Kids

Wed. Jan. 23 5:30-7pm

Free Youth Soccer Clinics - Eau Claire United Soccer Club

Eau Claire United is having free indoor open play time/clinics for all of those young soccer fanatics out there at Lakeshore Elementary. Interested players Aged 5 and 6 can join from 5:30-6:10, and players aged 7 and 8 can join from 6:15-7:00.

Lakeshore Elementary School 711 Lake Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5-8

Food & Drink

Wed. Jan. 23 6-8pm

FFATS Brewing Tasting Event

FFATS Brewing is having their first tasting event with The Growler Guys. Eric, the brewer, will be there to talk beer and hand out prizes. Drawings every 30 minutes.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Community

Wed. Jan. 23 6:30-8pm

Dunn County Democrats

Dunn County Democrats General Member meeting will include Elections of Officers and guest speaker, Senator Jeff Smith. Holiday Refreshments served.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Wed. Jan. 23 7pm

John Mueller's Winter Dance Party

The number one show in the USA featuring the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper and the only show endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $20-30

Nightlife

Wed. Jan. 23 8pm

General Knowledge Trivia at The Plus

Tonight's theme: No theme! Geography? Current Events? Science? Fashion? Sports? Anything! How much do you know? Put a team together and come test your general smarts and skills. Prizes in store! No need to preregister, just put a team together and come play.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Visual Art

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from Jan. 24 to Mar. 2, 10am-5pm;

Art Exhibit, The Art of Play, Ryan Foose, Eliza Wheeler

Ryan Foose and Eliza Wheeler are both UW-Stout School of Art & Design alum. Wheeler, (North space) has written and illustrated several children’s books (Miss Maple’s Seeds). Foose, (south space) is the current Head of Brand Development for minor league baseball.

Furlong Gallery 178 Micheels Hall, UW-Stout, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Thu. Jan. 24 11am-1pm

Lunch n Learn

Lunch 'n Learn Meal and short program (Registration is required for meal). Topic: Local Drug Trends & Proper Storage & Disposal of Prescription Medicines. Hosted by Alliance for Substance Abuse. Meal and program sponsored by: Unity Bank, Augusta WI.

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 West Washington St., Augusta

Cost: FREE to Seniors

Age: 60 and above

Education

Thu. Jan. 24 5:30-9pm

United Way Emerging Leaders Friendraiser: Up Your Cooking Game

An evening of toasted walnuts, sautéed apples, and equal amounts of butter and cheer. The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley's Emerging Leaders group is hosting its first ever Friendraiser - a cooking class.

The Community Table 320 Putnam St., Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Education

Thu. Jan. 24 6-7:30pm

'Home SMART Home' Seminar

This event will explain how to transform your home with cutting-edge home technology. Home security specialists explore home security system basics as well as the many benefits of home technology.

Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association Board Room 4319 Jeffers Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $10/per person

Age: 18+

Education

Thu. Jan. 24 6-7pm

Solar and Suds

Enjoy two free beers and an informative presentation about about how solar for your property works. Co-hosted by Modicum Brewing & All Energy Solar, seating is limited. An opportunity for homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s interested to learn about the benefits of solar energy.

Modicum Brewing Company 3732 Spooner Ave Suite A, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages, 21+ for Free Beer

Visual Art

Thu. Jan. 24 6-7pm

Julie Seymour, Goldsmith

Julie Seymour practices granulation, a 2500 year old metalworking technique (eutectic bonding) is a specialized version of fusing where tiny spheres “granules” are attached to a sheet of 22K gold with such a delicate fillet that they appear to be simply set into place. The result is a rich yet delicate pattern of great beauty.

200 Main - Art and Wine 200 Main St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Education

Thu. Jan. 24 6:30-7:30pm

Free Home Buyer Seminar

A free home buyer seminar where we will answer questions regarding the home buying process. Topics will include importance of working with a Buyer's Agent, home loan programs available, importance of a mortgage pre-approval, and buyer versus renting.

Eau Claire Realty 3420 Mall Drive, Suite 4, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Thu. Jan. 24 7-9pm

Converge Radio Presents Nici Peper + Justin Jay Arnold

Growing up around gospel music and a family of storytellers, Nici Peper's lyrics reflect the soul and honesty of their influences. Her music exposes a gentle heart- one that writes of love, heartbreak, and dreams. Justin Jay Arnold may have started playing guitar later in life, but he hasn’t been able to put it down since.

Xpeditions Coffee Co. & Market 1319 Main St., Bloomer

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

Movies

Thu. Jan. 24 7-9pm

Menomonie Reads Movie Screenings: "The Way Way Back"

Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: PG13

Music

Thu. Jan. 24 7-9pm

Live Music: Madalyn Rose

Madalyn is an indie/pop artist from Minneapolis. She is 19 years old and has been writing and producing her own music since she was 14. She is currently working on an Entertainment Industries and Technology degree at MSU Moorhead. She hopes to fulfill her dreams of helping people and traveling by writing and touring.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Thu. Jan. 24 7:30pm

Wynnona and the Big Noise

Enjoy songs from the past, present and future of Wynonna's impressive 35-year career in the RCU Theatre. Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable 33-year career.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $47-57

Visual Art

Thu. Jan. 24 7:30-9pm

Gallery Reception: The Weight of Sweetness, by Emily Gordon

Emily Gordon's current practice is a ritualistic experience. The growth of her "Self" and how it relates to what she creates, has informed decisions made throughout the various stages of her work.

Ambient Inks 524 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Comedy

Thu. Jan. 24 8pm

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Ryan Kahl

Since moving to Minneapolis from his hometown of Eau Claire, WI in 2014, Ryan has become one of the youngest and most exciting voices in the Twin Cities. He has performed at comedy clubs, independent venues and festivals across the Midwest including The 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival and Cream City Comedy Festival.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

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

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

Education

Fri. Jan. 25 8:30am-12:30pm

Ethics and Boundaries: End of Life Care

In this interactive half-day workshop, enhance your understanding of the complicated issues in end-of-life care. Through case studies and discussions, you will gain a better understanding of the ethical decision-making process in relation to the complex values, tasks, and decisions at the end of life.

Clarion Inn Campus Area 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $89/person

Open Houses & Shopping

Fri. Jan. 25 10am-4pm

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on the lower level of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. Choose from a wide variety of non-fiction, children's, adult fiction, & young adult books, as well as audio books, music CDs & DVDS.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Jan. 25 10am-2pm

Cardboard Construction

Failsafe Lab will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all of the necessary items to create some huge structures. Feel free to stop in anytime to join in the architectural fun.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Nightlife

Fri. Jan. 25 5-10pm

Winter Luau

Celebrate the dislike of winter and cold weather with a Winter Luau. Dress in your summer garb and come on down for a special beer punch and live music with Acoustihoo! Music from 7-10pm

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

Cost: FREE

Visual Art

Fri. Jan. 25 5-8pm

Final Fridays Studio Crawl

The AFS Artisans welcome you to come and stroll through our entire building. Interact with over 40 creators and see what talent is created within the walls of Artisan Forge and beyond.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Recreation

Fri. Jan. 25 6-9pm

Candlelight Ski

Activities start at the Red Cedar State Trail Depot off Highway 29. Three candlelit trails to cross-country ski, snowshoe or hike. Limited ski rentals available in advance from Stout Adventures and Simple Sports. Snowshoes provided by Mayo Clinic. Hot chocolate and a warm fire included.

Riverside Park - Red Cedar Trail Depot Hwy 29, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Recreation

Fri. Jan. 25 6-9pm

Annual Candlelight Ski and Hike at Red Cedar

Cross-Country Ski the candlelit Red Cedar State Trail. Snowshoe the candlelit trail in Riverside Park. Hike the candlelit Junction City Trail. All activities tart at the Trail Depot. Enjoy free hot chocolate and a bonfire. Skies are required for the Red Cedar trail. Bring your own or rent from Stout Adventures. Bring your snowshoes, or use those available.

Riverside Park - Red Cedar Trail Depot Hwy 29, Menomonie

Kids

Fri. Jan. 25 7-9pm

Live Music: Two Frets Up

Live music out at Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm, featuring Two Frets Up, a Duo that plays a wide variety of music from Country, Country Rock, Trop Rock, Bluegrass, Rock and Oldies.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Causes

Fri. Jan. 25 7-8:45pm

EllieMay Kay Country Concert

EllieMay Kay's music is Country with a little bit of an edge, as reflected in some of her music. She loves her fiddles and banjos, but she also likes her 70s classic rock guitars and keyboards. Proceeds Benefit Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Trinity Lutheran Church 1314 E. Lexington Blvd., Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Music

Fri. Jan. 25 7:30pm

Blind Boys of Alabama

The story of the Blind Boys of Alabama spans over seven decades. Their music has not only endured, but thrived, helping to define the sound of the American south. The group has transcended barriers of race and genre to become one of the most acclaimed and celebrated groups in modern music.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets starting at $25

Movies

Every Day from Jan. 25 to Jan. 26, 8-10pm;

Downtown Classics: The Matrix

Celebrate 20 years of The Matrix at Micon Cinemas Downtown Budget Theater. There will be a drawing each night for 2 tickets to opening night of Captain Marvel (March 7) at Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls.

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

Cost: $4

Music

Fri. Jan. 25 9:30pm-1:30am

Live Music: Bumblefist

Bumblefist's motto is to “rock at random”, going from Bon Jovi to Seether to P!nk to Jackyl then round it out with selections from Collective Soul, Journey, Ozzy, Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Lita Ford, Kid Rock, Megadeath, and many more.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Jan. 25 9:30pm

Live Music: Irie Minds

At its core, Irie Minds is all about jammin’, good vibes, and getting people on their feet. Formed in Minnesota, this reggae/rock collective never fails to bring infectious grooves that you can’t help but dance to.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Kids

Sat. Jan. 26 8am-10pm

20th Annual Locopalooza Show Choir Competition

20th Annual show choir competition at Altoona High School featuring 18 teams from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Preliminaries begin at 8:00am. Finals begin at 7:00pm. Altoona HS and MS show choirs will also perform.

Altoona High School 711 7th Street West, Altoona

Cost: $12 Prelim Only, $12 Finals Only, $16 All Day, Five and under FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Every Saturday from Jan. 26 to Mar. 16, 8:30am-noon;

Artology

Spruce up your child’s Saturdays. See your child's creative side come alive through art. This 8-week program covers a variety of techniques that are good for learners of all levels.

Haas Fine Arts Center 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: $99

Age: Ages 5-13

Education

Sat. Jan. 26 8:30am-12:30pm

Free Floorball Clinic

Floorball includes all elements of basketball, soccer, hockey and lacrosse with minimal body contact allowed. Learn the format of the Floorball game, basic rules, as well as how to stickhandle, shoot and score.

Delong Middle School 2000 Vine St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 12+

Education

Sat. Jan. 26 9am-4pm

Timber Wolf Ecology Workshop

The Timber Wolf Information Network (TWIN) members discuss wolf ecology, population biology, management issues and field study techniques including a winter tracking field trip into wolf territory. Bring your own Saturday lunch and beverage, and clothing and footwear for winter weather.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: $65-70 for registration, $13 for rustic lodging; Register by 1/18

Education

Sat. Jan. 26 9-11am

Intro to Backyard Beekeeping

Learn about beekeeping as a backyard hoppy in this beginner friendly class. You will receive all of the information needed to get started with backyard bees. Instructor Randy Rykal is the owner and operator of R. Honey, a local supplier of MMFC.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Open Houses & Shopping

Sat. Jan. 26 9am-3pm

JUNK-uary in the Greenhouse

Calling all Junk Lovers! The greenhouse will be filled with rusty dusty treasures and items repurposed from the rusty dusty. Admire and give new life to items from yesteryear. Enjoy lunch in the Five & Two Cafe while you're there.

Down To Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Sat. Jan. 26 9:30am-12:30pm

Learn to Spin Yarn

Beginners will learn to spin yarn and how the wheel works. Loose fibers from a local farm will be provided. As well as various fibers for sale. Bring your own wheel or learn on one provided for you. All materials included. Space is limited. Pre-Registration required.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Ages 18+

Education

Sat. Jan. 26 10am-noon

European Travel Tips, with Paul Schwartz

This presentation will offer travel tips to help you take that trip you have always wanted to do. Plane tickets, websites, how to pack, housing, places to go, getting around and more will be discussed. Paul Schwartz of Menomonie has traveled to over 30 countries on vacation and loves to talk travel.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Kids

Fourth Saturday from Jan. 26 to Mar. 23, 10am-noon;

Chess Club

For children of all ages and mentoring adults. Meets the 4th Saturdays of the month. No sign up required.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Every Saturday from Jan. 26 to Mar. 16, 10am-noon;

Centershot Youth Archery

No prior archery experience is needed and bows are supplied. If you have your own bow, you are encouraged to bring it.

Chippewa Valley Bible Church 531 East South Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 10+

Fitness

Sat. Jan. 26 11am-12:30pm

Core Connection After Baby

This hands-on workshop includes discussion of anatomical changes to the core muscles and soft tissue during and after pregnancy, modifications or replacements to common core exercises and yoga poses, & postural alignment work. Bring a notebook.

The Yoga Room 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for members, $20 for non-members

Age: 18+

Crafting & Making

Sat. Jan. 26 1-3pm

Needle Felt Van Gogh Workshop

Capture the beauty of Starry Night in felt. Needle felt this 2D project on felt and frame it with an embroidery hoop. Learn to layer colors and embroidery to create this gorgeous Van Gogh piece. No experience necessary. This project is perfect for beginners as well as avid Needle Felters.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: ages 10+

Food & Drink

Sat. Jan. 26 1-11pm

487 Maibock Release Party & Chili Cookoff

Mark your calendars 9 for the release of the Eau Claire Fire Fighters Community Charity 487 Maibock, Firefighter Chili Cook-off Fundraiser and music by: Contingency.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Wellness

Sat. Jan. 26 1-2:30pm

Intermediate Psychic Defense & Energy Work Class

Intermediate students will build upon the skills they learned in the Beginners class. Students will learn to affect energies around them and at a distance and be able to personalize and program their shields to increase control over their own and surrounding energies.

The Broom & Crow 106 E. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Food & Drink

Sat. Jan. 26 1-3pm

Brewery Tour

Discover the flavors and tastes of Germany and the Czech Republic at Lazy Monk, Eau Claire’s oldest brewery. Enjoy a guided visit through the authentic Bier hall with memorabilia from Europe. Learn about the process and stages to brew amazing bier. Then taste Lazy Monk’s most popular brews.

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

Cost: $10/person

Age: 21+

Music

Sat. Jan. 26 2-4pm

Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra: Presents The Composer Is Dead

"The Composer Is Dead" is a murder mystery written for and about the orchestra by Lemony Snicket and Nathanial Stookey. This very funny piece is designed to introduce children to the orchestra. Narrated by Nick Poss, owner of Eau Claire Music School.

Pablo Center at the Confluence - Jamf Theater 128 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Sat. Jan. 26 2-6pm

Bock Fest

Dress warm, grab a mug of bock, and attend this unique winter tradition. Gather around the fire pits, and the brewers at K Point will plunge a poker into your mug of bock. Because the bock has a higher sugar content, it develops a unique caramelized flavor in contact with heat.

K-Point Brewing at The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Wellness

Sat. Jan. 26 3-6pm

Science of the Chakra

Dr. Santji Dharamananda, Himalayan Monk and Holistic Ayurvedic Chef, will present The Science of the Chakra, the second event in a lecture series on Human Development, followed by an authentic seven course Indian Dinner. Attend for a lecture, some delicious Indian food, and fellowship with seekers from many faiths.

Christ Episcopal Church 624 Bay Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Donations appreciated

Age: All Ages

Causes

Sat. Jan. 26 5-7:30pm

6th Annual Colfax Health & Rehab Wine and Craft Beer Tasting

Featuring an assortment of fine wines and craft beer provided by the Barrel Room. Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, prize drawings, raffles and silent auction items. $500 cash grand prize drawing. Music by Jordan Herrick.

Colfax Health & Rehabilitation Center 110 Park Drive, Colfax

Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door

Age: 21+

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