Sunday, Dec. 9th, 2018

3-5pm Sun. Dec. 9

DJ Trivia

Come for DJ Trivia. Win Rumor Mill Gift Cards.

The Rumor Mill Pub & Eatery 465 Chippewa Mall Dr., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

4pm Sun. Dec. 9

7th Annual Tuba Christmas

A Christmas music concert and singalong to the tune of tuba. Hosted by the Ludington Guard Band. Anyone who plays the tuba, sousaphone, euphonium, or baritone is welcome to participate. Performers should bring festive attire and a music stand, and arrive at 1:30pm.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church 417 W Street, Menomonie

Cost: FREE ($10 for performers)

6pm Sun. Dec. 9

44th Annual UW-Eau Claire Holiday Concert

You are cordially invited to enjoy a festive holiday tradition as the UW-Eau Claire Foundation welcomes the community to the university’s annual Holiday Concert. For decades, UWEC has taken this time to showcase the students’ extraordinary musical talents and to spread holiday joy.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 per ticket (+ taxes and fees)

6:45-8:30pm Sun. Dec. 9

Compassionate Friends World Wide Candlelighting

A candlelighting that honors the memory of children, grandchildren and siblings who have died too soon. Candles are provided. Harp music by local musician, Bethany Shuda. Refreshments will follow. More info on their website.

Immanuel Lutheran Church 3214 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-9pm Sun. Dec. 9

CollECtive Choir Presents: 'Where is the Love?'

EC's own Gospel and Hip Hop group come alongside Minneapolis rapper TRU SERVA and regional worship band 513FREE to present a harmonious and rhythmic Christmas discourse on Emmanuel. A 35 voice gospel choir and a 5 piece band featuring fun-tastic EC and Twin Cities musicians.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10pm Sun. Dec. 9

Mousetrap Open Mic

Downtown Eau Claire's Sunday night entertainment hosted by Peter Diedrick. Drums and amps available. Start at 10pm or after the Packer game. Check Facebook for more information.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Monday, Dec. 10th, 2018

3-7:30pm Mon. Dec. 10

Uff Da! Lutefisk Dinners

The Green Mill presents a traditional Lutefisk dinner. Serving Lutefisk with butter, Swedish meatballs, boiled potatoes, lefse, corn, beets, coleslaw, rommegrot, and sadbakkels.

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: Adults: $18 Ages 5-12: $6 Under 5: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-6pm Mon. Dec. 10

Local Lit: Off the Page, Featuring Max Garland

Readings from various local authors. Local Author, former Eau Claire poet laureate, and Professor Emeritus, Bruce Taylor, has goals to entertain and to expose an audience to a wide variety and diversity of writers from the Chippewa Valley (sometimes beyond): poets, spoken word artists, essayists, fiction writers.

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

Cost: FREE

5-6pm Mon. Dec. 10

Local Lit: Off the Page

Readings from various local authors. Local Author, former Eau Claire poet laureate, and Professor Emeritus, Bruce Taylor, has goals to entertain and to expose an audience to a wide variety and diversity of writers from the Chippewa Valley (sometimes beyond): poets, spoken word artists, essayists, fiction writers.

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

Cost: FREE

5:30-7pm Mon. Dec. 10

Peaceful Parenting: Conscious Discipline

Conscious Discipline parenting class- topic: encouragement - Encouragement is about noticing, accepting and connecting with children. The goal is to create a felt sense of safety and belonging for all. Relationships are the motivation for and cradle of all learning. Dinner and on-site child care provided.

Prairie Ridge Early Learning School 3031 Epiphany Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents of preschoolers

6-8pm Mon. Dec. 10

Stillson Singers - After-School Elementary School Choir

Ninety-two elementary school kids from Stillson Elementary School (grades 3-5) will present their holiday concert at the Heyde Center for the Arts. No cost for admission. Donations appreciated.

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: No cost for admission. Donations appreciated.

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Dec. 10

Art AND Science: Let There Be Light

Fusion energy – the nuclear reaction that powers the sun – has long tantalized scientists and engineers as a way to provide a source of clean, limitless energy for humanity. This 90-minute award winning documentary will explore the successes and challenges in fusion energy projects around the world.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Mon. Dec. 10

The World Cultural Center Invites You: Christmas Around the World

The World Cultural Center invites you to a screen projection of Christmas Around the World, including London, El Paso, Canada, Ireland, Paris, Vienna, and more. Free entrance, complimentary tea and snacks, and RSVP required.

Spirit Lutheran Church 1310 Main St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Mon. Dec. 10

Bingo Night

The Growler Guys is hosting Bingo every Monday night.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8-10pm Mon. Dec. 10

Monday Jazz Jams

UWEC jazz faculty member Dr. Aaron Hedenstrom hosts this jazz series, paying homage to the storied tradition of the jam session. Bring your axe, call a tune, and sit in after the first set with local professionals.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm Mon. Dec. 10

Karaoke Live at The Plus

With full service menu of appetizers, entrees, and pizzas until midnight and drinks for the 21+ crowd, this all ages venue offers the perfect place to sing a tune with friends.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 2018

10am-7pm Tue. Dec. 11

Friends of the Library Holiday Sale

The sale will offer gently used books and other media for holiday gift-giving at low, consumer-friendly prices. Specially selected, like-new books will be available at exceptional discounts.

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

Cost: FREE

5-8pm Tue. Dec. 11

4th Annual Holiday Toy Trains

This Chippewa Valley holiday tradition features standard gauge trains running on almost 400 square feet of track. Layout includes local buildings, winter scenes, lights, and sounds. Lighted night trains run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Crafts, coloring, and floor trains. Gingerbread house contest display, and Santa will visit regularly.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $9 Adults, $6 for ages 5-17, $2 for Museum Members, and FREE for ages 0-4

Age: All Ages

6-7:30pm Tue. Dec. 11

Tainter Menomin Lake Improvement Association Monthly Meeting

No matter who you are, you live in a watershed and your voice matters. Come introduce yourself to other watershed citizens at this month's TMLIA meeting.

Dunn County Fish and Game Clubhouse 1600 Pine Ave, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Tue. Dec. 11

Southview and Hillcrest Choir Concert

Elementary school kids from Southview and Hillcrest Elementary Schools (grades 3-5) will present their holiday concert at the Heyde Center for the Arts.

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

7-9:30pm Tue. Dec. 11

Poker Night

The Growler Guys hosts a 10 week Texas Hold'em tournament. The winner of each week will advance to the Tournament of Champions game. Participation is given on a first come first serve basis with a 20 player max.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-8:30pm Tue. Dec. 11

Stillson Singers - After-School Elementary School Choir

Ninety-two elementary school kids from Stillson Elementary School (grades 3-5) will present their holiday concert at the Heyde Center for the Arts. No cost for admission. Donations appreciated.

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: No cost for admission. Donations appreciated.

Age: All Ages

7pm Tue. Dec. 11

Michael Perry Holiday Reading & Signing

Join New York Times bestselling author Michael Perry as he takes over the Volume One Gallery for a special holiday reading, discussion, and book signing. A great opportunity to hear from a local favorite and get books signed as holiday gifts.

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

7:30pm Tue. Dec. 11

UWEC Theater: "She Kills Monsters"

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she reconnects with her sister, Tilly, through a Dungeons & Dragons notebook.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $16 kids, $22 adults

7:30pm Tue. Dec. 11

Open Mic Night at The Plus

Each week, a different artist will host and lead off the evening with 20 minutes of their work. Following the performance, open mic begins. Whether it is music, comedy, sketch, live readings, poetry, acting, improv.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 2018

10am-7pm Wed. Dec. 12

Friends of the Library Holiday Sale

The sale will offer gently used books and other media for holiday gift-giving at low, consumer-friendly prices. Specially selected, like-new books will be available at exceptional discounts.

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

Cost: FREE

6-8pm Wed. Dec. 12

Capital Brewing Tasting Event

The Growler Guys is having a tasting with Capital Brewing. Drawings every 30 minutes.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6pm Wed. Dec. 12

Twelve Days Before Christmas

A heartwarming program of Christmas music featuring the hymns and Old English Christmas carols sung by some of the most talented singers in the Chippewa Valley. Five Star Catering will provide a buffet supper before the concert, then sit back and relax for an evening of Christmas joy.

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Buffet Supper and Show $35; Show only $15 per person

6-8pm Wed. Dec. 12

Wine and Bingo Night

The Ivory Piano Bar hosts a wine and bingo night where you can win tons of prizes.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6:30-9:30pm Wed. Dec. 12

Lakely Loves: Deutsch Family Farm

Located just outside of Osseo, WI, Jim and Alison have been raising magnificent pastured pork at their farm for over a decade. For this dinner, Chef Nathan Berg will be creating a six-course dinner which will showcase the delicious quality of the meats raised by the Deutsch Family.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $60 per person

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Wed. Dec. 12

Bruce Taylor Author Visit

Bruce Taylor, Professor Emeritus University of Wisconsin Eau Claire is a former poet laureate of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and curator of Local Lit for Volume One. He will be discussing his newest book, Poetry, Sex, Love, Music, Booze & Death.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

7pm Wed. Dec. 12

Let's be Honest: Holiday Heroics

Some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. Multiple storytellers muse on a common theme, followed by an open mic for the audience. The night's theme is "Holiday Heroics: Tales of holly jolly successes and failures.”

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Wed. Dec. 12

Jazz Session

A night of jazz and improvised music with host, Josh Gallagher. New guests each week, drawing from the large talent pool of the Chippewa Valley. Jazzers are welcome to bring their horn and sit in on a tune or two.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Wed. Dec. 12

UWEC Theater: "She Kills Monsters"

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she reconnects with her sister, Tilly, through a Dungeons & Dragons notebook.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $16 kids, $22 adults

7:30-9:45pm Wed. Dec. 12

Rumba Dance Lessons and Dance

Learn to dance the Rumba. There will be a lesson at 7:30pm learning new dance steps and turns followed by music to practice all your favorite moves. Casual attire.

Eau Claire Moose Lodge 3606 Curvue Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 per person, $8 Moose members and students

Age: 18+

7:30pm Wed. Dec. 12

2nd Annual Labor Film Series: I, Daniel Blake

After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Thursday, Dec. 13th, 2018

4-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

15th Annual WinterDaze Parade

Meet Santa and Mrs. Clause, see real reindeer, ride a horse drawn wagon, enjoy a parade through the historic downtown, warm up with some hot chocolate, and experience a winter fireworks show over Lake Menomin. Parade begins at 6:30pm.

Downtown Menomonie Main Street, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

Holiday Pop Up Shop

Artisan & Organic Wares, Jewelry, Handmade Items, Holiday Gifts & Crafts, and Networking. Thursdays starting the week after Thanksgiving and ending the week before Christmas. Items will vary weekly.

Porter Place 914 Porter Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

4th Annual Holiday Toy Trains

This Chippewa Valley holiday tradition features standard gauge trains running on almost 400 square feet of track. Layout includes local buildings, winter scenes, lights, and sounds. Lighted night trains run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Crafts, coloring, and floor trains. Gingerbread house contest display, and Santa will visit regularly.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $9 Adults, $6 for ages 5-17, $2 for Museum Members, and FREE for ages 0-4

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

Tabletop Game Night

Leave all the game night organizing to the library.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Thu. Dec. 13

Twelve Days Before Christmas

A heartwarming program of Christmas music featuring the hymns and Old English Christmas carols sung by some of the most talented singers in the Chippewa Valley. Five Star Catering will provide a buffet supper before the concert, then sit back and relax for an evening of Christmas joy.

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Buffet Supper and Show $35; Show only $15 per person

6-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

Holiday Remembrance Service

A Holiday Remembrance Service to honor your loved one. Doors open at 6pm, with a service at 6:30pm to include candle lighting, ornament making and refreshments. Please bring a framed photo of your loved one to display. All are welcome to this night of healing.

Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel 535 S. Hillcrest Pkwy, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages welcome

6-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

Cork & Fork Dinner at The Coffee Grounds

A special five course wine dinner as we welcome Jenna from Wetherby Cranberries in Warrens, WI. Each course will feature their fresh cranberries.

The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $44

Age: 21+

6-7pm Thu. Dec. 13

Writers Read: Open Mic

“Writers Read,” a monthly library program organized by Eau Claire’s Writer in Residence, Karen Loeb, will hold an open mic in December for poets and writers. You are invited to share your original poetry or short prose (5 minutes or less). Sign-up starts at 5:30. Listeners are welcome.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 13

The Maker Market

A chance to "Meet the Makers" of goods offered at The Local Store and beyond. Mingle with local woodworkers, craftspeople, and creators that call the Chippewa Valley home. Complimentary cocoa and cider available. 15% OFF storewide from 630-830pm.

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

Cost: FREE admission

Age: All ages

7-9pm Thu. Dec. 13

Live Music: The Cathy Reitz Trio

Features Cathy on vocals and 2 of her favorite musicians, Jeff Reitz on woodwinds and Emily Watkins on guitar and vocals. The 3 have been performing together for over 2 years. Their entertaining song list starts in the 1920’s and travels to 2017.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Thu. Dec. 13

Converge Radio Presents: Jessie Smith

Jessie Smith—a self-described “swampy, soulful” vocalist whose work has won accolades ranging from national press and radio praise to hometown Nashville acclaim-- has no fear of darkness in her music.

Xpeditions Coffee Co. & Market 1319 Main St., Bloomer

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

7:30-11:30pm Thu. Dec. 13

Live Music: Eve To Adam + Super Bob + For Once

Eve To Adam takes over The Playhouse for a intense night of Rock-N-Roll with Special Guests Super Bob and For Once. Eve To Adam is known for their hit songs Immortal, Straitjacket Supermodel and more. 21+ Show, Doors open at 5pm and Music Starts at 7:30pm.

The Playhouse s7650 State Hwy 37, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 advance or $15 day of show

Age: 21+

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 13

UWEC Theater: "She Kills Monsters"

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she reconnects with her sister, Tilly, through a Dungeons & Dragons notebook.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $16 kids, $22 adults

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 13

CVTG Presents: Closed for the Holidays

After a blizzard shuts down the roads on Christmas Eve, a motley group of travelers find themselves stranded at the local community center. But to have a happy holiday, they're going to need a miracle--or seven to be exact. A spirited and heartwarming comedy with a dash of Christmas magic.

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

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

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