‘Books & Brewskis’
TRAVERSE CITY — The Filling Station Microbrewery at The Depot will host Traverse Area District Library’s “Book Pub” event on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Described as a lively discussion of robust books in a laid-back atmosphere with titles as varied and distinctive as the beer served up, Books & Brewskis will start at 7 p.m. The February book selection is Rachel Bertsche’s “MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend.” The public is welcome. For details, visit www.tadl.org.
LWVLC energy forum
SUTTONS BAY — The League of Women Voters Leelanau County Energy Committee will sponsor a mini-energy fair and a public forum on energy on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
The event will be held at the Leelanau County Government Center, 8527 E. Government Center. The energy fair will be held from 6-7 p.m. and includes exhibits, brochures and representatives from “green” community businesses and organizations. The “Community Energy Resilience: How Do We Achieve It” forum will be held from 7-9 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. For details, call 386-5106 or visit www.lwvleelanau.org.
Blues at the Dennos
TRAVERSE CITY — The Deanna Bogart Band will bring its brand of blues fusion to the stage at the Milliken Auditorium on Saturday, March 1.
The award-winning multi-instrumentalist and her band play the best of boogie-woogie, contemporary blues, country and jazz in a blend Bogart calls “blusion.” They will perform at 8 p.m. in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr.
Tickets are $22 for museum members, $25 for non-members and $28 at the door, plus fees. For tickets or details, call the museum box office, 995-1553, My North Tickets, (800) 836-0717, or visit www.dennosmuseum.org or www.mynorthtickets.com.
Mardi Gras at Pearl’s
ELK RAPIDS — American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr. and his band, Buckwheat Zydeco, will bring Louisiana zydeco music to Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen for a Mardi Gras celebration on Fat Tuesday, March 4.
The band’s latest release is the Grammy Award-winning “Lay Your Burden Down.” It is the first Grammy win for Buckwheat Zydeco, which has had five previous Grammy nominations.
The event starts at 5 p.m. at Pearl’s, 617 Ames St. The $65 ticket price includes a special four-course menu. For details or reservations, call 264-0530 or visit www.magnumhospitality.com.
CENTRAL LAKE — The Central Lake Chamber of Commerce invites the community to its first Chilly Fest and Ice Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 1.
Fishing tournament registration is from 7-8 a.m. at the Thurston Park Pavillion. The tournament starts at 8 a.m. on Intermediate Lake and closes at 3 p.m. Snowbuilding, sledding, family winter games and music will be offered from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Thurston Park. Ice fishing tournament winners will be announced at 3:15 p.m.
The fishing tournament is $10 per person. Registration forms are available at Lakeside Corner Store, NuStar Insurance and the Beauty Bar. For details, call 350-8521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.