Music

The Bear Creek Band performs Friday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. at Red’s Grill & Bar in Chetek.

Chris Kroeze performs Friday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. at Oktoberfest in La Crosse.

Joyann Parker performs Friday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Humbird Hotel Bar & Grill in Humbird.

Kaiged Acoustic performs Friday, Oct. 1 at McSweet’s in Black River Falls.

The Rhythm Playboys perform Friday, Oct. 1 at the Osage VFW.

Sue Orfield performs Friday, Oct. 1 from 8:30-11:30 p.m. at the Lakely.

Howard “Guitar” Luedtke performs Saturday, Oct. 2 at Junior’s in River Falls.

Joyann Parker performs Saturday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. at Boomtown Saloon in Wisconsin Dells.

The Mark Healey & Jim Schuh Duo performs Saturday, Oct. 2 from 4-7 p.m. at Lake Hallie Sportsman’s Club.

Sue Orfield performs Saturday, Oct. 2 from 8:30-11:30 p.m. at the Lakely.

Art

“Counting Our Blessings,” Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists exhibit, through Oct. 1, Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High St., Chippewa Falls. 715-726-9000, cvca.net.

“Variations in Art — The Valley Art Association Group Show,” through Sept. 25, 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire. 715-456-8573; artisanforgestudios.com.

“Music Moves Me: Children’s Artwork Inspired by the Music of the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra,” through Oct. 31, Pablo Center at the Confluence. Information: 715-832-ARTS (2787), pablocenter.org.

The art of “Go Paint! Chippewa Valley,” virtual exhibit of work from weeklong plein air art festival, presented by Pablo Center at the Confluence. Information: 715-832-ARTS (2787), pablocenter.org. Competition is Sept. 25-Oct. 1; exhibit opens Oct. 8.

“Shelter,” a virtual exhibit reflecting on COVID-19’s impact, by various artists, presented by Pablo Center at the Confluence. To view: pablocenter.org/visual-art/virtual-exhibits/shelter/. 715-832-ARTS (2787); pablocenter.org.

Art in the Valley, gallery featuring local artists, 2533 E. Clairemont Ave. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Information: 715-579-2097 or 715-577-1332.

Artisan Forge Studios, home to over 30 vendors specializing in arts of all forms, including artists of all media, 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire. For hours, special events and more information: 715-456-8573; artisanforgestudios.com.

Museums

Chippewa Valley Museum, 1204 E. Half Moon Drive. Exhibits: “Hmong in Eau Claire,” virtual exhibit; “Listen Up! Folk Music in the Chippewa Valley,” through Sept. 25; “Reinventing the Chippewa Valley: 1650-present”; “Neighbors Past and Present: The Wisconsin German Experience,” through Nov. 11; “A Century of Change: Farm Life”; “RCU Children’s Gallery: History Quest”; “A Fantasy in Miniature: Kate Aitken’s Dollhouse.” Hours: noon-5 p.m. on Labor Day; 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays; noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Closed Mondays. Admission: $10 adults; $8 seniors 62 and up; $5 kids and students with ID; free for kids under age 5. 715-834-7871; cvmuseum.com.

Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology, 21 E. Grand Ave. 715-720-9206; cfmit.org.

Wisconsin Logging Museum (formerly the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum), four historic buildings, machine shed and interpretive center, noon-4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, 1110 E. Half Moon Drive in Carson Park. 715-835-6200; wisconsinlogging.org.

Stanley Area Historical Society, 228 Helgerson St., 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through September. Admission by donation. Group tours available by calling 715-644-5492 or 715-644-5880.