Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 23, 2012

Hot picks: 11/23


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Festival of Trees

The Benzie Area Historical Museum hosts the Festival of Trees to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County today and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Steve Elrick will read Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory" on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. There's no admission, though cash donations are welcome in a box by the door.

True pigs story

Find out the real story behind the three little pigs when the Traverse City Opera House presents the puppet production, "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf," on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $8. Visit

Last call at OTP

The final two performances of "Man of La Mancha" are today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City. Tickets are $25 adult, $23 for seniors and students and $14 for 12 and younger.

Red Wings organist

The Music House Museum wraps its Silent Film Series Saturday with four classic holiday silent film shorts accompanied by Detroit Red Wings and Fox Theater staff organist Dave Calendine on the Wurlitzer in showings at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Visit or call 938-9300.

Wear your PJs

Leland's PJ Party and sale is today from 8 to 10 a.m. Visit

Stay in PJs

The annual Glen Arbor Pajama Party is from 5 to 7 p.m. today for special holiday shopping. Tree lighting and caroling is at 7 p.m., followed by a preview of the Marketplace showcasing local artists and merchants on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Artisans in Empire

The 5th annual Artisan Market Place is Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Empire Township Hall, to be followed by the village tree lighting at dark.

Handbell soloist

Nationally known handbell soloist Kristine Stout will be in concert Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Trinity Lutheran School gym in Traverse City.

Celebrating beer

Right Brain Brewery celebrates its first 22-oz. bottle release of its CEO Stout today starting at 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Call 944-1239.

Art show in TC

The Grande Vision Art Show featuring Gary Grimshaw, Carl Lundgren and Leni Sinclair runs today from 3 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. at InsideOut Gallery in Traverse City. Call 929-3254.

Alden illuminated

The Downtown Alden Business Association offers "Alden Illumination" Saturday at 5:30 p.m., with caroling, gifts for the kids, Santa, refreshments and the Christmas tree lighting. Call 645-1251.

Onekama Art Fair

Local artists present an art fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Onekama Farr Center on M-22