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Today

Decadent Cabaret’s 40th anniversary, doors open at 6 p.m., nine bands, The Metro, 201 Lake St. $10 cover, $25 for all three nights. decadentcabaret.com.

Sound Matters benefit concert, UW-Eau student and faculty musicians, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 421 S. Farwell St. Concert raises funds for Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley. Suggested donation: $5.

“Create Your Own Playlist — Menomonie Reads,” learn to create and share playlists, 7-8:30 p.m., Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Rd., Menomonie. 715-232-2164

Improv show: Backwards Thinkers Society, 8-9 p.m., The Cabin, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire. Free.

Clear Water Comedy presents Torio Van Grol, 8 p.m., The Plus, 208 S. Barstow St. $5, $3 with student ID. 715-832-8844.

Music by Cap’n Seabeard and Hannah Lee, folk and country-blues, 7-9 p.m., Acoustic Cafe, 505 S. Barstow St. 715-832-9090.

Vinyl Nights, Mabis, 8:30-11 p.m., The The Lakely, 516 Galloway St.

Friday

Menomonie Theater Guild presents “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” 7:30 p.m., Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main St. E., Menomonie. 715-231-7529 or menomonietheaterguild.org.

Improv Battle @ The Guild, 7:30 p.m., Grand Theatre, 102 W. Grand Ave. 715-832-7529 or cvtg.org.

Eau Claire Children’s Theatre presents “The Cat in the Hat,” 7:30 p.m., The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Ave. No tickets remaining. 715-839-8877 or ecct.org.

Decadent Cabaret’s 40th anniversary, doors open at 5:30 p.m., 13 bands, The Metro, 201 Lake St. $10 cover, $25 for all three nights. decadentcabaret.com.

“Traffick,” play about human trafficking, 7:30 p.m., Haas Fine Arts Center, 121 Water St. $5 students, $10 community members.

UW-Eau Claire presents faculty chamber music, 7:30 p.m., Clearwater Recital Hall, Pablo Center at the Confluence, 128 Graham Ave. 715-492-0240; pablocenter.org.

Singin’ in the Band, live band karaoke fundraiser presented by Chippewa Valley Museum, 7 p.m. Lismore Hotel’s Wilson Hall, 333 Gibson St. Event includes Sue Orfield Band, Jenny and the Jets, pop-up museum installation. $35 in advance, $45 at the door.

Music by Davey J and Friends, 7-9 p.m., roots music with blues influences, Acoustic Cafe, 505 S. Barstow St. 715-832-9090.

Late Night Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher Trio, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, The Lakely, 516 Galloway St.

Film: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” 7 p.m., Woodland Theater, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire.

Saturday

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra, with guest soloist Mark Kosower, 7:30 p.m., RCU Theatre, Pablo Center at the Confluence, 128 Graham Ave. $10 to $55. 715-492-0240. pablocenter.org.

Menomonie Theater Guild presents “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main St. E., Menomonie. 715-231-7529 or menomonietheaterguild.org.

“Traffick,” play about human trafficking, 7:30 p.m., Haas Fine Arts Center, 121 Water St. $5 students, $10 community members.

Eau Claire Children’s Theatre presents “The Cat in the Hat,” 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Ave. No tickets remaining. 715-839-8877 or ecct.org.

“What Happened by Brian,” a readers theater film to honor the workers of the now closed Uniroyal tire plant, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Altoona Public Library.

Decadent Cabaret’s 40th anniversary, doors open at 4:15 p.m., 13 bands, The Metro, 201 Lake St. $10 cover, $25 for all three nights. decadentcabaret.com.

Empty Bowls, with soup, local musicians, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Menomonie High School commons, 1715 Fifth St., Menomonie. Proceeds benefit Stepping Stones’ food pantry, homeless shelters and community connections programs.

Honoring Women Powwow, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., McPhee Physical Education Center, UW-Eau Claire.

UAC Cabin Event, Brianna Kocka, singer-songwriter, 8 p.m., The Cabin, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire.

Music by Wolves at the Door, 7-9 p.m., folk, rock, blues, country, Acoustic Cafe, 505 S. Barstow St. 715-832-9090.

Music by 40 Fingers, ‘60s/’70s classic oldies, 8 p.m.-midnight, VFW Post 7232, 2900 Folsom St. 715-832-3528.

Late Night Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher Trio, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, The Lakely, 516 Galloway St.

Film: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” 2 and 7 p.m., Woodland Theater, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire.

Sunday

CVASing, 2 and 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1314 E. Lexington Blvd. $10. All proceeds benefit Feed My People Food Bank.

Menomonie Theater Guild presents “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” 2 p.m., Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main St. E., Menomonie. 715-231-7529 or menomonietheaterguild.org.

“Traffick,” play about human trafficking, 1:30 p.m., Haas Fine Arts Center, 121 Water St. $5 students, $10 community members.

Eau Claire Children’s Theatre presents “The Cat in the Hat,” 1:30 p.m., The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Ave. No tickets remaining. 715-839-8877 or ecct.org.

Guest artist recital, Brendan Kinsella, piano, 7:30-9 p.m., Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire. Free.

Film: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” 2 p.m., Woodland Theater, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire.

Rhythm Playboys, noon-4 p.m., St. Croix Casino Event Center, 777 U.S. 8, Turtle Lake.

Bella Larson & the Scene Kids/Mugshot Davin, 8 p.m. The Venue, 2106 N. Clairemont Ave.

Sama with Noel Hanson & His Guitar/Sloar & Mordor, 7:30 p.m., The Plus, 208 S. Barstow St. $5. 715-832-8844.

Monday

“Little Faith” release and signing by Nickolas Butler, noon-4 p.m., Dotters Books, 1602 Hogeboom Ave. 715-829-0468 or dottersbooks.com.

“Little Faith” release and signing by Nickolas Butler, 5:30 p.m., Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St. volumeone.org or (715) 552-0457.

Lecture by American painter and illustrator Sterling Hundley, 4 p.m., North Hall Auditorium, UW-River Falls. Free. will visit the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

An Evening with Marcie Rendon Ojibwe novelist and playwright, 5-6:30 p.m., Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire.

Tuesday

6x6: A Reading Series, writers Jacob Gruetzman, Kate Hinnant, Greg Gilbertson, Samantha Kobs, Jessi Peterson and Max Garland get six minutes to read on the theme “Earth,” 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, The Local Store, 205 N. Dewey St.

Open mic hosted by Dustin Langel, 7:30-11:30 p.m., The Plus, 208 S. Barstow St. 715-832-8844.

Forum guest Peggy Orenstein: “Girls & Sex: Navigating in a Complicated New Landscape,” 7:30 p.m., Schofield Auditorium, UW-Eau Claire. $4-$8. 715-836-4636.

Wednesday

Gaelic Storm, Celtic band, 7:30 p.m., RCU Theatre, Pablo Center at the Confluence, 128 Graham Ave. $32 to $42. pablocenter.org or 715-492-0240.

We Banjo 3, Irish band, 7 p.m., The Metro, 201 E. Lake St. Tickets $15.

Classic Country Jam Session hosted by the Bear Creek Boys, 7-10 p.m., Northwoods Brew Pub, 50819 West St., Osseo. Free. All country singers and pickers are encouraged to perform.

Thursday

UW-Eau Claire music and theater arts production of “House of Blue Leaves,” 7:30 p.m., Jamf Theatre, Pablo Center at the Confluence, 128 Graham Ave. $10 to $22. pablocenter.org or 715-492-0240.

Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild presents “Caught in the Net,” comedy by Ray Cooney, 7:30 p.m., Grand Ave., 102 W. Grand Ave. $25 adults/seniors, $12 youth/students. 715-832-7529 or cvtg.org.

Menomonie Theater Guild presents “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” 7:30 p.m., Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main St. E., Menomonie. 715-231-7529 or menomonietheaterguild.org.

“Argonautika,” play by UW-River Falls University Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Blanche Davis Theatre, Kleinpell Fine Arts building. Tickets: $5-$10. 715-425-3114 or marketplace.uwrf.edu.

Clear Water Comedy presents Brittany Tilander, 8-10 p.m., The Plus, 208 S. Barstow St. 715-832-8844.

Vinyl Nights, Jordan Duroe, 8:30-11 p.m., The The Lakely, 516 Galloway St.

Art exhibits

“Mary Hermanson Art Show — Making Magic with Fabric,” Friday through March 30, Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main St. E., Menomonie. Artist reception 1-7 p.m. March 9. 715-235-0001.

Pen Project’s Mixed Media Exhibit, through March 28, with artist reception 6-8 p.m. March 14, Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High St., Chippewa Falls. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays. 715-726-9000.

“Health + the Arts,” through March 13, Foster Gallery, Haas Fine Arts Center. Open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4:30 p.m. weekends. Free.

“Beaver Creek Photo Club Photography Exhibit,” runs through Friday; The Pen Project multimedia exhibit, today through March 28, with artist reception 6-8 p.m. March 14, Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High St., Chippewa Falls. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays. 715-726-9000.

Valley Art Association presents paintings by Julianne Johnson and watercolors by Jeff Lenson, runs through today, Lucy’s Deli, 117 N. Bridge St. Chippewa Falls. Open 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

“The Art of Play” by Ryan Foose and Eliza Wheeler, runs through Saturday, UW-Stout’s Furlong Gallery, 178 Micheels Hall, Menomonie. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra Student Art Exhibit, runs through March 15 at Pablo Center at the Confluence’s Walking Gallery, 128 Graham Ave. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and two hours before every performance.

UW-Eau Claire alumni gallery: “Give the Best That You Have in You,” through March 15 at Pablo Center at the Confluence’s James W. Hansen Gallery. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and two hours before every performance.

“A ReRETROSPECTIVE,” exhibit by Mark Anderson, runs through March 25, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays.

Museums

Chippewa Area History Center, 123 Allen St., Chippewa Falls. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month. 715-723-4399.

Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology, 21 E. Grand Ave., Chippewa Falls. Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays or by appointment. $5 adults, $3 youth, $1 under 12. 715-720-9206.

Children’s Museum of Eau Claire, 220 S. Barstow St. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays with extended hours until 7 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. $7. 715-832-5437.

Chippewa Valley Museum, 1204 E. Half Moon Drive. Open 1-8 p.m. Tuesdays, 1-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. $7 adults, $4 students and youth. Free 4 and under. 715-834-7871.

Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum and Fulton’s Workshop, 1820 Wakanda St., Menomonie. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. $5 adults, $3 youth, $1 6 to 12, free 5 and under. Free on Sundays. 715-232-8685.

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum, Carson Park. Open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays. $7 adults, $4 children. 715-835-6200.

Waldemar Ager Museum, 514 W. Madison St. Open 10 a.m.=2 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of each month and 4-7 p.m. on the third Wednesdays of each month or by appointment. 715-834-5204.