Wellness

First Tuesday from Feb. 5 to Dec. 3, 6:30-9pm;

Reiki Share

Come when you can, leave when you must. All those who are Reiki attuned, feel free to join for a relaxing evening of healing.

Soulstice Wellness Center 1316 Fairfax Street #103 & #104, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Kids

Wed. Feb. 6 10:30-11am

Super Small Science: Oil Spill Cleanup

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is learning how to clean up an oil spill.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Preschool Age

Kids

Wed. Feb. 6 11-11:30am

Get Up & Go: Simon Says

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

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Education

Wed. Feb. 6 4-5pm

Savvy Seniors Series

As part of The Classic’s ongoing Savvy Seniors Series program, local motivational speaker Tom Kidd will present “Happiness: What Does It Take, Your Ingredients Await."

The Classic at Hillcrest Greens 2455 Sawgrass Pl, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages, 21+

Words

Wed. Feb. 6 5-7pm

Women Writers on Wednesday

Jan Carroll is the host of the 6x6 Reading Series and a member of the Poets of the Oak Lair writing group. Her work has appeared in Borderlands, California Quarterly, Harbinger Asylum, Avatar Review, in Volume One Local Lit, Green Light Literary Journal, and in Barstow & Grand.

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

Food & Drink

Wed. Feb. 6 6-8pm

Octopi Brewing Tasting Event

The Growler Guys will be featuring beer from Octopi Brewing. Drink great beer and win cool swag. Drawings every 30 minutes.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Education

Wed. Feb. 6 6pm

Bottles and Brushes

Lift a glass, lift a brush, and join Pablo Center for an evening of art and fun. A skilled and supportive instructors will help you create your very own masterpiece. Materials, guidance, and beverages provided. All levels welcome.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: 21+

Music

Wed. Feb. 6 6pm

Live Music: Hinder with Soil, Filthy Sweet

Multi-platinum American rockers Hinder will play Everybody's Bar. They'll be joined by Soil, and Filthy Sweet. Tickets are very limited.

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

Cost: $35adv; $45door

Age: 21+

Fitness

Every Wednesday from Feb. 6 to Feb. 27, 6:30-7:30pm;

Sun Salutations Yoga - Session 4

Practice these asana sequences and enjoy a cool down meditation. This asana flow can be used to slow down, focus inward, and transition from day to night. Pre-register online or at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $25

Age: Adults and Teens 13+

Food & Drink

First Wednesday from Feb. 6 to Apr. 3, 6:30pm;

First Wednesday Wine Pairing Dinners

The first Wednesday of every month Forage EC teams up with William the Eau Claire Wine Guy to offer a four-course meal paired with four wines. Bottles of the featured wines will be for sale.

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

Cost: $40

Kids

Every Wednesday from Feb. 6 to Mar. 20, 6:35-7:20pm;

Sport Tykes Sampler

Children are welcome to enjoy a variety of sports by learning a new and exciting one each week. Along with having fun together, there will be a strong emphasis on learning to take turns and follow directions. Includes basketball, volleyball, t-ball, soccer, kickball, football, and track.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $70 members; $80 non-members

Age: Ages 4-5

Education

Wed. Feb. 6 7-8:30pm

Residential Water Conservation and Reuse

Kevin Masarik, based at UW-Stevens Point as a Groundwater Education Specialist for UW-Extension, will discuss strategies for homeowners to minimize the impact of their water use on lakes, streams, and groundwater.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Leisure

Wed. Feb. 6 8-9:30pm

Bill Murray Trivia Night

The Man. The Myth. The Legend. Tonight's trivia will all be about Bill Murray. How much do you know about his films and his professional career? Prizes for winning teams.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Thu. Feb. 7 10am

Beginning Portrait Drawing With Devona Brodt

Learn the basic principles of portrait drawing in this two-hour class. The goal will be to learn techniques for drawing features of the face as well as techniques on shading, blending and proportion.

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

Cost: $35

Kids

Thu. Feb. 7 10am-noon

Mini Makers: Open Lab

Build and create using real tools of the trade! 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. Feel free to 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

Thu. Feb. 7 3:30-4:15pm

Planetarium Show: Cosmic Colors

A wondrous journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Discover the many reasons for color, like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the Failsafe Lab 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Kids

Thu. Feb. 7 5:30-6pm

Pop Up Science: Stomp Rockets

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related. This week's activity is building stomp rockets.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Kids

Every Thursday from Feb. 7 to Feb. 28, 6-6:30pm;

Bust A Move 1- Session 2

Are you ready to get your groove on? Join this unique class and learn a combination of dance moves all while making new friends and creating new memories. All are welcome and no experience is necessary; just a desire to dance and have fun.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $20 Resident of Altoona; $25 Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 4-6 years old

Education

Thu. Feb. 7 6-7pm

Healthy Meal on a Budget

Learn to make a simple and healthy roasted chicken and veggie dinner. Enjoy samples, learn how to cut a whole chicken, take home recipes, and gain knowledge on ways to eat a little healthier this year.

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

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

Kids

Thu. Feb. 7 6-8pm

The Late 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: 13+

Kids

Every Thursday from Feb. 7 to Feb. 28, 6:30-7:15pm;

Bust A Move 2 - Session 2

Are you ready to get your groove on? Join this unique class and learn a combination of dance moves all while making new friends and creating new memories. All are welcome and no experience is necessary; just a desire to dance and have fun.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $30 Resident of Altoona; $35 Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 7-12 years old

Education

Thu. Feb. 7 6:30-8:30pm

Bier University

Brewing has been a Wisconsin tradition since the Territorial era, and records of the state's earliest breweries date back to the 1830s. This course will take you through the history of WI Brewing, its earliest breweries, and how it led to where we are today. Sample biers from around Wisconsin and right here in your local area.

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

Cost: $20/class

Age: 21+

Open Houses & Shopping

Thu. Feb. 7 6:30-7:30pm

Tangled Up in Hue 10 year Anniversary Celebration

Co-owners Jamie Kyser and Erin Klaus will make brief remarks at 7pm with an introduction from City Council Member and former Tangled manager Kate Beaton. Enjoy food made by Cuisine de France by Dominique. Following the reception is an after party at Clancy's, including live music from 8-10:30pm.

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

Cost: FREE

Community

Thu. Feb. 7 6:30-8:30pm

Eau Claire City Council At-Large Candidates Forum/Meet & Greet

There are 12 candidates for the five At-Large positions on the Eau Claire City Council, which means there will be a primary on February 19 to reduce the field to 10. At the forum, the candidates will explain why they're running and answer questions about important city issues.

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

Cost: FREE

Movies

Thu. Feb. 7 7-9pm

Menomonie Reads Movie Screenings: "The Perks of being a Wallflower"

About 15-year-old Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love, the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to belong. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: PG13

Stage

Thu. Feb. 7 7:30pm

Cheeseheads: The Musical

The beloved founder of Schnaybel's Famous Cheese has passed away and there are rumors the factory may shut down. A uniquely humorous story about perseverance, romance and the possibility of winning it all in this touching and joyful Wisconsin musical.

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

Cost: Adults/Seniors $25, Youth/Students $12

Age: All Ages

Comedy

Thu. Feb. 7 8pm

Clear Water Comedy Presents: The Crowd Work Show

Comedians plan, practice, and write their material, but not tonight. This night only, each comic takes the stage without any plan whatsoever! The audience is encouraged to interact and respond to questions from the comics. It is live comedy without a net, and you can be a part of it.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

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

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

Music

Thu. Feb. 7 8:30-11pm

Vinyl Nights: Big Tall Jake

Enjoy craft cocktails and regional beers/wines, order from the popular late-night menu featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord, where you create your own sharable feast, while featured local musicians, collectors, and tastemakers play classic and new vinyl records live on stage.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Thu. Feb. 7 9pm

Live Music: Sam Ness

Sam Ness was born in small town Wisconsin and is taking the Madison music scene by storm. Ness has a rugged charm, sharp lyrics, and husky voice that carries poetry set to music.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Crafting & Making

Fri. Feb. 8 10am-9pm

The Great Create at The Banbury Art Crawl

During Banbury Art Crawl, you can learn how to pour paint with fluid acrylics to make a set of 4 coasters or 2 trivets. A fun way to create colorful designs. The best part about it is that anyone can do it. Create a unique scarf, table runner, window or wall hanging, or home decor.

Arts, Etc. 930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27, Eau Claire

Cost: $20-35

Age: All Ages

Visual Art

Fri. Feb. 8 4-9pm

10th Annual Banbury Art Crawl

Since 2008, artists have selling paintings, pottery, sculpture, stained glass, jewelry, woodworking, photography and so much more. Look forward to perusing works from over one hundred artists and vendors. Fun few days for family, friends and kids to stop by and be able to purchase art from vendors. There will be kid classes available, dance studio shows and food.

Banbury Place, Building 13 800 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Crafting & Making

Fri. Feb. 8 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. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 16+

Stage

Fri. Feb. 8 7-8:30pm

MTGs Youth Performance Troupe

MTGs first ever Youth Performance Troupe production. This fabulous group of talented kids will be singing and dancing on the beautiful Mabel Tainter stage to a medley of outstanding show tunes.

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

Cost: $10 adults, $7 Children under 12

Age: All Ages

Movies

Fri. Feb. 8 7pm

UWEC Film Series: Crazy Rich Asians

Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors.

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

Cost: $5 single screening; $10 annual pass; $20 family annual pass

Kids

Fri. Feb. 8 7:30pm

ECCT Presents: Dragons Love Tacos

Dragons love all sorts of tacos - chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, teeny tiny tacos, all of them except spicy ones. Where there are tacos, there's salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa...oh, boy. When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, red-hot trouble ensues.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 youth, $13 student, $20 senior, $24 adult

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Feb. 8 7:30-9:30pm

Luther College Nordic Choir

Chase away the chill of winter and surround yourself with beautiful music. The Luther College Nordic Choir will perform works including, Rachmaninoff’s “Praise the Name of the Lord”, Jacob Handl’s “Pater Noster” and “Psalm 50” by F. Melius Christiansen.

Hope Lutheran Church 2226 Eddy Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: $15-students and seniors $20-Adult

Age: 6+

Music

Fri. Feb. 8 9pm-1am

Live Music: The Big Deeks

Big Deeks play a variety of music from the 50s to now, including some country.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Recreation

Sat. Feb. 9 7am-4pm

6th Annual Jig's Up Blugold's Ice Fishing Contest

Over $80,000 in cash and prizes including a 2-year lease on a 2019 Ford F150 Truck drawn from all registered Fish Tickets. Prizes awarded to the top 25 fish and every 5th place thereafter by weight to 300th place so even a small fish can win big. Prizes awarded 3pm.

Prizes Awarded at the View on Lake Wissota 17779 County Hwy X, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Participants register one fish per ticket ($25), no ticket limit. All participants may request 2 free Blugold football tickets

Age: All Ages

Leisure

Sat. Feb. 9 10am-2pm

Romance Travel Expo

Planning a destination wedding, honeymoon, anniversary, or just need a romantic getaway? Representatives from Funjet Vacations, Royal Caribbean, Couples Resorts, and more will be presenting all they have to offer regarding romance travel. Win free flight vouchers and a 3 night stay in Cancun.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

Recreation

Sat. Feb. 9 11am-2pm

Frost Fair

Family Fun Day that includes winter themed crafts and activities, chili cook-off, 1860s rules vintage base ball, snow sculpture contest, artisans, history exhibit, and coffee & hot chocolate. Cook-off begins at 11am, voting at 1:30pm. $5 entry to taste and vote. Entry forms available online.

Dunn County Historical Society 1820 Wakanda Street, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Causes

Sat. Feb. 9 noon-6pm

2019 Menomonie Polar Plunge

Support Special Olympics Wisconsin and athletes and jump into iced cold water to celebrate. Join hundreds as they put on wacky costumes, jump in a lake and earn prizes all while supporting Special Olympics WI athletes including those in Dunn County.

Wakanda Park Wakanda Park Rd. and Pine Ave. E, Menomonie

Cost: $75

Age: All Ages

Open Houses & Shopping

Sat. Feb. 9 noon-5pm

Indulge

The Broom & Crow, The District Co, Sweet Driver Chocolates, and Infinity Beverages have teamed up to bring you a fun, Valentine's Day event. Get gifts at a small merchant market. Ticket also includes candle making class, tarot card reading, local fine wine, indulgent truffles, and more.

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

Cost: $30/ticket; $45/couple

Education

Sat. Feb. 9 1-3pm

Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating Class

Learn how to decorate cookies, just in time for Valentine’s Day. This class will cover the basics of royal icing techniques including icing consistencies, outlining, flooding, and marbling. No prior experience or special skills are needed and all materials will be provided.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: All Ages

Crafting & Making

Sat. Feb. 9 1-3pm

Needle Felt a Gnome

Create a bit of whimsy with this gnome. Needle felt this 3D project with wool, choose your own colors. Needle Felting is the process of using barbed needles to stab wool fibers and interlock them into place, creating any desired shape. Pre-registration is required. Seats are limited.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 10+

Leisure

Sat. Feb. 9 5-11pm

11th Annual Mid-Winter Mardi Gras

Dance to Troppo Big Band Jazz Orchestra; enjoy a delicious dinner, casino style and carnival games, cash raffle, and prizes throughout the night. Costumes welcome.

McDonell Area Catholic High School 1316 Bel Air Blvd., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $140 Two Person Dinner and Raffle Package

Age: 21+

Food & Drink

Sat. Feb. 9 6:30-10pm

Volume One Presents: The Best Night

The Best Night is a creative, dynamic, and interactive cocktail party - a celebratory evening of food, drinks, music, technology, art, and camaraderie. Celebrating the Best of the Chippewa Valley reader poll winners, and the Chippewa Valley Vanguard Award winners. Price includes all food, entertainment, and attractions.

The Lismore 333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire

Cost: GA: $35 advance; $40 door | VIP: $65 advance; $75 door

Age: 21+

Music

Sat. Feb. 9 7-9pm

Live Music: Kevin Lombardo

The Ivory is welcoming back Kevin Lombardo. He is an amazingly talented singer and guitar player that focuses on playing 70's contemporary/classic rock.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Comedy

Sat. Feb. 9 7-8:30pm

Crazy Lil Thing Called Love Variety Show

This variety show is bound to get your attention turned towards love and just in time for Valentines Day. Join Matt and Suzie K. as they share hilarious stories and heart-warming music that will pull on your heart strings.

Cedarbrook Church N6714 470th St., Menomonie

Cost: $30/Couple

Leisure

Sat. Feb. 9 7pm

Dunn County Historical Society - Snow Ball

Featuring live music by the Cutaways, dance lessons from the Stout Swing Club, a raffle, a one-night only themed display, and more. Raffle prizes include hand-made quilts. Pull out your best evening wear and dance the night away. Prizes awarded for best dressed and best vintage.

Dunn County Historical Society 1820 Wakanda Street, Menomonie

Cost: $10members; $25/non-members; $45/couple (includes membership to the Historical Society for the year)

Age: 18+

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