Saturday, May. 4th, 2019

10am-3pm Sat. May. 4

Astronomy Day for the Chippewa Valley

Planetarium shows, activities and displays about astronomy for all ages. See a working radio telescope, meteorites, and telescopes. Learn about constellations, radioactivity, and infrared radiation.

UWEC planetarium, Phillips Science Hall 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Free

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Sat. May. 4

Opening Day Celebration at Autumn Harvest Winery

Kick off Autumn Harvest's wine season with food trucks, live music from Ellie May Kay and the Machine, and the launch of their new, fruity wine. Feel free to bring a chair to this outdoor event. No beverage carry-in allowed.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sat. May. 4

Weekend Brunch: Shane Leonard

In addition to his evening jazz sets at The Lakely, check out Shane's brunch sets featuring American folk music, sometimes alone, sometimes with friends. Join the Lakely for a farm-focused weekend brunch (served 7am-1pm). From the kitchen they offer an array of midwestern and other brunch classics and morning cocktails.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sat. May. 4

Tea Party & Paper Dolls

Have fun making paper dolls from artist Jean Arneson’s original American Collection of Jeannie Paper Dolls© while you enjoy delicious tea and sandwiches. (They may even find a fun hat for you to wear!). Welcome daughters, grand-daughters, moms, and grandmothers of all ages.

Valley Art Gallery & Gifts 304 N. Bridge St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10-

Age: Ages 5+

1-5pm Sat. May. 4

5th Annual Backgammon Tournament

The tournament is for beginners and experienced players alike. Please register by phone or e-mail no later than April 30th. If space is available, registrants will be taken on the day of the tournament.

McIntyre Library, UW-Eau Claire UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2pm Sat. May. 4

UWEC International Film Series: The Eternal Road (Original Title: Ikitie)

Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. One summer night of 1930, nationalist thugs violently abduct Jussi Ketola from his home in Finland. He is forced to walk the Eternal Road towards a foreign Soviet Russia, where cruelty seems to know no end.

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

Cost: $5 GA, $10 yearly film pass, $20 for family yearly pass (4 people)

Age: Not Rated

2-10pm Sat. May. 4

Graduation Celebration

Party for UW-Stout grads & their families in the taproom. Tarot readings from 2pm - 8pm, Bubbles BBQ Food Truck from 11am - 7pm, and the funky melodic hip hop of the Mackinacks starting at 8pm.

Zymurgy Brewing 624 Main Street. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages before 8PM, 21+ After 8

3-6pm Sat. 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, and has a CD Inside Out that is getting airplay in 55 countries. Jim played in his band Schuh Fly from 2012 to present.

The Brown Hut 2525 N. 110th Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

3-5pm Sat. May. 4

Go Paint Chippewa Valley - Quick Paint in Phoenix Park

Quick Paint in Phoenix Park! Registered GO Paint! Chippewa Valley painters will have 2 hours to paint the flora, fauna, and folks of Phoenix Park. Prizes awarded. Participating artists are required to register. Contact for more information about how to register.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: See registration information, FREE to watch

Age: All Ages

3-8pm Sat. May. 4

3rd Annual Derby Day Celebration

Attendees are encouraged to dress to the nines, with prizes for best hat, cutest couple, and more. Kentucky-inspired food will be served, and there will be mint juleps galore! Race coverage will be broadcast outside (weather pending), and we’ll have live music, of course.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Sat. May. 4

Phoenix Gymnastics Showcase

The members of Phoenix Gymnastics would enjoy showing you what they have been working on. They will have multiple skill levels performing.

Bloomer High School 1310 17th Ave., Bloomer

Cost: $5, kids 4 and under free

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Sat. May. 4

Sofas for Service Spaghetti Feed

Spaghetti feed fundraiser for Sofas for Service, an organization that provides furniture and household items for Veterans in need. Eat in or take out the Spaghetti meal. Silent auction also. Come eat and help those who have served to keep us safe. All are welcome.

Saving Grace Lutheran Church 2124 Eastridge Center, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 adults, $5 for 12 and under

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Sat. May. 4

UWEC Alumni + Eau Claire Marathon Pre-Race Party

Are you signed up for any part of the Eau Claire Marathon, and also an alumni of UW-Eau Claire? Relive your days on Water Street with an Alumni Pre-Race Party. Head to Dooley's before the big race for food and drink, some pre-Eau Claire Marathon fun, and Blugold camaraderie, and still make it back for an early bedtime.

Dooley's Pub 442 Water St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5-8pm Sat. May. 4

Parents' Night Out

Are you in need of a night out? Bring your child to the YMCA on Parents’ Night Out, an event where you can go enjoy a few hours to yourself while your kids are having a blast here. They will provide dinner for the kids, pool time, games, crafts, and a movie.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $10, Community $15

Age: Ages 5-12

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

Klezmazel Farms Burger Nights

Klezmazel takes their cue from a 500 year old tradition of ethnic music most closely associated with the Jews and Gypsies of Eastern Europe. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer, wine, and GF & vegetarian options.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: $10-25

6-10pm Sat. May. 4

Showtime Championship Wrestling: 3rd Annual Benefit for Special Olympics

Showtime Championship Wrestling returns, featuring Night 2 of the 2019 Lyndon Cartman Memorial Tournament. The 8 winners from Night 1 in St Paul will battle in Chippewa through 3 rounds to determine the Winner of the 2019 Lyndon Cartman Memorial Tournament.

Eagles Club Banquet Hall 2588 Hallie Rd., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Front Row $15; General Adission $12; $2 Discount for Special Olympians & Military Personnel

Age: All Ages

6-7:30pm Sat. May. 4

Spring 2019 BFA Exhibition Reception

Six Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) candidates will be exhibiting their capstone work from May 3-19. Join them for a reception celebrating their accomplishments on May 4, 6-7:30pm. There will be live jazz music provided by the Meffert/DeBlaey Duo and free food and refreshments.

Foster Gallery UWEC Haas Fine Arts Center, 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-11pm Sat. May. 4

Live Music: 40 Fingers

40 Fingers brings back the fun of live music by delivering classic oldies through last year’s music you know and love. You'll need your dancing shoes, though, because you can dance to everything they play

Garden Pub and Grille 210 3rd St Hwy 35, Pepin

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. May. 4

6th Annual Springtime Shimmy Belly Dance

Lasa Anahata Tribal hosts their sixth annual Belly Dance Show on May the Fourth; one not to be missed. Baskets, Fans, Swords, and a whole lot of fun in store with this family friendly line up. Stop in for a bit, stay for a bite, and before you know it you'll be swept away with dance magic.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. May. 4

UWEC International Film Series: The Eternal Road (Original Title: Ikitie)

Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. One summer night of 1930, nationalist thugs violently abduct Jussi Ketola from his home in Finland. He is forced to walk the Eternal Road towards a foreign Soviet Russia, where cruelty seems to know no end.

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

Cost: $5 GA, $10 yearly film pass, $20 for family yearly pass (4 people)

Age: Not Rated

7-9pm Sat. May. 4

Live Music: Kurt Fischer

Kurt Fischer will perform live at Chippewa River Distillery. Music will include solo piano, keyboard, and electronic music. New piano music and improvised dub will be performed.

Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. 402 W River St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7:30pm Sat. May. 4

Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra: American Dreams

This concert program includes Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 5 "Sinfoina Sacra, "Op. 43. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Petite Suite de Concert, Aaron Copeland's Prairie Night and Celebrations Dance from "Billy the Kid", and George Gershin's Concerto in F.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $29 for GA, FREE for under 21

7:30-9:45pm Sat. May. 4

The Curious Savage

Mrs. Savage has inherited ten million dollars & intends to give the entire fortune away to people who wish to pursue “their foolish dreams". Her step-children object and have her committed to a sanitorium. A thought-provoking comedy. Enter Door 1 under the eagle.

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5 adults/$3 students and seniors

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Sat. May. 4

Live Music: Jeff White

Americana/Alt-country/Folk from the hills of Western Wisconsin. Blending warm tones, reverbs, delays & vibrato with outlaw grit, Jeff White sings of love, loss & lust with an Americana vibe.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8-11pm Sat. May. 4

SHIFT Prom

SHIFT Prom is a mash-up of all your fav prom themes - balloon arch for professional photos, punch & snacks, terrible decor, big hair, big dresses, slow dances, footloose. Option to purchase corsages & boutonnieres.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Sat. May. 4

Live Music: Poor Man's Ridge

This band is the brainchild of Lucas Fischer, who brought on like-minded musicians, Brian Trullinger, Sarah Spindler, Billy Cooney, and Billy Angell.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

8:30-11:30pm Sat. May. 4

Late Night Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher Trio

Jeremy Boettcher has performed music throughout the world. He has toured extensively in S. Carey, traveling throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Recently, Jeremy finished a residency for Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30pm Sat. May. 4

The Veer Union Live

The Veer Union is a Vancouver based hard rock band that formed in 2004 and has collectively sold over 100,000 Albums and also reached over 20 Million Streams Worldwide. With seven Top 40 singles on the Billboard Rock Radio Charts the band has proven they can stand the test of time.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 advance; $15 door

9-11pm Sat. May. 4

Observing The Night Sky With The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society

Members of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society sponsor public observing sessions on clear Saturdays May though October (except 8/6/16). Public observing starts about an hour after sunset for about two hours. Come out and enjoy a view of the night sky not possible from the city.

Hobbs Observatory In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K, Fall Creek

Cost: Free, donations accepted

Age: All ages

9:30pm-1:30am Sat. May. 4

Live Music: Divided Highway

All four members of DH come from years of rocking smoke-filled taverns and possesses a sincere love for entertaining their fans. All four contribute to the band with amazing vocal performances with a backdrop of mind-blowing guitar, bass, keyboard and drum.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Sunday, May. 5th, 2019

7:30am Sun. May. 5

Annual Eau Claire Marathon

3,000 runners+ will take to the streets. Runs include a full marathon, half marathon, 5k run/walk, full relay marathon, and kids run. Food trucks at the finish line include the Brew Pub Pizza, Davis Dogs LLC, Holy Donuts, The Hubb, and more. There are tons of events for non-runners and community supporters to join in on while spectating.

Carson Park 100 Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: Go online for registration information

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sun. May. 5

Weekend Brunch: Shane Leonard

In addition to his evening jazz sets at The Lakely, check out Shane's brunch sets featuring American folk music, sometimes alone, sometimes with friends. Join the Lakely for a farm-focused weekend brunch (served 7am-1pm). From the kitchen they offer an array of midwestern and other brunch classics and morning cocktails.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-3pm Sun. May. 5

2nd Annual Kite Festival

Enjoy an afternoon of kite flying on the driving range and don't forget to bring the dogs! Also, kites and food will be available for purchase in the Event Center. Guests are welcome to bring their own kites.

Tanglewood Greens 2200 Crestwood Dr., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-4pm Sun. May. 5

Eau Claire Exotic Pet Expo

With 100+ tables of vendors, you'll find great deals on pet supplies as well as exotic pets from responsible breeders. Expect all sorts of exotic pets to be available for sale/adoption including birds, small animals (rabbits, hedgehogs, chinchillas, etc), reptiles (snakes, lizards, turtles/tortoises), amphibians, birds, fish, exotic cats and more.

Eau Claire Expo Center 5530 Fairview Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $3/adult, $1/child (ages 4-12), kids 3 and under free

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sun. May. 5

Phoenix Gymnastics Showcase

The members of Phoenix Gymnastics would enjoy showing you what they have been working on. They will have multiple skill levels performing.

Bloomer High School 1310 17th Ave., Bloomer

Cost: $5, kids 4 and under free

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sun. May. 5

Wildflower Hike on the Ice Age Trail

A springtime, Sunday afternoon wildflower hike along the beautiful Chippewa River. Sign up for the event at the doodle address.

Ice Age Trail Hwy CC Trailhead 23778 County Highway CC, Cornell

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-3:45pm Sun. May. 5

The Curious Savage

Mrs. Savage has inherited ten million dollars & intends to give the entire fortune away to people who wish to pursue “their foolish dreams". Her step-children object and have her committed to a sanitorium. A thought-provoking comedy. Enter Door 1 under the eagle.

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5 adults/$3 students and seniors

Age: All Ages

2pm Sun. May. 5

UWEC International Film Series: The Eternal Road (Original Title: Ikitie)

Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. One summer night of 1930, nationalist thugs violently abduct Jussi Ketola from his home in Finland. He is forced to walk the Eternal Road towards a foreign Soviet Russia, where cruelty seems to know no end.

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

Cost: $5 GA, $10 yearly film pass, $20 for family yearly pass (4 people)

Age: Not Rated

2-5pm Sun. May. 5

CD Release Party: Jim Phillips Project

Celebrate the unveiling of “Phase I”, the debut album from the Jim Phillips Project. Snacks and refreshments. Live performances by Jim, friends and special guests, and the event will culminate with a set by the JPP band showcasing tracks from the album. Carpooling is encouraged.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-4pm Sun. May. 5

Sunday Trivia at the Lakely

AMP Quiz will MC the fun right from our stage. Craft beer, cocktails and wine available at the bar and a special pitcher of beer for the trivia team with the best team name. Winning teams will go home with a Lakely gift card. Free to attend - come solo, or bring your crew.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2pm Sun. May. 5

Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire Presents: Lamentations

A 12-voice choir from Wisconsin dedicated to early music, will present “Lamentations”. This selection of music for the Holy Week is contemplative and subtle, yet dramatic at times. Works by Agazzari, Croce, Gesualdo, Lasso, Viadana, and Victoria.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-7pm Sun. May. 5

Live Music: "The Part Time Duo"

Full of great cover songs that are great to sing and dance to, sprinkled with their own brand of comedy. They play a wide variety of music but play to what is catered to the crowd. Classic rock, oldies, country, 80s, 90s, and modern hits. A very fun, fast paced, light hearted show.

SandBar & Grill 17643 50th Avenue, Chippewa Falls

4pm Sun. May. 5

Friends of Putnam Park: Invitation to Organizational Meeting

Come together with others who treasure Putnam Park to form a new organization: “Friends of Putnam Park.” The Friends of Putnam Parkwill work with the city, the university, and users of the park, to sustain the plants, animals, and all other elements of this precious ecosystem for today and for the future.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation 421 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Monday, May. 6th, 2019

2-2:45pm Mon. May. 6

Ole Plays Nursemaid - Senior Friendly Show

Lena is having an unexpected hospital stay, so her cousin Mildred volunteers to take care of the house while she's away. Lena is looking forward to 2 weeks free from taking care of Ole, while Ole realizes he will be a "bachelor" while Lena is away. But best laid plans go awry.

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

Cost: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 assisted living residents, Accompanying Caregivers Free

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Mon. May. 6

Film Screening: Saving Face

Directed by Alice Wu, Saving Face is a 2004 American romantic comedy film that focuses on the relationship between a closeted lesbian individual and her mother. A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

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

5-7pm Mon. May. 6

Women's Giving Circle Spring Gathering

Join members of the Women’s Giving Circle for their annual Spring Gathering! The social hour begins at 5pm, with dinner and grantee interviews to follow. Learn more about their mission, and hear from some of the nonprofits they've supported.

Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $20 (dinner included)

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Mon. May. 6

Loud Secrets! Open Mic

Clear Water Comedy and the Plus host this monthly showcase; an open mic for spoken word works like stand up comedy, poetry, live readings, improv, storytelling, and more. Sign up begins at 7pm, and showtime promptly at 7:30pm.

The Venue 209 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages (16+ recommended)

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