Events For 05/04/2018

9-11:30am Fri. May. 4

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may participate in if they choose or continue with open play. Please check their online schedule before going.

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child

9am-4:15pm Fri. May. 4

Community Book Sale

A book sale, sponsored by the Eau Claire School Library Friends. The sale includes fiction and nonfiction books for kids, teens, and adults. Hardcovers are 50 cents and paperbacks are 8 for $1.

Eau Claire Area School District 500 Main St., Eau Claire

Cost: Hardcovers are 50 cents; Paperbacks are 8 for a $1

Age: All Ages

9am-9pm Fri. May. 4

First Fridays at the Local Store

Every First Friday of each month, Downtown Eau Claire business stay open late and offer special deals. This Friday, 15% off your entire purchase when you buy any art.

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

9:30-11:30am Fri. May. 4

Phenology Hike for Experienced Explorers

The hour long hike is led by a naturalist on the Reserve trails. The walk will be capped off with further discussion about the changes and things seen on the trials. Hikers should expect about a mile long hike with uneven terrain and stairs to negotiate.

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

Cost: Friends $3 Nonmembers $5

Age: Age 55+

10-11:30am Fri. May. 4

Normal Age-Related Memory Loss vs Dementia

Not all memory changes are because of dementia. Dr. Joan Hamblin, Program Director, Prevea Health Family Medicine, as she provids an overview of the brain and discusses normal changes that occur with a person's memory and cognition as they age.

Dove Healthcare West - Community Room 1405 Truax Blvd, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Fri. May. 4

Advance Care Planning

Meet with local professionals to learn about supportive living options and talking with your family about your desires. Advance Care Planning counselors and legal advisers will discuss how to express and document your health care, personal and legal wishes. Registration is required.

Dunn County Community Services Building 3001 US Hwy 12 E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-3:30pm Fri. May. 4

Mother's Day Succulent Rose Bowl

Create mom a sweet succulent gift. Class Time: 10-11:30 am, 1-1:30 pm, and 2-3:30 pm Please call to register for class time. Includes: (1) glass rose bowl, (3). 2" succulents, potting mix, moss, glass rock, and ribbon.

Green Oasis Gardens 1403 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Fri. May. 4

Parachute Games

Kiddos will enjoy jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant parachute.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Fri. May. 4

Earth's Wild Ride (Planetarium Show)

Take a wild ride through the history of planet Earth. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11:30am-noon Fri. May. 4

Earth's Wild Ride (Planetarium Show)

Take a wild ride through the history of planet Earth. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-1pm Fri. May. 4

SOS (Shake Off Stress with TRE)

TRE® (Tension Stress & Trauma Release Exercise) 7 exercises that release deep muscular patterns of stress, tension & trauma. Easy. Anyone can do it. Feels like a massage from the inside out. Helps with PTSD symptoms, anxiety, back pain & more.

ANANDAWORKS Wellness Education Center 320 Putnam Street, Suite 123, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 drop in

Age: 12+

1-6pm Fri. May. 4

Free Play Lab

Explore the library's newest DIY, hands-on space. Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather color, paint or knit, the Dabble Box has something for you. Unstaffed.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3pm-4:30am Fri. May. 4

Modern Dance Classes

Modern dance classes, based on Martha Graham techniques as modified by Michael Doran. These classes are taught by Barbara Shafer and are adapted for all proficiency levels including beginner dancers.

Dancers Studio 800 Wisconsin St. (Banbury Place, Building 13 - Room 122), Eau Claire

Cost: $40 per month

Age: 18+

3:30-4:30pm Fri. May. 4

Children's Book Week Story Celebration

Celebrate 99 years of Children's Book Week. Enjoy stories old and new, voting for the Children's Choice Book Awards, games, prizes and a book swap. If you can, bring a gently used book to swap - everyone goes home with a new-to-them book.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

4-8pm Fri. May. 4

Together Farms Burger Night

Burger Nights are a unique, casual night at Together Farms. Burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. Also serving slaw, fries, beer, wine, and more. Relax by the bonfire, check-out the farm animals, and live music on Friday & Saturdays (schedule online). Bring chairs, blanket, or table in case they run out.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

4:30-7:30pm Fri. May. 4

Live Music: Mark Healey & Jim Schuh Duo

Mark and Jim each began playing music during the mid 1960s. Mark has been in the world famous band Badfinger since 1986. In 2009, Mark released his CD Inside Out. Recently, for the last six years, Jim played in his band Schuh Fly. As a duo Mark and Jim perform a variety of songs that they really like.

Vino Cappuccino N5734 Hwy 12, Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. May. 4

Friday Family Nights

Basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, large inflatables, movie & color, free popcorn. In the youth area: dress up clothes, riding toys, building blocks. Sponsored by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire.

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4 per person; Family of 5+ $20 Max

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Fri. May. 4

Live Music: Dawn Marie

Dawn Marie has been able to captivate audiences with her strong vocals and energizing stage presence. She has toured with western Wisconsin favorite, Bear Creek Band, and e is currently touring as an acoustic act as well as with Wisconsin's Top Country band of 2016, Branded, as their female vocalist.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with parent

5:30pm Fri. May. 4

Aerial Hammock Flexibility

Focus on slow, movement based flexibility exercises utilizing the support of the aerial hammock. Leave feeling stronger, balanced and more flexible. This class is a great way to relax and release tension stored in the physical body. No prior experience necessary.

Moonrise Aerials Studio 800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

6-9pm Fri. May. 4

Art and Amusement At The Acoustic With Intuitive Compass

Nora, Jean and Jason O'Dea will all be contributing to this evenings spectacle. The art on the walls is all a Mother/Daughter collaboration, the music provided will be by Jason Dea West(son&brother) and his band Intuitive Compass. Food and drink, possibly some wearable art and homespun music to boot, come on out and claim your loot.

Acoustic Cafe - Menomonie 102 Main St., Menomonie

Cost: Suggested donation $5

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. May. 4

The Paint Shack

Enjoy a fun time painting made easy and exciting. A talented social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more. Check the website for more information on scheduled events and classes.

The Paint Shack 2524 Golf Road Suite 2c, Eau Claire

Cost: $10-$40

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. May. 4

Learn to Cable Knit a Pillow

This class is for anyone who knows how to knit and purl. Beginners and seasoned knitters are both welcome. You will learn to cable stitch while making a pillow! We will add tassels as well. Seats are limited for this class.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 (this is a 2-part class)

Age: Ages 14+

6-9pm Fri. May. 4

UW Stout School of Art and Design Senior Showcase

Capstone projects by approximately 100 graduating seniors will be on display, providing a chance to talk with the artists and designers. See projects in various art and design disciplines, such as graphic, game, interactive, interior, industrial and entertainment, along with studio art, such as sculpture, metals, painting, ceramics, and printmaking.

Applied Arts Bldg. 415 13th Ave. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Fri. May. 4

Vietnam’s Taste of Spring

As the weather starts to warm, lighten your dinner repertoire with one of Thao’s favorite noodle dishes—Vietnamese beef noodle salad. It’s refreshing, healthy, flavorful, and super easy to make. Also whip up a batch of Vietnamese bubble tea.

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

Cost: $60

6:30-8:30pm Fri. May. 4

Art Opening Reception: "Smile Buddy Smile" by Gabriel Fischer

This show is a journey through nearly two years of Gabriel's work. A couple of pieces were made with this show specifically in mind such as “Untitled IV," which has been in and out of the studio during the last two years, but finished when Fabe was presented with the opportunity to display in the V1 Gallery. From start to finish, “Untitled IX” was built to be shown at Volume One.

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

7-10pm Fri. May. 4

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+

7-10pm Fri. May. 4

Live at Infinity Beverages: Kurt Fischer

Friday night music at Infinity Beverages. Kurt Fischer will be performing a soothing combination of solo piano and keyboard instrumentals, mixed with electronic instruments.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. May. 4

UWEC Film Series: "Dunkirk"

Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. A daring rescue operation is mounted, sacrifices are made, and history is written.

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

Cost: $7 individual film series memberships; $14 for family

Age: Rated R

7pm Fri. May. 4

Live at Acoustic Cafe: Dan Zerr and Friends

Dan Zerr, a member of Eggplant Heroes, will be offering up a variety of pop, folk, and Americana tunes, with a little help from his friends, including some of those Eggplant Heroes as well as many other talented local musicians. He'll also be playing songs from his solo CD "Guacamole, Macaroni and Cheese".

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Fri. May. 4

Tom Kinney Band CD Release Party

The Tom Kinney Band will host a CD release party. Free food and a great show.

Metropolis Resort 5150 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: All ages, under 18 free

7-9pm Fri. May. 4

Live Music: Ian Alexy

Ian is a local Americana singer & songwriter who also performs as a member of Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank.

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

7:30pm Fri. May. 4

ECCT Presents: Go Dog, Go!

Dogs, dogs, everywhere! Eating lunch, driving cars, building things. Barking, singing, dancing dogs. Blue dogs. Yellow dogs. Red dogs. And most importantly find out the answer to the burning question- "Do you like my hat?"

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth/Student, $14 Seniors/Adult

Age: All Ages

7:30-10pm Fri. May. 4

Menomonie Theatre Guild Presents Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie"

Tom Wingfield has a story to tell; a story of sacrifice for his sickly sister Laura. A story of frustration with his controlling mother Amanda. A biographical story of Tennessee William’s own family filtered through Tom’s memory.

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

Cost: $15 General Admission, $13 Seniors, Students and Military

Age: young adult - adult

7:30pm Fri. May. 4

UWEC's Singing Statesmen

Celebrating their 52nd Season as one of the premier university male choruses in the United States of America. The ensemble was established in 1966 by Morris D. Hayes, who sought to create an outstanding choral ensemble for male voices.

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

Cost: $2-7

7:30pm Fri. May. 4

UWEC Theater Presents: "The Tempest"

Shakespeare's classic tale follows Prospero, a sorcerer, castaway on an enchanted island, and the rightful Duke of Milan. In a quest for revenge, he summons a storm to wreck the ship carrying the people who conspired against him, including his brother. However, the end results are not what he initially intended.

Riverside Theatre - Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire 121 Water Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $18 GA

7:30pm Fri. May. 4

CVTG Presents: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Big business means big laughs in this clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder! Set in the 1960’s, this tune-filled comic gem won both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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

Cost: $23 for adults/seniors

7:30pm Fri. May. 4

Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire

A vocal chamber ensemble dedicated to performing the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. This concert, “Imported Treasures”, a concert featuring a selection of Italian madrigals, composed by immigrants from outside the Italian speaking regions.

St. John's Lutheran Church 1804 Highland Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 GA, $10 students

Age: All Ages

8-10pm Fri. May. 4

Gallery Friday: Flaming Doublewides

Join the Flaming Doublewides—the Chippewa Valley’s deep-fried, fit to be tied, swamp-rockin, blues-honkin, large & in charge, retro-billy blast from a soulful, yet greasy, yet groove-driven planet of bourbon, barbecue & tube-amp distortion—in their somewhat quieter semi-acoustic incarnation.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Advance Tickets, $10 Day of Show

Age: All Ages

9pm-1am Fri. May. 4

Live Music: The Commotion

The Commotion promotes a high energy, fun atmosphere that will make you want to jump out of your seats and let loose! We play a variety of music starting back in the 60's, rocking and rolling all the way to today's hits including rock, country, pop, and blues music.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

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