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Arts and Entertainment

2020 L’Anse lakefront concerts

The Village of L’Anse/DDA has decided to review its 2020 Lakefront Concerts schedule on a month-to-month basis. For example, July’s schedule will be reviewed June 15. It is felt the concerts provide too much joy to the audiences, performers and general public to cancel the entire ...

2020 UP Trappers Convention/Outdoor Expo canceled

ESCANABA – For the first time in over 50 years, the Trappers Convention/ Outdoor Expo will not be held. The decision to cancel was obviously forced by the current COVID-19 pandemic. “This was a tough decision to make for all of us involved,” stated Roy Dahlgren, president of District 3 ...

First District Congressional Art Competition deadline announced

WASHINGTON - Each spring, the Congressional Institute and participating Members of Congress sponsor An Artistic Discovery, a nationwide high school visual art competition that recognizes and encourages artistic talent in each congressional district. Since the pilot competition in 1982, more ...

News from the Carnegie: May 19 talk; new video upload

What's new: May 19, 7 p.m., "Women in Sports" a live-stream talk by Elizabeth Benyi. A new video, "Notable Women in Hancock History" by John Haeussler. Join us for this live-stream "tour" of "Women in Sports" co-sponsored by riseUP and the Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw. Elizabeth Benyi will ...

U.P. Folklife Award nominations open

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center is accepting nominations for the 2020 Upper Peninsula Folklife Awards through June 1. The annual awards honor individuals and organizations for their notable efforts in preserving and promoting the folk culture of the region. The Beaumier Center requests ...

Bay Cliff Health Camp announces Bay Cliff Virtual Camp

BIG BAY, MI — Though Bay Cliff recently made the difficult decision to cancel the summer therapy camp for the first time in its 87-year history due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this challenging time will not stop our commitment to provide meaningful experiences and a sense of community for Bay ...

Virtual Scouting for food drive, now through April 30

MARQUETTE — Please consider donating directly to your local food pantry or food bank. The Scouts of the Hiawathaland District in the Upper Peninsula have worked with local Bay-Lakes Council, BSA to scale up a grassroots campaign to encourage generosity across the U.P. With food insecurity ...

50th Anniversary of Earth Day local events

The following is a collective list of events to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day: Daily, Apr. 21st through May 10th An any time Tribute to Earth Day self-guided walk featuring Houghton Elementary 4th grade Earth day Art at KLT Paavola Wetlands. ...

Pine Mountain Music Festival Postponement

The Board of Directors of the Pine Mountain Music Festival has made the decision to postpone the 2020 Season due to the uncertainty of our venues along with the mobility and safety of our patrons and friends. Our 30th anniversary celebration presentation of Appalachian Spring along with the ...

Check out our virtual exhibit and programs

Although our wooden doors remain closed at least through the end of this month, we are working to bring museum events and exhibits to you. See details below. Stay home. Stay safe. Virtual tour video Petticoat Patriots: How Michigan Women Won the Vote. We included not only the exhibit panels ...

Nominations sought for Upper Peninsula-wide volunteer awards

MARQUETTE — Grow and Lead: Community and Youth Development announces the 12th annual U.P. Service Awards program to honor outstanding volunteers across the Upper Peninsula. Nominations of volunteers serving anywhere in the U.P. will be accepted through June 12. “It’s National Volunteer ...