Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 2019

6:30pm Tue. Oct. 22

Country Dance Lessons

Learn country dance at the Lilydale Dance Hall & Event Center. Cash bar available. Singles & couples welcome. Couples dancing from 6:30-7pm. Line dance from 7-7:30pm. Open dance from 7:30-9:30pm.

Lilydale Dance Hall & Event Center 6346 County Highway N, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5

Age: Adults and Ages 13+

7-8pm Tue. Oct. 22

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Long Way Round: Through the Heartland by River

Inspired by a mythic Round River, John Hildebrand set off in a small boat to rediscover his home state of Wisconsin. The program will combine photographs, discussion, and short excerpts from the book as Hildebrand shares the sense of both wonder and belonging he discovered through his travels.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets required (FREE)

7-8pm Tue. Oct. 22

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate

During the depths of World War II, Frenchman Marcel Heuzé mailed letters to his wife and three young daughters from a labor camp in Berlin. "Marcel's Letters" details author and type designer Carolyn Porter's quest to put together the pieces of Marcel's life after finding them in a bundle in an antique shop.

Fall Creek Public Library 122 E Lincoln Ave, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

7-10pm Tue. Oct. 22

Poker Night

Play your cards right and win some free beer! 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+

7:30pm Tue. Oct. 22

Open Mic Night at The Plus

See or join established and emerging artists. Each week, a different artist will host, and lead off the evening with 20 minutes of their work. Following the performance, open mic begins. Music, comedy, sketch, live readings, poetry, acting, improv welcomed. Half price apps from 10p-midnight.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-10pm Tue. Oct. 22

Sofar Sounds Eau Claire

A Sofar gig is an intimate show held in a unique venue, like a living room or an antique shop. It typically features three artists, playing four songs, and each lineup is specially curated to give the audience a diverse show. The address is revealed the day before in an email.

Secret Location

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 2019

7:30am-1pm Wed. Oct. 23

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Age: All ages

10:30-11:30am Wed. Oct. 23

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate

During the depths of World War II, Frenchman Marcel Heuzé mailed letters to his wife and three young daughters from a labor camp in Berlin. "Marcel's Letters" details author and type designer Carolyn Porter's quest to put together the pieces of Marcel's life after finding them in a bundle in an antique shop.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

11am-2pm Wed. Oct. 23

Petal It Forward

Celebrate a Nationwide "Pay It Forward," event hosted by the Society of American Florists, to promote Random Acts of Kindness! Meet the Lakeview Floral and Gifts Team at Culver's for your 2 FREE bouquets (with purchase from Culver's.) One to keep and one to share.

Culver's - Menomonie 1330 Stout Rd, Menomonie

Cost: Free

Age: All Ages

noon-1:30pm Wed. Oct. 23

"Wild and Rare" Lunch and Book Presentation

Adam Regn Arvidson takes a look, not only at the Midwest plants and animals on the endangered species list, but which ones we value, why we value them, and what we take into consideration moving forward. Get your lunch ticket for this event online (catered by French Press.)

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

Cost: $15 for lunch, FREE program

6-8pm Wed. Oct. 23

Bingo at The Red Mixer

Great bingo fun. Different sponsor weekly. Wine & drink specials all night.

The Red Mixer 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6-7pm Wed. Oct. 23

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Revenge of the Asian Woman: A Reading with Dorothy Chan

Dorothy Chan, the newest Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at UWEC, reads from her newest collection of poetry. Continuing with the themes of food, sexuality, culture, and fetishes developed in her previous collections, the reading will showcase Chan’s latest work as well as her reverence for pop culture, kitsch, and excess.

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

Cost: FREE

6-8pm Wed. Oct. 23

Wine and Bingo Night

Drinks, prizes and fun. A night of booze and bingo.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-8pm Wed. Oct. 23

Night of the Living ZINE

Spooky tales from this world and beyond. Celebrate the release of the first-ever Odd Humyns Creepy Zine: "Shudder: A Zine Series for Sleepless Nights." Light refreshments. Open to all ages (but only if they're okay with getting spooked!)

Odd Humyns 209 N Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Wed. Oct. 23

Quiz Night

Zymurgy Quiz night is back and better than ever. Groups of 2 - 6 compete to win Zymurgy prizes. Winning team battle royale at the end - grand championship team wins extra special prizes including a $75 bar tab, Zymurgy goodies and a lot of other goodies from local establishments.

Zymurgy Brewing 624 Main Street. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-8pm Wed. Oct. 23

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: The Optimist at Midnight

Storytelling is by nature a hopeful endeavor, never more than in times of division and anxiety. Using texts from novelists, poets, and screenwriters, Enger will discuss the Midwestern imagination, the magic of kite-flying, and the power of stories to inspire change.

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

Cost: FREE

7-10pm Wed. Oct. 23

Open Mic Night

Grab your guitar, drums, bass, fiddle, harmonica, poem or best jokes and join us for an Open Mic Night hosted by Jake & Dani from Rock Creek Song Dogs. All performers welcome to join. Average performance is 2-4 songs or about 15-20 minutes.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Wed. Oct. 23

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Barstow & Grand: Issue #3 Release Reading

The release party for Issue #3 will feature readings from the journal, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as commentary from the editors on the publication process and how the journal has grown in its third year.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

8-9:30pm Wed. Oct. 23

Black Mirror Trivia Night

How much do you love the British science fiction anthology television series Black Mirror? All of the trivia questions this evening will be about this hit show. Prizes for winning teams- maximum of 6 players per team

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm Wed. Oct. 23

Bennyoke

Come to Bennyoke every Wednesday and Sunday and sing your favorite karaoke songs.

Scooter's 411 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Age: 21+

Thursday, Oct. 24th, 2019

noon-5pm Thu. Oct. 24

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Age: All ages

4-8pm Thu. Oct. 24

Blooms and Broomsticks

Register to win free flowers for a year. Enjoy 20% store wide, including flowers, plants, soaps, jewelry, candles, scarves and more. Take part in a bud vase bar for only $9.95 and create a spooky arrangement of your liking. Enjoy ceramic demonstrations, premium chocolate samples and witch's brew, all while you browse.

Lakeview Floral 1802A Stout Rd., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Thu. Oct. 24

Master Cooking Class: Home Cooked Holiday

Take the stress out of planning and cooking for the holidays. Let Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse inspire your upcoming Thanksgiving meal. Chef Wamsley will guide you through the step-by-step process on how to prepare your very own luxurious feast, home cooking techniques and more.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $75

Age: 21+

6-8pm Thu. Oct. 24

Classic Cuisine Pop Up Harvest Dinner at Forage

A farm to table 5 course harvest feast with wine prepared by local caterers Ellen Price and Jen Monroe of Classic Cuisine. As many ingredients as possible will be offered from local producers and growers. Grass fed pork and beef will be featured from Together Farms.

Forage 930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire

Cost: $80

Age: 21+

6-10pm Thu. Oct. 24

Whiskey Club at The Ivory

Taste whiskey all over the world. Offering "Roundtable Meetings" where you will get a chance to learn the history of different Whiskeys, taste test the inventory, and share whiskey stories with people of all ages. Sample a “Flight of the Night” which will include 4 different Whiskeys.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 21+

6:30-7:30pm Thu. Oct. 24

Costume Dance Party WERQ Style

Costume Party, Dance Off; WERQ Hip Hop Style. Come dressed, best dressed gets a PRIZE! Come ready to dance and have a scary good time. No experience needed. No registration needed.

Pure Fitness 4 You 1423 South Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

6:45pm Thu. Oct. 24

Thursday Night: Open Jam

Join the Stone's Throw for local talent or take the stage yourself. Everyone is welcome.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-11pm Thu. Oct. 24

Ski Sprites Haunted House

The Ski Sprites are hosting their annual Haunted House. A scary walk-thru with interactive haunts, changing scares and a thrill around every corner. Not for the timid.

Ski Sprites Haunted House 415 S. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 at the door, $9 with a non-perishable food donation, $8 in advance

Age: All ages, 12+ recommended

7-9pm Thu. Oct. 24

Improv for Business and Entrepreneurs

Looking to improve your leadership skills, training, and communication skills? Learn valuable and practical lessons through the fun of improvisational theatre in this two-hour monthly workshop led by Eau Claire Improv Company.

CoLab 312 S Barstow Street, Suite 2, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Thu. Oct. 24

Fright Night Haunted Barn

Be prepared to be haunted by your favorite horror films at the annual Haunted Barn. Proceeds go to Eau Claire 4-H, and Feed my People Food Bank.

Rockin' T-R Ranch 8020 Curvue Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $8 per person, or $6 with a nonperishable food item

Age: Accommodate to all ages

7pm Thu. Oct. 24

Fall Music Open Microphone

Open mic night at the café has returned hosted by Blaine Howard. Bring your talents to the stage and become part of the local scene. Sign up 6-7pm, plug in to our equipment and perform in front of a live audience. Music, poetry, comedy and spoken word are all welcome.

Acoustic Cafe - Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Oct. 24

Local Lit: Out Loud

Anyone who has published in Local Lit is invited to come read one or two pieces. We've read you, now we want to hear you.

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-8pm Thu. Oct. 24

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: "Small Animals": Parenting in the Age of Fear

Building on her own harrowing experiences, Brooks will reveal how expectations of parents have changed over the course of a single generation, and how these expectations—fueled by fear rather than reality—pressure mothers to report one another.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, ticket required

7-9:30pm Thu. Oct. 24

Creepy Creatures Film Series: Night of the Living Dead

A group barricades themselves in a farmhouse to remain safe from flesh-eating "living dead" monsters who are ravaging the area. Outdoors, weather permitting. Lawn chairs and blankets encouraged. Themed costumes encouraged with prizes for best costumes. Popcorn and beverages will be available.

Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum 1820 Wakanda St. NW, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents discretion

7-10pm Thu. Oct. 24

Open Mic & Musician Gathering

Open mic with quality sound & lights hosted by Jeff White. Free drink for all performers. Sign up at 6:15pm. Happy hour at 9:30pm with $2 rails & pints!

Mystic Bar 1 E Canal street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7:30pm Thu. Oct. 24

An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt

The Eclipse Sessions, John Hiatt's newest collection, offers up his strongest set of songs in years. Long celebrated as a skilled storyteller and keen observer of life’s twists and turns, Hiatt can get at the heart of a knotty emotion or a moment in time with just a sharp, incisive lyric or witty turn of phrase.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $29.50

8pm Thu. Oct. 24

Clear Water Comedy Presents: The Witching Hour

Clear Water Coemdy's silly and spooky Halloween comedy special. Featuring standup, sketches, stories, and characters (plus free candy!)

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA| $3 with valid student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

8-10pm Thu. Oct. 24

Spooky Screenings on The Patio: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Grab a blanket and bring your favorite people for a night under the stars, complete with nostalgic Halloween films and glowing fire pits! Treat yourself to a craft drink and some delicious locally-sourced food.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30-11pm Thu. Oct. 24

Vinyl Nights: Big Tall Jake

Enjoy a selection of vinyls that will be spun throughout the night.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm Thu. Oct. 24

Karaoke at Cowboy Jack's

Sing the night away at Cowboy Jack's every Thursday from 9-midnight for Karaoke night.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

9pm-2am Thu. Oct. 24

Karaoke Night at Hallie Bar & Grill

Come out and sing! Great sounding audio system and professional hosts make this an awesome place for a night out.

Hallie Bar & Grill 1713 Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Friday, Oct. 25th, 2019

9am-6pm Fri. Oct. 25

DCHS Fall Rummage Sale

Come check out this huge rummage sale in Menomonie. There is always something for everyone of all ages, and then some more. Donation drop off will be on Wednesday, October 23rd from 9 am - 7 pm.

Menomonie Veterans Center E4710 County Rd. BB, Menomonie

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Fri. Oct. 25

Holiday Bazaar & Craft Sale

Bring Your Friends & Family! Local Vendors Featuring: Homemade Candles, Jams & Jellies, Seasonal Crafts, Papercraft Greeting Cards, USborne Books, Handcrafted Jewelry, Hand-painted Wine Glasses, Quilts & Knits, Fractal…

Dove Healthcare 3656 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-5:30pm Fri. Oct. 25

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Active Voices: Poetry and Social Justice

Two Wisconsin Poets Laureate, Kim Blaeser (2015–2016) and Margaret Rozga (2019–2020) will read from their recent work and engage in dialogue about their poetry, its sources, and the roles they see it enacting in the world. They will welcome questions and comments from the audience.

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

Cost: FREE

5-8pm Fri. Oct. 25

AFS-Final Fridays Featuring artist Patty Q. Johnson

Featuring the vibrant and colorful paintings by local artist Patty Q. Johnson. Spend time touring the gallery and visiting with the Artisan Forge artists, enjoy music entertainment, and light snacks. A fun evening filled with art and inspiration.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5-9pm Fri. Oct. 25

Spook Night

A kid friendly Halloween “Spook Night” full of fun and excitement. DJ entertainment, huge inflatables, face painting, games and prizes. The Haunted Tunnel, Sea of Spiders and Touch and Feel Guessing Game are just a few of the spooktacular activities that your kids will love.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $5/person, FREE for kids 2 and under

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Oct. 25

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: An Evening With the Authors Featuring B.J. Hollars

Enjoy the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of the festival authors with delicious food ahead of B.J. Hollars’s presentation: Things that Go Bump When You Write: On Monsters, Martians and the Search for the Truth in the Strange.

Forage 930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 includes presentation and buffet

6-9pm Fri. Oct. 25

Schlegelmich House Escape Room with Tactical Escape 101

Find clues, solve puzzles, and escape the spooky, historic room before the timer hits zero. Proceeds benefit Chippewa Valley Museum. Group size must be a minimum of 4 people. Advance bookings required.

Schlegelmilch House Museum 517 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person

Age: 16+

6pm Fri. Oct. 25

On Tour: The Good Year Pimps

The Good Year Pimps are a Midwestern punk rawk rock n roll outfit based in Illinois. They'll be joined by Half Empty Glass and The John Buxton Experience. Doors at 6pm.

Every Buddy's Bar 19 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20adv, $25door

Age: 21+

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