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Event City Minute: An eclectic weekend in Event City

6:34 PM, Feb. 12, 2014  |  Comments
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Love is on the mind this week as Event City transforms itself into romance city for the Valentine's Day holiday.

Sure it's a commercialized reason to celebrate love, but it's also a way to show just how much you love everything Oshkosh has to offer for residents and visitors alike.

Let's start with the lifeblood of the city - Lake Winnebago.

If you haven't noticed, the extra cold weather has made for some pretty ideal ice fishing conditions and it's also making for a great sturgeon spearing season. While both sports are fun for participants they are equally as fun for spectators. Take a little time this week to hit the ice and check out the sites. It's not every city in America where you can stand on one shore of a giant lake and look past the hundreds of ice shanties and trucks and see clear across to the other side of the lake. We are truly a picturesque destination this time of year.

There's plenty to love about our indoor facilities too. The Paine Art Center and Gardens and the Oshkosh Public Museum are just two of our historic treasures. Each has a new exhibition worthy of your admiration.

The Paine is showcasing "A Vibrant Life in Love and Art" a collection of paintings by Wisconsin artists Ruth Grotenrath and Schomer Lichtner.

The Public Museum just opened up a touring exhibition of Tiffany stained glass windows, dubbed "In Company with Angels."

Make a day of it and check out both of these creative and awe-inspiring collections of fine artwork.

If money and firearms are more along the lines of what you love, don't worry we've got that too this weekend.

The Oshkosh Gun Show runs Friday through Sunday at the Sunnyview Expo Center. Vendors will have nearly everything imaginable related to collectable and sporting firearms.

On Sunday, the Oshkosh Convention Center will host the 31st annual Wisconsin Coin Expo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free for the opportunity to buy, sell and trade coins, gold, silver and paper money and related items.

If food is the object of your desire look no further than the Oshkosh Saturday Farmers Market. Every first, third and fifth Saturday of the month the winter edition takes up residence inside Washington Hall, 405 Washington Ave., from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More than 45 vendors will have local fresh produce, locally raised meats and other delicious items. The Roxy caters breakfast and lunch items and there is always live entertainment.

Finally, the UW Oshkosh theatre department is staging "Bus Stop" this weekend. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. "Bus Stop" is the story of Grace's Diner where anything goes and anyone is welcome. It's also where a bus waits out a March snowstorm on the outskirts of Kansas City. In the dead of the night a young cowboy and a nightclub singer explore the rocky road of romance while the stranded passengers navigate a full spectrum of comic and romantic circumstance.

All shows are held inside the Fredric March Theatre, 1020 Algoma Blvd.

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