Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Main Events 8/12/18

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” and “Drinkin’ Class.” 

Other events Saturday during Party in the Prairie include the band Trailer Choir and local artists Austin Fire and Jonathan Blake Reid.

Sunday’s festivities include a BBQ and Bloody Mary Festival from noon to 4 p.m. featuring seven local food trucks and 12 local bars. 

Tickets are $10 for the festival, or $5 with purchase of a ticket for Brice’s concert. 

For more information about the event, visit 

Advance tickets to Brice’s concert are available on the website or at both Altoona Kwik Trip locations and Wagner’s Lanes, 2159 Brackett Ave., in Eau Claire. 

Painting ‘en plein air’ event returns

HUDSON — The Seasons on St. Croix Gallery will feature 22 regional artists who will each create three paintings in three days during Plein Air Hudson, which runs Friday through Monday, Aug. 20, at the gallery, 401 Second St. 

Festivities will begin Friday as painters flock to Hudson to paint in the open air various scenes around the city, an idea that comes from the French expression “en plein air,” which describes the act of painting outdoors. 

Artists will continue to work through Sunday and passersby are invited to stop and chat with them to learn about their technique and process. 

On Monday, Aug. 20, the finished paintings will be hung in the gallery and an opening reception and awards ceremony will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

There will be food, refreshments and music, as well as the chance to speak with many of the artists. Attendees can also vote to determine the People’s Choice Award. 

The artwork will be on display and available for purchase through Sept. 3 at the gallery. 

Museum holds local trivia night

The Chippewa Valley Museum invites anyone who thinks they know the Chippewa Valley to compete in a new trivia night challenge from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the museum, 1204 E. Half Moon Drive. 

The event will include five themed rounds emceed by local author and UW-Eau Claire English professor B.J. Hollars. There will be prizes for each round as well as a cash bar, food and a complimentary ice cream cone from the museum’s 1950s-themed ice cream parlor.

Seats can be reserved for $25 per person or $200 for a table of eight. 

Parties less than eight will be combined withanother group unless requested to have their own table.

Space is limited, and seats can be reserved by calling 715-834-7871 or visiting 

Proceeds from the competition will be used to support Chippewa Valley Museum programs. 

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