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Gaelynn Lea to Speak and Perform in Winona

Galeynn Lea, public speaker, musician, and the winner of NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Concert Contest makes a return appearance to Mid West Music Store (168 East Third Street) in downtown Winona. Tickets for the 7pm show on 1/13 are on sale at the store for $10 in advance, and $15 on the day of…

SHIFT~ a performance salon

with Sharon Mansur & special guest: dance artist Daniel Burkholder ~a cozy evening of dance performance, lively conversation & tasty snacks Join us in January for an altogether different salon approach! Instead of a brand new collaborative experiment, longtime dance partner Daniel Burkholder joins in visiting from Milwaukee.  Drawing on their friendship & previous creative shenanigans,…

“A Christmas Carol”

Puppeteer Dr. Bob Armstrong to Present 5 Performances of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at Mid West Music Store Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season local puppeteer Dr. Bob Armstrong will be presenting 5 performances of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” using handcrafted marionettes/puppets from his own workshop and a new puppet…

Laureate Writers Series – December 2016

Jan Kirk to Read at the Blue Heron On Tuesday, December 6th at 7pm, writer and illustrator Jan Kirk will read from her recently- published memoir The Road to Beaver Park. The reading will take place at The Blue Heron Coffee House, 162 W. Second St., Winona. The reading will be followed by a Q&A,…

Fifth Annual Christmas Radio Show

Theatre du Mississippi is excited to present the 5th Annual Christmas Radio Show! Written and directed by Kara Eggers. December 8 and 9 at 6:30pm December 10 at 2pm and 6:30pm New location! Winona Arts Center – 228 E 5th Street Presale Tickets on sale now! $12 General Admission, $5 Students Online: theatredumiss.org Chapter 2 Books: 121 W 3rd…

WSU Faculty Exhibition

On View in the Watkins Gallery through December 9th: The Winona State University Faculty exhibition presents recent work by artist-educators Danilo Bojic, Roger Boulay, Mike Knox, Seho Park, Anne Scott Plummer, Don Schmidlapp and Matt Winkler. Artist Talk and Reception: Wednesday, November 30th from 4-6pm. Refreshments will be served. The Watkins Gallery is located in…

The North Star Boys’ Choir

Enjoy the angelic voices of the North Star Boys’ Choir, on their third annual appearance in Winona. Saturday Dec. 3 at 7:00 the the Boys’ Choir sings as a featured guest during the annual Messiah Sing-in at Winona State University (Somsen Hall).  (Admission $10; students/seniors free) Sunday Dec. 4 the Boys’ Choir sings during the…

MCA presents The Nutcracker

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) and the Saint Mary’s University Department of Theatre and Dance will present the Dance Repertory Company in The Nutcracker. Heralding the message of peace on earth, The Nutcracker is performed around the globe during the holiday season. Producing this delightful ballet every other holiday season, the Dance Repertory…

GRSF 12/12 Party

Great River Shakespeare Festival’s annual 12/12 Holiday Party and Season Pass Kick-Off Event will be on Monday, December 12 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at The Oaks Wine Bar. GRSF’s new Managing Director will be introduced during the 12/12 Event. Great River Shakespeare Festival invites the community to join them at their annual 12/12 Holiday Party from…

This week at the Winona Arts Center

Winona Film Society Film: 1,000 Times Good Night Friday, November 18 at 7pm directed by Erik Poppe, (2013, USA)   Tickets are $5 at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm. You may bring your own treats and beverages. Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is one of world’s top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the…

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