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Winona State University

July 2019

32nd Annual Dixieland Festival

July 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Winona's Dixieland Jazz Festival, keeps the toe-tapping music alive on the green on the Winona State University campus. The 2019 line-up is the Blue Ox Jazz Babies, Barbary Coast Dixieland Band and the Gate City Dixieland Band. Parking is free on lots or on street. Admission is free; food and drink are available; indoor rest rooms. Rain site is the Science Lab Atrium. Please bring your own chair.

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Great River Shakespeare Fesitval: White Rabbit Red Rabbit

July 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

In White Rabbit Red Rabbit a single actor walks onstage, opens a sealed envelope and performs a play they’ve never seen or read before. A global sensation veiled in mystery, it’s a one of a kind theatrical experience full of surprises where the play stays the same but the production changes drastically each night.

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Tour of Gardens: Gardens of Purpose Tour

July 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

The Gardens of Purpose Tour will focus on the reasons for specific gardens in the Arboretum at WSU.  Are you looking for a place that features specific plants? Do you want a place to sit quietly and contemplate?  Is there some kind of historical purpose in your planting? Does the garden provide a physical benefit to your grounds or critters in your area?  Is there an educational reason for the garden? Meet at the WSU Gazebo.

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Callithump

July 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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Callithump is a zany, boisterous, and extremely entertaining fundraising event that is produced by the GRSF company members. Come early for games and entertainment on the Green.

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August 2019

Symposium: Wenonah–History and Stories

August 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Legends and the Narrative, and inviting scholarly and creative discussion of our collective ancestors.

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September 2019

Warrior Game Day Experience

September 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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.) #WinonaGameDay festivities begin at 11am until game time (1 or 2pm),

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Dave Marck Jazz Quartet

September 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

The Department of Music will present a guest artist concert featuring the Dave Marck Jazz Quartet. Free Admission: Donations accepted for Friends of Jazz.

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Winona Symphony Fall Concert

September 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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The fall concert will feature the strings of the Winona Symphony Orchestra in a glittering array of works new and old. It opens with Hawaiian composer Michael-Thomas Foumai’s Kaunānā, written as an exploration of musical ideas old and new. Dvořàk’s lustrous string serenade closes the program, a work he wrote just on the cusp of becoming the famous composer he is still today, and a beautiful pictorial tribute to his Czech homeland. The program is made complete with conductor Erik…

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Screening of “North Country”

September 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Based on the true story of the first class-action lawsuit against sexual harassment in the workplace, “North Country” is set in an iron mine in Northern Minnesota in 1989. The film portrays the grim reality of a workplace that was hostile to women and the costs to those who stood up to expose the harassment. The court case against the Mesabi mine became a landmark case that changed corporate responsibility for workplace sexual harassment and solidified workers’ rights to collectively…

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2019 University Theme Film Series: Office Space

September 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Initially a box-office disappointment, this sympathetic workplace comedy examined the plight of info-tech workers and eventually became a cult classic and meme machine. Starring Jennifer Aniston and Ron Livingston. Rated R for language and brief sexuality. All film screenings are free and open to the public.

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Warrior Game Day Experience

September 19, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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WSU Faculty Recital

September 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

The Department of Music will present a faculty recital featuring solo and chamber works performed by the WSU music faculty.

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International Music Series: Sowah Mensah

September 26, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Warrior Game Day Experience

October 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The WSU Warrior Game Day Experience will take place on Johnson Street between King and Mark streets prior to each home football game during the 2019 season. Don’t miss the Warrior Walk, featuring the WSU football team, coaches, dance team and cheer team an hour before the start of the game. All members of the WSU and Winona communities are invited to be part of the excitement and help boost campus and fan spirit before each WSU home football game.…

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2019 University Theme Film Series: North Country

October 15, 2019 @ 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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Toni Morrison: Her Life and Her Legacy

October 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Winonans will honor the life as well as work of author Toni Morrison. The event, hosted by Dr. Gretchen Michlitsch of the Winona State University English Department, will include a presentation on Morrison as well as readings from Morrison’s novels and her 1993 Nobel Lecture. Morrison was a teacher, an editor, and the author of eleven novels.  A wordsmith, she mastered not language itself but rather the ability to work with language. This event is free and open to the public.  Light…

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

October 17, 2019 @ 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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NASA Space Apps Challenge: Space Apps Winona!

October 19, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Space Apps Winona is a 48-hour collaboration and design event to solve challenges designed by NASA alongside international hosts worldwide. Join a grassroots think tank to advance science and our lives. Games, stories, interactive maps, dances, apps, videos, visual art, music, teaching tools etc…create innovative solutions to Earth and Space challenge topics.  Sign up on your own or with a team. Geared for ages 14 and up, but younger folks are welcome with an adult. This event is free and…

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2019 University Theme Film Series: The Greatest Showman

October 19, 2019 @ 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: 17 Blocks

October 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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.

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WSU Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors

October 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until October 26, 2019

Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant. One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, Little Shop Of Horrors is a charming tongue in cheek comedy by the writers of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast and Aladdin.

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WSU Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors

October 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until October 26, 2019

Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant. One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, Little Shop Of Horrors is a charming tongue in cheek comedy by the writers of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast and Aladdin.

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Haunted Rooms

October 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Winona State University's International club with be hosting a Haunted Walk-through in the Oak Rooms of Kryzsko Commons. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased online from this page, at the International Services office in Kryzsko Commons, or at the entrance of the event.

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2019 University Theme Film Series: Sorry to Bother You

October 25, 2019 @ 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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WSU Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors

October 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until October 26, 2019

Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant. One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, Little Shop Of Horrors is a charming tongue in cheek comedy by the writers of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast and Aladdin.

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Pumpkin Drop and STEM Carnival

October 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Second Annual Pumpkin Drop will discuss the commonalities between physics and chemistry. The experiment consists of dropping a normal pumpkin, followed by dropping pumpkins that have been frozen with liquid nitrogen, observing the effect of temperature on material properties. Attendees can expect to see how pumpkins will react differently when dropped when they are frozen. The normal “plop” of a ripe pumpkin will be replaced with the shattering of the pumpkin into solid chunks that can fly for some distance. The STEM Carnival will feature five major science demos, including the…

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Warrior Game Day Experience

October 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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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WSU Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors

October 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until October 26, 2019

Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant. One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, Little Shop Of Horrors is a charming tongue in cheek comedy by the writers of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast and Aladdin.

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Lyceum Artist Talk: The Value of Difference

October 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

WSU Lyceum presents California-based indigenous interdisciplinary artist brooke smiley, who will offer an artist talk and demo entitled “The Value of Difference: Inclusion and Diversity across Cultures, Disciplines, and Self.”  brooke smiley is an indigenous, interdisciplinary dance artist, and Dancescape 2020 Guest Choreographer is an Advancing Indigenous Performer Fellow 2019/2020 from Western Arts Alliance with lead support from the National Endowment of the Arts, and Doris Duke Foundation. Her art deepens awareness in the body with somatic movement education and…

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2019 University Theme Film Series: Finding Home in Boomtown

October 29, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

High School Honor Band Festival

November 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The festival culminates with members from the WSU band and high school honor bands joining forces to host a concertThe large concert will feature a music piece composed by Stephen Mitton, a doctoral student from the University of Michigan. The piece, Tradewinds, was written by Mitton specifically for his weekend at WSU. He will attend all rehearsals and activities to mentor both groups of students throughout this music filled weekend.   

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WSU Bands Fall Concert

November 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come and see the WSU Wind Ensemble and WSU Symphonic Band in concert, featuring guest soloist Dr. Rachel Haug-Root and guest composer Stephen Mitton! Works by: Mitton, Chaminade, Maslanka, Shostakovich, Greenaway, Markowski, and Holst.

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2019 University Theme Film Series: One Week Job

November 7, 2019 @ 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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Warrior Game Day Experience

November 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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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Faculty Vocal recital: Alan Dunbar

November 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

The Department of Music will present a voice recital featuring Alan Dunbar, baritone.

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International Music Series: Calle Sur

November 14, 2019 @ 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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Winona State University Orchestra Concert

November 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

The Department of Music will present a concert featuring the WSU Orchestra, under the direction of Paul Vance.

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Author Event: Kent Cowgill

November 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Retired WSU English professor, Kent Cowgill, will read from his forthcoming book PurebRED: Confessions and Obsessions of a Nebraska Husker Superfan.

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WSU String Ensemble

November 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

The Department of Music will present a concert featuring the WSU Spring Ensemble, under the direction of Paul Vance.

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WSU Theatre: The Wolves

November 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until November 23, 2019

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

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WSU Theatre: The Wolves

November 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until November 23, 2019

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

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WSU Theatre: The Wolves

November 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until November 23, 2019

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

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WSU Theatre: The Wolves

November 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until November 23, 2019

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

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Live Music: WSU Jazz Combos

November 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm