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Winona’s event calendar is bursting with activities, no matter the season or the reason for your visit. Whether you are into Monet or mountain bike races, Beethoven or bluegrass, theater or themed shopping events, there are so many things to do year round that you’ll want to come back again and again.

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Showing 50 events for January 30, 2015 through March 30, 2015

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Frozen River Film Festival

Winona State University Wed, Feb 18, 2015 - Sun, Feb 22, 2015

The Frozen River Film Festival brings together dozens of fascinating independent documentaries on every subject as well as workshops, speakers, music and, of course, food.

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Finally Fridays: Amanda Grace

Blooming Grounds Coffee House Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Live music performed by Amanda Grace.

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Winona Film Society: "Sweetland"

Winona Arts Center Fri, Jan 30, 2015

A European exile finds herself a stranger in a strange land when she comes the U.S. in this independent romantic comedy-drama.

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"A Standing Ground"

Historic Masonic Theatre Sat, Jan 31, 2015

Wendell Berry's Reader's Theatre will present "A Standing Ground." The event includes local farmers reading Berry's work and talking about why they farm, including photographs and music.

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Epic Movie Night: Kingdom of Heaven

Castlerock Museum Sat, Jan 31, 2015

Castlerock Museum will be showing the epic historical drama, Kingdom of Heaven. The movie was directed and produced by Ridley Scott and released in 2005. It features Orlando Bloom as a 12th century village blacksmith that gets caught up fighting to defend Jerusalem during the Crusades.

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Poet Laureate Series: Steve Schild

The Book Shelf Tue, Feb 3, 2015

Schild teaches journalism and mass communication at Saint Mary's University. He will read from Eros in Autumn, his first full-length poetry collection, which will be available for sale and signing.

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Page Series: Monkey Mind Pirates

Performance Center at Saint Mary's University Thu, Feb 5, 2015

A family friendly pirate show comes to town with Z Puppets Rosenschnoz production of Monkey Mind Pirates.

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Wine and Canvas: Black and White Pansies

Signatures Restaurant Thu, Feb 5, 2015

A painting class with cocktails.

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Live Music: Charles Walker Band

Trempealeau Hotel Fri, Feb 6, 2015

This five piece band  performs Soul/R&B.

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Author Visit: Peter Heller

The Book Shelf Sat, Feb 7, 2015

Peter Heller is a longtime contributor to NPR, and a contributing editor at Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal, and National Geographic Adventure. He is an award winning adventure writer and the author of four books of literary nonfiction.

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Live Music: T Bruce Bowers & Rick Gillman

Trempealeau Hotel Sat, Feb 7, 2015

Emmy nominated violinist extraordinaire and 12-string-afficionado.

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“Jammin’ at the Well”: Jazz Music with H3O

Wellington's Pub & Grill Sun, Feb 8, 2015

Eric Heukeshoven (on piano) is joined by his two sons, Hans on drums, and Max on bass.

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Wine and Canvas: Cherry Blossoms

Blooming Grounds Coffee House Thu, Feb 12, 2015

A fun painting to do with your special someone, mom, sister or friend.

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Chili CookOff

Sat, Feb 14, 2015

Chili from area restaurants will be available at the 21st Annual Chili Cookoff, sponsored by Winona National Bank. The Chili Cookoff features mild and spicy chili which will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges and takes place at the Winona Middle School.

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Live Music: Colin Marshall

Trempealeau Hotel Sat, Feb 14, 2015 Learn more Go to map
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Valentine's Day Bash: For the Love of the Arts

Minnesota Marine Art Museum Sat, Feb 14, 2015

Explore the MMAM galleries, bid to your heart's content at a silent auction, let loose to live music, enjoy tasty hors d'oeuvres, listen to actors and poets share inspiring words of love, and sip satisfying beverages

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Winter Farmers Market

East End Recreation Center Sat, Feb 14, 2015

The winter Farmers Market provides fresh veggies from area farmers who extend their growing season with greenhouses and high tunnels. Also available are root vegetables, squash , sweet jams, jellies, savory breads, baked good, and meat products.

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Bach Concert: Goldberg Variations

Central Lutheran Church Sun, Feb 15, 2015

Winona State University pianist, Dr. Deanne Moore presents this "Theme with 30 variations" considered one of western music's most impressive and important variation sets.

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Driftless Wooden Triptych Sculpture: Unveiling and Gallery Talk

Fri, Feb 20, 2015

This large-scale carved and painted wooden sculpture depicts the beauty of the Driftless Area. The six-foot tall carved wooded sculpture features, bluffs, rivers, foliage and fauna found in the Winona area.

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Live Music: The Mayer Brothers Group

Trempealeau Hotel Sat, Feb 21, 2015

The Mayers guitar playing is equally as harmonized as their singing and their musical predilection drifts from reggae to rock to folk and back, covering the greats and throwing in quite a few originals for good measure.

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Mardi Gras: Winona Dixieland Jazz

Jefferson Pub & Grill Sun, Feb 22, 2015

There will be beads, mardi gras food and lots of fun!

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Wine and Canvas: Sunrise in Winter

Signatures Restaurant Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Wine and Canvas is a paint class and art entertainment at its finest.

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Page Series: TU Dance Company

Performance Center at Saint Mary's University Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Modern dance, classical ballet, African based and urban vernacular movements are combined in inventive and unpredictable ways to provide opportunities for audiences, whoever they are, to experience the connective power of dance.

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Lyceum Series: Chris Farrell

Winona State University Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Chris Farrell is economics editor of Marketplace Money, a nationally syndicated weekly personal finance show produced by American Public Media.

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Winona State University Sat, Feb 28, 2015

The Winona State University Choirs will present their annual Dessert Theatre.

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Live Music: Eddy Danger

Trempealeau Hotel Sat, Feb 28, 2015 Learn more Go to map
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Winter Farmers Market

East End Recreation Center Sat, Feb 28, 2015

The winter Farmers Market provides fresh veggies from area farmers who extend their growing season with greenhouses and high tunnels. Also available are root vegetables, squash , sweet jams, jellies, savory breads, baked good, and meat products.

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Live Music: Mike Munson

Trempealeau Hotel Sat, Mar 7, 2015

Rooted in blues, Mike Munson fills the stage with a fluid combination of skilled finger picking and masterful slide guitar.

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Bach Concert: St. John's Passion

Central Lutheran Church Fri, Mar 13, 2015 Learn more Go to map
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Dinner and Forum, "Bach as Preacher"

Central Lutheran Church Sat, Mar 14, 2015

Enjoy dinner and conversation with Dr. Paul Westermeyer, prolific Bach lecturer.

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Winter Farmers Market

East End Recreation Center Sat, Mar 14, 2015

The winter Farmers Market provides fresh veggies from area farmers who extend their growing season with greenhouses and high tunnels. Also available are root vegetables, squash , sweet jams, jellies, savory breads, baked good, and meat products.

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Page Series: Cherish the Ladies

Performance Center at Saint Mary's University Mon, Mar 16, 2015

With their unique spectacular blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish traditional culture and does so with humor and entertaining stories.

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Winter Farmers Market

East End Recreation Center Sat, Mar 28, 2015

The winter Farmers Market provides fresh veggies from area farmers who extend their growing season with greenhouses and high tunnels. Also available are root vegetables, squash , sweet jams, jellies, savory breads, baked good, and meat products.

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Jefferson Pub & Grill Sun, Mar 29, 2015

The Winona Gate City Jazz band plays Dixieland favorites.

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Finally Fridays: Amanda Grace

Blooming Grounds Coffee House Fri, Feb 6, 2015 - Sat, Feb 7, 2015

The Friday performance is at 5:30 p.m. and the Saturday performance is at 7:30 p.m.

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Better Living Home and Builders Show

Sat, Mar 21, 2015 - Sun, Mar 22, 2015

The area's largest annual home show is free, and features everything from massages and health information to toys for boys, big and small, and everything in between. It takes place at Winona Senior High School.

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Winona Winter Carnival

Lake Park Fri, Feb 6, 2015 - Sun, Feb 8, 2015

The Winona Winter Carnival is a collection of organizations coming together to offer several opportunities for the community and visitors to engage in winter fun… Winona style. Events include both indoor and outdoor events, active and leisure based, fundraising, free and fee based events.

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Dancescape 2015

Winona State University Arts, Theatre and Dance Thu, Feb 12, 2015 - Sat, Feb 14, 2015

A showcase of original choreography and performances by students and professors directed by WSU Dance Program Director Gretchen Cohenour.

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"Working"

Performance Center at Saint Mary's University Thu, Feb 19, 2015 - Sun, Feb 22, 2015

The musical is based on the Studs Terkel book Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do (1974), which has interviews with people from different regions and occupations.

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"Uncle Vanya"

Performance Center at Saint Mary's University Wed, Mar 25, 2015 - Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Anton Chekhov's play portrays the visit of an elderly professor and his glamorous, much younger second wife, Yeléna, to the rural estate that supports their urban lifestyle.

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Lobby Art: Recent Work of Cliff Black

Performance Center at Saint Mary's University Mon, Mar 9, 2015 - Thu, Mar 19, 2015

A series of architectural settings and landscapes by the artist who returned to painting in 1999.

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Lobby Art: Jeff Morgan, Seasons of Contemplation

Performance Center at Saint Mary's University Mon, Jan 12, 2015 - Sun, Feb 1, 2015

Recent paintings that reflect the artist's continued connection to the backwaters, bluffs, and ever-changing light of the Upper Mississippi River valley.

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Always Lost: A Meditation On War

Lillian Davis Hogan Gallery Wed, Mar 18, 2015 - Wed, Apr 8, 2015

An arts/humanities exhibition featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning combat photographs and literary mediations on the nature of war.

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Lobby Art: Al Mueller, Recent Photographs

Performance Center at Saint Mary's University Mon, Feb 2, 2015 - Thu, Feb 26, 2015

A photographic appreciation of the beauty of nature and wildlife of Winona and  the upper Midwest.

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"New Landscapes: Sampling Time in Nature"

Paul Watkins Art Gallery Fri, Jan 9, 2015 - Tue, Feb 3, 2015

Winona State University Faculty Art Exhibit by Professor of art Don Schmidlapp.

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River Journal: An art Exhibit by Katie Musolff

Winona Arts Center Tue, Jan 6, 2015 - Sun, Feb 8, 2015

The exhibit consists of a series of fifteen watercolor paintings.

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The Art of the Ship Model

Minnesota Marine Art Museum Fri, Jan 23, 2015 - Fri, Apr 3, 2015

The Art of the Ship Model explores the beauty of naval architecture as expressed by various artists and craftspeople, and how design relates to various ships’ functions.  Models include traditionally rigged wooden merchant and naval ships, steam propelled vessels, historic models of steam engines, a large model of Titanic as well as ship’s lines drawings and plans from the Museum’s collection.

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New Land, New Life: Norwegian Immigration in Minnesota

Winona County History Center Sat, Jan 10, 2015 - Sun, Mar 22, 2015

This traveling exhibit highlights the history of immigration in Minnesota from 1825-1925.

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A Life Aquatic: Don Frey Retrospective

Minnesota Marine Art Museum Fri, Jan 16, 2015 - Sun, Apr 26, 2015

Frey is the principal photographer and videographer for the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, a global group of archaeologists who study and excavate shipwrecks and submerged cultural sites.

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The Legendary Jack Gray

Minnesota Marine Art Museum Sun, Oct 26, 2014 - Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Gray is one of the greatest Canadian marine painters of the 20th century.

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