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.
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.; 243 E. Front, TC; 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or www.horizonbooks.com.
InsideOut Gallery, Michael Fracasso 8-11 p.m. Oct. 26, $10, tickets at Oryana, InsideOut and www.treatickets.com; Epic Planks presents the third annual Traverse City Ski Fest Films, 7-10 p.m. Nov. 3, $10 advance, $12 at the door, available at http://www.fanfueled.com/event/details; Election Night Party 8 p.m. Nov. 6, no cover, drink specials all night; 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 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.
Little Bohemia, TC Celtic Tues. 7-9 p.m.; plus First Annual Halloween Costume Party with North Shore 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Oct. 26; Third Annual Halloween Costume Party with the Corvairs 8:30-11:30 p.m. Oct. 27; Levi Britton & Johnny T 6-9 p.m. Oct. 28; 540 W. Front, TC; 946-6925 or www.lilbo.com.
Mt. Holiday, Ski Patrol Halloween Party Oct. 26; inaugural Tweenager Freak Show, Oct. 27, costumes, DJ and pizza; 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 7-9 p.m. Mon., 8-10 p.m. Wed. and Thurs., and 9-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., with Miriam Pico and Al Jankowski Oct. 26; Elizabeth Sexton Rivers and Al Jankowski Oct. 27; 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.
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 Dal Bouey Oct. 26-27 with Costume Contest midnight Oct. 27; Paper Plane Pilots Nov. 3; 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, 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 Halloween Party Oct. 26 with costume contest at 11 p.m.; Risque 9:30 p.m. Oct. 26-27; The Broad Brothers Nov. 3; Ronny Hernandez Nov. 10; Knuckleheads Nov. 17; ReBooted Nov. 24; in the Leelana Sands Showroom — Rocky Horror Picture Show midnight Oct. 26, free; St. Mary's Auction Nov. 3; 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.
Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre launches 10th year
Country artist Niemann sings 'good stories'
Country music fan Rachael Warren knows the words to most every Jerrod Niemann tune that hits the airwaves. So the Traverse City woman plans to be front and center when Niemann appears at Ground Zero on Saturday, June 1.Continued ...
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 ...
Community in Brief: 05/24/2013
DAV serves hot dogs; Bluegrass picnic; composting day; and more.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 23, 2013
Rediscovering the kitchen — and healthy habits
When Becky Cain’s son Liam and a friend recently headed back to college in Oklahoma, they took a batch of her beloved oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with them.Continued ...
Americans are eating more smoked seafood
There’s no smoke and mirrors about it — Americans are eating a lot more smoked seafood than they used to.Continued ...
A kebab as happy on the grill as under the broiler
The trouble with spring is that we get eager to grill, but we can't always count on the weather to cooperate.Continued ...
Recipe of the Week: Black Bean & Avocado Salad
Whitney Zachritz, formerly of Traverse City and now a pediatric nurse practitioner in Philadelphia, is both a vegan and an avid cook.Continued ...
Food in Brief: 05/23/2013
Berry facts; Cafe in works; Green cuisine.Continued ...
Intentional Minimalist: Local ingredients make fresh recipe
This recipe features local produce from 9 Bean Rows, Spring Hollow Farms, Birch Point Farm and locally produced products from Food for Thought.Continued ...
Summer rolls help squeeze veggies into the picnic
When it comes to packing a picnic basket, sandwiches are almost always the stars of the menu. And why not?Continued ...
Restaurant learns online reviews can make or break
It was the customer service disaster heard around the Internet.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 05/23/2013
Memorial Day service; Center Gallery art; Breezeway sales; and more.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Community in Brief: 05/22/2013
NWS hosts author; Parkinson's support group; film and discussion; and more.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Community in Brief: 05/21/2013
Weather balloon launch; TCAPS Music Boosters concert; library plant sale and more.Continued ...
- Monday, May 20, 2013
Historical Photo of the Week: 05/20/2013
Can any readers identify the people in this photo? (Click the photo at right to view it larger.)Continued ...
Info on May 13 historical photo
Historical photo information, provided by readers, for the May 13 image:Continued ...
News from 100 Years Ago: 05/20/2013
Marriage licenses were issued today to William J. Smith and Alta E. Wells, both of Traverse City; Will M. Russell and Lola May McCombs, both of Buckley, R.F.D. No. 1.Continued ...
Local student earns rank of Eagle Scout
Nicholas Loew, an Elk Rapids High School freshman has earned the rank of Eagle Scout.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 05/20/2013
Interlochen schedule changes; author program; SEEDS fashion show; and more.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 19, 2013
Leelanau Birding Festival runs May 29-June 2
Robert Parsons has traveled to Texas, Arizona, Florida and even Costa Rica to seek out unusual birds. Now Parsons is adding Michigan to that list.Continued ...
Sand in his veins: Mountz has 38 years at Sleeping Bear
Tom Mountz is the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s longest-serving employee. He can’t think of one other place in the world he would rather work.Continued ...
Kathy Gibbons: Time to say goodbye — once again
It’s been three years since I’ve actually lived here full-time in the summer. This year will mark the fourth.Continued ...
Terry Wooten: One poem leads to another — and friendship
I was watching my own kids ride a miniature tilt-a-whirl, when I heard this old man yell, “MIMI SIT DOWN!” I looked around to see who Mimi was, and there was this little carney girl slouched on a plastic chair on a merry-go-round.Continued ...
- Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre launches 10th year