Visual Art

Sat. Oct. 21 8am-8pm

Eau Claire Uptown Art Jam

Seven nationally recognized mural artists will be brightening the exterior of our large garage doors. Not only to provide live art for the community, but also to create beautiful displays of public art to start conversations, evoke feelings and help continue the forward momentum of Eau Claire's vibrant public arts scene.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Causes

Sat. Oct. 21 8:30am-noon

Costumes Against Cancer 5k Run/1 Mile Walk

The inaugural "Costumes Against Cancer" 5k run/1 mile walk. The course is flat, fast, and fun. Proceeds of this event will go to the American Cancer Society! This race is also an officially timed event with unique race bibs for runners/walkers, as well as prizes for the top finishers and best costumes.

Lower Campus, UWEC Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 for children, $15 for students, and $20 for adults

Age: All Ages

Causes

Sat. Oct. 21 9am

Haunted Hustle 5K & Spooky Sprint

Featuring a 5K walk/run and Spooky Sprint for the kids, costume contests and entertainment for the whole family. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Girls on the Run, Boy Scouts, Bolton Refuge House, Sojourner House, Miracle League, and the Southview Elementary Playground. Registration ends 30 minutes before each race.

Owen Park 1st Ave. and Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: Individual - $25 early bird / $30 regular | Kids - $10 early bird / $15 regular -- Group (5+) - $20 per person early bird / $30 per person regular

Age: All ages

Leisure

Sat. Oct. 21 9am-1pm

Primp, Pamper, and Prevent Retreat Center

Retreat Center All Inclusive Tickets includes: wood sign & canvas by Cheers Pablo, massages, card making, rock paining, hairstyling, manicures, health section, bloody mary bar, appetizer making.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $20/Person All Inclusive Ticket

Age: All Ages

Leisure

Sat. Oct. 21 9am-1pm

Eau Claire River Care

A community volunteer event put on by North DECA that aims to pick up 28 different stretches of the Eau Claire and Chippewa River. After collecting garbage by the river, there will be a grill out for all participants at the Brickhouse.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Open Houses & Shopping

Sat. Oct. 21 9am-3pm

Elk Mound Booster Club Annual Fall Craft Show

More than 200 crafters and vendors will fill the gyms and hallways of the Elk Mound High School and Moundview Elementary. Free admission and free babysitting are always a part of these show. Concessions are available. All proceeds to support athletes in Elk Mound.

Elk Mound High School 405 University St, Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Oct. 31, 9am-4pm; Every Sunday from Oct. 22 to Oct. 29, 10am-3pm;

Oasis Fall Festival

Scavenger hunt maze, balloon maze, pumpkin lollipop game, Hula Hoop toss pumpkin game, gourd tic tac toe game, pumpkin bracelet or spider web decoration, pumpkin flavour filled with treats for kids, picture areas.

Green Oasis Gardens 1403 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $2 (Wear your costume and get in free)

Fitness

Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 9-9:45am;

Free Co-Ed Fitness Boot Camp

Saturday mornings come for a combination of burst training, strength training, and cardio. A fit community of women dedicated to achieving a common goal.

Burn Boot Camp 3529 Gateway Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 14+

Words

Sat. Oct. 21 9:30am

Judith Claire Mitchell

Meet Judith Claire Mitchell, author of “A Reunion of Ghosts: When Historical Truth Meets Literary Truth.” A Chippewa Valley Book Festival event.

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

Cost: free

Age: 18+

Dance

Sat. Oct. 21 10am-noon

Dancing through the Ages-Healthy Habits for Ageless "Dancing"

For dancer or non-dancer: an anatomical and experiential approach to how the body works best in posture, breath, and movement. Tune in to how these impact your dance and everyday activities to help you to move more freely, be more wholly connected, and less prone to injuries.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: 18+

Education

Sat. Oct. 21 10am-3pm

Fall Foliage and Autumn Florals

Watercolor workshop. Some experience preferred. Learn more about the use of color for rendering your favorite subject. Bring a sack lunch or order out. Supply list sent on registration. Instructor: Vicki Casper.

Arts Coming Together: School of the Arts 107 Wilson Court, Menomonie

Cost: $35

Age: Teens-Adults

Recreation

Sat. Oct. 21 10am-noon

Guided Tour of Norden Folk Woods

A guided walking tour of Norden Folk woods, located 7 miles west of Eau Claire on Crescent Avenue. Hiking boots and bug spray are recommended. For more information, contact Orville.

Norden Folk Woods On Crescent Ave, roughly 5 miles west of Fannie Hill, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Sat. Oct. 21 10-10:45am

Youth Art Workshop: Nature Creations

Collect leaves, create leaf press journals and leaf prints, as well as experiment with leaf rubbings

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 for residents, $18 for non-residents

Age: Ages 5-7

Food & Drink

Sat. Oct. 21 11am-4:30pm

Mulled Wine Event

Mulled wine is the grapevine's version of the classic hot toddy. Made with red wine, apple cider and mulling spices, its warmth is sure to take the chill off of a crisp autumn day. River Bend makes this seasonal wine only once a year.

River Bend Vineyard & Winery 10439 33rd Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Food & Drink

Sat. Oct. 21 11am-4pm

Pop up at Bomb Taco featuring Fontinalis

Fontinalis is inspired by fly fishing and cooking over natural wood riverside. Serving market driven, lake region food. Menu items include, Fried Lake Trout sandwich with dill aioli and pickled chilis. Charred Brat with braised kale, pickled mustard seeds and smoked cheddar fondue, salads, lemongrass iced tea, and tarragon lemonade.

Bomb Taco 504 N. Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls

Words

Sat. Oct. 21 1pm

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Charles Baxter: Starting a Novel

How do writers get the plane off the ground when starting a novel? What elements might be required to set the machine into motion and to get readers intrigued by the story? Charles Baxter will read from his novels and talk a bit about elements of plot and character that may create some urgency and momentum in the story.

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

Cost: FREE

Leisure

Sat. Oct. 21 1:30-3:30pm

Howl-A-Ween Hafla-Big Bad Wolves and other Beasts

Bring your alter-ego Big Bad Wolf, or maybe another favorite Beastie, to life at this HOWL-a-WEEN Hafla. This is always a fun afternoon of Halloween craziness where you can just let loose and let your creative juices flow. Belly dancers of all styles and levels are welcome to participate in this casual setting. Spectators are welcome. Fun for the whole family.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $5 per person; kids under 13 FREE

Age: All Ages

Words

Sat. Oct. 21 2:15pm

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: ecWIT: Passage to Possibilities

ecWIT (Eau Claire Women in Theater) is a group of area women with backgrounds in education, theater and performance, who use dramatic reading to share their love of literature. ecWIT’s programs include plays, essays, fiction and poetry presented with interactive characterization without props, sets or costumes.

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

Cost: FREE

Words

Sat. Oct. 21 3:45pm

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Prodigal Poets: Back in Town!

The Book Festival has invited four Memorial High School graduates to present a reading in the relaxed atmosphere of the Lakely. Graham Foust, Nick Gulig, Betsy Wheeler, and Elizabeth Willis are each accomplished poets currently living far and wide: as close as Wisconsin (Fort Atkinson) and Iowa, as far away as Colorado and Massachusetts.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Causes

Sat. Oct. 21 5pm

2nd Annual Harvesting Hope Halloween Gala

Dinner, Dance, Costume Contest, and Gun Raffle. 5pm Social Hour, 6pm Dinner, 7pm Dance, 10pm Costume Contest, 10:15pm Gun Raffle Drawing. Tickets include meal, 2 drink tickets, and dance.

Westgate Sportsman Club 4909 Sportsman Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $35 Dinner & Dance; $10 Dance Only

Age: 21+

Causes

Sat. Oct. 21 5-8pm

Connecting Cultures Through Cuisine

An international experience including an international buffet, music, presentations, and speakers related to different countries and cultures. The goal is to improve awareness, appreciation, and acceptance of different cultures in the community through cuisine as well as raise money to fund education for student.

Menomonie High School 1715 5th St. W., Menomonie

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Oct. 21 5:30-8:30pm

Dinner Jazz: Josh Gallagher + Jeremy Boettcher

Jeremy Boettcher has performed music throughout the world. He has toured extensively in S. Carey, traveling throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Recently, Jeremy finished a residency for Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar. He will be joined by good friend and incredible talent, Josh Gallagher, on the piano.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Comedy

Sat. Oct. 21 6-9pm

The West Hill Presents "Dinner & Comedy"

The West Hill Bar & Grill presents "Dinner Buffet and Comedy" night! Tickets are just $30 for buffet and show. Headliner Josh Alton and feature comedian Tiffany Norton will be there to make you laugh. For more information about show and/or tickets, call or go to the West Hill Bar & Grill. Join us for a night of fun in the new event room!!

West Hill Bar & Grill 250 W. Elm St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $30

Age: 21+

Causes

Sat. Oct. 21 6-9pm

Men Who Cook: Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser

This unique fundraiser features over 25 local men who prepare and serve samplings of their best dish. Guests are welcome to come and enjoy wonderful food, drinks, company, live and silent auction items, all to support the Chippewa Falls Center. Guest also vote to determine and award the Top Chef for the evening.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $35 pre-order, $40 at the door, $500 per 8 person table (includes wine)

Music

Sat. Oct. 21 6:30-10pm

Jeremy Messersmith - House Concert

Jeremy Messersmith, solo acoustic concert in a private residence, plus a potluck. Bring a dish to share and a beverage for yourself.

Address sent upon ticket purchase, Eau Claire

Cost: $20 adults; $10 kids

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Oct. 21 7-9pm

Live Music: Chris Schuhmacher

Chris Schuhmacher of Bob Cap'n Seabird makes a solo acoustic stop at Tempo. Original music with a distinctive sound and lyrics ripped from life.

Caffe Tempo 315 E Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Nightlife

Sat. Oct. 21 7-11pm

Singles Connection EC Annual Halloween Dance

Live music from Bonefide band from 7-11pm. Dance lessons from 6-7pm. Members should bring hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar. There will be 3 prizes for best costumes.

Brickhouse Pub & Grub - Bar & Banquet Hall 2233 Birch St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members

Music

Sat. Oct. 21 7-9pm

Live Music: Larry Past

Acoustic folk rock music with strong vocal harmonies performed on acoustic guitars and ukulele.

Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. 402 W River St, Chippewa Falls

Music

Sat. Oct. 21 7:30-9pm

Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures - "Blues - Grass"

A little bit blues, a little bit bluegrass, a little bit rock, and a little bit kitchen sink – a style of music that some fans have come to call “blues-grass.”  You'll hear some great original songs inspired by the styles of Shane McGowan, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, and Bill Monroe.

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6  

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Oct. 21 7:30-10pm

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra: Schubert + Tchaikovsky

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra presents Schubert’s Symphony No. 7 – ‘Unfinished’ Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 – ‘Pathetique’. Take a trip through the Romantic period of music and hear showstoppers by Schubert and Tchaikovsky.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $28 Adult, $25 Senior, $20 Non-student under age 40, $7 Youth/Student

Dance

Sat. Oct. 21 7:30-10:30pm

Swing Dance Lesson and Dancing

There will be a Swing lesson at 7:30 PM followed by music by DJ Goggin playing all your dance favorites. All dancers are welcome to attend.

Eau Claire Moose Lodge 3606 Curvue Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 per person

Age: 18+

Music

Sat. Oct. 21 8pm

Live Music: Schuh Fly

Plays a variety of popular 60s to 80s Classic Rock & Classic Country dance music and some more current hits. Many songs covered were number one on the charts. Performing Beatles, Buffet, CCR, Cash, Clapton, Diamond, Eagles, Orbison, Willie Nelson, Zac Brown and many more.

VFW Club 1300 Starr Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Sat. Oct. 21 8:30-11:30pm

Live Music at the Sheeley House Saloon: Sam Ness

The Sheeley House Saloon welcomes Sam Ness to the stage. His alternative folk sound resonates with listeners everywhere. His immense talent, combined with his smooth husky vocals, makes him a favorite artist at every venue he performs.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Sat. Oct. 21 8:30pm

Live Music: The Thundermen

The Thundermen return to Sammys playing a variety of your favorite dance tunes from the 50s, 60s and 70s with a little country thrown in.

Sammy's Pizza 2812 London Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $2

Age: 21+

Food & Drink

Sat. Oct. 21 9pm

Wes Anderson Theme Night

The Bookhouse Boys return to The Lakely to perform the music of Wes Anderson films. Curated for this one night only, The Bookhouse Boys have partnered with The Brewing Projekt to pilot a special batch of "Weiss Anderson". Come dressed as your favorite Wes Anderson characters.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Visual Art

Every Day from Oct. 22 to Nov. 27;

The Two Andersons

The art exhibit will feature works painted en plein air by Matt and Marc Anderson. Their collection of landscape paintings were created on location across Wisconsin. The Andersons, who are not related, do share a kinship in traditional oil painting as well as the inspirational and next-level artistic experience that is painting outdoors.

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

Cost: FREE

Food & Drink

Sun. Oct. 22 8:30am-noon

Pancake Breakfast & Book Sale

Pancake Breakfast and Book Sale: Pancakes, Sausage, Fruits Cups/ Applesauce, Coffee, Juice. New, Christian Books for Sale.

Sacred Heart-St Patrick Parish Center 322 Fulton St, Eau Claire

Cost: Free Will Offering

Age: All Ages

Education

Sun. Oct. 22 9-10:30am

Modern Dreamcatcher Workshop

The best ideas can come to you in dreams - gather them up with a modern day dreamcatcher. Past the lore of holding tight to your sleep thoughts, these are perfect pieces to add a touch of whimsy to your bedroom.

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

Cost: $35 (includes dreamcatcher, light breakfast)

Age: All Ages

Wellness

Sun. Oct. 22 10am-4pm

Meditation: Taming the Mind, Unlocking the Heart

Learn strategies for maintaining emotional balance during stressful times. Meditation has the effect of taming the mind. Become less distracted by fear, wild thoughts, and impulses. Compassion is used to train the mind. Develop patience, tolerance, and kindness both for ourselves and others. Learn techniques to improve your Peace of Mind.

Hay River KTC Meditation Center N14085 County VV (not W), Ridgeland

Cost: $25 suggested donation

Age: All Ages

Wellness

Sun. Oct. 22 10-11am

Sunday Service: "Draw the Circle WIDE” Rev. Lepp

Our wisdom sources call us practice to radical hospitality and live out the tradition of loving our neighbor as ourselves. This Sunday, we will explore spiritual practices and wisdom that calls us beyond the comfort of our well-travelled…

Unitarian Universalist Congregation 421 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Run/Walk Events

Sun. Oct. 22 11am-2pm

Walk A Mile Chippewa Valley

Walk to raise awareness and show support for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Registration and check-in starts at 11am, Walk begins at noon. There will be a cookout, music, raffles and Kubb.

Carson Park - Pine Pavilion 741 Pavilion Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Words

Sun. Oct. 22 noon-4pm

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Tables of Content Book Fair

The Chippewa Valley Book Festival will host its first Book Fair. Browse books, meet authors during signings, and snack on some food from locals Bomb Tacos. Receive 15% off your purchase at The Local Store when you purchase a book from the book fair. Twig will host a zine-making table at the Oxbow Gallery, and Dotters Books will hold a pop-up at Red's Mercantile.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Ongoing Events For 10/29/2012

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Events with Tickets

tickets are available online

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