Calendar – Entertainment – Melody on Ice 2017 – Apr. 7-8

April 4, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Figure Skating Club will present Melody on Ice 2017 “Party Time” on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. at the Berry Events Center in Marquette.

Advance tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for students and seniors. Children 5 and under will be admitted free with a paid adult. Advance tickets are available at NMU EZ Ticket Outlets. Tickets at the door will $1 higher.

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – CineArts Film Series to Screen “12” – Apr. 7

April 4, 2017

Marquette – CineArts Film Series will present the Russian film “12” on Friday, April 7 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

In this loose remake of the 1957 American film, “12 Angry Men,” twelve jurors, products of modern day Russia’s fragmented society, struggle to decide the fate of a Chechen teenager who has allegedly killed his Russian stepfather.

The event is part of the library’s “Embrace Diversity” series. Admission is free.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – CJ Sullivan Elementary Spring Time Carnival – Apr. 7

April 4, 2017

L’Anse – The CJ Sullivan Elementary Spring Time Carnival will be held on Friday, April 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the school in L’Anse.

Come one, come all to the family friendly Springtime Carnival. There will be photo ops, games, tickets, prizes, raffles / silent auctions, food, and lots of fun! All proceeds to benefit the CJ Sullivan Elementary PTO Playground Project.

Calendar – Youth – G.L.O.W. Alliance Meeting – Apr. 7

April 4, 2017

Marquette – Teens in grades 8 to 12 who support equality for all genders and sexualities are invited to attend a meeting of G.L.O.W. (Gay Lesbian or Whatever) on Friday, March 3 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Lions Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Give and receive support, socialize, and help plan fun pride activities. Refreshments will be served. The event is free of charge. For information, call 226-4321 or 226-4323 or visit

Calendar – Youth – Story and Craft Hour – Apr. 7

April 4, 2017

Marquette – Story and Craft Hour for ages 4 through 8 will be held on Friday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

Calendar – Theater – Calumet Players to Present Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” – Apr. 7-9

April 4, 2017

Calumet – The Calumet Players will present Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at the historic Calumet Theatre in Calumet.

The smash comedy hit offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, remarried but haunted by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira, who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. A comedy everyone will enjoy.

Tickets are $12 plus theater fees and are available by calling the Calumet Theatre at 337-2610 or online at

NMU Presents ‘Addams Family’ Musical – 4/5/17

April 4, 2017

NMU-Addams-FamilyMarquette, MIApril 4, 2017 – Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is presenting the musical version of The Addams Family. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5-Saturday, April 8, with additional 1 p.m. matinee performances Saturday and Sunday.

In this musical comedy, Wednesday has grown up and fallen in love with a young man from a respectable family. Gomez, her father who has never lied, must keep a secret about Wednesday’s relationship from his wife, Morticia. Chaos ensues as the Addams Family hosts a dinner for Wednesday’s normal boyfriend and his parents.

The cast of 23 performers is primarily composed of NMU students, as well as a few community members. An ensemble of Addams Family ancestors, such as a 1920s flapper and a World War I soldier, join the familiar Addams Family characters onstage.

“The audience will be able to laugh and forget about the ordinary world, as they will be transported into a world of craziness and oddness,” said NMU theater student Devin Murphy, who plays the role of Gomez Addams. “Audiences will relive the Addams Family memories they grew up with.”

In addition to singing and acting, the production includes several large dance numbers.

“The show brings dancing to new heights,” said Murphy. “In particular, the tango displays the close relationship that Gomez and Morticia have, and is a stunning spectacle for the audience.”

Tickets are $15 for the public, $10 for students and $5 for NMU students. Tickets are available online at 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