CHIPPEWA FALLS — Clearwater Comedy presents Joey Hamburger live at The View on Lake Wissota at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Hamburger is a filmmaker, playwright and comedian from Minneapolis. His short films have been featured on “Funny or Die,” “Film Shortage” and a number of film festivals, including the Austin Comedy Film Festival. His theater company, Sheep Theater, was named Best Theater Troupe in the Twin Cities by City Pages Magazine in 2018. His stand up comedy is both dynamic and unique.
The show is recommended for those 18 years old and older. Tickets are available for $10 in advance, or $15 at the door. Seating is first come, first serve. For more information and to order tickets, visit volumeonetickets.org.
Concert at Pablo
EAU CLAIRE — Shank Productions presents Gordon Lightfoot at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday on the RCU Theatre stage at the Pablo Center at the Confluence.
Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Canadian Railroad Trilogy,” “Ribbon Of Darkness,” “Beautiful,” “Song For A Winter’s Night” and “Rainy Day People,” to name a few.
This year is special for Lightfoot with the announcements of a cross-country USA tour; a new, first time in 14-years, full-length record on Warner Brothers Rhino, titled: “Gordon Lightfoot — Solo” and, the nation-wide release of the documentary film: “Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind.”
The concert tour will feature his well known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot’s own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-plus-year musical career.
Opening for Lightfoot is Jake Wildhorn, an acoustic singer-songwriter from North Salem, NY. Wildhorn’s music blends acoustic nuance with contemporary pop energy. His music moves fluently from beat-heavy takedowns of shallow internet culture to stripped-back guitar ballads, showcasing the dual grit and light riffs of his rich vocals.
Tickets for the show are available at pablocenter.org.
EAU CLAIRE — The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild’s 41st Anniversary Season opens with the Stephen Sondheim Broadway Musical “Assassins” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Jamf Theatre at Pablo Center at the Confluence.
Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-award winning Broadway musical explores America’s obsession with fame and murder. Spanning multiple centuries, “Assassins” combines Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our country’s most successful and would-be assassins of the president of the United States.
Throughout each assassins’ respective historical eras, is the American culture of celebrity as a catalyst behind some of this nation’s most infamous criminals.
From John Wilkes-Booth to Squeaky Fromme to John Hinkley, the stories of these nine men and women interact in unexpected ways, creating a powerful, yet surprisingly funny look at some of the most shocking moments in our history.
This show contains mature content. Tickets are available for $35 plus taxes and fees for adults, and $15 plus taxes and fees for students and youth. Tickets are available at pablocenter.org.
Open mic night
EAU CLAIRE — Head down to The Lakely tonight to enjoy local talent at Clearwater Comedy’s open mic night. Anything goes when it comes to what can be performed. From musicians and comedians to improv and spoken word, all talent is welcome.
You never know what or who you might see or hear. Both established and emerging artists in the Chippewa Valley are encouraged to perform.
The host of the open mic will open the night with a small set of their own work before opening up The Lakely Stage. Sign ups for open mic begin at 8 p.m. Artists must be present to sign up. It is first come, first serve.
Typically musicians are first, and the evening ends with the stand up comedy performers. Musicians can perform two songs and other performers doing spoken pieces get five minutes.
The show begins at 8:30 p.m. and goes until 11 p.m. Everyone is welcome to perform or attend. The event is free but attendees should come thirsty. For more information visit The Oxbow Hotel’s website.
From staff reports