March 1, 2011
Mealtickets is Proud to Welcome Back, the Dennos Museum Center
The Dennos Museum Center, located on the campus Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, is a great local destination for cultural events. Their permanent exhibits include a renowned Inuit Art Gallery, complete with one of the largest and most historically complete collections of its kind in the United States. But what I always find inspiring are the revolving exhibits in the Museums main galleries. The Dennos is small enough to explore in an hour or two, but large enough to present some of the most well known artist’s and exhibits of our time.
Also located on site is the 400-seat Milliken Auditorium. Utilized by the community for theatrical performances and concerts, the auditorium is also home to the Dennos Concert Series. Performances here are focused on World Music —performances you won’t find at any other destination in the area.
So next time you’re in Traverse City, stop by the Dennos Museum for a tour. They’re open daily. Until then, you can find more information, and a map to their location, on our Attractions page.
September 20, 2010
The fall-winter season at Interlochen is just warming up
Interlochen Center for the Arts has a fabulous line-up of performances, concerts and entertainment by International artists and Interlochen students. If the summer slipped past without a trip to Interlochen, don’t let this next season disappear without attending a performance or two. Grab your planner and make a date with Interlochen.
Here’s what’s in store:
2010-11 Performing Arts Series
- Sept 30: Jason Mraz
- Oct 7-8: "Interlochen Arts Academy "Collage"
- Oct 21: Project Trio
- Nov 4: Benny Green, solo piano
- Nov 8: Ballet Hispanico
- Nov 19-20, Dec 3-5: "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The Musical"
Arts Academy Musical Theatre Co.
- Dec 10-12: "Sleeping Beauty"
Interlochen Dance Company and Orchestra
- Jan 15: Jaleel Shaw, saxophone
with Arts Academy Jazz Ensemble
- Jan 22: Joshua Roman, cello
with Arts Academy Orchestra
- Feb 17: Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
- Feb 20: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
- Apr 8: In the Mood
- May 13-14: Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast"
Arts Academy Musical Theatre Co.
Schedule subject to change.
Interlochen Website: tickets.interlochen.org
July 21, 2010
Go Behind the Scenes at 2 Lads Winery on a Public Tour
One of the area’s most unique wineries is now opening their production area for tours. 2 Lads Winery on Old Mission Peninsula will conduct regular public tours every Monday, Thursday and Friday at noon and 3:00pm. Booking is on a first come, first served basis and accommodates up to 10 people.
Cost is $20 per person and includes a vineyard tour (weather permitting), cellar tour and a premium wine and food pairing led by one of the 2 Lads crew in the privacy of our gallery.
Taking a tour of one our area wineries is a great way to expand your knowledge of wine making, and discover what makes each winery, and the wines they produce, so unique. That’s why taking a Behind the Scenes tour is one of my 50 Ways to Love Your Summer.
June 11, 2010
A Day of Celebration for one Fabulous, Famous Cow
In the 1920s the star resident of the State Hospital in Traverse City was none other than a prize heifer named Colantha. At the time, the average milk production for a dairy cow was just under 4,000 lbs. And then along came a cow named Colantha whose record production in 1926 was 22,918 lbs in one year!
She was so revered by the residents and staff that upon her death a huge party was held in her honor and a special headstone carved in her memory. Now, with a new community developing at the Village, they want to bring that celebratory spirit back in her honor.
The first annual Colatha Walker Dairy Festival will take place on Sunday, June 13th in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Celebrate the famous cow with fun, food and special events in her honor.
10am-Noon Pancake Breakfast
10am-3pm Farmers Market
10am-7pm Food, Art & Merch Vendors
Noon-1pm Public Parade to Colantha’s Headstone @ Barns
1pm-7pm Live Music (Sister Wilene et al)
2pm-3:30pm Great Grilled Cheese Grill-off
5pm-7pm Street Dance
There will also be Food Demonstrations, Wagon Rides, Kid’s Activities, Wine & Cheese Pairings along with Milk & Cookie Pairings for the kids, thoughout the day!
For more details, check out www.thevillagetc.com.
June 1, 2010
Summer season begins June 1st for Frankfort boat cruise company
For those of you who’ve been waiting since last fall for a trip along the Lake Michigan shore, the wait is over. Sleeping Bear Dunes Boat Cruises is open for the season. Daily tours along the shoreline from Frankfort to the National Lakeshore in Empire began today for the cruise company in it’s second season.
Over the winter a new boat, "Lady Michigan," has been under construction in Alabama. With a delay in the arrival of the new boat, the Upper Peninsula company sent another beautiful ship, "Pictured Rocks" to start off the season.
For the early part of June the daily schedule includes one trip at 11am. The beautiful sunset cruises will be added to the schedule on June 18th.
If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy the Dunes this year I hope you’ll check out Sleeping Bear Dunes Boat Cruise. For a map to their location in Frankfort view their listing on our Attractions page. To reserve your spot on one of their daily sails call 888.469.4696. Visit their website at www.sleepingbeardunescruise.com for more schedule information and pricing details.
Photo by Jay Burt, Walk Softly Photos.