Kids

Wed. Mar. 20 9:30-10:15am

FREE Babies and Toddlers Make Music Class

RSVP required. Get a free preview of the upcoming spring course. Caregivers and children will learn rhymes, floor and lap games, action songs and dances that stimulate your child’s natural response to music. Classes include a variety of instruments, puppets, and props to enrich the experience.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 3 months to 2 years

Visual Art

Every Day from Mar. 20 to Mar. 24, 10am-4pm;

Fabulous Florals & Fine Art

Delight your senses and celebrate the coming Spring at this highly anticipated annual event. Area florists create stunning arrangements interpreting works of fine art; a botanical fantasia the whole family can enjoy. Hurry, as the exhibit will last only as long as the flowers!

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Kids

Wed. Mar. 20 10:30-11am

Super Small Science: Dry Paper Towel

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is discovering how a paper towel can stay dry while in water.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Preschool Age

Kids

Wed. Mar. 20 11-11:30am

Get Up & Go: Kiddo Yoga

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own living room This week's activity is kiddo yoga with a certified children's yoga instructor from Wright Way Yoga.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Kids

Wed. Mar. 20 1:30-2:30pm

Author Visit and Creative Workshop

Local author and artist Jeannie Roberts will share from her new children's book, Rhyme the Roost, followed by time to create your own art.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

Visual Art

Wed. Mar. 20 5-7pm

Artists Reception: Fabulous Florals & Fine Art

Delight your senses and celebrate the coming Spring at this highly anticipated annual event. Area florists create stunning arrangements interpreting works of fine art; a botanical fantasia the whole family can enjoy. Hurry, as the exhibit will last only as long as the flowers!

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Kids

Every Wednesday from Mar. 20 to Mar. 20, 5:45-6:30pm;

Sport Tykes Basketball

Encourage your child to learn the basic skills specific to dribbling, passing, and shooting within the sport of basketball. There will be an emphasis on teamwork, good sportsmanship, and having a positive attitude.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $75 members; $80 community

Age: Ages 4-5

Fitness

Wed. Mar. 20 6-7:45pm

Destination Yoga: Visit Eau Claire (at Pablo)

Destination Yoga heads to Visit Eau Claire in the Pablo Center at the Confluence. A 45 minute, all levels Vinyasa Flow class followed by complementary beer, wine, and bloody mary sampling. Bring your own mat. Registration is required to join. Space is limited.

Visit Eau Claire (Pablo Center) 128 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $12 for members ($15 for non-members)

Age: 16+

Food & Drink

Wed. Mar. 20 6-8pm

Mobcraft Tasting Event

Henry the founder of Mobcraft will be at the Growler Guys to answer any questions. Swag giveaways every 30 min.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Food & Drink

Wed. Mar. 20 6-9pm

Lakely Loves: Mexican Cuisine

Edgar Ortiz-Rodriguez, who has been in The Lakely kitchen since its opening night, is originally from Mazatlan, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. For this six-course dinner, he will be drawing heavily from the cuisine of his childhood, creating a menu that features stellar versions of the dishes of the northern Pacific Mexican coast, along with personal favorites from his familia.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Crafting & Making

Wed. Mar. 20 6:30-8:30pm

The Paint Shack

A social artist will walk you through creating this fun painting and you can choose your own colors. The group will be ordering food and drink during this event. $35 for a 16x20 canvas.

DAV Foxhole Bar and Banquent Center E4710 Cty BB, Menomonie

Cost: $35

Business & Entrepreneurship

Wed. Mar. 20 6:30-8:32pm

Finance + Tax Small Business Workshop - Presented by Red Letter Grant

An opportunity for new + aspiring business owners to learn more of the nitty gritty of financing their first venture(s) and sailing through tax season. RCU business lender, Karlee Wallin and, Ramone’s Ice Cream co-owner, Kayla Midthun will walk you through developing a budget, tax planning, costs of hiring employees, and more.

Red's Mercantile 224 N Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: 17+

Music

Wed. Mar. 20 6:30-9pm

White Pine Open Mic

White Pine is a quarterly Open Mic showcasing writers, poets, and musicians in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Sign up for a 10 minute set. Listeners welcome.

Simply Dunn E4606 County Rd. C, Downsville

Cost: $2 donation suggested

Age: Adults

Education

Wed. Mar. 20 7pm

Ask a Scientist: Genetic Testing

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing is very popular, the most popular tests use genetic variations to make predictions about health, provide information about common traits, and offer clues about a person's ancestry. But the results of these tests may not be as clear-cut as many people assume.

Acoustic Cafe - Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Wed. Mar. 20 7-9pm

Spring Equinox Music Event

This event features the music of Peter Phippen, Tiit Raid, and Victoria Shoemaker.

200 Main - Art and Wine 200 Main St., Eau Claire

Stage

Wed. Mar. 20 7:30pm

UWEC Theater: Almost Maine

The UWEC Players organization presents Almost Maine, a play by John Cariani. The play comprises of nine short plays that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine.

Riverside Theatre - Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire 121 Water Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $6

Kids

Thu. Mar. 21 9:30-10:15am

FREE Kids Make Music Class

RSVP required. A free preview of the upcoming Kids Make Music Spring Course. Sing, dance, and play instruments in this. Concepts such as high and low, soft and loud, up and down are developed through engaging games. Puppets, instruments, and props add to the special music making experience.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 2-4

Kids

Thu. Mar. 21 11am-noon

Who Was? Game Show

Find out how many of the famous folks from the popular chapter book series you know while playing a goofy game show.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: School age

Open Houses & Shopping

Thu. Mar. 21 11am-5pm

Thrift Sale & Bake Sale Fundraiser

All thrift sale proceeds go to RARAS (Readily Available to Provide Employee Recognition, Appreciation & Support). Bake sale proceeds go to Dove Health Care's "Dove's Nest" memory care program. Pulled pork lunch available for purchase starting at 11am.

Dove Healthcare West - Community Room 1405 Truax Blvd, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Thu. Mar. 21 1-2pm

Dementia 101

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. This presentation will provide an overview of dementia and most importantly, resources and options in the community.

Marshfield Medical Center - Hospital, Conference Room MMC-EC 2310 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Adults

Kids

Thu. Mar. 21 3:30-4:30pm

Planetarium Show: Great Planet Adventures

An exciting journey through space colonies on planets, moons and asteroids! Visitors will explore the many constellations in our night sky. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the Failsafe Lab 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Kids

Thu. Mar. 21 5:30-7:30pm

Special Kids Nights

For children with special needs, visiting the Museum can prove difficult on a typical day. This event offers families a safe and soothing environment where the Museum is closed to the public, giving kids with special needs a special night. Snacks included, with themed sensory activities and extra staff support.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Kids

Thu. Mar. 21 5:30-6pm

Pop Up Science: Memory Metal

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related! This week's activity is experimenting with memory metal.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Thu. Mar. 21 6-9pm

Listen: Rachel Hanson (of The Last Revel) and Greg Gilbertson

Eat, drink and socialize from 6-7 and then adjourn to the quiet, cozy listening area, where the music will begin at 7pm. There will be an intermission between sets, giving guests additional time for socializing and refreshment.

Forage 930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Education

Thu. Mar. 21 6-8:30pm

Earth Angels, with Judy Meinen

Discover the traits, appearances, and abilities of incarnated angels, and identify which type you are. Prepaid registration preferred.

Soulstice Wellness Center 1316 Fairfax Street #103 & #104, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

Words

Thu. Mar. 21 6-7pm

Writers Read: Open Mic

In honor of Lawrence Felinghetti’s 100th birthday this March, “Writers Read” is celebrating Beat. Bring your favorite Beat poem to read in 5 minutes, or read your own Beat-style poem or very short prose. Sign-up starts at 5:30. Listeners welcome.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library – Eau Claire Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Thu. Mar. 21 6-7:30pm

Wandering Spirits: Tattersall Distilling

An evening in celebration of Tattersall Distillery from Minneapolis. Welcoming Patrick Orlopp from Tattersall as he gives us a little from-a-distance tour of the distillery and an introduction to who they are and what motivates them to do what they do. Take a tasting from their impressive portfolio.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: 21+

Kids

Thu. Mar. 21 6-7pm

Kid's Art Class - Co+op Explorers

Learn to make a springtime craft in this hands on art class for kids ages 12 and under. Kiara Carlson is an artist and mother and loves sharing her craft with others.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Cost: $5

Age: 12 and under

Kids

Thu. Mar. 21 6:30-7:30pm

Teen Dabble Mug Mania

Transfer your photos, drawings, or other images onto a mug to create your new favorite hot beverage container. Bring your own digital photos or select from provided images. All materials provided, while supplies last. Space is limited, so save your spot today.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

Comedy

Thu. Mar. 21 7-9pm

Mabel Laughs: GODFREY

Growing up in Chicago, he constantly got in trouble for misbehaving and being an all-around class clown. Along with his own one-hour special on Comedy Central, Godfrey recently starred in the FX pilot "Bronx Warrants," adding to his onscreen credits which include ZOOLANDER, "30 Rock," and a recurring role on "Louie."

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main St. E, Menomonie

Cost: $25 student, $30 GA

Age: All Ages

Music

Thu. Mar. 21 7pm

Live Music: The Reitz and Wells Duo

After many years of teaching together we decided to get together and do more of what we love best - making music. We like to think of ourselves as, Reitz and Wells - the 60's sing the 70's. Their repertoire includes Carole King, the Carpenters, the Beatles, James Taylor, Sonny and Cher, and more.

Acoustic Cafe - Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Thu. Mar. 21 7-10pm

Live Music: Cap'n Seabeard

Shed some winter blues with local troubadour, Cap’n Seabeard, an original folk and country-blues songwriter. With a wide range of influences, his songs are a reply to the current state of the world and its residents Hannah Lee is an acoustic-folk singer songwriting from the Midwest.

Zymurgy Brewing 624 Main Street. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Words

Thu. Mar. 21 7-9pm

Book Release & Reading - Walk the Walk, Camp the Camp, Bird the Bird with Steve Betchkal

Steve Betchkal is a proud environmentalist, an ornithologist, and an Eau Claire-based author. In his 30 years as a professional journalist he produced 11,000 TV stories, and is the only journalist in Chippewa Valley history to win five Emmys and an Edward R. Murrow Award. Steve will read a short excerpt from his new book.

Dotters Books 1602 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE - Books will be for sale

Music

Thu. Mar. 21 7:30pm

University Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Nobu Yasuda, the University Symphony Orchestra will perform Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7, "Leningrad." Symphony No. 7 is an hour and a half and is widely regarded as an orchestral masterpiece.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $3.50 students; $7 GA

Age: All Ages

Comedy

Thu. Mar. 21 8pm

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Arish Singh

The comedy of Arish Singh, with its unique fusion of absurdist humor and political commentary, has been praised by many and described by many others as “yeah, not my thing.” Singh has opened for national acts like Hasan Minhaj, Tim Heidecker, and W. Kamau Bell.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA, $3 with student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

Music

Thu. Mar. 21 8:30-11pm

Vinyl Nights: Big Tall Jake

Enjoy a selection of vinyls that will be spun throughout the night. Enjoy craft cocktails and regional beers/wines. Order from the popular late-night menu featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord, where you create your own sharable feast of premium meats, cheeses, pickled vegetables, proteins, sauces, crackers and more.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Every Friday from Mar. 22 to Apr. 12, noon-1:30pm;

The Mindfulness Process: A 4-Week Crash Course

Anthony, studied mindfulness coach, self-regulation therapist, and 25 year massage therapist will help you with all kinds of tips and tools to help live more mindfully. Clear out mental clutter and connect to your purpose. Get focused on your core values and live the life you've always wanted. 4-week group coaching series.

Tuning Tree 515 South Barstow, Suite 117, Eau Claire

Cost: $120

Movies

Fri. Mar. 22 1:30pm

"What Happened to Brian?" In Remembrance of Uniroyal

The worst thing you can say about someone who's gone is nothing. See what Happened to Brian, and discover why many workers refer to a plant closing as a death in the family.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Kids

Fri. Mar. 22 3-4:30pm

Family Movie

A screening of a mysterious new release movie about a building with a timepiece inside it.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

Fitness

Fri. Mar. 22 5:30-8:30pm

3-Day Barre Teacher Training

Maria Mathison, Lead Teacher at Latitude 44 Yoga Studio, will be leading this informative Barre Training. Over the course of the training, we will be discussing positions and poses, class structure, cueing, harnessing your creativity, safety and alignment, and practicing Barre.

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio 313 E. Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: Tuition: $349 through Jan. 20; $399 Jan. 21 and after

Wellness

Fri. Mar. 22 6-7:15pm

Lunar Healing Circle | Full Moon in Libra

Includes a group energy clearing and reset, guided meditation, and an intuitive reading specific to the current moon phase. Depending on the theme and size of the group, there may be some gentle movements or nourishing restorative yoga postures involved. Wear comfy clothes and bring a journal if you'd like. Cost includes a gift.

Tuning Tree 515 South Barstow, Suite 117, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Music

Fri. Mar. 22 7pm

Live Music: Sliced Bread Jug Band

Jug band music is wildly, hilariously cantankerous. Typically armed with stringed instruments, homemade percussion, and of course, jugs, the Sliced Bread Jug Band performs both traditional, old style jug band music, and original material arranged for the modern jug band orchestra.

Acoustic Cafe - Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Mar. 22 7-10pm

The Salon Presents: Nelson Devereaux + Sister Species

With the pop sensibility of tight harmonies and catchy hooks, Sister Species stretches expectations of pop songs with carefully crafted arrangements that are at times short and sweet, and others intentionally indulgent. Nelson Deveraux and the Style Band meets between John Coltrane and the Beach boys, cooking up engaging music.

The Salon at Odd Humyns 209 North Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 adv, $15 door

Music

Fri. Mar. 22 8pm

Live Music by JFT Party Band

JFT Party Band performs your favorite classic rock music with a massive amount of fun injected. Audience selects the music to be performed. Every show is different. U2, Rolling Stones, REM, Neil Diamond, John Mellencamp, CCR, Billy Idol, Black Crows, Deep Purple, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick and more.

Mystic Bar 1 E Canal St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Mar. 22 8pm

Live Music: Micawber + Toxic Ruin + Solace In Murder

Micawber is a death metal band based out of Green Bay. Toxic Ruin is a progressive thrash metal band from Sheboygan. Solace in Murder is a thrash metal band from Spring Lake Park, MN. Doors at 8pm.

Every Buddy's Bar 19 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $8adv, $10door

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Mar. 22 8pm

Live music: Gentleman Speaker

Gentleman Speaker featuring Free Dirt from Madison. Come enjoy a night of live blues and rock.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Mar. 22 8:30pm

Nick Anderson & The Skinny Lovers Live

Life is hard, and sometimes we just need to take a breath and have a little fun. This is Nick Anderson & The Skinny Lovers' mission. Winner of Best New Band in the Chippewa Valley in Volume One's Best of the Chippewa Valley Readers Poll.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $8 advance, $12 at the door

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Mar. 22 8:30-11pm

Late Night Jazz: Johndi Haven

"Johndi Haven" - a weekend of improvised music between college friends who took root in Eau Claire (Shane Leonard, Ben Lester, Jeremy Boettcher, Ben Lester, Sean Carey) and their pal John DeHaven.)

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Ongoing Events For 3/19/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Play & Learn

Every Tuesday, Thursday until Dec. 20, 9:30-11:30am; Every Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30-11:30am;

Events with Tickets