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There are great events and festivals happening year round in the Western Upper Peninsula.

First Friday Movie – “The Princess Bride” @ Historic Ironwood Theatre
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Show Times:

Friday, Apr. 05, 2019 at 7pm


Free! Entry by donation at the door

The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy/adventure film from Rob Reiner, starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, and Christopher Guest, based on the novel with the same name. It tells the story of a farmhand named Westley, accompanied by companions befriended along the way, who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. The film follows the novel’s narrative style by presenting the story as a book being read by a grandfather (Peter Falk) to his sick grandson (Fred Savage).

Join us on April 5 and see The Princess Bride. Its First Friday so admission is free but as always, donations are appreciated.

Cabin Fever Craft Show @ Pat O'Donnell Civic Center
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Over 50 Vendors!!! Great food served all day.

Admission is FREE!

Spring Fun Frolic @ Kimball Community Center
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Penokee Range 4H will hold the Spring Fun Frolic complete with Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Easter Egg Hunt, Cake Walk, Chicken BINGO and food!!
Fun for the whole family!!

The Linda Ronstandt Experience @ Historic Ironwood Theatre
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A Linda Ronstadt Tribute

Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Race @ Blackjack Mountain - Big Snow Resort
Apr 13 all-day

With their location in the heart of the lake effect snowbelt and abilities to make snow we are confident that they will have enough snow to pull of an excellent event; with over 490 feet of vertical drop, 170 acres of skiable terrain, and an average of over 200 inches of snow Blackjack will be a perfect host site for an extreme event like the MESC Triple Crown series!

Blackjack Resort event will be free spectator admission, that’s right it’s free to come on out and take in all the race action!

 This was some of the racers and fans favorite event from last season, very spectator friendly and snowmobile racing on a ski hill in April; what more could a race fan ask for???

Art at Whitecap Mountain @ Whitecap Mountains Ski Resort
Apr 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Looking for the perfect night out activity? Join Whitecap Mountains Resort for a wine and paint with Amy! Check out the Facebook event page for more details!

2019 Annual Taste of the Gogebic Range @ Gogebic Community College
Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Taste delicious samples of area food & drink establishments’ signature dishes & specialties. WHO will capture this year’s Taste of the Gogebic Range Awards? ONLY 200 Tickets available. Advance Tickets Sales ONLY. Available at the GCC Foundation Office during regular business hours or call 906-307-1202 for more information.

An evening of Fun and Fabulous Food! Door Prizes! Bag Raffle! Chances to Win Prizes, Gift Certificates and Much More! See YOU there.

Your Hosts and Sponsored by the GCC Foundation. All proceeds to go to the GCC Foundation for scholarships and financial support of Gogebic Community College projects.

Mike LaBo Live Music @ Cold Iron Brewing
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mike LaBo makes his first appearance at the Cold Iron taproom on Saturday, April 20th from 7-10 PM. Here’s a little bit more about Mike: 
“Mike LaBo writes original songs that sound familiar, simple but with a depth that sticks with you. Songs that grow with the listener. Mike’s passion for music began as a child. The youngest of five children, his earliest influences came from The Beatles, Otis Redding, Kingston Trio, Glenn Miller Orchestra, and Queen. The connections Mike made with music helped him journey beyond his suburban bedroom across the musical universe. His restless nights were eased by the comfort he found tuning the radio dial from oldies to rock to pop to classical until he finally fell gently asleep.
Mike processes his various influences through the filter of American folk music. He is a husband, father, worker, and aspiring farmer, crafting songs that combine unassuming melodies with a poet’s voice. His songs are hymns to the human experience. He hopes they help folks feel less lonely.”

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ @ Historic Ironwood Theatre
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a 1925 American silent epic adventure-drama film based on the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by General Lew Wallace. Starring Ramon Novarro as Ben-Hur, a wealthy young Jewish prince and boyhood friend of the powerful Roman tribune, Messala. When an accident and a false accusation leads to Ben-Hur’s arrest, Messala, who has become corrupt and arrogant, makes sure Ben-Hur and his family are jailed and separated.

Ben-Hur is sentenced to slave labor in a Roman war galley. Along the way, he unknowingly encounters Jesus, the carpenter’s son who offers him water. Over the years the Ben-Hur grows strong and becomes a victorious chariot racer. This eventually leads to a climactic showdown with Messala in a chariot race, in which Ben-Hur is the victor.

Ben-Hur is eventually reunited with his mother and sister, who are suffering from leprosy but are miraculously cured by Jesus.

In 1997, Ben-Hur was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

The film will be masterfully accompanied on the Ironwood Theatre’s Barton organ by organist supremo Andrew Rogers from Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theatre with his original film score. 

Not to be missed, and a great way to get into the spirit of Easter– mark your calendar now.

First Friday Movie – “BIG” @ Historic Ironwood Theatre
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Show Times:

Friday, May. 03, 2019 at 7pm


Free! Entry by donation at the door

Big is a classic 1988 American comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin, a young boy who more than anything else, wants to be “big”. That’s the wish he makes at an odd-looking amusement pier fortunetelling machine. The next morning, Josh wakes up-only to discover that he’s grown to manhood overnight! Still a 13-year-old mentally and emotionally, Josh decides to hide out in New York City until he can figure out what to do next. The film also stars Elizabeth Perkins, David MoscowJohn Heard, and Robert Loggia.

Join us on May 3 and see BIG. Its First Friday so admission is free but as always, donations are appreciated.