Calendar – Entertainment – An Evening with Kevin Avery at NMU – Feb. 19

February 16, 2018

Marquette – Screenwriter, actor, and comedian Kevin Avery will offer a performance on Monday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Jamrich 1100 on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

Comedian and writer for HBO’s “Last Week with John Oliver,” Kevin captures the pulse of America with
his shrewd, provocative, always funny observations on modern life. He entertains his audiences with his thought-provoking take on current events and social conundrums.

Admission is free for students with NMU ID and $2 for the General Public.… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Red Jacket Jamboree in Calumet – Feb. 10

February 7, 2018

Calumet – The Red Jacket Jamboree, an old-time radio variety show, will be presented on Saturday, February 10 at 7 p.m. at the Calumet Theatre, 340 6th Street in Calumet.

“Keweenaw Kiss” and “Winter Carnival” featuring stories, music and songs reflecting the history, landscape and culture of the Keweenaw Peninsula, will be recorded in front of a live audience for a radio broadcast at a later date.

The show will feature an eclectic array of music by “The Copper Cats” with featured guest vocalist Peg Carrothers, storytelling by poet laureate of the U.P. Martin Achatz, and sketches by Red Jacket Actors: Ruby Birckelbaw, Noah Ekdom and Ralph Horvath. The show is hosted by Lena Dorey. “The Copper Cats” are Bill Carrothers on piano, Jerry Younce on guitar, Carrie Biolo on percussion and vibraphone and Harry South on bass.

The audience is asked to be in their seats 10 minutes prior to the performance.… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Inspired Words Open Mic – Feb. 5

February 2, 2018

Marquette – Inspired Words Open Mic will be offered on Monday, February 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center Workshop #3 on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

Authors, poets, songwriters and listeners are invited. Share some of your recent work, be inspired by other writers and get feedback from the listening audience. The presentations will not be judged. Presentations are open to all genres of writing as long as the material is suitable for all ages, unplugged and original work.

There is no admission charge to present or listen thanks to sponsorship by the Marquette Poets Circle, Marquette Arts and Culture Center and the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit or call 226-4318.… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – “Fish On!” Program on Fishing History – Jan. 18

January 15, 2018

Marquette – The Marquette Regional History Center will present “Fish On!” Thursday, January 18 at 7 p.m. in Kaufman Auditorium on N. Front Street in Marquette.

This is the most entertaining program of area fishing history you’ll ever see. There will be vintage photos, great fishing stories, some which are true, on record fish, fish camps, Native and commercial fishing and fly fishing legends.

Advance Tickets are $15 for lower level seating and $20 for VIP balcony seating. Tickets at the door will be $5 higher. Get tickets at the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W Spring Street in Marquette or online at

For more information, call 906-226-3571.… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Writer’s Harvest – Dec. 5

December 2, 2017

Marquette – Writer’s Harvest will be presented on Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Marty Achatz, current Poet Laureate of the Upper Peninsula and the creative writing faculty from Northern Michigan University’s English Department and others for an evening of music and words to benefit WLUC TV6’s annual Canathon.

NMU creative writing professors Lynn Domina, Matt Gavin Frank, Jen Howard, Austin Hummell, Patricia Killelea, Rachel May, Beverly Matherne and Monica McFawn will read from their works for five to seven minutes. Musical entertainment will be provided by local musicians Linda Smith and Seamus Collins before and after the event.

Admission is one canned good or nonperishable food item to go to the TV6 Canathon. This event is sponsored by Peter White Public Library and NMU’s English Department. For more information, call 226-4318 or visit… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – “Order in the Court!” at Marquette Regional History Center – Oct. 18

October 15, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Regional History Center will present “Order in the Court!” on Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the MRHC, 145 W. Spring Street in Marquette.

Join Attorney Richard VanderVeen and Judge Mike Anderegg as they recount three of the most interesting court cases held in Marquette County. You’ll hear about the actual trial which was the basis for the film “Anatomy of Murder”, Charlotte Kawbawgam vs. Jackson Iron Company and the Theodore Roosevelt vs. George Newett libel case. All three are fascinating stories you may never have heard.

Admission is a $5 suggested donation. For more information, visit or call 906-226-3571.… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Illusionist Kid Ace at NMU – Oct. 6

October 3, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s Platform Personalities will host a performance by illusionist Kid Ace on Friday, October 6 at 8 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall.

Kid Ace blends modern music and fashion with the world of illusion. He has completed multiple world tours in his career and is currently on a 70-show U.S. tour. This family friendly event is free to attend and presented as part of NMU Family Weekend festivities… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Author Joy Harjo to Give a Public Reading – Oct. 5

October 2, 2017

Marquette – As part of the Visiting Writers Series, Joy Harjo will give a public reading on Thursday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marquette Room of the University Center at Northern Michigan University.

Harjo is a poet, author and musician from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has written eight books of poetry and as a renowned saxophonist, Harjo has played nationally and internationally both solo and with her band, The Arrow Dynamics. She is a professor of English and American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her presentation is free and open to the public. … Read the rest

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