Every week, we highlight 5 interesting events, activities, initiatives, or unique happenings around the Greater Green Bay community (in no particular order). Things to do in Green Bay this week:

1 – Brew At The Zoo – Thursday, June 16th, 6:00 pm

The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park, along with the N.E.W Zoological Society, is hosting a fundraising event for conservation at the NEW Zoo on Thursday evening, June 16th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This is a new event for the Zoo and continues to build on our area’s reputation for quality craft beer.

Local breweries will be featured, along with numerous regional and national craft breweries. There will also be ciders and non-alcoholic drinks for our guests. Every attendee will get a pretzel necklace, a 6 oz. logo’d limited edition Brew at the Zoo tasting glass, and the opportunity to taste the many selections. The Zoo will also have a DJ and picnic style food available for sale. Tickets are only $35, but they are also offering Designated Driver tickets for only $25 (a great option for an event like this).

Tickets: http://newzoo.org/event/brew-at-the-zoo-2016

If you have not been to the Zoo in a while, I strongly recommend getting out there and checking the exciting Adventure Park, which includes a fun ropes course, climbing walls, and a pretty cool zip line.

2 – County of Brown Renaissance Faire – June 18th and 19th

Head back to a time of kings, queens, knight, and knaves with the Brown County Renaissance Faire. This fun weekend features a number of unique medieval themed performances, people in period costumes, swashbucklers, and  more. For the kids, the faire will have sword making, flower wreaths, face painting, bubble wands, and other family friendly activities. Honestly, there is just too much to list, but if you are at all interested in seeing something different in our area, the Renaissance Faire definitely fits the bill. Full details and schedule can be found at: www.countyofbrownrenaissancefaire.com

Saturday June 18th 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday June 19th 10:00 AM – 4:00 P M
Brown County Fair Grounds West De Pere, WI
Adults: $10.00 Children 3-15 $5.00 Parking $2.00 Fathers get in Free on Father’s Day!

3 – Gallery Nite – Thursday, June 16th, 5:00 to 9:00 pm

We always like to highlight local art events and artists and Gallery Nite in downtown Green Bay is an excellent way to enjoy a number of artists in a wide variety of venues. If you are not familiar with Gallery Nite, downtown Main Street comes alive as 25 downtown shoppes host work from over 40 area artists and 10 area musicians. Take a casual stroll down Main St to check out the artwork as well as enjoy special business promotions, food and wine samples, LIVE art demos, hands on activities, and more. Full details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1007214885994563

• Parking is available at any galleries, best spots include the ARTgarage or Cherry Street Ramp.
• Passports are available at any stop and on trolleys, turn completed passports in at any stop for a drawing featuring numerous art related gifts!
• Stops are listed in trolley stop order on the passport.
• Trolley carols provided by UW-Green Bay and East High School students.

4 – Day Out With Thomas The Tank Engine – Wednesday, June 15th, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

For the families, Thomas the Tank Engine will be back at the National Railroad Museum from June 15-19, 2016!

As the largest fundraiser for the Museum, A Day Out with Thomas allows little engineers and their families to enjoy a 25-minute train ride with their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt®, and enjoy a day of fun activities including games, arts and crafts, live music, and much more! A great chance to connect your child with one of television’s iconic characters.

Train rides depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine. Departure times begin at 9:15 am through 4:45 pm each day of the event. Tickets for Day Out With Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour! – are $18 plus tax for ages two and up. Buy your tickets before June 1st for a $2.00 early bird discount! For full details: http://www.nationalrrmuseum.org/special-events/public-events-calendar/

5 – Greg Hahn and John Egan – Backstage at the Meyer – Thursday, June 16th – 7:00 pm

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of stand-up comedy and am happy to see it growing in Green Bay. Also, while still a new and relatively unknown venue, the Backstage at the Meyer is quickly becoming one of my favorite places for events (we just hosted our Junior Achievement Volunteer Recognition event there and the place was perfect – more on that in a later post). In any case, comedian Greg Hahn is a favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show and has appeared on Late Night with Conan Obrien, Comedy Central, CBS, ABC, FOX, MTV and CMT. Mr. Hahn has parlayed his absurdly energetic, all out style of physical humor, one liners and crowd work into a performance of immediate pandemonium and continuous laughs.

Opening up for Mr. Hahn is friend and local comedian John Egan, who some of you may know from my posts about the Laughbox at the Green Room Lounge or the Comedy Nights at Hagemeister Park. This guy has some great stand-up and am glad he is getting some regional recognition for his wit, clever joke styles, and creativity. If you are looking for a good laugh, be sure to check to check out this show.

For tickets and details: http://www.ticketstaronline.com/events/detail/greg-hahn

Posted By: Brian Danzinger