Events

Boards & Brews

12-10-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

Come join Taiga Games for beer and board games at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. We bring a variety of games every week for people to play and learn.

Come join Taiga Games for beer and board games at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. We bring a variety of games every week for people to play and learn.

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Breakwall Comedy Night

12-11-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Dec 11 @ 7:15 pm

Join us the second Tuesday of every month for outright hilarity and cold brews with the Breakwall Comedy troupe as they bring nationally touring comedians and regional up-and-comers to the edge of nowhere for a night of uproarious laughter...

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Join us the second Tuesday of every month for outright hilarity and cold brews with the Breakwall Comedy troupe as they bring nationally touring comedians and regional up-and-comers to the edge of nowhere for a night of uproarious laughter and gut busting guffaw!

Doors at 7:15 pm
Showtime at 8pm

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DJ Dangler Headlines Breakwall Comedy Night!

12-11-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm

Breakwall Comedy Night at Ore Dock Brewing Company!!!

Join us for the best comedy you'll find in the area. If you love to laugh this is the place to go, if you want to do something different on a Tuesday night this is the place to be. Once a...

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Breakwall Comedy Night at Ore Dock Brewing Company!!!

Join us for the best comedy you'll find in the area. If you love to laugh this is the place to go, if you want to do something different on a Tuesday night this is the place to be. Once a month we have nationally touring stand-up comedians who have worked hard on their craft for years, they are some of the funniest names in comedy and you can catch them on the second Tuesday of the month. To start the night off you'll also get to see several local comedians perform, don't miss out on all the talent Marquette has to offer at Breakwall Comedys' comedy night at the Ore Dock Brewery.

Headlining the night will be the HILARIOIUS DJ Dangler and Featuring will be the talented Emilie Parker Strange!!
Hosted by our very own Vincent Schultz, with guest spots!

DJ Dangler grew up in a small Midwestern town. Being the youngest of six kids, he was essentially ignored until his father realized he was probably big enough to be good at football. He occupied his time engaging in anything that would bring him attention; sports, plays, clubs, arrests, etc.
He graduated from college and moved to New York City. He loved it. It was like being born in a small Midwestern town was some sort of giant practical joke. That's fine though, he got the joke, and it was very funny. D J knew he eventually wanted to go back to school, and acquire newer, fancier, worthless degrees, but while he was in New York, he started telling jokes, and people liked it.
Now he travels around the country working clubs and colleges. He has appeared at Caroline's on Broadway and Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. His style is sharp, and high energy. He draws from his many and varied interests to relate to most any crowd. He blends New York cynicism with genuine Midwestern agreeability to present a different take on both the trivial and substantial aspects of life.
DJ is a firm believer that people are pretty much the same everywhere, and if you can make those people laugh, you don't have to have a real job.

Emilie Parker Strange writes comedic songs about silly and absurd aspects of life, love, and nerd culture. She started doing stand-up while living in New York City, and became a featured performer in the New York Funny Songs Festival. Emilie currently calls Louisville, KY home, where she was voted “Ms. Comedian of the Year” in 2017.

Doors Open at 7:15PM. Show starts at 8PM.
$8 Students $10 General Admission
Cash AND CARD accepted at door
Tickets in advance online!

Having a good day? Why not end it on an excellent note with some great beer, great people and side-splitting laughs. Offering the best comedy entertainment in the area, you'll be glad you came out!

See you there!!

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BachFest Marquette

12-16-2018

Presented by City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, together with local musician Nancy Railey, is proud to present the very first BachFest Marquette! BachFest is a season-long Festival which celebrates the life and legacy of famed composer J.S. Bach,...

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The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, together with local musician Nancy Railey, is proud to present the very first BachFest Marquette! BachFest is a season-long Festival which celebrates the life and legacy of famed composer J.S. Bach, as well as highlights the fantastic musical and artistic talent in our community.

The Festival will run from September until December, and feature ten unique musical events intended to inspire and engage listeners of all ages with the power of classical music.

BachFest Marquette is made possible thanks to the support of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Please follow this page for up-to-date details about BachFest events as the Festival approaches.

Schedule of Events:

Collage Concert for Marquette Area Music Students
Thursday, September 13
Kaufman Auditorium

Middle and high school music students in the Marquette area are invited to enjoy a free, special program put on by local musicians and dancers in celebration of Bach's legacy. The program will include performances by Andrew LaCombe, Nancy Railey, Barbara Rhyneer, Erin Colwitz, Robert Engelhart, Nancy Zimmerman, Janis Peterson, Anne Perket, Erica Waite, Nick Dupras, Michael Waite, TaMaMa Dance Company, Harry South, Mark Flaherty, and Dave Ziegner.

The Marquette Symphony Orchestra presents: From Bach to the Future
Saturday, September 15 at 7:30pm
Kaufman Auditorium
Tickets available at NMU Ticket Outlets and www.nmu.edu/tickets

The Marquette Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 22nd season with a tribute to J.S. Bach! The evening's programming includes Bach's Fantasia and Fugue in C minor and Tre Corali, Tom Trapp's The Headless Snowman (based on Bach Invention No. 8), and concludes with Dvorak's timeless Symphony No. 8. The concert will also be the debut of Octavio Más-Arocas as new Principal Conductor of the MSO.

Youth (13 and under) - $9;  Students - $12;  Adults - $17-32
+ get 2 free children's (14-) tickets with the purchase of one adult ticket!

The Well-Tempered Clavier
Sunday, September 16 at 3:00pm
First Presbyterian Church
Free admission; donations appreciated

Join pianist Nancy Railey for a performance of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, followed by a shared conversation about J.S. Bach and his lasting legacy on the arts. The program will also feature vocalist Michael Waite.

Music to Embrace All of Life and Death: The Theology of Johann Sebastian Bach
Sunday, September 23th at 3:00pm
Messiah Lutheran Church
Free admission; donations appreciated

Pastor Dave Van Kley will lead a conversation about Bach and the Reformation, with music by Wayne Hanmer's Marquette County Chamber Chorale, the Marquette Male Chorus, Dawn Betts, and Kathy Strazzinski.

BachFest Organ Hop
Sunday, October 7th at 3:00pm
Various locations, see description
Free admission; donations appreciated

The BachFest Marquette Organ Hop will take listeners around Marquette to visit local churches and enjoy performances of Bach's music by liturgical organists. There will be four stops along the tour, each lasting around half an hour. Transportation between churches will be provided.

Featured churches and organists: Messiah Lutheran Church - Kathy Strazzinski; St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Janet Broderson; First Presbyterian Church - Anne Perket; St. Peter Cathedral - Samuel Holmberg

Bach & Brews: A Jazzy Bach Performance
Saturday, October 13th at 6:00pm
Ore Dock Brewing Company
Free admission; donations appreciated

Join local jazz saxophonist Patrick Booth over some refreshments for a jazzy take on Bach's legacy at Ore Dock Brewing Company!

Chamber Music Collage Concert
Sunday, October 14th at 3:00pm
Reynolds Recital Hall
Free admission; donations appreciated

This Sunday afternoon collage concert will feature music from a host of local musicians and music educators, including the Marquette Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet (Mark Flaherty, Matt Ludwig, Brian Carter, Steve Grugin, and Bruce Cassell), Janis Peterson, Andrew LaCombe, Debbie Carlson, Nancy Railey, Anne Perket, N. Lynne Koski Lanczy, Barbara Rhyneer, Claudia Drosen, Nancy Zimmerman, and a chamber orchestra.

Bach String Marathon
Presented by the String Pedagogy Assembly
Saturday, October 20th from 11:00am - 4:00pm
Westwood Mall

The local string teachers of SPA (String Pedagogy Assembly) are celebrating Bach with their students as a part of BachFest Marquette! String players of all ages and their teachers will be performing music by Bach from 11am - 4pm on Saturday, Oct 20 at the Westwood Mall. The final hour will feature an ensemble reading Bach standards for Strings.

Lake Superior Piano Workshop Recital
Sunday, October 21st at 3:00pm
Reynolds Recital Hall
Free admission; donations appreciated

A special Bach recital will be held by members of the Lake Superior Piano Workshop. Featured pianists include Robert Buchkoe, Esther Barrington, Nancy Railey, Nancy Zimmerman and Anna Martin.

Youth Recital and Art Exhibition
Saturday, November 17th at 1:00pm
Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Free admission

Enjoy a Bach-themed recital put on by local youth, as well as Bach-inspired artwork produced by MAPS students! Specific programming TBD.

The Marquette Choral Society presents: Magnificat
Saturday, December 15 at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 16 at 3:00pm
St. Peter Cathedral
Free-will offering

Founded in 1971, The Marquette Choral Society is a mixed chorus composed of members of the community of Marquette and its surrounding area and students at Northern Michigan University. A true gem and staple within Marquette’s creative community, they perform two major concerts each year – one in December, and one in April.

This year’s December concert will feature the work of J.S. Bach. Join the MCS and Director Dr. Erin Colwitz for his famed Magnificat and Wachet auf, BWV 140, and enjoy one of our creative community’s true gems!

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Second Thursday Creativity Series- Christmas Songs

12-13-2018

Presented by Upper Peninsula Children's Museum at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm

 

Second Thursday Creativity Series

Thursday, December 13, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m

“Christmas Songs”

Christmas themed crafts, Live Music, FREE Culver’s Frozen Custard Sundae bar and more!

Free with admission or membership

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Second Thursday Creativity Series

Thursday, December 13, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m

“Christmas Songs”

Christmas themed crafts, Live Music, FREE Culver’s Frozen Custard Sundae bar and more!

Free with admission or membership

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Holiday Ceramics Sale & SAG* Art Reception

12-13-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm

Join us for a celebration of the arts and music! The NMU Ceramics Collective is hosting a Christmas sale of handmade ornaments, bowls, and mugs, and the SAG* (Student's Art Gallery) is holding its last gallery reception of the semester. This is a...

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Join us for a celebration of the arts and music! The NMU Ceramics Collective is hosting a Christmas sale of handmade ornaments, bowls, and mugs, and the SAG* (Student's Art Gallery) is holding its last gallery reception of the semester. This is a great opportunity to find unique gifts and enjoy an evening of art and music!

More details TBA

Live Music by:
Mike Waite
Niikah Hatfield
& more TBA

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Michael Waite (following Science on Tap)

12-13-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 13 @ 8:15 pm

Marquette's town crier and folk hero extraordinaire soothes your brainwaves back to normal after the rousing explosion of knowledge you just broke your brain with at Science on Tap (7-8pm).
Playing bawlers, brawlers and everything in between.

Marquette's town crier and folk hero extraordinaire soothes your brainwaves back to normal after the rousing explosion of knowledge you just broke your brain with at Science on Tap (7-8pm).
Playing bawlers, brawlers and everything in between.

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Scrooge!

12-16-2018

Presented by Forest Roberts Theatre at Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 13 @ 8:30 pm

Part of a long-standing FRT tradition, Scrooge! is a holiday delight for the whole family. Bitter miser Scrooge is transformed by a frightening night of ghosts that open his eyes to the possibilities of Christmas cheer. Based on the Dickens...

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Part of a long-standing FRT tradition, Scrooge! is a holiday delight for the whole family. Bitter miser Scrooge is transformed by a frightening night of ghosts that open his eyes to the possibilities of Christmas cheer. Based on the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, this musical adaptation will rid you of your “Bah, humbug’s!”

Additionally, join us after Thursday's performance for an exclusive party featuring complimentary food and beverages, a photo booth, and a meet and greet with the cast and creative team! The party is included with a ticket purchased for Thursday evening's performance, December 14th, and will follow the show in the FRT Lobby. All Theatre and Dance majors and minors are invited to attend free of charge.

Performances:

Wednesday, December 12th at 7:30 PM

Thursday, December 13th at 7:30 PM

Friday, December 14th at 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 15th at 4:00 PM

Saturday, December 15th at 7:30 PM

Sunday, December 16th at 1:00 PM

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Kid Bizness

12-14-2018

Presented by Upper Peninsula Children's Museum at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm

 

Kid Bizness is open to any kid wanting to create and sell a product. Interested? Learn how to get your young entrepreneur involved on Friday, December 14,  from 4:00-5: 00 pm. We will help you think through your product ideas and sell them...

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Kid Bizness is open to any kid wanting to create and sell a product. Interested? Learn how to get your young entrepreneur involved on Friday, December 14,  from 4:00-5: 00 pm. We will help you think through your product ideas and sell them in our store! Call Jim Edwards at 226-3911 with questions.

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Range Bank Carols & Cocoa

12-14-2018

Presented by Range Bank at Range Bank, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 4:30 pm

Join Range Bank for some holiday cheer in downtown Marquette! The Upper Yooper’s Babershop Chorus will be onsight to perform a collection of carols while you enjoy a complimentary hot cocoa bar loaded with treats. Range Bank’s Carols & Cocoa...

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Join Range Bank for some holiday cheer in downtown Marquette! The Upper Yooper’s Babershop Chorus will be onsight to perform a collection of carols while you enjoy a complimentary hot cocoa bar loaded with treats. Range Bank’s Carols & Cocoa will take place on Friday, December 14 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm in the lobby of the Range Bank headquarters, located at 100 N. Front Street in Marquette. This is a family friendly event. We hope you can join us!

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Dōnart: Pop Up Art Show

12-14-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm
Dōnart is a juried pop up art show, with 25% of art sales benefiting United Way of Marquette County. All remaining sales compensate our amazing artists.
NOW TAKING SUBMISSIONS: email donart.mqt@gmail.com with up to 3 entries.
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Dōnart is a juried pop up art show, with 25% of art sales benefiting United Way of Marquette County. All remaining sales compensate our amazing artists.
NOW TAKING SUBMISSIONS: email donart.mqt@gmail.com with up to 3 entries.
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School of Rock

12-14-2018

Presented by Upper Peninsula Children's Museum at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm

 

School of Rock will be on Friday, December 14,  from 6:30-8:00pm. Come join Deklan Marshall and friends for a live jam session! Free with admission price or membership.

 

School of Rock will be on Friday, December 14,  from 6:30-8:00pm. Come join Deklan Marshall and friends for a live jam session! Free with admission price or membership.

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Intergenerational Playgroups

12-15-2018

Presented by MARESA Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Servic... at Mill Creek Senior Living Community, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 10:30 am

Join Mill Creek and their residents as they host Intergenerational Playgroups for you and your family. Have your child bring a favorite book or toy with them to share with the residents!
Ages 0-8 please

Join Mill Creek and their residents as they host Intergenerational Playgroups for you and your family. Have your child bring a favorite book or toy with them to share with the residents!
Ages 0-8 please

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Stan Berry

12-15-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 9:00 pm

Live & local.

Live & local.

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Brass Choir Concert

12-16-2018

Presented by Marquette Downtown Development Authority at Marquette Commons, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm

Many people can mentally picture a few Salvation Army brass musicians bundled up and playing carols outside at Christmas time. It is, however, rare to actually see such a group. Well here’s your chance to see something similar, and in a more...

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Many people can mentally picture a few Salvation Army brass musicians bundled up and playing carols outside at Christmas time. It is, however, rare to actually see such a group. Well here’s your chance to see something similar, and in a more comfortable environment.

Sammy Nestico expanded on the classic idea to create lush carol arrangements for slightly larger brass groups. On Sunday afternoon, December 16, ten local brass players will be playing those arrangements for the enjoyment of the community.

The concert will be inside at the Marquette Commons, 112 South Third St, Marquette, on December 16 at 4PM. It is open to the public and free. We hope to see you there.

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Marquette Choral Society

12-16-2018

Presented by Northern Michigan University at Saint Peter Cathedral Hall, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 16 @ 8:30 pm

The Marquette Choral Society, in conjunction with the Marquette Bach festival, will present a concert of Bach favorites. As part of the Cathedral Concert series, the Choral Society will sing Bach's thrilling MAGNIFICAT and CANTATA 140 "Wachet...

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The Marquette Choral Society, in conjunction with the Marquette Bach festival, will present a concert of Bach favorites. As part of the Cathedral Concert series, the Choral Society will sing Bach's thrilling MAGNIFICAT and CANTATA 140 "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" with Baroque orchestra. We hope to see you there.

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Boards & Brews

12-17-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm

Come join Taiga Games for beer and board games at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. We bring a variety of games every week for people to play and learn.

Come join Taiga Games for beer and board games at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. We bring a variety of games every week for people to play and learn.

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Lizardry!

12-19-2018

Presented by Upper Peninsula Children's Museum at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Dec 19 @ 4:00 pm

Experience reptiles hands-on with veterinarian Dr. Shevy and her sons.

Experience reptiles hands-on with veterinarian Dr. Shevy and her sons.

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The Organgrinders Yuletide Extravaganza

12-22-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 21 @ 9:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 9:00 pm

A Festivus for the rest of us!
The Organ Grinders Blues Band returns to the Ore Dock for a very special holiday special.
Yuletide cheer and cold craft beer.

A Festivus for the rest of us!
The Organ Grinders Blues Band returns to the Ore Dock for a very special holiday special.
Yuletide cheer and cold craft beer.

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Boards & Brews

12-24-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 24 @ 7:00 pm

Come join Taiga Games for beer and board games at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. We bring a variety of games every week for people to play and learn.

Come join Taiga Games for beer and board games at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. We bring a variety of games every week for people to play and learn.

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Open Brewsic: Open Mic

12-27-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm

The Ore Dock open mic night is a great place to chat with someone new and listen to local musicians and creatives express their talents!

Hosted by Ore Dock's own Haley Bussell.

Signup begins 7p.m. Music from 8-11p.m.
No Wagon Wheel - Strictly...

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The Ore Dock open mic night is a great place to chat with someone new and listen to local musicians and creatives express their talents!

Hosted by Ore Dock's own Haley Bussell.

Signup begins 7p.m. Music from 8-11p.m.
No Wagon Wheel - Strictly Enforced

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Boards & Brews

12-10-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

Come join Taiga Games for beer and board games at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. We bring a variety of games every week for people to play and learn.

Come join Taiga Games for beer and board games at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. We bring a variety of games every week for people to play and learn.

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Breakwall Comedy Night

12-11-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Dec 11 @ 7:15 pm

Join us the second Tuesday of every month for outright hilarity and cold brews with the Breakwall Comedy troupe as they bring nationally touring comedians and regional up-and-comers to the edge of nowhere for a night of uproarious laughter...

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Join us the second Tuesday of every month for outright hilarity and cold brews with the Breakwall Comedy troupe as they bring nationally touring comedians and regional up-and-comers to the edge of nowhere for a night of uproarious laughter and gut busting guffaw!

Doors at 7:15 pm
Showtime at 8pm

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DJ Dangler Headlines Breakwall Comedy Night!

12-11-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm

Breakwall Comedy Night at Ore Dock Brewing Company!!!

Join us for the best comedy you'll find in the area. If you love to laugh this is the place to go, if you want to do something different on a Tuesday night this is the place to be. Once a...

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Breakwall Comedy Night at Ore Dock Brewing Company!!!

Join us for the best comedy you'll find in the area. If you love to laugh this is the place to go, if you want to do something different on a Tuesday night this is the place to be. Once a month we have nationally touring stand-up comedians who have worked hard on their craft for years, they are some of the funniest names in comedy and you can catch them on the second Tuesday of the month. To start the night off you'll also get to see several local comedians perform, don't miss out on all the talent Marquette has to offer at Breakwall Comedys' comedy night at the Ore Dock Brewery.

Headlining the night will be the HILARIOIUS DJ Dangler and Featuring will be the talented Emilie Parker Strange!!
Hosted by our very own Vincent Schultz, with guest spots!

DJ Dangler grew up in a small Midwestern town. Being the youngest of six kids, he was essentially ignored until his father realized he was probably big enough to be good at football. He occupied his time engaging in anything that would bring him attention; sports, plays, clubs, arrests, etc.
He graduated from college and moved to New York City. He loved it. It was like being born in a small Midwestern town was some sort of giant practical joke. That's fine though, he got the joke, and it was very funny. D J knew he eventually wanted to go back to school, and acquire newer, fancier, worthless degrees, but while he was in New York, he started telling jokes, and people liked it.
Now he travels around the country working clubs and colleges. He has appeared at Caroline's on Broadway and Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. His style is sharp, and high energy. He draws from his many and varied interests to relate to most any crowd. He blends New York cynicism with genuine Midwestern agreeability to present a different take on both the trivial and substantial aspects of life.
DJ is a firm believer that people are pretty much the same everywhere, and if you can make those people laugh, you don't have to have a real job.

Emilie Parker Strange writes comedic songs about silly and absurd aspects of life, love, and nerd culture. She started doing stand-up while living in New York City, and became a featured performer in the New York Funny Songs Festival. Emilie currently calls Louisville, KY home, where she was voted “Ms. Comedian of the Year” in 2017.

Doors Open at 7:15PM. Show starts at 8PM.
$8 Students $10 General Admission
Cash AND CARD accepted at door
Tickets in advance online!

Having a good day? Why not end it on an excellent note with some great beer, great people and side-splitting laughs. Offering the best comedy entertainment in the area, you'll be glad you came out!

See you there!!

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BachFest Marquette

12-16-2018

Presented by City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm Sun, Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, together with local musician Nancy Railey, is proud to present the very first BachFest Marquette! BachFest is a season-long Festival which celebrates the life and legacy of famed composer J.S. Bach,...

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The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, together with local musician Nancy Railey, is proud to present the very first BachFest Marquette! BachFest is a season-long Festival which celebrates the life and legacy of famed composer J.S. Bach, as well as highlights the fantastic musical and artistic talent in our community.

The Festival will run from September until December, and feature ten unique musical events intended to inspire and engage listeners of all ages with the power of classical music.

BachFest Marquette is made possible thanks to the support of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Please follow this page for up-to-date details about BachFest events as the Festival approaches.

Schedule of Events:

Collage Concert for Marquette Area Music Students
Thursday, September 13
Kaufman Auditorium

Middle and high school music students in the Marquette area are invited to enjoy a free, special program put on by local musicians and dancers in celebration of Bach's legacy. The program will include performances by Andrew LaCombe, Nancy Railey, Barbara Rhyneer, Erin Colwitz, Robert Engelhart, Nancy Zimmerman, Janis Peterson, Anne Perket, Erica Waite, Nick Dupras, Michael Waite, TaMaMa Dance Company, Harry South, Mark Flaherty, and Dave Ziegner.

The Marquette Symphony Orchestra presents: From Bach to the Future
Saturday, September 15 at 7:30pm
Kaufman Auditorium
Tickets available at NMU Ticket Outlets and www.nmu.edu/tickets

The Marquette Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 22nd season with a tribute to J.S. Bach! The evening's programming includes Bach's Fantasia and Fugue in C minor and Tre Corali, Tom Trapp's The Headless Snowman (based on Bach Invention No. 8), and concludes with Dvorak's timeless Symphony No. 8. The concert will also be the debut of Octavio Más-Arocas as new Principal Conductor of the MSO.

Youth (13 and under) - $9;  Students - $12;  Adults - $17-32
+ get 2 free children's (14-) tickets with the purchase of one adult ticket!

The Well-Tempered Clavier
Sunday, September 16 at 3:00pm
First Presbyterian Church
Free admission; donations appreciated

Join pianist Nancy Railey for a performance of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, followed by a shared conversation about J.S. Bach and his lasting legacy on the arts. The program will also feature vocalist Michael Waite.

Music to Embrace All of Life and Death: The Theology of Johann Sebastian Bach
Sunday, September 23th at 3:00pm
Messiah Lutheran Church
Free admission; donations appreciated

Pastor Dave Van Kley will lead a conversation about Bach and the Reformation, with music by Wayne Hanmer's Marquette County Chamber Chorale, the Marquette Male Chorus, Dawn Betts, and Kathy Strazzinski.

BachFest Organ Hop
Sunday, October 7th at 3:00pm
Various locations, see description
Free admission; donations appreciated

The BachFest Marquette Organ Hop will take listeners around Marquette to visit local churches and enjoy performances of Bach's music by liturgical organists. There will be four stops along the tour, each lasting around half an hour. Transportation between churches will be provided.

Featured churches and organists: Messiah Lutheran Church - Kathy Strazzinski; St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Janet Broderson; First Presbyterian Church - Anne Perket; St. Peter Cathedral - Samuel Holmberg

Bach & Brews: A Jazzy Bach Performance
Saturday, October 13th at 6:00pm
Ore Dock Brewing Company
Free admission; donations appreciated

Join local jazz saxophonist Patrick Booth over some refreshments for a jazzy take on Bach's legacy at Ore Dock Brewing Company!

Chamber Music Collage Concert
Sunday, October 14th at 3:00pm
Reynolds Recital Hall
Free admission; donations appreciated

This Sunday afternoon collage concert will feature music from a host of local musicians and music educators, including the Marquette Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet (Mark Flaherty, Matt Ludwig, Brian Carter, Steve Grugin, and Bruce Cassell), Janis Peterson, Andrew LaCombe, Debbie Carlson, Nancy Railey, Anne Perket, N. Lynne Koski Lanczy, Barbara Rhyneer, Claudia Drosen, Nancy Zimmerman, and a chamber orchestra.

Bach String Marathon
Presented by the String Pedagogy Assembly
Saturday, October 20th from 11:00am - 4:00pm
Westwood Mall

The local string teachers of SPA (String Pedagogy Assembly) are celebrating Bach with their students as a part of BachFest Marquette! String players of all ages and their teachers will be performing music by Bach from 11am - 4pm on Saturday, Oct 20 at the Westwood Mall. The final hour will feature an ensemble reading Bach standards for Strings.

Lake Superior Piano Workshop Recital
Sunday, October 21st at 3:00pm
Reynolds Recital Hall
Free admission; donations appreciated

A special Bach recital will be held by members of the Lake Superior Piano Workshop. Featured pianists include Robert Buchkoe, Esther Barrington, Nancy Railey, Nancy Zimmerman and Anna Martin.

Youth Recital and Art Exhibition
Saturday, November 17th at 1:00pm
Marquette Arts and Culture Center
Free admission

Enjoy a Bach-themed recital put on by local youth, as well as Bach-inspired artwork produced by MAPS students! Specific programming TBD.

The Marquette Choral Society presents: Magnificat
Saturday, December 15 at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 16 at 3:00pm
St. Peter Cathedral
Free-will offering

Founded in 1971, The Marquette Choral Society is a mixed chorus composed of members of the community of Marquette and its surrounding area and students at Northern Michigan University. A true gem and staple within Marquette’s creative community, they perform two major concerts each year – one in December, and one in April.

This year’s December concert will feature the work of J.S. Bach. Join the MCS and Director Dr. Erin Colwitz for his famed Magnificat and Wachet auf, BWV 140, and enjoy one of our creative community’s true gems!

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Second Thursday Creativity Series- Christmas Songs

12-13-2018

Presented by Upper Peninsula Children's Museum at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm

 

Second Thursday Creativity Series

Thursday, December 13, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m

“Christmas Songs”

Christmas themed crafts, Live Music, FREE Culver’s Frozen Custard Sundae bar and more!

Free with admission or membership

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Second Thursday Creativity Series

Thursday, December 13, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m

“Christmas Songs”

Christmas themed crafts, Live Music, FREE Culver’s Frozen Custard Sundae bar and more!

Free with admission or membership

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Holiday Ceramics Sale & SAG* Art Reception

12-13-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm

Join us for a celebration of the arts and music! The NMU Ceramics Collective is hosting a Christmas sale of handmade ornaments, bowls, and mugs, and the SAG* (Student's Art Gallery) is holding its last gallery reception of the semester. This is a...

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Join us for a celebration of the arts and music! The NMU Ceramics Collective is hosting a Christmas sale of handmade ornaments, bowls, and mugs, and the SAG* (Student's Art Gallery) is holding its last gallery reception of the semester. This is a great opportunity to find unique gifts and enjoy an evening of art and music!

More details TBA

Live Music by:
Mike Waite
Niikah Hatfield
& more TBA

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Michael Waite (following Science on Tap)

12-13-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 13 @ 8:15 pm

Marquette's town crier and folk hero extraordinaire soothes your brainwaves back to normal after the rousing explosion of knowledge you just broke your brain with at Science on Tap (7-8pm).
Playing bawlers, brawlers and everything in between.

Marquette's town crier and folk hero extraordinaire soothes your brainwaves back to normal after the rousing explosion of knowledge you just broke your brain with at Science on Tap (7-8pm).
Playing bawlers, brawlers and everything in between.

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Scrooge!

12-16-2018

Presented by Forest Roberts Theatre at Forest Roberts Theatre, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 13 @ 8:30 pm

Part of a long-standing FRT tradition, Scrooge! is a holiday delight for the whole family. Bitter miser Scrooge is transformed by a frightening night of ghosts that open his eyes to the possibilities of Christmas cheer. Based on the Dickens...

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Part of a long-standing FRT tradition, Scrooge! is a holiday delight for the whole family. Bitter miser Scrooge is transformed by a frightening night of ghosts that open his eyes to the possibilities of Christmas cheer. Based on the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, this musical adaptation will rid you of your “Bah, humbug’s!”

Additionally, join us after Thursday's performance for an exclusive party featuring complimentary food and beverages, a photo booth, and a meet and greet with the cast and creative team! The party is included with a ticket purchased for Thursday evening's performance, December 14th, and will follow the show in the FRT Lobby. All Theatre and Dance majors and minors are invited to attend free of charge.

Performances:

Wednesday, December 12th at 7:30 PM

Thursday, December 13th at 7:30 PM

Friday, December 14th at 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 15th at 4:00 PM

Saturday, December 15th at 7:30 PM

Sunday, December 16th at 1:00 PM

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Kid Bizness

12-14-2018

Presented by Upper Peninsula Children's Museum at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm

 

Kid Bizness is open to any kid wanting to create and sell a product. Interested? Learn how to get your young entrepreneur involved on Friday, December 14,  from 4:00-5: 00 pm. We will help you think through your product ideas and sell them...

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Kid Bizness is open to any kid wanting to create and sell a product. Interested? Learn how to get your young entrepreneur involved on Friday, December 14,  from 4:00-5: 00 pm. We will help you think through your product ideas and sell them in our store! Call Jim Edwards at 226-3911 with questions.

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Range Bank Carols & Cocoa

12-14-2018

Presented by Range Bank at Range Bank, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 4:30 pm

Join Range Bank for some holiday cheer in downtown Marquette! The Upper Yooper’s Babershop Chorus will be onsight to perform a collection of carols while you enjoy a complimentary hot cocoa bar loaded with treats. Range Bank’s Carols & Cocoa...

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Join Range Bank for some holiday cheer in downtown Marquette! The Upper Yooper’s Babershop Chorus will be onsight to perform a collection of carols while you enjoy a complimentary hot cocoa bar loaded with treats. Range Bank’s Carols & Cocoa will take place on Friday, December 14 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm in the lobby of the Range Bank headquarters, located at 100 N. Front Street in Marquette. This is a family friendly event. We hope you can join us!

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Dōnart: Pop Up Art Show

12-14-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm
Dōnart is a juried pop up art show, with 25% of art sales benefiting United Way of Marquette County. All remaining sales compensate our amazing artists.
NOW TAKING SUBMISSIONS: email donart.mqt@gmail.com with up to 3 entries.
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Dōnart is a juried pop up art show, with 25% of art sales benefiting United Way of Marquette County. All remaining sales compensate our amazing artists.
NOW TAKING SUBMISSIONS: email donart.mqt@gmail.com with up to 3 entries.
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School of Rock

12-14-2018

Presented by Upper Peninsula Children's Museum at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm

 

School of Rock will be on Friday, December 14,  from 6:30-8:00pm. Come join Deklan Marshall and friends for a live jam session! Free with admission price or membership.

 

School of Rock will be on Friday, December 14,  from 6:30-8:00pm. Come join Deklan Marshall and friends for a live jam session! Free with admission price or membership.

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Intergenerational Playgroups

12-15-2018

Presented by MARESA Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Servic... at Mill Creek Senior Living Community, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 10:30 am

Join Mill Creek and their residents as they host Intergenerational Playgroups for you and your family. Have your child bring a favorite book or toy with them to share with the residents!
Ages 0-8 please

Join Mill Creek and their residents as they host Intergenerational Playgroups for you and your family. Have your child bring a favorite book or toy with them to share with the residents!
Ages 0-8 please

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Stan Berry

12-15-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 9:00 pm

Live & local.

Live & local.

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Brass Choir Concert

12-16-2018

Presented by Marquette Downtown Development Authority at Marquette Commons, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm

Many people can mentally picture a few Salvation Army brass musicians bundled up and playing carols outside at Christmas time. It is, however, rare to actually see such a group. Well here’s your chance to see something similar, and in a more...

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Many people can mentally picture a few Salvation Army brass musicians bundled up and playing carols outside at Christmas time. It is, however, rare to actually see such a group. Well here’s your chance to see something similar, and in a more comfortable environment.

Sammy Nestico expanded on the classic idea to create lush carol arrangements for slightly larger brass groups. On Sunday afternoon, December 16, ten local brass players will be playing those arrangements for the enjoyment of the community.

The concert will be inside at the Marquette Commons, 112 South Third St, Marquette, on December 16 at 4PM. It is open to the public and free. We hope to see you there.

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Marquette Choral Society

12-16-2018

Presented by Northern Michigan University at Saint Peter Cathedral Hall, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 16 @ 8:30 pm

The Marquette Choral Society, in conjunction with the Marquette Bach festival, will present a concert of Bach favorites. As part of the Cathedral Concert series, the Choral Society will sing Bach's thrilling MAGNIFICAT and CANTATA 140 "Wachet...

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The Marquette Choral Society, in conjunction with the Marquette Bach festival, will present a concert of Bach favorites. As part of the Cathedral Concert series, the Choral Society will sing Bach's thrilling MAGNIFICAT and CANTATA 140 "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" with Baroque orchestra. We hope to see you there.

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Boards & Brews

12-17-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm

Come join Taiga Games for beer and board games at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. We bring a variety of games every week for people to play and learn.

Come join Taiga Games for beer and board games at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. We bring a variety of games every week for people to play and learn.

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Lizardry!

12-19-2018

Presented by Upper Peninsula Children's Museum at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Dec 19 @ 4:00 pm

Experience reptiles hands-on with veterinarian Dr. Shevy and her sons.

Experience reptiles hands-on with veterinarian Dr. Shevy and her sons.

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The Organgrinders Yuletide Extravaganza

12-22-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 21 @ 9:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 9:00 pm

A Festivus for the rest of us!
The Organ Grinders Blues Band returns to the Ore Dock for a very special holiday special.
Yuletide cheer and cold craft beer.

A Festivus for the rest of us!
The Organ Grinders Blues Band returns to the Ore Dock for a very special holiday special.
Yuletide cheer and cold craft beer.

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Boards & Brews

12-24-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Dec 24 @ 7:00 pm

Come join Taiga Games for beer and board games at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. We bring a variety of games every week for people to play and learn.

Come join Taiga Games for beer and board games at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. We bring a variety of games every week for people to play and learn.

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Open Brewsic: Open Mic

12-27-2018

Presented by Ore Dock Brewing Company at Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm

The Ore Dock open mic night is a great place to chat with someone new and listen to local musicians and creatives express their talents!

Hosted by Ore Dock's own Haley Bussell.

Signup begins 7p.m. Music from 8-11p.m.
No Wagon Wheel - Strictly...

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The Ore Dock open mic night is a great place to chat with someone new and listen to local musicians and creatives express their talents!

Hosted by Ore Dock's own Haley Bussell.

Signup begins 7p.m. Music from 8-11p.m.
No Wagon Wheel - Strictly Enforced

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