Friday, Aug. 1st, 2014

Education

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Aug. 1

Eau Claire International Folk Dancers

A weekly recreational international dance group where you dance the dances of many lands. Come and join us whenever you like. No partners necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and soft-soled, non-marking clean shoes. First Fridays of the month…

Eau Claire YMCA Fitness and Training Center

Cost: Usually $1/night; more if live music

Nightlife

9:30pm-1:30am Fri. Aug. 1

The Ditchrunners

Live music by The Ditchrunners. The fun starts at 9:30pm.

Bresina's Hometown Bar & Grill

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

9:30pm-1:30am Fri. Aug. 1

Bumblefist

Bumblefist's motto is to “rock at random”, going from Bon Jovi to Seether to P!nk to Jackyl then round it out with selections from Heart, Buckcherry, Collective Soul, Journey, Ozzy, Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Lita Ford, Kid Rock, No…

O'Leary's Pub

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

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

Art Ongoing

Check Venue For Hours Sat. Aug. 2

Art on the Bus from Lakeshore Elementary School

The young artists from K-5th will be on display for one year. The new art for Lakeshore School will be launched May 30. So, take the bus and check out the work. Ms. Jenae Werner, teacher Ms. Deb Lewis, Partnership Coordinator.

Music

Check Venue For Hours Sat. Aug. 2

Blues on the Chippewa

Numerous musicians and music lovers from all over the country gather in Durand for the blues. Also featuring a craft fair and classic car and motorcycle show. Performers include The Jimmys, Mojo Lemon, The Kingsnakes, Bernard Alison, The Sue…

Art Ongoing

Check Venue For Hours Sat. Aug. 2

Illuminative: The Art of Academia

Explore the range of creative possibilities in the contemporary art world through the lens of Western Wisconsin art faculty. This show will allow visitors to discover the inspiration of those who inspire.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Visual Art

Sat. Aug. 2

Sculpture Tour Eau Claire

Enjoy this outdoor, interactive, free exhibit of sculptures displayed nearly year-round, twenty-four hours a day. The sculptures are owned by the artists who created them and are loaned to Eau Claire’s exhibit for 48-50 weeks. Each May a new set of sculptures arrives in the Eau Claire community for display and enjoyment.

Cost: FREE

Music (all ages)

Check Venue For Hours Sat. Aug. 2

Bloomer Community Fair

Live music, carnival, 4-H and FFA exhibits, merchant displays, demo derbies, tractor pull, and more. Parade on Sunday at 12:30pm.

Recreation

Sat. Aug. 2

Run, Ride, Row Triathlon

Ride 10 miles, run three miles, and paddle two miles. The "Tri" Eau Claire Run Row Ride is a fun event to raise money for the youth recreation scholarships. The triathlon follows the shores of the Chippewa River in Eau Claire and is a…

Cost: $25

Kids

Check Venue For Hours Sat. Aug. 2

18th Annual Hallie All Star Youth Tournament

Hosted by the Hallie Boys Baseball team there are over 85 teams participating in this tournament. Food and beverages will be available with music on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Hallie Park

Visual Art

Check Venue For Hours Sat. Aug. 2

FACESandFLAWS

Emily A. Hartman will be showing several new paintings. Open for commissions. Prints of existing work available upon request.

View her work at: www.facebook.com/m.h.ART.man.art // www.mnartists.org/emily_hartman

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Music

Check Venue For Hours Sat. Aug. 2

Buffalo County Fair

The Buffalo County Agricultural Fair has a long and vibrant history that spans back into the mid-1800's. The original mission was set up by the Buffalo County Agriculture Society and includes "...improvement of agriculture, and the study of…

Age: All ages

Visual Art

7am-7pm Sat. Aug. 2

Chalkfest 2014

Imagine a small park overtaken by a day-long firestorm of creativity and positive community energy, culminating in yards and yards of sidewalk space displaying amazing chalk artwork. Chalkfest also features chalk-related games, chalk space…

Visual Art

7:30am-1pm Sat. Aug. 2

Eau Claire Artist Market

The Artist Market of Eau Claire is an event that runs along side the Downtown Farmers Market in Phoenix Park. The event runs most Saturdays May 31st-Sep. 20. The Artist Market features handmade arts and crafts by local artisans.

Food & Drink

7:30am-1pm Sat. Aug. 2

Downtown Eau Claire Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, art, coffee, and more. An Art Market featuring local artists appears most Saturdays throughout the season.

Education

8am Sat. Aug. 2

Zumba

A Latin based shake your booty aerobic workout for any level. Instructor: Emily Balow.

Cost: $5

Leisure

8am-1pm Sat. Aug. 2

Menomonie Farmers Market

A typical market day will feature 15-20 vendors displaying locally produced vegetables, fruits, honey, maple syrup, bison, pork, baked goods, plants, lotions and soaps, coffee, and craft items.

Fitness

9am Sat. Aug. 2

Serious Circuits

Thirty minutes of intense circuit training with Dragonfly's personal trainer Josh Bafford.

Cost: $8

Fitness

9-10am Sat. Aug. 2

Z.Vida Fitness ZUMBA Classes

Join us for an exhilarating hour of fun Zumba fitness. Classes are geared to accommodate all ages and fitness levels. Throw on some comfy workout gear, grab a water bottle, and get ready for a crazy great time of burning calories while dancing among friends. Need not be coordinated to attend.

Z.Vida Fitness - Danz Kraze Studio - Banbury Place

Cost: $5

Age: ages 7+

Visual Art

9am-4:30pm Sat. Aug. 2

Barbara Shafer, Movement

An on-going exhibit in the dance studio on the second floor of the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center

Cost: FREE

Uncategorized

9am-2pm Sat. Aug. 2

Eau Claire Area Master Gardener Plant Sale

Available for purchase will be perennials for sun and shade, herbs, shrubs, houseplants, garden crafts, and more. Additionally, Master Gardener Volunteers will be on hand to answer your home lawn/garden and plant care questions. Sponsored by…

Eau Claire County Expo Center

Kids

10-10:50am Sat. Aug. 2

Intro to Martial Arts - Summer Program! Ages 4-7

Weekly summer program designed to give your child a basic intro to Taekwondo and a martial arts lifestyle. Classes focus on listening skills, balance, coordination, and building strong character to go along with the physical skills we are developing. Uniform and materials included.

One Tree Martial Arts

Cost: $129

Age: ages 4-7

Leisure

10am-noon Sat. Aug. 2

Saturday Knit & Crochet Club

Meets the first Saturday of each month from 10 am-noon at Altoona Public Library. This is an informal club to work on projects together, share ideas and tips, socialize and browse related library materials. You bring your latest project, we supply the space and the coffee.

Altoona Public Library

Recreation

10am Sat. Aug. 2

Terrarium Workshop

A simple glass container can become your very own self sustained tropical oasis. Learn how to properly put together a glass terrarium that creates the perfect growing environment for plants and also adds some life to your office desk, the nook in your kitchen or a child's room.

Down To Earth Garden Center

Cost: See contact info for cost

Full Slate

11am 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. Local groups and bands will be…

Cost: FREE

Leisure

11am-4pm Sat. Aug. 2

Schlegelmilch Open House

Come for a visit to look inside this captivating local landmark! Once home to three generations of Schlegelmilch family, it is now operated as a museum house and event rental space. Enjoy self-guided tours of the upstairs, downstairs, and the…

Chippewa Valley Museum

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

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

Kids

11:45am-12:15pm Sat. Aug. 2

Musikgarten Music and Movement

Musikgarten classes are a wonderful bonding experience as you sing, bounce, rock, play instruments and dance with your child. Brain development, attention span and musical ability are also developed as your child imitates tonal and rhythm patterns and moves to the music.

Lily Pad Lab

Cost: $35

Music

3-7pm Sat. Aug. 2

The Thundermen

The Thundermen are on the deck at Gilligans playing the best tunes of the 50's 60's and 70's.

Gilligan's

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Kids

6-11pm Sat. Aug. 2

Summer Fest Family Night in the Park

Family Night in the Park is becoming a popular gathering in Eau Claire attracting over 2,000 people. The event starts at 6pm at Phoenix Park with activities such as kids’ games, crafts, and inflatables. Then at dusk, we will be showing the movie Despicable Me 2 on a giant inflatable screen.

Phoenix Park

Cost: FREE

Food & Drink

7-9pm Sat. Aug. 2

The Shillelagh Lads

Join the Lads for Music at the Shed...It'll be a smashing good time with a cracker jack team of Shillelagh lads AND the Eau Claire Irish Dancers! Plus, did we mention that it's FREE? Doors open at 6, music starts at 7pm.

http://thepottersshed.com/the-potters-shed/music-at-the-shed

The Potter's Shed

Cost: FREE

Leisure

7pm Sat. Aug. 2

Max Benson

Max Benson is a roots rock/americana/country singer from Chicago. He has recorded several albums and played venues such as SXSW, Lollapalooza, & the House of Blues. Beer specials available.

Acoustic Cafe, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

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

Education

9-11pm Sat. Aug. 2

Observing The Night Sky

Come explore the night sky away from the city lights - see the Milky Way, nebulas, clusters and more. The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society hosts public observing every clear Saturday May through October @ the Hobbs Observatory in the Beaver Creek Reserve. Visit www.cvastro.org for details.

Hobbs Observatory

Music

9pm-1am Sat. Aug. 2

MoJo Lemon

Best Blues Band in the Chippewa Valley. Durand is hosting Blues on the Chippewa and MoJo Lemon will be playing at the Cell Block Lounge. The Cell Block sports some great town history.

Cell Block Lounge

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music (all ages)

9pm Sat. Aug. 2

Liscio Jazz Group

The Liscio jazz group consists of six musicians, including active and retired music instructors, along with professional musicians from the greater Eau Claire area. The group has performed in many venues and are also accomplished arrangers…

The Plus

Cost: FREE

Music

9:30pm-1:30am Sat. Aug. 2

Bumblefist

Bumblefist's motto is to “rock at random”, going from Bon Jovi to Seether to P!nk to Jackyl then round it out with selections from Heart, Buckcherry, Collective Soul, Journey, Ozzy, Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Lita Ford, Kid Rock, No…

O'Leary's Pub

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

10pm Sat. Aug. 2

Adelyn Rose + Barbara Eugenia + Rivers

Adelyn Rose is an indie folk and pop band that smacks with alternative rock and shoegazer flavor crystals. Barbara Eugenia is a Brazilian indie songwriter on a Midwest tour. Local indie folk band Rivers kicks the night off, still hot on the…

House of Rock

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

Music

10pm Sat. Aug. 2

Fathom + Wayward + Sayth + Wealthy Relative + SloSlyLove

Cory "Fathom" Crowell has made a name for himself through what seems like hundreds of heart-wrenching performances and hard work over the last nine years. Alongside Fathom are more local and regional hip hop acts, including Sayth (releasing…

The Mousetrap

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Sunday, Aug. 3rd, 2014

Art Ongoing

Check Venue For Hours Sun. Aug. 3

Art on the Bus from Lakeshore Elementary School

The young artists from K-5th will be on display for one year. The new art for Lakeshore School will be launched May 30. So, take the bus and check out the work. Ms. Jenae Werner, teacher Ms. Deb Lewis, Partnership Coordinator.

Music

Check Venue For Hours Sun. Aug. 3

Blues on the Chippewa

Numerous musicians and music lovers from all over the country gather in Durand for the blues. Also featuring a craft fair and classic car and motorcycle show. Performers include The Jimmys, Mojo Lemon, The Kingsnakes, Bernard Alison, The Sue…

Art Ongoing

Check Venue For Hours Sun. Aug. 3

Illuminative: The Art of Academia

Explore the range of creative possibilities in the contemporary art world through the lens of Western Wisconsin art faculty. This show will allow visitors to discover the inspiration of those who inspire.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

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