Northern Express - Dates <![CDATA[Dates 9-15-2014 - ]]> Author of “Station Eleven,” Emily St. John Mandel will make two appearances in Northern Michigan this week. Described by Entertainment Weekly as “One of the most buzzed-about literary titles of the fall,” “Station Eleven” tells the story of a travelling theater troupe 15 years after a devastating flu epidemic wiped out 99.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 09-08-2014 - ]]> Traverse City’s professional improv comedy troupe, Good On Paper Improv, creates comedy scenes based entirely from audience suggestions. Performing once a month, the season starts this Saturday, September 13 at the InsideOut Gallery, TC at 9pm. The 90-minute performances often feature local celebrity guest stars.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 09-01-2014 - ]]> Become “King of the Mountain” in this 5k obstacle course/run designed by former & active duty military specialists. It is presented by the U.S. Air Force & Cherry Capital Subaru at Mt. Holiday, TC this Sat., Sept. 6 at noon. Enjoy great food & a beer tent afterwards.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 08-25-2014 - ]]> K. Jones and the Benzie Playboys bring the roots sound of southwest Louisiana’s Creole, Cajun, and zydeco music with their button accordions, fiddles, and washboard for an outdoor concert at the Old Art Building in Leland this Saturday, August 30 at 7pm.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 08-18-2014 - ]]> Lace up your running shoes for a 15K or 5K in the BIG Little Trail Races to benefit the kids of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest MI this Sat., Aug. 23. This event takes place at 8088 Palomino Drive in Buckley, beginning at 9am, & registration is $40.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 08-11-2014 - ]]> Fairgrounds, TC. With 70’s hits like “Baby Hold On” & “Two Tickets to Paradise,” Eddie Money has also been featured on television shows like “The King of Queens” & “The Drew Carey Show.” 80’s rock band Night Ranger has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide, & is known for hits such as “Sister Christian” & “(You Can Still) Rock in America.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 08-04-2014 - ]]> Thank you... thank you very much. Elvis tribute artist Jake Slater will rock the Alanson Riverfest entertainment tent this Sunday, August 10 from 1-5pm. Known as the King of Saginaw, Slater has won multiple awards in the Elvis tribute contest circuit. The Alanson Riverfest takes place this Wednesday through Sunday, August 6-10 in downtown Alanson.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 07-28-14 - ]]> Maureen Abood will be giving a lecture on “A Taste of the Lebanese Table.” She cooks, writes, and photographs her award-winning food blog, “Rose Water & Orange Blossoms”, in Harbor Springs.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 07-21-2014 - ]]> Headlining The Dunesville Music Festival in Lake Ann this Friday through Sunday, July 25-27 is worldwide known blues powerhouse Larry McCray! Just a handful of other musicians performing at this festival include the Standing Hamptons, New Third Coast, Biomassive, Kung Fu Rodeo, Magdalen Fossum, & Big Dudee Roo.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 07-14-2014 - ]]> Don’t miss the Grand Parade during the 50TH ANNUAL GAYLORD ALPENFEST this Saturday, July 19. The Petoskey Steel Drum Band has been part of this parade with their double-decker float. These Petoskey High School students perform at over 30 concerts around the state each year.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 07-07-2014 - ]]> THE 11TH ANNUAL BOYNE THUNDER POKER RUN this Friday & Saturday, July 11-12, starting in Boyne City, showcases high performance boats slicing through the waters of Lake Charlevoix & Lake Michigan on a 150-mile excursion.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 07-01-2014 - ]]> Help the RFD BOYS celebrate over 40 years of performing bluegrass! Delighting Ann Arbor audiences since 1969 with their musicianship & between-song humor, the RFD Boys perform at several northern MI venues this week. Hear originals like “Sit by the River” & “I’m My Own Grandpa” at Fountain Point Resort in Lake Leelanau this Thurs.]]> <![CDATA[Dates 06-23-2014 - ]]> Stop by the Art in the Garden Festival at the Demonstration Garden in Gaylord this Sat., June 28 from 10am- 7pm. It will include a Wings of Wonder Birds of Prey demo]]> <![CDATA[Dates - ]]> 6TH ANNUAL TC WINE & ART FESTIVAL: Held at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, TC this Saturday, June 21 from 3-10pm. Featuring more than 200 local wines & local fare by area chefs. This year’s art is a juried show of 40 fine artists. Music by Mayer Hawthorne, The Mainstays, The Crane Wives, & many others.]]> <![CDATA[Hot Dates - ]]> BILL STAINES & LOUANN LECHLER: Bill Staines will mix in traditional tunes with his own contemporary folk ballads at Sleder’s Family Tavern, TC this Sunday, March 30 at 4pm. His humorous tales of life on the road & observations of everyday people provide a blend of story & song.]]> <![CDATA[Hot Dates - ]]> HARPER AND MIDWEST KIND: Bringing blues, rock, funk, soul & world music, Australian singer/songwriter Peter D. Harper creates a mix of roots music with his harmonica & didgeridoo. Catch him & his band this Friday, March 21 at 8pm at InsideOut Gallery, TC.]]> <![CDATA[Hot Dates - ]]> 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 “Hot Fuzz” at 7:30pm & the beer is a Sweet Stout fermented with red hot candies. Beer is not served inside the theater.]]> <![CDATA[Hot Dates - ]]> Fat Tuesday with Grammy Award Winning Buckwheat Zydeco:.]]> <![CDATA[Hot Dates - ]]> journey through heart valve replacement online. McLaren Northern Michigan will be airing a streaming video featuring a heart valve replacement procedure, along with a live Twitter Q&A with physicians, beginning at 1pm. Options to view: #McLarenTAVR The Bob Russell Resilience Reading Project:.]]> <![CDATA[Hot Dates - ]]> Olympic training skills, this challenge is open to families with children ages 4 – 14. This week’s course is: Biathlon - Move quickly through the pool, shooting targets with a water gun. 7pm, John & Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion & Dialysis Center, Petoskey.]]>