CollECtive Arts Launches New Downtown Arts Center

CollECtive Choir puts down roots, expands offerings in new home

On Oct. 11, I attended the CollECtive Arts open house event at their new downtown Eau Claire venue. While I attended the organization’s open house at 308-310 E. Madison St., I got to meet with the ...

A Show of Love for Mental Health Awareness

acclaimed E.C. music producer Brian Joseph gathers a wide range of talent for awareness concert

On a humid September morning, with a crow incessantly cawing from a bough of a nearby oak, frogs croaking, crickets droning, acorns falling, and splashes of yellow and red on the maple leaves, Brian Joseph is relaxing on the porch of his home on the northwest side ...

Heavy Gus: Lumineers’ Member’s Side Project Comes to Downtown E.C.

songwriting couple Dorota Szuta and Stelth Ulvang explore new musical energies

Hot off some megaton performances at stadiums and festivals around the country playing keys with The Lumineers, it’s understandable that Stelth Ulvang might thrive by settling back into some rootsy indie rock with his passion project Heavy Gus. The trio ...

CANTUS GET ENOUGH: Vocal Group Featuring C.F. Native to Perform at Heyde Center

established ensemble Cantus slated for Chippewa Valley show

Now in its 28th season, the vocal ensemble Cantus is making a stop in Chippewa Falls along their 13-city tour through the country, and there is a familiar face among the group. Jacob Christopher, who has been a tenor in Cantus since the fall of 2016, attended ...

Menomonie Theater Guild To Kick Off Season With ‘Matilda’

guild’s first production of 2022-23 season will open in October

In the show, main character Matilda is just starting primary school, though she is incredibly intelligent for her age and is also very talented – especially with her ability of ...

Local Show Choir Spreads Joy Straight from the Heart

Hearts in Harmony Show Choir helps those with special needs express themselves through song and dance

They can sing, they can dance, they can bring a smile to your face – these folks can really do it all. Hearts in Harmony Show Choir is a fun, electric group of individuals with disabilities who love to dance and showcase their...

GO Paint! Fall Festival to Kick Off 10th Year

beginning Sept. 24, annual fall art fest will brighten the Valley

From Sept. 24-30, various GO Paint! events will be held across the Valley, kicking off at 11am on Saturday, Sept. 24 with the ...

E.C. Chamber Orchestra to Open Season With Distinguished Guitarist

chamber orchestra’s season will kick off on Sept. 17

World-renowned classical guitarist Colin Davin, who has performed in some of the most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall to the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, is the featured artist at the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra’s 2022-23 ...

Rock Hitmakers Goo Goo Dolls Slated for Pablo Center

multi-platinum alt-rockers will perform Oct. 28

Wait, is that the ’90s we hear? Word broke today that the Goo Goo Dolls – the multiplatinum hitmakers from the post-grunge era who’ve recently reached a new generation via TikTok – will be performing at Eau Claire’s Pablo Center at the Confluence this fall. The show ...

Upcoming Events

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

Food for Thought Book Club

A monthly book club. Newcomers always welcome. Books covered will be available for pickup.

Altoona Public Library

Nov 8th, Dec. 6th, Jan. 3rd, 5:30pm- 8pm

Two Rivers Live at The Plus

Two Rivers is Sue Orfield, Randy Sinz, Gregg Wheeler, and Tommy Wieseler. Their musical repertoire includes something for everyone. This quartet from Eau Claire, WI performs a mix of country, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and old rock 'n roll, and even throws a few of Sue’s originals into the mix. The music they play with old-school ease is intimate and fun.

The Plus
Eau Claire

Sunday Dec. 3 1:30pm

Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild: Holiday Double Feature

Ken Ludwig’s ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS is a holiday adventure about a mouse, an elf and a spunky little girl who won’t take no for an answer and their quest to find out why Santa missed their house last year. FROSTY THE SNOW…

The Grand Theatre
Eau Claire

Wednesday Dec. 6 7:30pm

Brian Regan Live

Critics, fans, and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calling him, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.” Having built his 30-plus year career on the strength of his material alone, Brian’s non-stop theater tour continuously fills the most beautiful venues across North America, visiting close to 100 cities each year.

Pablo Center at the Confluence
Eau Claire

Saturday Dec. 9 2pm

CVSO Presents: Nutcracker Dreams

Experience the magic of the holiday season as the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra welcomes Diamond School of Dance for this enchanting performance of excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Witness the beloved story of Clara and her Nutcracker come to life with stunning costumes, beautiful choreography, and the soaring sounds of the Symphony in this unforgettable holiday collaboration.

Pablo Center at the Confluence
Eau Claire

Sunday Dec. 10 1:30pm

Church Basement Ladies

Church Basement Ladies, a celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there, features four distinct characters and their relationships as they organize the food and the problems of a rural Minnesota church. From the elderly…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
Eau Claire

Tuesday Dec. 12 1pm

Ole and Lena's "Family Christmas"

Christmas has always been Lena's favorite time of the year, even if, as Ole says "it makes her more than a little crazy." This year Lena has invited the whole family, even her snooty cousin Mildred from Edina. Ole really wants nothing to do with the whole thing, especially the part where Lena has him dress up in the old Santa suit and hand out presents. Can Sven get Ole out of playing Santa?

The Heyde Center for the Arts
Chippewa Falls

Tuesday Dec. 12 7pm

Christmas with Lorie Line

Spend an intimate evening around the piano with Lorie Line as she shares her heartwarming stories and creates memorable music that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

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