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Holiday Concert for the Hungry

Sunday | December 2 | 2:00pm Vivian Fusillo Main Stage | Performing Arts Center Winona State University The Department of Music will present its annual “Holiday Concert for the Hungry” performance featuring the Symphonic Wind Ensemble under the direction of Melanie Brooks. Please bring donations of non-perishable food items or cash for admission. Donations will…

The Messiah Sing-In

Saturday | December 1 | 7:00pm Harriet Johnson Auditorium | Somsen Hall Winona State University The Department of Music will present the Messiah Sing-in, under the direction of Harry Mechell. Tickets available at the door: $10 Adults / Free Admission for Senior Citizens, WSU Faculty, Staff, and Students WSU Arts Administration is a member of…

Great River Writes Events: Michael Perry

Free Staged Reading of Michael Perry’s Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time Friday | November 30 | 7:00-9:30pm Weber Center for the Performing Arts 428 Front St. | La Crosse, WI Population 485: Here the local vigilante is a farmer’s wife armed with a pistol and a Bible, the most senior…

A New Look for Frozen River Film Festival!

The snow might have just started falling, but Frozen River Film Festival has been thinking about snowflakes for months! FRFF wanted a new look that shows off the cool, clean winter event that they are. Just wait until you see how this cold, bold, and beautiful new look plays into their posters and merchandise! In…

The Nutcracker

Thursday | November 29 | 6:30pm Friday | November 30 | 6:30pm Saturday | December 1 | 6:30pm Sunday | December 2 | 3:00pm Page Theatre | Saint Mary’s University Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts and Saint Mary’s Department of Theatre and Dance present the Dance Repertory Company’s 10th biennial production of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic…

Kathleen Peterson: RAA Member of the Month

Kathleen Peterson is a local novelist and playwright. Her Irish-centric novel Girl on the Leeside was written under her Irish-American family name, Kathleen Anne Kenney. It was published in hardcover by Knopf/Doubleday in 2017 and the paperback version came out earlier this year. Visit kathleenannekenney.com to learn more about Girl on the Leeside. Three years…

John Paulson Big Band CD Release Party and Concert

Sunday | November 25 | 3:30pm Wellington’s Pub and Grill 1429 W Service Dr | Winona The 18 piece John Paulson Big Band’s CD release party and concert will feature music from "Five Years On" which will also be available for sale. The CD includes several varied styles of contemporary jazz—all composed and arranged by…

Winona Art Walk and Tour – Tomorrow!

Tomorrow’s the Big Day! See you at the 2018 Winona Art Walk and Tour. Julie Johnston Art Studio Gallery 1122 W. Mark St. Julie Johnston, painter Gary Flynn, wood

Winona Art Walk and Tour Countdown – Location 10

We’re counting down to the 2018 Winona Art Walk and Tour. Today, we will feature location “10” on the map. Mississippi Mornings Art Studio 40341 LaMoille Dr. Featuring the work of artist Kathy Kovala: Original Watercolors, Watercolor Prints, Greeting Cards, Christmas Cards, Bookmarks, Watercolor Classes Watercolor Painting Excursions kathykovala.com/ Mississippi Mornings Art Studio will celebrate…

Winona Art Walk and Tour Countdown – Location 9

We’re counting down to the 2018 Winona Art Walk and Tour. Today, we will feature location “9” on the map. Riverbed Press, Winona Arts Center 228 E. 5th St. Pieces of the Past carries handmade country furniture and locally made candles, log decor, home accessories, and some wonderfully repurposed items. winonaarts.org/