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September 2019

Warrior Game Day Experience

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Fun, food and community are coming to Johnson Street this season prior to Winona State Football home games! All are invited to #WinonaGameDay for: -Food Trucks -Giveaways & Contests -Inflatables -Student Zone -Warrior Kids Zone -Live Broadcast -Warrior Walk (line Johnson Street and welcome the football team, coaches, dance team and cheer team as they head to the field.)

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Winona State Presents Chris Kroeze in Concert

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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WSU is excited to present Chris Kroeze, the runner-up from Season 15 of NBC’s “The Voice” and a part of Team Blake, for Family weekend! From Barron, Wisconsin. Kroeze played at major festivals like Country Jam and Ashley for the Arts this summer along with a full tour in the Midwest. He has also played with major stars like Blake Shelton, Josh Thompson, The Doobie Brothers, and Lynard Skynard. Last day of online ticket sales is Wednesday September, 18. Tickets…

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2019 University Theme Film Series: Blocks

September 22 @ 7:00 pm

Award-winning director Davy Rothbart will appear at WSU to present his verité-inspired documentary charting the challenges faced by four generations of the Sanford-Durant family just blocks from the nation’s capital, but beset by extreme poverty, gang-related violence, drug addiction, and domestic abuse. For this family, careers might seem impossible.  This film is not rated but includes adult content. Co-sponsored by the Frozen River Film Festival, College of Liberal Arts, Department of English, Office of Inclusion & Diversity, and the Integrated…

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International Music Series: Sowah Mensah

September 26 @ 6:00 pm

Drumming and Music of Ghana. This concert series presents performances by world class musicians from a variety of cultures from around the globe. Free Admission.  

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October 2019

2019 University Theme Film Series: On the Basis of Sex

October 1 @ 7:00 pm

The critically acclaimed biopic focuses on the early career challenges and first cases of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, portrayed by Felicity Jones. Rated PG-13. Co-sponsored by Campus Cinema, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Department of Social Work, and the Winona Chapter of The League of Women Voters.

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2019 University Theme Film Series: Generation Startup

October 8 @ 7:00 pm

A new generation of entrepreneurs challenging the status quo as they embark upon their careers is the subject of this inspiring documentary featuring, among others, Venture for America Founder and CEO Andrew Yang.  Sponsored by the College of Business.

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International Music Series: Colleen Haas and the WSU Percussion Ensemble

October 10 @ 6:00 pm

Music of Brazil. This concert series presents performances by world class musicians from a variety of cultures from around the globe. Free Admission

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2019 University Theme Film Series: North Country

October 15 @ 7:00 pm

Starring Charlize Theron in an Oscar-nominated performance, Niki Caro’s docudrama portrays the grim reality of a workplace hostile to women and the costs to those who stood up to expose harassment. Rated R for sequences involving sexual harassment, including violence and dialogue, and for language. Sponsored by WSU’s Common Book Project.

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International Music Series: Pooja Goswami Pavan (Vocal), Allalaghatta Pavan (Tabla) and Praful Kelkar (Sarod)

October 17 @ 6:00 pm

Music of North India. This concert series presents performances by world class musicians from a variety of cultures from around the globe. Free Admission.

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2019 University Theme Film Series: The Greatest Showman

October 19 @ 7:00 pm

The feel-good hit musical from the Oscar-, Grammy-, Tony-, and Golden Globe Award-winning songwriting duo Pasek & Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land) stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, and Zendaya and engaged millions of fans while glossing over some thorny ethical questions about P. T. Barnum’s career. Rated PG-13.

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2019 University Theme Film Series: Sorry to Bother You

October 25 @ 7:00 pm

This Sundance hit mashup of sci-fi tropes and irreverent humor had the attention of critics and audiences alike last year for its savvy take on workplace politics.  Lakeith Stanfield stars as a young black telemarketer who navigates a career roadblock by adopting a white accent and then finds himself deep in a corporate conspiracy. Rated R for pervasive language, some strong sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use.

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2019 University Theme Film Series: Finding Home in Boomtown

October 29 @ 7:00 pm

Another award-winning documentary from this year’s festival circuit, Finding Home in Boomtown shows the challenges faced by a young Christian couple who leave behind a comfortable career to follow their calling: building housing communities for the homeless.  This film is not rated. Co-sponsored by Frozen River Film Festival.

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International Music Series: Gao Hong Pipa

October 31 @ 6:00 pm

Music of China. This concert series presents performances by world class musicians from a variety of cultures from around the globe. Free admission.

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2019 University Theme Film Series: The Blair Witch Project

October 31 @ 7:00 pm

A career-themed Halloween celebration with the cult classic from what many say was one of the cinema’s most inventive and radical years, 1999.  The film depicts challenges enterprising filmmakers face as they pursue their careers and aspirations in the face of mounting danger—and the result kickstarted a new subgenre of found-footage horror films. Rated R for language. Co-sponsored by Campus Cinema.  

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November 2019

2019 University Theme Film Series: One Week Job

November 7 @ 7:00 pm

Like many young people, Sean Aiken wondered what to do with his life. So he took on 52 different jobs, each for one week at a time, to try to determine his best path in life, and the results were inspiring for himself and for audiences across the country. This film is not rated. All film screenings are free and open to the public.  

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International Music Series: Calle Sur

November 14 @ 6:00 pm

Music of South America. This concert series presents performances by world class musicians from a variety of cultures from around the globe. Free Admission.

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February 2020

Winona Symphony Children’s Concert

February 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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WSO’S annual children’s concert is again dedicated to reaching young audiences in various elementary schools throughout the region. This year’s program will feature music from Grieg’s Peer Gynt, a norse play by Ibsen, made even more famous by Grieg’s incredible music. This concert is recommended for students in grades 2 – 5.

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March 2020

Winona Symphony Spring Concert

March 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
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Joining the Winona Symphony Orchestra in March are members of the Apollo Chamber Music Festival, a group based in Houston, MN and widely regarded for their superb professional performances of chamber music classic and contemporary. They will join us as soloists for one of Beethoven’s lesser-performed concertos, the Triple Concerto for violin, cello and piano as we celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The program opens with two works by prominent historic female composers, Ruth Crawford Seeger an important…

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June 2020

Great River Shakespeare Festival Season 17

June 21, 2020 - August 2, 2020

Great River Shakespeare Festival from June 21 to August 2, 2020, is the premier place to experience Shakespeare’s stories as our own. GRSF enhances the play-going experience through musical performances, receptions, classes, workshops and programs for learners of all ages and backgrounds. Pre-Show Conversations will be taking place 30 minutes before every main stage performance, and 15 minutes before every black box performance in the Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theater.

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