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 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.


Nov. 6, 13, 27; Dec. 4, Dec. 6 at 12 p.m. — Hearing Great Music with Floyd Slotterback, presented by Peter White Public Library.

Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m., Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North will be screened at Northern Michigan University by Dain and Constance Perry, a married couple involved with the film. They will also facilitate a discussion on race, reconciliation and healing. The free screening will be held in the Pioneer Room in the University Center. Learn more about the film at

Nov. 8, 7 p.m., Northern Michigan University’s music department will host “A Brief Introduction to Don Quixote,” a lecture introduction to the plotline and music of the upcoming NMU Siril Cinema Series screening of the American Ballet Theatre’s production. The event will be held in room 319 of the Russell Thomas Fine Arts building. It is free and pizza will be provided. The screening of the film will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at Forest Roberts Theatre. It is free for NMU students, faculty and staff with ID and youth ages 18 and under. Admission for the general public is $10.

Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., The Marquette Male Chorus performs its Fall concert, “And When I Sing, I am Free” at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1700 W. Fair Ave, Marquette. Songs and singing have long been a mainstay of American life. The chorus will present several songs of American poets and composers, such as “Beautiful Dreamer” by Stephan Foster, and Johnny Mercer’s “When October Goes.” The title of this concert is based on the Sara Teasdale poem, “Refuge” which reflects how music and the performance can free one’s soul. Admission to the concert is $8, or $5 for seniors and children at the door.

Nov. 16, 4-8 p.m., Ladies Night, Downtown Marquette

Nov. 25, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m., Small Business Saturday, Downtown Marquette


Dec. 1, 6-9 p.m., 7th annual ‘Winter Snow Fun’ Holiday Parade and 42nd annual City of Marquette Tree Lighting; parade begins at the corner of North Third Street and Fair Avenue and ends at the Marquette Commons where Santa Claus and friends will light up Downtown.

Dec. 3, 9-11a.m., Donckers’ Music Series: Toast & Jams; featuring music by Karen and Megan Ludwig.