The MyNorth Weekly 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 is something for everyone.
So pull out your calendar, you’re not going to want to miss these Northern Michigan events!
June 3-12: 68th Annual Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island. Includes bike tours, walking tours, numerous concerts, Dog & Pony Show, street hockey tournament, beer and wine tastings, Market Street Art Walk, harbor tours and sunrise/sunset cruises, Coronation of Festival Queen, Lilac Festival 10K & Lil Lilac Run/Walk, Dancing in the Streets, Grand Hotel Garden Tour, grand parade and much more. 800.454.5227, mackinacislandlilacfestival.org.
June 3-4: Cadillac Juried Flower Show. Cadillac Juried Flower Show is open to the public and is located at the Cadillac Public Library. It runs on June 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. and June 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 231.510.9047, cadillaclibrary.org.
June 3: The McCartney Years. There are many Beatles tributes. But there’s only one show that celebrates the genius of Paul McCartney at the height of his career in the mid-1970s. And this is it! Praised by the late Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein – the man who brought the original Beatles to North America – as ‘the best on the scene today’, The McCartney Years is a note-for-note faithful recreation of a mid-1970s Paul McCartney concert. See it at the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee.
June 4: Earl Young Mushroom Houses Guided Walking Tours. Charlevoix’s premier Mushroom House District and downtown walking tour, led by expert guides from the Charlevoix Historical Society. Two tours daily: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m, 1 to 2 p.m.; $12. 231.675.2117, chxhistory.com.
June 4: Bob James & Firebird. Copland’s Appalachian Spring, one of the most archetypal American works, captures a vast emotional world through irregular jazzy meters, playful rhythms, and bold percussion orchestrations. The TSO lights a musical fire with Stravinsky’s vigorous and exuberant Firebird. Two-time Grammy winner and recipient of numerous nominations and accolades, Bob James, a prominent artist in the jazz world, debuts his newly composed Piano Concerto with the TSO at the Corson Auditorium in Interlochen. 231.276.7200.
June 8: Harvest Dinner – Strawberry & Rhubarb. This month’s dinner features strawberries and rhubarb creatively incorporated into each of the six wine-paired courses. Tickets are limited to 40 guests and the price includes tax and gratuity. Tickets cost $100 for the event at the Arcturos Room at the Inn at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay. 231.944.1258.
June 9: Indie Lens Pop-Up. T-Rex by Zack Canepari and Drea Cooper: 17-year-old Claressa “T-Rex” Shields came from the streets of Flint to reach the Gold Medal podium in London in 2012, the first time women were allowed to box in the Olympics, but as we see in this coming-of-age story, life outside the ring may be an even tougher fight. The free event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City. 231.995.1702, dennosmuseum.org.
June 9: Artist-in-Residence Talk. Photographer Patricia Bender worked with an 8×10 Deardorff view camera photographing notable trees in the Leelanau Peninsula. She creates paper negatives, some of which she processes with older methods using sunlight. Join her presentation at 7:30 p.m. at the Glen Arbor Art Association. 231.334.6112, glenarborart.org.
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