- Author Talk – Kevin Fenton
Chapter 2 Books | 121 W 3rd St | 1 pm
Noted, award-winning author Kevin Fenton will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions about writing and publishing. On the hour he will read from his works. At 1pm he will read from Merit Badges. At 2pm he will read from Leaving Rollingstone. At 3p and 4pm he will read from two new works in progress.
- Mountainfilm: Bring a Map
Island City Brewery | 65 E Front St | 7–9 pm
Join us at 5:00 p.m. for music, films, and plenty of beer as we watch daring climbers, determined mountain bikers, rough waters and more. Music starts at 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Films start at 7:00 p.m. Get in free with your Frozen River Donor Premier Pass or Big Muddy Pass; suggested donation is $10.
Music | 5–7pm and 9–11pm
Bands will perform before and after the film set.
- Dance Films
Infinity Wellness | 117 W 3rd St | 2 pm
Two short dance films – one titled Stumped and the other with the working title In This Place. In This Place is a work-in-progress showing of a film that was funded by SEMAC: Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council and will have a final showing at The Outpost in June. Both films were created in Winona with the help of local dancers. They were inspired by place and how even the most concrete of things can still change over time.
- Explore Winona!
Winona County History Center | 160 Johnson St | 11 am–6 pm
Get $1 off Winona’s great History Museum with a FRFF pass or ticket stub!
- Fastenal Museum
69 Lafayette St | 12–5 pm
On November 28th, 1967, a small hardware shop called “Fastenal” opened for business at 69 Lafayette Street in downtown Winona. Fifty years later, that same building has been renovated and recast as the Fastenal Museum, providing a visual journey through Fastenal’s rise from struggling local business to multibillion-dollar global company. The museum showcases dozens of stories and artifacts from Fastenal’s first 50 years, including a prototype of Bob Kierlin’s original vending machine design, a recreation of a typical Fastenal branch circa the early 1980s (in all of its primitive-yet-functional glory), and a lineup of some of the strangest fasteners and components ever created by Fastenal’s in-house manufacturing division. Visitors are welcome, free of charge, on Frozen Friday.
Minnesota Marine Art Museum | 11 am–6 pm
This interactive installation is a layered mix of digital video, text, silhouettes and cutout elements that are motion activated. Digital projections include a mashup of historical references, folk patterns, and story fragments fished from the project’s crowd-sourced text feed. The participatory space allows the audience to dive in and make virtual waves inside this alt version of a very old tale. Mention Frozen Friday for $2 off the museum ticket price!
- Frozen River Film Festival Panel Discussion
Acoustic Cafe | 77 Lafayette St | 11am
Join the discussion! Meet the new staff for the Frozen River Film Festival and their film guests and chat about the films this year and working in the documentary film industry.
- How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse with Seed Saving
Winona Friendship Center | 251 Main St | 1 pm
You might be good with a crossbow, but you can’t eat dead zombies. Growing food year after year is probably the most important long-term survival skill you can learn. Join Alison Bettin for a brief introduction to seed saving techniques as well as food equity, food insecurity, and biodiversity.
- Making Noise – The Story of a Skatepark
Outpost | 119 E 3rd | 3 pm
Presentation of Making Noise – The Story of a Skatepark followed by a Q&A with the director Cecilia Cornejo and guests.
- Medicines of the Earth
Winona Public Library | 151 W 5th St | 12 pm
Presenter: Bonnie Kreckow
The most popular or more prominent medicine of today may be what we refer to as ‘allopathic’ or western medicine. Thankfully, some have not forgotten the “First Medicines.” This tradition of medicine continues to be passed down to generations and is making a huge comeback. Let’s talk about this medicine—referred to as ‘herbs’ or herbal medicine, is it still tradition, or is it getting exploited? What is true tradition – the plants – medicine…
- Music Throughout the Day
Blooming Grounds | 50 E 3rd St | 2–5 pm
Music throughout the day by Mr. Clue and My Grandma’s Cardigan.