Visual Art

Fri. Feb. 23

Bread and Roses

Inspired by Rose Schneiderman who said, “The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too." encouraging everyone to think beyond just survival and to believe we should have art too. Enjoy illustrations by fashion designers like Betsy Johnson, Yves Saint Laurent, Ricardo Tisci, Karl Lagerfeld and more.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Feb. 23

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

Food & Drink

Fri. Feb. 23

Chetek Winter Fest

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

Kids

7am Fri. Feb. 23

2nd Annual UWEC Trumpet Festival

Aims to educate high school students in the greater Eau Claire area. Students have the opportunity to perform in a large group trumpet choir, smaller chamber ensembles, and learn from esteemed professors of trumpet Professor Robert Baca of UW-Eau Claire and Dr. Amy Schendel of the University of Iowa.

Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, UWEC 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Visual Art

noon-5pm Fri. Feb. 23

200 Main Gallery - Patricia Mayhew Hamm and Christy Skuban

An accomplished painter, with a wide and extraordinary body of work. She explores more mixed media techniques than anyone in our region. Her unique works go perfectly with Christy Skuban, who has always enjoyed exploring new mediums to express herself on an artistic level. Her colorful work includes felt making and construction of mixed media wall hangings and sculpture.

200 Main - Gallery & Studios 200 Main St., Eau Claire

Visual Art

noon-8pm Fri. Feb. 23

Choix Roses: les Deux

Discover floral wonders both romantic and gothic in beautiful artwork of bouquets, botanicals, roses and rose inspired art that spans the Age of Enlightenment to today. Experience authentic art that questions beauty and values, or just enjoy four spacious rooms of flowers.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Visual Art

5-8pm Fri. Feb. 23

Final Fridays Studio Crawl at AFS

The AFS Artisans welcome you to come and stroll through our entire building. Interact with over 40 creators and see what talent is created within the walls of Artisan Forge and beyond.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Nightlife

5-8pm Fri. Feb. 23

Friday's Untapped: Summer Shandy Release

Leinie Lodge Friday's Untapped begins again in January. Each Friday until 2/23, Leine's will have events, specials and/or new beers. Join Leine's as they tap the first keg of Summer Shandy for the season. Event includes snacks, prizes and live music by the Big Deeks.

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

Music

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

Dinner Jazz: Amethyst 2

Amethyst 2 focuses on the longstanding tradition of improvisation, using songs that range from originals to classic rock and jazz standards as catalysts for spontaneous musical interaction. The duo, with guitarist Park Evans, has performed with locally and regionally renown bands such as High & Mighty, New Primitives, and Bookhouse Trio.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

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

Live Music: Nici Peper

A rootsy, Americana Folk singer-songwriter influenced by the tradition of classic storytellers. She's been described as vintage and soulful, and her lyrics are open and honest. She writes of love, heartbreak and her dreams; exposing her inner souls to the world within her lyrics and music.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages w/parent

Leisure

6:30pm Fri. Feb. 23

Fireball Revolution

The Fire Ball is UW-Eau Claire's drag ball extravaganza. Each year in the Spring, the Ojibwe Grand Ballroom plays host to local and national drag performers who turn it out for packed audiences. The Fire Ball is headlined by drag superstars from RuPaul's Drag Race (past performers include, Latrice Royale, Alyssa Edwards, Raven, Kennedy Davenport, Chad Michaels, Shangela, Katya, Bob the Drag Queen, and Detox).

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

Cost: GA: $25/night; DIVA (VIP): $30/night or $50/both nights

Age: 18+

Music

7-10pm Fri. Feb. 23

Paul Tweed at the Tasting Lounge

Infinity Beverages Winery and Distillery has live local music every Friday night from 7-10pm. This Friday we will be featuring Paul Tweed and his array of blues, folk and Americana music.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Kids

7-9pm Fri. Feb. 23

School of Rock (The Musical)

Based on the cult film and with a rocking new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock follows slacker Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight-A students into an ear-popping, riff-scorching, all-conquering rock band.

Chippewa Falls High School 735 Terrill Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 adults, $6 students/seniors

Age: All Ages

Music

7pm Fri. Feb. 23

Live at the Acoustic Café: Two Frets Up

Neither John Utphall & Larry Radle are new to music, both accomplished musicians, John with his fiddle & keyboard and Larry with vocals & guitar. John adds his jazz blues feel and sound to the violin and keys, and Larry his country soft rock, together making a unique full sound for a Duo.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Music

7-10pm Fri. Feb. 23

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+

Music

7-10pm Fri. Feb. 23

Larry Past at The Ivory Piano Bar

Larry Past performs completely acoustic at The Ivory Piano Bar, performing songs by artists such as Leonard Cohen, the Beatles or Death Cab For Cutie, or his own songs off of his Calling CD, LP3 EP.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Stage

7:30-9:45pm Fri. Feb. 23

Menomonie Theater Guild: Company!

Company! is a landmark concept musical revolving around the institution of marriage and relationships, exploring the dynamics, challenges and benefits from many perspectives. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth.

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

Cost: $20 General Admission/$18 seniors, students, military

Age: mature audiences

Kids

7:30-10pm Fri. Feb. 23

The University of Wisconsin Varsity Band

The Wisconsin Band maintains a high profile among musicians and Badger enthusiasts throughout the state and region. The Varsity Band is part of this program, providing performance opportunities for University students during the winter and spring, culminating in its annual extravaganza at the Kohl Center.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Stage

7:30pm Fri. Feb. 23

The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a good family. Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his wife, Morticia.

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

Cost: $3 students and seniors; $5 adults

Age: All Ages

Music

8pm Fri. Feb. 23

Live Music with Joshua Allen

Joshua Allen is a touring artist out of a town called Rolla, Missouri by way of Alabama. He plays everything from Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash to Journey, The Eagles and Guns N Roses. Hear classic songs as unique, original songs.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

9pm Fri. Feb. 23

Vinyl Nights: Big Tall Jake

Vinyl Nights are all about vibe, and on Thursdays it's Late Night Happy Hour from 9pm-11pm with half price taps. Sit back and enjoy a drink or a koldtbord from the late-night menu while featured local musicians, collectors, and tastemakers play classic and new vinyl records live on stage.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

9pm-1am Fri. Feb. 23

Live Music at O'Leary's: Twisted Rhythm

Twisted Rhythm is a high-energy cover band that plays a variety of music sure to satisfy your musical appetite.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+