Ghosts of Lighthouse Point Haunted Tour at the Marquette Maritime Museum

October 12, 2018

Marquette, MI October 12, 2018 – The Marquette Maritime Museum presents Ghosts of Lighthouse Point on October 19 and 20, 7pm-9pm. Join us (and a few ghosts) for a haunted tour of the Maritime Museum and Lighthouse Point. Tickets ($10) are available at the Museum. Call 906-226-2006 for more information and to reserve your tickets.… Read the rest

Calumet Theater Dinner and a Movie: Paths of Glory

October 12, 2018

Calumet, MIOctober 12, 2018 – On Friday, October 19 at 6:00 pm, the Calumet Theatre will screen Paths of Glory starring Kirk Douglas. The movie is free. Dinner is served at 6:00 pm and is brought to you by  Carmelita’s. Cost of dinner is $18.… Read the rest

Roasted Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner October 11

October 6, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 6, 2018 – We are excited to announce the return of the formerly known GUMC (Grace United Methodist Church) Sauerkraut Supper! For over 30 years this supper has been a very well attended meal consisting of Roasted Pork, a special recipe of sauerkraut along with mashed potatoes/gravy, and all the trimmings. There will be raffle baskets and entertainment for the diner’s pleasure or for those who may need to wait for seating.

Due to situations beyond their control the GUMC (Grace United Methodist Church) was dissolved and with it the loss of this supper. Several years have gone by and through perseverance some members of the group, have realigned itself through The New Free Store in Harvey MI and teamed with the Marquette Lions Club to bring back the meal . This is an all volunteer operation and many hands make short the work, please call if there is anyone interested in helping.… Read the rest

NMU Jazz Concert October 9

October 6, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 6, 2018 – Northern Michigan University’s first jazz concert of the fall semester will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Reynolds Recital Hall. It will feature the NMU Jazz Band and small ensembles performing classic works by composers Sammy Nestico, Fred Sturm, Miles Davis and more. Admission is free.

The NMU Jazz Band is directed by Mark Flaherty. It is a standard big band that performs concerts throughout the school year and has toured Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin. The group is the featured ensemble at the yearly NMU Jazz Festival and has performed with many prominent artists in recent years.

Contact the NMU Music Department at 227-2563 for more information.… Read the rest

U.P. Heritage Center Presents Documentary Double Feature

October 5, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 5, 2018 – A documentary double feature, Tradition Bearers and Finnish American Lives, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct.12, at Northern Michigan University’s Jamrich Hall 1100. The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at NMU is hosting the event. Admission is free.

Celebrating its 35-year anniversary, Tradition Bearers sheds light on Finnish American history and folk art expressed through the folk artists living in the western Great Lakes region. The film blends oral interviews with historical photos to tell a story of Finnish Immigration and the life of a miner, lumberjack and homesteader.

Finnish American Lives, released in 1982, highlights the fragile community of memory connecting one with parents and grandparents. The documentary follows a three-generation Finnish family who works, celebrates, reflects and grieves together.

Filmmaker and NMU professor emeritus Michael Loukinen takes viewers on a journey of the true Finnish American history in the Upper Peninsula.… Read the rest

Sixth Annual Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest

October 3, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 3, 2018 – The sixth annual Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest will take place on Saturday, October 6, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the 100 block of West Baraga Avenue between Front Street and Third Street.

Events for all ages will take place throughout the festival, including a petting zoo, Paint Baraga Avenue Chalk Painting Contest, local vendors, a pasty eating contest, carousel, children’s activities and more! Music will be provided by Troy Graham at 3:00 p.m. and Conga Se Menne at 5:30. The annual pasty eating contest, sponsored by Jean Kays Pasties, will take place at 4:45. A wide variety of food vendors and food trucks from the local area will be on hand.

“This is a wonderful, family friendly festival celebrating autumn in Downtown Marquette,” said Tara Laase-McKinney, Promotions and Events Coordinator for the Marquette Downtown Development Authority.… Read the rest

Forest Roberts Theatre Presents Fringe Festival

October 3, 2018

Marquette, MI October 3, 2018 – Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present “Fringe Festival: Fighting for the Arts.” Each production is a collection of theater, music and dance pieces performed, directed and choreographed by NMU students. Productions will include Doubt, a contemporary dance piece with original choreography by Shannon Stilwell; Beauté, a contemporary dance piece with original choreography by Jill Grundstrom; Jule, an excerpt from a swashbuckler comedy by Shelley Russell; and Twelfth Night, an excerpt from the famous comedy by William Shakespeare.

Performances are scheduled in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4-Saturday, Oct. 6, and Wednesday, Oct. 10-Saturday, Oct. 13. There will be an additional 1 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Oct. 13. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for high school students, and $5 for NMU students.… Read the rest

Grammy Nominee Emilia Amber Concert at NMU

September 27, 2018

Marquette, MISeptember 27, 2018 – Swedish musical artist and Grammy nominee Emilia Amper will present a folk musical performance with her band at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University. The event is $5 for NMU students, as well as guests under 18, and $10 for the public.

Amper won “Artist of the Year” at the Swedish Folk and Music Awards. She is a world champion player of the nyckelharpa, a traditional instrument played in the country for more than 600 years. She has released two acclaimed albums and has collaborated with many different ensembles and orchestras.

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at NMU is collaborating with the Arts Midwest Folkefest to bring this concert to campus and the surrounding community. In addition to a musical performance, Amper will conduct workshops in Marquette Area Public Schools and some NMU classes throughout the week.… Read the rest

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