Calendar – Theater – “Constellations” at Black Box Theater – Nov. 9-11

November 6, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present the futuristic romance “Constellations” Thursday, November 9 through Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre at NMU. A 1 p.m. matinee will be offered on Saturday.

The play begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. What happens next defies the boundaries of the world as it is known, delving into infinite possibilities and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny. Marianne and Roland’s relationship unfolds across time and space, with each variation sending them on an entirely new trajectory. The cast of two performers features NMU students Taylor Ehle and Max Stevens.

An opening night party on Thursday, November 9 is included with ticket purchase and will immediately follow the show in the FRT lobby. It will feature food and beverages, music, a photo booth and a meet and greet with the cast and creative team.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – “Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience” Film Screening – Nov. 8

November 5, 2017

Marquette – A screening of the film “Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience” will be offered on Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring Street in Marquette.

This exciting and compelling one hour documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models in Michigan. It dispels the myth that Indians have disappeared from the American horizon, and reveals how they continue to persist, heal from the past, confront the challenges of today, keep their culture alive, and make significant contributions to society.

This is event is sponsored by Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. For more information, go to marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571. Admission is a $5 suggested donation.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North” Screening – Nov. 8

November 5, 2017

Marquette – “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North” will be screened on Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Room of the University Center at Northern Michigan University.

The film screening will be offered by Dain and Constance Perry, a married couple involved with the film. They will also facilitate a discussion on race, reconciliation and healing.

In the documentary, filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors, who were Northerners, were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. The film follows 10 DeWolf descendants, including Dain Perry, who retrace the triangle trade and gain new perspectives. Constance Perry is descendant of slaves in North Carolina.

Learn more about the film at www.tradesofthetrade.org. NMU’s Multicultural Education and Resource Center is hosting the event. … Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – DocuMonday to Screen “Tribal Justice” – Nov. 6

November 3, 2017

Marquette – DocuMonday will offer a screening of the 2017 documentary “Tribal Justice” on Monday, November 6 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

In the film, two Native American judges reach back to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities and create a more positive future for youth. By addressing the root causes of crime, they are modeling restorative systems that are working. Mainstream courts across the country begin to take notice.

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 to Screen “Captain Underpants” – Nov. 4

November 1, 2017

Marquette – A Family Film and BYO Munchies event with a screening of “Captain Underpants” will be held on Saturday, November 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

It’s everyone’s favorite hero- Captain Underpants! Don’t forget to bring munchies or a snack! The event is free. For more information, call 226-4321, 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Teen Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – All School Musical “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” in Calumet – Nov. 3-5

October 31, 2017

Calumet – The All School Musical, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” will be performed on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 at 7 p.m. at the Calumet Theatre, 340 Sixth Street in Calumet. A matinee will be offered on Sunday November 5 at 2 p.m.

Based on the tale by Hans Christian Anderson of a mermaid who falls in love with a human, the Disney version adds detail and drama to the plot. Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. The production will feature students from Calumet, Chassell, Dollar Bay, Hancock, Houghton, Lake Linden, Painesdale, Pelkie, South Range, and Twin Lakes.

General seating tickets are $14 for adults and $9 for students/children (3yrs through high school) To purchase tickets, phone 906-337-2610, stop at 340 Sixth Street, Calumet or purchase online at www.calumettheatre.com. The Box Office is open noon to 5 p.m.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – “Ali: Fear Eats the Soul” Film Screening – Nov. 2

October 30, 2017

Marquette – The Northern Michigan University Gonzo Media group will screen “Ali: Fear Eats the Soul” on Thursday, November 2 at 9 p.m. in room 165 of NMU’s Art and Design Building.

In the 1974 film, cleaning lady Emmi Kurowski is lonely in her old age, since her husband died years ago and her grown children offer little companionship. She goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with Ali, a middle-aged mechanic. Their relationship soon develops into something more, and Emmi’s family and neighbors criticize their spontaneous marriage. Soon Emmi and Ali are forced to confront their own insecurities about their future.

The film is 1 hour and 34 minutes long and is not rated. The event is free for students and $1 for the public. … Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – Westwood High School Improv Show – Nov. 1

October 29, 2017

Ishpeming – Westwood Shakespeare Company will present an Improv Show on Wednesday, November 1 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Westwood High School in Ishpeming.

This improv show will feature totally unscripted sketch comedy. Tickets are available at 6 p.m. on show night Season tickets and also available at the Westwood High School office during school hours.

Additional shows will be offered on November 15 and 22.… Read the rest

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