Events For 12/16/2017

10-11am Saturday
Dec. 16

Meet a Pet Therapy Dog

Come meet Mishka, a pet therapy dog, and ask questions to her owner, Mickey.

Children's Museum of La Crosse
La Crosse

noon-4pm Saturday
Dec. 16

Jim Brickl: “Elements”

Jim Brickl – Kader Gallery Exhibit. Photography that captures the discarded artifacts of man and the nature that reclaims it. This exhibit combines sweeping American landscapes with the display of one of Jim Brickl’s own motorcycles.

Pump House Regional Arts Center
La Crosse

2-7pm Saturday
Dec. 16

Santa's Workshop Downtown La Crosse

Santa is coming back to downtown in a new location! Come see Santa and Mrs. Claus in their Workshop at Downtown Mainstreet. Experience the magic of the holidays downtown this year! Bring your own camera for photos!

Downtown Mainstreet Inc.
La Crosse

3-5pm Saturday
Dec. 16

It's A Wonderful Life

The beloved holiday classic! James Stewart stars as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others and whose desperation on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born.

Historic Temple Theatre
Viroqua

5-10pm Saturday
Dec. 16

Rotary Lights

More than 4,000,000 lights illuminate La Crosse’s Riverside Park. Among the splendor is a 140- foot Christmas tree, and animated light displays fill the park. Live Nativity presentation on weekends until Christmas. Santa is here until…

Riverside Park
La Crosse

7-10pm Saturday
Dec. 16

Galynne Goodwill & Markondrums

To simply state that Galynne is a beautiful soul, would not do her justice. She believes in the good in us all and strives to uplift everyone's spirit with beautiful music and beautiful voice. Sound a little heavy? It's not. Both Galynne and Mark share a playful whimsicality that directly translates into their musicianship and drags folks off their bar stools and onto the dance floor.

Trempealeau Hotel
Trempealeau

7:30-9:30pm Saturday
Dec. 16

Christmas Radio Show

Presenting the 6th annual Christmas Radio Show. Written and directed by Paul Sannerud. Tickets available online and at Chapter 2 Books in Winona.

Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre (in the Performing Arts on Winona State University)
Winona

7:30pm Saturday
Dec. 16

Santaland Diaries

Pump House Regional Arts Center and La Crosse Community Theatre present, SantaLand Diaries, a hysterical send-up of the crass commercialization of Christmas. An unemployed actor takes a job as a Macy’s elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa’s workshop, he becomes battle-weary and bitter, occasionally taking out his frustrations on children and parents alike.

Weber Center for the Performing Arts
La Crosse

7:30pm Saturday
Dec. 16

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings

A holiday spin-off of the comedy hit Forever Plaid, this Pump House production follows a fictional 1950s boy band that has been miraculously brought together for one performance. Directed by Matthew Lucas. Doors 30 min. ahead.

Pump House Regional Arts Center
La Crosse

8-11pm Saturday
Dec. 16

Hayes Carll Live

Hayes Carll is at the forefront of a generation of American singer/songwriters. A Texas native, his style of roots-oriented songwriting has been noted for its plain-spoken poetry and sarcastic humor. 2016 Grammy award nominee, American Songwriter award winner, Americana Awards nominee, and 2016-2017 Austin Music Awards Musician of the Year.

The Cavalier Theater & Lounge
La Crosse

9:30pm Saturday
Dec. 16

Santaland Diaries

Pump House Regional Arts Center and La Crosse Community Theatre present, SantaLand Diaries, a hysterical send-up of the crass commercialization of Christmas. An unemployed actor takes a job as a Macy’s elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa’s workshop, he becomes battle-weary and bitter, occasionally taking out his frustrations on children and parents alike.

Weber Center for the Performing Arts
La Crosse