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

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

Music

2pm Sat. Aug. 9

Dude ... We Know Those Aren't Your Eyebrows

Come see local loco teens perform and create an original sketch, improv, musical parody show under the direction of Mariah (Squeek) Rangel. The afternoon show is kid friendly and the evening show is "rated PG-13".

The Menomonie Theater Guild

Cost: $5

Music

7pm Sat. Aug. 9

Dude ... We Know Those Aren't Your Eyebrows

Come see local loco teens perform and create an original sketch, improv, musical parody show under the direction of Mariah (Squeek) Rangel. The afternoon show is kid friendly and the evening show is "rated PG-13".

The Menomonie Theater Guild

Cost: $5

Stage

7:30-9pm Sat. Aug. 9

Night of Comedy at The Plus

Join your friends for a night of comedy - an Eau Claire favorite (back by popular demand) for one night only. Comedians Ian Salmon live plus Jeremy Head plus Cullen Ryan will provide the comedy. With appearances on HBO and Comedy Central, you…

The Plus

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

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

Monday, Aug. 11th, 2014

Stage

7pm Mon. Aug. 11

Duquesne University Tamburitzans

A presentation by the world acclaimed Duquesne University Tamburitzans showcasing a kaleidescope of traditional Eastern European music, song and dance. Bring the entire family for a magical journey into old Europe.

McDonell High School

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

Friday, Aug. 15th, 2014

Stage

2pm Fri. Aug. 15

Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet

Presented by the Menomonie Theater Guild and directed by Jordan Heckman, enjoy a live, outdoors performance of this timeless Shakespearean tragedy. When the Danish prince Hamlet learns his uncle killed his father to marry his mother and take…

Cost: Free will donations accepted

Stage

7:30pm Fri. Aug. 15

Beowulf: The Dragon

Beowulf has vanquished the swamp demon, Grendel, and the sea hag. He prepares to leave Denmark and return to his homeland. After some intrigue, he sails to Geatland only to find turmoil. Beowulf faces his greatest challenge, a dragon that has…

State Theatre

Cost: $18 adult; $16 senior; $8 student

Saturday, Aug. 16th, 2014

Stage

2pm Sat. Aug. 16

Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet

Presented by the Menomonie Theater Guild and directed by Jordan Heckman, enjoy a live, outdoors performance of this timeless Shakespearean tragedy. When the Danish prince Hamlet learns his uncle killed his father to marry his mother and take…

Cost: Free will donations accepted

Words

7:30pm Sat. Aug. 16

Sing Me the Universal: A Whitman Monologue

Discover Walt Whitman through his own words adapted from more than three dozen poems in his monumental work, “Leaves of Grass”. Whitman explains his poetry, beliefs, sexuality, objection to war, concern for the environment and his own death. Performed by Terry Mesch.

Old Courthouse Museum

Stage

7:30pm Sat. Aug. 16

Beowulf: The Dragon

Beowulf has vanquished the swamp demon, Grendel, and the sea hag. He prepares to leave Denmark and return to his homeland. After some intrigue, he sails to Geatland only to find turmoil. Beowulf faces his greatest challenge, a dragon that has…

State Theatre

Cost: $18 adult; $16 senior; $8 student

Sunday, Aug. 17th, 2014

Stage

3pm Sun. Aug. 17

Beowulf: The Dragon

Beowulf has vanquished the swamp demon, Grendel, and the sea hag. He prepares to leave Denmark and return to his homeland. After some intrigue, he sails to Geatland only to find turmoil. Beowulf faces his greatest challenge, a dragon that has…

State Theatre

Cost: $18 adult; $16 senior; $8 student

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

Kids

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

Tuesday, Sep. 30th, 2014

Food & Drink

8pm Tue. Sep. 30

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, Oct. 7th, 2014

Food & Drink

8pm Tue. Oct. 7

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, Oct. 9th, 2014

Stage

7pm Thu. Oct. 9

Let's Be Honest - A Grown-Up Storytelling Series: Scared Witless

Volume One's new storytelling series, where some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. Each night multiple storytellers muse on a common theme, followed by an open mic period…

The Volume One Gallery

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Tuesday, Oct. 14th, 2014

Stage

7-9pm Tue. Oct. 14

The Lady with All the Answers

This one-woman show about Eppie Lederer provides a compelling portrait of assisting the woman writing the syndicated “Ann Landers” advice column for the Chicago Sun-Times. But the woman had just died and Eppie was hired to write the column … and so she also inherited the Ann Landers pen-name.

The Heyde Center for the Arts

Cost: $16 adults, $15 seniors, $10 youth

Food & Drink

8pm Tue. Oct. 14

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, Oct. 21st, 2014

Food & Drink

8pm Tue. Oct. 21

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, Oct. 28th, 2014

Food & Drink

8pm Tue. Oct. 28

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, Oct. 31st, 2014

Kids

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Oct. 31

Madam Mirabella's Improv: Comedy-Murder Mystery

Are the dead walking among us in Chippewa Falls? Must this spirit insist on only singing show-tunes? Silly psychic Madam Mirabella will answer these questions and more in a family-friendly, frighteningly funny and interactive night you'll never forget. Be ready to laugh, but beware ... you just may be tickled ... to death!

The Heyde Center for the Arts

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

Saturday, Nov. 1st, 2014

Stage

7:30-9pm Sat. Nov. 1

Comedian Roger Radley

A one-time Wisconsin farm boy, award-winning comedian Roger Radley secretly dreamed of becoming a comedian after seeing Jonathan Winters improvise on the Tonight Show. He has shared the stage with George Carlin, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, BB King and many others.

The Heyde Center for the Arts

Cost: $11 adults, $10 seniors, $9 youth

Tuesday, Nov. 4th, 2014

Food & Drink

8pm Tue. Nov. 4

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

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