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.
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.; 243 E. Front, TC; 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or www.horizonbooks.com.
InsideOut Gallery, Michael Fracasso 8-11 p.m. Oct. 26, $10, tickets at Oryana, InsideOut and www.treatickets.com; Epic Planks presents the third annual Traverse City Ski Fest Films, 7-10 p.m. Nov. 3, $10 advance, $12 at the door, available at http://www.fanfueled.com/event/details; Election Night Party 8 p.m. Nov. 6, no cover, drink specials all night; 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 Paper Plane Pilots Oct. 26-27; Lucas Paul Nov. 2-3; 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.
Little Bohemia, TC Celtic Tues. 7-9 p.m.; plus First Annual Halloween Costume Party with North Shore 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Oct. 26; Third Annual Halloween Costume Party with the Corvairs 8:30-11:30 p.m. Oct. 27; Levi Britton & Johnny T 6-9 p.m. Oct. 28; 540 W. Front, TC; 946-6925 or www.lilbo.com.
Mt. Holiday, Ski Patrol Halloween Party Oct. 26; inaugural Tweenager Freak Show, Oct. 27, costumes, DJ and pizza; 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 7-9 p.m. Mon., 8-10 p.m. Wed. and Thurs., and 9-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., with Miriam Pico and Al Jankowski Oct. 26; Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and Al Jankowski Oct. 27; 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 music 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 Dal Bouey Oct. 26-27 with Costume Contest midnight Oct. 27; Paper Plane Pilots Nov. 3; 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, 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 Halloween Party Oct. 26 with costume contest at 11 p.m.; Risque 9:30 p.m. Oct. 26-27; The Broad Brothers Nov. 3; Ronny Hernandez Nov. 10; Knuckleheads Nov. 17; ReBooted Nov. 24; in the Leelana Sands Showroom — Rocky Horror Picture Show midnight Oct. 26, free; St. Mary's Auction Nov. 3; 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.
Community in Brief 04/19/2014
Advanced care discussion; Leelanau Montesorri Public School Academy open house; Easter dinner in Grayling; and more.Continued ...
- Education News 04/19/2014
TRAVERSE CITY -- Bored with the elliptical trudge? Juggle fire. Circus workouts add zest to a workout regime, spice to an evening and allow people to scratch things like "learn to juggle" or "walk on hands" off their bucket lists. Indulging a circusContinued ...
Body & Soul Newsmakers 04/19/2014
People in the news.Continued ...
Blood Drives 04/19/2014
Where to give blood in the region.Continued ...
Body & Soul in Brief 04/19/2014
Easter vigil service; Parkinson's disease support group; Grand Valley State University advising services; and more.Continued ...
- Friday, April 18, 2014
Arts & Entertainment in Brief 04/18/2014
Fairy Garden fun; environmental documentary; benefit for ISLAND; New Opera Project premiere; and more.Continued ...
Community in Brief 04/18/2014
Gathering for women named Linda; Wings of Wonder program; Small Plates on the Leelanau Wine Trail; and more.Continued ...
Night Life 04/18/2014
Entertainment in the region.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 17, 2014
Mobile food trucks continue to expand lineup
The Little Fleet should consider a name change as they steam toward their second summer in business. Maybe The Armada is more apropos.Continued ...
Foodie with Family: Bring an end to slow cooker mush
Slow-cookers get a bum rap for turning out bland, homogenous, texturally-challenged food. Why do people have this misconception?Continued ...
Nancy Krcek Allen: Don't just hard boil your Easter eggs
Nancy Krcek Allen has been a chef-educator for more than 25 years and has taught professional and recreational classes in California, New York City and Michigan. Her culinary textbook, “Discovering Global Cuisines” was released in March 2013.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 04/17/2014
New Opera Project debuts; Easter egg decorating; spring egg hunt; and more.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Community in Brief: 04/15/2014
Area rock and mineral club meets; build a Lego boat; solo piano recital by Coonrod; and more.Continued ...
- Monday, April 14, 2014
Historical Photo of the Week: 04/14/2014
Can any readers identify the man in this photo?Continued ...
News From 100 Years Ago: 04/14/2014
AN EASTER DANCE PARTY that was given by the Knights of Columbus at the City Opera House was the most enjoyable of any that this organization has ever held.Continued ...
Northern Notes: Woman thanks those who helped after accident
Margaret Lange of Traverse City wrote to thank everyone at Square Deal Country Store on Woodmere Avenue, who helped keep a bad situation from becoming even worse.Continued ...
Service News: 04/14/2014
Army National Guard Pfc. Denae Chappel has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 04/14/2014
China Film Series; view a lunar eclipse; documentary on conservationist to be screened; and more.Continued ...
- Sunday, April 13, 2014
'Homestead' celebrates its 150th birthday
Daisy Johnson beams a sepia-toned smile at the camera, her hat a fashionable feat of engineering.Continued ...
Johnson-Carroll homestead celebrates 150th anniversary
Daisy Johnson beams a sepia-toned smile at the camera, her hat a fashionable feat of engineering.Continued ...
TC man points motorcycle south for 8K mile father/son trip
Jay Taylor isn’t afraid of the 8,000 miles of road ahead of his motorcycle when he finally points its nose south next month.Continued ...
'IT guy' and poet wins chapbook contest
Some experiences fade with time while others still resonate after many years. That was the case for Robb Astor, winner of the 2014 Michigan Writers Cooperative Press chapbook contest for his poetry collection, “Bitter Dagaa.”Continued ...
Marta Hepler Drahos: Expanding family circle with exchange student
A family is a circle of people who love you. Just ask widower Owen Cook and his exchange students from all over the world.Continued ...
Ed Hungness: If the shoe fits, wear it
My mom boarded the bus first and I tagged along behind her. She deposited two dimes in the meter under the watchful eye of the bus driver.Continued ...
- Community in Brief 04/19/2014