Blue Pelican Inn and Side Door Saloon, 2535 N. Main St., Central Lake; 544-2583 or www.thebluepelican.com.
Short's Brewing Company, pub hours 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat.; 121 N. Bridge St., Bellaire; events, dates and times subject to change, call to check, 533-6622; www.shortsbrewing.com.
Bayview Grille, Sat. 7-9 p.m. Singer/Songwriter Series, featuring local artists performing original music, no cover charge; 727 Main St., Frankfort; 352-8050.
Cabbage Shed, Open Mic Night 8 p.m. Thurs.; 198 Frankfort Ave., Elberta; 352-9843 or www.cabbageshed.com.
Crystal Palace Lounge, DJ and karaoke 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; four large-screen TVs for sports viewing; full menu, daily specials; 17170 Vondra Road at M-115, Thompsonville; 378-3104.
Geno's Sports Bar & Grill, DJ 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sat.; home of Lucille's St. Louis-style ribs 5 p.m. every Thurs.; open noon-midnight Mon.-Thurs. and Sun., and noon-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; 14848 Thompson Avenue, Thompsonville; 378-2554.
Lumberjacks Bar and Grille, karaoke 9 p.m. Thurs.; music 9 p.m.-close Fri.-Sat.; 10919 Main St., Honor; 325-2262.
Mayfair Tavern, open 4 p.m. Mon. and Thurs.-Sat., 3-9 p.m. Sun., closed Tues.-Wed.; 515 Frankfort Ave., Elberta; 352-9136 or www.themayfairtavern.com.
The Roadhouse Mexican Bar & Grill, live acoustic music with Jake Frysinger 6-8 p.m. Wed., no cover; 1058 Michigan Ave., Benzonia; 882-9631.
Boyne Highlands Resort, in the Slopeside Lounge — 9-11:30 p.m. with Sean Bielby Aug. 17; The Remedee Aug. 18; Billy P Project Aug. 24; The Remedee Aug. 25; Ben Overbeek Aug. 31; Sundogs Sept. 1; Hipps n Ricco Sept. 7; The Remedee Sept. 8; Hipps n Ricco Sept. 14; Charlie's Root Fusion Sept. 15; The Remedee Sept. 21-22; on the Dornoch Patio at the Country Club — 6:30-10 p.m. with Pete Kehoe Aug. 23, Aug. 30, Sept. 6; 600 Highland Dr., Harbor Springs; 526-3000, www.boyne.com.
The Inn at Bay Harbor, in the South American Grille and Wine Bar — ***; 3600 Village Harbor Dr., Petoskey; 439-4000 or www.innatbayharbor.com.
Grand Traverse County
Aerie Restaurant & Lounge, John Pomeroy and Adam Denise sing and play guitar 8 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat.; GT Resort & Spa, 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme; (800) 748-0303.
Bayview Inn, karaoke Thurs.; 5074 U. S. 31 N., Acme; 938-1610.
Bud's of Interlochen, live music 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thurs. with singer/songwriter Jim Hawley; 3061 M-137, Interlochen; 276-9090 or www.budsville.com.
Chateau Chantal, Jazz at Sunset with Jeff Haas Trio and guests 7-9:30 p.m. Thurs. through Aug. 30, featuring Ron Getz and Nancy Stagnitta Aug. 23; End-of-Summer Jam Session Aug. 30; no cover charge, Chateau wines, sparkling juices and lemonade available; Chateau Chantal, 15900 Rue de Vin, TC; 223-4110 or email@example.com.
Dillinger's Pub/Bootleggers, Trivia Live 7-9 p.m. Thurs.; open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-2 a.m. Sun.; Dillinger's, 121 S. Union, TC, 941-2276; Bootleggers, 119 S. Union, TC, 922-7742.
Ground Zero @ Streeters, Thurs. College Night with DJ Dominate; Fusion Saturday 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sat. with a blend of Michigan's hottest DJs; plus Aug. 25 Halestorm and Cavo with New Medicine, $15 advance; 1669 S. Garfield Ave., TC; www.groundzeroonline.com or 932-1300.
Hayloft Inn, open mic night 7:30 p.m. Thurs. for musicians, poets, comics, hosted by Bill Dungjen; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. live country and western entertainment; M-72, TC; 941-0832.
Hide Away Bar & Grill, DJ music by Hot Traxx 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri., and karaoke 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sat.; hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon., 11:30 a.m.-midnight Tues.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-10 p.m. Sun.; 211 E. Main St., Kingsley; 263-4059.
Hofbrau, 4 p.m.-midnight Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-midnight Sun.; 2784 M-137, Interlochen; 276-6979.
Holiday Inn West Bay Shimmers Nightclub, DJ and live entertainment Thurs.-Sat., times vary; 21 and older with valid picture ID; 615 E. Front, TC; 947-3700 or www.tcwestbay.com.
Horizon Books, live music 8:30-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. with Songwriters in the Round Aug. 17; Matt Mansfield and Open Mic Night Aug. 18; Dede & the Dreamers Aug. 24; Avant Garden Aug. 25; Reunion Aug. 31; 243 E. Front, TC; 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or www.horizonbooks.com.
InsideOut Gallery's Outre Lounge, Wed. 6-9 p.m. "High Spirits Hour" with the True Falsettos, free admission, vintage swing, drink specials; 229 Garland St., TC; 929-3254 or www.facebook.com/insideoutgallery-tc Events.
Jacob's Well, hours 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Thurs.-Sun.; 1121 E. Front, TC; 946-4476; www.jacobswell.info.
Kilkenny's Irish Public House, Mon. 7-9 Team Trivia Night and 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Karaoke by the Bay; Tues. Levi Britton; Wed. 8 p.m.-midnight. Open Mic Night; Thurs. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Mike Moran and Pauly Jams; live music 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. with Starroy Aug. 17-18; 12 Year Reunion Aug. 24-25; Paper Plane Pilots Aug. 31-Sept. 1; Egon Sept. 7-8; Lucas Paul Sept. 14-15; Soul Patch Sept. 21-22; Sweet J Band Sept. 28-29; Alter Ego Oct. 5-6; 12 Year Reunion Oct. 12-13; Brett Mitchell and the Giant Ghost Oct. 19-20; Paper Plane Pilots Oct. 26-27; Lucas Paul Nov. 2-3; Lester Bangs Nov. 9-10; Sweet J Band Nov. 16-17; Egon Nov. 23-24; 12 Year Reunion Nov. 30-Dec. 1; Alter Ego Dec. 7-8; Lucas Paul Dec. 14-15; Paper Plane Pilots Dec. 21-22; Brett Mitchell and the Giant Ghost Dec. 28-29; basement level of North Peak Brewing Company, 400 W. Front, TC; www.kilkennyspub.com.
Left Foot Charley, live music 6-8 p.m. with Miriam Pico Aug. 17; 806 Red Dr., Grand Traverse Commons, TC; 995-0500.
Little Bohemia, TC Celtic Tues. 7-9 p.m.; plus The Accidentals 5:30-7:30 p.m. and '70s & '80s Dance Party with DJ Charlie 8:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 17; Street Corner 8:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 18; AC Paw Fundraiser featuring Street Corner 3-7 p.m. Aug. 19, $10; 540 W. Front, TC; 946-6925 or www.lilbo.com.
Mt. Holiday, lounge opens 5 p.m. Wed.-Fri. for dinner, deck open 5 p.m., Thurs. trivia 6 p.m.; Fri. Kids Club 5 p.m. and live music 7 p.m.; 3100 Holiday Road, TC; www.mt-holiday.com.
North Peak Brewing Company, on the deck 5-9 p.m. — Griffith & Johnson Aug. 17; Chris Sterr Aug. 18; Ryan Harcourt Aug. 22; Levi Britton Aug. 23; Andrew Sturtz Aug. 24; Jim Hawley Aug. 25; Ron Hernandez Aug. 29; Ron Getz Aug. 30; Rob Bugar Aug. 31-Sept. 3; 400 E. Front St., TC.
Park Place Hotel in the Beacon Lounge, Tom Kaufmann on piano Thurs.-Sat.; 300 E. State, TC; 946-5000.
ParkShore Resort, live DJ 8 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat.; 1401 U.S. 31 N., TC; 947-3800 or www.parkshoreresort.com.
Phil's on Front, One Night Only — Newt Cole and Friends 9-11 p.m. Sun. Aug. 19; live music 8-10 p.m. Mon.-Tues., and 9-11 p.m. Wed.-Sat., with Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and Al Jankowski Aug. 17; Mike Moran Aug. 18; Laurie Sears and Ron Getz Aug. 20; Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and Tim Callaghan Aug. 21; Hipps n Ricco Aug. 22; Miriam Pico and David Chown Aug. 23; Miriam Pico and Al Jankowski Aug. 24; TBD Aug. 25; Laurie Sears and Ron Getz Aug. 27; Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and Tim Callaghan Aug. 28; Hipps n Ricco Aug. 29; 236 E. Front St., TC; 929-1710.
Poppycocks, On Quartet every Fri.; 128 E. Front St., TC; 941-7632.
Sail Inn Bar & Grill, karaoke 8 p.m.-midnight Thurs.; open 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-2 a.m. Sun.; 1104 Barlow, TC; 946-4195.
Side Traxx Video Dance Bar, open daily 5 p.m., gay-owned/operated, straight-friendly atmosphere; 520 Franklin St., off East Eighth Street, TC; 935-1666.
Sleder's Tavern, restaurant open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., and noon-9 p.m. Sun.; bar open until 10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 9 p.m. Sun.; 717 Randolph, TC; 947-9213.
TASTES of Black Star Farms, Mon. 6-8:30 p.m. open mic night with Ronnie Hernandez, bring portable instruments, no full bands because of limited space; The Mercato at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, TC; 944-1349.
Trattoria Stella, live music 6-9 p.m. Tues.; Building 50, The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, off West 11th Street, TC; 929-8989 or www.stellatc.com.
Traverse City Senior Center, Saturday Night Dance 7:30-10 p.m. every Sat., live music for ballroom-style dancing, refreshments, $3/members, $5/non-members, public invited; 801 E. Front St., TC; 922-4911.
TraVino, Traverse Wine and Grille, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. (lounge until 11 p.m.), 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (lounge until midnight); 4341 M-72 East, Williamsburg; 938-9496.
Turtle Creek Casino, in Level 3 Lounge — every Thurs. Team Trivia 7-9 p.m. and comedy 9 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat. DJ Ricky T; plus Drags the Thing Aug. 18; Charlie's Root Fusion Aug. 25; hours 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Thurs., 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 2-9 p.m. Sun.; 7741 M-72, Williamsburg; 534-8888.
Union Street Station, open mic night 10 p.m. Tues.; open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-2 a.m. Sun.; 117 S. Union TC; 941-1930.
Dingman's Bar, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. karaoke; 11021 M-72, halfway between Kalkaska and Grayling.
The Roadhouse, 8 p.m.-midnight Tues. open mic night, sound system and mics provided; 8 p.m.-midnight Thurs. karaoke; U.S. 131, halfway between Kalkaska and Mancelona.
Cedar Tavern, karaoke 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri.; 9039 S. Kasson, Cedar; 228-7445.
Leelanau Sands Casino, in Elements Lounge — Wed. Team Trivia 7-9 p.m. and comedy 9 p.m.; Thurs. Polka band 1-5 p.m.; plus the Bill Miller 9:45 p.m. Aug. 18; in the Leelana Sands Showroom — Wynonna & The Big Noise Aug. 30; Peshawbestown; (800) 922-2946.
O'Keefe's Firehouse Pub, guitarist Gary Detlefs 6-9:30 p.m. Fridays through Labor Day; open mic 9:30 p.m. Thurs.; 303 N. St. Joseph, Suttons Bay; 271-2999.
Stampede Saloon, Tues. Ladies Night, Wed. Men's Nite; live music with TBA Aug. 18; Virrus Aug. 25; 3885 Old U.S. 27 South, Gaylord; (989) 705-7100, www.stampedesaloon.com.
Timothy's Pub, DJ/karaoke mix 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; 110 S. Otsego Ave., Gaylord; (989) 732-9333.
Southside Festival Grounds, Fuel Aug. 17, $20 advance, $25 at the gate, free for 12/younger; tickets available at all Meijer stores, Zamar Guitar, Marshall Music and RPM Records, Traverse City, or by calling (800) 585-3737; 620 W. Wexford Ave., Buckley.
Movie Capsules: 08/01/2014
New this week — Get on Up: A chronicle of James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language and violent situations. (HOR)Continued ...
Night Life Calendar: 08/01/2014
What's happening after dark:Continued ...
'Film Fest Around World' gathers people for global experience
Chinese film lovers may nosh a 3 a.m. Beijing breakfast of steamed buns and rice porridge. Australian audiences may spread Vegemite across their morning toast.Continued ...
Film Festival: A foreign word
Movie producer and distributor Ira Deutchman started the discussion panel titled, "Foreign Thursday: Not in America," with a caveat.Continued ...
Film Festival Schedule: 08/01/2014
What's happening Friday at the Traverse City Film Festival:Continued ...
Walking with the stars
Actress Susan Sarandon’s slender handprints — and comedian Patton Oswalt’s pudgier ones — are just a step away from becoming part of a Traverse City Film Festival “Walk of Fame” along a section of East Front Street sidewalk.Continued ...
Ticket-swap opens doors to sold out shows
You won't find ticket scalpers peddling passes in front of sold-out screenings at the Traverse City Film Festival.Continued ...
Film Festival Outtakes: 08/01/2014
Sid Van Slyke III may be the Traverse City Film Festival's youngest volunteer. Sid, 5, is VIP of Flashlights at the City Opera House, where his dad, Sid Van Slyke, is emcee.Continued ...
Stringing together tunes
Fiddler Diana Ladio says The Moxie Strings have “come a long way” in the short time since the popular Michigan string band released its last album in 2012.Continued ...
- Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The film panel goes political
Things heated up at the Traverse City Film Festival’s first panel discussion, as politics took the center stage.Continued ...
Cheers erupt. Hands clap. Whoops sound. Three seconds of the movie is in the can — only three more minutes to go.Continued ...
Film Festival Outtakes: 07/31/2014
Clay artist Phil Wilson cut away peel from the fruit on a giant (by claymation standards) banana that accidentally had been crushed in production. “The giant banana needs tentacles.”Continued ...
Burritt's helps with Kids Fest hot dog crisis
It's a problem of foot-long proportions, a missing link just a week before the Film Festival.Continued ...
- Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Film Fest Kicks Off With the Bite
Carrie and Don Sattler watched "Jaws" as lovestruck teens on a first date. Now 35 years into their marriage they hunkered into lawn chairs and windbreakers for another first — their first Traverse City Film Festival flick at the Open Space.Continued ...
Film Festival Schedule: 07/30/2014
What's happening Wednesday at the Traverse City Film Festival:Continued ...
Film Festival Outtakes: 07/30/2014
Six Chicago-based Greenpeace workers are in Traverse City for Film Fest week to promote the organization's campaigns on honeybees, the rainforest, the Arctic and other environmental issues. (Plus more)Continued ...
Moore donates $250,000 to launch international movie program
TRAVERSE CITY — Michael Moore wants to broadcast Traverse City's love of independent, documentary and foreign films to the world. The Traverse City Film Festival co-founder signed a $250,000 check today in a quiet corner of the festival's box office.Continued ...
Director comes home for film festival
The Traverse City Film Festival will provide the ideal backdrop for Layne Austin Simescu’s return from college.Continued ...
Spartans show their film shorts
Cinematic Spartans will help celebrate the Traverse City Film Festival’s 10th anniversary with a showing of student films. This marks the first year Michigan State University students have been invited to the festival arena.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 24, 2014
Arts & Entertainment in Brief: 07/25/2014
Jacoby exhibit; Too Much Light; Leelanau artists' exhibit. (Plus more)Continued ...
Artistic director of women's wear leaving Hermes
Christophe Lemaire, the artistic director of Hermes women's ready-to-wear line, is parting ways with the luxury house after four years.Continued ...
Vine star Mendes finds breakthrough on pop charts
Six seconds isn't a long time, but Vine superstar Shawn Mendes made the time count when posting cover songs on the social media platform.Continued ...
Night Life Calendar: 07/25/2014
What's happening after dark:Continued ...
'X-Men' VR experience coming to Comic-Con
Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X.Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 07/25/2014
New this week — And So It Goes: A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home. Rated PG-13 for some sexual references and drug elements. (GT9)Continued ...
- Movie Capsules: 08/01/2014