Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Traverse City Current Events


Frankfort Film Festival: Independent and international
films including "The Most Dangerous Man in
America," Rich Brauer's "Fitful," "Winter's Bone"
along with Interlochen film shorts, showing at the
Garden Theatre in downtown Frankfort. Visit frankfortgardentheater.
com for a complete schedule.

International Affairs Forum: Dr. Pauline Muchina,
senior partnership advisor for UNAIDS in Washington
presents the lecture "Challenges Facing Subsaharan
Africa in the 21st Century" at the Dennos Museum
Center's Milliken Auditorium, TC. Reception at
5:15pm, lecture at 6pm. Tickets, $10.

Senior Expo: Held at Knights of Columbus Hall,
Cheboygan, from 9am-4pm.
Fall Fashion Show: Held at Cheboygan Area
Public Library, 7pm. Free, but donations are appreciated.

Elk Rapids Business After Hours: Held at Pearls
New Orleans Kitchen, 5-7pm.

Benzie Business After Hours: Held at Field Crafts
in Honor, 5-7pm.

Project Trio: Chamber music ensemble of Greg
Pattillo on flute, Eric Stephenson on cello and
Peter Seymour on bass at Interlochen's Dendrino's
Chapel, 7:30pm. tickets.interlochen.org.

NCMC Lecture Series: Dina Temple-Raston,
national security and FBI correspondent for NPR,
will discuss current national security issues at North
Central Michigan College, 7pm. Admission is free.

East Jordan Business After Hours: Held at The
Jordan Inn, 5-7pm. Dress up in costume and win
a prize.

Choir Concert: The Elk Rapids High School Choir
perform in Peterman Auditorium, at 7pm.

"The Women of Lockerbie": Play about a group
of women from Scottland who gathered the clothing
from the tragic crash of Pan Am flight 103,
and dispersed them to living relatives of the dead.
Performance at the Old Town Playhouse's Studio
Theatre, TC, at 8pm; Sunday, at 3pm. Tickets, $15
and may be purchased at oldtownplayhouse.com.

FRIDAY 10/22

"Angel Street": Victorian-era thriller performance
by the Cadillac Footliters at Cadillac High School
Auditorium, 7:30pm. Includes 2pm matinee on Sat.

"Thriving Not Just Surviving": Small business
conference held at Northwestern Michigan Center's
Hagerty Center, 8:30am-4:30pm. Select four of 12
topics ranging from bank loans to web consulting.
Register at www.nmc.edu/ees.

Dennos Museum Holiday Art Fair: Fine arts and
crafts from 50 area artists. Friday and Saturday,
10am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm

Watershed Center: Volunteers needed to plant
trees for Watershed Forestry Initiative. Meet at Lone
Pine trailhead off Keystone. Bring work gloves and
shovels. Lunch provided. 10am-?

Scrapbook Show: Spooktacular Shop & Crop
weekend at the Alpine Lodge, Gaylord. No admission
charge. Visit greatscrapbookevents.com.

LIFE Luncheon: "What We've Found: Exploring
the Bottom of the Bays," held at the Great Lakes
Campus of Northwestern Michigan College, noon-
1:30pm. More info: 995-1700.

"Parallel Lives": Lighthearted look into the battle of
the sexes by the Interlochen Arts Academy Theatre
Company at Harvey Theatre, 7:30pm. Sunday, 2pm.
Tickets available at tickets.interlochen.org.

Suttons Bay Artwalk: Fall finale featuring awardwinning
artists and Leelanau County wines in downtown
Suttons Bay art galleries, 5-9pm.

Live Music by Tom Kastle: Tall ship captain will
share his nautical songs at Horizon Books, TC,
8:30-10:30pm. Free.

Book Launch Party: Patricia Batta, author of
Who More Than Wished You Were Dead?, the third
installment of the Marge Christensen series. Held at
Horizon Books, TC, 6-8pm.

Comedienne Suzanne Westenhoffer: Dubbed
"The Funniest Lesbian Ever," she'll perform at
the City Opera House, TC, at 8pm. Tickets, $35.
Reserved. Visit www.cityoperahouse.org.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats: Direct from China,
this group performs gravity-defying stunts and
artistry. Performance in Milliken Auditorium, TC, at
8pm. dennosmuseum.org.

"Cabaret": Award-winning musical about the Kit
Kat Klub in 1931 presented at the Ramsdell Theatre,
Manistee, at 7:30pm. Sunday, 2pm. Tix, $19.80.

"The Women of Lockerbie": (See Thurs.)
Frankfort Film Festival: (See Thursday)

Source: Northern Express

Current Local Events

Organic Gardening Workshop: Hosted by the
Michigan Land Use Institute at the Little River Band
of Ottawa Indians Community Center, Manistee,
6:30-9:30pm. Pre-register at 941-6584.

Courtade School Fundraiser: Eat at Wendy's
in TC, from 4-7pm in the dining area, and 50%
of sales benefit Courtade Elementary's literacy

Author Presentation: Doc Fletcher will be at the
Cadillac Public Library, 7pm, to discuss his book
Weekend Canoeing in Michigan: The Rivers, The
Towns, The Taverns. Free event.

Grand Traverse Hiking Club Presentation:
Clayton Doughenbaugh from the Utah Wilderness
Alliance will discuss how to ensure public lands
remain eligible for future wilderness designation.
Held at the Boardman River Nature Center, TC,

Culinary Arts Series: Hosted by the Crooked
Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, from 6-8pm, featuring
Al Plungis from Edgewater Bistro in Charlevoix.
Class, $50 for non-CTAC members. Register at


Author Presentation: Doc Fletcher will be at the
Interlochen Public Library, 7pm, to discuss his book
Weekend Canoeing in Michigan: The Rivers, The
Towns, The Taverns. Free event.
Charlevoix Business After Hours: Held at The
Villager Pub, 5-7pm.

Halloween Family Program: Held at Cheboygan
Area Public Library, 7pm, featuring Gordon the

Fair Trade Day: Sample fair trade coffee, chocolate
and other products at Oryana Natural Foods
Market, 9am-8pm.

Brick Wheels “Ice Woman”: clinic designed for
those who want to learn more about the IceMan
Race and for those who plan to participate in this
year’s event meet at Timber Ridge @ 6:00

Oriental Dancing & Singing Concert: The
International Orphanage Angels from Beijing perform
at First Congregational Church, 6:30pm. Call

Author Presentation: Mary Doria Russell, author
of this year's TC Reads project: Dreamers of the
Day, a story set against the backdrop of WWI, the
influenza epidemic of 1917, women's suffrage and
the Cairo Peace Conference of 1921. Russell will
be at the City Opera House, TC, 7pm. Reception
at 6pm in the lobby. Tickets, $10.

Organic Gardening Workshop: (See Tuesday)

Source: Northern Express