May 30 Tuesday
Marquette Regional History Center presents the Special Exhibit: Exposing Photography: Anything but a Small BusinessMarch 6, 2023- January 13, 2024Follow the development of commercial photography in Michigan’s central Upper Peninsula. Starting in the mid 1800s artists set up photography studios around the UP. They made a living off portrait photography. BF Childs established Childs Art Gallery in Ishpeming which ran over 70 years. Edgar and Merta Lemon started a studio in Marquette in 1909 which still operates today. Early photographers travelled throughout the Lake Superior region to document mines, local scenery, and Native Americans. Many of these images were sold as souvenirs in the form of stereographs. Some were sold in urban markets around the country or printed as engravings in Harper’s Weekly. These businessmen and women were innovators and artists in composition, hand coloring prints and enlargements. Several won international awards. Notable amateur photographers will also be examined including John M Longyear and night time wildlife photographer George Shiras III as well as photographers from the Huron Mountain Club: Harold DuCharme, Tappan Gregory, and William Harris. The exhibit draws upon the extension collections of the MRHC and photographic historian Jack Deo of Superior View. Cameras from professional photographers and amateurs will also be on display.Exhibit Opening ReceptionWednesday, March 22, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Months of research and preparation have culminated in our new special exhibit. Join Curator Jo Wittler and tour the Exposing Photography exhibit. Free, donations appreciated. For more info call 906-226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org
May 31 Wednesday
Jun 01 Thursday
The Friends of the Escanaba Public Library's Used Book Sale will feature like-new books for $1 each. Buy five and get a sixth free. Cash or check only.
Come to the Escanaba City Hall Council Chambers for an entertaining show by comedy magician Cameron Zvara. His show is full of magic, music, comedy, juggling, and audience participation. This free event is for all ages.
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a healthcare provider, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking. Walk your own pace and distance.
Walking the 1st Thursday of every month at 5:30 PM for about 1 hour!
Walk Location: YMCA to lakeshore walking path – 1420 Pine Street Marquette, Michigan 49855 (Meet just inside the main entrance). From November to April, meet just inside the Superior Dome at the Southwest Entrance. Please check Facebook to stay up to date on location.
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The Friends of the Escanaba Public Library's Ice Cream Social will take place on the north lawn of the library on Thursday, June 1 at 6 p.m. with free ice cream and cake for all ages. Entertainment will be provided by the Escanaba City Band.
Since 2017, the Marquette Rockestra, a musical guild of area musicians of all-ages have presented “one night only” performances of unforgettable rock and popular music at Kaufman Auditorium. The tradition continues this June with an amazing concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd's, “The Dark Side Of The Moon.” The concert will feature over thirty local musicians from the Marquette area joining forces to perform this classic album to get you into that cosmic spirit. The concert is a fundraiser for the United Way of Marquette County and will be held at Kaufman Auditorium on Thursday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are currently available from nmu.universitytickets.com or can be purchased at the Berry Event Center, Forest Roberts Theatre and the NMU Bookstore. Ticket prices are Adults - $20; Under 18 - $10.
In addition to song-by-song recreation of "The Dark Side of the Moon," the evening will begin with an opening set, “The Light Side Of The Dial”, featuring AM hit singles from 1973. Playing the songs will be musicians and singers from some of Marquette’s most popular rock bands and groups and singer-songwriters from the area.
Jun 02 Friday