New this week
Ice Age Continental Drift: Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world. Rated PG for mild rude humor and action/peril. (HOR)
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. Rated R for violence throughout and brief sexuality. (HOR)
The Amazing Spider-Man: Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence. (GT9, HOR, BAY, CB)
Brave: Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Rated PG for some scary action and rude humor. (GT9, CB)
Katy Perry Part of Me: A documentary that chronicles Katy Perry's life on- and off-stage. Rated PG for some suggestive content, language, thematic elements and brief smoking. (GT9)
Madagascar 3: Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to New York. This time the journey will take them to a traveling circus in Europe. (GT9)
Madea's Witness Protection: A Wall Street investment banker who has been set up as the linchpin of his company's mob-backed Ponzi scheme is relocated with his family to Aunt Madea's southern home. Rated PG-13 for some crude sexual remarks and brief drug references. (HOR)
Magic Mike: A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women and make easy money. Rated R for pervasive sexual content, brief graphic nudity, language and some drug use. (GT9)
Men in Black III: Agent J travels in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, and brief suggestive content. (GT9, ER)
Moonrise Kingdom: A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. (HOR)
People Like Us: While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about. Rated PG-13 for language, some drug use and brief sexuality. (HOR)
Rock of Ages: Set in 1987 Los Angeles, Drew and Sherrie are two young people chasing their dreams in the big city. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language. (GAR)
To Rome With Love: The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into. Rated R for some sexual references. (ST)
Savages: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend. Rated R for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout. (HOR)
Ted: As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since. Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use. (GT9, HOR)
Information is based on data available at press time from Traverse City area Carmike theaters (GT9, HOR), the State Theatre (ST), the Garden Theatre in Frankfort, (GAR) the Elk Rapids Cinema (ER), Cherry Bowl Drive-In (CB) and The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY)
New this week
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 ...
Couple's film focuses on Latin American coffee farmers
Have you ever taken a moment to consider where your morning cup of java comes from?Continued ...
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 ...
One-woman show helps gardens
Emily Dickinson, one of America’s earliest poets, died in 1886. She comes to life this weekend in the acclaimed one-woman play, “Belle of Amherst,” performed by professional actress Sinda Nichols.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 05/17/2013
Do the BBQ; Benzie Players; Garage sale. (Plus more)Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 05/17/2013
New this week — Star Trek Into Darkness: After the crew of the Enterprise finds an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.Continued ...
Night Life Calendar: 05/17/2013
What's going on after the sun goes down:Continued ...
- Friday, May 10, 2013
Grammy-nominated Goulding joins Traverse Orchestra
Grammy-nominated violin soloist Caroline Goulding, hailed by critics as a “precociously gifted virtuoso,” will play two of Ludwig van Beethoven’s greatest works this May 11 and 12 with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra.Continued ...
City Opera House lineup announced
The City Opera House has a new season and a new five-year agreement with the Wharton Center for Performing Arts to go with it.Continued ...
Peter, Paul & Mary Remembered channels folk trio
Donna Wilson Probes was in high school when folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary were in their heyday.Continued ...
Beekeeper's wife keeps farm going after husband dies
Mandy Jelinek is committed to keeping her husband’s dream alive. Jelinek’s husband, Jeremy, died in an October vehicle crash in Blair Township.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 05/10/013
Dance concerts; Show in Leland; Celebrate morels. (Plus more)Continued ...
Family Reunion plays at Sleder’s Tavern
It’s a Family Reunion at Sleder’s Family Tavern on Sunday. The group, featuring mother-daughter duo Mary Anne and Elizabeth Rivers with old friends Pat Niemisto and Norm Wheeler, will appear in a special Mother’s Day concert on the porch starting at 4 p.m.Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 05/10/2013
New this week — Don’t Stop Believin’ Everyman’s Journey: A documentary on Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the new singer for the rock and roll band, Journey.Continued ...
Night Life Calendar: 05/10/2013
What's going on after dark:Continued ...
Two new exhibits at History Center
The History Center of Traverse City has opened two new exhibits, “Traverse History From Above” featuring aerial photos from the 1920’s through the 1970s and "The Grand Traverse Region: Vibrant Reinvention" offering a sweeping review of the area's history.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 4, 2013
Dixieland Jam today at TC Elks Lodge
The Cherryland Jazz Society presents “Dixieland Jam” today at the Traverse City Elks Lodge.Continued ...
- Friday, May 3, 2013
Fortuna tours with cast of ‘Catch Me If You Can’
Dominic Fortuna has been waiting all of his life to play a role like Frank Abagnale, Sr.Continued ...
Interlochen closes theater season with 'Miss Saigon'
Longtime Interlochen Arts Academy theater instructor and director Robin Ellis likes challenges for herself and her students.Continued ...
Weekend in Brief: 05/03/2013
Small Works sale; Downtown Art Walk; Sweet Adelines. (Plus more)Continued ...
Rotary show lampoons hot-button issues
Audiences never quite know what to expect at Traverse City’s annual Rotary Show — and neither do its producers.Continued ...
Arts & Entertainment in Brief: 05/03/2013
Exhibit opens; Chocolate fest; Meet the author. (Plus more)Continued ...
Jack Williams coming to Sleder's
Sleder’s Family Tavern presents Jack Williams in concert Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m.Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 05/03/2013
New this week — 5 Broken Cameras: A documentary on a Palestinian farmer’s chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army. Not rated. (ST)Continued ...
Folk band Paper Bird lands at Good Work Collective
Paper Bird has taken wing since its formation six years ago. The Denver-based indie folk band — a household name across Colorado — is starting to catch on nationally thanks to relentless touring, a segment on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and a sound that is alternately described as joyful and haunting, vintage and timeless.Continued ...
- Claudia Schmidt comes home to Sleder's