Events For 05/18/2018

Fri. May. 18

Creative Economy Week

Attend throughout the week celebrating and furthering Eau Claire's creative economy. Presented in partnership with Arts Wisconsin, Creative Economy Week is your chance to support and contribute to our local creative economy. Events will be presented in partnership with the cities of Eau Claire and Altoona, as well as other local partners.

Downtown Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

Fri. May. 18

Just Between Friends Community Kids Sale

Everything for kids & more: furniture, strollers, high chars, carseats, ride-em toys, bikes, toddler beds, exersaucers, infant items, bedding, kids, teen & maternity clothing, costumes, shoes, DVDs, electronics, books, and toys. Learn more about shopping and selling with JBF online.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Age: All Ages

8am-7pm Fri. May. 18

Veterans & Home Front Heroes Appreciation Week

This Living Heritage Legacy Tour will cherish past Heritage & future Legacy – at 50 plus locations. Another 27 moving Salutes will be performed on the route.“What really happened behind the scenes and beneath the radar screen”, will be shared by former State Senator, Dave Zien and other invited VIP’s.

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. May. 18

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

10-11:30am Fri. May. 18

Gut Bacteria and Connection to Brain Health

The gut and brain are intricately connected, so much so that the gut is sometimes referred to as your second brain. Join Kristine Greener (Anew Wellness) and Dr. Kristi Gering (Spero Wellness Clinic) as they discuss ways to improve your gut health to maximize your brain health.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Fri. May. 18

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

10:30-11:30am Fri. May. 18

Chair Yoga

Highland Fitness Chair Yoga Series is a gentle practice in which postures are performed while seated and/or with the aid of a chair. Just like a regular yoga practice, Chair Yoga increases flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness.

Highland Fitness Center 2221 Eastridge Center, Eau Claire

Cost: $89 Members, $119 Non-Members

Age: 18+

10:45am-5pm Fri. May. 18

6th Annual Chippewa Charity Classic Golf Outing

Since 2012, CCEDC’s Chippewa Charity Classic Golf Outing has brought awareness and needed financial resources to those non-profit foundations that offer solutions to the Chippewa Valley’s unique and unmet needs. Benefits local charities, "Help Heart Foundation" and "Jason's Presents".

Lake Wissota Bar & Grill + Golf Course 16108 97th Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $80-300

11-11:30am Fri. May. 18

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

11am-1pm Fri. May. 18

Summer Lunch Break Open Skate

Cool off this summer at Hobbs Ice Arena's Summer Lunch Break Open Skate.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch). Fee includes skate rental

Age: All Ages

11:30am-noon Fri. May. 18

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. 18

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. 18

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

2-11pm Fri. May. 18

Citra Hefeweizen Release & Food Truck Night

Lazy Monk brings you its Citra Hefeweizen: a German style Hefeweizen or wheat bier made with Citra Hops and Hefeweizen yeast which will give it a truly distinct flavor. Davis Dogs and their delicious varieties of hot dogs are also in the lot tonight serving from 4-8pm.

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

3pm-4:30am Fri. May. 18

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+

3-7pm Fri. May. 18

Machine Shed Sports Fundraiser for Dunn County Veterans Service

Activities include games and activities by the Wisconsin National Guard, raffles and prizes, catered food by Netty Qs, as well as the signature “Murph” CrossFit Hero workout that consists of 1-mile run, 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 squats and another 1-mile run.

Machine Shed Sports 2021 South Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: $30

4-8pm Fri. May. 18

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

4-7pm Fri. May. 18

St Olaf Men's Club Fish Fry

The St Olaf Men's 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 adult, $10 seniors (65 and older), $4 children 5-12, 4 and under free, carryouts $10

4:30-9pm Fri. May. 18

Family Fun Friday at the Farm

Open yard for play, bean bag toss, horse shoes, 9 hole Frisbee golf, walking trails along the buffalo river and more. Bring your furry family members too, dogs are welcome here. Kitchen/bar will be open, wood-fired pizza & a great selection of local beer/wine available.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. May. 18

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

5-9pm Fri. May. 18

RivALZ: Blondes vs. Brunettes

A volunteer event driven by young women who bring the passion and spirit of community leaders together to support the Alzheimer’s Association. The event is an organized flag football game in which the two teams are committed to tackling Alzheimer’s together.

Carson Park 100 Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 in advance or $10 at the gate

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Fri. May. 18

Live at Northwoods Brewpub: eHeroes

eHeroes is a micro-helping of Eggplant Heroes. Duffy Duyfhuizen and Dan Zerr combine to play tunes from their Eggplant Heroes repertoire and from their solo repertoires. Expect some sweet originals and some tasty covers from the likes of John Prine, Tom Waits, Lyle Lovett, and Paul Simon.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with Parent

5:30-6:30pm Fri. May. 18

Strong by Zumba Master Class with Eryn Stennes

Strong by Zumba combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. In every class, music and moves sync in a way that pushes you past your perceived limits, to reach your fitness goals faster.

Gold’s Gym 3225 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10-15

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Fri. May. 18

Lifeguard Training

Learn the skills to recognize, prevent, and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course certifications include Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer (valid 2 years).

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $185, Community $225

Age: 16+

6-9pm Fri. May. 18

MHS Human Trafficking Play

Follows the story of a teenage girl who gets conned into the dangerous world of trafficking. Through this play, we attempt to reveal the truth of human trafficking and the wide range of people impacted by it. Caution - Sexually suggestive content. Part of a larger event: "Fine Arts Night"

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5 Community Members, Free with MHS ID

Age: 12+

6-9pm Fri. May. 18

MHS Fine Arts Night

The third annual MHS Fine Arts Night centers on the theme "Body". This multi-genre event is the culmination of collaborations among teachers and students. Visitors will examine "Body" through visual art, music, theatre, dance, poetry, world languages, science, and history. Arrive any time between 6-9.

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Fri. May. 18

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+

6-8pm Fri. May. 18

7th Annual Artist Market Kick-Off Event

Tangled Up in Hue invites you to a public art forum and mixer. There will be live music, and food & refreshments will be provided.

Tangled Up in Hue 505 S. Barstow St., Suite B, Eau Claire

6-8pm Fri. May. 18

Local Artist Mixer and Celebration

Networking and speakers geared toward the local art scene and all the ways that artists can get involved. Enjoy Free light refreshments and mingle with other artists and art professionals as we discuss and promote all the fun art opportunities in the Chippewa Valley.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:30-9:30pm Fri. May. 18

NHS Big Band Bash

The Big Band Bash supports North High School band students with instruments, uniforms, clinics, and scholarships. This year’s Big Band Bash will feature Nels Gilbertson-Urtel, a silent auction, raffle, delectable desserts and our North High Jazz Bands.

Eau Claire North High School 1801 Piedmont Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for students

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Fri. May. 18

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

7-10pm Fri. May. 18

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+

7-9pm Fri. May. 18

Movie Night: Wonder

Join Fall Creek Library for a Movie Night at the library. Showing the movie Wonder. Popcorn, pop, and chips will be provided.

Fall Creek Public Library 122 E Lincoln Ave, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

7-10pm Fri. May. 18

Live Music: Steven Rindt

Steven John Rindt is a finger-style guitarist to plays popular songs from the 60's-current with a unique style.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7pm Fri. May. 18

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

7pm Fri. May. 18

Live Music: Andy Hanson

Andy Hanson, from Eau Claire, finds inspiration for his songs in the highs, lows, optimistic, and fragile moments in life. With just a guitar, harmonica, and voice, Andy Hanson presents songs that are raw, intimate, and feel like lost friends.

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Fri. May. 18

Spring PRIDE Fundraiser

The LGBTQ+ Community Center of the Chippewa Valley will be hosting a fundraising even at Forage. This event will be catered by Bijou Bistro, with beer and wine on tap available for purchase. There will also be a DJ and karaoke. All ages are welcome.

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

Cost: $10 advance, $15 day of

7:30-9pm Fri. May. 18

Bill W. and Dr. Bob - Story of the Two Men Who Pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous

In 1929, famous New York stockbroker Bill Wilson crashes with the stock market and becomes a hopeless drunk. Dr. Bob Smith, a surgeon from Ohio, has also been an alcoholic for thirty years, often going into the operating room with a hangover. Through an astonishing series of events, the two men are brought together and, realize “the only thing that can keep a drunk sober is telling his story."

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

Cost: Adults $14, seniors $13, youth $7

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. May. 18

ECCT Presents: "Avenue Q"

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and all heart. Filled with raunchy humor and a catchy score, not to mention puppets, it's a unique show that addresses adult issues and has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Rated PG-12 for mature themes, language and suggestive situations.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $22 adult, $20 senior, $14 student, $9 youth

Age: Rated PG-12

7:30pm Fri. May. 18

Eau Claire Women in Theater presents "Alice in Elderland"

Humorous dramatic reading goes down the rabbit hole exploring the perplexity of aging in this original piece by local author, Debbie Brown.

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

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. May. 18

Eau Claire Bears Baseball

See a hometown baseball game with the Eau Claire Bears. May 18, 7:30pm vs. Menomonie Eagles at Carson Park May 28, 1-4pm vs. Eau Claire Cavaliers at Carson Park June 3, 12:30-5pm vs. Tilden Tigers at Cinder…

Field Location Varies By Game

Age: All ages

8-9pm Fri. May. 18

Hitchhikers, Carnivals, and Roadside Saviors

Join Derick Black, Savannah Shaurette, and Ken Szymanski for an album-length performance of interwoven stories and songs. Think fun but not frivolous; sad but not depressing; artistic but not pretentious. These are simply the tales and rhythms that would make good company on the late-night highway home.

Galaudet Gallery 618 S FARWELL ST, EAU CLAIRE

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8pm Fri. May. 18

Live Music: The Maension

The Maension has played with A Perfect Circle, Stone Temple Pilots, Ghost, Godsmack, etc. The Maension is a multicultural group of people from different corners of the world, against all odds of ever meeting, joined forces to bring about a message of union and uprising against the forces that hold the every-man down.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

8:30-11:30pm Fri. May. 18

JFT 'Lite' - Fun Classic Rock

Performing 'The Greatest Hits of All Time' with the audience determining the music played by selecting favorites from song sheets. Fun and interactive. Every show is different. Covers made famous by U2, Johnny Cash, Billy Idol, John Melencamp, Tom Petty, Neil Diamond, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and many more.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm-1am Fri. May. 18

Live Music: Bumblefist

Bumblefist's motto is to “rock at random”, going from Bon Jovi to Seether to P!nk to Jackyl then round it out with selections from Heart, Buckcherry, Collective Soul, Journey, Ozzy, Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Lita Ford, Kid Rock, No Doubt, The Offspring, Megadeath, and many more.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9-10:45pm Fri. May. 18

Actual Wolf in the Lakely

There are outlaws, and there are outlaws. Some practice the pose & cultivate the image, though seldom dirty their soft, bourgeois hands with anything actually outside the law. When they do, it is often despicable, irresponsible or just plain mundane. The Actual Wolf (aka Eric Pollard), however, is a real outlaw & has pled guilty to it.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

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

9pm Fri. May. 18

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+

10pm Fri. May. 18

Live Music: Ian Alexy

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

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Ongoing Events For 05/18/2018

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

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