Manistee area entertainment calendar

Professional actress Ginger Grace returns to the West Shore Community College stage to play Sister Aloysius in “Doubt: a Parable” that opens tonight and runs through the weekend. Grace was on the West Shore stage several years ago starring in the play “The Belle of Amherst.” (Courtesy Photo)

This Weekend

Thursday

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

Drama “Doubt: A Parable,” 7:30 p.m., Center Stage Theater, West Shore Community College

Friday

Drama “Doubt: A Parable,” 7:30 p.m., Center Stage Theater, West Shore Community College

Saturday

Metropolitan Opera simulcast Wagner’s “Parsifal,” noon, Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

Wines by the Lake wine and chocolate tasting to benefit United Way, 3-5 p.m., Shay’s Chop House, 4427 Crescent Beach Road (M-22), Onekama

Salmon Dinner to support Alaska mission work, 5 p.m., Faith Covenant Church, 475 Eighth St., Manistee

Drama “Doubt: A Parable,” 7:30 p.m., Center Stage Theater, West Shore Community College

A Little Night Music concert by Madcat Midnight Blues Journey, 7:30 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

Dennos Museum presents Dervish, 8 p.m., Milliken Auditorium, Traverse City

Sunday

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

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

Homeward Bound Adopt-A-Thon, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Family Farm & Home Store, 1183 U.S. Highway 31 South, Manistee

Drama “Doubt: A Parable,” 2 p.m., Center Stage Theater, West Shore Community College

Ballet in Cinema, an evening with Crystal Pite at Nederlands Dans Theater, 2 p.m. Carmike Harbor Cinemas 8, Ludington

Other upcoming events

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

March 5 — Ballet in Cinema, an evening with Crystal Pite at Nederlands Dans Theater, 7 p.m. Carmike Harbor Cinemas 8, Ludington

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

March 8-17 — Manistee Art Institute Sports Art Olympics Exhibit, Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

March 8-17 — Musical comedy “9 to 5,” Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

March 9 — 63rd Annual Roast Pork Dinner, 5 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 420 Oak St., Manistee

March 9 — “Taste of Summer” Munson Hospice benefit ice cream tasting, noon-9 p.m., Moomer’s, 7263 N. Long Lake Road, Traverse City

March 9 — Air Supply in concert, 8 p.m., Little River Casino Resort

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

March 10 — Ballet in Cinema, Notre Dame de Paris by La Scala Ballet, 2 p.m., Carmike Harbor Cinemas 8, Ludington

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

March 12 — Ballet in Cinema, Notre Dame de Paris by La Scala Ballet, 7 p.m., Carmike Harbor Cinemas 8, Ludington

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

March 13 — Dance concert MOMIX: Botanica, 7:30 p.m., Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts

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

March 15 — Irish music by Nic Gareiss and Jessie Nieves sponsored by the Spirit of the Woods Music Association, 8 p.m., The Music House, 302 Walnut, Manistee

March 16 — Irsh Dance Workshop with Nic Gareiss and Jessie Nieves, Dance Alliance North Studio, Manistee

March 16 — Metropolitan Opera simulcast Zandonai’s “Francesco da Rimini,” noon, Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

March 16 — Luck ‘O The Paws food and musical event to benefit Homeward Bound Animal Shelter,

March 16 — MSU Jazz Band concert, ‘The Be-Bop Spartans,’ 7:30 p.m., Center Stage Theater, West Shore Community College

March 16 — Prom Boutique, Manistee Intermediate School District

March 17 — Dennos Museum presents Cimarron, 7 p.m., Milliken Auditorium, Traverse City

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

March 17 — Opera in Cinema, Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci by La Scala Ballet, 2 p.m., Carmike Harbor Cinemas 8, Ludington

March 18 — Wellston Booster Monthly Euchre, 4-9 p.m., Norman Township Community Center, 1273 Seaman Road, Wellston

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

March 19 — Opera in Cinema, Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci by La Scala Ballet, 2 p.m., Carmike Harbor Cinemas 8, Ludington

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

March 20 — Vienna Boys Choir, 7:30 p.m., Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts

March 23 — The Garden of Joy, 7:30 p.m., Center Stage Theatere, West Shore Community College

March 23 — Kellie Pickler in concert, 8 p.m., Little River Casino Resort

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

March 24 — Opera in Cinema, Tosca at the Royal Opera House, 2 p.m., Carmike Harbor Cinemas 8, Ludington

March 25 — Book Chat (bring a book to talk about), 11 a.m., Benzonia Public Library, 891 Michigan Ave. (U.S. 31), Benzonia

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

March 26 — Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt and Bonnet Contest, 1 p.m., Circle Rocking S Children’s Farm, 5487 Tuttle Road, Free Soil

March 26 — Opera in Cinema, Tosca at the Royal Opera House, 2 p.m., Carmike Harbor Cinemas 8, Ludington

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

March 31 — All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Kaleval Lions Club, 14361 9 Mile Road, Kaleva

April 1 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

April 2 — Line dancing, 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

April 5 — WSCC Performing Arts presents Carolyn Leonhart, 7:30 p.m., Ludington Area Center for the Arts

April 6 — Country legend Charley Pride, 8 p.m., Little River Casino Resort

April 6 — A Little Night Music concert by Bill Staines, 7:30 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

April 6 — Dennos Museum presents Carolyn Leonhart, 8 p.m., Milliken Auditorium, Traverse City

April 7 — 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

April 7 — Homeward Bound Adopt-A-Thon, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Family Farm & Home Store, 1183 U.S. Highway 31 South, Manistee

April 8 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

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

April 11 — Wellston Jammers Jam Session, 1-4 p.m., Norman Township Community Center

April 13 — Wellston Booster breakfast fundraiser, 7 a.m.-noon, Norman Township Community Center, 1273 Seaman Road, Wellston

April 13 — Kaleva Crusaders Relay for Life Soup/Chili Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lions’ Den, 14361 Nine Mile Road, Kaleva.

April 13 — Dennos Museum presents Four Bitchin’ Babes, 8 p.m., Milliken Auditorium, Traverse City

April 14 — WSCC Performing Arts presents the Four Bitchin’ Babes in Mid-Life Vices, 2 p.m., Center Stage Theater, West Shore Community College

April 15 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

April 16 — Line dancing, 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

April 18 — Wellston Booster Monthly Euchre, 4-9 p.m., Norman Township Community Center, 1273 Seaman Road, Wellston

April 20 — Manistee Art Institute What in the World is Art Day, Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

April 20 — Dionne Warwick in concert, 8 p.m., Little River Casino Resort

April 20 — Dennos Museum presents Tiempo Libre, 8 p.m., Milliken Auditorium, Traverse City

April 22 — Book Chat (bring a book to talk about), 11 a.m., Benzonia Public Library, 891 Michigan Ave. (U.S. 31), Benzonia

April 22 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

April 23 — Line dancing, 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

April 25 — Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with special guest Gabriel Kahane and the Arts Academy Dance Co., 7:30 p.m., Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts

April 26 — Red Tail Ring concert sponsored by Spirit of Woods Music Association, 8 p.m., Brown Town Hall, 8223 Coates Highway, Manistee

April 27 — Metropolitan Opera simulcast Handel’s “Giulio Cesare,” noon, Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

April 27 — “Rotary Rocks” Rotary Club variety show, 7:30 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple St., Manistee

April 28 — Concert by WSCC Concert Choir and The Collegiates, 2 p.m., Center Stage Theater, West Shore Community College

April 29 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

April 30 — Line dancing, 7-9 p.m., VFW Hall, 1211 28th St., Manistee

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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