WSAU producer Raymond Neupert here with a return of the Center Stage News Blog. There's a bit of news to cover this week as Wausau Area Events gets a new director. Today Matt is speaking with Kari Rassmussen, who was appointed to the role at a Tuesday meeting for the Wausau Area events board, and the board for Main Street Wausau. You can find a link to all of the upcoming events this summer from their website at www.wausauareaevents.org
There's plenty to do out in the cold this weekend. Here's your weekend calendar of events.
Despite official opening ceremonies next week, plenty of events run this weekend for Badger State Games. Tomorrow and Sunday, head out to Sunnyvale Park for the Snowmobile Racing Events. The Archery tournaments run this weekend at the Rib Mountain Archery Club in Brokaw. You can find a complete listing of events online at http://www.badgerstategames.org.
If you've got an urge to show everyone just how good of an ice fisherman you are, you'll have your chance this weekend with the annual Mosinee Ice Fishing Tournament. It's held this weekend at the Half Moon Bar in Mosinee. It's just 10 dollars a person for the event, with cash prizes for 1st through 3rd place. All proceeds will be going to Kippenberg Creek Kids. The tournament opens tomorrow morning. For more information, log on to www.hooksetters.biz.
If you're looking for the up and coming bright stars of comedy, you don't have to go any further than the Grand Theatre this weekend for Second City. For half a century, this Chicago troupe has been the crucible of American comedy, forging both the troupes that brought you Whose Line is it Anyway and Saturday Night Live. Join in the current generation of the Second Citizens as they mix hilarious classic bits and songs with timely satirical insights and the freshest of improvisation. Tickets to the show are just 19 to 39 dollars, and available online at www.OnArtsblock.org, or by calling Artsblock at 842-0988.
Next week, we'll head to the Woodson Art Museum and learn about 3 millenia of native art with their new exhibit Las Artes de Mexico.