By Kayla Zastrow
Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon
FRIDAY 2/24 | GRAND THEATER, WAUSAU
Founded in 2003, the Classic Albums Live concerts series has recreated 45 different albums from some of the most popular bands in rock history. This time, these professional, passionate musicians bring an iconic masterpiece celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon. You’ll be treated to one of the most critically acclaimed albums of all time, with classics like “Breathe (In the Air),” “Money,” “Brain Damage” and more, as Classic Albums Live recreates the album, note for note, cut for cut. Starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $30. Details at Grandtheater.org.
WEDNESDAY 3/1 | CAMPANILE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, MINOCQUA
Part Irish pub band and part rock band, this group brings rousing vocals, energetic dance tunes, haunting Celtic ballads and infectious humor to the stage. After two decades and over 2,000 shows, they are a true force to be reckoned with. Formed on St. Patrick’s Day in 1996, Gaelic Storm propelled into stardom following their performance as the Irish band in the film Titanic. The band has topped the Billboard World Chart six times and makes regular appearances at music and Irish festivals across the country. Starts at 7 pm. $44-$49. Details at Campanilecenter.org.
Marshfield Cultural Fair
SATURDAY 2/25 | UNIVERSITY OF STEVENS POINT-MARSHFIELD, MARSHFIELD
Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of world cultures at this annual event. Two entertainment stages showcase a range of music and dance, including latin music by Salsa Manzana, East Indian Dance by SHAMA, country western dancers, acoustic music by The Foxfire Affair and more. Check out the array of exhibitors and vendors featuring wood carvings, crafts, henna tattoos, and much more. Come hungry to enjoy food vendors offering cuisines from around the world including Jamaican Kitchens, Nagoya Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi and Baka Chicken. 10 am. Free. Details at Marshfieldculturalfair.com.
Learn to Curl
SAT.-SUN. 2/25-26 | WAUSAU CURLING CENTER, WAUSAU
Curling totally rocks, and can be traced back to the late 1800s in Wausau, which means this winter sport tradition goes back generations. Learn more about the broom-sweeping sport this weekend when the Wausau Curling Club opens to the public and instructors supply equipment and step-by-step curling techniques that will get your ready to curl after just one day. Bring a separate pair of clean, soft rubber-soled athletic shoes for the ice and dress in layers to stay warm. Held noon-3 pm. $10 registration fee. Register and details at wausaucurling.org.
Newsboys: Let the Music Speak
SUNDAY 2/26 | GRAND THEATER, WAUSAU
Newsboys are one of the biggest bands in Christian music history, having sold more than 10 million units across 23 recordings and garnering boundless accolades, including 33 number one radio hits, four Grammy nominations, two American Music Award nominations and multiple Dove Awards. With signature songs like “We Believe”, “Born Again” and the unstoppable mega-hit “God’s Not Dead”, Newsboys have continued to collect career-defining accolades at full speed ahead. For over three decades, the band has toured extensively throughout the world to present their unparalleled high-energy shows, from their formation in Australia to their current residence in the United States, and everywhere in between. Starts at 7 pm. Tickets start at $26. Details at Grandtheater.org,
TUESDAY 2/28 | MERRILL HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, MERRILL.
Backtrack Vocals is a five-person professional a cappella singing group that transforms familiar pop, funk, Motown, standards, and Broadway songs with all-new vocal (and beatbox) arrangements. Capitalizing on their fresh sound, BTV began its musical journey by launching a YouTube channel. Their unique music videos featured new arrangements of familiar songs, bringing BTV millions of new fans. Annual membership required: $45 adult, $18 student, $105 family. Details at maca.merrillconcerts.org.
Rock of Ages Band
SATURDAY 2/25 | GRAND THEATER, WAUSAU
From the cast of the Broadway hit rock musical, Rock Of Ages, the Rock of Ages Band rocked Broadway for over six years and collectively had over 10,000 performances of the five-time Tony Award nominated show. This band plays the greatest rock hits from the glam metal bands of the 80s. The show includes songs by artists such as Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Foreigner, Journey, Poison, Twisted Sister, Joan Jett, Styx, Pat Benatar, and many more! In fact, the musicians and lead singers in the band have played with many of the original artists, as well as performed them on Broadway. Now for the first time, the band is hitting the road to perform all the monster hits in concerts. Don’t miss this chance to see these exciting 80s hits. Starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $29. Details at Grandtheater.org.