The River Arts Alliance generates creative, financial and intellectual resources in order to strengthen communications among all entities, elevate the quality of art for all and enrich lives through the arts.

WSU’s 14th Annual Honor Jazz Festival

WSU Jazz Ensemble with guest artist Tom Luer Friday | November 9 | 7:30pm 14th Annual High School Honor Jazz Bands with guest artist Tom Luer Saturday | November 10 | 4:30pm Tom Luer with WSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble and select high school honor jazz musicians Saturday | November 10 | 7:30pm All Concerts: Performing…

Jazz At First Sight plays cool jazz for warm beds

Monday | November 5 | 7:00-8:30pm Café Congo | First Congregational Church 161 West Broadway St. | Johnson St. canopied entrance Join us for an evening of great music performed by the WSU jazz ensemble, Jazz At First Sight. Led by local pianist Larry Price, they’ll play jazz standards along with a few surprises! And…

MCA Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party

Sunday | November 18 | 12:30-5:30pm Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts 1164 W 10th St | Winona mca.smumn.edu The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is pleased to announce the tenth biennial Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party. This year’s Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party will feature two tea sittings (1pm and 4pm). Tea party guests…

Ways of Watercolor Exhibit

Wednesday | November 7 | 5:30-6:30pm Winona Friendship Center | 251 Main Street mca.smumn.edu/2018/10/19/ways-of-watercolor-exhibit/ Thanks to a generous grant from Aroha Philanthropies Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts was able to offer community members ages 55+ the opportunity to learn more about the ways of watercolor paint during an 8-week course taught by local teaching artist,…

Lyceum Series: Americas3

Wednesday | November 7 | 7:30pm Performing Arts Center | Vivian Fusillo Main Stage Theatre Winona State University news.winona.edu/12894/wsu-lyceum-series-hosts-americas3/ Americas3 paints an international and intercultural, yet personal portrait of what it means to be American – North, Central, and South. The Native American, African, and European currents that have heavily shaped who we have become…

Page Series: Pinocchio

Wednesday | November 7 | 6:30pm Page Theatre | 700 Terrace Heights page.smumn.edu/project/pinocchio/ Based on Carlo Collodi’s classic Written and directed by Hugo Bélanger English Translation by Bobby Theodore A production of Tout à Trac in coproduction with Place des Arts and Tennessee Performing Arts Center Following the internationally acclaimed Alice in Wonderland, Tout à…

Laureate Writers Series – November 2018

Joseph A. Amato to Read at the Blue Heron Wednesday | November 7 | 7:00pm Blue Heron Coffeehouse www.blueheroncoffeehouse.com Joe Amato will read from his recently-published novel Buffalo Man: Life of a Boy Giant on the Minnesota River. Our readings are usually on Tuesdays, but we moved this one to Wednesday so that we don’t…

John Paulson Big Band – announces upcoming 2018-2019 season

Veteran’s Day Concert: Sunday | November 11 | 3:30pm Rushford High School Theatre CD Release Party and Concert: Sunday | November 25 | 3:30pm Wellington’s Pub and Grill Residency and Concert: Monday | March 11, 2019 Mayo High School | Rochester John Paulson Big Band – announces upcoming 2018-2019 season The 18 piece John Paulson…

Expressive Arts Exhibit

Exhibit Opening: Tuesday | November 6 | 9:45-10:45am Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts 1164 W. Howard (10th) St. mca.smumn.edu/older-adult-programs-at-mca/ The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is excited to announce that the walls of Galleria Valéncia at MCA will be decorated by a unique exhibit featuring the residents from Saint Anne Extended Health Care. During…

RTeading: Adam Vines, Poet

Monday | November 5 | 7:00-9:00pm Student Activity Center | Kryzsko Commons, Winona State University Adam Vines is giving a poetry reading as part of the Great River Reading Series. His most recent book, Out of Speech, is a collection of poems written in response to works of art. From Matisse to Rothko, Notre Dame…