Business & Entrepreneurship

Thu. Jul. 19 7:30-9am

YP Morning Mingle: The French Press

Grow & build your network over coffee. This locally owned cafe makes an amazing variety of caffeinated beverages & made from scratch breakfast, lunch & bakery items. All Young Professionals members & non-members are welcome to attend.

The French Press 2823 London Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Causes

Thu. Jul. 19 noon-7pm

Dollar Swim Day: Feed Our Community

Anyone who brings in one non-perishable item gets in for $1.

Fairfax Pool 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire

Cost: $1/person or season pass, 2 & under are free

Age: All Ages

Hot Spots

Thu. Jul. 19 1:30-2:15pm

Thursday Demonstration Series: Ask a Scientist

Ask a Scientist with Dr. Erick Hendrickson. Demonstrations of some cool science experiments. Free tickets are available one week in advance of each program.

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

Cost: FREE, Registration required

Kids

Thu. Jul. 19 4-5pm

Uke It Up: Intro to Ukulele

Perform-o-Rama: Uke It Up encourages you to release your inner rock star. Get started playing the world's friendliest instrument, the ukulele. Registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

Hot Spots

Thu. Jul. 19 5:30-8:30pm

Burger King Classic Car Show - Beach Party

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family. This week’s theme is Beach Party. Bring your sunny clothes and your lawn chairs because we are partying like it’s a retro beach night.

Burger King - Menomonie 544 Main St, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Hot Spots

Thu. Jul. 19 6pm

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: picard + Stare Across + DeKam & Johnson

picard emerged from Eau Claire’s hardcore scene as a space without boundaries for lead singer Jason Ulwelling to try something new. Stare Across take the audience on an epic journey of melodic sounds and ear crushing riffs. Dekam & Johnson provide a soundtrack for your life, blending aspects of blues, R&B, country, funk, and rock.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Business & Entrepreneurship

Thu. Jul. 19 6-9pm

HATCH Pitch Competition

Help decide which local entrepreneurs will be able to compete for the $5,000 cash prize. HATCH Pitch competitions are social events where local entrepreneurs pitch their idea to a panel of judges to see who will move onto the regional finals for a $5,000 Grand Prize.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Thu. Jul. 19 6-8pm

A Divine Evening: An Oracle Card Reading Workshop

This 2 hour workshop will cover the basics of Oracle Card reading, connect together with Reiki energy, cover some simple do’s and don’ts, and then you'll get busy practicing with one another. You’ll also take home a workbook with practical information and helpful tips and tricks for continued practice.

The Broom & Crow 106 E Grand Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 16+

Kids

Thu. Jul. 19 7-8pm

Music Over Menomin: Jim Herrick and Friends

Jim Herrick and Friends is a band from Colfax, WI. Their specialty is the Blues, and they cover a wide range of musical styles. Includes Jim Herrick, Scott Housenga, Tom “Fred” Wittek, Mike Mullen, Josh Entzminger, and George Entzminger. Live music on the Library lawn, overlooking Lake Menomin. Bring a picnic and a favorite beverage to enjoy during the performance.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Movies

Thu. Jul. 19 7:30-9pm

The Faces of Lake Wisconsin: A Documentary of Women in Southern Wisconsin

An atypical and poetic documentary that seeks to learn more about southern Wisconsin through the voices and faces of the women who live there. The film brings together 17 women from 18 to 87 years old. Born in France, Valérie Lanciaux is a trained actor, filmmaker, and educator.

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

Cost: Free will donations encouraged

Age: All Ages

Comedy

Thu. Jul. 19 8:30pm

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Courtney Baka

A comedian, writer and recovering mall goth. With her dry wit and unique perspective she finds the comedy in a tragic world. She has studied at The Second City in Chicago, performed in festivals such as Limestone and 10,000 Laughs, and is a writer for the punk rock satire site The Hard Times.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA | $3 with valid student ID

Causes

Fri. Jul. 20 8am-5pm

Daylily Dig Fundraiser Sundance Hill Farm

Visit this beautiful and peaceful farm and see rows of carefully crossbred daylily plants. Take home blooming plants, take pictures, or enjoy friendly companionship and a cold glass of lemonade on the covered deck. This fundraiser for their Malawi partnership asks for donations for the plants.

Sundance Hill Farm 5207 70th St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: By donation

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Jul. 20 10-11:30am

Camp Painting & Popcorn

Paints, snacks and a blank canvas. Budding artists will complete a one-of-a-kind masterpiece to take home, while munching on treats to fuel the creative energy.

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

Cost: $25 Members/$35 Non

Age: 1st-2nd

Kids

Fri. Jul. 20 10:30am

Y Rep Presents: Fractured Fairy Tales

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their versions of classic children’s stories. You’ll recognize some familiar elements and also discover a whole new side of the show.

The Grand Theatre 102 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Jul. 20 10:30-11am

Get Up & Go: Kiddo Yoga

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

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Jul. 20 10:30-11am

Story Time - Bibbity Bobbity Boo

Guest reader will be reading fairy tales and kids are encouraged to dress-up, if they'd like. Guest Ms. Luane Baker with Events by Design. She plans parties and all sorts of amazing murder mystery parties.

That's Adorable, Kids Consignment Boutique 129 N. Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Jul. 20 11:30am-noon

Super Small Science: Mini Terrariums

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is mini terrariums.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Fri. Jul. 20 4-8pm

Davis Dogs Food Truck

Davis Dogs is a family owned and operated food truck. Serving only quality food that will always keep you coming back for more.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Hot Spots

Fri. Jul. 20 5-7:30pm

Live Music: Songa

Live music, local art, food, wine, coffee, and desserts.

Vino Cappuccino N5734 Hwy 12, Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Fri. Jul. 20 6-8pm

Learn to Crochet

Learn the basics of crochet. Learn everything you need to know to get started with this craft. All materials included. Pre-Registration is Required.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 12+

Hot Spots

Fri. Jul. 20 7-10pm

RF Donovan - The Sweet as Honey Tour

RF Donovan is an American country music duo composed of vocalists and songwriters Rob Donovan and Faith Haroldson. Free merchandise giveaways, and other special surprises ahead.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Music

Fri. Jul. 20 7-10pm

Live Music: Kevin Lombardo

The Ivory is welcoming back Kevin Lombardo. He is an amazingly talented musician that focuses on playing 70's contemporary/classic rock arranged acoustically.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Jul. 20 7pm

Live Music: Noah John & Ringing Iron

We are a band based in southeastern Wisconsin playing traditional bluegrass and gospel music as well as country, americana and folk. We blend driving banjo, powerful mandolin, booming upright bass, steady rhythm guitar and tight harmonies to create a new, unique sound.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Jul. 20 7-10pm

Live Music: Sam Weaver

Sam Weaver does not like danger, paperwork, typing, or not playing music. This has led him to leave positions as a missionary, office assistant, and bear-tickler. He is now a musician.

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Fitness

Fri. Jul. 20 7-8:30pm

KIRTAN with Aveen Banich

Kirtan is a beautiful yogic practice of chanting and singing in community from a place of love and heartfulness. It doesn’t matter if you think you can’t sing, it only matters that you show up with an open mind and a willingness to connect. Aveen will be joined by Viroqua kirtan musicians, Jai Lynn and Lamont McPheron.

The Yoga Room - Eau Claire's Yoga Studio 2839 Mall Dr., EAU CLAIRE

Cost: $15 for members; $20 for non-members

Age: 18+

Comedy

Fri. Jul. 20 8pm

Comedy Night: Steve Gillespie

Gillespie’s act is a slaphappy balance of aggression and absurdity, coupled with a delightfully pushy persona and coarse yet effective word choice. His hilarious self– flagellation and blistering social commentary has also earned him spots on Fox’s Laughs as well as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and the Boston Comedy Festival.

Bye the Willow 501 N. High St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Jul. 20 8:30pm

Live Music: Roanoke

Rising Americana/Folk band Roanoke has struck a balance between the narrative songwriting of folk, the ear candy appeal of pop, and the roots authenticity of country music

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 in advance $10 at door

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Jul. 20 9-10pm

Stargazing

John, from Driftless Stargazing, will be coming to walk you through our solar system.

Augusta Memorial Public Library 113 North Stone St, Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Jul. 20 10pm

Live Music: Drew Davis

Live music with Drew Davis at the Stones Throw.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Causes

Sat. Jul. 21 8am

Tortoise and Hare 5k

Online registration closes July 19. Mail-in registration closes July 17. $5 discount for all ITC members. Receive a pair of socks with your registration. This is an out-and-back course; the 5k will start in Boyd Park and run along the trail. Water is available at the start and finish lines. Bathroom facilities are available at Boyd Park.

Boyd Park 1202 Fairway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $25 for 5k; $30 after June 1st

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Sat. Jul. 21 9am-3pm

2nd Annual Barbecue Rib Contest

Judging at 3pm. Prizes awarded - 1st place $100 Gift Certificate and 1 night free hotel stay, 2nd place $75 Gift Certificate, 3rd place $50 Gift Certificate. Bring your own grill/smoker and two racks of ribs. Live Music 1-8 pm. Syryczuk's Wood Carving Demonstration/Display and raffle.

Paradise Shores 4 26364 County Highway M, Holcombe

Cost: No Entry Fees

Age: All Ages

Visual Art

Sat. Jul. 21 10am-5pm

45th Annual Stockholm Art Fair

With the beautiful backdrop of Lake Pepin, this is an art fair for all the senses and all ages. Set in the unique river town ambiance that is Stockholm, five favorite regional musical groups will be playing throughout the day, including the ever-popular Hot Flashes. Unique and almost completely locally sourced food will also be available.

Stockholm Village Park State Highway 35, Stockholm

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Every Saturday from Jul. 21 to Aug. 25, noon-3pm;

Summer Henna Pop & Shop

Stop in the Shop on Saturdays to get some Henna for the summer. Walk-ins only. If there is a line, there will be a sign up sheet for you to reserve a time and come back for your Henna. Children 16 years and younger must have a parent or guardian present.

Tangled Up in Hue 505 S. Barstow St., Suite B, Eau Claire

Cost: $5-10

Age: All Ages

Fitness

Sat. Jul. 21 1-2pm

Weekend Aerial Relaxation

A relaxing aerial class to help unwind and reset after a long week. Taught by Certified Aerial Hammock Instructor Emalee Siehl. Class is limited to 7 students; you must pre-register to reserve your hammock.

Moonrise Aerials Studio 800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

Fitness

Sat. Jul. 21 1-2pm

Aerial Relaxation Workshop

A relaxing aerial class to help unwind and reset after a long week. Start your weekend off right with this easy going class. Perfect for all levels and total beginners.

Moonrise Aerials Studio 800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112, Eau Claire

Kids

Sat. Jul. 21 1:30-2:30pm

Marshmallow Mania

Come on down to Teen Pinterfest: Marshmallow Mania! Dip large marshmallows in frosting and sprinkles to create your marshmasterpiece or launch small marshmallows out of PVC pipe. Registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

Hot Spots

Sat. Jul. 21 1:30-4:30pm

Live Music: Squeeze 'N Bass

Live music out at Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm, featuring Squeeze ‘N Bass, a duet composed of Christy Serum who plays acoustic bass guitar, performing with Tom Marum who plays the accordian and sings. Together they perform Old Time music for all to enjoy.

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm N1409 566th St, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Sat. Jul. 21 5-7:30pm

Puerto Rican Pasteles Pop-Up

Traditional Puerto Rican plate of pasteles and rice and beans made from a beloved family recipe, available to eat in or take out, while supplies last. Pasteles are made of plantain-based masa, filled with pork and vegetables and wrapped in banana leaves. A limited vegetarian version will be available. All proceeds benefit hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

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

Cost: $8/plate

Nightlife

Sat. Jul. 21 6:30-9:30pm

Turn IIt Up Date Night

A great conversation about turning up the heat in our marriages. Stick around after the session for continued fun, wood fired pizzas, music, a movie & a Good Ol' Fashioned Bonfire & S'more Bar.

Vino Cappuccino N5734 Hwy 12, Elk Mound

Cost: $40/Couple

Music

Sat. Jul. 21 7-10pm

Live Music: RF Donovan

RF Donovan's Sweet As Honey Tour is rolling through Eau Claire. The duo's single "Tennessee Honey" is impacting country radio at top 40 on the charts. A reason to celebrate a great night of country music. Free merchandise giveaways, and other special surprises ahead.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Sat. Jul. 21 7-10pm

Flaming Doublewides (Mostly) Unplugged

Serving up their signature swampy blend of blues, jazz, rock, soul, and funk favorites, the Flaming Doublewides return to the Acoustic with a few new tunes and lots of cowbell.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Jul. 21 10:30pm

Katy vs Gaga Drag Show

It’s Katy Perry versus Lady Gaga in this ultimate diva showdown. Don't miss this gag worthy show featuring your favorite local queens. Featuring performances by Amber Hudson, Dominique Degrant, Felicia Ashton, Jem Stone, Khloe Wold, Monica Bluebyll, Ophelia Junque, Siren, and Taylor Ashton.

Scooter's 411 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5 Cover

Age: 21+

Hot Spots

Sun. Jul. 22 1:30-4:30pm

Live Music: Steve Szydel

Live music out at Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm, featuring Steve Szydel, He writes original tunes and performs many cover songs. You can find him on stage playing an acoustic 12 string guitar as well as the porch board and a harmonizer.

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm N1409 566th St, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Hot Spots

Sun. Jul. 22 2-5pm

Live Music: Yata, Sinz, Orfield with Ellen Whyte

Yata, Sinz and Orfield are joined by Grammy award nominee Ellen Whyte on tour from Oregon. This group brings an unexpected and masterful mashup of blues, folk and swing jazz with vocals, guitars and tenor sax.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Kids

Sun. Jul. 22 2-4pm

The Stringsmiths: Traditional Bluegrass

A hard-driving, traditional bluegrass band from Northwest Wisconsin. Founded in 2010 we are a group of friends and musicians who share a passion for traditional bluegrass music. Influenced by greats such as Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Del McCoury, James King and many others.

Colfax Municipal Building 613 Main Street, Colfax

Open Houses & Shopping

Sun. Jul. 22 4-6pm

Dare to Care Fashion Show

A debut fashion show along with raffle prizes, music, local art, and a sample sale. Cross Border Wear is a not-for-profit children's clothing company focused on providing for orphaned and disadvantaged children with a focus on education. For each piece of clothing Cross Border Sells, they donate 50% of the net profit to help children.

Menomonie Golf and Country Club 802 Heller Rd., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Sun. Jul. 22 4-5:30pm

Beer and Hymns

Make a raucous sound to God by singing the verses you know by heart of many of your favorite hymns. Hosted by Grace Church.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Education

Sun. Jul. 22 6pm

Transforming: The Bible and Lives of Transgender Christians

The Chippewa Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center welcomes Austen Hartke of Saint Paul, MN to the Unitarian Universalist Church in Eau Claire. Hartke is the author of the book, "Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians." He is a trans male who graduated from the Luther Seminary and has made it his life's work to educate and support LGBTQ Christians.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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