April 23, 2024

Jamie Kauffold | Author


Picturesque Paddling

April 20, 2024

GT County Parks and Recreation presents the only Michigan screening of the 2024 Paddling Film Festival World Tour at Howe Arena in Traverse City on Thursday, April 25, at 6:30pm. Catch some of the world’s best paddling films of the year—whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, and ... Read More >>

Springtime Jazz with NMC

April 13, 2024

Award-winning vibraphonist Jim Cooper has been playing the vibraphone for over 45 years and has performed with jazz artists Marcus Belgrave, Buddy de Franco, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, and many others. He will join the jazz ensembles of Northwestern Michigan college for their spring conce... Read More >>

On Your Mark, Get Set, Spring!

April 6, 2024

Swap out the winter boots for your trainers—it’s spring race season! We’ve found 20+ running, biking, and paddling races around the North to get you out on the trails, roads, and waterways. From easy breezy 5Ks to 100K ultramarathons, there’s a little something for... Read More >>

Radium Girls at Old Town Playhouse

April 6, 2024

Get a glimpse of American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science in Radium Girls, performed April 5, 6, 11, 12, and 13 at 7:30pm; and April 7 and 13 at 2pm at Traverse City’s Old Town Playhouse. Set in 1926, the story follows the girls who pain... Read More >>

Silent Movies and Mighty Organs

March 23, 2024

Andrew Rogers will accompany the 2011 Oscar-winning silent film The Artist on the “Mighty” Wurlitzer theater organ on Saturday, April 6, at both 2pm and 5pm at The Music House Museum in Williamsburg. The Artist is a French comedy-drama set in Hollywood betwee... Read More >>

A Woman of a Certain Age

March 16, 2024

Staking her claim as “a woman of a certain age” who’s been through some “stuff,” award-winning songwriter, singer, and pianist Kit Holmes lands at the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts in Manistee for Women’s History Month on Friday, March 22, ... Read More >>

Beaver Dam Olympics

March 9, 2024

Grab three of your friends and head to Otsego Resort in Gaylord for a blast at the Beaver Dam Olympics, a team relay showdown consisting of a sack race, corn hole, beer pong, and plank skis. Held on Saturday, March 16, these uniquely northern Michigan Olympics kick off at 2pm. The cost is... Read More >>

The M-22 Chili Challenge

March 2, 2024

Chill(i) out at the 2nd annual M-22 Chili Challenge at Leelanau Sands Casino on Saturday, March 9, from noon-4pm. This cookoff includes local restaurants like Big Dex’s Restaurant, Bogey's 19th Hole at The Leland Lodge, Lylah’s, Knot Just a Bar, and more. Enjoy tastings, outdo... Read More >>

Curling on the National Stage

Feb. 24, 2024

Traverse City Curling Club will host the USA Curling Mixed Doubles National Championship at their 1712 S. Garfield Ave. location, Feb. 27 – March 3. This faster-paced discipline of the sport is played by teams comprised of one male and one female curler. See who will advance to repr... Read More >>

Folksy and Indoorsy

Feb. 17, 2024

TC’s Irish Fusion band The Wild Sullys is just one of the dozens of performers playing the Great Indoor Folk Festival on Sunday, Feb. 25, at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons from 12-5:30pm. With six stages, plus performances in Kirkbride Hall and Cuppa Joe, there is music for e... Read More >>

A Wonderful and Wacky Winterfest in Beulah

Feb. 3, 2024

Try your hand at frozen turkey bowling or the frozen fish toss at Winterfest 2024 in downtown Beulah on Saturday, Feb. 10. With activities beginning at 10am, you can also hit the chili cookoff, enjoy free horse drawn wagon rides, try the snowball target competition, watch the classic Outh... Read More >>

Catch Winter Olympics Close to Home

Jan. 27, 2024

Don’t miss the action of the Special Olympics Michigan State Winter Games held right here in northern Michigan! The 2024 games represents the 45th year of this statewide competition. Between Jan. 30 – Feb. 2, you can catch various indoor and outdoor events at Grand Traver... Read More >>

Fire, Ice, and Everything Nice

Jan. 20, 2024

On Jan. 16—when the high was a balmy 10 degrees—Chateau Chantal harvested their 2023 ice wine grapes. While you’ll have to wait for that vintage, you can try the “nectar of the gods” at their Ice Wine Festival on Saturday, Jan. 27. You’ll find an ice sc... Read More >>

Poetry, Music, and MLK

Jan. 13, 2024

An MLK Day celebration will be held across two TC venues as Building Bridges with Music presents “Ocean: The Life and Times of Poet, Phillis Wheatley” by composer/bassist Marion Hayden on Mon., Jan. 15, at 7pm at The Alluvion. Hayden and her all-star Detroit octet will perform... Read More >>

The British Are Coming!

Jan. 6, 2024

Look out for the British Invasion—this annual show on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 7:30pm by Dale Rieger and local talent benefits and takes place at the Cheboygan Opera House. Enjoy hearing some of the biggest hits from bands such as The Beatles, The Kinks, and The Who. Tickets are $10-$4... Read More >>

Winter in the Vines

Dec. 23, 2023

Explore the trails at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay and then warm up with mulled wine, soup, and wood-fired pizza. Snowshoes, Vines, & Wines returns on Saturdays through the winter with the exception of Feb. 10. (Additional dates include Sundays Jan. 14 and Feb. 18.) On-site snowsho... Read More >>

Oh, What Fun It Is to Run!

Dec. 16, 2023

The Fleet Feet runners and walkers invite you to sprint into the holiday spirit—and help pets in need—on Thursday, Dec. 21, with their Holiday Lights FUNdraiser. Meet at Fleet Feet TC Downtown at 5:30pm and enjoy a 2- to 4-mile run or walk through the twinkling lights of downt... Read More >>

Dudes’ Night Out in Traverse City

Dec. 9, 2023

Grab your best guys and shop downtown TC businesses for your holiday gifts at Men’s Night on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 5-9pm. Be sure to stop by the J Smith Walkway, between Pangea’s and Kilwins, where Evergreen YASC (that’s Young Adult Social Club) will provide hot chocol... Read More >>

Wine & Wreaths at Mari

Dec. 2, 2023

If you like wine and wreaths, you’ll want to head to Mari Vineyards on Old Mission Peninsula. A 90-minute wreath-making session will be led by Terry Hooper of Hoopers Forever Florals on Wednesday, Dec. 6,  Sunday, Dec. 10, and Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 6-8pm. Bonus: Enjoy wine w... Read More >>

Frohe Weihnachten!

Nov. 25, 2023

Stop by the Christkindl Market, a German-style holiday festival and market, Saturday, Dec. 2, from 11am-4pm at Charlevoix Circle of Arts. In addition to indoor gift market shopping, enjoy Stiggs Brewery beer, mulled wine, a downtown “Hot Cocoa Trail,” live music by Jessica Dom... Read More >>