Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
USS Silversides Lecture Series
March 27 @ 6:00 pm
Don’t miss the USS Silversides Lecture Series, Mondays in March! March 27, it’s Meg Jones, Milwaukee journalist and author of “World War II Milwaukee!” All lectures begin at 6:00pm. The cost is $5.00 per person or FREE with your USS Silversides Submarine Museum membership. For more information, visit www.silversidesmuseum.org.
Much Ado About Nothing
March 28 – March 30
Come to the Frauenthal Center March 28 – 30 as the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company performs “Much Ado About Nothing!” The sparkling battle of wits between reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick has made Much Ado About Nothing one of the Bard’s most beloved comedies. While their closest friends conspire to trick them into admitting their feelings, the villainous Don John works to destroy the relationship of Beatrice’s cousin Hero by convincing her finace she’s been unfaithful. Can the bumbling city watch lead by the clownish Dogberry unravel the web of lies and misunderstandings in time to save the day?
Shows on the 28th, 29th, and 30th are Matinee performances at 10:00am aimed at local high school and middle school student groups. The show will be 90 minutes with no intermission, with time after the performance to students to talk with the actors and ask questions. The show on Thursday Night, the 30th, is open to the public and will include a 15 minute intermission. Tickets: March 28-30 10:00am: $5, March 30 7:00pm: $14 for adults, $7 for students and seniors.
Visit them online at www.pcshakespeare.com for more information.
Feeding the Soul of the City – Pablo Mahave-Veglia, cello, and GVSU Orchestra
March 28 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Tuesday, March 28 from 12:15pm – 12:45pm, everyone is invited to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Muskegon for the Feeding the Soul of the City lunchtime concert featuring Pablo Mahave-Veglia on cello and the Grand Valley State University Orchestra. Cellist Pablo Mahave-Veglia’s repertoire includes early baroque music played on period instruments. He will perform the music of Haydn and other classical pieces along with the GVSU Orchestra. For more information, call (231) 722-2112.
Music Goes to War
March 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library for “Music Goes to War!” Kurt Troutman, a professor at Muskegon Community College, will present “Clarence Zylman-Muskegon’s Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” Mr. Zylman was the inspiration for the Andrew Sister’s WW II classic song (written by Don Raye), Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B.
Clarence was a lifelong Muskegon native (1906-1988) with a unique story to share. Born in Muskegon and trained on the streets of Chicago, he toured the country as a professional trumpeter helping to lead a musical revolution: Boogie-Woogie Swing dance music. Drafted into the Army, he served his country as a bugler. Playing reveille in his own boogie-woogie style, he became a military legend. Stars and Stripes, the London Times, Newsweek and over 30 newspapers promoted him as the bugler who got the troops up with a jitterbug in their step. Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library. For more information, call (231) 722-7276.
Shifting Shoreline Lecture Series
March 28 @ 6:00 pm
A lecture series about the history and restoration of Muskegon Lake is being conducted at the Lakeshore Museum Center. This series is being held in conjunction with the Shifting Shoreline exhibit on display at the Lakeshore Museum Center through June. The exhibit examines the changes that have occurred to Muskegon Lake over the past 200 years and the efforts to restore the lake.
March 28: Muskegon Lake as a NOAA Habitat Focus Area by Terry Heatlie, Habitat Restoration Specialist with NOAA. He will discuss the work done on Muskegon Lake as a Habitat Focus Area and what that could mean for the future of Muskegon Lake Area of Concern (AOC). The lake was designated an AOC in 1985 by the EPA due to water quality and habitat problems.
The lectures are free and begin at 6:00pm in the Museum auditorium. Registration is requested by calling 231-722-0278.
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
“Incoming!” is a NEW SHOW at the Carr-Fles Planetarium, where you can zoom past rocky asteroids and icy comets, all the way to Pluto, and discover how they have changed the course of life on Earth. This free program runs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm, January 10 – February 24 and March 7 – 30 (no shows February 28 or March 2 for college spring break). Doors open by 6:45pm and no reservations are needed. The planetarium is in room 135 of Muskegon Community College. For more information, or to schedule a private show for groups of 15-44, please call 231-777-0289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Spoken Word
March 28 @ 7:00 pm
The Arts Council of White Lake’s Music Presents series for 2017 features wonderful and engaging presenters! The last Tuesday of the month through May, showcases a wide variety of expertise and talent.
March 28, poet Garrett Potter will talk about “The Spoken Word” in celebration of Poetry Month in April.
Mark your calendar for more great, engaging presentations are coming this spring!
- April 11 – Radio host Foley Schuler, directing the Favorite Poetry Event at the Book Nook & Java Shop
- April 25 – The Nuveen’s Artist in Residence, TBA
- May 30 – Artist Mark Singer, “Portraits of the Mind”
Each 7:00pm presentation will take place at Arts Council of White Lake at the Nuveen Center. Admission is $5 at the door. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please visit them online at www.artswhitelake.org.
8th Honoring Our Veterans Dinner
March 29 @ 5:30 pm
On Wednesday, March 29 at 5:30pm, the USS Silversides Submarine Museum will be hosting the 8th Honoring Our Veterans Dinner in Honor of the Tuskegee Airmen. The evening includes the presentation of the Dr. Robert E. Garrison Award to an African-American veteran who not only served his or her country in the military, but has also continued to serve this community after their military service. This year’s recipient is Gloria White Gardner. Individual tickets are $30 a piece. To purchase tickets or tables via the website, visit www.silversidesmuseum.org.
Cooking with Smoked Fish
March 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Filled with sliced potatoes, cheese and a touch of smoked salmon, this versatile dish is perfect for a Mid-Winter nights or Sunday brunch. The ease of preparation makes this dish one that you can prepare the night before or freeze and save for a later date. Bring your appetite! Class Size limited to 15. The cost is $35. For more information or to register, call (231) 769-2202.
Amber Mae Petersen is the owner and operator of The Fish Monger’s Wife, Muskegon’s Fresh and Smoked Fish Market. As working mother of two that loves good food but not the time it takes to prepare it, she has found freezer meals to be her salvation! Prepared freezer meals are the way only that she and her family eat a healthy, hot meal during the week!
Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
March 31 @ 7:15 pm
Friday, March 31 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena as the Muskegon Lumberjacks take on the Bloomington Thunder! The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud members of the United States Hockey League, the nations only Tier I junior hockey league and the leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States. The Lumberjacks’organization prides itself on developing not just premier hockey talent, but also exceptional young men outside the arena of sports. For more information, visit www.muskegonlumberjacks.com.
Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
April 1 @ 7:15 pm
Saturday, April 1 at 7:15pm, come to the L.C. Walker Arena as the Muskegon Lumberjacks take on the USNTDP U-18! The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud members of the United States Hockey League, the nations only Tier I junior hockey league and the leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States. The Lumberjacks’organization prides itself on developing not just premier hockey talent, but also exceptional young men outside the arena of sports. For more information, visit www.muskegonlumberjacks.com.
Grand Valley State University Chamber Orchestra
April 2 @ 7:30 pm
The Grand Valley State University Chamber Orchestra will perform a free concert on Sunday, April 2 at 7:30pm. This presentation by the Arts Council of White Lake’s Chamber Music Festival will take place at the United Methodist Church of Montague. Performing with the orchestra will be Pablo Mahave-Veglia, Associate Professor at Grand Valley State University. He will perform the Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major.
This free concert will also serve as an unveiling of the 8th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival, August 3 – 13. Free-will donations will help underwrite the 2017 Festival. More information about the Festival, including a full schedule, is available at www.whitelakechambermusicfestival.com.
For more information and a list of upcoming events, call (231) 893-2524.