Events For 05/18/2019

Sat. May. 18

Crickets Kickoff Kickball Tournament Fundraiser

Co-Ed teams with a 4 male 4 female minimum. First 8 teams signed up and paid. Full concessions (food, snacks, beer) provided. No carry-in allowed. 100% of proceeds go to Fall Creek 9U Travel Baseball Team. Call John Elkins to register.

Keller Park State Street, Fall Creek

Cost: $100 team entry fee

Age: Must be 18+ to play

Sat. May. 18

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

7am-7pm Sat. May. 18

Eastside Hill Neighborhood Thrift Sale

The annual Eastside Hill neighborhood-wide thrift sale is coming up. For current information check out their Facebook page. Past years have seen over 140 sales. New this year: Eastside Hill Neighborhood Craft Market in Boyd Park.

Eastside Hill Neighborhood Residences from Margaret Street to Main Street, Eau Claire

8am-3pm Sat. May. 18

Eastside Hill Neighborhood Craft Market

During this year’s neighborhood-wide Thrift Sale, the Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association will host a special craft market in Boyd Park. Shoppers are invited to stop down and see what locals have to offer.

Boyd Park 1202 Fairway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to attend

8am-1pm Sat. May. 18

Menomonie Farmers Market

Features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Age: All Ages

8:30-11:30am Sat. May. 18

Beginning Bird Identification

You’ll discover the amazing diversity of birds that the Chippewa Valley has to offer. Each of the three field outings will focus on a separate bird population specific to the Chippewa Valley area: winter and permanent resident birds, migrant waterfowl, and summer resident songbirds.

UW-Eau Claire Phillips Hall 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $119

9am-noon Sat. May. 18

ACT Test Preparation

This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be covered. Plus, this year they’ve added a section on overall test preparation based on feedback from past participants.

Cost: $199

9am-noon Sat. May. 18

33rd Fido & Friends Fun Run/Walk

This sponsor themed 1-3 mile Run/Walk will benefit the homeless animals at Eau Claire County Humane Association. A breakfast menu will be available at the concession stands as well as sponsor booths and family-friendly activities that will continue throughout the event.

Pine Pavilion, Carson Park 741 Pavillion Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: Registration is $30 per person. Children 12 and under are free.

Age: All Ages

9:30am-2:30pm Sat. May. 18

Cars & Trucks: Downtown Car Show

Head to Grand & Graham Ave for car & motorcycle shows, food trucks, music, and more.

Graham & Grand Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Sat. May. 18

DIY Infused Oils and Salves

Learn about infusing herbs in oils and make a first-aid skin salve useful for the coming summer months! Instructor: Kerri Kiernan Kerri Kiernan is a local Master Herbalist who works with plants from her garden as well as wild weeds from the Chippewa Valley to help people thrive with handmade remedies and personalized herbal consults. Kerri is the owner and operator of a small herbal business.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. May. 18

Kickin it in the Park for NF

A fun filled walk to help raise awareness for Neurofibromatosis. You can form a team and come in costume or come as you are. Enjoy the beauty of Irvine park as you walk the one mile handicap accessible walk or complete the three mile loop. Lunch is provided to all registered walkers.

Irvine Park Main Pavilion Inside Irvine Park, Jefferson Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Preregistration is $20, Day of is $25, Children 4-12 $12, 3 and under are free

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. May. 18

Clean Boats Clean Waters Training

A statewide volunteer program for citizens who care about the lakes to help educate boaters about the impact of aquatic invasive species and importance of cleaning off equipment. Includes all that a volunteer needs to know to participate as a watercraft inspector.

Citizen Science Center - Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Hwy K, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

10am-1pm Sat. May. 18

Mutt Strut n' Tabby Trot

Join Dunn County Humane Society and other animal lovers for this annual 5K fun run/walk. This event is a fundraiser for DCHS and proceeds go toward the care of the cats and dogs residing with them. There will also be activities for non-runners!

Dunn County Fairgrounds - Fanetti Community Center 620 17th Street SE, Menomonie

Cost: Run/Walk registration $25/individual, $50/family

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Sat. May. 18

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

10am-noon Sat. May. 18

Downtown Classics: The Wizard of Oz

Get over the rainbow excited, The Wizard of Oz is landing on the big screen at Micon Cinemas Downtown Budget Theater.

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

Cost: $4

Age: All Ages

10am-8pm Sat. May. 18

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

10:30-11am Sat. May. 18

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. Dotters will 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

11am-3pm Sat. May. 18

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-7pm Sat. May. 18

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.

11am-noon Sat. May. 18

Teen Plant and Paint

Spring is (finally) in the air and flowers will soon be blooming. Teens are invited to paint a flower pot and plant a bit of green to brighten a room or outdoor space. Choose from seeds or plant starters. All materials provided, while supplies last. Save your spot online.

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

Cost: FREE

11am-5pm Sat. May. 18

2nd Annual Family Music Fest

A day filled with music, activities, and learning for the whole family at the Eau Claire Music School. Classes, lessons, and performances all available free of charge. End the day with a free concert by Minneapolis folk duo, Fellow Pynins.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-2pm Sat. May. 18

AKF Martial Arts Eau Claire Grand Re-Opening

Check out AKF's newly remodeled facility. Watch their DELTA team Demonstration at 11am. Anti-bullying seminar at 11:45-12:45pm. Try-It classes age 3-6 at 1-1:30pm and age 7+ from 1:30-2pm. Online registration for seminar and classes is required.

AKF Martial Arts Academy of Eau Claire 1606 S. Hastings Way, Suite B, Eau Claire

Cost: Free and open to public

Age: Ages 3 and up

1-4pm Sat. May. 18

Valley Art Gallery Featured Artists

Jean Arneson & Lynne Maslowski will have a reception showcasing their art. Their art includes oil paintings, prints, cards featuring local scenes and unique jewelry made with artist beads, precious metals and leather. Enjoy refreshments & snacks while visiting with the artists.

Valley Art Gallery & Gifts 304 N. Bridge St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-1:45pm Sat. May. 18

Circus Circuits

A fast, fun, 45 minute workout--circus style. No prior aerial experience needed. Whether you are currently a student or brand new to aerials, come experience the intensity and excitement of aerial training. Option to stay for Michelle's Lyra workshop afterwords for a $5 discount.

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

Cost: $15

1-3pm Sat. May. 18

Book Overview Public: Hosted by Daniel G Cavanaugh

In observance of Armed Forces Day , Dr. Dan Cavanaugh, US Army Colonel (Retired) will present an overview of his book "Soldier Surgeon - A Memoir"

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-3pm Sat. May. 18

Finding Your Life Purpose: Conversations for Exploring Your Career Path

This free career coaching workshop helps you find your career direction! Discover how to find life purpose, jump start your career and lean in the direction of your passion.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. May. 18

Downtown Eau Claire Food & History Tour

A walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Eau Claire and the restaurants. A perfect mix of food, culture and fun.

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

Cost: $65/person

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. May. 18

Downtown Chippewa Falls Food & History Tour

A walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Chippewa Falls and the restaurants. A perfect mix of food, culture and fun.

Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce 10 South Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $65/person

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. May. 18

Live Music: The Foxfire Affair

These multi-instrumentalists entertain with an acoustic guitar, mandolin, Cajon, and other instruments to complement their varied musical selections. Wine, cheese, and snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring a chair to this outdoor event. No beverage carry-in allowed.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2pm Sat. May. 18

The Beth Jean Show

Beth Jean brings a dazzling children’s show packed with sparkling scenes and songs. From sailing on the seas, to soaring in space, this mini-musical will entertain kids and amuse adults.

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

Cost: $8 adult, $5 student

2-5pm Sat. May. 18

Autumn Harvest Winery Outdoor Concerts

Autumn Harvest Winery hosts a wide array of local favorite and touring musicians at these summer concerts. Wine, cheese, and snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring a chair to this outdoor event. No beverage carry-in allowed.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE to attend

Age: All Ages

2-3pm Sat. May. 18

Intro to Aerial Hoop: Lyra Workshop

Learn how to play on the lyra in this fun class. Michelle will take you through some conditioning and warm ups, teach you how to get on and off safely, and you will learn some poses that will guide your aerial flow. Limited spots available so register to reserve your spot.

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

Cost: $20

2-4pm Sat. May. 18

Stillwater Eldorado Music Barn

Enjoy an afternoon of music by Ben Stillwater, Cyndee Jean, The Stillwater kids, John & Rose Band, Special Guest: Gabbie June and The Country Rhythm Show Band. A Cowboy BBQ dinner will follow the show (reservations required). Come early to see our huge display of Amish hanging basket and flowers for sale.

Stillwater Eldorado Music Barn N13714 County Road G, Osseo

Cost: Show: $35, Show AND Dinner: $55, Kids 10 and Under FREE

Age: All Ages

2-8pm Sat. May. 18

Wonders of Nature Grand Opening - CBD

Come discover the 'Wonders of Nature', Eau Claire's first Premium Hemp Dispensary and CBD store. All products directly sourced from small family organic farms. Know your farmer know your medicine.

Banbury Place, Building 13, Suite 14 930 Galloway St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

4-8pm Sat. May. 18

Cruise In 2019 Summer Series Car Shows

Vintage, Muscle, Classic, Rat Rod and motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to participate in and attend our Annual Cruise In 2019 Summer Series Car Shows! Check out unique shops and restaurants including Olson's Ice Cream and Chippewa Candy Shop for special treats. Don't forget the DJ Music by John Davies.

Chippewa Falls Main Street downtown 514 North Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Free to public and vehicle owners

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Sat. May. 18

Bob Gehrke: A Retrospective

Friend of 200 Main and artist Bob Gehrke passed away in March. His wife, Julie Sires, has graciously agreed to hold a retrospective of his work including many unseen paintings and sculptures.

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

4pm Sat. May. 18

Tails to Trails Dog Walk

Lazy Monk & Pet Food Plus/Paw & Claws is bringing you a 2k, 3k, or 4K Dog Walk in effort to raise money for Bob's House for Dogs. Take a long walk along the trails, let your pooch run through a doggy obstacle course, and treat him to a yummy doggy ice cream cone. Davis Dogs Food Truck and live music by AcoustiHoo.

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

Cost: $15/family

Age: All ages

4pm Sat. May. 18

The Brewing Projekt 4th Anniversary & 1807 Grand Opening

Celebrate the long-anticipated opening of The Brewing Projekt's new brewery. There will be food trucks, special beer releases, and live music. Headliner is 4onthefloor, delivering stompin' blues with alarming intensity. Opening act is Rhythm Posse, a local funky rhythm and blues band.

The Brewing Projekt 2000 N. Oxford Ave, Bld. 3, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 (plus service fee)

Age: 21+

4pm Sat. May. 18

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

4-7pm Sat. May. 18

Arts, Etc Grand Opening: Music by Greg Gilbertson

Help celebrate Arts Etc. Grand Opening with live music from Greg Gilbertson, food trays, and other treats.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Sat. May. 18

eHeroes at Together Farms Burger Nights

Duffy Duyfhuizen and Dan Zerr combine to play tunes from their Eggplant Heroes repertoire and from their solo repertoires. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer, wine, and GF & vegetarian options.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

5:30pm Sat. May. 18

Sand Creek Beer Pairing Dinner

Featuring local Brewery, Sand Creek, during our Beer Pairing event. All foods prepared from scratch by their passionate Staff. Soft Buttery Pretzels with duo Brew dipping sauces, Salad with Lemon Poppy seed dressing, Espresso beef, and Blueberry-Elderberry Angel food cake.

Revolution Coffee 38 Main St., Black River Falls

Cost: $37.40 (tickets sold only in advance)

Age: 21+

6-8pm Sat. May. 18

In It Together Date Night "You Totally Get Me!"

Join Matt and Suzie Kendziera with In It Together Marriage Co. for a fun and engaging evening where we will get back to the business of getting each other! Discover some practical tips that will help take your marriage from mundane to mind blowing. Appetizers are included and a cash bar is available.

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

Cost: $40/Couple

6-8pm Sat. May. 18

Downtown Classics: The Wizard of Oz

Get over the rainbow excited, The Wizard of Oz is landing on the big screen at Micon Cinemas Downtown Budget Theater.

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

Cost: $4

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Sat. May. 18

Father/Daughter Dance

This magical masquerade evening is just for girls and their dads (or other male role models) to enjoy an evening together with music and refreshments— complete with the chance to craft and decorate your own masquerade mask. Come dressed in your best for this night.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $10, Community $15

Age: Ages 4+

7-9:30pm Sat. May. 18

The Salon Presents: Anna Tivel, Leonard, Lester, & Boettcher

Gather in Odd Humyns subterranean listening room for some sounds from Anna Tivel (Portland, OR), Shane Leonard (EC, WI), Ben Lester (EC, WI), and Jeremy Boettcher (EC, WI). Peruse the shop, and enjoy a warm evening in. Light refreshments and nice vibes provided.

The Salon at Odd Humyns 209 North Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $12adv, $15door

7-9pm Sat. May. 18

Robbie Fulks

A singer, recording artist, instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter. His most recent release, 2017’s Upland Stories, earned year’s-best recognition from NPR and Rolling Stone among many others, as well as two Grammy® nominations, for folk album and American roots song (“Alabama At Night”).

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. May. 18

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

7-10pm Sat. May. 18

Live Music: Wolves at the Door

From originals to covers, songs of folk, rock, blues and country will touch your heart and move your feet. Soft and strong emotive vocals with acoustic and resonator guitars will tell stories you will want to hear.

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

Cost: FREE

7-9pm Sat. May. 18

Live Music: Past & The Present

Performing a diverse mix of cover songs and original music inspired by classic rock of the 60s/70s and current alt/folk; an incandescent, mesmerizing, slightly psychedelic blend of catchy pop melodies and moody, modernized torch songs.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7:30pm Sat. May. 18

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra: In Dynamic Company

This concert begins with selections from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky and culminates with a full performance of Carl Orff's masterpiece "Carmina Burana," with guest soloists and a full choir formed by members of the Chippewa Valley.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 youth/student, $25-55 adult

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. May. 18

Iron Boy and Friends

Iron Boy, or Maza Wakpa Hoksila, is an original style Native American drum group with a contemporary flare. Iron Boy singers hail from Minneapolis, MN and their singers bring a unique stylistic approach to song and dance. From unique vocals to powerful drum beats, the drum group embodies the heartbeat of Mother Earth.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

7:30pm Sat. May. 18

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 Sat. May. 18

Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild Presents: "Treasure Hunt"

A comedy connecting ten stories about geocaching - a real-life treasure hunting game where you track down hidden containers based on given coordinates. It’s like a modern day game of hide and seek. Throughout, characters find treasures and discover that some aren’t hidden just in the geocache.

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

Cost: $20 adults, $10 youth

8-9pm Sat. May. 18

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 S1 County Hwy K, Fall Creek

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

8pm Sat. May. 18

Live Music: "The Part Time Duo"

Full of great cover songs that are great to sing and dance to, sprinkled with their own brand of comedy. They play a wide variety of music but play to what is catered to the crowd. Classic rock, oldies, country, 80s, 90s, and modern hits. A very fun, fast paced, light hearted show.

The Brown Hut 2525 N. 110th Ave., Chippewa Falls

8pm Sat. May. 18

Kelsey Miles Live

2018 female vocalist of the year nominee, Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards and Madison Area Music Awards, 2018 'Best of Madison' silver blues band/singer. The Kelsey Miles Band was nominated by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry 2017 as New Artist by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry 2017

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8:30pm Sat. May. 18

Live Music: The Thundermen

The Thundermen will return to Sammys playing you favorite tunes from the 50's, 60's and 70's. Stop in and enjoy a famous Sammys pizza and dance the night away.

Sammy's Pizza 2812 London Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $2

Age: 21+

8:30-11:30pm Sat. May. 18

Late Night Jazz: Cathy Reitz Trio

The Cathy Reitz Trio features Cathy on vocals and melodica and two of her favorite musicians, Jeff Reitz on woodwinds and Emily Watkins on guitar and vocals.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11pm Sat. May. 18

Observing The Night Sky With The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society

Members of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society sponsor public observing sessions on clear Saturdays May though October (except 8/6/16). Public observing starts about an hour after sunset for about two hours. Come out and enjoy a view of the night sky not possible from the city.

Hobbs Observatory S1 County Hwy K, Fall Creek

Cost: Free, donations accepted

Age: All ages

9:30pm-1:30am Sat. May. 18

Live Music: Big Bang

Big Bang, a Rock and Country cover band will play the Snout Saloon.

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

Age: 21+

Ongoing Events For 05/18/2019

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