Events For 4/29/2016

Fri. Apr. 29

In Celebration of Color Art Showing & Sale

In Celebration of Color is an Art Showing & Sale by artist Jean Kowalski. Inspiration for the paintings comes from the deep beauty of nature, in particular the colorful flowers of all seasons. The color-filled paintings will invite the viewer to sit-back, take a breath and be infused with the goodness of color & energy.

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

8:30-9:45am Fri. Apr. 29

Integrated Yoga

Any body can benefit from the practices of yoga when presented in a way that is appropriate for the student. Join our class as we integrate knowledge of the body's anatomy, core strength, and yoga poses to experience more ease in the body through fluid movements, strength, breathing and relaxation. Any experience level welcome.

Unity Bank, Community Room 103 E Lincoln Ave, Fall Creek

Cost: $9-12

Age: 16+

9-11:30am Fri. Apr. 29

Family Fun Zone

Spend some quality time with your children while they enjoy the large inflatables, riding-toys, big bouncy balls, dress-up, book corner, and so much more. Come and go as you would like.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Ages up to 12

9am-noon Fri. Apr. 29

Mom's Morning Out

Every Thursday and Friday morning, Lily Pad Lab offers a special Mom's (or Dad's) Morning Out program for children ages 6 months to 6 years. You can drop off your child to join in the fun at any time during the morning. Register online.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf Rd S2D, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 registration fee, $5/hour, $7/hour under 18 months

Age: 6 months-6 years

9:15-10:15am Fri. Apr. 29

Centered Yoga

Lengthen and balance the spine. Challenge yourself with standing poses and core work. Open up through the lower body. Breathe. Most of all, take time to listen to the voice within, connect to the divine and have FUN.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: 18+

9:30-11am Fri. Apr. 29

Play N Learn Play Group

Join us at Prairie Ridge Early Learning School for a fun and free play group for preschool-aged children. You and your child will experience story time, hands on activities, and lots of learning through play. Snack will be provided. Community resources & food pantry will be available.

Prairie Ridge Early Learning School 3031 Epiphany Lane, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Pre-K

10am-5:30pm Fri. Apr. 29

Friends of the Menomonie Library Book Sale

Books, DVD's, CD's and more for sale. Thursday night is a pre-sale for Friends of the Library only; you can sign up for a membership that night at the door. Sunday sale is a $5 bag sale.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE admission

Age: ALL

10:30-11am Fri. Apr. 29

Children's Museum: Celebrate Raksha Bandhan by creating a Special Bracelet!

In India, there is a festival to celebrate the bond between brothers and sisters. Do you have a brother or sister? Or maybe a good friend? Join us as we conclude our "travels" to India and celebrate Raksha Bandhan by creating a bracelet to give your brother, sister, or good friend.

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

Cost: Free with Museum Membership or Admission

Age: Kids and their grown-ups!

11am-1pm Fri. Apr. 29

Lunch Break Skate

Join us out on the ice to stay active during the week. Lunch Break Skate is open to the public - experienced skaters and first-timers. Skate rental is free during Lunch Break Skate.

Hobbs Ice Center 915 Menomonie Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $3/person or City Pass

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Fri. Apr. 29

Parachutes Playtime

Join us upstairs in our multipurpose space to move and groove with the gigantic parachute!\. Kids 1-5 and their grown-ups.

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

Cost: FREE with $6 general admission per child

Age: 1-5

11am-noon Fri. Apr. 29

Sensory and Social Exploration

Interactive group for children who are still working on learning how to interact with others as well as the boundaries of their body. This group will be run by a speech-language pathologist and an occupational therapist. Groups will include hands on activities, movement and opportunities for working together. Parents will also be encouraged to participate to better understand sensory strategies (ways to help calm and organize the body) and social skills.

S.P.O.T.S. Pediatric Therapy 2661 County Hwy I, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $140 for 6 weekly sessions (financial assistance available)

Age: Age 2-5

noon-9pm Fri. Apr. 29

Makerspace Spring Open House

Join Club MTC for interactive demos, tours, family activities, and more. Learn what's possible at your local Makerspace. Find it on Facebook for more information.

Club MTC Makerspace 128 W River St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3:30-4pm Fri. Apr. 29

Children's Museum: Celebrate Raksha Bandhan by creating a Special Bracelet!

In India, there is a festival to celebrate the bond between brothers and sisters. Do you have a brother or sister? Or maybe a good friend? Join us as we conclude our "travels" to India and celebrate Raksha Bandhan by creating a bracelet to give your brother, sister, or good friend.

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

Cost: Free with Museum Membership or Admission

Age: Kids and their grown-ups!

4pm Fri. Apr. 29

Springfest 2016

Get ready for Springfest 2016; back this year and bigger than ever. 3 days of fun in Chippewa Falls with a huge live music schedule, family-friendly entertainment, Happy Hour at the Leinenkugel pavilion, food vendors, Kubb Championship, and a 5k Fundraiser for the Chippewa Area Boys and Girls Club mentor program. See the full schedule online and celebrate all that is spring in the Chippewa Valley.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $12 for 3 day advanced sale tickets, $15 for 3 day at the gate. $8 for 1 day at gate, Kids 12 & under FREE

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Fri. Apr. 29

Earth Science Seminar Series

Professor Mitch Craig from University California - East Bay will be giving a talk on "Sedimentary structures of the Monterey Dunes revealed by ground penetrating radar".

UW- Eau Claire Phillips Hall Room 117 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Apr. 29

Friday Family Night

Bring the whole family for Friday Family Night from 5-9pm sponsored by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire. Enjoy a variety of activities including basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, inflatables, coloring, movie time and free popcorn. We'll have something for everyone.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4

Age: Ages up to 12

5:30-6pm Fri. Apr. 29

Abs on Fire

30 Minute of Ab intensity with personal Trainer Josh Bafford

Dragonfly Dance and Wellness 308 North Barstow, Eau Claire

Cost: $8

Age: 12+

6-7:30pm Fri. Apr. 29

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 930 Galloway St. Suite 4 (Banbury Place, Bldg 13), Eau Claire

Age: 21+

6pm Fri. Apr. 29

Jack & The Coax

Welcome back a favorite back to the Raw Deal stage.

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Fri. Apr. 29

Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement

Learn to move with less pain, maintain your fitness goals, and reach for your personal best. Work smarter, not harder. Through gentle movement lessons, you learn how to move with maximum efficiency and minimum effort. The only prerequisite is being able to safely get down to lie on a floor mat and back up again at the end of class.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Fri. Apr. 29

Healing Voices

Healing Voices, a social action documentary and non-theatrical premier event will be released around the world on April 29. The film explores the experience commonly labeled as ‘psychosis’ through the stories of three real-life individuals, and asks the question: What are we talking about when we talk about ‘mental illness’? Open discussion following the film.

UW Stout STUC Cedar/Maple room 302 10th Ave East, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Fri. Apr. 29

Paint and Sip @ Cheers Pablo

A social art event where you paint a canvas selected for that class. Classes generally last 2 to 3 hours. Come alone, bring a friend, or fill an entire class with friends. No experience necessary. Selected canvases for each class available online, or choose one from the gallery.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: 21+

6:30-9pm Fri. Apr. 29

"Raise Spirits, Give Hope" - Chippewa Valley Free Clinic + The Coffee Grounds

Chippewa Valley Free Clinic and The Coffee Grounds will host the inaugural “Raise Spirits, Give Hope” event, a benefit for The Chippewa Valley Free Clinic. A tasting of fine wines, spirits, beers plus a generous variety of hors d’oeuvres, auctions and raffles. VIP ticket holders can enjoy an exclusive hour before the tasting with special wines, hors d’oeuvres, valet parking, a high quality VIP gift bag and more.

The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $75/person or $150 for VIP

Age: 21+

7pm Fri. Apr. 29

UWEC Campus Film Series - Unbroken

A chronicle of the life of Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell), an Olympic runner who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in World War II—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 for Film Series Membership, $10 for Family Membership

Age: PG-13

7-9pm Fri. Apr. 29

NOTA + CVWG Present: Poetry & Popcorn

Join NOTA and the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild for an evening of poetry and popcorn in celebration of National Poetry Month. Bring a beloved poem to share--one you've penned yourself or simply always held close to your heart. Open to all ages, levels, and popcorn lovers.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Fri. Apr. 29

D.B. Rouse

D.B Rouse is a seasoned musician with a story to tell. With his radio airplay increasing and fan base growing across the country, his is a name you will be hearing more of in the upcoming years. Catch D.B. on the way up and become part of the story. Https://

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Apr. 29

Eau Claire International Folk Dancers

A weekly recreational international dance group where you dance the dances of many lands. Come and join us whenever you like. No partners necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and soft-soled, non-marking clean shoes. First Fridays of the month…

Eau Claire YMCA Fitness and Training Center 216 Emery St., Eau Claire

Cost: Usually $2/night; more if live music

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 29

ECCT Presents: Fancy Nancy: The Musical

Based on the popular books by Jane O'Connor. Nancy and her pals are super exited to perform in the Deep Sea Dance recital - that's fancy for show - but will she get the part she wants? Wear your most glamorous attire, pour a spot of tea, and join us for the most elegant musical of the year.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $14 Adults/Seniors, $8 Students/Youth

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 29

Barefoot in the Park

Menomonie Theater Guild presents Barefoot in the Park. Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.

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

Cost: Adults $15, Student/Senior $12

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 29

​Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures

A rough and tumble mix of guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, washboard, snare drum, and accordion. A little bit blues, a little bit bluegrass, a little bit rock, and a little bit kitchen sink, a style of music that some fans have come to call “blues-grass”.

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

Cost: $15 adults, $14 seniors, $9 youth

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 29

Ballroom, Swing and Latin Dance

Join us for a fun night of dancing. There will be a Latin dance lesson at 7:30 PM followed by dancing at 8:30 PM. DJ Goggin will play a variety of music including waltz, foxtrot, swing, rumba and more. Casual attire.

Eau Claire Moose Lodge 3606 Curvue Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 per person

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 29

Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire presents “Bacchanal”

The concert, “Bacchanal”, features collection of music about drinking, gaming, and other pursuits of pleasure from England, Italy, France and Spain. Discount available for advanced tickets.

Christ Church Cathedral 510 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 ($10 students)

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Fri. Apr. 29

UWEC Concert: Wind Symphony

The UWEC Wind Symphony includes approximately 60 undergraduate student musicians who perform as a full wind symphony and also as smaller chamber wind groups.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 29

Menomonie High School Presents: You Can't Take It With You

This classic, heartwarming 1930s comedy about an eccentric family who values happiness above material success still rings true today. The Sycamore family's carefree way of life is challenged when their daughter falls in love with the son of a wealthy and conventional family. When the two families meet, there will be fireworks!

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

Cost: $5 Adults, $3 Students and Seniors

Age: All Ages

7:31pm Fri. Apr. 29

Fifth Element: The Musical

A hilarious, original a cappella musical featuring songs by: Adele, Huey Lewis and the news, Journey, Mumford and Sons, and much more. An original jukebox musical script full if laughter, tears, and groans of pain. Tickets available at the door and in advanced through university event services.

Riverside Theater, Haas Fine Arts Center 121 Water Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $6

Age: Recommended 13+

9:30pm-1:30am Fri. Apr. 29


The Cragars are a party band ready to rock. From oldies to newbies, they play a healthy mix of Rock N Roll music mixed with some country, hip hop, and original music.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

10pm Fri. Apr. 29

Do It Yourself Daisy + Fear Not The Fire + FM Down

Do It Yourself Daisy will be playing their classic garage rock. Fear Not the Fire brings some stoner punk, psychedelic blues upriver from La Crosse. FM brings its upper Mississippi rock to the mix. Doors @ 8.

House of Rock 422 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

The Volume One Calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire

Ongoing Events For 4/29/2016

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc