Events For 01/26/2019

8am-10pm Sat. Jan. 26

20th Annual Locopalooza Show Choir Competition

20th Annual show choir competition at Altoona High School featuring 18 teams from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Preliminaries begin at 8:00am. Finals begin at 7:00pm. Altoona HS and MS show choirs will also perform.

Altoona High School 711 7th Street West, Altoona

Cost: $12 Prelim Only, $12 Finals Only, $16 All Day, Five and under FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30am-noon Sat. Jan. 26


Spruce up your child’s Saturdays. See your child's creative side come alive through art. This 8-week program covers a variety of techniques that are good for learners of all levels.

Haas Fine Arts Center 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: $99

Age: Ages 5-13

8:30am-12:30pm Sat. Jan. 26

Free Floorball Clinic

Floorball includes all elements of basketball, soccer, hockey and lacrosse with minimal body contact allowed. Learn the format of the Floorball game, basic rules, as well as how to stickhandle, shoot and score.

Delong Middle School 2000 Vine St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 12+

9am-noon Sat. Jan. 26

ACT Test Preparation

Help your student ease their worries and get better prepared by signing them up for an ACT prep course. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be covered.

UW Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $199

9am-4pm Sat. Jan. 26

Timber Wolf Ecology Workshop

The Timber Wolf Information Network (TWIN) members discuss wolf ecology, population biology, management issues and field study techniques including a winter tracking field trip into wolf territory. Bring your own Saturday lunch and beverage, and clothing and footwear for winter weather.

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

Cost: $65-70 for registration, $13 for rustic lodging; Register by 1/18

9-11am Sat. Jan. 26

Intro to Backyard Beekeeping

Learn about beekeeping as a backyard hoppy in this beginner friendly class. You will receive all of the information needed to get started with backyard bees. Instructor Randy Rykal is the owner and operator of R. Honey, a local supplier of MMFC.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Jan. 26

JUNK-uary in the Greenhouse

Calling all Junk Lovers! The greenhouse will be filled with rusty dusty treasures and items repurposed from the rusty dusty. Admire and give new life to items from yesteryear. Enjoy lunch in the Five & Two Cafe while you're there.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:30am-12:30pm Sat. Jan. 26

Learn to Spin Yarn

Beginners will learn to spin yarn and how the wheel works. Loose fibers from a local farm will be provided. As well as various fibers for sale. Bring your own wheel or learn on one provided for you. All materials included. Space is limited. Pre-Registration required.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Ages 18+

10am-noon Sat. Jan. 26

European Travel Tips, with Paul Schwartz

This presentation will offer travel tips to help you take that trip you have always wanted to do. Plane tickets, websites, how to pack, housing, places to go, getting around and more will be discussed. Paul Schwartz of Menomonie has traveled to over 30 countries on vacation and loves to talk travel.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

10am-noon Sat. Jan. 26

Chess Club

For children of all ages and mentoring adults. Meets the 4th Saturdays of the month. No sign up required.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Jan. 26

Centershot Youth Archery

No prior archery experience is needed and bows are supplied. If you have your own bow, you are encouraged to bring it.

Chippewa Valley Bible Church 531 East South Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 10+

10am-1pm Sat. Jan. 26

Weekend Brunch: Shane Leonard

A farm-focused weekend brunch (served 7am-1pm) with lively instrumental tunes from Leonard 10am-1pm. The kitchen offers an array of midwestern and other brunch classics including omelettes, quiche, wild rice porridge, Belgian waffles, sandwiches, and more.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Jan. 26

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on the lower level of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. Choose from a wide variety of non-fiction, children's, adult fiction, & young adult books, as well as audio books, music CDs & DVDS.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. Jan. 26

Cardboard Construction

Failsafe Lab will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all of the necessary items to create some huge structures. Feel free to stop in anytime to join in the architectural fun.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Jan. 26

Family Storytime

For ages two to six, but can be enjoyed by the entire family. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Jan. 26

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. They'll have donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary).

Dotters Books 1602 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-12:30pm Sat. Jan. 26

Core Connection After Baby

This hands-on workshop includes discussion of anatomical changes to the core muscles and soft tissue during and after pregnancy, modifications or replacements to common core exercises and yoga poses, & postural alignment work. Bring a notebook.

The Yoga Room 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for members, $20 for non-members

Age: 18+

noon-4pm Sat. Jan. 26

Art Exhibit, The Art of Play, Ryan Foose, Eliza Wheeler

Ryan Foose and Eliza Wheeler are both UW-Stout School of Art & Design alum. Wheeler, (North space) has written and illustrated several children’s books (Miss Maple’s Seeds). Foose, (south space) is the current Head of Brand Development for minor league baseball.

Furlong Gallery 178 Micheels Hall, UW-Stout, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sat. Jan. 26

ACT Test Preparation

Help your student ease their worries and get better prepared by signing them up for an ACT prep course. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be covered.

UW Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $199

1-3pm Sat. Jan. 26

Needle Felt Van Gogh Workshop

Capture the beauty of Starry Night in felt. Needle felt this 2D project on felt and frame it with an embroidery hoop. Learn to layer colors and embroidery to create this gorgeous Van Gogh piece. No experience necessary. This project is perfect for beginners as well as avid Needle Felters.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: ages 10+

1-11pm Sat. Jan. 26

487 Maibock Release Party & Chili Cookoff

Mark your calendars 9 for the release of the Eau Claire Fire Fighters Community Charity 487 Maibock, Firefighter Chili Cook-off Fundraiser and music by: Contingency.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

1-2:30pm Sat. Jan. 26

Intermediate Psychic Defense & Energy Work Class

Intermediate students will build upon the skills they learned in the Beginners class. Students will learn to affect energies around them and at a distance and be able to personalize and program their shields to increase control over their own and surrounding energies.

The Broom & Crow 106 E. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $25

1-3pm Sat. Jan. 26

Brewery Tour

Discover the flavors and tastes of Germany and the Czech Republic at Lazy Monk, Eau Claire’s oldest brewery. Enjoy a guided visit through the authentic Bier hall with memorabilia from Europe. Learn about the process and stages to brew amazing bier. Then taste Lazy Monk’s most popular brews.

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

Cost: $10/person

Age: 21+

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Jan. 26

Paint and Draw with Schaefer-Miles

Paint and Draw with Schaefer/Miles. Beginners to Advanced. With or without your own supplies. Learn techniques and mediums while creating in your own style. Take one class or many.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Student and Adult

2-4pm Sat. Jan. 26

Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra: Presents The Composer Is Dead

"The Composer Is Dead" is a murder mystery written for and about the orchestra by Lemony Snicket and Nathanial Stookey. This very funny piece is designed to introduce children to the orchestra. Narrated by Nick Poss, owner of Eau Claire Music School.

Pablo Center at the Confluence - Jamf Theater 128 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-6pm Sat. Jan. 26

Bock Fest

Dress warm, grab a mug of bock, and attend this unique winter tradition. Gather around the fire pits, and the brewers at K Point will plunge a poker into your mug of bock. Because the bock has a higher sugar content, it develops a unique caramelized flavor in contact with heat.

K-Point Brewing at The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

3-6pm Sat. Jan. 26

Science of the Chakra

Dr. Santji Dharamananda, Himalayan Monk and Holistic Ayurvedic Chef, will present The Science of the Chakra, the second event in a lecture series on Human Development, followed by an authentic seven course Indian Dinner. Attend for a lecture, some delicious Indian food, and fellowship with seekers from many faiths.

Christ Episcopal Church 624 Bay Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Donations appreciated

Age: All Ages

5-7:30pm Sat. Jan. 26

6th Annual Colfax Health & Rehab Wine and Craft Beer Tasting

Featuring an assortment of fine wines and craft beer provided by the Barrel Room. Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, prize drawings, raffles and silent auction items. $500 cash grand prize drawing. Music by Jordan Herrick.

Colfax Health & Rehabilitation Center 110 Park Drive, Colfax

Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door

Age: 21+

6-9:30pm Sat. Jan. 26

Supper Club Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher and Josh Gallagher

Join Jeremy Boettcher on bass and Josh Gallagher on piano for the ten day Supper Club Celebration. This full-blown, two week extravaganza will be sure to ring in your New Year right.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Sat. Jan. 26

ECCT Presents: Murder at the Prom

Glory days soon turn in to gory nights as there is one murder after another. Suspects include the class snobs, the outcast, and that couple from the wrong side of the tracks. Dress up, enjoy dinner, dance the night away, and solve the murder in this fun audience participation show.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $30 (includes Dinner)

7-10pm Sat. Jan. 26

Live Music: Eggplant Heroes

An Americana collaboration among Duffy Duyfhuizen, Max Garland, Joel Pace, Olaf Lind, Caleb Horne, Dan Zerr, and Lucas Fischer. Mixing original tunes with covers they like to play, EPH tries to bring a rich and eclectic musical experience.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Jan. 26

Buckets and Tap Shoes - A Rhythmic Journey

A high-energy blend of music, dance and drumming from the streets of Minneapolis to events around the globe. A rhythmic journey using percussion instruments including; tap shoes, found objects, drums, and buckets.

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

Cost: $20

7:30pm Sat. Jan. 26

Michael Charles: Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Inductee

While enjoying a successful musical crusade of touring, recording, and numerous television and radio appearances in his homeland of Australia, Michael Charles received an invitation from Buddy Guy’s management to appear at the infamous Legends, in Chicago.

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

Cost: $12 adults, $11 seniors, $6 youth

8pm Sat. Jan. 26

Downtown Eau Claire Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl

Get decked out in your ugliest sweater, and gather downtime. Hundreds of dollars worth of cash and prizes. Establishments include Clancy's, The District, Fire House, Mousetrap, The Plus, and Wigwam. Get your passport at any of them and drop it in a prize box at the end of the night.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8-10pm Sat. Jan. 26

Downtown Classics: The Matrix

Celebrate 20 years of The Matrix at Micon Cinemas Downtown Budget Theater. There will be a drawing each night for 2 tickets to opening night of Captain Marvel (March 7) at Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls.

Micon Downtown Cinema 315 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4

8:30-11:30pm Sat. Jan. 26

Live Music: Derek Ramnarace

Derek Ramnarace leads the Old Soul Society, a 5 piece band out of Baraboo, Wisconsin! Americana, folk, rock, soul, blues. Their sound resonates in your soul. In July 2016, Derek and the Old Soul Society were the supporting act for Devon Allman and his band at Cavalier Theater and the Zac Brown Band in June at the Alpine Valley Music Theater.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

9pm Sat. Jan. 26

Live Music: Gully Boys with Loi!L Pride

City Pages' Minnesota's Best New Band of 2018- Born from passion, Kathy, Nadirah and Natalie make up the Minneapolis 3 piece that Gully Boys is today. Gully Boys melodic tunes and raw lyrics make it hard to believe that in 2016, none of them knew how to play their instruments.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 advance, $10 door

Age: All Ages

9pm-1am Sat. Jan. 26

Live Music: Stumpt with Cold Black River

Stumpt is a stripped down 2-guitar Rock-and-Roll band from around these parts. Leaning heavily toward the grit of 70's AC/DC and the roar of the orginal punk movement, Stumpt lays down a high energy rock show. Joined by Cold Black River making their debut from Madison.

Every Buddy's Bar 19 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9:30pm-1:30am Sat. Jan. 26

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 Collective Soul, Journey, Ozzy, Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Lita Ford, Kid Rock, Megadeath, and many more.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Ongoing Events For 01/26/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Serious Circuits

Every Tuesday, Saturday until Dec. 26, 9-9:30am; Every Saturday until Mar. 30, 9-9:30am

Events with Tickets

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