Events For 12/15/2018

Sat. Dec. 15

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

8-11am Sat. Dec. 15

Hallie Optimist Breakfast with Santa

Come enjoy an all-you-can-eat delicious pancake and sausage breakfast with orange juice, coffee, and applesauce. Make sure to bring your camera to take a photo of your children with Santa Claus.

Village of Lake Hallie Town Hall 13033 30th Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Free for ages 12 and under. Adults $6

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Dec. 15

ACT Test Preparation

Help your student ease their worries and get better prepared by signing them up for an ACT prep course. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be covered.

UW Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $199

9-11am Sat. Dec. 15

Santa Visits CMEC

Visit with jolly ol' St. Nick himself when he stops by the Children's Museum this month. Santa will be posing for pictures and chatting with children about their Christmas wishes. Don't forget your camera.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Dec. 15

The Christmas Vendor Show

Shop for unique gifts for yourself or another, enjoy cultural presentations, product demonstrations and more.

Eagle's Club 2588 Hallie Rd., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. Dec. 15

Ted Semling Pottery Pop-Up Shop

If you’ve ever cozied up at the Joynt, chances are Ted’s been your bartender a time or two. Outside of Eau Claire’s favorite haunt, he’s one of our region’s best potters. Learn more about Ted’s artistic process and peruse his wares.

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

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Dec. 15

St Olaf's Church Cookie Walk

Purchase your cookies, candies, breads, jams and more for your holiday needs. Raffle items also available.

St. Olaf Church 3220 Monroe St., Eau Claire

Cost: Cost of Cookies - Speciality Items

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sat. Dec. 15

Weekend Brunch: Shane Leonard

In addition to his evening jazz sets at The Lakely, check out Shane's brunch sets featuring American folk music, sometimes alone, sometimes with friends.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am Sat. Dec. 15

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-6pm Sat. Dec. 15

Artisan Forge Studios: Holiday Market

Shop and see some amazing creations by the Artisan Forge Studios Artists during this holiday season. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be there from 2:30-3:30pm so bring the kids for a picture and hot cocoa.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-7pm Sat. Dec. 15

Megans Soap Box Pop & Shop

Specializing in handmade goat's milk soap, scented bath bombs, luxurious body lotions, and so much more! Each product is custom hand blended and made in small batches to ensure optimum freshness. Many ingredients are locally sourced from the local Amish community.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Dec. 15

Play with Santa

Santa will be at the Playhouse to visit children. Take a break and get photos and snacks with the big guy during the holiday season.

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

Cost: $5/child, Adults and Infants under 12 months free

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Dec. 15

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-3pm Sat. Dec. 15

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

11am-7pm Sat. Dec. 15

Scarf Marbling

Create a unique scarf, table runner, window or wall hanging, or home decor.

Arts, Etc. 930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27, Eau Claire

Cost: $25-35

Age: All Ages

11am-7pm Sat. Dec. 15

Pour Painted Ornament Workshop

Pour Painted Ornament Workshops. Make some unique one of a kind Christmas Ornaments while having Hot Cocoa and other goodies and treats. Please email Jeanine at Jeanine@artsetc1.com to schedule the fun! We will be available every day until Christmas.

Arts, Etc 930 Galloway St, Box #4, Suite #16, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: All Ages

11:30am-1:30pm Sat. Dec. 15

Hope Gospel Mission Christmas Community Dinner

Hope Gospel Mission will be serving its annual free Christmas Community Dinner. Everyone in the community is invited to attend and enjoy a delicious meal.

Hope Gospel Mission Men's Shelter 8 South Farwell Street, Eau Claire

noon-8pm Sat. Dec. 15

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. 15

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

1-4pm Sat. Dec. 15

ACT Test Preparation

Help your student ease their worries and get better prepared by signing them up for an ACT prep course. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be covered.

UW Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $199

1-3pm Sat. Dec. 15

Brewery Tour

Discover the flavors and tastes of Germany and the Czech Republic at Lazy Monk, Eau Claire’s oldest brewery. A guided visit of the Bier hall with memorabilia from Europe. Learn about the process and stages to brew amazing bier. Sample Lazy Monk's brews.

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

Cost: $10/person

Age: 21+

1-5pm Sat. Dec. 15

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. 15

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. 15

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. 15

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

1:30pm Sat. Dec. 15

UWEC Theater: "She Kills Monsters"

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she reconnects with her sister, Tilly, through a Dungeons & Dragons notebook.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $16 kids, $22 adults

2-5pm Sat. Dec. 15

Advanced Techniques Knit Class

Must already know how to cast on, knit, purl, and have familiarity with different needles. Learn how to increase, decrease, make 1 left, make 1 right, basic cable stitch, math involved with decreasing for beanies and mittens, join in the round and yarn over. Bring US 8 circular or DPN, and US 8 straight needles.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 15+

2-4pm Sat. Dec. 15

Sanctuary Napa Cabernet Tasting

Join us for this complimentary tasting of Sanctuary Cabernet from Napa Valley.

The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

2-10pm Sat. Dec. 15

Christmas Pub Crawl for the Humane Society

Have fun while raising money for the Eau Claire Humane Society. Featuring The Complexx, Bug Eyed Betty's, The Alibi lounge, Westside bar, Thirsty Badger, Heartbreakers, The Redzone, and Varsity Club. Prizes will be given away. Donate an item for cats or dogs and receive another entry for the grand prize.

The Varsity Club 2106 N Clairemont, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

3pm Sat. Dec. 15

Winter Wonderland Miniature Garden Workshop

Make your very own Winter Wonderland Miniature Garden. These miniature gardens will have a special twist just for the holidays. With a unique container, a few plants, festive holiday décor, and a touch of elfin magic, you’ll have a wonderful new miniature garden to add to your holiday decor.

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

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

6pm Sat. Dec. 15

Crazytown

Crazy Town is an American rap rock band, formed in 1995 by Bret Mazur and Seth Binzer. Crazy Town is best known for their 2000 hit single, "Butterfly". They'll be joined by special guests: Open Minded.

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

Cost: $20adv; $25 at the door

6-11pm Sat. Dec. 15

Holiday Dance

Christmas Dance sponsored by Singles Connection. Dance lessons at 6pm, dance begins at 7pm with 40 Fingers. Line dance lesson given during dance. Singles and couples welcome. Drawing for prizes.

Brickhouse Pub & Grub - Bar & Banquet Hall 2233 Birch St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 Members, $10 Non-Members

6-8pm Sat. Dec. 15

Tomme Suab Presents A Holiday Evening with Jessie Smith

Jessie Smith will close out her Wisco Gets Swampy Tour at the 410 Cafe, sharing a sweet blend of her original music and holiday songs, with some intermittent readings. The theme of the night will be "taking the pressure off of the holidays."

410 Cafe @ Valleybrook Church 410 S Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE (Tips Encouraged and Accepted!)

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Sat. Dec. 15

Hold the Lutefisk! it's Beginning to Smell a lot Like Christmas: The Looney Lutherans

These warm and witty women have created a brand new show of family-friendly comedy skits and songs to help audiences enjoy the spirit of the season, and maybe even create a new holiday tradition to boot. Dinner & show on Saturday by Sweet Clarisse Catering will feature your favorite Lutheran potlucks.

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

Cost: Admission: Dinner Show - Adults $34, Seniors $33, Youth $27 | Show Only – Adults $15, Seniors $14, Youth $8

7pm Sat. Dec. 15

Jingle Jams: Larry Past Trio

Playing a melodic blend of acoustic folk/rock/American mixing select covers and songs off of their CD, Calling, and off of The LP3 EP. Strong vocal harmonies are the hallmark of their sound that comes from years of singing together.

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

7-9pm Sat. Dec. 15

Goin' Coastal Radio Variety Show

Double the fun with two performances of the winter installment. Someone special joins the cast and amazing guitarist, Dakota dave hull, will be at both shows. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or by email.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $15 Adult/$10 Child (5-18)

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. Dec. 15

Live Music: Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes are comprised of Michael Kac, John Seymour and Neal Dimick. Each performer will rotate half hour sets throughout the night.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Dec. 15

Live Music: Jim Miller

Retired theatre professor turned folksinger Jim "Doc" Miller performs original music as well as his own interpretations of folk rock classics by the likes of Gordon Lightfoot, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon, Harry Chapin, Joan Baez, Lennon McCartney and many more.

The Barrel Room Wine Bar 320 Main St. E., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Adults

7-11pm Sat. Dec. 15

40 Fingers at Singles Connection Holiday Dance

Ho Ho Ho! This is a great opportunity to meet singles in the area, enjoy some delicious apps and desserts, and dance to the music of the 60's, 70's, 80's and even some newer stuff, courtesy of 40 Fingers.

Labor Temple Lounge 2233 Birch St # 6, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: 21+

7:30pm Sat. Dec. 15

The Memories

For more than 40 years The Memories have entertained audiences across the country. With their unique harmonies and great songs, this Wisconsin-based duo is made up of Warren Petryk and Tim Stevens.

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

Cost: $30

7:30pm Sat. Dec. 15

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

7:30pm Sat. Dec. 15

UWEC Theater: "She Kills Monsters"

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she reconnects with her sister, Tilly, through a Dungeons & Dragons notebook.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $16 kids, $22 adults

8pm-2am Sat. Dec. 15

CVEMS Sessions at the Stones Throw

A live, electronic dance music event. Rotating local talent and DJs.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

8pm Sat. Dec. 15

Live Music: Poor Man's Ridge

This band is the brainchild of Lucas Fischer, who brought on like-minded musicians, Brian Trullinger, Sarah Spindler, Billy Cooney, and Billy Angell.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

8-11pm Sat. Dec. 15

Live Music: Justin Jay Arnold

Drawing inspiration from his own life, Justin Jay Arnold performs covers and his own material. In addition to the struggles and triumphs of others, Justin has been influenced by the likes of Joe Purdy, Ben Harper, Waylon Jennings, Otis Redding and David Ruffin.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8:30pm Sat. Dec. 15

Late Night Jazz: Tim Sullivan Group

Tim's musical journey has taken him around the world. Living in Chicago, New Orleans, and New York City, he has been fortunate to work with a wide array of artists, ranging from Aretha Franklin to funk legend Fred Wesley to nearly a dozen NEA Jazz Masters.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30pm Sat. Dec. 15

Weezer Tribute Show

Sons of Guns are playing one night only as Weerez, a Weezer Tribute Band. All Weezer, all night long- selections from Blue Album, Pinkerton, and Green Album with a dash of the B-Sides.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 at the door

Age: All Ages

9pm Sat. Dec. 15

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+

10pm-1am Sat. Dec. 15

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 12/15/2018

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