Libby’s Picks: Northern Michigan Events March 10–18

The MyNorth Calendar of upcoming Northern Michigan events highlights some of the amazing things going on across the North. Hand-picked by MyNorth Media’s Calendar Editor, Libby Stallman, there’s something for everyone.


March 10

Concert Series at Milliken Auditorium, Carrie Newcomer: Her music has always explored the intersection of the spiritual and the daily, the sacred and the ordinary. Over the course of her career, she has become a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice and interfaith dialogue. “A Soaring Songstress.” Performance begins at 8 p.m. $24 Members, $27 Advance, $30 Door; tickets available at MyNorthTickets.com. Traverse City, 231.995.1055, dennosmuseum.org.

March 10–11

Spring Carnival at Crystal Mountain: Light-hearted events for the whole family—building a cardboard sled using only cardboard and duct tape, and racing it against others on one of the slopes; skiing or snowboarding through a giant pit of icy slush, DJ Dance Party & BBQ, concert and more! Thompsonville, 231.378.2000.

March 10-12 (Shows continue through March 25) 

The Mousetrap at Old Town Playhouse: A group of strangers, one of whom is a murderer, is stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm. The suspects include a newly married couple, a spinster, an architect, a retired Army major, a strange little man and a jurist. A policeman arrives when the jurist is killed. To discover the murderer’s pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present and rattles a lot of skeletons! Old Town Playhouse MainStage, Traverse City. 231.947.2210. Tickets available at MyNorthTickets.com.

Camp Daggett Father/Son Weekend: Participants stay in Camp Daggett Lodge on Walloon Lake for two nights while they share in a weekend of fun and adventure. Learn numerous new skills including, archery, fly-tying, maple syrup production, ropes course activities and climbing. Participants will be treated to a delicious menu that includes a taste of wild game.

March 11

Cooking Class at Chateau Chantal – Mediterranean Seafood: Each hands-on cooking experience will leave you with a new mastery of your kitchen and it’s tools and ingredients. After preparing your menu items, enjoy tasting Chateau Chantal wines! Classes run from 12:30–4:30 p.m. at Chateau Chantal Winery—12 maximum per class. Bring an apron and a favorite knife. Traverse City, 231.223.4110.

Great Lakes Children’s Museum Arts in Action: Join Kaye Krapohl from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum.

Appraisal Day Fundraiser: Do you have a family heirloom, work of art, or historical artifact that you want more information about? Local art and antique appraiser Don Butkovich will be at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City to verbally appraise your hidden treasures. $10 for a 15-minute time slot. Schedule and tickets available at 800.836.0717 or MyNorthTickets.com.

Met Opera Live! La Traviata: Verdi’s La Traviata survived a notoriously unsuccessful opening night to become one of the best-loved operas in the repertoire.  1pm. $24; tickets available at MyNorthTickets.com. Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee. 231.398.9770 or 800.836.0717, ramsdelltheatre.org.

March 12–14

By the Bay Film Series: Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Toni Erdmann is a comedy and drama; a German film about the relationship between a father and his adult daughter. Suttons Bay, 231.271.3772.

March 12–18

Italian Adventure Series Reggia Emilia at Trattoria Stella: Featuring a four-course tasting menu for $35 and optional wine flight featuring wines from the region for $15. 231.929.8989.

March 18

Chateau Grand Traverse Riesling Tour & Tasting: Enjoy a 45-minute behind-the-scenes winery tour and Riesling tasting. Participants will enjoy unfinished tank samples, vertical Riesling tasting, and food pairings showcasing the wide-ranging flavor profile of the grape. Admission is $12 ($10 for Wine Club Members). Tour and tasting begin at 1 p.m. Reservations are limited—call to reserve your spot, 800.283.0247.


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