Crafting for kids
TRAVERSE CITY — Great Lakes Children’s Museum hosts a craft session for kids at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 23. Make animal-themed art to hang up at home. Contact: 231-932-4526.
TRAVERSE CITY — Author Bernice Ende tells her story at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at Traverse Area District Library. Ende wrote “Lady Long Rider: Alone Across North America on Horseback” about her trip from Montana to New Mexico.
Concert band performance
TRAVERSE CITY — NMC Concert Band performs at 7:30 p.m. April 23 at Milliken Auditorium. Admission is $12 for adults, $7 for students and seniors and free for NMC students. Call 800-836-0717 to purchase. Tickets are available at the door.
Sit and Knit class
KALKASKA — The Sit and Knit class goes from 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 24 at Kalkaska County Library. Knitters of all skill levels and ages are welcome to attend.
Student Festival Day
TRAVERSE CITY — The 22nd annual Arts for All Student Festival Day occurs April 25 at the Dennos Museum Center. More than 200 special education students work with local professional artists during this workshop. The public is welcome to visit from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More details: email@example.com.
TRAVERSE CITY — InterActive Story Time starts at 11 a.m. April 25 at Great Lakes Children’s Museum. Preschool and elementary students are invited to hear Devan Scillian’s story “Memoirs of a Goldfish.”
‘Exposures’ journal available
GLEN ARBOR — Glen Arbor Arts Center showcases the 31st edition of the journal “Exposures” with a reception from 4-6 p.m. April 25. The annual exhibition features works by almost 100 Leelanau County students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The show runs April 19-28. The journal costs $5.
KINGSLEY — St. Mary-Hannah School hosts a spring event April 25. A spaghetti dinner is served from 5-6:15 p.m. Guests can then view the student academic fair and enjoy a musical concert. Donations are appreciated. Contact: 231-263-5288.
Local author discusses book
LELAND — Heather Shumaker discusses her children’s book “The Griffins of Castle Cary” at 3:45 p.m. April 25 at Leland Township Library. Hot chocolate and scones are provided.
3D printing demonstration
KALKASKA — Kalkaska County Library offers a 3D printing demonstration at 5:30 p.m. April 25. Teens and adults are invited to attend and discuss the technology. More details: 231-258-9411.
KINGSLEY — Art Attack starts at 6:30 p.m. April 25 at Traverse Area District Library, Kingsley Branch. Kingsley students display their artwork and writings at this annual event. Refreshments are available.
‘Bells are Ringing’ show
ELK RAPIDS — Elk Rapids High School drama students present the musical “Bells are Ringing” at 7 p.m. April 25-27 and 2 p.m. April 27. Reserved seats are $15. General admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets: 800-838-3006.
Take it from the Top workshops
TRAVERSE CITY — City Opera House offers the Take it from the Top Broadway Musical Theater Workshop Aug. 12-17. Students ages 9-18 can learn acting, music and dance from Broadway professionals. An advanced workshop is open for youth ages 14-20. Scholarships are available. Registration is open online or call 231-941-8082 for more details.
Boosters fundraiser April 26
TRAVERSE CITY — West Senior High School Academic Boosters hosts a fundraiser dinner April 26 at Boone’s Long Lake Inn. The event includes entertainment from school ensembles. Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight. Proceeds support scholarships for the Class of 2019. Get tickets at the school’s main office or contact WSHacademicboosters@yahoo.com.
LELAND — Leelanau Community Cultural Center opens the exhibition “Salon des Refuses, Redux” with a reception from 6-8 p.m. April 26 at the Old Art Building. View the more than 40 works that were not juried during the 2019 Dennos Museum Center’s Regional Exhibition. The show continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27-28.
Rock musical opens April 26
TRAVERSE CITY — The rock musical “The Who’s Tommy” opens at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at Old Town Playhouse. The 50th anniversary performance also occurs at 7:30 p.m. April 27 and May 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18. A 2 p.m. show is available April 28 and May 5 and 12. Prices are $28 for adults, $15 for youth. Purchase online or call the box office at 231-947-2210.
TRAVERSE CITY — Brilliant Books hosts Independent Bookstore Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 27. Darius Atefat-Peckham, an Interlochen student, gives a presentation at 2 p.m. He was selected as one of the top five young poets in the nation through the National Student Poet Program.
TRAVERSE CITY — Preschool and elementary kids are invited to a hands-on discovery event from 10 a.m. to noon April 27 at Great Lakes Children’s Museum. Plant seeds, learn about worms and more.
International Sculpture Day
TRAVERSE CITY — Northern Michigan arts organizations host tours on International Sculpture Day, April 27. View indoor and outdoor sculptures starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Dennos Museum Center. Artist K.W. Bell offers a tour of her exhibition “Body of Works” at 12:30 p.m. at the Oliver Arts Center in Frankfort. Finish the day with a tour of Michigan Legacy Art Park at 2:30 p.m. and a social mixer at Iron Fish Distillery starting at 4:30 p.m. in Thompsonville.
LELAND — Glen Arbor Arts Center Gallery Manager Sarah Bearup-Neal presents “Not Accepted: A Conversation about Rejection” at 1 p.m. April 27 at the Old Art Building. She explores two historic exhibitions that were rejected by judges. This is offered in conjunction with the display “Salon des Refuses, Redux.”
Local artist talks seascapes
ELK RAPIDS — Local artist Paul Welch speaks about the seascape painters exhibition “Mesdag and the Masters of the Sea” at 1 p.m. April 27 at Twisted Fish Gallery. The display features life-size prints of historic paintings and is available to view until May 4.