Issue #376 January 23, 2019

Opening Shot | Jan. 23, 2019

photos by Taylor Smith

EMBERS TO REMEMBER. A bonfire on a frigid day was well-received at the 133rd Silver Mine Invitational ski competition, held Friday and Saturday, January 18 and 19, just outside of Eau Claire. The Silver Mine complex celebrated its 50th anniversary of hosting the event, as locals enjoyed the ski jumpers, food, drink, and more.

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Issue #375 January 9, 2019

Opening Shot | Jan. 9, 2019

photos by Lee Butterworth

Downtown Eau Claire rang in 2019 with its annual New Year’s Eve celebration, complete activities for all ages all evening long, including the “Dragons of the North” lantern parade, live music at multiple venues, a party at The Lismore Hotel (above), and a midnight fireworks display ...

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Issue #374 December 26, 2018

Opening Shot | Dec. 26, 2018

photos by Luong Huynh

HAVING A SLAY OL’ TIME. UW-Eau Claire’s production of She Kills Monsters ran in the Jamf Theatre at the Pablo Center at the Confluence Dec. 11-16. The dramatic/comedy relied on homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and plenty of ’90s pop culture to tell a tale of grief and Dungeons & Dragons.

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Issue #372 November 28, 2018

Opening Shot | Nov. 28, 2018

photos by Andrea Paulseth

SCREEN TIME. Volume One brought True North: Real Wisconsin Stories Unfolding Live On Stage to the Pablo Center for two sold-out shows on Nov. 16 and 17. The unique show – which blended live storytelling, original live music, a wide variety of multimedia produced by local artists – was Volume One’s first stage production.

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Issue #371 November 14, 2018

Opening Shot | Nov. 14, 2018

photos by Taylor Smith

THROW YOUR HANDS UP FOR THE TWENTIES. The fifth installment of the Gatsby’s Gala took place throughout UW-Eau Claire’s Davies Center on Friday, Nov. 9. The Gala is a 1920’s themed party with UWEC’s jazz ensembles providing the soundtrack for dancing, costumes, food, and more.

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Issue #370 October 31, 2018

Opening Shot | Oct. 31, 2018

photos by Luong Huynh

REALLY NEW ON THE SCENE. After forming to learn songs over two days of workshops at the Girls Rock Band Experience, two bands took to the stage at The Metro to perform at Sawdust City Limits No. 5. The high school rock band above – Histrionic Creature – plans to make more songs, and they’ve already got a Facebook page ...

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Issue #368 October 3, 2018

Opening Shot | Oct. 3, 2018

photos by Branden Nall

The 30th Annual International Fall Festival spread across downtown Eau Claire’s Barstow Street on Saturday, Sept. 29. The festival places an emphasis on Eau Claire’s international culture, language, food, and music. The Elk Mound High School Marching Band (above) was part of the annual parade.

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Issue #366 September 5, 2018

Opening Shot | Sept. 5, 2018

photos by Branden Nall

WHO’S THE PHOTOGRAPHER NOW, BUDDY? Decking and overlook reconstruction of the Grand Avenue footbridge in downtown Eau Claire was finished just in time for the annual Grand Evening on the Bridge dinner on Aug. 22. The event raises funds for Downtown Eau Claire Inc. ...

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Issue #363 July 25, 2018

Opening Shot | July 25, 2018

photos by Glen Mercer

WINGING IT. On July 14, the “Eau Claire Gardens in Bloom” tour showcased nine area gardens including monarch butterfly and native plant gardens, woodland fantasy gardens, professionally landscaped gardens, and more. (Presented by the Eau Claire Garden Club)

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Issue #362 July 11, 2018

Opening Shot | June 11, 2018

photos by Luong Huynh

USING THE STAGE TO ITS FULL CAPACITY. Francis Starlite is known for his energetic, sometimes dangerous stage antics. He held a dance class for Eaux Claires IV attendees to learn sweet moves for the show, but something tells us he didn’t prepare concert-goers for this one.

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Issue #360 June 13, 2018

Opening Shot | June 13, 2018

photos by Rachel Worthing

SUPER CUTE PARACHUTE. This summer Chippewa Valley Family and Prevea Health are hosting free live music and activities in Phoenix Park during the Saturday Morning Hullabaloo. The first installment was June 9; the two remaining dates are July 14 and Aug. 25 ...

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Issue #358 May 16, 2018

Opening Shot | May 16, 2018

photos by Taylor Smith

THEY BOTH FELT IT. Staged by the Eau Claire Children’s Theater at The Oxford theater, Avenue Q is “part flesh, part felt and all heart.” The show (which is meant for mature audiences) won of the Tony “Triple Crown” in 2004 for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Shows remain on May 17, 18, and 19.

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