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The Art of: Rising - Screening of Tell Them We Are Rising - Join us for a film and conversation with the American Association of University Women.  More »


Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper - Michael Cleveland is one of the premier bluegrass fiddlers of his generation and is the most awarded and celebrated fiddler in the history of the music. Cleveland plays with so much fire, drive and virtuosity that audiences are often left shaking their head in amazement.  More »


The Golden Dragon Acrobats - The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored Chinese tradition that began more than two thousand years ago. Direct from Hebei, China, the Golden Dragon Acrobats have thrilled audiences all over the world. Their amazing artistry, beautiful costumes and props provide a visual feast for the entire family to enjoy.  More »


The Art of: Inspiring Change - Screening and discussion of the film Dolores by Peter Bratt.  More »


Jonatha Brooke - Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jonatha Brooke began issuing albums during the early 1990s, first as a member of the female duo ​The Story​ and later as a solo artist. Her music merges elements of folk, rock and pop, with poignant lyrics and complex harmonies.  More »


Appraisal Day - Register by calling (231) 995-1055.  More »


Le Vent du Nord - Considered a driving force in progressive folk, Le Vent du Nord infuses old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air. The group has a rich and varied instrumentation, well-polished musical arrangements, and wonderful vocals. ​  More »


John Primer - John Primer has undisputedly helped build the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today. He is still at the top of his game. With his strong traditionalist blues phrasing, seasoned rhythm and blues vocals and lightning-fast slide guitar techniques, few artists can match him and none have his vast, real deal, blues history. He is a Chicago blues living legend.  More »


Holiday Art Fair - Fine arts and crafts from 50 Michigan artists, Christmas and Chanukah gifts, arts and crafts kits and more are just a few of the enticements for holiday shoppers this year.   More »


The Art of: Perspective - Join author and activist Larry Plamondon for an in-depth look at the stories between the paintings in the exhibition, Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1940, organized and toured by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Plamondon will offer a historical perspective of the time period as it relates to the Native American experience, pulling from his own involvement in various movements during the 20th century.  More »


Traverse Area Historical Society Meeting - TAHS Board Member, Fred Anderson, will present a program about the history of City Opera House (COH) in Traverse City.  More »


Anda Union - Anda Union brings a wide range of musical instruments and vocal styles together in a fusion that Genghis Khan himself would have been proud of.   More »


The Art of: The Other Traverse City - The opening reception welcomes everyone involved in the project along with the public to view and discuss the photographs, stories, and overarching issues facing our community. In addition, service organizations will be present to offer resources and action steps that can positively affect the problems inherent in opioid abuse.  More »


Black Friday Fun Day - Bring the whole family for a fun day of exploring the world through the galleries of the Dennos. Travel to the frozen tundra of the Arctic Circle and across the American landscapes from the Detroit Institute of Arts, while completing your own scavenger hunt for stickers and other prizes.   More »


Jazz Reach Presents Metta Quintet - Join us in the Milliken Auditorium for Jazz Reach's Metta Quintet - a critically acclaimed resident ensemble based in NYC.   More »


Irish Christmas in America - This family-friendly performance features evocative Irish ballads, lively instrumental tunes and thrilling Irish dancing. Take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas, as the finest traditional artists from Ireland bring you on a fun-filled start to the holiday season.  More »


The Art of: Storytelling - This event in partnership with Here:Say Storytelling offers participants the opportunity to explore storytelling in all its forms – oral, written, and visual – through discussion, interactive demonstrations, and hands-on projects.  More »