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.
Boyne Highlands Resort, in the Slopeside Lounge — 9-11:30 p.m. with Sean Bielby Aug. 17; The Remedee Aug. 18; Billy P Project Aug. 24; The Remedee Aug. 25; Ben Overbeek Aug. 31; Sundogs Sept. 1; Hipps n Ricco Sept. 7; The Remedee Sept. 8; Hipps n Ricco Sept. 14; Charlie's Root Fusion Sept. 15; The Remedee Sept. 21-22; on the Dornoch Patio at the Country Club — 6:30-10 p.m. with Pete Kehoe Aug. 23, Aug. 30, Sept. 6; 600 Highland Dr., Harbor Springs; 526-3000, www.boyne.com.
The Inn at Bay Harbor, in the South American Grille and Wine Bar — ***; 3600 Village Harbor Dr., Petoskey; 439-4000 or www.innatbayharbor.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.
Chateau Chantal, Jazz at Sunset with Jeff Haas Trio and guests 7-9:30 p.m. Thurs. through Aug. 30, featuring Ron Getz and Nancy Stagnitta Aug. 23; End-of-Summer Jam Session Aug. 30; no cover charge, Chateau wines, sparkling juices and lemonade available; Chateau Chantal, 15900 Rue de Vin, TC; 223-4110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; plus Aug. 25 Halestorm and Cavo with New Medicine, $15 advance; 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 Songwriters in the Round Aug. 17; Matt Mansfield and Open Mic Night Aug. 18; Dede & the Dreamers Aug. 24; Avant Garden Aug. 25; Reunion Aug. 31; 243 E. Front, TC; 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or www.horizonbooks.com.
InsideOut Gallery's Outre Lounge, Wed. 6-9 p.m. "High Spirits Hour" with the True Falsettos, free admission, vintage swing, drink specials; 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. Mike Moran and Pauly Jams; live music 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. with Starroy Aug. 17-18; 12 Year Reunion Aug. 24-25; Paper Plane Pilots Aug. 31-Sept. 1; Egon Sept. 7-8; Lucas Paul Sept. 14-15; Soul Patch Sept. 21-22; Sweet J Band Sept. 28-29; Alter Ego Oct. 5-6; 12 Year Reunion Oct. 12-13; Brett Mitchell and the Giant Ghost Oct. 19-20; Paper Plane Pilots Oct. 26-27; Lucas Paul Nov. 2-3; 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, live music 6-8 p.m. with Miriam Pico Aug. 17; 806 Red Dr., Grand Traverse Commons, TC; 995-0500.
Little Bohemia, TC Celtic Tues. 7-9 p.m.; plus The Accidentals 5:30-7:30 p.m. and '70s & '80s Dance Party with DJ Charlie 8:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 17; Street Corner 8:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 18; AC Paw Fundraiser featuring Street Corner 3-7 p.m. Aug. 19, $10; 540 W. Front, TC; 946-6925 or www.lilbo.com.
Mt. Holiday, lounge opens 5 p.m. Wed.-Fri. for dinner, deck open 5 p.m., 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.
North Peak Brewing Company, on the deck 5-9 p.m. — Griffith & Johnson Aug. 17; Chris Sterr Aug. 18; Ryan Harcourt Aug. 22; Levi Britton Aug. 23; Andrew Sturtz Aug. 24; Jim Hawley Aug. 25; Ron Hernandez Aug. 29; Ron Getz Aug. 30; Rob Bugar Aug. 31-Sept. 3; 400 E. Front St., TC.
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, One Night Only — Newt Cole and Friends 9-11 p.m. Sun. Aug. 19; live music 8-10 p.m. Mon.-Tues., and 9-11 p.m. Wed.-Sat., with Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and Al Jankowski Aug. 17; Mike Moran Aug. 18; Laurie Sears and Ron Getz Aug. 20; Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and Tim Callaghan Aug. 21; Hipps n Ricco Aug. 22; Miriam Pico and David Chown Aug. 23; Miriam Pico and Al Jankowski Aug. 24; TBD Aug. 25; Laurie Sears and Ron Getz Aug. 27; Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and Tim Callaghan Aug. 28; Hipps n Ricco Aug. 29; 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 music 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.
TraVino, Traverse Wine and Grille, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. (lounge until 11 p.m.), 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (lounge until midnight); 4341 M-72 East, Williamsburg; 938-9496.
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 Drags the Thing Aug. 18; Charlie's Root Fusion Aug. 25; 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, 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. Polka band 1-5 p.m.; plus the Bill Miller 9:45 p.m. Aug. 18; in the Leelana Sands Showroom — Wynonna & The Big Noise Aug. 30; Peshawbestown; (800) 922-2946.
O'Keefe's Firehouse Pub, guitarist Gary Detlefs 6-9:30 p.m. Fridays through Labor Day; open mic 9:30 p.m. Thurs.; 303 N. St. Joseph, Suttons Bay; 271-2999.
Stampede Saloon, Tues. Ladies Night, Wed. Men's Nite; live music with TBA Aug. 18; Virrus Aug. 25; 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.
Southside Festival Grounds, Fuel Aug. 17, $20 advance, $25 at the gate, free for 12/younger; tickets available at all Meijer stores, Zamar Guitar, Marshall Music and RPM Records, Traverse City, or by calling (800) 585-3737; 620 W. Wexford Ave., Buckley.
Community in Brief: 06/19/2013
Salon Art Show; dinner benefits 4-H group; ISLAND programs; and more.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 06/18/2013
Breezeway Cruise; quilt show; Barn Market; and more.Continued ...
Historical Photo of the Week: 06/17/2013
Can any readers identify the people in this photo? (Click the photo at right to view it larger.)Continued ...
News from 100 years ago: 06/17/2013
H.S. HULL has added the launch “Hilda” to the fleet of boats on Lake Leelanau. It is said that there are to be some fast motor boat races pulled off on that lake this summer.Continued ...
Community Newsmakers: 06/17/2013
Eight local residents have been nominated for the 2013 National Cherry Festival Distinguished Senior Award.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 06/17/2013
Ac Paw garage sale donations; Food Bank open house; Grass River events; and more.Continued ...
- Sunday, June 16, 2013
Following the Freedom Riders
Six Leelanau County and 31 Detroit black, white and Hispanic high school students were scheduled this morning to board a bus for a two-week trip that retraces the steps of civil rights “Freedom Riders” into the Deep South a half century ago.Continued ...
Green reunion committee searches for classmates
Listen up, Traverse City High School Class of 1973: Your classmates want you!Continued ...
Garret Leiva: Best gift on dad's day is fatherhood
Today, millions of men will receive a tie, gadget or gizmo destined for the back of a closet. Most guys think it’s the greatest gift in the world — fatherhood.Continued ...
Best Sellers: 06/16/2013
Northwest Michigan — Hardcover fiction: 1. “And The Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead Books, $28.95.Continued ...
Terry Wooten: Native heirlooms spark imagination
When I was 6 years old Grandpa Helmboldt gave me an old Indian pipe made out of wild cherry wood.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 06/16/2013
Summer crafts; geneaology group meets; Haas Quintet performs; and more.Continued ...
Books in Brief: 06/16/2013
Notable author Dempsey in Leland; Horizon events coming up; Readers watching Big Brother.Continued ...
- Saturday, June 15, 2013
Nurse practitioners keep coming back to Haiti
Family nurse practitioner Mary Ellen Sanok used to wonder, as a little girl in church, why people ever would choose to go on missions to third-world countries.Continued ...
Mental Wellness: Preserve awe throughout life
Toddlers are amazing. My daughter explores the nuances of the word “no” with unrelenting talent. At times, it can be overwhelming, but it is her way of diving into the adventure and exploration of independence.Continued ...
Body&Soul in Brief: 06/15/2013
Antique appraisals benefit Women's Fellowship; fund-raiser concert and dessert auction; and more.Continued ...
You're Needed: 06/15/2013
The Recipient Rights Advisory Committee at Munson Medical Center is looking for new members.Continued ...
Blood Drive Calendar: 06/15/2013
Where and when to donate blood in northern Michigan:Continued ...
Health Newsmakers: 06/15/2013
The Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation received a $20,000 grant from the Art & Mary Schmuckal Family Foundation and a $2,000 grant from the Rotary Good Work Committee.Continued ...
Education Newsmakers: 06/15/2013
Jessica Abfalter, 29, of Grayling, a member of NMC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year colleges, has been named a New Century Scholar and a Guistwhite Scholarship recipient.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 06/15/2013
School retirees meet; Notable author visits; tai chi in public; and more.Continued ...
- Friday, June 14, 2013
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
What gives at the Dennos Museum Center? “Dancing. Feathers, Shameless Exhibition,” says one flyer for its newest exhibition that opens Sunday and runs through Sept. 22.Continued ...
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 ...
- Community in Brief: 06/19/2013