Calendar – Theater – Vertigo Theater to Present “An Evening in the Park” – Mar. 23-25

March 20, 2017

Marquette – Vertigo Theatre will present “An Evening in the Park” on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m., Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

The first one-act play, “The Zoo Story” by Edward Albee, is set on a park bench in New York City’s Central Park. It opens as Jerry, a man in his thirties, says to Peter, a slightly older man reading a book, “I’ve been to the zoo.” “Grannies” by Jean McConnell, the second one-act play, part of her fourth Deckchairs series of plays, is set at the seaside. It features two grandmothers, Jenny, reluctantly looking after her teenage daughter’s child, and Barbara, desperately in love with her grandchild.

Tickets are $10 and on sale at the circulation desk at the library, or by phone with a credit card at 228-9510.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – “13th” Film Screening – Mar. 22

March 19, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University has scheduled a semester-long series of presentations, film screenings, reading groups and creative responses to Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen: An American Lyric”, this year’s Diversity Common Reader Program selection. The book recounts mounting racial aggression in ongoing encounters in 21st century daily life and in the media.

The film “13th” will be shown on Wednesday, March 22 at 6 p.m. in Jamrich Hall 1100. The film takes an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequity. The public is invited to attend. … Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – Once Upon a Time Puppet Show to Present “Cinderella” – Mar. 18

March 15, 2017

Marquette – “Once Upon a Time” puppet shows series will present “Cinderella” on Saturday, March 18 at 1 p.m. and again at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Veteran performers of the Vertigo Theatre Company bring their acting talents to the library puppet stage to present this well-loved story with some unique humorous twists. The shows are appropriate for all ages, especially families with young children.

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 – Family Film and BYO Munchies Event to Screen “Beauty and the Beast” – Mar. 16

March 13, 2017

Marquette – Family Film and BYO Munchies event will offer a screening of “Beauty and the Beast” on Thursday, March 16 at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Come watch the original “Beauty and the Beast” before the new one comes to theaters! Remember to bring your own snack if you wish. The film is rated G. There is no admission charge.

For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Modern Classics to Screen “Little Miss Sunshine” – Mar. 16

March 13, 2017

Marquette – Modern Classics Film Series invites film fans to a free screening of the modern classic “Little Miss Sunshine” on Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Released in 2006, this comedy follows a dysfunctional family as they take a cross-country trip in their VW bus to get their 7 year old daughter to a beauty pageant. The movie is rated R and runs 1 hour and 41 minutes. There is no admission charge. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – “Reel Injun” Film Screening – Mar. 16

March 13, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University has scheduled a semester-long series of presentations, film screenings, reading groups and creative responses to Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen: An American Lyric”, this year’s Diversity Common Reader Program selection. The book recounts mounting racial aggression in ongoing encounters in 21st century daily life and in the media.

The film “Reel Injun” will be screened on Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Art and Design building room 165. The film traces the evolution of Hollywood’s depiction of Native Americans from the silent film era through today. It features clips from hundreds of classic and recent movies, along with candid interviews with Native and non-Native celebrities, activists and historians.

A post-film discussion will be led by April Lindala, director of the NMU Center for Native American Studies, and Patricia Killelea, assistant professor of English.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – “Manchester By the Sea” Screening at Bay College – Mar. 16

March 13, 2017

Escanaba – Bay College Film Series will present “Manchester By the Sea” on Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m. at the Besse Center at Bay College in Escanaba.

The film, released in 2016, is about Mia, an aspiring actress, who serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, who scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars. 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 Series at Bay College shows the best in modern art film including independent, documentary, and foreign movies. Tickets are $5 and are available at the box office or can be purchased online. Students with valid ID can get a reduced admission charge of $2.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – BYO Dinner Theater to Screen “Arrival” – Mar. 14

March 11, 2017

Marquette – Film fans are invited to enjoy a bring your own meal film event with a screening of “Arrival” on Tuesday, March 14 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

When 12 alien spaceships surround Earth, it is up to linguist Louise Banks to establish communication with them and forestall global confrontations. This 2016 sci-fi drama is rated R.

There is no admission charge. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.… Read the rest

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