Scene

Look to the stars

MARQUETTE — Now playing at Northern Michigan University’s Panowski Black Box Theatre is “Constellations” by Nick Payne. A taut, complex, entertaining and thought-provoking drama about a relationship viewed through the lens of quantum multiverse theory. Constellations follows the ...

In $121M debut, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and Disney flex their muscles

NEW YORK — “Thor: Ragnarok” thundered to one of the year’s best box-office debuts with an estimated $121 million domestically, proving again — just as its flexing its muscle — the might of the Walt Disney Co. The robust debut for Marvel’s third “Thor” movie was a welcome ...

Superiorland nightlife

Today 8 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Strung Together at Blackrocks Brewery, Marquette 8:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring acoustic jam at Hide-A-Way Bar, Gwinn 9 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic with Joe Patrick at Flanigan’s, Marquette Tuesday 5:30 p.m. ...

the local SCENE

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 ...

Mcdormand gives blistering turn in ‘3 billboards’

That face. Frances McDormand’s face is one of the first things you see in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and it’s impossible not to be struck by its pure decency. Perhaps it’s a result of all the other roles we’ve seen this uniquely fearless actress play, on stage ...

Entertainment briefing

Tasty Reads to meet MARQUETTE — Tasty Reads, a book group for readers who like to cook, will focus on “Ovenly: Sweet and Salty Recipes from New York’s Most Creative Bakery” by Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin at their Tuesday meeting at noon in the Peter White Public Library’s Shiras ...

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is a lavish romp

Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express “ is a visual feast, bursting with movie stars, glamour and production value so high, you might just exit the theater experiencing some time-warp whiplash. Certainly no studio would make a straightforward, classical whodunit with a budget ...

Nielsen ratings

Oct. 30 - Nov. 5 Listings include the week’s ranking, with viewership for the week. Data is provided by The Associated Press. Numbers listed at the bottom are weekly averages. 1. World Series Game 7: Houston at L.A. Dodgers, 28.29 million. 2. World Series Game 6: Houston at L.A. Dodgers, ...

Magnaghi prohibition book, oral interviews showcased

MARQUETTE — Russell Magnaghi’s new book on prohibition in the Upper Peninsula and a collection of oral interviews he conducted with U.P. residents about a variety of topics will be showcased at the next “Evening at the Archives” at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 7 ...

Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Concert to be held

MARQUETTE — Enjoy a weeknight Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Concert with Jackie and Gary at the Peter White Public Library at 7 p.m. Thursday in the library’s community room. Jackie Davidson started music at the age of 15 as a church organist. After college, she joined the trio, The Randy ...

Baraga County Art Gallery seeking submissions

L’ANSE — Baraga County Chamber of Commerce announces the submission period for their fall show located in downtown L’Anse. The Chamber gallery will feature artists of Baraga County, including those who reside or work in the L’Anse and Baraga school districts.Art will be chosen using the ...

Entertainment briefing

Holiday Art Sale MARQUETTE — Dollhouses, Toys and other Fun Stuff and Holiday Art Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Marquette Regional History Center. Each year, the center finds more and more people willing to share their dollhouses, toys and miniatures. See some of ...

‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ tastes like a stale chestnut

In that old Christmas stalwart “Love Actually,” the wonderful Bill Nighy plays an aging rock star angling for an easy payday by cynically subbing the word “Christmas” into one of his hits, and re-recording it. And now we have “A Bad Moms Christmas.” Need we say more? Not really, ...

Superiorland Nightlife

Today 8 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring Strung Together at Blackrocks Brewery, 8:30 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring acoustic jam at Hide-A-Way Bar, Gwinn 9 p.m. — Live entertainment featuring open mic with Joe Patrick at Flanigan’s, Marquette Tuesday 5:30 p.m. — Live ...

Review: ‘Lady Bird’ shows perfect slice of teenage life

Lady Bird is obsessed with place. Her place in the world, in her Catholic high school, in her school play, in her own family and in her unglamorous hometown of Sacramento (“the Midwest of California”) and the even more unglamorous part she lives in. She craves sophistication in a way that ...

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 ...

In ‘Last Flag Flying,’ an anti-war tale told again

In this era of rampant sequelizing, has any filmmaker more playfully inverted the standard more-of-the-same monotony than Richard Linklater? His Oscar-nominated “Boyhood” was, if nothing else, a compendium of life’s chapters, filmed — and lived — year after year. His “Before” ...

The big picture

This image by Jack Schneider of Chocolay Township shows a roughed grouse enjoying the sun and any food it can find. Readers who want to submit photos for publication in the Big Picture should send them as large format jpgs to jmarietti@miningjournal.net or photos@miningjournal.net. Readers ...