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Coming Soon: 2018 After Dark Events
Thank you for helping to make the first year of After Dark a success. We are currently working on developing the next round of events, which we hope to announce by the end of this year. “Like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on After Dark events.
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!
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
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!
A few words about us
Let us introduce ourselves
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.
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.