Events For 12/23/2017

8:30-10:30am Sat. Dec. 23

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+

8:30-9:30am Sat. Dec. 23

Mindful Morning Flow

Begin your day with a Mindful Morning Flow. This class is accessible to new students and a centering class for those with more experience. Awaken the body with a juicy flow, stretch it out, and open your meridians for a wonderful day ahead. Heated to 80 degrees.

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio 313 E. Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15

9-9:45am Sat. Dec. 23

Free Co-Ed Fitness Boot Camp

Saturday mornings come for a combination of burst training, strength training, and cardio. A fit community of women dedicated to achieving a common goal.

Burn Boot Camp 3529 Gateway Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 14+

9am-1pm Sat. Dec. 23

Winter Market of Menomonie

A typical Winter market day is presented by 15-20 farmers and artists selling everything from vegetables to fruits, eggs, breads, meats and handmade crafts. Friendly atmosphere, fresh coffee, hot prepared foods and live music every week. All welcome!

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Dec. 23

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

Tiny Tots is a place for kids to bring their parents, grandparents or caregivers for some creative, dramatic, memory making fun. Come on in and get your play on. Make some memories, and burn off some energy.

Tiny Tots Playhouse 320 S. Wisconsin St., Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. Dec. 23

Waldemar Ager Association Open House

Ager Association members conduct tours in the house and provide background about Waldemar Ager. Owned by the Agers during the first half of the 20th century, the house is a meeting place for members and the general public and is now the repository of a fully catalogued library for research on Nordic languages, cultures, and history.

Ager House 514 W. Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Dec. 23

3rd Annual Holiday Toy Trains

Featuring standard gauge trains running on 384 square feet of track all decked out for the holidays. Night trains on Tuesday and Thursday. Preschool age activities include Thomas the Tank Engine toy trains and track. More family activities on Thursdays & Saturdays.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $9 adults, $6 kids Thurs., Fri., Sat; $2/person Tues. evenings (museum free); $2/person for museum members anytime

Age: All Ages

10am-3pm Sat. Dec. 23

Woodworth’s Fine Toffee Pop-Up Shop

While you’re a flurry of last minute holiday shopping, take a moment to slow down with Woodworth’s Fine Toffee. Made in Eau Claire by Martha Woodworth, her toffee is a perfect hostess gift, last minute stocking stuffer or a treat to keep for yourself.

Red's Mercantile 224 N Dewey St., Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Dec. 23

Make your own Modern Dream Catcher Ornament

Make your own ornament. Choose from a variety of yarns and a brass ring to make a Modern Dream Catcher for your tree.

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

Cost: $8

Age: All Ages

11am-5pm Sat. Dec. 23

Caradori Pottery Local Artists

Work by local artists. Featuring: Willem Gebben, Mel Sundby, Susan O'Brian, Dan Ingersoll, Allan Servoss, Lori Chilefone, Joe Maurer, Robert Barfknecht, Anders Shafer, Barbara Shafer and Hope Greene.

Caradori Pottery 359 Ferry Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Dec. 23

Photos with Santa at Oakwood Mall

Santa will be at Oakwood Mall daily. Santa’s house is located in the Sears wing. Santa may take occasional breaks to feed the reindeer throughout the day, so be sure to check his schedule online. Time flies, except when you're in line, so go online to make a reservation and get to see the big guy on time!

Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

noon-8pm Sat. Dec. 23

Shakers and Makers: American Folk Art and Beyond Art Exhibit

This eclectic art exhibit begins with art made by 1800’s Shakers alongside fine artists of today and makers of our region. Challenging stereotypes of both folk art and fine art brings fun and interesting art into Galaudet Gallery

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Dec. 23

Choix Roses

Galaudet Gallery is bringing you a room full of roses in Choix Roses showing roses by the famed botanical artist Pierre J. Redoute.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 S Farwell St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-6pm Sat. Dec. 23

A Month of 8x8"; Jo Burke and Jody Balow at 200 Main Gallery

Jo Burke and Jody Balow, owners of 200 Main Gallery in downtown Eau Claire have embarked on a 30 day challenge, each creating an 8x8" piece of art each day of November. View the work that is inspired each day - by events, inspirations, activities and insights.

200 Main Gallery 200 Main Street (corner of Main and Graham), Eau Claire

1:30-4pm Sat. Dec. 23

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

4-6:30pm Sat. Dec. 23

Paper Lantern Workshop

Create your own paper lantern. Perfect for Eau Claire's New Year's Eve Lantern Parade. Everything you need is provided to create a work of art - and you take your lantern home at the end of the workshop.

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

Cost: $15

5:30-8:30pm Sat. Dec. 23

Dinner Jazz: Christine and Eric Hitt

Christine Hitt, a native of Duluth, MN has made a career as a jazz vocalist, pianist and recording artist. She is a guest lecturer in the jazz area at UWEC and will be joined by bassist Eric Hitt and drummer Brian Claxton. Hitt is a graduate student at the University of North Texas and Claxton is a well known jazz drummer from Greeley, CO who has toured with Monty Alexander.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5:30-10pm Sat. Dec. 23

Inaugural Princeton Valley Subdivision Luminary Light Night

Hundreds of luminaries will be placed along the Princeton Valley Subdivision driveways. Drive through the subdivision and enjoy all the Christmas lights and the coordinated luminary display.

Princeton Valley Subdivision Northside off North Crossing, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-7:15pm Sat. Dec. 23

Aerial Angel Photoshoot

Join Moonrise and Red Tea Photography for this fun, empowering opportunity. All body types and sizes welcome--no modeling or aerial experience necessary. They'll help you get into pretty poses in the lyra (aerial hoop) and aerial silks, while Alexis from Red Tea Photography takes your photo and provide you with digital images.

Moonrise Aerials Studio 800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112, Eau Claire

Cost: $99

6:30-9pm Sat. Dec. 23

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 Sat. Dec. 23

Joy to the Word: A Holiday-themed Evening of Song and Stories

Join authors and storytellers from the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild and the Ukelele Club for a holiday themed evening of song and stories in the V1 Gallery. Music will begin at 6:30pm with stories stories to follow closer to 7pm.

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

6:30-8:30pm Sat. Dec. 23

The Paint Shack

Enjoy a fun day/evening of painting made easy and exciting. A talented social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting of the night. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more.

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

Cost: Usually $35 but somem special events are $10-$40

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Dec. 23

Live At the Acoustic Cace: Wise Jennings

Mama Tried changed their name to Wise Jennings with the release of their EP in August 2017. They are an original band in southern Wisconsin that features husband and wife duo Jeff and Melissa Weishaar. They write and perform a style of Roots Rock with an Americana blend at bars, coffee houses, city festivals and private parties.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30-11:30pm Sat. Dec. 23

Live Music: Red Tide

Inspired from the sweet lullabies of the ebb and flow of the ocean's tides, this acoustic/singer-songwriter duo offers contemporary, soulful listening.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Sat. Dec. 23

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 Sat. Dec. 23

A Filthy Animal Christmas: John Huges Theme Night

Curated for this one night only, The Bookhouse Boys have partnered with The Brewing Projekt to pilot a special batch of "Sixteen Candle Canes"; a candy cane chocolate milk stout. Come dressed as your favorite characters from John Hughes movies; enter the ugly sweater contest for the chance to win awesome prizes from The Lakely.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

9:30pm-1:30am Sat. Dec. 23

Live Music: The Commotion

The Commotion promotes a high energy, fun atmosphere that will make you want to jump out of your seats and let loose! We play a variety of music starting back in the 60's, rocking and rolling all the way to today's hits including rock, country, pop, and blues music.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Ongoing Events For 12/23/2017

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Men of Clay

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Jan. 31, 10am-5pm

Serious Circuits

Every Tuesday, Saturday until Dec. 26, 9-9:30am; Every Saturday until Mar. 30, 9-9:30am