Visual Art

10am-5pm Fri. Dec. 6

The Architect: A Retrospective

A retrospective exhibit of the art, architecture and photography of internationally recognized architect Augusto Perez Palacios. Augusto's work was the subject of many books as was his friendship with the great mural painter of Mexico, Diego Rivera.

B-Framed Galleries 313 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

10am-6pm Fri. Dec. 6

Community Book Sale at Memorial High School

The Teen Literacy Initiative student club is holding its annual book sale at Memorial High School's library. Help out local literacy programs while shopping for holiday gifts. Enter Door #4 off of Keith Street.

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Visual Art

11am-3pm Fri. Dec. 6

Pastel & Watercolor Exhibition

Art exhibition of Pastels by Andrea LaMorte Schaffer and Watercolors by Lindamerry Udell.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Recreation

11am-1pm Fri. Dec. 6

Lunch Break Open Skating

A great way to meet new friends and get some exercise.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: All Ages

Visual Art

1-7pm Fri. Dec. 6

Art Show Open House Featuring Jim Backus and Kelly Speros

Discover the wonder of the elusive Spirit Bear and the majesty of the Great Bear Rain Forest of British Columbia through the audio/visual presentation of worldwide nature photographer, speaker, and author Jim Backus. Refreshments will be served.

Located Above Anytime FItness 2524 Golf Road 2F, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Visual Art

4-7:30pm Fri. Dec. 6

Pastel & Watercolor Exhibition

A reception for the art exhibition of Pastels by Andrea LaMorte Schaffer and Watercolors by Lindamerry Udell. Savories, sweets, and cash bar.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Causes

6:30-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 6

Funk Futsal Fundraiser for Haiti

A fun night of soccer to raise funs to build a school in Haiti. Futsal is a fast-paced game of indoor soccer that is played with a slightly weighted ball, designed perfectly for play on the gym floor. 100% of your entry fee is donated to the fundraising efforts.

Delong Middle School 2000 Vine St., Eau Claire

Cost: $30 per player (includes a meal)

Kids

6:30-11pm Fri. Dec. 6

God Country Family Christian Film Festival

A unique three day showcase of new movies that deal with issues of faith; the importance of patriotism; and the celebration of family life.

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

Cost: Individual sessions: $6. Friday Pass: $15. Saturday Pass: $25. Sunday Pass: $25. Full Festival Pass: $55.

Age: Most sessions all ages

Food & Drink

7-10pm Fri. Dec. 6

4th Annual Prohibition Party

Dress in your best 1920's-era threads, enjoy some craft cocktails and take in some great swing music by Viscio.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Music

7-9pm Fri. Dec. 6

Live Music: Eauxpera

Will present scenes and arias from operatic favorites such as Puccini's La Bohème and Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro to Broadway favorites Chicago and The Light in the Piazza among others. Don't know Italian? No worries - English translations will be provided.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

7-9pm Fri. Dec. 6

Live Music: Sage Leary

All original tunes in genres of rock, blues, and Americana, mixing in elements of country, Latin, and reggae. He has recorded two CDs that you can hear on his website, Spotify, iTunes, Pandora, etc.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Movies

7pm Fri. Dec. 6

UWEC Film Series: "Rare Exports: A Christmas Story"

Two young boys in Finland think they have discovered the tomb of Santa Claus. However, their discovery reveals an evil, monstrous Santa Claus.

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

Cost: $5 GA, $10 yearly pass, $20 yearly family pass

Age: Rated R

Music

7-10pm Fri. Dec. 6

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+

Stage

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 6

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

Stage

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 6

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

Music

8-11pm Fri. Dec. 6

Music by JFT 'Lite' in the Patio

JFT 'Lite' really involves the audience. The band’s full playlists are distributed to the audience who then select the songs that are performed for that night. Late night happy hours kicks in at 10pm, $2 domestics and rails with 1/2 off on select appetizers and flatbreads.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

8:30-11:30pm Fri. Dec. 6

Late Night Jazz: Pendulum

Belgian pianist and composer Bram Weijters has drawn inspiration from the human fascination with time to compose the music for Pendulum.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages