Events For 2/24/2018

Sat. Feb. 24

Bread and Roses

Inspired by Rose Schneiderman who said, “The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too." encouraging everyone to think beyond just survival and to believe we should have art too. Enjoy illustrations by fashion designers like Betsy Johnson, Yves Saint Laurent, Ricardo Tisci, Karl Lagerfeld and more.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-10am Sat. Feb. 24

EC Marathon Build Up Runs

All abilities and ages are welcome at the EC Marathon Build Up Runs. Each week join community runners and students from the UWEC Distance Running class as they extend their mileage, training for the half or full marathon. Longer runs have support on the course, and weekly distance can be tailored to your needs.

Zorn Arena UWEC, Garfield Avenue 121, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9am-4pm Sat. Feb. 24

Creating Peace, Hope, Harmony - A Mindfulness Retreat

Cultivate peace, hope, and harmony. This retreat offers presentations and experiential practices for helping us bring mindfulness into our daily lives, thus creating more peace, hope, and harmony within ourselves, our families and communities, and the whole world.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $35; includes lunch

Age: 18+

9am-5pm Sat. Feb. 24

40th Annual Home & Garden Show

The 40th coming of this event is new and improved, featuring three days of new programming. 130+ vendors, and live music by Dawn Marie with beer & wine on Friday night from 5-8pm. Friday features programming for seniors. Saturday features kid-focused activities. Sunday features a DIY painted wine glass, sign, and succulent planter workshop.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $6 advance (until Feb. 22), $8 at the Door

9-10:30am Sat. Feb. 24

Community Breakfast for The Salvation Army Hygiene Hub

Hundreds of families are helped through The Salvation Army's "Hygiene Hub". Supplies are always needed. Have fun helping people in our community by giving Personal Care, Household Care, Baby Care items when you come to enjoy free breakfast and music with family and friends hosted by LIFT Ministry of The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army - Bread of Life Center 2211 South Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE - Bring an item to help stock the shelves of the "Hygiene Hub"

Age: All Ages

9-10am Sat. Feb. 24

In the Gallery: Saturday Morning Yoga

Saturday morning yoga in the Oxbow Gallery. Find yourself at The Lakely to experience an expansive brunch menu afterwards, enjoy a drink, and kick back while listening to lively instrumental tunes from some of top-tier musicians tge community has to offer.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

9:30am-3:30pm Sat. Feb. 24

Cardboard Construction

Failsafe will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all of the necessary items to create some huge structures. Feel free to stop in anytime to join in the architectural fun.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Sat. Feb. 24

Pour Painted Easter Eggs

Create/decorate a dozen regular plastic pour painted easter eggs and 1 large Egg. Light snack and beverages.

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

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sat. Feb. 24

Weekend Brunch With Musical Guest Nick Seeger

Seeger, a staple in the Eau Claire bluegrass scene, will play a mix of fiddle tunes, celtic, and some originals with fiddle and square neck guitar. Stop in for midwestern brunch classics as well as original and classic morning drinks.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am Sat. Feb. 24

Hanging Basket Workshop

Break away from winter and come plant your very own custom hanging basket in the greenhouse. Plant baby plants in your hanging basket. Then DTE will care for your baskets until they are ready to go outside. You’ll be able to pick up your baskets in May to take home and enjoy.

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

Cost: $50/basket

10am-4pm Sat. Feb. 24

ArtMobile at Oakwood Mall

The ARTmobile connects children to the visual arts with fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them.

Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Feb. 24

L.E. Phillips Library: Family Storytime

Stories, songs and fun for the whole family, designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-6

11am Sat. Feb. 24

The Growler Guys Grand Opening

The Growler Guys is a new way to enjoy craft beer. Stay for a pint or stop quick for some suds to-go. Choose from 48 taps, with 10 chances to win free beer for a year. Taste international craft brews, taster trays, and more. Quick service menu offers scratch pizza, wings, and hot sandwiches.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

11am-noon Sat. Feb. 24

Learn to Knit Socks

Instructor Cindi Moist will lead intermediate to experienced knitters through a pair of socks using the magic loop technique. This is a three part-class.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 (3 part class; materials NOT included)

Age: adults only

11am-4pm Sat. Feb. 24

Pop up Restaurant Featuring Fontinalis at Northbound Supply Co.

NYC Chef Brendan Mchale & Musician Ben Lester have teamed together to form Fontinalis, a pop up restaurant serving rustic yet refined lake region food at the ever so curated Northbound Supply Co., an outdoor apparel boutique.

Northbound Supply Co 215 North Barstow St, Eau Claire

noon-5pm Sat. Feb. 24

200 Main Gallery - Patricia Mayhew Hamm and Christy Skuban

An accomplished painter, with a wide and extraordinary body of work. She explores more mixed media techniques than anyone in our region. Her unique works go perfectly with Christy Skuban, who has always enjoyed exploring new mediums to express herself on an artistic level. Her colorful work includes felt making and construction of mixed media wall hangings and sculpture.

200 Main - Gallery & Studios 200 Main St., Eau Claire

noon-2pm Sat. Feb. 24

Introduction to Sushi

Join Chef John Bender for this first in a series of classes on all things sushi. In this introductory class you’ll learn about the history of sushi and how it has evolved in American culture. You’ll receive supplies, ingredients, and step-by-step instructions on how to make sushi that’ll impress your friends.

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

Cost: $40

noon-8pm Sat. Feb. 24

Choix Roses: les Deux

Discover floral wonders both romantic and gothic in beautiful artwork of bouquets, botanicals, roses and rose inspired art that spans the Age of Enlightenment to today. Experience authentic art that questions beauty and values, or just enjoy four spacious rooms of flowers.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

12:30-3pm Sat. Feb. 24

Y Rep Auditions: James & the Giant Peach

This advanced Y-Rep Production opportunity is being made available for those who have been in a Y-Rep play before or have other theatre experience and want to take on a slightly more challenging play. Journey with James as he escapes the cruel treatment of his two aunts in a giant enchanted peach destined for New York City.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 11-15 Years Old

1-3pm Sat. Feb. 24

Northwestern Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

The public will get a chance to interview 10 major-party candidates for Wisconsin governor about their positions on important issues, including the environment, K-12 education, and health care.

Chippewa Valley Technical College 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Room 103, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sat. Feb. 24

All-Inclusive Essential Oil Class

Learn about essential oils and what they can be used for, as well as safety and effective use guidelines. Be creative and learn grouping and blending for your own essential oil blends. Make 2 blends to take home. handouts, essential oils, bottles, jars & carriers all included.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sat. Feb. 24

Balanced Path Chiropractic’s Tea and Massage

Sit down with Dr. Jerome over a cup of tea and discuss how stress effects the body. K from La Bella Vita Massage will be there giving 5 minute chair massages and helping you relax with essential oil infused, hot towel facial wraps. Samples of CBD lotion (used for pain relief) will also be available.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 suggested donation

2pm Sat. Feb. 24

Hanging Basket Workshop

Break away from winter and come plant your very own custom hanging basket in the greenhouse. Plant baby plants in your hanging basket. Then DTE will care for your baskets until they are ready to go outside. You’ll be able to pick up your baskets in May to take home and enjoy.

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

Cost: $50/basket

3-7pm Sat. Feb. 24

2018 Chinese New Year Celebration

The 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration is around corner, you are welcome to join and invite your family and friends. Chinese Friendship and Scholarship Association will arrange celebration activities (e.g. Chinese calligraphy, making Chinese dumpling, Tai ji ) followed by dinner.

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

Cost: Members: Adult $10, Family $20; Non-Members: Adult $10, Children 6-17 $5, and children under 6 FREE

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Sat. Feb. 24

Music Teacher Recital

Members of the Chippewa Valley Music Teachers Association will strut their stuff when they present a varied classical music recital. The recital is an opportunity for the teachers to take time from their busy schedules as music instructors to play and sing for the community.

First Presbyterian Church 2112 Rudolph Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

5:30-8:30pm Sat. Feb. 24

Dinner Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher + Josh Gallagher

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. 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

6-9pm Sat. Feb. 24

Acoustic Show at The Ivory Piano Bar

An acoustic show at The Ivory Piano Bar. Featuring music from Kevin Lombardo Music, Playing 70's contemporary/classic rock arranged acoustically.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

6:30-8:30pm Sat. Feb. 24

The Paint Shack

A talented social artist will walk you through step by step how to recreate the featured painting. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more.

The Paint Shack 2524 Golf Road Suite 2c, Eau Claire

Cost: $10-$40 depending on the specific class

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Sat. Feb. 24

Fireball Revolution

The Fire Ball is UW-Eau Claire's drag ball extravaganza. Each year in the Spring, the Ojibwe Grand Ballroom plays host to local and national drag performers who turn it out for packed audiences. The Fire Ball is headlined by drag superstars from RuPaul's Drag Race (past performers include, Latrice Royale, Alyssa Edwards, Raven, Kennedy Davenport, Chad Michaels, Shangela, Katya, Bob the Drag Queen, and Detox).

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

Cost: GA: $25/night; DIVA (VIP): $30/night or $50/both nights

Age: 18+

7pm Sat. Feb. 24

Live at the Acoustic Cafe: Eggplant Heroes

Eggplant Heroes is Americana collaboration among Duffy Duyfhuizen, Max Garland, Joel Pace, Olaf Lind, Caleb Horne, Dan Zerr, and Lucas Fischer. Mixing original tunes with songs by others that we like to play, EPH tries to bring a rich and eclectic musical experience.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Feb. 24

Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra: Guest Artist Dick Oatts

Iowa-born Dick Oatts is widely considered among the truly great alto saxophone players working today. His credits include playing with such titans as Mel Lewis, Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, Tito Puente, Sara Vaughn, Mel Torme, and so many more.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 Advance; $20 Day of Show; $5 Student; Buy Tickets

8-11pm Sat. Feb. 24

South of 8 Veterans benefit

South of 8 at Stones Throw. Veterans Benefit. All proceeds and donations will contribute to the local Veterans tribute. All musicians are welcome to participate.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

8pm Sat. Feb. 24

40 Fingers at Folsom St. VFW

Four voices and 5 instruments opens up a lot of opportunities and varieties for your listening and dancing pleasure.

VFW Post 7232 2900 W Folsom St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm-1am Sat. Feb. 24

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+

9pm-1am Sat. Feb. 24

Live Music at O'Leary's: Twisted Rhythm

Twisted Rhythm is a high-energy cover band that plays a variety of music sure to satisfy your musical appetite.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Ongoing Events For 2/24/2018

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc