Traverse City, Michigan – Travel and Lodging

Traverse City Uncorked – May 1 – 31, 2017

Traverse City Uncorked
Quickly becoming a renowned wine destination, Traverse City boasts a wide range of cool-climate wines that pair perfectly with the exploding cuisine scene. The region’s two peninsulas, Leelanau and Old Mission, are both designated as American Viticultural Areas (AVA) with diverse microclimates uniquely suited for a variety of wine grapes. Among the internationally acclaimed varietals are Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc.

Pair all of this with the beauty of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and experience, firsthand, the Traverse City region which will have you yearning for more.

Throughout the month of May, enjoy lodging packages, tasting room specials, chef events, winemaker dinners, education and more. Visit Traverse City Uncorked‘s website for further information.

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail Page On Facebook.

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Kick off this winteriffic weekend at Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery tonight, starting at 5 pm with Levi Britton and 20% off wine & cider by the glass and food in honor of Local Appreciation Fridays! #leelanauwine #friyay #winenot #wineweekendDon't miss @levibrittonmusic from 5pm until 8pm today! 20% off (wine/cider by the glass and food) all day in celebration of Local Appreciation Fridays!
#tgif #livemusic #happyhour #friyayvibes
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Kick off this winteriffic weekend at Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery tonight, starting at 5 pm with Levi Britton and 20% off wine & cider by the glass and food in honor of Local Appreciation Fridays! #leelanauwine #friyay #winenot #wineweekend

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Looking for something fun to do on New Year's Eve? Sip and giggle at the Old Town Playhouse!

Sips n' Giggles Comedy ShowDec 31, 8:00pmOld Town PlayhouseSips n' Giggles Comedy Show returns to end the year with laughs for its New Year's Eve show at the Old Town Playhouse! Enjoy local wines and more paired with nationally touring stand-up comedians.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for cocktail hour offering a full cash bar. Show begins at 8:00 pm and will run till about 9:15 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Only 250 tickets available.

Headlining the show is comedian Steve Iott, who is an embattled veteran comic who has seen it all and has plenty to say about it. A master of improvisation, Steve takes the audience along as he spins his tales of ridiculous life experiences. In addition to being a professional comedian, he writes an award-winning column posted on the Internet. He also frequently lies about receiving awards for his writing.
No stranger to either television nor the concert stage, Steve has appeared on A&E, NBC, Comedy Central, Bob n' Tom, and has opened shows for Steven Wright, Chicago, and Bill Maher to name a few.

Opening up the show are special guest comedians Ben Macks, Gary Langley and Charlie Settles
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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Step aside, Taco Tuesday. There's a new tradition on the trail...

Ride the 3-mile 45 North Recreational Trail each Tuesday now through mid-February and enjoy free fat tire bike rentals and a $5 cider and soup pairing at 45 North Vineyard & Winery #leelanawine

Fat Tuesdays x SBB x 45 North Vineyard and WineryDec 12, 5:00pm45 North Vineyard & WinerySuttons Bay Bikes is bringing the fat tire rental fleet out to 45 North Vineyard and WInery for weekly drop in rides on the groomed 45 North Recreational Trail! A 3 mile loop trail perfect for all riders and the newly initiated to this amazingly fun winter sport!

45 North Vineyard and Winery will be open to riders from 5 - 8 PM and offering a $5 pint of cider & bowl of soup special. Warm up by the fire and enjoy the winter season in beautiful Leelanau County! Families & kids welcome, no need to pre-register.

6 pm group ride - start earlier or later - trail open all evening

Bring your own fat tire bike or rent ours for FREE! Helmets & lights included.

Fat Tuesdays will happen on December 12, January 9, 23, Feb 6, 13. Dates subject to snowfall and grooming conditions. Check back here for Tuesday AM updates!

Questions? Email Kendall at kendall@grandtraversebiketours.com or call Suttons Bay Bikes at (231) 421-6815.
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Fat Tuesdays x SBB x 45 North Vineyard and Winery

 

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Hey Mary Brisbois, I thought you and Ella might want to check this out. Great way to try out Fat Biking.

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Sips n Giggles Comedy Show

Sips n' Giggles Comedy Show

Dec 31, 8:00pm - Dec 31, 9:30pm

Old Town Playhouse
148 E 8th St
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Sips n' Giggles Comedy Show returns to end the year with laughs for its New Year's Eve show at the Old Town Playhouse! Enjoy local wines and more paired with nationally touring stand-up comedians.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for cocktail hour offering a full cash bar. Show begins at 8:00 pm and will run till about 9:15 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Only 250 tickets available.

Headlining the show is comedian Steve Iott, who is an embattled veteran comic who has seen it all and has plenty to say about it. A master of improvisation, Steve takes the audience along as he spins his tales of ridiculous life experiences. In addition to being a professional comedian, he writes an award-winning column posted on the Internet. He also frequently lies about receiving awards for his writing.
No stranger to either television nor the concert stage, Steve has appeared on A&E, NBC, Comedy Central, Bob n' Tom, and has opened shows for Steven Wright, Chicago, and Bill Maher to name a few.

Opening up the show are special guest comedians Ben Macks, Gary Langley and Charlie Settles
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January Business After Hours

January Business After Hours

Jan 11, 5:30pm - Jan 11, 7:30pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Prepare for an evening of wine-paired fun as you mingle with longtime acquaintances & new friends and view the galleries of the Leelanau Studios at the Grand Traverse Regional Arts Campus.

101 interested  ·  14 going
Sips & Soups

Sips & Soups

Jan 20, 12:00pm - Jan 20, 5:00pm

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Studio 1
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Experience the magic of our wineries covered in a glistening blanket of snow, while warming up with savory soups and hearty chilis paired with delicious Pinot Noirs, Rieslings, Chardonnays and more!

Tickets to this SOUPer event are $20 and include a souvenir wine glass. $5 for each ticket sold will be donated to local food banks coordinated by Leelanau Christian Neighbors.

Visit www.lpwines.com to see the soup & wine pairing menu, view lodging packages, learn about transportation and purchase tickets. Sips & Soups sold out in 2016 and 2017, so don’t delay!

THE 2018 SOUP & WINE PAIRINGS

Sleeping Bear Loop:

Rove Estate of Traverse City is serving Mama Lu’s Chicken Tortilla Soup paired with their 2015 Riesling.

Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery of Cedar is serving a Hearty Beef and Vegetable Soup with Sautéed Mushrooms paired with their North Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013.

Good Harbor Vineyards of Lake Leelanau is serving Wild Mushroom Pinot Noir Soup paired with your choice of either their Harbor Red or Fishtown White .

Laurentide Winery of Lake Leelanau is serving Artichoke & Asiago Bisque paired with their Laurentide Dry Riesling 2016.

Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor is serving—TBA!

Chateau Fontaine of Lake Leelanau is serving—TBA!


Northern Loop:

Green Bird Organic Cellars & Farms of Northport is serving Hungarian Mushroom Soup paired with their Gewürztraminer.

Leelanau Wine Cellars of Omena is serving a Seafood Chowder paired with their 2013 Chardonnay.

Tandem Ciders of Suttons Bay is serving Fabada Asturiana soup paired with their Green Man Semi-Dry Cider.

45 North Vineyard & Winery is serving Tomato and Israeli Couscous Soup paired with their 45 White.

Aurora Cellars of Lake Leelanau is serving Sissons Main Street Savory Tomato Basil Soup paired with your choice of their 2014 Pinot Noir or 2014 Pinot Gris.

Verterra Winery of Leland is serving—TBD!

Boathouse Vineyards of Lake Leelanau is serving—TBD!

Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery of Suttons Bay is serving—TBD!

French Valley Vineyard and Bistro of Suttons Bay is serving Texas chili with House-Smoked Brisket paired with TBD!


Grand Traverse Bay Loop:

Shady Lane Cellars of Suttons Bay is serving Bacon and Sweet Potato Soup paired with “The Project” Viognier.

Black Star Farms of Suttons Bay is serving Morel Mushroom Bisque paired with their 2016 Arcturos Pinot Gris.

Ciccone Vineyard & Winery of Suttons Bay is serving—TBD!

Chateau de Leelanau of Suttons Bay is serving—TBD!
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Arts Academy Jazz Ensemble presents A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald – Interlochen Arts Festival – May 5, 2017


Join us for “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” featuring Carmen Bradford, Gary Motley and the Interlochen Arts Academy Jazz Ensemble and Combo in honor of the Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration.

Carmen Bradford
Born in Austin, Texas and raised in Altadena, California, Carmen Bradford grew up with music in her home and in her heart. It was only natural that Carmen would follow in the footsteps of her great family legacy, being the daughter of legendary trumpeter/ composer Bobby Bradford and world renowned vocalist/composer Melba Joyce. Her grandfather Melvin Moore sang with Lucky Millender and Dizzy Gillespie’s Big Band in the 1940’s, and sang with the Ink Spots, making Carmen the third generation of incredible musicians. She has carved out a place in music history for herself and is playing an integral role in this uniquely American art form called jazz. Carmen Bradford is Jazz Royalty.

Gary Motley
Gary Motley is a jazz pianist and composer. He is best known for his captivating performances, classic yet current sound, and popularity in the southeastern United States jazz music scene. Motley has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and the American Composers Forum (ACF). Featured on NPR’s Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland, his notable performances also include the premiere of his first orchestral work “The Artist and the Visionary,” duo performances with pianists Dave Brubeck and Kenny Barron, and concerts with Jon Faddis, Eddie Daniels, Benny Golson and others. Motley’s selection by the ACF as an artist-in-residence led to his second composition for string orchestra and jazz trio “The Resolution of a Dream.” He premiered his “Highland Summit: A Suite for String Quartet and Jazz Quartet” with the Vega String Quartet at the Highlands Chamber Music Festival and later performed his “Suite Odyssey” with the ensemble at Carnegie Hall. In 2010, Motley premiered a composition based on a work by Toni Morrison at the Toni Morrison Society’s 6th Biennial Conference in Paris. Recent travels include performances and workshops in South America and Cuba. Cited by his home state for his artistic and educational achievements, Gary was inducted into the Alabama jazz Hall of Fame in 2015.

May 5, 2017 – 7:30pm
Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Dec 16, 7:30pm - Dec 16, 10:00pm

Cheboygan Opera House

SOLD OUT!

An incredibly popular Interlochen tradition, The Nutcracker brings all the dancing, music and fun of this treasured classic to the Cheboygan Opera House. Everyone's favorite holiday ballet includes gorgeous sets and colorful costumes as Director of Dance Joseph Morrissey puts his own spin on the tale of fantasy and wonder.

40 interested  ·  5 going
The Nutcracker at Cheboygan Opera House

The Nutcracker at Cheboygan Opera House

Dec 16, 7:30pm - Dec 16, 10:30pm

Cheboygan Opera House
403 N Huron St
Cheboygan, MI  49721 Map

An incredibly popular Interlochen tradition, The Nutcracker brings all the dancing, music and fun of this treasured classic to the Cheboygan Opera House. Everyone's favorite holiday ballet includes gorgeous sets and colorful costumes as Director of Dance Joseph Morrissey puts his own spin on the tale of fantasy and wonder.

602 interested  ·  64 going
Regional Audition: Detroit

Regional Audition: Detroit

Jan 5, 4:30pm - Jan 5, 7:30pm

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI  48201-2005 Map

Audition for Interlochen's Arts Camp and Arts Academy programs in your city! Students of all ages interested in Interlochen's theatre, dance and music programs are welcome to attend. Register for the event by following the "Ticket Information" link.

8 interested  ·  1 going
Regional Auditions: Los Angeles

Regional Auditions: Los Angeles

Jan 7, 4:00pm - Jan 7, 9:00pm

Colburn School
200 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA  90012 Map

Audition for Interlochen's Arts Camp and Arts Academy programs in a city near you! Students of all ages interested in Interlochen's theatre, dance and music programs are welcome to attend. Register for the event by clicking on the ticket information link above.

5 interested
Regional Auditions: Chicago

Regional Auditions: Chicago

Jan 13, 4:30pm - Jan 13, 8:30pm

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
1147 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL  60607 Map

Audition for Interlochen's Arts Camp and Arts Academy programs in your city! Students of all ages interested in Interlochen's theatre, dance and music programs are welcome to attend. Register for the event by following the "ticket information" link above.

1 interested
Regional Auditions: New York

Regional Auditions: New York

Jan 15, 12:30pm - Jan 15, 3:30pm

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
405 W 55th St
New York, NY  10019 Map

Audition for Interlochen's Arts Camp and Arts Academy programs in your city! Students of all ages interested in Interlochen's theatre, dance and music programs are welcome to attend. Register for the event by following the "ticket information" link above.

2 interested  ·  2 going
The Accidentals at Interlochen Center for the Arts

The Accidentals at Interlochen Center for the Arts

Jan 27, 7:30pm - Jan 27, 10:00pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Hwy M-137 South
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

Marvel at the musicianship and music of two break-out Interlochen Alumni.

Named among Yahoo Music's "Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2017," The Accidentals’ return to their hometown of Traverse City, MI—and their alma mater of Interlochen—to play this not-to-be-missed performance at Corson Auditorium.
Multi-instrumentalists Sav Buist (IAA 12-13) and Katie Larson (IAC 05, 08-12/IAA 12-14), joined by drummer Michael Dause, have crafted a genre all their own.

Larson, a sophomore cellist, and Buist, a junior violinist left their public high school to participate in the first year of the Singer Songwriter program at IAA. During that time they recorded their second album, Bittersweet. Over 1500 live shows and a self produced EP later, they signed a recording contract with Sony Masterworks in 2017. They return to Interlochen with their debut major label album, Odyssey, on Jan 27th, 2018.

THE ALBUM:
“They display equal interest in the focused musical forms of indie rock and pop and the expansive potential of orchestral arrangements, jam band open-endedness and impressionistic singer-songwriter expression.”
NPR First Listen: The Accidentals, ‘Odyssey.

THE LIVE SHOW:
The Knockturnal: Concert Review - The Accidentals At Mercury Lounge. “The first thing I noticed, other than the door-to-stage packed room, was the charisma of the band. It’s one thing to get a crowd energized and pumped, but to connect with them on an extremely real level is something that not many acts can pull off gracefully...with laugh inducing anecdotes before each song, Larson and Buist created a strong atmosphere and connection with the crowd.”

Diandra Reviews it All: Concert Review - The Accidentals Are The Comic-Con of Musicians at Mercury Lounge. “The Accidentals are the type of talents that remind humanity it can be so much more than how it acts or behaves. They go beyond lyrics that zone in on love’s ups and downs to present life as the core source of your balanced instability. They are more than just musicians; they are family.”
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Regional Auditions: Interlochen, MI

Regional Auditions: Interlochen, MI

Jan 28, 12:30pm - Jan 28, 3:30pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Hwy M-137 South
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

Audition for Interlochen's Arts Camp and Arts Academy programs in your city! Students of all ages interested in Interlochen's theatre, dance and music programs are welcome to attend. Learn more about and register for the event by following the link below.

4 interested  ·  1 going
Arts Academy Open House

Arts Academy Open House

Jan 29, 8:00am - Jan 29, 5:00pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Hwy M-137 South
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

Prospective students and families take part in a large group experience that explores the possibility of attending Interlochen Arts Academy. The day's schedule provides flexibility to move at your own pace, while anchored with thoughtful opportunities that bring the group back together.

5 interested  ·  2 going
Interlochen MI An Evening with David Sedaris

Interlochen MI An Evening with David Sedaris

Apr 17, 7:30pm - Apr 17, 9:30pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Hwy M-137 South
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Interlochen, MI – Interlochen Center for the Arts. Corson Auditorium – 7:30 PM Evening Reading and signing.
tickets.interlochen.org/events/david-sedaris/april-17-2018-730pm

90 interested  ·  13 going
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