Glen Lake Winterfest: Festivities start at 7am with ice fishing on the Glen Lakes for participants in the Perch Fishing Contest. All participants will bring their biggest catches from Big & Little Glen Lake to the Sportsman Shop at 1pm, & winners will then be crowned. Head to Boonedocks for a winter-time deck party. The Chili Cook-off kicks off at noon.
Call for Artists: "Sense of Home" Annual Community Fundraiser Exhibit: Presented by Higher Art Gallery to benefit Pete's Place, which is a branch of Child & Family Services & is TC's only homeless youth shelter. The open call for this show has a theme of art called: "To Comfort." Artists are asked to respond with pieces that invoke comfort, a sense of home & what brings you comfort. The deadline to submit images is Aug. 1, ...
10th Annual Benzie County Water Festival: Today features the Betsie Bay Frozen 5K; watercraft & display at Benzie Shores District Library; LEGOS: Build your own boat, watercraft or sea creature at Benzonia Public Library; & Wonderful Water: Stories, facts & fun activity hour at Betsie Valley District Library.
2020 Wine Label Art Competition: Mission Point Lighthouse, in conjunction with Bowers Harbor Vineyards, is sponsoring this competition to design the bottle label of the 2020 season Mission Point Lighthouse Wine. It is the 150th Anniversary of Mission Point Lighthouse. The winner will have his or her name & artwork featured on a special release of Bowers Harbor Vineyards Pinot Grigio for one year & will receive $250 cash. Art submission ...
Printmaking & Invitational Open Call Exhibition: The exhibition will feature three printmakers: Andrew Jagniecki, Lauren Everett Finn & L.C. Lim. In addition, OAC is asking for other artists to submit up to two of their printmaking artworks for display. Cost is free for art center members & $5 for non-members. Artwork drop off is Feb. 8-9 & the exhibition runs from Feb. 14 - March 13 with an opening reception from 5-7pm ...
Romancing the Riesling: Visit the ten wineries along the Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail to taste their top Rieslings. Each wine is paired with a small bite. Designated Driver tickets are available for $25. When you purchase your ticket, you will choose your starting winery location. 231-223-7355.
Visual Arts Student Exhibition: Browse artwork by Interlochen Arts Academy students at the Juried Student Exhibition, which represents the various forms of media that Interlochen's Visual Arts Department encompasses, including ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, metals, digital arts, photography, printmaking, & fibers.
Petoskey Winter Carnival: Petoskey District Library, 10am-2pm: Cardboard Sled Workshop. Make your cardboard sled to take to the Winter Sports Park for the Cardboard Sled Race. Petoskey Winter Sports Park, 10:30am-7pm: Char-Em C. League Hockey Game, Bumpjumping Competition, Youth Sledding Competition, figure skating performance, Carboard Challenge XXV, & more.
Teddy Knape Fest: Held slopeside, near the Crystal Clipper. Featuring the Silver Raffle & Gold Raffle. Enter for your chance to win some prizes, plus enjoy tunes with a live DJ. Benefits adaptive winter sports which allows special needs participants the ability to ski.
Best of the Charlevoix Photography Club: This show highlights the collection of photographs featured in the 2020 CPC calendar including additional photos by CPC members. An opening reception will be held on Fri., Jan. 24 from 5-7pm. Runs through March 7. Open Mon. - Fri., 11am-5pm & Sat., 11am-3pm.
Call For Entries--Inspired by the Masters: Inspired by the Masters Exhibit will run from March 4 - April 11, 2020. All Michigan artists 16 years old or older (including part-time residents) may enter this exhibit. Entries can be of any medium but must be in good condition & of the artist's own creation. Art work will be accepted from Feb. 5-29 during normal business hours (11am-3pm, Tues.-Fri. & 12-2pm, Sat). Maximum entries: ...
Gallery Talk: Photographer Bill Higgins presents "Winter Photography in Northern Michigan." Learn about the benefits of photographing in winter, gear survival tips, personal survival tips, & shooting strategies for capturing winter landscapes.
Winter Fest at Pond Hill Farm: Featuring trailside tasting, Snowman Explosion, live music by One Lane Highway, drinks, wine & beer tasting, Gnome House Hunt, cross-country ski, snowshoe, fat tire bike or hike miles of groomed trails, sled hill, animals & more.
Winterlochen: Visit the Interlochen Arts Academy campus for a variety of family-friendly indoor & outdoor activities such as crafts, snow games, arts demonstrations, Winterlochen Parade, sustainable sculpting class, "postcard poem" writing workshop & more. Join the Arts Academy Dance Company at 2pm for a free performance of "The Sleeping Beauty."
Annual Kids Free Ice Fishing Day: Emmet County Parks & Recreation is partnering with volunteers from Friends of Oden Fish Hatchery Visitor Center to host this event at Camp Pet-o-se-ga located in Alanson. For kindergarteners through 8th graders & their parents. If the outside temperature (including wind chill factor) is below zero degrees, the event will be held on Sun., Feb. 16.
100 Years of Polish Independence: Zakopane 1918: Featuring Dr. Kate Wroblewski, lecturer & assistant director of undergraduate studies in the University of Michigan history department. Kate wrote her dissertation on "Migration to the Self: Education, Political Economy, and Religious Authority in Polish Communities, 1880-1929." This lecture is an event that takes place within the art exhibit "100 Years of Polish Independence: Zakopane 1918." The exhibit opens on Feb. 15 at 1pm, with the lecture ...
Plein Air: Call to Artists: Northport's 2020 Plein Air event takes place from Sat., July 25 at 7am through Sun., July 26 at 8:30pm. Sat. & Sun. Paint Out: $30/member; $40/non-member. Dark Skies Paint Out: $15/member; $20/non-member.
Elk Rapids 3rd Annual "It's Chilly" Cook-off: River St.: 15+ local businesses compete for title of "Best Chili." Memorial Park outdoor ice rink: Elk Rapids Hockey players will be giving free skate lessons. Elk Rapids District Library: Build your own s’more & enjoy a sledding party. Chili Cook-off tickets: $5. Ice skating & sledding events are free; bring your own skates & sleds.
Authentic Creative Expression – Deep Play for the Soul: InterPlay's combination of drama, movement, sound, storytelling & connection. $15-$25 suggested donation (but no one turned away for lack of funds). 231-774-6146.
Onesie Bar Crawl: Wear your onesie as you mingle through multiple TC bars enjoying exclusive drink specials. Tickets include flashing LED glasses, a souvenir cup, drinks & a bar crawl mug. Participating bars will be listed on the lanyard you receive at registration.
Hearts to Grant Wishes: Featuring dinner, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, live entertainment & more. Admission is free. Dinner tickets are $10 presale & $12 at the door. Benefits Make-A-Wish® Michigan.
The Choir of Man: Known across the globe as “the ultimate feel-good show,” The Choir of Man offers over 90 minutes of exciting vocals, harmonies & choreography. They perform radio hits, classic rock, pub tunes, folk, Broadway & more.
Laith Al-Saadi: Cure for the Winter Blues: Laith Al-Saadi returns with his authentic blend of blues, soul & classic rock. In 2016 this Ann Arbor-based blues/rock musician won a spot in the finale of NBC’s “The Voice."