Northern Michigan Events: Wine Tours, Cooking Classes & Live Comedy

Here’s the latest and greatest happenings in the northern mitten. From Old Mission wine tastings  to late night live performances, MyNorthTickets will get you there.

Gourmet Comfort Food: Cooking with Chef Phil Murray at The Box

Sat. Jan. 19, 1:00 pm | Corner of Boardman and 8th Street, Traverse City

Exposed timber ceilings, rugged hardwood factory floors, 140 square feet of granite and marble counter space, contemporary stainless appliances, and custom elm and angle iron cabinetry all come artfully together in THE BOX’s modern industrial interpretation of cooking space. As an attendee, you’ll sit on a bar stool just across a granite island fixed with a unique strip of individual gas cook tops.

Chef Murray has challenged himself to quickly move through several of his favorite French and Cajun inspired techniques and recipes from his many years at Windows and Phil’s on Front.   He is renowned for classic seafood preparations and exquisite sauces.

Tickets:  $100 (plus fees)

231.218.4855  |  theboxtc.com

Take a Ride on the Magical History Tour??

Fri. Jan. 18, 12:30 pm Sat. Jan. 19, 12:30 pm History Center of Traverse City?322 Sixth St., Traverse City

This tour will take you away on a journey back to the past. Your will learn about colorful characters like our city founder, Perry Hannah, and “Wild” Bill Germaine, a small-town crook and con artist. You will explore our storied downtown, the Bay front, the Grand Traverse Courthouse, and campus of the Northern Michigan Asylum (Traverse City State Hospital). From lumber town to a modern city that treasures its past, Traverse City beckons visitors and residents alike to experience local history. Join the Magical History Tour! MUST CALL FOR RESERVATION!??

Tickets: $14.95 Adult | $9.95 Senior and Student | 231.995.0313 | [email protected] | traversehistory.org?

The Old Town Playhouse Presents Over the River and Through the Woods

Fri. Jan. 18 & Sat. Jan 19, 7:30 pm | Sun. Jan. 20, 3:00 pm | Old Town Playhouse | 148 E. Eighth St.,?Traverse City??

This hilarious tale of family love and separation will keep you laughing and warm your heart.  With the heartiness of a fifteen pound homemade lasagna, the Gianelli family dining room table moves downstage center as young Nick tries to explain to his grandparents why he must accept a promotion and move from Hoboken to Seattle.  With his parents in Florida and sister in San Diego, Nick has faithfully attended Sunday dinners with Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma.  See what the grandparents can “cook up” to keep Nick from moving away and give him a reason to stay in Hoboken.???

Tickets:  $25 Adult | $23 Senior / Student | $20 Group of 8+ | $14 Child (12 or under)| 231.947.2210  [email protected] | oldtownplayhouse.com?

Dennos Museum Center Welcomes Back Kenny White??

Fri. Jan. 18, 8:00 pm | Milliken Auditorium | Dennos Museum Center | 1410 College Dr., Traverse City??

Kenny White opened a sold out house to see Judy Collins at the Dennos in June of 2012 and brought the house down. He was fantastic! Kenny was born to be a songwriter and entertainer. At eight years old, upon being asked whether he’d practiced this week’s piano lesson, Kenny remarked, “yeah…but HERE’S what I wrote.” Now a noted producer, songwriter and pianist, he has worked with such notables as Keith Richards, James Taylor, Emmylou Harris and many more. His songs are filled with mature, contemplative, insightful, poignant, imaginative and hilarious lyrics that will have you laughing throughout the performance.  ???

Tickets: $25 Advance | $22 Members?| 231.995.1553 | dennosmuseum.org

Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda at the Ramsdell Theatre??

Sat. Jan. 19, 12:55 pm | Ramsdell Theatre | 101 Maple St., Manistee??

The Ramsdell Theatre Governance Authority is bringing the Metropolitan Opera to the Ramsdell Theatre. Made possible by an anonymous donor, the shows will be simulcast live in high definition and shown on the theatre’s state-of-the art projection system.??Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world’s most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Director David McVicar turns to the second opera of Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy, which explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I, and Maurizio Benini conducts. ???

Tickets: $18.50 Adult | $13.50 Senior | $8.75 Child | 231.723.2559 | manisteemi.gov?

By The Bay Peninsula Wine Tours?

Fri. Jan. 18, 12:30 pm | Sat. Jan. 19, 12:30 pm | Sun. Jan. 20, 12:30 pm?

Tour and Taste the best of beautiful Old Mission Peninsula. Enjoy wine tasting at four to five unique wineries, we try to include a vineyard and wine making tour at either Chateau Grand Traverse or Chateau Chantal, also time and weather permitting a stop at Old Mission Lighthouse. We reserve your time so you can get the special attention you want in the timely manner you need.???

Tickets: $55 | 231.932.1065 | bythebaytc.com?

Good On Paper Comedy Improv at The Old Town Playhouse??

Sat. Jan. 19, 11:00 pm | Schmuckal Theatre | Old Town Playhouse | 148 E. Eighth St., Traverse City 

No two shows are alike!  Late Night Comedy Improv at the Old Town Playhouse is theater where most or all of what is performed is created at the moment it is performed, with little or no pre-planning. In it’s purest form, the dialogue, the action, the story and the characters are created collaboratively by the players and sometimes the audience as the improvisation unfolds.  Come to the Old Town Playhouse Good On Paper Improve and have coffee and donuts while you enjoy an evening of fun and laughter!  They’re not just Good On Paper! anymore…..They’re Good In Person too!???

Tickets: $5 | 231.947.2210 | oldtownplayhouse.com

Chauffeured Grand Traverse Wine Tours

Fri. Jan. 18- Sun. Jan. 20, 1:00 pm | Grand Traverse Wine Tours | CherryCapital Limousine & Airport Service | 431 W. Welch Court, Traverse City??

Take a wine tasting tour of one of our beuatiful peninsulas and leave the driving to us! Four hours of breathtaking scenery and great wine tasting with free pick-up and drop off at any Traverse City address. We’ll even make a deli stop near the middle of our tour for your refreshment needs. Do you plan on purchasing wine along the way to take home? No problem! We are fully licensed and insured and abide by the guidelines by both the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula and the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association.???

Tickets: $59?| 231.941.8294 | gtwinetours.com?

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