Events For 04/28/2017

Fri. Apr. 28

Springfest 2017

Get ready for Springfest 2017; back this year and bigger than ever. Three days of fun in Chippewa Falls with a huge live music schedule, family-friendly entertainment, Happy Hour at the Leinenkugel's 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

9-10:30am Fri. Apr. 28

Adult Open Stick & Puck

Open shooting time with nets and pucks for the adult hockey player. Must have own equipment, helmets with full cage required. Goalies skate free.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $6 or City Pass

Age: 18+

9-10am Fri. Apr. 28

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

9-11:30am Fri. Apr. 28

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. 28


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

Pure Fitness 4 You 1423 South Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: $8

9:15-10:15am Fri. Apr. 28

Lily Pad Lab: ABC’s for 2s and 3s

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. 2 and 3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

Cost: $50, Drop in $10 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-3

9:30-10:30am Fri. Apr. 28

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+

10am-4pm Fri. Apr. 28

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. 28

53rd Annual Spring Art Show - Community Art Exhibit

Over 100 artists from the area submit two and three-dimensional art works each year. The exhibition includes original paintings, sculptures, photos, stained glass, mosaics, ceramics, and other creative art forms.

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

Age: All Ages

10-11:15am Fri. Apr. 28

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

10:30-11:30am Fri. Apr. 28

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+

10:30-11am Fri. Apr. 28

Mini Gardens

Little fingers will have no trouble digging in and making these adorable little gardens. They're perfect to start seedlings in and transplant into home gardens, or simply watch them as the grow on any countertop.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission.

10:30-11:30am Fri. Apr. 28

Lily Pad Lab: Tiny Scientists – Plant Lab

You and your child will share in learning about plants, the Earth, and what it means to be a scientist. Be ready for hands-on experiments, interactive nature activities and science related art projects. Work together to start Lily Pad Lab’s garden by starting lots of seedlings.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

Cost: $50, Drop in $12 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-6

noon-5pm Fri. Apr. 28

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. 28

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

3-7pm Fri. Apr. 28

Donation Drop-Off for Memorial High School Band Thrift Sale

Do your spring cleaning and support a good cause. Drop off donated items (clean and in good condition). No donation is too small. Check online to see what items are accepted.

Memorial High School Auxiliary Gym 2225 Keith Street, Eau Claire

3:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

Radical Reels 2017

Experience more than half a dozen wild action sports as seen through the eyes of some of today's top athletes and most talented adventure sport filmmakers. Features films of skiing, climbing, kayaking, BASE jumping, snowboarding and mountain biking, and new sports such as snow-kiting and speed-riding.

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

Cost: $12 (Student tickets can be bought at the service center)

4:30-7pm Fri. Apr. 28

Young Professionals Week: Kubb and Happy Hour

Eau Claire is home to the largest kubb tournament in the United States. Young Professionals Week wraps up with a cocktail at The Complexx and learn to play Kubb. Kubb lessons will be provided by the U.S. National Kubb Championship and the Eau Claire Kubb League.

The Complexx at Wagner's Lanes 2159 Brackett Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 21-40

5-9pm Fri. Apr. 28

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

5-6pm Fri. Apr. 28

Foam Rolling Workshop

Explore all the benefits of self-myofascial massage in this 1 hour session. Self-myofascial release is a fancy term for self-massage to release muscle tightness using trigger points. You will be guided to work with a foam roller and tennis balls to find more comfort.

The Yoga Room 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 members / $20 non-members

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

Dinner Jazz: Sundae + Mr. Goessl

Sundae + Mr. Goessl are a husband and wife vintage jazz duo based out of Seattle, WA. Sundae (Kate Voss) fronts the duo with her wit, charm, and impeccable vocal technique.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-7pm Fri. Apr. 28

Opening Reception: 2017 Spring Student Art Show

A showcase of the talent of Eau Claire Area School District student artwork for the 2017 Spring Art Show.

Board of Education Building 500 Main St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-8pm Fri. Apr. 28

CVWG + NOTA 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 (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-11pm Fri. Apr. 28

BDP Film Series: Lego Batman

There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and learn to lighten up. Maybe his superhero sidekick Robin and loyal butler, Alfred, can show him a thing or two.

UW-Stout, Applied Arts 210 415 13th Ave E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Fri. Apr. 28

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. 28

Rogue Valley at Pine Hollow

Known as one of Minneapolis' most dynamic live acts, Rogue Valley is an internationally-recognized band that has previously released four albums. They perform regularly at top Twin Cities venues, have extensively toured the US, and has had their music featured on television and in feature films.

Pine Hollow Audio County Z and Rock Falls Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

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

7-10pm Fri. Apr. 28

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+

7pm Fri. Apr. 28

Live Music: River Valley Jazz Quintet

Consists of top jazz students from UWEC's grammy nominated Jazz Ensemble I. Sophomore Parker Layton brought them all together to play standard jazz charts as well as trying other new music of their own. Their goal is to provide top quality music and to represent the university for its world renowned jazz program.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Apr. 28

UWEC International Film Society: "The Lives of Others"

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

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

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

Age: Rated R

7pm-4am Fri. Apr. 28

UWEC Relay For Life

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Join us at our event to bring the UWEC community together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

7:15pm Fri. Apr. 28

Dr. Eva Selhub on "Spirit Medicine"

Dr. Eva Selhub, author of "Your Mind On Nature", will speak on Spirit Medicine at the 2017 Annual Ice Age Trail Alliance Conference in Chippewa Falls. Dr. Selhub explains how to tap into the power of nature to be healthier and happier.

Avalon Hotel & Conference Center 1009 W. Park Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $15

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

ECCT Presents: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Everyone knows the story of the 3 little Pigs, but have you ever wondered if there was more to the story? Could one wolf really cause that much damage? In this musical adaptation of the popular children's story, Alexander T. Wolf takes the stand and finally has his say about what really happened.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Fri. Apr. 28

The Menomonie Singers: From Vienna

The Menomonie Singers present Schubert's Mass in G and other choral selections of composers who have lived and worked in Vienna. Small orchestra of local musicians will accompany the Mass and perform a Janacek suite. Dr. Jerry Hui, conductor. Beth Wacek, piano accompanist.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 1120 Cedar St., Eau Claire

Cost: Suggested Donation $10

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

Menomonie High School Theatre Presents: "Grease"

The witty dialogue and catchy hit songs such as “We Go Together” keep Grease one of the most popular musicals of all time

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

Cost: Tickets $3 students and senior citizens $5 adults Free with activity pass Tickets will be for sale, at the door, 1 hour prior to the beginning of each performance

Age: Parental Guidance Suggested

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

Menomonie Theater Guild: Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap”

Mysterious twists and turns abound when a group of strangers stranded in a guest house during a snowstorm discover that a murderer is in their midst. The identity of the killer in the play is a closely guarded secret, and Agatha Christie’s greatest mystery unfolds to a surprising conclusion.

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

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

UWEC Symphony Band

An ensemble comprised of music majors and talented non-music majors, is committed to the study and performance of the finest standard and contemporary works for band. Performs four concerts a year with a concert tour each spring.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: $2-7

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

UWEC Theater: "Invisible Truth: Intersections of Vulnerability in Eau Claire"

This experimental theater experience will explore stories of homelessness in Eau Claire and the problems with the ways we look at the issue. It is the result of over a year of inter-disciplinary research and performance design work between students, faculty, and volunteer organizations.

Banbury Place, Building 13 800 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

8pm Fri. Apr. 28

UWEC Cabin Featured Artist: Alec Benjamin

A singer/songerwiter known for his songs "Paper Crown" and "End of the Summer". In addition to his solo project, Benjamin has found success in song writing with artists such as Jon Bellion including a feature on the track "New York Soul Pt. IIi" from The Human Condition (Jon Bellion album).

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

8-10pm Fri. Apr. 28

Gallery Friday: Rivulare + Claytown

Born in a coulee and forged from a socially minded squeezebox duo, Elsa charted her course in life around music. Her travelogue life exposed her to the roots of small town American regions formed from the driftless, poorly sorted and cobble-rich regions of Wisconsin. Doors at 7:30pm.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Fri. Apr. 28

Let Your True Colors Show: Queer Prom

If you're an LGBTQIA+ youth or ally in 9th-12th grade, come for a night of FREE great music, dancing, drag performers, appetizers, games, and even a photo booth. There is no dress code, so dress as formally or casually as you're comfortable with. This event will be alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free, as well as chaperoned by volunteers.

Forage 930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Suggested Donation OR Non-Perishable Food Item

Age: Youth 9th-12th Grade

9pm Fri. Apr. 28

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. 28

Vinyl Nights: Jon Shemick

Jon Shemick, owner of Good and Sturdy Vintage in Eau Claire, not only has good taste in clothing, he's got an impressive record collection too. Enjoy craft cocktails, regional beers/wines, order from the popular late-night menu featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm-1am Fri. Apr. 28

Live Music: False Heather

Playing rock and roll from the 80s, 90s, 00s, and today. \

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9:30pm-1:30am Fri. Apr. 28

Live Music: The Big Deeks

Big Deeks play a variety of music from the 50s to now, including some country.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

10pm Fri. Apr. 28

Live Music: Carnage the Executioner vs WayWard + More

Tonight the Moustrap will feature hip-hop artists Carnage the Executioner and Wayward. Fathom, Miles Boulevard, Mr. Pizzy, and Breakneck the Mage will also play.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Ongoing Events For 04/28/2017

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc