Kids

Check Venue For Hours Fri. Dec. 19

Santa is Here

Event Description: Come Visit Santa That’s right! Santa Claus himself will be working in the Playhouse and would love to spread his cheery, holiday joy! Children will be able to visit with Mr. Claus throughout each day in his special…

Leisure

10am-9pm Fri. Dec. 19

Make Memories with Santa

Santa made his way from the North Pole and is ready to greet children of all ages at his Northwood’s home located in the Sears Wing at Oakwood Mall.

Oakwood Mall

Fitness

10:30-11:30am Fri. Dec. 19

RAW Fitness HIIT/Foam Roller Class

30 min. HIIT class (adapted for all levels) followed by a 30 min. foam roller class! You can come to both or just one! Learn how to use a foam roller to prep your muscles for a workout, treat day-to-day stiffness and loosen up after a workout. RAW Fitness offers the only foam roller class in town!

No classes Oct. 20-24 and Nov. 26-28.

The Center

Cost: $5 for HIIT, $5 for Foam Roller

Age: ages 8+

Food & Drink

11am-1pm Fri. Dec. 19

Christmas Day Community Dinner

Offering a free sit down traditional dinner with all the trimmings, or if we get notification by Dec. 19th, we can add a person and/or party to the list of delivery meals. Christmas Day worship starts at 10am. Thrivent Financial is again…

Cost: FREE

Music

1-4pm Fri. Dec. 19

Top Notchmen

Live music for dancing. See contact info for details.

Moose Lodge

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

Kids

1:30pm Fri. Dec. 19

That's Adorable: Story Time

Every Friday at 1:30pm, That's Adorable offers a free family-friendly story time for all ages. Each week offers a different theme read by the stores owner. At least once/month and in summer there is a guest reader. Kids can earn stamps to earn free books as well. Find our schedule on Facebook.

That's Adorable, Kids Consignment Boutique

Cost: FREE

Kids

2-8pm Fri. Dec. 19

Visit with Santa

Santa will be in his “Winter Wonderland Room” waiting for you to visit. Bring your letters and personally hand deliver them to him. Oh what a treat. Camera's welcome.

Tiny Tots Playhouse

Cost: Admission required ($3/child, adults FREE)

Words

4-7pm Fri. Dec. 19

Michelle Reed

Michelle Reed presents volume 2 of her three-part Y/A science fiction series M.I.A. (Missing. In. Atman.)

Bookends on Main

Cost: FREE

Food & Drink

5-9pm Fri. Dec. 19

Friday Night Fish Fry

Join us for an amazing All you can eat Cod dinner, with all you can eat fries and slaw too, just $10.99. Two piece portion for seniors or children - (no refills) just $8.99. Full menu offered open-close every day. Happy hour goes until 6 pm, come early. Family Friendly environment!

The Pourhouse

Food & Drink

5-9pm Fri. Dec. 19

All You Can Eat Fish Fry

All you can eat cod (baked or fried) all you can eat fries and slaw for $10.99. Two piece SENIOR or KIDS portion for just $8.99 (sorry no refills). Full Menu, gourmet pizzas, burgers and sandwiches as well as appetizers like loaded nachos and quesadillas. Dine in or out.

The Pourhouse

Kids

5-8pm Fri. Dec. 19

Late Family Night

Bring the family and celebrate time together.

Tiny Tots Playhouse

Cost: Admission required ($3/child, adults FREE)

Fitness

5:30pm Fri. Dec. 19

Abs on Fire

Thirty minutes of a hard "core" work out with Dragonfly's personal trainer Josh Bafford.

Cost: $8

Leisure

6-7:30pm Fri. Dec. 19

Tunes at the Tasting Lounge

Every Friday you can enjoy our locally produced wines and spirits while listening to an array of local musicians. Check out Infinity Beverages' Facebook page or website before swinging down for updates and musician details.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery

Age: 21+

Music

6pm Fri. Dec. 19

Hometown Caroling

A return to a very special part of our Christmas celebration. Bundle up in festive hats, mittens and scarves. Join at one of the 2014 gathering spots or gather family and friends and pick a night that wrks for you. Event held if weather…

Age: all ages

Fitness

6:15-6:45pm Fri. Dec. 19

Intro to Powerlifting and Olympic Movements

Free weights focusing on overall strength (slower pace than circuits, abs and hard core). Instructor: Josh. Held every Friday except on holidays.

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness

Cost: $8

Music

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Dec. 19

Aloha Kirtan @ Unity Eau Claire

Josh Polich, Hawaii, sings traditional kirtan & chants with a Western voice and feel. He combines tabla, ektar and electronic backings to create a sacred space for meditation. Along with kirtan chants he will demonstrate and teach Taal, the rhythmic aspect of Indian Classical Music. Prepay at joshpolich.brownpapertickets.com.

Unity Christ Center

Cost: $10, or $15 at the door

Music

7pm Fri. Dec. 19

Jingle Jams: The Dust of Men

The Dust of Men is built on an aggressive foundation of alternative rock, framed in with folk, and roofed with revival music. Band members include Grant Schultz, Clark Strasburg, John Roemhild, Colin Carey, and Jon Wojcik. This event is…

The Volume One Gallery

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Music (all ages)

7-9pm Fri. Dec. 19

Al Julson & Larry Past

Acoustic folk rock music with strong vocal harmonies performed on acoustic guitars and ukulele. Covers by artist such as Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Stones, Sister Hazel, The Church, Bruce Springsteen, Jacob Dylan and Fastball as well melodic 60's and 70's influenced originals.

Acoustic Cafe, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Music

7-10pm Fri. Dec. 19

North of Dixie Bluegrass Band

North of Dixie is a five piece band that plays an eclectic mix of original songs, bluegrass, old time jazz/swing and anything else that “feels good”.

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Holiday

7pm-2:59am Fri. Dec. 19

No Office-Office Party

Join us for a Christmas Party for the ages! All of your favorite clichés will be on hand to make the "Office Party" Tradition carry on. I94 Radio Presents this celebration at Wagner's Lanes. There will be a comedy show, an ugly sweater contest, karaoke, and a sexy Santa and Mrs. Clause photo booth.

Wagner's Lanes

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

7-9pm Fri. Dec. 19

The Reason: A Family Christmas Experience

The Reason is a night of powerful music from Newsboys and Moriah Peters, creative videos, and an energizing Gospel message from Nick Hall to celebrate Jesus as the reason for the Christmas season. This energetic night is designed for all ages and families to share together, as well as a great opportunity to invite friends to join you.

State Theatre

Cost: $15

Music

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 19

Continental Ballet Company: The Nutcracker

Designed especially for families, this seasoned production develops themes of generosity, non-violence, and responsibility through the timeless tale of Clara's fantastic voyage to the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy with her magical Uncle Drosselmeyer.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

Cost: $28

Music

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 19

The Master Singers - Lessons and Carols 2014: A Christmas Lullaby

The Master Singers, a community chamber ensemble with membership from throughout the Greater Chippewa Valley, performs repertoire from a rich choral tradition. Dec. 19 show at First Congregational UCC, Eau Claire // Dec. 20 show at Saint…

Cost: Adult: $16, $38 season pass; Student: $5, $15 season pass

Music

8pm Fri. Dec. 19

Code Blue

Code Blue has been playing clubs, restaurants, and Blues Festivals since the Spring of 2006. Code Blue features: Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist, Catya, Tenor Saxophonist, Composer, Sue Orfield, Lucas Fischer on Lead Guitar and Vocals, Randy Sinz on Basses and Vocals, and John LeBrun on Drums.

The Plus

Cost: FREE

Stage

8pm Fri. Dec. 19

A Fanny Hill Christmas

Celebrate Christmas with a festive, fun concert of holiday favorites, skits and monologues performed by members of South of the River Theatre. Songs include Winter Wonderland, Santa Baby, White Christmas and others. Dinner Theatre Style, reservations required, call for dinner times or show only tickets.

Fanny Hill

Cost: $20, $42.50 dinner and show

Music

9pm-1am Fri. Dec. 19

Brass Monkey

Take a time machine to present day and rock out to current pop rock. Free Brass Monkey tramp stamps for the first 999,999,999 ladies.

O'Leary's Pub

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

9pm Fri. Dec. 19

Lizzy Diane's "Otherkin" Album Release Show

Alternative singer-songwriter Lizzy Diane releases her second recording, LP "Otherkin", an ethereal, synesthetic adventure containing elements both human and otherworldly. Join Lizzy and accompanists Evan Middlesworth, Emily Hartman, Victoria Shoemaker and Jake Moore for an evening you won't forget.

Stones Throw

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

9pm-2am Fri. Dec. 19

The Big Deeks

The Big Deeks Rockin' the Red Zone! Come have the time of your life with one of Red Zone's Favorite Party Bands.

Red Zone Sports Bar

Cost: FREE, two drink minimum requested

Age: 21+

Music

10pm Fri. Dec. 19

Terraform + Render the Wastelands + Leylines

Progressive metal band Terraform from Wisconsin and Iowa. Render the Wastelands is technical metalcore from Wausau. Leylines is a metal band from Minneapolis/St. Cloud. Doors at 8pm.

House of Rock

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

Music

10pm Fri. Dec. 19

Dead Larry

A delightful blend of high energy rock, dance and funk offers a look into the new generation of musicians and fans. Minneapolis' Dead Larry features a vast range of influences with comparisons to Modest Mouse, The Talking Heads, Led Zeppelin…

The Mousetrap

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

32 total

Ongoing Events For 12/19/2014

Daily or Weekly Events (galleries, classes, etc)

Head vs. Heart

Every Day until Jan. 6 2015;

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Cost: FREE

Barbara Shafer, Movement

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Jun. 1 2015, 9am-4:30pm;

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center

Cost: FREE