Monday, Oct. 22nd, 2018

6pm Mon. Oct. 22

Building Trust: Journalism at the Movies Film Series and Discussion - Poor Kids

Doors open at 6 pm. Movies start at 6:30, followed by discussion led by Dr. Mary Nienow. "Poor Kids," a PBS Frontline special, tells the stories of three families over the course of half a decade to explore what poverty means to children in America.

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

Cost: FREE

6:30-7:30pm Mon. Oct. 22

Nickolas Butler - 
The World Premiere of "Little Faith": Reading and Background

Nickolas Butler will read from his forthcoming novel, Little Faith, and describe the research and personal journey that led to the book's publication, scheduled for early 2019. Little Faith tells the story of a family in western Wisconsin dealing with the troubling magnetism of a fringe church.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center 221 10th Avenue E., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

7:30-9:30pm Mon. Oct. 22

Bingo Night

The Growler Guys is hosting Bingo every Monday night. Participate in complimentary bingo while you enjoy the delicious food and extensive tap list.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8-10pm Mon. Oct. 22

Monday Jazz Jams

UW-Eau Claire jazz faculty member Dr. Aaron Hedenstrom hosts this Monday night jazz series, which pays homage to the long and storied tradition of the jam session. Bring your axe, call a tune, and sit in after the first set with local professionals who have played some of the country's premier jazz venues.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm Mon. Oct. 22

Karaoke Live at The Plus

With full service menu of appetizers, entrees, and pizzas until midnight and drinks for the 21+ crowd, this all ages venue offers the perfect place to sing a tune with friends.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 2018

6:30pm Tue. Oct. 23

Paint to Benefit Junior Achievement

A Benefit for Junior Achievement. Paint a scenery on a Wisconsin sketched canvas. All ages and abilities welcome to paint for this special event. Register online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Tue. Oct. 23

Pumpkin and a Pint

Registration gets you the pumpkin of your choice, all the decorating supplies you can handle, a free movie screening, and a tap beer or soda to top it all off. All registrants will also receive a discounted coupon to visit Leffel Roots Apple Orchard this fall.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 per person

Age: All Ages

7pm Tue. Oct. 23

Poker Night

The Growler Guys host a 10 week Texas Hold'em tournament. The winner of each week will advance to the Tournament of Champions game. Participation is given on a first come first serve basis with a 10 player max.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-9pm Tue. Oct. 23

Pulitzer Winner Caroline Fraser - Prairie Fires: The True Story behind Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House Books


Behind Wilder’s beloved epic of pioneer life lies a complicated story of homesteading hardships and economic and environmental disaster. Fraser will talk about the history behind the life—from the Plains Indian Wars and the settlement of the prairies to the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression—and how Wilder ultimately transformed pure struggle into an uplifting saga.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

7:30pm Tue. Oct. 23

Open Mic Night at The Plus

Each week, a different artist will host and lead off the evening with 20 minutes of their work. Following the performance, open mic begins. Whether it is music, comedy, sketch, live readings, poetry, acting, improv. All are welcomed.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30-10:30pm Tue. Oct. 23

Game Night

Join The Growler Guys for a weekly game night. Rotating tournaments start at 8:30 but various games are available to play throughout the night.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 2018

7:30am-1pm Wed. Oct. 24

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Age: All ages

noon Wed. Oct. 24

The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story

Author Mai Neng Moua discusses the importance of the written word in the Hmong community and shares reactions to memoirs from other members of her community, focusing on bride prices as an antiquated tradition.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $15

noon Wed. Oct. 24

Mai Neng Moua - 
The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story

Mai Neng Moua will discuss the importance of written literature in the Hmong community, which has only had a formal writing system since the 1950s, and share reactions to the memoir from members of her own community. Lunch at noon, presentation at 12:30pm.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: Lunch reservation required, presentation open to the public

4-5:30pm Wed. Oct. 24

Gather, Grog and Give

Anu Family Services will be honoring Wisconsin Foster Closet with a “Champion for Children” Award. Foster Closet seeks to provide aid by supplying clothing and other items free of charge to children in foster care.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6-8pm Wed. Oct. 24

Summit Brewing Tasting

Meet the Rep from Summit Brewing and try out some of their beers. Tapping Dark Infusion, Dakota Soul and more. Raffles every 30 minutes.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6-8pm Wed. Oct. 24

Wine and Bingo Night

The Ivory Piano Bar hosts a wine and bingo night where you can win tons of prizes.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-8pm Wed. Oct. 24

William Kent Krueger: 
The Transformative Power of Stories

Join William Kent Krueger for a consideration of the importance of stories, how they shape our understanding of the world and inspire us to become the people we want to be. William Kent Kreuger is the author of the New York Times best-selling Cork O’Connor mystery series, set in the great Northwoods of Minnesota.

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

Cost: FREE

7-9pm Wed. Oct. 24

Jazz Session

A night of jazz and improvised music with host, Josh Gallagher. New guests each week, drawing from the large talent pool of the Chippewa Valley. Jazzers are welcome to bring their horn and sit in on a tune or two.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Wed. Oct. 24

UWEC Theater Presents: The Laramie Project

About the local reaction to the 1998 murder of a gay University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard, in Laramie, Wyoming. The murder exposed Wyoming's lack of hate crime laws.

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

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

7:30-9:45pm Wed. Oct. 24

Salsa & ChaCha Lessons and Dance

Learn to dance the Salsa and Cha Cha. There will be a lesson at 7:30pm learning new dance steps and turns followed by music to practice all your favorite moves. Casual attire.

Eau Claire Moose Lodge 3606 Curvue Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 per person, $8 Moose members & students

8-9:30pm Wed. Oct. 24

Horror Movie Trivia

How much do you know about horror movies? From silent films to today, arthouse to schlock, foreign and domestic - this night of trivia will test your knowledge of horror movies. All ages, but horror movies aren't for kids, right? Prizes for winning teams.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Oct. 25th, 2018

noon-5pm Thu. Oct. 25

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Age: All ages

1-3pm Thu. Oct. 25

We Can End Homelessness in Eau Claire

Organized by several local agencies, this is a community meeting with consultant Erin Healy to coordinate a plan to end homelessness in Eau Claire. Ms. Healy has worked with other communities, including La Crosse, to succeed in reaching goals towards ending homelessness.

RCU Corporate Center 200 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Thu. Oct. 25

Art Reception: Maureen Skroski

Maureen Skroski, has been creating pastel paintings in her log cabin studio since retiring from teaching art with Eau School District. Inspired by local landscapes, color and nature, the style is interpretative.

Riverwood Art and Frame 4639 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Thu. Oct. 25

Open Mic Night at Farm to Fork Retreat

Farm to Fork hosts an open mic on Thursday during its Wood-Fired Pizza Nights. Pizza nights offer wood-fired pizza with locally sourced ingredients and veggies straight from their garden.

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

Cost: FREE to attend, consult menu for prices

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Oct. 25

Tabletop Game Night

Do you love tabletop games? Frustrated that you can’t organize enough people to make things interesting? Drop in for Tabletop Game Night at the library’s Dabble Box makerspace. Not convinced? Research suggests board games develop brain resilience by providing novelty and complexity. It’s SCIENCE! Come alone or bring your crew.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9:30pm Thu. Oct. 25

Field of Screams

Free wagon ride to the haunted field. Hot cider, coffee, and bakery treats available in store.

Connell's Orchard 19372 County Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 Adults, $7 Kids (12 and under)

Age: All Ages

6pm Thu. Oct. 25

Building Trust: Eau Claire and its Journalists Engage on Poverty

Part Forum, part workshop, part Q&A, this interactive presentation will let you hear from the experts, talk to your neighbors, and pose questions about poverty and journalism in Eau Claire.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, but tickets are required

7-10pm Thu. Oct. 25

Eau Claire County 4-H Haunted Barn

The haunted barn is fun for all ages. At the event there will be concessions, and a bonfire. The proceeds benefit Eau Claire County 4-H and Feed My People Food Bank.

Rockin' T-R Ranch 8020 Curvue Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 GA or $5 with a canned food item

Age: All Ages

7-11pm Thu. Oct. 25

Ski Sprites Haunted House

The Ski Sprites are hosting their annual Haunted House. A scary walk-thru with interactive haunts, changing scares and a thrill around every corner. Not for the timid.

Ski Sprites Haunted House 415 S. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 at the door, $9 with a non-perishable food donation, $8 in advance

Age: All ages, 12+ recommended

7-10pm Thu. Oct. 25

Converge Radio Presents: Shane Leonard

Shane Leonard is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer living in Eau Claire. Kalispell's second record, Printer's Son, Connects an improvisational heart with meticulously constructed arteries of melody.

Xpeditions Bar and Coffee 1319 Main St, Bloomer

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Oct. 25

Barbara Shafer Artist Reception

The library hosts “Painting Dance and Drawing Landscapes,” an exhibit by Barbara Shafer. Barbara paints the drama of the dance and brings indoors the energy of the brutal rocks from the shore of Lake Superior.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Thu. Oct. 25

Live Music: The Reitz and Wells Duo

After many years of teaching together we decided to get together and do more of what we love best - making music. We like to think of ourselves as, Reitz and Wells - the 60's sing the 70's. Their repertoire includes Carole King, the Carpenters, the Beatles, James Taylor, Sonny and Cher, and more.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Oct. 25

Molly Patterson - 
From Where I Stand: Point of View in Novel Writing

Going beyond simple distinctions of first and third-person and using the author’s novel Rebellion as an example, this talk will illuminate the benefits of employing diverse perspectives in novel writing.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

7-8pm Thu. Oct. 25

Heather Swan
 - Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field

Heather’s hopeful book introduces us to an interdisciplinary force of people from all over the world working to change the fate of pollinators and to make the world a healthier place for humans too.

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

Cost: FREE

7:30-10:30pm Thu. Oct. 25

Live Music: Jeff White

Americana/Alt-country & Outlaw Folk from the hills of western Wisconsin. Blending warm tones, reverbs, delays & vibrato, Jeff White sings of love, loss & lust with an Americana vibe, channeling the wide emotional spirit of human nature.

The Varsity Club 2106 N Clairemont, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7:30pm Thu. Oct. 25

UWEC Theater Presents: The Laramie Project

About the local reaction to the 1998 murder of a gay University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard, in Laramie, Wyoming. The murder exposed Wyoming's lack of hate crime laws.

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

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

7:30pm Thu. Oct. 25

ECCT Presents: Rocky Horror Show

The encore presentation of this deliberately kitschy rock 'n' roll sci-fi gothic musical returns just in time for Halloween. Dress up, sing along, and purchase a goodie bag at the door for a unique audience experience.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket TBA

Age: Appropriate for Adults and 15+

7:30pm Thu. Oct. 25

The Mabel Laughs Featuring Headliner Erin Jackson

Armed with a megawatt smile and a pocket full of dreams, Erin Jackson is poised to conquer the world of stand-up. Erin was a semifinalist on the latest reboot of NBC's "Last Comic Standing."

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

Cost: $20-25

8pm Thu. Oct. 25

Clear Water Comedy Presents: The Witching Hour

Clear Water Comedy reprises "The Witching Hour", its Halloween comedy special. Featuring standup, sketches, and characters (plus free candy.) Last year's event was fun, silly, and all in all a great time.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $3 includes a drink

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

8:30-11pm Thu. Oct. 25

Vinyl Nights: DJ Cooper

Enjoy a mix of records by performer DJ Cooper with your late night drinks and conversations.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Friday, Oct. 26th, 2018

Fri. Oct. 26

Fright Month

October is Fright Month at Micon Cinemas Downtown Budget Theater! Every Friday and Saturday at 11pm during October the cinema will show scary movies at budget prices.

Micon Cinemas Downtown Budget Theater 315 South Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $4

10am-6pm Fri. Oct. 26

Valley Pasture Farm - Fall Pumpkin Festival

Celebrate fall with pumpkin picking, a hay maze, corn maze, lawn games, and mini-golf course. Food stands with produce available.

Valley Pasture Farm E7631 N County Road E, Elk Mound

Cost: $8.50/person, Age 2 and under FREE

Age: All Ages

3-8pm Fri. Oct. 26

Grand Opening - Visit Eau Claire's Experience Center

Visit Eau Claire is excited to announce the opening of their new experience center - an artful and one-of-a-kind space for visitors and locals alike to get inspiration for exploring Eau Claire and the greater Chippewa Valley. There will be live entertainment, local samplings and free giveaways.

Visit Eau Claire's Experience Center 128 Graham Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-6:30pm Fri. Oct. 26

YMCA Monster Bash

A fun, free Halloween party for the whole community. Members and non-members alike are welcome to join as the gyms are transformed into a Halloween jamboree, complete with games, music, activities, snacks, prizes, costumes and so much more.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Fri. Oct. 26

CEDE Pop Up at Token Jewelry

Token Jewelry hosts CEDE, Eau Claire's newest clothing designer. Owner Elizabeth de Cleyre specializes in made-to-measure, custom garments. Samples will be on hand for custom orders, and one-off pieces and seconds will be available for purchase.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-11pm Fri. Oct. 26

Halloween Bash

An autumn-inspired meal by Forage, live music with Liscio Jazz, and a limited-edition bier by Lazy Monk: The Monster Monk Ale. Costume contest at 10pm finishes the night.

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

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