Quality Inn By the Bay
1492 US 31 N.
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: (231) 929-4423
Fax: (231) 929-7842
Having been around for close to 5 decades, the Old Town Playhouse has been in the forefront of promoting theater in Traverse City. Extraordinary talent by performing artistes, spirited volunteers and generous donors have seen this theater pull through bad times and emerge stronger and better. Watch out for obscure home productions as well as classics like Fiddler On The Roof. Check their website for a list of upcoming shows and events.
City Opera House is one of the three remaining oldest Victorian opera houses that still stand today in the state of Michigan. It has constantly been in the forefront of artistic collaborations and educational programs in the fields of the performing arts. Each season boasts an eclectic repertoire of events that see regional, national and international performing troupes. This charming 700-seater theater boasts state-of-the-art facilities in terms of seating, decor, stage and lighting. Check website for details.
Providing a boost to the art and live music scene of Traverse City, the InsideOut Gallery has a plethora of events scheduled throughout the year. This multipurpose space, which is spread across more than 7000 square feet (650 square meters) mostly supports the Lowbrow Art movement and houses a number of sculptures, paintings digital artworks and collages depicting characters from comic books from the past. Apart from the changing art exhibits, the gallery also hosts concerts of various local as well as touring bands. After attending a show or an exhibition walk into its cocktail lounge where you can relax and unwind. Check out their website for more information.
Artcenter Traverse City is all about art; this center aims to educate people by offering nationally-recognized art courses and summer workshops that are affordable and which attract the finest instructors. Thought-provoking exhibitions are held perennially in collaboration with other visiting artistes as well as emerging artists from Missouri. Not just this; artist critique nights, community parties and lecture series are part of what you can expect here so check their website for a list of upcoming events.
Located at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Corson Auditorium was built in 1975 and is still as popular as it used to be, if not more. Seating approximately 1,000 spectators, the auditorium was designed by Alden Dow, and has staged a number of brilliant performances by renowned artists.
Experience a night of dance, music and all the glitz and glamor at Leelanau Sands Showroom. This swanky entertainment venue is located inside the Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge and carries its baton with its chic decor and elite events. The showroom is well facilitated with comfortable seats, a technically enhanced stage with great lights and sound and good services. Events here include dance programs, musicals, theatricals and other recreational shows by recognized dancers and entertainers. So head to Leelanau Sands Showroom for its classy ambiance and a night to remember.
Right in the heart of downtown Bellaire, Short's Brewery has been whetting the pallets of Michiganites since 2004. Operating solely in Michigan, Short's beer is worth the pilgrimage to not only its brewing facility, but the very reasonably priced brew pub attached. Naturally, all of Short's Brewing's refreshments are made in house, with brewers producing up to 800 bottles a day of its various styles. Short's is a perfect example of a homegrown operation that welcomes all guests to try a taste.