Manistee area entertainment calendar

The group Red Tail Ring will be performing Friday night at Brown Town Hall in a concert sponsored by the Spirit of the Woods Music Association. (Courtesy Photo)

This Weekend

Thursday

Art and Coffee, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Manistee Art Institute, Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

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

Friday

The Great Kaplan comedy/magic/variety show, 7:30 p.m., Mills Community House, 891 Michigan Ave. (U.S. 31), Benzonia

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

Trinity Lutheran School play “A Table for Five … Thousand,” 7 p.m., Manistee High School Auditorium

Saturday

Manistee Art Institute art classes for all ages, Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

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

Michigan Longboard Race “Rage at the Ridge” practice runs, 2 p.m., Smith Road and M-22 northwest of Onekama

Kaleva Beautification Team Euchre Party, 3-6 p.m., Kaleva Tavern

Be in Vogue: Ladies Bring Your Date Night, 5-9 p.m., throughout downtown Manistee

Gambler’s Run, 5 p.m. (testing 2-6 p.m.), Northern Michigan Dragway, 13991 Potter Road, Kaleva

Trinity Lutheran School play “A Table for Five … Thousand,” 7 p.m., Manistee High School Auditorium

Sunday

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

Michigan Longboard Race “Rage at the Ridge,” 10 a.m., Smith Road and M-22 northwest of Onekama

Other upcoming events

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

April 28 — Jr. Clio Club concert featuring Last Chance, 2 p.m., Farr Center, 5283 Main St., Onekama

April 28 — Opera in Cinema, “Il Trovatore” at Liceu, 2 p.m., Carmike Harbor Cinemas 8, Ludington

April 28 — Love INC benefit concert Praise Rising, 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1201 Lakeshore Road, Manistee

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

April 30 — Opera in Cinema, “Il Trovatore” at Liceu, 7 p.m., Carmike Harbor Cinemas 8, Ludington

May 1 — All Children Exercise Simultaneously Day, info at www.michiganfitness.org/aces

May 1 — Holocaust remembrance event, 12:30 p.m., Center Stage Theater, West Shore Community College

May 2 — Art and Coffee, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Manistee Art Institute, Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

May 2 — Concert by WSCC Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Center Stage Theater, West Shore Community College

May 3 — Wellston Booster Fish Fry, Norman Township Community Center, 1273 Seaman Road, Wellston

May 4 — A Little Night Music concert by Detour, 7:30 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

May 4 — Gambler’s Run, 5 p.m. (testing 2-6 p.m.), Northern Michigan Dragway, 13991 Potter Road, Kaleva

May 4 — Laughcatchers Comedy Tour with Alex Reymundo, Tammy Pescatelli, Brad Upton, 8 p.m., Little River Casino Resort

May 5 — All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Kaleval Lions Club, 14361 9 Mile Road, Kaleva

May 5 — 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

May 5 — Homeward Bound Adopt-A-Thon, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Family Farm & Home Store, 1183 U.S. Highway 31 South, Manistee

May 5 — Ballet in Cinema, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Royal Ballet, 2 p.m., Carmike Harbor Cinemas 8, Ludington

May 6 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

May 7 — Sheep shearing demonstration, 4:30 p.m., Circle Rocking S Children’s Farm, 5487 Tuttle Road, Free Soil

May 7 — Ballet in Cinema, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Royal Ballet, 7 p.m., Carmike Harbor Cinemas 8, Ludington

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

May 8 — Concert by WSCC Chamber Winds and Wind Symphony, 7:30 p.m., Center Stage Theater, West Shore Community College

May 9 — Art and Coffee, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Manistee Art Institute, Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

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

May 10 — The musical “Miss Saigon,” 7:30 p.m., Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts

May 11 — Manistee Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Manistee

May 11 — Civil War Muster, White Pine Village, 1687 S. Lakeshore Drive, Ludington

May 11 — The musical “Miss Saigon,” 2 p.m., Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts

May 11 — The musical “Miss Saigon,” 7:30 p.m., Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts

May 11 — Evening of Insights & Live Readings with Sylvia Browne, 8 p.m., Little River Casino Resort

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

May 12 — Opera in Cinema, “Nabucco” at Royal Opera House, 2 p.m., Carmike Harbor Cinemas 8, Ludington

May 13 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

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

May 14 — Opera in Cinema, “Nabucco” at Royal Opera House, 7 p.m., Carmike Harbor Cinemas 8, Ludington

May 15 — Farmers Market at West Shore Medical Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., parking lot, West Shore Medical Center, U.S. 31 North, Manistee

May 16 — Art and Coffee, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Manistee Art Institute, Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

May 16 — Wellston Booster Monthly Euchre, 4-9 p.m., Norman Township Community Center, 1273 Seaman Road, Wellston

May 17 — Stronach Township Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Claybank Park, South Skocelas Road (just south of M-55)

May 17 — Bracket Race, 8 p.m., Northern Michigan Dragway, 13991 Potter Road, Kaleva

May 18 — Manistee Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Manistee

May 18 — Bracket Race, 8 p.m., Northern Michigan Dragway, 13991 Potter Road, Kaleva

May 18 — Ludington Mariners Old Time Base Ball Match, 2 p.m., Historic White Pine Village, 1687 S. Lakeshore Drive, Ludington

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

May 19 — Ballet in Cinema, “Giselle” by Royal Ballet, 2 p.m., Carmike Harbor Cinemas 8, Ludington

May 20 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

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

May 21 — Ballet in Cinema, “Giselle” by Royal Ballet, 7 p.m., Carmike Harbor Cinemas 8, Ludington

May 22 — Farmers Market at West Shore Medical Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., parking lot, West Shore Medical Center, U.S. 31 North, Manistee

May 23 — Art and Coffee, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Manistee Art Institute, Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

May 24 — Stronach Township Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Claybank Park, South Skocelas Road (just south of M-55)

May 25 — Manistee Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Manistee

May 25 — Gretchen Wilson in concert, 8 p.m., Little River Casino Resort

May 25 — Night Moves Races, 9 p.m., Northern Michigan Dragway, 13991 Potter Road, Kaleva

May 26 — Bracket Race, 8 p.m., Northern Michigan Dragway, 13991 Potter Road, Kaleva

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

May 27 — Free line dance lessons, 7-9 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Hall, 249 Sixth St., Manistee

May 27 — Book Chat (bring a book to talk about), 11 a.m., Benzonia Public Library, 891 Michigan Ave. (U.S. 31), Benzonia

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

May 29 — Farmers Market at West Shore Medical Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., parking lot, West Shore Medical Center, U.S. 31 North, Manistee

May 30 –Art and Coffee, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Manistee Art Institute, Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee

May 31 — Stronach Township Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Claybank Park, South Skocelas Road (just south of M-55)

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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