Circus in town
Starfish Circus, with performers including students in Traverse City area schools, offers shows today at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. at Traverse City West High School. Tickets are $12 adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. Call 933-7500.
An original theatrical dance production by Gretchen Eichberger titled “Dress” will premiere at Inside Out Gallery in Traverse City Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show starting at 8. Tickets are $12, available at Inside Out and Oryana Food Cooperative.
‘Sound of Music’
The Homeschool Arts Project presents “The Sound of Music” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Francis High School auditorium in Traverse City. Call (800) 979-2420 or visit www.thehap.net.
A hair Cut-a-thon to benefit My Sister’s House will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Traverse City Central High School auxiliary gym and includes manicures, massage, a silent auction and more.
Author Cari Noga will sign copies of her new book, “Sparrow Migrations,” at Horizon Books in Traverse City on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. Call 946-7290.
The Empire Museum will present a program on the Dorsey Rescue Steamer and “Glen Lake’s Rescue – the rest of the story” today at 7 p.m. Call 326-5568.
An Appalachian Craft Show featuring crafts from the mountains of Kentucky created by artisans with support from the Red Bird Mission will be held at Manistee United Methodist Church Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 723-2414.
The 2nd annual Young Playwrights Festival will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Traverse City Opera House. Visit www.cityoperahouse.org.
Dr. Barry Mehler of Ferris State University will speak on “Anti-Semitism in America, the High Tide: 1921-1940” Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. as the History Center of Traverse City launches a new traveling exhibit, “The Grand Traverse Region: Vibrant Reinvention.” Reservations recommended at 995-0313, Ext. 102.
Friends of the Traverse Area District Library will hold a $1 Book Sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the main branch. Visit www.tadl.org.
Green Elk Rapids
A Green Elk Rapids Days reception and fundraiser will be held Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Blue Heron Gallery in Elk Rapids. Call 264-0618 or visit www.greenelkrapidsdays.com.
Trail Work Bees
Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, Inc. is hosting Trail Work Bees at eight locations on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 941-4300 or email email@example.com.