Ladies night out

ISHPEMING – The Ishpeming Business Association is hosting its annual Ladies Night Out Tuesday.

From 2 to 8 p.m., a variety of events will be happening at various businesses throughout Ishpeming.

Included will be the Butler Theater hosting live music and a bazaar at Rollie’s Furniture featuring three dozen local artists, crafters and vendors, according to IBA member and Ladies Night organizer David Aeh.

“What’s nice is there are … 18 businesses that will be open and having specials and prizes and drawings and demonstrations,” Aeh said.

Attendees can pick up an IBA punch card at any participating business and be entered into a drawing to win prizes. There will also be in-house drawings at some individual businesses, as well as in-store specials and prizes.

Aeh said that the emphasis is on just getting out in the community and having a good time with friends and family.

“The best part is that people don’t have to buy a thing,” he said. “I had a young lady come in and said, ‘I’m on a bare budget, I don’t have a lot of spare cash,’ and I said it doesn’t matter. It’s an evening to get out, it’s an evening to come by yourself, maybe with a coworker, maybe with a girlfriend, maybe with a family member … it’s a great time to get out and have some fun.”

Zach Jay can be reached at 906-486-4401.