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Retro Weekend

Retro Weekend

Mar 24, 6:00pm - Mar 25, 8:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Friday, March 24
6pm: Birds of Prey
Back by popular demand! Learn more about Wings of Wonder and their raptor rehabilitation program and meet live birds of prey like owls, falcons and hawks.

Saturday, March 25
11am: Get Up! On Mountain Run
Take the challenge to run, walk, climb or crawl to the top of Loki, slush or shine! Medals for all finishers. Top male and female winners receive a 2017-18 Season Pass! $20 per person, includes March on the Mountain t-shirt. Register online by visiting crystalmountain.com/retro

2pm: Get Down! Bike Race
Race on the mountain in snow, slush, or sand for the best time of two runs. Medals awarded for the top three in both Fat Tire and Open categories. $20 per person, includes March on the Mountain t-shirt. Register online by visiting crystalmountain.com/retro

Noon - 4pm: DJ Dance Party & BBQ
Includes "Name That Tune", Rubik's Cube Contest and more. Held slopeside on the Lodge deck.

5 - 8pm - FREE Slopeside Concert featuring The Journey
The Journey Tribute entertains audiences from all over the world. Let this band of extremely talented musicians take you on a “journey” of some of rock’s most enduring classics. Be prepared for a high energy show! During the concert, enjoy $3 drafts at the Kinlochen Plaza!
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Al Silber at Symphony Space

Al Silber at Symphony Space

Mar 28, 7:30pm - Mar 28, 10:00pm

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY  10025 Map

Join other Interlochen Alumni and families for an evening featuring Interlochen Arts Camp and Academy alumna Alexandra Silber (IAA 99-01, IAC 95-99) on Tuesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Space (95th and Broadway).

This evening celebrates Ms. Silber’s new novel, After Anatevka, an evocative sequel to the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof. Ms. Silber played Hodel in London’s West End and Tzeitel in the recent Broadway revival. The evening will include a world-premiere composition by fellow Interlochen alumnus Lance Horne (IAA 94-96, IAC 94-95). Alumnus Santino Fontana (IAC 99), known for his roles in Frozen and My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, will also be featured!

A talk-back with Ms. Silber and other guests will follow the show.

Don’t wait! Purchase your tickets now before they sell out (goo.gl/JV9KIv)! Type INTERLOCHEN into the “discount code” box; tickets will remain the same price, but using this code will ensure that we’re able to send you follow-up details, and that you are able to sit with other Interlochen guests. Additional information about the concert is also available at the above link.
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THINK Spring Painting Social

THINK Spring Painting Social

Mar 31, 6:00pm - Mar 31, 8:30pm

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
830 Cottageview Dr
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

Join B50 The Village Store & Ravens Nest for another Painting Social ~ Come enjoy hors d'oeuvres, wine samplings and discounted bottles available for purchase, live music and painting with friends! Friday, March 31 from 6pm-8:30pm in the North Mercato outside of Ravens Nest, cost is $49 per person, limited seats available, purchase tickets at squareup.com/store/b-50-the-village-store or call 231-938-6150 to reserve your spot!... See MoreSee Less

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Edmar Castaneda Trio

Edmar Castaneda Trio

Apr 6, 7:30pm - Apr 6, 10:00pm

Dendrinos Chapel
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

Since Colombian harpis Edmar Castañeda moved to the United States in 1994, he has taken New York and the world stage by storm with the sheer force of his virtuosic command of the harp. Revolutionizing the way audiences and critics alike consider the harp, Castaneda is a master at realizing beautiful complexities of time. He has become known for his crafting of cross-rhythms layered with chordal nuances that rival the most celebrated flamenco guitarist's efforts. Together with David Silliman on drums/percussion and Marshall Gilkes on trombone, the trio creates exciting and engaging music that has thrilled audiences worldwide.... See MoreSee Less

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Small Plates

Small Plates

Apr 8, 6:00pm - Apr 8, 9:00pm

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

Dine with Leelanau Winemakers!

The next wildly popular Small Plates, an intimate progressive dinner, is Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine paired with a gourmet tapas dish in the tasting rooms during this progressive dinner. Many wineries partner with local chefs to prepare and serve each delicious pairing. Culinary aficionados will enjoy this upscale, gourmet food event!

Tickets are $15 per seating, and you may get tickets for one, two or three seatings, each at the winery of your choice. Seating times are roughly 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Tickets must be ordered in advance for this event and always sell out quickly, so be sure to get yours today!
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Hill House Showcase Concert at Kirkbride Hall

Hill House Showcase Concert at Kirkbride Hall

Apr 14, 7:30pm - Apr 14, 11:00pm

Kirkbride Hall
700 Cottageview Dr
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

JOIN CROSSHATCH CENTER FOR ART & ECOLOGY AND BLISSFEST MUSIC ORGANIZATION FOR A COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES LIKE NO OTHER.

For seven years, artists from all over the world have been traveling to Northern Michigan in order to live and work at the Hill House Artist Residency. Fewer then 10% of applicants are selected. Now, we’ve selected three of the very best acts to perform, for two nights only.

Josh Davis Trio - our own local songwriting hero, soulful and folky and with a suitcase filled with his newest CD release.

Three Thirds - what happens when a classical quartet discovers old-timey folk music? come see. (hint: it's magic.)

Robinson & Rohe - finely crafted songs for deep listening. two brooklynites make music that michigan woodsy souls will love.

See all three acts at the beautiful and intimate Kirkbride Hall on Friday, April 14. Tickets are available now.


ABOUT THE HILL HOUSE ARTIST RESIDENCY
The Hill House Artist Residency serves musicians, writers, performers, and visual artists. The residency grants time and space—two to four weeks in a log cabin near the Jordan River, stocked with locally sourced food—to support artists and the creation of new art.

To learn more about the Hill House, go to www.crosshatch.org/artist-residency/


THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS FUNDERS AND PARTNERS:

The Erickson Family Fund at the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation

BlissFest Music Organization

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

Left Foot Charley

Crooked Tree Arts Center
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GTW Spring Wine Tour

GTW Spring Wine Tour

Apr 21, 5:00pm - Apr 21, 9:00pm

Traverse City, MI
Traverse City, MI  49684, 49685, 49686, 49696 Map

We opened up the tickets for the GTWoman Wine Tour! Below is the info –Tickets are $50 each or 2 for $90. Register today! Seats are limited and we do sell out fast! Grab your girlfriends and get a group together!

Spring Fever is here! Get your TICKETS today for Friday, April 21st from 5-9pm for the GTWoman Annual Wine Tour and enjoy a night out with the gals. We will be loading up on a tour bus and heading to these wineries:
At 45 North Vineyard & Winery enjoy a guided tasting of 5 wines including 2 whites, 2 reds, and their famous Peach Crémant. Cheese and charcuterie will be provided. At Verterra Winery, join us for 5 delicious tastings of their wines or ciders while enjoying a sampling of tasty appetizers, including cheeses and crackers, fresh fruits and veggies with mouthwatering dips and nuts. Then we will end the evening at Aurora Cellars who will offer a unique candlelight wine tasting, along with a wonderful Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta Bake with Italian bread. Also enjoy decadent cake by Aunt B’s!

Our Sponsor Spa Grand Traverse will be pampering us at each winery with the opportunity for mini-spa services: Mini manicures, Chair massages and Make-up touch ups stations! Also a grand prize of a full set of Nova-Lash American Volume Eyelash Extensions valued at $200 will be given away by a random drawing of our attendees that evening!

Tickets are $50 each or 2 for $90. Register today! Seats are limited and we do sell out fast! Grab your girlfriends and get a group together!
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Shakespeares Cardenio

Shakespeare's Cardenio

Apr 21, 7:30pm - Apr 23, 10:00pm

Corson Auditorium
4000 Highway M-137, Interlochen, MI
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

Tickets go on sale March 24, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m.

A woman seduced and a friend betrayed; desire, deceit and disguise abound in Shakespeare's "lost play."

Records show that in the winter of 1612 a play by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, called Cardenna, was performed at the Court of James I. Just over a century later, the "lost" manuscript of the play was purportedly handed down to London theatre entrepreneur Lewis Theobald, who then adapted it into a play entitled Double Falsehood. While the original manuscript has since been lost once more, 21st century scholars and analysts of Double Falsehood have agreed that it contains many passages and scenes that are written by Shakespeare and Fletcher.

In 2010 Gregory Doran, current Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, combined Double Falsehood with his own extensive knowledge of Shakespeare literature and production into a new version of this "lost play" by William Shakespeare, restoring its original title, Cardenio. Doran's version of the play, which is based upon an episode in the novel Don Quixote, draws upon a team of writers including Cervantes, Shakespeare, Fletcher, and Theobald. The result was one of the biggest critical and popular hits of the 2011 RSC season, a passionate love story involving attempted murder, rape, and betrayals of love and friendship that takes the audience on an exciting journey to 16th century Spain.
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Arts Academy Jazz Ensemble presents A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Arts Academy Jazz Ensemble presents A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

May 5, 7:30pm - May 5, 10:00pm

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

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.

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Spring Sip & Savor

Spring Sip & Savor

May 6, 11:00am - May 7, 5:00pm

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

Celebrate spring, indulge in your senses and learn more about Leelanau Peninsula wines with delicious wine and food pairings at 23 wineries along the trail Saturday May 6th from 11:00 to 6:00 pm and Sunday May 7th from Noon to 5:00 pm. Tickets to this memorable, self-guided event are $35 for both days and include a souvenir wine glass and a featured wine & food pairing at each winery. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 tastes. Tickets are limited and typically sell out, so get yours TODAY!

A $5 donation for every ticket sold goes to the Bruce Simpson Winemakers Scholarship to help students in their quest for a career in viticulture or enology in Northern Michigan.
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My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

May 12, 7:30pm - May 13, 9:00pm

Corson Auditorium
4000 Highway M-137, Interlochen, MI
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

The incredibly popular play My Fair Lady has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The beloved story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a lady.

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Blossom Day

Blossom Day

May 13, 10:00am - May 13, 5:00pm

Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula
15900 Rue de Vin
Traverse City, MI  49686 Map

** Tickets now on sale! **

Bring on spring! Relish samples of WOMP’s newest vintages, as well as spring’s arrival to Old Mission Peninsula, commemorated with seasonal food and wine pairings and other activities, like winemaker chats and operations tours, on the wine trail. You will also receive a special commemorative wine glass! Tickets go on sale 60 days prior to the event.

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST:
Make sure to share your photos and video from the event on your social media using the hashtag #WOMPBlossomDay – you could win a WOMP prize pack!

Any additional questions can be directed to Chateau Chantal at 231.223.4110. How it works:

Tickets include a souvenir glass. Designated Driver tickets are also available for purchase. (DD ticketholders do not receive a souvenir glass, but tickets do include food and non-alcoholic beverages.)

When you purchase your ticket, you will choose your starting winery location. Your souvenir wine glass, which includes at least 1.5 oz of tastings per winery, will be waiting for you at this location. After you leave your chosen winery starting point, you can select which tasting rooms you would like to visit during the event, in the order of your preference. If you would like to schedule and purchase transportation for your group, please click the link to shuttle and bus recommendations: www.wineriesofomp.com/24/shuttle-buses. WOMP will not provide guests any type of transportation.
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Michigan Beer and Brat Festival

Michigan Beer and Brat Festival

May 27, 4:00pm - May 27, 8:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Kick off the summer with this Memorial Day weekend tradition at Crystal Mountain. Enjoy live entertainment while sampling an enormous selection of Michigan's finest microbrews, local hard cider and mead, and gourmet brats from northwest Michigan markets. Held slopeside.

Tickets are on sale now! For more info, visit: crystalmountain.com/beerfest

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North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

May 28, 8:00am - May 28, 4:00pm

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville, MI  49683 Map

Kick off summer with a running start at Crystal Mountain's 4th Annual Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k race! The North Mitten Half Marathon, 10k and 5k is a combination of paved roads, dirt roads and trails. The North Mitten route consists of primarily flat, open trails on Crystal Mountain property and will not climb the mountain. Both races will start and finish at the white slopeside tent near the Crystal Clipper chairlift. This is a great spring race for beginners and experienced runners!

Visit our website to learn more: www.crystalmountain.com/events/north-mitten
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Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water

Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water

Jul 15, 1:00pm - Jul 15, 7:00pm

Join us for a fantastic day of wine on the water! The 2017 Leelanau Peninsula Wine on the Water Festival features delicious pours from local wineries, a distillery and a brewery as well as delicious food from local restaurants. Enjoy drinks, food and all-day musical entertainment along the cool breeze from Grand Traverse Bay.

More details to follow...

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Harvest Stompede

Harvest Stompede

Sep 9, 11:00am - Sep 10, 5:00pm

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

This annual weekend features a spectacular race through Leelanau’s vineyards followed by a self-guided wine tour along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail featuring world class wines and culinary delights that reflect the season’s bounty.

The Harvest Stompede Wine Tour starts on Saturday immediately following the race. The tour takes place from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday and 12:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $40 and include a souvenir wine glass and a special wine pour and food pairing at each of 23 participating wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail.
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The Hunt for the Reds of October

The Hunt for the Reds of October

Oct 2, 11:00am - Oct 13, 5:00pm

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

Leelanau Peninsula has become well-known for its Riesling and other cool-climate white varietals and blends. What is often overlooked, however, are the high-quality red wines being grown in the region.

To help get beneath the surface, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail hosts a fun event to explore and discover great red wines of Leelanau Peninsula. The Hunt for the Reds of October takes place weekdays (Monday through Friday) during the month of October. For the entire month of October, your ticket gets you a complimentary pour at each of more than 20 participating wineries offering diverse red wines: big and bold Cabernet Francs and Merlots, aromatic and spicy Pinot Noirs and many more.

Tickets are $10 per person which includes a signature wine glass, a complimentary red wine pour at each winery throughout the month of October and a $5 donation to the American Red Cross.
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Interlochen Arts Academy Alumni Weekend 2017

Interlochen Arts Academy Alumni Weekend 2017

Oct 13, 12:00pm - Oct 15, 3:00pm

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

Join us Oct. 13-15 for the 2017 Interlochen Arts Academy Alumni Weekend, open to any and all Academy classes! Reconnect with classmates and friends, engage with faculty and staff, enjoy campus performances, tour new campus facilities and celebrate together. Rekindle your love of Interlochen and restore your creative muse, all while having a lot of fun.

The schedule of activities and information on lodging and registration will be available later this spring at www.interlochen.org/alumniweekend

In the meantime, please take a moment to make sure your contact information is up-to-date: www.interlochen.org/webform/update-your-contact-information

For more information, contact the Office of Engagement at engagement@interlochen.org or 231.276.7630.
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Toast the Season

Toast the Season

Nov 4, 11:00am - Nov 5, 5:00pm

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

Celebrate the holiday season enjoying local wine and delicious fare along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Each year in November, enjoy tasting and touring during one of two consecutive weekends – November 4 and 5 or November 11 and 12, 2017.

Tickets are $75 for couples or $50 for singles (for BOTH days) and include a featured wine and food pairing at 23 wineries, a souvenir wine glass and the wildly popular holiday gift. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 tastes.

Bringing your own driver or have a friend not interested in drinking? Add a Designated Driver ticket for $25 so your non-drinking friend may still enjoy food along the trail as well as the holiday gift.
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Toast the Season (Weekend 2)

Toast the Season (Weekend 2)

Nov 11, 11:00am - Nov 12, 5:00pm

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

Celebrate the holiday season enjoying local wine and delicious fare along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Each year in November, enjoy tasting and touring during one of two consecutive weekends – November 4 and 5 or November 11 and 12, 2017.

Tickets are $75 for couples or $50 for singles (for BOTH days) and include a featured wine and food pairing at 23 wineries, a souvenir wine glass and the wildly popular holiday gift. After your featured pairing, most wineries offer an additional complimentary 2 to 3 tastes.

Bringing your own driver or have a friend not interested in drinking? Add a Designated Driver ticket for $25 so your non-drinking friend may still enjoy food along the trail as well as the holiday gift.
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