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JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson – Interlochen Arts Festival – August 17, 2017
[ August 17, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] With more than 40 years of hits like "Thick as a Brick," "Aqua Lung," and "Locomotive Breath," one of the most iconic groups in rock history, the legendary Jethro Tull, comes to Kresge Auditorium for a night of stellar songs. Led by rock legend Ian Anderson, arguably the world's best-known rock and roll flutist, Jethro [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – August 18 – 19, 2017
[ August 18, 2017 5:00 pm to August 19, 2017 5:00 pm. ] Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through September. Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu. Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain's commitment to [...] more...

Enso String Quartet – Interlochen Arts Festival – August 19, 2017
[ August 19, 2017; 8:00 pm; ] One of its generation's most compelling string ensembles, the Grammy-nominated Enso String Quartet brings its mastery and music to Corson Auditorium. The quartet has been described by Strad magazine as "thrilling," and praised by the Washington Post for its "glorious sonorities." This gifted quartet has won top prizes at the Concert Artists Guild competition and [...] more...

The Bergamot – Summer Sounds Concert – Michigan Legacy Art Park – August 19, 2017
[ August 19, 2017; 7:00 pm; ] The poignant songwriting and Americana-infused indie rock from this traveling couple, The Bergamot, promises to perfectly suit the Art Park forest setting. Concerts begin at 7pm in Michigan Legacy Art Park's outdoor amphitheater. Tickets Admission: $10 per adult. Kids 12 and under are free. Tickets will be required for attendance at this year’s concerts. Some tickets will be available [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – August 23, 2017
[ August 23, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Ben Wright Invitational – August 24 – 26, 2017
[ August 24, 2017 to August 26, 2017. ] Enjoy one of golf's finest weekends at Crystal Mountain. Join legendary CBS golf commentator and author, Ben Wright, and friends for a Four Seasons Club weekend highlighting all that is great about the game — camaraderie, sportsmanship and contest. Each two-person team will be partnered with another two-some and a PGA Professional. There are three opportunities [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – August 26, 2017
[ August 26, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – August 30, 2017
[ August 30, 2016; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – September 2, 2017
[ September 2, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – September 15 – 16, 2017
[ September 15, 2017 5:00 pm to September 16, 2017 5:00 pm. ] Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through September. Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu. Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain's commitment to [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – September 23, 2017
[ September 23, 2017; 5:30 pm to 7:02 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – September 30, 2017
[ September 30, 2017; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 7, 2017
[ October 7, 2017; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 14, 2017
[ October 14, 2017; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 20, 2017
[ October 20, 2017; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Peaktoberfest – October 20 – 22, 2017
[ October 20, 2017 to October 22, 2017. ] Peaktoberfest, happening October 20-22, 2017, includes first-class mountain bike racing, live music, family fun, great German food and award-winning brews surrounded by the autumn colors of northern Michigan. Friday, October 20 Peak2Peak Pre-Race Pasta Buffet Chairlift Rides 4-6pm: Unlimited chairlift rides for just $7 per person. Enjoy the panoramic views of three counties while you soak in the fall [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 21, 2017
[ October 21, 2017; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 22, 2017
[ October 22, 2017; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – 2016-17 Season Passes
2016-17 Season Passes Get special fall pricing on Season Passes, now thru Sept. 8, 2016.   Premier Pass Unlimited downhill skiing and riding all winter. No blackout dates. Labor Day Sale Price Aug. 30 – Sept. 8, 2016 Premier Adult (21-59 Years Old) $339 Buy Now » Premier Junior/Teen (7-20 Years Old) $269 Buy Now » Premier Senior (60-79 Years Old) $269 Buy Now » Premier College Must prove full time enrollment at [...] more...

 
   

JETHRO TULL by Ian Anderson – Interlochen Arts Festival – August 17, 2017


With more than 40 years of hits like “Thick as a Brick,” “Aqua Lung,” and “Locomotive Breath,” one of the most iconic groups in rock history, the legendary Jethro Tull, comes to Kresge Auditorium for a night of stellar songs. Led by rock legend Ian Anderson, arguably the world’s best-known rock and roll flutist, Jethro Tull packs a performance tailor-made for true rock aficionados.

Ian Anderson
Ian Anderson, known throughout the world of rock music as the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull, celebrates his 49th year as a recording and performing musician in 2017.

Still enjoying a lengthy if intermittent ongoing career, Jethro Tull has released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies since the band first performed at London’s famous Marquee club. After undertaking more than 3000 concerts in forty-something countries throughout four decades, Tull has played typically 100 concerts each year to longstanding, as well as new fans worldwide.

Widely recognized as the man who introduced the flute to rock music, Ian Anderson remains the crowned exponent of the popular and rock genres of flute playing. So far, no pretender to the throne has stepped forward.

August 17, 2017 – 8:00pm
Ticket price(s):$63 Platinum, $58 Gold, $53 Silver, $46 Bronze

Kresge Auditorium

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The Making of a Musical: The Journey that Saved Curious George

The Making of a Musical: The Journey that Saved Curious George

Sep 15, 7:30pm - Sep 15, 10:00pm

Corson Auditorium
4000 Highway M-137, Interlochen, MI
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

Go behind the scenes with Nicky Phillips and Jen Shuber, the writers of the new musical "The Journey That Saved Curious George." Learn about the true war time escape story of Rey’s and how they brought Curious George to America despite all odds. Through the lens of the writer’s process see how a musical is developed from the ground up.

11 interested
Childrens Auditions for The Nutcracker

Children's Auditions for The Nutcracker

Sep 16, 2:00pm - Sep 16, 5:00pm

The Dance Division at Interlochen Center for the Arts will present its biennial production of The Nutcracker. Performance dates are Dec. 7-9, 2017 at Corson Auditorium.

Male and female dancers ages 6-12 and under 5 feet tall are eligible to audition for The Nutcracker. At least two years of dance training is preferred. Boys should wear a white t-shirt, black tights and black ballet shoes to the audition; girls should wear Black leotard worn over pink tights, pink ballet shoes.

Please register for the auditions by September 11, 2017.
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Backyard Beekeeping 101 with Emily Umbarger

Backyard Beekeeping 101 with Emily Umbarger

Sep 21, 6:30pm - Sep 21, 8:00pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Hwy M-137 South
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

The R.B. Annis Math and Science Department at the Interlochen Center for the Arts will host a series of informative discussions on horticulture, including gardening, beekeeping and permaculture, beginning in August and running through October of 2017. The discussions will be held at the newly constructed greenhouse directly in front of the Interlochen Public Radio building.

FREE and open to the public!

SEPT. 21: Backyard Beekeeping 101
Bees, and their importance to our ecosystem, are in the news almost daily. This discussion with enthusiast Emily Umbarger examines what it takes to become a beekeeper and benefit both you and your garden. Learn the basics of beekeeping, including where to get bees, equipment needed, how to feed, manage, and care for your bees, and, of course, the joys of harvesting honey.
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18 interested  ·  5 going
Artists from Interlochen at Kirkbride Hall: Constellations I

Artists from Interlochen at Kirkbride Hall: Constellations I

Sep 28, 7:30pm - Sep 28, 10:00pm

Kirkbride Hall
700 Cottageview Dr
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

2017 Interlochen Arts Academy Alumni Weekend

2017 Interlochen Arts Academy Alumni Weekend

Oct 13, 12:00pm - Oct 15, 3:00pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Hwy M-137 South
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

Join us Oct. 13-15 for the 2017 Interlochen Arts Academy Alumni Weekend, open to any and all Academy classes! Reconnect with classmates and friends, engage with faculty and staff, enjoy campus performances, tour new campus facilities and celebrate together. Rekindle your love of Interlochen and restore your creative muse, all while having a lot of fun.

The schedule of activities and information on lodging and registration will be available later this spring at www.interlochen.org/alumniweekend

In the meantime, please take a moment to make sure your contact information is up-to-date: www.interlochen.org/webform/update-your-contact-information

For more information, contact the Office of Engagement at engagement@interlochen.org or 231.276.7630.
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347 interested  ·  143 going
Permaculture 101 with Stuart Campbell

Permaculture 101 with Stuart Campbell

Oct 19, 6:30pm - Oct 19, 8:00pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Hwy M-137 South
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

The R.B. Annis Math and Science Department at the Interlochen Center for the Arts will host a series of informative discussions on horticulture, including gardening, beekeeping and permaculture, beginning in August and running through October of 2017. The discussions will be held at the newly constructed greenhouse directly in front of the Interlochen Public Radio building.

FREE and open to the public!

Oct. 19: Permaculture 101
Learn how to use native plants in creative approaches including “edible landscaping,” an approach to permaculture. This discussion and tour will be led by Stuart Campbell, formerly of Perennial Harvest, and will cover hugelkultur, creative wetlands, herb spirals, resource management, and other methods for ecological practices. Please dress appropriately. Shelter is available but the event will mostly be outdoors.
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15 interested  ·  3 going
A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

Nov 3, 7:30pm - Nov 4, 10:00pm

A Streetcar Named Desire is the revered 1947 play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams. The classic and well-known story centers around a disturbed young woman named Blanche DuBois who moves in with her sister in New Orleans. There, she is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. A staple of the American theatre, a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics award, this production brings all the fire and frailty of William's characters to the Phoenix Theatre.... See MoreSee Less

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Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – August 18 – 19, 2017


Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through September.

Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu.

Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain’s commitment to the sustainability of the local food movement and the role that our restaurants play in it.

When: August 18-19, 2017, 5pm-close
Where: Thistle Pub & Grille
Menu: Coming Soon!

Additional Farm-to-Table Dates

September 15-16

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Enso String Quartet – Interlochen Arts Festival – August 19, 2017


One of its generation’s most compelling string ensembles, the Grammy-nominated Enso String Quartet brings its mastery and music to Corson Auditorium. The quartet has been described by Strad magazine as “thrilling,” and praised by the Washington Post for its “glorious sonorities.” This gifted quartet has won top prizes at the Concert Artists Guild competition and the Banff International String Quartet Competition, and is, in the words of Classical Voice, “one of the eminent string quartets of our era.”

The Enso’s members are all drawn to the string quartet repertoire because of its richness and diversity, and the ensemble is committed to exploring the four corners of that repertoire. The Enso regularly performs the classics of the string quartet literature, but also champions lesser-known works that deserve to be heard, along with much contemporary music, including works the Enso has commissioned. The ensemble also performs its own transcriptions, including arrangements of 16th-Century Renaissance music. “The quartet’s ability to present music of three completely different idioms so persuasively puts it in the running for the mantle of Quartet of the Future”(Palm Beach ArtsPaper). World premieres this season include commissioned works by New Zealander Alex Taylor and Australian Brenton Broadstock, and in recent seasons they have premiered quartets written for them by Dame Gillian Whitehead, Kurt Stallmann and Paul Moravec. The Enso also gave the world premiere of Joan Tower’s Dumbarton Quintet, with the composer at the keyboard.

August 19, 2017 – 8:00pm
Ticket price(s):All Seats $29.50

Corson Auditorium

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Interlochen Arts Festival Events via Facebook

The Making of a Musical: The Journey that Saved Curious George

The Making of a Musical: The Journey that Saved Curious George

Sep 15, 7:30pm - Sep 15, 10:00pm

Corson Auditorium
4000 Highway M-137, Interlochen, MI
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

Go behind the scenes with Nicky Phillips and Jen Shuber, the writers of the new musical "The Journey That Saved Curious George." Learn about the true war time escape story of Rey’s and how they brought Curious George to America despite all odds. Through the lens of the writer’s process see how a musical is developed from the ground up.

11 interested
Childrens Auditions for The Nutcracker

Children's Auditions for The Nutcracker

Sep 16, 2:00pm - Sep 16, 5:00pm

The Dance Division at Interlochen Center for the Arts will present its biennial production of The Nutcracker. Performance dates are Dec. 7-9, 2017 at Corson Auditorium.

Male and female dancers ages 6-12 and under 5 feet tall are eligible to audition for The Nutcracker. At least two years of dance training is preferred. Boys should wear a white t-shirt, black tights and black ballet shoes to the audition; girls should wear Black leotard worn over pink tights, pink ballet shoes.

Please register for the auditions by September 11, 2017.
... See MoreSee Less

1 interested
Backyard Beekeeping 101 with Emily Umbarger

Backyard Beekeeping 101 with Emily Umbarger

Sep 21, 6:30pm - Sep 21, 8:00pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Hwy M-137 South
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

The R.B. Annis Math and Science Department at the Interlochen Center for the Arts will host a series of informative discussions on horticulture, including gardening, beekeeping and permaculture, beginning in August and running through October of 2017. The discussions will be held at the newly constructed greenhouse directly in front of the Interlochen Public Radio building.

FREE and open to the public!

SEPT. 21: Backyard Beekeeping 101
Bees, and their importance to our ecosystem, are in the news almost daily. This discussion with enthusiast Emily Umbarger examines what it takes to become a beekeeper and benefit both you and your garden. Learn the basics of beekeeping, including where to get bees, equipment needed, how to feed, manage, and care for your bees, and, of course, the joys of harvesting honey.
... See MoreSee Less

18 interested  ·  5 going
Artists from Interlochen at Kirkbride Hall: Constellations I

Artists from Interlochen at Kirkbride Hall: Constellations I

Sep 28, 7:30pm - Sep 28, 10:00pm

Kirkbride Hall
700 Cottageview Dr
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

2017 Interlochen Arts Academy Alumni Weekend

2017 Interlochen Arts Academy Alumni Weekend

Oct 13, 12:00pm - Oct 15, 3:00pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Hwy M-137 South
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

Join us Oct. 13-15 for the 2017 Interlochen Arts Academy Alumni Weekend, open to any and all Academy classes! Reconnect with classmates and friends, engage with faculty and staff, enjoy campus performances, tour new campus facilities and celebrate together. Rekindle your love of Interlochen and restore your creative muse, all while having a lot of fun.

The schedule of activities and information on lodging and registration will be available later this spring at www.interlochen.org/alumniweekend

In the meantime, please take a moment to make sure your contact information is up-to-date: www.interlochen.org/webform/update-your-contact-information

For more information, contact the Office of Engagement at engagement@interlochen.org or 231.276.7630.
... See MoreSee Less

347 interested  ·  143 going
Permaculture 101 with Stuart Campbell

Permaculture 101 with Stuart Campbell

Oct 19, 6:30pm - Oct 19, 8:00pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Hwy M-137 South
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

The R.B. Annis Math and Science Department at the Interlochen Center for the Arts will host a series of informative discussions on horticulture, including gardening, beekeeping and permaculture, beginning in August and running through October of 2017. The discussions will be held at the newly constructed greenhouse directly in front of the Interlochen Public Radio building.

FREE and open to the public!

Oct. 19: Permaculture 101
Learn how to use native plants in creative approaches including “edible landscaping,” an approach to permaculture. This discussion and tour will be led by Stuart Campbell, formerly of Perennial Harvest, and will cover hugelkultur, creative wetlands, herb spirals, resource management, and other methods for ecological practices. Please dress appropriately. Shelter is available but the event will mostly be outdoors.
... See MoreSee Less

15 interested  ·  3 going
A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

Nov 3, 7:30pm - Nov 4, 10:00pm

A Streetcar Named Desire is the revered 1947 play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams. The classic and well-known story centers around a disturbed young woman named Blanche DuBois who moves in with her sister in New Orleans. There, she is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. A staple of the American theatre, a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics award, this production brings all the fire and frailty of William's characters to the Phoenix Theatre.... See MoreSee Less

6 interested  ·  1 going
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