From a comedy show to a winter wine country experience, celebrate the last weekend of February 2023 with these seven Northern Michigan events. Hosting a local event? Let us know!

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February 23 | Play Reading – The Children | Traverse City 

Join Parallel 45 Theatre for a play reading of “The Children,” which follows the story of two retired nuclear scientists living in an isolated cottage by the sea as the world around them crumbles. Together they are going to live forever on yogurt and yoga, until an old friend arrives with a frightening request.

February 23-25 | Art in the Experiences of Anishinaabe, Inuit & Pueblo Women | Traverse City

This Dennos Museum Center exhibition celebrates some of the roles Anishinaabe, Inuit and Pueblo women fulfill in their families, communities and beyond. Rooted in contemporary and historical artworks, this traveling exhibition explores themes like mothering, making, art world success, spirituality and continuity in visual culture across generations. It will be open through May 19.

February 24 | Family Movie Night | Curtis 

Grab your popcorn and join this Upper Peninsula movie night at Erickson Center for the Arts featuring “Snowball Express.” In this Disney film, Johnny Baxter, a New York accountant, inherits a hotel in the Rocky Mountains. So, he quits his job and moves his family to Colorado to take on this new adventure.

February 24 | Jonathan Stoye in Concert | Suttons Bay

Catch Jonathan Stoye at Shady Lane Cellars for another “Friday Night LIVE” event. Sip on mulled wine, enjoy hot soup and enjoy the versatile music stylings of this talented musician. The event runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

February 24 | An Evening with Paul Nelson | Traverse City 

Get ready for an epic show by Paul Nelson at Encore 201. Whether it’s headlining international festivals, performing sold-out shows or iconic clubs, Nelson’s guitar mastery is truly unforgettable. 

February 25 | Vine to Wine Snowshoe Tour | Suttons Bay

This is the perfect way to spend a winter weekend! Led by local guides, this casual snowshoe hike by Grand Traverse Bike Tours stops at three wineries along a gorgeous winter trail including Suttons Bay Ciders, Ciccone Vineyard & Winery and Big Little Wines.

February 25 | Good on Paper Improv | Traverse City 

Traverse City’s Good on Paper Improv brings its high-energy, fast-paced comedy show to the Traverse City Comedy Club. This six-person group has been turning audience suggestions into completely improvised comedy scenes for over 10 years, and now, you can experience the fun for yourself.

good on paper crew

Photo by Good on Paper Comedy Improv

Photo(s) by Grand Traverse Bike Tours