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Laureate Writers Series – October 2016

Poet Kim Zabel to Perform at the Blue Heron On Tuesday, October 4th at 7pm, poet Kim Zabel will read from her just –published first book, shadowlands, at the Blue Heron Coffee House, 162 W.2nd St., Winona, as part of the Laureate Writers Series. Kim Zabel was born in Fargo, but grew up in Phoenix…

Kinstone Megalithic Garden Annual Open House

Kinstone will host their 4th Annual Open House, on Sunday, October 2 from NOON to 6:00pm. This event is free and open to the public with two live bands playing music on the porch and good food available for purchase from the Kinstone Kitchen food truck. New this year: stock up on our fresh, local,…

Nirmala Rajasekar – Music of South India

The Winona State University International Music Series will host Music of South India with Nirmala Rajasekar at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Nirmala Rajasekar began her musical training with the Veena at the young age of 6 years old. She later began her career as a soloist…

Julie Wera: The Yankee Flash

Theatre du Mississippi opens its 2016-2017 season with a one-act play about a baseball player from Winona who made it big. To fully enjoy the experience, real baseball concessions will be provided by Café Congo beginning 45 minutes before each show. Winona’s Julie Wera: The Yankee Flash ‘A Play in One Act’ by Michael Flanagan…

Winona Symphony Orchestra – Fall Concert

Saturday evening Winona Symphony Orchestra concerts are back! The first concert of the 2016-2017 season will feature a set of Serenades: Serenade for Strings (1937) is Swedish composer Dag Wirén’s most famous work. It pairs nicely with the Mozart Serenade in D due to Mozart’s profound influence on Wirén.  Composed in 1776 and scored for…

The Practice of Drawing / The Language of Art

The Winona Arts Center presents “The Practice of Drawing/ the Language of Art” by a number of local and regional artists who participate in the Tuesday evening life-drawing group at SMU. This very brief exhibit will be on display from September 28-30th. The public is invited to a closing reception with the artists on Friday,…

Julia Crozier at Sogn Valley Craft Fair

Trempealeau Mountain, oil pastel by Julia Crozier Sogn Valley Craft Fair At the idyllic Makarios farm & pottery 35200 County 24 Blvd Cannon Falls, MN 55009 October 1: 10am – 5pm October 2: 10am-4pm Celebrating 44 years of fine crafts . . . pottery, jewelry, textiles, photography, paintings, woodcrafts, baskets, metalwork, wearables . . ….

Tom Dukich at Fortunata’s Coffeehouse

Join Tommaso Pagliaccetti (aka Tom Dukich) as he celebrates his Italian heritage by playing the soulful music of Pietro Frosini, a composer who created music specifically for the accordion. As he plays imagine yourself strolling through the streets of Florence during the evening passeggiata. Friday, September 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. Fortunata’s Coffeehouse is…

Kathy Kovala Watercolor Demonstration

Come Smell the Posies Watercolor artist Kathy Kovala is currently showing a display of her flower paintings at Merchants Bank in Winona. Kathy has been painting flowers most of her career as a professional watercolorist. This display will show you her many varied techniques which include “throwing paint,” “rock and roll,” and “wet into wet.”…

Bach Society of Minnesota at Central Lutheran Church

Matthias Maute Debuts This Week! The full range of Bach’s musical vision is on display in the inaugural concerts of Artistic Director Matthias Maute. As Ron Hubbard said in TwinCities.com, Maute “is quite a prominent figure in the field, garnering glowing reviews from major publications like the New Yorker and New York Times.” And Quinton…