First Friday, 6-8pm;

First Fridays Reception at Gallery La Crosse

Meet & Greet with some of our Exhibitors, View New Exhibits, & Enjoy Treats... Casual & relaxed event, FREE. Enjoy 10% Off Everything... all day long... in our main level Fine Arts Gallery, & down in our sassy fun Rustic Cellar. We schedule this from 6 - 8 PM, but don't be surprised if we're still here until 10 PM or later... join us.

Gallery La Crosse
La Crosse

Second Thursday until Oct. 13, 5:30-6:30pm; Second Thursday until Dec. 14;

Drumming Circle

Drums draw individual energies into a powerful unified prayer. All are invited to this gathering the second Thursday of each month for drumming and reflection. Bring your favorite drum and join our circle. All types of drums are welcome.

Franciscan Spirituality Center
La Crosse

Third Monday until Nov. 20, 6:30-8:30pm;

La Crosse Area Read Harder Book Group

Modeled on Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge, the challenge includes 24 tasks to inspire you to read things you may have never thought about before. We’ll discuss the reading categories, talk about the books we’ve read that fit the challenge tasks & share our reading!

Java Vino
La Crosse

Every Thursday until Aug. 31, 10:30-11am; Every Thursday until Dec. 14, 10:30-11am;

Little Learners

Wiggle and giggle, learn and play...we have fun the toddler way with stories, crafts, games, themes, and snack! Space is limited and is first come first serve - we recommend checking our website or calling before coming to make sure we are running class on the day you plan to come.

Children's Museum of La Crosse
La Crosse

Every Tuesday until Dec. 12, 10:30-11am;

Spanish with Señora Jenny

Join Spanish teacher Jennifer Brunk as she shares the language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries with our families though activities, songs, stories, and crafts.

Children's Museum of La Crosse
La Crosse

Every Wednesday until Dec. 13, 10:30-11am;

Steam Team

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics. Experience hands-on activities for families to explore, invent, create, and imagine.

Children's Museum of La Crosse
La Crosse

Second Wednesday until Sep. 13, 5:30-6:30pm; Second Wednesday until May. 9 2018, 5:30-6:30pm;

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

This monthly gathering provides a safe place for those who have suffered a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or the loss of an infant to share their stories. You’ll have an opportunity to process your unique experience while receiving the comfort of others who understand. Our facilitators are a local social worker and her husband who have personally experienced the loss of an infant.

Franciscan Spirituality Center
La Crosse

Every Friday until Dec. 15, 10:30-11am;

Wee Move

Get your kids moving the Museum way with singing, dancing, and giggling. Join Instructors from Applause Dance Academy as the activities and games focus on a variety of fitness disciplines including balance, coordination, strength, and cardio.

Children's Museum of La Crosse
La Crosse

Sat. Nov. 18 10-11am

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

Wed. Nov. 22 7:30-8:30pm

Middle Eastern Dance (Belly Dance)

Belly dancing teaches you an attitude: a new way to open yourself. It is a source of courage and inspiration that provides an opportunity to discover oneself. It is a form of art... A channel for inner expressions, and a means to physical well being... It's fun... It's unique... It is a way of expressing yourself through music... Come grab a friend and shimmy into fitness.

Amanda's Academy of Dance
La Crosse

Every Tuesday until Dec. 12, 6:30-8pm;

Grief Circle

This group is for those who are grieving the death of someone they loved. It is a safe place to share your thoughts, feelings and concerns about what is happening to you. It is a place where you can talk about your loss with other people who understand, because they are also grieving.

Franciscan Spirituality Center
La Crosse

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until Jan. 5 2018, 11am-7pm; Every Saturday until Jan. 6 2018, noon-4pm;

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

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until Jan. 5 2018, 11am-7pm; Every Saturday until Jan. 6 2018, noon-4pm;

Carol Erickson: “Watercolors: The View from My Kayak”

Carol Erickson – Front Gallery Exhibit. Carol blends photorealism and abstraction in this series of progression photos of a sunset on Mille Lacs Lake.

Pump House Regional Arts Center
La Crosse

Wed. Dec. 13 9am-4pm

Franciscan Day of Solitude

Spend a day of solitude at the FSC that will give you permission to simply rest and be still during the busyness of the holiday season. We will gather together as a group to begin and end in prayer, spending the remainder of the day in solitude. You will have a private, comfortable room, a simple meal and optional art materials for creative expression. Come to rest, reflect, pray and be renewed!

Franciscan Spirituality Center
La Crosse

Sat. Nov. 18 5:30-11:45pm

Saturday Social Soiree

Fashion, beauty, shopping, bar & drag show, drag comedy, & other entertainment. Dress to impress, drinks, shopping, glitter, photo fun, & an amazing night out! General admission tickets $11 online  $8 in Nov. This Weekend at…

Days Inn – Heroes Bar & Grill
La Crosse

Sun. Nov. 19 1-5pm

A Taste of Latin America - Girl Scouts

Join Spanish teacher Jennifer Brunk and learn how some of your favorite foods such as potatoes, chocolate, tomatoes, & pineapple originated in Latin America. Learn Spanish vocabulary and rhymes and create projects based on Latin American traditions. Play throughout the 3 floors of the Children’s Museum, earn the Children’s Museum Badge and enjoy a snack. Pre-registration & Pre-payment Required

Children's Museum of La Crosse
La Crosse

Every Sunday until Dec. 17, 5:30-7:30pm;

Learn-to Curl (the ice sport)

Curling is a winter sport, often called "chess on ice." Instructors introduce participants to all the parts of the game: delivery, sweeping, strategy, scoring. Wear loose-fitting pants, warm socks (the ice is kept at 19 degrees F), and rubber-soled shoes (not boots). Three-day advance registration required.

Green Island Ice Arena
La Crosse

Thu. Nov. 23 10am-4pm

Thanksgiving at The Charmant Hotel

Guests and locals alike are invited to take the stress out of Thanksgiving and let The Charmant team do the cooking! The Charmant will be offering an incredible brunch buffet with multiple drool-worthy items and Thanksgiving favorites. For reservations please call The Restaurant at (608) 519-8830.

The Charmant Hotel Restaurant
La Crosse

Fri. Nov. 24 7:30pm

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.

Pump House Regional Arts Center
La Crosse

Wed. Nov. 29 6pm

Life After College: Loan Repayment

Learn the various options that you have for your student loan repayment. What will work best for you and your new career?

UWL Student Union 3310
La Crosse

Thu. Nov. 30 6-9pm

Sip and Paint: The Nativity

We are teaming up with local art studio Creative Canvas and Board for a spirited evening of reflection, painting and sipping. Sip and Paint is a fun, instructor-led canvas painting class, and no experience is required. Let your creativity flow! Bring a friend or make new ones. Wine, appetizers and art supplies are included.

Franciscan Spirituality Center
La Crosse

Thu. Nov. 30 8-11pm

Sleeping Jesus/Slow Dreamer

A failed move to New York and new love was just the existential dilemma Minnesota's Nick Elstad needed to give life to his indie dream pop project, Sleeping Jesus. 2016 saw the release of the Perennial EP, a hazy and sweet four song journey…

The Root Note
La Crosse

Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from Dec. 1 to Dec. 23, 2-7pm; Every Sunday from Dec. 3 to Dec. 17, 11am-5pm;

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

Fri. Dec. 1 7:30-9:30pm

A Christmas Carol

On Christmas Eve, Scrooge learns his stinginess and uncaring attitude toward other could doom him to the earth after death wearing a heavy chain of his own creation.

Toland Theatre (UWL Center for the Arts)
La Crosse

Sat. Dec. 2 9am-3pm

Surviving (and Even Thriving Through) the Holidays

Whether alone, or with others, the holidays can be one of the most stressful times of year. With family gatherings, busy schedules, entertaining and the pressure of expectations around all this, we can find ourselves struggling to find any real enjoyment. In this one-day workshop, we’ll learn about and practice ways to keep our compassion alive for ourselves and for the many others around us.

Franciscan Spirituality Center
La Crosse

Every Friday, Saturday from Dec. 8 to Dec. 23, 7:30pm;

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

Sat. Dec. 9 8:30-10am

Milk & Cookies with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Visit Santa (bring your camera) and enjoy milk and cookies (while supplies last). Pre-registration & Pre-payment Required.

Children's Museum of La Crosse
La Crosse

Sat. Dec. 9 7:30pm

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

Sat. Dec. 16 8-11pm

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

Sat. Dec. 30 10am-noon

Countdown to Noon!

Welcome the New Year a little early with noise makers, party hats, and a bubble wrap stomp as we countdown to the noon hour.

Children's Museum of La Crosse
La Crosse

Sat. Jan. 27 2-4pm

Tea & Hospitality: A Fundraiser for FSC Scholarships

For thousands of years, in various cultures around the world, tea has played a central role in hospitality. To serve someone tea is to show kindness, generosity, concern for another’s comfort and nourishment. Important business, heartfelt get-togethers and delicate discussions often happen over a cup (or several cups!) of tea. We’d love to extend this hospitality to you.

Franciscan Spirituality Center
La Crosse

Sat. Feb. 10 noon-4pm

Smashing Fatties: Myrick Park & The Infinite Fatness

A Fat Bike Time Trial in Myrick Park. Enjoy the Infinite Fatness, ride a bike, warm by the fire, win prizes, go fast. All levels welcome, demo bikes probably available.

Myrick Park
La Crosse

Fri. Apr. 20 7:30-9:30pm

The Arsonists

Fires are becoming something of a problem, popping up all over town, but Mr. Biedermann has it all under control.

Toland Theatre (UWL Center for the Arts)
La Crosse