Featured Photo by J Peterson

The Picks: La Crosse’s Bloody Mary Bar Crawl, Funke Friday at the Charmant, and More Weekend Picks

April 8-10, 2022

New local picks every Thursday evening to get your weekend started! Check back each week to see La Crosse Local’s picks and to make sure not to miss out on events throughout the year.

Photo Courtesy of River Rats Bar & Grill

All Month

Celebrate Spring All April Long– Celebrate the arrival of Spring all April in La Crosse with our roundup of events, or by checking out local events like spring markets, performances, and specials. This weekend visit the Omni Center in Onalaska for the Annual Spring Gift and Craft Show.

All Weekend

Pump House Exhibitions – Come down and see the current exhibitions at the Pump House Regional Arts Center. Through April 16th you can see the works of regional and local artists Katie Walberg, Sangjun Yoo, Charna Schwartz, and Marsha Tuchscherer. The exhibitions include Ludicrous Landscapes: Counter Production, So Near, So Far, Comforts of Clay, and Close to Home: Everyday Shapes, Patterns, and Colors.


Funke Friday At The Charmant – Funke Friday returns to the Charmant Hotel this Friday evening. From 6pm to 9pm you can enjoy a live musical performance by Jimmy Peterson and Casey Gooby in the Charmant’s Lobby Lounge. The country-folk acoustic duo features soulful, insightful, and sophisticated music, and admission to the live music is free. Afterward enjoy dinner or a drink at one of the Charmant’s on site dining options.


La Crosse’s Best Bloody Mary Bar Crawl – Spend your Saturday trying the best Bloody Marys at bars around the La Crosse area! La Crosse’s Best Bloody Mary Bar Crawl returns this Saturday from 11am to 4pm. Buy a ticket and get 3 free Bloody Marys, beer and seltzers for the bus ride, gifts including snacks, and additional Bloody Marys at each bar for $3. The bar crawl is a choose your own adventure crawl, so you can check in and start at any bar on the list, stay as long as you want, and grab bus rides all day long to the next location.

Photo Courtesy of The Charmant Hotel


Annual Spring Gift & Craft Show – Get in the Spring mood at the Annual Omni Center Gift and Craft Show. Visitors can look forward to a Spring themed weekend full of art, décor, jewelry, pottery, and more! Admission to the show is free, but visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item.


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