Events For 11/30/2018

Fri. Nov. 30

Christmas at the Lodge

Join the YMCA at the Manitou Lodge for this annual fundraiser. Includes transportation, drinks, great food, and more. Allows the YMCA to complete major renovations and will ensure the continuation of a quality camp experience.

Camp Manitou 27960 137th Street, New Auburn

Cost: $150/person

Age: All Ages

Fri. Nov. 30

UW-Stout Faculty Exhibition

Art in a variety of styles and disciplines, including paintings and film, will be on display in the north and south galleries through the end of the semester.

Furlong Gallery 178 Micheels Hall, UW-Stout, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

9-11:30am Fri. Nov. 30

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: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

10-10:30am Fri. Nov. 30

Parachute Games

Kiddos ages three and up will love jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant parachute.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Kids 3+

10am-6pm Fri. Nov. 30

Community Book Sale at the Memorial High School Library

This is a “Buy one, get one free” sale. Books are available for all ages – pre-school through adult. A great way to buy book prizes and classroom books. The sale includes fiction, nonfiction, and educational books, plus toys, stocking stuffers and much more.

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Books for all ages

10am-7pm Fri. Nov. 30

8th Annual Craft Sale

Ten local artists selling handmade goods. Unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

2409 5th Street, Eau Claire

noon-8pm Fri. Nov. 30

Pictures with Santa

Taking photos with Santa is the perfect way to create lasting memories for the holidays. Skip the line and make reservations online, and save $5 on your photo package. Packages are prices $35-45 for professional videos, photos, and digital downloads.

Santa's Workshop at Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Pricing packages online

2-11pm Fri. Nov. 30

Holiday Kick-Off Party

Celebrate the return of the bier Good King Wenceslas with a tasting party and some live music. A dark, malty lager with unique spice flavor & sugar cane sweetness. Live Music from the Porter Brothers at 7:30pm.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

2-4pm Fri. Nov. 30

Fall into Organization

Learn how to downsize, declutter, and organize your home.

Heritage Court 3515 E. Hamilton Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-7:30pm Fri. Nov. 30

Uff Da! Lutefisk Dinners

The Green Mill presents a traditional Lutefisk dinner. Serving Lutefisk with butter, Swedish meatballs, boiled potatoes, lefse, corn, beets, coleslaw, rommegrot, and sadbakkels.

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: Adults: $18 Ages 5-12: $6 Under 5: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Fri. Nov. 30

Final Fridays Studio Crawl

The AFS Artisans welcome you to come and stroll through our entire building. Interact with over 40 creators and see what talent is created within the walls of Artisan Forge and beyond.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Fri. Nov. 30

Dancing Cat Arts Holiday Home Show and Sale

The beautiful, functional pottery of Eric Holey, and the creative jewelry of Roxanne Litchfield, with Guest Artist, Sandra Churness and her amazing Batik Art. Lots of great ideas and one-of-a-kind gifts.

Dancing Cat Arts 1932 Mark Lane, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Nov. 30

Friday Family Night

Open to all families, kids and their friends every Friday night. Activities include basketball, volleyball, soccer, inflatables, movies, free popcorn, and special entertainment. Check the movie schedule online.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3, Community $5

5:30-7:30pm Fri. Nov. 30

Clearwater Winter Parade

The Let it Glow tree lighting ceremony begins in Phoenix Parks at 5:30pm. Fireworks on the Grand Avenue bridge begin at 6:30pm, followed by the parade on West Grand Avenue and First Avenue. All proceeds go to benefit youth recreation scholarships.

First Avenue & West Grand Avenue First & West Grand Avenues, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Nov. 30

Active Play

Learn how to stay active while becoming part of a different world. Each week of active challenges boasts a new theme. First, you might be a pirate sailing the high seas—next, a Jedi learning to harness the force. No matter what, you’re sure to have fun in this high-energy course.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Nov. 30

Live Music: Kelsey Miles

Miles is one of Wisconsin's newest and hottest high-energy rock, blues, and soul performers.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages with parent

6-8pm Fri. Nov. 30

Celebrating the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic's New Home

A night of housewarming and celebration as the Free Clinic continues to build their future. The main event features unveilings of the clinic's new renderings, a message from the Pablo Foundation, live music, beverage tastings from local breweries, prize drawings, and appetizers.

The Lismore 333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 main event; $75 VIP event

6-9pm Fri. Nov. 30

Santa Bingo

Join the party at Rick's Halfway Hall for some holiday-themed bingo. Visit with Santa from 6-7pm. Cookie decorating and crafts for the kids. Bingo starts at 7pm. Bingo starts at 7pm. $5 per card for 15 games. Christmas trivia & prizes between games.

Rick's Halfway Hall 319 N Main St, Cadott

Cost: $5 bingo cards

6:30-8pm Fri. Nov. 30

Voyagers After School Program Presents: Alice in Wonderland

Voyagers After School Program in partnership with Chippewa Falls Middle School has been working hard on their rendition of Alice in Wonderland. A new, dark take on Lewis Carroll's classic tale. There's even an expected twist! An evening of free, family friendly entertainment.

Chippewa Falls Middle School 750 Tropicana Blvd., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE Admission-Donations Accepted at the Door

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Fri. Nov. 30

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. Nov. 30

UWEC Films: I, Tonya

In 1994 the world of talented figure skater Tonya Harding, the first American woman to complete the triple axel during a competition, comes crashing down when her ex-husband conspires to injure Nancy Kerrigan, a fellow Olympic hopeful in one of the most infamous scandals in sports history.

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

Cost: $5 GA; $10 Yearly Pass; $20 Family Pass

Age: Rated R

7pm Fri. Nov. 30

Live Music: Eauxpera

Will present scenes and arias from operatic favorites such as Puccini's La Bohème and Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro to Broadway favorites Chicago and The Light in the Piazza among others. Don't know Italian? No worries - English translations will be provided.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Nov. 30

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on.

Regis High School 2100 Fenwick Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: All seats $10

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Nov. 30

Jingle Jams: The Gossips

Converge Radio dubbed "Eau Claire's Supergroup", The Gossips (Brian Bethke and Nici Peper) draw inspiration out of everything from mysterious happenings at the British Natural History Museum to the monkeys of Zanzibar. Fun/Art Americana.

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

7pm Fri. Nov. 30

North High School Theatre presents "The Drowning Girls"

North High School Theatre presents "The Drowning Girls!" Three women rise from watery graves to prosecute their murderer in this morbidly funny play, based on the true story of one of England's most notorious serial murderers.

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

Cost: FREE for MHS/NHS students with ID, $7 general public

7pm Fri. Nov. 30

The Innocent Men Presents: Polarity

The Innocent Men present a mirrored concert experience: Polarity.

UWEC Schofield Auditorium 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

7-10pm Fri. Nov. 30

Yuletide Swing

An evening of music and dancing with Cathy Reitz & 7Swing, gourmet desserts, swing lessons, cash bar and 15th annual Holiday Silent Auction to benefit ECCT.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $20 per person

Age: All ages

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Nov. 30

Eau Claire International Folk Dancers

A weekly recreational international dance group where you dance the dances of many lands. Come and join us whenever you like. No partners necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and soft-soled, non-marking clean shoes. First Fridays of the month are specialized for beginners.

YMCA Fitness Center 206 Emery St., Eau Claire

Cost: Usually $2/night; more if live music

7:30-10pm Fri. Nov. 30

Jazz I/II Concert

Under the direction of Robert Baca, the top two jazz bands of the nationally award winning Jazz Area of UWEC perform pieces by jazz greats.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 for adults, $3.50 for students

Age: All Ages

7:30-10:30pm Fri. Nov. 30

Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance

A fun evening of dancing. There will be a lesson at 7:30pm followed by music for all your favorite dances. Dressy Casual Attire.

Eau Claire Moose Lodge 3606 Curvue Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 per person, $8 Moose members and Students

Age: 18+

8-11pm Fri. Nov. 30

Live Music: RUM Trio

RUM Trio is a group of seasoned musicians bringing the best in jazz, gypsy swing, blues, and classic popular music from the 20th century.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8pm Fri. Nov. 30

One Last Time, With Feeling: A JPB Farewell

The Last ride of The Jim Pullman Band. At the home of many grand JPB shows from days gone by, The Stones Throw. Come. Sing. Dance.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: Cover TBA

Age: 21+

8pm Fri. Nov. 30

Live Music: Jacob and Cole

Check out Jacob and Cole, an indie duo, live at the Cabin at UWEC.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-10pm Fri. Nov. 30

Downtown Classics: The Big Lebowski

Celebrate The Big Lebowski's 20th Anniversary. Receive a FREE Wagner's Lanes and The Complexx Bowling Ticket with Each $4 Admission Ticket Purchased. Wagner's Lanes will also be giving away a free bowling party for 5.

Micon Cinemas Downtown Budget Theater 315 South Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $4

Age: 21+

8:30-11pm Fri. Nov. 30

Late Night Jazz: Josh Gallagher Trio

Josh Gallagher was selected as the pianist in the Brubeck Institute Jazz Sextet at the Berklee College of Music, where he performed with guest clinicians Bobby Watson, Rufus Reid, and Dave Brubeck.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm Fri. Nov. 30

Carnage the Executioner’s Ravenous Tour

Carnage the Executioner is a hip-hop, rap, rock, jazz experimental outfit. They're joined by Wayward; Cold Sweat, a hip-hop funk outfit from North Dakota; Kuley, who spreads good vibes with hip-hop; and We're Wolves, a folk/hip-hop mixed with indie rock group.

Every Buddy's Bar 19 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 tickets

Age: 21+

9pm Fri. Nov. 30

Nick Anderson & The Skinny Lovers - Album Release Show

After 3 years in the studio, Nick Anderson & The Skinny Lovers will release the entirety of their 3 part album, EPHREM. Come for a night of celebration, beer, and music. They'll be joined by special guest: The Shackletons. Physical albums available for sale ($10 each or $15 for deluxe.)

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Ongoing Events For 11/30/2018

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Open Freestyle Skate

Every Thursday until Feb. 21, 8:30-9:30am; Every Thursday until Feb. 21, 9:30-10:30am; Every Friday until Mar. 29, 8:30-9:30am; Every Friday until Mar. 29, 9:30-10:30am;

Events with Tickets