Jazz on the lawn
TRAVERSE CITY — Jazz North and singer/songwriter Robin Lee Berry take the stage for the Thursday, Aug. 22, Concert on the Lawn at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
The performance starts at 7 p.m. on the Grand Lawn at the Pavilions off South Elmwood Avenue. Picnic concessions open at 6:15 p.m. serving burgers, hot dogs, chips and Moomer's ice cream. Raffle tickets for a $1,000 drawing may be purchased for $5 each. The concert is free and listeners should bring their own seating.
For details, call 932-3027 or visit www.gtpavilions.org. The series concludes Aug. 29 with Dominic Fortuna and Willy Jam.
GLEN ARBOR — "Pastoral: Cluck, Cluck, Bah," an exhibit of landscapes and animals by painters Ken and Joan Richmond of Traverse City, opens Friday, Aug. 23, with a reception.
The reception will be hosted at 6 p.m. at Center Gallery at Lake Street Studios, 6023 S. Lake St. "Pastoral" continues through Thursday, Aug. 29. Call 334-3179 to learn more.
SUMMIT CITY — Live music will highlight a country dance on Saturday, Aug. 24.
The evening starts with a hot dog supper at 6 p.m., followed by dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Summit City Grange Hall, 3060 Factory St. Donations are appreciated. For details, call 263-4499.
Brethren Days music
BRETHREN — The musical line-up for Brethren Days, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, has been announced. All bands and entertainment will perform under the gazebo in the Dickson Township Park on Coates Highway.
The Brian Nolf Band will open the weekend, performing from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30.
Saturday's line-up starts at noon, Aug. 31, with the Eileen Hawkins Band, followed by DJ Joel Mackey taking requests starting at 4 p.m. The classic rock band Powerplay will take the stage from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The Nephews will play dinner music from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, during the Brethren Days Chicken Barbecue and the final act of the weekend, Duke & the Studebakers, perform from 3 to 6 p.m.
Admission is charged starting at 9 p.m. Friday, and 8 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $3 for adults and free for children 12 and younger accompanied by an adult. No one younger than 16 will be allowed in after 9 p.m. without adult supervision. For details, visit www.facebook.com/brethrendays2013.
MANISTEE — Seasoned actors will stage a James Bond-style, interactive murder mystery between the courses of a "Farm to Table" dinner on Saturday, Aug. 31.
The fundraiser start at 6 p.m. at the Ramsdell Theater, 101 Maple St. The meal will be prepared by Chef Al Frye from the Manistee Community Kitchen. Proceeds benefit the 2-1-1 toll-free telephone service residents can call to access community resources.
Tickets for "Murder at the Ramsdell" are $50 each. They are available by calling 723-2331 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.