Music

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Blues on the Chippewa

Numerous musicians and music lovers from all over the country gather in Durand for the blues. Also featuring a craft fair and classic car and motorcycle show. Performers include The Jimmys, Mojo Lemon, The Kingsnakes, Bernard Alison, The Sue…

Music (all ages)

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Bloomer Community Fair

Live music, carnival, 4-H and FFA exhibits, merchant displays, demo derbies, tractor pull, and more. Parade on Sunday at 12:30pm.

Kids

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18th Annual Hallie All Star Youth Tournament

Hosted by the Hallie Boys Baseball team there are over 85 teams participating in this tournament. Food and beverages will be available with music on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Hallie Park

Music

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Buffalo County Fair

The Buffalo County Agricultural Fair has a long and vibrant history that spans back into the mid-1800's. The original mission was set up by the Buffalo County Agriculture Society and includes "...improvement of agriculture, and the study of…

Age: All ages

8am-6pm Fri. Aug. 1

Azura Memory Care's 8th Annual City-Wide Thrift Sale to benefit Alzheimer’s

Wanted thrifty shoppers and garage sale goodies! Azura Memory Care will host a City-Wide Thrift Sale to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. All proceeds will be matched by Holiday Vacations and leftover items donated to Goodwill. Donations of gently used items and volunteers to sort donations are needed. We hope to see you there. Contact Brianna at (715) 832-6696 for any questions about the sale or for volunteer information.

The Shed, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Stage

9am-4pm Fri. Aug. 1

Annual High School Shakespeare Workshop

This fun workshop is designed for both actors and students interested in working behind the scenes. For entering freshman to graduated seniors. For more information please call 832-7529.

The Grand Theatre

Cost: $100 registration fee plus $10 for materials; $20 for students in the EC school district

Age: High school

Education

10am-noon Fri. Aug. 1

Tech Lab

Get your questions answered. Bring your own computer, tablet, or smartphone. Or use the library’s computers. We try to answer all questions.

Menomonie Public Library

Cost: FREE

Kids

10am-noon Fri. Aug. 1

Wisconsin PBS Kids Get Up and Go

This free event features lots of physical movement and hands-on activities.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

11-11:30am Fri. Aug. 1

Canto! Preschool Spanish with Music

Sing, move, play instruments, hear stories and have fun while learning Spanish. Miss Anita's CD is included.

Lily Pad Lab

Cost: $40

Age: ages 1-5

Kids

11:45am-12:15pm Fri. Aug. 1

Musikgarten Music and Movement

Musikgarten classes are a wonderful bonding experience as you sing, bounce, rock, play instruments and dance with your child. Brain development, attention span and musical ability are also developed as your child imitates tonal and rhythm patterns and moves to the music.

Lily Pad Lab

Cost: $35

Kids

1:30pm Fri. Aug. 1

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

Music

4-7pm Fri. Aug. 1

Harmony Courtyard Music

Join Chippewa Falls Main Street and A String Above Guitar Shop in welcoming guest musicians each week in Harmony Courtyard. Bring a lawn chair and relax while you enjoy live music as well as free hot dogs and lemonade.

Harmony Courtyard

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Kids

4:15-5pm Fri. Aug. 1

Young Artists Studio

We invite you to join us as we explore our creativity. This new visual art class is aimed at broadening your artistic horizons. Together, we will work to hone our skills and finesse our talent.

Eau Claire YMCA

Cost: $40 Y Member | $65 Non-Member

Age: ages 9-12

Food & Drink

4:30-7pm Fri. Aug. 1

Family Style Fish Fry Dinner

Fish Fry served family style (all you can eat) with soup, potatoes, coleslaw, jello, buns, milk, coffee, and pudding. "Early Bird" - senior special 4:30-5:30pm. Carry-outs are available. Also, there is a bake sale.

Fitness

5:30pm Fri. Aug. 1

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. Aug. 1

Tunes at the Tasting Lounge (Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery)

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. Remember: Buy 3, Get 1 FREE bottle deals during and after the show.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery

Age: 21+

Visual Art

6-9pm Fri. Aug. 1

Bob Heller Artist Reception

Bob Heller will display his junk metal motorcycle sculptures and one of a kind bird houses. These limited edition motorcycles are uniquely designed with no welding or soldering. The birdhouses are made with both wood and metal adding character to each one. Enjoy live music and meet the artist.

Tangled Up in Hue

Cost: FREE

Recreation

6-8pm Fri. Aug. 1

Friday Stunt Show (Family Friendly Event)

This is a free and family friendly event hosted by the Midwest Mayhem Motorcycle Club. Free stunt show performed by Midwest Mayhems stunt team (Project Mayhem), free food provided by the church, a few local venders, and tons of bikes and performance vehicles to check out.

Eau Claire Wesleyan Church

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Leisure

6-8pm Fri. Aug. 1

Introduction to Painting with Cyndi Kortbein

Come enjoy a fun & relaxing evening at the Oasis. Cyndi will help bring out your inner artist and you'll leave with a master piece of your own. No experience needed, see how simple painting can be.

Green Oasis Gardens by Greener Grass Systems Inc.

Cost: $35 includes stretched canvas and all supplies needed

Full Slate

7pm Fri. Aug. 1

Races at Red Cedar Speedway

The Red Cedar Speedway is a WISSOTA sanctioned track racing seven weekly stock car classes. See contact info for details.

Red Cedar Speedway

Cost: $13 adults; $10 students & seniors

Age: All ages

Stage

7-9pm Fri. Aug. 1

The Taming of the Shrew

See a Shakespeare play performed by the high school students who were enrolled in the summer Shakespeare Workshop at The Grand. "The Taming of the Shrew" will be presented on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1. Tickets will be available…

The Grand Theatre

Stage

7pm Fri. Aug. 1

Chippewa Valley Pride: Big Gay Variety Show

Local comedians and a musical acts for a variety show at The Plus. Performers include Sean Jones, Cullen Ryan, Sayth, Jordan Duroe, Christina Wolf, Glassworks Improv, and more TBA. Cocktail hour 7-8pm. Drink specials available. Proceeds go…

Pizza Plus

Cost: $5 minimum donation

Age: all ages

Music

7-10pm Fri. Aug. 1

After Dark Barbershop Quartet

After Dark barbershop quartet has been performing unaccompanied vocal music in barbershop style in the Eau Claire area since 2001. They are members of the Barbershop Harmony Society (SPEBSQSA), the largest male singing organization in the…

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Nightlife

9:30pm-1:30am Fri. Aug. 1

The Ditchrunners

Live music by The Ditchrunners. The fun starts at 9:30pm.

Bresina's Hometown Bar & Grill

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

9:30pm-1:30am Fri. Aug. 1

Bumblefist

Bumblefist's motto is to “rock at random”, going from Bon Jovi to Seether to P!nk to Jackyl then round it out with selections from Heart, Buckcherry, Collective Soul, Journey, Ozzy, Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Lita Ford, Kid Rock, No…

O'Leary's Pub

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

10pm Fri. Aug. 1

The Kingsnakes (Reunion show!) + comedy by Peter Dietrick

It's a reunion show! The Kingsnakes have long been a fluid local blues group but the core of the band has always been Adrian Klenz and Ryan Harrington. Tonight also features live comedy by Peter Dietrick.

The Mousetrap

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

33 total

Ongoing Events For 8/1/2014

Daily or Weekly Events (galleries, classes, etc)

High School Art Show

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until Aug. 1;

Janet Carson Gallery

Cost: Free

FACESandFLAWS

Every Day until Aug. 24;

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Barbara Shafer, Movement

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-4:30pm;

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center

Cost: FREE