Manistee area entertainment calendar

One of the biggest New Year’s celebrations in the area is Ludington’s Light of the Lake New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. (Courtesy Photo/toddandbradreed.com)

This Weekend

Friday

Sparkle in the Park, 5-11 p.m. nightly, Hopkins Park, Bear Lake

Saturday

Sparkle in the Park, 5-11 p.m. nightly, Hopkins Park, Bear Lake

Sunday

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

Sparkle in the Park, 5-11 p.m. nightly, Hopkins Park, Bear Lake

Monday

Light up the Lake festivities, 10 a.m. -1 a.m., downtown Ludington,

Sparkle in the Park, 5-11 p.m. nightly, Hopkins Park, Bear Lake

New Year’s Eve Dance Parties, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Little River Casino Resort

Upcoming events

Through Jan. 1 — Sparkle in the Park, 5-11 p.m. nightly, Hopkins Park, Bear Lake

Jan. 5 — Metropolitan Opera simulcast Berlioz’s “Les Troyens,” noon, Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

Jan. 6 — All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Kaleval Lions Club, 14361 9 Mile Road, Kaleva

Jan. 6 — St. Joseph Parish Men’s Club Famous Breakfast Buffet, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

Jan. 7 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

Jan. 8 — Line dancing, 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

Jan. 10 — Wellston Jammers Jam Session, 1-4 p.m., Norman Township Community Center

Jan. 12 — Dennos Museum presents Magic Slim and the Teardrops, 8 p.m., Milliken Auditorium, Traverse City

Jan. 13 — All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Kaleval Lions Club, 14361 9 Mile Road, Kaleva

Jan. 13 — Manistee Art Institute Annual Meeting, Hardy Hall, Ramsdell Theatre

Jan. 14 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

Jan. 15 — Line dancing, 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

Jan. 18 — Dennos Museum presents Kenny White, 8 p.m., Milliken Auditorium, Traverse City

Jan. 19 — Roots and Boots Tour Concert featuring Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie, & Sammy Kershaw, 8 p.m., Little River Casino Resort

Jan. 19 — Metropolitan Opera simulcast Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda,” 12:55 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

Jan. 19 — Annual Arts & Culture Alliance of Manistee County Ice Breaker, 5 p.m., Brown Town Hall, 8233 Coates Highway between Manistee and Brethren

Jan. 20 — All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Kaleval Lions Club, 14361 9 Mile Road, Kaleva

Jan. 21 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

Jan. 22 — Line dancing, 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

Jan. 27 — All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Kaleval Lions Club, 14361 9 Mile Road, Kaleva

Jan. 28 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

Jan. 29 — Line dancing, 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

Feb. 2 — Relay for Life Ladies Night Out, Live Purse Auction, 5 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

Feb. 2 — Dennos Museum presents Larry Garner Blues Band, 8 p.m., Milliken Auditorium, Traverse City

Feb. 3 — All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Kaleval Lions Club, 14361 9 Mile Road, Kaleva

Feb. 4 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

Feb. 5 — Line dancing, 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

Feb. 8 — Improvisational comedy “Sex Signals,” 7:30 p.m., Center Stage Theater, West Shore Community College

Feb. 8-10 — Children’s production “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf,” Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

Feb. 9 — Drew Thomas of America’s Got Talent, 8 p.m., Little River Casino Resort

Feb. 10 — All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Kaleval Lions Club, 14361 9 Mile Road, Kaleva

Feb. 11 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

Feb. 12 — Line dancing, 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

Feb. 14 — Wellston Jammers Jam Session, 1-4 p.m., Norman Township Community Center

Feb. 16 — Metropolitan Opera simulcast Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” 12:55 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

Feb. 17 — All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Kaleval Lions Club, 14361 9 Mile Road, Kaleva

Feb. 18 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

Feb. 19 — Line dancing, 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

Feb. 22 — Dennos Museum presents Kuniko Yamamoto, 8 p.m., Milliken Auditorium, Traverse City

Feb. 24 — All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Kaleval Lions Club, 14361 9 Mile Road, Kaleva

Feb. 25 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

Feb. 26 — Line dancing, 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

Feb. 28 — Dennos Museum presents Leslie McCurdy – The Spirit of Harriet Tubman, 7 p.m., Milliken Auditorium, Traverse City

Feb. 28-March 3 — Drama “Doubt: A Parable,” Center Stage Theater, West Shore Community College

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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