Three things to do in & around River City this weekend.

I raked & mowed earlier this week…took all the leaves & grass clippings to the drop-off, and my lawn is again covered in leaves.

So, even though it’s going to be a bit chilly this weekend, I’m probably going to spend a good chunk of my time raking & cleaning up outside. I’d also like to get some of my Christmas lights strung up so that I can spend most of next week on the Harley.

It’s going to be in the SIXTIES!!!!!!!!!!!!

We’re also planning on going to the Rivoli Theatre & Pizzeria on Saturday night for the November edition of their “Cult Movie Night”!

One thing I’m NOT going to be doing this weekend is watching my pathetic New England Patriots in Germany on Sunday morning. They are completely unwatchable!

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend in & Around River City, here’s a few suggestions:


Friday night comedy is back at the Main – An Event Space in downtown La Crosse! Doors open at 7pm, comedy starts at 8pm.

This week, they’ve got Chris Barnes & Shyloh Blake as their two comedians, and Bobbi Bilgake is your host. You can reserve seats & tables in advance by clicking here.

Chris Barnes has worked with JJ Jimmy Walker, Andrew Dice Clay, Sinbad, and many others.

Shyloh Blake is a Minneapolis-based stand-up comedian, who was highlighted in the “Next Up On Stage” series on Locally, she hosts “Stand-Up Saloon, ” at The Saloon in Minneapolis. She can be found performing around the Twin Cities at local comedy clubs and on the road.

Find more info about this event here.


Tap Takeovers can be a lot of fun, and based on the beer list on their website, it looks like 1840 Brewing Co. from Milwaukee could really bring some interesting stuff to the Beer Shop in Sparta this Saturday evening.

This event starts at 6pm, with the tap takeover, raffles, and live music from our good friend, Andy Hughes!

Find more info on this event here.


As Stefon would say, “This place has EVERYTHING”.(Not sure about Dan Cortese)

There’s food, drinks, BLINGO, tarot card reading, workshops, vendors for shopping, prizes, & MORE!

Plus, it’s FREE to attend! The workshops do cost money, but they include all the stuff you need to participate & you get to take it home afterwards. There’s a workshop for making a charcuterie board, one for jewelry making, and more!

There’s a bloody bar, a mimosa bar, and BLINGO with Z93’s Brittany Styles for your chance to win prizes!

For all the info on Bestie Fest, click here!

As always, there’s a bunch of other events happening in our area this weekend and you can find many of them online at

And if you’ve got an event coming up that you’d like to see featured on, you can submit it for free here.

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Brian Simpson

Unapologetic fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins & Celtics. Lover of powerful, dark beers. Married with NO kids. Ever. Lover of doggos. Not so much cats.

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