Sunday, Feb. 25th, 2018

Sun. Feb. 25

Chippewa Youth Hockey Tournament

With two full sheets of ice, full concession stand, heated viewing area and more. See contact info for additional details or to learn how to register a team. Different age brackets compete during different weekends. Check the online schedule for a complete list of who plays and when.

Chippewa Area Ice Arena 839 First Ave., Chippewa Falls

10-11am Sun. Feb. 25

“Black History That Time Forgot”

Not all heroes make the history books and history often has a bias towards those who have the privilege to write it. Before there was Rosa Parks there was Claudette Colvin. One in four cowboys was black, despite the stories perpetuated by Westerns on television and the image of the white cowboy riding to save the day.

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

10am-4pm Sun. Feb. 25

40th Annual Home & Garden Show

The 40th coming of this event is new and improved, featuring three days of new programming. 130+ vendors, and live music by Dawn Marie with beer & wine on Friday night from 5-8pm. Friday features programming for seniors. Saturday features kid-focused activities. Sunday features a DIY painted wine glass, sign, and succulent planter workshop.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $6 advance (until Feb. 22), $8 at the Door

11am-4pm Sun. Feb. 25

Come and Slide With Us

Enjoy an afternoon of supervised sledding, accompanied with a roaring fire, music, and a cup of hot chocolate. For more information call Eau Claire Parks and Recreation.

Pinehurst Park 3523 Delbert Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am Sun. Feb. 25

The Growler Guys Grand Opening

The Growler Guys is a new way to enjoy craft beer. Stay for a pint or stop quick for some suds to-go. Choose from 48 taps, with 10 chances to win free beer for a year. Taste international craft brews, taster trays, and more. Quick service menu offers scratch pizza, wings, and hot sandwiches.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

noon-3pm Sun. Feb. 25

Painting Furniture - Bring Your Own

Bring a Ssmall piece of furniture (nightstand, chair, small side table, large decorative frame) and watch it transform into something beautiful that you have created yourself. Price includes all paint and supplies. You will receive a 10% discount on paint and supplies if purchased that same day.

Crimson Skies 304 Main St. East, Menomonie

Cost: $85

Age: 16+

noon-1:30pm Sun. Feb. 25

Lake Altoona Polar Plunge

Put on a wacky costume, raise money & jump in a lake to benefit 1,000 local Special Olympics athletes at the Polar Plunge. Other include a Toss Your Boss Plunge. Enjoy concessions, music, and souvenirs. Breakfast at Folsom Street VFW from 7-11am. Registration starts at 11am.

Half Moon Lake, Eau Claire

Cost: Donation information online

Age: All Ages

2pm Sun. Feb. 25

University Symphony Orchestra

A sixty member student ensemble performing the symphonic repertoire of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Under the direction of Nobuyoshi Yasuda, the ensemble presents on-campus concerts, tours, performs with choirs, and accompanies a fully-staged opera or musical once per year.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 GA, $5 seniors/youth, $2 UWEC students/staff,

2-4:30pm Sun. Feb. 25

Menomonie Theater Guild: Company!

Company! is a landmark concept musical revolving around the institution of marriage and relationships, exploring the dynamics, challenges and benefits from many perspectives. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth.

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

Cost: $20 General Admission/$18 seniors, students, military

Age: mature audiences

2-4pm Sun. Feb. 25

School of Rock (The Musical)

Based on the cult film and with a rocking new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock follows slacker Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight-A students into an ear-popping, riff-scorching, all-conquering rock band.

Chippewa Falls High School 735 Terrill Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 adults, $6 students/seniors

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Sun. Feb. 25

Ballroom, Swing and Latin Dancing

A fun afternoon of dancing. There will be a 30 minute beginning dance lesson at 3pm followed by music to practice all your dance steps. All dancers are welcome to attend. Casual attire.

St. Mary's Community Center 1812 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: $10 per person

5-9pm Sun. Feb. 25

AHS Music Booster Valentines Dinner & Silent Auction

Enjoy a catered meal, cocktails, a silent auction, and entertainment by Locomotion, the Altoona High School Show Choir. Also featuring Brass Rails, up-and-coming Locomotion stars of the future. Meal options include beef, chicken, or vegetarian.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $40 (meals must be ordered by 2/15)

Age: All Ages

7pm Sun. Feb. 25

Dotter's Books in Conversation with National Book Award Finalist Carmen Maria Machado

Dotters Books will host a video conversation with National Book Award Finalist Carmen Maria Machado, author of 'Her Body and Other Parties.' Readers, writers, fans of the Chippewa Valley Book Festival, and members of the Chippewa Writers Guild are encouraged to attend.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-10:30pm Sun. Feb. 25

Phil Vassar

Phil Vassar is as driven today as he was when he first left his Lynchburg, Virginia home to pursue - and realize - his dream of making his mark in entertainment. A career that has seen the release of eight albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year and countless hits as a singer and songwriter. Jim Hayes will open for Phil Vassar.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $30 | $35

Age: All Ages

Monday, Feb. 26th, 2018

5:30-8pm Mon. Feb. 26

EC Connections Community Event

Eau Claire Connections group is gathering with the community to raise funds to help the local Feed My People Food Bank. All monetary donations accepted. Giveaways, vendor booths with information from local small businesses, networking, snacks and beverages.

Design West Salon 2110 Cameron Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE donations welcome

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Mon. Feb. 26

Monday Jazz Sessions

Join UW-Eau Claire jazz faculty for a 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. Half off tap beers at 9pm.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, Feb. 27th, 2018

1-2pm Tue. Feb. 27

Hillcrest Run with the Pups

Bring your pup along for some exercise while enjoying a bit of Altoona’s nature. Run, walk or snowshoe on the public trails of the old Hillcrest Country Club depending on what the weather throws at us. Please RSVP via phone or email.

ChiroElite Chiropractic + Rehab 1219 10th St. W, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Tue. Feb. 27

Showing of Alice's Ordinary People in Honor of Black History Month.

Alice's Ordinary People, a documentary film, tells the story of Alice Tregay from Chicago who confronted injustice in her community by joining Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in marches for fair housing, desegregation in Chicago Public Schools. She worked with Reverend Jesse Jackson, Dr. King, and Reverend James Bevel to create Operation Breadbasket.

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

Cost: FREE

7pm Tue. Feb. 27

Karaoke at the Stones Throw

Belt it out at karaoke night at the Stones Throw.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Tue. Feb. 27

Open Mic at The Plus

Every Tuesday night at The Plus, open mic features tons of original music, full bands, acoustic performers, hip-hop, DJs, touring artists, and more before music gives way to standup comedy at 11pm, the truest way attendees can see the Eau Claire standup comedy scene blossom before their eyes.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages (18+ Recommended)

Wednesday, Feb. 28th, 2018

12:15-12:45pm Wed. Feb. 28

Bach's Lunch Concert

Elaine Mann, Organist, plays a concert for your noon refreshment and reflection. Music will include movements from Widor's Gothic Symphony. Mann is the organist at Grace Lutheran, and has performed frequently in the area.

Grace Lutheran Church 202 W. Grand Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-7:30pm Wed. Feb. 28

Ivory Wine and Cheese Tasting

Sampling 6 different wines and pairing them with different cheese choices to make your pallet happy.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $20 before 2/18, $30 after

Age: 21+

6-8pm Wed. Feb. 28

Masonic Ballroom Open House

Tour the venue and speak with the event coordinator to see how they can accommodate your wedding, private party, reunion, prom, business meeting, fundraiser, or community event.

Eau Claire Masonic Ballroom 616 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:30-8pm Wed. Feb. 28

Dunn County Democrats

The Dunn County Democrats host Senator Kathleen Vineout, Democrat Gubernatorial candidate. Review of results the Spring Primary. Snacks will be served. All are invited

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Wed. Feb. 28

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. Feb. 28

UWEC Artists Series - Eighth Blackbird

Eighth Blackbird is a contemporary classical ensemble quickly earning brand-name status. The Chicago-based group is known for visual stage shows that employ choreography and collaboration with theater artists, along with elaborate lighting designs and even occasional puppetry artists

UWEC Schofield Auditorium 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $17 GA, $15 for UW system faculty/staff age 62+, $7 for UW System student or under age 17, $3.50 for student tickets in advance

8pm Wed. Feb. 28

General Knowledge Trivia At The Plus

This week's theme is everything. Test your general knowledge. Prizes in store!

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Mar. 1st, 2018

11am-7pm Thu. Mar. 1

Feed My People's Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls brings community members together to enjoy a meal of soup and bread, while raising proceeds for hunger relief efforts in west central Wisconsin. Students and local artists donate hundreds of hand-crafted bowls in support of the event. There will be continuous serving of delicious soups, breads and desserts throughout the day.

The Florian Gardens 2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: Meal & Bowl Tickets- $20, Meal Tickets- $8 & Kids (10 and Under)- Free

Age: All Ages

4-7:30pm Thu. Mar. 1

All You Can Eat Chicken Dinner

Join the Westgate Sportsman's Club on the first Thursday of the month. A salad bar and dessert are included. Drink specials will be available each night. Reservations accepted but not required. Call or e-mail for more information.

Westgate Sportsman Club 4909 Sportsman Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for senior, student & military, $6 for kids (6-12), FREE for 5 and under

Age: All Ages

5-6pm Thu. Mar. 1

Spoken Art: Allyson and Jon Loomis

Authors Allyson and Jon Loomis reading from their work

Janet Carson Gallery 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5pm Thu. Mar. 1

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Mar. 1

Dinner Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher + Josh Gallagher

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. He will be joined by good friend and incredible talent, Josh Gallagher, on the piano.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-8pm Thu. Mar. 1

Blue Ox Group Run/Walk

Enjoy a night with runners & walkers of all abilities as you traverse the beautiful downtown area along the river on a group run ranging from ~3.5 to 6 miles. Special events held about once per month with the weekly Thursday group-runs. See website for more details on the calendar.

Blue Ox Running 417 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Thu. Mar. 1

Decadent Cabaret 39: Thursday Night

The Decadent Cabaret returns for its 39th iteration with some big changes. Each of three days will feature art installations by Artisan Forge, and performance by the Torch Sisters. Thursday night features music by Wayward, Chamber Noise, Orenda Fugue, The Lie, John Buxton Experience, Squatting Walnut, Robin Mink, & Typecats.

The Metro (formerly The Boys and Girls Club) 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10/day, $25 wristband to attend all three days

Age: Ages 18+

7pm Thu. Mar. 1

Spring Music Open Microphone

Back by popular demand, open mic night at the café has returned. Bring your talents to the stage and become part of the local scene. Sign up 6-7pm, plug in to our equipment and perform in front of a live audience. Music, poetry, comedy and spoken word are all welcome.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-11pm Thu. Mar. 1

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+

7:30pm Thu. Mar. 1

UWEC Theatre: Kingdom Come

A powerful and deeply affecting play about Norwegian immigrant settlers coming to America in the mid-19th century, and the tremendous hardships, both physical and emotional, which they endured. First produced with resounding success at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.

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

Cost: $18

7:30-9:30pm Thu. Mar. 1

Musical Thrones - A Parody of Ice and Fire

Fans of the most talked about show on television can now get their fantasy fix live on stage with the hilarious send-up Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire. Composed by the hysterical mad men behind the long-running SILENCE! The Musical, this hilarious parody brings your most beloved and be-hated characters to life.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $25-45

Age: All Ages

8pm Thu. Mar. 1

Clearwater Comedy Presents: Geoffrey Asmus

In 1997, Geoffrey hung an eight foot by six foot map of the world above his bed. The map still travels with him to remind him that everyone in Germany is blue and everyone in Cameroon is a weird shade of fuchsia. Geoffrey’s painfully self-aware brand of humor has been heard at comedy festivals around North America.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 GA, $5 with valid student ID; Each ticket comes with a free domestic tap / rail drink / soda

Friday, Mar. 2nd, 2018

4:30-7:30pm Fri. Mar. 2

Knights of Columbus Fish Dinner

All you can eat Boiled Salmon, Baked Fish, Fried Fish, Boiled Red Potatoes, Baked Potatoes, Buttered Carrots, Boiled Onions, Creamy Cole Slaw, Rye Bread, Pudding, Coffee and Milk.

St. Joseph Parish 910 Wilson Ave, Menomonie

Cost: Adults: $11, Seniors: $10; Take outs: $9; Children 4-11: $.75 per year/ 3 and under: free.

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Mar. 2

Live Music: Cory & Julie

A husband/wife duo who enjoys playing hits from across the decades and genres. Their harmonizing vocals coupled with keyboard and guitar put a new twist on some great hits. With over 25 years in the music industry, this live - variety duo who keeps fun at the forefront.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages with parent

6pm Fri. Mar. 2

Decadent Cabaret 39: Friday Night

The Decadent Cabaret returns for its 39th iteration with some big changes. Each of three days will feature art installations by Artisan Forge, and performance by the Torch Sisters. Friday night features music by AM Up, Beercan Pentagram, Filthy Sweet, Arms Aloft, Idle Empress, The Jaggernauts, Jim Pullman Band, picard, Pit Wagon, Yam Cannon, and Irie Sol.

The Metro (formerly The Boys and Girls Club) 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10/day, $25 wristband to attend all three days

Age: Ages 18+

6pm Fri. Mar. 2

Lady Bird

Christine "Lady Bird" MacPherson longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. “Lady Bird” follows the title character's senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college.

Applied Arts Room 210 415 13th Avenue East, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Fri. Mar. 2

The Ivory Presents Randy Adams

Randy has been an acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter in the Chippewa Valley for many years, along with involvement in several choral groups. His music is drawn from all over the musical map stylistically, geographically and temporally. He emphasizes vocal presentation, with tasteful instrumental enhancement.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7pm Fri. Mar. 2

UWEC Film Series: Let the Right One In

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. English subtitles.

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

Cost: $7 for individual film series membership, $14 for family

Age: Rated R

7pm Fri. Mar. 2

Live Music: Quasimofo

A power jazz trio plays all original music of all styles of jazz with Blues, R&B, Gospel and Classical influences along with a punk intensity of playing, jacked up jazz as they say.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Fri. Mar. 2

Dan Zerr at the Tasting Lounge

Dan is a member of Eggplant Heroes, and offers up a solo show of pop, folk, blues and Americana featuring tunes from John Hiatt, David Bowie, Natalie Merchant, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Lyle Lovett, Tom Waits, etc., as well as original songs from his CD "Guacamole, Macaroni and Cheese".

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-10pm Fri. Mar. 2

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. Mar. 2

UWEC Theatre: Kingdom Come

A powerful and deeply affecting play about Norwegian immigrant settlers coming to America in the mid-19th century, and the tremendous hardships, both physical and emotional, which they endured. First produced with resounding success at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.

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

Cost: $18

7:30-9:45pm Fri. Mar. 2

Menomonie Theater Guild: Company!

Company! is a landmark concept musical revolving around the institution of marriage and relationships, exploring the dynamics, challenges and benefits from many perspectives. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth.

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

Cost: $20 General Admission/$18 seniors, students, military

Age: mature audiences

Ongoing Events For 2/24/2018

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc