Thursday, Jul. 18th, 2019

1:30-4:30pm Thu. Jul. 18

Bowl Painting Party

Your creations will be fired in a kiln and then donated to Empty Bowls next spring - Feed My People Food Bank's largest fundraiser of the year. No experience is necessary. All supplies provided. Forage will be open for food and drink purchases. Please RSVP online.

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

Cost: FREE, $5 suggested donation to help cover cost of supplies

Age: 8+

4-8pm Thu. Jul. 18

Irvine Park Zoo Fundraiser

An evening of giving back and celebrating the opening of The Lion King. Enjoy a hot dog or brat with chips and a soda for just $5 with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Irvine Park Zoo in Chippewa Falls. The Lion King will open at 6pm at Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls.

Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls 475 Chippewa Mall Dr., Chippewa Falls

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Jul. 18

Burger King Classic Car Show

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family.

Burger King - Menomonie 544 Main St, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

6pm Thu. Jul. 18

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: D. Janakey + Hemma + Pit Wagon

D. Janakey's transfixing sounds call to mind past lives weaved into stark yet powerful story-songs imbued with rich poetics. Hemma paints narrative landscapes of longing, lust, mistrust and deep intrigue for the art of the con. Just like Wisconsin’s beer and cheese, Pit Wagon's dirty country sound and lyrical folk wisdom leave a lasting and authentic aftertaste.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Thu. Jul. 18

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+

6-7:30pm Thu. Jul. 18

Helping the Hurting and Underprivileged: Confluence Summer Series

Join Hope Gospel Mission’s Executive Director, Sandi Polzin, for an evening of community and inspiration for women and children all over the Chippewa Valley. Enjoy an ice cream sundae bar from Olson’s Ice Cream and be inspired by the future of women in need within the Chippewa Valley.

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

Cost: FREE

6-9pm Thu. Jul. 18

Open Mic at Dancing Yarrow

Hosted by Rock Creek Song Dogs the mic is open for musicians, comedians, poets and storytellers come to listen all are welcome.

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow S193 County Rd BB, Mondovi

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7:30pm Thu. Jul. 18

Book Talk with Micheal Larson

Dear Delia chronicles the story of Henry F. Young, an officer in the famed Iron Brigade, as told through 155 letters home. His insights, often poignant and powerful, enable readers to witness the Civil War as he did.

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

Cost: FREE

6:30-7:30pm Thu. Jul. 18

Yoga & Beer

Enjoy a chill 60 minute yoga practice before you enjoy some tasty beer. There will be a few extra mats to use.

Modicum Brewing 3732 Spooner Ave, Altoona

Cost: Sliding scale: $5-15

6:35pm Thu. Jul. 18

Eau Claire Express vs La Crosse Loggers

The Eau Claire Express play against the La Crosse Loggers.

Eau Claire Express Stadium - Carson Park 702 Carson Park Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $9 GA, $11 Reserved Grandstand, $14 Reserved Box, $28 Fan Deck; Season Tickets Available

Age: All Ages

6:45pm Thu. Jul. 18

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+

7-8pm Thu. Jul. 18

Colfax Music in the Park

Rain location is the Colfax Fairgrounds building on Railroad Avenue. Bring your lawn chair. Popcorn and root beer floats will be sold at the concerts. Annual pie sale by the Colfax Municipal Building Restoration Group on August 15.

Tower Park Main Street and Highway 40, Colfax

Cost: FREE

7-10pm Thu. Jul. 18

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+

7-8:30pm Thu. Jul. 18

Music Over Menomin: Weapons of Brass Destruction

The Weapons’ “musical roots are definitely from the Crescent City, but don’t look for run-of-the-mill dixieland here; funky R&B, afro, and mambo grooves feature prominently in our repertoire. Think Dirty Dozen, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth, and Youngblood.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Jul. 18

Oliver!

Lionel Bart's classic musical based on the Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. A delightful community theater musical production directed by Nancy Scobie with musical direction by Jerry Way and featuring a local cast, crew and musical accompaniment.

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

Cost: $15 adults, $14 seniors, $8 youth

Age: All Ages

8:30-11pm Thu. Jul. 18

Vinyl Nights: JTron

A selection of vinyls will be spun throughout the night. Enjoy craft cocktails and regional beers/wines and order from the late-night menu featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord, a create-your-own sharable feast of premium meats, cheeses, pickled vegetables, proteins, sauces, crackers and more.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30pm Thu. Jul. 18

Red Letter Grant Comedy Night Featuring Sabeen Sadiq

Sabeen Sadiq is an actor/comedian/writer. She developed her comedy chops in San Francisco, performed at the Muslim Funny Fest in NYC , and co-produces the weekly comedy show (Best Night Ever) in Chicago.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 (free domestic tap beer, rail mixed drink, or soft drink comes with each ticket)

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

9pm Thu. Jul. 18

Fire House Summer Music Series

The Eau Claire Fire House hosts an evening concert series on Thursdays in summer. Jul. 11 Lullaby Language Jul. 18 David Janecke Jul. 25 Asparagus Aug. 1 Double Grave Aug. 8 Elvessa Aug. 15 Sage Leary Aug. 22 Purple Funk Metropolis with The Patients Aug. 29 Uncommon Denominator

The Eau Claire Fire House 202 Gibson St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Friday, Jul. 19th, 2019

Fri. Jul. 19

Country Jam

Country Jam USA is the outdoor music festival that you won’t want to miss this summer. It’s a weekend full of friends, fun, and the best live country music. Big stars, big hits, big fun. Featured performances by Toby Keith, Jake Owen, and Keith Urban.

Country Jam Grounds, 3443 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket information available online

Fri. Jul. 19

Rock Fest

A massive rock n' roll festival featuring national and international performers. There will be tons of performances and exhibitions at various other stages and venues of the park. Featured headliners include Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Evanesence with many other performances throughout the weekend.

Rock Fest Grounds 24447 County Hwy S, Cadott

Cost: See website for ticket packages and prices

9am-5pm Fri. Jul. 19

Annual Daylily Dig to Help Malawi (and Your Garden)

Beautiful daylilies in a beautiful setting. You pick 'um, they dig um. From small flowers to tall blooms that dance in the breezes. Come and enjoy the view of the Chippewa River Valley, listen the the frogs singing in the pond. Donations go to help Malawi recover from a terrible spring storm.)

Sundance Hill Farm (off 50th Ave between T and F) 5207 70th St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: By donation

Age: All ages

10-11:30am Fri. Jul. 19

Y Rep Presents: Fractured Fairy Tales

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their versions of classic children’s stories. You’ll recognize some familiar elements and also discover a whole new side of the show.

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

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

1-4:30pm Fri. Jul. 19

Summer Wild Edibles

Join a Beaver Creek naturalist for a taste of some summer’s wild edibles. Watch a slide presentation of plants to eat throughout the year, then take a hike and look for some common, easily-identified, wild edible plants. Nibble a few things as we hike, then sample some cooked greens and a wild beverage.

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

Cost: Friends $9, Nonmembers $12; Register by 7/18

1-2:30pm Fri. Jul. 19

Y Rep Presents: Fractured Fairy Tales

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their versions of classic children’s stories. You’ll recognize some familiar elements and also discover a whole new side of the show.

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

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Fri. Jul. 19

Food Truck: Smokin' Joe's BBQ

Smokin' Joe's BBQ food truck will be serving up some delicious brisket, pulled pork, and more, with lots of side options to choose from. Stop in to Zymurgy Brewing Co for a great beer and some good ole fashioned southern BBQ.

Zymurgy Brewing 624 Main Street. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-11pm Fri. Jul. 19

Summertime Southern Ball

A delightful evening enjoying the dances of the Civil War era. Music by Mari Carlson & Co. with caller Dominic Gruetzmacher. All dances will be taught, no experience necessary. Attire is Civil War era period ensembles or formal evening wear. Dinner at 6pm. Dancing and grand march at 7pm.

Lilydale Dance Hall & Event Center 6343 County HWY N, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $23-48

Age: 15+

5-7pm Fri. Jul. 19

Artists Reception: Footprints/Memories - Eco Art & The Global News

What is our impact on the planet? Can we choose how we leave our mark? Using materials, methods, and inspirations drawn from these questions and others, this exhibit will feature works of art that examine how we interact with and effect the environment around us.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

5-8pm Fri. Jul. 19

G'man at Together Farms Burger Nights

G'man is an acoustic singer-songerwiter. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer, wine, and GF & vegetarian options.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

6-8pm Fri. Jul. 19

Summer Sizzler Dinner

A delicious meal of Cuban Pork, black beans, rice and mojo, with a refreshing mango mousse for dessert. Adults can enjoy a signature wine-based mojito! Enjoy a wonderful evening of latin music and food. RSVP online or by phone so they can plan ahead.

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

Cost: $10/person

7-11pm Fri. Jul. 19

American Hitmen with DJ Harm

Northwoods is excited to announce that American Hitmen will be taking the Northwoods stage. Opening for them is DJ Harm. From the battlefields in Iraq to the legendary stage of Radio City Music Hall, the American Hitmen have done it all. Brothers and Marine Corps Combat Veterans.

Northwoods Brew Pub 50819 West St, Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Jul. 19

Races at Red Cedar Speedway

The Red Cedar Speedway is a WISSOTA sanctioned track with weekly stock car races. The events are cash-only. Check out the 40th Annual Punky Manor Challenge of Champions 3-day tournament in September.

Red Cedar Speedway 1700 block of Stout Rd., Dunn County Recreation Park, Menomonie

Cost: Pit: $30 GA or $25 with membership, Grandstand: $15 for adults, $10 for students/60+; FREE for kids 12 and under

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Jul. 19

Live Music: 7Swing

7Swing is a dance band as well as the perfect band to sit back and relax with. Featuring Cathy Reitz on vocals, a rhythm section and Band and Swing favorites of the 30's, 40's and 50's, along with 3 horns make up the group.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Fri. Jul. 19

Davey J's One-Man Acoustical Band

Davey J's One-Man Acoustical Band is a one-person music show with a range that extends for more than five decades of American popular music, including originals, blues, rock, folk, and Americana. No two shows are alike, but every show will leave you with a song in your heart.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-10pm Fri. Jul. 19

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. Jul. 19

Oliver!

Lionel Bart's classic musical based on the Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. A delightful community theater musical production directed by Nancy Scobie with musical direction by Jerry Way and featuring a local cast, crew and musical accompaniment.

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

Cost: $15 adults, $14 seniors, $8 youth

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Fri. Jul. 19

Live Music: Joyann Parker

Joyann Parker brings a full range of talent to her performances as an accomplished singer, pianist, songwriter must-hear lead guitarist, currently endorsed by Heritage Guitars.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30pm Fri. Jul. 19

The Worst Comedy Show Ever

Botched punchlines, rushed setups, and enough cringing to mix a metaphor. Watch as members of Fearless Comedy Productions from Minneapolis absolutely botch it on stage. So bad, you have to laugh. Fearless Comedy Productions explores the limits of comedy and is devoted to inclusive and diverse environments.

The Venue 209 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

9pm Fri. Jul. 19

Open Mic at The Sandbar

All acts welcome. Sign up starts at 8:30pm.

SandBar & Grill 17643 50th Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9:30pm-1:30am Fri. Jul. 19

Variety Sound & Entertainment

Variety Sound & Entertainment (VSE) will be playing at America's Best Value Inn the entire month of June.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Saturday, Jul. 20th, 2019

Sat. Jul. 20

Country Jam

Country Jam USA is the outdoor music festival that you won’t want to miss this summer. It’s a weekend full of friends, fun, and the best live country music. Big stars, big hits, big fun. Featured performances by Toby Keith, Jake Owen, and Keith Urban.

Country Jam Grounds, 3443 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket information available online

Sat. Jul. 20

Rock Fest

A massive rock n' roll festival featuring national and international performers. There will be tons of performances and exhibitions at various other stages and venues of the park. Featured headliners include Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Evanesence with many other performances throughout the weekend.

Rock Fest Grounds 24447 County Hwy S, Cadott

Cost: See website for ticket packages and prices

7am-1pm Sat. Jul. 20

Artist Market

The purpose of this event is to celebrate and promote our local creative community by offering local artists an opportunity to showcase and display original, handmade art and crafts.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7:30am-1pm Sat. Jul. 20

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

8-9am Sat. Jul. 20

Free RiverFront Yoga

Yoga on Riverfront Park in the heart of Downtown Chippewa Falls. Bring a mat or towel. Hosted by Jondrea Phelps.

Riverfront Park Bridge St. and River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am-1pm Sat. Jul. 20

Menomonie Farmers Market

Features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Age: All Ages

9am-5pm Sat. Jul. 20

Annual Daylily Dig to Help Malawi (and Your Garden)

Beautiful daylilies in a beautiful setting. You pick 'um, they dig um. From small flowers to tall blooms that dance in the breezes. Come and enjoy the view of the Chippewa River Valley, listen the the frogs singing in the pond. Donations go to help Malawi recover from a terrible spring storm.)

Sundance Hill Farm (off 50th Ave between T and F) 5207 70th St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: By donation

Age: All ages

9am-1pm Sat. Jul. 20

Bogart's Doughnut Saturdays at Northbound Supply Co.

Back by popular demand after the last two wildly successful donut pop-up events, Bogarts Doughnuts from Minneapolis will be at Northbound Supply Co. hosting a pop-up donut shop every Saturday in summer starting June. 29. There will probably be a line, so get there early.

Northbound Supply Co 215 North Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: Donuts priced a la carte

9-10am Sat. Jul. 20

High Five Free Yoga

Held in the grassy area across from the RCU building. Come and enjoy a session of free yoga in the park after work or on a weekend morning. No experience required.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10am-1pm Sat. Jul. 20

Weekend Brunch: Brady Didion

A farm-focused weekend brunch (served 7am-1pm) with lively instrumental tunes from Didion 10am-1pm. The kitchen offers an array of midwestern and other brunch classics, and 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. Jul. 20

One Small Step

Join the Children's Museum for an outta this world celebration, at half the cost. An event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission. Stellar activities include planetarium shows, hands-on STEM, making space snacks, and more.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3.50 daily admission, members get in free

Age: All Ages

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