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The Picks: Frozen River Film Festival Kickoff, Pump House Artist Reception, First Friday Downtown Art Walk & More Event Picks!

The Picks: Frozen River Film Festival Kickoff, Pump House Artist Reception, First Friday Downtown Art Walk & More Event Picks!

February 3-9, 2023

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Photo by Frozen River Film Festival

Featured Event

Frozen River Film Festival – Make a short trip across the Mississippi River to attend the annual Frozen River Film Festival in Winona, Minnesota. The festival seeks to engage, educate, and activate the community in the world through the art of documentary filmmaking. From February 5-12, Festival goers can look forward to watching a variety of films and taking part in various workshops where they can speak directly to the filmmakers. Purchase your tickets now!

Photo by Jean Weiner

Friday 2/3

Current Pump House Regional Arts Center Exhibition – Join the Pump House Regional Arts Center in supporting their currently featured exhibition, which will be on display from January 11- February 25, 2023. The exhibition features the works of Lynda Wallis in Trust Yourself to Feel Exactly What You’re Feeling, Jean Weiner in Dance of Light, and K. Daphnae Koop in Elevating the Ordinary. The Artist Reception is on February 3, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 pm.

First Friday Downtown Art Walk – Held at various locations in downtown La Crosse on the first Friday of every month, come down for the first First Friday Downtown Art Walk on February 3! Artists, exhibitions, and new collections can be found at River City Gallery, Pump House Regional Art Center, and others from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Check out the photography of Dylan Overhouse Productions at Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy.

Photo by Dylan Overhouse Productions

Nobody’s Dope Live at Alpine Inn – Start your Friday night off at Alpine Inn on February 3 from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm with Nobody’s Dope. The show is presented by Broken Wrist Records and features Guess Pre (Gregory Stanton), Andy Hughes, and Brian Bethke.

UWL 2023 All Student Juried Art Exhibition – Join the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse for the opening reception of the 2023 UWL Student Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibition runs from February 3-22, but the awards will be announced at the reception at 5:45 pm.

Photo by The Astronomers

Saturday 2/4

Hairspray at the Viterbo Fine Arts Center – See a performance of the popular Broadway show, Hairspray at the Viterbo FIne Arts Center this Saturday at 7:30 pm. This classic Tony Award®–winning musical comedy makes for a great evening of theater by this talented nationally touring cast.

The Astronomers w/ Carlby and Nova Garden – Support local music at The Warehouse this Saturday night! Come and see The Astronomers w/ Carlby and Nova Garden at 6:45 pm to start your weekend off right with some epic live music. The Astronomers have sold out headline tour dates and festivals opening for Milky Chance and Portugal The Man, and audience members will be in for a great night of entertainment.

Photo by La Crosse Public Library

Sunday 2/5

Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club – Join filmmaker Holly De Ruyter at the La Crosse Public Library on Sunday from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm for a screening and discussion of her documentary, Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club. Register for this free event now!

Photo by Pump House Regional Arts Center

Coming Up (2/3 – 2/9)

2023 La Crosse Winter Roots Festival – La Crosse Winter Roots Festival is an invitation to celebrate local and regional music, cuisine, artists, makers, brewers, and distillers from the greater La Crosse, Wisconsin. Taking place Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 12:00 pm, the main event will be held at the Riverside Ballroom at the La Crosse Center, including the epic Artist Market. There will also be a pre-party Friday Night Winter Roots Ice Breaker at The Main kicking off at 6:00 pm.

Ariane Lydon & Friends ‘In The Spirit of Love’ Concert – The Pump House Regional Arts Center presents Ariane Lydon and Friends on Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 pm. The show will feature their ‘In the Spirit of Love’ concert. The show will be an experience, as Lydon fluently delivers songs in 3 languages along with music featuring guitars, keyboard, harp, and percussion.
24th Annual “Masquerade” Winter Ball – Don’t miss Pearl Street Brewery’s 24th Annual Masquerade Winter Ball on Saturday, February 18th! The festivities run from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and include special releases of new, one-off beers, wine spritzers, sparkling wines, and hard cider mixers along with a lineup of award-winning Pearl Street Brewery beers. Food will be available for purchase and Porky’s Groove Machine, Nicholas David and Mark Joseph & The American Soul will be providing live entertainment.

Photo by Talisk

On the Road (2/3 – 2/9)

Talisk at the Historic Temple Theatre – Come see Talisk, one of Scotland’s most popular folk-based groups to emerge in the last decade, at the Historic Temple Theatre for a one-of-a-kind night of live entertainment. Kicking off at 7:00 pm, the show will feature an excellent evening of live music on Sunday. Get your tickets soon.

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