Tuesday, Apr. 23rd, 2019

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Apr. 23

History of Prohibition in Eau Claire

Historian and author of "A History of Eau Claire, Wisconsin" Dr. Brian Blakeley takes a local look at how Prohibition played out in Eau Claire. Arrive early to see the traveling exhibit "Spirited: Prohibition in America." Museum admission free after 5:00 pm.

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

Cost: FREE

7-10pm Tue. Apr. 23

Frog Fest 2019

An annual event throughout Wisconsin as the ponds begin to thaw. The Wisconsin Frog Fest circuit hosts 11 frog performers and 1 toad. Join a Reserve Naturalist to identify by sight and sound our local performers. Hike down to Beaver Creek’s own frog chorus marsh will be taken. Register by 4/19

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

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

Age: Ages 5+ & Adults

7-10pm Tue. Apr. 23

Poker Night

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. Apr. 23

Open Mic Night at The Plus

Each week, a different artist will host and lead off the evening with 20 minutes of their work. Following the performance, open mic begins. Whether it is music, comedy, sketch, live readings, poetry, acting, improv. All are welcomed.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Tue. Apr. 23

UWEC Symphony Band Concert

The Symphony Band, an ensemble comprised of music majors and talented non-music majors, is committed to the study and performance of the finest standard and contemporary works for band. This performance will feature UWEC Winds Division Concerto Competition Winner, Hunter Nicholson, clarinet.

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

Cost: $2 student/faculty tickets, $5 senior citizens/youth, $7 general public. $1 processing fee added to each ticket.

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Tue. Apr. 23

The Plus Open Mic: SAAM Takeover

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join Family Support Center and host Kes Albright as we take over The Plus Open Mic, with Chippewa Valley artists celebrating survivors and their stories. Come to engage with the performances, or sign up to share your own work.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Apr. 24th, 2019

noon-4pm Wed. Apr. 24

Spring Farmers Market

The Campus Mall outside of the Davies Center will be transformed into a farmers market where students, staff and visitors alike can browse and shop for groceries and various locally-sourced goods. The Student Office of Sustainability will be giving away some sustainable prizes at this event.

UW-Eau Claire Campus Mall Lower Campus, Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

4:30-7pm Wed. Apr. 24

United Way Spring Carnival

In addition to fun games, activities, and prizes, a full meal will be served until 6:45pm. This event is for all ages and there will be resources to benefit infants through seniors.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Wed. Apr. 24

Wine and Bingo Night

The Ivory Piano Bar hosts a wine and bingo night where you can win tons of prizes.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6-7:30pm Wed. Apr. 24

Wandering Spirits: Jazzy Drinks

Get into the true “spirit” of the week leading up to the Eau Claire Jazz Festival and 52nd Street by focusing on craft cocktails that have a special tie to the world of jazz. A demonstration and sampling of cocktails that specifically have a rich history alongside jazz music.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $20adv, $25door

Age: 21+

6-8pm Wed. Apr. 24

Potosi Tasting Event

At this Potosi Tasting Event, Maddie will be here to answer any questions you may have. $1 off all Potosi beers, and a chance to win brewery swag every half hour.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6-8:30pm Wed. Apr. 24

Just Bag It Fashion Show

UW Eau Claire students, clubs, organizations, residence halls or groups of friends, come together to create an outfit entirely made from recycled or repurposed items. Promote a more socially just lifestyle in regard to fashion and the fashion industry.

UWEC Schofield Auditorium 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8pm Wed. Apr. 24

Earth Day Drumming Circle

A chance for you join others who enjoy the energy of drumming together. Hosts will call in the directions, say some prayers for the earth and drum together. They will be doing drum washing for individuals who want to be a part of the special experience. Bring your drum, rattle or other appropriate noise maker.

Unity Christ Center 1808 Folsom St, Eau Claire

Cost: Free Will Offering

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Wed. Apr. 24

Jazz Session

A night of jazz and improvised music with host, Josh Gallagher. 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 - Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Wed. Apr. 24

13th Annual International Poetry Reading

UWEC will celebrate the beauty of languages from around the world. Students, community members, faculty and staff will read and listen to poetry written in more than 25 languages, including Korean, Hmong, Icelandic and many more. The event is free and open to the public.

Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Middle school and older

7:30-9:30pm Wed. Apr. 24

Live Music: Cathy Reitz & 7Swing

"Cathy Reitz & 7Swing" will be performing as Stout Swing hosts "Going out with a Beat" in the MSC Great Hall, UWStout Campus. A short dance lesson will begin at 7:10. Open to the community, all welcome.

MSC Great Hall UWStout Campus, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Wed. Apr. 24

UWEC Wind Symphony and Symphonic Choir

This unique performant by the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire's Symphonic Choir and Wind Ensemble joins together two realms that don't often accompany each other. This performance melds the world of choral repertoire with the collaboration of a wind ensemble.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $3.5-7

Age: All Ages

8pm Wed. Apr. 24

Marvel Movies Trivia Night

How much do you know about Marvel Movies? All of our questions this evening will be about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. No need to preregister, just show up ready to play. Prizes for winning teams- Avengers: End Game comes out April 26th!

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Apr. 25th, 2019

9-10:30am Thu. Apr. 25

Ojibwa Golf Course Ladies League Meeting

This organizational meeting will kick of the golfing season for the Ojibwa Ladies League which plays every Thursday morning from May through September. The league welcomes new and former members.

Ojibwa Golf & Bowl 8140 136th St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

4-7pm Thu. Apr. 25

CVTC West Campus Open House

Experience hands-on programs, learn about CVTC's program degree and short-term options, check out simulators, chat with experienced program instructors, learn about academic services, and attend breakout sessions to learn more about the application process.

CVTC West Campus, Energy Education Center 4000 Campus Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-7:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

Knights of Columbus Annual Smelt Feed

The Chippewa Falls Knights of Columbus will be holding our annual all you can eat Smelt Feed, open to the public. Serving a delicious meal of deep fried smelt, coleslaw, baked beans and Deacon Dan Rider's bread with refreshments

Knights of Columbus Goldsmith Council 974 236 Pumphouse Road, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $12

5-7pm Thu. Apr. 25

No Small Matter Film Screening

High quality early education isn’t just powerful — it’s possible. With new brain scanning technology and rigorous inquiry, scientists understand more about children’s brains than ever before. Discussion afterward by Debra Lawrence, Ph.D., a trauma-informed expert.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center 221 10th Avenue E., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-8:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

The Friends of the Menomonie Public Library Spring Book Sale

Find thousands of books for sale in more than 40 categories. In addition, there will be a variety of music, movies, audiobooks, and more. Members-only presale on Thursday before the sale. Open to the Public beginning Friday at 10:00 am. All proceeds from the sale go directly to programming at the Menomonie Public Library

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: Items cost vary

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Thu. Apr. 25

Artist Reception: UW-Stout Best of Design Show

This bi-annual juried student exhibition will feature work from over 30 students across all programs in the Department of Design. In the south space will be the Student Artist-in-Residence installation, featuring works by Emily Gordon and Melissa Lackey. The reception with refreshments, will be for both exhibits. Awards at 5:45

Furlong Gallery 178 Micheels Hall, UW-Stout, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5pm Thu. Apr. 25

Panel: Implied Consent and OWI-Related Blood Draws

Panelists will discuss Mitchell v. Wisconsin, in which the U.S. Supreme Court will consider a Wisconsin law authorizing warrantless blood draws from unconscious drivers suspected of OWI.

UWEC, Hibbard Hall Room 102 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5:15-7:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

Eau Claire Healthy Communities Annual Celebration

An event for community members to celebrate the strides towards improving the health of Eau Claire County. Learn about the Eau Claire Healthy Communities coalition, get involved, celebrate the county's successes, and learn about community-identified health priority: substance abuse prevention.

Chippewa Valley Technical College (Business Education Center Room 103A/B) 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Apr. 25

Art demonstration with Holli Jacobson

Artist, Holli Jacobson will demonstrate her abstract painting technique with acrylics applied into wet sizing on canvas. Watch several stages of the process from the idea to a completed piece.

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

6-9pm Thu. Apr. 25

Master Cooking Class, with Executive Chef Wamsley

An evening of illumination, learning & pure fun. If you haven't experienced a Master Class, it's a must. Each includes instruction, themed class food courses & two glasses of wine per person chosen from a procured list to match theme. Leave with tips & tricks from the Master.

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

Cost: $75 (non-refundable, but transferable)

6-8pm Thu. Apr. 25

BINGO with Eau Claire ConnECtions

Play BINGO for a chance to win awesome prizes from the vendors. The Eau Claire Connection's Fan Group is hosting a bingo night. There will be a lot of prizes so please bring your friends and share in the fun. 18+ to play. Drinks and food available for purchase.

Wild Ridge & Mill Run Golf Course Wild Ridge: 3647 Kane Road // Mill Run: 3905 Kane Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

6-10pm Thu. Apr. 25

Kick Off To Jazz Fest: New Orleans Inspired Dinner

Aa New Orleans Night of fun and a delicious dinner inspired by New Orleans cuisine prepared by the amazing Chef Michelle at Forage Kitchens. Live music from Liscio Jazz Group. Come in your roaring 20s attire and enjoy a fantastic evening. Menu will be available online. Dinner from 6-8pm, music from 7-10pm.

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

Cost: Advance tickets only

6:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

Stand in the Light Memory Choir Concert: Finding Your Place

This concert features people in early to mid stages of memory loss, their care partners, and singing volunteers who come together to share their love of music.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:45pm Thu. Apr. 25

Manifest Open Mic

Enjoy local open mic musicians or take the stage yourself.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-9pm Thu. Apr. 25

Live Music: Emily Watkins

A guitarist and vocalist who plays with many different jazz and funk groups in the area, such as the Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra and Cathy Reitz and 7Swing.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Apr. 25

Text & Image — Poemeo/Poem Video by Heid E. Erdrich

Heid's poetry is beautiful and complex. She will show brief poetry videos, called “poemeos.” The sounds and images weave in and out in a kind of dance that includes her Native heritage, her love of nature and a fair amount of social criticism, some of it subtle and ironic, other times straight-forward.

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

Cost: FREE, No Ticket Required

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

An Evening with Chris Botti

Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artists. His success has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $45

8pm Thu. Apr. 25

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Ali Sultan

Ali Sultan is the first professional Yemeni American comedian to be featured on Television after Kevin Hart hand picked him to perform on Comedy Central’s Hart of The City. In 2018 he filmed two specials- one for Wanda Sykes’ Epix’s Unprotected Sets, and then in Dubai where he filmed the first half hour specials for Comedy Central Arabia.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

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

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

8:30-11pm Thu. Apr. 25

UWEC Jazz Fest: Vinyl Battle of Jazz Classics

Witness a battle between two DJs as they fight to find the greatest jazz classic of all time. In addition to enjoying craft cocktails and regional beers/wines, order from the popular late-night menu featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Friday, Apr. 26th, 2019

Fri. Apr. 26

Springfest

Activities will include live music all weekend, Springfest 5k Fun Run, kubb tournament, family-friendly fun & activities, food & drinks, over 55 local vendors & exhibitors offering specials on everything spring & summer, and much more.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: One Day $10, Three day $20

Age: All Ages

9am-6pm Fri. Apr. 26

DCHS Spring Rummage & Bake Sale

There is always something for everyone at this huge thrift sale. Be sure to come out and see what treasures they have found this time.

Foxhole Bar E4710 County Road BB, Menomonie

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

10am-5:30pm Fri. Apr. 26

The Friends of the Menomonie Public Library Spring Book Sale

Find thousands of books for sale in more than 40 categories. In addition, there will be a variety of music, movies, audiobooks, and more. Members-only presale on Thursday before the sale. Open to the Public beginning Friday at 10:00 am. All proceeds from the sale go directly to programming at the Menomonie Public Library

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: Items cost vary

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Fri. Apr. 26

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Choose from a wide variety of non-fiction, children's, adult fiction, and young adult books, as well as audio books, music CDs and DVDs. Adult paperbacks start at $1, and hardcovers start at $2. Children’s and young adult paperbacks start at 25 cents and hardcovers start at 50 cents.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Fri. Apr. 26

St Olaf Men's Club Fish Fries

The St Olaf's Men Club will be having their famous "All You Can Eat Fish Fry". The menu will feature 2 kinds of battered fish, baked fish, French Fries, baked potato, vegetables, salad bar, coffee, and milk.

Father Agnew Parish Center 2407 North Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: $11 adults, $10 seniors 65 and older, $4 children 5 - 12, 4 and under free, carryouts $10

4:31-8pm Fri. Apr. 26

Indoor Thrift Sale

Joint Thrift Sale: Alano Club and Unitarian Society of Menomonie. Clothing, household items, books, toys, tools, small electronics--from garages, cupboards and closets. Baked sale, too.

Alano Club - Unitarian Society of Menomonie 105 NE 21st Street, Menomonie

5:30-10:30pm Fri. Apr. 26

Cedarbrook's Mission Possible Family Fun Night

A fun night of bowling, bingo, raffles, games, and fun. Limited to 48 bowlers each time slot but there will be plenty of other activities for both kids and adults.

Viking Bowl N8590 WI-40, Colfax

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

6-8pm Fri. Apr. 26

52nd Street: Catya plus Sue Orfield at the Local Store

At this show at The Local Store, Catya and Sue Orfield will play Original and Traditional Jazz, Blues, and Swing. This duo features Catya on vocals and guitar and Sue Orfield on Tenor Saxophone.

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

Cost: Included in the $15 wristband for all 52nd street venue locations

6pm Fri. Apr. 26

Eau Claire Jazz Fest 52nd Street

Friday night at the Eau Claire Jazz Festival celebrates the true culture of jazz as Downtown Eau Claire transforms into a jazz nightclub scene. Over 50 bands play at multiple venues along Barstow Street in downtown Eau Claire, featuring a variety of music styles, including ragtime, blues, acoustic, and big band. Go online for a full schedule of events, venues and bands.

Various downtown EC venues; schedule and location list available online

Cost: $15 all-access wristband sold at the door. One wristband provides access to all of the venues

Age: Venues are All-Ages or 21+

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Apr. 26

In It Together Date Night "You Totally Get Me!"

Join Matt and Suzie Kendziera with In It Together Marriage Co. for a fun and engaging evening where we will get back to the business of getting each other. Discover some practical tips that will help take your marriage from mundane to mind blowing.

Jacob's Well Church 3211 N. 50th Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25/Couple

7-10pm Fri. Apr. 26

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+

7pm Fri. Apr. 26

UWEC Films Series: Casablanca

Rick Blaine, who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo. Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.

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

Cost: $5 GA, $10 yearly film pass, $20 for family yearly pass (4 people)

Age: Not Rated

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