The Picks: Matt Pudas and Gregg Cheech Hall at The Main, Ellis Paul’s 30th Anniversary Tour, New Release at La Crosse Distilling Co & More Event Picks!

April 20 – April 27, 2023

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.

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All Weekend

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche – The La Crosse Community Theatre will be showing 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche from April 21st to April 30th. Featuring laughs, innuendos, unsuccessful repressions, and delicious discoveries, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche makes for a great evening or afternoon of theater.

Thursday 4/20

4/20 on Front Street – Stop by the La Crosse Center for the second annual 4/20 celebration with a range of local businesses. There will be live music by local bands and artists, food from Monkey Business and Schuby’s Neighborhood Butcher, and raffles. The event will take place from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and tickets are $5.00.

4/20 Celebration at the Main Event Center – Head to the Main Event Center for a 4/20 celebration featuring Matt Pudas and Gregg Cheech Hall. The doors open at 6:00 pm and the music starts at 7:00 pm featuring some of Matt Pudas’ new album “Workin’ on me,” along with older music by both musicians. The event will cost $5 at the door.

Photo by Rebel Queens

Friday 4/21

Pat McCurdy Adult Prom Night at Alpine Inn – Grab your partner and come to prom! Join Alpine Inn and Pat McCurdy on Friday, April 21st for an Adult Prom Night starting at 8:00 pm. The cover charge is $5 for a night of fun and music.

Rebel Queens LIVE at Pearl Street Brewery – Stop into Pearl Street Brewery on Friday night to see the Rebel Queens live with no cover charge. The Rebel Queens will be playing from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm featuring their signature revival of rock n roll music. Come by for good drinks, great music, and fun.

Photo by Ellis Paul

Saturday 4/22

Ellis Paul’s 30th Anniversary Tour with Radoslav Lorković – Buy your tickets in advance for Ellis Paul’s 30th Anniversary Tour with Radoslav Lorković at the Pump House Regional Arts Center on April 22. Considered both a folk singer and a singular storyteller, the evening is sure to be filled with passion and intimate musical talent. The live show starts at 7:30 pm, buy your tickets now online!

Record Store Day Showcase with Broken Wrist Records – Swing by Audiolust Records on Saturday, April 22 to celebrate Record Store Day 2023 with Broken Wrist Records. There will be in-store performances by Guess Pre, Andy Hughes Music, and Nobody’s Dope starting at 8:00 am.

Popcorn and Movie Tickets Fundraiser – Help Beer By Bike Brigade, Clara Gelatt of Rivoli Theatre and Pizzeria, and Terry Bauer of Moon Tunes La Crosse raise dollars for Dignity Homes La Crosse, the La Crosse Area Family YMCA and the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra! Participate in their donation based drive-thru event on Saturday, April 22 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the State Bank Lot by purchasing bags of movie theater popcorn and two movie theater tickets to use on a night of your choosing. There will also be a handful of Golden Tickets attached to random bags for you to win additional valuable prizes!

Neuie’s Vogue Comedy Night – Come by Neuie’s Vogue for the Pub & Grub Comedy Tour starring Casey Flesch. Seating for the event starts at 6:00 pm and the show will begin at 7:00 pm. You must have a ticket to attend this event, so purchase your tickets in advance online or in person for $15, or for $20 on the day of.

Sunday 4/23

Classic Country Tribute at Leo and Leona’s – Make the short trip to Leo and Leona’s on Sunday at 3:00 pm for a Classic Country Tribute by Dan Sebranek, Josh Rabie, and Gregg Hall. The Classic Country Tribute is one of the best shows of the year at Leo and Leona’s and is sure to be a good time for all. There will be a $10 cover charge at the door.

Buck Dancer Straight Bourbon Whiskey Release at La Crosse Distilling Co – Be at La Crosse Distilling Co. on Sunday between 11:00 am to 5:00 pm to help them celebrate their Buck Dancer Straight Bourbon Whiskey Release Event. The event will feature a small batch release of their new Buck Dancer Straight Bourbon Whiskey, so be sure to reserve your bottle for purchase beforehand. They will also be offering $5 off additional bottle purchases of their other brands.

Mia’s Kitchen Pop-Up at Larson’s General – Join the folks at Larson’s General on Sunday for a Mia’s Kitchen Pop-Up sale. The pop-up begins at 10:00 am and runs until 2:00 pm, and it will feature Caribbean food by Mia’s Kitchen.

Coming Up

La Crosse SOUP at Cappella Performing Arts Center – The next La Crosse SOUP event is taking place on Thursday, April 27 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Cappella Performing Arts Center. La Crosse SOUP is a collaborative celebration, a public dinner, and a platform for connection with a goal of bringing our community together to support creative projects designed to make La Crosse an even better place. For a suggested donation of just $5, attendees receive soup, bread, and a vote for who will receive funding to support their project.

Mariachi Sol De México De José Hernàndez – Buy tickets in advance to see Jóse Hernàndez’ Mariachi Sol de Mexico at the Cappella Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 28. The performance starts at 7:30 pm and will feature music from the worlds’ premiere Mariachi group that has played sold out halls from Madison Square Garden to Beijing, China to the White House. This is one show you may not want to miss out on.

Cheech’s Deece Fest Pre Party with Shoeless Revolution – Deecefest isn’t until July, but get a little taste of the fun at Cheech’s Deecefest Pre Party on April 28th at The Main. The party will feature the band Shoeless Revolution, and the chance to win two pairs of tickets for Deecefest this summer. The doors open at 6:00 and the show kicks off at 7:00 pm. Grab your tickets now!

Mid West Music Fest Winona – Start looking forward to Mid West Music Fest in Winona! Purchase your tickets for this Driftless region festival that has been featuring regional artists for over 13 years. The festival promotes music and art of all genres and mediums, and supports the connection of the community to our local music and art scenes throughout the area. The festival will be on May 12th and 13th, 2023.

Driftless Music Gardens Bonfire Music & Arts Festival – Buy your tickets now for the Driftless Music Gardens’ Bonfire Music & Arts Festival running June 8th through June 10th. The festival in Yuba, WI will feature three days of epic music lineups, wellness activities and workshops, camping, and exploring the beautiful, natural outdoor amphitheater. With a focus on nature, art, and music, the Bonfire Music and Arts Festival is sure to be a fun addition to your summer plans.


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