A Snowsculpting competition & Chili Cook Off are two events that highlight Mackinaw City’s 21st Annual Winter Fest this Thursday - Saturday, January 16-18. You can also look for the Euchre Tournament, Poker Walk and more. http://www.mackinawcity.com/winter-fest-2014-144/
The Big Picture Society: The League of Women Voters Leelanau County hosts this film presentation, featuring Sally Hawkins in a dramatization of the 1968 labor strike initiated by hundreds of women employed in a London automobile manufacturing plant. No cost. 3pm, Old Art Building, Leland. 231.409.9339.
Moscow Festival Ballet - “Chopinina” & “Romeo and Juliet”: Under the direction of former Bolshoi dancer Sergei Radchenko, the Ballet performs Prokofiev’s masterpiece ballet, a fairy tale of everlasting love. 7:30pm, The Opera House, Cheboygan. Tickets: $38 adults, $12.50 students. www.theoperahouse.org or 231.627.5841.
The Bay Film Series presents “Wadjda”: This film sheds a light on what women face, starting in childhood, in an oppressive regime. 6pm, The Bay Theatre, Suttons Bay. Tickets, $8.50. www.baytheatre.com or 231-271-5800.
Salem Witch Trials: Author Stephen Lewis explores the facts & theories behind the hysteria that shook colonial Massachusetts in the late 17th century. 7pm, Peninsula Community Library, TC. www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org or 231-223-7700.
Novel Knights: This book group is for any guys is grades third through fifth. Includes a discussion of the novel, related craft & snacks. 4:15pm, Peninsula Community Library, TC. www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org or 231-223-7700.
Grand Traverse Humanists Meeting: Chef Eric Patterson will speak on “The Art and Soul of Local Sustainable Cuisine”. Patterson is co-chef & coowner of The Cooks’ House in TC, & was previously head chef of André’s in Las Vegas. 7pm, History Center, TC. Free. 231-392-1215.
Story Hour: Snow: Hear stories & do some activities & a craft. 10-11am, Horizon Books, TC. www.horizonbooks.com
Jonathan Biss, Piano: Enjoy an evening of Brahms, Chopin, Beethoven & more with this acclaimed American pianist. 7:30pm, Dendrinos Chapel, Interlochen Center for the Arts. Tickets: $29 adults, $26 seniors, $10 students. www.interlochen.org
The Bay Film Series presents “Wadjda”: (See Mon.)
Bestselling Young Adult Author Laurie Halse Anderson: This author will celebrate her latest novel for teens, “The Impossible Knife of Memory”. 6-7:30pm, McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey. 231-347-1180.
Petoskey Regional Audubon Society Features Presentation on eBird: 7pm, Independence Village of Petoskey. 231-330-4572.
Introduction to Seraph’s Love & Faith: With Beverly Heinz, teacher of Seraphic Wisdom. 5:30- 6:30pm, Higher Self Bookstore, TC. www.higherselfbookstore.com or 941-5805.
New Zealand Travelogue: Steve Pearsall gives a presentation based on his year living in New Zealand. Will feature photographs, info about the flora and fauna of New Zealand, & more. 7pm, Elk Rapids Historic Museum. Presented by the Elk Rapids District Library. 231-264-9979.
Winter Open House: Free, hands-on workshops for all ages. From ukelele to metalsmithing, pottery wheel to painting. 4:30-7pm, Blackbird Arts, TC. www.blackbirdartstc.com or 231.421.8085.
Traverse City Business After Hours: 5-7pm, Centre ICE, TC. Entry fee for non-members is $15. http://tcchamber.org/
Mike Birbiglia: Thank God For Jokes: This award-winning filmmaker, author, & comedian brings awkward stories of telling jokes & how that can get you in trouble to the City Opera House, TC at 7pm. Tickets, $37.50. www.cityoperahouse. org or 941-8082.
Sushi-Making Class: Roll Your Own Sushi with Chef Anie Driscoll from Aerie Restaurant & Lounge, Grand Traverse Resort, at The Little Fleet, TC from 7-9pm. Free. 231-534-6352.
Pageturners: This month’s book selection is “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles. 7pm, Peninsula Community Library, TC. www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org or 231.223.7700.
Petoskey Business After Hours: 5-7pm, City Park Grill. Hawaiian theme. $7 members; $12 nonmembers.
Manistee Business After Hours: The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians will host this event at the Blue Fish Kitchen. $5 members; $10 non-members. www.manisteechamber.com
Writers & Readers Speakers Series Presents Jerry Dennis: This nature, science & outdoor writer’s books have appeared on national bestseller Blue Fish Kitchen. $5 members; $10 non-members. www.manisteechamber.com
Writers & Readers Speakers Series Presents Jerry Dennis: This
nature, science & outdoor writer’s books have appeared on national
bestseller lists, have been translated into five languages, & are
taught in universities & high schools. 7pm, Kalkaska County Library.
Traverse City West Senior High School Annual Scholarship Spaghetti Dinner: Help
raise funds for senior scholarships at this dinner in the TC West
Senior High Commons Area from 5-7pm. Cost: $7 adults (13 & over); $5
students ages 5- 12; $25 for family of 5 or more; & free for
children age 4 & under. 933-1783.
Elk Rapids Business After Hours: 5-7pm, Twisted Fish Gallery. www.elkrapidschamber.org
The Jammin Divas: Enjoy
traditional & contemporary original folk music from Ireland,
Australia & the USA at Sleder’s Tavern, TC at 7pm. Tickets: $15
advance; $20 door. 947-9213.
Benzie County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours: 5-7pm, Crystal Palace Lounge, Thompsonville.
Mackinaw City’s 21st Annual Winter Fest: Includes the Outhouse Race, Chili Cookoff, snow sculpting & more. http://www.mackinawcity.com/winter-fest-2014-144/friday 1/17
The Game’s Afoot: Murder,
mayhem, drama & dastardly deeds in this Sherlock Holmes-inspired
comedy from Ken Ludwig. 7:30pm, Old Town Playhouse, TC. Tickets: $25
adults, $14 children, $20 groups. oldtownplayhouse.com or 947-2210.
Cross Country Ski Races, Grayling: 1K to 3K kids’ races at 7pm at the Cross Country Ski Shop, Grayling on a lighted loop. www.nordicskiracer.com
Chance to Dance: Variety
of music styles. Singles & couples welcome. 10pm-12am, NMC,
Physical Education building, room 120. $5. 231-499-9793.
Songwriters in the Round: Featuring Sandy Blumenfeld, Fred Kramer & Dennis Palmer. 8:30- 10:30pm, Horizon Books, TC. www.horizonbooks. com
Moonlight Ski: Cross country ski by moonlight, led by a naturalist, along Grass River Natural Area’s groomed trails in Bellaire. Cost, $5. Pre-register: www.grassriver.org or 231-533-8314.
Social Security: A
married couple’s domestic tranquility is shattered upon the arrival of
the wife’s nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband, & her Jewish
mother. 7:30pm, Cadillac High School Auditorium. Tickets, $10 advance
& $12 at door. 231-775-7336 or www.cadillacfootliters.com
Family Dinner & a Movie Night: Featuring “Raising Izzie”. Dinner (pizza) is $5; movie, free. 5:15-8pm, Harbor Springs Sk8 Park & Ice Rink. 231 526-0610. Orpheum Bell: This
group’s country & eastern sound consists of influences from
Ukraine, Holland, Armenia and the United States, and feature early jazz,
tango & ragtime, and folk & contemporary rock’n’roll. 8pm,
Inside Out Gallery, TC. $10. www.insideoutarttc.com
Bay Harbor Ice & Spice Festival: Professional
Ice Carver Competition, Pro-Am Ice & Spice Chili Challenge, “Find
Frosty,” Fire Performances by Sunshine Fire Entertainment, & more,
held at Petoskey’s Village at Bay Harbor. 10am-10pm. www.bayharbor.com
Mackinaw City’s 21st Annual Winter Fest: (See Thurs.)saturday 1/18
The Game’s Afoot: (See Fri.)
Pickleball Workshops: Northern
Michigan’s National Champion, Carolyn Ebbinghaus, will lead these
sessions. For beginners & advanced beginners. Held at 11am, noon
& 1pm in the Student & Community Resource Center gym, NCMC,
Petoskey. $5 students; $10 non-students for each session. Free family
day from 2-5pm. 231-348-6839.
Moose Jaw Safari: This snowmobile ride starts at Harbor Springs Skating Rink at 10am; registration at 8:30am. Two hour ride with 15 minute stops. Ride to Larks Lake for the famous bean soup at noon. http://www.harborspringssnowmobileclub.com/
Cross Country Ski Races, Grayling: Michigan
Cup races with distances ranging from 15K to 30K at Hanson Hills
Recreation Area, Grayling. Also, 8K races in classic & skate.
Bigfoot 5K & 10K Snowshoe Race: 9am, Timber Ridge Resort, TC. $20, before noon on Jan. 16; $25 on Jan. 17 & 18. www.runsnow.com
Ice Skating Games: Featuring bowling, hockey puck roll, & bubble wrap pop. 1-3pm, Harbor Springs Sk8 Park & Ice Rink. 231-526-0610.
January Community Sledding Night: Featuring food, games, prizes, crafts, sledding & more. 5-8pm, Kiwanis Park, Harbor Springs. 231-526- 0610.
Horizon Books Events: 12-2pm:
Author Signing: Ruth Hankins, “Crooked Lake”. A rendition about small
town living & regular people caught up in the tumult of everyday
life. 2-4pm: Author Signing: Greg Seman, “Shine On: Photographs”. Living
in the northern Michigan region since 1990 has been essential to
Seman’s body of work. www.horizonbooks.com
Winter Warm Up: For
$15, you can visit each of the seven participating Old Mission wineries
& enjoy comfort food & wine. For tickets, go to: www.wineriesofoldmission.com
Family Bird & Nature Program on Snowshoes: Join
local birder Mary Trout & Little Traverse Conservancy Educator
Melissa Hansen as you look for birds & mammals that brave the north
woods winter. 10am-noon, Offield Nature Preserve, Harbor Springs. Free.
WASSAIL! A Potluck & Winter Celebration: 6pm,
Martha Wagbo Farm & Education Center, East Jordan. Free, donations
welcome. Wassailing & sledding, 7pm. Registration: 231-536-0333.
Winter Snowshoe: 12-3pm, The Hill Nature Preserve, Boyne City. Bring your own snowshoes. Pre-register: 231.347.0991.
Bret Michaels & Firehouse: Life
Rocks Tour. Michaels unleashes a mix of Poison-era tunes & solo
material. 7pm, DreamMakers Theater, Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste. Marie.
Tickets, $52.50 & $42.50. http://tickets.kewadin.com/
Gopherwood Concerts Present Blue Molly: This
band based out of Grand Rapids plays a mix of everything from blues to
R&B, rock and roll, jazz & soul. 8pm, Cadillac Elks Club.
Advance tickets: $10 adults, $5 students 13-18, free for children 12
& under. Door: $12 & $6. 231-846-8383. Social Security: (See Fri. with the addition of a 2pm matinee today.)
Orpheum Bell: This
group’s country & eastern sound consists of influences from
Ukraine, Holland, Armenia and the United States, and feature early jazz,
tango & ragtime, and folk & contemporary rock’n’roll. 8pm,
Short’s Brewing Company, Bellaire. www.shortsbrewing.com
Bay Harbor Ice & Spice Festival: (See Fri.)
Mackinaw City’s 21st Annual Winter Fest: (See Thurs.)sunday 1/19
The Game’s Afoot: (See Fri., except today’s time is $3, and the cost for students & seniors is $23.)
Winter Wedding Show: Tour
the Bay View Inn & talk with on-site wedding coordinators from
Stafford’s Bay View Inn, Crooked River Lodge & the Perry Hotel. Meet
with area wedding vendors. 1-4pm, Stafford’s Bay View Inn, Petoskey.
Admission, $5; brides & grooms complimentary. www.staffords.com or 231-347-2771.
Boyne Celtic Session: 1pm, Boyne District Library’s community room. Featuring The Trad Irish Music Session. 231-883-7664.ongoing
Snowshoe Hikes: Held
every Sat. through end of Feb. with park rangers at 1pm at the Sleeping
Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Meet at the National Lakeshore Visitor
Center in Empire. 231-326-5134, extension 328.
Snowshoe Tours at Michigan Legacy Art Park, Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville: See
the sculptures & wildlife in the art park, Sundays through Feb. 23
at 2:30pm. Cost, $10. www. michlegacyartpark.org or 231-378-4963.
Earthwork Music Mondays Live: 6-8pm, Northern Natural Cider House, TC. 943-1078.
Technique Cooking: Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at noon; Thurs., 5:15pm, at Fustini's, Petoskey. Cost, $10 which goes toward purchase.
Winter Farmers Market: Held the second Thursday of each month at the Civic Center, East Jordan.
Calling Poetry Submissions: The annual Poets’ Night Out presented by the Traverse Area District Library is now accepting poetry submissions until Jan. 25 for its 2014 public poetry contest on April 27 at the Traverse City Opera House. Visit www. tadl.org/pno2014 for official entry form & submission details.
Village Farmers Market: Saturday, indoors at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, 10am-2pm.
Petoskey Winter Farmers Market: Fridays, 8:30am-1pm, NCMC Student Services Bldg.
Harbor Springs Winter Farmers Market: Saturdays, 9am, HS Middle School.
Frankfort Farmers Market: Saturdays, 9-1, inside Lions Club.
Boyne City Indoor Market: Every Sat., Nov.-April at the Red Barn, next to the Boyne District Library on Park Street, 9am-1pm.
Kids Open MIC: Held every Saturday at 3pm at Northern Natural Cider House, TC. 943-1078.
Hip Hop Universe: Competitions, dance lessons & food at the Kalkaska Kaliseum, every third Wednesday of the month, 4:30-7:30pm.
Free Yoga: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5:30pm, at Song of the Morning, Vanderbilt.
“Saturday’s Child”: This story time is for families with children ages 3-7. Featuring songs, stories, finger plays, poems, a craft or other activity, & a snack. Held Saturdays from 3-4pm in the Program Room at Petoskey District Library. www.petoskeylibrary.org or 231-758-3112.
Meditation & Yoga: Free
meditation class at Shanti School of Yoga, TC, every Friday, 7:30pm;
free Om Gentle Yoga on Sunday, 10:30am. (Logan's Landing, TC.)
Deep Blue Water Samba School: This
community samba drumming class is held the 1st & 3rd Mon. of each
month from 7:30-9pm at GT Circuit, TC. Cost: $10 sliding scale.
Record Revival Night: Bring
your records to Tastes of Black Star Farms, at the Grand Traverse
Commons, and listen to tunes while sipping on wine, every Thursday,
Vinyl Night: Bring records to play every Thursday at Little Fleet, TC, all night.
Photography Exhibition: Work by Tom Haxby at the Traverse Area District Library.
Out Up North: Watercolor art by Sarah Tule at Cycling Salamander, Charlevoix.
Preschool Story Hour: Held Wednesdays at 10am & 1pm at Interlochen Public Library. 231-276-6767.
Read to Chaz, Therapy Reading Dog: Second & fourth Wednesdays of each month, 4-6pm, Interlochen Public Library. 231-276-6767.
Mah Jong: Tuesdays, 1-4 pm, Alden District Library. No limit on participants. All levels. Come & learn or come & play.
Basketry: Wednesdays, 3pm, Alden District Library. Presented by Dorothy Walters. Join anytime. Materials fee—bring with you to the class.
Gentle Yoga: Gentle
instructor Tina Livingston offers yoga basics at the Peninsula
Community Library, TC for adults & teens every Weds. at 9:30am. $7
fee. Register: 231-223-7700.
Hot Reads for Cold Nights: Adults
are invited to participate in this winter reading club at Peninsula
Community Library, TC. Pick up a log & read eight books between now
& Spring Equinox (March 20) to have your name entered into a drawing
for a Kindle Paperwhite. Books must be checked out at PCL!
Bring in the Little Ones: To move, shake & sing along every Mon. from 10:30-11am at The Little Fleet, TC. Suggested donation, $5. www.thelittlefleet.com
Free Om Gentle Yoga: Sundays, 10:30am at Shanti School of Yoga at Logan’s Landing in TC. shantischoolofyoga.net or 231-632-0615.
Peepers Nature Preschool: Tuesdays
through May 20, 10-11:30am, Boardman River Nature Center, TC. Featuring
stories, crafts, music & discovery activities. Cost, $5. www.natureiscalling.org or 231-941-0960.
Lil’ Souls Play Group: For moms & kids, birth - 6 years. Meets 2nd & 4th Thurs. of each month from 9:30-11:30am at Bay Pointe Community Church, TC. www.bponline.orgart
2014 Juried Photography Exhibition: Jan. 18 - April 5, Bonfield Gallery, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. www.crookedtree.org
The Clark Historical Library: On display at the Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Gilbert Gallery, Petoskey, Jan. 18 - April 5. Featuring 52 original works of art created as book illustrations from the Clark Historical Library’s Molson Art Collection at Central Michigan University. 231-347-4337.
Interlochen Collaborative Exhibit: Designed
as part of an “intermester” class at Interlochen, the comparative arts
department will work with TC high school students to develop a variety
of visual, written, & performance art around the theme “What is
home?” Presented as part of “Embrace the Dream”. Held at Dennos Museum
Center, NMC, TC, Jan. 16-20. An opening reception will be held on Jan.
16 from 6-8pm. www.dennosmuseum.org or 995-1055.
Studio & Pottery Demonstrations: Michiganbased
artists will conduct live demonstrations on pottery, tile & jewelry
making techniques every Sat. through April 26 from 10am-4pm at Sturgeon
River Pottery, Petoskey. Free. 231-347-0590.
“Humble Beginnings: Collagraphs, Relief Prints, Collage”: This art show featuring Beth Bynum is held through Jan. at the City Opera House, TC.
Blissfest Music Organization invites artists to submit designs to be
considered for the 34th annual Blissfest Music Festival logo. Submissions
must be original artwork & of a size easily scalable for a variety
of uses including T- shirts & posters. All formats are acceptable,
however, digital artwork preferred in a vectored format. Entries must be
received by Feb. 1. For more info, visit: www.blissfest.org
“Places I’ve Been: Paintings by Dan Oberschulte”: Held in Rinaldo Hall, Gallery Fifty, The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, TC from Jan. 3 - March 31.
Dennos Museum Center, NMC, TC: Making Paper Dance: The Art of Pop Up Books: Featuring
an extensive range of pop-up books from the 1800s to present, lent from
private collections & the Special Collections Library, U of M,
along with paper sculptural works by U of M paper engineer Matt Schlian.
Jan. 19 - April 6. Sat., Jan. 18, 8pm: Master paper engineer &
pop-up book designer Bruce Foster presents a program relating to this
exhibit. Bruce designed the pop-ups seen in the Disney movie
Gwen Marston: Contemporary Quilts: Featuring
a survey of over 30 works Marston has done, including some of her
“Small Studies”. Jan. 19 - April 27. Sat., Jan. 18, 6pm: Marston will
present “Gwen Marston: Abstract Quilts in Solids”. www.dennosmuseum.org
Call for Artists: Accepting all types of media for the March exhibit, "Community, What's Your Connection?", at Bay Pointe Church, TC, Feb. 24- 28. Opening, March 14, 6pm. 922-9882.
Art of Recovery: The Human Journey: Exhibition hosted by Northern Lakes Community Mental Health at the InsideOut Gallery, TC. northernlakescmh.org.
Little Traverse Bay Quilters Guild: Featuring 34 quilts on display at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey through Feb. 8. www.crookedtree.org
Art of the Watershed: Featuring Lindy Bishop & Heather Harris-Brady, at the Watershed Center, TC. A portion of sales protect GT Bay. www.gtbay.org
New Works by Kaye Krapohl - Tasting the Land of Color: Jan. 17-Feb. 28, The BOX, TC. Opening, Jan. 17, 6-8pm. www.theboxtc.com
The Shards of Winter Exhibition: Through March at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village. 231-526-9447. www.threepinesstudio.com
Fresh Air: Plein air paintings by Heidi Marshall at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village.
Furniture, Fiber & Sculpture Exhibition in Honor of Evelyn Sorenson: Hosted by Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, Frankfort, Jan. 17 – Feb. 28. Opening reception: Fri., Jan. 17, 5-7pm. www.
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