the local SCENE

A calendar of local arts and entertainment events


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

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 p.m. – 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.


Oct. 7, 100 block W. Baraga Ave., Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest, 3-7:30 p.m.

Oct. 19-Oct. 22, Fresh Coast Film Festival, downtown Marquette

Downtown Marquette Halloween Trick or Treat, Oct. 28, 4-6 p.m., downtown Marquette

Halloween Spectacle, Oct. 28, 7-8:30 p.m., 100 block Washington Street Marquette

Novel to be discussed

MARQUETTE — The public is invited to join author and world traveler Robert Downes as he celebrates the release of his new novel “Windigo Moon: A Novel of Native America” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room.

Downes’ visit to the Peter White Public Library is part of a four-state tour promoting his book, which is published by Blank Slate Press/Amphorae Publishing.

The novel is set 400 years ago among the Ojibwe Indians of the Upper Great Lakes. It’s a love story that begins in 1588, encompassing 31 years in the life of an Ojibwe couple.

To promote his book, Downes will give a digital-video presentation based on the extensive historical research which went into “Windigo Moon.”

The presentation is entitled “Lessons from the Ojibwe, 400 Years Ago.”