Traverse City Film Festival Opens with Street Party

July 28, 2009

Traverse City Film Festival imageTraverse City Film Festival Opens

Tuesday, July 28 from 5-9 PM there will be a Traverse City Film Festival Opening Kick Off Street Party on Front Street between Park and Union Street in Downtown Traverse City.

The event is free and features amazing balloon sculptures by New York artist Jason Hackenwerth, music by Charlie’s Root Fusion and Rojo Loco, and a 6 p.m. opening ceremony with Michael Moore, honoring 2009 Michigan Filmmaker Award Recipient Rich Brauer.

 

The 5th Annual Traverse City Film Festival runs from July 28th through August 2nd. There are still tickets available, click here to purchase online. And don’t forget about the free movies each night in the Open Space. For more details and information on the festival visit their website at www.traversecityfilmfest.org.

 

Looking for a break from the downtown action, check out Left Foot Charley & the Vino Factory in The Village on July 31st from 6-9pm. Tickets are $20 and include special food & wine pairings, exclusive winery tours and, of course, golden tickets. Call Left Foot Charley at 231.995.0500 to reserve a spot today.

Cherry Bowl Drive-In Features 7/15 – 7/30

July 15, 2009

Harry Potter and Half Blood Prince graphicMy Sister's Keeper movie graphicDrive-In Movie Features Wednesday July 15th – Thursday July 30th

 

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, rated PG

My Sister’s Keeper, rated PG-13

 

Movies are always a double feature and always family friendly. Rain or shine, dusk is the time. The Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre is located on US-31 in Honor, Michigan.

For more information visit their website at www.cherrybowldrivein.com. For a map to their location visit our Attractions page.

Black Star Farms Celebrates 10 Years

July 12, 2009

Black Star Farms wineStop by Black Star Farms this July for Anniversary Specials

In honor of their 10 year anniversary Black Star Farms is celebrating all month long. Stop by their tasting rooms in Suttons Bay, Old Mission Peninsula and TASTES in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons for a few unique opportuniities only available this month…or while supplies last.

 

Bring home a special anniversary label Pinot Gris for $10 (if you can find any left) or a bottle of Pinot Noir for only $12.50. Better hurry though, they were out of the Pinot Gris in Suttons Bay already!

Are you a returning BSF customer? Bring you tasting glass with you and receive a coupon for a 10 year annivesary logo glass with any $10 wine purchase.

Check out the new Fire & Vine cafe and receive 10% off your order of a wood-fired oven pizza and two glasses of wine.

Specials last until July 31st, or while supplies last.

 

There’s never a bad time to visit Black Star Farms wineries and tasting rooms. Check out our On The Vine photo gallery to see Black Star Farms vines develop over the course of one growing season.

Uncorked at The Cherry Stop

July 3, 2009

Uncorked Wine Bar at The Cherry StopCherry Stop Unveils Wine Bar Identity

 

Uncorked – A Northern Michigan Wine Bar has been redefined by Nick & Jamie Roster, owners of the Cherry Stop. The wine bar, launched last summer, is Traverse City’s first, and exclusively features only Northern Michigan wines as well as Michigan beers and spirits. Check out their Cherritini made with Grand Traverse Distillery’s Cherry Vodka!

 

Looking for entertainment? Uncorked Wine Bar will feature live entertainment every Friday evening from 5-7 PM, beginning Friday, July 3.  Entertainment is courtesy of The Music Factory of Traverse City, featuring Charlie Tomlin, Matt Hathaway, and Ben Richey, as well as many of their talented students. The live music series is intended to provide students an opportunity for performance experience. The Music Factory also hopes to raise awareness of a new scholarship fund available to students who, without help, would not have access to study.

Uncorked is the Northern Michigan Wine Bar located inside The Cherry Stop at 211 East Front Street in downtown Traverse City.  Uncorked features products from 27 local wineries, five Michigan breweries and two Michigan distilleries. For a more information on The Cherry Stop including a map to their location, visit our Attractions page.