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

Calendar – Entertainment – 14th Annual Bollywood Night – Feb. 4

February 1, 2017

Marquette – The 14th annual Bollywood Night will be held on Saturday, February 4 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Activities include a film, South East refreshments, chai, and a dance performance by the Beladinas.
South East Asian attire is welcome.

Seating is limited. Bollywood tickets are on sale at Peter White Public Library’s Circulation Desk for $30 per person. For more information or to charge tickets, call 228-9510.… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Comedian Hypnotist Frederick Winters at Bay College – Jan. 31

January 28, 2017

Escanaba – The Bay College Campus Activities Board will bring comedy hypnotist Frederick Winters to the stage on Tuesday, January 31 at 7 p.m. at the Besse Center Theater on the campus of Bay College in Escanaba.

Winters is a certified hypnotherapist skilled in teaching people to curb stress, reduce pain, cure insomnia, and improve athletic abilities and more.Under hypnosis, a subject essentially “turns off” critical thinking and opens up his or her mind to opportunity, self-improvement, and knowledge. With a brief and skillful hypnotic induction, Winters guides the minds of his volunteers into a world of fantastic daydreams and quick subconscious responses with hysterical results.

Tickets are $5 for the general public and $1 for students/staff. Tickets are available at the Besse Center box office, by calling 906-217-4045, or online at Baycollege.tix.com.… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – John Cassidy Show at Bay College – Oct. 17

October 14, 2016

Escanaba – Bay College Campus Activity Board will offer a fall show featuring John Cassidy on Monday, October 17 at 6 p.m. at the Besse Theater on the campus of Bay College.

This free, family-friendly show will feature John’s comedy, magic, and balloon art. John Cassidy is a professional comedian, magician, and balloon artist who holds several Guinness World Records for balloon sculpting speed. His records include Most Balloon Sculptures Completed in One Hour and Most Balloon Sculptures completed in One Minute. He has appeared numerous times on television as either a stand-up comedian, magician or as a Guinness Book of Records celebrity.

Free tickets (limit of 7) can be picked up at the Bay College Ticket Window in the Besse Center.… Read the rest

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