Jan
18
Fri
Shoebox Cities at La Crosse Public Library @ La Crosse Public Library Main
Jan 18 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Shoebox Cities at La Crosse Public Library @ La Crosse Public Library Main

Join us for an afternoon of engineering and artsy fun. Try your hand as the master architect of your very own city. Build any sort of town or city you like, so long as it fits on a shoebox lid! Best for children 6+.

Ballroom Social Dance with a Band and a Dance Lesson @ Concordia Ballroom
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

December 14, 2018            Time Travelers Band         Rumba
January 18, 2019                Continental Recorded       Cha-Cha
February 15, 2019               Jan Arden & Cathy           Country Two Step
March 15, 2019                   Larry Busch Band             Waltz
April 12, 2019                      Cheers Big Band              Swing

Jan
19
Sat
XOXO: Love and Forgiveness Exhibit Grand Opening @ Children's Museum of La Crosse
Jan 19 all-day
XOXO: Love and Forgiveness Exhibit Grand Opening @ Children's Museum of La Crosse

The Children’s Museum is pleased to host a very special traveling exhibit called, “XOXO: Love & Forgiveness,” to be included with Museum admission and membership from January 19 to May 26, 2019.

We all know that children are our future. To build a better future, we must raise a generation of human rights defenders with compassion, respect, kindness, inclusion…love and forgiveness. Explore the complex emotions of Love and Forgiveness through words, movement, art, performance, and play in this special interactive exhibit.

This special traveling exhibit was created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh with support from The Fetzer Institute, which works to foster awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in the emerging global economy.

Saturday Evening Pottery @ Creative Canvas and Board
Jan 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This is a great opportunity to try your hands on the pottery wheel!  We’ll give a demonstration at the beginning of class and then help you step by step create your very own pottery!  The class includes 5 of clay and your choice of glazes.  Please dress appropriately as you may get a little muddy!  Loads of fun!

Old School Variety Show @ Pump House Regional Arts Center
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm
Old School Variety Show @ Pump House Regional Arts Center

The show harkens back to a time when people created their own entertainment. At one time there were no movie theaters, no radio and no television. Entertainment was always live. On a Saturday night, your family and friends would gather in the parlor and someone would play the piano, someone else would recite poetry, your cousin would play the banjo, and your uncle would do magic tricks. This show recreates that experience. It’s fun, it’s live . . . it’s old school.
Every show is brand new and never rehearsed. Each and every show takes on its own natural rhythm dictated by the invited performers. The show is as fresh to the entertainers on stage as it is to the audience.

Old School Variety Show will be performing at 7:30pm on January 19th and February 16th at the Pump House Regional Arts Center. The doors will open for this event at 7:00pm. Consider attending one of the events as the Old School Variety Show will give you an original and lively performance experience!

Ticket prices for Old School Variety Show performances vary depending on day of purchase: $18 in advance, $21 day of show. To learn more about these events or other opportunities the Pump House has to offer, contact the Pump House by phone: 608-785-1434, in person: 119 King Street, La Crosse, or online: www.thepumphouse.org.

Jan
22
Tue
Boredom Busters at La Crosse Public Library South @ La Crosse Public Library South
Jan 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Boredom Busters at La Crosse Public Library South @ La Crosse Public Library South

Do you need something fun to do after school? We’ve got you covered with our monthly boredom busters. Will it be games? A craft? A different surprise? Join us to discover what we’re doing this month. For children of all ages.

Jan
24
Thu
Boredom Busters at La Crosse Public Library North @ La Crosse Public Library North
Jan 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Boredom Busters at La Crosse Public Library North @ La Crosse Public Library North

Do you need something fun to do after school? We’ve got you covered with our monthly boredom busters. Will it be games? A craft? A different surprise? Join us to discover what we’re doing this month. For children of all ages.

Jan
25
Fri
Pixies, Kings & Magical Things @ Children's Museum of La Crosse
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Pixies, Kings & Magical Things @ Children's Museum of La Crosse
The La Crosse Community Theatre is bringing “Pixies, Kings & Magical Things” to the Children’s Museum. Watch the performance (approx. 35 mins) and then enjoy refreshments and special activities in our program room.

$7 per museum member child (12 months+), $15 per non-member child (12 months+), $1 per adult

Narrator Hans Christian Andersen steps in to perform three of his classic tales. The Swineherd tells the story of a vain princess and the lesson she learns from a clever boy. In The Pixie and the Grocer, a pixie learns the balance of art and appetite. And the classic tale of vanity, The Emperor’s New Clothes, is given a fun twist as the emperor follows the foolish counseling of his ministers.

Jan
26
Sat
Saturday Evening Pottery @ Creative Canvas and Board
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This is a great opportunity to try your hands on the pottery wheel!  We’ll give a demonstration at the beginning of class and then help you step by step create your very own pottery!  The class includes 5 of clay and your choice of glazes.  Please dress appropriately as you may get a little muddy!  Loads of fun!

Jan
27
Sun
Pixies, Kings & Magical Things @ Children's Museum of La Crosse
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Pixies, Kings & Magical Things @ Children's Museum of La Crosse
The La Crosse Community Theatre is bringing “Pixies, Kings & Magical Things” to the Children’s Museum. Watch the performance (approx. 35 mins) and then enjoy refreshments and special activities in our program room.

$7 per museum member child (12 months+), $15 per non-member child (12 months+), $1 per adult

Narrator Hans Christian Andersen steps in to perform three of his classic tales. The Swineherd tells the story of a vain princess and the lesson she learns from a clever boy. In The Pixie and the Grocer, a pixie learns the balance of art and appetite. And the classic tale of vanity, The Emperor’s New Clothes, is given a fun twist as the emperor follows the foolish counseling of his ministers.

Feb
2
Sat
Chinese New Year @ Children's Museum of La Crosse
Feb 2 all-day
Chinese New Year @ Children's Museum of La Crosse

Celebrate the Chinese New Year, learn about the culture, and play fun games and activities with the UW-LAX Asian Student Organization! Free with admission and membership.

Affinity for Dance @ Pump House Regional Arts Center
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm
Affinity for Dance @ Pump House Regional Arts Center

This coming season, Affinity for Dance, a collaborative, creative and cause-driven dance company, will be performing at the Pump House Regional Arts Center. Their performance features Coulee Region intermediate and advanced dancers with multiple talents and unique dance backgrounds. Affinity for Dance members strive for ways to make visual arts meaningful and memorable while sharing their talents and love for dance with others.

The Pump House Regional Arts Center will host Affinity for Dance performances Saturday, February 2nd and Saturday, April 27th. Performances will start at 4:00pm and 7:30pm.

Ticket prices Affinity for Dance performances vary depending on day of purchase. $15 in advance/$20 day of show, Student Tickets: $10 with a valid student ID. To learn more about this event or other opportunities the Pump House has to offer, contact the Pump House by phone: 608-785-1434, in person: 119 King Street, La Crosse, or online: www.thepumphouse.org.

Saturday Evening Pottery @ Creative Canvas and Board
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This is a great opportunity to try your hands on the pottery wheel!  We’ll give a demonstration at the beginning of class and then help you step by step create your very own pottery!  The class includes 5 of clay and your choice of glazes.  Please dress appropriately as you may get a little muddy!  Loads of fun!

Affinity for Dance @ Pump House Regional Arts Center
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm
Affinity for Dance @ Pump House Regional Arts Center

This coming season, Affinity for Dance, a collaborative, creative and cause-driven dance company, will be performing at the Pump House Regional Arts Center. Their performance features Coulee Region intermediate and advanced dancers with multiple talents and unique dance backgrounds. Affinity for Dance members strive for ways to make visual arts meaningful and memorable while sharing their talents and love for dance with others.

The Pump House Regional Arts Center will host Affinity for Dance performances Saturday, February 2nd and Saturday, April 27th. Performances will start at 4:00pm and 7:30pm.

Ticket prices Affinity for Dance performances vary depending on day of purchase. $15 in advance/$20 day of show, Student Tickets: $10 with a valid student ID. To learn more about this event or other opportunities the Pump House has to offer, contact the Pump House by phone: 608-785-1434, in person: 119 King Street, La Crosse, or online: www.thepumphouse.org.

Feb
5
Tue
Lego Club at La Crosse Public Library North @ La Crosse Public Library North
Feb 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Lego Club at La Crosse Public Library North @ La Crosse Public Library North

Do you love LEGOS? Whether you’re a first time LEGO explorer or a master builder, we want you! Be inspired by the monthly theme or build whatever your heart desires. For children of all ages.