Music

Sat. Feb. 16 8:30pm

Porcupine Live

Porcupine was born in La Crosse, where singer/guitarist Casey Virock had previously launched another indie rock trio, Space Bike. Now based in Minneapolis, the band has evolved to full maturity, a potent force propelled by drummer Ian Prince and bassist Greg Norton (formerly of Hüsker Dü).

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 advance | $15 at the door

Age: All Ages

Movies

Sat. Feb. 16 11:59pm-3am

Rocky Horror Picture Show

This cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Free props for the first 50 guests.

Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 for General Public | $2 UWEC Students

Age: 18+

Leisure

Sun. Feb. 17 11am-3pm

3rd Annual Winter Wedding Fair at the Lismore

The area's premiere bridal businesses showcase products and services for prospective bridal couples. Live entertainment, cocktail bar, thousands of dollars in prizes, bride's bags, all day bridal fashions, cake samples and more.

The Lismore 333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 Advance, $9 Door. 12 and younger Free

Age: All Ages

Fitness

Sun. Feb. 17 noon-2:30pm

Bye-Bye Winter Blues!

An afternoon of chasing away the winter blues. Start with a 45-minute yoga session, then experience some herbal teas, sample tinctures for mood support, herbal foot soaks and chair massages. Dress in comfortable clothes and be ready to chase away those winter blues.

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

Cost: $25 Members, $30 Nonmembers

Crafting & Making

Sun. Feb. 17 1-3pm

Learn to Crochet

Learn to Crochet with Instructor Alie will teach you the Foundation chain stitch, Single Crochet, Double Crochet, and how to fasten off. You will learn everything you need to know to get started with this craft. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 16+

Music

Sun. Feb. 17 5pm

Comedy & Music: Duelly Noted

Duelley Noted is a one-of-a-kind act with both sass and class. They play all your favorite hits from the 60’s to today.

The Colfax Municipal Building Main St., Colfax

Cost: $20 includes show and hors d'oeuvres.

Causes

Sun. Feb. 17 5-7pm

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Benefit Concert

An acoustic concert featuring local musicians from around the Chippewa Valley. Admission is free & all donations will go to supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Appearing will be Greg Gilbertson, Sean Jordan, Parker Reed, Bryant Rahm, Caitlin McGarvey, Kailin Schumacher & Sam Hellman.

Revival Records 418 South Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Comedy

Sun. Feb. 17 7pm

Tim Hawkins

Tim’s gut-busting comedy show entertains the entire family while doubling down on the funny, a daunting task in an age where the obscene has become routine. The perils of marriage, homeschooling, and growing up in the Midwest may not exemplify the rock star life, but they make for really good punchlines.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets start at $24

Music

Mon. Feb. 18 8-10pm

Monday Jazz Jam

All are welcome to this Monday evening student jazz jam session hosted by Aaron Hedenstrom, a new member of the UWEC jazz faculty.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Leisure

Tue. Feb. 19 6:30-8:30pm

Tom Hanks Trivia Night

From Splash to Forrest Gump, Turner and Hooch to Toy Story, Tom Hanks has played some of our most beloved movie characters, and tonight’s trivia is all about Tom Hanks and his many, many roles. Earn bonus points by dressing up as a character from one his movies.

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

Cost: FREE

Music

Tue. Feb. 19 7:30pm

UWEC Presents: Prism Concert

Music students throughout the department will perform a variety of instrumental chamber music from woodwind quintets to brass quintets to oboe duets. A UWEC Music and Theatre Arts Production.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 adults, $3.50 for students

Seminars & Conferences

Wed. Feb. 20 11:45am-1pm

Women With Purpose February 20th Luncheon

Melissa Schultz, is a serial entrepreneur, who started Alpha Omega Professional Services, a virtual assistant business, 24 years ago at a time when cell phones barely existed and it was still common to have dial-up internet.

Eagle's Club 2588 Hallie Rd., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10

Music

Wed. Feb. 20 7:45pm

Quartetto Perdendoso plays Borodin String Quartet #2

Quartetto Perdendoso are four musicians who have played in various ensembles through the years, and they wanted to develop as musicians by playing string quartets. "Perdendoso" is a musical direction meaning "losing" or "vanishing."

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

Food & Drink

Thu. Feb. 21 5:30-9pm

Menomonie Alliance Wild Game Feed

Wild Game Dinner featuring guest Speaker Tracy Breen (outdoor writer and author). Venison dinner for 2019, over 25 Door prize Packages each values at over $200. Only 300 tickets sold, buy individually or get a whole table for your family or friends.

Menomonie Alliance Church 502 21st St. N, Menomonie

Cost: $25

Age: All Ages

Wellness

Thu. Feb. 21 6-7:30pm

Stories from the Heart

Sample heart-healthy recipes, enjoy music and enter to win prizes from 6-6:30 p.m. Patients will share personal stories about their challenges and triumphs dealing with heart disease. Bring your questions for a Q&A session with heart care experts. Judy Clark, WEAU 13 news anchor, will emcee.

Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital Auditorium 1221 Whipple Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE; RSVP by 2/14

Age: Ages 18+

Causes

Thu. Feb. 21 7-9pm

Red Letter Tasting

Includes tastes of local craft cocktails + wine. Nosh on signature small-plates prepared especially for the evening. Silent auction action with packages from our friends at: The Informalist, SHIFT, Latitude 44 Yoga Studio, Red’s Mercantile, Token Jewelry, + more. Proceeds benefit the Red Letter Grant.

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

Cost: $17

Age: 21+

Music

Thu. Feb. 21 8:30pm

Vinyl Nights: Gabe Larson

Enjoy a selection of vinyls spun throughout the night while enjoying craft cocktails, regional beers/wines, and the popular late-night menu, featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord, a create-your-own sharable feast of premium meats, cheeses, pickled vegetables, proteins, sauces, crackers and more.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Nightlife

Fri. Feb. 22 7pm

"Get Shrekked" Bar Crawl

All who love Shrek are welcome at this bar crawl. Costumes encouraged but not required. Bar crawl t-shirts will be available soon.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Feb. 22 8:30pm

Late Night Jazz: Mike Malone Trio

A dynamic percussionist based out of Northeast Wisconsin. He performs over 200 gigs annually ranging from jazz to R&B. He tours with Five By Design and has previously toured with Ray Brown Jr and The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Tonight he will be joined by Sue Orfield and Josh Gallagher.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Sat. Feb. 23

Chetek Winter Fest

Pancake breakfast, beer tent, bikini run, fun run, sleds, ATVs, motorcycles, NSSR sanctioned radar runs,

Lake Chetek Lakeview Drive, Chetek

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Sat. Feb. 23 10am-1pm

Weekend Brunch: Mari Carlson + Robert Wojnowski

Mari Carlson is a violin teacher at Offbeats Violin and Guitar studio and performs with Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra, Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra and in folk ensembles here and in the Twin Cities and Washington D.C.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Community

Sat. Feb. 23 1-4pm

Midwest Maker Meet Up

Calling all Midwest Makers! You're all invited to connect, collaborate, and celebrate another crazy holiday season with creatives from all over the midwest. This open-house style event was designed to foster creativity and collaborations between makers, creatives, and small business owners.

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

Crafting & Making

Every Day from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 1-4pm;

Macrame a Wall Hanging Workshop

This class is for beginners as well as anyone who may have experience with macrame. Instructor Julie Beaton will teach you the most commonly used knots as well as weaving techniques to complete this BoHo style wall hanging. Pre-registration required.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $50

Age: Ages 14+

Wellness

Sat. Feb. 23 6:30-7:30pm

Shamanic Sound Healing Ceremony

Local shaman Jeanette Robbins will host a group healing ceremony utilizing her gift of sound. She will be playing the Tibetan singing bowls, Australian didgeridoo, conch shell, and a variety of sacred, ancient musical instruments with a backdrop of whale songs.

Unity Christ Center 1808 Folsom St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15; Registration required to reserve your seat

Age: 18+

Music

Sat. Feb. 23 7:30pm

Kodo Taiko One Earth Tour: Evolution

Kodo’s mission is to explore these possibilities, and in the process forge new directions for a vibrant living art-form. Thunderous, primal, and powerful; internationally acclaimed taiko troupe Kodo brings their strength and spectacle to the Pablo Center stage.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets starting at $25

Music

Sat. Feb. 23 7:30pm

Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra: WISCO in the House!

The CVJO welcomes back Wisconsin natives Andrew Neesley and Mel Flannery. Andrew Neesley is a Grammy-nominated composer, arranger, trumpet player, and band leader. Mel Flannery’s roots are also in Wisconsin, and she made her name as a multi-talented vocalist singing big band, blues, and beyond.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $17 Advance, $20 Day of Show, $5 Students

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Feb. 23 8-11pm

Live Music: MoJo Blues Band

MOJO is the newest project of Mojo Lemon Blues Band co-founder "Mojo Terry" Demars. Mojo Lemon Blues Band was voted "Best Blues Band in the Chippewa Valley" by Volume Magazine readers from 2008-2014.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Causes

Sun. Feb. 24 noon-6pm

2019 Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire County.

Half Moon Beach 615 Randall Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $75

Age: All Ages

Sun. Feb. 24 1-3pm

The Florian Gardens Bridal Fair

Meet with some of Florian Garden's premier local vendors and enjoy everything wedding. Signature drink specials, delicious hors d'oeuvre samples, cash bar, the latest in wedding trends, and awesome door prizes are what await you at The Florian Gardens Bridal Fair.

The Florian Gardens 2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door

Age: All Ages

Kids

Sun. Feb. 24 2pm

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show created by Jonathan Rockefeller features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets. The production faithfully adapts four stories by author/llustrator Eric Carle.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for kids, $20 for adults

Food & Drink

Tue. Feb. 26 4-7pm

Spayghetti and No Balls Dinner

Join Dunn County Humane Society in celebrating World Spay Day. All proceeds from this fundraiser help offset costs of spaying and neutering the hundreds of unaltered strays that are brought to DCHS each year.

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

Cost: $8 Adults, $4 Children (4-12 years old), Under 4 years old eat free

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Wed. Feb. 27 6-9pm

Lakely Loves... Far North Spirits

Welcoming Far North Spirits from Hallock, MN. A tasting of the distillery’s incredible creations, and a presentation to show off their amazing slice of Earth and the work they perform on it. Chef Berg will be crafting a six-course dinner with to highlight the flavors of their ethereal spirits.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Business & Entrepreneurship

Every Day from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 8:30am-4pm;

Leading Intentional Customer Service

The service a customer experiences with your business is critical to your success. Happy customers are your best marketing tool. This course will provide hands-on training with best practices and proven techniques to deliver exceptional customer service through effective leadership.

Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $600

Education

Thu. Feb. 28 6-7pm

Solar and Suds

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

Lucette Brewing Company 910 Hudson Rd., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages 21+ for Free Beer

Music

Thu. Feb. 28 7-9pm

Converge Radio Presents: Annie Mack

Annie Mack has built a reputation for writing meaningful, relate-able and inspirational songs. Live, she delivers her songs with power, soul and conviction. A dynamic vocalist and charismatic performer, she takes the audience on a journey; from velvet lined melodic depths to exciting, gritty, full bodied church hollers.

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

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

Music

Thu. Feb. 28 7pm

Decadent Cabaret 40

Celebrate 40 years of Decadent Cabaret with one of the most diverse lineups ever assembled. Art displays from Artisan Forge, aerobatics from the Torch Sisters, and featuring a killer musical lineup including area favorites like Irie Sol, Pit Wagon, FM Down, and much more.

The Metro 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10/day, $25 for 3 days

Music

Thu. Feb. 28 8:30-11pm

Vinyl Nights: Matt Mabis

Enjoy a selection of vinyls spun throughout the night while enjoying craft cocktails, regional beers/wines, and the popular late-night menu, featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord, a create-your-own sharable feast of premium meats, cheeses, pickled vegetables, proteins, sauces, crackers and more.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Causes

Fri. Mar. 1 5:30pm

Women in Culinary Scholarship Fundraiser

Locavore Mobile Kitchen owner and chef Amy Huo is hosting a fundraiser for a scholarship to help women getting into the culinary industry. Guest chefs will bring a dish that represents them and their style, and guests may order a-la-carte from the menu. Beer/wine/cocktails available for purchase. 100% of proceeds go to the fundraiser.

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

Wellness

Fri. Mar. 1 7-10pm

Deisrable Beauty Presents: Be Not Afraid

An evening for women and teen girls that is sure to be sprinkled with fun, heart hugs, and friends, PLUS sweet food and special guests. Desirable Beauty Events are always centered around a powerful truth from the Bible.

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

Cost: $15-20 for Teen Night on Friday, $35-40 for Ladies Night on Saturday (Dinner included)

Age: Teen Girls and Ladies

Fri. Mar. 1 7:30pm

UWEC Presents: Faculty Chamber Music

Enjoy the talent of the faculty from the Music and Theatre Arts Department in the faculty recital series in the intimate and beautiful space of the Clearwater Recital Hall on the first Fridays of the Month.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 adults; $3.5 students

Food & Drink

Sat. Mar. 2 9am-3pm

Winter Farmers Market

Support local farmers and shop for beef, pork, eggs, produce, honey, bison and so much more in the beauty of the greenhouses at Down to Earth.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Sat. Mar. 2 10am

18th Annual Chilly Chippewa 1m/5k

A fundraiser for the Chippewa Falls High School Cross Country team as well as an opportunity to get outside and begin the racing year. Besides all the normal benefits of a fun run (t-shirts, awards), they offer participants a free post-race meal of homemade chili provided by our cross country team families.

Chippewa Falls Senior High School 735 Terrill St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20-$25

Causes

Sat. Mar. 2 11am-2pm

Empty Bowls

Annual fundraiser to benefit Stepping Stone of Dunn County. Features hand-crafted bowls to fill with soup, includes bread and dessert. Entertainment, silent auction, kid's activities.

Menomonie High School 1715 5th St. W., Menomonie

Cost: $15 in advance (starting February); $17 at the door w/hand-crafted bowl. Meal only $5 in advance; $7 at the door. Children under 5 eat free.

Age: All Ages

Education

Sat. Mar. 2 2:30-3:30pm

Around the Farm Table with Inga Witscher

Join Inga Witscher of PBS show "Around the Farm Table" for a cooking demo with story telling and seasonal cooking. "Around the Farm Table" is dedicated to connecting consumers to small, thoughtful producers through storytelling, forgotten recipes and entertainment.

Augusta Memorial Public Library 113 North Stone St, Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Causes

Sat. Mar. 2 5-9pm

17th Annual Grace Lutheran Communities Enchanted Evening

Cocktail hour at 5pm, dinner at 6:30pm. Attire may be formal to dressy casual. Live auction and silent auction. Funds raised will be used to purchase a replacement medical appointment transportation van, which provides 3,000+ rides annually for residents.

The Florian Gardens 2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $75 per person; $560 per table (of 8)

Music

Sat. Mar. 2 7:30pm

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra: Marching Through March

With favorites from Victor Herbert, Antonio Dvorak, Felix Mendelssohn, and many more, this collection of marches has favorites everyone knows, as well as a few surprises. The Symphony Orchestra will also be joined by Mark Kosower, renowned cellist.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 youth/student, $25-55 adult

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Mar. 2 8-11pm

Live Music: Big Bang

Big Bang, a Rock and Country cover band will play the Snout Saloon.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Age: 21+

Events with Tickets