Manistee area entertainment calendar

The annual car show will be one of the highlights of this weekend’s Onekama Days, along with Friday’s fireworks over Portage Lake at dusk and Sunday’s parade at 1 p.m. This weekend also brings Copemish Heritage Days. The parade in Copemish is on Saturday at 5 p.m. and fireworks are Saturday at dusk at Twisted Trails Off-Road Park, located on Read Road just east of Copemish. (News Advocate File Photo)

This Weekend

Thursday

Onekama Days

Manistee Art Institute “Art and Coffee,” 9:30 a.m.-noon, Hardy Hall, Ramsdell Theatre

Manistee Jaycees Roots on the River Concert, 7 p.m., Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee

“Children of Eden” High School Musical Theatre Company, 7 p.m., Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” 7 p.m., Phoenix Theatre, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Friday

Onekama Days

Manistee Art Institute Three Artist + Exhibit, 1-5 p.m., Hardy Exhibit Hall, Ramsdell Theatre

Collectible book sale, Darcy Library, 2-5 p.m., Beulah

Concert at the Log Cabin, 7 p.m., corner Panu and Walta streets, Kaleva

Saturday

Onekama Days

Copemish Days

Manistee Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, corner of Washington Street and Memorial Drive, Manistee

Summer Dog Party, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Twisted Trails Off-Road Park, 19405 Read Road, Copemish

125th Anniversary Salad Luncheon/Farmers Market/Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Onekama

Manistee Art Institute Three Artist + Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Hardy Exhibit Hall, Ramsdell Theatre

Rotary Chicken Barbeque, noon-4 p.m., Frankfort

Manistee Art Institute Three Artist + artist reception, 1-4 p.m., Hardy Exhibit Hall, Ramsdell Theatre

Book sale, Darcy Library, 2-5 p.m., Beulah

Sunday

Onekama Days

Copemish Days

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Kaleval Lions Club, 14361 9 Mile Road, Kaleva

Bear Lake Lions Breakfast, 8-11 a.m., Lions Den, 7748 Lake St., Bear Lake

Manistee Art Institute Three Artist + Exhibit, 1-5 p.m., Hardy Exhibit Hall, Ramsdell Theatre

Upcoming events

Aug. 6 — Water Music Concert, 7 p.m., Faith Covenant Church, 475 Eighth St., Manistee

Aug. 6 — PLA Concert in the Park, Blue Shadow group, 7 p.m., Onekama Village Park

Aug. 7 — Herb Class, 1:30 p.m., Sophia Street Community Garden, Manistee

Aug. 7 — Line dancing, 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

Aug. 7 — ShoreLine ShowCase Jazz, Root Doctor/Freddie Cunningham, 7 p.m., First Street Beach Rotary Gazebo, Manistee

Aug. 8 — Arts and Crafts Fair, Benzonia

Aug. 8 — Budweiser Clydesdales in Pentwater, 5-7 p.m., Village Green

Aug. 9 — Wellston Jammers Jam Session, 1-4 p.m., Norman Township Community Center

Aug. 9 — Budweiser Clydesdales full hitch showing, 4-7 p.m., Little River Casino Resort

Aug. 9 — Manistee Jaycees Roots on the River Concert, 7 p.m., Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee

Aug. 10-12, 17-19 — Manistee Art Institute animal art show “From Aardvarks to Zebras and Everything in Between, Hardy Hall, Ramsdell Theatre

Aug. 10 — Budweiser Clydesdales full hitch showing and march, 5-7 p.m., Stearns Park Beach, Ludington

Aug. 10 — A Shore Thing fundraiser for West Shore Healthcare Foundation, 6 p.m., Seng’s Marina, 47 Lake St., Manistee

Aug. 10 — Second Annual Hunger No Longer Concert, 7 p.m., Onekama Village Park

Aug. 10 — Second Annual Hunger No Longer Concert, 7 p.m., Onekama Village Park

Aug. 10 — After Hours Street Drags, 7 p.m., Northern Michigan Dragway, 14038 Potter Road, Bear Lake

Aug. 10 — Concert at the Log Cabin, 7 p.m., corner Panu and Walta streets, Kaleva

Aug. 10-12, 17-19 — Drama “Glass Menagerie,” Ramsdell Theatre

Aug. 11 — Manistee Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, corner of Washington Street and Memorial Drive, Manistee

Aug. 11 — Friends of the Library Book Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Manistee Library Book House, corner Maple and First streets, Manistee

Aug. 11 — Budweiser Clydesdales at Pentwater Homecoming Parade, 4 p.m., Pentwater

Aug. 11 — Magic of Bill Blagg, 8 p.m., Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Aug. 11 — Happy Together Tour (The Turtles, Mickey Dolenz, The Buckinghams, & more), 8 p.m., Little River Casino Resort

Aug. 11 — Bracket Race, 8 p.m., Northern Michigan Dragway, 14038 Potter Road, Bear Lake

Aug. 12 — All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Kaleval Lions Club, 14361 9 Mile Road, Kaleva

Aug. 12 — Bear Lake Lions Breakfast, 8-11 a.m., Lions Den, 7748 Lake St., Bear Lake

Aug. 12 — Gold Coast Artisan Fair, Ludington

Aug. 12 — Budweiser Clydesdale full hitch showing, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Mason County Fairgrounds

Aug. 12 — Opera in Cinema, Norma (Teatro Antico), 2 p.m., Carmike Harbor Cinemas, Ludington

Aug. 13 — PLA Concert in the Park, Jim Hawley Peter, Paul & Mary tribute, 7 p.m., Onekama Village Park

Aug. 13, 15, 18 — Enso String Quartet, 8 p.m., Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Aug. 14 — Line dancing, 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

Aug. 14 — ShoreLine ShowCase Jazz,Chicago’s Jeannie Lambert/Steve Sander Band, 7 p.m., First Street Beach Rotary Gazebo, Manistee

Aug. 15 — Summer Film Festival “Phantom Creeps #8” and “Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter,” 4 and 7 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

Aug. 16 — Manistee Jaycees Roots on the River Concert, 7 p.m., Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee

Aug. 17 — Concert at the Log Cabin, 7 p.m., corner Panu and Walta streets, Kaleva

Aug. 17-18 — Art Fair, Frankfort

Aug. 18 — Collector Car Show, Mineral Springs Park, Frankfort

Aug. 18 — Bear Lake Community Yard Sale

Aug. 18 — Manistee Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, corner of Washington Street and Memorial Drive, Manistee

Aug. 18 — Dukes of September Rhythm, Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs, 8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Aug. 18 — Night Ranger, 8 p.m., Little River Casino Resort

Aug. 19 — Bear Lake Lions Breakfast, 8-11 a.m., Lions Den, 7748 Lake St., Bear Lake

Aug. 19 — All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Kaleval Lions Club, 14361 9 Mile Road, Kaleva

Aug. 20 — PLA Concert in the Park, Blue Coast Quintet, 7 p.m., Onekama Village Park

Aug. 20 — A Little Night Music Concert featuring George Cole and Eurocana, 8 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

Aug. 21 — ShoreLine ShowCase Jazz, Benny Reeves/Paul Carey’s Soul Sensations, 7 p.m., First Street Beach Rotary Gazebo, Manistee

Aug. 21 — Eat Your Weeds and Flowers Class, 1:30 p.m., Sophia Street Community Garden, Manistee

Aug. 21 — Opera in Cinema, Norma (Teatro Antico), 7 p.m., Carmike Harbor Cinemas, Ludington

Aug. 21 — Line dancing, 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

Aug. 22 — Summer Film Festival “Phantom Creeps #9” and “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die,” 4 and 7 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

Aug. 23 — Paint the Lighthouse fundraiser, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 298 Lakeshore Drive, Manistee

Aug. 23 — Lawn tractor hill climb contest, 5 p.m., Shay’s Chop House, Onekama

Aug. 23-28 — Manistee County Fair

Aug. 23-24 — Polkapalooza Featuring Jimmy Sturr, 2-9 p.m., Little River Casino Resort

Aug. 23 — Manistee Jaycees Roots on the River Concert, 7 p.m., Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee

Aug. 24 — Concert at the Log Cabin, 7 p.m., corner Panu and Walta streets, Kaleva

Aug. 24-26 — Fishing Frenzy, Frankfort

Aug. 24 — Night Moves, 9 p.m., Northern Michigan Dragway, 14038 Potter Road, Bear Lake

Aug. 25 — Bracket Race; 8 p.m., Northern Michigan Dragway, 14038 Potter Road, Bear Lake

Aug. 25 — Manistee Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, corner of Washington Street and Memorial Drive, Manistee

Aug. 25 — Wellston Boosters’ Firemen’s Frenzy, Norman Township Community Center

Aug. 25 — Comedian Yakov Smirnoff, 9 p.m., Little River Casino Resort

Aug. 26 — All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Kaleval Lions Club, 14361 9 Mile Road, Kaleva

Aug. 26 — Bear Lake Lions Breakfast, 8-11 a.m., Lions Den, 7748 Lake St., Bear Lake

Aug. 28 — Line dancing, 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

Aug. 29 — Summer Film Festival “Phantom Creeps #10” and “Horror Express,” 4 and 7 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

Aug. 30 — Manistee Jaycees Roots on the River Concert, 7 p.m., Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell, Memorial Drive, Manistee

Aug. 31-Sept. 2 — Brethren Days

Aug. 31 — Concert at the Log Cabin, 7 p.m., corner Panu and Walta streets, Kaleva

Where to go and who to call for area fun and activities

• Paine Aquatic Center at Manistee High School, 525 12th St., Manistee, 723-2547

• Ice Arena and Recreation Center at West Shore Community College, 3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville, 845-6211, www.westshore.edu

• Little River Casino Resort, M-22 at U.S. 31, Manistee, (888) 568-2244, www.lrcr.com.

• Manistee County Historical Museum, 425 River St., Manistee, 723-5531

• Manistee National Forest, (231) 723-2211, www.fs.fed.us/r9/hmnf

• Crystal Mountain Resort, (800) 968-7686, www.crystalmountain.com

• Caberfae Peaks Ski and Golf Resort, (231) 862-3000, caberfaepeaks.com

• Interlochen Center for the Arts, (800) 681-5920, www.interlochen.org

• Northern Michigan Dragway, (231) 362-3439, www.northernmichigandragway.net

• Manistee Civic Players at the Ramsdell Theatre, 723-7188, purchase tickets online at www.ramsdell-theater.org

• Indoor heated pool, hot tub, fitness room, Portage Point Inn, 8567 South Portage Point Dr., Onekama, 889-4222

• West Shore Community College, (231) 845-6211, www.westshore.edu

• Arts and Culture Alliance of Manistee County, www.allartsmanistee.com

• Ludington Area Arts Council, www.ludingtonartscouncil.org

• Manistee Art Institute, (231) 723-2682

• Spirit of the Woods Music Association, (231) 477-5381, www.spiritofthewoods.org

• Carmike Harbor Cinema, Ludington, (231) 843-9310

• Marilla Museum and Pioneer Place, 9991 Marilla Rd., Copemish, (231) 378-2123

• Bottle House Museum, 14551 Wuoksi Ave., Kaleva, (231) 362-3519

• Kaleva Depot Railroad Museum, Walta St., Kaleva

This list is compiled by News Advocate entertainment editor Dave Yarnell. Listing suggestions are appreciated. Contact Yarnell at 398-3111 or dyarnell@pioneergroup.com.

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Posted by Dave Yarnell

Dave was formerly the News Advocate features writer and retired in November 2013.

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