Events For 02/16/2019

8-10am Sat. Feb. 16

Distance Running

All levels are welcome, but this class is specifically designed for anyone, at any level, interested in running a half or full marathon. Provides you with the training tools to help you on this 14-week journey. Attend either the Tuesday morning or evening lecture, and training runs are on Saturdays.

UWEC McPhee Strength & Performance Center 509 University Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $149

Age: All Ages

8am-3pm Sat. Feb. 16

Think Spring Garden Seminar

Attendees will have the opportunity to choose educational programs for each of five sessions throughout the day. Speakers will include local Master Gardener Volunteers, UW-Extension educators and local garden/nursery owners. Fee also includes: lunch, vendors, and door prizes.

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

Cost: $25 until 2/6, $30 until day of | $15 for students until 2/6

Age: Secondary Student and up

8:30am-noon Sat. Feb. 16

Artology

Spruce up your child’s Saturdays. See your child's creative side come alive through art. This 8-week program covers a variety of techniques that are good for learners of all levels.

Haas Fine Arts Center 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: $99

Age: Ages 5-13

8:30-10:30am Sat. Feb. 16

Shake It to End Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Zumba Party

Join the Menomonie High School dance team, Blue Devils Dance Team, Red Cedar Dance Company and local Zumba instructors for a fun filled morning of dance. All ages and fitness levels can enjoy this event. Bring all you friends, family. Wear comfy clothes and athletic shoes and be prepared to wiggle and giggle!

Menomonie Middle School 920 21st St. SE, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Feb. 16

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

9am-4pm Sat. Feb. 16

The Power of "US" Marriage Weekend

Join Dr. Rick Marks for an enrichment weekend where he’ll equip couples with practical skills that will strengthen marriages by tapping into The Power of “US.” This will be a great event for couples who are dating, engaged, or married.

Menomonie Alliance Church 502 21st St. N, Menomonie

Cost: $50

Age: Adults

9am-noon Sat. Feb. 16

Make a Mala Necklace Workshop

Mala Necklaces are used as a tool to help the mind focus on meditation. 108 beads make up the body of this necklace. Choose from a variety of wood or stone beads and different colors for your tassel. You will walk away with your very own Mala Necklace to wear or meditate with.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $50

Age: Ages 16+

9am-4pm Sat. Feb. 16

Daughters of the King Women's Conference

A wonderful event of music, fellowship, prayer, & relevant teaching. A live band will lead traditional & contemporary worship music. Lunch is provided. Prayer & healing session in the afternoon.

Bloomer UMC 1700 Main Street, Bloomer

Cost: $20

Age: 15+

9am-noon Sat. Feb. 16

Gallery Morning: Coffee & Waffles + Caricatures

Check out the cozy, art-filled 200 Main Gallery for some coffee and waffles by SHIFT, plus caricatures by Jason Anhorn.

200 Main - Art and Wine 200 Main St., Eau Claire

9am-3pm Sat. Feb. 16

Making Glass Beads

What happens when glass meets a flame? Join bead artist Julie Lukosaitis and learn the technique of firing, molding and creating your very own custom beads. Pair this workshop with the Creative Bracelet Sets workshop in April and you will have some one of a kind jewelry.

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

Cost: $165

10am-3pm Sat. Feb. 16

Nordic Plant Spirit Pathways with Gigi Stafne

Rooted in her own Norwegian and Saami ancestry, Gigi will explore herbalism. ​In the spirit of Eir, the traditional Norse goddess of healing and herbs, participants will also create three Nordic-inspired botanical hand crafts to bring home. Brighten your winter with some traditional Nordic wisdom and koselig.

Soulstice Wellness Center 1316 Fairfax Street #103 & #104, Eau Claire

Cost: Tuition: $75 per person (this tuition reflects/includes $20 materials fee)

10am-noon Sat. Feb. 16

Centershot Youth Archery

No prior archery experience is needed and bows are supplied. If you have your own bow, you are encouraged to bring it.

Chippewa Valley Bible Church 531 East South Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 10+

10am-1pm Sat. Feb. 16

Weekend Brunch: Nick Seeger

A farm-focused weekend brunch (served 7am-1pm) with lively instrumental tunes from Seeger 10am-1pm. The kitchen offers an array of midwestern and other brunch classics, and the bar offers a variety of classic and original morning drinks.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Feb. 16

Healing Using Buddhist Wisdom Practices with Visiting Lama, Khenpo Ugyen

This program will encourage the natural healing process and develop healthier ways of looking at ourselves and the world. By using Buddhist wisdom practices we can connect with our noble heart and engage the healing process. A healthy mind experiences happiness, inner peace, love, and contentment.

Hay River KTC Meditation Center N14085 County VV (not W), Ridgeland

Cost: $5 Friday, $25/day, $45/all events

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Feb. 16

Family Storytime

For ages two to six, but can be enjoyed by the entire family. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Feb. 16

Story Time at Dotters Books

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-5pm Sat. Feb. 16

11th Annual Saint Valentine's Day Hustle

A friendly alley cat bike race, racing around scenic lake Menomin. Bring a bike, a pen or marker, $10 and some stamina. It is also recommended to be prepared for any circumstances. Terrain may be varied, so bike selection is key!

The Market 545 S Broadway St, Menomonie

Cost: $10

Age: 21+

11am-noon Sat. Feb. 16

HOT barre (90 degrees)

Sweat it out in a 90 degree room. Barre classes use a combination of postures inspired by ballet to tone, lengthen, and strengthen the body. Elements of yoga are also incorporated to reinforce your daily practice. No experience necessary.

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

Cost: $15

Age: 16+

11am-4pm Sat. Feb. 16

Fiber Arts & Folk Life Festival

Enjoy the abundance of vintage arts, skills, and traditions found in the Chippewa Valley. Talk with instrument builders, alpaca and sheep farmers, textile artists, woodworkers, carvers, sculptors, dabblers, and hobbyists. Admire, create, and celebrate.

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

Cost: $7 Adults, $4 Children, Free for museum members

11am-3pm Sat. Feb. 16

Youth Artist Workshop

Enhance your creativity and arts ability at the YMCA as we host an artist mentor on the third Saturday of each month. This instructor will lead a small group of students in a project of their own design. You will not want to miss this opportunity to express your creativity.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $30, Community $42

Age: All Ages

11am-4pm Sat. Feb. 16

2nd Annual Palentines at Odd Humyns

Palentines is a day dedicated to treatin' ourselves and lovin' up on our pals, so put on your pal pants for this giant pal party. Palentine vendors include Giizhig Design Company, Merfolk Handmade, Kaiserson Honey, & Wasteland Apparel. Grab a cup o' tea from Infinitea Teahouse, sign up for a Tarot Reading and more.

Odd Humyns 209 N Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Sat. Feb. 16

Art Exhibit, The Art of Play, Ryan Foose, Eliza Wheeler

Ryan Foose and Eliza Wheeler are both UW-Stout School of Art & Design alum. Wheeler, (North space) has written and illustrated several children’s books (Miss Maple’s Seeds). Foose, (south space) is the current Head of Brand Development for minor league baseball.

Furlong Gallery 178 Micheels Hall, UW-Stout, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

12:30-3pm Sat. Feb. 16

The Tale of Snow White Auditions

This introductory acting opportunity is perfect for both those who are new to the stage and those who have some experience. Learn about theatre and have fun making new friends.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $65 Community $80

Age: Ages 8-14

1-4pm Sat. Feb. 16

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

1-4pm Sat. Feb. 16

ARTmobile

Work on art projects with staff from the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center ARTmobile. Suitable for all ages.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sat. Feb. 16

Cable Beanie Crochet Class

This class is for intermediate/advanced crocheters. Create am adorable cabled beanie. You do not need to know how to work cables, but you should be familiar with double and triple back and front post stitches. You will need 250 yards of worsted weight yarn, size I 5.5 mm hook, and a stitch marker.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: Ages 18+

1-4pm Sat. Feb. 16

Succulent Planter Pop & Shop

Create your own small or large succulent planter. All materials are provided and there are tons of unique options.

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

Cost: $12 for small planter or $20 for large planter

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Sat. Feb. 16

National Snowshoe Beer Mile Championship

A classic beer mile race with the twist of doing everything in snowshoes. Traditional Beer Mile, Half Beer Mile, Open Beer Mile, and the Four-Person "Tower" Relay Race will all be happening. Hosted by the Hash House Harriers.

Fox Run Tavern 1515 S 65th Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: Must purchase beverages at Fox Run.

Age: 21+

1:30pm Sat. Feb. 16

Author Visit - Brian Gabriel

Ferries along the Lower Chippewa River: Durand, Tyrone, Fair Play, New Meridean, Rumsey’s Landing, Old Meridean, and Caryville. Preview of Brian's new DVD documentary, Jim Alf -Ferryman.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Feb. 16

Paint and Draw with Schaefer-Miles

Paint and Draw with Schaefer/Miles. Beginners to Advanced. With or without your own supplies. Learn techniques and mediums while creating in your own style. Take one class or many.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Student and Adult

2pm Sat. Feb. 16

UWEC International Film Series: I Dream in Another Language

The mysterious young circumstances surrounding a decades-long feud between the last two speakers of a dying indigenous tongue are artfully intertwined with bittersweet remembrances of the past in this poetic meditation on life and lost love.

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

Cost: $5 GA; $10 yearly pass; $20 yearly family pass (4 people)

Age: Unrated

2:30-3pm Sat. Feb. 16

Pop Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

2:30pm Sat. Feb. 16

Voices from the Past

Ever since Uniroyal closed, there have been suggests of a museum to celebrate the tires the factory built. Through this special tour of a proposed Tire Museum, you will see why tires once defined the Eau Claire community.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

3-4:30pm Sat. Feb. 16

Intermediate II Psychic Defense & Energy Work Class

Students will learn to use the fundamental principles to affect the energies in their surroundings. Students will also learn to charge and clear objects and spaces of energies to allow them to more thoroughly control the feel of their environment and prevent the buildup of negative and stagnant energies.

The Broom & Crow 106 E. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $25

4pm Sat. Feb. 16

BaredFeet The Company Performs "Rising, Forward"

BaredFeet The Company presents their Winter-Spring dance performance titled "Rising, Forward". In support of the restoration efforts of The Colfax Municipal Buidling Auditorium. 20% of donations will go toward the restoration. Remaining donations taken to fund the free arts/wellness programs of BaredFeet.

Colfax Municipal Building 613 Main Street, Colfax

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30pm Sat. Feb. 16

Chippewa Valley Roller Derby Presents: Blood & Ink

Chippewa Valley Roller Derby will be playing in a double header vs. Vaudeville Vixens (Madison, WI) and SCAR Dolls (St. Cloud, MN). Tattoo raffles will go all night. Featured Charity: Lil Rascals Refuge. Concessions and adult beverages available. Bleacher seating available, or bring a lawn chair.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $8 (plus fees)

6pm Sat. Feb. 16

Night For the Fight

Help harness the power of music to raise money for the battle against cancer. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to The Gilbert Foundation, which helps people in Wisconsin fight against Cancer. Enjoy a night packed with top-notch entertainment.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $13

6-10pm Sat. Feb. 16

Learn to Curl: Valentines Date Night

This unique Valentine's day date night package includes curling lessons, 2 free beer tokens, heavy hors d'oeuvres, music by Uncommon Denominator, and performances by Clear Water Comedy.

Eau Claire Curling Club 5530 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $60 Couple's Package

Age: All Ages

6-11pm Sat. Feb. 16

Singles Connection Valentine's Dance

Singles and couples welcome. Dance lessons at 6 PM, dance at 7 PM. Line dance lessons during first break. Music by the Git Backs at Brick House Pub & Grub.

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

Cost: $5 Members, $10 Nonmembers

6pm Sat. Feb. 16

Intro to doTERRA essential oils

Join DoTerra Oils for a talk about their natural healthcare options.

Best Western PLUS Eau Claire Conference Center 3340 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Feb. 16

"Forward" Book Release with Spencer Wells

In pairing his photographs with the prose of the journalists, poets, and musicians who understood their respective influences best, photographer Spencer Wells tells the story of a thriving and innovative culture through portraits of six artists who shaped it.

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

7-8:15pm Sat. Feb. 16

Lunar Healing Circle: Full Moon in Virgo

A group energy clearing and reset, gentle yoga, guided meditation, and an intuitive reading specific to the current moon phase. With the full moon in Virgo, this month's theme is Purification. Work with a beautiful purification mantra and practices to help you feel more grounded, and clear.

Tuning Tree 515 South Barstow, Suite 117, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

7-10pm Sat. Feb. 16

Live Music: Noah John & Melissa Fernandez

Noah John of Noah John & Ringing Iron has been on stage since 14 years of age singing, playing banjo and guitar. Melissa come straight from Venezuela and brings a totally different twist to the Band. She is fun loving and a favorite at all the shows.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Feb. 16

UWEC International Film Series: I Dream in Another Language

The mysterious young circumstances surrounding a decades-long feud between the last two speakers of a dying indigenous tongue are artfully intertwined with bittersweet remembrances of the past in this poetic meditation on life and lost love.

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

Cost: $5 GA; $10 yearly pass; $20 yearly family pass (4 people)

Age: Unrated

7-8:30pm Sat. Feb. 16

Healing Using Buddhist Wisdom Practices with Visiting Lama, Khenpo Ugyen

This program will encourage the natural healing process and develop healthier ways of looking at ourselves and the world. By using Buddhist wisdom practices we can connect with our noble heart and engage the healing process. A healthy mind experiences happiness, inner peace, love, and contentment.

Hay River KTC Meditation Center N14085 County VV (not W), Ridgeland

Cost: $5 Friday, $25/day, $45/all events

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Feb. 16

Pat Donohue

Pat Donohue, a Midwesterner with the rhythm of a drummer and the soul of a New Orleans saxophonist, has the fingers of the world’s finest guitarists. 

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $15

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Feb. 16

Cheeseheads: The Musical

The beloved founder of Schnaybel's Famous Cheese has passed away and there are rumors the factory may shut down. A uniquely humorous story about perseverance, romance and the possibility of winning it all in this touching and joyful Wisconsin musical.

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

Cost: Adults/Seniors $25, Youth/Students $12

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Feb. 16

Jay Owenhouse: The Authentic Illusionist

Jay welcomes you into his mysterious world of wonder and the impossible. You will experience a night of grand illusions with the most amazing magic in the world, Bengal tigers up close, dangerous escapes, and inspiring storytelling.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets start at $29

7:30pm Sat. Feb. 16

​Jesters Comedy Improv

Features off-the-cuff performers who take audience suggestions and create comedic scenes, original songs, and uproarious laughs on-the-spot with no filters, no editing, and no second-takes. Jesters Comedy thrives on audience participation.

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

Cost: $15 adults, $13 seniors, $6 youth

8-11pm Sat. Feb. 16

Live Music: Nick Hensley

Nick Hensley is the former lead singer and co-writer of The District, a regional act from the upper Midwest, co based out of St. Paul, MN and Chicago, IL. Nick Hensley’s Love Songs For Angry Men has maintained a full schedule since 2002, averaging more than 200 shows a year

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8-10pm Sat. Feb. 16

Manitowoc Minute’s Charlie Berens: Oh My Gosh!

Da Manitowoc Minute is back on da road coming to your town real quick once. It's a brand new show that's one part Manitowoc Minute, one part Charlie Berens and three parts Craigslist. What could possibly go wrong? Get some tickets real quick once and keep 'er movin!

UWEC Schofield Auditorium 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $45 for VIP (reserved seats and Meet & Greet) $30 General Public $15 UWEC Students

Age: All Ages

8-9pm Sat. Feb. 16

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Programs on various astronomical related topics are presented by members of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society. Programs run 45-60 minutes in length. Check the CVAS website for this week's topic and target audience. Observing follows programs if skies are clear.

Hobbs Observatory In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K, Fall Creek

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

8pm Sat. Feb. 16

Live Music: Bear Creek Band

The Bear Creek Band will play the VFW post.

VFW Club 305 1300 Starr Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8-10pm Sat. Feb. 16

Downtown Classics: When Harry Met Sally

It's the 30th Anniversary of When Harry Met Sally and we are celebrating at Micon Cinemas Downtown Budget Theater. $20 V-Day special includes 1 large pizza and 2 drinks.

Micon Downtown Cinema 315 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4

8pm Sat. Feb. 16

Live Music: Austin Fire

EverRoad's lead singer, Brittany Miller, is attending a "front of the line" audition invitation from NBC's The Voice. The audition, on this day, draws her away from her performance with EverRoad, so they'll be joined by Austin Marie to form their sister band, Austin Fire. This is Austin's first performance since opening for Lee Brice last year.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8:30pm Sat. Feb. 16

Porcupine Live

Porcupine was born in La Crosse, where singer/guitarist Casey Virock had previously launched another indie rock trio, Space Bike. Now based in Minneapolis, the band has evolved to full maturity, a potent force propelled by drummer Ian Prince and bassist Greg Norton (formerly of Hüsker Dü).

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 advance | $15 at the door

Age: All Ages

8:30pm Sat. Feb. 16

Late Night Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher Trio

Jeremy Boettcher has performed music throughout the world, toured extensively in S. Carey throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, and recently finished a residency for Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar. He will be joined by good friend and incredible talent, Josh Gallagher, on the piano.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm-1am Sat. Feb. 16

Live Music: Contradiction

Contradiction plays rock & country music.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Sat. Feb. 16

Live Music: Good Night Gold Dust, Adelyn Rose and Elvessa

Good Night Gold Dust is a Electro Indie Pop outfit. Adelyn Strei has established herself as one of Eau Claire’s premier songwriters with her eponymous indie-rock band. Elvessa is a local Eau Claire musician whose music is self described as "Dry, bittersweet freak folk."

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

11:59pm-3am Sat. Feb. 16

Rocky Horror Picture Show

This cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Free props for the first 50 guests.

Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 for General Public | $2 UWEC Students

Age: 18+

Ongoing Events For 02/16/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Serious Circuits

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

Events with Tickets