Don’t miss out on these weekend events in Northern Michigan. And find more events year-round in MyNorth’s Calendar!
January 13: Jay Unger & Molly Mason They have become one of the most celebrated duos in the American acoustic music scene. You may know them from A Prairie Home Companion or from film soundtracks such as Legends of the Fall and Brother’s Keeper. 8 p.m. at Milliken Auditorium, Traverse City. 231.995.1553, mynorthtickets.com.
January 13-15: 2017 WinterFest WinterFest is a full weekend of family fun including food, drinks, music, races and competitions. Vintage snowmobile poker run, games for children, entertainment tent, broomball and more. Indian River, 231.238.9325, irchamber.com.
January 13-28: Company at Old Town Playhouse Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. A mature, intelligent and wildly funny look at relationships, vulnerability and “being alive.” On the night of his 35th birthday, Robert struggles to think of a wish. The lone bachelor is uncertain whether he should simply be happy with his lot or whether he should wish for his own romantic partner. Over a series of dinner parties, first dates and thoughtful conversations, Robert attempts to understand the pros and cons of commitment. Old Town Playhouse MainStage Theatre, Traverse City. 231.947.2210, mynorthtickets.com.
January 14: Gopherwood Concerts presents Chris Buhalis Gopherwood welcomes Chris Buhalis to the stage for a solo performance. This thoughtful singer-songwriter from Ann Arbor will surely warm your heart on a cold winter night. Cadillac Elks Lodge. 231.846.8383, mynorthtickets.com.
January 14: Downtown Traverse City Chili Cook-Off Area restaurants cook up their special recipes to compete in eight different categories: 1 and 3-alarm, white, vegetarian, no bean, seafood and ethnic as well as the coveted “people’s choice” award. 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Park Place Dome. All proceeds from the event help support Downtown community activities. 231.922.2050, downtowntc.com.
January 14: Winter Warm Up Baby, it’s cold outside … Warm up to winter and enjoy wine samples and comfort food at the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula. A souvenir mug serves as your “ticket” into each participating winery. Tickets $20-25; 231.223.9303 or 800.836.0717, mynorthtickets.com.
January 15–17: The Bay Film Series: Sunset Song Set in rural Scotland, an intimate epic of hope, tragedy and love. The story is driven by a young heroine Chris and her intense passion for life, for love and the unforgiving land. WWI reaches from afar impacting the small community and testing her remarkable strength. Suttons Bay, 231.271.5800, thebaytheatre.com.