Tuesday, Apr. 25th, 2017

6:30pm Tue. Apr. 25

ecWIT Live in the Spring: "Under the Influence"

Eau Claire's newest reader's theater group, ecWIT (Eau Claire Women in Theater). Fresh off their performances from last fall, the ladies are back with a new lineup. This program will include three pieces: a take on "Romeo & Juliet", a humorous portrayal of what it takes to "get into character", and an original piece.

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

6:30-8pm Tue. Apr. 25

Launch Reception for "Color Eau Claire" Coloring Book

A new adult coloring book titled “Color Eau Claire,” featuring 40 images of local places, will be released at this reception. At 7pm, the book’s creator and illustrator Patricia A. Hawkenson will give a book talk and presentation of images to local businesses featured in the book.

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

Cost: FREE

6:45-9pm Tue. Apr. 25

Chippewa Valley Area kNOw More

An event to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month, featuring community resources, door prizes, entertainment by D. Janakey, Caitlin McGarvey, and Sniffle Party, and hosts from Clear Water Comedy. Sponsored by Family Support Center and CASA.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Tue. Apr. 25

Poetry: Jon Loomis

Esteemed poet and author Jon Loomis will read from his new book, "The Mansion of Happiness."

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

7:30-11:30pm Tue. Apr. 25

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. Apr. 25

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, Apr. 26th, 2017

noon-1pm Wed. Apr. 26

Let's Do Lunch Series: Greg Kocken on The Spectator's First 100 Years

Greg Kocken, head of special collections and university archives at UW-Eau Claire, will discuss how The Spectator has covered the first 100 years of the university's history. The lunch buffet begins at noon, with the presentation to follow.

Eau Claire Country Club 828 Clubview Ln, Altoona

Cost: $15; Reservations encouraged by phone or e-mail

3:30-5pm Wed. Apr. 26

Indigenizing the Academy Spring Film Series: "Smoke Signals"

"Smoke Signals" is a humorous yet serious story about Victor, a young man who Director Chris Eyre describes as "trying to forgive his father." The movie gives us a glimpse into the contemporary Native American world, and is created by an almost exclusively Native American cast. There will be a discussion and refreshments post-film.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-7:30pm Wed. Apr. 26

Young Professionals Week: CV After Hours Rotary Meal Packaging

Join the Young Professionals week in packing 10,000 meals to be distributed locally through Feed My People Food Bank. Volunteers can arrive 5-7:30pm. This is a great opportunity to learn hands-on what this program consists of while making a difference in the Chippewa Valley.

The Community Table 320 Putnam St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 21-40

6-8pm Wed. Apr. 26

Rail Coalition Public Meeting

Corridor Capital, one of the private companies interested in being involved in the project, will present information on passenger rail initiatives around the country, including private and public/private ventures, the rapidly changing transportation environment in the U.S., and more.

Chippewa Valley Technical College, Room 100A 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Wed. Apr. 26

Betty's New Orleans Style Crawfish Boil

Betty's is hosting a Backyard Louisiana Crawfish Boil on the patio. Crawfish, potatoes, corn, sausage, dirty rice with Creole gravy, salad with southern comeback sauce, & French bread.

Bug Eyed Betty's 1920 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: $15; first come first serve (limited seating)

6-8pm Wed. Apr. 26

Kubb Night at Lazy Monk

If you're interested in learning about this fun filled game that is sweeping the nation, head to Lazy Monk to play and learn with the masters.

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

6-8pm Wed. Apr. 26

Live Music: Mid Air

Luke and Chelsea, who make up the acoustic folk band, Mid Air, met up in Eau Claire, WI, through a friend and got married six months later. In the first three months of marriage, they made treks from Milwaukee to Minneapolis to put together their first album called, Never Far, which is being streamed all over the world and garnering college radio airplay throughout America.

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

6:30pm Wed. Apr. 26

ecWIT Live in the Spring: "Under the Influence"

Eau Claire's newest reader's theater group, ecWIT (Eau Claire Women in Theater). Fresh off their performances from last fall, the ladies are back with a new lineup. This program will include three pieces: a take on "Romeo & Juliet", a humorous portrayal of what it takes to "get into character", and an original piece.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

7-10pm Wed. Apr. 26

Frog Fest

Frog Fest 2017 is an annual event not only at Beaver Creek, but throughout Wisconsin each spring as the ponds begin to thaw. The Wisconsin Frog Fest circuit hosts 11 frog performers and 1 toad. Join Reserve naturalist Ruth Forsgren as she helps you to identify by sight and sound our local performers.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: Friends: Adult $5 Child $3 Nonmembers Adult $8 Child $5

Age: 5+

7-9pm Wed. Apr. 26

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

8pm Wed. Apr. 26

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

8pm Wed. Apr. 26

Live Music: Sir Fake McCoy

Get to the Cabin for some Jazz at Night provided by Sir Fake McCoy.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

8-9:30pm Wed. Apr. 26

Clear Water Comedy: RuPaul's Drag Race Trivia

Surprises and prizes in store. How much do you know about RuPaul's Drag Race? Put your team together and show off your knowledge at The Plus. Special guest host: Khloe Wold!

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Thursday, Apr. 27th, 2017

11am-6:30pm Thu. Apr. 27

Robbins Elementary PTO Chicken Dinner Fundraiser

1/2 delicious smoked Chicken, warm buttery roll, baked beans, and cheesy potatoes. Drive up service available (except 3:15-4pm). Pre-ordering recommended. Free business delivery - five order minimum. Proceeds directly benefit Robbins Elementary students and educators. Rain or shine.

Robbins Elementary 3832 E Hamilton Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $8.50 per meal

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. Apr. 27

Young Professionals Week: Leinie Lodge Tour

Join us at Leinie Lodge for an exclusive tour of the facility, this event is sponsored by Leinenkugels. Dick Leinenkugel will lead the tour at 4pm. His tour is limited to the first 15 people, but they will have someone else available if more want to go on the tour.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 21-40

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Apr. 27

Dinner Jazz: Josh Gallagher Trio

After two years of attending the Berklee College of Music, Josh Gallagher was selected as the pianist in the Brubeck Institute Jazz Sextet, where he performed with guest clinicians Bobby Watson, Rufus Reid, Jimmy Heath, Artistic Director Christian McBride, and Institute founder Dave Brubeck.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9:30pm Thu. Apr. 27

Lazy Monk Beer Dinner

A four-course dinner menu by Chef Michelle inspired by and paired with Lazy Monk's amazing brews. The menu is a beer cheese soup with pretzel croutons, homemade dumplings, german style roasted pork loin with roasted root vegetables and a caramel apple kuchen.

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

Cost: $65 (includes dinner & beer pairing + souvenir glass)

7pm Thu. Apr. 27

Reading Local: A Poetry Month Celebration

Join local poets Bruce Taylor, Max Garland, Jan Carroll, Karen Loeb, Jillian Phillips, and Andrew Partrie in the Volume One Gallery for a reading in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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

7pm Thu. Apr. 27

Live Music: Phippen, Shoemaker & Raid

Peter Phippen (Antique bamboo flutes), Victoria Shoemaker (Silver and wooden flutes) and Tiit Raid (World Percussion) are like a call in the wild, the alluring, soothing, hypnotic tones of the wind instruments lulled and enchanted. Grammy Award Nominee, Peter Phippen is an innovative performer of flutes of the world.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Apr. 27

Ann Devroy Memorial Forum featuring The Washington Post's Jenna Johnson

UW-Eau Claire's 20th annual Ann Devroy Memorial Forum speaker is Washington Post political reporter Jenna Johnson, who's been covering President Donald Trump in the White House and, before that, on the campaign trail. She spent more than a year writing about Trump's presidential campaign, traveling to 35 states to attend more than 170 political rallies and interview hundreds of Trump supporters.

UWEC Schofield Auditorium 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: High school and up

7:30pm Thu. Apr. 27

UWEC Theater: "Invisible Truth: Intersections of Vulnerability in Eau Claire"

This experimental theater experience will explore stories of homelessness in Eau Claire and the problems with the ways we look at the issue. It is the result of over a year of inter-disciplinary research and performance design work between students, faculty, and volunteer organizations.

Banbury Place - Building 13 800 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

7:30-9:30pm Thu. Apr. 27

"Snowbirds: Musical Comedy Road Trip" Video Showing

“Snowbirds” played live-on-stage last month to enthusiastic full-house audiences at the Heyde Center for the Arts. Experience the Iconostar Productions video of the show on the large screen at the Heyde Center for the Arts. Script & Songs by Jerry Way.

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

Cost: Free will Donation

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Apr. 27

UWEC Wind Symphony

Comprised of the most outstanding wind and percussion students, selected by audition each semester. The group is dedicated to the performance of the finest wind repertoire, regardless of period or number of instrumental forces.

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

Cost: $2-7

8-10pm Thu. Apr. 27

Goodnight Gorillas

Goodnight Gorillas is a returns to UW-Stout for the first time since 2015. Since then, Goodnight Gorillas has released a full-length album that is truly a mixing pot of genres. With hints of indie, “dream pop”, rock, and shoe-gaze, Goodnight Gorillas is sure grab your attention.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8pm Thu. Apr. 27

Improv: 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

8:30pm Thu. Apr. 27

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Mary Jo Pehl of Mystery Science Theatre 3000

Mary Jo Pehl is a writer/performer/producer with Cinematic Titanic, the live version of the Peabody Award-winning TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000, for which she was a writer and on-air actor in the recurring role of “Pearl Forrester.” Mary Jo currently teams with Bridget Nelson on “RiffTrax Presents”, continuing the proud tradition of hilarious movie commentary.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA; $3 with student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ Suggested)

9pm Thu. Apr. 27

Vinyl Nights: DJ Cooper

Sit back and enjoy late night happy hour from 9-11pm, or a koldtbord from the late-night menu while featured local musicians, collectors, and tastemakers play classic and new vinyl records live on stage. Local Tony Cook joins gets on the Lakely stage to play an eclectic range of his favorites and yours.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Friday, Apr. 28th, 2017

Fri. Apr. 28

Springfest 2017

Get ready for Springfest 2017; back this year and bigger than ever. Three days of fun in Chippewa Falls with a huge live music schedule, family-friendly entertainment, Happy Hour at the Leinenkugel's pavilion, food vendors, Kubb Championship, and a 5k Fundraiser for the Chippewa Area Boys and Girls Club mentor program. See the full schedule online and celebrate all that is spring in the Chippewa Valley.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $12 for 3 day advanced sale tickets, $15 for 3 day at the gate. $8 for 1 day at gate, Kids 12 & under FREE

Age: All Ages

3:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

Radical Reels 2017

Experience more than half a dozen wild action sports as seen through the eyes of some of today's top athletes and most talented adventure sport filmmakers. Features films of skiing, climbing, kayaking, BASE jumping, snowboarding and mountain biking, and new sports such as snow-kiting and speed-riding.

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

Cost: $12 (Student tickets can be bought at the service center)

4:30-7pm Fri. Apr. 28

Young Professionals Week: Kubb and Happy Hour

Eau Claire is home to the largest kubb tournament in the United States. Young Professionals Week wraps up with a cocktail at The Complexx and learn to play Kubb. Kubb lessons will be provided by the U.S. National Kubb Championship and the Eau Claire Kubb League.

The Complexx (at Wagner's Lanes) 2159 Brackett Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 21-40

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

Dinner Jazz: Sundae + Mr. Goessl

Sundae + Mr. Goessl are a husband and wife vintage jazz duo based out of Seattle, WA. Sundae (Kate Voss) fronts the duo with her wit, charm, and impeccable vocal technique.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. Apr. 28

CVWG + NOTA Present: Poetry & Popcorn

Join NOTA and the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild for an evening of poetry and popcorn in celebration of National Poetry Month. Bring a beloved poem to share--one you've penned yourself or simply always held close to your heart. Open to all ages, levels, and popcorn lovers.

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

Cost: FREE

6:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

Rogue Valley at Pine Hollow

Known as one of Minneapolis' most dynamic live acts, Rogue Valley is an internationally-recognized band that has previously released four albums. They perform regularly at top Twin Cities venues, have extensively toured the US, and has had their music featured on television and in feature films.

Pine Hollow Audio County Z and Rock Falls Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

7pm-4am Fri. Apr. 28

UWEC Relay For Life

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Join us at our event to bring the UWEC community together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.

UW-Eau Claire McPhee Indoor Track Upper Campus, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Apr. 28

Live Music: River Valley Jazz Quintet

Consists of top jazz students from UWEC's grammy nominated Jazz Ensemble I. Sophomore Parker Layton brought them all together to play standard jazz charts as well as trying other new music of their own. Their goal is to provide top quality music and to represent the university for its world renowned jazz program.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Fri. Apr. 28

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. Apr. 28

Menomonie Theater Guild: Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap”

Mysterious twists and turns abound when a group of strangers stranded in a guest house during a snowstorm discover that a murderer is in their midst. The identity of the killer in the play is a closely guarded secret, and Agatha Christie’s greatest mystery unfolds to a surprising conclusion.

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

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

Menomonie High School Theatre Presents: "Grease"

The witty dialogue and catchy hit songs such as “We Go Together” keep Grease one of the most popular musicals of all time

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

Cost: Tickets $3 students and senior citizens $5 adults Free with activity pass Tickets will be for sale, at the door, 1 hour prior to the beginning of each performance

Age: Parental Guidance Suggested

7:30-9pm Fri. Apr. 28

The Menomonie Singers: From Vienna

The Menomonie Singers present Schubert's Mass in G and other choral selections of composers who have lived and worked in Vienna. Small orchestra of local musicians will accompany the Mass and perform a Janacek suite. Dr. Jerry Hui, conductor. Beth Wacek, piano accompanist.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 1120 Cedar St., Eau Claire

Cost: Suggested Donation $10

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

ECCT Presents: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Everyone knows the story of the 3 little Pigs, but have you ever wondered if there was more to the story? Could one wolf really cause that much damage? In this musical adaptation of the popular children's story, Alexander T. Wolf takes the stand and finally has his say about what really happened.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 28

UWEC Theater: "Invisible Truth: Intersections of Vulnerability in Eau Claire"

This experimental theater experience will explore stories of homelessness in Eau Claire and the problems with the ways we look at the issue. It is the result of over a year of inter-disciplinary research and performance design work between students, faculty, and volunteer organizations.

Banbury Place - Building 13 800 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

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