Sunday, Dec. 15th, 2019

10-11am Sun. Dec. 15

Unity Christ Center Guest Speaker

Rev. Ray Nelson talk is titled "These are the Days." Ray is a Unity Minister who served a church in Louisville Kentucky and just moved to the Twin Cities. Unity Christ Center is a vibrant spiritual community, embracing the oneness of all, radiating peace, joy and abundance.

Unity Christ Center 1808 Folsom St, Eau Claire

Cost: Free Will Offering

10am-1pm Sun. Dec. 15

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. From the bar pick from a variety of classic and original morning drinks.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-2pm Sun. Dec. 15

Downtown Classics: Christmas Vacation

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation at Micon Cinemas Downtown Budget Cinema. Showings at 6pm & 8:15pm and Sunday Showing at Noon.

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

Cost: $4

1:30pm Sun. Dec. 15

UWEC Theatre: Waiting for Godot

Two wandering tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, wait by a lonely tree to meet up with Mr. Godot, an enigmatic figure in a world where time, place, and memory are blurred, and meaning is where you find it. The results are both funny and dangerous in this existential masterpiece.

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

Cost: $20 GA, $16 youth, $10 UWEC students, faculty & staff

1:30pm Sun. Dec. 15

Eau Claire Children's Theater: A Year with Frog and Toad

This musical tale follows two great friends, the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad, through four, fun-filled seasons. Featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, A Year with Frog and Toad is part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Admission Information Online

1:30pm Sun. Dec. 15

Chippewa Valley Theater Guild: It's a Wonderful Life

A guardian angel shows up to save George Bailey - the quintessential everyman from the small town of Bedford Hills - from his despair on Christmas Eve. "It's a Wonderful Life" is the classic story that reminds us how important the love and support of family, friends, and community is.

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

Cost: $25 GA, $12 youth/student

1:30pm Sun. Dec. 15

Ole and Lena: Home for the Holidaze

Will Lena make it home in time to save Ole from dual Holiday Party disasters? See for yourself in this wonderfully funny family holiday musical. Sweet Clarisse Catering will create an amazing spread of Scandinavian favorites from pickled herring to lefse to Swedish meatballs.

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

Cost: Dinner + Show: $34 adults, $33 seniors, $26 youth | Show Only: $15 adults, $14 seniors, $7 youth

2pm Sun. Dec. 15

Menomonie Theater Guild - The Snow Queen

Based on Hans Christian Anderson's original story, Gerda, a little girl, searches for her friend Kai when he is bewitched and imprisoned by the Snow Queen in her ice palace. Gerda must overcome many obstacles to save her friend.

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

Cost: Ticket information available online

4-6pm Sun. Dec. 15

Kegs & Carols

Come and sing Christmas favorites in an open, welcoming environment. Led by Grace Lutheran Church.

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

Cost: FREE

4-9pm Sun. Dec. 15

Craft Caroling

Don your ugliest holiday sweater and join Chorale a NouvEAU at The Fire House for craft beer and caroling. All are welcome to sing songs, drink, and be merry! Beer & cheer at 4pm, music at 7pm.

The Eau Claire Fire House 202 Gibson St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6-8pm Sun. Dec. 15

Holiday Concert with Emilie Menz

An intimate holiday concert with Emilie Menz, featuring Emily Watkins and Dr. Mark Pruett. Come cozy up at the pub, have a great meal to warm your body, and amazing music to warm your heart. Tickets are $35 and includes a full Sunday Carvery (meal) and the performance.

The Duke & Dagger 120 6th Ave. W., Menomonie

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

9pm Sun. Dec. 15

Bennyoke

Come to Bennyoke every Wednesday and Sunday and sing your favorite karaoke songs.

Scooter's 411 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Age: 21+

Monday, Dec. 16th, 2019

7pm Mon. Dec. 16

Sound and Stories Series: Joy to the Word

Tis the season for celebrating good tidings and cheer! Join local writers, storytellers and UKE Klub for an evening of fun, fellowship, songs and stories that celebrate all winter holidays. Ugly sweaters strongly encouraged.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

7:30pm Mon. Dec. 16

Christmas on the Prairie

Mary Jane Alm and Aimée & Boyd Lee combine with the “New Shoes” band featuring members of the "Guy's All-Star Shoe Band,” a fixture on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion for over 20 years. Topping it off will be A Prairie Home Companion Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter, Pat Donohue.

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

Cost: $30 GA, $27 seniors & students

7:30-9:30pm Mon. Dec. 16

Bingo Night

Do you like beer? Do you like playing bingo while you drink beer? Well hold on to your hats because The Growler Guys is hosting Bingo every Monday night.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8-10pm Mon. Dec. 16

Monday Jazz Jam

The Jazz Studies students of UWEC take over the Lakely stage for a community jazz jam session. Bring your horn and come sit in! Students get 10% off food and drink when they show their student ID.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm Mon. Dec. 16

Karaoke Night 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: All Ages

Tuesday, Dec. 17th, 2019

5-8pm Tue. Dec. 17

5th Annual Holiday Toy Trains

This Chippewa Valley holiday tradition features standard gauge trains running on almost 400 square feet of track. Layout includes local buildings, winter scenes, lights, and sounds. Lighted night trains run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Crafts, coloring, and floor trains. Gingerbread house contest display, and Santa will visit regularly.

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

Cost: $9 Adults, $6 for ages 5-17, $2 for Museum Members, and FREE for ages 0-4 | $2 on Tuesdays

Age: All Ages

6pm Tue. Dec. 17

Voices of the First World War: Poetry & Fiction

Explore the firsthand literature of the First World War as we take an in-depth look into the lives and work of two of the best known World War I writers, poet Wilfred Owen and novelist William March. The Poetry of Wilfred Owen: November 11; Company K by William March, December 17.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Tue. Dec. 17

Dj Bingo at Westside Bar & Grill

A new spin on a classic game! Instead of calling numbers, they play songs. Free to play and you win prizes, including a progressive jackpot for the final blackout round that is added to every week.

Westside Bar & Grill 1807 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-10pm Tue. Dec. 17

Poker Night

Play your cards right and win some free beer! The Growler Guys hosts 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 20 player max.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7:30pm Tue. Dec. 17

Pablo Center Film Series: "Die Hard"

In this Christmastime classic, Bruce Willis is John McClane, an off-duty detective trapped in a skyscraper during a terrorist attack. Armed with only a service revolver, McClane launches his own one-man war to save Christmas. Yippee-Ky-Yay...well, you know...

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $7

7:30pm Tue. Dec. 17

Open Mic Night at The Plus

See or join established and emerging artists. Each week, a different artist will host, and lead off the evening with 20 minutes of their work. Following the performance, open mic begins. Music, comedy, sketch, live readings, poetry, acting, improv welcomed. Half price apps from 10p-midnight.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Dec. 18th, 2019

6-9pm Wed. Dec. 18

Lakely Loves: Modicum Brewing

Chef Eric Mendoza will be preparing a six-course dinner with special beer pairings from Modicum for each course. Founded in 2017, Modicum is a local favorite featuring a tiny brewery and taproom that specializes in brewing unfiltered lagers and Belgian-inspired ales.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $75 (reserve online)

Age: 21+

6-8pm Wed. Dec. 18

Bingo at The Red Mixer

Different sponsors weekly. Plus wine & cocktail specials.

The Red Mixer 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:30-7:30pm Wed. Dec. 18

Winter Solstice Service: Solace & Joy

First Presbyterian Church will offer a Winter Solstice Service that embraces both Solace & Joy. Will provide a time to acknowledge the grief of losses, the challenges within many families, the burden of long dark nights, and the need for a peaceful time apart from the tension.

First Presbyterian Church 2112 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Wed. Dec. 18

Open Mic at Caffe Tempo

Open Mic at Caffe Tempo. Bring your instrument and jam it out. Baby Grand piano, house amps, pro mic and cords on site.

Caffe Tempo 2530 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Wed. Dec. 18

Yata, Sinz & Orfield Concert & Winter Solstice

This group brings an unexpected and masterful mashup of folk, blues and jazz. Three veteran musicians- Yata (guitar/voice), Randy Sinz (bass/voice) & Sue Orfield (saxophone/voice) - Combine their songwriting and performing skills, presenting a musically powerful performance.

Unity Christ Center 1808 Folsom St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 at the door

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Wed. Dec. 18

Live Music: Matt Boelter

A local singer songwriter whose music explores themes of nature, expansiveness, love and awe. His music is informed by time he has spent observing wide open and wild spaces throughout the world.

200 Main - Art and Wine 200 Main St., Eau Claire

7-9pm Wed. Dec. 18

DJ Trivia

Weekly general knowledge Trivia with Djtrivia of the Chippewa Valley. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places prizes.

Westside Bar & Grill 1807 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Any

7-10pm Wed. Dec. 18

Open Mic Night

Grab your guitar, drums, bass, fiddle, harmonica, poem or best jokes and join us for an Open Mic Night hosted by Jake & Dani from Rock Creek Song Dogs. All performers welcome to join. Average performance is 2-4 songs or about 15-20 minutes.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Wed. Dec. 18

Open Mic Night

Grab your guitar, drums, bass, fiddle, harmonica, poem or best jokes and join us for an Open Mic Night hosted by Jake & Dani from Rock Creek Song Dogs. All performers welcome to join. Average performance is 2-4 songs or about 15-20 minutes.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Wed. Dec. 18

A Motown Christmas

The Motown Experience is a world-class vocal group, featuring past and present members of Motown's most legendary groups: The Temptations, The Miracles and The Capitols. A Motown Christmas is a family-oriented show combining Motown's greatest hits with favorite holiday classics.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets start at $39

9pm Wed. Dec. 18

Bennyoke

Come to Bennyoke every Wednesday and Sunday and sing your favorite karaoke songs.

Scooter's 411 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Age: 21+

Thursday, Dec. 19th, 2019

1pm Thu. Dec. 19

Let's Talk About Pain Medicines

A FREE workshop on understanding opioid medicines. Learn how to use them more safely and effectively. Each participant gets a Drug Deactivation & Disposal System pouch and a chance to enter into a cash prize drawing.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

5-8pm Thu. Dec. 19

5th Annual Holiday Toy Trains

This Chippewa Valley holiday tradition features standard gauge trains running on almost 400 square feet of track. Layout includes local buildings, winter scenes, lights, and sounds. Lighted night trains run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Crafts, coloring, and floor trains. Gingerbread house contest display, and Santa will visit regularly.

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

Cost: $9 Adults, $6 for ages 5-17, $2 for Museum Members, and FREE for ages 0-4 | $2 on Tuesdays

Age: All Ages

5:30-7pm Thu. Dec. 19

Z.Vida Zumba Christmas Party

The crew at Z.Vida will be showering you with Christmas choreography, plentiful presents, and tantalizing treats! The fun starts with some jolly good dancing, then afterwards we will gather in the dining/living room for lively conversation, prize giveaway, and a mouth-watering meal!

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Dec. 19

Listen: Andy Hughes & Nici Peper

From 6-7pm there will be a social hour, during which Forage will sell their famous soup, as well as beer and wine at a cash bar. From 7-7:45pm Andy Hughes will play. After a 30 minute intermission, Nici Peper will play from 8:15-9pm. Another social hour ends the night from 9-10pm.

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

Cost: $10

6-10pm Thu. Dec. 19

Whiskey Club

Taste whiskey all over the world. Offering "Roundtable Meetings" where you will get a chance to learn the history of different Whiskeys, taste test the inventory, and share whiskey stories with people of all ages. Sample a “Flight of the Night” which will include 4 different Whiskeys.

The Red Mixer 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 21+

6:45pm Thu. Dec. 19

Thursday Night: Open Jam

Join the Stone's Throw for local talent or take the stage yourself. Everyone is welcome.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-9pm Thu. Dec. 19

Live Music: Cap’n Seabeard and Hannah Lee

Cap’n Seabeard is an original folk and country-blues songwriter. With a wide range of influences, his songs are a reply to the current state of the world and its residents. A lifelong poet and self taught musician, Hannah’s songs are riddled with memories of childhood, travel, love, and loss.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 19

Dj Trivia at Dean & Sue's

General knowledge, family friendly trivia. Play as a team, or on your own. Prizes for the top 3 teams with points. Go to the website for the "Clue of the Day" and information on how to get bonus points for that day's game.

Dean & Sue’s Bar & Grill 2002 Midway Rd., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 19

Dj Trivia at the Pourhouse

General knowledge, family friendly trivia. Play as a team, or on your own. Prizes for the top 3 teams with points. Go to the website for the "Clue of the Day" and information on how to get bonus points for that day's game.

The Pourhouse W301 Menomonie St., Elk Mound

Cost: Free

Age: 21+

8pm Thu. Dec. 19

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Chloe Radcliffe

Chloe Radcliffe is a Minneapolis-based comic recently named a TBS Comic To Watch at the New York Comedy Festival. Chloe’s comedy is all smiles, no matter how exasperated she is with the world around her. She performs personal, grounded sketches for alt-comedy audiences.

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. Dec. 19

Vinyl Nights: Big Tall Jake

Enjoy a selection of vinyls that will be spun throughout the night. Sip on craft cocktails and regional beers/wines, and order from the popular late-night menu featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord, where you create your own sharable feast.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm Thu. Dec. 19

Karaoke at Cowboy Jack's

Sing the night away at Cowboy Jack's every Thursday from 9-midnight for Karaoke night.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

9pm-2am Thu. Dec. 19

Karaoke Night at Hallie Bar & Grill

Come out and sing! Great sounding audio system and professional hosts make this an awesome place for a night out.

Hallie Bar & Grill 1713 Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Friday, Dec. 20th, 2019

5-10pm Fri. Dec. 20

Knights of Columbus Progressive Bingo

Knights of Columbus 974 Progressive Bingo starting at 7pm, doors open at 5pm food and refreshments are available.

Knights of Columbus 236 Pumphouse Road, Chippewa Falls

6pm Fri. Dec. 20

Krismas Kookies

Comical, sometimes sentimental, but always entertaining, a Krismas Kookies concert features original music in four part harmony with a light-hearted and humorous look at the holiday season and winter in Wisconsin.

Metropolis Resort 5150 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 adv

7-11pm Fri. Dec. 20

Live Music: Two Way Street

Mick and Dave return to The Moose playing a variety of your favorite dance tunes. Stop in and enjoy the best dance floor in the area.

The Moose Lodge No 1408 3606 Curvue Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

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