By Kayla Zastrow
The Doobie Others Tribute Band
THURSDAY 10/13 | LUCILLE TACK CENTER FOR THE ARTS, SPENCER
FRIDAY 10/14 | CAMPANILE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, MINOCQUA
There’s no one in the industry today that can recreate the sound and style of the world famous Doobie Brothers like the Doobie Others can. Seven of Long Island’s top professional musicians have pooled their talents and their love of the Doobies to become the very best Doobies tribute show in the country today. Inspired by the Brothers superior songwriting, the Doobie Others deliver powerful harmonies and fun-filled high-energy performances covering a catalog of Doobies hits. Thursday at Lucille Tack Center 7 pm. $38. Tickets at Lucilletackcenter.com; Friday at Campanile Center. 7 pm. $30 adult, $15 student. Tickets at Campanilecenter.org.
SUNDAY 10/16 | CAMPANILE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, MINOCQUA
His artistry, dazzling technical command, and sensitivity have brought Stanislav, “Stas,” Venglevski, a native of the Republic of Moldova (part of the former Soviet Union), increasing acclaim as a virtuoso of the Bayan. Stas is a graduate of the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow where he received his Masters Degree in music under the tutelage of the famed Russian Bayanist, Friedrich Lips. An accordionist, musician, arranger, entertainer and a teacher, Stas’ repertoire includes his original compositions, a broad range of classical, contemporary and ethnic music. 2 pm. $25 adult, $15 student. Details at campanilecenter.org.
The Book of Mormon
TUES.-WED. 10/18-19 | GRAND THEATER, WAUSAU
The New York Times calls this show “the best musical of this century.” A satirical examination of the beliefs and practices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the musical follows two Latter-day Saints missionaries as they attempt to preach the faith of the Church to the inhabitants of a remote Ugandan village. The earnest young men are challenged by the lack of interest from the locals, who are distracted by more pressing issues such as HIV/AIDS, famine, female genital mutilation, and oppression by the local warlord. The musical ultimately endorses the positive power of love and service. 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $71. Call for availability. Details at grandtheater.org.
FRI.-SUN. 10/14-10/16 & THURS.-SAT. 10/20-22| UWSP STUDIO THEATRE, STEVENS POINT
UW-Stevens Point Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize finalist play, The Wolves. The drama chronicles six Saturday mornings in the lives of a girls soccer team somewhere in suburban America as they prepare for their games. The girls discuss everything from genocide and menstrual cyles, to drugs, boys and everything in between. In the course of six short weeks, the Wolves deal with love, loss, and identity in ways that real teenagers do. Starts at 7:30 pm Thurs.-Sat. & 2 pm on 10/16 on 10/22. $27 adults, $24 seniors, $16 youth. Tickets at uwsptickets.universitytickets.com.
The Way Down Wanderers
WEDNESDAY 10/19 | LAMPLIGHT SESSIONS, MOSINEE
Often referred to by fans as one of the hardest-working, hardest-touring bands on the circuit today, the 5-piece Illinois-based band not only proves that classification with their jam-packed tour schedule but also on stage every night, with youthful exuberance and a lively stage show, as reliable as it is infectious. High energy percussion, mandolin, guitar, bass, banjo and fiddle weave seamlessly together to create an experience for fans that has sold out shows across the UK and the United States. Doors open at 6 pm. Show starts at 7 pm. $35. Details at lamplightsessions.com.
SATURDAY 10/15 | STEVENS POINT SCULPTURE PARK, STEVENS POINT
Experience the magic of the Stevens Point Sculpture Park at night. Throughout the park, you’ll see 15 illuminated pieces using sculpture lighting design and projection mapping design. The evening kicks off with two original dance pieces and there will be improvisational dances at different locations in the park throughout the night. In addition to the art and dance, there will be music with DJ Frank Slowinski and the debut of the film “Piles” created by Sean Welch. In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled to Sunday 10/16. Starts at 7 pm. Free. stevenspointsculpturepark.org.
Blossom of Lights
THURSDAYS-SATURDAYS THRU 10/29 | MONK BOTANICAL GARDENS, WAUSAU
Monk Botanical Gardens is hosting Wausau’s first-even walking light show! This immersive experience will delight all ages with a botanical-inspired sea of visual effects. Stroll through the myriad of dramatic, artistic lights and light sculptures gracing the various spaces around the 10 acres of the gardens. The walk ends at the kitchen garden and potager, where you can enjoy scarecrows, food and drinks. 6:30-8:30 pm. $10/person, $40/family group of 4-6 people, free for children 2 and under. Details at monkgardens.org.