1-3:30pm Thu. Nov. 15

Bowl Painting Party

Paint a bowl that will be donated to Feed My People Food Bank’s biggest fundraiser of the year - Empty Bowls. No experience necessary. Limited supplies. RSVP by phone.

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

Cost: FREE, $5 suggested donation

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Thu. Nov. 15

November Sip & Shop

Chocolates, handmade goods, crafts, jewelry, blown glass, vintage, repurposed, and more. Full menu & bar. Arrive early for happy hour.

Fill-Inn Station 104 W. Columbia St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE admission

5-7pm Thu. Nov. 15

Popping Up: Food From Greece

Besides the proven health benefits of a Mediterranean diet, it's a good way to counter some of the shorter, gray days. Gina and Michelle will take you on a taste bud tour of Greece and the Aegean Sea.

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

Cost: Food priced a la carte

5-10pm Thu. Nov. 15

Human Trafficking Prevention Awareness Event

A social hour from 5-6pm features cocktails and light hors d'ouevres. Guest speaker Agent John Mayer of DCI will speak from 6-7:30pm. From 8-10pm, William Gray will speak on safety, awareness, and violent attacks.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $5 (donated to charity)

6-7:30pm Thu. Nov. 15

UW Stout Faculty and Staff Creative Writing Reading

UW-Stout faculty and staff will read their original creative works. Readers include Daniel Ruefman, Josh Lind, Kevin Drzakowski, Lystra Yates, Sarah Wynn, Leni Marshall, Andy Cohran, Jeremiah Bass, Kristyn Blessing and Lopa Basu.

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Thu. Nov. 15

Live Music: Tantric + Wayland

Tantric and Wayland with special guests: Paralandra and Talia. Doors open at 6pm and Music starts at 7pm!

The Playhouse s7650 State Hwy 37, Eau Claire

Cost: $20 advance, $25 Day of Show

Age: 21+

6-7:30pm Thu. Nov. 15

'Ho-Ho-Holiday Decorating' Seminar

A fun and in-depth look at decorating your home for the holidays. This event will demonstrate how to inspire family and friends this winter with your unique holiday décor, inside and out.

Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association Board Room 4319 Jeffers Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $10/person - Each attendee receives a FREE ticket to the 2019 Home & Garden Show

Age: 18+

6:30-8pm Thu. Nov. 15

Wisconsin Beer Pairing Dinner

This 5 course meal will pair local Wisconsin beer with local Wisconsin comfort food. Courses include beer cheese, grilled cheese curds, hard cider granita, brown sugar citrus glazed salmon with fried veggies, and yogurt parfait with honey weiss cream sauce.

29 Pines Hotel and Convention Center 5872 33rd Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $35 + fees

Age: 21+

6:30-8pm Thu. Nov. 15

Beer Pairing Dinner

Join 29 Pines Restaurant for a beer pairing dinner. This 5 course meal will pair local Wisconsin based comfort food with local Wisconsin based beer.

29 Pines Hotel and Convention Center 5872 33rd Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person

Age: 21+

6:30pm Thu. Nov. 15

Stand in the Light Memory Choir Fall Concert

Comprised of people in early to mid stages of memory loss, their care partners and singing volunteers who come together to share their love of music. This concert is the culmination of their fall rehearsals.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 1120 Cedar St., Eau Claire

6:30-8pm Thu. Nov. 15

JONAH Presentation on Immigration

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host a forum. Speakers from JONAH (Joining Our Neighbors in Advancing Hope) will give a brief overview of their mission with a broader discussion on their immigration project.

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

Cost: Admission FREE

Age: All ages

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Nov. 15

Friends Trivia

Grab your favorite friends and test your knowledge on the ever popular "Friends" sitcom. A mix of questions that everyone should know, as well as those that might stump even the most die hard fans. Prizes awarded.

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

Cost: FREE

7pm Thu. Nov. 15

Live Music: Colin Heshmat Trio

Colin Heshmat hails from central Illinois, where he studied music and engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has performed at jazz venues across the country.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Nov. 15

Everything You Want to Know About Writing for Children (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

Join children's and middle grade authors Caroline Akervik, Julie Bowe and Becky Wojahn (W.H. Beck) for a panel discussion on a range of topics in the children's writing world: from who hires the illustrator to how to make a living in stories.

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

Cost: FREE

7:30pm Thu. Nov. 15

The Mabel Laughs Feat. Headline Cy Amundson

Combining energetic storytelling, observations, and fun crowd interaction, Cy Amundson is a brand of stand-up comedy all his own.

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

Cost: Ticket TBA

8pm Thu. Nov. 15

Open Mic Night

Show off or test something you've been working on or see what your peers love to do. Welcoming comedy, poetry, music, and more. Sign up starts at 7pm at the BDP booth in the Terrace.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, The Terrace 302 10th Ave. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Thu. Nov. 15

WHYS Presents Donna The Buffalo

Blending Cajun, reggae, folk, rock and jam, Donna The Buffalo takes roots to new heights. Dynamic and dance-able, their concerts are packed with energy soul and oneness. Touring for nearing 20 years, this will be their first appearance in EC.

The Metro 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $20 advance, $25 at the door

8pm Thu. Nov. 15

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Zach Pugh

LA-based Zach Pugh has been featured on SiriusXM and Funny or Die. He regularly tours the country and has performed at the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival and Accidental Comedy Fest in Cleveland.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA; $3 with valid student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

8:30-11pm Thu. Nov. 15

Vinyl Nights: Feng

Feng normally performs under the moniker Sloslylove, but tonight he will spin some vibey records on the tables.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages