Kids

Thu. Aug. 8

Ashley For the Arts

Ashley for the Arts was established by Ashley Furniture to entertain and inspire the entire family, promote the works of artists from across the globe, and raise funds to support humanity. Lots of live music, hot air balloon launch, car show, fireworks, inflatables, youth art area, playground, and much more.

Memorial Park, Arcadia

Cost: $10 for 3 Days

Movies

10am Thu. Aug. 8

Micon Summer Kids Movies

During the summer, Micon Cinemas in Chippewa Falls will show an array of kids movies for only a quarter! This summer, look forward to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania 3, Smallfoot, Space Jam, How to Train Your Dragon 3, Lego Movie 2, and more surprises to come!

Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls 475 Chippewa Mall Dr., Chippewa Falls

Cost: 25¢ admission

Words

6-8pm Thu. Aug. 8

Chad Lewis: UFOs of Wisconsin

Chad Lewis will speak about the history of UFO sightings in Wisconsin.

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

Cost: FREE

Food & Drink

6-10pm Thu. Aug. 8

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+

Nightlife

6-8pm Thu. Aug. 8

Amp Quiz Trivia at Pokegama Inn

Welcoming teams of any size. Prizes for the top three teams. Get a free answer online and visit the AMP Quiz Facebook page for a picture hint. Enjoy dinner/drinks with family and friends during the game.

Pokegama Lakeside Tavern & Grill 840 Banks Ave., Chetek

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Kids

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 8

Free Family Movie

Bring the whole family for our Free Family Movie Series this summer provided by River of Life at the Old State Theater in Menomonie. Free popcorn.

River of Life 639 Broadway Street South, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Words

7-8pm Thu. Aug. 8

Andy Schansberg - Artist Talk and Book Signing

A book signing and artist talk with Andy Schansberg. The book Not Where is When, published by TILT.LA, represents a decade of living and working in Los Angeles for artist Andy Schansberg who originally hails from Eau Claire. This will be a conversation between lifelong friends Andy Schansberg and Dan Lang (UW Stout Arts Dept).

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Music

7-10pm Thu. Aug. 8

Open Mic & Musician Gathering

Open mic with quality sound & lights hosted by Jeff White. Free drink for all performers. Sign up at 6:15pm. Happy hour at 9:30pm with $2 rails & pints!

Mystic Bar 1 E Canal street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

7pm Thu. Aug. 8

Black Stone Cherry Live

For 17 years, Black Stone Cherry has put forth a new vicious breed of Southern rock, injecting youthful vitality and a myriad of fresh new influences into the beloved American rock tradition. To date, the band has released five critically acclaimed albums, and one well-received blues EP.

The Metro 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 advance, $30 at the door

Nightlife

7-9pm Thu. Aug. 8

Amp Quiz Trivia at Monk's

Welcoming teams of any size. Prizes for the top three teams. Get a free answer online and visit the AMP Quiz Facebook page for a picture hint. Enjoy dinner/drinks with family and friends during the game.

Monk's Bar & Grill 3560 Oakwood Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Nightlife

7:30-9pm Thu. Aug. 8

Dj Trivia at the Sandbar

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.

SandBar & Grill 17643 50th Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Summer

7:30pm Thu. Aug. 8

The Swampers: “Today in the Valley”

Celebrates all that is new and exciting in the Chippewa Valley. Amanda Tanzer Schafer, Rob Kuchta, Judy Brist, Tim Danielson, Kathy Danielson, and Jerry Way sing and play original Swampgrass ballads interspersed with stories of the uniqueness of our region.

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

Cost: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6, Family $32

Music

8:30-11pm Thu. Aug. 8

Vinyl Nights: Big Tall Jake

Enjoy a selection of vinyls that will be spun throughout the night. In addition to enjoying craft cocktails and regional beers/wines, 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

Comedy

8:30pm Thu. Aug. 8

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Patrick Hastie

Patrick Hastie co-produces the popular monthly show JACKKNIFE COMEDY, he can be heard weekly on THE NOSTALGIC FRONT podcast and he has been featured on The Chive, College Humor and Laugh Spin. He is a very nice guy and his 5 year plan is to be cool and live forever. Free drink with ticket.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA, $3 with valid student ID

Age: 18+ recommended

Music

9pm Thu. Aug. 8

Fire House Summer Music Series

The Eau Claire Fire House hosts an evening concert series on Thursdays in summer. Jul. 11 Lullaby Language Jul. 18 David Janecke Jul. 25 Asparagus Aug. 1 Double Grave Aug. 8 Elvessa Aug. 15 Sage Leary Aug. 22 Purple Funk Metropolis with The Patients Aug. 29 Uncommon Denominator

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

Cost: FREE