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Libby’s Picks: Events Happening This Weekend May 19-22

Libby's Picks is Back! Dive in as our MyNorth Media and Traverse Magazine Office Manager extraordinaire Libby Stallman shares the best events...

3 Can’t Miss Summer Shows at P45’s Summer Theatre Festival

Summer in Northern Michigan is just around the corner, which means festivals are too. Don't miss Parallel 45 Theatre's exciting three-show festival...

May 2022 Events: Mother’s Day, Wine Month & Outdoor Festivals

Celebrate spring in Northern Michigan with Mother's Day brunches, farmers markets, wine tours, and the re-introduction of outdoor festivals for...

Spring Events & Easter Brunches You Can’t Miss This April 2022

As we welcome spring Up North, the grass is greener, flowers begin to bloom and local events are starting to head outdoors. From fundraisers and...

Q&A: Parallel 45 Theatre Talks Summer Festival & Future Plans

Parallel 45 Theatre is going above and beyond to bring more than just local theater to the Traverse City area and beyond. Hear from their managing...

16 March Events to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day & Spring Up North

With spring on the horizon and St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, you're not going to want to miss these March events in Northern Michigan. From...

Traverse City Figure Skating Club Presents ‘Sing! High School Musicals on Ice’

Returning to the ice rink for a special performance, the Traverse City Figure Skating Club will bring Disney and Broadway favorites to the Centre...

20 Can’t-Miss February Winter Events & Valentine’s Day Events

With February on the horizon, now’s the time to explore a variety of exciting local events happening all month long Up North. From family festivals...

Parallel 45 Theatre’s Summer Festival Returning to Northern Michigan

Parallel 45 Theatre’s 2022 season will be one to remember, featuring spring play readings and three new shows during the Summer Theatre Festival...

12 Northern Michigan Events this January to Kick-Off Your 2022

From craft beer to chilly marathons and cozy indoor concerts, we’re heading into 2022 with these Northern Michigan January events.Winter Wine Walk...

Holiday Events Across Northern Michigan this December

Meet Santa at Pahl’s Country Store in Buckley. Plus, more holiday events across the North ranging from local plays and concerts to holiday fun at...

24 Northern Michigan Events You Won’t Want to Miss this December

From The Nutcracker at Interlochen Center for the Arts to Brunch with Santa at Black Star Farms, here are 18 events to make your December and...

Best Things to Do in Northern Michigan This Weekend Nov 19-21

It's the weekend in Northern Michigan and that means it's time to play! Whether you head outdoors, to a play or out to hear music, we've got you...

27 Northern Michigan Events You Won’t Want to Miss this November

Fall is in full swing in Northern Michigan and the holidays are on their way! From Thanksgiving dinners to tree lighting ceremonies at the end of...

Watch Vienna Come to Life at this Northern Michigan Concert

Join the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra on October 30th at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Petoskey for "Postcard from Vienna." This immersive...

View the 13th Annual Frankfort Film Festival Lineup for 2021

Featuring 19 films, the Frankfort Film Festival is back for 2021 at The Garden Theater. Explore the full lineup and learn how you can get your...

Frankfort’s Garden Theater Gets Exciting New Renovations

After the success of a $2.1 million capital campaign, The Garden Theater in Frankfort is growing! From new renovations to exciting events, here's...

6 Labor Day Weekend Events to Round Out Your Summer

As summer comes to a close, Northern Michigan is wrapping things up with these six unique events. Round out summer 2021 with exciting tours,...

U.P.’s Erickson Center Announces New Facility & Shows for 2021

We checked in with the team at Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis, near Newberry and Seney, about their brand new Pine Performance Center and...

24 Can’t-Miss Performances, Dinners & Concerts This August

Make the most of Northern Michigan this summer with these 24 events. From concerts to wine tours, here are the festivities you've got to check out...

Community Concert Experience Coming to P45 Amphitheatre

Traverse City Symphony Orchestra, Parallel 45 Theatre and Traverse City Dance Project are collaborating on a new community concert experience. Find...

Parallel 45 Theater’s 2021 Season Starts Today + 4 New Events

Parallel 45 Theatre's 2021 season starts today! Learn more about what to expect and explore four new Northern Michigan special events that P45 has...

29 Events You Can’t Miss in Northern Michigan this July

Summer has arrived in Northern Michigan and events are making a comeback for the 2021 season. From the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City to...

Parallel 45 Celebrates 11 Years with Outdoor Summer Events

Traverse City's Parallel 45 Theatre celebrates 11 years with a fully outdoor season, new events and a brand new producing director. See what they're...

Interlochen Arts Camp 94th Season Will Be In-Person, Reduced

Interlochen Arts Camp, Northern Michigan’s world-renowned multidisciplinary arts camp, will take place in person this summer with 50% fewer...

Parallel 45 Theatre Announces Return of TC Summer Festival

Parallel 45 Theatre is thrilled to announce the return of its Summer Festival at Civic Center Park from July 8–August 1. The professional theatre...

National Writers Series Presents Playwright Larissa FastHorse

Award-winning writer and playwright Larissa FastHorse will join the National Writers Series on Tuesday, November 17, for a virtual Traverse City...

2 Traverse City Nonprofits Host Virtual Thanksgiving Play

Just in time for the holidays, Parallel 45 and the National Writers Series will present a virtual staged reading of "The Thanksgiving Play,"...

Traverse City Recognized as #10 Most Arts Vibrant Community

Traverse City was named the #10 Most Arts Vibrant Middle Size Community in the U.S. by SMU DataArts. The region was previously recognized in 2018...

Parallel 45 Theatre Announces Fall Drama Classes, Coaching

Parallel 45 Theatre in Traverse City is expanding its youth educational programming with after-school classes for grades K-8 and private coaching...

Parallel 45 Theatre Presenting 2 Virtual Shows This Fall

Parallel 45 Theatre is pleased to announce two virtual shows for audiences this fall. First, last year’s smash-hit "The Alphabet Experience" returns...

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn

It's the 1920s, and someone in the family is out to destroy the Godfather. So much for loyalty. Join the team at Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn in...

Manistee’s Ramsdell Theatre Reopens After 117-Day Shut Down

After 117 days of being shut down due to COVID-19, the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee is opening its doors during scheduled events. Community members...

Erickson Center for the Arts Constructing New Theater in Curtis

The Erickson Center for the Arts has reached its fundraising goal for a new theater in Curtis, Michigan. The new facility will house a 160-seat...

Experience The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD at Manistee’s Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts

The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live opera performances transmitted via satellite from New York City to...

Experience the Unbelievable with Magician Bill Blagg at The Ramsdell in Manistee

Interactive magic and jaw-to-the-floor illusions are coming to The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts in Manistee October 3. Bill Blagg’s...

Old Town Playhouse Kicks Off 60th Season with “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Catch a performance of the much-loved Oscar Wilde play The Importance of Being Earnest at Traverse City’s Old Town Playhouse throughout...

What’s it Like at Interlochen Arts Camp? Crack Open This Diary and Find Out

We crack open a real-deal journal (deep-cuts, doodles and all) from writer Molly Korroch and find out what it's really like to come of age at one of...

See World-Class Magic and Mind Reading by Ben Whiting at These Traverse City Shows

An award-winning magician, actor and playwright, Ben Whiting's career spans from the Las Vegas Strip to New York’s Off-Broadway playhouses. He’s...

“C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert” at Great Lakes Center for the Arts

Following its acclaimed 2018 national tour, C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert starring Max McLean as C.S. Lewis comes to Great Lakes...

Rockin’ Magic of Michael Trixx Reappears in Onekama

The Rockin’ Magic of renowned magician Michael Trixx will return to the main stage at the Onekama Village Park on August 5 at 6 p.m.Trixx and his...

Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre Announces 16th Season in Frankfort

Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre returns to Benzie County for the 16th year, presenting The Two Gentlewomen of Verona and The Rover at Frankfort’s Tank...

Experience the Boyne Highlands Young Americans Dinner Theatre

The Young Americans Dinner Theatre has been entertaining audiences at Boyne Highlands for more than four decades. The players, who are...

Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts Presents Hilarious, Award-Winning Play “The Foreigner”

The Foreigner is a two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. The hilarious, award-winning play has become a staple of professional and...

Nina & The Buffalo Riders Kicking Off Summer Sounds Concert Series

With a captivating combination of vintage roots rock and powerhouse vocals, rising talent Nina and The Buffalo Riders return to Michigan Legacy Art...

Hip-Hop, Country, Indie and More at Michigan Legacy Art Park Summer Concert Series

Michigan Legacy Art Park announces its 2019 Summer Sounds concert series, which includes six weeks of eclectic live music events in the park’s...

Parallel 45 Theatre Launches Expanded Education Program for Children

Parallel 45 Theatre is launching an expanded lineup of fun, educational programming for young children.Led by new Director of Education Stacia...

Traverse City’s New Outdoor Venue Will Showcase Innovative Theatre

Traverse City is now home to a state-of-the-art, outdoor performance venue showcasing Northwest Michigan’s only professional summer repertory...

Here’s the Inside Story: Traverse City’s Fulfillament

Two complete opposites team up for a Northern Michigan event that lights up a community. We go behind the scenes with the Traverse City storytelling...

Traverse City West Presents ‘Urinetown’ the Musical

Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis’ musical satire, Urinetown, sheds a hysterical light on corporate control, political greed and, well, the call of...

Old Town Playhouse Presents the Tragicomic Mystery “The Father”

Old Town Playhouse Studio Theatre presents The Father, the 2014 Tony award-winning play written by Florian Zeller and translated by Christopher...

Old Town Playhouse Continues to Enliven Traverse City Community

While there are several entertainment options and venues around the Traverse City area, perhaps none have the history and relationship with the...

Old Town Playhouse Presents Shakespeare’s Most Popular Comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Falling in love can make fools of us all! Four young lovers and a group of amateur actors encounter woodland fairies, a duke and duchess, and plenty...

Parallel 45 Theatre Presents “Go, Dog. Go!” at City Opera House in Traverse City

Parallel 45 Theatre will present a high-energy adaptation of the classic children’s book Go, Dog. Go! on Sunday, March 4 at City Opera House in...

Traverse City Central High School Presents “Les Misérables”

Maybe you've seen the movie version or listened to the soundtrack. Here's your chance to experience a live performance of the smash hit...

Podcast – Here:Say Shares Powerful Stories About Homelessness

One of the most powerful Here:Say evenings ever, the House of Cards show invited storytellers to share experiences related to homelessness. While...

Petoskey Improv Troupe Brings Family Friendly Comedy and Lots of Laughs to Downtown

Petoskey Improv Troupe (the PIT) is a newly established, uniquely Petoskey comedy ensemble that has taken up regular monthly residence in the...

Jazz Pianist, Humor Writer and More at Interlochen Performing Arts Series 2017

Summer isn’t over yet, but for those looking ahead, the off-season concert season at Interlochen Center for the Arts promises a bit of everything....

Mitch Albom’s “Hockey – The Musical” Showing at City Opera House

Sports infuse almost every part of our culture. Too much, according to some. So God decided to do something about it and sent an angel to eliminate...

Tricks Against Humanity is Back at Old Town Playhouse

Old Town Playhouse is proud to again present Ben Whiting’s Tricks Against Humanity with two performances of his magic and mind reading show Friday,...

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Libby’s Picks: Events Happening This Weekend May 19-22

Libby’s Picks: Events Happening This Weekend May 19-22

Libby's Picks is Back! Dive in as our MyNorth Media and Traverse Magazine Office Manager extraordinaire Libby Stallman shares the best events happening THIS weekend in Northern Michigan.Do you have an upcoming event? Send it to Libby for the chance to be included in...

How Petoskey’s City Park Grill is Celebrating 25 Years

How Petoskey’s City Park Grill is Celebrating 25 Years

This May, City Park Grill turns 25! To celebrate this milestone, the Petoskey restaurant is hosting charitable events, new entertainment, nightly features, the 25th Annual Morel Mushroom Wine Dinner, giveaways and more throughout the month.This is an official press...

3 Can’t Miss Summer Shows at P45’s Summer Theatre Festival

3 Can’t Miss Summer Shows at P45’s Summer Theatre Festival

Summer in Northern Michigan is just around the corner, which means festivals are too. Don't miss Parallel 45 Theatre's exciting three-show festival starting in June.A Northern Michigan vacation or staycation just isn’t complete without quality entertainment. Kicking...

Take a Mackinac Island Day Vacation at Mission Point Resort

Take a Mackinac Island Day Vacation at Mission Point Resort

Immerse yourself in Mackinac Island summer fun at Mission Point Resort through travel packages, available starting May 13, for weekday and weekend day trips to this iconic car-free destination.Heading on a Northern Michigan vacation? Take a day trip to Mackinac...

Celebrate 35 Years of the Leland Wine & Food Festival this June

Celebrate 35 Years of the Leland Wine & Food Festival this June

It’s almost festival season and what better way to kick off summer in Northern Michigan than tasting award-winning wines and delicious, local food. In the heart of Leelanau County, join the Leland Wine and Food Festival for its return, after a two-year hiatus, on June...

May 2022 Events: Mother’s Day, Wine Month & Outdoor Festivals

May 2022 Events: Mother’s Day, Wine Month & Outdoor Festivals

Celebrate spring in Northern Michigan with Mother's Day brunches, farmers markets, wine tours, and the re-introduction of outdoor festivals for everything from mushrooms to beer. Explore these May 2022 events Up North and grab your tickets now.Rosé All May // Leelanau...

Go on a Wildflower Hike at the Sleeping Bear Dunes this Spring

Go on a Wildflower Hike at the Sleeping Bear Dunes this Spring

As the wildflowers begin to blossom during Spring in Northern Michigan, the Lake Michigan views are even more stunning. Head to the Sleeping Bear Dunes for a guided wildflower hike with SBD tours in one of Michigan's most iconic destinations.Get the most out of your...

Traverse City Film Festival Returns in 2022 after a 2-Year Hiatus

Traverse City Film Festival Returns in 2022 after a 2-Year Hiatus

After being postponed for two years due to the pandemic, Michael Moore just announced that the Traverse City Film Festival will return July 26–31, 2022.In an email newsletter to festival friends, Moore revealed that 40-plus movies will be shown over the course of six...