Editor’s note: Listen Up is a Q&A featuring locals in the arts and culture community. This week: Nancy Dutmer, a painter from Chetek. She is one of four whose work is featuredin the upcoming exhibit, “The Chetek Gang,” which runs Wednesday through Sept. 26 at the Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High St., Chippewa Falls. An artist reception will take place at a to-be-determined date. Who is the Chetek gang? How did you all get together? Years ago I had a
Festival in the Pines returns to Carson Park The 36th annual Festival in the Pines arts and crafts festival returns to Carson Park beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 26, with more than 200 arts, crafts and food vendors filling the park. This year’s festival,under new management, will feature some newactivities including a Festival of Wine in the Pines, which will be a wine tour featuring local winemakers. That event will be held on Saturday, and Sunday will
In May, Eau Claire dancer Lynn Buske tested out her new dance company during a private performance with friends and family. She said the group received positive feedback, and it fueled her to move forward. But it wasn’t enough. On Sunday, Aug. 26, Buske said her nonprofit BaredFeet’s dance company will hold its first public performance. “It’s been really satisfying for me to get these pieces out there and have people understand and support what I’m trying to do,
Editor’s note: Cues From Katy is a list of events entertainment reporter Katy Macek thinks are worth checking out this weekend. 1. Brewery Olympics (3 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Lazy Monk Brewing, 97 W. Madison St.): Workers from breweries around the state will be gathering Saturday at Lazy Monk to take on one another in a battle of brewery prowess. For them, it’s for the glory. For us spectators, it’s for the beer. Specifically, beer from breweries we may not
Justin Vernon returns to Oxbow The Oxbow Hotel is bringing back Bon Iver-front man and part-owner of the hotel Justin Vernon for two more Lock Inn events on Thursday, Sept. 13, and Tuesday, Nov. 20. Lock Inn events feature Vernon and his bandmate Sean Carey, performing live music during a six-course dinner created by The Lakely’s chef Nathan Berg. Musical performances by Vernon’s friends are also expected to take place, according to a news release from the hotel.
Today • Micon Summer Kids Show: “Peter Rabbit,” 10 a.m., Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls, 475 Chippewa Mall Drive. 25 cents. miconcinemas.com. • Burger King Classic Car Show — Trick Your Truck, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Burger King, 2752 120th St., Chippewa Falls. 715-836-6788. • Sounds Like Summer: Orchid Eaton, Micah Ryan and Travis Lee, 6 to 8 p.m., Phoenix Park, 330 Riverfront Terrace. volumeone.org/sites/concerts. • Reader’s Rock-Out
Fans of WHYS 96.3 FM Radio’s annual Bluegrass Festival (or bluegrass in general) can expect not one, but three days filled with this year’s entertainers. Todd Adams, spokesman for WHYS Radio, said they have expanded events to cover the entire weekend so the acts who are traveling from further away can get the most out of their playing time. “We figured, as long as these groups are traveling 8 to 10 hours, we might as well make the most out of it,” Adams said.
Editor’s note: Listen Up is a Q&A featuring locals in the arts and culture community. This week: Jenny Bertelsen, events manager for Lazy Monk Brewing, speaks about Brewery Olympics. The event will take place from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the brewery, 97 W. Madison St. What exactly is Brewery Olympics? It is a friendly competition among local Wisconsin breweries that features obstacles based on things one would do or use in a brewery. What breweries are participating?
Lee Brice makes stop at River Prairie ALTOONA — Country music star Lee Brice will perform Saturday, Sept. 22, as part of Party in the Prairie at River Prairie Park, 1445 Front Porch Place. Brice will perform at 5 p.m. in the park’s amphitheater. Gates open at 4 p.m. Tickets to Brice’s performance are $29 for general admission. VIP also will be available. Brice is known for hit songs such as “I Drive Your Truck,” “Love Like Crazy”
Like many musicians, UW-Eau Claire alumnus Ben Shaw is protective of his lyrics. But when he went into Eau Claire’s Pine Hollow Studios to record his latest album, Shaw wanted to try something new. He brought in his three touring band members and, instead of grabbing the reins on his music, he decided to let go. The result? His second solo album, “Bonita,” dropped Friday, and the ethereal mix of Americana, country-rock and folk music is not what he was