New Year's Kiss

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018  |  Jan Carroll

I have a clock in my kitchen stopped / a few minutes short of midnight. Even though / it’s broken beyond hope, I keep it there by the sink / to remind me—not of the ever-impending end ...

Off-Kilter Genius of Rory Scovel

comedian’s gleefully absurd act comes to Eau Claire

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018  |  Eric Christenson

One of my favorite late-night standup appearances was seven years ago on Conan. Yeah, I still remember it. To introduce it, Conan flatly tells the camera that the show made a mistake and they accidentally ...

Teaching Folks to Fish

get all the anglers’ tricks while you fish for free

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A Free Fishing Weekend event hosted by the Chippewa Family YMCA, Chippewa Rod and Gun Club, and the DNR will take place Jan. 20, from 1-3 pm on the Glen Loch Lake Reservoir directly below ...

3 Summery Games With a Wintery Spin

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It’s easy to find oneself battling cabin fever after solstice, when the days grow longer but somehow also colder. But frigid air is not a prison sentence, nor should it be seen that way. A good pair of wool socks and a ...

Murder and a Meal

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018  |  Zach Schultz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Fun, murder, and food? Sign me up! (Especially because nobody actually gets murdered.) Deb’s Café in Chippewa Falls is hosting a 1960s-themed murder mystery dinner party on Jan. 13. This dinner ...

'We Can Do This, Right?'

EC natives band together to create ambitious web series

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018  |  Eric Christenson

Ben Beckley (Kreibich), a schizophrenic, and her friend Alex Aldin (Alex Raney), a recovering pill addict, are sharing a moment both fresh out of treatment and therapy. The unlikely duo bond over their shared ...

Event Will Celebrate King Day

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018  |  V1 Staff

Several Eau Claire organizations have come together to host a commemoration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15. The ceremony will take place at 6pm at St. James the Greater ...

Mabel Tainter Dismisses Director, Seeks New Leader

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018  |  V1 Staff

The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie is in search of a new executive director after dismissing Steve Renfree effective Dec. 29. The historic theater’s board of directors didn’t indicate a specific ...

Eau Claire Library Goes Fee Free in New Year

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire ushered in a new “fine free” policy with the New Year. As of Jan. 1, the library no longer charges late fees for media returned past its due date ...

Music Quick Hits | Jan. 2018

Fri. Jan. 12th, 2018  |  Eric Christenson

A rare treat from the northwoods of Minnesota is coming to Eau Claire for a one-night-only concert with some of the richest folk music ever to tingle your heartstrings. Classically trained violinist ...