Tuesday, Feb. 21st, 2017

7:30-11:30pm Tue. Feb. 21

Musician Gathering & Open Mic

Jeff White hosts this high quality open mic every Tuesday. Sign up at 7pm. Always a large variety of microbrews on tap. Food available.

Tomahawk Room 306 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Tue. Feb. 21

Open Mic Night

The V1 reader's poll voted best open mic in the Chippewa Valley, every tuesday night. Music, comedy, and more, with half-price apps & taps from 9-midnight. It's free to attend and all ages are welcome. Sign up at 8, open mic at 9.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE admission

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, 2017

5-7pm Wed. Feb. 22

Chippewa Falls Riverfront Development Campaign Launch Party

To celebrate progress to date and inspire area residents about the benefits of the Chippewa Riverfront, people are invited to a launch party where they will enjoy appetizers and beverages prior to a short program where guests will learn about the project. More information available online.

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

6:30pm Wed. Feb. 22

Painting at Leinie Lodge

Cheers Pablo is back at the Leinie Lodge for another one of a kind paint event. This time the painting is in celebration of the upcoming release of Summer Shandy. Seating is limited. Register online.

Leinenkugel's 124 E. Elm St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $40 per person

Age: 21+

7-9pm Wed. Feb. 22

Jazz Session

Join us for a night of jazz and improvised music with host, Josh Gallagher. The Wednesday night jazz sessions bring 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

7pm Wed. Feb. 22

Let's Be Honest - A Grown-Up Storytelling Series: On the Job

Let's Be Honest is Volume One's popular 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, and an open mic follows. Tonight's theme is "On the Job: Stories of working hard, hardly working, and everything in between.”

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

Cost: FREE

8pm Wed. Feb. 22

Trivia Night at The Plus hosted by Clear Water Comedy

The Plus and Clear Water Comedy bring you a new trivia experience that's one part comedy show, one part pub quiz, one part game show. Free to play and all ages welcome.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 2017

4-7pm Thu. Feb. 23

Chippewa Falls Main Street: Paint The Town Red

Head downtown for an evening filled with fashion, positive energy, heart health, and a scavenger hunt. Browse the sales and specials in over 30 businesses. Drawings and giveaways, food and refreshments, free blood pressure screenings, and information from HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital health professionals.

Downtown Chippewa Falls

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

Two Rivers

Two Rivers is back again for another exciting evening filled with live music, good food, and great company.

Foster Cheese Haus E10934 County Hwy HH, Osseo

Cost: Free

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

Dinner Jazz: Heshmat Quartet

Colin Heshmat is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied jazz piano under the guidance of Chip Stephens and received a bachelors of science in mechanical engineering. Heshmat has played at numerous jazz venues around the country, including the Velvet Note and Churchill Grounds in Atlanta, Georgia and the Green Mill and Andy’s Club in Chicago, Illinois.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

The Presence of Mine Enemies: Villains and Bad Apples with Allyson Loomis

This session will talk about the uses of villains in stirring up stories, and how one might go about creating a villain, employing a villain and maybe even humanizing a villain. It will look at different sorts of entry points for villains in stories and how one might hope to neutralize a villain, in the end.

Janet Carson Gallery 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

6-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

Wine & Whimsy

Wine and Whimsy is a workshop with friends in front of a canvas with a glass of wine. A professional instructor will guide you through the painting of your very own masterpiece. If you have always wanted to learn to paint, but don't know where to begin, this is the experience for you.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

Artist Talk by Erwin Redl: Building Community Through Public Art

Erwin Redl's talk will address ways that public art engages, enhances, and builds community while fostering a love and appreciation for contemporary art expressions. The artist recently completed a major commission to bring art and community together in Spartanburg, S.C., as a one of four Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge projects.

UW-Stout Applied Arts Building - Room 321 415 13th Ave. E., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

UWEC Theatre Presents: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

The unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

8pm Thu. Feb. 23

Clear Water Comedy Presents: The Great Debate Part 2

What is better- sleep or food? Turtles or sharks? Love or whatever else is not love? You be the judge! Come watch your favorite Clear Water comedians debate these and other very important topics.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

8-10pm Thu. Feb. 23

Warehouse Eyes

Warehouse Eyes is an alternative-pop band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They formed in June of 2012 and have been creating music since. With their first official release “Prisms”, you will feel entrenched in a spacey-pop sound. Following “Prisms” is their most recent single, “Without You or Me”.

The Terrace, Memorial Student Center, UW-Stout 302 10th Ave. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8pm Thu. Feb. 23

The Backwards Thinkers Society

UWEC's own improv comedy troupe, The Backwards Thinkers Society, will perform in the Cabin.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm Thu. Feb. 23

DJ Set: Zach Hanson

Hanson (audio engineer, multi-instrumentalist), has shared the stage with The Tallest Man on Earth, S. Carey, Laarks, The Gentle Guest, and has recorded, mixed, and mastered countless records for artists all over the country. He'll take the stage to spin some of his favorite songs and maybe some friends will join him up there too.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Friday, Feb. 24th, 2017

Fri. Feb. 24

Chippewa Youth Hockey Tournament

With two full sheets of ice, full concession stand, heated viewing area and more. See contact info for additional details or to learn how to register a team. Different age brackets compete during different weekends. Check the online schedule for a complete list of who plays and when.

Chippewa Area Ice Arena 839 First Ave., Chippewa Falls

8am-4pm Fri. Feb. 24

Chetek Winter Fest 2017

Chetek's yearly winter extravaganza featuring a snowmobile race, music, bonfire to follow, poker run, pancake feed, snowshoe/cross country, and a scavenger hunt. There is an Ice rink available all day and kid's activities.

Lake Chetek Lakeview Drive, Chetek

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Fri. Feb. 24

Leinenkugel's Fridays Untapped

Head to the Leine Lodge for some great events, giveaways, music and a reason to get out of the house and down to the Leinie Lodge.

Leinenkugel's Leinie Lodge 124 E. Elm Street, Chippewa Falls

Age: 21+

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Feb. 24

Dinner Jazz: Michael Shults

Get to the Lakely tonight for some live jazz presented by the Michael Shults Group. Shults is a UWEC professor and host of The Lakely's monday night jazz sessions.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

6-9pm Fri. Feb. 24

Pop-Up Pasta and Wine Dinner

Chef Anthony Chavez of LiveGreatFood has prepared a 4 Course tasting menu highlighting some of his hand-crafted specialty pastas. Anthony, a new American/Northwoods trained chef & butcher, has an affinity for local cuisine.

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

6:30-9:30pm Fri. Feb. 24

The Fire Ball

The Fire Ball is the Chippewa Valley's drag ball extravaganza. Each year in the Spring, UW-Eau Claire plays host to local and national drag performers who turn it out for packed audiences. Headlined by drag superstars from RuPaul's Drag Race, The Fire Ball is a must-see event. 100% of proceeds fund student social justice efforts.

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 General Admission

Age: 15+ (or at parents' discretion)

7-10pm Fri. Feb. 24

Bottomless Noodles Jazz Combo

Bottomless Noodles is a jazz combo putting their own spin on the great jazz standards of the past, while staying true to their roots. Bottomless Noodles is sure to bring you an energetic night that will leave you wanting more.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

7pm Fri. Feb. 24

UWEC Film Series: "Easy A"

Prompted by her popular best friend to spill details of her boring weekend, Olive, a clean-cut teen, decides to spice things up by telling a little lie about losing her virginity. When the high-school busybody overhears the conversation and spreads it all over campus, Olive is suddenly notorious but for the wrong reasons.

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

Cost: $7 for film series membership; $14 for family membership

Age: Raged PG-13

7-10pm Fri. Feb. 24

Tunes at the Tasting Lounge

Every Friday you can enjoy our 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+

7:30pm Fri. Feb. 24

MTG Presents: "Secret Garden, The Musical"

This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main St. E, Menomonie

Cost: $18 student/senior; $20 Adults

7:30pm Fri. Feb. 24

UWEC Theatre Presents: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

The unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

8pm Fri. Feb. 24

Volleyball after Dark Open Gym

Volleyball after dark open gym at the Eau Claire Sport Warehouse from 8PM-Midnight. A night of volleyball or turf fun. Turf available for those who want to shoot some goals or start mini flag football games.

Eau Claire Sport Warehouse 2983 11th St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

8pm Fri. Feb. 24

Live Music: Step Rockets + Denny

The Step Rockets continue to push the boundaries of indie pop with unique instrumentation and progressive songwriting. Step Rockets have developed a reputation as one of the most exciting new live bands on the scene, seamlessly blending wailing guitar solos and anthemic melodies with infectious dance grooves.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

8:30-11:30pm Fri. Feb. 24

The Sue Orfield Band

The Sue Orfield Band is back in action at The Plus. Come on by and enjoy great music and food.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11pm Fri. Feb. 24

Gallery Friday: Steven T. Hobert

Steven Hobert's piano compositions and improvisations swirl and sway through a magical landscape of haunting harmonies, driving grooves & playful phrasing.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 Cover

9:30pm-1:30am Fri. Feb. 24

Live Music: Divided Highway

All four members of DH come from years of rocking smoke-filled taverns and possesses a sincere love for entertaining their fans. All four contribute to the band with amazing vocal performances with a backdrop of mind-blowing guitar, bass, keyboard and drum licks that leave audiences speechless.

O'Leary's Pub 809 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Saturday, Feb. 25th, 2017

Sat. Feb. 25

Chippewa Youth Hockey Tournament

With two full sheets of ice, full concession stand, heated viewing area and more. See contact info for additional details or to learn how to register a team. Different age brackets compete during different weekends. Check the online schedule for a complete list of who plays and when.

Chippewa Area Ice Arena 839 First Ave., Chippewa Falls

8am-4pm Sat. Feb. 25

Chetek Winter Fest 2017

Chetek's yearly winter extravaganza featuring a snowmobile race, music, bonfire to follow, poker run, pancake feed, snowshoe/cross country, and a scavenger hunt. There is an Ice rink available all day and kid's activities.

Lake Chetek Lakeview Drive, Chetek

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sat. Feb. 25

Winter Market of Menomonie

Fresh and local produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods; quality local artisans. Friendly atmosphere, fresh coffee, hot prepared foods and live music every week.

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. Feb. 25

Waldemar Ager Association Open House

Ager Association members conduct tours in the house and provide background about Waldemar Ager. Owned by the Agers during the first half of the 20th century, the house is a meeting place for members and the general public and is now the repository of a fully catalogued library for research on Nordic languages, cultures, and history.

Ager House 514 W. Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am Sat. Feb. 25

Baskets & Brunch

Enjoy a breakfast brunch in the greenhouse, then discover the joy of creating your own hanging basket. You'll plant baby plants in your hanging basket. DTE will care for your baskets until they are ready to go outside. You can pick them up to take home in May.

Down To Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: $60 includes breakfast buffet and one basket; additional baskets are $50; registration required

11am-4pm Sat. Feb. 25

Come and Slide With Us

Enjoy an afternoon of supervised sledding, accompanied with a roaring fire, music, and a cup of hot chocolate. For more information call Eau Claire Parks and Recreation.

Pinehurst Park 3523 Delbert Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1pm Sat. Feb. 25

5th Annual Quarter Auction

Cocktail/Social Hour 1pm, Auction Starts at 2pm. Over 100+ Items up for Auction. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. Bring your quarters for a fun filled afternoon. Brought to you by Horizon's and A to Z Embroidery & Screen Printing.

Horizon's Lounge 10764 County Highway Q, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 per paddle, additional paddles $3

2pm Sat. Feb. 25

MTG Presents: "Secret Garden, The Musical"

This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main St. E, Menomonie

Cost: $18 student/senior; $20 Adults

2-4pm Sat. Feb. 25

2nd Annual Pourhouse Chili Cook off

Amateur chili cook off that anyone can enter. Bring friends to help judge. Monetary prize for 1st and 2nd place. They'll provide crackers, bowls, and spoons.

The Pourhouse W301 Menomonie St., Elk Mound

Cost: Free to enter, $5 to judge

Age: All Ages

2pm Sat. Feb. 25

UWEC Film Series: "Easy A"

Prompted by her popular best friend to spill details of her boring weekend, Olive, a clean-cut teen, decides to spice things up by telling a little lie about losing her virginity. When the high-school busybody overhears the conversation and spreads it all over campus, Olive is suddenly notorious but for the wrong reasons.

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

Cost: $7 for film series membership; $14 for family membership

Age: Raged PG-13

3-6pm Sat. Feb. 25

Henry's Birthday/Animal Benefit

An event held every year by Henry (Umbrella Cockatoo) to raise money for Bob's House for Dogs & Chippewa Humane. Donation will provide free food and beer while it lasts. Chinese raffle at 6 as well as a bake sale. Henry will be there from 3-4. Call Pam with raffle donations.

Butch and Jackie's Bateman Tavern 19990 County Highway X, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Please bring a donation for the animals. Check Bob Hous for Dogs & Chippewa Humane website for items needed.

Age: All Ages

4-6pm Sat. Feb. 25

Folk Rock Singer Jamie Kallestad

Enjoy live acoustic music of Jamie Kallestad, a folk/rock singer-songwriter from Cloquet, MN. A longtime guitarist and vocalist for the MN stomp-grass trio Saint Anyway, he is also one half of the New England Americana duo 90-Mile Portage. Jamie currently lives in Boston.

K Point Brewing (Inside The Coffee Grounds) 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

The Volume One Calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire