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+

Music

Sat. Jan. 26 7-10pm

Live Music: Eggplant Heroes

An Americana collaboration among Duffy Duyfhuizen, Max Garland, Joel Pace, Olaf Lind, Caleb Horne, Dan Zerr, and Lucas Fischer. Mixing original tunes with covers they like to play, EPH tries to bring a rich and eclectic musical experience.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Jan. 26 7:30pm

Buckets and Tap Shoes - A Rhythmic Journey

A high-energy blend of music, dance and drumming from the streets of Minneapolis to events around the globe. A rhythmic journey using percussion instruments including; tap shoes, found objects, drums, and buckets.

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

Cost: $20

Music

Sat. Jan. 26 7:30pm

Michael Charles: Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Inductee

While enjoying a successful musical crusade of touring, recording, and numerous television and radio appearances in his homeland of Australia, Michael Charles received an invitation from Buddy Guy’s management to appear at the infamous Legends, in Chicago.

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

Cost: $12 adults, $11 seniors, $6 youth

Food & Drink

Sat. Jan. 26 8pm

Downtown Eau Claire Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl

Get decked out in your ugliest sweater, and gather downtime. Hundreds of dollars worth of cash and prizes. Establishments include Clancy's, The District, Fire House, Mousetrap, The Plus, and Wigwam. Get your passport at any of them and drop it in a prize box at the end of the night.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Sat. Jan. 26 8:30-11:30pm

Live Music: Derek Ramnarace

Derek Ramnarace leads the Old Soul Society, a 5 piece band out of Baraboo, Wisconsin! Americana, folk, rock, soul, blues. Their sound resonates in your soul. In July 2016, Derek and the Old Soul Society were the supporting act for Devon Allman and his band at Cavalier Theater and the Zac Brown Band in June at the Alpine Valley Music Theater.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Music

Sat. Jan. 26 9pm

Live Music: Gully Boys with Loi!L Pride

City Pages' Minnesota's Best New Band of 2018- Born from passion, Kathy, Nadirah and Natalie make up the Minneapolis 3 piece that Gully Boys is today. Gully Boys melodic tunes and raw lyrics make it hard to believe that in 2016, none of them knew how to play their instruments.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 advance, $10 door

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Jan. 26 9pm-1am

Live Music: Stumpt with Cold Black River

Stumpt is a stripped down 2-guitar Rock-and-Roll band from around these parts. Leaning heavily toward the grit of 70's AC/DC and the roar of the orginal punk movement, Stumpt lays down a high energy rock show. Joined by Cold Black River making their debut from Madison.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Leisure

Sun. Jan. 27 noon-3pm

12th Annual Menomonie Wedding Fair

Features a bridal fashion show by Bridal Sweet. See what's traditional, hot, new, trendy, exciting, and fun. Drawings for fantastic prizes. Free samples (beverage food, and more). Consultations with wedding professionals, and much more.

Visionquest N4439 440th St., Menomonie

Wellness

Sun. Jan. 27 12:30-3pm

Keys to Abundant Living

Ester Nicholson, author, teacher, speaker, and renowned vocalist, will take us on an inward journey of rediscovering the abundant good awaiting our willingness, acceptance and alignment. Heal deep negative core beliefs in unworthiness and feelings of not being good enough.

Unity Christ Center 1808 Folsom St., Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: 14+

Crafting & Making

Sun. Jan. 27 1-3pm

Learn to Crochet

Cozy up as they teach the basics of crochet. You will learn everything you need to know to get started with this craft. Instructor Alie will teach you the Foundation chain stitch, Single Crochet, Double Crochet, and how to fasten off. All materials provided. Pre-registration required.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 12+

Kids

Sun. Jan. 27 2:30-3:15pm

Koo Koo Kanga Roo

The dance-a-long comedy show from Bryan and Neil, two friends who set out to experiment with live music and make it more fun. Armed with an iPod, two mics, one giant rainbow and some gold sneakers, Koo Koo Kanga Roo puts on an all-ages dance party that invites everyone to join in.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 GA, $15 VIP

Kids

Every Sunday from Jan. 27 to Mar. 17, 3-4pm;

Introductory Dance: Ballet/Jazz

No prior experience is required to enroll. Introduce children interested in ballet and jazz to beginner technique in a relaxed class setting. This program is great for those looking to test the waters before joining a more advanced studio.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 5-8

Kids

Every Sunday from Jan. 27 to Mar. 17, 6:15-7pm;

Introductory Dance: Hip Hop

No prior experience is required to enroll. Introducing children interested in ballet and jazz to beginner technique in a relaxed class setting. This program is great for those looking to test the waters before joining a more advanced studio.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 5-8

Education

Mon. Jan. 28 9am-4pm

Launching Your Food Truck

If you are an Individual interested in starting a food truck business in the Chippewa Valley, but are unsure of where to start, this course is for you.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: Registration information online

Kids

Every Monday from Jan. 28 to Feb. 18, 5:45-7:15pm; Every Monday from Feb. 25 to Mar. 18, 5:45-7:15pm;

World of Art

In this art class, students will explore a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpting and textile arts, with the chance to work on more advanced projects. Participants will experience freedom to develop and work on more complex pieces over the span of several class periods.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 9-14

Kids

Every Monday from Jan. 28 to Feb. 18, 5:45-7:15pm; Every Monday from Feb. 25 to Mar. 18, 5:45-7:15pm;

Invention Convention

Throughout this course, participants will be presented with a variety of topics in the STEM field. They will have the opportunity to explore these topics in a hands-on way as they design and carry out their own experiments.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 9-14

Nightlife

Mon. Jan. 28 6:30-8:30pm

Paint 'n' Sip Night with Fierce Freedom

Sign up for this fun and informative evening with Fierce Freedom and The Paint Shack where you'll create your own masterpiece and learn more about human trafficking - beer and cider will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Fierce Freedom.

The Paint Shack 2524 Golf Road Suite 2c, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: 21+

Wellness

Mon. Jan. 28 7-9pm

Experience the Sound of Soul

Experience the Sound of Soul by chanting HU a sacred name for God. Discover your inner guidance, healing for body, mind, and spirit, and a higher form of creativity by chanting this sacred name. Spiritual discussion and light refreshments afterward.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Chippewa Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Adults

Fitness

Tue. Jan. 29 5:30-6:30am

Vinyasa Flow

In this open-level vinyasa class, you'll focus on linking breath with movement. Demonstrations and verbal cues are provided as you connect with your innate strength and develop your yoga practice. The room will be heated to 90 degrees using our infrared heat panels.

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio 313 E. Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Age: 16+

Kids

Every Tuesday from Jan. 29 to Mar. 19, 5-6pm;

Young Artists Studio

Informative and interactive classes on all things art. Explore a variety of different mediums as you hone and develop your creative skills. These classes are sure to inspire and ignite the creativity in you.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10

Fitness

Tue. Jan. 29 5:30-6:15pm

Newbie Triathlon Night

Have you ever wanted to "tri" a triathlon but didn't now where to start? The Eau Claire indoor and outdoor triathlons want to help. Come get the basics to start your training.

Blue Ox Running 417 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Business & Entrepreneurship

Tue. Jan. 29 6-8:45pm

Entrepreneurial Training Program

The sessions are designed to help people learn the fundamentals of small business start-up, management and how to create a business plan.

UW-Eau Claire Human Sciences and Services Building 239 Water St, Eau Claire

Cost: $250 (after scholarship applied)

Age: All Ages

Kids

Tue. Jan. 29 6-7pm

Stuffie Storytime

Bring a special stuffed animal friend from home to snuggle during a 30-minute family storytime and then make a cozy blanket for your stuffie to take home!

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-6

Food & Drink

Tue. Jan. 29 6-8pm

Destination Yoga: Zymurgy Brewing

Head out on an adventure and join Latitude 44 Yoga Studio at Zymurgy Brewing. A 45 minute yoga class in their tap room, followed by beer tasting with your fellow yogis. The class will be accessible to all levels! Please bring a yoga mat.

Zymurgy Brewing 624 Main St. East, Menomonie

Cost: $15 for non-members, $12 for members

Age: 21+

Food & Drink

Tue. Jan. 29 6pm

Czech Dinner

Tonight’s menu features Svíčková, a traditional and popular Czech dish features pork prepared with vegetables such as carrots, parsley root, celeriac and onion spiced with black pepper, allspice, bay leaf, and thyme and boiled in a delicious double cream sauce which is then served with houskově knedlíky (bread dumplings).

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

Cost: $15; Advance Sales Only

Kids

Every Tuesday from Jan. 29 to Mar. 19, 6:15-7:15pm;

Explore! Junior STEM Institute

This program is designed specifically for elementary school students and will strive to teach key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) topics in a fun, hands-on way.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10

Kids

Every Tuesday from Jan. 29 to Mar. 19, 6:15-7:15pm;

Kitchen Basics for Teens

Participants will enjoy a social and fun environment while they explore a variety of cuisine. Learn the basics any teen needs to know to find his or her way around a kitchen, while also delving into more specialized techniques.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 11-16

Dance

Every Tuesday from Jan. 29 to Feb. 26, 6:45-7:45pm;

Intro to Ballroom Dance - Session 2

Learn how to glide around the dance floor in this fun intro dance class. Whether you are just beginning or brushing up on your skills, this class is for you. Learn swing, waltz and rumba. Pre-register online or at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $50/person

Age: 16+

Movies

Tue. Jan. 29 7pm

Winter Film Series: BlacKkKlansman

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes this incredible true story of an American hero. The first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Dept. teams up with a seasoned colleague to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. An unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as relevant today.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Dance

Every Tuesday from Jan. 29 to Feb. 26, 7:45-8:45pm;

Ballroom Dance Level 2 - Session 2

Learn how to glide around the dance floor in this fun intro dance class. Whether you are just beginning or brushing up on your skills, this class is for you. Learn swing, waltz and rumba. Pre-register online or at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $50/person

Age: 16+

Words

Wed. Jan. 30 6-8pm

Author Visit with Dr. Daniel Ruefman

Dr. Daniel Ruefman is an Associate Professor at UW-Stout. He will read several poems from his new book, Sleep Bringer.

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

Cost: FREE

Comedy

Wed. Jan. 30 8pm

The State of The Union with Samuel Spadino

Samuel Spadino is a progressive, comedian, artist, and activist who was mocked by President Trump at one rally, and arrested at another for yelling "Dad!" at the stage. Hear his hilarious and poignant takes on politics, his life in comedy, what inspired him to become an activist.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

Education

Thu. Jan. 31 6-7pm

Solar and Suds

Enjoy two free beers and an informative presentation about about how solar for your property works. An opportunity for homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s interested to learn about the benefits of solar energy.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages, 21+ for Free Beer

Kids

Every Thursday from Jan. 29 to Mar. 21, 6:15-7:15pm;

Junior Chefs

In this program, students will get a hands-on fundamental kitchen experience, learning skills such as reading and referencing recipes, ingredient identification, proper measuring technique and more.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10

Movies

Thu. Jan. 31 7-9pm

Menomonie Reads Movie Screenings: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

Part campy musical, part horror film, the movie details the travails of a squeaky clean couple stranded at a creepy castle where the inhabitants sing and dance through a bacchanalian romp of murder, bisexuality, and cannibalism.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: PG13

Music

Thu. Jan. 31 7-10pm

Live Music: Eric Peter Schwartz

Eric Peter Schwartz says that the best way to describe his sound is pop-tinged folk-rock. If you squeezed Bryan Adams, The Indigo Girls and Warren Zevon into one person, it might sound something like this. His music covers a range of emotions from heartbreaking to funny to romantic to quirky. It always makes for a fun show.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Every Day from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 7:30pm;

Cabaret: "Storybook"

This high-energy, student-produced variety show will feature UW-Eau Claire's Concert Choir, Singing Statesmen, Women's Concert Chorale, University Symphony Orchestra and jazz ensembles, as well as small acts and solo performers. Event supports ongoing scholarships for UW-Eau Claire music students.

Ojibwe Ball Room in UW-Eau Claire Davies Center 77 Roosevelt Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $22 show only, dinner also available at night shows

Age: High school and older

Music

Thu. Jan. 31 8pm

Love And Theft Live at The Metro

Love and Theft is an American country music group featuring Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson. The new collection finds the pair stripping their sound down to its essence, with spare, largely acoustic arrangements that focus squarely on their impassioned performances and distinctive vocal chemistry.

The Metro 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 advance, $30 at the door

Comedy

Thu. Jan. 31 8pm

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Carmen Lagala with Kendall Farrell

Carmen Lagala is a New York City based stand-up comedian who made her network television debut in 2018 on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Originally from Vermont, Carmen endears audiences with her small-town charm, delivering jokes that are smart, dark, dirty and playful.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

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

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

Music

Thu. Jan. 31 8:30-11pm

Vinyl Nights: Amy Hahn + Katie Cook + Big Tall Jake

Enjoying craft cocktails, regional beers/wines, and order from the popular late-night menu featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord, where you create your own sharable feast of premium meats, cheeses, crackers and more. Enjoy a selection of vinyls that will be spun throughout the night.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Visual Art

Every Day from Feb. 1 to Mar. 15, 10am-4pm;

Give the Best That You Have in You - UWEC Alumni

Celebrate the alumni artists of UWEC’s Department of Art + Design. With a scope of medium and subject that will surprise and impress, this exhibit highlights the depth and growth of one of the University’s most vital programs.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

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