Wednesday, Dec. 13th, 2017

6:30-9:30pm Wed. Dec. 13

Holiday Trivia and Ugly Sweater Night

Grab three of your friends, wear your ugliest festive attire and bring your holiday knowledge down for a night of holiday questions, prizes, giveaways and lots of laughs.

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

7pm Wed. Dec. 13

Let's be Honest: Holiday Heroics

Let's be Honest is Volume One's popular storytelling series, where some of the area's best writers and yarn spinners, take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. Each night multiple storytellers muse on a common theme and an open mic follows. Tonight's theme, Holiday Heroics, features stories of yuletide successes and holly jolly failures. Speakers are TBA.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Wed. Dec. 13

Jazz Session

Join us for a night of jazz and improvised music with host, Josh Gallagher. The Wednesday night jazz sessions bring 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. Dec. 13

UWEC Theatre: "The Nerd"

One of the funniest plays ever written, this side-splitting comedy was first presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, then produced in Great Britain, then went on to Broadway.

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

Cost: $18

7:30-9:45pm Wed. Dec. 13

Swing Lesson and Dancing

Swing will be taught in this beginning and intermediate series on Wed nights. All dancers are welcome to attend. There will be a practice dance after the lesson. Casual attire.

Eau Claire Moose Lodge 3606 Curvue Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 per person

8pm Wed. Dec. 13

Trivia Night at The Plus hosted by Clear Water Comedy

The Plus and Clear Water Comedy bring you a new trivia experience that's one part comedy show, one part pub quiz, one part game show. Free to play and all ages welcome.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Dec. 14th, 2017

2-3:30pm Thu. Dec. 14

3rd Annual Holiday Tea: A Quintessential English Afternoon Tea

A quintessentially English tradition. Along with the traditional tea service, enjoy delicious finger sandwiches accompanied by freshly baked and desserts fundraiser for the Heyde Center. The auditorium will be decorated for the holidays and complimented by music.

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

Cost: $20/person

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Thu. Dec. 14

14th Annual WinterDaze Parade

Meet Santa and Mrs. Clause, see real reindeer, ride a horse drawn wagon, enjoy a parade through the historic downtown, and experience a winter fireworks show over Lake Menomin. Parade begins at 6:30pm. Travels from the corner of Main Street and 4th to the corner of Broadway and 10th. Followed by the fireworks show.

Downtown Menomonie Main Street, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-10pm Thu. Dec. 14

Cheers for Cures - MDA Fundraiser

The event will feature plenty of food and drinks, live music by Brian Bethke, and tons of great raffle and silent auction prizes. Be sure to bring your ugly holiday sweater. Come have a great time while doing some good and raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: $25

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Thu. Dec. 14

3rd Annual Holiday Toy Trains

Featuring standard gauge trains running on 384 square feet of track all decked out for the holidays. Night trains on Tuesday and Thursday. Preschool age activities include Thomas the Tank Engine toy trains and track. More family activities on Thursdays & Saturdays.

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

Cost: $9 adults, $6 kids Thurs., Fri., Sat; $2/person Tues. evenings (museum free); $2/person for museum members anytime

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 14

Dinner Jazz: Knox Freeman

Knox Freeman is a malleable duo comprised of Dave Power on drums and Pat Keen on bass. Knox takes on various forms, performing as a trio with a special guest from time to time. The possibilities are endless.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 14

The Maker Market

Join us in the Volume One Gallery for a chance to "Meet the Makers" of goods offered at The Local Store and beyond. Mingle with local woodworkers, craftspeople, and creators that call the Chippewa Valley home. Complimentary cocoa and cider available. 15% OFF storewide from 630-830pm.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE admission

Age: All ages

7-11pm Thu. Dec. 14

Manifest Open Mic at the Stones Throw

Sign-up at 7pm. Host band at 7:30pm. Each band/performer will get 20 minutes or 5 sings (whichever comes first) which includes setup time. Host band Jam at 10:30pm. PA provided (tips appreciated). Bring instruments, amps, power supplies, and instrument cables.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE - tips appreciated

Age: 21+

7pm Thu. Dec. 14

Live at Acoustic Cafe: The Sixes

Dwayne Thomas & Gordon Altizer bring a very intimate, engaging and fun atmosphere to their shows which are sure to entertain. While no specific genre defines them, the music has a soft rock feel with hints of blues, alternative, southern, folk, and pop from song to song.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 14

CVTG Presents: A Christmas Carol

Celebrate the holiday spirit and reflect on the true meaning of the season with the Dickens classic. Experience the magic of the beloved classic on stage at the State Theatre.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10-22; Order tickets online, by phone, or at the door

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 14

UWEC Theatre: "The Nerd"

One of the funniest plays ever written, this side-splitting comedy was first presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, then produced in Great Britain, then went on to Broadway.

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

Cost: $18

7:30-9:30pm Thu. Dec. 14

Pat Donohue & the Prairie All Stars

Pat Donohue and the Prairie All Stars Holiday Review - a night of tunes to get you in the holiday spirit. Pat and his band, will take you back to their days on NPR's Prairie Home Companion.

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

Cost: $18-25

8-9:30pm Thu. Dec. 14

Wandering Spirits Cocktail Series: AQUAVITology

For this month’s installment of Wandering Spirits, The Lakely’s Manager Jorja Vradenburg and Head Bartender Logan Slaght will be leading a sampling and presentation of aquavit, with a strong focus on the styles offered by some of the best distilleries in the region and how to include it in your cocktail repertoire.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $20/person

Age: 21+

8-9pm Thu. Dec. 14

Backwards Thinkers Society Show

Backwards Thinkers Society is a college Improv theater group at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. No scripts, no preparation, no cares in the world. Just laughs and a bunch of people having a good time. They like long walks on the beach, dinosaurs, shenanigans, and you.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

8:30pm Thu. Dec. 14

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Chad Daniels

Chad Daniels was born and raised in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. He has performed on The Late Late Show, Live at Gotham, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Conan, and the Aspen Comedy Festival. He has published two comedy albums with Stand Up! Records and one self-produced album. In 2009, he was named artist of the year by City Pages.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 GA, $5 student; one free rail/domestic tap/soda

Age: All Ages (18+ Recommended)

9pm Thu. Dec. 14

Vinyl Nights: Big Tall Jake

Vinyl Nights are all about vibe, and on Thursdays it's Late Night Happy Hour from 9pm-11pm with half price taps. Sit back and enjoy a drink or a koldtbord from the late-night menu while featured local musicians, collectors, and tastemakers play classic and new vinyl records live on stage.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Friday, Dec. 15th, 2017

6:30-9pm Fri. Dec. 15

Duelly Noted - Dueling Pianos Holiday Dinner Show

Duelly Noted is a one-of-a-kind act with both sass and class. Cassondra and Jacy, will draw the audience in with their dueling pianos-style performances while playing a wide variety of genres that will be sure to have everyone’s toes tapping. They play all your favorite hits from the 60s to today. Hear Meagon Trainer’s All About That Bass, Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing and more.

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

Cost: Dinner and show tickets are $33 for adults, $32 for seniors, and $26 youth.   There will be show only seats in the balcony available at a cost of $15 adults, $14 seniors, and $8 youth.  

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Fri. Dec. 15

Christmas Tree of Remembrance Service

Honor your loved one this holiday season. Bring a framed photo of your loved one that has passed to display on the memorial table. Will have a short service with candle lighting followed by cookies and refreshments.

Stokes, Prock and Mundt Funeral Chapel 535 S. Hillcrest Pkwy, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages, Kid Friendly

7-11pm Fri. Dec. 15

Live Music: Two Way Street

Dave and Mick return to the Moose playing a variety of your favorite dance tunes.

Eau Claire Moose Lodge 3606 Curvue Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

7pm Fri. Dec. 15

Live at Acoustic Cafe: North of Dixie Bluegrass Band

A 5 piece band that plays an eclectic mix of original songs, bluegrass, old time jazz/swing and anything else that "feels good". Shelly Miller lays down the banjo and acoustic guitar sounds. John Lynch adds the rhythm guitar. John and Shelly write or co-write most of the original songs.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Dec. 15

Jingle Jams: LASKA

Songwriting sisters Hannah, Bex, and Mookie (LASKA) weave influences of alternative, Americana, and desert rock with raw emotions in their songs. Join them in the Volume One gallery as part of our annual Jingle Jams series.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Dec. 15

Jingle Jams at the Local Store

A FREE, seasonal local music series in the Volume One Gallery. Watch the show, shop the store, or just hang out and celebrate the holidays. Show starts at 7pm, free, all ages. Check online for more up to date band lists.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-10pm Fri. Dec. 15

Tunes at the Tasting Lounge

Every Friday you can enjoy locally produced wines and spirits while listening to an array of local musicians. Check out Infinity Beverages' Facebook page or website before swinging down for updates and musician details.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Age: 21+

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 15

CVTG Presents: A Christmas Carol

Celebrate the holiday spirit and reflect on the true meaning of the season with the Dickens classic. Experience the magic of the beloved classic on stage at the State Theatre.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10-22; Order tickets online, by phone, or at the door

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 15

UWEC Theatre: "The Nerd"

One of the funniest plays ever written, this side-splitting comedy was first presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, then produced in Great Britain, then went on to Broadway.

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

Cost: $18

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 15

St Paul Ballet - Clara's Dream: The Nutcracker

A holiday favorite returns. The Saint Paul Ballet's version of The Nutcracker. The show sells out every year. Get your tickets now.

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

Cost: $25-30

Age: All Ages

8:30-11:30pm Fri. Dec. 15

Live Music at Cowboy Jack's: Red Tide Duo

Inspired from the sweet lullabies of the ebb and flow of the ocean's tides, this acoustic/singer-songwriter duo offers contemporary, soulful listening. Red Tide is composed of two best friends, Kelsey Nocek and Cate Lucas. Beginning as friends from college at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, Red Tide now calls Eau Claire, WI home.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9:30pm-1:30am Fri. Dec. 15

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 Heart, Buckcherry, Collective Soul, Journey, Ozzy, Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Lita Ford, Kid Rock, No Doubt, The Offspring, Megadeath, and many more.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Saturday, Dec. 16th, 2017

8-11am Sat. Dec. 16

Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast with orange juice, coffee, and applesauce. Make sure to bring your camera to take a photo of your children with Santa Claus. Hosted by the Hallie Optimist Club.

Village of Lake Hallie Town Hall 13033 30th Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Kids 12 and under free. Adults $6

Age: All Ages

8:15am Sat. Dec. 16

Ugly Sweater Run 5k

Fun run while wearing your favorite "Ugly Sweater". There will have warm beverages and sweet treats to follow. A prize will be awarded for the "ugliest" or as some might say the "most festive" holiday attire. Collecting donations for the Community Table.

Owen Park 1st Ave. and Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Dec. 16

Dotters Books / Avalon Floral Pop Up

Independent booksellers Dotters Books will have a selection of new and used books for adults and children available for purchase at Avalon Floral. Enjoy 50% off decor and gifts from Avalon Floral, and find great reads for the book lovers in your life.

Avalon Floral 506 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Dec. 16

MHS Concert Chorus Fundraiser Craft/Bake Sale and Silent Auction

MHS Concert Chorus Fundraiser for New York City trip to sing on the Carnegie Hall Stage. Craft/Bake Sale and Silent Auction. Vendors include woodwork, canvas, reclaimed art, pampered chef, handmade jewelry and more. All proceeds go directly to students for their trip costs. Christmas Carols sung by the MHS concert chorus.

Menomonie Veterans Center E4710 County Rd. BB, Menomonie

Cost: Adults $2 (includes one free raffle ticket) Kids 16 and under free

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sat. Dec. 16

Winter Market of Menomonie

A typical Winter market day is presented by 15-20 farmers and artists selling everything from vegetables to fruits, eggs, breads, meats and handmade crafts. Friendly atmosphere, fresh coffee, hot prepared foods and live music every week. All welcome!

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sat. Dec. 16

Weekend Brunch with Musical Guest 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. Stop by for midwestern brunch classics and classic and original morning drinks.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: Music is FREE; consult menu for food prices

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Dec. 16

3rd Annual Holiday Toy Trains

Featuring standard gauge trains running on 384 square feet of track all decked out for the holidays. Night trains on Tuesday and Thursday. Preschool age activities include Thomas the Tank Engine toy trains and track. More family activities on Thursdays & Saturdays.

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

Cost: $9 adults, $6 kids Thurs., Fri., Sat; $2/person Tues. evenings (museum free); $2/person for museum members anytime

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Sat. Dec. 16

St Paul Ballet - Clara's Dream: The Nutcracker

A holiday favorite returns. The Saint Paul Ballet's version of The Nutcracker. The show sells out every year. Get your tickets now.

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

Cost: $25-30

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Sat. Dec. 16

UWEC Theatre: "The Nerd"

One of the funniest plays ever written, this side-splitting comedy was first presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, then produced in Great Britain, then went on to Broadway.

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

Cost: $18

2pm Sat. Dec. 16

Bluegrass at the Oxford featuring A Seeger Boys Christmas

An afternoon of Bluegrass Christmas songs and favorite Christmas songs played bluegrass style. As a special treat, Santa will be visiting at intermission.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 GA, $5 children

Age: All Ages

3pm Sat. Dec. 16

An Evening with Molly Patterson, author of Rebellion

Join UWEC professor Molly Patterson for a reading from her debut novel, Rebellion. Patterson is a Puschart Prize winning writer for her short fiction, and her first novel has drawn tremendous early praise. Patterson will be reading from the book, taking questions, and signing copies at The Local Store.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5-7pm Sat. Dec. 16

Christmas Community Dinner

Hope Gospel Mission will be serving its annual free Christmas Community Dinner. Everyone in the community is invited to attend and enjoy a delicious meal of ham, cheesy potatoes, glazed carrots, Jell-O salad, dinner rolls and dessert.

Hope Gospel Mission 8 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Sat. Dec. 16

Free Indoor Ice Skating

Hobbs Ice Arena in Eau Claire is hosting a Community Appreciation Event. Free hot cocoa. Note: A limited number of ice skates available. Participants are encouraged to bring own ice skates.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Sat. Dec. 16

Dinner Jazz: Tim Sullivan

Since graduating from Memorial High School in 2002, Tim's musical journey has taken him around the world. Living in Chicago, New Orleans, and New York City, he has been fortunate to work with a wide array of artists, ranging from Aretha Franklin to funk legend Fred Wesley to nearly a dozen NEA Jazz Masters.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages