK, BLUES AND FUNK AT FIFTH WARD
When? November 9th, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Where? Fifth Ward Brewing Company in Oshkosh
Cost? FREE admission
A heated tent, local Oshkosh, WI beer, food trucks and music. What more could you actually ask for? Celebrate Fifth Ward’s two year anniversary by doing what no two year old should ever do – drinking beer!
SMASH BROS ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT
When? Sunday November 10th, 1:30 PM
Where? Player 2 Arcade Bar, Appleton
Cost? $5 Admission
As if we really need another reason to be a child at heart, right? Well, now you can play your favorite video games with a cocktail in hand at Player 2. Players are encouraged to bring their own Switch, Switch Controller, Gamecube Adapter or Gamecube controller. The $5 entry buy – in will go into a prize pool where the top three players will split the earnings in a 60 – 30 – 10 basis. This tournament will be single matches in a double elimination bracket. Come on out and show your competition what you’re made of!
ALE ASYLUM BEER TASTING
When? Tuesday November 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Where? Bazil’s Pub, Appleton
We all know Wisconsin has some amazing beer to offer. And no, that’s not a typo… the beer tastings are free! Head over to Bazil’s to hear Chris from Ale Asylum Brewery talk about new and current beers offered by Ale Asylum. Are you really going to turn down the classic “Keep ‘er Movin’ Light Lager”? I didn’t think so.
DOWNTOWN OSHKOSH HOLIDAY PARADE
When? November 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Where? Downtown Oshkosh
Kick off the holiday season nice and early in Oshkosh! Get into the spirit with music in Opera Square starting at 5 PM. The tree lighting ceremony will be at 6 PM, and the parade will promptly begin at 6:15 PM. Get yourself a cup of your favorite local hot chocolate and enjoy this beautiful event in the community!
BRENT THE MUSICAL
When? November 14 – 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Where? Backstage at Mayer Theatre in Green Bay
This is a dinner format theatre show. How neat is that! You have some awesome dinner options to go along with this classic hit show. Let Me Be Frank Productions puts on some amazing must see shows – you don’t want to miss out!
CARTOON HAPPY HOUR
When? November 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Where? Mr Brews Taphouse in Appleton
What is it with us reverting to our childhood with a beer in hand? Actually, who cares. Moral of the story is that yes, you read that correctly. Wear your pajamas to Mr Brews on November 16th and you will even get $1 off of your flight. Your beer isn’t just paired with some old television classics, but also with some amazing doughnuts from Hill Top Bakery.
GREENE’S POURHOUSE RIBBON CUTTING
When? November 21, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Where? 44 W Sixth Avenue, Oshkosh
Cost? FREE admission
Alright Oshkosh, another good spot to add to your list of lunch venues to suggest to the coworkers. Join Greene’s as they excitedly debut their second location in Northeast Wisconsin. After the ribbon cutting, enjoy some amazing lunch. It will be hard to turn it down!
DOWNTOWN APPLETON CHRISTMAS PARADE
When? November 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Where? College Avenue
A holiday classic! You will really be in the holiday spirit when you check out the 49th Annual Christmas Parade. They anticipate the parade to have about 80 units in it, which is pretty impressive.
We were a little late getting the events blog out this month. There’s always something to do around Northeast Wisconsin! Do you have any floats you look forward to seeing yearly? Let us know in the comments!