The Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival presents Chekhov’s “The Seagull”

July 28, 2019

Marquette, MI – Please join us on Thursday, August 1st 2019 at 7:30 pm-9:00 pm as the Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival returns with Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, performed as a fully staged reading at the Marquette Regional History Center. Chekhov’s beloved and classic ‘slice of life’ play proves the long-standing formula of comedy equaling tragedy plus time. Chock full of sumptuous characters portrayed by local favorites, our story studies the frustrating facets of bitter dissatisfaction, the ridiculousness of the human spirit and ultimately the inevitable and ironic satire of it all. That’s The Seagull – that’s life!

Cast includes Jessica “Red” Bays, Thomas Laitinen, John Sarkela, Alastar Dimitrie, Lilith Kontos, B.G Bradley, Christopher Scott Leith, Monet Chartier, Hanna Numinen, Shane Vincent and Chet DeFonso.

Adaptation translated by Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival Executive Director Alastar Dimitrie.

Tickets are $10 for students, $12 for seniors and $20 for general admission and can be purchased at www.upshakes.org. This is a fundraiser for two phenomenal non-profits. Proceeds benefit both the Marquette Regional History Center and Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival and go towards mounting a full production of The Seagull in the summer of 2020. Call Artistic Director Jamie Weeder at 906.869.1456 for more info.

Learn more about Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival/ Wolf’s Head Theater Company at www.upshakes.org and learn more about Marquette Regional History Center at www.marquettehistory.org.

Glenn Miller Orchestra Performing at LSSU July 23rd

July 22, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – The Arts Center at Lake Superior State University presents the world famous, Glenn Miller Orchestra, performing big band and swing hits with a unique jazz sound on Tuesday, July 23rd at 7:00 pm.

Arts Center Director, Spencer Christensen, says, “We know the twin Saults love GMO, and so do we! The music embodies so much of what our audience appreciates – it’s patriotic, energetic, and upbeat – a real summertime feel. And in honor of the legacy of Glenn Miller and to honor all those who have served, we are offering a special ticket price, $10 per ticket, to all those currently serving members and Veterans of our armed forces. These tickets need to be purchased in person at the Arts Center box office with ID.”

The Glenn Miller Orchestra began in 1938 with dance bandleader, Glenn Miller. For the next four years the orchestra enjoyed soaring popularity, playing in concert and dance halls all over the United States. In 1942, the orchestra disbanded to join the war effort. Glenn Miller joined the Army, and in turn led the Army Air Force Band that helped entertain our servicemen all our Europe.

The current Glenn Miller Orchestra has been touring since 1956 and is consistently performing up to 300 shows all around the world! Today, the 18-member ensemble, led by vocalist Nick Hilscher, continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements, from both the civilian band and the Army Air Force Band libraries. Additionally, it also plays some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound.

Admission is free for LSSU students, $27 for adults, $23 for seniors, $10 for active duty military members and Veterans with ID, and $5 for children 17 and under. For directions, tickets, and more information please visit www.lssu.edu/arts-center or call (906) 635-2787.

Funday Sunday Outdoor Concert Series July 21st

July 20, 2019

Bark River, MI – Northern Sun Winery is hosting Genna & Jesse on Sunday, July 21st. Minimum ticket donation is $10 in advance and $15 at the door and include a vineyard and wine cellar tour at 3 pm ET, two wine samples and music at 4 pm.

Bring a blanket, picnic and/or friends you will have a great time. No carry-ins allowed.

Genna & Jesse are defined by a unique alchemy born of quirky chemistry, intricate vocal harmonies and ardent storytelling which infused their songwriting and vibrant performances. http://www.gennaandjesse.com/

100% of the ticket proceeds will be donated to Delta County United Way Imagination Library https://www.uwdelta.org/contact-us performances.

Tickets for Genna & Jesse at Northern Sun Winery Outdoor Concert Series are available at Northern Sun Winery, Delta County Chamber of Commerce, or a Delta County United Way Board Member.

2nd Annual 906 Festival

July 14, 2019

Curtis, MI – The 906 Festival will be held on August 3rd, 2019 from 11 am to 7 pm. The festival offers Curtis, surrounding communities, and visitors to our area a fun, family-friendly event that celebrates OUR HOME, the Upper Peninsula! Our festival will include live music, art, and retail vendors, a beer and wine tent, entertainment in the park all day, fun games and activities for the whole family, non-profit organization booths, demonstrations, and more!

U.P. culture and traditions will be center stage at the 906 Festival at the Erickson Center for the Arts! Contact: Rachel Bonacorsi office2@erickson center.org or 906.586.9974

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Meeting at the PWPL July 13th

July 12, 2019

Marquette, MI – Join the Marquette Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby for the group’s monthly meeting in the Lions Room of the Peter White Public Library at 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 13th. The national CCL group will present a video-conference to the local chapters during these meetings, which are regularly scheduled the second Saturday of each month.

Northern Vegans’ Temaki & Tea Dinner July 10th

July 9, 2019

Marquette, MI – Join Northern Vegans for a casual dinner at Temaki & Tea at 1401 Presque Isle Avenue in Marquette at 6 PM on Wednesday, July 10th. Order a vegan dinner off the menu. All are welcome, no RSVP required. Visit northernvegans.com, Northern Vegans on Facebook, or call 236-1279 for more information.

Northern Vegans’ July potluck at the PWPL July 8th

July 7, 2019

Marquette, MI – Join Northern Vegans for a vegan potluck dinner at 6 PM on Monday, July 8th, in the Shiras Room on the second floor of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front St in Marquette. Please bring a vegan dish (no meat, dairy, or honey) to share, or consider a donation to our group if you are unable to bring some vegan food. All are welcome, no RSVP required. Visit northernvegans.com, Northern Vegans on Facebook, or call 236-1279 for more information.

Giddy Up Junction Vacation Bible School July 8-12

July 1, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – Please join us July 8-12 from 9:30 am-noon for Giddy Up Junction Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2019 at Bible Baptist Church, 615 S. North Lake Dr., Ishpeming, MI.

Giddy Up Junction VBS is free and open to all kids ages 3-12. This event includes Bible Stories, Music, Games, Puppets, Skits, Crafts, Snacks, Penny Offering, & more.

For a registration form email bbcishpeming@gmail.com or find our event on our Facebook page. Walk-in registrations welcome. For more information call 906-486-4942.