Calendar of Art Events

(Updated 12/30/2019 – include some community events as well)

2019-2020 “CALENDAR” OF ART EVENTS

NOTES: 

 

DECEMBER 2019

  • DEC 31, 11:45 pm-midnight: 31stAnnual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop at 100 Block of Washington St, Marquette with Double Trouble DJs. Family-friendly event. Public is reminded that the consumption of alcohol is not allowed in the public right of way. Bar and restaurant patrons are asked to consume any beverages inside of respective establishments before venturing out onto the streets. The Marquette City Commission has generously waived the street closure & police protection fees to help bring this popular events to the community.

JANUARY 2020

 

  • JAN 2, 1-4:30 pm: New Years Slime
    Grades K-2: 1, 2, & 3 pm; Grades 4-6: 4 pm
    Contact: PWPL Youth Service: (906-226-4323)

 

  • JAN 4, 1-3 pm: Family Film – Toy Story 4
    in PWPL Great Room: BYO munchies & drinks. Free. Contact: (906-226-4323)

 

  • JAN 4 (Sat), 1-2 pm: Pulled String Art at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library. Ages: Tween & teens. Liquid watercolors may stain clothing, so please dress for the mess.

 

  • JAN 6, 7-9 pm: Docu Monday – “Maiden” in PWPL Community Room. In her mid-20s, Tracy Edwards, a cook on charter boats, decided that she wanted to be a crew member in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Race.  Unfortunately, since she was a woman, no crew would have her, so she put her own, all-female crew together, the first to run this race. Rated PG, runs 97 mins. Maiden won 5 awards including best documentary from the National Board of Review, USA, and best film from the Dublin International Film Festival.  Tracy Edwards won the most compelling living subject of a documentary award from the Critic’s Choice Documentary Awards. Contact: 906-226-4318.

 

  • JAN 6-31: LSAA 42nd ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW in MACC DEO Gallery [Lower Level of PWPL] LSAA Members invited to enter two pieces – one will be chosen. Awards given out the night of Art Awards. Registration forms: Available in MACC office after Dec 1. Call Michele Tuccini with any questions: (906-250-7364). See the “JAN (APPY): LSAA Members Show” page under the “LOCAL & YEARLY ART EVENTS” menu for more details -> LSAA Members Show Link

 

  • JAN 7-APR 28 (Tuesdays), 4-5:30 pm: Creative Movement in PWPL Youth Services Great Room. Ages: 1st-3rd grade boys & girls. Burn off after-school energy while cultivating imagination & exploring body movement through books, dance games, & rhythm activities. Free. Contact: (906) 226-4323

 

  • JAN 7 (Tues), 7-8:30 pm: Maritime Museum’s History on Tap lecture series presents “Lost & Found – The Henry B Smith.” The “White Hurricane” storm of November 1913 was the worst weather event ever to hit the Great Lakes. More than 250 sailors died, and a dozen ships vanished, sinking with their entire crews. During a lull in the storm, the big steel freighter Henry B. Smith set sail from Marquette, never to be seen again for a hundred years. Dan Fountain shares historical photos & unique underwater video & sonar imagery of this historic local shipwreck at the Ore Dock Brewing Company, 114 Spring Street, Marquette, MI 49855. $5 suggested donation at the door.

 

  • JAN 8 (Wed), 7-8:30pm: Under This Cold Sky tribute to UP land & culture-traditional & modern folk music w/ lyric-intensive storytelling in PWPL Community Room (lower level) with Steven & Kyle Hooper – guitar, piano, vocals & Jack Laurila on drums. Contact: (906-226-4318)

 

  • JAN 10 (Fri), 6:30-8 pm: School of Rock at Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, 123 W Baraga St, Marquette. Join Deklan Marshall & friends for a live jam session! Free w/ admission price or membership.

 

  • JAN 10 (Fri), 4-5 pm: Kid Bizness at Upper Peninsul Children’s Museum, 123 Braga St, Marquette. Kid Bizness is open to any kid wanting to create and sell a product. Interested? Learn how to get your young entrepreneur involved. We will help you think through your product ideas and sell them in our store! Call Jim Edwards at 906-226-3911 with questions.

 

  • JAN 10 (Fri), 4-6 pm: Guardians of Wow! Training at UP Children’s Museum, Mqt. Your child can be a leader in the Museum, assist with animals, help guests interact with exhibits, & more. Free program for kids ages 8-18. Mandatory parent/caregiver mtg 5:30-6 pm. Register: Call Mr. Jim at 906-226-3911.

 

  • JAN 10 (Fri), 4:30-6 pm: Star Wars Party! at PWPL Community Room (lower level). Star Wars party for youth and families. Costumes encouraged. Take a photo with a Star Wars character. Galactic crafts and games. Star Wars trivia. Star Wars face painting with make-up artists Deb & Dan Chosczyk. Contact: Sarah Rehborg –
    (906-226-4323); srehborg@uproc.lib.mi.us

 

  • JAN 11 (Sat), 2-5 pm: Traditional Music Jam in PWPL lower-level Community Room. Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, ukulele, harmonica or voice & join acoustic musicians & vocalist for a community jam session. Or just come to listen. Celebrate traditional folk music of the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seegar, Bob Dylan, & others. Contact: Programming Office (906-226-4318); cmcmanis@uproc.lib.mi.us

 

  • JAN 11 (Sat), 9 pm: Trailer Hitch Country Music Night at Ore Dock Brewing Co.

 

 

  • JAN 16 (Th), 12:30-3 pm: Matinee Movie-“Art of Racing in the Rain 2019, PG, 109 mins, in PWPL Community Rm. A golden retriever shares how the techniques he learned about car racing helped him with the ups & downs of life.

 

  • JAN 16 (Th), 6-7 pm: Paw Pals with Pet Partners at PWPL in the Great Room. All children are invited to come read and/or visit a friendly, calm dog! Advance registration is available; drop in also encouraged – no registration required. No admission charge. Contact: Youth Services (906-226-4323). Recurring Event. Next: Jan 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 20…

 

  • JAN 16 (Th), 5:30 pm: Bards & Brews live creative readings. Held the 3rd Thurs of each month at the Ore Dock Community Space. UP Poet Laureate series that serves as a platform for visiting writers & local artist to share their work.

 

  • JAN 17 (Fri), 7 pm: Trout Unlimited (TU) “Fishing After Hours” – a special viewing of the Patagonia movie, “Artifishal” – a film about people, rivers, & the fight for the future of wild fish & the environments that support them. Location: NMU’s Jamrich Hall Room 1100. Contact: 906-249-3598; dsmiller2@me.com

  • JAN 17-March 29: LSAA Member Bernie Park will have his paintings along with Carol Irving’s fiber art in “UP Focus”, DeVos Gallery, NMU.
    Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Th, Jan 17, 6-8 pm 
    This is a series that highlights artists who are from, living in, or heavily influenced by the UP. Park’s oil paintings investigate the spirit of place & demonstrate a quiet adoration for UP landscape. Irving’s series, “A Weaver’s Journal of Endangered Wildflowers” draws attention to Michigan’s endangered wildflowers.

 

  • JAN 17, 9 pm: Bupus at Ore Dock Brewing Company. You know what to do;
    Let’s D-A-N-C-E. Free Admission. Age: 21+

 

  • JAN 18 (Sat), 1-3 pm: Once Upon a Time Puppet Theater’s “Frog Prince” in PWPL Community Rm by Vertigo Theatre Company. Contact: Programming Office (906-226-4318)

 

  • JAN 21 (Tues), 6-8 pm: BYO Dinner Theater-“Yesterday” 2019, PG-13, 116 mins, in PWPL Community Rm. After being hit by a bus, struggling musician, Jack Malik, wakes up to world where nobody remembers The Beatles. Contact: (906-226-4318)

 

  • AN 23 (Th), 7-8:30 pm: Coffeehouse Music-Dylan McKenzie-Trost & His String Bandits in PWPL Commuity Room (lower level). Enjoy the music while sipping coffee and munching on snacks. Sponsored by the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of PWPL. Contact: Programming Office (906-226-4318)

 

  • JAN 24-25, 9 pm: The Organgrinders Blues Band at Ore Dock Brewing Co, Mqt. Free but must be 21 or older.

 

  • JAN 25, 6:30-9 pm: GALA RECEPTION FOR LSASS MEMBERS SHOW & ANNUAL MARQUETTE ART AWARDSThis is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! Don’t miss it! Many awards given out to adults and youth in our community. Makes you proud to live here! Dress Code: Gala Attire – not required, but it’s fun.

 

  • JAN 25 (Sat), 11 am-12:30 pm: Cupcakes Decoration Class for Kids
    Location: Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829
    Instructor: Kelli
    Kids will learn fun tips & tricks, frost & decorate 2 cupcakes (vanilla & chocolate).
    Student fee: $10 per child
    Ages: 8-12, under 12 year olds parent participation required
    Student Fee: $10

 

  • JAN 20-JUNE 6, 10 am-5 pm: MRHC Presents “The Special Exhibit – Vote & Be Counted, Local Elections & the Census” 2020 is a census year, an election year, & the centennial of Women’s Suffrage. Explore local political figures & movements & learn about the importance of the census in our community. Opening Reception: Wed, Jan 29, 5-7 pm. Tal at 5:30 pm by Priscilla Burnham, the League of Women Voter’s VP & Director of Voter Service. Free to the public 7 donations are always welcomed. For more information: marquettehistory.org; (906) 226-3571.

 

  • JAN 23 (Th), 7-9 pm: JIM KOSKI & JACK DEO TAKE ON NORTH VS SOUTH MARQUETTE. Join us as Jim and Jack bring you back in time to see photos and hear stories about South Marquette and North Marquette. Some say it was a rivalry that may have caused a scuffle or two. Many do not agree where the official boundary lines. Everyone agrees these neighborhoods were about family and friends and a sense of community. See photographs from the Superior View and Longyear Library collections. If you missed the South Marquette walking tour last summer now is your chance to see and hear what everyone is talking about.  This is a fundraiser for MRHC at MRHC. Tickets:  In Advance ->1st Floor-$15 | Balcony-$20. At the Door -> 1st Floor-$20 | Balcony-$25. Contact: (906-226-3571); mrhc@marquettehistory.org; www.marquettehistory.org

 

  • JAN 23 (Th), 4-9 pm: 3rd Annual HBA Wild Game Dinner at NMU University Center. Proceeds go to HBAUP Scholarship Fund for Skilled Trades & stay in the UP for students. TIckets: $50 or free if become a sponsor – upbuilders.org/page/wild-game-dinner
    Presented by Home Builders Association and mediaBrw Communications. Sponsored by Fox Negaunee.

 

  • JAN 24-26: Noquemanon Cross-Country Ski Marathon. noquemanon.com 
    The Noquemanon Ski Marathon (also referred to as the “Noque”) is a point-to point cross-country ski race from Ishpeming to Marquette.  The race showcases the rugged and challenging terrain of northern Marquette County.  It is known for it’s premiere snow conditions, remote course, and beautiful views.  It is part of the American Ski Marathon Series and CXC Marathon Cup Series.  In addition to the 50K and 24K Classic and Freestyle races, other events are held over the Noquemanon weekend including Skijour, Snowshoe, and Snowbike events. Registration fees vary by event; fees increase as the race dates approach. Contact: (906-235-6861); noquenetwork@gmail.com
    * Jan 24 (Fri), 3 pm start time
    * Jan 25 (Sat), 7 am start time
    * Jan 26 (Sun), 9 am start time
    Additional time info: Ski expo and registration packet pick-up is held at the NMU Superior Dome on Friday, January 24th starting at 5pm. Events occur throughout the weekend – please check the race website for start times and locations at noquemanon.com 

  • JAN 27 (Mon), 6-8 pm: Foreign Flicks-“The Girl in the Fog” in PWPL Community Room (lower level). 2017, PG-13, 128 mins. Shortly before Christmas, 15-yr-old Anna Lou disappears on her way to church. Runaway or victim? It’s up to Detective Vogel to find out. Contact: (906-226-4318)

 

  • JAN 28 (Tues), 7-9 pm: Bluesday Tuesday-Under the Radar…Live! in PWPL Community Room (lower level). Sponsored by the Peter White Public Library, the Marquette Area Blues Society and the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund. Contact: (906-226-4318)

 

  • JAN 29 (Wed), 6-9 pm: Mosaic Rock Class
    Location: Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 in the Upper Studio
    Instructor: Jan Dillon
    In this one-night class, students will learn the basics of glass mosaics: gluing glass onto a 5-6 inch diameter rock. All materials provided, just bring an idea!
    Ages: Adult
    Register by: Jan 22, 2020
    Bonifas Member: $45 | Non-Member: $50

 

  • JAN 30, 2020, 7 pm: LSAA woodcut artist, Ben Bohnsack, to present on his 3-week Artist-in-Residence at Homestead Nat’l Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska. Will talk about this park & homesteading, the work he did, & the application process.This should be of particular interest to artists because of details about AIRs and the $1500 individual artist grant he received from MCACA. Location: MACC Studio space (lower level of PWPL).

 

  • JAN 31 (Fri), 6:30-8 pm: Mother Son Sports Date Night
    There is a “Father and Daughter dance”, but what about a special time for Moms and their boys? Bring your sons to play games, do a fun project, & have pizza together. Create precious memories!
    Location: Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829
    SPONSORED BY: Delta County Credit Union.
    Ages: K-6 grade; Mother & 1 Son: $20 | Each Additional Son: $5
    https://www.bonifasarts.org/event/mother-son-sports-date-night/

FEBRUARY 2020

  • FEB 1-MARCH 21: 2020 Winter Charm Exhibition
    Location:
    PWPL Huron Mtn Club Gallery (main floor, back)
    Reception: Th, Feb 6, 6-7:30 pm

    Sponsored by Lake Superior Art Association (LSAA), Marquette Arts & Culture Center (MACC), & the Peter White Public Library (PWPL) Note: LSAA members and Non-LSAA members welcome to participate / show open to all. Non-juried. AAll media welcome. Artwork theme: spirit of our wintery climate. See the “JAN (APPLY): Winter Charm Exhibition” page under the “LOCAL & YEARLY ART EVENTS” menu -> Winter Charm Exhibition Link

 

  • FEB 1 (Sat), 10:30-11:30 am: Sensory Storytime in PWPL Great Room.
    This storytime for children on the autism spectrum, will explore stories, songs, movement activities, and sensory play. Sensory Storytime is designed specifically for preschool-age children and their families, but all youth with their families are welcome. No admission charge. Contact: Youth Services (906-226-4323) Recurring Event

 

  • FEB 1 (Sat), 1-3 pm: Family Film & BYO Munchies-“Angry Birds 2” in PWPL Community Room (lower level). Contact: Youth Services(906-226-4323)

 

  • FEB 2-MARCH 21: “Birch & Stone” at The Gallery. curated by Christine Saari. Will, feature Cyanotypes on birch by Christine Hinz Lenzen of NMU & sculpture by Pasqua Warstler of Escanaba.

 

  • FEB 4 (Tues), 3:10-5:10 pm: 4H SPIN Club/ Kids Culinary Club at Jones School
    Recurring Event: Tues, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25; March 3, 10
    https://www.bonifasarts.org/events/2020-02/
    Location: Junior High School Home economics kitchen, 300 South 10th Street, Gladstone. The Bonifas Arts Center is teaming up with 4-H SPIN Clubs to help you raise your kids as enthusiastic cooks & healthy eaters. This season we will take students on a trip around the world! Kids will prepare & sample foods from various cultures. Integral parts of the program are basics of nutrition, kitchen tools & techniques, hands-on food preparation, food safety, & table manners. Each class will include the tasting of the prepared meal while practicing table manners. Kids from all local schools are welcome. Register at the Bonifas Art Center, online or at Jones Elementary School office.Age group: 4 & 5 grades.Sign up early—space is limited! Student Fee: $50 | Per Session: $10 | All Six Sessions: +$40

 

  • FEB 6, 6-7:30 pm: 2020 Winter Charm Exhibition Reception.
    Meet the participating artists who also will provide treats to eat & drink.

 

  • FEB 8 (Sat), 2-3:30 pm: DCCU Valentine Day Family Fun
    Kids will do a Valentine’s Day project & have a snack.
    Location: Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829
    Ages: K-6 grade; Student Fee: FREE Bonifas website link

 

  • FEB 8 (Sat), 2-5 pm: Traditional Music Jam n PWPL lower-level Community Room. Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, ukulele, harmonica or voice & join acoustic musicians & vocalist for a community jam session. Or just come to listen. Celebrate traditional folk music of the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seegar, Bob Dylan, & others. Contact: Programming Office (906-226-4318); cmcmanis@uproc.lib.mi.us

 

  • FEB 8 (Sat), 7 pm: Winter Blues w/ Larry MacCray at Ore Dock Brewing Co. Larry is an award-winning blues legend.

 

  • FEB 10, 27; Mar 12, 15; April 16, 30 @ 6:30-8:30 pm: Senior Theater Experience with Players de Noc
    Location: Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829
    Instructors: Sara LaMarch, Lynn Soderberg
    Recurring Event: Bonifas website link
    * Feb 10: (rehearsal experience – visit and discussion)
    * Feb 27: (rehearsal experience – costumes and sets, reader’s theater intro)
    * Mar 12: (Mamma Mia performance night and meet the actors), tickets are included into the price of the program
    * Mar 15 or 16: – optional – Opportunity to watch and participate in auditions for the Cemetery Club
    * Mar 26: – Reader’s theater rehearsals
    * April 16, 30: – Reader’s theater rehearsals and performance (informal)
    Whether you are a lifelong amateur thespian, theater lover, or dreaming of the limelight, this winter & spring the Bonifas Arts Center is teaming up with Players De Noc to invite you to experience the world on the other side of the stage! This February we are launching a Theater Experience Program geared towards active seniors. We are offering you to join us for a three-month immersion in the exciting & magical world of theater. Twice a month participate in a senior readers theater, sit in on the rehearsal, get a theater tour from a director, visit backstage to engage with the technical aspects of production (sets, costumes), watch a play, & meet the stars of the show. Meet other seniors bitten with the theater bug & discover your hidden passion! There will be something for everyone. The program is geared to individuals with various levels of interest & various comfort zones. No previous theater experience necessary. Senior must be able to navigate stairs to get the full benefit of the program.
    Ages: 62+. Active seniors, must be able to walk stairs.
    Register By: Feb 6, 2020
    Registration: $60 for the 6 weeks experience, theater show included (Mamma Mia)

 

  • FEB 12 (Wed), 6-8 pm: Kate’s Valentine Card Party
    Location: Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 Instructor: Kate Oman
    Tired of paying for cliché Valentine cards? Make your own touching card for that special person in your life. Bring a few friends & a beverage of choice. Make your Valentine feel truly special – show them the love! Participants take home 2 cards and a new set of skills. Bonifas Member: $15 | Non-Member: $18

 

  • FEB 14, 6-8 pm: Lucid Coast Concert (Tentative) at Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette

 

  • FEB 15 (Sat), ALL DAY: 2ND ANNUAL WINTER ROOTS FOLK FESTIVAL. Collaboration of Beaumier UP Heritage Ctr, Hiawatha Music Co-Op, Mqt Blues Society, Ore Dock Brewing, Co, & PWPL.
    Morning: Instrument, song, & dance workshops at PWPL.
    Afternoon: Local & regional & NMU artist performances at Hiawatha Fold & Ore Dock Brewing.
    7 pm: “Black Jake & the Carnies” at Ore Dock Brewing:
    Cost: $10 – buttons on sale in Feb to gain entry.

 

  • FEB 15 (Sat), 10-11:30 am: Kids Abstract Painting
    Location:
    Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829
    Recurring Event: Feb 15, 22, 29
    Instructor: April South Olson
    Abstract paintings explained for kids.
    Register by: Jan 25.
    Ages: 8 and up.
    Bonifas Member: $25 | Non-Member: $30

 

  • FEB 15, 1-3 pm: 3rd Annual Dog Dayz of Winter Youth Art Exhibition
    There will be plenty of treats & a drawing held for prizes for participating artists!
    Location: Marquette Arts & Culture Center (MACC) [lower level of PWPL, to the left]. Includes the Deo Gallery, MACC Studios #1 and #2, and the MACC office.
    Eligible Participants: All Marquette County students in grades K-8.
    Art Themes: Sled Dogs, Animals, or Winter.
    Artwork Dropoff: At the MACC (office in lower level of PWPL), Feb 12-13, 1-6 pm.
    Artwork Pickup: Feb 28-9, 10 am-5 pm.
    Contact: Michele (906-250-7364) or Madeline Goodman madgoodiesstudio@gmail.com) for more information.

    We encourage families & teachers to encourage their children to participate.
    This event is generously sponsored by a grant from the Ray & Peg Hirvonen Foundation along with support from the UP Sled Dog Association/ UP200, artist Kathi Hanson-General Pencil representative, & the Marquette Arts & Culture Center (MACC) staff.

 

  • FEB 15, 6:30-9 pm: UP 200 & Midnight Run Sled-Dog Races starting on Washington St, Marquette. The UP 200, an Iditarod qualifying race, is one of America’s premier twelve-dog, mid-distance sled dog races & draws mushers from around the United States and Canada. Coinciding with the UP200 is the eight-dog Midnight Run, a race from Marquette to Chatham & returning to Marquette. The Midnight Run, or MNR, draws premier teams wanting to test their skill on a technically-challenging trail. Celebrate the start of both races in Downtown Marquette, beginning with the Opening Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in front of The Mining Journal on the 200 block of West Washington Street. Join Walt Lindala & Frida Waara in welcoming sponsors, representatives & spectators to the race, while the Marquette Male Chorus gives a special performance. UP 200 teams will hit the trail at 7 p.m., followed by Midnight Run teams at 8 p.m. The race route is set on Washington Street, heading east along Lakeshore Boulevard.

 

  • FEB 22, 6-8 pm: Marquette Symphony Orchestra (MSO) at Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette

 

  • FEB 26, 4:45-6:15 pm: (BMS) & MSHS Orchestras pre-Festival Concert at Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette

MARCH 2020

  • FEB 1-MARCH 21: 2020 Winter Charm Exhibition
    Location: PWPL Huron Mtn Club Gallery (main floor, back)
    Sponsored by Lake Superior Art Association (LSAA), Marquette Arts & Culture Center (MACC), & the Peter White Public Library (PWPL) Artwork theme: spirit of our wintery climate. See the “JAN (APPLY): Winter Charm Exhibition” page under the “LOCAL & YEARLY ART EVENTS” menu -> Winter Charm Exhibition Link
  • FEB 2-MARCH 21: “Birch & Stone” at The Gallery. curated by Christine Saari. Will, feature Cyanotypes on birch by Christine Hinz Lenzen of NMU & sculpture by Pasqua Warstler of Escanaba.
  • MAR 6-8: UP Builders Show at NMU Superior Dome
    marquette365.com/event/2020-u-p-builders-show/
  • MAR 6 (Fri), 9-11 pm: Barbaro at Ore Dock Brewing Co.
    Lively, energetic & intimate & contemplative music that’s great for dancing. marquette365.com/event/barbaro-2/
    Barbaro’s music is at once lively and intimate, perfect for twirling around the dance floor or cooking with someone you love. The Minneapolis-Winona quartet have built momentum around their dynamic sound, each set flowing naturally between energetic jams and contemplative interludes. Their upcoming album, due out January 2020, showcases their captivating songwriting, layered over textures pulled from bluegrass, jazz, pop, and country-western. www.barbaroband.com
    “When I listen to Barbaro I find myself leaning in to the sound… trying to figure out where this unique blend came from, and where it’s going next!” – Mike Pengra, Radio Heartland
  • MAR 6-7 (Fri-Sat), 6-8 pm & 9 am-3 pm: Pursuit Women’s Conference at North Iron Church, 910 Palms Ave, Ishpeming, MI. Featuring singer/speaker David Zach of Remedy Drive and nationally renowned speaker Jennifer Kueub. We are raising money for non-profit Exodus Road in our continued effor to stamp out human trafficking here and throughout the world. Join us for a weekend filled with love, growth, amazing fellowship, yummy food, and unique shopping. Tickets: Click here  Early bird prices: $20; Jan 1st until event: $25; If not sold out, at the door: $30 Food provided: Friday 6 pm, Sat 9 am. Food trucks will be available for lunch break on Saturday.
  • MAR 7 (Sat), 1-3 pm: Family Film & BYO Munchies-“The Lion King” Live Action in PWPL Community Room (Lower Level). 2019, PG, 118 mins. After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility & bravery. Contact: (906-226-4323)
  • MAR 7 (Sat), 10 am-3 pm: Youth in Art Talent Show Auditions
    Location: Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829
    Call to schedule audition times: 906-786-3833
  • MAR 10 (Tues), 5:30-8:30 pm: Machine Workshop
    Location: Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829
    Instructor: Bill Oman
    Bill introducs the basics of building a “Rube Goldberh”-type machine. An overview of simple machines will presented along with a discussion of the use of potential enery and trigger mechanisms. Partipants willl then build their own machines. Materials used are simple household items such as paper towel tubes, carboard, posicle sticks, tape, and hot glue. Materials will be provided.
    Register by: Mar 3, 2020
    Bonifas Member: $20 | Non-Member: $25
  • MAR 17 (Tues), 6 am-7:30 pm: Easter Eggs with Alcohol Inks
    Location:
    Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 4982
    Instructor: Diane Kribs-Mays
    Make beautiful eggs just in time for Easter. Use the mediums of Alcohol Ink, Nail Polish and House Paint – by themselves or in combination and let only your imagination be your limit. Artist and Bonifas instructor Diane Kribs-Mays invites you to dip into your creativity and produce a unique décor for your Easter basket.
    Register by: March 10, 2020
    Bonifas Member: $18 | Non-Member: $20

     

  • MAR 20 (Fri), 7-8 pm: Youth in Art Talent Show
    Location:
    Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 4982
    Come and watch the wonderful talent of our local students!
    Tickets: $5

     

  • MAR 25 (Wed), 12-9 pm: MARC Family Literacy Night at PWPL Community Room (lower level). Contact: Youth Services (906-226-4323); srehborg@uproc.lib.mi.us
  • MAR 27-Apr 4: “Cats” at Forest Roberts Theatre on NMU campus. 
    Leap into the magical world of the Jellicle Cats with the 4th-longest-running Broadway show of all time! This smash hit musical brings together a tribe of fascinating felines who must decide which of them will be reborn. Based on T.S. Eliot’s whimsical collection of poems,Catsis a mystical, moving, & often hilarious glimpse into the lives of others told through the perspective of a diverse & talented company. Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lloyed Webber. Contact Info: frtbox@gmail.com; Box Office (906-227-2082)
  • MAR 31 (Tues), 6-8 pm: Fly Tying Masterclass
    Recurring Event: Mar 31; April 7, 14, 21
    Location: Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 4982
    Instructor: Linda and Jim Rutledge
    Lynda Rutledge is a master fly tyer who has been teaching fly tying for 20 years for Trout Unlimited (TU), the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club, and the D.N.R. Prepare for the fishing season with this spring series that will meet once a week for four weeks. Students will learn the basics of fly-tying, a new fly pattern each week, and will tie flies that catch trout and warm-water fish. All materials and tools are provided.
    Ages: 12+. Register by: March 24, 2020

APRIL 2020

  • APR 3 (Fri), 5:30-7:30 pm: Encaustic Textures
    Recurring Event: April 3 & 10
    Location: Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 4982
    Instructor: April South Olson
    Learn the unique art of using an encaustic medium. Encaustic artist, April South-Olson will show you how to apply colored hot wax and fuse them in layers to create a textured painting. She will guide you with art elements through her own practice to build onto your layers. Bring your imagination and leave with your own piece of art! Register by: March 30, 2020 Bonifas Member: $40 | Non-Member: $45
  • APR 4 (Sat), 1-3 pm: Family Filmy & BYO Munchies-”Abominable” in PWPL Community Room (lower level). 2019, PG, 97 mins. Three teenagers must help Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy zoologist who wants Yeti for his own needs. Contact: (906-22-4323)
  • APR 6 (Mon), 6-9 pm: Wheel-Thrown & Hand-Built Pottery
    Recurring Event: Mondays, April 6, 6-9 pm & 20, 5-9 p.m
    Location: Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 4982
    Instructor:
    Al Hansen
    Learn basic pottery skills and advanced techniques from artist Al Hansen! Build a few unique pieces of pottery that is ready for pick up a week after the firing. Previous experience NOT required.
    Session 1 – Hand building & wheel throwing
    Session 2 – Glazing & raku firing (this session is held both indoors & outdoors, so please dress accordingly)
    Register by: March 30, 2020
    Bonifas Member: $75 | Non-Member: $85
  • APR 8 (Wed), 6-8:30 pm: Grouted Glass Mosaic
    Recurring Event: April 8, 15, 22
    Location: Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 4982, in Upper Studio.
    Instructor:
    Jan Dillon
    Artist Jan Dillon will guide you through a Glass Mosaic technique in this 3 -night class. Students will learn the basics of designing, gluing, and grouting a mosaic project of their choice – a flower pot, a vase, a plate, or a rock. After taking this class you will have the knowledge to do almost any mosaic project. All supplies will be provided, just bring your project idea. Pick your item when signing up for this class. Register by: April 1, 2020
    Bonifas Member: $45 | Non-Member: $50
  • APR 9 (Thurs), 2-4 pm: Making a Microwave Bowl Cozy
    Location:
    Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 4982
    Instructor: Lois Pilon
    This two-hour class will bring you a perfect solution to handling hot dishes. Make a bowl-cozy that makes handling hot bowls out of microwave safe! Place your microwaveable dish inside the cozy & put the whole thing in the microwave to heat. To take the dish out, you simply grab the corners of the cozy. Cozies will also protect your fingers when holding a bowl of ice cream & will keep your nice wooden table from harm. Made with cotton fabric, batting, & cotton thread, it is completely safe to use. Combine your creative drive & your skills as a seamstress, & produce a very functional object that will also bring a joyful splash of color to your kitchen. Keep at home, or give away as a gift – the cozy will be handy in any kitchen! Materials provided. Register by: April 2, 2020   Bonifas Member: $15 | Non-Member: $17
  • APR 11 (Sat), 2-5 pm: Feb 8: Traditional Music Jam in PWPL lower-level Community Room. Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, ukulele, harmonica or voice & join acoustic musicians & vocalist for a community jam session. Or just come to listen. Celebrate traditional folk music of the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seegar, Bob Dylan, & others. Contact: Programming Office (906-226-4318); cmcmanis@uproc.lib.mi.us
  • APR 15 (Wed), 7-8 pm: MSHS Jazz Concert
    (In PWPL Calendar but room not indicated. Assume it will be in the Community Room on the lower level.) Contact: Amanda Piece (906-226-4321); apiercepwpl@gmail.com
  • APR 16 (Thurs), 6-8 pm: Make Leather & Bead Cuff Bracelet 
    Recurring Event: April 16 & 23
    Location: Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 4982
    Instructor: Diane Kribs-Mays
    Make a beautiful and unique piece of jewelry with artist Diane Kribs-Mays. The lasting beauty of bead work has made it a part of nearly every culture in civilized history. Choose from a variety of beads and then hand weave them over a Greek leather cord to create you own unique bracelet. Please come 30 min. early to pick out your beads. Participants should come 30 min early on the first date to select their bead kits.
    Register by: April 9, 2020
    Bonifas Member: $55 | Non-Member: $60
  • APR 17, 6-8 pm: NMU Jazz Festival at Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette
  • APR 18 (Sat), 6:30-8 pm: Free Family Fun Night
    Location:
    Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 4982
  • APR 22 (Wed), 4-6 pm: Earth Day’s UPcycle Art
    Location: Bonifas Arts Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 4982
    Instructor: Kim Zar 
    Ages: K-12. Will learn process of turning garbage into beautiful art. Come visit the gallery to see artists work using recycled materials.
    Bonifas Member: $8 | Non-Member: $10
  • APR 22, 6-8 pm: Bridge Berube Kyle-Awards Show (Tentative) at Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette

MAY 2020

  • MAY 4, 6-8 pm: MSHS Orchestra at Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette
  • MAY 5, 6-8 pm: BMS Spring Band Concert at Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette
  • MAY 9 & 10, 12-2pm & 4-6 pm: Dawn Dott dance performance (four shows) at Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette
  • MAY 9 (Sat), 2-5 pm: Traditional Music Jam in PWPL lower-level Community Room. Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, ukulele, harmonica or voice & join acoustic musicians & vocalist for a community jam session. Or just come to listen. Celebrate traditional folk music of the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seegar, Bob Dylan, & others. Contact: Programming Office (906-226-4318); cmcmanis@uproc.lib.mi.us
  • MAY 12, 6-8 pm: MSHS Band Spring performance at Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette
  • MAY 13,6-8 pm: MSHS Choir performance at Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette
  • MAY 14, 6-8 pm: BMS Choir performance at Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette
  • MAY 16, 4-6 pm: New Attitudes dance recital at Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette
  • MAY 17 (Sun), 2-4 pm: New Attitudes dance recital at Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette
  • MAY 20, 6-7 pm: Kaufman Awards (Tentative) at Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette
  • MAY 30, 6-8 pm: Alpin Hong performance at Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette

 

JUNE 2020

  • JUNE 1-3: Louise Laakso Lundin will be teaching in conjunction with her June Exhibition with Marc Himes in the Deo Gallery. Louise is an LSAA member from Minnesota & came to our September Program to share some of her work. Space is limited to 15 participants. The cost is $290 for the three days. Contact: Michele at (mtuccini@chartermi.net) for more information or to register.
  • JUNE 6: Superior Dance Recitals at Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette
  • JUNE 18-27: “The Wedding Singer” at Forest Roberts Theatre on NMU campus. 
    A Hilariously Relatable Musical Comedy. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie. It’s the ’80s. Robbie Hart lives in his grandmother’s basement in New Jersey & sings in a wedding band. His dreams of being a singer/songwriter are long gone, replaced now by a burning desire to find the right girl & settle down. When his fiancée leaves him standing at the altar, he becomes a wedding planner’s worst nightmare, taking out his bitterness on stage until his eye ­& heart ­turn to a new friend, Julia, but she’s engaged to a wealthy Wall Street broker. Contact Info: frtbox@gmail.com; Box Office (906-227-2082)
  • JUNE 19, 12 pm:13th Annual North of the 45th Exhibition” opens at DeVos Museum on NMU campus.
  • JUNE 22-27: Art Week
    Sponsored by the Marquette Downtown Development Authority. “Art Week,”  A celebration of rich and diverse culture of Marquette, featuring exhibits, performances, receptions, studio tours, bike tour, demonstrations, and street performers.
    * Highlighted Events
    * Studio Tours
    * Exhibits & Installations
    * Evening Art Stroll
    * Special Promotions
    Questions for the MACC Staff ?: (906) 228-0472
  • JUNE 26-27: Fourth Annual Fresh Coast Plein Air Paint the Landscape Festival The Plein Air competition & show will be the final event of the City of Marquette’s annual Art Week (June 21-27) & will conclude with a reception & show at the Presque Isle Park Pavilion on Saturday evening. Cash awards will be presented to competing artists in two categories. This year’s juror of awards will be Lori Wallis Feldpausch. For details, schedule for the event, entry fees, & how to register, see the “Prospectus and Rules” on the LSAA website. [Link coming] If you are a plein air painter, this is your opportunity to showcase your work & be rewarded for it. If you are not already a plein air painter, this is your chance to give it a try. Come out and paint with us!

JULY 2020

  • JULY 10-28: “Billy Elliot” at Forest Roberts Theatre on NMU campus. 
    A Heartwarming and Inspirational Musical for the Whole Family. Based on the international smash-hit film, and featuring a score by music legend Elton John, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever. Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Contact Info: frtbox@gmail.com; Box Office (906-227-2082)
  • JULY 25, 10 am-6 pm & JULY 26, 10 am-4 pm: 62nd Annual Art on the Rocks in Mattson Lower Harbor Park on Lake Superior, Downtown  Marquette, MI.
  • JULY 30-Aug 8: “Rock of Ages” at Forest Roberts Theatre on NMU campus. 
    A Silly Jukebox Musical That Will Make You Embrace Your Inner Rocker. Rock of Ages is a jukebox musical built around classic rock songs from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of that decade. The musical features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Europe, among other well-known rock bands. Contact Info: frtbox@gmail.com; Box Office (906-227-2082)
  • JULY 19-AUG 9: “Familiar Facades: Selections from the Permanent Art Collection”at the DeVos Museum at NMU. Reception: Aug 9 (Fri), 7-9 pm
    Whether we consider the front face of a building or the face of a person, things are not always what they seem. Familiar Facades questions the viewer’s role in creating narratives through visual interpretation and considers how visual cues can simultaneously reveal and conceal narrative elements in an artwork.This exhibition features artwork by J. Edward Bailey III, Michael Bailot, Romare Bearden, Harry Bertoia, Michael Cinelli, Elizabeth Coleman, Salvador Dali, Francois Dischinger, Laszlo Dus, D. James Galbraith, Lynn Gorton, Andy Gregg, Kaye Hiebel,Yoshida Hiroshi, Paul Jacoulet, Ishiwata Koitsu, Maude Kronquist, Utawaga Kuniyoshi, Vida Lautner, John Lundeen, Mark Mitchell, Margaret Morris, Alice Neel, Hazel Gorham & Josui Oshikawa, Kira Od, and Jon Rafman among others.
  • JULY 31 (Fri), 10 1m-7 pm: 2020 Blueberry Festival on West Washington & Front Streets in Marquette. Contact: Downtown Development Authority (DDA) at(906-228-9475). https://downtownmarquette.org/blueberry-festival/

AUGUST 2020

  • AUG 22 (Sat), 10 am-4 pm: 3rd Annual Classic Cars on Third on north Third, between Michigan and Park St, Marquette. The Marquette Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is collaborating with Third Base Bar. The car show will commemorate Jessica Drummond, and all proceeds from this event will benefit the Women’s Center of Marquette County.
    Registration: Just $5. Awards: at 3 p.m.
    Those wishing to enter a classic car should enter the car show area from Washington Street, heading north on Third Street to the corner of Michigan and Third Street, where the Show area starts. For more information: Please contact the DDA office at (906) 228-9475.

SEPTEMBER 2020

  • Hockey on Third Parade – Third St from Fair Ave to Ohio St, Marquette. https://downtownmarquette.org/hockey-on-third-parade/
  • SEPT 10 (Th), 12:30-2:30 pm: Matinee Movie in PWPL Community Room (lower level) Contact: Programming Office (906-226-4318)
  • SEPT 16-OCT 4: 2020 ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI
  • SEPT 22-25: Kathleen Conover will teach a four-day class on Experimenting with Watercolor, with each day having a different theme, including one day of Plein Air painting.

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DECEMBER 2020