Events For 02/04/2017

Sat. Feb. 4

ComCon

A weekend adventure created to bring together Stand-Ups, Storytellers, Improvisors, Sketch Writers, and anybody interested in the art of comedy together to explore, learn from each other, make new friends, strengthen our performance communities, write, and for sure have fun. ​

Paradise Shores 26364 CTH M, Holcombe

Cost: $120 early bird registration; $135 after Jan. 11 (Price does not include lodging)

Sat. Feb. 4

"Approaching the Mystery" Cameron Anderson

Although he was trained as a painter, Cameron Anderson now considers himself more of a "maker". He works with wood, steel, amber shellac, and spray paint.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Sat. Feb. 4

Encaustic Painting - The Fusion of Hot wax and Mixed Media

Kay Geraghty's Encaustic is an ancient medium that Greek artists used back as long ago as the 5th century BC for portraits and panels. It consists of natural bees wax and dammar resin (crystallized tree sap).

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

7:30am-11pm Sat. Feb. 4

Eau Claire Memorial Winterfest Show Choir Competition

This event, hosted by the Memorial High School Booster Club features 20 show choirs from across Wisconsin and Minnesota. These talented high school choir students will take you on a journey of song and dance as they compete for many awards.

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 daytime competition or evening finals; $15 all day and night. students 12 and under half price

Age: All Ages

8am-4:15pm Sat. Feb. 4

10th Annual Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping Workshop

The Dunn County Beekeepers are presenting an “Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping”. The workshop is designed to provide the basic information necessary to start beekeeping in Wisconsin. Intended for those with little or no experience. Must register online.

Menomonie Alliance Church 502 21st St. N, Menomonie

Cost: $48 full registration, $25 for 4-H, FFA or Scout youth members, $8 each additional person

Age: All Ages

8:15am Sat. Feb. 4

Distance Running Course

Distance Running Course is a class specifically designed for anyone, at any level, interested in running a half or full marathon. This course will provide both the physiological and emotional training tools to help you on this 15-week journey that culminates at the finish line of the Eau Claire Marathon on May 7.

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education 103 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: See cost information online

8:15-9:15am Sat. Feb. 4

Zumba with PS-Get Fit

First class is always free and we welcome all fitness levels for a 1-hour Zumba workout. $5 drop-in rate and punch cards are available, 6 classes/$25

Excite! Wellness Studio 107 N. Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

8:30-10:30am Sat. Feb. 4

Universal Yoga

Universal Yoga is an authentic system of yoga. Goals of practice include increasing strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, will power, energy level, and finding stillness of the mind. Classes are appropriate for beginners to seasoned practitioners.

PRAJNA pilates | yoga | beyond 705 S. Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $15; or punch card

Age: 16+

9am-4pm Sat. Feb. 4

If The Shoe Fits Kids Dance Classes

Various dance classes from mommy and me to jazz and modern. Main focus is starting at the beginning, so no experience is required.

If The Shoe Fits Dance Studio 102 W Grand Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $35-$45 per month

Age: Ages 3-13

9am-noon Sat. Feb. 4

ACT Test Preparation

Prepare for the ACT Test. Take two official, retired ACT tests and receive detailed results. Write a practice essay using a typical ACT prompt and receive individual feedback. Complete sample exercises and skill drills to review key concepts. Learn test-taking strategies and helpful hints for each section of the test.

UW-Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $179 Early Bird, $199 Regular

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sat. Feb. 4

Winter Market of Menomonie

Fresh and local produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods; quality local artisans. Friendly atmosphere, fresh coffee, hot prepared foods and live music every week.

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-5pm Sat. Feb. 4

Eau Claire Gun Show

Eau Claire Gun Show features modern and antique firearms, ammo, optics, knives, military and hunting related items for buy, sell and trade.

Best Western PLUS Eau Claire Conference Center 3340 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Adults $5, age 14 and under free

Age: All Ages

9-10am Sat. Feb. 4

Swan Lake Ballety Studio Winter Session - Body Ballet

Learn diversity through dance, study classical ballet vocabulary, build up strong body, and experience creativity in dance. Students learn classical ballet choreography and perform at various venues such as Mabel Tainter, Summer Festival, Fall International Festival, and the UWEC Davies Center.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: $6 per class / $26 for 5 classes / $46 for 9 classes

9-11am Sat. Feb. 4

Miracle League Informational Open House - Chippewa Falls

An opportunity for families and volunteers interested in becoming part of the Miracle League of the Chippewa Valley to meet other families and volunteers and have questions answered. Miracle league gives kids with cognitive or physical disabilities the ability to play baseball on a safe field.

Korger-Chestnut Building 140 W. Elm St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages; Family-friendly

9:30-10:30am Sat. Feb. 4

HOT Yoga

See for yourself how hot yoga helps you purify and cleanse the mind, body and soul. This is a dynamic class where you will work every part of your body building strength, fluidity, concentration and balance while linking breath to continuous movement.

The Yoga Room Eau Claire's Yoga Studio 2839 Mall Dr, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 Drop in or $80 a month Unlimited Yoga

10am-4pm Sat. Feb. 4

ArtMobile at Oakwood Mall

The ARTmobile connects children to the visual arts with fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them.

Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Feb. 4

Wellness Days for Hmong Elders

Each 4-hours wellness days includes an exercise class, healthy lunch, health-related presentations, and unstructured social time. The goal is to enhance Hmong elders' quality of life by providing programming that reduces social isolation, increases physical and mental health literacy, and improve English proficiency.

Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Mary Marquart Center 1005 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire

10am Sat. Feb. 4

ECCT Presents: James and the Giant Peach

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach and launches a journey of enormous proportions. This delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure is a true "masterpeach."

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth, $12 Student, $18 Seniors, $22 Adult

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:45am Sat. Feb. 4

L.E. Phillips Library: Family Storytime

Stories, songs and fun for the whole family, designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-6

10:15-10:55am Sat. Feb. 4

Swan Lake Ballety Studio Winter Session - Ballet and Jazz Dance Classes

Learn diversity through dance, study classical ballet vocabulary, build up strong body, and experience creativity in dance. Students learn classical ballet choreography and perform at various venues such as Mabel Tainter, Summer Festival, Fall International Festival, and the UWEC Davies Center.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: $5-8 per class / $20-36 for 5 classes / $30-55 for 9 classes

Age: Various age groups from 3+

10:30-11:15am Sat. Feb. 4

Lily Pad Lab: Preschool Spanish

Join us to learn Spanish through music, stories, crafts and games. Guest instructor Anita Wahl will share her talent for teaching Spanish through her fun, unique Spanish songs and chants. Each student will receive Ms. Anita’s original CD to continue learning at home.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $50 for 6 weeks, Drop in $12

Age: Ages 1-5

10:30am-noon Sat. Feb. 4

Housing Inspections and the Health Department

Learn about Health Department programs to support safe and sanitary living conditions, how to report a complaint, and what kind of housing concerns are observed by the Health Department during complaint and housing inspections. Part of the One Book, One Community series of events covering the book "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City".

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library – Eau Claire Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

10:30am-noon Sat. Feb. 4

Eduardo Rafael

Eduardo Rafael comes to Caffe TEMPO as part of The Saturday Morning Acoustic Series. Arrive alive and have a morning chill with your latte. Mellow songs and great guitar.

Caffe TEMPO 508 Water Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:45am Sat. Feb. 4

Swan Lake Ballety Studio Winter Session - Ballet and Jazz Dance Classes

Learn diversity through dance, study classical ballet vocabulary, build up strong body, and experience creativity in dance. Students learn classical ballet choreography and perform at various venues such as Mabel Tainter, Summer Festival, Fall International Festival, and the UWEC Davies Center.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: $5-8 per class / $20-36 for 5 classes / $30-55 for 9 classes

Age: Various age groups from 3+

11am-2pm Sat. Feb. 4

Kids Valentine's Workshop

Kids will be painting on canvas or ceramics.

Craving Canvas and Ceramic Studio 2807 East Hamilton Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Age: Ages 5+

11:30am-2:30pm Sat. Feb. 4

ACT Prep Boot Camp

Join us to learn ACT test format, strategies, and applied practice with all test sections in this one day test prep workshop. Participants in this hands-on program also receive a free test-prep workbook and free 30 day access to SylvanPrep.com.

Sylvan Learning Center 3004 Golf Rd #101, Eau Claire

Cost: $149

Age: Age 14-17

noon-2pm Sat. Feb. 4

Valentine's Wine/Pub Glass Painting

Come for a fun painting date. Bring your friends, or come alone, but we'll have a glass (wine or pub style) and all the brushes and paints you'll need to make a masterpiece. Not a guided event.

The Pourhouse W301 Menomonie St., Elk Mound

Cost: $20 inclues materials plus 2 drinks

1-4pm Sat. Feb. 4

ACT Test Preparation

Prepare for the ACT Test. Take two official, retired ACT tests and receive detailed results. Write a practice essay using a typical ACT prompt and receive individual feedback. Complete sample exercises and skill drills to review key concepts. Learn test-taking strategies and helpful hints for each section of the test.

UW-Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $179 Early Bird, $199 Regular

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sat. Feb. 4

Ceramics: Hand Building 101

Instructor Alexander Carlson will show us unique ways to make a creative ceramic bowl and allow us to add our own personal touch to make it our own. We intentionally skipped the 11th to allow the clay to set up for firing.

Arts Coming Together: School of the Arts 107 Wilson Court, Menomonie

Cost: $50

1:30pm Sat. Feb. 4

ECCT Presents: James and the Giant Peach

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach and launches a journey of enormous proportions. This delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure is a true "masterpeach."

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth, $12 Student, $18 Seniors, $22 Adult

Age: All Ages

2pm-2:30am Sat. Feb. 4

Das Loop Charity Pub Crawl 2017

6th Annual Das Loop Charity Pub Crawl. This year we are raising money for Ashlynn, a local 9 year old girl who has been diagnosed with Peters Plus Syndrome. Come crawl for a cause. Find it on FaceBook for full details.

Downtown Eau Claire Clairemont Ave, S. Barstow, N. Barstow, ,W. Grand Ave, and Water St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

2pm Sat. Feb. 4

UWEC International Film Series: "Attack on Titan: Part 1"

In a world where giant humanoid Titans prey on humans, Eren joins the scouting legion to get revenge on the monsters who killed everyone in his town.

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

Cost: $7 for film series membership; $14 for family membership

Age: Not Rated

4pm-1am Sat. Feb. 4

Kiwanis Classic Tasting Gala

Sample an exciting variety of wine, beer, specialty foods and desserts. A silent auction, door prizes, drawings and raffles. For every ticket purchased you will receive a tube float. Entertainment will play from 9pm-1am and there is a drawing at midnight for a $100 Loopy's Gift Card.

Loopy's Grill and Saloon 10691 Business 29, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25/person

5-8pm Sat. Feb. 4

Lake Wissota State Park Candlelight Ski

Candlelit trails for skiing, snowshoeing, or walking. A great opportunity to get outdoors and have fun. Campfires will be provided, bring own provisions for roasting over the fire. Hot chocolate and soup will be available at the event. If you wish to use snowshoes they will be available for use at the event. Please, no pets.

Lake Wissota State Park 18127 County Highway O, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Event is free. Park admission is $8 daily or $28 annually

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Sat. Feb. 4

Dinner Jazz: Trio is Pedali

Trio is Pedali plays a mix of jazz standards along with revamped versions of modern songs from bands like Radiohead, St. Vincent, and Halloween, Alaska. Trio is Pedali is Paul Brandt (keyboard), Eric Thompson (bass), and Colin Carey (drums).

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

6-8:30pm Sat. Feb. 4

Wine & Whimsy

Wine and Whimsy is a workshop with friends in front of a canvas with a glass of wine. A professional instructor will guide you through the painting of your very own masterpiece. If you have always wanted to learn to paint, but don't know where to begin, this is the experience for you.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Sat. Feb. 4

The Paint Shack

Have fun painting on canvas. Made easy and fun as a trained instructor walks the class through the process. Also paint on wood, bags, glasses and more. Check the website for more information on scheduled events and classes.

The Paint Shack 2524 Golf Road Suite 2c, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

7pm Sat. Feb. 4

Throw Down My Heart: Bri Murphy EP Release Show

Eau Claire native Bri Murphy has spent the last five years in Nashville, Tennessee honing her songwriting craft and sharing stages as a fiddle player with the likes of Chris Stapleton, Tanya Tucker, and Kelly Clarkson. In October 2016 she released her first solo record, a collection of six all-original songs produced by Eli Beaird. She returns to share her rootsy, Americana sound with her hometown.

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

Cost: FREE

7pm Sat. Feb. 4

UWEC International Film Series: "Attack on Titan: Part 1"

In a world where giant humanoid Titans prey on humans, Eren joins the scouting legion to get revenge on the monsters who killed everyone in his town.

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

Cost: $7 for film series membership; $14 for family membership

Age: Not Rated

7pm Sat. Feb. 4

Live Music: Two Frets Up

Neither John Utphall & Larry Radle are new to music, both accomplished musicians, John with his fiddle & keyboard and Larry with vocals & guitar. John adds his jazz blues feel and sound to the violin and keys, and Larry his country soft rock, together making a unique full sound for a Duo.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Sat. Feb. 4

Pushing Chain "Folky Tonk" music

Pushing Chain has been performing together in various manifestations since 1997, plays Folky-Tonk music featuring a guitarist and fiddler. Pushing Chain believes in strong harmonies, kazoos, and sad songs.

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

Cost: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Feb. 4

Wicked Wenches Burlesque Show

A pop up burlesque show with an Old Hollywood Theme based in the 1930 - 1950s. Wear your 1930-1950 attire. This show will be PG dancing. There will be group and solo dancing throughout the evening. After 9:30 pm there will be meet and greets with all the performers.

Bye the Willow 501 N. High St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $15

7:30-11pm Sat. Feb. 4

Live Music: Claire's Basement

Claire's Basement/White Knuckles/Haley Parvin & Eduardo Trio live at The Plus back room.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Feb. 4

Howard "Guitar" Luedtke

Howard Luedtke has been playing guitar since the arrival of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in 1964. Many who have seen Howard Luedtke perform have become fans of Howard's talented slide guitar playing and the band's rockin' electric sound.

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

Cost: $18-25

8pm Sat. Feb. 4

Live Music: 2nd X-it

Sick and tired of seeing bands that play the same old songs that all the other bands are playig, 2nd X-it plays music that they have enjoyed for the past decades and they think you'll enjoy it too.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

8pm Sat. Feb. 4

Live Music: Sleeping Jesus

Join Winona-based band Sleeping Jesus, who play "love songs with a touch of indie rock,". Doors @ 8.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

8-11pm Sat. Feb. 4

Live Music: Nici Peper

A rootsy, Americana Folk singer-songwriter influenced by the tradition of classic storytellers. In 2016 she took home Minneapolis's most authentic artist.

West Hill Bar & Grill 250 W Elm St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8-11pm Sat. Feb. 4

Live Music: JFT 'Lite'

A lighter 'acoustic' version of the popular JFT Party Band takes the stage to perform your favorite rock and folk music. Audience picks songs to be performed. Food service until 10pm.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Sat. Feb. 4

Music/Karaoke at Hallie Bar & Grill

Drink, sing, and be merry. Music, music videos, and karaoke go until close. Happy Hour prices start at midnight. Fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Hallie Bar & Grill 1713 Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls

9pm-2am Sat. Feb. 4

Live Music: Filthy Sweet & Freak When Sees

Local bands Filthy Sweet and Freak When Sees will be jamming at the Red Zone in Hallie.

Red Zone Sports Bar 2071 S Prairie View Rd, Chippewa Falls

Age: 21+

9pm-1am Sat. Feb. 4

Live Music: Straw Whistle

Rock, blues, r&b, and Americana, including covers and originals.

My Place 408 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Sat. Feb. 4

Live Jazz: 58' Belvedere

58 Belvedere is a trio performing original compositions by Dean Granros (guitar) and group improvisation. The raw edge of Granros' guitar combined with the extraordinary drum and bass team of Dave Power and Pat Keen provides a new and unfiltered take on the idea of the jazz power trio.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

9pm-1am Sat. Feb. 4

Live Music: The Brosevelts

Hard rock/heavy metal cover band The Brosevelts playing Foo Fighters, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Tool, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, and much more.

Tailgates Sports Bar & Grill 1505 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Ongoing Events For 02/04/2017

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc