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2014 SUDS & SNOW CELEBRATION! Enjoy Michigan microbrews, northern Michigan wine & cider, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, a fat tire bike race & more this Saturday, March 8 from 1:30-6:30pm at Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort in TC. Tickets: $20 advance, $30 door. TimberRidgeResort.net or 947-2770.
Auditions for “Steel Magnolias”: 7pm, Schmuckal Theatre, lower level of Old Town Playhouse, TC. This play has roles for six women. Performances will be May 2-17. For more info visit: www.oldtownplayhouse.com or call 947-2210.
“Creating Health”: Presented by Dr. Don Piché at Performance Chiropractic, TC at 6:15pm. This free class looks at factors that promote health & reverse disease processes. Reservations must be made: 922.0110.
Story Hour: Little Classics: Hear stories & do some activities & a craft at Horizon Books, TC at 10am. www.horizonbooks.com
Latin America’s Mardi Gras Carnivale: Red Mesa Grill TC location: 5-8pm. Featuring balloon artist Twister Joe, juggling & face painting. Red Mesa Grill Boyne City location: 6-10pm. Featuring Dave Cisco & his Magical Steel Drum & a costume contest. MagnumHospitality.com
Auditions for “Steel Magnolias”: (See Mon.)
Fat Tuesday with Grammy Award Winning Buckwheat Zydeco: Dinner, 5-8pm; show, 8- 10pm, Pearl’s, Elk Rapids. For ticket info, call 231-264-0530.
FullSet: Being compared to supergroups such as Danú & Altan by Irish Music Magazine, FullSet received “Best New Group Award” from the Irish American News in 2012. They bring their jigs, reels & songs to Sleder’s Family Tavern, TC at 7pm. Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door. 947-9213.
Let’s Get Growing!: Join with the Master Gardener Association for talks on youth gardening, growing food, environmental stewardship, & improving community. 6-9pm, Boardman River Nature Center, TC. Cost, $10. MGANM.org
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Recess: Presented by TC Business News & TC Ticker from 5-7pm at The Mercato at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, TC. $5 gets you a complimentary drink, appetizers, & entry to win prizes. Sponsored by the 3 Rotary Clubs of TC. www.traverseticker.com
“What Is Art, Anyway?”: Featuring Three Gallery Owners: Bob Streit, Christie Minervini & Sue Ann Round. This lecture includes Ron Jolly of WTCM 580. 7pm, The Box, TC. $5. artcentertraversecity. org or 941-9488.
InterActive StoryTime: With “Memoirs of a Goldfish” by Devin Scillian. Includes activities & crafts. 11am, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC. GreatLakesKids.org
Planning Session for Children’s Garden: Meet the volunteers for the Children’s Garden at the Traverse Area District Library, TC. Held in the meeting room at 7pm. 929.0916.
Chamber Music North Concert: Presents the Grand Valley Winds Trio, faculty of Grand Valley State University. 7:30pm, Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, Frankfort. For tickets, visit: oliverartcenterfrankfort.org or call 231-352-4151.
Career & Employment Fair: 3:30-5:30pm, NMC Great Lakes Campus, TC. 70+ participating businesses. nmc.edu/careerfair
Dark & Stormcloudy Film Series: Celebrating the best of dark comedies at the Garden Theater in Frankfort, paired with a hand crafted dark beer brewed specially for the movie selection by Stormcloud Brewing Company in Frankfort. Today’s movie is “Fargo” at 7:30pm & the beer is a Schwarzbier aged on oak chips. Beer is not served inside the theater. $5. 231-352-7561.
FullSet: Being compared to supergroups such as Danú & Altan by Irish Music Magazine, FullSet received “Best New Group Award” from the Irish American News in 2012. They bring their jigs, reels & songs to Plachta Auditorium, CMU, Mt. Pleasant at 8pm. Tickets: $15 adults, $5 students. http://wcmu.org/events/
Mean Mary: This international singer/songwriter is also a master of 11 instruments. 5:30-9pm, Café Santé, Boyne City. 231.582.8800.
Off the Wall Movie Night: Presents
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” at the Helena Township Community Center,
Alden. Dinner at 6pm (sign up for a dish to pass); movie at 7pm.
Community Cinema: Presents “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” at Dennos Museum Center, TC at 7pm. $6 adults, $4 children, free for members. www.dennosmuseum.orgfriday 3/7
“The Sound of Music”: Don’t
miss Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved musical. 7:30pm, Old Town
Playhouse, TC. Tickets: $25 adults, $14 kids. 947-2210 or www.oldtownplayhouse.com
Toddler Time: “Lots
of Blocks”: Children can play & explore with a wide variety of
blocks from 10am-noon at Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC.
Live Music with The Palmers: Enjoy listening to duo Dennis Palmer & his daughter Allison at Horizon Books, TC from 8:30-10:30pm. www.horizonbooks.com
Family Dinner & a Movie Night: Tonight’s
movie is “Escape from Planet Earth”. 5:15-8pm, Harbor Springs Sk8 Park
& Ice Rink. Movie, free; pizza, $5. 231-526-0610.
First Friday in The Village, TC: Presents
“March Cocoa Madness”. Featuring a Village-wide hot cocoa tasting from
5-8pm. Taste & rate as you go. Enjoy music by Don Julin & Billy
Strings at Left Foot Charley Winery, Awesome Distraction at North Coast
Legal, PLC & Re:form Studio, & Missy Zenker at Mi Farm Market. www.thevillagetc.com
Mean Mary: This international singer/songwriter is also a master of 11 instruments. 8-11pm, Café Santé, Boyne City. 231.582.8800.
Kids’ Festival Weekend: Held March 7-9 at Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls. Today’s activities include a coloring contest, twin zip ride, horse drawn wagon rides, & much more. www.boyne.comsaturday 3/8
“Our Front Porch” Concert with FullSet: Presented
by Blissfest & CMU Public Radio at Harbor Springs Performing Arts
Center in Harbor Springs High School at 8pm. FullSet received “Best New
Group Award” from the Irish American News in 2012. Enjoy their jigs,
reels & songs. Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students. blissfest.org or
Saturday Night Comedy: With
Floyd J. Phillips & Comedian Pagan, hosted by Christopher O’Non in
Ground Zero, Streeters, TC at 8pm. Tickets: $8 advance, $10 door.
231-342-8442 or streetersonline.com
“The Sound of Music”: (See Fri.)
Inaugural “Live United” Snowshoe Cross Country Event: 4-7pm,
Aspen Park, Gaylord. Includes food, music by Eagle, Kookiest Kid
Costume judging, & more. $25 students, $30 adults, free for kids 10
& under. Proceeds benefit your local United Way. 989-705-8584.
2nd Annual World Fusion Dance Showcase: Presented
by Raks Incendia at The Children’s House, TC at 8:30pm. Includes belly
dancers from all over the state. Tickets: $10 advance, $15 door. http://raksincendia.com/
Identifying Birds by Sight: Master
birder Theresa Moore will teach you the basics of bird identification.
9am, Grass River Natural Area, Bellaire. Cost, $5. www.grassriver.org or 231-533-8314.
Film Presentation in Celebration of International Women’s Day: Presented
by Benzie Area Women’s History Project, “Made in Dagehham” tells the
story of a 1968 strike by female employees at the Ford Motor plant in
Dagenham, England. 3-5pm, Garden Theater, Frankfort. Free. 231-882-4457.
Author Signing: With Tanya Anne Crosby, author of e-book “Tell No Lies”. 12-2pm, Horizon Books, TC. www.horizonbooks.com
Kids’ Festival Weekend: Held
March 7-9 at Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls. Today’s activities
include a scavenger hunt, family fun village party, inflatable obstacle
course, splatmaster paintball target practice, kids’ tubing party &
much more. www.boyne.com
Dance Battle 4 The Cure: Dance
studios from around northern MI come together to perform for this event
to benefit The American Cancer Society. 6-9pm, Lars Hockstad
Auditorium, TC. Cost, $5. https://www.facebook.com/DanceBattle4TheCure
2014 Suds & Snow Celebration: 1:30-6:30pm,
Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort, TC. Featuring Michigan
microbrews, northern Michigan wine & cider, skiing, snowshoeing,
hiking, a fat tire bike race & more. Tickets: $20 advance, $30 door.
TimberRidgeResort.net or 947-2770.
Annual Edible Art Show: The
Village at Grand Traverse Commons Farmers Market challenges Village
residents, local farmers, producers & chefs to create a masterpiece
made entirely out of edible items. The public is the judge. Bring $1 or
one canned good to receive a ticket & choose your favorite piece of
edible art. 10am-2pm, Mercato at The Village, TC. Proceeds benefit The
Father Fred Foundation. 941-1900 or TheVillageTC.com
Funny Business Comedy Show: With Charlie Wiener. 9pm, O Zone, Odawa Casino, Petoskey. $5 cover. 1-877-442-6464.
Pure A Cappella III: Featuring
seven a cappella singing groups in Milliken Auditorium, TC at 7:30pm.
Includes jazz, rock, folk, doo wop, barbershop, & standard
favorites. Tickets, $12. MyNorthTickets.com
Kids’ Cardboard Classic: Annual
race down Schuss Mountain, Shanty Creek Resorts, Bellaire in a sled you
make yourself—from cardboard, tape, and glue only. 10am-10pm. www.shantycreek.com
Brew-Ski Festival: Featuring
more than 220 brews from around the U.S., music by The Galactic
Sherpas, food & much more. All day at Boyne Highlands, Harbor
Women’s Expo: 1-3pm, Cadillac Area YMCA. Sample fitness classes, get a massage & try products. Cost, $3. cadillacareaymca.orgsunday 3/9
Dance, Dance, Dance! Family Concert: 3pm,
City Opera House, TC. Hear an octet of TSO musicians, conductor Tom
Riccobono & dancers from the Northwest Michigan Ballet Theatre
perform classical pieces. There will also be a musical instrument
petting zoo. 947-7120 or TraverseSymphony.org
“The Sound of Music”: Don’t
miss Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved musical. 3pm, Old Town
Playhouse, TC. Tickets: $25 adults, $14 kids, $23 students/seniors.
947-2210 or www.oldtownplayhouse.com
Mel Larimer Concert Series: Presents the Hope College Chapel Choir at First Congregational Church, TC at 4pm. 231-947-6698.
The Bay Film Series: Presents
“The Past,” at The Bay Theatre, Suttons Bay at 2pm & 5pm. Following
a four year separation, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran, to finalize
a divorce from his French wife Marie. Tickets, $8.50 at door. www.thebaytheatre.com
Marriage - Why Bother?: Today’s topic is “Deep Friendship” at Bay Pointe Community Church, TC. For more info, visit: www.bponline.org or call 922-9882.
2014 Clean Up & Green Up: Held
on the grounds of American Waste’s facility in TC, this event is
designed to divert products that have further use from area landfills. www.cleanupgreenup.com
Kids’ Festival Weekend: Held March 7-9 at Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls. Today’s activities include a zipline adventure tour, extreme dual air jumpers, kids’ silly slalom race, egg race & much more. www.boyne.comongoing
Smithsonian’s Journey Stories: This
exhibition examines the intersection between modes of travel &
Americans’ desire to feel free to move. On display through March 21 at
the Charlevoix Public Library. 231-547-2651.
Iceskating Games: Held at the ice rink at Harbor Springs’ Sk8 Park on Saturdays through March 15 from 1-3pm. Includes broomball, four corners, pom-pom & more. 231-526-0610.
Two New “Legends of the Grand Traverse Region”: Celebrating Father Fred (Edwin Fredrick), founder of the Father Fred Foundation, & Roy & Ellen Brigman, founders of Camp Roy-El, which from 1952 to 1991 was a camp for children with disabilities. Feb. 5 - April 12, History Center of Traverse City. Free. March 6th’s panel: “Words CAN Hurt & Help: How Changing Labels & Language Empower Persons with Disabilities”. traversehistory.org or 995-0313.
Old Time Country Dance Line & Square Dances: Held
every second Sat. of the month, including March 8, at 9116 E. 13th St.,
Cadillac from 6:30-9:30pm. Free dance instruction. 231-920-8389.
Earthwork Music Mondays Live: 6-8pm, Northern Natural Cider House, TC. 943-1078.
East Jordan Winter Farmers Market: Held the second Thursday of each month at the Civic Center, East Jordan.
Village Farmers Market: Saturdays, indoors at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, 10am- 2pm.
Charlevoix Winter Farmers Market: Thursdays, 9am-1pm, Charlevoix Public Library, Community Rooms A & B.
Petoskey Winter Farmers Market: Fridays, 8:30am-1pm, NCMC Student Services Bldg.
Habor 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.
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. Held Saturdays, 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,
Preschool Story Hour: Held Wednesdays at 10am & 1pm at Interlochen Public Library. 231-276-6767.
Hot Reads for Cold Nights: A
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. 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
Peepers Nature Preschool: Tuesdays
through May 20, 10-11:30am, Boardman River Nature Center, TC. Featuring
stories, crafts, music & discovery activities. $5. www.natureiscalling.org
Parent/Child Story Times: Mon. & Thurs., 10:30am, Children’s Program Rm., Petoskey District Library through 5/16. 18 mos.- 3 yrs. old. petoskeylibrary.org or 231-758-3100.art
Over the Rainbow: Work by Christine Krzyszton: Christine’s
work elicits the feelings of inner childhood when primary colors
brightened our world. Held through April in Gallery Fifty, The Village
at Grand Traverse Commons, TC. A “Meet the Artist” Reception will be
held on Thurs., March 6 from 6-8pm in Rinaldo Hall, adjacent to Gallery
Fifty. 932-0775 or www.galleryfifty.com
“Artists North” Exhibit: Paintings of Harbor Springs artist Jim Kosloskey remind us that spring is on the way & that sunshine & flowers will come again. Charlevoix Circle of Arts. www.charlevoix circle.org or 231.547.3554.
Natives vs. Invasives: A Great Lake Narrative: This
series of paper collage paintings that explore life below the surface
of the Great Lakes by Anne Morningstar is displayed in the Atrium
Gallery, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey through March 22. https://www.crookedtree.org
The Sketchbook Project Exhibit & Workshops: Through March 23, Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan. 1-4pm, Tues. - Sun. Featuring over 100 sketchbooks by invited artists. www.jordanriverarts.com or 231-536-3385.
Out Up North: Watercolor art by Sarah Tule at Cycling Salamander, Charlevoix.
Fresh Air: Plein air paintings by Heidi Marshall at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village.
“Walking Through Light” Art Show: This
exhibit displays the artwork of Sarah Kathryn Byers. Feb. 7 - March 14,
Traverse City Art & Design Studio. 231-421-9499.
Tom Haxby Exhibit - Fine-Art Nature Photos from Michigan: City Opera House, TC, March 4- 30. A reception will be held on Thurs., March 6 from 5-7pm. 941-8082.
Village Invitational Quilt Show: A
showcase of area fiber & textile artists. Feb. 7 - March 4, in the
Mercato, near Notably Natural, Suite 25, Village of Grand Traverse
Commons, TC. 929.1100.
2014 Juried Photography Exhibition: Through April 5, Bonfield Gallery, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. www.crookedtree.org
Charlevoix Circle of Arts’ “Artists North” Exhibit: Paintings
of Harbor Springs artist Jim Kosloskey beckons us to hang on because
spring is on the way & sunshine & flowers will come again. Held
through March 29 at Charlevoix Circle of Arts. www.charlevoixcircle.org or 241.547.3554.
Journeying to Charlevoix: Illustrated
exhibit featuring why & how people came to the Charlevoix area in
the late 1800s. Charlevoix Depot, Chicago Avenue at Depot Beach, through
March 22: Saturdays 10-4, Wednesdays 4-7. 231-547-0373.
The Clark Historical Library: On
display at Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Gilbert Gallery, Petoskey through
April 5. Featuring 52 original works of art created as book
illustrations from the Clark Historical Library’s Molson Art Collection
at CMU. 231-347-4337.
“Places I’ve Been: Paintings by Dan Oberschulte”: Held in Rinaldo Hall, Gallery Fifty, The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, TC through March 31.
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.
Farm to Frame: Good Food, Good Neighbors: Charlevoix:
hung in three venues: ‘From the Farm’ category is at the Charlevoix
Public Library; ‘From the Market’ is at the Depot; & ‘From the
Table’ at Stafford’s Weathervane. Sponsored by ISLAND, CTAC, &
Petoskey Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. 231.347.4337.
Dennos Museum Center, NMC, TC: Making Paper Dance: The Art of Pop Up Books: Featuring
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. Through April 6.
Gwen Marston: Contemporary Quilts: Survey of over 30 works Marston has done, including some of her “Small Studies”. Through April 27. www.dennosmuseum.org
Art of Recovery: The Human Journey: Exhibition hosted by Northern Lakes Community Mental Health at the InsideOut Gallery, TC. northernlakescmh.org.
Art of the Watershed: Featuring
the 2012 Photography Contest winners, including Craig Goodrich, Ragnar
Avery & Chris Brown, at the Watershed Center, TC. Portion of sales
protect GT Bay. www.gtbay.org or 935-1514.
The Shards of Winter Exhibition: Through March at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village. 231-526-9447. www.threepinesstudio.com
“Art Bomb”: Art show, Right Brain Brewery, TC, through March. See Facebook page.
Wild Fungi Art Series: Series of acrylics on canvas featuring edible local wild mushrooms by local artist & amateur mycologist George Meredith at SEVENS Paint Store, 1602 Barlow St., TC. 946-0468.