Blue Pelican Inn and Side Door Saloon, 2535 N. Main St., Central Lake; 544-2583 or www.thebluepelican.com.
Short's Brewing Company, pub hours 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat.; 121 N. Bridge St., Bellaire; events, dates and times subject to change, call to check, 533-6622; www.shortsbrewing.com.
Bayview Grille, Sat. 7-9 p.m. Singer/Songwriter Series, featuring local artists performing original music, no cover charge; 727 Main St., Frankfort; 352-8050.
Cabbage Shed, Open Mic Night 8 p.m. Thurs.; 198 Frankfort Ave., Elberta; 352-9843 or www.cabbageshed.com.
Crystal Palace Lounge, DJ and karaoke 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; four large-screen TVs for sports viewing; full menu, daily specials; 17170 Vondra Road at M-115, Thompsonville; 378-3104.
Geno's Sports Bar & Grill, DJ 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sat.; home of Lucille's St. Louis-style ribs 5 p.m. every Thurs.; open noon-midnight Mon.-Thurs. and Sun., and noon-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; 14848 Thompson Avenue, Thompsonville; 378-2554.
Lumberjacks Bar and Grille, karaoke 9 p.m. Thurs.; music 9 p.m.-close Fri.-Sat.; 10919 Main St., Honor; 325-2262.
Mayfair Tavern, open 4 p.m. Mon. and Thurs.-Sat., 3-9 p.m. Sun., closed Tues.-Wed.; 515 Frankfort Ave., Elberta; 352-9136 or www.themayfairtavern.com.
The Roadhouse Mexican Bar & Grill, live acoustic music with Jake Frysinger 6-8 p.m. Wed., no cover; 1058 Michigan Ave., Benzonia; 882-9631.
Back Porch Coffee House, 7 p.m. second Sat. of the month through May, performance followed by "circle jam session," family friendly, smoke- and alcohol-free, suggested donation $5 each or $10 families at the door to benefit the performers, light refreshments included; Charlevoix Senior Center, 06906 Norwood Road, Charlevoix; Pam Luce, 622-2944.
Boyne Mountain Resort, in Everett's — 7-10 p.m. with Ben Overbeek Nov. 10; Michelle Chenard Nov. 17; Nelson Olstrom Nov. 23; Charlie Reager Nov. 24; Pete Kehoe Nov. 30; Ben Overbeek Dec. 1; Nelson Olstrom Dec. 8; Pete Kehoe Dec. 14; Ron Getz Dec. 15; Nelson Olstrom Dec. 16; Nathan Bates Dec. 17; David Cisco Dec. 18; Michelle Chenard Dec. 19; Hipps n Ricco Dec. 20; Ben Overbeek Dec. 21; Nelson Olstrom Dec. 22; Charlie Reager Dec. 23; Charlie Reager Dec. 26; Ben Overbeek Dec. 27; Greg Seaman Dec. 28; Michelle Chenard Dec. 29; Charlie Reager Dec. 30; Greg Seaman Dec. 31; Nathan Bates Jan. 2; David Cisco Jan. 3; Michelle Chenard Jan 4; Pete Kehoe Jan. 5; Ron Getz Jan. 9; Charlie Reager Jan. 10; Nelson Olstrom Jan. 11; Greg Seaman Jan. 12; Ron Getz Jan. 16; David Cisco Jan. 17; Michelle Chenard Jan. 18; Ben Overbeek Jan. 19; Nelson Olstrom Jan. 23; Nathan Bates Jan. 24; Ben Overbeek Jan. 25; Michelle Chenard Jan. 26; Nelson Olstrom Jan. 30; Ben Overbeek Feb. 1; Nathan Bates Feb. 2; Nelson Olstrom Feb. 6; Michelle Chenard Feb. 7; Ben Overbeek Feb. 8; Ron Getz Feb. 9; Charlie Reager Feb. 13; Michelle Chenard Feb. 14; Nathan Bates Feb. 15; Pete Kehoe Feb. 16; Ben Overbeek Feb. 20; Nathan Bates Feb. 21; Nelson Olstrom Feb. 22; Michelle Chenard Feb. 23; Ben Overbeek Feb. 27; Chris and Memorie Feb. 28; Greg Seaman March 1; Michelle Chenard March 2; Ron Getz March 6; Nelson Olstrom March 7; Nathan Bates March 8; Chris and Memorie March 9; Ron Getz March 13; Ben Overbeek March 15; Nathan Bates March 21; Michelle Chenard March 22; Chris and Memorie March 23; Ben Overbeek March 28; Charlie Reager March 29; Nelson Olstrom March 30; Michelle Chenard April 5; Pete Kehoe April 6; Nathan Bates April 13; Michelle Chenard April 20; Nelson Olstrom April 27; Michelle Chenard May 5; Hipps n Ricco May 11; Ron Getz May 24; Nelson Olstrom May 25; in the Snowflake Lounge — 4-7 p.m. with David Cisco Dec. 22; Ben Overbeek Dec. 28; Hipps n Ricco Deb. 29; Ron Getz Dec. 30; Hipps n Ricco Jan. 5; Hipps n Ricco Jan. 12; David Cisco Jan. 19; David Cisco Jan. 26; Greg Seaman Feb. 2; David Cisco Feb. 9; Ben Overbeek Feb. 16; Hipps n Ricco Feb. 23; David Cisco March 2; David Cisco March 9; Hipps n Ricco March 16; and 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. with DJ J2xTrubL Deb. 14-15; Charlie's Root Fusion Dec. 22; Mac Daddy Dec. 22; DJ J2xTrubL Dec. 23; DJ J2xTrubL Dec. 26; Charlie's Root Fusion Dec. 27; Mac Daddy Dec. 28; DJ J2xTrubL Dec. 29-30; TBD Dec. 31; DJ J2xTrubL Jan. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19; Mac Daddy Jan. 25; Ciao Band Jan. 26; DJ J2xTrubL Feb. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16; Mac Daddy Feb. 22; DJ J2xTrubL Feb. 23; DJ J2xTrubL March 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30; in Stein Ericksen's — 6-9 p.m. with Bob Bryan Dec. 21-23; Pete Kehoe Dec. 24; Bob Bryan Dec. 25-31, Jan. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, Feb. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, March 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23; 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls; 549-6000 or www.boyneresorts.com.
Boyne Highlands Resort, in the Slopeside Lounge — Pete Kehoe 8 p.m.-midnight Thurs. Jan. 10-March 14; plus Chris Calleja and Memarie Gayle 9 p.m.-midnight Dec. 21; IDK 9 p.m.-midnight Dec. 22; Michelle Chenard 8:30 p.m.-midnight Dec. 23; Ben Overbeek 8:30 p.m.-midnight Dec. 26; Sean Bielby 8:30 p.m.-midnight Dec. 27; TBA Dec. 28; IDK 9 p.m.-midnight Dec. 29; Adam Engelman and Sean Bielby 9 p.m.-midnight Dec. 30; Sundogs 9 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31; Sean Bielby 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 4; Yankee Station 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 5; Chris Calleja and Memarie Gayle 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 11; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 12; Ben Overbeek 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 18; IDK 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 19; Michelle Chenard 8:30 p.m.-midnight Jan. 20; Pete Kehoe and Michelle Chenard 6 p.m.-midnight Jan. 24; Jeff Fitzgerald 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 25; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight Jan. 26; Michelle Chenard 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 1; IDK 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 2; Union Guns 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 8; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 8; Michelle Chenard 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 15; IDK 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 16; Michelle Chenard 8:30 p.m.-midnight Feb. 17; Pete Kehoe and Michelle Chenard 6 p.m.-midnight Feb. 21; Chris Calleja and Memarie Gayle 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 22; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight Feb. 23; Ben Overbeek 9 p.m.-midnight March 1; Charlie's Root Fusion 9 p.m.-midnight March 2; Chris Calleja and Memarie Gayle 9 p.m.-midnight March 8; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight March 9; Michelle Chenard 8:30 p.m.-midnight March 10; Chris Calleja and Memarie Gayle 8:30 p.m.-midnight March 11; Michelle Chenard 8:30 p.m.-midnight March 13; Pete Kehoe and Michelle Chenard 6 p.m.-midnight March 14; Jeff Fitzgerald 9 p.m.-midnight march 15; The Remedee 9 p.m.-midnight March 16; 600 Highland Dr., Harbor Springs; 526-3000, www.boyne.com.
Grand Traverse County
Aerie Restaurant & Lounge, John Pomeroy and Adam Denise sing and play guitar 8 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat.; GT Resort & Spa, 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme; (800) 748-0303.
Bayview Inn, karaoke Thurs.; 5074 U. S. 31 N., Acme; 938-1610.
Bud's of Interlochen, live music 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thurs. with singer/songwriter Jim Hawley; 3061 M-137, Interlochen; 276-9090 or www.budsville.com.
Dillinger's Pub/Bootleggers, Trivia Live 7-9 p.m. Thurs.; open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-2 a.m. Sun.; Dillinger's, 121 S. Union, TC, 941-2276; Bootleggers, 119 S. Union, TC, 922-7742.
Ground Zero @ Streeters, Thurs. College Night with DJ Dominate; Fusion Saturday 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sat. with a blend of Michigan's hottest DJs; 1669 S. Garfield Ave., TC; www.groundzeroonline.com or 932-1300.
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, DJ music by Hot Traxx 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri., and karaoke 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sat.; 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.; 211 E. Main St., Kingsley; 263-4059.
Hofbrau, 4 p.m.-midnight Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-midnight Sun.; 2784 M-137, Interlochen; 276-6979.
Holiday Inn West Bay Shimmers Nightclub, DJ and live entertainment Thurs.-Sat., times vary; 21 and older with valid picture ID; 615 E. Front, TC; 947-3700 or www.tcwestbay.com.
Horizon Books, live music 8:30-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. with Clayton Smith Nov. 9; Open Mic hosted by Matt Mansfield Nov. 10; Songwriters in the Round Nov. 16; Front Street Jazz Band Nov. 17; Ratone Nov. 23; The Accidentals Nov. 24; Ann and Joe LaBonte Nov. 30; 243 E. Front, TC; 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or www.horizonbooks.com.
InsideOut Gallery, John Gorka with special guest Lynn Miles 7 p.m. Nov. 11, $20 in advance at the gallery, Oryana Natural Foods Market, www.treatickets.com or 929-3254, $25 at the door; 229 Garland St., TC; 929-3254 or www.facebook.com/insideoutgallery-tc Events.
Jacob's Well, hours 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Thurs.-Sun.; 1121 E. Front, TC; 946-4476; www.jacobswell.info.
Kilkenny's Irish Public House, Mon. 7-9 Team Trivia Night and 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Karaoke by the Bay; Tues. Levi Britton; Wed. 8 p.m.-midnight. Open Mic Night; Thurs. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. with Mike Moran and Pauly Jams; live music 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. with Lester Bangs Nov. 9-10; Sweet J Band Nov. 16-17; Egon Nov. 23-24; 12 Year Reunion Nov. 30-Dec. 1; Alter Ego Dec. 7-8; Lucas Paul Dec. 14-15; Paper Plane Pilots Dec. 21-22; Brett Mitchell and the Giant Ghost Dec. 28-29; basement level of North Peak Brewing Company, 400 W. Front, TC; www.kilkennyspub.com.
Left Foot Charley, Open Mic Monday 6-9 p.m., Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. Thurs. with one-plate ethnic meals available, $15 dine-in, $10 take-out; 806 Red Dr., Grand Traverse Commons, TC; 995-0500.
Little Bohemia, TC Celtic Tues. 7-9 p.m.; plus Zen Stew 8:30-11:30 p.m. Nov. 9; Moon Dance featuring Dave Eikenroth 8:30-11:30 p.m. Nov. 10; Willie & the Wannabe 8:30-11:30 p.m. Nov. 16; The Corvairs 8:30-11:30 p.m. Nov. 17; fundraiser for Third Level Crisis Center featuring the Sweetwater Blues Band 5-8 p.m. Nov. 19; 80th Year in Business celebration 3 p.m.-midnight Nov. 21 with Zax Watson, the Accidentals, Billy Strings and the Ron Getz Trio; North Shore and G-Snacks 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Nov. 23-24; Ron Getz Trio featuring Mike Davis 8:30-11:30 p.m. Nov. 30; 540 W. Front, TC; 946-6925 or www.lilbo.com.
Mt. Holiday, lounge opens 5 p.m. Wed.-Fri. for dinner, Thurs. trivia 6 p.m.; Fri. Kids Club 5 p.m. and live music 7 p.m.; 3100 Holiday Road, TC; www.mt-holiday.com.
Park Place Hotel in the Beacon Lounge, Tom Kaufmann on piano Thurs.-Sat.; 300 E. State, TC; 946-5000.
ParkShore Resort, live DJ 8 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat.; 1401 U.S. 31 N., TC; 947-3800 or www.parkshoreresort.com.
Phil's on Front, live music 8-10 p.m. Wed. and Thurs., and 9-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., with Miriam Pico and Al Jankowski Nov. 9; Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and Al Jankowski Nov. 10; Hipps n Ricco Nov. 14; Miriam Pico and David Chown Nov. 15; Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and Al Jankowski Nov. 16; Miriam Pico and Al Jankowski Nov. 17; Hipps n Ricco Nov. 21; no entertainment Nov. 22; Miriam Pico and Al Jankowski Nov. 23-24; Hipps n Ricco Nov. 28; Miriam Pico and David Chown Nov. 29-30; 236 E. Front St., TC; 929-1710.
Poppycocks, On Quartet every Fri.; 128 E. Front St., TC; 941-7632.
Sail Inn Bar & Grill, karaoke 8 p.m.-midnight Thurs.; open 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-2 a.m. Sun.; 1104 Barlow, TC; 946-4195.
Side Traxx Video Dance Bar, open daily 5 p.m., gay-owned/operated, straight-friendly atmosphere; 520 Franklin St., off East Eighth Street, TC; 935-1666.
Sleder's Tavern, restaurant open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., and noon-9 p.m. Sun.; bar open until 10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 9 p.m. Sun.; 717 Randolph, TC; 947-9213.
TASTES of Black Star Farms, Mon. 6-8:30 p.m. open mic night with Ronnie Hernandez, bring portable instruments, no full bands because of limited space; The Mercato at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, TC; 944-1349.
Trattoria Stella, live jazz 6-9 p.m. Tues.; Building 50, The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, off West 11th Street, TC; 929-8989 or www.stellatc.com.
Traverse City Senior Center, Saturday Night Dance 7:30-10 p.m. every Sat., live music for ballroom-style dancing, refreshments, $3/members, $5/non-members, public invited; 801 E. Front St., TC; 922-4911.
Turtle Creek Casino, in Level 3 Lounge — every Thurs. Team Trivia 7-9 p.m. and comedy 9 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat. DJ Ricky T; plus CP2 Nov. 10; Risque Nov. 16-17; Lou Thunder Band Nov. 24; hours 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Thurs., 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 2-9 p.m. Sun.; 7741 M-72, Williamsburg; 534-8888.
Union Street Station, Twin Cats Nov. 10; open mic night 10 p.m. Tues.; open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-2 a.m. Sun.; 117 S. Union TC; 941-1930.
Dingman's Bar, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. karaoke; 11021 M-72, halfway between Kalkaska and Grayling.
The Roadhouse, 8 p.m.-midnight Tues. open mic night, sound system and mics provided; 8 p.m.-midnight Thurs. karaoke; U.S. 131, halfway between Kalkaska and Mancelona.
Cedar Tavern, karaoke 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fri.; 9039 S. Kasson, Cedar; 228-7445.
Leelanau Sands Casino, in Elements Lounge — Wed. Team Trivia 7-9 p.m. and comedy 9 p.m.; Thurs. 45th Parallel Polka Band 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 6 p.m. cribbage; plus Ronny Hernandez Nov. 10; Knuckleheads Nov. 17; ReBooted Nov. 24; in the Leelana Sands Showroom — Euchre Tournament Nov. 10; The Hunks 9-11 p.m. Nov. 16; Peshawbestown; (800) 922-2946.
O'Keefe's Firehouse Pub, open mic 9:30 p.m. Thurs.; 303 N. St. Joseph, Suttons Bay; 271-2999.
Stampede Saloon, Tues. Ladies Night, Wed. Men's Nite; 3885 Old U.S. 27 South, Gaylord; (989) 705-7100, www.stampedesaloon.com.
Timothy's Pub, DJ/karaoke mix 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; 110 S. Otsego Ave., Gaylord; (989) 732-9333.
Erotic novel gets musical treatment
It’s raucous, sexy and naughty — everything a musical parody of the runaway bestselling erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” should be.Continued ...
National Geographic exhibit comes to Dennos
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Actor John C. Reilly stages benefit for Vogue
An unexpected call from well-known actor John C. Reilly was a welcome surprise to supporters of Manistee’s Vogue Theatre.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 06/14/2013
Mushroom hunt; Consignment sale; Crafts and cars. (Plus more)Continued ...
- Night Life Calendar: 06/14/2013
Movie Capsules: 06/14/2013
New this week — Before Midnight, This is the End, and Man of Steel:Continued ...
- Friday, June 7, 2013
Traverse City Opera House presents ... opera
The City Opera House is both aesthetically and acoustically the perfect place to stage an opera.Continued ...
Artists gear up for fair season
Ceramic tile artist Leif Sporck has spent many summer weekends in the last 10 years peddling his one-of-a-kind tiles at northern Michigan art shows.Continued ...
Albom previews heaven on NWS Cherry Fest program
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Weekend in Brief: 06/07/2013
Farmer’s Market; Classical voice; Family science. (Plus more)Continued ...
- Night Life Calendar: 06/07/2013
Movie Capsules: 06/07/2013
New this week — The Internship: Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.Continued ...
- Friday, May 31, 2013
Leland filmmakers create story about people's stories
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Barbershoppers tune up for anniversary show
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National Book Award winner, O books editor make TC stop
Leigh Haber had already decided to spotlight Colum McCann’s latest book in O magazine when Doug Stanton approached her about interviewing McCann on the National Writers Series stage.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 05/31/2013
Boat auction; Family art night; Bass Festival run. (Plus more)Continued ...
- Night Life Calendar: 05/31/2013
Movie Capsules: 05/31/2013
New this week — After Earth: A crash landing leaves Kitai Raige and his father Cypher stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after events forced humanity’s escape.Continued ...
- Friday, May 24, 2013
Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre launches 10th year
The Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre launches its 10th Anniversary season Saturday with a "gala" fundraiser at the Oliver Art Center.Continued ...
Country artist Niemann sings 'good stories'
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Movie Capsules: 05/24/2013
New this week — Epic: A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and evil is taking place. Rated PG. (GT9)Continued ...
Night Life Calendar: 05/24/2013
What's happening after dark across northern Michigan:Continued ...
- Saturday, May 18, 2013
Claudia Schmidt comes home to Sleder's
Claudia Schmidt will perform in an “On the Porch” concert at Sleder’s Family Tavern on Sunday, May 19.Continued ...
- Friday, May 17, 2013
Couple's film focuses on Latin American coffee farmers
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Papa Roach is still swingin'
Papa Roach is still producing hit songs. It’s just getting harder and harder to get radio stations to play them.Continued ...
- Erotic novel gets musical treatment