Events

Current Featured Event

Hogwarts After Dark

Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 7-10 p.m.
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Wizards and muggles alike are invited to a spellbinding celebration of all things Harry Potter.

  • Bewitching Brews & Muggle Food
  • “Magical” Creatures from the ECCHA
  • NEWT-Level Trivia Contest
  • Local Artisans in “Diagon Alley”
  • Horcrux Scavenger Hunt
  • Divination Prophecies
  • Sorting Hat Roast by Clear Water Comedy
  • Themed Crafts in the Dabble Box
  • Transfiguration by TG Makeup & Hair

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Past Events

Friday Night in the Bunkhouse
Friday, July 13 | 6-9 p.m.
Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum

Grab your flannel and start your weekend like a lumberjack…telling tall tales, listening to music, and playing games.
• Paul Bunyan Tall Tales
• Live music
• Metal sculpting demo
• Food trucks
• Bunkhouse tours

Hogwarts: After Dark

Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 7-10 p.m.
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Wizards and muggles alike are invited to a spellbinding celebration of all things Harry Potter. Sample from a few Hogwarts classes, show off your skills in the spell-ing bee, or cut loose by playing quidditch and hunting horcruxes.  Experience the muggle miracle that is a food truck and wash it down with a beverage of choice from the Three Broomsticks.

Northwoods Beer’d Fest
Friday, June 23, 2017 | 7-10 p.m.
Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum

Grab your flannel and enjoy an evening in the Northwoods at Beer’d Fest, an outdoor event hosted by the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum, featuring live music, beard contest, lawn games, local beer vendors, carving classes, chainsaw art demos, giant bonfire, s’mores and more!

‘90s Party
Friday, November 4, 2016 | 7:30-10:30
The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire

Dust off the Nintendo, load up on pokeballs, and dig out your Lisa Frank folders for a totally tubular ‘90s throwback!

Anti-Valentine’s Day Bash
Friday, February 10, 2017 | 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Chippewa Valley Museum

Whether singled or coupled-up, adults can take a hiatus from all the Hallmark hearts and join an Anti-Valentine’s Day Bash with old and new friends.  This 21+ event encourages couples and singles alike to express their angst as they enjoy live entertainment and activities throughout the museum

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After Dark offers non-traditional meet-ups for 21+. Enjoy exclusive access to Eau Claire’s most unique venues paired with food, fun, community, culture and plenty of grown-up beverages, all after hours!

The idea came out of a collaboration between several local nonprofit venues who wanted to invite 20- and 30-somethings to discover the Chippewa Valley’s museums, libraries and historical locations for themselves, all with a creative twist.

Current partners include the Chippewa Valley Museum, the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library and the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum.

Several local businesses have stepped up to sponsor individual After Dark events, but series sponsors are always welcome to support programming for the years to come, starting at the $2,000 level. Proceeds from ticket sales support all After Dark events and will help grow the series, involve other cultural institutions and support these events for years to come.

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