Traverse City Area Events
Spring is Here! April was easier on us and May looks to be fun! The lakes are ice free now as we start to focus on spring and summer activities! Our calendars get busy for the summer as there are some really cool things to do this month. Check out this Event Highlights for May to see some of the fun things you can do during the Spring in Northwest Michigan.
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THE WHO’S TOMMY
FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
OLD HOUSE PLAYHOUSE, TC
Adults: $30; youth under 18: $17
By Peter Townshend & Des McAnuff. After witnessing an accidental murder, a young boy is so traumatized that he loses his ability to see, hear, or speak. He also ceases to care about life & suffers various abuses until he discovers pinball. Tickets: 947-2210, oldtownplayhouse.com, or at OTP Box Office.
Comedian Paul Reiser
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
City Opera House, TC
Voted one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time,” Reiser is also an actor, television writer, author & musician. He has spent the last 30+ years acting in Oscar & Emmy award-winning movies & TV shows. Reiser is well-known for his memorable character, Paul Buchman, in “Mad About You.”
Yoga + Beer at Silver Spruce! @ Silver Spruce Brewing, Traverse City, MI
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019 @ 11:00 AM
Silver Spruce Brewing
Join me for a one hour flow class at Silver Spruce Brewing Company! These classes will start off slower, and as the class continues we will go through sequences that will allow more movement into the body. Bring your own mat! Donation based class! Silver Spruce will be open for beer after class.
UPDATE! Classes will now go through Feb 17th!
Small Business Celebration Awards Ceremony
TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Park Place Hotel & Conference Center, TC
NMC’s Hagerty Center, TC
Help honor & celebrate the top three small business winners for 2019. Tickets are $25 for Chamber members, & $30 for non-Chamber members. Ticket price includes a full pizza/salad bar with dessert. It will be a fun filled night of networking.
TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019 @ 5:30 PM
City Opera House TC
Each presenter will be allowed 5-minutes to present and 5-minutes of question and answers (time limits will be strictly enforced). Between each presenter the audience will be allowed to make brief announcements for things such as job openings, persons seeking employment, other events happening in the area related to technology, etc… The audience will be made up of technology minded people and consist of mostly of programmers, IT staff, people looking for opportunities for their tech company, tech companies looking for staff, individuals looking for investment opportunity, start-up founders looking for investors and tech geeks that just like learning about new things. There is no charge to attend or to present.
Keiretsu Forum Midwest
Cantilever & MI-HQ
Morel Mushroom Seminar: “Picking with the Champ”
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
Traverse Area District Library, TC
Meet the “Expert in Residence” from the National Morel Mushroom Festival who is also the five-time National Morel Hunting champion. Anthony Williams will talk about folklore, share picking stories & show you the finer points on searching for this elusive delicacy.
Cookbook Dinner Series Presents State Bird Provisions
FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
San Francisco’s State Bird Provisions was named Best New Restaurant when it opened in 2011. These former Tapawingo ex-pats have continued to compile accolades for their unique modern American cuisine. Call 941-8888 for reservations.
Buckley Old Engine Club’s Spring Swap Meet
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Buckley Old Engine Show grounds
Buy, sell, trade or just look. Antique tractors, tractor parts, engines, engine parts, tools, car & truck parts & more. 231-499-6574.
Jolly Pumpkin Run
SunDAY, MAY 19, 2019 @ 8:30 AM
Mission Point Lighthouse, TC
Start & end at Mission Point Lighthouse. The 5K & mile courses are on Old Mission Point Park wide trails with views of both East & West Grand Traverse Bay & local cherry orchards.
64th Annual NMC Barbecue
SUNDAY, MAY 19 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
$6 advance; $8 day of
Featuring buffalo steakettes or hot dog, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, beverage & ice cream; live entertainment; children’s games & activities & more. The traditional spring “Picnic Under the Pines” will raise money for student scholarships & the new West Hall Innovation Center.
Here:Say Presents: You Are Here
MONDAY, May 20 – 7:00 pM
The Workshop Brewing Co., TC
Suggested $7 donation at door
Last mainstage show of Season 6, when scheduled performers take the stage to tell true stories about how they ended up in certain spaces & places. Come early for eats & a seat.
Sunrise Yoga Flow-East Bay Park!
tuesDAY, may 21 – 7:00 aM
EAST BAY PARK, TRAVERSE CITY, MI
Join in for a Vinyasa Flow session on the beautiful beach of Traverse City! Move and restore your body through movement and breath. Please check Eventbrite for classes cancellations and Sarah Townsend Yoga Facebook Page for any cancellations or changes. Donation based class! Bring your own mat!
Michigan Beer & Brat Festival
saturDAY, may 25 – 4:00 PM
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville
Enjoy live entertainment while sampling a generous selection of MI’s microbrews, local hard cider & mead, & gourmet brats from northwest MI markets.
So if you’re are looking for Traverse City things to do or are interested in learning about Traverse City Restaurants or Traverse City Events, check out The Ticker, Meetup EventBright, PureMichigan or subscribe to my site and stay tuned. These sites cover all of the Northwest Michigan Lower Peninsula!