Thursday, June 23, 2011

Music, art, cars and boats

Summer Solstice Art/Wine Walk: Featuring live
music from the Cherry Blossom Ramblers and
Shadow Boxes of Char Bickel, among other exhibits,
in downtown Suttons Bay, 5-9pm.

Vintage Car & Boat Festival: Held at Bay Harbor.
Includes a parade down Main Street, 10am. Event
runs until 6pm. Call 231-439-2700 for info.

Alpena Blues Coalition: Live music at the Alpena
fairgrounds. Gates open at noon.

Book Event: J.C. Weil will read from her book
"Eavesdropping" at Grace Salon, TC, 6-8pm.
Includes a book signing and refreshments. Register
by June 20 at

Cracker: Featuring David Lowery & Johnny
Hickman, unplugged, at Legs Inn, Cross Village, at
9:30pm. Tickets,

SOBO Arts Fest: Juried art show, live music, art
demos, dancing in the streets, kids activities, contradance
and lessons and more. Held in Boyne City on
Lake & Main Streets. Friday kicks off with the Bay
Area Big Band, 10am-9pm.

"The Importance of Being Earnest": Oscar Wilde's
comedy of mistaken identity will be performed by
the Benzie County Players at The Mills Community
House, Benzonia, at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2pm. Call
231-889-9959 for more info.

Moonlight Red: Performance at Horizon Books, TC,
8:30-10:30pm, by singer/songwriters Lauren Corie
and Donna Klein.

Porterhouse Productions Concert: Featuring live
music from Mutt & the Man, Lena Maude, Crazy
Straws and Little Island Lake at the Good Works
Collective, TC.

"OKLAHOMA!": The Manistee Civic Players present
Rodgers and Hammerstein's first professional
collaboration set in the Oklahoma Territory in 1906,
at the Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee, 7:30pm; Sunday,
2pm. Tickets, $20.

Eve 6: Performing at Val Du Lakes, Mears, at 5pm. for tickets.
The Worker Bees: Performing '50s rock and roll hits
at Pennsylvania Park, Petoskey, 12:15pm.

"Undine: A Settlement Remembered": Exhibit
opening hosted by the Charlevoix Historical Society
at the Harsha House Museum, 7pm, featuring wine
and cheese. Free & open to the public.

Field Clearing: Volunteers can help restore the
cultural landscape at the Ole Oleson Farm, Port
Oneida, from 9am-4pm, by removing non-native
plant species. Sign up at 231-334-6103.

Book Signing: Authors Chris Byron & Tom Wilson
of "Vintage Views Along the West Michigan Pike,"
along with Mary Jane Doerr, author of "Bay View:
An American Idea," will be signing their books at
a reception held at The Cottage Book Shop, Glen
Arbor, at 2pm. Call 231-334-4223 for info.


Run Charlevoix Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k/10k:
Held in downtown Charlevoix. Visit goodboyevents.

Art Rapids!: Juried art fair held in Veterans' Memorial
Park, Elk Rapids, from 10am-5pm, featuring jewelry,
ceramics, photography, paintings, fiber, metal, glass,
wood and more. Includes a "People's Choice" award
and children's tent. Musicians Tom Kaufmann, Ron
Getz and Ronnie Hernandez and the Robert Abate
Trio will perform. Visit for more info.
The Gin Blossoms: '90s pop/rock group performing
at Val Du Lakes, Mears, at 5:45. Tickets, showclix.

Author Signing: Jim Voltz will present his book on
Crystal Lake, "Hors' doeuvres on the Porch," at
Horizon Books, TC, 1-3pm.

Margaritaville Party of the North: Mickey Rat
Band performs Jimmy Buffet tunes at Bay Harbor,
6-10pm. Includes dinner, libations and mini auction.
Cost, $125; benefits regional charities. RSVP to

Walk MS Traverse City: Three mile walk at the
Grand Traverse Civic Center, 10am. Register 9am.
Bring a donation to help fight multiple sclerosis. Visit for more info.

Wastin' Away in Grand Traverse Bay Beach Bash:
Patio party at the Holiday Inn West Bay, TC,
from 3-10pm, to benefit Habitat for Humanity
and the Goodwill Inn. Cost, $10 per ticket and
includes drink specials, live music and silent
auction. Hosted by the Parrot Head Club.
Author Signing: Jim Carpenter will discuss his book
"Surviving My Happy Childhood" at Horizon Books,
TC, 3-5pm.

Author Event: James Pecora, Michigan murder
novelist, will be at the Good Hart General Store,
noon-2pm, to discuss his latest book "One Way:
The Road to Mass Murder."

source: Northern Express