Traverse City Record-Eagle
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The Dance Center of Traverse City and Kalkaska presents the 45th Annual Concert Series in Traverse City’s Milliken Auditorium Saturday and Sunday, and at Kalkaska High School Auditorium May 18. Young Children’s concerts are at 9:30 and 11 am. Saturday. An Ovation Concert is at 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday. The Encore concert is Sunday at 1 and 6 p.m. In Kalkaska on May 18, shows are at 1 and 6 p.m. Call 947-6820.
Show in Leland
The W.T. Best Theater at the Old Art Building showcases The Accidentals, Blake Elliott & the Robinson Affair, Billy Strings and Don Julin in concert at 6 p.m. Saturday. Call 256-2131.
The Mesick Mushroom Festival is today through Sunday in Mesick, with a carnival, parade, beer tent, games for kids and of course, morel mushrooms. Call 885-2679 or visit www.mesick-mushroomfest.org.
Power of purse
The Goodwill Inn’s inaugural Power of the Purse Mother’s Day-themed brunch is Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Traverse City Opera House. Visit www.goodwillnmi.org/pop.
‘Are You Sure?’
The Benzie County Players present the murder-mystery, “Are You Sure” today and Saturday and May 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee May 19. Call 882-0591.
Bombshells are back
The Bayside Bombshells perform at InsideOut Gallery Saturday, with doors opening at 8 p.m. and the show starting at 9. Call 929-3254.
Ships for kids
Water chemistry is the theme of a family event that runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Inland Seas Education Center Saturday in Suttons Bay. Cost is $10 per child. Call 271-3077.
A screening of “Akeelah and the Bee” at the State Theatre in Traverse City tonight at 8 is a fundraiser for Michael’s Place. Call 947-6453.
Run at Shanty
The second annual Shanty 2 Shorts” 5K and 10K fun run/walk is Saturday, from Shanty Creek Resort to Short’s Brewpub in Bellaire. Visit www.shantycreek.com/s2s.
Elk Rapids Players
The classic farce, “Whose Wives Are They Anyway,” will be staged by the Elk Rapids Players in the Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall today and Saturday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 264-6330.
‘Off the Page’
The Darcy Library of Beulah and Benzonia Public Library presents its first “Off the Page” program today at 7 p.m., featuring author Jack Driscoll. Call 882-4037.
Mother’s Day brunch
A Mother’s Day brunch and silent auction fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Leelanau School Dining Hall. Call 941-4663.
Explore the sky
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore presents a daytime Star Party Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Visitor Center parking lot in Empire. Call 326-5135.
The Elk Rapids Library will screen “The Lorax” at the Lighthouse, 404 Spruce St., Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Civil War muster
Historic White Pine Village will be the site of a Civil War Muster today and Saturday near Ludington. Call 843-4808.