Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 7, 2014

Weekend in Brief: 02/07/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Indoor folk fest

TRAVERSE CITY — The sixth annual Great Indoor Folk Festival will bring up to 100 acoustic musicians to the Village at Grand Traverse Commons from noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Mercato level of Building 50 will feature a Solo Stage, two Duo Stages, a Kids’ Stage, and a stage to showcase new talent. A satellite venue will be set up at Left Food Charley Winery, with an open mic at Another Cuppa Joe. Many of the performers will have CDs for sale. Admission is free.

Festival of Foods

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College’s annual Festival of Foods will be hosted Saturday.

The culinary event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on NMC’s campus offers demonstrations by area chefs, NMC culinary instructors and local gourmet food artisans. Participants can choose four one-hour sessions from 16 options. The $69 fee includes demonstrations and food samples.

For details, visit To register, call NMC Extended Education, 995-1700.

Beulah WinterFest

BEULAH — WinterFest on Saturday, will feature a variety of activities for all ages.

Activities open with a 5 a.m. fishing tournament and close with fireworks over Crystal Lake at 7:15 p.m. Highlights include a chili cook-off, outhouse races and a parade at 3:30 p.m. For a complete schedule, visit

Quilt show opens

TRAVERSE CITY — A reception today, will open an Invitational Art and Traditional Quilt Works show.

More than 40 works by 15 fiber and textile artists will be on display through March 4 in the Mercato at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons near Notably Natural, suite 25. The show includes art quilts for wall display and traditional quilts for display as wall art or on a bed.

The reception will be hosted from 5-8 p.m. in the Mercato, with live music and refreshments. For details, call 929-1100 or visit Facebook/NotablyNatural.

Wine country art

GLEN ARBOR — The Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA), the Homestead Resort and the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail will team up for “Art from Michigan’s Wine Country.”

The event from 6-8 p.m. today kicks off Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail’s “Taste the Passion” weekend. It will be held at The Homestead’s Mountain Flowers Lodge and features wine from Leelanau wineries, an exhibit and sale of original art by local artists and small plates designed by Chef Piombo.

Tickets are $25 at the door and include one glass of wine, food stations and coffee. Additional wine is $4 a glass or three glasses for $10. A portion of each ticket and art purchase supports GAAA class scholarships, after-school art and a summer art program for migrant children.

WSH stages play

TRAVERSE CITY — West Senior High School drama students will stage “Princess Who,” a one-act children’s play.

Performances are at 7 p.m. today, and Saturday, Feb. 8, at the school auditorium, 5376 N. Long Lake Road. General admission tickets are $7 at or at the door. For details, call 933-7509.

Craft Bazaar

TRAVERSE CITY — Scrap TC invites the community to its second annual Valentine’s Day Craft Bazaar.

The event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, at Scrap TC in the Garfield Centre, 821 S. Garfield Ave. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. New this year, vendors will be set up in the space next to Scrap TC, which will be open for business.