Calendar – Entertainment – Inspired Words Open Mic at PWPL – May 1

April 28, 2017

Marquette – Inspired Words Open Mic will be offered on Monday, May 1 from 7 to 8:30 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 www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – An Evening with Anish – Apr. 14

April 11, 2017

Marquette – An Evening with Anish, a special after hours event, will be held on Friday, April 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Speaker Heather Anderson will give a talk on her record breaking hike along the Appalachian Trail. Heather, known as Anish on trails, completed her “Triple Crown” of Backpacking in 2006 at the age of 25. She completed the 2,100-mile-long Appalachian Trail in 2003, the 2,600-mile-long Pacific Crest Trail in 2005, and the 2,600-mile-long Continental Divide Trail in 2006.

There is no admission charge to attend, so come out and learn about where Heather’s adventures began. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318. … Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Melody on Ice 2017 – Apr. 7-8

April 4, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Figure Skating Club will present Melody on Ice 2017 “Party Time” on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. at the Berry Events Center in Marquette.

Advance tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for students and seniors. Children 5 and under will be admitted free with a paid adult. Advance tickets are available at NMU EZ Ticket Outlets. Tickets at the door will $1 higher. … Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Reading of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” – Mar. 18

March 15, 2017

Ishpeming – A reading of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” from his “Leaves of Grass” will be offered on Saturday, March 18 at 1 p.m. at the Carnegie Library in Ishpeming.

The event is recommended for ages 18 and up. If you would like to participate in the reading, please contact Beverly Matherne at bmathern@nmu.edu.… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Free Comedy Show with Chloe Hilliard at NMU – Mar. 17

March 14, 2017

Marquette – Journalist-turned-comedian Chloe Hilliard will present a free comedy show on Friday, March 17 from 8 to 9 p.m. in room 1100 of Jamrich Hall at Northern Michigan University.

Hilliard was raised in a large Hasidic Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. She is known to reference her unique life experiences when performing.

For her expertise on hip-hop culture, Hilliard has appeared on CNN Headline News, ABC News, Our World with Black Enterprise and C-Span. She made her national television debut on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and has since appeared on AXSTV’s Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, Tru TV’s Almost Genius and MTV’s Acting Out.

To learn more about Hilliard, visit www.chloehilliard.com. … Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Calumet Figure Skating Club Annual Ice Show – Mar. 11-12

March 8, 2017

Calumet – The Calumet Figure Skating Club will present their annual ice show “Live, Love, Skate” on Saturday, March 11 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m. at the Calumet Coliseum in Calumet. … Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – “The Cruise of Abbie” at Marquette Regional History Center – Mar. 8

March 5, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Regional History Center will present “The Cruise of the Abbie” on Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Center on W. Spring Street in Marquette.

In 1889 John M. Longyear set out on his boat to tour Lake Superior, do a little fishing and explore Isle Royal. He recorded it all and presented his daughter Abbie with a bound book of this incredible trip. Listen to his firsthand account of this adventure and see original photos taken on the trip.

B.G. Bradley, playing John M. Longyear, and Rosemary Michelin playing Abby, will share the often funny, memories of Longyear’s journal and the boat which he named after her.

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

Calendar – Entertainment – Comedian Ryan Conner at Bay College – Feb. 8

February 5, 2017

Escanaba – Comedian Ryan Conner will perform on Wednesday, February 8 at 7 p.m. at the Besse Theater at Bay College in Escanaba.

Originally from Virginia, Ryan comes from a large multi-racial family of 11 brothers and is a 12-year veteran of the comedy scene. Tickets are on sale now at the Besse Theater Box Office and are $1 for all students and $5 for the public.… Read the rest

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