State Sen. Wayne Schmidt Coffee Hours: The senator will be available to answer questions & provide information & assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities & businesses in the district.
Auditions for "A Time to Shine": Held at 10am-noon & 1-5pm. “A Time to Shine” is a talent showcase being put on by Voices Without Borders. Open to all ages. This showcase will be held on Feb. 9 at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts.
The Art of: The Other Traverse City: Local photographer Alan Newton will focus his lens on the opioid crisis affecting the TC region & beyond. Featuring about 11 portraits of people who are addicts in recovery, emergency responders, judges, families who have lost children, & others, along with their written stories based on interviews conducted by Newton. An opening reception will be held on Thurs., Nov. 8 from 6-8pm. The exhibition runs through ...
Arts In Action: Featuring Youth Program Coordinator for the Glen Arbor Arts Center Sarah-Cheek-Toomey. Includes several different projects for children ages 2-8 to participate in, all with an "Animals in Winter" theme.
Downtown Chili Cook-Off: Local restaurants compete in chili categories such as 1 Alarm, 2 Alarm, 3 Alarm, White, Vegetarian, Ethnic, & Seafood. Attendees vote for their favorite in each category & their overall favorite for the People’s Choice Award.
Sips & Soups: Sip soups & chilis paired with Pinot Noirs, Rieslings, Chardonnays & more. Tickets include a souvenir wine glass & soup & wine pairings at 20 wineries. $5 for each ticket sold is being donated to local food banks coordinated by Leelanau Christian Neighbors. Ages 21+.
Homage: Inspired by Outstanding Canadian Women: This exhibition features 40 framed neckpieces created as a celebration & tribute to Canadian women, past & present by jewelry artist Donald Stuart. Join Don on Sun., Jan. 20 at 3pm as he share his career, from starting a pioneering hand-weaving studio for Inuit women to his acclaimed artistry in jewelry, hollowware, & architectural installations. Museum hours: 10am-5pm, Mon.-Sat.; 1-5pm, Sun,; & 10am-8pm, Thurs.
Pangnirtung Weavings from the Dennos Museum Center's Collection: Featuring weavings from the Inuit art collection, by the artists of the Pangnirtung Weaving Cooperative. Hours: 10am-5pm, Mon.-Sat.; 1-5pm, Sun.; & 10am-8pm, Thurs.
Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1950: From the Detroit Institute of Arts, this exhibition features 40 works by late-19th & early-20th century artists capturing American life, culture & identity in that time. Here:Say Storytelling & the Front Street Writers have produced & recorded short stories to accompany these artworks. Hours: 10am-5pm, Mon.-Sat.; 1-5pm, Sun,; & 10am-8pm, Thurs.
70 Years Anniversary Celebration: Jan. 9-12. Featuring the 70 Hour Mountain Challenge to benefit Challenge Mountain. Also includes the Vintage Party, Mountain Challenge Party, 70th Anniversary Party, & Torchlight Parade & fireworks.
Cookbook Dinner Series presents Bangkok: The author brings the vibrant food scene of the city into our world with these classic Thai recipes & preparations that have been handed down through generations. Call 941-8888 for reservations.
Government Shutdown Coast Guard Fundraiser: A fundraising event to benefit the families of the Traverse City Coast Guard station. Held to make sure nobody falls through the cracks, or lack for food, heat, medical needs & other essentials during the Government Shutdown. This event includes food & live music by the Andy Evans Trio wsg vocalist Adrianne Evans, & Honesty with the Freshwater Collective.
"Fun Home": A musical adapted from Alison Bechdel’s memoir of the same name. The story takes you through Alison’s discovery of her sexuality, relationship with her closeted gay father, & attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding her life through three different time periods.