Short's Brewing Company, Pinky Lee, Josh and Me (contemporary folk and country) 9 p.m. April 19; Fourth Anniversary Party starts 3 p.m. April 26, music 4 p.m.-close; Jetty Rae CD Release Party (contemporary folk) 7 p.m. May 3; Mon. couples' dancing; Tues. open mic; live music Fri.-Sat.; 121 N. Bridge St., Bellaire; 533-6622; www.shortsbrewing.com.
Cabbage Shed, darts and camaraderie 7 p.m. Fri., beginners to experts, instruction and darts provided; 198 Frankfort Ave., Elberta; 352-0225.
Crystal Palace Lounge, Thurs. karaoke; Fri.-Sat. dancing to DJ Boober; 17170 Vondra Road at M-115, Thompsonville; 378-3104 or www.crystalpalacelounge.com.
Laughing Horse Saloon, live music Fri.-Sat.; open mic 8 p.m. Sun.; 15888 Lindy Road, Thompsonville; 378-4876.
Mayfair Tavern, open mic night 8 p.m. Tues., happy hour 4-6 p.m. daily; 515 Frankfort Ave., Elberta; 352-9136.
Thompsonville Bar & Grille, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-midnight Sun.; Thompson and Front, Thompsonville; 378-2554.
City Park Grill, comedy night Thurs. 9 p.m.; 432 E. Lake, Petoskey; 347-0101.
Horizon Books, live entertainment 7:30 p.m. Fri.; 319 E. Mitchell, Petoskey; 347-2590.
Odawa Casino Resort, 1760 Lears Road, Petoskey; (877) 4-GAMING, www.odawacasino.com.
Papa Lou's Pizza, Larry McCray, doors open 8:30 p.m., show time 9 p.m. April 19, ages 21/older, $10 general admission, $15 reserved tickets, $20 VIP seating; Pub & Grill, Wed. free pool; Thurs. video DJ Bill Da Cat, no cover; free cab rides after 1 a.m. Thurs.-Sat. within the city limits; 317 E. Lake St., Petoskey; 348-FOOD or www.papalous.us.
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY
Aerie Restaurant & Lounge, piano entertainment in the lounge 8 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat. with David Collini April 18-19 and April 25-26; Jeff Cobb May 2-3; Andy Six May 9-10 and May 16-17; Jeff Cobb May 23-24 and May 30-31; GT Resort & Spa, 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme; (800) 748-0303.
Bayview Inn, karaoke 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Thurs. with BDJ's Karaoke by the Bay; 5074 U. S. 31 N., Acme; 938-1610.
Big Eazy House of Sound & Fun, Wed. house band TSP; Thurs. Ladies' Night, live DJ; food served 11 a.m.-11 p.m., bar open until 2 a.m. 1796 S. Garfield, TC; 929-9885.
Bootleggers, open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-2 a.m. Sun.; 119 S. Union, TC; 922-7742.
Dillinger's Pub, open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-2 a.m. Sun.; 121 S. Union, TC; 941-2276.
Grandma's Kitchen & Corner Pub, Karaoke Wed., register by 7 p.m.; Ron "The King" Lawler 7-11 p.m. Sat.; 2070 N. M-137, Interlochen; 276-6522.
Grand Traverse Pie Co., "Jazz at the Pie Co." 3:30-6 p.m. first Sun. of month, sponsored by Northwest Michigan Jazz Experience, admission $5 NMJE members, $15 non-members; GT Pie Co., 525 W. Front St., TC; 943-4465 or 360-9857.
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 (former New Kingsley Inn), 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.; with DJ music by Hot Traxx 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri., and karaoke 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sat.; 211 E. Main St., Kingsley; 263-4059.
Hofbrau, 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 4 p.m.-midnight Fri.; noon-midnight Sat.; 10 a.m.-midnight Sun.; 2784 M-137, Interlochen; 276-6979.
Holiday Inn West Bay, Shimmers Nightclub, closed Sun.-Tues.; Ladies' Night Thurs., doors open 9 p.m., no cover; live music Fri.-Sat., doors open 8:30 p.m., $5 cover, 21 and older with valid picture ID; 615 E. Front, TC; 947-3700.
Horizon Books, live music 8:30-10:30 p.m. with Songwriters in the Round April 18; Rob Johnson April 19; Erik Wilson April 25; Harriet and the Love Fossils April 26; Dan Davis with Bill Kneisel and Kristin Frank May 2; Open-Mic Poetry 7 p.m. third Mon, featuring guest poets (Interlochen students) Emily Pittinos, Amelia Wright and Inez Pojos on April 21, followed by open mic, bring poems to read and share, writing exercises available, bring eight copies of a poem to workshop with the group; 243 E. Front, TC; 946-7290 or (800) 587-2147.
InsideOut Gallery, Rock and Fire Flowpoetry (spoken word and music) with Venice Gas House Trolley from Madison, Wis., 8 p.m. April 19, $12 advance, $15 at the door, all ages welcome; The McDades 7:30 p.m. April 23, $18 advance, $20 at the door, tickets at InsideOut, Cuppa Joe and Oryana Natural Foods Market; 229 Garland St., off Hall, downtown TC; 929-3254.
Jacob's Well, hours 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Thurs.-Mon. open mic, music and poetry third Thurs. of month; 1121 E. Front, TC; 946-4476; www.jacobswell.info.
Kilkenny's Irish Public House, live music 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri.-Sat. and 7-10 p.m. Sun., featuring Andy & Billy from Domestic Problems April 18-19; Susan Marie & the Cedar Valley Boys April 20; Egon April 25-26; The Wild Sullys April 27; Ron Getz Trio May 2-3; Back & Beyond May 4; Three Thumbs Up May 9-10; Song of the Lakes May 11; Andy & Bill from Domestic Problems May 16-17; Banana Convention May 23-24; The Wild Sullys May 25; Egon May 30-31; Ron Getz Trio June 6-7; Three Thumbs Up June 13-14; Andy & Billy from Domestic Problems June 20-21; Egon June 27-28; Mike Moran performs Thurs. through Memorial Day; garden level below North Peak Brewing Company, 400 W. Front, TC; www.kilkennyspub.com.
Lil Bo/Capone's, jazz night with Ron Getz 10 p.m. Mon.; karaoke with CherryGully Entertainment 9 p.m. Tues.; smoke-free all day Thurs. with music by Bo Bossa 9 p.m.-midnight, no cover; 540 W. Front, TC; 946-6925.
The Loading Dock, open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-2 a.m. Sat.-Sun.; live music by UV Hippo April 18; Soul Patch April 19; Bump April 25; Woodward April 26; Drop with DJ Nesta April 29; TC Celtic 7-9 p.m. Mon., open mic night with Kurt and Marty Sun.; 205 Lake Ave., TC; 941-4422.
Mountain Jack's Steakhouse, live music 7-10 p.m. with David Chown at the piano April 18 and 25; 5555 U.S. 31 North, Acme; 938-1300.
Northern Lites, Don Swan and the Mob 10 p.m. April 18-19, doors open 9 p.m., $3 cover; 11 a.m.-midnight Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Thurs.-Sat., open at noon Sun.; 273 U.S. 31 S., two miles south of GT Mall, TC; 943-8555.
Park Place Hotel, Tom Kaufmann (piano) 7:30-11:30 p.m. Thurs., and 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fri.-Sat., Piano Bar in the Beacon Lounge; 300 E. State, TC; 946-5000.
ParkShore Resort, live entertainment with Come Play Rockband 7 p.m. Wed., live DJ 9 p.m.-close Fri.-Sat.; 1401 U.S. 31 N., TC; 947-3800.
Poppycocks, live music starting at 9 p.m. with Claudia Schmidt Trio April 18; Neptune Trio April 19; Don Julin Trio April 25; Neptune Trio April 26; Rachel Borovik 8-11 p.m. May 10; 128 E. Front, TC; 941-7632.
Sail Inn Bar & Grill, open 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-midnight Sun.; 1104 Barlow, TC; 946-4195.
Schelde's Traverse Bay Tavern, Ronnie Hernandez 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tues.; Cheryl and AJ of Madison Straw 8:30-10:30 p.m. Sat., no cover; 714 Munson Ave., TC; 946-0981.
Side Traxx Video Dance Bar, open daily 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Super Sunday with karaoke 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; Monster Monday 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Twisted Tuesday 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Wild Wednesday with Juke Box Party 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Thirsty Thursdays with Men's Night and euchre tournaments 7 p.m.; Freaky Friday with music videos 5 p.m.-2 a.m., $5 cover after 9 p.m.; Sonic Saturdays with music videos 5 p.m.-2 a.m., $5 cover after 9 p.m.; happy hour prices 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Sun.-Thurs. and 5-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; also darts, pool, jukebox, seasonal full-service patio; gay-owned/operated, straight-friendly atmosphere; 21/older; East Eighth and Franklin streets, TC; 935-1666.
Sleder's Tavern, restaurant open 11 a.m.-11 p.m., bar open 11 a.m.-midnight Mon.-Sat., noon-9 p.m. Sun.; 717 Randolph, TC.
The Station Espresso Bar, easy listening, jazz and bossa nova by Filbert & the Mixed Nuts 7-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; The Depot, 642 Railroad Place, TC; 932-0320.
Streeters Entertainment Center, special events Messy Face April 18-19, $5 cover, free for all ladies; Story of the Year with Medina Lake, Josephine Collective and Frontside April 18, ages 14/older, $20 plus $3 handling; Chippendales May 9; Sevendust with Black Stone Cherry, Neverset and Overseen May 14; Clutch and Dub Trio May 25; weekly center open 4 p.m. Tues.-Sun., closed Mon.; Tues. College Night-Liquid Lounge, R & B/hip hop/dance music, $6 cover 18-20, no cover 21/older; Wed. Unplugged-Open Mic Night in Streeters, $5 cover 18-20, no cover 21/older, also unlimited pool $5 person 7 p.m.-1 a.m.; Thurs. College Night in Ground Zero, $8 cover 18-20, $5 cover 21/older, ladies no cover until 11 p.m.; Thurs. open karaoke in Streeters; Sat. Flirt in Streeters for 18/older, ladies no cover until 11 p.m., $8 cover 18-20, $5 cover 21/older; also live bands in Streeters; Sun. unlimited pool, 4-11 p.m., $5/person; 1669 S. Garfield, TC; 932-1300; www.streetersonline.com.
TC Singles' dance, 7-11 p.m. third Sunday, music by The 3 B's April 20; cash bar, $7 admission at the door, ages 21/older; Streeters Entertainment Center, 1669 S. Garfield, TC; 946-1553.
TraVino, Traverse Wine and Grille, open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. (lounge until 11 p.m.), 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (lounge until midnight), live entertainment; 4341 M-72 East, Williamsburg; 938-9493.
Union Street Station, open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-2 a.m. Sun.; Dos Monos (acoustic) 9 p.m. Tues., no cover; 117 S. Union TC; 941-1930.
Wilderness Crossing, open 10 a.m.-2 a.m.; smoke-free, sport bar, snack bar, full-service restaurant, arcade, cosmic bowling, laser tag, indoor mini golf; 1355 Silver Lake Crossings Blvd., U.S. 31, one mile west of Chum's Corner; 943-9200, www.wildernesscrossing.com.
The Williamsburg Showcase Dinner Theater, "Boppin' in the USA," April 18-19 and 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, June 6 and 13; doors open 6 p.m., seating 7 p.m., dinner/show $44.95 adults, $30 children, reservations required; 4230 E. M-72, Williamsburg; for available show dates or reservations, 938-2181.
Crossroads Saloon, topless dancers 5 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 4 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 4621 Rapid City Road, Rapid City; 258-9021.
Kiootee's Bar & Grill, live entertainment 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; fish fry 5-8 p.m. Fri.; 4556 County Road 571 N.E., Kalkaska; 258-1276.
Cedar Tavern, open mic night with Stray Dogs 9 p.m.-midnight Wed.; karaoke 9 p.m.-midnight Fri.; 9039 S. Kasson, Cedar; 228-7445.
Maple City Benchwarmers, live music 7-11 p.m. by Mark & the Meteors 7-11 p.m. April 19; Sweet Charlie 7-11 p.m. April 26; Big Rand May 2; Dane & Jonah May 3; Sweet Charlie May 9; New Third Coast May 10; Mark & the Meteors May 16' Blind Dog Hank May 17; open mic 7 p.m. Tues., hosted by Sanford; 172 W. Burdickville Road, Maple City; 228-4688.
O'Keefe's Firehouse Pub, open mic Thurs.; karaoke Sat.; Suttons Bay.
Little River Casino, U.S. 31 north of Manistee; (888) 568-2244.
Tyrolean Lounge & Restaurant, Hip Hop Night 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Wed.; karaoke and DJ 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Thurs.; live entertainment 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; Best Western Alpine Lodge, 833 W. Main, Gaylord; (989) 705-8181.
Stampede Saloon, live entertainment; Hawaiian Luau with the Sneaky Peat Show April 18; Spring Fling Formal Party with DJ Jessie James April 19; Northern Nites (country) April 25; DJ Jessie James April 26; Nancy's Fury (rock) May 2-3; Northern Nites (country) May 9; '60s Hippie Party with the Sneaky Peat Show May 10; Common Jones (rock) May 16-17; Harley Davidson Party with Nancy's Fury (rock) May 23; Nancy's Fury (rock) May 23; Blitz Rock May 30; Sneaky Peat Show May 31; Sports Night Sun.-Mon.; Ladies' Night Tues.; Men's Nite Wed.; local guitar jam Thurs.; happy hour 3-6 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 3885 Old U.S. 27, Gaylord; (231) 705-7100, www.stampedesaloon.com.
Timothy's Pub, live entertainment 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Thurs.; karaoke Fri.-Sat.; 110 S. Otsego Ave., Gaylord; (989) 732-9333.
Allstar Sports Grill, live music Fri.-Sat.; M-37, Buckley; 269-3738.