The Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival & Marquette Regional History Center present: Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull”

July 31, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival & Marquette Regional History Center present: Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, a joint fundraiser.

Please join us on August 1st, 2019 at 7:30 pm. The doors open at 6:30 pm for drinks and music. The Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival returns with Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, performed as a fully staged reading at the Marquette Regional History Center. Chekhov’s beloved and classic ‘slice of life’ play proves the long-standing formula of comedy equaling tragedy plus time. Chock full of sumptuous characters portrayed by local favorites, our story studies the frustrating facets of bitter dissatisfaction, the ridiculousness of the human spirit and the inevitable and ironic satire of it all. That’s The Seagull– that’s life! Your ticket includes a Russian quartet and the fully staged reading. There will be a cash bar serving Moscow Mules. This is bound to be an immersive night of theatre that you do not want to miss!

Cast includes Jessica “Red” Bays, Thomas Laitinen, John Sarkela, Alastar Dimitrie, Lilith Kontos, B.G Bradley, Christopher Scott Leith, Monet Chartier, Hanna Numinen, Shane Vincent and Chet DeFonso. Adaptation translated by Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival Executive Director Alastar Dimitrie.

Tickets are $10 for students, $12 for seniors and $20 for general admission and can be purchased at This is a fundraiser for two phenomenal non-profits. Proceeds benefit both the Marquette Regional History Center and Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival and go towards mounting a full production of The Seagull in the summer of 2020. Call Artistic Director Jamie Weeder at 906.869.1456 for more info.

Learn more about Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival/Wolf’s Head Theater Company at and learn more about Marquette Regional History Center at

Civil War Reenactment Weekend at Fort Mackinac June 22nd and 23rd

June 21, 2019

Mackinac Island, MI – Fort Mackinac will feature Civil War reenactments Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd. The Multi-Lakes Association for Civil War studies will participate in a demonstration on the hour throughout the day from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm. The demonstrations will illustrate Fort Mackinac’s role in the Civil War. Don’t miss the opportunity to see history come alive! Visit the website for more details.

Jim and Teri Take the Stage at Calumet Theatre June 7th

June 6, 2019

Calumet, MI – Jim and Teri will take the stage at Calumet Theatre on Friday, June 7th at 5:30 pm. Jim, a Grammy-nominated musician, and Teri are a Hall-of-Fame polka duo and they are ready to bring their toe-tapping style to Calumet. For more information on the performance and how to get tickets, visit the website.

Paris to Pittsburgh Screening May 4th

May 3, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – The Citizens’ Climate Lobby will host a free screening of “Paris to Pittsburgh” at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library on Saturday, May 4th from 1 – 3pm. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

Family Film & BYO Munchies at PWPL May 4th

May 3, 2019

Marquette, MI – Family Film & BYO Munchies featuring Ralph Breaks the Internet will show on Saturday, May 4th from 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. Don’t forget to bring munchies or a snack! For more information call 226-4323, visit, or check out the Peter White Public Library Youth Services page on Facebook.

Ben-Hur at the Ironwood Theatre April 27th

April 26, 2019

Ironwood, MI – The Ironwood Theatre presents “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” on Saturday, April 27th at 7:00 pm. The 1925 silent film will be accompanied by the musical expertise of organist Andrew Rogers. For more information, please visit the website.

Drive-In Themed Movie Night at the Library April 24th

April 23, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – The Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library will host their drive-in themed movie night on Wednesday, April 24th at 5:00 pm. The April movie is Borg vs McEnroe starring Shia LaBeouf.

The library provides free popcorn and boasts a high quality projector and surround sound.

Michigamme’s Steamer Comes Home April 24th

April 17, 2019

Michigamme, MI – Michigamme’s Steamer Comes Home will be held on Wednesday, April 24th from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Marquette Regional History Center. Learn about early fire-fighting technology and a heroic community effort through the lens of an engaging historic storyteller, Bill Van Kosky.

In 1900 the community of Michigamme bought a horse drawn steam fire engine. By 1962 it was obsolete and sold. Many valued the steamer and its historic beauty, setting off a multi-decade search and effort to bring it home. $5 suggested donation. For more information call 906.226.3571 or visit

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