TRAVERSE CITY —
Open mic poetry at Leelanau library
Northport — An Open Mic Poetry Night Wednesday, April 11, at the Leelanau Township Library will spotlight the poetry of Robert Burns and others.
Everyone is invited to read their own work, favorites by other authors, or just come to listen. The evening will start at 6 p.m. with a light supper of cock-a-leekie soup and cookies, followed by poetry at 7 p.m. Attendees should bring their own soup mug and spoon.
The library is at 119 E. Nagonaba. For details, call Suzanne Landes, 386-5618.
'50s concert now offered for free
Peshawbestown — A concert originally open to ticket-holders only has been opened up as a free show. The performance features 1950s groups the Contours, the Flamingos and the Coasters.
The concert will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Leelanau Sands Casino Showroom. The doors open at 6:15 p.m. Ticket holders will receive their ticketed seats and receive a full refund. Free seats will be available around those purchased by ticket holders. Attendees must be at least 18 years old.
Brewery hosts photo exhibit
Traverse City — Anna Grimm of Lake Ann will show her photography at Right Brain Brewery.
Grimm recently launched a homebased marriage and family therapy business licensed by the State of Michigan, and a photography business.
The exhibit will open with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the brewery on Garland Street. Grimm has selected a variety of photographs that represent what inspires her. A portion of sales will benefit PEACE Ranch, a local nonprofit organization, and San Lucas Mission in Guatemala.
Contra dance will feature live music
Traverse City — Dawn's Early Light will provide music for the Saturday, April 14, Bayside Travellers Dance Society contra dance.
A free contra dance lesson will be held from 7 to 7:45 p.m. at Twin Lakes Park, 6800 N. Long Lake Road, followed by dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. All dances will be taught and called by Dave Goodwin.
Admission is $8 for members, $10 for non-members and $6 for students with ID. Call 313-2596, visit www.dancetc.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Kaleidoscope offers spring art classes
Traverse City — Spring classes start Monday, April 16, at Kaleidoscope Visual Arts Education.
Kaleidoscope offers after-school classes, day-time classes for homeschoolers, portfolio preparation for college entrance and more for ages 2 to adult. It is located at 1129 Woodmere Ave., Suite E.
For details, contact Kathleen Hoagg, 944-4913 or email@example.com.
Lippia and Big Band spotlight Sinatra
Traverse City — Steve Lippia and his Big Band will celebrate Frank Sinatra in a performance on Friday, April 20.
Lippia is known for his interpretations of standards and traditional pop songs. His latest program "Simply Sinatra" is a walk down memory lane featuring the music of "Ol' Blue Eyes."
The concert will start at 8 p.m. at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St. Tickets are $20 and $35. They are available by calling 941-8082, ext. 201, or at www.cityoperahouse.org.
Wild Rose Concert Series continues
Beulah — Mezzo-soprano Jayne Sleder will be joined by Gustavo Comacho on horn, Laura Speck Comacho on violin and Steve Larson on piano for the next Wild Rose Society concert.
The concert will start at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Lincoln Road. Sleder will perform pieces by Handel, Mahler and an aria from Bizet's "Carmen" along with other songs. She will be accompanied by Donna Brunsma. The Comachos and Larson will perform a Brahms trio.
Admission is free. Donations are appreciated and support the Wild Rose Society's scholarship program.
Zonta event for fathers, daughters
Traverse City — The Zonta Club of Traverse City will host a Father-Daughter Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 21.
The event includes dinner, dancing, a professional photograph and prizes. It will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Traverse City Golf & Country Club, South Union Street. Details and tickets are available until Thursday, April 19, at www.treatickets.com.
Next cash mob announced Monday
Plans changed for Traverse City's first cash mob.
The location for the next cash mob will be announced on the radio Monday, and not at Old Mission Multigrain Bakery and Cafe Saturday, April 7.
A local business will be selected every other week for the cash mob, organizers said.