MyNorth.com » featured http://mynorth.com Everything good about Life in Traverse City and Northern Michigan Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:01:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Today Only: Save 25% on Lyle Lovett’s August 8th Concert with Promo Code “MyNorth” http://mynorth.com/2014/08/today-only-save-25-on-lyle-lovetts-august-8th-concert-with-promo-code-mynorth/ http://mynorth.com/2014/08/today-only-save-25-on-lyle-lovetts-august-8th-concert-with-promo-code-mynorth/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:01:05 +0000 http://mynorth.com/?p=57496 Lyle Lovett and His Large Band will perform on August 8th at Flintfields Horse Park near Traverse City, and by purchasing tickets today you can save up […]

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Lyle Lovett and His Large Band will perform on August 8th at Flintfields Horse Park near Traverse City, and by purchasing tickets today you can save up to 25% by using this promo code: MyNorth. This promotion is only valid for tickets purchased on Friday, August 1st, 2014.

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The concert begins at 7:30 pm, with the doors opening at 5 pm. Lyle Lovett and His Large Band will be preceded by Northern Michigan singer-songwriter May Erlewine. To learn more about the show, please read MyNorth’s full write up of the Lyle Lovett and His Large Band concert.


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Adrenaline-Packed Northern Michigan Outdoor Adventures http://mynorth.com/2014/07/adrenaline-packed-northern-michigan-outdoor-adventures/ http://mynorth.com/2014/07/adrenaline-packed-northern-michigan-outdoor-adventures/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:56:35 +0000 http://mynorth.com/?p=57498 There are plenty of ways to get outside and enjoy the Northern Michigan outdoors; below is a list of some more unconventional ways to please the thrill-seeker in […]

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There are plenty of ways to get outside and enjoy the Northern Michigan outdoors; below is a list of some more unconventional ways to please the thrill-seeker in all of us. These Northern Michigan outdoor adventures are not for the faint of heart, but they are great travel ideas for people who love high speeds and beautiful views. The following content was first featured in the July 2014 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.


Thinking adrenaline? Thinking bucket list? Thinking just plain summer fun? Consider these four ways to take in the North Country.

Helicopter Tours

Opt for the “Thrill Ride,” 30 minutes of chopper excitement for $299/person. Or something tamer, like a 7-minute spin around the bay for $55.

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Grand Traverse Balloon Rides

Gorgeous! Up to 10 people fit into the basket. $349–$399 per person. Call 231.947.7433 or visit GrandTraverseBalloons.com.

Rent a Motorcycle

You, a Honda 700 and a Northern Michigan two-lane. Yours for a day through Northern Treat Motorcycle Adventures. $160/day, multi-day discounts available. $5/day for helmet. NorthernTreadMotorCycleAdventures.com.

Zipline (pictured above)

Zing, safely, through the air. Then do it again. $25 for two rides at Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs (Boyne.com). $35 for three rides at Wildwood Rush, Boyne City. WildWoodRush.com. Packages available.


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To-Do List: 5 Northern Michigan Weekend Events http://mynorth.com/2014/07/to-do-list-5-northern-michigan-weekend-events/ http://mynorth.com/2014/07/to-do-list-5-northern-michigan-weekend-events/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:55:13 +0000 http://mynorth.com/?p=46338 Every Friday we post 5 fun Northern Michigan weekend events.  From music and art events to Northern Michigan festivals to food and wine tastings, there’s absolutely no excuse […]

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Every Friday we post 5 fun Northern Michigan weekend events.  From music and art events to Northern Michigan festivals to food and wine tastings, there’s absolutely no excuse to ever wonder, What should I do this weekend?


1.  Stand-Up Paddleboard Tours in Suttons Bay and Traverse City

  • Stand and paddle the Boardman River or along the shores of Suttons Bay with tours from SUP Michigan 231. The Suttons Bay route includes complimentary wine from Leelanau Cellar. No experience or equipment needed. Tours run Friday through Sunday—find them all at MyNorthTickets.com:

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 2.  Power Island Duathlon in Traverse City

  • On Saturday, August 2nd, this update on the triathlon has competitors paddle (SUP, kayaks or canoes are all good) from Bowers Harbor to Power Island, run around the island and then return to Bowers Harbor. That’s about 6 miles by water and 2.5 by land. Learn more at MyNorth’s Community Events Calendar.

3.  Harbor Days in Elk Rapids

  • On Friday, August 1st and Saturday the 2nd, Elk Rapids’ annual Harbor Days winds down with a screening of The Lego Movie at Veteran’s Memorial Park Friday night and some stellar fireworks on Saturday evening. More at MyNorth’s Community Events Calendar.

4. Plein Air Paint Out Weekend in Glen Arbor and Glen Haven

  • On Friday, August 1st and Saturday the 2nd, join the Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA) for two days of plein air arts. Both days featured live painting demos by accomplished artists and art sales benefiting the GAAA. Learn more at MyNorth’s Community Events Calendar.

5. Summer Sounds with Lee Murdock in Thompsonville

  • The Michigan Legacy Art Park welcomes acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and bard of the Great Lakes Lee Murdock for a performance on Friday, August 1st. The cool canopy of the park provides a scenic backdrop for the rustic stage. Tickets available at MyNorthTickets.com:

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Best Beach Towns: Petoskey, Charlevoix, & Harbor Springs http://mynorth.com/2014/07/americas-best-beach-towns/ http://mynorth.com/2014/07/americas-best-beach-towns/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:45:45 +0000 http://mynorth.com/?p=57470 National Geographic has named Petoskey, Charlevoix, and Harbor Springs as some of America’s best beach towns. Susan O’Keefe, an associate editor at National Geographic Traveler Magazine, calls the Northern […]

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National Geographic has named Petoskey, Charlevoix, and Harbor Springs as some of America’s best beach towns. Susan O’Keefe, an associate editor at National Geographic Traveler Magazine, calls the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan a “Midwestern summer paradise with idyllic waterfront lake towns.”

O’Keefe recommends hiking the Sleeping Bear Dunes, biking the 26-mile Little Traverse Wheelway, checking out Earl Young’s mushroom houses in Charlevoix, and dining at Jesperson’s in Petoskey. We couldn’t agree with her Northern Michigan vacation itinerary more. Follow the links below for more travel ideas if you plan on taking a trip Petoskey, Charlevoix of Harbor Springs.


Travel Ideas for “America’s Best Beach Towns”

Petoskey

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Charlevoix

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Top 10 Northern Michigan Charter Boat Captains http://mynorth.com/2014/07/top-10-northern-michigan-charter-boat-captains/ http://mynorth.com/2014/07/top-10-northern-michigan-charter-boat-captains/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:13:24 +0000 http://mynorth.com/?p=57531 Here are the top 10 Northern Michigan charter boat captains for your next scenic sail or shot at one of Northern Michigan’s favorite sports: fishing. The following winners […]

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Here are the top 10 Northern Michigan charter boat captains for your next scenic sail or shot at one of Northern Michigan’s favorite sports: fishing. The following winners were determined by more than 10,000 participants who voted in MyNorth’s 2014 Red Hot Best annual contest. Roll up your sleeves, head outdoors and get ready to fight for some fish aboard a boat with one of these top 10 Northern Michigan charter boat captains. Find all 300 Red Hot Best winners in 101 categories in the 2014 June issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.


The top three, which appear in the 2014 June issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, are as follows:

  1. Chien Nowland, Nauti-Cat, Traverse City — The largest commercial sailing catamaran on the Great Lakes.
  2. Ben Wolfe, Sports Fish Michigan, Traverse City — Full-time anglers with years of experience take you on a fishing adventure.
  3. Chris West, Ugly Anne, Mackinaw City — Take a tour of the Straits under the sun.

And the rest of the Top 10 Northern Michigan charter boat captains in alphabetical order:


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Best Northern Michigan Vacation Destinations for Summer Sojourns http://mynorth.com/2014/07/best-northern-michigan-vacation-destinations-for-summer-sojourns/ http://mynorth.com/2014/07/best-northern-michigan-vacation-destinations-for-summer-sojourns/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:48:18 +0000 http://mynorth.com/?p=57404 From the beaches of the Sleeping Bear Dunes to the wilderness of the Upper Peninsula, the most splendid Northern Michigan vacation destinations are only a short road […]

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From the beaches of the Sleeping Bear Dunes to the wilderness of the Upper Peninsula, the most splendid Northern Michigan vacation destinations are only a short road trip away. Get out your map and uncap the marker: the following 11 summer sojourns will have you planning your next getaway. The following content was first featured in the 2014 July issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.


Find full-sized photographs of the following Northern Michigan vacation locations in the photo galleries below.

1) Platte River Mouth (pictured above)

Like salmon heading upriver, families are inexorably drawn back to the place where the warm and sleepy Platte River empties into Lake Michigan in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Credit fun swimming in the current and a sandy shore that arcs around a world-class gorgeous Platte Bay. We’re talking mental images that will flip through your collective consciousness forever. Camp within walking distance at the national park’s Platte River Campground, 174 sites plus five group sites; 25 sites are walk-in only, meaning a short stroll with your gear gives you easy access to a quieter camp experience. Round out the nature love with daytrips south to Frankfort, with its surfers and lovely lighthouse pier, or north to Esch Road Beach, another sandy beauty that will tattoo itself onto your heart. MyNorth.com>Vacation>Sleeping Bear Dunes.

2) Good Harbor Bay, Maple City

A long afternoon at a Great Lakes beach, sun-baked, water-cooled, sunscreen-and-sand grit coated. This image captures the experience at Good Harbor Bay, in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. With 9 miles of shoreline in this lovely cup of coast, you and your posse will never have a problem staking out a sandy stretch of your own. Drive-up access at County Roads 669 and 651. The little ones love playing at the magical places where creeks make the run from the forest, across the beach, to the big water. Find beach provisions at Market 22 (just east of 669 on M22) or swing up to Leland for groceries at the Leland Mercantile or sandwiches at The Village Cheese Shanty. Ain’t nobody forgetting this day, ever. nps.gov/slbd; MyNorth.com>Vacation>Sleeping Bear Dunes.

3) West Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City

The plan: Set the alarm clock for early, and the timer on the coffee machine even earlier. Actually get out of bed, then head to Clinch Park, in downtown Traverse City, to catch a Grand Traverse Bay sunrise. Pink up above, flaming sky mirrored in the morning-still waters below. Heck yeah, it’s a life moment that will linger long in your mind’s eye. Afterward, head into Traverse City for breakfast at Morsels. Great coffee, tasty fare, and lovely view of that bay you got up so early to enjoy. MyNorth.com>Vacation>traverse city.

4) Northport

Leelanau County’s enchantment is easy to fall prey to when tracing the rolling byways or spreading a towel on the sandy-rimmed shores. But Leelanau’s magic is equally strong from above, proven here in an aerial photo of Leelanau’s tip. The big arc of Cathead Bay, much of it part of Leelanau State Park, appears in the foreground; on the opposite side of the peninsula is Northport Bay and the eponymous town—in the cup of land that appears in the upper part of the image. Stay at the state park campground, at the tip. Climb the lighthouse. Wander the shore. Cycle the smooth pavement and orchard-and-vineyard-trimmed roads. Know that Northport’s food scene is small but mighty, with standout choices at Tucker’s, Soggy Dollar, The Garage and LeLu. Mynorth.com>Vacation>towns>northport.

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1) Platte River Mouth. Photo by Teri Genovese. 2) Good Harbor Bay in Maple City. Photo by Mark Lindsay. 3) West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City. Photo by Angela Doster Brown. 4) Northport. Photo by Todd and Brad Reed.

5) Sturgeon Bay, Cross Village

Wilderness State Park, so nicely named. And the 10-mile stretch of publicly owned, undeveloped shore along Sturgeon Bay proves the wild point: walk till you can’t walk any more on the sandy stretch with dune bluffs to the east and Lake Michigan to the west. It’s a timeless landscape that will weave its way into the strands of your DNA. Find easy access where M119/North Lakeshore Drive intersects with W. Lakeview Road and start wandering north. Make camp right in the state park at the 250-site campground east of Mackinaw City, perched on the Mackinac Straits. Prefer to sleep indoors? Plenty of hotel options in Mackinaw City. The area’s must-do drive is M119 to Harbor Springs, named the Tunnel of Trees for the shady canopy that shrouds the twisty two-lane. MyNorth.com, search sturgeon bay, tunnel of trees.

6) Frankfort

When the wind blows hard out of the south, waves build into badass swells in that long run north along the Lake Michigan coast. When they hit the 600-foot-long breakwater at Frankfort, new physics take hold. The waves bend shoreward, breaking as they go, giving surfers the crashing, curling energy they crave. That’s why Frankfort has become ground zero surfing North. Rent surfboards and paddle boards at Beach Nut Surf Shop, $25/four hours (beachnutsurfshop.com). Tasty eats right downtown within walking distance of the beach: Fusion (elevated Asian fare), Storm Cloud (craft beer, flatbread pizzas), Dinghy’s (eclectic American fare). MyNorth.com>vacation>towns>frankfort.

7) Empire Bluffs Overlook

The trailhead lies just a couple minutes’ drive from the headquarters of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, then it’s a rolling, forested half-mile hike to an overlook that you and yours will claim as a lifetime spirit place. From a perch about 40 stories above Lake Michigan, you look north to the Manitou Islands, south to Platte Bay and west to foreverness. Stay at the park’s D.H. Day Campground, 10 miles north in Glen Haven—but no showers or running water (outhouses, friend). Not into it? Try the Empire Lakeshore Inn (book early), or the many hotel options in Traverse City, a half-hour east. MyNorth.com>vacation>sleeping bear dunes.

8) Pictured Rocks, Munising

To really love the Pictured Rocks, you gotta get up close, in person. See them from the water. For many that means boarding a tourist ferry in Munising—a good day, yes. But to bank the indelible memory, we suggest a kayak. Take a lesson, know what you need to know, be safe, for sure know the weather. Paddle on. Sandstone cliffs rise about 180 feet from the water, and mineral stains from eons of groundwater seeps create ethereal designs along the face. In the golden hours of early morning and evening, the sandstone cliffs glow. Bonus: Dial it up with a kayak camping trip. Shoreside campgrounds at Mosquito Beach and Chapel Beach give access to the most dramatic cliffs. NPS.gov/PiRo; MyNorth.com, search: pictured rocks national lakeshore, michigan.

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5) Sturgeon Bay at Cross Village. Photo by Bob de Jonge. 6) Frankfort. Photo by Beth Price. 7) Empire Bluffs Overlook. Photo by Angela Doster Brown. 8) Pictured Rocks near Munising, Photo by Aaron Peterson.

9) Hamlin Lake, Ludington

At Ludington State Park, that gigantic, beautiful Lake Michigan (7 miles of beach!) gets all the publicity, but Hamlin Lake, which also has shoreline in the park, is a stout pillar of good times too. Reserve a piece of ground in the camp (350 campsites) and spend hours with your family, connecting over fishing or sailing smaller boats on Hamlin. (Bonus: Hamlin offers a great backup beach for little ones when a chill wind blows across the big water.) Save time to grab dinner in downtown Ludington. Jamesport Brewing Co. does a fine job with their brews and their foods. Blu Moon Bistro for inventive fare, seafood possibilities. Reserve a campsite: midnrreservations.com/ludingtonstatepark; MyNorth.com>vacation>towns>ludington.

10) Isle Royale

Go by float plane (35 minutes) or go by ferry (3 hours), but definitely go. Destination Isle Royale is a 45-mile-long slab of rock frosted with boreal forest and roamed by moose and wolves. The storied isle’s location, rising far from shore amid the planet’s most expansive freshwater lake, means the back-to-nature solitude you seek you shall find, because this is one of the least-visited national parks in America. Backpack to a harbor-side campground—nine good campgrounds within five miles (pretty flat hiking) of the main port at Rock Harbor—and set up basecamp and launch day trips for a few days. If you are lucky enough to hear the howl of wolves resonating from the midnight forest, you’ll never forget it, guaranteed. NPS.gov/IsRo.

11) Pere Marquette River

The legacy of river fishing runs deep in Northern Michigan, what with Ernest Hemingway’s love affair with northern rivers and Trout Unlimited’s first meeting happening in our midst. The cold and clear Pere Marquette River ranks as one of those legendary streams that put us on the national map for fishermen seeking brown trout, salmon, steelhead and more. Spend a day floating the current and this river will flow forever in your soul too. Guide trips, classes and clinics at Wolfe Outfitters, wolfeoutfitters.com and The Fish Whisperer, thefishwhisperer.com. The river empties at Ludington, where you can mix up the outdoor vibe by booking a room in the Cartier Mansion (cartiermansion.com), one of the state’s most classic Victorian B&B’s. MyNorth.com>vacation>towns>ludington.

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9) Hamlin Lake in Ludington. Photo by Todd and Brad Reed. 10) Isle Royale. Photo by Aaron Peterson. 11) Pere Marquette River near Ludington. Photo by Todd and Brad Reed.

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The MyNorthTickets Minute: Rootenanny, Lee Murdock and More http://mynorth.com/2014/07/northern-michigan-events-highlights-from-your-mynorthtickets-minute/ http://mynorth.com/2014/07/northern-michigan-events-highlights-from-your-mynorthtickets-minute/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:45:00 +0000 http://mynorth.com/2013/02/northern-michigan-events-highlights-from-your-mynorthtickets-minute/ Northern Michigan Events: Jenny Buechel reports weekly with Northern Michigan's top three events from MyNorthTickets.com

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Northern Michigan events highlights are brought to you by MyNorth Media correspondent Jenny Buechel. You can catch the MyNorthTickets Minute each Wednesday at 5:45 pm on Fox 32 and Channel 9&10 News.

Couldn’t catch this week’s edition? Just check out Jenny’s script below, and click to watch the video!


The Traverse City Film Festival is roaring this week but guess what: so is the music scene! If you’re on board there are three big concerts you’ll want to check out:

On Thursday, Rootenanny celebrates its tenth year as a Northern Michigan music festival. This year’s lineup includes Roister featuring Ray White, UV Hippo and more. You can extend your weekend on the Rockytop Preserve in Ellsworth with festival camping, food and art vendors as well.

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Friday night Lee Murdock brings his musical storytelling to the Michigan Legacy Art Park at Crystal Mountain. His songs are influenced by ragtime, Irish, blues and folk styles and, even more, influenced by life near the Great Lakes.

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And you can spend your Saturday in Cedar for the third concert of the Leelanau Summer Music Festival. The band is Trio DC Choro, performing a unique mix of Brazilian music from all different regions and eras. That’s happening at the Holy Rosary Arts and Education Center.

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For your tickets and event details, get online to MyNorthTickets.com. This was your MyNorth Tickets Minute, I’m Jenny Buechel 9&10 News/Fox 32.”


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Traverse City National Writers Series: Cancer, Love & Triumph http://mynorth.com/2014/07/traverse-city-national-writers-series-cancer-love-triumph/ http://mynorth.com/2014/07/traverse-city-national-writers-series-cancer-love-triumph/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:05:59 +0000 http://mynorth.com/?p=57362 Last summer, the Traverse City National Writers Series (NWS) launched an “In Studio” event series featuring free and low-cost book events with Katey Schultz, author of the […]

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Last summer, the Traverse City National Writers Series (NWS) launched an “In Studio” event series featuring free and low-cost book events with Katey Schultz, author of the award-winning Flashes of War. The event featured a free mini workshop on flash fiction and a reading by Schultz.

The “In Studio” series continues this summer with a free event on August 14 at 7 PM with Greg Holmes and Katherine Roth, authors of The Good Fight: A Story of Cancer, Love, and Triumph.  The husband and wife team will discuss their book in conversation with NWS co-founder, award-winning journalist, editor, and ghostwriter Anne Stanton.

On April 1st, 2004 Greg Holmes, Ph.D., was diagnosed with sinonasal undifferentiated cancer, an extremely rare and deadly cancer. At the time of his diagnosis, his wife Katherine Roth, M.D., was fighting to survive as a family physician in a medical profession that ostracized her for her beliefs in alternative medicine. Holmes was able to survive in large part due to the interventions of his wife. Greg and Katherine have written a detailed account of his cancer treatment in their book.

Told from alternating perspectives, The Good Fight: A Story of Cancer, Love, and Triumph. is a memoir of how Greg and Katherine faced a devastating diagnosis, underwent a grueling course of traditional therapy, and scrambled to find alternative treatments for his cancer. More than a personal story of survival, The Good Fight provides insights on how to treat cancer with nutrition and complementary therapies. At its heart, The Good Fight is a memoir about the power of love.

Holmes is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Traverse City. He has taught medical students and resident physicians in family medicine for over twenty years. He is a popular speaker to the general public as well as the medical community.

Katherine Roth, M.D. is a board-certified family physician with 30 years of clinical experience. Prior to private practice, she worked as the associate director of a family medicine residency program in Lansing, Michigan. She is currently in private practice and a much sought after expert in the field of integrative medicine.

Katherine and Greg have collaborated for over twenty years educating physicians and caring for patients. During this time they have led support groups for patients with heart disease and cancer.

Refreshments will be served at the event including appetizers provided by Oryana, Bistro Fou Fou, and the Cook’s House.

The event will be held at the Front Street Writers studio and National Writers Series offices located at 123 W. Front Street in downtown Traverse City.

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Traverse City Film Festival: 5 Great Places for a Post-Film Discussion http://mynorth.com/2014/07/traverse-city-film-festival-5-great-places-for-a-post-film-discussion/ http://mynorth.com/2014/07/traverse-city-film-festival-5-great-places-for-a-post-film-discussion/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:01:14 +0000 http://mynorth.com/?p=57432 Getting your car after seeing a film at the Traverse City Film Festival and heading back to your bed is simply not an option—these films are meant […]

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Getting your car after seeing a film at the Traverse City Film Festival and heading back to your bed is simply not an option—these films are meant to be discussed, and that means, you’ll need a great place to have a bite to eat, grab a drink, and talk after a screening. We’ve come up with the perfect film/post-film combinations so your Traverse City Film Festival experience is both entertaining and intellectually stimulating.


1) Film: 112 Weddings — Friday 12 pm City Opera House and Sunday 9 pm Bijou By the Bay | 2014 | USA | NR | 95 min.

  • Doug Block, a documentary filmmaker and wedding videographer, amassed tons of footage of weddings and now he’s checking in with some of those couples to see which marriages are and aren’t working out—and why.

    Post-Film: Mission Table

  • With wedding parties commonly lining the long tables at this Old Mission Peninsula restaurant, you and your significant other can predict the newlyweds’ futures based on what you’ve learned from 112 Weddings. And the restaurant’s warm interior makes for a perfectly romantic dinner.

2) Film: The Bachelor Weekend — Friday 9:15 pm Lars Hockstad Auditorium | 2013 | Ireland | NR | 94 min.

  • Pegged as a more intellectual version of “The Hangover,” this raucous Irish comedy is hilarious, ridiculous, and touching.

    Post-Film: Kilkenny’s Irish Pub

  • Okay, so admittedly this isn’t the best place to have an in-depth conversation (it can be pretty loud and dark), but, as this movie is sure to put you in a partying mood, this is a great place to go and cut a rug after Friday evening’s showing.

3) Film: Bending the Light — Sunday 12 pm Old Town Playhouse | 2014 | USA, Japan | NR | 60 min.

  • This documentary explores the relationship between the camera lens and the people who look through them. Featuring never before seen footage from inside a Japanese lens factory, this film takes a closer look at the people who have dedicated their lives to lens creation.

    Post-Film: Red Ginger

  • Located right downtown, this restaurant’s menu is inspired by China, Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan. Stop in for a martini and a few small plates, and enjoy the restaurants distinctly Asian-inspired food and upbeat atmosphere.

4) Film: Lonesome with the Alloy Orchestra – Sunday 3 pm. State Theatre | 1929 | USA | NR | 69 min.

  • Released in 1928, this silent movie portrays two people searching for a connection in the big city over the course of one magically marvelous day. This film encapsulates the 1920s and all of the nostalgia that the decade instills.

    Post-Film: The Parlor

  • This speakeasy-style bar features handcrafted cocktails and an intimate atmosphere. This place will keep you rooted in the 1920s, and it’s relaxed vibe complements conversation. Have a few cocktails, enjoy some witty banter, and you’ll feel like you never left the picturesque world of Lonesome.

5) Film: Dinosaur 13 – Thursday 12 pm. State Theatre and Saturday 3 pm. Lars Hockstad Auditorium | 2014 | USA | PG | 95 min.

  • This documentary digs deep into the controversy surrounding the discovery of a T. Rex fossil by a group of amateur archeologists.

    Post-Film: A Lake Michigan Beach

  • After seeing this documentary, scour a Northern Michigan beach for your own gems: Petoskey Stones, Leland Blue, and other keepsakes wash onto shore every day. Note: dinosaur skeletons will probably not be found. Sorry…

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MyNorth Filmgoer, produced by the staff at Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, is your before, during and after guide to the Traverse City Film Festival. MyNorth Filmgoer highlights info about the Traverse City Film Festival (TCFF), and also features great travel ideas, like places to eat, sleep, shop and wander in the Grand Traverse region. You may pick up a complimentary copy of the Traverse City Film Fest MyNorth Filmgoer magazine at TCFF venues, around Traverse City and at the MyNorth Media offices, 125 Park Street, Suite 155, conveniently around the corner from the State Theater.

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