• Updated

On Thursday, Dec. 13, and Sunday, Dec. 16, BJSO will host its annual holiday concerts in Beloit and Janesville, respectively. And, once again, the shows will feature the sounds of the Badger Chordhawks Chorus, an all-male a cappella vocal ensemble.

Bumblebee, star of the self-titled film set to hit theaters nationwide later this month, is scheduled to visit the Janesville Walmart store, 3800 Deerfield Drive, from 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Dec. 9.

Despite being hampered by street construction for the six months it’s been open, The Tin Fox has managed to thrive at 2616 Monroe St., Madison. Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick credits the eatery for having done everything right by providing excellent service and outstanding fare in a handsome, open environment.

For the first time next year, Sony won’t make an appearance at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo. Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee will miss the company’s presence at the biggest gaming event of the year.

Anointed One, which opened last year on Madison's far west side, specializes in fare commonly associated with Southern soul food: heavily battered, deep-fried chicken, pork and fish, with sides such as corn bread, collard greens, yams and green beans with pork, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.

First Lutheran Church in Janesville and a variety of other community organizations are coming together for a special evening of music Saturday, Nov. 3.

Logan Nelson, administrative director of the Sterling North Book and Film Festival in Edgerton, believes there’s something primal about telling stories, something just a step or two below the need for food and water.

Providing a family-friendly alternative to the scares of the Halloween season, Janesville's parks and recreation division will again host its annual Enchanted Forest and Hollywood Hayride beginning Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Palmer Park, 2501 Palmer Drive.