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 Mountain Resort, in Everett's — 7-10 p.m. with Ben Overbeek Nov. 10; Michelle Chenard Nov. 17; Nelson Olstrom Nov. 23; Charlie Reager Nov. 24; Pete Kehoe Nov. 30; Ben Overbeek Dec. 1; Nelson Olstrom Dec. 8; Pete Kehoe Dec. 14; Ron Getz Dec. 15; Nelson Olstrom Dec. 16; Nathan Bates Dec. 17; David Cisco Dec. 18; Michelle Chenard Dec. 19; Hipps n Ricco Dec. 20; Ben Overbeek Dec. 21; Nelson Olstrom Dec. 22; Charlie Reager Dec. 23; Charlie Reager Dec. 26; Ben Overbeek Dec. 27; Greg Seaman Dec. 28; Michelle Chenard Dec. 29; Charlie Reager Dec. 30; Greg Seaman Dec. 31; Nathan Bates Jan. 2; David Cisco Jan. 3; Michelle Chenard Jan 4; Pete Kehoe Jan. 5; Ron Getz Jan. 9; Charlie Reager Jan. 10; Nelson Olstrom Jan. 11; Greg Seaman Jan. 12; Ron Getz Jan. 16; David Cisco Jan. 17; Michelle Chenard Jan. 18; Ben Overbeek Jan. 19; Nelson Olstrom Jan. 23; Nathan Bates Jan. 24; Ben Overbeek Jan. 25; Michelle Chenard Jan. 26; Nelson Olstrom Jan. 30; Ben Overbeek Feb. 1; Nathan Bates Feb. 2; Nelson Olstrom Feb. 6; Michelle Chenard Feb. 7; Ben Overbeek Feb. 8; Ron Getz Feb. 9; Charlie Reager Feb. 13; Michelle Chenard Feb. 14; Nathan Bates Feb. 15; Pete Kehoe Feb. 16; Ben Overbeek Feb. 20; Nathan Bates Feb. 21; Nelson Olstrom Feb. 22; Michelle Chenard Feb. 23; Ben Overbeek Feb. 27; Chris and Memorie Feb. 28; Greg Seaman March 1; Michelle Chenard March 2; Ron Getz March 6; Nelson Olstrom March 7; Nathan Bates March 8; Chris and Memorie March 9; Ron Getz March 13; Ben Overbeek March 15; Nathan Bates March 21; Michelle Chenard March 22; Chris and Memorie March 23; Ben Overbeek March 28; Charlie Reager March 29; Nelson Olstrom March 30; Michelle Chenard April 5; Pete Kehoe April 6; Nathan Bates April 13; Michelle Chenard April 20; Nelson Olstrom April 27; Michelle Chenard May 5; Hipps n Ricco May 11; Ron Getz May 24; Nelson Olstrom May 25; in the Snowflake Lounge — 4-7 p.m. with David Cisco Dec. 22; Ben Overbeek Dec. 28; Hipps n Ricco Deb. 29; Ron Getz Dec. 30; Hipps n Ricco Jan. 5; Hipps n Ricco Jan. 12; David Cisco Jan. 19; David Cisco Jan. 26; Greg Seaman Feb. 2; David Cisco Feb. 9; Ben Overbeek Feb. 16; Hipps n Ricco Feb. 23; David Cisco March 2; David Cisco March 9; Hipps n Ricco March 16; and 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. with DJ J2xTrubL Deb. 14-15; Charlie's Root Fusion Dec. 22; Mac Daddy Dec. 22; DJ J2xTrubL Dec. 23; DJ J2xTrubL Dec. 26; Charlie's Root Fusion Dec. 27; Mac Daddy Dec. 28; DJ J2xTrubL Dec. 29-30; TBD Dec. 31; DJ J2xTrubL Jan. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19; Mac Daddy Jan. 25; Ciao Band Jan. 26; DJ J2xTrubL Feb. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16; Mac Daddy Feb. 22; DJ J2xTrubL Feb. 23; DJ J2xTrubL March 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30; in Stein Ericksen's — 6-9 p.m. with Bob Bryan Dec. 21-23; Pete Kehoe Dec. 24; Bob Bryan Dec. 25-31, Jan. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, Feb. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, March 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23; 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls; 549-6000 or www.boyneresorts.com.
Boyne Highlands Resort, in the Slopeside Lounge — Pete Kehoe 8 p.m.-midnight Thurs. Jan. 10-March 14; plus Chris Calleja and Memarie Gayle 9 p.m.-midnight Dec. 21; IDK 9 p.m.-midnight Dec. 22; Michelle Chenard 8:30 p.m.-midnight Dec. 23; Ben Overbeek 8:30 p.m.-midnight Dec. 26; Sean Bielby 8:30 p.m.-midnight Dec. 27; TBA Dec. 28; IDK 9 p.m.-midnight Dec. 29; Adam Engelman and Sean Bielby 9 p.m.-midnight Dec. 30; Sundogs 9 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31; Sean Bielby 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 4; Yankee Station 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 5; Chris Calleja and Memarie Gayle 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 11; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 12; Ben Overbeek 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 18; IDK 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 19; Michelle Chenard 8:30 p.m.-midnight Jan. 20; Pete Kehoe and Michelle Chenard 6 p.m.-midnight Jan. 24; Jeff Fitzgerald 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 25; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 26; Michelle Chenard 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 1; IDK 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 2; Union Guns 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 8; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 8; Michelle Chenard 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 15; IDK 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 16; Michelle Chenard 8:30 p.m.-midnight Feb. 17; Pete Kehoe and Michelle Chenard 6 p.m.-midnight Feb. 21; Chris Calleja and Memarie Gayle 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 22; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 23; Ben Overbeek 9 p.m.-midnight March 1; Charlie's Root Fusion 9 p.m.-midnight March 2; Chris Calleja and Memarie Gayle 9 p.m.-midnight March 8; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight March 9; Michelle Chenard 8:30 p.m.-midnight March 10; Chris Calleja and Memarie Gayle 8:30 p.m.-midnight March 11; Michelle Chenard 8:30 p.m.-midnight March 13; Pete Kehoe and Michelle Chenard 6 p.m.-midnight March 14; Jeff Fitzgerald 9 p.m.-midnight march 15; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight March 16; 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 Clayton Smith Nov. 9; Open Mic hosted by Matt Mansfield Nov. 10; Songwriters in the Round Nov. 16; Front Street Jazz Band Nov. 17; Ratone Nov. 23; The Accidentals Nov. 24; Ann and Joe LaBonte Nov. 30; 243 E. Front, TC; 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or www.horizonbooks.com.
InsideOut Gallery, John Gorka with special guest Lynn Miles 7 p.m. Nov. 11, $20 in advance at the gallery, Oryana Natural Foods Market, www.treatickets.com or 929-3254, $25 at the door; 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. with Mike Moran and Pauly Jams; live music 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. with 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.
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. Nov. 9; Moon Dance featuring Dave Eikenroth 8:30-11:30 p.m. Nov. 10; Willie & the Wannabe 8:30-11:30 p.m. Nov. 16; The Corvairs 8:30-11:30 p.m. Nov. 17; fundraiser for Third Level Crisis Center featuring the Sweetwater Blues Band 5-8 p.m. Nov. 19; 80th Year in Business celebration 3 p.m.-midnight Nov. 21 with Zax Watson, the Accidentals, Billy Strings and the Ron Getz Trio; North Shore and G-Snacks 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Nov. 23-24; Ron Getz Trio featuring Mike Davis 8:30-11:30 p.m. Nov. 30; 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. Wed. and Thurs., and 9-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., with Miriam Pico and Al Jankowski Nov. 9; Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and Al Jankowski Nov. 10; Hipps n Ricco Nov. 14; Miriam Pico and David Chown Nov. 15; Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and Al Jankowski Nov. 16; Miriam Pico and Al Jankowski Nov. 17; Hipps n Ricco Nov. 21; no entertainment Nov. 22; Miriam Pico and Al Jankowski Nov. 23-24; Hipps n Ricco Nov. 28; Miriam Pico and David Chown Nov. 29-30; 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 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 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.
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 CP2 Nov. 10; Risque Nov. 16-17; Lou Thunder Band Nov. 24; 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, Twin Cats Nov. 10; 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 Ronny Hernandez Nov. 10; Knuckleheads Nov. 17; ReBooted Nov. 24; in the Leelana Sands Showroom — Euchre Tournament Nov. 10; The Hunks 9-11 p.m. Nov. 16; 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.
Historical Photo of the Week: 12/09/2013
Can any readers identify the children in this photo?Continued ...
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Historical photo information, provided by readers, for the Dec. 2 image:Continued ...
News From 100 Years Ago: 12/09/2013
Honor man bucked drifts with auto — When he reached here his machine showed the effects of hard usage.Continued ...
Northern Notes: Rain doesn't dampen support
Rain doesn't dampen support for Cooks' House pig roast fundraiser for Traverse Health Clinic.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 12/09/2013
Christmas Cookie Walk; Christmas dinner.Continued ...
- Sunday, December 8, 2013
'Perry Hannah's Gifts: Then and Now'
“Perry Hannah’s Gifts: Then and Now,” is expected to arrive in town this week, fresh from the printing press and just in time for the holidays.Continued ...
Owen Walters is one of the lucky ones. “It was hard for me to do things,” he said, as his mom, Terra, reached over to squeeze his hand. “It’s really hard still.”Continued ...
Marta Hepler Drahos: Crafty Christmas helps mend broken heart
For years I’ve been on the receiving end of gifts lovingly made by hand — gifts like a picture frame decorated with beach stones I helped its creator collect, caramel and chocolate sauces for a favorite baked pear recipe, quilted wall hangings depicting my wedding and my beloved pets.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: Scooping the ashes
This fall we have been using our fireplace more than in years past. The season made its appearance and the first snow arrived before a final leaf raking.Continued ...
Books in Brief: 12/08/2013
Illustrator visit; Author discussion.Continued ...
Best Sellers: 12/08/2013
Best-selling books in northern Michigan and across the country:Continued ...
Community in Brief: 12/08/2013
"Cabin Fever" artist talk; Bayside Travellers dance; Betsie Valley Library open house; and more.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 7, 2013
'Messiah Sing' ushers in TC holiday season
David MacDougall considers himself the kind of singer who sounds better singing with a crowd than on his own.Continued ...
Rob Ford: Spread holiday cheer with eye contact
‘Whatever you do, don’t make eye contact” I said to myself. “It’s OK to look at your hands, look at your shoes, look at his beard or look at anything else, but just don’t make eye contact.”Continued ...
Body&Soul in Brief: 12/07/2013
"Pangea's 4 Peace" fundraiser; Parkinson's Support Group Christmas party; Christmas cookie sale; and more.Continued ...
Blood Drive Calendar: 12/07/2013
Where to donate blood in the region:Continued ...
Body&Soul Newsmakers: 12/07/2013
People in the news:Continued ...
Clinic model replicated nationwide
What began two decades ago on Hilton Head Island as a free clinic using retired physicians and volunteers to care for the working poor has become a model for dozens of similar clinics nationwide.Continued ...
Feds give states incomplete Medicaid data
People shopping for insurance on the federal marketplace may be informed they’re eligible for Medicaid and that their information is being sent to state officials to sign them up.Continued ...
Forced C-section is ruled justified
A newly released court judgment says that doctors were medically justified in forcing a woman to have a cesarean section last year because it was in her best interests.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 12/07/2013
Child care for holiday shoppers; old-time country dance.Continued ...
Education Newsmakers: 12/07/2013
The following local graduating seniors were named Kiwanis Club of Traverse City Students of the Month:Continued ...
- Friday, December 6, 2013
Liberace exhibit a trove of glittery glam
For years, Las Vegas tourists have had no place to pay their respects to one of the glitzy town’s founding fathers.Continued ...
How Grinchy Met The Who
Imagine “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” meets “Tommy,” sung and spoken entirely in rhyme.Continued ...
Contribute: Best Christmas light displays
We’re searching for the area’s best neighborhood Christmas light displays for an upcoming Northern Living story.Continued ...
- Historical Photo of the Week: 12/09/2013