the local SCENE

A calendar of local arts and entertainment events

Ongoing

The Iron Mountain Music Jams are held the last Saturday of the month at the Crystal Lake Senior Center from 1-4 p.m. This is an acoustic jam and welcomes players from all levels. There is no fee and listeners are welcome. The upcoming jams will be Friday.

For more information call Kathy Falls 828-1825 or email katfalls@gmail.com.

Every second Tuesday of each month — The Marquette Arts and Culture Center will host its Gallery Tour at 12:30 p.m. at the center, located at the Peter White Public Library. The Arts and Culture Center Manager Tiina Harris will guide guests on a free tour of the SmallWorks and Main Gallery. Everyone is invited.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-5:45 p.m. — Dance Zone offers a salsa workout. Learn the steps to Latin dances while toning your body and increasing your stamina. $2 per session. Dance Zone 1113 Lincoln Ave., Marquette. For more information, call 236-1457.

Tuesdays and Fridays, 2-3:15 PM – Movement and Dancing for Parkinson’s. Dancing has been shown to reduce Parkinson’s symptoms and improve balance. At Dance Zone, 1113 Lincoln Ave. in Marquette. For more information, call Mary at (906) 225-7760. This class is jointly sponsored by Lake Superior Hospice and Dance Zone. Free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. — International Folk Dancing. Dances from around the world. Learn a new culture through dance. No experience or partner needed. Bring clean shoes to protect the floor. All dances are taught. Free and open to the community; new dancers are welcome. Dance Zone 1113 Lincoln Ave., Marquette. For more information, call 236-1457.

Mondays, 6-7:30 – Modern Western Square Dance Class (12 lessons) – Learn Square Dancing basics. No partner or experience necessary. At Dance Zone, 1113 Lincoln Ave. in Marquette. For more information call Marge at 906-236-1457. $15 per person for the class or $2 per person per lesson. Please wear clean-soled low tread shoes to protect the dancers’ knees.

Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. — Ongoing Ballroom dance lessons; class teaches waltz, fox trot, tango, rumba, cha cha, swing, etc. Beginners are welcome. Learn the basic steps and a routine to each style. Patient teaching; good results with rank beginners. Participants are asked to bring clean shoes. Dance Zone 1113 Lincoln Ave., Marquette. For more information, call 236-1457 for more information.

August

Aug. 8-12 — Lake Superior Theatre’s second show of the season brings Superior Arts Youth Theater to the stage with the sounds of “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” is a musical review featuring all your favorite numbers from the classic 1970s cartoon. The two casts are made up of a total of 60 local youth (ages 4-17). All performances start at 7:30 p.m.

Reserved seating is available by mail, phone (906)227-1032, online through NMU EZ Tickets https://tickets.nmu.edu (specify will call and the tickets will be waiting for patrons at the theatre the night of the show) and in person at NMU Ticketing outlets. Tickets for all shows are also available at the theatre the night of performances from 6-7:30 p.m. Questions about the theatre? Visit LST’s Facebook page, lakesuperiortheatre.com, email: lstplayhouse at gmail.com, or call (906) 227-7625.

Aug. 9, and Aug. 16 — Concerts at the Gazebo at 6:30 p.m. in Rock. Vendors are also invited to set up booths. In the event of rain, concerts will be held at the Rock Lions Club.

Aug. 11 — Marquette native Joshua Davis, former singer from NBC’s “The Voice,” is coming to the area in support of his father, Mike Davis, according to a release.

Mike was diagnosed with a rare GIST Cancer in April 2014. Surgery and chemo initially addressed the cancer problem, but in September of 2016, the cancer returned. This second occurrence required new and different approaches. Mike is now undergoing promising alternative therapies for a cancer-free life, the release said.

Joshua Davis’ show is set for 6:30 p.m. at the W.C. Peterson Auditorium (319 E Division St, Ishpeming High School). The show will be a benefit concert for Mike featuring the Joshua Davis Trio — May Erlewine and Marquette native Milo Birch.

Dr. Scott Doughty M.D. with U.P. Holistic Medicine, will be the Master of Ceremonies.

Advance tickets for the show are available for purchase at the Marquette Food Co-op, located at 502 W. Washington St. Costs are $20 adult, $10 for children 12 and younger. Tickets purchased at the door are $25 adult and $15 for children 12 and younger.

More information about Mike’s Journey and to donate can be found here: https://www.youcaring.com/mikedavismarquette.

Aug. 13 — Northern Sun Winery Presents Colin Allured for its Second Sunday Concert Series. Ticket price includes a vineyard and wine cellar tour starting 3 p.m., two free wine tastings and music starting at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and are available at Northern Sun Winery, and Delta County Chamber of Commerce. Ticket sale benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Escanaba. Small bites will be available for sale or bring a picnic. No carry ins allowed. Tent provided in case of rain. For more information, call 906-399-9212 or visit www.northernsunwinery.com, bbbsbayarea.org or www.colinallured.com.

Aug. 15-18 and Aug. 22-25 — Lake Superior Theatre presents “Steel Magnolias.” Tickets are now on sale. All performances start at 7:30 p.m.

The theatre offers a waterfront lobby view, sound system, auditorium seats, new risers for improved views nd a new lighting system.

Reserved seating is available by mail, phone (906)227-1032, online through NMU EZ Tickets https://tickets.nmu.edu (specify will call and the tickets will be waiting for patrons at the theatre the night of the show) and in person at NMU Ticketing outlets. Tickets for all shows are also available at the theatre the night of performances from 6-7:30 p.m. Questions about the theatre? Visit LST’s Facebook page, lakesuperiortheatre.com, email: lstplayhouse at gmail.com, or call (906) 227-7625.

Aug. 26 — The eighth annual Finn Fun Day will take place at the Negaunee Township Hall, 42 State Highway M-35, starting at 11 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m.

Food will be served and entertainment will happen during the entire day-long event.

The Opening Ceremony at 11 a.m. will kick off Finn Fun Day with words of welcome by League of Finnish-American Societies president Ron Hill. Tanja Stanaway will lead the singing of the American and Finnish national anthems, accompanied by Pauline Kiltinen on keyboard.

Entertainment follows, starting with the Midsummer Strings at 11:30 a.m. Finn Fun Day is sponsored by the League of Finnish American Societies UP Chapter Finlandia Foundation Affiliate. Memberships can be purchased on site. For more information on Finn Fun Day, call 906-226-7085.

Aug. 29- Sept 1 — Lake Superior Theatre presents Cabaret “Magic to Do.”

Tickets are now on sale. All performances start at 7:30 p.m.

The theatre offers a waterfront lobby view, sound system, auditorium seats, new risers for improved views nd a new lighting system.

Reserved seating is available by mail, phone (906)227-1032, online through NMU EZ Tickets https://tickets.nmu.edu (specify will call and the tickets will be waiting for patrons at the theatre the night of the show) and in person at NMU Ticketing outlets. Tickets for all shows are also available at the theatre the night of performances from 6-7:30 p.m. Questions about the theatre? Visit LST’s Facebook page, lakesuperiortheatre.com, email: lstplayhouse at gmail.com, or call (906) 227-7625.