Visual Art

Fri. Dec. 14 3-8pm

Color Eau Claire - Artist Reception & Show

Art Exhibit of all 40 (8 x 24) Color Eau Claire images painted in a variety of colored pencil techniques by Patricia A. Hawkenson, illustrator of adult coloring books.

Visit Eau Claire Experience Center 128 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Fri. Dec. 14 5-8pm

Sparkling Wine, Appetizers and Maker's Market

End the week with live, acoustic music, sparkling wine paired with appetizers, and a maker's market in a cozy space. Bring some friends, taste appetizers that you can re-create at home (recipes provided) paired with sparkling wine and shop for the perfect gift from the maker's market.

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

Cost: $40 in advance, $50 at the door

Kids

Fri. Dec. 14 6-8pm

Polar Express Parent Night Out

Drop off your children for a supervised movie night. Send them dressed in PJs and ready to board the Polar Express. Bringing a favorite stuffed animal, blanket and pillow are recommended. Juice, popcorn and cookies will be served. Pre-registration required.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $5/person (register by 12/10)

Age: Ages potty trained - age 11

Crafting & Making

Fri. Dec. 14 6-8pm

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. Learn to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. You will also learn the basic terminology of knitting. All Materials included, we proved the yarn and needles.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 15+

Visual Art

Fri. Dec. 14 6-9pm

UW-Stout School of Art and Design Senior Show

Capstone projects by graduating seniors on display, providing a chance to talk with the artists and designers. See projects in design areas of graphic, interactive, interior, industrial and entertainment, along with studio art.

University of Wisconsin-Stout Applied Arts Building 132 415 13th Ave. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wellness

Fri. Dec. 14 6:30-8pm

Candlelight Live Music Meditation & Reiki

Relax and unwind laying on a yoga mat, blanket, eye pillow (all provided). Guided meditation with live music.

The Center 3701 E Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: Ages 11 and older

Holiday Events

Fri. Dec. 14 7pm

Jingle Jams: Billy Krause

Singer/Songwriter Billy Krause has been performing since 1968. His live performance is a combination of his songs and stories cultivated from a life both on the road and growing up in rural Wisconsin.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Dec. 14 7-10pm

Live Music: The Luminescence Trio

A jazz combo with an instrumentation inspired by UWEC Alum John Raymond and his group Real Feels. Using guitar, drums, and trumpet creates space in the sound texture that provides these musicians more freedom to express music in a unique context.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Dec. 14 7pm

Ben Shaw + Bri Murphy Live at Pine Hollow

Aan evening of music at Pine Hollow with the Ben Shaw Band and Bri Murphy. Ben and Bri both recorded albums here this year and they’re excited to band together for this winter show. Both will be full band performances. Limited tickets available.

Pine Hollow Audio County Z and Rock Falls Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Music

Fri. Dec. 14 7-11pm

Live Music: Two Way Street

Mick and Dave return to The Moose playing all your favorite dance tunes. Stop out and twist around the biggest floor in the area.

The Moose Lodge No 1408 3606 Curvue Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 members, $8 non members

Age: 21+

Holiday Events

Fri. Dec. 14 8pm-2:30am

An Elf'in Good Sweater Party

Being naughty or nice is your choice, but you'll have fun either way at our ugly sweater party. Wear an ugly sweater and get discounted drinks all night, plus get entered to win bar swag and prizes from Miller Lite. Tis the season at the Varsity Club.

The Varsity Club 2106 N Clairemont, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Dec. 14 8:30pm

Late Night Jazz: Hitt, Watkins, Orfield

A newly formed Trio from names you'll recognize: Sue Orfield, Christine Hitt, and Emily Watkins.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Dec. 14 9pm-2am

The Underdogs Vent Party

Hell Noise Ent presents The Underdogs Vent, a hiphop/rap music event. Artists from all over WI and the midwest region will tear up the stage all night.

The Stone's Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Dec. 14 9pm

Live Music: Cragars

The Cragars are a party band ready to rock. From oldies to newbies, they play a healthy mix of Rock N Roll music mixed with some country, hip hop, and original music.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Holiday Events

Sat. Dec. 15 8-11am

Hallie Optimist Breakfast with Santa

Come enjoy an all-you-can-eat delicious pancake and sausage breakfast with orange juice, coffee, and applesauce. Make sure to bring your camera to take a photo of your children with Santa Claus.

Village of Lake Hallie Town Hall 13033 30th Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Free for ages 12 and under. Adults $6

Age: All Ages

Kids

Every Saturday from Dec. 15 to Feb. 16 2019, 9am-noon; Every Saturday from Dec. 15 to Feb. 16 2019, 1-4pm;

ACT Test Preparation

Help your student ease their worries and get better prepared by signing them up for an ACT prep course. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be covered.

UW Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $199

Holiday Events

Sat. Dec. 15 9-11am

Santa Visits CMEC

Visit with jolly ol' St. Nick himself when he stops by the Children's Museum this month. Santa will be posing for pictures and chatting with children about their Christmas wishes. Don't forget your camera.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Holiday Events

Sat. Dec. 15 9am-3pm

The Christmas Vendor Show

Shop for unique gifts for yourself or another, enjoy cultural presentations, product demonstrations and more.

Eagle's Club 2588 Hallie Rd., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Open Houses & Shopping

Sat. Dec. 15 10am-2pm

Ted Semling Pottery Pop-Up Shop

If you’ve ever cozied up at the Joynt, chances are Ted’s been your bartender a time or two. Outside of Eau Claire’s favorite haunt, he’s one of our region’s best potters. Learn more about Ted’s artistic process and peruse his wares.

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

Age: All Ages

Holiday Events

Sat. Dec. 15 10am-noon

St Olaf's Church Cookie Walk

Purchase your cookies, candies, breads, jams and more for your holiday needs. Raffle items also available.

St. Olaf Church 3220 Monroe St., Eau Claire

Cost: Cost of Cookies - Speciality Items

Age: All Ages

Open Houses & Shopping

Sat. Dec. 15 10am-6pm

Artisan Forge Studios: Holiday Market

Shop and see some amazing creations by the Artisan Forge Studios Artists during this holiday season. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be there from 2:30-3:30pm so bring the kids for a picture and hot cocoa.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Open Houses & Shopping

Every Day until Dec. 7; Every Day from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16;

Megans Soap Box Pop & Shop

Specializing in handmade goat's milk soap, scented bath bombs, luxurious body lotions, and so much more! Each product is custom hand blended and made in small batches to ensure optimum freshness. Many ingredients are locally sourced from the local Amish community.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Sat. Dec. 15 10am-noon

Play with Santa

Santa will be at the Playhouse to visit children. Take a break and get photos and snacks with the big guy during the holiday season.

Tiny Tots Playhouse 320 S. Wisconsin St., Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, Adults and Infants under 12 months free

Age: All Ages

Community

Sat. Dec. 15 11:30am-1:30pm

Hope Gospel Mission Christmas Community Dinner

Hope Gospel Mission will be serving its annual free Christmas Community Dinner. Everyone in the community is invited to attend and enjoy a delicious meal.

Hope Gospel Mission Men's Shelter 8 South Farwell Street, Eau Claire

Crafting & Making

Sat. Dec. 15 2-5pm

Advanced Techniques Knit Class

Must already know how to cast on, knit, purl, and have familiarity with different needles. Learn how to increase, decrease, make 1 left, make 1 right, basic cable stitch, math involved with decreasing for beanies and mittens, join in the round and yarn over. Bring US 8 circular or DPN, and US 8 straight needles.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 15+

Food & Drink

Sat. Dec. 15 2-10pm

Christmas Pub Crawl for the Humane Society

Have fun while raising money for the Eau Claire Humane Society. Featuring The Complexx, Bug Eyed Betty's, The Alibi lounge, Westside bar, Thirsty Badger, Heartbreakers, The Redzone, and Varsity Club. Prizes will be given away. Donate an item for cats or dogs and receive another entry for the grand prize.

The Varsity Club 2106 N Clairemont, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Music

Sat. Dec. 15 6pm

Crazytown

Crazy Town is an American rap rock band, formed in 1995 by Bret Mazur and Seth Binzer. Crazy Town is best known for their 2000 hit single, "Butterfly". They'll be joined by special guests: Open Minded.

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

Cost: $20adv; $25 at the door

Holiday Events

Sat. Dec. 15 6-11pm

Holiday Dance

Christmas Dance sponsored by Singles Connection. Dance lessons at 6pm, dance begins at 7pm with 40 Fingers. Line dance lesson given during dance. Singles and couples welcome. Drawing for prizes.

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

Cost: $5 Members, $10 Non-Members

Holiday Events

Sat. Dec. 15 6-8pm

Tomme Suab Presents A Holiday Evening with Jessie Smith

Jessie Smith will close out her Wisco Gets Swampy Tour at the 410 Cafe, sharing a sweet blend of her original music and holiday songs, with some intermittent readings. The theme of the night will be "taking the pressure off of the holidays."

410 Cafe @ Valleybrook Church 410 S Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE (Tips Encouraged and Accepted!)

Age: All Ages

Holiday Events

Sat. Dec. 15 6:30pm

Hold the Lutefisk! it's Beginning to Smell a lot Like Christmas: The Looney Lutherans

These warm and witty women have created a brand new show of family-friendly comedy skits and songs to help audiences enjoy the spirit of the season, and maybe even create a new holiday tradition to boot. Dinner & show on Saturday by Sweet Clarisse Catering will feature your favorite Lutheran potlucks.

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

Cost: Admission: Dinner Show - Adults $34, Seniors $33, Youth $27 | Show Only – Adults $15, Seniors $14, Youth $8

Holiday Events

Sat. Dec. 15 7pm

Jingle Jams: Larry Past Trio

Playing a melodic blend of acoustic folk/rock/American mixing select covers and songs off of their CD, Calling, and off of The LP3 EP. Strong vocal harmonies are the hallmark of their sound that comes from years of singing together.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Dec. 15 7-9pm

Goin' Coastal Radio Variety Show

Double the fun with two performances of the winter installment. Someone special joins the cast and amazing guitarist, Dakota dave hull, will be at both shows. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or by email.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $15 Adult/$10 Child (5-18)

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Dec. 15 7-10pm

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

Music

Sat. Dec. 15 7-9pm

Live Music: Jim Miller

Retired theatre professor turned folksinger Jim "Doc" Miller performs original music as well as his own interpretations of folk rock classics by the likes of Gordon Lightfoot, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon, Harry Chapin, Joan Baez, Lennon McCartney and many more.

The Barrel Room Wine Bar 320 Main St. E., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Adults

Holiday Events

Sat. Dec. 15 7-11pm

40 Fingers at Singles Connection Holiday Dance

Ho Ho Ho! This is a great opportunity to meet singles in the area, enjoy some delicious apps and desserts, and dance to the music of the 60's, 70's, 80's and even some newer stuff, courtesy of 40 Fingers.

Labor Temple Lounge 2233 Birch St # 6, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: 21+

Music

Sat. Dec. 15 7:30pm

The Memories

For more than 40 years The Memories have entertained audiences across the country. With their unique harmonies and great songs, this Wisconsin-based duo is made up of Warren Petryk and Tim Stevens.

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

Cost: $30

Music

Sat. Dec. 15 8pm

Live Music: Poor Man's Ridge

This band is the brainchild of Lucas Fischer, who brought on like-minded musicians, Brian Trullinger, Sarah Spindler, Billy Cooney, and Billy Angell.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Music

Sat. Dec. 15 8-11pm

Live Music: Justin Jay Arnold

Drawing inspiration from his own life, Justin Jay Arnold performs covers and his own material. In addition to the struggles and triumphs of others, Justin has been influenced by the likes of Joe Purdy, Ben Harper, Waylon Jennings, Otis Redding and David Ruffin.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Sat. Dec. 15 8:30pm

Late Night Jazz: Tim Sullivan Group

Tim's musical journey has taken him around the world. Living in Chicago, New Orleans, and New York City, he has been fortunate to work with a wide array of artists, ranging from Aretha Franklin to funk legend Fred Wesley to nearly a dozen NEA Jazz Masters.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Dec. 15 8:30pm

Weezer Tribute Show

Sons of Guns are playing one night only as Weerez, a Weezer Tribute Band. All Weezer, all night long- selections from Blue Album, Pinkerton, and Green Album with a dash of the B-Sides.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 at the door

Age: All Ages

Holiday Events

Sun. Dec. 16 10am-2pm

Brunch with Santa

Live music, photos with Santa, kids crafting station and an all you can eat buffet. Reservations for this event are required.

Lake Wissota Golf Course 16108 97th Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25 Adults, $10 Kids

Age: All Ages

Spectator Sports

Sun. Dec. 16 11am

Packers VS Bears Tailgate Party

Build your own Bloody Mary starting at 11am. Free Beer (while it lasts) courtesy of Park Ridge Distributing Inc. Packer Jersey Giveaway.

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Kids

Sun. Dec. 16 11am-2pm

Holiday Kubb Party

Come to learn more about this local outdoor activity from the man who brought Kubb to North America, Eric Anderson. After learning about Kubb, paint a Kubb King piece to take home. Throughout the entire event, there will be samples of Brewing Project Beer and Chip Magnet Bloody Mary mix.

Visit Eau Claire Experience Center 128 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Sun. Dec. 16 2pm

Claymation Classics: Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

Bring your family to enjoy these holiday claymation classics on the big screen in the Volume One Gallery/theater inside The Local Store.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Holiday Events

Sun. Dec. 16 3-4:30pm

Lessons and Carols

Grace Lutheran Church Choir and Pacibells present its annual Christmas Concert: Lessons and Carols from Around the World. Scripture, anthems and hymns tell of the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus. Featuring traditional carols from England, Sweden, Peru, China, Nigeria, and many more.

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

Cost: Freewill offering

Age: All Ages

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