Editors’ Picks

Octoberfest — Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26, College Ave., Appleton
Hundreds of vendors will be selling brats, beer and crafts, as well as live entertainment on the stage at Houdini Plaza. It should not, and really cannot, be missed — it runs through the middle of campus.”Alice Unwrapped,” chamber opera — Wednesday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m., Harper Hall
A new and original chamber opera from the Nautilus Music-Theater group based in St. Paul, “Alice Unwrapped” tells the story of a 15-year-old who has to keep her family together after her father is deployed to Iraq.

Back to School Block Party – Saturday, Sept. 26, 6-11 p.m., Warch Campus Center Plaza
Interfraternity Council (IFC) will be hosting a block party for campus filled with live music and grill food. All food will cost $1 and all proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cheap food, good cause — who could ask for more?