Friday, Oct. 20th, 2017

4pm Fri. Oct. 20

Chippewa Valley Book Festival - Karla Huston and Max Garland: The Poetry of Memory

Karla Huston, the current Poet Laureate of Wisconsin, and former Wisconsin Poet Laureate Max Garland will read from their poetry, focusing on poems dealing with memory, and the link between poetry and memory. Both poets will read briefly, then have a “conversation” in poetry, each choosing poems that in some way respond to the poems of the other.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation 421 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Oct. 20

Dinner Jazz: Mike Malone Trio

Mike Malone is a musician based out of Northeast, Wisconsin. He performs over 300 shows a year with a myriad of groups ranging from jazz, funk, gospel, and original music.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30pm Fri. Oct. 20

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Building A World Class Book City - A Conversation & Reading with Nickolas Butler

Internationally best-selling and award-winning writer Nickolas Butler will join Barstow & Grand editor Eric Rasmussen and former UW-Eau Claire professor Brady Foust in a free-flowing conversation on the present state and future aspirations of Eau Claire as a literary destination, an arts incubator, and a book-loving city. Meal options listed online.

The Lismore 333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $39 (Reservation Required, Purchase by October 6)

6-9pm Fri. Oct. 20

5th Annual Hipps Pub Twisted Trail of Terror

The Twisted Trail of Terror returns for it's 5th Season and is bigger and better then ever before with new and added scares. It is recommended that children under age 9 visit before dark.

Hipps Pub s7650 State Hwy 37, Eau Claire

Cost: $5/person; 3 and under FREE; $3 Bargain Night Oct. 15

Age: All Ages

6-11pm Fri. Oct. 20


12 years after the tragic death of their little girl, a doll maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home. Soon afterwards, they become the target of the doll maker’s possessed creation: Annabelle.

UW-Stout, Applied Arts 210

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Fri. Oct. 20

The Night Market

Each night, features 4-6 different local makers' information and products in the Volume One Gallery. A fire pit in our courtyard area, local food trucks, a featured acoustic performer, and hot cider and snack samples. All regular merch is 15% during the Night Market.

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

6:30-9pm Fri. Oct. 20

Kids' Night Out

Parks & Recreation staff will spend a fun filled evening with the kids playing gym games and having fun in the pool! Bring your swim suit, towel, and change of clothing. A healthy snack is provided. Pre-registration is recommended.

Delong Middle School 2000 Vine St., Eau Claire

Cost: Pre-Registration Fee $10. Walk-in Fee $12 or City Pass (4 punches)

Age: 4-12

7-9:30pm Fri. Oct. 20

22nd Annual Big Band Monster Bash

A costumed jazz band concert! Featuring 6 award-winning jazz bands for your listening and dancing enjoyment from Eau Claire Memorial, Eau Claire North, and Elk Mound High Schools. The evening concludes with a costume contest.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $7 general, $5 youth and student

7-8:30pm Fri. Oct. 20

P!nk Party

Join Brandy Ludwikoski for a night of fun, heated yoga set to all P!nk tunes. Wear pink yoga gear, come for some pink drinks, pink snacks, and an all-around pink funhouse. Proceeds benefit breast cancer awareness.

The Yoga Room 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $20 for members; $25 for non-members

Age: 18+

7pm Fri. Oct. 20

Cadott Schools Presents: The Little Mermaid The Musical

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the young and young at heart. A story of love, loss, and magic that you won't soon forget.

Cadott High School Auditorium 426 Myrtle St., Cadott

Cost: $12 Adults, $8 Students

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Fri. Oct. 20

Art & Science: Color

This is the kick off event for a program which investigates ways in which the concept of color is represented in various aspects of human culture and science: everything from the ideas of the color spectrum and the electromagnetic spectrum, to the interplay of mixing colors in art or even the role of color in racial constructs.

Foster Gallery UWEC Haas Fine Arts Center, 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Oct. 20

CVTG Presents: ShakesBeer!

ShakesBeer is a fundraising event for adults that combines the comedy and bawdiness of Shakespeare with beer drinking. There are drinking games, snacks, music, henna painting and Renaissance-type fun. Actors will present scenes from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) which parodies the plays of Shakespeare in a hilarious way. Raises funds for the Chippewa Valley Theater Guild

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

Cost: $20 and $35, which includes special seating, a personal server, snacks and a souvenir beer stein.

Age: 21+

7pm Fri. Oct. 20

Live Music: The Other Brothers

David Schrader (Sue Orfield Band), Barry Wells (Wheelhouse) and John Utphall (North of Dixie) have joined Ken Rogers (Liscio) to bring you Jazz, Blues, and Swing favorites. These four seasoned local musicians cover selections by Wes Montgomery, David Sanborn, Lyle Lovett, Alvin Lee and Django Reinhardt.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Fri. Oct. 20

Featuring the amazing Sue Orfield on tenor saxophone, Randy Sinz on acoustic and electric bass & vocals, and singer/songwriter, Catya, on vocals, guitar, & fiddle, Catya’s Trio performs a mix of original and traditional Blues, Swing, Contemporary Acoustic music; and a bit of saxophiddle music, too.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

7-10pm Fri. Oct. 20

Tunes at the Tasting Lounge

Every Friday you can enjoy locally produced wines and spirits while listening to an array of local musicians. Check out Infinity Beverages' Facebook page or website before swinging down for updates and musician details.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Age: 21+

7-10pm Fri. Oct. 20

Free Live Music - Ben Noble

An evening of music and trivia with Ben Noble- a singer/ songwriter from Minneapolis, MN at the Blind Munchies Coffeehouse. Join us for music, food and drinks all starting at 7pm.

The Blind Munchies Coffeehouse 621 Wilson Ave., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

7:30pm Fri. Oct. 20

2nd Annual UWEC A Capella Extravaganza

Features performances from UWEC's Chamber Choir, Eau Claire Memorial Vocal Jazz, Audacious, Callisto, Fith Element, Impromptu and The Innocent Men!

UWEC Schofield Auditorium 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

7:30-9pm Fri. Oct. 20

Autumn Swing Dance - 7 Swing

Get up and dance to the fantastic live sounds of 7 Swing – a swingin' line-up of top swing and jazz music from the 30s – 50s. This group is an active and established group of professional musicians from the Eau Claire area.

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

Cost: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Oct. 20

UWEC Theatre Presents: "Urinetown: The Musical"

A three-time Tony award-winning, hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.

Riverside Theatre - Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire 121 Water Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

8-10pm Fri. Oct. 20

Gallery Friday: Chris Roseneau + Andy Fitzpatrick

Andy Fitzpatrick (Bon Iver, Noxroy, All Tiny Creatures, Volcano Choir) and Chris Rosenau (Volcano Choir, Collections of Colonies of Bees, Pele) have been friends for many years and first started playing together since Andy joined Volcano Choir in 2013.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8

Age: All Ages

8-10pm Fri. Oct. 20

Live Music: The North 41

The North 41 is a dynamic blend of rock, funk and jazz, with the danceability of pop music and sophisticated musicianship that keeps you hanging on every solo. The Chicago based band has been winning fans all over the midwest, and even as far as the Colorado Rockies, since 2014.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30-11:30pm Fri. Oct. 20

Live Music at Cowboy Jack's: Olive Sings

Olive Sings is an acoustic duo made up of the sweet, brilliant vocal styling of Kayla Zoltak and the down home, old time sounds of Seth Gamble. You can expect to hear Bluegrass, Folk, and Americana. Their latest album, "Photosynthesis & Light", was released in August of 2017.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9:30pm-1:30am Fri. Oct. 20

Live Music: The Commotion

The Commotion promotes a high energy, fun atmosphere that will make you want to jump out of your seats and let loose. They play a variety of music starting back in the 60's, rocking and rolling all the way to today's hits including rock, country, pop, and blues music.

The View on Lake Wissota 17779 County Hwy X, Chippewa Falls

11:59pm Fri. Oct. 20

ECCT Presents: The Rocky Horror Show

The basis for the classic cult movie, this deliberately kitschy rock 'n' roll sci-fi gothic musical hits The Oxford just in time for Halloween. That sweet transvestite and his motley crew invite you to do the Time Warp, dress up, sing along and purchase a goodie bag of props at the door for a unique audience experience. Rated PG-13.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $9 Youth, $14 Student, $20 Seniors, $22 Adult

Saturday, Oct. 21st, 2017

7:30am-1pm Sat. Oct. 21

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

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

Phoenix Park Pavilions Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire

Age: All ages

8am-8pm Sat. Oct. 21

Eau Claire Uptown Art Jam

Seven nationally recognized mural artists will be brightening the exterior of our large garage doors. Not only to provide live art for the community, but also to create beautiful displays of public art to start conversations, evoke feelings and help continue the forward momentum of Eau Claire's vibrant public arts scene.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

8am-1pm Sat. Oct. 21

Menomonie Farmers Market

Since 2000, this market has seen a remarkable growth in participation and sales. Farmer participation has increased from an average of 3-4 vendors in past seasons to 20 vendors at the peak of the summer harvest. A typical market day this past season had 15-20 farmers selling everything from vegetables to fruit, eggs, meats and handmade crafts.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Age: all ages

8:30am-noon Sat. Oct. 21

Costumes Against Cancer 5k Run/1 Mile Walk

The inaugural "Costumes Against Cancer" 5k run/1 mile walk. The course is flat, fast, and fun. Proceeds of this event will go to the American Cancer Society! This race is also an officially timed event with unique race bibs for runners/walkers, as well as prizes for the top finishers and best costumes.

Lower Campus, UWEC Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 for children, $15 for students, and $20 for adults

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Oct. 21

Elk Mound Booster Club Annual Fall Craft Show

More than 200 crafters and vendors will fill the gyms and hallways of the Elk Mound High School and Moundview Elementary. Free admission and free babysitting are always a part of these show. Concessions are available. All proceeds to support athletes in Elk Mound.

Elk Mound High School 405 University St, Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sat. Oct. 21

Eau Claire River Care

A community volunteer event put on by North DECA that aims to pick up 28 different stretches of the Eau Claire and Chippewa River. After collecting garbage by the river, there will be a grill out for all participants at the Brickhouse.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am Sat. Oct. 21

Haunted Hustle 5K & Spooky Sprint

Featuring a 5K walk/run and Spooky Sprint for the kids, costume contests and entertainment for the whole family. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Girls on the Run, Boy Scouts, Bolton Refuge House, Sojourner House, Miracle League, and the Southview Elementary Playground. Registration ends 30 minutes before each race.

Owen Park 1st Ave. and Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: Individual - $25 early bird / $30 regular | Kids - $10 early bird / $15 regular -- Group (5+) - $20 per person early bird / $30 per person regular

Age: All ages

9:30am Sat. Oct. 21

Judith Claire Mitchell

Meet Judith Claire Mitchell, author of “A Reunion of Ghosts: When Historical Truth Meets Literary Truth.” A Chippewa Valley Book Festival event.

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

Cost: free

Age: 18+

10am-noon Sat. Oct. 21

Guided Tour of Norden Folk Woods

A guided walking tour of Norden Folk woods, located 7 miles west of Eau Claire on Crescent Avenue. Hiking boots and bug spray are recommended. For more information, contact Orville.

Norden Folk Woods On Crescent Ave, roughly 5 miles west of Fannie Hill, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Sat. Oct. 21

Valley Pasture Farm - Fall Pumpkin Festival

Celebrate fall with pumpkin picking, a hay maze, corn maze, lawn games, and mini-golf course. Food stands with produce available.

Valley Pasture Farm E7631 N County Road E, Elk Mound

Cost: $8.50/person, Age 2 and under FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-4pm Sat. Oct. 21

Pop up at Bomb Taco featuring Fontinalis

Fontinalis is inspired by fly fishing and cooking over natural wood riverside. Serving market driven, lake region food. Menu items include, Fried Lake Trout sandwich with dill aioli and pickled chilis. Charred Brat with braised kale, pickled mustard seeds and smoked cheddar fondue, salads, lemongrass iced tea, and tarragon lemonade.

Bomb Taco 504 N. Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls

11am-4:30pm Sat. Oct. 21

Mulled Wine Event

Mulled wine is the grapevine's version of the classic hot toddy. Made with red wine, apple cider and mulling spices, its warmth is sure to take the chill off of a crisp autumn day. River Bend makes this seasonal wine only once a year.

River Bend Vineyard & Winery 10439 33rd Avenue, Chippewa Falls

noon-5pm Sat. Oct. 21

Wine Chill & Grill Nights at Cottage Winery & Vineyard

Every other week starting in summer and ending in October, the Cottage Winery will have grill out nights. Food trucks including Captain PJs BBQ and The Hub from Stout Ale House will be sell their foodstuffs.

Cottage Winery & Vineyard N7391 County Road F, Menomonie

Cost: Consult menus for food prices once there (cash only)

1:30-3:30pm Sat. Oct. 21

Howl-A-Ween Hafla-Big Bad Wolves and other Beasts

Bring your alter-ego Big Bad Wolf, or maybe another favorite Beastie, to life at this HOWL-a-WEEN Hafla. This is always a fun afternoon of Halloween craziness where you can just let loose and let your creative juices flow. Belly dancers of all styles and levels are welcome to participate in this casual setting. Spectators are welcome. Fun for the whole family.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $5 per person; kids under 13 FREE

Age: All Ages

2:15pm Sat. Oct. 21

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: ecWIT: Passage to Possibilities

ecWIT (Eau Claire Women in Theater) is a group of area women with backgrounds in education, theater and performance, who use dramatic reading to share their love of literature. ecWIT’s programs include plays, essays, fiction and poetry presented with interactive characterization without props, sets or costumes.

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

Cost: FREE

3:45pm Sat. Oct. 21

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Prodigal Poets: Back in Town!

The Book Festival has invited four Memorial High School graduates to present a reading in the relaxed atmosphere of the Lakely. Graham Foust, Nick Gulig, Betsy Wheeler, and Elizabeth Willis are each accomplished poets currently living far and wide: as close as Wisconsin (Fort Atkinson) and Iowa, as far away as Colorado and Massachusetts.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

5-8pm Sat. Oct. 21

Connecting Cultures Through Cuisine

An international experience including an international buffet, music, presentations, and speakers related to different countries and cultures. The goal is to improve awareness, appreciation, and acceptance of different cultures in the community through cuisine as well as raise money to fund education for student.

Menomonie High School 1715 5th St. W., Menomonie

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Sat. Oct. 21

Live Music: ONE Accord

Creating a variety of jazz and blues music that comes from the heart.

Princeton Valley Golf Course 2300 W. Princeton Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5pm Sat. Oct. 21

2nd Annual Harvesting Hope Halloween Gala

Dinner, Dance, Costume Contest, and Gun Raffle. 5pm Social Hour, 6pm Dinner, 7pm Dance, 10pm Costume Contest, 10:15pm Gun Raffle Drawing. Tickets include meal, 2 drink tickets, and dance.

Westgate Sportsman Club 4909 Sportsman Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $35 Dinner & Dance; $10 Dance Only

Age: 21+

5:30-8:30pm Sat. Oct. 21

Dinner Jazz: Josh Gallagher + Jeremy Boettcher

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

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Sat. Oct. 21

The West Hill Presents "Dinner & Comedy"

The West Hill Bar & Grill presents "Dinner Buffet and Comedy" night! Tickets are just $30 for buffet and show. Headliner Josh Alton and feature comedian Tiffany Norton will be there to make you laugh. For more information about show and/or tickets, call or go to the West Hill Bar & Grill. Join us for a night of fun in the new event room!!

West Hill Bar & Grill 250 W. Elm St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $30

Age: 21+

6-9pm Sat. Oct. 21

5th Annual Hipps Pub Twisted Trail of Terror

The Twisted Trail of Terror returns for it's 5th Season and is bigger and better then ever before with new and added scares. It is recommended that children under age 9 visit before dark.

Hipps Pub s7650 State Hwy 37, Eau Claire

Cost: $5/person; 3 and under FREE; $3 Bargain Night Oct. 15

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Sat. Oct. 21

Men Who Cook: Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser

This unique fundraiser features over 25 local men who prepare and serve samplings of their best dish. Guests are welcome to come and enjoy wonderful food, drinks, company, live and silent auction items, all to support the Chippewa Falls Center. Guest also vote to determine and award the Top Chef for the evening.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $35 pre-order, $40 at the door, $500 per 8 person table (includes wine)

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