May 26 Thursday
The final celebration of PDL’s NEA Big Read programming will be an open mic music and poetry night hosted by Tom Renkes with performances by musician Jessica Dominic and poet Elizabeth McBride. PDL’s NEA Big Read community read is Joy Harjo’s book of poetry, An American Sunrise. If you have a poem you would like to share, please join us. You can choose to share original poetry or music, a poem from An American Sunrise, or even one or two of your favorite songs or poems. A microphone and sound will be provided. The allotted time for performances will be limited to how many artists sign up at the beginning of the evening. Sign up at the event will be on a first come-first perform basis.
May 29 Sunday
Ukrainians with Traverse City ties are already requesting legal assistance to come to Michigan from Ukraine and neighboring countries where they have fled.
Central United Methodist Church invites the community to an intimate house concert with local favorite singer-songwriter May Erlewine Sunday, May 29 at 7pm in downtown Traverse City as a benefit for immigration legal services through Justice for Our Neighbors-Michigan (JFON).
Special guests also include Sweet Medicine and the CUMC Well Band. Local Ukrainians plan to join their voices for the final song.
A free will offering will be taken and donations can be made online anytime: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1061313428148940/10158106417961534/
Jun 01 Wednesday
The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s inaugural musicians-in-residence, Interlochen Public Radio’s Sound Garden Quintet, breaks down barriers to classical music by bringing conversation and a community spirit to music-making. They will present dozens of free performances in Glen Arbor throughout the month of June. The Sound Garden Quintet will be hosted by the GAAC’s community partner, Pine Street Studios.
Sound Garden Musician-in-Residence schedule of free performances is:
Sunrise and Sunset Sounds: From June 1 - 23, the Sound Garden Quintet will serenade a different live performance each day at 9 am and 9:30 pm in the Glen Arbor Arts Center lot.
Open Rehearsals: Bring a lawn chair, a book, and your favorite beverage to the Glen Arbor Arts Center parking lot and enjoy a performance from the deck of Pine Street Studios, next to the GAAC, 5710 N. Pine St., Glen Arbor. In the case of inclement weather, the rehearsal will be moved indoors. From 6 - 7:30 pm on May 31, June 2, 7, 9, and 21 and from 5 - 6:30 pm on June 13.
The Sound Garden’s Musical Playground for Kids: The Sound Garden Quintet will be interacting and performing while kids play at the Glen Arbor Township Park Playground, on the corner of M-22 and State Street in Glen Arbor. The first four Wednesdays in June from 3 - 4:30 pm.
The Sound Garden in Concert:
Wednesday, June 8 and 15, 5:30-6:45 Glen Arbor Arts Center Front Porch
Thursday, June 23, 5:30-6:45 pm, Leelanau School Auditorium (sold out)
Sound Garden Shenanigans: The Sound Garden Quintet’s mission is to “plant music in unexpected places.” They intend to bring music into the lives of area residents as they go about daily activities.
Sound Garden Pop-Up: The Sound Garden Quintet will perform at the GAAC’s 6ft Apart Art Artists PopUP + Demo on June 4 from 11 am – 3 pm in the GAAC parking lot.
Manitou Music is a project of the Glen Arbor Arts Center. For more information, please go to: GlenArborArt.org, or call 231/334-6112.
Jun 02 Thursday
Jun 03 Friday
Jun 04 Saturday
Tip of the Mitt Fiber Fair at Boyne Mountain Resort on Saturday, June 4, 10am-5pm and Sunday, June 5, 9am-4pm.We celebrate everything to do with FIBER, from both animals and plants! Yarn, spinning, classes, weaving, educational books, art and free prize drawings throughout both days! We'll have sheep, alpaca, and a sheep dog demonstration for the fair goers! FREE ADMISSION, but Donations are Greatly Appreciated! There will be live musicians both days! Our event is great for Family participation, fiber novices and experts! Come join us!
Experience Beethoven's 9th Symphony, regarded by many as his greatest work and one of the supreme achievements in the history of music. It was also Beethoven's last complete symphony, composed when he was almost completely deaf, and is one of the most performed symphonies in the world. The 4th movement features the exultant "Ode to Joy" theme, along with a chorus and celebrated soloists Risa Renae Harman (Soprano), Elise DesChamps (Mezzo-Soprano), John Bragle (Tenor) and William Bakhout (Baritone). This performance was originally scheduled in 2020 to celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday and was postponed due to Covid. 6 PM Pre-concert talk by Music Director Libor Ondras.
Jun 05 Sunday
The Antrim County Community Choir, directed by Dorothy Clore, presents their annual June concert featuring the choir, scholarship winners and the vocal duo Sisters in Song.