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The show goes on: entertainment options remain in spite of closures


It’s been a surreal few days and it feels like the world stopped moving.

But for all the cancellations aimed at stopping the spread of a pandemic virus, a number of venues and event organizers announced the show will go on.

If the cabin fever is more pressing than your COVID-19 concerns, there are still some entertainment options.

Wildwood Film Festival will go forth The festival will feature more than 40 short films with ties to Wisconsin over four sessions at Lawrence University’s Warch Campus Center Theater. The first session begins at 1 p.m. today.

“A simple note to anyone feeling ill – please stay home… and get healthy,” organizers said on Facebook. “We want you around for our big 20th year anniversary next year!”

Rock Into Spring, a fundraiser for Chaminade Women’s Chorus and Girls Rock Fox Cities, will kick off at 6 p.m., although at a different venue than originally planned.  

Candy Ambulance, a favorite from Mile 7, will return to Appleton to headline. Ivy Stream and Morse Code Duo, ensembles from the Girls Rock Fox Cities camp, will open. 

The concert was originally slated for Gibson Community Music Hall, which will close temporarily to support the goal of social distancing.

A meat raffle is still on at Kaukauna’s Calmes’ Pub in benefit of Saving Paws Animal Rescue. The event begins at 2 p.m. with ticket sales beginning at 1 p.m. The Roving Scallywags are still scheduled to perform there tonight

As of this writing, Unity the Band is still slated to perform at Headliner’s in Neenah at 9:30 p.m.

If you’re heading out, the best advice is to check in before leaving. Schedules have been changing quickly.

On Friday, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center reported their show featuring the New York Tenors with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra would go on. Today, they announced cancellation. 

An announcement regarding the remainder of its March shows will be made next week.