February Sky to perform in Powers
POWERS – The musical duo February Sky will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. (CST). Feb. 8 at Java and Jive Coffee House at N16087 Main St. in Powers.
February Sky of Trout Lake features traditional singer and Celtic guitarist Phil Cooper with songwriter and singer Susan Urban. Cooper sings and plays his own arrangements of traditional songs and tunes on six string guitar and cittern. Urban is a writer of story songs and humorous “slice of life” songs. She accompanies her singing on guitar, six string banjo, mountain dulcimer, and hand percussion instruments.
February Sky presents a combination of old and new songs addressing the widest possible range of human experience, complete with vocal harmony, intricate instrumentation and thoughtful stagecraft.
The concert is free, but donations will be accepted.
For more information, call Amy Rock at 280-8740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit javaandjivecoffeehouse.com.
Explorers Quilt Group art display
MARQUETTE – The Explorers Quilt Group art display will be up until Feb. 17 at Sweet Water Cafe on Third Street in Marquette.
The Explorers is a small, local group of contemporary quilters whose members share a love of “exploring” new techniques, new ideas and new challenges. The Sweet Water Cafe quilts are based on a challenge to make a quilt exploring any method or technique, however, the different colors for each participant were limited to those on a randomly drawn color paint chip card.
Members participating are: Tracy Cairati, Rosemary Glenn, Nancy Henderson, Ragene Henry, Alice Johnson, Mary Jane Johnson, Kathy Maynard, Bridget McCarthy, Judy Parlato, Kathy Peters, Jane Vandenburg and Teresa Zielinski.
Senior to perform capstone project
MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University senior Alycia Heckathorn of Ironwood will present her capstone project, an original ballet set to George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday in NMU’s Forest Roberts Theatre.
There will also be a performance at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the box office or through any NMU EZ Ticket outlet.
“An American in Paris” follows a young couple on their adventure through Paris as they visit the city’s most iconic sites.
The production is choreographed by Heckathorn, a theater major, and Jill Grundstrom, adjunct instructor in the health and human performance department at NMU.
Heckathorn stars as Her in the ballet, with Jacob DeLong of Sturgis as Him. Additional cast members in the roles of Them are: Donavon Chambers of Ferndale, Ellen DiGiacinto of White Hall, Md., Grundstrom, Gabrielle Revord of Iron Mountain, Molly Smith of Gladwin, Maureen Sullivan of Anchorage, Alaska, and Jimme Vereb and Jill Vermeulen of Marquette.
Hiawatha logo contest under way
MARQUETTE – The Hiawatha Music Co-op 2014 Festival logo contest is under way and the deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Friday.
The winning logo will be used for the 2014 Festival T-shirts, mugs, poster and advertising for this year’s festival. The contest winner is awarded 2 festival weekend passes, $100, and a T-shirt and mug with the winning design.
Participants must be a Hiawatha Music Co-op member to enter. All entries must be submitted on paper.
The HMC encourages and gives special consideration to non-computer generated submissions.
Clip-art and pencil drawings are not permitted. For more information, visit www.hiawathamusic.org.
‘An Evening With Teens’ presented
MARQUETTE – The Marquette Senior High School Drama Club will be presenting An Evening With Teens – Two One-Act Plays at 7 p.m. Friday at Kaufman Auditorium.
Performances will also be at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
“The Empty Chair” depicts a substance abuse recovery meeting for teens following the overdose death of one of their peers. Each person recalls memories of their friend as they deal with grief.
“Walkin’ Home” is a story of a returning teen runaway on Thanksgiving, and deals with looking back at the events leading up to her leaving home and eventual return.
Tickets are $12 for the general and $6 for students and seniors.
Tickets are available at all EZ Ticket outlets, Forest Roberts box office, Superior Dome, online at nmu.edu/tickets, by phone at 227-1032 and at the door.
Training session held at museum
MARQUETTE – The U.P. Children’s Museum will have a training session for children ages 8 to 18 years old to become part of the Guardians of Wow program, formerly Explainers, at the museum from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.
Snacks will be served and a parent or caregiver must be present from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
The Guardians of Wow is a fun program in which youth volunteers learn about service and leadership through assisting in the museum. In four teams, the Guardians help guests better understand the exhibits, give input on improving exhibits, help plan and host special events, show and care for the museum’s animals, assist in the museum store and more. They work closely with museum staff members who serve as mentors.
The Guardians of Wow program is free. Training sessions for new members are the first Friday of every month. For more details or to register for the training, call Jim Edwards 226-3911 or email at museummrjim@ gmail.com.