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

Calendar – Entertainment – First Annual Classic Cars on Third Car Show – Aug. 19

August 16, 2017

Marquette – The first annual Classic Cars on Third Car Show will be held on Saturday, August 19 from noon to 4 p.m. on North Third Street in Marquette.

Classic cars will fill Third Street between Park Street and Ohio, with registration starting at 10 a.m. next to Third Base Bar, 726 North Third Street. The event will be open to the public for viewing beginning at noon. Awards will be given out at 3:30 p.m. First through third place will be awarded in seventeen different categories, along with awards for best of show, people’s choice, and mayor’s choice.

All proceeds from Classic Cars on Third car show will benefit the Women’s Center, in remembrance of Jessica Drummond, a victim of domestic violence. For more information on Classic Cars on Third, call the Marquette Downtown Development Authority at 906-228-9475 or visit… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – 6th Annual Cruise the Bay Car Show – Aug. 19

August 16, 2017

Baraga – The 6th Annual Cruise the Bay Car Show will be held on Saturday, August 19 from 1 to 6 p.m. in Baraga.

The free event will feature lots of prizes donated by local businesses. If the weather is bad, the show will be held on Sunday, August 20. Please enter town on M38, as cars will be lining up facing south for the cruise.… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Marquette County Fair – Aug. 10-13

August 7, 2017

Sands – The Marquette County Fair will open on Thursday, August 10 and run through Sunday, August 13 at the Marquette County Fairgrounds in Sands. Fair hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Sunday.

The fair will include events by the day and on-going entertainment as well. Throughout fair week, you can drop the children off at Nick’s Kids Show while you try to “Walk on Water”. Every evening Jim Mitchell will be hosting hypnosis shows and the Whispering Pines Mobile Zoo will be open daily from 2 p.m, to dusk with domestic and exotic animals.

Long Oak Pony Rides will be on site for the kids with the American Legion hosting bingo all day every day! Don’t forget to visit the 4-H Activities Tent any time throughout the week for crafts and games.… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Inspired Words Open Mic – Aug. 7

August 4, 2017

Marquette – Inspired Words Open Mic will be offered on Monday, August 7 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 or call 226-4318.… Read the rest

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