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The Grass Roots Tour of America featuring Jimmy Herman & Chris Hennessee, with Kaiged Acoustic opening, 5 p.m. today and Wednesday, Barn Again Lodge, S683 Lovely Road, Mondovi. $20 per person. For tickets, message Barn Again Lodge on Facebook, email More information: 715-946-3443.

UW-Eau Claire student recital: Emily Chiesa, clarinet, 5 p.m. Thursday, streamed from Phillips Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center. To watch:

UW-Eau Claire Wind Symphony and Symphony Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday, streamed from Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center. To watch:

The Bear Creek Band, variety, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Septoberfest, Heritage Park, Wabasha, Minn.

Common Chords, American roots music duo of Robert Jones and Matt Watroba, with special guests, virtual concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Presented by Heyde Center for the Arts. Musicians can be tipped, with some of the proceeds shared with Heyde Center. To watch: or More information: 715-726-9000;

Truth Before Treason, The Hartless, Mother Wind, rock, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Every Buddy’s Bar And Grill, 19 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls. $5. Information: 715-861-3838.

UW-Eau Claire Concert Choir and Novum Voce, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, streamed from Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center. To watch:

“Tunes on Tuesdays,” one or two songs from each album recorded by UW-Eau Claire jazz studies program being uploaded at 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Jan. 19 on the jazz program’s YouTube channel: More information: 715-836-4371;

“Local Color: A Celebration of Local Art and Music,” videos featuring Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra musicians playing solos in front of a mural or other piece of public art. Three episodes are available, and episodes 4 through 6 will be be released weekly in October. Episodes available on the symphony’s website (, Facebook page and YouTube channel. More information: 715-832-6366.

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“Ghosted,” creepy comedy podcast series presented by Heyde Center for the Arts in partnership with Eau Claire Hometown Radio. New episodes on scary, unexplained and weird stories from Wisconsin and Minnesota released each week in October. Series leads up to Heyde Center’s murder-mystery dinner “Ghosts in the Attic” on Oct. 31. Podcasts rated PG-13. More information:;; 715-726-9000.

“12 Steps Toward Appreciating Diversity,” UW-Eau Claire Forum lecture by Mohammed Soriano-Bilal, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, virually. Tickets: $5 general public; free UW-EC faculty/staff, UW-EC students, ages 17 and younger. Tickets: 715-836-INFO (4636), 800-949-UWEC (8932);

Conversations in Color Series: “Coloring Outside the Lines: Partnership Between People of Color and Whites,” discussion series, 7:30 p.m. Monday, virtually. Free. For tickets:;; 715-832-ARTS (2787). Presented by Converge Radio 99.9, Uniting Bridges, and Pablo Center at the Confluence.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library’s Baby/Toddler Storytime, for children up to age 2 and their caregivers, 10 a.m. Tuesdays via Zoom. Free. More information or to register: 715-839-5007;

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library’s Family Storytime 10 a.m. Wednesdays via Zoom. Geared toward ages 3 and up and their caregivers. More information or to register: 715-839-5007; go to for tickets.

Menomonie Public Library Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, online at library’s Kids Facebook page: More information: 715-232-2164;

Thursdays From the U: “Alaska Hunting Adventures,” 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, presented online by Billy Molls, part of weekly lecture series hosted by UW-Eau Claire — Barron County. To watch or more information: Free and open to all. More information: 715-788-6244.

The Mabel Tainter, tours of Victorian theater on the National Register of Historic Places, noon to 3 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 205 Main Street E., Menomonie. 715-235-0001;

Virtual exhibit to honor area women who fought for women’s voting rights, created by UW-Eau Claire faculty-student team, online at


“Spread the Beauty,” annual fall show by the Valley Art Association, through Nov. 18, with reception 5-7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High St., Chippewa Falls. 715-726-9000;

“Imagine Your Story,” virtual group exhibit, through Nov. 6, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St. 715-839-5004;

Confluence of Art Annual Virtual Exhibit, juried show by regional and nationally known artists, through Nov. 20, Pablo Center at the Confluence, Eau Claire. 715-832-ARTS (2787);

“Patricia Mayhew Hamm — Abstract Expressionist Extraordinaire,” through Jan. 3, Pablo Center at the Confluence, Eau Claire. 715-832-2787;

Pablo Center at the Confluence, multiple virtual exhibits in diverse media by varied artists. More information: 715-832-2787; 715-832-ARTS (2787);

Artisan Forge Studios, home to over 30 vendors specializing in arts of all forms, including artists of all media, 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire. Artisan Forge currently is allowing only 10 people in the gallery at once and enforcing 6-foot social distancing. They are encouraging use of face masks, which are supplied at the entrance and gallery desk. For hours, special events and more information: 715-456-8573;

Derek Hambly, Australian expressionist painter, premiering new work exclusive to B-Framed Galleries, many of which focus on mirrored images of rivers, trees and pathways, B-Framed Galleries, 313 South Barstow St. 715-832-4476, email, or message on Facebook.

Watercolor by Mary Deziel, pottery by Paul Supplee, woodworking by Dan Flory, through October, artZ Gallery, 208 N. Keller Ave., Amery. Regular hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. 715-268-8600;


Sunnyview Schoolhouse Mystery Escape Room, inside Sunnyview School, Chippewa Valley Museum, 1204 E. Half Moon Drive. For 2 to 8 players per game: $150. For times or to register: Call or email Rachel Meyer at 715-834-7871 or; or go to or

Chippewa Valley Museum, 1204 E. Half Moon Drive. Features include the following exhibits: “Jacob Riis: How the Other Half Lives,” photos and writings by a pioneering newspaper reporter and social reformer in New York City at the turn of the 20th century, through today; “Reinventing the Chippewa Valley: 1650-present”; “A Century of Change: Farm Life”; “RCU Children’s Gallery: History Quest”; “A Fantasy in Miniature: Kate Aitken’s Dollhouse.” Hours: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday; noon-5 pm. Wednesday through Saturday. Adults, $7; students, $4; ages 5-17, $4; up to 4, free. 715-834-7871;

Waldemar Ager Museum, 514 W. Madison St., the home of Waldemar Ager, which focuses on the author’s works, study of Nordic culture and appreciation of immigrant cultures, open for tours for individuals and small family groups. Hours for the public: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 14 and 28; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec; schedule for 2021 to be decided. Tours free; donations appreciated. Visitors are required to wear masks and observe social distancing (masks will be provided for those who do not have them). Contact: 715-834-5204;