Music at InsideOut
TRAVERSE CITY — InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland St., will welcome Scottish slide guitarist and songwriter Dave Arcari and Chicago ensemble Amy Saraiya & the Outcome.
Arcari's alternative blues sound has been showcased on eight internationally acclaimed solo CD releases. He will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. There is no cover charge.
The seven-piece Chicago ensemble will take the stage at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. Tickets are $10 and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are available at the gallery and Oryana Natural Foods Market.
For details, call 929-3254.
LELAND — More than 35 short films created by young Michigan filmmakers will be shown on Monday, Aug. 5, at the Old Art Building, 111 Main St.
The inaugural Young Michigan Filmmakers Festival will be presented from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be a meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. with live music by Olivia Millerschin and Matt Heim. There will also be an intermission and an awards reception immediately following. Admission is free, but seating is limited to 200.
Schools represented in the festival are the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Alma College, The College for Creative Studies, Northern Michigan University, Grand Valley State University and Mott Community College. Filmmakers range from 18 to 29 years old and almost all the film entries were submitted via YouTube and Vimeo.
For details, visit www.oldartbuilding.com or www.ymff.com, or call 256-2131.
BELLAIRE — The Antrim County Fair will be held Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 8-11, at the fairgrounds at Craven Park.
Opening day is Senior Citizen Appreciation Day. Friday is Veterans Appreciation Day. Saturday is Family Heritage Day and Sunday is Worship Day. Admission and parking are free. For a complete schedule, visit www.antrimcountyfair.com.
Music on the Mountain
GLEN ARBOR — The Corvairs will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, as part of The Homestead Resort's Mountain Top Concert Series. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the gate. They are available at www.mynorthtickets.com.
Port Oneida Fair
EMPIRE — Visitors to the Port Oneida Fair may take a shuttle, drive, hike or bike to six historic sites that will be spotlighted.
The event will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10, in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More than 80 demonstrators will be at the fair and Park Rangers, volunteers and families of Port Oneida residents will share stories at the various farm sites. food will be available to purchase or visitors are welcome to bring a picnic.
Special events include the third annual old-fashioned chicken dinner sponsored by Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear, and a Star Party.
The meal will be served starting at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Olsen Farm. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets or details, visit www.phsb.org.
Park Rangers and the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society will share their telescopes with visitors to view Mars, Saturn and the Perseid meteor shower from 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Thoreson Farm.
The fair is free, however a National Park entrance pass is required. For details, call 326-5135, ext. 328, or visit www.nps.gov/slbe. Program information also is available at www.facebook.com/sbdnl.
EMPIRE — Park Rangers will lead weekly excursions through Sunday, Aug. 11, at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
"Photography That Restores" will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Good Harbor Beach and 4 to 4:45 p.m. Thursdays at Maritime Museum Beach. Park Rangers will lead walks on the beach and share new photo tips and tricks each week.
"Tall Tales on the Trail" will be offered at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at D.H. Day Log Cabin and includes a five-mile round-trip bike ride with stories of invasions and excursions designed to foster the oral tradition of days past.
The programs are free, but a National Park entrance pass is required. For details, call 326-5135, ext. 328, or visit www.nps.gov/slbe.
BUCKLEY — American Southern rock/country quintet Blackberry Smoke will headline a concert Sunday, Aug. 18, at Southside Festival Grounds, 620 W. Wexford Ave.
The Atlanta, Ga.-based band plays more than 250 dates each year. They have toured with the Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top and others.
Blackberry Smoke will be joined by supporting acts Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys and the Paula Nelson Band. The gates open at 4 p.m. Advance tickets are $25 general admission and $45 for VIP tickets. Tickets at the gate are $30 general admisison and $55 VIP. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free.
Advance tickets are available at www.startickets.com/events/item/blackberry-smoke, at Southside Hideout in Buckley and RPM Records in Traverse City.
FRANKFORT — Art will be accepted Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30-31, for consideration for the Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center of the Arts' annual Juried Exhibition, Sept. 6-29.
Original works in all media will be accepted and must have been completed within the last three years and not previously exhibited at the Oliver Art Center. Two-dimensional work including fiber must be framed or finished and ready to hang with wire. three-dimensional work must be ready for display.
Entries must be delivered to the art center, 132 Coast Guard Road, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, or 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. The entry fee per piece is $20 for members; $25 for non-members. Pieces will be juried Sunday, Sept. 1, and unaccepted art must be picked up Sept. 2 or 3.
For entry forms or details, visit www.oliverartcenterfrankfort.org. or call 352-4151.