For more Night Life events, go online to record-eagle.com/entertainment.
Shanty Creek Resort, in Ivan's-- Banana Connection 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 8-9; Tommy Tropic 3-5 p.m. Feb. 9; in the Lakeview Lounge — 8-11 p.m. with Nelson Feb. 8; 5820 Shanty Creek Road, Bellaire, 533-8621.
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.; 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.
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, with Jack Elliot Feb. 9; 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 Mountain Resort, in Everett's — 7-10 p.m. with Ben Overbeek Feb. 8; Ron Getz Feb. 9; Charlie Reager Feb. 13; Michelle Chenard Feb. 14; in the Snowflake Lounge — 4-7 p.m. with David Cisco Feb. 9; in Stein Ericksen's — 6-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. with Bob Bryan through March 23; 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls; 549-6000 or www.boyneresorts.com.
Cafe Sante, entertainment 6-9 p.m. Mon., 5:30-9 p.m. Thurs., and 8:30-11:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., with The Hand Me Downs Feb. 8; Sean Ryan Feb. 9; Nathan Bates Feb. 11; Younce Guitar Duo Feb. 14; 1 Water St. Boyne City; 582-8800.
Red Mesa Grill, "Casa Tuesdays" live entertainment with Carnivale Party with Dave Cisco 7-11 p.m. Feb. 12; 117 Water St., Boyne City.
Boyne Highlands Resort, in the Slopeside Lounge — Pete Kehoe 8 p.m.-midnight Thurs. through March 14; plus Union Guns 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 8; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 8; 600 Highland Dr., Harbor Springs; 526-3000, www.boyne.com.
Grand Traverse County
Aerie Restaurant & Lounge, John Pomeroy 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.
Cambria Suites' Reflect Bistro & Lounge, jazz series 7-9 p.m. Thurs., featuring the Jeff Haas Trio and special guests each week, full menu of edibles and libations until 11 p.m., no cover charge; 225 Munson Ave., TC.
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.; 211 E. Main St., Kingsley; 263-4059.
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 Billy Strings with Don Julin Feb. 8; Open Mic hosted by Matt Mansfield Feb. 9; 243 E. Front, TC; 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or www.horizonbooks.com.
InsideOut Gallery, every Tues. free Cocktail Cinema 5-11 p.m. with film shown at 7 p.m.; every other Thurs. (Feb. 14, 28, March 14 and 28) Comedy Open Mic with Dave Gault, sign up at 7 p.m., opening comic at 8 p.m.; every other Thurs. (Feb. 21, March 7 and 21) Open Mic Night 8-11 p.m. hosted by King Tree Vandermolen, sign up at 7:30 p.m.; plus Dirt Noir 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 8-9; 229 Garland St., TC; 929-3254 or www.facebook.com/insideoutgallery-tc Events.
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. Ron Getz; Thurs. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. with Mike Moran and Pauly Jams; live music 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri.-Sat. with Paper Plane Pilots Feb. 8-9; basement level of North Peak Brewing Company, 400 W. Front, TC; www.kilkennyspub.com.
Left Foot Charley, Open Mic Monday 6-9 p.m., Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. Thurs. with one-plate ethnic meals available, $15 dine-in, $10 take-out; 806 Red Dr., Grand Traverse Commons, TC; 995-0500.
Little Bohemia, TC Celtic Tues. 7-9 p.m.; plus Zen Stew 8:30-11:30 p.m. Feb. 8; The Rainmakers 8:30-11:30 p.m. Feb. 9; "Mardi Paws" fundraiser for TC Dog Park 5-9 p.m. Feb. 11, with Hurricane drink special, jambalaya and special appetizers, 15 percent of sales donated to the dog park; "A Night of Silly Love Songs" 5-9 p.m. Feb. 14, full linen service and special Valentine's menu, music by the Accidentals 6-7 p.m. E Minor 7-8 p.m. and Blake Elliott & the Robinson Affair, 8-9 p.m., reservations recommended; 540 W. Front, TC; 946-6925 or www.lilbo.com.
Mt. Holiday, lounge opens 5 p.m. Wed.-Fri. for dinner, 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. Thurs., and 9-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., with Miriam Pico and Al Jankowski Feb. 8; Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and guest Feb. 9; Mardi Gras celebration with Cajun/Creole ala carte menu and music by Thornetta Davis 7-11 p.m. Feb. 12, $10 cover, proceeds benefit United Way; Miriam Pico and David Chown Feb. 14; 236 E. Front St., TC; 929-1710.
Poppycocks, On Quartet every Fri.; 128 E. Front St., TC; 941-7632.
Right Brain Brewery, Imperial Release Party, 6 p.m.-close Feb. 8, no cover, dance party, balloon bounce battles, live DJ and Pink Floyd Laser Show; 225 E. 16th St., TC; 944-1239 or www.rightbrainbrewery.com.
Sail Inn Bar & Grill, karaoke 8 p.m.-midnight Thurs.; 1104 Barlow, TC; 946-4195.
Sleder's Tavern, Irish quartet Finvarra's Wren 4 p.m. March 3, $15 advance, $20 at the door, tickets at Sleder's, Oryana Natural Foods and Brilliant Books; 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 jazz 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 8-10:30 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.
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; 7741 M-72, Williamsburg; 534-8888.
Union Street Station, open mic night 10 p.m. Tues.; 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.
The Inn at Black Star Farms, Jazz Cafe concerts 7 p.m. Wed., featuring Mike Davis, Ron Getz and Jack Dryden, $15 tickets available at the door include entertainment and one drink voucher, bistro small plates also available; 10844 E. Revold Road, Suttons Bay; for reservations, call 944-1251, for details, visit www.blackstarfarms.com.
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; Peshawbestown; (800) 922-2946.
O'Keefe's Firehouse Pub, open mic 8 p.m.-midnight Sat. hosted by WNMC's Sandy B.; 303 N. St. Joseph, Suttons Bay; 271-2999.
Ramsdell Theater, "Little Night Music" concert series, with Miriam Pico and David Chown 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16; tickets $15 advance at Manistee City Hall, Goody's, Hokanson's, Port City Organic, TJ's Pub and Manistee Visitors Bureau, $20 at the door, $10 students at the door only; 101 Maple St., Manistee; www.ramsdelltheatre.org or 398-9770.
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.
For more Night Life events, go online to record-eagle.com/entertainment.
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 ...
Food in Brief: 07/31/2014
Reading club finale; Founders dinner; Harbor Days. (Plus more)Continued ...
Lovina's Amish Kitchen: Amish wedding, Coblentz reunion highlight week
Such a lovely July morning. My wash and wringer machine is working again now, and it would be a great laundry day but we don’t have any hot water.Continued ...
Nancy Krcek Allen: Crudités à la Française
The crudités (kroo-deh-TAY) platter is the least visited part of a party. It’s no wonder. The word crudités brings up images of tough and tangy, raw broccoli and cauliflower florets, radishes and carrot and celery sticks cringing nakedly on a platterContinued ...
Food for the film-weary
There's nothing like a hot cup of coffee to kickoff the day, especially if you're waiting in line for an early screening at the Traverse City Film Festival.Continued ...
- Monday, July 28, 2014
Historical Photo of the Week: 07/28/2014
Did you know that Traverse City’s own State Theater, the epicenter of the TC Film Festival, opened on July 4, 1916 as the Lyric Theater?Continued ...
Update on 07/21/2014 historical photo
Historical photo information, provided by readers, for the July 21 image:Continued ...
News From 100 Years Ago: 07/28/2014
Because of complaints lodged with the city commission in regards to the practice of residents in certain sections of the city allowing their chickens to run at large, the police department has been instructed to take steps at once to curb the nuisance.Continued ...
Northern Notes: Sheriff returns boat gone adrift
Bruce Bush, of Frederick, Md., wrote to express his gratitude to the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in returning his sailboat that made an unscheduled trip during the night of July 17.Continued ...
- Sunday, July 27, 2014
Film Festival: 10 Seasons and Counting
The future of the Traverse City Film Festival was cemented the moment the curtain rose at the end of the first screening, at least that's how festival co-founder Michael Moore sees it.Continued ...
The cruise of a lifetime
Kathleen Ledezma spent nearly 30 years raising children, running a household, working and attending college while her husband spent up to 11 months at a time away at sea.Continued ...
Marta Hepler Drahos: When fireworks go from awesome to awful
Darkness falls like a curtain beyond our living room windows. The air is cool through the screens by the couch, where we sit holding our breath.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Music strikes a familiar note
I had the pleasure of attending the Bonnie Raitt concert at Interlochen Center for the Arts. I’m a longtime fan of her music, but it was the first time I had the opportunity to see her perform last month. She didn’t disappoint anyone in a packed Kresge Auditorium.Continued ...
Books in Brief: 07/27/2014
Book signings; Book study group.Continued ...
Best Sellers: 07/27/2014
Best-selling books across northwest Michigan and the nation:Continued ...
- Friday, July 25, 2014
Education Newsmakers: 07/26/2014
Jared Ornelas, of Lake Leelanau, was named to the Dean’s List at Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, for spring semester 2014. (Plus more)Continued ...
New street magazine helps homeless
Randy Parcher has lived in a van with his girlfriend for three years. He helps support the couple by day selling his art work, which he creates at public spaces like the library or coffee house. He burrows down in a pile of blankets at night and relies on body heat to stay warm.Continued ...
Body & Soul in Brief: 07/26/2014
Arcadia Daze luncheon; Grief workshops; Church histories. (Plus more)Continued ...
Blood Drive Calendar: 07/26/2014
Area Blood Drives: American Red Cross - Gaylord, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m., July 30, F.O.E. Eagles Club, 515 S. Wisconsin Ave. (Plus more)Continued ...
Community in Brief: 07/25/2014
Christmas in July; Artist’s reception; Solar viewing party. (Plus more)Continued ...
- Thursday, July 24, 2014
Arts & Entertainment in Brief: 07/25/2014
Jacoby exhibit; Too Much Light; Leelanau artists' exhibit. (Plus more)Continued ...
Night Life Calendar: 07/25/2014
What's happening after dark:Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 07/25/2014
New this week — And So It Goes: A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home. Rated PG-13 for some sexual references and drug elements. (GT9)Continued ...
They're going to Lovett
Six acres of horse park, horse-drawn hayrides and Lyle Lovett, it sounds like a country music match made in heaven.Continued ...
- Movie Capsules: 08/01/2014