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FEB 23

Regina Carter: Simply Ella

Virtuoso violinist, Regina Carter, reveals the many faces of Ella Fitzgerald which have influenced Carter’s own remarkable path.


Fly Fishing Film Tour 2019

The film tour will take you from British Columbia, to Australia, and around the globe to showcase the amazing places fly fishing can take you.



A free monthly networking meet up for Traverse City tech enthusiast. Every month five presenters highlight new business ventures underway.


An Evening with Keith Gave

Keith Gave is the spy-turned-Detroit Free Press newsman who made a clandestine mission to Finland to set in motion the Red Wings’ acquisition of the Russian Five hockey players.



Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, RUNA offers a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.

MAR 17

Battle of the Books with Grace Lin

Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Grace Lin is the star author at the Battle of the Books championship.

MAR 14

Food, Farm and Health: An Educational Event

Join the Groundwork Center and our community partners for a free movie screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope, followed by a professional panel discussion.

MAR 19

Vienna Boys Choir

Synonymous with fine choral music for over 500 years, these talented singers continue to receive praise for their celestial voices, pure tone, irresistible charm and a wide-ranging repertoire spanning centuries.



Inspired by true tales of children and adults who yearn to believe and be believed, TBCAC recognizes the power of story to shift mindsets and create social change.

APR 14

8th Annual Young Playwrights Festival Performance

Enjoy six original one act plays produced and performed for the first time on the City Opera House stage.

APR 15

An Evening with Lisa Scottoline

Meet #1 NYT Bestselling Author Lisa Scottoline with over 30 million copies of her books in print.

APR 28

Selected Shorts: Food Fiction

Open up and say "Mmm," as longtime public radio staple Selected Shorts returns with an evening of mouthwatering food fictions. Don’t fight the craving, get tickets before they are gone.


Paul Reiser

Voted one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time,” Paul Reiser has spent the last 30+ years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning movies and TV shows.

MAY 10

Meet Your Summer Reads

Three blockbuster authors, Elizabeth Berg, Elizabeth Letts and Nancy Thayer, will take the stage to talk about their upcoming summer reads.

MAY 18

Hamilton - Sold Out

City Opera House is Broadway Bound! to Hamilton. Join your City Opera House hosts for a first-class experience at Wharton Center, on the campus of Michigan State University.

MAY 30

An Evening with Marie Benedict

Author Marie Benedict breathes new life into the astounding story of Hedy Lamarr in her new novel The Only Woman in the World.

JUN 27

An Evening with Steve Hamilton and Bryan Gruley

Two of Michigan’s favorite mystery authors, Steve Hamilton and Bryan Gruley will take the stage to interview each other.

JUL 13

An Evening with Doug Brinkley

Doug Brinkley is CNN's Presidential Historian, a professor of history at Rice University and the author of 12 books, including five New York Times bestsellers.

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