The RFD Boys play as part of the Manitou Music Festival Sunday, July 22, 8 p.m., at Studio Stage, Lake Street Studios, Glen Art (rain location is Glen Arbor Town Hall); www.manitoumusicfestival.com, 334-6112. The band also is playing Saturday, July 21, 8 p.m., at Amvets Post 114, 410 Bridge St., Elk Rapids; 941-8667.
Riverside Shakespeare continues its performances of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" today, July 20, 7 p.m., Waterwheel Park, Suttons Bay; Saturday, July 21, 6 p.m., Memorial Park, Elk Rapids; Sunday, July 22, 6 p.m., Lake Park, Fife Lake; Thursday, July 26, 7 p.m., Mill Pond Park, Kalkaska.
Grand Prix Sundays are July 22 and 29, 2 p.m., at Horse Shows by the Bay, Flintfields Horse Park, near Williamsburg. Family Day is Saturday, July 21; www.horseshowsbythebay.com.
Friday Night Live
Friday Night Live starts tonight, July 20, 5:30-9 p.m. on the 100 and 200 blocks of East Front Street, downtown Traverse City.
Grupo Aye plays Cuban music at the Northport Community Arts Center Saturday, July 21, 8 p.m.; 386-5001.
The Traverse City Area Blues Festival will be at the Southside Festival Grounds, 620 W. Wexford Ave, Buckley, today and Saturday, July 20-21; www.traversecitybluesfest.com.
"A Gathering in the Gardens," hosted by the Kingsley Friends of the Library, is Saturday, July 21, 1-5 p.m., part of Kingsley Heritage Days; 263-7301.
Ohio artist Joe Lombardo exhibits plein air paintings of Leelanau County at Center Gallery at Lake Street Studios, 6023 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor, beginning with a reception today, July 20, 6 p.m., and continuing through Thursday, July 26; 334-3179.
The Cherry Capital Men's Chorus performs today, July 20, 7 p.m., at the Michigan Legacy Art Park on the grounds of Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa, Thompsonville; 378-4963, www.michlegacyartpark.org.
Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre returns for its ninth season with "Hamlet," preview Tuesday, July 24, and premiere Thursday, July 26; and "Much Ado About Nothing," previewing Wednesday, July 25, and premiering Friday, July 27. All performances are at 7 p.m., rain or shine, at the old ice rink at "Forest Hill," on Park Avenue, just west of M-22 in Frankfort; www.lakesideshakespeare.org, 882-5801.
Civil War tunes
The NMC Concert Band performs "Music of the Civil War" Thursday, July 26, 7 p.m., on the lawn at the Grand Traverse Pavilions, Elmwood and Seventh; 995-1700.
An exhibit of oil paintings by Empire artist Mary Sharry, "Drawn to Water and other enchantments," opens with a reception tonight, July 20, 6-9 p.m., and continues throught the weekend at the Glen Arbor Art Association, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor; 334-6112.
A sale of Japanese woodblock prints begins today, July 20, 6-9 p.m., at the Garage Mahal Gallery, 737 State St. (rear), in Traverse City; 941-7197. Hours Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22, are noon-6 p.m.
Drawing and painting classes for students are 10 to 13 are offered at the Glen Arbor Art Association. Duncan Sprattmoran will be teaching July 25-Aug.9; www.glenarborart.org.