Grand Rapids' Cottage & Lakefront Living Show, the herald of the Lake Michigan Shore season, has what you have been fantasizing about for the last 16 weeks. Head east to DeVos Place for all things from floor plans to fine wine. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Congratulations to director Glenn Hering and lead actors Ric Heath, Matt McCann and Kevin Doler, also Caroline Rau Geldernick and numerous others in the cast and orchestra in 4th St. Theater's production of Sweeney Todd.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
PNC hosts a couple of adventurous musical events this weekend with performances by International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) musical group, the first ever Box Factory Follies in St. Joe and edgy art and birding at Fernwood Gardens in Buchanan. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor…
Behold a handful of off-cycle events scheduled in the next seven days that deserve attention including glass artistry in Chicago and Benton Harbor, along with the dazzling annual Chicago Flower and Garden Show. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Dramatic developments in the wake of the Oscars in Miller Beach on Saturday, First Friday fest in Michigan City bounces to life and at the Box Factory, St. Patty's Day arrives early. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
In addition to chocolate and an ice-carving fest, if you want to get slightly serious, catch an independent filmmaker’s attempt to figure out the true meaning of Black History Month at the Box Factory tonight.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
The traditional holiday pops concert at the Star Plaza tonight and on Saturday, a Michigan beer party celebrating The Michigan Beer Film in Three Oaks. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Stained glass became seriously and widely popular this year: see evidence in Michigan City and downtown Chicago this weekend, also non-profit museum and gallery stores are great for one-of-a-kind gifts.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Just in time, indoor activities around snow-covered Lake Michigan beachtowns, starting tonight with a screening of Heather Courtney's "Where Soldiers Come From," a symposium on Tiffany glass on Saturday and Sinatra in Three Oaks.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor.
Tomorrow night at the Box Factory for the Arts, the supermodels and emerging designers show their winning ensembles from Fashion on the Shore and coming up next weekend Bob Swam presents La Boheme in New Buffalo.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Purchase advance tickets for the special premier screening of The Butler with Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard and Clarence Williams III. But no tickets needed for Saturday NISO concert and the new FOTS available soon everywhere.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Have a good one at the Round Barn in Baroda, the Heritage in St. Joe and Miller Beach where the options include a the Garden Club's official Secret Gardens Tour, gourmet groceries but, alas, no brewery....yet.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Big night in Benton Harbor, super farmers market at Emerald Avenue Coloma, A Solidier's Story Friday on WFMT and fireworks already next Tuesday at the Dunes.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Drama in the air at Purdue Calumet with Playwright and Professor Theresa Carilli starting today at 4; Driving Miss Daisy at the Marquette Pavillon in Miller on Saturday; the Box Factory in St. Joe is searching for 10-minute masterpieces and out-of-proportion art at Lubeznik next week.---Pat …
Emerging designers rock the runway in St. Joe at Fashion on the Shore Year 2; Maple City Grand Prix brings big-time racing to Northwest Indiana and in Douglas, Water Street Gallery opens the season with stunning new work.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Reservations are recommended for limited seating at the 2013 Fashion on the Shore show set for Friday, April 26th;check out a lecture on Outsider Art starring avid collectors John Cain and Susann Craig on Saturday and next week Ed Asner returns.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor…
Unusual self-portraits of artist Lauren Levato opening at Packer Schopf Gallery tomorrow; Timothy T. from Buchanan has a happy start to 2013 and invests his $700K penny-slot winnings; a camera phone class at Fernwood, an outstanding Irish band and a plea for risers.---Pat Colander, Associate…
This weekend Mylinda Cane gets into details on Dunes Learning Center fundraiser tomorrow night at newly restored Marquette Pavilion; 3 chances for Leoncavallo's Pagliacci! at the Acorn in Three Oaks and Jennifer Mayo's photographs shine at the Box Factory. ---Pat Colander, Associate Publishe…
I have been preoccupied over the last several months with wonderful projects to rebuild and promote the Region—mainly on behalf of the John Will Anderson Boys and Girls Club to upgrade and refurbish the Tolleston school in Gary into a facility for young people. I’ve been writing about it in …
Rave reviews for inaugural Fashion on the Shore event; Opera at the Acorn season opener in Three Oaks this weekend and the excellent students at HAST take over the Towle tomorrow night.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine.
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