Friday, Dec. 13th, 2019

5-8pm Fri. Dec. 13

Audrey’s Boudoir Holiday Shopping Pop-Up Sale

Loads of great accessories, scarves, jewelry, items for stocking stuffers, and amazing gift options that are sure to wow your friends, family, or your significant other.

Audrey’s Boudoir 305 Main Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-10pm Fri. Dec. 13

Knights of Columbus Progressive Bingo

Knights of Columbus 974 Progressive Bingo starting at 7pm, doors open at 5pm food and refreshments are available.

Knights of Columbus 236 Pumphouse Road, Chippewa Falls

6-9pm Fri. Dec. 13

UW-Stout Senior Show

The School of Art & Design Senior Show presents senior capstone projects in various design disciplines, such as graphic, game, interactive, interior, industrial and entertainment, along with studio art, such as sculpture, metals, painting, and printmaking.

Applied Arts Bldg. 415 13th Ave. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. Dec. 13

Downtown Classics: Christmas Vacation

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at Micon Cinemas Downtown Budget Cinema. Showings at 6pm & 8:15pm and Sunday Showing at Noon.

Micon Downtown Cinema 315 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4

7-9pm Fri. Dec. 13

A Pine Pitch Christmas

This holiday celebration of stories and songs will feature the storytelling of John Hildebrand, Hannah Metry, Mike Paulus, Ken Szymanski, and John Wallace. Integrated to the stories will be music by Derick Black, Savannah Shaurette, and Bill Simon.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Fri. Dec. 13

Holiday Bottle Share

Meet at The Brewing Projekt in a room off the main taproom called "The Garage." Bring a 22 oz bottle, two 16 oz cans, or two 12 oz bottles/cans of craft beer to share with everyone. Also try Brewing Projekt beers. Wear any Christmas ugly sweaters or any other holiday clothing. Water and snacks provided.

The Brewing Projekt 1807 N Oxford Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-10pm Fri. Dec. 13

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+

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 13

UWEC Theatre: Waiting for Godot

Two wandering tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, wait by a lonely tree to meet up with Mr. Godot, an enigmatic figure in a world where time, place, and memory are blurred, and meaning is where you find it. The results are both funny and dangerous in this existential masterpiece.

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

Cost: $20 GA, $16 youth, $10 UWEC students, faculty & staff

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 13

Eau Claire Children's Theater: A Year with Frog and Toad

This musical tale follows two great friends, the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad, through four, fun-filled seasons. Featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, A Year with Frog and Toad is part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Admission Information Online

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 13

Chippewa Valley Theater Guild: It's a Wonderful Life

A guardian angel shows up to save George Bailey - the quintessential everyman from the small town of Bedford Hills - from his despair on Christmas Eve. "It's a Wonderful Life" is the classic story that reminds us how important the love and support of family, friends, and community is.

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

Cost: $25 GA, $12 youth/student

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 13

Menomonie Theater Guild - The Snow Queen

Based on Hans Christian Anderson's original story, Gerda, a little girl, searches for her friend Kai when he is bewitched and imprisoned by the Snow Queen in her ice palace. Gerda must overcome many obstacles to save her friend.

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

Cost: Ticket information available online

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 13

Leanne Brown

Author of Good and Cheap, the NY Times Bestselling Cookbook that began as a personal passion and became an international movement.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 13

Ole and Lena: Home for the Holidaze

Will Lena make it home in time to save Ole from dual Holiday Party disasters? See for yourself in this wonderfully funny family holiday musical. Sweet Clarisse Catering will create an amazing spread of Scandinavian favorites from pickled herring to lefse to Swedish meatballs.

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

Cost: Dinner + Show: $34 adults, $33 seniors, $26 youth | Show Only: $15 adults, $14 seniors, $7 youth

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 13

Lessons and Carols 2019: Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head

The Master Singers, a community chamber ensemble with members from throughout the Great Chippewa Valley, will present its annual Christmas concert.

First Congregational UCC 310 Broadway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $20 GA, $8 student

8-11pm Fri. Dec. 13

The Last Revel Live

Bringing the full spectrum of modern Americana to life with lush arraignments of three-part vocal harmonies, acoustic and electric guitars, upright bass, fiddle, and 5-string banjo to consistently support impassioned performances of their honest and heartfelt songwriting.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 advance, $10 door

8-11pm Fri. Dec. 13

Live Music: Jeff White

Americana/Alt-country/Folk, from the hills of Western Wisconsin. Blending warm tones, reverbs, delays & vibrato with outlaw grit, Jeff White sings of love, loss & lust with an Americana vibe. Jeff has toured the lower 48 from coast to coast as well as England, Scotland and Wales.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:15-10:15pm Fri. Dec. 13

Downtown Classics: Christmas Vacation

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at Micon Cinemas Downtown Budget Cinema. Showings at 6pm & 8:15pm and Sunday Showing at Noon.

Micon Downtown Cinema 315 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4

8:30-11:30pm Fri. Dec. 13

Late Night Jazz: Catya Trio

Catya’s Trio features singer-songwriter Catya on guitar, Sue Orfield on tenor saxophone, and Randy Sinz, on bass & vocals. They have been entertaining enthusiastic audiences since 2005. Their musical interactions are compelling--a chemical reaction; a delicious concoction.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm-2am Fri. Dec. 13

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+

Saturday, Dec. 14th, 2019

8-11am Sat. Dec. 14

Hallie Optimist Club Breakfast with Santa

Bring your camera and take your picture with Santa after enjoying a delicious pancake breakfast

Hallie Town Hall 13033 30th Avenue, Hallie

Cost: Adults $6, Kids 12 and under free

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sat. Dec. 14

Menomonie Farmer's Market - Winter Market

Local producers only farmer's market featuring Menomonie area farmers, bakeries, food producers and artists. Free parking.

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-10am Sat. Dec. 14

Monthly Yoga in The Oxbow Hotel Gallery

Local Yogi Jelina Howard will lead the group in a class that welcomes all skill levels. Mats are provided or bring your own! Pre-registration is not required, but space is limited, so show up a few minutes early to ensure a spot. Stick around after the class and enjoy brunch from The Lakely.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sat. Dec. 14

Weekend Brunch: Shane Leonard

A farm-focused weekend brunch (served 7am-1pm) with lively instrumental tunes from Leonard 10am-1pm. The kitchen offers an array of midwestern and other brunch classics. From the bar pick from a variety of classic and original morning drinks.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. Dec. 14

Lunatique Pop-Up at Dotters Books

Melanie Ripley of Lunatique will be popping up at Dotters Books, selling simple, hand bound books and journals - the perfect gift for the writers, list makers, musicians, poets, dreamers, and artists in your life. Melanie makes each book from scratch, lovingly trimming the pages and sewing the spines.

Dotters Books 1602 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire

10am-noon Sat. Dec. 14

26th Annual St Olaf PCCW Cookie Walk

Christmas Cookies/Candies, Raffles & Silent Auction.

St Olaf Church 2407 North Lane, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 per lb plus individually priced specialities

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Dec. 14

Ladies in the Greenhouse: Christmas Extravaganza

A special Christmas shopping experience in the Greenhouse. Local artists and makers will be selling their handmade wares, with holiday music in the air. The Five & Two Café will also be featuring lunch and drink specials.

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

Cost: FREE

10am-2pm Sat. Dec. 14

Glass Orchard Pop.Up

From hand blown glass ornaments to drinkware and decor - the Glass Orchard creates one-of-a-kind pieces out of their southside orchard + glass studio. Made in Eau Claire, they're heirlooms to pass through generations + the holidays.

Red's Mercantile 224 N Dewey St., Eau Claire

10am-3pm Sat. Dec. 14

Holiday Shopping Spree

Holiday shopping with local vendors and crafters with the proceeds going to the Cadott Food Pantry.

Frog Hop 23027 County Highway X, Cadott

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Dec. 14

Audrey’s Boudoir Holiday Shopping Pop-Up Sale

Loads of great accessories, scarves, jewelry, items for stocking stuffers, and amazing gift options that are sure to wow your friends, family, or your significant other.

Audrey’s Boudoir 305 Main Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Dec. 14

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. Donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary.)

Dotters Books 1602 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

11:30am-1:30pm Sat. Dec. 14

Hope Gospel Mission Christmas Community Dinner

Hope Gospel Mission is hosting a free Christmas Community Dinner, all are welcome. Shuttle service will be provided starting at 11am from SoJourner House, 618 S Barstow St.

Hope Gospel Mission 2650 Mercantile Dr, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Sat. Dec. 14

Photos with the Holly King

The Holly King is making a special stop to visit children young and old and well-behaved dogs. Stop in to take photos with him (BYO camera/smart phone) for the cost of a nonperishable food item (or small cash donation). All donations collected will go the Feed My People Food Bank.

The Broom & Crow 106 E. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Non-perishable food item

Age: All ages & Well-behaved pups!

noon-2:30pm Sat. Dec. 14

8th Annual Memorial High School Orchestra Cookie Walk

Homemade cookies sold by the pound, beverages, music by the orchestra, kids arts and crafts carnival, and Santa from 12:45-2:30

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Sat. Dec. 14

4th Annual Christkindlmarkt

Delight your senses with the feel of a European market. Vendors include local potters, cheese makers, handcrafted wooden gifts, handcrafted soaps, bakers, and other locally made products.

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

Age: All Ages

1-5pm Sat. Dec. 14

5th 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 | $2 on Tuesdays

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Sat. Dec. 14

UWEC Theatre: Waiting for Godot

Two wandering tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, wait by a lonely tree to meet up with Mr. Godot, an enigmatic figure in a world where time, place, and memory are blurred, and meaning is where you find it. The results are both funny and dangerous in this existential masterpiece.

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

Cost: $20 GA, $16 youth, $10 UWEC students, faculty & staff

1:30pm Sat. Dec. 14

Eau Claire Children's Theater: A Year with Frog and Toad

This musical tale follows two great friends, the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad, through four, fun-filled seasons. Featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, A Year with Frog and Toad is part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Admission Information Online

2pm Sat. Dec. 14

Menomonie Theater Guild - The Snow Queen

Based on Hans Christian Anderson's original story, Gerda, a little girl, searches for her friend Kai when he is bewitched and imprisoned by the Snow Queen in her ice palace. Gerda must overcome many obstacles to save her friend.

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

Cost: Ticket information available online

2pm Sat. Dec. 14

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra: A Classical Christmas

Holiday classics from Frozen, Mannheim Steamroller, the Transiberian Orchestra, and more. Selections from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker performed by the Diamond School of Dance means you don't want to miss this holiday concert.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 adults, $10 students & youth

3-5pm Sat. Dec. 14

Holiday Pop Up with CMEC at Dive Bar

Kids can pose for a picture with Santa, have some pizza, decorate cookies, create their own special hot chocolate at the hot chocolate bar and make and take an ornament home, all while the adults sip on some hot mulled wine.

Dive Bar 333 Gibson St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages (1-10)

4pm-1am Sat. Dec. 14

Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl

$600 in prizes will be awarded for the best and the ugliest of the ugliest sweaters. Your sweaters will be judged by crowd reaction, so bring your crew and get your holiday season started. Participating bars: Wigwam, Scooters, Mousetrap, FIrehouse, Clancy's, The Plus, District Pub, My Office.

My Office Bar 408 Galloway St., Eau Claire

4:30-7pm Sat. Dec. 14

Madrigal Dinner Holcombe United Methodist Church

Enjoy a four course Renaissance feast and wonderful musical entertainment at the Lake Holcombe UMC. Tickets sell out early every year.

Holcombe United Methodist Church 27841 Co Hwy M, Holcombe

Cost: $30 Dollars per person

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Sat. Dec. 14

Downtown Classics: Christmas Vacation

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at Micon Cinemas Downtown Budget Cinema. Showings at 6pm & 8:15pm and Sunday Showing at Noon.

Micon Downtown Cinema 315 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4

6:30-8:30pm Sat. Dec. 14

Harp Music Harpist Concert

Enjoy the musical talent of Sara Ohr of Harp Entertainment.

Bye the Willow 501 N. High St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

7-10pm Sat. Dec. 14

Live Music: QWIKFIRE

One of Eau Claire's hottest bands will rock The Red Mixer tonight. Presented by Caffe Tempo right next door.

The Red Mixer 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-9pm Sat. Dec. 14

Live Music: Ken Rogers, John Utphall and Randy Sinz

The holiday season is for gathering, friends, and music! Once again, Ken, John and Randy will entertain with their amazing musical and singing skills.

200 Main - Art and Wine 200 Main St., Eau Claire

7-9pm Sat. Dec. 14

Irish Jam Session with a Christmas Flair

An Irish Jam Session with some talented musicians. A little Christmas flair will be added to the mix this month.

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

Cost: FREE

7-9pm Sat. Dec. 14

Live Music: Davey J & Friends

Davey J & Friends brings a rotating cast to the stage, performing originals, rock, Americana, and folk like no one else can. Stop by for rollin' rhythms, good times, and songs to remember. 20 years of performing brings a uniquely freewheeling but tight performance style of the combo.

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

Cost: FREE

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