Events worth checking out the week of Sept. 9, 2022

Disney’s Descendants The Musical


Wausau Community Theatre performs this brand new musical that’s based on popular Disney Channel Original Movies. Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost – home of the most infamous villains who ever lived – the teenaged children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella De Vil have never ventured off the island… until now. When the four troublemakers are sent to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disney heroes, they have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good? This show is jam-packed with comedy, adventure, Disney characters, and hit songs from the films. Starts at 6:30 pm on Thurs., 7:30 pm on Fri. & Sat. and 2 pm on Sat. Advanced tickets $22 adults, $18 seniors, $14 youth. Prices increase $3 at the door. Details at

Tae & The Neighborly


The five members of the Ripon, Wis.-based band Tae & The Neighborly really were neighbors who started playing and writing music together during the 2020 pandemic. It wasn’t long before the group began to perform together across the nation. The band calls their shows “inspiration fuel for self lovin’ [and] world changin’.” Enjoy a spirited evening of music as you join the neighborhood with Tae, Daniel Pingrey, Kelvin Kaspar, David Blessent and Andy Welsch. Doors open at 6 pm. Show starts at 7 pm. $15.

Artrageous Weekend

SAT.-SUN. 9/10-11 | WAUSAU

Hundreds of artists from around the country and thousands of art lovers converge in Wausau for this annual city-wide festival at four locations, each with an incredible variety of artwork on display and for sale. This event is for the whole family with art classes, live music, kids activities and tons of food. 

Art in the Park at Marathon Park. The Wisconsin Valley Art Association hosts this indoor show featuring 120 juried artists and fine craft exhibitors in the East Gate Hall and Historic Exhibition Building. Find affordable handcrafted items such as pottery, wearable art, paintings, photography, and more that are perfect for gifts. Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 9 am-4 pm. 

Festival of Arts, downtown Wausau. Along Third Street and on the 400 Block find work by over 120 juried artists representing a variety of mediums. It’s a lively atmosphere with live music, a family art tent with children’s art activities, art classes, a Young Collector Market, entertainment on the Family Stage, and food stands. Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 10 am-4 pm.

Center for the Visual Arts, downtown Wausau. Experience more than 10 artist demonstrations, including ceramics, digital art, painting, and more. Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 10 am-4 pm.

Birds in Art at the Woodson Art Museum. Join the opening celebration of this acclaimed annual exhibit. View all-new original avian artworks and meet dozens of artists during the opening festivities on Saturday 9 am-noon. Special Artrageous Weekend hours Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

LeAnn Rimes


LeAnn Rimes is an international multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer and songwriter. She rose to success as a country music artist at age 13. At 14, Rimes won “Best New Artist” making her the youngest recipient to take home a Grammy Award! Since then she has crossed over into pop, contemporary Christian and other musical genres. Over the years her success has continued, she has sold more than 48 million albums, won 12 Billboard Music Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and many other awards. In 2020, Rimes won season four of FOX’s The Masked Singer, with Entertainment Weekly stating that she delivered “the most beautiful performance in the history of The Masked Singer.” Doors open at 7 pm. Show starts at 8 pm. $50-70. Details at 

Wausau Poetry Walk


As part of the city’s 150th anniversary celebration, the Marathon County Public Library encouraged poets to send them work that references some of Wausau’s rich history. They received a fantastic and diverse bunch of poems and they are excited to share them with everyone. Go for a walk downtown at your own leisure and read these 24 poems in windowfronts of downtown businesses. Pick up a list of locations at the library or at Janke Book Store. For some extra fun, the list includes a scavenger hunt for prizes. This event is a great way to explore downtown Wausau, take in some poetry and celebrate the city’s 150th anniversary. Details at