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.
Back Porch Coffee House, 7 p.m. second Sat. of the month through May, performance followed by "circle jam session," family friendly, smoke- and alcohol-free, suggested donation $5 each or $10 families at the door to benefit the performers, light refreshments included; Charlevoix Senior Center, 06906 Norwood Road, Charlevoix; Pam Luce, 622-2944.
Boyne Highlands Resort, in the Slopeside Lounge — 9-11:30 p.m. with The Remedee Sept. 21-22; 600 Highland Dr., Harbor Springs; 526-3000, www.boyne.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.
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; 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 Sept. 21; Parallel Sept. 22; Acoustic Dynamite Sept. 28; Kat Eldred and Tim Burke Sept. 29; 243 E. Front, TC; 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or www.horizonbooks.com.
InsideOut Gallery's Outre Lounge, Guttershipe Theatre 9 p.m. Sept. 21 highly suggestive improv featuring local actors/improvisers, $10, tickets at the gallery, Oryana, BAM and www.treatickets.com; the Dave Hardin Band 9 p.m. Oct. 5, $10 cover; Wed. 7-10 p.m. the True Falsettos, no cover; 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 One Hot Robot 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.
Little Bohemia, TC Celtic Tues. 7-9 p.m.; plus Willie & the Wannabe 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 21; North Shore 9 p.m.-midnight Sept. 22; Emotionally Impaired 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sept. 28; The Corvairs 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 29; 540 W. Front, TC; 946-6925 or www.lilbo.com.
Mt. Holiday, King of the Mountain Challenge Oct. 13; Ski Patrol Halloween Party Oct. 26; inaugural Tweenager Freak Show, Oct. 27, costumes, DJ and pizza; 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.
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, live music 8-10 p.m. Mon., Wed. and Thurs., and 9-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., with Elizabeth Rivers and Al Jankowski Sept. 21; TBD Sept. 22; Ron Getz and Nancy Stagnitta Sept. 24; Hipps N Ricco Sept. 26; Miriam Pico and David Chown Sept. 27; TBD Sept. 28-29; 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.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. (lounge until 10 p.m.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (lounge until 11 p.m.); 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 Duke Tumatoe Sept. 21-22; Laith Al Saadi Sept. 28-29; Fonda & the Country Road Band Oct. 5; 12 Year Reunion Oct. 6; Drags the Thing 9 p.m. Oct. 13; Randy Brock Oct. 19-20; Dal Bouey Oct. 26-27 with Costume Contest midnight Oct. 27; 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. 45th Parallel Polka Band 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 6 p.m. cribbage; plus euchre tournament 7 p.m. Sept. 21; Halloween Party Oct. 26 with costume contest at 11 p.m.; Risque 9:30 p.m. Oct. 26-27; in the Leelana Sands Showroom — euchre tournament 10 a.m. Sept. 22; Polka Festival 3 p.m. Sept. 29; Tailgate Party U-M vs. MSU game Oct. 20; Rocky Horror Picture Show midnight Oct. 26, free; Peshawbestown; (800) 922-2946.
O'Keefe's Firehouse Pub, open mic 9:30 p.m. Thurs.; 303 N. St. Joseph, Suttons Bay; 271-2999.
Stampede Saloon, Tues. Ladies Night, Wed. Men's Nite; 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, Lonestar Sept. 23, gates open 6 p.m., $30 advance, $35 at the gate, $45 VIP, free ages 12/younger; tickets at all Meijer stores, Zamar Guitar, Marshall Music, RPM Records, Sunny Country Radio, all Desert Sun Tanning locations, (800) 585-3737 and www.zuniwe.com; 620 W. Wexford Ave., Buckley.
Music In The Movies: Moore, Morello talk music, politics
Michael Moore gave Rage Against The Machine one director’s note during the filming of the music video for “Sleep Now in the Fire” on New York City’s Wall Street — “Whatever happens, don’t stop playing.”Continued ...
Film Festival Outtakes: 08/02/2014
Traverse City Film Festival fans still have a good shot at seeing the sold-out shows. Sid VanSlyke, venue manager at the City Opera House, said the theater sold 105 stand-by tickets to a movie showing at last year’s festival.Continued ...
Film Festival Schedule: 08/02/2014
What's happening Saturday at the Traverse City Film Festival:Continued ...
TC gets a movie makeover
Designing a great storefront window is all about telling a story, and downtown businesses had a tale to tell during the Traverse City Film Festival.Continued ...
One-minute movies get bumped up
Claire Holloway proved that one great movie can change you, even if it’s only 60 seconds.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 31, 2014
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 ...
- Music In The Movies: Moore, Morello talk music, politics