Events For 05/16/2019

Thu. May. 16

Creative Economy Week

Creative Economy Week celebrates the blossoming creative economy movement in Wisconsin. In Eau Claire, we are fortunate to have a vibrant local creative economy. We all contribute to it, whether as producers or consumers. If you've ever…

Multiple Locations

8am-5pm Thu. May. 16

16th Annual Women's Business Conference

The conference is expected to attract more than 500 business owners, aspiring business owners, entrepreneurs and exhibitors from across the Midwest. This year’s conference features 100 exhibitors and 20 educational sessions on business planning, marketing, legal issues, business finance, and current trends in business.

UWEC Davies Center 77 Roosevelt Ave,, Eau Claire

Cost: $69

8:30am-4pm Thu. May. 16

Supervisory Management: Employee Evaluation and Performance Management

Get your employees engaged through effective communication. This course will help you incorporate performance management into an ongoing process, which can lead to increased engagement, productivity, and loyalty.

Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $600

9-11:30am Thu. May. 16

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

9am-5pm Thu. May. 16

Art at the County Court House

The Eau Claire County Court House features art from various local artists on all the floors including the ground floor.

Cost: FREE

9am-7pm Thu. May. 16

The Legacy Market

Calling all antiquers, shopaholics, junkers, and flea market lovers. Head to this shopping event filled with vintage, antique and farmhouse home decor. This decor extravaganza will be the biggest and best in the Chippewa Valley.

Pinehurst Shopping Center 3029 N. Hastings Way, Eau Claire

9:15-11:15am Thu. May. 16

Parent Partnership

Parent Partnership is for all parents regardless of income, marital status, gender, race, or religion. Every parent deserves a place to gather to meet other parents in a stress-free environment. Childcare is provided.

Trinity Lutheran Church 1314 E. Lexington Blvd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents and Kids

9:30-11am Thu. May. 16

Weekly Bird Banding

Beaver Creek Reserve Bird Banders have been banding birds for 20+ years. Visit with the Bird Banders during their weekly banding sessions. Watch and learn how and why they band birds. Learn about bird identification, how birds are caught and banded, and meet some birds up close.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

9:30-10:15am Thu. May. 16

Kids Make Music - Spring Course

Sing, dance, and play instruments. Solo singing is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language skills. Classes include a variety of instruments, puppets, and props to enrich the experience. FREE preview class for any new student. Registration open any time during the course (fee prorated).

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $120 (10 weeks)

Age: Ages 2-4

10am-noon Thu. May. 16

Mini Makers: Open Lab

Build and create using real tools of the trade. They'll provide all of the string, beads, cardboard, wood, tape, etc. to create the project of your dreams and then you get to take your masterpiece home with you. Feel free to drop in anytime during the two-hour window.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Thu. May. 16

UW-Stout Best of Design Show/SAIR Exhibition

This bi-annual juried student exhibition will feature work from 30+ students across all programs in the Department of Design. Emily Gordon and Melissa Lackey will have their Student Artist-in-Residence installations open for viewing. Shows will remain up through July.

Furlong Gallery 178 Micheels Hall, UW-Stout, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-8pm Thu. May. 16

Just Between Friends Community Kids Sale

Everything for kids & more: furniture, strollers, high chars, carseats, ride-em toys, bikes, toddler beds, exersaucers, infant items, bedding, kids, teen & maternity clothing, costumes, shoes, DVDs, electronics, books, and toys. Learn more about shopping and selling with JBF online.

Altoona Hobbs Sports Center 2300 Spooner Ave., Altoona

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Thu. May. 16

Preschool Kids in the Kitchen

Let’s cook together! You and your little one can participate together in fun, age appropriate classes bursting with hands-on activities, healthy concept learning through games, and of course, empowering your little one to create their own special healthy snacks.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

Cost: $60 for 5 weeks; $15 for drop-in

Age: 2-6 years

11am-1pm Thu. May. 16

When the Ferries Still Ran

A presentation about the ferries that operated on the Chippewa River at Caryville and Meridean from the time of the pioneers until 1964. Hosted by Local Author Jim Alf.

Arts, Etc 930 Galloway St, Building #13 Suite 3, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

12:15-1:15pm Thu. May. 16

Google Drive Overview

Learn how to use Google Drive and the most popular apps in this overview class. Students should have basic computer/Internet use skills prior to attending.

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 West Washington St., Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: Adults

12:30-2:30pm Thu. May. 16

Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

A six week workshop that teaches strategies for taking better care of yourself while you are caring for a child- of any age- with special health or behavioral needs.

Community Services Building of Dunn County 3001 Hwy 12/29 E,, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

1:30pm Thu. May. 16

LEGO Spaceship Building Challenge

Join Curtis Mork, The Lego Guy and take the spaceship building challenge with his extensive collection of building bricks.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

2:30-3pm Thu. May. 16

Pop Up Science: Draw a Circuit

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with the kids and explore all things STEAM-related. This week's activity is drawing a circuit.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Thu. May. 16

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-4:30pm Thu. May. 16

New Twinkle Baby's learn to dance

Young dancers develop (get up get moving be active) song and dance and more. Structured lessons following - direction - team work - confidence - body muscles plus the introduction to the world of dance.

Jean Marie's School of Dance 31 West Spring Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36/month

Age: 3-4 years and up

4-5pm Thu. May. 16

Painting & Popcorn

Calling all pint-sized Picassos. Your child will be able to create a one-of-a-kind painting to hang on the wall at home or give to a special person in their life. Plus, snacks and juice boxes are provided to fuel that creative energy.

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

Cost: $5 with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4-9pm Thu. May. 16

Shining a Light on Suicide

An evening of sharing and love to remember loved ones lost to the darkness of suicide. Suicide awareness resources, a memory table of photos, Journey on Janna 5k sign up and packet pick up, River Bridge Lighting Ceremony and blessing from Reverend Aaron Zook at sunset (approx. 8:30pm).

RCU Eau Claire River Room/ Phoenix Park 200 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4pm Thu. May. 16

One Act Play Festival

Each spring the UWEC Theartre Division stages a collection of one-act plays directed by students from the Advanced Directing course. This dynamic collection of work showcases the emerging talents of the division's young directors and actors.

Riverside Theatre - Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire 121 Water Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

5-9:30pm Thu. May. 16

Lifeguard Training

Provide participants with knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $185, Community $225

Age: 15+

5-7pm Thu. May. 16

Crowdfunding and Opportunity Zone Financing

An event on creative, new opportunities to invest in entrepreneurs, featuring Brian Edstrom, a 1999 memorial graduate and partner/shareholder at Avisen Legal in Minneapolis.

Forage 930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

5pm Thu. May. 16

Toppling Goliath Rare Beer Release

Enjoy 4 rare release beers from Toppling Goliath Brewery out of Decorah, IA. They'll be bringing their mosaic dry hop Pseudo Sue pale ale, galaxy dry hop Pseudo Sue pale ale, Rover Truck oatmeal stout, and Naughty 90 oaked ale.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

5:30-7:30pm Thu. May. 16

Special Kids Nights

For children with special needs, visiting the Museum can prove difficult on a typical day. This event offers families a safe and soothing environment where the Museum is closed to the public, giving kids with special needs a special night. Snacks included, with themed sensory activities and extra staff support.

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

Cost: FREE

5:30-9pm Thu. May. 16

University of Wisconsin's Founders' Day Celebration

Featuring a special presentation from the UW School of Veterinary Medicine. Honoring Badger of the Year recipient Dr. Margaret Meier Jones DVM’96. A silent auction and raffle help support scholarship funds. Cash bar. Dinner will be served and the program will begin at 6:30pm.

Eau Claire Golf & Country Club 828 Clubview Lane, Altoona

Cost: $40

Age: 16+

5:30-8:30pm Thu. May. 16

Burger King Classic Car Show

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family.

Burger King - West Side 2833 North Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-8pm Thu. May. 16

Amp Quiz Trivia at Pokegama Inn

Welcoming teams of any size. Prizes for the top three teams. Get a free answer online and visit the AMP Quiz Facebook page for a picture hint. Enjoy dinner/drinks with family and friends during the game.

Pokegama Lakeside Tavern & Grill 840 Banks Ave., Chetek

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6-8pm Thu. May. 16

ABC's of Home Building Seminar

Thinking about building a new home? Join the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association to learn more about building your own home. Discuss the first steps, what to discuss with your lender, prequalifying and financing of your property, different ways to build your home & more.

Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association - Board Room 4319 Jeffers Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 per person + FREE Ticket to the 2019 Parade of Homes

Age: 21+

6-8pm Thu. May. 16

Painting Demonstration by Terry Meyer

Terry will share his techniques for use in watercolor and oil paintings, and create small works for purchase that day.

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

6-9pm Thu. May. 16

MHS Fine Arts Night: Power

Tthe culmination of collaborations among various content teachers and students. Examine POWER through the lens of art, music, theatre, creative writing, film, dance, social sciences and natural sciences. Open house format allows visitors to explore. Enter through Door 1 under the eagle.

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Thu. May. 16

Whiskey Club at The Ivory

Taste whiskey all over the world. Offering "Roundtable Meetings" where you will get a chance to learn the history of different Whiskeys, taste test the inventory, and share whiskey stories with people of all ages. Sample a “Flight of the Night” which will include 4 different Whiskeys.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 21+

6:45pm Thu. May. 16

Manifest Open Mic

Enjoy local open mic musicians or take the stage yourself.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-9pm Thu. May. 16

Amp Quiz Trivia at Monk's

Welcoming teams of any size. Prizes for the top three teams. Get a free answer online and visit the AMP Quiz Facebook page for a picture hint. Enjoy dinner/drinks with family and friends during the game.

Monk's Bar & Grill 3560 Oakwood Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-8pm Thu. May. 16

Chippewa Valley Toastmasters

Toastmasters is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills in a supportive environment. Guests are always welcome, membership available.

Mayo Health Clinic - Luther Hospital, Room 11103 1221 Whipple St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE for 1st time guests

Age: 16+

7-9pm Thu. May. 16

Live Music: Sundae and Mr. Goessl

Sundae + Mr. Goessl, features award-winning vocalist Kate Voss and Seattle's busiest freelance guitarist, Jason Goessl. This charming husband/wife duo incorporates humor, vintage style, interesting instrumentation, nostalgia and serious chops in their act. In a word, this act is delightful.

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

Cost: FREE

7pm Thu. May. 16

One Act Play Festival

Each spring the UWEC Theartre Division stages a collection of one-act plays directed by students from the Advanced Directing course. This dynamic collection of work showcases the emerging talents of the division's young directors and actors.

Riverside Theatre - Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire 121 Water Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

7-9pm Thu. May. 16

Live Music: Tatum Kline

Tatum Kline is a singer songwriter from Minneapolis. She is studying Music Therapy at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. Tatum been singing all her life and playing guitar since the age of 12.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Thu. May. 16

Open Mic & Musician Gathering

Open mic with quality sound & lights hosted by Jeff White. Free drink for all performers. Sign up at 6:15pm. Happy hour at 9:30pm with $2 rails & pints!

Mystic Bar 1 E Canal street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-9pm Thu. May. 16

The John and Rose Band

Lively bluegrass/honky tonk roots band to perform a free community concert at the new River Prairie Center in Altoona, WI as part of filming for PBS Wisconsin Life.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. May. 16

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

The low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for earldom in the D’Ysquith family. Can he knock off his relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhust? A murderous romp filled with clever music, non-stop laughs, this is a fresh new musical comedy.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket information available online

7:30pm Thu. May. 16

Pablo Film Screening: Smokey and the Bandit

Pablo Center invites you to raise a beer and toast the Bandit himself! Laughs, action, and some of the wildest car chases ever filmed. Burt Reynolds is the Bandit, a trucker with a fast mouth and a faster rig on a quest to haul 400 cases of beer from Texarkana to Atlanta in just 28 hours.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $7

8pm Thu. May. 16

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Kate McCarthy & Akeem Woods

Two headliners for the price of one! Kate McCarthy is a college student and comedian in Minneapolis. Akeem Woods is the funny little brother you always never wanted whose no holds barred comedy style will have you reeling.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA| $3 with valid student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

8-9:30pm Thu. May. 16

NOTA Book Release Party

The semesterly publication, stickers, buttons, etc. will be available for anyone to claim. Music will be featured by Travis Lee and an open mic will be available for anyone to share their spoken word. Celebrate another successful semester and give students the opportunity to express their art.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30-11pm Thu. May. 16

Vinyl Nights: Big Tall Jake

A selection of vinyls will be spun throughout the night. In addition to enjoying craft cocktails and regional beers/wines, order from our popular late-night menu featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord, where you create your own sharable feast.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Ongoing Events For 05/16/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Play & Learn

Every Tuesday, Thursday until Dec. 20, 9:30-11:30am; Every Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30-11:30am

Events with Tickets