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Weekly planner: STEEM plays Neenah, live painting in Appleton


This week’s entertainment menu is led by what’s bound to be a huge night of live music at everyone’s favorite price: it’s free.

STEEM will headline the Future Neenah Summer Concert Series on Wednesday at Riverside Park. The project of Steve March-Torme and Vic Ferrari’s Michael Bailey features some of the finest musicians in the region and a full sound that includes a brass section. 

The music will play from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pegasis, an original group composed of three sisters from the Dominican Republic, will open the evening with tight harmonies and accompaniment by jazz guitarist Matthew Hillman.

Music fans can attend without worry with social distancing practiced in the spacious outdoor environment.

And that’s just the start of your weekly options.

Bazooka Joe will headline the virtual Heid Music Summer Concert Series. The online concert will be available at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Appleton Downtown Inc. Facebook page.

Lunch-hour shows on Thursday include Gunn and The Girl at Pullman’s in Appleton and Murphy’s Law at Neenah’s Riverside Park.

Make sure to plan for a stroll through Downtown Appleton on Friday.

“Downtown Creates” makes its return, and this month’s event includes a Paint-Out. Artists, from amateurs on up, will create paintings throughout the day before judging at 6 p.m. and display until 7:30 p.m.

The Paint-Out isn’t all there is to see.

Bring the kids and get some exercise while exploring a story. Friday marks the premiere of the story “Drum Dream Girl” by Margarita Engle being displayed in windows throughout Downtown Appleton. The Downtown Story Walk is a partnership between Appleton Downtown Inc. and the Appleton Public Library.  Pages of the book will be individually displayed in storefronts.  Families can walk College Avenue stopping at the windows with a page to read the story.  Plus, while reading the page, the community is encouraged to use the QR code to find fun activities and information.   

This month, Appleton Downtown Inc. and the Building for Kids Children’s Museum will team up again to offer Creative Kids Kits To-Go for the third time this summer.  This month, kits will be available via online pre-registration and reserving a pickup time on Friday, August 21 between 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Building for Kids Children’s Museum.  For additional details on how to pre-register, click here.

A Downtown Sidewalk Sale will also be held throughout the day. 

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