Friday, Oct. 6 | Campanile Center for the Arts, Minocqua
It’s hard not to like B2Wins — the energetic duo from the slums of Brazil, as they put it, have been taking the world by storm and have made their way to central Wisconsin many times. The identical twin duo combine rock, jazz, hip hop, R&B and reggae into a style that you won’t soon forget. According to them, they’re on a mission to make the world smile – and on this stop they will take that energy to Minocqua. 7 pm. $20, students $10. campanilecenter.org.
Resonant Rogues w/ Libby DeCamp
Friday, Oct. 6 | Lamplight Sessions, Mosinee
This isn’t the first time the Resonant Rogues have played Lamplight Sessions, but this time instead of being the opening act, they’re the main attraction. The Ashville, N.C. duo packs a real song-writing punch, with a folk-bluegrass sound that almost seems like it’s from another era. They’ll be joined by Detroit-area singer-songwriter Libby DeCamp, who adds a little electric grit to her folksy blues-rock sound. 7 pm. $32. lamplightsessions.com
Art of Wine
Saturday, Oct. 7 | Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau
For more than 10 years, the Art of Wine — which pairs art with adult beverages in order to help raise money for the Center for the Visual Arts and its programs — has been a regular favorite of Wausau area readers. But this year they’re adding a new feature: Mocktails. In addition to wine, the Art of Wine will feature a variety of mocktails in order to make sure everyone can enjoy the event. 7 pm. $75, $140 for couples, plus $40 for VIP tasting room. cvawausau.org
Blossom of Lights
Thur-Sat, Oct. 5-7 | Monk Botanical Gardens, Wausau
The Blossom of Lights at Monk Botanical Gardens has become quite popular – so much so that you now buy tickets for 15-min blocks in which to arrive! Monk Gardens lights up the night with their festival, in which colorful lights adorned the already beautiful gardens for a night time feast for the eyes. Not only will the lights guide you through the gardens but they will bring you to the kitchen garden where you can buy shirts and food from several food vendors present. The event is held Thursday, Friday and Saturday through the end of October. 7 pm (starts at 6:30 pm starting Oct. 19). $18, $48 for households of up to 6 adults and children. No pets except on Pet Night on Oct. 19). blossomoflights.org
Central Wisconsin Indigenous People’s Day Pow Wow
Sat-Sun, Oct. 7-8 | Central Wisconsin Convention and Expo Center, Rothschild
Indegenous People’s Day is an important part of native culture, and this Pow Wow celebrates that culture in a two-day festival that features Native American dancing, drumming, vendors and food. There will be a Grand Entry at 1 pm and 7 pm, and a feast at 5 pm on Saturday; And another Grand Entry at noon on Sunday. It’s a fun event for the whole family. Doors open at 11 am. Free. Central Wisconsin Indigenous People’s Day Committee on Facebook.
Saturday, Oct. 7 | The 400 Block, Wausau
Are you sick of pumpkins yet? I’m not. The more, the merrier! And there will be plenty of those this weekend at the 400 Block during Wausau Events’ Harvest Fest. There will be 1,200 free pumpkins on hand for children to take home (one pumpkin per little one, 12 years old and under), and it’s quite the sight to see all those pumpkins filling the downtown park. Bring a non-perishable food item to benefit Peyton’s Promise. New this year, Wausau Events will have impromptu potato sack races set up so kids can race their friends. Plus a petting zoo, kids crafts, pumpkin carving and so much more. 11 am-1 pm. Wausauevents.org.