Events For 04/07/2017

Fri. Apr. 7

7th Annual River Falls Bluegrass Festival

A free three-day musical festival located in the heart of downtown River Falls. Kicks off with the 4th Annual Beer & Wine Tasting at Junior's Bar and Restaurant. Enjoy the character of our historic Main Street as you move from venue to venue to experience both regional and local bluegrass, roots, and cajun music all weekend long. Full performance and venue list available online. and wraps up with Sunday brunch at West Wind Supper Club.

Downtown River Falls

Cost: Concerts are FREE; $20 advance registration for Beer & Wine Tasting, $25 at the door

Fri. Apr. 7

First Fridays at the Local Store

Every First Friday of each month, Downtown Eau Claire business stay open late and offer special deals. This Friday, receive 15% any purchase of $30 or more!

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

8am-9pm Fri. Apr. 7

2017 TMS College Table Tennis National Championships

The 2017 TMS College Table Tennis National Championships go way beyond the basement pastime many of us know. Experience the speed, power and athleticism of this Olympic sport firsthand as a spectator at the premier college table tennis event in North America.

Cost: Single-day pass: $10 or $2 with valid UWEC student ID; 3-day event pass: $20 or $5 with valid UWEC student ID

Age: All Ages

9-10am Fri. Apr. 7

YogaRoom Flow - All Levels Yoga

Looking for a Yoga class that checks all the boxes? This is it! You will work every part of your body building strength, fluidity and balance while linking breath to continuous movement.

The Yoga Room - Eau Claire Yoga Studio 2839 Mall Dr #1, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 Drop or Unlimited Monthly Membership only $80

9am-4pm Fri. Apr. 7

Childhood ADHD: Evidence-Based Practices and Practical Solutions

In this one-day course you'll explore practical, proven and comprehensive approaches to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD. You'll hear the latest research regarding risk factors and etiological formulations associated with ADHD and explore evidence-based approaches to ADHD treatment.

UW-Eau Claire Campus Human Sciences and Services Building Room 179 239 Water St, Eau Claire

Cost: $159 per person; $50 per person UW-System student rate. Includes lunch, refreshments and program materials

9-11:30am Fri. Apr. 7

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may participate in if they choose or continue with open play.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Families of children age 0 to 6

9am Fri. Apr. 7


Combination of Barre, Yoga and Pilates. Strengthen, tone and gain flexibility.

Pure Fitness 4 You 1423 South Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: $8

9:30-10:30am Fri. Apr. 7

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+

9:30-10:30am Fri. Apr. 7

Tiny Scientists – Water Lab

Play, learn, discover and explore everything about water; from rivers and oceans, to rain and snow, as well as the chemical and physical properties of water. It’s never too early to be scientists and use our 5 senses to observe the world around us.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

Cost: $60 for 5 weeks, Drop in $15 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-6

10am-4pm Fri. Apr. 7

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-4pm Fri. Apr. 7

Chippewa Falls Area School District Student Art Exhibit

Artist Reception: Tuesday, April 4 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Artwork from the Chippewa Falls School district – elementary schools, middle school and high school – will abound at the Heyde Center for the Arts. The Heyde Center is committed to collaborating with area schools to promote arts education. An exciting exhibit that enables the children to receive recognition for their talents.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Fri. Apr. 7

The Art of Hugh Mandelert - A Retrospective

Retrospective showing of original artwork of Chippewa Falls-born artist Hugh Mandelert including fabric design swatches, early portraits, and landscape paintings. Private collection. Select pieces available for purchase through B-Framed Galleries.

B-Framed Galleries 313 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11:15am Fri. Apr. 7

Yoga for Everyone

Hatha Yoga is an intelligent and gentle approach to bring the mind, body and spirit together. In this format, class is appropriate for all ages, sizes, and levels of practice. Beginners are welcome. Best to arrive a few minutes early if this is your first time to the Yoga Center.

Eau Claire Yoga Center 2524 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 a class, first class is complimentary, or use a pass for discounted rate

Age: All Adults

10am-5pm Fri. Apr. 7

Boutique Market

Monthly Market Boutique specializing in Wisconsin made products. The wide variety of artists include pasta, dip mixes, jewlery, soap, coffee/tea, bread and wine to name a few. We also offer specialty Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars along with home decor including up-cycled furniture.

The Winking Owl 115 E. Lincoln Ave, Fall Creek

10:15-10:45am Fri. Apr. 7

L.E. Phillips Library: Preschool Storytime

Stories, songs and fun designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 3-6

10:30-11:30am Fri. Apr. 7

Art Explorers

Budding artists age 3 and up can participate in a 4 week storytime series exploring the world of art. Read about different artists, including the artists who create picture books and then experiment with different materials to create our own works of art.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE; Registration required

Age: 3+

10:45-11:30am Fri. Apr. 7

Lily Pad Lab: Preschool Spanish

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 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

Cost: $50 (6 weeks), Drop in $12 (Call ahead)

Age: Ages 1-5

noon-5pm Fri. Apr. 7

200 Main: Jo Burke + Jody Balow + Lissa Siedow

Gallery and Studios in downtown Eau Claire. Featuring artwork for purchase by Jo Burke, Jody Balow and home decor by Lissa Siedow, we also host local visiting artists and frequent receptions to celebrate the arts in our community.

200 Main - Art and Wine 200 Main St., Eau Claire

3-4:30pm Fri. Apr. 7

Modern Dance Class

This is a modern dance class based on the techniques of Martha Graham and Michael Doran. all adults are invited to join us for this restorative , strength building and inspiring class.

Dancers Studio 800 Wisconsin St. (Banbury Place, Building 13 - Room 122), Eau Claire

Cost: $40 per month

Age: Adults all ages

3-8pm Fri. Apr. 7

Coffee Grounds 26th Anniversary Celebreaiton

The Coffee Grounds Celebrates its anniversary with a complimentary wine tasting. All alcohol purchases are 20% off when paying with CASH. Following the tasting at 8pm, there will be live acoustic music and free hors d' ouevres will be served until they are gone in K Point Brewing.

The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

4-7:30pm Fri. Apr. 7

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

Menu includes: deep fried and baked cod loins, au gratin potatoes, french fries, green beans, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert, bread pudding, milk and coffee. Carryouts available. Church is handicapped accessible.

St. Raymond Parish E10455 Mallard Road, Fall Creek

Cost: 3-piece Dinner: $10; 2-piece Dinner: $9; Ages 6-11: $5

Age: All Ages

4-6pm Fri. Apr. 7

Artist Reception, UW-Stout End of the Year Student Juried Show

Each year, School of Art & Design majors submit a variety of work and mediums to the juried student show. UW-Stout School of Art and Design Professor Emeritus, Rob Price will be this year’s juror. There will be an awards ceremony at the reception at 5pm. Refreshments will be served. The show remains up for the summer until September.

Furlong Gallery 178 Micheels Hall, UW-Stout, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-7:30pm Fri. Apr. 7

Altoona Lions Spring Fish Boil & Silent Auction

Door County style fish boil. All you can eat. Silent auction. Also serving mac & cheese and either coffee or milk. Pie is $1.50 extra. Donate your used eyeglasses at this event.

St. Mary's Community Center 1812 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: Adults $9.50, Advance & Seniors $9.00, Kids 12 & under $3.00, Kids 5 and under Free

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Apr. 7

Friday Family Night

Something for everyone, brought to you by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire. Includes a youth area with dress up clothes, riding toys, building blocks, basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, large inflatables, movie and coloring, free popcorn, and more.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Family of two: $8, three: $12, four: $16, five or more: $20

5-8pm Fri. Apr. 7

Leinenkugel's Anniversary Lager Release Party

Celebrate the Leinenkugel’s 150th Anniversary by sampling the new, limited-edition Leinenkugel’s Anniversary Lager, a Mӓrzen-style beer brewed in collaboration with celebrated German brewer, Hofbräu München. Import kegs brewed in Munich, Germany will be tapped and complimentary food, prize giveaways & entertainment by the Big Deeks Band will be provided.

Leinenkugel's 124 E. Elm St., Chippewa Falls

Age: 21+

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Apr. 7

Dinner Jazz: Riding Horses

Using a wide palette of sounds from synthesizers, guitars, pedal steel, viola, and percussion, Riding Horses is a fluctuating group of players from S. Carey, Aero Flynn, and The Tallest Man on Earth (among others) exploring instrumental music, both improvised and familiar.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Fri. Apr. 7

Tangled Up In Hue Grand Re-Opening Celebration

A celebration of big dreams, amazing artists, hard work and new beginnings. Tangled Up in Hue kicks off its big move with their artist of the month, Dominique Thevenin. Live music, snacks, refreshments and many sighs of relief that our new store is finally open for business.

New Tangled Up in Hue Location 505 S. Barstow St. Suite B, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. Apr. 7

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

6:30-7:30pm Fri. Apr. 7

Monthly Wine Tasting Group

This monthly wine tasting group will begin by exploring wine basics, how to properly taste and how to describe or sense what you are tasting. Wine samples and pairing options provided. Each month will be a different style or varietal of wine.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Cost: $10; Online registration required 48 hours in advance

Age: 21+

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Apr. 7

Thought For Food Transcontinental Bicycle Fundraising Tour: Raffle and Presentation

Please attend this community engagement event to fundraise for Save the Children, an international aid organization that feeds starving children in Syria and learn about local community member. Matt Boelter’s bike fundraising tour across the United States. There will be a raffle held with 100 percent of the donations going to starving Syrian children. Everyone is welcome.

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

6:30-9pm Fri. Apr. 7

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

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

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Fri. Apr. 7

43rd Annual Viennese Ball

A formal event recalling the romance and elegance of 19th-century Vienna transforms all three levels of Davies Center. Guests may waltz in the grand ballroom, swing dance to Big Band standards, polka in the informal festival hall, sing along in the piano bar, and hear showcase performances on the Bösendorfer Imperial Grand Piano.

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: $47.50 GA; $30 for students; +$14 for midnight brunch buffet

Age: 17+

7-10pm Fri. Apr. 7

Tunes at the Tasting Lounge

Every Friday you can enjoy 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 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Age: 21+

7-9:30pm Fri. Apr. 7

WideSpot Players Present "Play On!"

A comedy about a theater group trying to put on a play in spite of the maddening interference of the haughty author. Bring your family & friends and see Community Theater at its best. Visit our website for show times, tickets, or call/email us too.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $15 Adult Reserved, $10 Child Reserved. Door Prices $18/$13 until Sold Out

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Fri. Apr. 7

Gallagher’s Joke’s On You Comedy Tour

Gallagher, with Bob Nelson, and Artie Fletcher, create the most unpredictable, unscripted comedy you'll ever see. For lovers of the Mabel like us, don't worry, the show has been carefully arranged to have zero impact on the theater.

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

Cost: $60 VIP / $50 General Seating

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Apr. 7

Spotlight Night

Variety Show fundraiser for the Colfax Music Department. Features songs, skits, dances, audience participation, and a live auction.

Colfax High School 601 University Ave., Colfax

Cost: $5 (under kindergarten free, family max $15)

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Apr. 7

Eau Claire Figure Skating Club 38th Annual Ice Show

The Eau Claire Figure Skating Club is an independent, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide quality skating instruction, practice and advancement of members. The annual ice show is an opportunity for members to showcase their talents for the community.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 adults, $8 students

7pm Fri. Apr. 7

The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza

It is a full-length zany comedy which tries to cover the whole of Greek mythology in two hours

Eau Claire North High School 1801 Piedmont Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 at the door

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Apr. 7

Live Music: Blaine and Leah Howard with Jason Harrod

Blaine and Leah play thoughtful acoustic music with lots of harmonies and achy-pretty melodies. They both write and trade lead vocals. Blaine plays acoustic and occasional electric guitar. Jason Harrod is a Brooklyn-based performing songwriter known for generous melodies and poetic, image-rich lyrics.

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

Cost: FREE

7-11pm Fri. Apr. 7

Live Music: Two Way Street

Mick and Dave will be at the Moose Lodge playing a variety of dance tunes.

The Moose Lodge No 1408 3606 Curvue Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

7-9pm Fri. Apr. 7

Mediums at Large

An evening of messages of love and light with Onae (Tarot by Onae) and Teri (Tarot with Teri).

The Center 3701 Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: Suggested Donation $20

7-10pm Fri. Apr. 7

Live Music: Nici Peper with Justin Jay Arnold

The incomparable Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter Nici Peper will be sharing the stage with Justin Jay Arnold as they swap stories, laughs and songs on what is sure to be an incredible night filled with acoustic soul music.

Acoustic Cafe - Menomonie 102 Main St., Menomonie

7-10pm Fri. Apr. 7

Live Music: Kyle Robl

Kyle Robl is a WI based singer/songwriter pianist influenced by classical, '60s, '90s, folk, rock, and pop music. He has been singing his entire life and while his classic training colors his style, he feels most at home with popular genres of music. His repertoire includes original songs and both old and new covers that continue to inspire him.

Bye the Willow 501 N. High St, Chippewa Falls

7:30-9pm Fri. Apr. 7

COMETRY Laugh. Learn.

Cometry is an exciting, energetic new art form being embraced by a young generation of spoken word poets who not only write, but also perform their poetry for audiences. Cometry blends performance poetry and stand up comedy into clean, clever, observational entertainment. Each performance is designed to highlight the similarities, habits, and traits that we all share, but often go unnoticed.

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Inc., Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 7

ECCT Presents: Oliver!

This new London version of the musical theatre classic brings the streets of Victorian England to life as the orphaned Oliver escapes to London and joins Fagin's band of pickpockets and thieves. This show is filled with memorable songs like "Where is Love?", "Consider Yourself", "As Long As He Needs Me" and "Pick A Pocket or Two."

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

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

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 7

UW-Stout Presents: "Seussical the Musical"

See the magical world and characters come to life on stage, in this fantastical whimsical musical. Directed and choreographed by Paul Calenberg and musical direction by Michaela Gifford. Based on the works of Dr. Seuss and performed through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Harvey Hall Theatre 3rd Street East, UW-Stout, Menomonie

Cost: $12 for Adults, $6 Children under Twelve

Age: All Ages

8pm Fri. Apr. 7

Live Music: Deadication - A Grateful Dead Tribute

Songs will fill the air at the historic Stones Throw as Deadication brings back the love of the Grateful Dead. With special lighting from Lo-Ray & Projektor Kid.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10/ door $7 advance (tickets available at Pedals Music)

Age: 21+

8pm Fri. Apr. 7

Live Music: Cryptic Wisdom Tour

Cryptic Wisdom has over 500k following, known for versatility, and internet 1 takes. Eau Claire's very own Jake Lacoste, a special guest, and more will perform.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 in advance / $15 at the door

8pm-2am Fri. Apr. 7

FMDown (EP Release Show) + The Lars Nelson Band

Seasoned Chippewa Valley rockers FMDown release their 3rd album, "Select All Delete", with support from The Lars Nelson Band from Minneapolis. Admission includes a FREE CD copy of the EP.

EveryBuddy's Bar & Grill 19 W Central Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

8pm Fri. Apr. 7

Blue Devil Productions: Michael Palascak

Last winter, Michael made millions of Americans laugh with his network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS. He was named Best Stand-up of Chicago by Chicago Reader’s critics and Best Comedian Runner-up in 2012 by Campus Activities Magazine.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, Great Hall 302 10th Ave E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

8-10pm Fri. Apr. 7

Gallery Friday: Superior Siren + Billy Krause

Superior Siren has a haunting voice accompanied by a mesmerizing blend of strings and percussion. The sound evolves from alluring swells of somber melodies to fierce waves of ominous storms. The music will leave you ship wrecked upon the shores of Lake Superior. Joined for this special show by local legend, Billy Krause. Doors at 7:30pm.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

9pm Fri. Apr. 7

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 Fri. Apr. 7

Vinyl Nights: DJ Flater

Local musician Kyle Flater spins some of his own records on the Lakely stage. Also, in addition to enjoying craft cocktails and regional beers/wines, order from the popular late-night menu featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord, where you 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

9pm Fri. Apr. 7

Live Music: Twisted Rhythm

Twisted Rhythm is a high-energy cover band that plays a variety of music sure to satisfy your musical appetite.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9:30pm-1:30am Fri. Apr. 7

Live Music: Cragars

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+

Ongoing Events For 04/07/2017

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc