Events For 12/08/2018

Sat. Dec. 8

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

9am-2pm Sat. Dec. 8

Local Indoor Art Market – Art on the Ridge

Come and Enjoy Local Artisans and Crafters. Displays of original art, handmade crafted items, and vintage electronic treasures. Door prizes are given away too.

Art on the Ridge 525 Park Ridge Court, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-2:30pm Sat. Dec. 8

Babysitter Training

Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Please bring a bag lunch.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $45, Community $70

Age: Ages 10-15

9am-5:30pm Sat. Dec. 8

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid training is being offered free from the Dunn County Mental Health Improvement Project. The project's goal is to help move the community toward wide-scale knowledge of behavioral health issues and how to address them.

Keyes Chevy Town 303 Oak Avenue, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

9am-2pm Sat. Dec. 8

2nd Annual St. John's Apartments Christmas Sale

Join the grannies at Sr. John's Apartments for our their annual Christmas Sale. Multi seller sale offerings fine art, quilting crafts Christmas decor, gift items home-baked goods & hot dogs for dollar.

St. John's Apartments 815 Chapin St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9am-12:30pm Sat. Dec. 8

Eau Claire Downtown Winter Farmer's Market

Take advantage of these monthly opportunities to purchase high quality local vegetables, meat, dairy, eggs, bakery, honey, maple syrup, salsa, popcorn and other farm products directly from the people who produce them.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

9am-5pm Sat. Dec. 8

Pine Harbor Winter Open House

Features 10+ local artists and their work including pottery, paintings, soaps, jewelry, scarves, bags, framed prints, stained glass and other hand crafted items available for purchase.

Pine Harbor Studio 7157 185th St., Chippewa Falls

10am Sat. Dec. 8

Saturday Morning Kids Series: Santa Claus Then & Now

Join author David Tank for this entertaining look at Santa through the ages. This program will include stories, fun facts, songs and vintage illustrations of the man in red. Tank will also read from his newest middle-grade novel “Secret Santa: The Mystery of the Magic Watch.”

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

Cost: FREE

10am-2pm Sat. Dec. 8

Token Jewelry Pop-Up

Shop local, treat yourself + snag gifts for all the women on your holiday shopping list from Token Jewelry. Meet the maker Sarah Willger who produces finely crafted, timeless pieces that offer a minimalist aesthetic to any look.

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

Age: All Ages

10am Sat. Dec. 8

“Spruce” Up your Porch Pot Workshop

Learn how to create unique containers for this Christmas season. Bring in your own containers and design your own porch pot during the class. Let us help you transform your porch pots for this season.

Down To Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: Cost: Build your own; only pay for what you take home

10am Sat. Dec. 8

ECCT's Polar Express PJ Party

Kids can hang out in their PJs, watch the Polar Express movie, and do related activities. Check ECCT's website for more.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

10am Sat. Dec. 8

Eau Claire's Best Bloody Mary Bar Crawl

This crawl will feature 8 stops at 8 bars. This is a choose-your-own adventure crawl, so you can check in at any participating bar and hop on and hop off whenever you wish. Ticket includes 3 free bloody marys, rides on the bus, and free beer. Additional drinks for $3 each. Bars announced soon.

Participating Bars Announced Soon

Cost: $30 early bird (until 11/15); $35 general; $50 day of

Age: 21+

10am Sat. Dec. 8

The Annual Simply Dunn Holiday Sale

Refreshments, community, and shopping in the historic Downsville schoolhouse gallery. New items from local artists including calendars and cards, knitted wool socks, breadboards, wooden toys, and fun items from Guatemala.

Simply Dunn E4606 County Rd. C, Downsville

Cost: FREE

10am-1:30pm Sat. Dec. 8

Weave a Wall Hanging Workshop

Instructor Jamie Kyser will teach you how to weave a free form wall hanging. This class will give you the skills to create texture and have fun with your weaving. You will choose your own colors of yarn available in various weights and sizes and walk away with a boho style wall hanging that you are sure to love.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Ages 15+

10am-5pm Sat. Dec. 8

UWEC GeekCon

GEEKcon is a celebration of talents, hobbies, and passions, including everything from legos to essential oils, music to video games, and comic books to knitting. There will be 50+ vendors, and 15+ panelists.

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA or 2 non-perishable food items; FREE to UWEC faculty/staff

10am-4pm Sat. Dec. 8

Local Yarn and Fiber Trunk Show

Hand-dyed and locally produced yarn, fibers, roving, and more from Shabby Wool Janes - a farm located in Barron, WI. Spinning demonstrations in progress through out the day. Shop, knit, watch spinning. Coffee will be provided.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Dec. 8

Ordinary Magic Holiday Kid's Craft Class

Kids will create works of art with all materials provided and they get to take there masterpieces home with them to display proudly . Pre-registration required.

Ordinary Magic Kids Craft Class 1812 Brackett Ave. Suite 6, EAU CLAIRE

Cost: $15

Age: Ages 4-12

10:30-11am Sat. Dec. 8

Story Time at Dotters Books

Join Dotters each Saturday morning for Story Time. Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. They'll have donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary).

Dotters Books 1602 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Sat. Dec. 8

Citizens Climate Lobby Meeting

A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that can empower you to become an advocate for a livable world. Thousands of volunteers speak powerfully to their elected officials, the news media and their local communities to help stabilize the climate and boost the economy with a carbon fee and dividend that is simple, fair and market friendly.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-3pm Sat. Dec. 8

Santa's House

Visit with Santa at his beautifully decorated house. Santa's House is open every Saturday after his arrival until Christmas.

Rutledge Charity Building 404 N Bridge St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Sat. Dec. 8

Christkindlmarkt

Delight your senses with the feel of a European market. Vendors include local potters, cheese makers, handcrafted wooden gifts, handcrafted soaps, bakers, and other locally made products.

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

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Dec. 8

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

noon-8pm Sat. Dec. 8

Stars in a New Constellation Art Exhibit

Reaching as far out as we can go, Stars in a New Constellation has on display star inspired art with astronomical art, meditational art, seasonal art, jewelry art--with a good dose of Holiday cheer.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-3pm Sat. Dec. 8

7th Annual Memorial High School Orchestra Cookie Walk

Homemade cookies sold by the pound, student seasonal music performances. Free children’s carnival including face-painting, ornament-making, and other games and activities. Visit with Santa from 12:30-2:30.

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Sat. Dec. 8

Needle Felt Wisconsin Ornament Make and Take

Blue Boxer Arts will be in the shop with all the supplies for you to make your own Wisconsin Needle Felt ornaments. Needle felting is the process of using barbed needles to stab wool fibers and interlock them into place, creating any desired shape. No pre-registration required.

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

Cost: $5

Age: Ages 8+

1-5pm Sat. Dec. 8

4th Annual Holiday Toy Trains

This Chippewa Valley holiday tradition features standard gauge trains running on almost 400 square feet of track. Layout includes local buildings, winter scenes, lights, and sounds. Lighted night trains run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Crafts, coloring, and floor trains. Gingerbread house contest display, and Santa will visit regularly.

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

Cost: $9 Adults, $6 for ages 5-17, $2 for Museum Members, and FREE for ages 0-4

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sat. Dec. 8

Learn to Curl

2-hour sessions will teach the unique sport, including delivery, release, sweeping, strategy, and real game play. Local curlers help prospective curlers build a foundation to become involved in other curling opportunities. Bring a pair of clean shoes, and dress warm.

Eau Claire Curling Club 5530 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $10, FREE for college students with a school ID, FREE for ages 18 and under

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sat. Dec. 8

Dragons of the North Lantern Workshop: Light Up Eau Claire

Pablo Center at the Confluence and Visit Eau Claire will host this family-friendly lantern making workshops for artists of all ages. This year the parade lanterns for Light Up Eau Claire will be bigger and better than ever; in addition to the traditional diamond shaped lanterns, they’ll be hosting three workshops geared towards families, teens, and anyone interested in a more ambitious project.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

1:30pm Sat. Dec. 8

ECCT Presents: A Little House Christmas

It’s eight days before Christmas and everyone is coming to the Ingalls to celebrate. When a natural disaster strikes, it seems like Santa won’t be able to make it. But Christmas is a time for miracles and as the storm rages on, the Ingalls come together and discover the true meaning of Christmas.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $16 adults, $10 kids & students

Age: All Ages

2pm Sat. Dec. 8

UWEC Films: Ready Player One

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

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

Cost: $10 Individual Yearly Pass; $20 Family Yearly Pass; $5 Single Film Screening

Age: Rated PG

2pm Sat. Dec. 8

Book Reading: "Stoney Lonesome Road" by Rick Pendergast

Rick Pendergast reads from his novel set in western Wisconsin. A retired detective attempts to solve a decades old murder in order to clear the name of the accused who is an old family friend. In addition to the reading the author discusses his life experiences that had an influence on the book.

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

Cost: FREE

2pm Sat. Dec. 8

Let's Go Nut(s)cracker: Holiday Concert with CVJO and CVSO

The Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra will be performing great works from their symphonic repertoire, and the Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra will play the jazz versions. This holiday concert features classic and updated versions of holiday favorites, including multiple selections from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker".

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 adults, $10 youth/students

Age: All Ages

3pm Sat. Dec. 8

“Spruce” Up your Porch Pot Workshop

Learn how to create unique containers for this Christmas season. Bring in your own containers and design your own porch pot during the class. Let us help you transform your porch pots for this season.

Down To Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: Cost: Build your own; only pay for what you take home

4-5:15pm Sat. Dec. 8

Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire "Mystery and Mirth: A Spanish Christmas"

A vocal chamber ensemble dedicated to performing the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods in the Chippewa Valley. This concert features music from renaissance Spain that celebrates the mystery of the Virgin birth, and the human aspects of the Christmas story.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church 910 9th St. E, Menomonie

Cost: Free, donation accepted

Age: All Ages

5:30-9pm Sat. Dec. 8

Chippewa Valley Roller Derby Home Team Debut

CVRD's two brand new home teams, the Bad Axe Brawlers and Sawdust City Rollers, will debut for a hard-hitting night. Family friendly event. Concessions and adult beverages available.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $8 pre sale, $10 at the door

Age: All Ages

5:45-6:45pm Sat. Dec. 8

Kids Circus Party

A safe and supportive environment in which to try new things, take risks, and learn to trust one’s self and others. In this class, your child will learn the basics of aerial silks, lyra hoop, acro, hooping and more.

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

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 4-11

6pm Sat. Dec. 8

Texas Hippie Coalition

The Texas Hippie Coalition is a heavy metal band form Denison Texas.

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

Cost: $17adv; $22 at the door

Age: 21+

6:30-11:30pm Sat. Dec. 8

Jingle Ball - A Formal Affair to Celebrate the Season

Dance the night away at the Heyde Center's first formal ballroom dance evening. Break out your formal gown or tuxedo and hit the dance floor for an evening of waltzes, foxtrots, salsa, merengue, swing and tangos by a full band drawn from the talented student alumni musicians of the UWEC.

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

Cost: Tickets: $50 per person, $90 per couple.

Age: Adult

7pm Sat. Dec. 8

UWEC Films: Ready Player One

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

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

Cost: $10 Individual Yearly Pass; $20 Family Yearly Pass; $5 Single Film Screening

Age: Rated PG

7pm Sat. Dec. 8

Jingle Jams: Savannah Smith

Eau Claire native Savannah Smith writes catchy folk-pop songs and has recently wrapped up recording on her first full-length album.

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

7-10pm Sat. Dec. 8

Matt and Suzie K's Christmas Soiree

Join Matt and Suzie K. along with the UWEC Jazz Ensemble, Cathy Reitz and more for this incredible night of music, dancing, appetizers and a ton of holiday fun. Matt and Suzie will be joining the big band as well as singing all of their holiday favorites that you have come to know and love.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $18/Adults, $12/College Students

Age: 18+

7-10pm Sat. Dec. 8

Live Music: SoulFouRce

SoulFouRce is an ensemble of women from Wausau playing a variety of popular music, incorporating harmonies for a unique sound.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Dec. 8

Plum Season by Mary Shaw Book Release

Gather at Dotter's for the release of Mary's collection of works titled "Plum Season" made during her time visiting family in Ukraine. Her poetry, prose, conversations, and photography act as an exercise in reflection on what changes and what stays the same in the familial spaces that we cherish.

Dotters Books 1602 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire

7:30pm Sat. Dec. 8

Do You Hear What I Hear? Joyous Songs for Christmas

The Eau Claire Male Chorus presents its annual Christmas Concert. Also performing: Fall Creek High School Choirs and the Chippewa Valley Boy Choir. The ECMC is known for its enthusiastic singing, the chorus performs popular, sacred, patriotic, and traditional selections.

Lake Street United Methodist Church 337 Lake St., Eau Claire

Cost: $12 advance; $15 at the door; under 18 are FREE

7:30pm Sat. Dec. 8

Joe Nichols

A night of good music and good fun. Joe Nichols is a country music star out of Arksansas. Morgan Myles, a country and soul singer, will open.

Stout Ale House & Broadway Bowl 1501 N. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: $32 GA, $52 VIP

Age: 21+

7:30pm Sat. Dec. 8

CVTG Presents: Closed for the Holidays

After a blizzard shuts down the roads on Christmas Eve, a motley group of travelers find themselves stranded at the local community center. But to have a happy holiday, they're going to need a miracle--or seven to be exact. A spirited and heartwarming comedy with a dash of Christmas magic.

The Grand Theatre 102 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

8-11pm Sat. Dec. 8

Live Music: Jon Wilson

Having an eclectic taste and passion for music, Jon applies his unique brand of acoustic flavor to cover tunes that span 7 decades of music from Rock, Pop, Jazz and Country.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8pm Sat. Dec. 8

Live Music: Rattle Can Red

Rattle Can Red plays rock and country covers.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

8-11pm Sat. Dec. 8

Live Music: joe g

joe g combines Americana, folk, and pop musical styling with raw, personal lyrics that he hopes resonates with a broad audience. His originals focus on everything from love to pain, joy to sadness.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8pm Sat. Dec. 8

Live Music: Jerrika Mighelle

Jerrika Mighelle will play the Cabin.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Sat. Dec. 8

Live Music: Flaming Doublewides

With their swampy mix of blues, rock, and soul, the Flaming Doublewides are the perfect antidote to dreary December nights. BYO dancing shoes and get ready to groove the night away.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8pm Sat. Dec. 8

Live Music: Mark Healey & Jim Schuh Duo

Mark and Jim each began playing music during the mid 1960s. Mark has been in the world famous band Badfinger since 1986. As a duo Mark and Jim perform a variety of songs that they really like. Artists covered are: Badfinger, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Everly Bros, Buddy Holly, Rolling Stones, Etc

VFW Club 305 1300 Starr Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8:30pm Sat. Dec. 8

Late Night Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher Trio

Jeremy Boettcher has performed music throughout the world. He has toured extensively in S. Carey, traveling throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Recently, Jeremy finished a residency for Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30pm Sat. Dec. 8

Weekend Brunch: Brady Didion

Brady Didion is an instrumental guitarist with over 20 years of experience. Brady’s songwriting explores lively, evocative melodies married with percussive elements. Inspired by musicians such as Antoine Dufour and Andy McKee, Brady’s music is meditative and mellow.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm Sat. Dec. 8

The Artisanals Live

The Artisanals sound ranges from the heartland rock of Bruce Springsteen, and neo-psychedelia anthems of My Morning Jacket, to the dream-pop work of The Cars and The War On Drugs.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 adv, $10 door

Age: All Ages

9pm Sat. Dec. 8

Live Music: Crystal & The Commotion

Crystal and the Commotion featuring vocalist Crystal Dolivo, former Airkraft bassist and 2010 Grammy Nominated artist Peter Phippen, guitarist Scott Milz, and drummer Michael Hucek. Expect great music from the 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s and today.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

10pm-1am Sat. Dec. 8

Salsa Night at Cowboy Jack's

Dancing starts at 10pm. Everyone's invited to learn salsa, dance it, or just drink and spectate.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Ongoing Events For 12/08/2018

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Serious Circuits

Every Tuesday, Saturday until Dec. 26, 9-9:30am; Every Saturday until Mar. 30 2019, 9-9:30am;

Events with Tickets