Calendar

Please note, all events are subject to change. Click here to submit an event to be put on this calendar.

Jul
28
Mon
Open House for Pre-Storage Scene Viewing @ Historic Masonic Theatre
Jul 28 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Free Appetizers – Cash Bar – Speakers Panel – Photos Ops – Q & A

New Play Monday – “Goats” by Emilio DeGrazia @ Historic Masonic Theatre
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm

Presented by Theatre du Missippi – A live reading of a new full length play, with audience participation.

Jul
29
Tue
GRSF: Callithump IV @ PAC - Main Stage
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for our FOURTH Annual Callithump!!! Pre Show and Picnic on the Green at 5pm, Performance in the Performing Arts Center at 7pm. This is always a sell out event, so get your tickets early!

A Callithump!!! is: a noisy, boisterous parade, accompanied by the blowing of tin horns and other discordant noises; a burlesque serenade.

Callithump!!! is:

  • A fund-raiser and benefit performance for the Great River Shakespeare Festival.
  • An extraordinary evening of entertainment from the company you love!
Mississippi Sippin’
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s Sippin’ season! Casual drinks and food on the MMAM’s riverwalk! MMAM_Logo_Main_4Color

Jul
30
Wed
WCHS Food For Thought: The History of Winona’s Lumber Mills and Early Woodworkers @ Winona County History Center
Jul 30 @ 12:05 pm

Join Walt Bennick as he will  take you through the early history of Winona’s lumber industry. He will also explore the sash and door shops, leading the way for early furniture makers in Winona County.WCHS

GRSF: Hamlet @ PAC - Main Stage
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm

Hamlet is arguably the greatest play ever written. Unexpected funny, Hamlet grapples with the core questions of our lives while remaining sharp, witty, direct and relevant to a modern audience. Hamlet asks what it is to be human – what it means to live, to love, to see beauty, to suffer loss, to revenge, to mourn, to exist, …to be.Hamlet-image-1024x844

Cruise Night @ Lakeview Drive Inn
Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm

cruiseA Winona tradition continues Wednesday nights at the Lakeview Drive Inn…..Click Here to find out this weeks theme.

GRSF: Apprentice/Intern Project: Troilus and Cressida @ PAC - Black Box Theater - Winona State Campus
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm

Apprentices and Interns come from elite theater training programs across the country to build the sets, understudy the productions, sew the costumes, hang the lights and do everything else that keeps GRSF running. See these young artists in their own production as they begin their professional careers.GRSF

GRSF: Rosengrantz & Guildenstern are Dead @ PAC - Main Stage
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm

As he did in Shakespeare in Love, Tom Stoppard uses dazzling language in a Shakespeare inspired story that asks, “what if?” What if we are minor characters in our own story? What if we are trapped in a play we can’t alter? The result is a profoundly funny, deeply moving portrait of modern life as seen by two characters who disappear from Hamlet in a single line: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead.”R & G-image-1024x824

Winona Municipal Band Concert @ Lake Park Bandshell
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm

A summer time staple in Winona. A great place to connect with neighbors and friends while listening to great music. The Winona Municipal Band preforms every Wednesday through mid-August. If you can’t make it down or happen to miss a concert, KQAL 89.5 FM will re-broadcast the concert from the previous Wednesday, on the following Sunday at Noon. You can also listen online at KQAL.org.

Jul
31
Thu
Thursdays on First & 3rd @ Peace Plaza
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 8:30 pm

Thursdays on first & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer. thursdaysonfirst_logoSit back and relax with friends and family as live dance and performing arts are featured from 11:30-12:30PM. Stick around for the Music Festival performances at 5:00PM and 7:00PM on two stages!
If you feel like getting your hands dirty, be sure to head to Historic 3rd Street for Arts & Culture LIVE! This area will feature different interactive art options each week!

GRSF: Apprentice/Intern Project: Troilus and Cressida (Closing) @ PAC - Black Box Theater - Winona State Campus
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm

Love meets consequences: comical, satirical, heroic, tragic, Troilus & Cressida resists easy classification, a minefield of brutal ironies, betrayed loyalties and shattered ideals. Compelling and exasperating, humorous and heartbreaking, it stands apart as Shakespeare’s ultimate dissection of human nature at war with itself.

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GRSF: The Merry Wives of Windsor @ PAC - Main Stage
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm

The Merry Wives of Windsor is a bawdy, hysterical take on fidelity, centering around one of the great comic characters of all time, Sir John Falstaff, mentor and friend to the young Prince Hal of Henry IV and Henry V. But even Falstaff, master of wit and of tavern pranks is no match for the title characters in this story of cuckoldry and deception, where the Wives exact their revenge on their “men being men.”Merry-Wives-image-1024x808

Aug
1
Fri
GRSF: The Merry Wives of Windsor @ PAC - Main Stage
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm

Sir John Falstaff returns to the GRSF stage in Shakespeare’s hilarious story of cuckoldry and bungled seduction. See what happens when Falstaff tries to woo not one, but two of Windsor’s merriest wives.

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GRSF: Free Concert on the Green: Harmonious Wail @ Winona State University
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm

Smoldering vocals laced among the jazzy mandolin and guitar; an infectious blend of continental jazz, swing, gypsy music and melodic vocals …how DOES one describe the sound of Harmonious Wail? The Wail has caught numerous listeners by total surprise during its more than 20-year history. Of all the venues and stages that these ‘NPR regulars’ have graced, it’s the PAC’s, festivals and showcase clubs that bring the most enthusiastic audience response!

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GRSF: Hamlet @ PAC - Main Stage
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm

On the way to writing a classic revenge thriller laced with political intrigue, William Shakespeare drafted one of the greatest plays ever written. Thanks to Hamlet’s razor sharp wit, the play is not only unexpectedly funny, but profoundly direct in confronting the essential questions at the core of what it is to be human. In Hamlet’s struggle to make order out of the chaos around him, we see our own lives mirrored.

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Aug
2
Sat
Winona Farmers’ Market @ 2nd and Main St
Aug 2 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Winona Farmers’ Market is a local organization that invites home grown producers of fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, eggs, honey, syrups, baked goods, meats, flowers, bedding, and house plants to come together with local residents to share in the bounty of our beautiful region.

Our goal is to provide fresh, quality local produce and meat products for our customers; to provide a local site for producers to sell their products; to educate our customers on healthy eating; and to provide freshly harvested produce at prices everyone can afford.farm

GRSF: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (Closing) @ PAC - Main Stage
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm

As he did in Shakespeare in Love, Tom Stoppard uses dazzling language in a Shakespeare inspired story that asks, “what if?” What if we are minor characters in our own story? What if we are trapped in a play we can’t alter? The result is a profoundly funny, deeply moving portrait of modern life as seen by two characters who disappear from Hamlet in a single line: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead.”

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GRSF: Free Concert on the Green: The Bus Boys, Those Darn Accordions @ Winona State University
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm

San Francisco’s accordion-fueled rock ‘n’ roll band pumps out polkas, rock classics and catchy originals chronicling life in the weird lane. With a sense of humor that just won’t quit, the one-of-a-kind band blazes through a variety of musical genres — from rock and funk to polka — and torches timeless classic rock tunes along the way. You won’t believe your ears.

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GRSF: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Closing) @ PAC - Main Stage
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm

The Merry Wives of Windsor is a bawdy, hysterical take on fidelity, centering around one of the great comic characters of all time, Sir John Falstaff, mentor and friend to the young Prince Hal of Henry IV and Henry V. But even Falstaff, master of wit and of tavern pranks is no match for the title characters in this story of cuckoldry and deception, where the Wives exact their revenge on their “men being men.”

Merry-Wives-image-1024x808