Weekend Roundup: Welcome to 14 Edition

2014 is here! While this weekend isn’t as action-packed as we’ve become accustomed too, there’s still plenty of fun to be had!


UV Hippo

Ultraviolet Hippopotamus

On the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm (& later), the Village at Grand Traverse Commons hosts First Friday featuring art, food and drink samples, shopping & wining & dining specials, live music and more. Highlights this month are The Neptune Quartet at Left Foot Charley Winery, a Poetry Slam, paintings by Dan Oberschulte at Gallery Fifty and a slew of specials.

Ultraviolet Hippopotamus brings a one-of-a-kind musical experience to InsideOut Gallery Friday (Jan 3) and Saturday (Jan 4). UV Hippo  is an explosive five-piece progressive improvisational band with a rapidly growing fan base across the U.S. and, more recently, Europe.

The Windy Ridge Boys are an adventurous instrumental ensemble playing jazz, classic popular songs and “Lake Leelanau Blues” starting at 7 PM at The Workshop.


Traverse City Indoor Farm MarketEvery Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM, the Traverse City Indoor Farmers Market in the Mercato at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons is your go-to location for fresh produce and delicious food products.

The Art Bomb 2014 Opening Reception takes place from at Right Brain Brewery. The annual community art show  features over 40 artists and musicians. Also check out the GT Art Bomb all ages show tonight at Studio Anatomy!

Dede and the Dreamers promise to mesmerize you and send you into a dream world with sweet melodies and full sounds to tantalize your brain at the Workshop from 8-11 PM.


Open House at The WorkshopTourist in My Own Town invites you to join them at The Workshop Brewing Company for their January Open House Party. Mix & mingle with locals and enjoy complementary appetizers. Membership cards will be available for purchase throughout the night for a reduced rate and The Workshop honors all card members $1 off pints & 25% off food Sunday – Tuesday. Monday is also Trivia Night at the Workshop!

Father-daughter duo Susan & Bob Fawcett will be playing old time and original tunes at Northern Naturals Cider House. Enjoy organic hard ciders & wines and locally sourced, vegetarian, gluten free and organic small plates.