Music

Sat. Apr. 21 7-9:30pm

Kevin Kling and Simone Perrin

The legendary Kevin Kling will grace WideSpot with his hilarious and often poignant story telling. Simone Perrin accompanies him with her sultry voice and soulful accordion.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $20 Reserved, $23 At the Door (availability not guaranteed)

Age: All Ages

Kids

Sat. Apr. 21 7-10pm

80's Party

Dress-up in your best 80's costumes to win prizes all night long. Free Jukebox and Happy Hour Specials all night long as well.

Princeton Valley Golf Course 2300 W. Princeton Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Movies

Sat. Apr. 21 7pm

Chippewa Valley Film Festival

An evening of local, regional, national, and international videos that celebrates the art of the short film. Organized into several programs with questions and answers with he attending filmmakers. Doors at 6pm.

Micon Downtown Cinema 315 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: $6 Adults, $3 youth under 13

Music

Sat. Apr. 21 7-9pm

Live Music: Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes are comprised of Michael Kac, John Seymour and Neal Dimick. Each performer will rotate half hour sets throughout the night.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Nightlife

Sat. Apr. 21 7:30-10pm

The Real Queens of Eau Claire: Season 8

A fun, entertaining evening of drag performances by the most talented and beautiful Queens in Eau Claire. Gather a group at The Grand to see some amazing costumes and a show to remember.

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

Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Age: Ages 18+

Dance

Sat. Apr. 21 7:30pm

Dance: Baile Latino!

Dance to a variety of Latin American music and help the local nonprofit El Centro de Conexion de Chippewa Valley raise money for student scholarships.

Best Western PLUS Eau Claire Conference Center 3340 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 Presale/ $15 Day of +sm fee

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Apr. 21 7:30-10pm

ECCO Concert "Folk Roots"

Classical music including Florence Price Symphony No. 3, Jesse Montgomery's Starburst, Brahms Serenade #2 and Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 and 72.

Grace Lutheran Church 202 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $23 Adult, $20 Senior, $8 Student

Age: 12+

Music

Sat. Apr. 21 8pm-1am

Six to Midnight

One of Minneapolis best cover bands. Playing yesterday and todays hits. If you like to dance, this is the band for you.

VFW Club 305 1300 Starr Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

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

Sheeley House Saloon Presents eHeroes

eHeroes is a micro-helping of Eggplant Heroes. Duffy Duyfhuizen and Dan Zerr combine to play tunes from their Eggplant Heroes repertoire and from their solo repertoires. Expect some sweet originals and some tasty covers from the likes of John Prine, Tom Waits, Lyle Lovett, and Paul Simon.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Sat. Apr. 21 8:30pm

Live Music: The Thundermen

The Thundermen return to Sammy's playing your favorites tunes from the 50's 60's and 70's. Stop in and enjoy a famous Sammy's pizza and dance the night away. Dave Engedal will be joining the band.

Sammy's Pizza 2812 London Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $2

Age: 21+

Education

Sun. Apr. 22 10-11am

“The Journey of the Women of Madeline Island” with Maureen Mack

The Journey of The Women of Madeline Island documents the journey the author took beginning with the research of notable Madeline Island women and what she learned about her own connections to the area unknown to her before working on her book.

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

Kids

Sun. Apr. 22 12:30-3pm

Y Rep Auditions: The Little Mermaid

The little mermaid is fascinated by the world above her familiar ocean floor, but will it all prove too dangerous? This introductory acting opportunity is perfect for both those who are new to the stage and those who have some theatre experience.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Age: 8-14 Years Old

Recreation

Sun. Apr. 22 1pm

Sierra Club Outing: Earth Day Hike

Join the Chippewa Valley Sierra Club and Hike Leader Rick Remington, Director of the West Wisconsin Land Trust, for an Earth Day hike! We'll meet at the Youth Forest in the Town of Union. After the hike we'll head to the Lazy Monk for a couple of cold ones.

Town of Union Youth Forest

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Sun. Apr. 22 1-6pm

Fishing Fundamentals Clinic

1-1:30pm Register at Menomonie Public Library; 1:30 pm–3:30 pm Indoor Clinic at Menomonie Public Library; 4-6pm, Outdoor Clinic at Lakeside Park on Lake Menomin. Geared towards youthful anglers, many gifts and prizes for attendants under 18. Parents must accompany their children under 16 yrs.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Youth

Music

Sun. Apr. 22 2-3pm

The Menomonie Singers in Concert

The Menomonie Singers will perform Haydn's Little Organ Mass along with other selections focused on the voice as an instrument. Dr. Jerry Hui, Conductor and Dr. Mark Pruett, Organ.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church 910 9th St. E, Menomonie

Cost: Suggested Donation $10

Age: All Ages

Education

Sun. Apr. 22 2-3:30pm

Beginners Kombucha Brewing Class

Kombucha info session and brewing demo by local brewer. Watch the process, ask questions, assemble your own kit (including a SCOBY), and feel confident in brewing at home. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Light snacks provided. Beer/wine available for purchase.

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

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

Words

Sun. Apr. 22 2-3pm

Chad Lewis

Chad Lewis will be talking about Wisconsin's gangster past-turning the badger state into the crime state.

Colfax Municipal Building 613 Main Street, Colfax

Cost: $10 general seating admission

Visual Art

Sun. Apr. 22 3-5pm

A Call To Asian Artists

A meet-and-greet reception for Asian artists to foster friendships, network and collaborate. Asian artists are an important part of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Valley community and have unique perspectives and passions to share. Kgam Studio is a multi-cultural art making, rehearsal & performance space. Light refreshments will be served.

Kgam Studio 515 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Sun. Apr. 22 5pm

UWEC Women's Concert Chorale

Specializes in the study and performance of music written specifically for treble ensembles. The group is comprised of female students from many scholastic disciplines within the University.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: $2-7

Kids

Sun. Apr. 22 5-8pm

kNOw More

Family Support Center aims to increase awareness of sexual assault, hold a resource fair and host live performances from musicians Caitlin McGarvey and Soren Staff [of Them Coulee Boys], along with dancers from Lasa Anahata, and feature speaker, student activist Violet Kilmurray.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Causes

Sun. Apr. 22 5:30pm

Soul Food Dinner

Black Male Empowerment of UWEC invites you to this soul food dinner fundraiser. Menu includes jerk chicken, fried chicken, mac & cheese, banana pudding and more. Proceeds go towards research in the United Kingdom. Doors open at 5:30pm with the program starting at 6:15pm Purchase tickets at Brewer Hall (271).

UWEC Davies Center, Dakota Ballroom University of Eau Claire Campus, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 GA, Students $12

Music

Sun. Apr. 22 7pm

Frigg Concert

UW-Eau Claire will host the Finnish folk group, Frigg, as part of the university’s ongoing musical, scholarly & international programming. Frigg fuses western folk with Nordic folk music and bluegrass influences. The concert, which is free & open to the public is sponsored by UW-Eau Claire's Council on Internationalization and Global Engagement.

UWEC Schofield Auditorium 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Movies

Sun. Apr. 22 7-8:30pm

Feature Documentary Film Saving Snow

Saving Snow is a feature documentary on how ski towns are coping with warmer winters. It was made to educate audiences about the impacts of climate change on the winter economy and build support for mitigation and adaptation efforts across the country. There will be a time for information and discussion afterword.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Recreation

Mon. Apr. 23 1-2pm

Arbor Day Celebration

As a celebration of Arbor Day and UWEC becoming an official Tree Campus USA, the University will be hosting an educational campus tree walk highlighting the diversity of trees on campus. Following the walk will be a ceremonial tree planting with Chancellor James Schmidt at 2 pm.

UWEC - Outside Schofield Hall - East side 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Words

Mon. Apr. 23 4-6pm

5th Annual UWEC Robert Frost Celebration of American Poetry

The poetry event celebrates the university's Frederick G. and Joan Christopherson Schmidt Robert Frost Collection. The collection was acquired by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation from Joan Christopherson Schmidt of Milwaukee as part of the Foundation's Power of Possible campaign.

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Business & Entrepreneurship

Mon. Apr. 23 5-6:30pm

YP Week: Chippewa Falls Business After Hours

Join the Chippewa Falls Chamber at General Beer Northwest to meet and mingle with fellow professionals in the area. YP Meet Up at this event to help introduce you to new people & encouraging networking. All YP members receive free admission.

General Beer Northwest 2200 Lake View Dr, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 21-40

Community

Mon. Apr. 23 6-8pm

Cyber Security Gathering - ECInfoSec

An exciting Eau Claire Meetup dedicated to Cyber Security, Hacking, and all things Information Security. Crystal Rice (Senior Security Analyst) will be presenting on "Incident Response: Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance". Mingling starts at 6 PM. Presentation at 6:30 PM.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Mon. Apr. 23 6-8pm

Learn to Knit

Learn to Knit! This class is for beginners who want to learn the basics. Each student will learn everything you need to know to get you started and receive 10% off your entire store purchase the day of the class.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: ages 16+

Recreation

Mon. Apr. 23 7-8:15pm

Friends of the Chippewa River State Trail Open House

Anyone is welcome to attend to learn more about the trail as well as FCRST membership and activities. Meeting will consist of a welcome from the FCRST and the WI DNR as well as a presentation from Arlyn Colby who will present on the rail history of the trail.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Tue. Apr. 24 8am-12:30pm

Webinar: Supporting Bereaved College Students and Emerging Adults

Many college students and emerging adults face their first significant loss just as they are striving for independence. Learn effective strategies for supporting this population through the unique challenges they face. Will be followed by an in-person presentation by local expert, Lisa Quinn Lee.

UW-Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $69

Causes

Tue. Apr. 24 5:30-7pm

YP Week: Kids Against Hunger Meal Packing

Join the Chippewa Valley After Hours Rotary Club and Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley as we assist in a 10,000 meal packing event in partnership with Weld Riley and Kids Against Hunger. YP Week event volunteers will package meals, check quality control, and help with cleanup.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE; Registration required

Age: Ages 21-40

Education

Tue. Apr. 24 6-7pm

DIY: Simple Salad Dressings

Learn how to create your own unique & versatile salad dressings in this hands on class. Make 2 salad dressings to take home in this workshop. Instructor: Becca Kleist.

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

Cost: $10 (Registration required; payment due at time of registration)

Age: All Ages

Education

Tue. Apr. 24 6-7:30pm

Advancements in Diabetes Technology

Learn how exciting new advancements in technology can help you achieve better glucose control. Hear from patients about their personal experience with insulin pump therapy.

HSHS Sacred Heart Hosptial (Monsignor Edmund Klimek Auditorium) 900 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 14+

Education

Tue. Apr. 24 6-8pm

Acrylic Pour Painting Workshop

Create two 8x10 acrylic pour paintings on canvas. All materials are provided, plus snacks, and sips. Adult beverages are also available to purchase for 21 & older. Preregister, seats are limited for the workshop.

Art on the Ridge 525 Park Ridge Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

Community

Tue. Apr. 24 6-8pm

HRC Rising Eau Claire Launch Event

The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ+ advocacy organization in the nation is coming to Eau Claire. Meet your local coordinators tonight at Scooters Bar.

Scooter's 411 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

Words

Tue. Apr. 24 6:30-8pm

Book Talk with Everin Houkom

Everin Houkom is a retired family physician. His second book, Crazy Music, describes how music therapy has opened the memories of many nursing home patients. But what happens when the worst memory Ella could have comes with a certain song. Abby, Ella's daughter, with the help of her brother, PJ, and the nursing home staff, works to solve this mystery.

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

Cost: FREE

Education

Tue. Apr. 24 6:30pm

Create a Mini Gnome Garden

Celebrate the warm weather by creating your own mini fairy garden/gnome house. Arts, Etc. teams up with Lazy Monk to make adorable little gardens for your patio. Advanced sign-up required; see a bartender.

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

Cost: $25 includes supplies + tap bier

Business & Entrepreneurship

Wed. Apr. 25 7:30-9am

YP Week: Morning Mingle - Northbound Supply Co.

Northbound Supply Co. will be opening early exclusively for this YP Week morning mingle. Casual networking & socializing is the primary goal of this event to connect local young professionals. No RSVP is required - just show up!

Northbound Supply Co 215 North Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 21-40

Kids

Wed. Apr. 25 10:30-11am

Get Up & Go: Bean Bag Balance

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 bean bag balance.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Kids

Wed. Apr. 25 11:30am-noon

Super Small Science: Water Density Experiment

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is a water density experiment.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Wed. Apr. 25 6-9pm

Lakely Loves: Uncle Gilly's Maple Syrup

Welcome Gil Vernon of Uncle Gilly’s Maple Syrup for a truly “sweet” dinner. Chef Nathan Berg will create a six-course dinner showcasing the amazing versatility of one of WI’s truly native sources of sugar. Lakely Head Bartender Logan Slaght will also be offering for purchase some creative craft cocktails utilizing this drink-friendly treat.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $55 per person

Education

Wed. Apr. 25 6-8pm

DIY Wood Sign Workshop

Learn how to make a beautiful 16” x16” wood sign for your home, office, or cottage. You will choose from a variety of stencil designs and dozens of color options. All materials are provided, plus snacks, and sips. Adult beverages are also available to purchase for 21+.

Art on the Ridge 525 Park Ridge Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Education

Wed. Apr. 25 6:30-8pm

5 Herbs to Master at Home

Become familiar with using and growing medicinal plants such as chamomile, calendula, holy basil, sage and yarrow. This workshop will focus on growing, harvesting and utilizing five medicinal herbs ideal for the home garden which are relatively easy to grow and useful for a variety of herbal remedies including teas, tinctures and salves.

Beaver Creek Reserve S1 County Road K, Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $5, Nonmembers $8

Education

Wed. Apr. 25 6:30pm

Adult Craft: Upcycled Tin Can Garden Insects

A fun and unique way to complement your spring garden. Upcycle tin cans with paint, wire, and decorations to make a ladybug, bumblebee, dragonfly or mystery insect- guaranteed to be the cutest bug in your garden. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on. All supplies provided.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

Fitness

Every Wednesday from Apr. 25 to May. 30, 6:30-7:30pm;

Yoga

This traditional-type style is for anyone who wants to be a part of the fundamental principles of yoga. You will be led by verbal description and demonstration. Each class starts and ends in Savasana and meditation. Register online or by contacting the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $30.00/person

Age: 16+

Recreation

Wed. Apr. 25 6:30-9pm

Social Paddle- Chippewa River - Hallie

Each week the Pure Water Paddlers go to a different spot in the Chippewa Valley. Every level of paddler welcome. Bring your own kayak, canoe or SUP and meet others who enjoy the sport. Life jacket required. Check the website and facebook for any last minute changes.

Lake Hallie 9598 28th Ave, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Leisure

Wed. Apr. 25 8pm

Law and Order: SVU Trivia Night

How much do you know about Law & Order: SVU? All of the questions will be about this television show, so put a team together and show off. Free to play, all ages, with prizes and giveaways for the best teams. No pre registration required- just show up, and play.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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