Wednesday, Jul. 23rd, 2014

Stage

7:30pm Wed. Jul. 23

Shrek the Musical

The Eau Claire Children's Theatre will perform the popular "Shrek The Musical" at The State Theatre. In a faraway kingdom, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre--not a handsome prince--shows up to rescue a feisty princess.

State Theatre

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $16; $12 students; $8 youth

Age: All ages

Thursday, Jul. 24th, 2014

Stage

9am-4pm Thu. Jul. 24

Annual High School Shakespeare Workshop

This fun workshop is designed for both actors and students interested in working behind the scenes. For entering freshman to graduated seniors. For more information please call 832-7529.

The Grand Theatre

Cost: $100 registration fee plus $10 for materials; $20 for students in the EC school district

Age: High school

Music

5-9pm Thu. Jul. 24

Menomonie Idol

Back again this year to the Dunn County Fair Free Stage is the 10th Annual Menomonie Idol Competition. Up to 15 contestants ages 10–15 and 20 contestants ages 16 and older will take the stage to impress the judges with their vocal talents on Wednesday July 23rd. On Thursday July 24th the top five (10-15 year olds) and top ten (16+) will battle it out to become the next Menomonie Idol.

Dunn County Fair Grounds

Cost: $20 pre-register; $25 day-of

Age: Ages 10-Adult

Stage

7:30pm Thu. Jul. 24

Shrek the Musical

The Eau Claire Children's Theatre will perform the popular "Shrek The Musical" at The State Theatre. In a faraway kingdom, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre--not a handsome prince--shows up to rescue a feisty princess.

State Theatre

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $16; $12 students; $8 youth

Age: All ages

Friday, Jul. 25th, 2014

Stage

9am-4pm Fri. Jul. 25

Annual High School Shakespeare Workshop

This fun workshop is designed for both actors and students interested in working behind the scenes. For entering freshman to graduated seniors. For more information please call 832-7529.

The Grand Theatre

Cost: $100 registration fee plus $10 for materials; $20 for students in the EC school district

Age: High school

Music

7-10pm Fri. Jul. 25

The Shillelagh Lads

Spend summer with the Lads! They sing, they wear silly hats and regale you with charming Irish tales& tunes. What else could you ask for? Invite your friends for a rabble-rousin', mug-poundin', foot-stompin' good time. Dancers included. Call Houligans for reservations.

Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub

Cost: $8

Stage

7:30pm Fri. Jul. 25

Shrek the Musical

The Eau Claire Children's Theatre will perform the popular "Shrek The Musical" at The State Theatre. In a faraway kingdom, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre--not a handsome prince--shows up to rescue a feisty princess.

State Theatre

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $16; $12 students; $8 youth

Age: All ages

Stage

7:30pm Fri. Jul. 25

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Flash back to the Roaring Twenties with Millie Dillmount, a small-town girl who comes to New York City to marry for money. She soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by the leader of a slavery ring in China and is caught up with shady traders.

The Heyde Center for the Arts

Cost: adults $12, seniors $11, youth $5

Saturday, Jul. 26th, 2014

Stage

2pm Sat. Jul. 26

The Last Five Years

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show has since been produced throughout the US and in countries around the world. Featuring…

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

Cost: $15 in advance, $18 day of show

Stage

7:30pm Sat. Jul. 26

Shrek the Musical

The Eau Claire Children's Theatre will perform the popular "Shrek The Musical" at The State Theatre. In a faraway kingdom, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre--not a handsome prince--shows up to rescue a feisty princess.

State Theatre

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $16; $12 students; $8 youth

Age: All ages

Stage

7:30pm Sat. Jul. 26

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Flash back to the Roaring Twenties with Millie Dillmount, a small-town girl who comes to New York City to marry for money. She soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by the leader of a slavery ring in China and is caught up with shady traders.

The Heyde Center for the Arts

Cost: adults $12, seniors $11, youth $5

Sunday, Jul. 27th, 2014

Stage

Sun. Jul. 27

Wisconsin Public Radio's 2014 Big Top Trip

WPR’s 2014 Big Top Trip will include dinner at Good Thyme Restaurant, a ticket to Big Top Chautauqua’s original show "Shanties and Shipwrecks," a night at Ashland Lake Superior Lodge and a ticket to Great Lakes Aquarium near Duluth's Canal Park.

Big Top Chautauqua

Cost: $245, $210 multiple occupancy

Stage

1:30pm Sun. Jul. 27

Shrek the Musical

The Eau Claire Children's Theatre will perform the popular "Shrek The Musical" at The State Theatre. In a faraway kingdom, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre--not a handsome prince--shows up to rescue a feisty princess.

State Theatre

Cost: Adults $20; seniors $16; $12 students; $8 youth

Age: All ages

Stage

2pm Sun. Jul. 27

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Flash back to the Roaring Twenties with Millie Dillmount, a small-town girl who comes to New York City to marry for money. She soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by the leader of a slavery ring in China and is caught up with shady traders.

The Heyde Center for the Arts

Cost: adults $12, seniors $11, youth $5

Stage

7:30pm Sun. Jul. 27

The Last Five Years

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show has since been produced throughout the US and in countries around the world. Featuring…

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

Cost: $15 in advance, $18 day of show

Monday, Jul. 28th, 2014

Stage

Mon. Jul. 28

Wisconsin Public Radio's 2014 Big Top Trip

WPR’s 2014 Big Top Trip will include dinner at Good Thyme Restaurant, a ticket to Big Top Chautauqua’s original show "Shanties and Shipwrecks," a night at Ashland Lake Superior Lodge and a ticket to Great Lakes Aquarium near Duluth's Canal Park.

Big Top Chautauqua

Cost: $245, $210 multiple occupancy

Stage

9am-4pm Mon. Jul. 28

Annual High School Shakespeare Workshop

This fun workshop is designed for both actors and students interested in working behind the scenes. For entering freshman to graduated seniors. For more information please call 832-7529.

The Grand Theatre

Cost: $100 registration fee plus $10 for materials; $20 for students in the EC school district

Age: High school

Tuesday, Jul. 29th, 2014

Stage

9am-4pm Tue. Jul. 29

Annual High School Shakespeare Workshop

This fun workshop is designed for both actors and students interested in working behind the scenes. For entering freshman to graduated seniors. For more information please call 832-7529.

The Grand Theatre

Cost: $100 registration fee plus $10 for materials; $20 for students in the EC school district

Age: High school

Kids

11-11:45am Tue. Jul. 29

Chill on the Hill: Introduction to the Arts

An introduction to the arts for children ages 4-10. A wide variety of interactive arts activities to get kids involved and excited about the arts. Please visit the website for details about each Tuesday's activities.

The Heyde Center for the Arts

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 4-10

Food & Drink

8pm Tue. Jul. 29

Artisan Evening (Open Mic/Stage)

Enjoy local talent (or share your own) at an "open mic" experience with an artist's touch. Savor cuisine from our full artisan menu 'til midnight with half-price apps and taps after 9pm. Sign-up begins at 8pm for a limited number of slots. First come, first serve.

Pizza Plus

Cost: FREE

Wednesday, Jul. 30th, 2014

Stage

9am-4pm Wed. Jul. 30

Annual High School Shakespeare Workshop

This fun workshop is designed for both actors and students interested in working behind the scenes. For entering freshman to graduated seniors. For more information please call 832-7529.

The Grand Theatre

Cost: $100 registration fee plus $10 for materials; $20 for students in the EC school district

Age: High school

Thursday, Jul. 31st, 2014

Stage

9am-4pm Thu. Jul. 31

Annual High School Shakespeare Workshop

This fun workshop is designed for both actors and students interested in working behind the scenes. For entering freshman to graduated seniors. For more information please call 832-7529.

The Grand Theatre

Cost: $100 registration fee plus $10 for materials; $20 for students in the EC school district

Age: High school

Stage

7-9pm Thu. Jul. 31

The Taming of the Shrew

See a Shakespeare play performed by the high school students who were enrolled in the summer Shakespeare Workshop at The Grand. "The Taming of the Shrew" will be presented on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1. Tickets will be available…

The Grand Theatre

Friday, Aug. 1st, 2014

Stage

9am-4pm Fri. Aug. 1

Annual High School Shakespeare Workshop

This fun workshop is designed for both actors and students interested in working behind the scenes. For entering freshman to graduated seniors. For more information please call 832-7529.

The Grand Theatre

Cost: $100 registration fee plus $10 for materials; $20 for students in the EC school district

Age: High school

Stage

7pm Fri. Aug. 1

Chippewa Valley Pride: Big Gay Variety Show

Local comedians and a musical acts for a variety show at The Plus. Performers include Sean Jones, Cullen Ryan, Sayth, Jordan Duroe, Christina Wolf, Glassworks Improv, and more TBA. Cocktail hour 7-8pm. Drink specials available. Proceeds go…

Pizza Plus

Cost: $5 minimum donation

Age: all ages

Stage

7-9pm Fri. Aug. 1

The Taming of the Shrew

See a Shakespeare play performed by the high school students who were enrolled in the summer Shakespeare Workshop at The Grand. "The Taming of the Shrew" will be presented on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1. Tickets will be available…

The Grand Theatre

Music

10pm Fri. Aug. 1

The Kingsnakes (Reunion show!) + comedy by Peter Dietrick

It's a reunion show! The Kingsnakes have long been a fluid local blues group but the core of the band has always been Adrian Klenz and Ryan Harrington. Tonight also features live comedy by Peter Dietrick.

The Mousetrap

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Saturday, Aug. 2nd, 2014

Food & Drink

11am-4pm Sat. Aug. 2

Summer Fest Sidewalk

This community festival attracts thousands of visitors of all ages for a variety of activities including children's games, stage performances, and downtown merchants selling goods outside their businesses. Kids have fun in the Family Fun Zone, that's complete with a petting zoo, and pony rides.

Downtown Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Stage

8pm Sat. Aug. 2

Glassworks + Sloslylove + Island of Dr. Lee

Glassworks returns to The State Theatre for the first time in a year. The night will feature an opening DJ set by Sloslylove and will conclude with a set by The Island of Dr. Lee. Glassworks performs long-form improvisation.

The State Theatre (back stage doors)

Cost: $5

Tuesday, Aug. 5th, 2014

Kids

11-11:45am Tue. Aug. 5

Chill on the Hill: Introduction to the Arts

An introduction to the arts for children ages 4-10. A wide variety of interactive arts activities to get kids involved and excited about the arts. Please visit the website for details about each Tuesday's activities.

The Heyde Center for the Arts

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 4-10

Food & Drink

8pm Tue. Aug. 5

Artisan Evening (Open Mic/Stage)

Enjoy local talent (or share your own) at an "open mic" experience with an artist's touch. Savor cuisine from our full artisan menu 'til midnight with half-price apps and taps after 9pm. Sign-up begins at 8pm for a limited number of slots. First come, first serve.

Pizza Plus

Cost: FREE

Thursday, Aug. 7th, 2014

Music

2pm Thu. Aug. 7

Out of the Current, by The Swampers

William F. Kirk (1877-1927) was an internationally loved poet, humorist, syndicated columnist and baseball writer who grew up in Chippewa Falls. He is perhaps best remembered for his lumberjack poems in Scandinavian dialect. Jerry Way has selected a variety of poems from Kirk’s published books to set to music “Swampgrass” style.

The Heyde Center for the Arts

Cost: $10 adults, $9 seniors, and $5 youth

Music

7:30pm Thu. Aug. 7

Out of the Current, by The Swampers

William F. Kirk (1877-1927) was an internationally loved poet, humorist, syndicated columnist and baseball writer who grew up in Chippewa Falls. He is perhaps best remembered for his lumberjack poems in Scandinavian dialect. Jerry Way has selected a variety of poems from Kirk’s published books to set to music “Swampgrass” style.

The Heyde Center for the Arts

Cost: $10 adults, $9 seniors, and $5 youth

Saturday, Aug. 9th, 2014

Stage

9:15pm Sat. Aug. 9

Found Footage Festival: Volume 7

The Found Footage Festival is an acclaimed touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos. Tonight they celebrate their 10th anniversary with a brand-new show. Hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett take audiences on a tour of their latest…

Downtown Cinema

Cost: $10, available online and at the door

Tuesday, Aug. 12th, 2014

Kids

11-11:45am Tue. Aug. 12

Chill on the Hill: Introduction to the Arts

An introduction to the arts for children ages 4-10. A wide variety of interactive arts activities to get kids involved and excited about the arts. Please visit the website for details about each Tuesday's activities.

The Heyde Center for the Arts

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 4-10

Food & Drink

8pm Tue. Aug. 12

Artisan Evening (Open Mic/Stage)

Enjoy local talent (or share your own) at an "open mic" experience with an artist's touch. Savor cuisine from our full artisan menu 'til midnight with half-price apps and taps after 9pm. Sign-up begins at 8pm for a limited number of slots. First come, first serve.

Pizza Plus

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Aug. 19th, 2014

Kids

11-11:45am Tue. Aug. 19

Chill on the Hill: Introduction to the Arts

An introduction to the arts for children ages 4-10. A wide variety of interactive arts activities to get kids involved and excited about the arts. Please visit the website for details about each Tuesday's activities.

The Heyde Center for the Arts

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 4-10

Food & Drink

8pm Tue. Aug. 19

Artisan Evening (Open Mic/Stage)

Enjoy local talent (or share your own) at an "open mic" experience with an artist's touch. Savor cuisine from our full artisan menu 'til midnight with half-price apps and taps after 9pm. Sign-up begins at 8pm for a limited number of slots. First come, first serve.

Pizza Plus

Cost: FREE

Friday, Aug. 22nd, 2014

Music

7-10pm Fri. Aug. 22

The Shillelagh Lads

Spend summer with the Lads! They sing, they wear silly hats and regale you with charming Irish tales& tunes. What else could you ask for? Invite your friends for a rabble-rousin', mug-poundin', foot-stompin' good time. Dancers included. Call Houligans for reservations.

Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub

Cost: $8

Saturday, Aug. 23rd, 2014

Education

9am-4pm Sat. Aug. 23

Chippewa River Rendezvous

Campers, merchants & visitors are invited to join the annual Time Line event hosted at the Mill Yard Park in Cornell. Admission is free and is educational and entertaining for the whole family. Travel back to the 1600’s and learn about the history of Wisconsin and the people who lived here.

Mill Yard Park

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Aug. 26th, 2014

Kids

11-11:45am Tue. Aug. 26

Chill on the Hill: Introduction to the Arts

An introduction to the arts for children ages 4-10. A wide variety of interactive arts activities to get kids involved and excited about the arts. Please visit the website for details about each Tuesday's activities.

The Heyde Center for the Arts

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 4-10

Food & Drink

8pm Tue. Aug. 26

Artisan Evening (Open Mic/Stage)

Enjoy local talent (or share your own) at an "open mic" experience with an artist's touch. Savor cuisine from our full artisan menu 'til midnight with half-price apps and taps after 9pm. Sign-up begins at 8pm for a limited number of slots. First come, first serve.

Pizza Plus

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Sep. 2nd, 2014

Food & Drink

8pm Tue. Sep. 2

Artisan Evening (Open Mic/Stage)

Enjoy local talent (or share your own) at an "open mic" experience with an artist's touch. Savor cuisine from our full artisan menu 'til midnight with half-price apps and taps after 9pm. Sign-up begins at 8pm for a limited number of slots. First come, first serve.

Pizza Plus

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Sep. 9th, 2014

Food & Drink

8pm Tue. Sep. 9

Artisan Evening (Open Mic/Stage)

Enjoy local talent (or share your own) at an "open mic" experience with an artist's touch. Savor cuisine from our full artisan menu 'til midnight with half-price apps and taps after 9pm. Sign-up begins at 8pm for a limited number of slots. First come, first serve.

Pizza Plus

Cost: FREE

Tuesday, Sep. 16th, 2014

Food & Drink

8pm Tue. Sep. 16

Artisan Evening (Open Mic/Stage)

Enjoy local talent (or share your own) at an "open mic" experience with an artist's touch. Savor cuisine from our full artisan menu 'til midnight with half-price apps and taps after 9pm. Sign-up begins at 8pm for a limited number of slots. First come, first serve.

Pizza Plus

Cost: FREE

Friday, Sep. 19th, 2014

Music

7-10pm Fri. Sep. 19

The Shillelagh Lads

Spend summer with the Lads! They sing, they wear silly hats and regale you with charming Irish tales& tunes. What else could you ask for? Invite your friends for a rabble-rousin', mug-poundin', foot-stompin' good time. Dancers included. Call Houligans for reservations.

Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub

Cost: $8

Sunday, Sep. 21st, 2014

Kids

2-3pm Sun. Sep. 21

Bubble Wonders: Anything is Possible!

Audiences watch spellbound as Geoff Akins does the most amazing things with ordinary soap and water. Bubble Wonders is full of amazing bubble tricks including the bubble caterpillar, volcano bubble, gigantic dancing bubble, bubbles inside of bubbles, Kid in a bubble and much more.

The Heyde Center for the Arts

Cost: $8 adults, $7 seniors, $3 kids, $20 family of four

Tuesday, Sep. 23rd, 2014

Food & Drink

8pm Tue. Sep. 23

Artisan Evening (Open Mic/Stage)

Enjoy local talent (or share your own) at an "open mic" experience with an artist's touch. Savor cuisine from our full artisan menu 'til midnight with half-price apps and taps after 9pm. Sign-up begins at 8pm for a limited number of slots. First come, first serve.

Pizza Plus

Cost: FREE

Thursday, Sep. 25th, 2014

Words

7pm Thu. Sep. 25

Bruce Taylor Reading: In Other Words

Bruce Taylor is one of Eau Claire's most visible poets, as the current poet laureate for the city, and an accomplished author of nine collections of poetry. His newest, In Other Words, consists of five sections, each of which is based upon a previously existing text.

The Volume One Gallery

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Friday, Sep. 26th, 2014

Stage

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Sep. 26

The Wayside

An evening of great music, hilarious true stories with a focus on Wisconsin life, audience participation, and great local prizes await you at The Wayside. With the feel of an old-time Big Top Chautauqua show, The Wayside offers everyone a good time through song and stories.

The Heyde Center for the Arts

Cost: $15 adults, $14 seniors, $7 youth

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