Dance

Sat. Oct. 27 7:30pm

Alvin Ailey II

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Music

Sat. Oct. 27 8pm

Live Music: 40 Fingers

Celebrate Halloween at the Black Bear with 40 Fingers. They'll be dressed like a bunch of old rockers who can surprise you with their versatility and musicianship. Whatever your costume, make sure it includes dancing shoes.

Black Bear Supper Club WI Hwy 27, Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Sat. Oct. 27 8-11pm

Live Music: Jon Wilson

Having an eclectic taste and passion for music, Jon applies his unique brand of acoustic flavor to cover tunes that span 7 decades of music from Rock, Pop, Jazz and Country.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Comedy

Sat. Oct. 27 8pm

Fright Club: Halloween Bash by Clear Water Comedy + Showtime Wrestling

Featuring in-ring roast battles from Clear Water Comedy. Wrestling matchups from Showtime Championship Wrestling. Spooky jams from sloslylove, evil riffs from Ronald Raygun, and DJ sets from Two Castles and DJ Hot Donna. Costume contests, wrestler entrance contest, and more.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 adv, $10 GA

Age: 18+

Music

Sat. Oct. 27 8pm

Irie Sol's Halloween Party

Erupting out of Minneapolis/St. Paul/Eau Claire with a musical blend that reflects diverse band members who hail from Jamaica, the East Coast, and the Midwest, Irie Sol delivers authentic Jamaican-style rap/chat over blazing bebop horns, soaring soulful melodies and tight drum and bass.

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

Cost: $8

Age: 21+

Music

Sat. Oct. 27 8pm

Live Music: Probable Cause

The Probable Cause is a high energy cover band playing everything from Tom Petty to Metallica.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Music

Sat. Oct. 27 9pm

Fathom’s Halloween Party

Your all invited Halloween Weekend to the mousetrap to a spooktacular Halloween show. With costumes candy and contests. Featuring Fathom, WayWard, John Buxton Experience, Chris Mclntyre from Filthy Sweet, Breakneck the Mage, DIY Daisy, and Hoff.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Nightlife

Sat. Oct. 27 10:30pm

Scooters Annual Halloween Drag Show

The Queens of the Valley will once again delight in performing and scaring you for their annual Halloween Drag Show. Always one of the Halloween season's most popular evenings.

Scooter's 411 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5 Cover

Age: 21+

Leisure

Sun. Oct. 28 9am-3pm

Chippewa Valley Coin Club Coin Show

Enjoy a display of American and international coins and currency, available to buy or sell.

Clarion Inn Campus Area 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages; children welcome

Food & Drink

Sun. Oct. 28 11:30am-3pm

Bloody Mary Competition

Have the opportunity to try Bloody Mary variations from bar tending professionals and the general public, who have a recipe they need to show off. Admission includes free samples, commemorative glass, and a brat with chips. Additional food can be purchased on site.

The Varsity Club 2106 N Clairemont, Eau Claire

Cost: $16 Advance, $20 at the door

Kids

Sun. Oct. 28 noon-6pm

5th Annual Pumpkin Carving Party

They have all the tools needed to gut and carve your pumpkin. Feel free to bring any special carving tools you may have. This is a kid friendly event and there will be gift bags and prizes for the kids. After 6pm, adults can stay for pumpkin carving with beverages.

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

Age: Kid friendly

Words

Sun. Oct. 28 1:30-3pm

Chad Lewis: Wisconsin's Most Haunted Locations

Mr. Lewis takes the audience on a supernatural journey to some of the most bizarre places in Wisconsin. Stories cover the entire state of Wisconsin. Books will be available for purchase

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Causes

Sun. Oct. 28 1:30pm

Clearwater Revue

A benefit to end homelessness in Eau Claire, proceeds will help families move into sustainable housing. Showcases Eau Claire's outstanding musicians, writers, actors, comedians, and dancers in a variety show that will inspire all ages. Hosted by radio personality John Murphy.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for kids under 12, $15 for students, $20 seniors, $25 adults

Age: All Ages

Kids

Sun. Oct. 28 2-4pm

Fall Frenzy

Head to River Prairie for the Fall Frenzy at River Prairie. Go dressed in your Halloween costume and be ready for fun.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Mon. Oct. 29 11am-3pm

Monster Mash - Halloween Party

Admission includes rentals, playground, costume contest, and giveaways. Costume contest starts at roughly 2pm, three winners will each win a $130 party package. Raffle at 2:30pm.

High Roller Skating Center 3120 Melby Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $8 GA for all children 2-17; FREE for observing adults

Kids

Mon. Oct. 29 1-5pm

Frankenstein200

It’s alive! Experiment with simple machines, teach a robot how to draw, and bring a creature to life. Intended for elementary-aged children and their families. This event is in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire and is part of a nationwide project led by Arizona State University.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades K-5

Kids

Every Monday from Oct. 29 to Dec. 3, 5-6pm; Every Tuesday from Oct. 30 to Dec. 4, 9-10am;

Tiny Scientists - Test Kitchen

You and your little one(s) will use their 5 senses to explore the textures, tastes, colors, smells and sounds of food. Each class will begin with a Sensory station, a STEM Station, a Literacy Station and a Craft station, then create a yummy snack together.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: 2-6yrs

Education

Every Monday from Oct. 29 to Dec. 3, 6-8pm;

Creative Crafting — Bookbinding

In this class, students will learn to make two different types of hand bound books – pamphlet binding and long-stitch binding. Pamphlet stitch binding is a simple but versatile bookbinding technique that can produce beautiful journals. This class will teach you how to create a hardcover book using the pamphlet stitch.

Haas Fine Arts Center 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: $195

Food & Drink

Mon. Oct. 29 6-8pm

A Scary Good Dinner: Chasing Wisconsin's Ghosts & Monsters

A night of fright, fun, and fun. This event includes a four-course meal by Chef Nathan Berg and presentation by famed paranormal investigator, Terry Fisk. Stick around after dinner to chat with Terry, purchase a copy of his book, The Wisconsin Road Guide to Haunted Locations.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $50 per person

Age: All Ages

Education

Mon. Oct. 29 7-9pm

Experience the Sound of Soul

Discover your inner guidance, healing for body, mind, & spirit, & a higher form of creativity by chanting the sacred sound of HU. HU, a sacred name for God, can uplift people of any religion, culture, or walk of life. You’re invited to chant HU, contemplate for a bit, & then enjoy a spiritual conversation. Light refreshments afterward.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Mon. Oct. 29 7-8:30pm

Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes

Dr. Bruce Hanson, retired physician and world traveler from New Richmond, will speak about the life of Alfred Nobel. Video clips will be shown of the ceremonies and other activities associated with this event. Refreshments will precede the presentation. Event is sponsored by Norden Folk.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Mon. Oct. 29 7:30pm

Ray LaMontagne: Just Passing Through

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne brings his acoustic tour to Eau Claire following the release of his 7th studio album.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Starting at $42

Kids

Tue. Oct. 30 10:15am

Halloween Storytime

Put on your costumes and come for stories, songs, dancing, Halloween activities, and a costume parade. No registration needed.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-2 & parents

Open Houses & Shopping

Tue. Oct. 30 3:30-7pm

CVTC Fall Open House

The Fall Open House is designed for anyone thinking about attending CVTC, or wants to learn more about the College’s programs and facilities. Family members of prospective students are welcome to come, and so are community members who just want to explore.

Chippewa Valley Technical College 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Education

Tue. Oct. 30 6pm

FeFe and the Paranormal

Join Paranormal Investigator Chris Wiener for his presentation, Fefe and the Paranormal. Animals have been associated with the paranormal for as long as man has roamed the planet. This presentation focuses on animals and their ability to see the paranormal or be unseen themselves.

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

Cost: FREE

Words

Tue. Oct. 30 7-9pm

Punchlines - Humor in Poetry

Some think poetry is no laughing matter, but humor and poetry actually go hand in hand. This class is for writers who want to sharpen their poetic voice and their funny bones.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $129

Words

Tue. Oct. 30 7-8:30pm

Let's Be Honest - A (Scary) Grown-Up Storytelling Series

The night's theme is "Totally Ghostly: Frightful tales and family legends." Featured storytellers TBA. Your host will be Mike Paulus. At Let's Be Honest – V1's grownup storytelling series – some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live.

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

Cost: FREE

Education

Tue. Oct. 30 7-8:30pm

Three Generations of Migrants: A Family History, Presented by Jesus Salas

Come to this ShopTalk event to hear ideas and stories about work, and share your own. ShopTalk conversations are about the past, present, and future of work in Wisconsin. All are welcome. Hosted by Jesus Salas, descent of Mexican-American migrant workers and former UW-System Board of Regents member.

Pablo Center at the Confluence - Clearwater Room 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Movies

Tue. Oct. 30 8-10pm

Spooky Screenings: Young Frankenstein

The Oxbow will screen spooky, Halloween themed movies in the Gallery during the month of October. This month features the classic "Young Frankenstein."

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Wed. Oct. 31

Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Eau Claire

An afternoon of family-friendly trick-or-treating in Downtown Eau Claire. Businesses in the Water Street, South Barstow, North Barstow and West Grand Districts will be handing out treats.

Downtown Eau Claire S. Barstow, N. Barstow, and W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Wed. Oct. 31 10:15am

Halloween Storytime

Put on your costumes and come for stories, songs, dancing, Halloween activities, and a costume parade. No registration needed.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 2+ and parents

Kids

Wed. Oct. 31 10:30-11am

Super Small Science: Salt Ice Melt

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Kids

Wed. Oct. 31 11-11:30am

Get Up & Go: Monster Walking

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own backyard.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Kids

Wed. Oct. 31 3-5pm

Bitty City Trick or Treat

Show off your best costume and make your way inside the Children's Museum this Halloween. You'll journey through Bitty City, meeting the Toddler Park rangers, BodySmarts doctors, Tooth Fairy and more. A free trick-or-treat adventure with multiple stops in one location.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Wed. Oct. 31 3-5pm

Trick or Treat Downtown Chippewa Falls

Bring the kiddos down in their costumes for tons of candy, treats, and fun. Meet the West Central Wisconsin Ghostbusters, dance to Halloween music, and meet Chris Weiner, Paranormal Investigator and local author.

Downtown Chippewa Falls, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Kids

Kids

Wed. Oct. 31 4-7:30pm

Halloween Trick or Treat Bash at Heritage Court

Make Heritage Court one of your Trick or Treat stops this Halloween. Both residents and staff will be handing out treats.

Heritage Senior Living 3515 E. Hamilton Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Kids

Wed. Oct. 31 5:30-7pm

Trunk or Treat

Vehicles will be in the back parking lot decorated and full of candy. Kids are invited to Harvestime on Halloween in their costumes to fill their bags. Hot food will also be available.

Harvestime Church 3625 Southwind Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Movies

Wed. Oct. 31 7:30pm

Phantom of the Opera Film

Attend this Halloween screening of the film Phantom of the Opera, hosted by Mark Pruett.

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

Cost: $20

Movies

Wed. Oct. 31 7:30-9:30pm

Pablo Center Film and Cocktail Series: Young Frankenstein

The Pablo Center hosts your favorite flicks for a casual night out with bar drinks inspired by that night's movie. Tonight you can catch "Young Frankenstein", the classic and outrageous Mel Brooks riff on the classic monster tale starring Gene Wilder.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $7

Music

Wed. Oct. 31 8pm

Halloween Night Punk Show

This Halloween Punk Show will feature local favorites The Jaggernauts, Fathom, Giants of Midgard, and The John Buxton Experience.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Wed. Oct. 31 9pm

Live Music: Grassfed

A nationally touring string band based out of Kansas City. Combining traditional elements with an eclectic range if influences, Grassfed is it's own sound.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Visual Art

Nov-Dec, consult venue for hours

Art at the Airport: Efrain Sueldo + Martha Hidalgo

The photography of Efrain Sueldo can be found in the airport's main terminal area, and work by Martha Hidalgo will hang in the hallways.

Chippewa Valley Regional Airport 3800 Starr Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Every Thursday from Nov. 1 to Nov. 29, 10am-noon;

Mini Makers - Open Lab

They'll provide all of the string, beads, cardboard, wood, tape, etc. to create the project of your dreams, and then you get to take your masterpiece home with you. Drop in anytime during the two-hour window.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Kids

Every Monday, Tuesday 11am-1pm Monday 4-6pm Wednesday, Thursday 3-5pm from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Causes

Thu. Nov. 1 5-9pm

5th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Gala

The second-largest fundraising event BBBS hosts all year. This year’s gala will feature keynote speaker Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger; whose life was brought to the big-screen in the hit 1993 movie “Rudy.”

Florian Gardens 2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $100

Leisure

Thu. Nov. 1 5-8pm

Menomonie Ladies Night Out

Over 40 crafts & vendor booths, stop in & grab a punch card. Visit all booths to be entered to win $100 VISA gift card, gas & restaurant cards, local shop gift cards, BW Plus hotel stay, wine & prizes.

Stout Ale House & Broadway Bowl 1501 N. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Thu. Nov. 1 6-8pm

Master Cooking Class: Pasta, Pasta, Pasta

Join Johnny's Italian Steakhouse Executive Chef Shawn Wamsley, for a private evening that centers around all things Pasta. Learn how to incorporate pasta into your dishes at home including appetizers and main course, plus everything you've ever wanted to know about secrets of cooking pasta.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $75 per person

Age: 21+

Kids

Every Thursday from Nov. 1 to Dec. 13, 6:15-7:15pm;

Young Writers Program

The teen version of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where students are able to choose their own word count goals and write with reckless abandon. The group will help each other through the process by providing ideas while completing fun and challenging writing activities.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $20, Community $30

Age: Ages 11-16

Music

Thu. Nov. 1 7pm

Live Music: Dan Ferstenou

Dan Ferstenou is a singer and guitarist living in Saint Paul. Growing up in western Wisconsin, Dan taught himself guitar at a young age. He has been a member of various rock, blues, and acoustic bands over the years, playing guitar, banjo, and bass.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Thu. Nov. 1 7:30-9pm

BMB Concert

If half-time shows are not enough, fans of the Blugold Marching Band (the largest Division III Marching Band in the country) can watch BMB perform in a concert setting.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets are $3.50 for students and $7 for adults.

Age: All Ages

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