Traverse City, Michigan – Travel and Lodging

Glen Lake Restaurant Week – April 29 – May 7, 2016

Glen Lake Restaurant WeekGlen Lake Restaurant Week offers an array of dining options “From French Fries to French Cuisine.”

Don’t miss this annual event happening the week before Mothers Day

Friday April 29 – Saturday May 7, 2016

Restaurant week around Glen Arbor is a time to finally discover new local food at a great price, and dine at your usuals too! Throughout the week, show up to each restaurant on the list to experience a unique and mouthwatering time.

Participating establishments will offer their own appetizing 3 course prix-fixe dinner menus for $25. Some establishments will be offering $15 lunch specials as well.

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Garnet Rogers in Concert – InsideOut Gallery – TC – May 15, 2016

Garnet Rogers has established himself as ‘One of the major talents of our time”. Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “charismatic performer and singer”, Garnet is a man with a powerful physical presence – close to six and a half feet tall – with a voice to match. With his “smooth, dark baritone” (Washington Post) his incredible range, and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere. His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful. Cinematic in detail, his songs “give expression to the unspoken vocabulary of the heart” (Kitchener Waterloo Record). An optimist at heart, Garnet sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small victories of the everyday. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humour and lightning-quick wit moves his audience from tears to laughter and back again.

Garnet: It’s an enormous privilege for me to be able to stand up and sing my own songs, but I would like to be able to have something left behind after the dust is cleared away where people are actually benefiting from the concert at some level.

InsideOut Gallery will set up a donation area where food can be left for local food banks, and we ask that audience members bring donations of non-perishable food and useful personal care items such as shampoo and toothpaste.

To help end hunger in the USA, go to www.feedingamerica.org
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GARNET ROGERS in Concert

GARNET ROGERS in Concert

May 15, 7:30pm - May 15, 9:30pm

InsideOut Gallery- TC
229 Garland St
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

GARNET ROGERS in Concert Sunday, May 15th 7:30 pm $15 advance- $20 Door InsideOut Gallery 229 Garland Street Downtown Traverse City Warehouse District 231-929-3254 Garnet Rogers has established himself as ‘One of the major talents of our time”. Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “charismatic performer and singer”, Garnet is a man with a powerful physical presence – close to six and a half feet tall – with a voice to match. With his “smooth, dark baritone” (Washington Post) his incredible range, and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere. His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful. Cinematic in detail, his songs “give expression to the unspoken vocabulary of the heart” (Kitchener Waterloo Record). An optimist at heart, Garnet sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small victories of the everyday. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humour and lightning-quick wit moves his audience from tears to laughter and back again. Garnet: It’s an enormous privilege for me to be able to stand up and sing my own songs, but I would like to be able to have something left behind after the dust is cleared away where people are actually benefiting from the concert at some level. InsideOut Gallery will set up a donation area where food can be left for local food banks, and we ask that audience members bring donations of non-perishable food and useful personal care items such as shampoo and toothpaste. To help end hunger in the USA, go to www.feedingamerica.org... See MoreSee Less

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More Events at InsideOut Gallery – TC

PRINCE Dance Party Tribute

PRINCE Dance Party Tribute

May 6, 9:00pm - May 7, 1:00am

InsideOut Gallery- TC
229 Garland St
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

PRINCE DANCE PARTY TRIBUTE Friday, May 6th 9 pm- 1 am Free/ No Cover InsideOut Gallery 229 Garland Street Downtown Traverse City Warehouse District 231-929-3254 Full Cash Bar BETTY"S HOT DISH will be serving special food menu late into the evening. "Life is just a party meant to last" Prince fans can transform into dancing machines at our dance tribute party honoring the superstar. Dance, dress in purple and sing along... All night... All PRINCE. We'll play it load!... See MoreSee Less

MUSTARD PLUG

MUSTARD PLUG

May 7, 9:00pm - May 8, 1:00am

InsideOut Gallery- TC
229 Garland St
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

MUSTARD PLUG with special musical guests: The DroogS The Neighborhood Dogs Saturday, May 7th 9 pm Tickets: $10 at the door InsideOut Gallery 229 Garland Street Downtown Traverse City Warehouse District 231-929-3254 Mustard Plug started out in the punk clubs, basements and dive bars of the Midwest, playing punk-influenced ska music before most people in the U.S. had ever heard of ska. They clung to a DIY work ethic that had been ingrained in them growing up in the 1980′s hardcore punk scene and applied it to everything they would ever do together as a band. Mustard Plug released their first cassette tape themselves (1992′s Skapocalypse Now!), and played constantly to earn enough money to record their first album – 1994′s Big Daddy Mulititude. Their debut full length was released on legendary NYC label Moon Records (home of Toasters, Hepcat, Dance Hall Crashers, and pretty much every other 90′s ska band of note). With their new found national distribution and exposure, the band climbed into their van and performed their music to new fans across North America. Twenty-one years, 1500 shows and 200,000 album sales later, it cannot be denied that the band has surpassed all expectations and permanently staked their claim in contemporary music. For their new album, “Can’t Contain It”, Mustard Plug have returned to the DIY blueprint that the band was built upon, while at the same time embracing all the school of hard knocks craftsmanship and wisdom that the band has earned along the way. The band spent the last several years writing new material that was informed by 22 years of songwriting experience while retaining the youthful energy that has endeared them to their fans. They tracked the record at bassist Rick Johnson’s Cold War Studios, giving them the flexibility to experiment and add new layers and dimensions that were not possible given the time constraints on their previous recordings. Many of their musician friends(Dan Potthast, Sean Bonnett, Mark Petz, Corey Ruffin) were tapped to contribute, creating a denser, more intricate sound. Once the recording process for Can’t Contain It was complete, the band turned to their fans to help finance the mixing and production of their record. Their Kickstarter campaign surpassed all their expectations, doubling their initial goal and re-confirming the support and love of their audience. The tracks were then sent to be mixed at Bill Stevenson’s Blasting Room Studios where Mustard Plug had recorded 3 of their previous albums (including 1997’s breakthrough “Evildoers Beware” and 2007’s “In Black and White”). The result is possibly their most diverse and best record to date. After tapping their friends and fans to help out with the recording, the band turned to more of their posse to collaborate on the artwork. Underground icon Jeff Rosenstock designed the album packaging, while noted artists Craig Horkey and Larry Kole created alternative limited edition album covers and posters. The final piece came together when at the last minute, No Idea record founder, Var Thelin heard the record and offered to partner with the band on its release. Mustard Plug is excited to be given the opportunity to collaborate with a label known for its’ strong punk rock ethics and underground credibility. Ultimately, this release is about the community Mustard Plug has built during its’ 22 year existence. Coming full circle back to the DIY scene and the community that the were born out of has helped them to put out their best record to date.... See MoreSee Less

BUTCH SANFORD (Sandy Bloomenfeld) OPEN MIC

BUTCH SANFORD (Sandy Bloomenfeld) OPEN MIC

May 11, 8:00pm - May 11, 11:00pm

InsideOut Gallery- TC
229 Garland St
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

BUTCH SANFORD (Sandy Bloomenfeld) OPEN MIC Wednesday, May 11th 8- 11 pm Free/No Cover InsideOut Gallery 229 Garland Street Downtown Traverse City Warehouse District 231-929-3254 FULL CASH BAR Sometimes Solo- Sometimes friends with guitars show up. You never know what's-a- Happenin' when Butch plugs in. Sandy is a veteran of the Blues and Americana scene & host of WNMC's American Crossroads- Loco Motion & Monday Mornings'.... See MoreSee Less

Life in a Box- The art of LAURA SPROUT

Life in a Box- The art of LAURA SPROUT

May 13, 6:00pm - May 13, 11:00pm

InsideOut Gallery- TC
229 Garland St
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

"LIFE IN A BOX" The ART of LAURA SPROUT Friday, May 13th 6- 11 pm InsideOut Gallery 229 Garland Street Downtown Traverse City Warehouse District 231-929-3254 Free/ No Cover Full cash Bar Laura was born in Livonia, Michigan and moved to Leelanau County in 1975. She began showing her works in 1999, and brings her love of vintage images and odds and ends to each piece of her artwork. She now lives in Leland, Michigan with her husband and two children. "Buy my art, or go to your room"... See MoreSee Less

GARNET ROGERS in Concert

GARNET ROGERS in Concert

May 15, 7:30pm - May 15, 9:30pm

InsideOut Gallery- TC
229 Garland St
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

GARNET ROGERS in Concert Sunday, May 15th 7:30 pm $15 advance- $20 Door InsideOut Gallery 229 Garland Street Downtown Traverse City Warehouse District 231-929-3254 Garnet Rogers has established himself as ‘One of the major talents of our time”. Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “charismatic performer and singer”, Garnet is a man with a powerful physical presence – close to six and a half feet tall – with a voice to match. With his “smooth, dark baritone” (Washington Post) his incredible range, and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere. His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful. Cinematic in detail, his songs “give expression to the unspoken vocabulary of the heart” (Kitchener Waterloo Record). An optimist at heart, Garnet sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small victories of the everyday. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humour and lightning-quick wit moves his audience from tears to laughter and back again. Garnet: It’s an enormous privilege for me to be able to stand up and sing my own songs, but I would like to be able to have something left behind after the dust is cleared away where people are actually benefiting from the concert at some level. InsideOut Gallery will set up a donation area where food can be left for local food banks, and we ask that audience members bring donations of non-perishable food and useful personal care items such as shampoo and toothpaste. To help end hunger in the USA, go to www.feedingamerica.org... See MoreSee Less

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Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – May 20 – 21, 2016

Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through September.

Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu.

Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain’s commitment to the sustainability of the local food movement and the role that our restaurants play in it.

When: May 20-21, 2016, 5pm-close
Where: Thistle Pub & Grille
Cost: Starting at $32 per person

Stay tuned for the menu!

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Empire Asparagus Festival – May 20 – 22, 2016

Join the Village of Empire at its 13th Annual Empire Asparagus Festival

2016 Schedule of Events

Please note that this schedule may be
subject to change as planning continues.

Friday, May 20th

7:00pm to 10:00pm – Dance & Pig Roast

ENTRY FEE $5.00 under 16 FREE

PIGROAST EXTRA
Front St. Empire – Click here for directions

Come Dance & Dine on Art’s Taverns famous Pig Roast and wash it down with one of your favorite Right Brain Brewery Brew!! It will be a foot-stompin’ butt swingin’ good time with music from STROBELITE HONEY!!!!


Saturday, May 21st

10:00 AM – 5K Kick Ass-paragus Fun Run/Walk
Registration for the run starts at 9.00am at Empire Public Beach
Click here for more info on the run!
NOON – Asparagus Recipe Contest Asparagas Cook-Off

Due to the events popularity the audience will be limited to a fisrst come first served 100 people in line

Recipe Contest Entry Form

1:00PM to 4:00PM – Empire Area Museum is open.

Click here to visit our site

2.00pm ODE to ASPARAGUS POETRY Competition

Children, Youth & Adult Catergories with Prizes for esch.

Please send entries Including Name, Age and Contact info via email to info@glenlakelibrary.net
3 pm to 4pm CHILDREN’S FAVORITE GORDON RUSS & his COMEDY MAGIC REVUE

Under the Big Tent on Front Street

Music

1pm thru 3pm – BoBossa Swing Band

4pm thru 6pm – Benjamion James & The Old Mission Collective

http://www.benjamanjamesmusic.com/about/

7pm thru 9pm The Benzie Playboys

Asparagus Eats plus Wine and Beer Tasting under The BIG TENT

NOON. thru 9:00 p.m.

ENTRY FEE $5.00 under 16 FREE

FOOD VENDORS

Hearth & Vine Black Star Farms http://www.blackstarfarms.com/dining/hearth-vine/

Deerings Market

Scalawags Fish & Chips http://scalawagstc.com/

MI Grill (Baytown Kitchen) http://baytownkitchen.com/

Fire Dog Artisan Pizza

Art’s Tavern http://www.artsglenarbor.com/

Kontiki Foods

Little Traverse Inn

Cedar Sol Taco

Norconk’s Fresh Asparagus

BREWERIES & VINTNERS

Right Brain Brewery http://www.rightbrainbrewery.com

Black Star Farms http://www.blackstarfarms.com

Bel Largo Vineyard & Winery

St. Ambrose Cellars http://www.stambrose-mead-wine.com

Lake Ann Brewery

Accoustic Mead http://www.drinkacoustic.com


Sunday, May 22nd

Sunday May 19th Empire Eagles Eagles Famous Breakfast

8am to noon at the Empire Township Hall

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Empire Asparagus Festival On Facebook

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Cheers to Right Brain Brewery! We love that they have been providing Spear Beer for many years to our festival! ... See MoreSee Less

Check out Right Brain Brewery's new TV commercial! #Keepbeercurious

Empire Asparagus Festival added 2 new photos.

Thanks to the Grand Traverse Scene for featuring the Asparagus Festival in the latest issue!
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Thanks to the Grand Traverse Scene for featuring the Asparagus Festival in the latest issue!

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Grand Traverse SceneThank YOU for the shout out!

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Crystal Mountain – 11th Annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival – May 28, 2016


Kick off the summer with this Memorial Day weekend tradition at Crystal Mountain.

Enjoy live entertainment while sampling over 75 of Michigan’s finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets.

Plus, live entertainment held slopeside.


2016 Participating Breweries:

 

Stay tuned for more participating Breweries and Brat Vendors!

Beer available while supplies last.

Crystal Mountain asks that you please be responsible about your alcoholic consumption. We encourage our guests to assign a designated driver or use on-property shuttles when leaving the festival. Cars left overnight will not be ticketed or towed. Those who chose not to drink at the festival will still have to pay the same price for admission as those who are drinking. All attendees have access to a lineup of musical talent, food and beverage vendors, merchandise, festival activities and prizes. For this reason, discounted tickets are not available.

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Michigan Beer & Brat Festival – Photos From Instagram

Tag your Michigan Beer & Brat Festival instagram photos with #mibeernbrat and they will appear here in our Michigan Beer & Brat Festival Instagram Photo Stream.

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