Words

Thu. Sep. 20 7-8pm

The Story’s the Thing: Effective Storytelling for Journalists and Nonfiction Writers

Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine editor Jason A. Smith will discuss the ways in which writers can harness the power of storytelling to create compelling articles, essays, blogs, profiles, and even emails. The program is co-sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Comedy

Thu. Sep. 20 7pm

Stand Up and Vote Newcomer Comedy Contest

Whatever your age or level, this night is your chance to try stand up with the Thursday night crowd. Register for a five minute set of comedy at 7pm. $100 prize for the winner. Headlining after the contest will be Mary Mack. Proceeds go to headcount.org, a non-partisan voter registration organization.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5, $3 for students, and comes with one free drink

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

Wellness

Thu. Sep. 20 7-9pm

Enchanted Evening of Mystical Musings

Interactive channeling experience incorporating a fusion of inspired healing, laughter, and insights. Connect to your own intuition. This venue is listed as one of EC's 5 Haunted Must-Go's.

Banbury Place Building D2, Eau Clare Room, 3rd Floor Skyway 800 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $45, call to reserve your spot

Music

Thu. Sep. 20 7pm

Live Music: Jim Phillips

Jim Phillips performs an eclectic mix of current and classic material that spans five decades; a mix of folk rock, classic rock, alternative pop, classic country, blues, and originals.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Comedy

Thu. Sep. 20 7:30pm

The Mabel Laughs: Jakey Emmert

The Mabel Laughs features current comedians who are setting the standard. Jakey Emmert is a comedian, blogger, and journalist. in 2012 he was named Funniest Person in the Twin Cities by ACME Comedy Club.

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

Cost: $7-10

Music

Thu. Sep. 20 7:30pm

UWEC Artists Series Presents the Langston Hughes Project

This multi-media performance of Langston Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite combines the spoken word, stimulating visual images of the Harlem Renaissance, and amazing music performed by McCurdy's jazz quartet to create a vivid and inspiring celebration of life and creativity.

UWEC Schofield Auditorium 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $17 GA, $15 UWEC faculty/staff & seniors, $7 youth/other students, $3.50 UWEC students

Words

Thu. Sep. 20 7:30-10pm

NOTA Open Read

Come join us in The Cabin, in the Davies Center for our first NOTA Open Read of the semester! Creative writers are welcome to share their art with the UWEC community on the open mic. Food, coffee, and beer available.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Thu. Sep. 20 8pm

Lucien Parker

A growing rapper, singer, and songwriter from South Minneapolis. Lucien began writing at a young age and was a competitive slam poet in high school. From then on he continued his passion and it has brought him everywhere from Minneapolis to Amsterdam.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, The Terrace 302 10th Ave. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Thu. Sep. 20 10pm

Live Music: Stephanie Nilles

A New Orleans jazz, punk, barrelhouse musician who blends original songs with covers of classic jazz tunes like Jelly Roll Morton. Doors at 8pm.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Education

Fri. Sep. 21 9:30am-8:30pm

Autumn at the River Wisconsin Master Gardener Association Conference

Join with Master Gardener Volunteers and interested gardeners from around Wisconsin for a two day “Autumn at the River” garden conference. On Friday there are several tour options of area horticultural attractions and an evening dinner and keynote talk. Saturday morning we start by visiting the Eau Claire farmers market.

The Lismore 333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire

Cost: See Registration

Age: Adult

Kids

Fri. Sep. 21 10am-4pm

Beginning Drawing Class

This class will introduce you to the delight of drawing and an art form that you can translate to any medium. Artist Deb Blake will help you break down the skill of drawing with easily mastered techniques. Learn the basics of form and outline, space and shading, and much more.

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

Cost: $110

Age: All Ages

Visual Art

Fri. Sep. 21 10am-5pm

15th Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour

A tour of four studios and the work of 18 potters. See the studios and kilns, talk to the potters about their work. Lots of work for sale refreshments served. A fun family event.

Various Locations in Western Wisconsin

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Community

Fri. Sep. 21 1-3pm

Grace Adult Day Services Open House and Sing-along

An old-fashioned sing-along! Learn how singing can benefit mood and health. Sing along with community at Adult Day Services. Tours and refreshments will be provided

Grace Adult Day Services - Altoona 2441 New Pine Drive, Altoona

Kids

Fri. Sep. 21 2pm

Create Your Own Diary

Join the Chippewa Falls Public Library to explore diaries galore and create your own one-of-a-kind diary.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: School Age

Food & Drink

Fri. Sep. 21 5-8pm

Ian Alexy at Together Farms Burger Night

Ian’s musical styles include rock n roll, folk, blues, indie-rock and pop. He is also a member of the Americana duo Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank. At burger nights, burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

Nightlife

Fri. Sep. 21 5:30pm

Eau Claire Hash House Harriers

A social club that meets every Friday to explore the trails and taverns of Eau Claire. People meet up around 5:30 for drinks. At 6:00 those who want to will take off for a 2-3 mile run at a relaxed pace (always with a beer stop in the…

The Complexx 2159 Brackett Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Sep. 21 5:30-8:30pm

Elijah Adam Live

Every Friday features singer/songwriters from all across the Midwest. The Elijah Adam Show is a soulful, blazing infusion of rock, groove, country, and power rockin' blues.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with parent

Open Houses & Shopping

Every Friday from Sep. 21 to Oct. 19, 6-9pm;

The Night Market

The Local Store's Night Market is an indoor/outdoor market that features 4-6 local makers' products in the Volume One gallery. Also features a fire pit, local food trucks, acoustic performer, hot cider, snack samples, and a 15% off sale on all regular merchandise.

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

Cost: FREE to attend

Leisure

Fri. Sep. 21 6-7:30pm

Draw Your Own Henna Workshop

Practice the designs and application of the henna paste. By the end of the class, you will walk away with a beautiful design on your hand or any other place you would like your henna to reside. Bring and friend and draw on each other or draw on yourself.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 10+

Wellness

Fri. Sep. 21 6:30-8:30pm

Higher Messages with Kathy Drinkman

Kathy Drinkman hosts an evening of warmth, love, and laughter as she tunes into the spirits. She will provide messages of light and love from loved ones, guides, and angelic beings.

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

Cost: $35

Music

Fri. Sep. 21 7-10pm

Live Music: Cathy Reitz

Featuring Cathy Reitz on vocals. Be prepared for a Soothing, Jazz feel. Cathy is a successful, active, and established musician from the Eau Claire area. She sings favorites of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, along with classics from the decades before and after.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Movies

Fri. Sep. 21 7pm

UWEC Films: Black Panther

T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king, and as Black Panther, is tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE for students; $7 for individual film series memberships

Age: PG-13

Music

Fri. Sep. 21 7pm

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

Food & Drink

Fri. Sep. 21 7-8pm

Oktoberfest 2018 Coronation Ceremony

Kick off to Oktoberfest starts tonight with the coronation of our new King and Queen. Join us as we bid farewell to last year's royalty and announce the new reigning couple!

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Sep. 21 7:30pm

​Wisconsin Brass Quintet

Regarded as one of the “superb brass ensembles in the USA” (Musicweb International) and praised for “remarkable musicianship and versatility” (International Trumpet Guild Journal), the widely acclaimed WBQ has maintained a position at the forefront of brass chamber music.

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

Cost: Adults $15, Seniors $14, Youth $6

Music

Fri. Sep. 21 8pm

Live Music: TeawhYB

An alternative R&B/Hip-Hop artist who ignites emotion and positivity through his music detailing relationship culture, personal identity, and mental health.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Sep. 21 8pm

The Metro Presents: Christopher Shayne

Christopher Shayne, well known throughout the American southwest for his former band Whiskey Six, now delivers dusty southern rock on his debut solo album, Turning Stones. With influences including blues artist R.L. Burnside, the Black Crowes, country rockers Blackberry Smoke.

The Metro 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 adv, $10 door

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Sep. 21 9pm-1am

Live Music: False Heather

Playing rock and roll from the 80s, 90s, 00s, and today.

O'Leary's Pub 809 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Sep. 21 9pm

Live Music: Bat House + gash + Two Castles

Bat House is a quartet of humans creating a shape shifting brand of psych rock. Growing from the gritty and colorful world of Boston’s music scene, the music they create pushes the envelope, shifting in and out of its psych-rock core by playing with jazz, punk, pop and electronic sounds. Featuring local opening acts Gash and Two Castles.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 advance; $10 door

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Sep. 21 9pm

Late Night Jazz: Catya Trio

A late night jazz set with musical guest Catya Trio. Catya's Trio performs a mix of original and traditional blues, swing, jazz, and contemporary acoustic music. Catya’s Trio features, Catya on vocals, guitar, & fiddle, Sue Orfield on tenor saxophone, Randy Sinz on bass, guitar, & vocals.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Sep. 21 10pm

Live Music: Reggae Night

Minnesota reggae/rock collective Irie Minds returns to the Eau Claire for a night of good vibes and good music. Celebrate the start of the weekend, and join the party. Good vibes guaranteed.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Visual Art

Every Day from Sep. 22 to Oct. 19;

Homecoming: The Confluence of Art Annual Exhibition

The Pablo Center at the Confluence’s inaugural exhibit brings a local tradition home; join us for the Confluence of Art Annual Exhibition, a juried show showcasing exciting regional and national artists.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Causes

Sat. Sep. 22 7am-2pm

62nd Annual Kiwanis Paul Bunyan Flapjack Feed

All proceeds will go to support local youth and community programs. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum in Carson Park. Silent Auction in collaboration with Clear Water Kiwanis Club. Tickets available at Festival Foods - proud sponsor of the event.

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: Advance Tickets (available at Festival Foods) are $7 adults and $4 children under 12; ($8 and $5 at the door)

Age: All Ages

Fitness

Sat. Sep. 22 8am

2018 Eau Claire Heart Walk

Bring your kids, colleagues and friends to the American Heart Association's Heart Walk. Spend a heart-healthy morning with your community and learn how you can live life free of cardiovascular disease.

Carson Park 100 Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Community

Sat. Sep. 22 8am-5:30pm

Eau Claire Grassroots Festival

A festival about environment, education, economics, and equality. A conference-style event designed to inform, engage, and inspire with thought-provoking speakers and breakout sessions on these topics. Keynote speakers: John Nichols & Sheila Plotkin. 20 Breakout Sessions and musical entertainment.

UW- Eau Claire Davies Center

Cost: FREE for students, $10 for non-students

Age: All Ages are welcome

Food & Drink

Sat. Sep. 22 9am-5pm

Cadott Booya Days

Free Booya soup, arts and crafts vendors and entertainment for the entire family go throughout the day on Main Street. Thrift sales begin the Thursday before this fall event and continue through Saturday.

Main Street, Cadott

Cost: Free BOOYA, all other purchases require payment

Age: All Ages

Education

Every Saturday from Sep. 22 to Sep. 23, 9am-noon;

Perfectlly Portable Yo-yos

Sew a small seasonal wall hanging, then create yo yo's yo embellish it. Bring usual hand sewing items. Bring along buttons, beads, charms, etc., as you like, to add bling. Fabric will be supplied for Valentine's Day or St. Patrick's Day. Reserve your space and fabric choice.

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

Cost: $20 for the two sessions sSat. and Sun.Sun: noon-4pm

Age: 16+

Community

Sat. Sep. 22 9am-2pm

Rock Falls Fall Fair

Buttons Bakery & Boutique will have store specials and outdoor vendors. Hester Saddlery & Kristi's Kreations are two new businesses in town, each hosting an open house. The Town Hall of Rock Creek will be hosting 40+ vendors showcasing several products including crafts, jewelry, food, makeup and more.

Rock Creek Town Hall N995 County Rd H, Mondovi

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wellness

Sat. Sep. 22 9am-4pm

Reiki I Class with Judy Meinen, RN

Discuss history, key concepts, effects, ethics, and uses of Reiki. Receive attunement. No experience necessary. Dress comfortably.

Angel Care Healing Touch 2411 N. Hillcrest Pkwy, Ste 1E, Altoona

Cost: $150

Age: All Ages

Education

Sat. Sep. 22 9:30am-noon

Basic Embroidery Class

Over the Edge Quilt Guild of Menomonie is offering a basic hand embroidery class on. All supplies will be provided other than scissors. Cost is free for members of Over the Edge Guild and $5 for the public. Register by 9/17 by calling Barb Hauck.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: $5 GA, FREE for members of the Over the Edge Quilt Guild

Age: Ages 10+

Kids

Sat. Sep. 22 10am-4pm

Pick of The Patch

Outlaw Farms opens up to the public to enjoy the animals and purchase fall items. Items available for purchase are fall mums, pumpkins, squash, gourds, straw, and much more.

Outlaw Farms E16755 Scenic Drive, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Nightlife

Sat. Sep. 22 10am-5pm

Wine and Craft Sale

20 vendors from throughout Wisconsin to offer you a wine and craft sale. Everything from wooden signs, mugs, soaps, lotions, quilts, wellness items, caricatures and more.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Admission comes with the purchase of any glass of wine

Age: 21+

Kids

Sat. Sep. 22 10:30am

Pick a Peck Storytime and Apple Tasting

Join the Chippewa Falls Public Library for stories, games and songs all about apples, followed by an apple tasting.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

Education

Sat. Sep. 22 11am-1pm

Paint Pouring Art Class

Are you ready for some colorful fun? Join Charlene and Colleen in the Dabble Box. Wear some paint clothes or grab an apron, get a canvas and your favorite paint colors, and pour away. For ages 18 and up. All materials are provided. Registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

Food & Drink

Sat. Sep. 22 11am-4:30pm

Marigold Cafe

Marigold Cafe is a local food truck that specializes in Italian fare. They offer delicious grilled paninis and decadent gelato.

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

Cost: Food priced a la carte

Food & Drink

Sat. Sep. 22 noon-11pm

Oktoberfest at Lazy Monk Brewing

Every year Lazy Monk hosts one of the city's best Oktoberfest celebrations. Live music, games, German foods, and plenty of bier. Check out their Facebook page for more information.

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

Cost: Admission TBA

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