Upcoming Events

Live Music: Sherry Friedel Music

2 Roots Gallery

February 10 from 7-9pm

Sherry’s vocal stylings have been highly influenced by Alison Krauss, Bonnie Raitt, and Emmylou Harris.

Sip N’ Savor Charcuterie Class at River Bend Winery & Distillery

River Bend Winery & Distillery

February 13 from 6-8pm 

The Sip & Savor Charcuterie Class is a chance to learn from the Chippewa Valley’s best charcuterie maker, Northwoods Grazing. River Bend will provide each guest with a complimentary wine tasting and a glass of wine included in the ticket price. The event will take place from 6pm to 8pm at River Bend Winery & Distillery open only to Sip & Savor Charcuterie Class guests.

Class includes:

  • A cheeseboard and honey dipper for you to take home
  • Local cheese and meat selections, accompaniments, and garnishes necessary for you to make a stunning charcuterie board
  • Tips & tricks to make a beautiful charcuterie board at home
  • Guidance on cheese-cutting techniques
  • Pairing suggestions
  • History of local cheesemakers

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Leinenkugel’s Valentine’s Date Night

Leinenkugel’s Brewery

February 16 from 5-8pm

Come on down to the Leinie’s Lodge on February 16th, and bring your galentines or your valentine for a night full of live music and great drinks! Must be 21+ to attend this event. We hope you will join us!

Love Rocks – ShovelHead

Heyde Center for the Arts

February 16 at 7pm

The Chippewa Valley’s newest musical group plays covers from the best of the 80s, 90s, and 2000s hard rock and metal bands. The song selection will have you dancing and head-banging at the same time. The playlist can vary from Metallica to Hinder to the Red-Hot-Chili Peppers and more. Get ready for a Valentine’s date night like no other!

Tickets: $10 per person

Comedy Night at Loopy’s

The Loopy Dome

February 16 at 8pm 

Come on out to the Loopy’s Dome on February 16th, 2024 for a night full of food, drinks, and laughs! Loopy’s will be hosting Nate Abshire, Charlie Roettger, & Maxwell Strozzi. The show cost $15.00 a person (Loop Troop Members $10.00). The show starts at 8:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

Day Drinking with Mom

Heyde Center for the Arts

February 17 at 7:30pm

Day Drinking with Mom combines the best standup in the Twin Cities with comedians covering everything about parenting – if you are a parent or if you have parents, then this show is for you! Day Drinking with Mom has been a Twin Cities favorite since it started in June 2017. Wendy Maybury and co-host Karen Pickering and along with their guests, paint a hilarious portrait of Midwestern mothers. This evening will leave you laughing with a new appreciation for all the parents and kids in your life.

Tickets: $25 Non-members, $23 CVCA members

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet: 50th Year Anniversary Tour

Heyde Center for the Arts

November 29 at 7pm

Hailed as “the best Cajun band in the world,” BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet’s distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleans jazz, blued rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country, and bluegrass. BeauSoleil will bring you to your feet!

Tickets: Adults $27, Seniors $25, Youth $15, Family $70

The History of Maple Syrup

Beaver Creek Reserve

February 23 from 4:30-6:00pm

Have you ever wondered how the delicious maple syrup is made? Well, come on out to Beaver Creek Reserve on February 23rd! Participants will get a chance to tour Beaver Creek’s syrup-making operation, sample BCR maple syrup, and learn about the long history of maple syrup. The program will be held at Beaver Creek Reserve in the auditorium. You must register and pay for the event by February 20th. This event cost $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. All ages are welcome but we encourage 12 and older.

Hairspray

Pablo Center at the Confluence, Eau Claire

February 26 and February 27 at 7:30pm 

HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour. Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

This all-new touring production reunites Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by Director Jack O’Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences.

Clear Water Comedy: Tommy Ryman

The Plus, Eau Claire

March 2 at 8pm

Tommy Ryman, a semifinalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, is an acclaimed comedian. His oddly-adorable stand-up landed him No. 1 on iTunes comedy charts for his album Party Troll. Named Best of the Midwest at Gilda’s Laugh Fest, Tommy grew up in Minnesota jamming on clarinet for his new-age mom and kale-chip-making dad. He performs at top clubs, colleges, and festivals across the nation including the Great American Comedy Festival. Tommy was invited to be on Nickelodeon’s NickMom Night Out and has a full comedy special on Dry Bar Comedy. He’s worked alongside Nick Swardson, Hannibal Buress, Maria Bamford and Louie Anderson but none wear a cardigan quite like Tommy. Featured on Paste Magazine and regularly heard on SirusXM and iheartradio, Tommy’s act can be described as absurdist and clever masked behind an endearing, innocent demeanor.

Peter Antoniou “Psychic” Comedian

Heyde Center for the Arts

March 3 at 2pm

From London’s West End to being a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent, Peter Antoniou has been astounding audiences around the world with his uncanny abilities. His shows fuse stunning feats of mind-reading with storytelling, razor-sharp wit, and improvisational comedy to create unique live entertainment experiences. Funny, engaging, and interactive, Peter will leave you questioning just what is really possible.

Tickets: Adults $21, Seniors $19, Youth $15

Cirque Mechanics-Zephyr

Pablo Center at the Confluence

March 5 at 7:30pm

An emotive and exhilarating tale about human ingenuity and our natural resources. In Zephyr – A Whirlwind of Circus by Cirque Mechanics, audiences will witness the tug of war that exists between man and nature, in the name of progress.

Cirque Mechanics has designed and built a performance windmill to serve as the multi-functional mechanical centerpiece of the story. Mounted on a turntable, the windmill combines both modern and older more picturesque elements – with the transformation from one aspect to another providing a change of scenery in real time.

How Sweet It Is – A Tribute to James Taylor

Heyde Center for the Arts

March 6 beginning at 11:30am

One Performance Only! Cash bar 11:30am, Lunch 12:00pm, Show 1:00pm

Nashville-based Steve Leslie will perform a heart-warming tribute to legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor in “How Sweet It Is.” A singer/songwriter himself, Leslie, who describes Taylor as one of his greatest influences, presents an authentic and spellbinding tribute with his warm baritone and exceptional guitar technique, and he often has audiences singing along to Taylor’s well-known folk rock, pop, blues, and country songs.

Lunch and show tickets: Adults $39, Seniors $37, Youth $29

Show only tickets: Adults $19, Seniors $17, Youth $9

 

 

Where Rock Meets Bach

Pablo Center at the Confluence

March 12 at 7:30pm

With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-defying trio, TAKE3, brings the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuses it with rock-star charisma. With training at the world’s top conservatories, TAKE3, created by violinist/vocalist Lindsay Deutsch (Yanni’s featured violin soloist), alongside cello and piano, are creating some of the most exciting and refreshing pop/rock/classical fusion music anywhere in the World.

“Sinatra – My Way” Andrew Walesch and His Orchestra

Pablo Center at the Confluence

March 14 at 7:30pm 

Like a good many before him, singer and pianist Andrew Walesch somehow manages to encapsulate the sophistication of a cosmopolite and the self-effacing charm of a country boy.

In his monthly, sold-out shows with his 10-piece band, Walesch is a traditionalist and an iconoclast rolled into one. 

Willy Porter Band

Pablo Center at the Confluence

March 15 at 7:30pm

The band featuring Dave Adler on keyboards, Eric Madunic on bass, Carmen Nickerson on vocals, Dave Schoepke on drums and, of course, Willy Porter on vocals and guitar will be performing new material from The Ravine, their newest album, as well as fan favorites from Porter’s extensive catalog.

John Waite: 40 Years of Missing You

Pablo Center at the Confluence

March 21 at 7:30pm 

John will be performing his catalogue of hits from his 40-year career as a solo artist, with The Baby’s and Bad English.

John Waite’s catalog of hits features some of the most loved songs of the 80s and 90s – the #1 Worldwide hit ‘Missing You’, The Baby’s ‘Isn’t It Time’ and Bad English ‘When I See You Smile’ rank amongst some of his biggest international hits and are still heard on radio today. Others include ‘Tears’, ‘Change’ and ‘These Times Are Hard For Lovers’. ‘Every Step Of The Way’ and ‘If Anybody Had A Heart’ appeared on the soundtrack to the 1986 Demi Moore film About Last Night. ‘Deal for Life’, penned by Martin Page and Bernie Taupin, was featured in the Days Of Thunder soundtrack.

As a solo artist and as the lead singer of The Baby’s and Bad English, John Waite was a fixture of album-oriented rock radio stations during the ’70s and ’80s. John Waite had a talent for power ballads and driving arena rock, occasionally touching on new wave-styled power pop as well.

What’s Your Story? A Musical Comedy Script and Songs by Jerry Way

Heyde Center for the Arts

March 21-24 at various times

“WHAT’S YOUR STORY?” is a 1957 TV show on the brink of network cancellation. The show tells strange and unusual personal stories mailed in by ordinary people. 

Fool House – The Ultimate 90s Dance Party

Pablo Center at the Confluence

March 22 at 8pm 

Go back to the golden era of boy bands, pop stars, hip hop, and pop punk. Non-stop singalongs, party throwbacks, choreographed dance moves and more.

Them Coulee Boys Live at The Metro

The Metro, Eau Claire

March 30 from 7-10:30pm

Them Coulee Boys craft a brand of Americana that blends folk, punk, bluegrass, and rock & roll. They sing their conversational songs in 4 part harmony, often with a banjo stomp and rhythm section punch that drives the audience onto the dance floor and into the community. Their trusty van has propelled them thousands of miles across the country and into the hearts of strangers, who tend to leave each show as family.

49th Annual Viennese Ball

University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

April 5 and April 6 at 6:30pm 

The Viennese Ball is a formal event recalling the romance and elegance of 19th-century Vienna, Austria. The much-anticipated fundraiser for music, service, and international study student scholarships features traditional ballroom waltzing, a cappella performers, big band jazz, piano bars, polka, and a variety of authentic Austrian cuisine, elegant desserts, beer tour, and full alcohol service.

You Can Draw! Drawing Class for Beginners

Heyde Center for the Arts

April 13 from 10:00am – 4:00pm 

If you can ride a bicycle, operate a sewing machine, or drive a car, you can learn to draw, too! Drawing is a relaxing hobby, a foundation skill for all visual arts, and a useful tool in planning home and garden projects. Kay will alleviate your fears through fun drawing exercises. All materials are provided, including your own sketchbook and drawing tools to take home. Supply list to be sent upon confirmation of class. Some snacks and beverages will be provided, please bring a sack lunch.

Eaglemania

Pablo Center at the Confluence

April 26 at 7:30pm 

Eaglemania is dedicated to faithfully reproducing the music of The Eagles in an authentic recreation and experience.

Mark Nizer 4D

Heyde Center for the Arts

April 27 at 7:30pm 

Making the impossible possible and the improbable probable, Mark Nizer has taken his one-man show to a variety of venues around the world. Mark Nizer’s show is a combination of original comedy, world-class juggling, movement, music, and technology that promises to deliver a spellbinding evening. Bring your smartphones as they will be part of the show as Mark takes them over and uses them to light up the auditorium. The show includes unique 4D glasses that will be distributed before the show so you can experience a new 4D world of lasers, music, and incredible depth of color. This family-friendly event is perfect for all ages and sure to keep everyone on the edge of their seats Mark Nizer is truly “the juggler your mother warned you about.” Or, if she didn’t, she should have. 

Tickets: Adults $27, Seniors $25, Youth $15, Family $70