Local artists’ reception
FRANKFORT — An exhibition featuring local artists opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. March 1 at Oliver Art Center. Traverse City artists Marcia K. Hales, Dorothy Anderson Grow and Julie Braverman show their works until April 5.
Rock musician on tour
INTERLOCHEN — Rock guitarist Peter Frampton is set to perform July 23 at Interlochen Center for the Arts during his “Finale the Farewell Tour.” Frampton, 68, plans to retire from the stage after more than 50 years in music. He was recently diagnosed with a degenerative muscle disease called inclusion body myositis.
Acrobatics, mechanics performance
INTERLOCHEN — Cirque Mechanics presents “42FT - A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels” at 7:30 p.m. March 5 in Corson Auditorium at Interlochen Center for the Arts. The family-friendly show features acrobatics and circus acts. Tickets range from $35-40. Purchase online or call 231-276-7800.
Community choir season begins
TRAVERSE CITY — TC Sings! begins its spring season in March at the Grand Travers Circuit. The community choir is open to everyone. The afternoon session occurs on Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. March 6 through June 26 and the evening group meets Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 7 through June 27. Cost is $99 for 15 weeks. A sliding pay scale and scholarships are available. Visitors are always welcome. Contact: 503-422-6515; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlie Brown production
EMPIRE'S — Glen Lake Community Schools presents its spring production “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at 7 p.m. March 6-9. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for a family at the door.
Zentangle session for youth
KALKASKA — A Zentangle session starts at 3:30 p.m. March 7 at Kalkaska County Library. The free drawing event also includes meditation and music. Youth ages 12-18 are invited.
Free movie showing
TRAVERSE CITY — A free screening of the film “The Providers” begins at 7 p.m. March 7 at the Dennos Museum. The documentary follows three healthcare providers around New Mexico. This event is part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up series.
Potluck and movie night
ALDEN — Off the Wall Movie Night begins with a potluck at 6 p.m. March 7 at Helena Township Community Center. The movie plays at 7 p.m. Sign up for the potluck at the Alden District Library. Contact: 231-331-4318.
Wednesday basketry classes
ALDEN — Alden District Library hosts basketry classes from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays at Helena Township Community Center. Experience is not needed. The $5 fee covers materials. Contact: 231-331-4318.
Family-friendly ice show
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Figure Skating Club brings to life characters from Pixar films during its annual ice show fundraiser at 7 p.m. March 8 and 11:30 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. March 9 at Centre Ice Arena. “The Incredible Toy Story On Ice” features national, sectional and regional level competitive skaters. Souvenirs and raffle tickets are available. Bleacher seats cost $17 or pay $150 for a table of four at ice level. This includes appetizer and beverage service. Table seating is open to ages 12 and older. Visit Centre Ice Arena, go online or call 231-519-0507 to purchase.
Ice sculpture, baking contest
BELLAIRE — The American Culinary Federation of Northwest Michigan presents “Art in Ice, Sweet & Nice” from 4-7 p.m. March 8. Watch artists create ice sculptures and enjoy the “Sweet Treats Bake Off.” Each $5 ticket includes samples of six baked goods from local chefs. Purchase tickets at Bellaire Chamber, Hello Vino, Ruthann’s Gourmet Bakery, Paddles & Pedals, Fischer Insurance and The Flying Pig. Contact: 231-533-6023.
Art exhibition opening
GLEN ARBOR — The opening reception for “Wood, Woods, Wooden” goes from 6-8 p.m. March 8 at the Glen Arbor Arts Center. The exhibition displays the work of 29 artists until April 11.
Conversation with Keith Gave
TRAVERSE CITY — The National Writers Series presents Keith Gave at 7 p.m. March 8 at City Opera House. Gave discusses his book “The Russian Five,” which follows the Red Wings' acquisition of Russian hockey players in the 1990s. Tickets start at $15; $5 for students. Box office: 231-941-8082.
‘Newsies’ musical starts March 8
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City West Senior High School opens its production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Newsies” at 7 p.m. March 8. The show also takes place at 7 p.m. March 9, 15-16 and 2 p.m. March 10 and 17. General seating is $12. Box office: 800-836-0717.
WILLIAMSBURG — Pianist Peter Bergin performs ragtime and blues classics at 7 p.m. March 8 at the Music House Museum. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Purchase online or call 231-938-9300.
Benefit concert March 8
INTERLOCHEN — The Interlochen Center for the Arts Annual Benefit Concerto Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. March 8 at Corson Auditorium. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Interlochen Public Library and the library’s children programs. Tickets for Arts Academy Orchestra: Masterworks are $11 full and $8 for seniors and youth. Box office: 231-276-7800.