Calendar – Theater – Westwood Shakespeare Young Company to Present “The Tempest” – Feb. 22, 23

February 19, 2017

Ishpeming -The Westwood Shakespeare Young Company will present “The Tempest” on Wednesday, February 22 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, February 23 at 11 a.m. at the all-new Patriot Performing Arts Theatre at Westwood High School.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 per ticket for groups of five or more. Children under 10 will be admitted free. Tickets are available at the theater 45 minutes before showtime. For further information, call 485-1023 or email vanenkevortj@nice.k12.mi.us

Additional performances will be offered on March 1 and March 8 at 7 p.m.… Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – “Building Madness” Presented at Forest Roberts Theatre – Feb. 22-25

February 19, 2017

Marquette – The U.S. premiere of “Building Madness” by Kate Danley, winner of the Panowski Playwriting Competition, will be offered on Wednesday, February 22 through Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. with a 1 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday at the Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University.

The slapstick comedy is about an architecture firm that is struggling to stay afloat in the business world of 1930. President Max and Chief Designer Paul only have a week to pay the bank $7,000 and, with the help of their not-so-bright secretary Trixie, they get tangled up in a mob deal while thinking it will solve all their problems.

Tickets are $15 for the public, $10 for students and $5 for NMU students. Tickets are available online at tickets.nmu.edu or at any NMU EZ Ticket outlet. For more information on the event, contact the Forest Roberts Theatre Box Office at (906) 227-2082 or via email at frtbox@gmail.com.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Matinee Movie to Screen “Sully” – Feb. 21

February 18, 2017

Marquette – The Matinee Movie Series will offer a free screening of “Sully” on Tuesday, February 21 at 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

This biographical drama tells the story of Captain Chesley Sullenberger’s split decision to land flight 1549 on the Hudson River when two of his engines fail. Although there are no fatalities or serious injuries, his decision comes under intense scrutiny, questioning his judgment and threatening his career. Starring Tom Hanks and directed by Clint Eastwood, this movie is rated PG-13.

Matinee Movie welcomes the public to bring their own lunch or buy from the library cafe and enjoy the movie in a dinner theater setting. Closed captioning will be on to ensure access for all. There is no admission charge. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – BYO Dinner Theater to Screen “Captain Fantastic” – Feb. 21

February 18, 2017

Marquette – BYO Dinner Theater will offer a free screening of “Captain Fantastic” on Tuesday, February 21 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Starring Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic” tells the story of a father who when forced to leave his wilderness home must learn how to raise his children while still maintaining his ideals within commercial America. The comedy/drama film runs for 118 minutes and is rated R.

There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318. … Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Bay College Film Series to Present “La La Land” – Feb. 16

February 13, 2017

Escanaba – The Bay College Film Series will present “La La Land” on Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in the Besse Theater at Bay College in Escanaba.

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

The film, released in 2016, stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Tickets are $5 and are available at the box office. Students with valid ID can get a reduced admission charge of $2.… Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – Westwood Skakespeare Young Company to Present “The Tempest” – Feb. 15

February 12, 2017

Ishpeming -The Westwood Shakespeare Young Company will present “The Tempest” on Wednesday, February 15 at 7 p.m. at the all-new Patriot Performing Arts Theatre at Westwood High School.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 per ticket for groups of five or more. Children under 10 will be admitted free. Tickets are available at the theater 45 minutes before showtime. For further information, call 485-1023 or email vanenkevortj@nice.k12.mi.us

Additional performances will be offered on February 23 at 7 p.m. and March 1 at 7 p.m.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – WWI Remembered Film “A Very Long Engagement” Screening – Feb. 13

February 10, 2017

Marquette – A WWI Remembered Film, “A Very Long Engagement” will be shown on Monday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

This French drama is about Mathilde, a young woman who suffered from polio as a child, and her fiance Manech, a soldier sent to the battle of the Somme. When told that Manech along with four other soldiers has been sent to No Man’s Land to be killed by the Germans because of self-inflicted wounds to avoid combat, Mathilde sets out on a journey to find her fiancé and discover what has really happened. This color film in French with English subtitles is rated R and runs for 133 minutes.

BYO Dinner Theater welcomes the public to bring their own dinner or buy from the library café and enjoy the movie in a dinner theater setting.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – “The Earth Above” Film Screening – Feb. 8

February 5, 2017

Marquette – The Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society and The UP Land Conservancy will co-sponsor a screening of the documentary film “The Earth From Above” on Wednesday, February 8 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

This 45-minute UNESCO-sponsored film is an aerial trip across the globe to discover beautiful places, including Yellowstone, the Amazon, and China. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 226-6749.… Read the rest

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