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Music on the Menu: Irish Fiddlers at PLDL

Libby Meyer
Libby Meyer

The Portage Lake District Library invites everyone to bring their lunch and enjoy “Music on the Menu,” an outdoor series of events held on the dock outside the library tomorrow.

Libby Meyer (VPA) will be joined by Copper Country Suzuki Association fiddlers from noon to 1 p.m. They will perform traditional Irish jigs, hornpipes and reels. The audience is welcome to dance.

Everyone is invited to bring their lunch and relax while listening to some great music. In the event of bad weather, the program will be held inside the library.

Library programs are free and open to all. For more information, call the library at 482-4570 or visit

From Tech Today.

Rozsa’s 2015/16 Season

Pep BandThe Rozsa Center and Visual and Performing Arts 2015/16 season presents a little something for everyone. The season includes more than 39 events, encompassing film, lectures, music, art gallery exhibitions, dance and more. From Shakespeare and ballet, to comedy and jazz, Rozsa shows will entertain all tastes and ages. The season even includes an opportunity for local young dancers to perform alongside professional ballet dancers in The Nutcracker.

Flexible discount season ticket packages are on sale Aug. 1 to 31with single tickets going on sale Sept. 1. For more information visit the Rozsa Center website or contact Bethany Jones at

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2015/16 Rozsa Season Schedule Now Available

Rozsa 2015 2016

The line-up for the 2015/16 Rozsa Arts season is now available.

Season ticket packages will be available for purchase starting Aug. 1 and will end Aug. 31. The prices are as follows:

  • Full Subscription–$270 These tickets serve as a pass to all shows including lectures, films, music, plays, musicals, dances and operas. Same seat is guaranteed.
  • Pick 6–$99 With this pass you will receive one ticket for six shows of your choice during the season. Ticketing operations will make every effort to give you the same seats, but the same seats are not guaranteed based on availability and priority of reservations. Shows included are any presented by the Rozsa Center, the Department of Visual and Performing Arts or the Student Entertainment Board.

Those with a full subscription from last year have had their seats reserved and can repurchase them this year. You can purchase your ticket packages by calling 7-2073, visiting the ticket office at the SDC or going online.

All who purchase season tickets will also receive the benefits of priority reserved seating for every show, unlimited free ticket exchanges, ten percent discount on additional single tickets and special, exclusive receptions, artist talks and other special events.

Available this year are convenient pocket calendars featuring the monthly big events. You can find these handy calendars around town, campus or at the Rozsa this week.

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Mike Irish at Key Ingredients

Mike Irish Performing at Key Ingredients
Mike Irish Performing at Key Ingredients. Photo: Roland Burgan.

Key Ingredients
An Evening of Music & Food
Downtown Hancock
Friday, July 17, 2015, 6-8 pm

Associate Professor Mike Irish will be performing in the 2nd Annual Key Ingredients event. Key Ingredients involves food, music, and sidewalk sales the day before the 40th annual Canal Run.

Key Ingredients is presented by the City of Hancock and HBPA (Hancock Business Professionals Association).

Attend the Facebook event.

Key Ingredients Poster 2015

Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival Seeks Participants

KSEF ScaleWhen we scale something, we adjust our focal point, zoom in or out and look at our subject in new and often unexpected ways. Important insights and revelations usually result from this change of perspective and altered mode of observation.

Scale: Balancing Art and Technology will showcase visual and material creations that inspire new exchanges of ideas and unique viewpoints. Participants will be scientists, artists and technicians who use any combination of images, technology, material objects or artistic expression as part of their personal or professional inquiry and process of innovation.

This exhibition seeks to celebrate the role that visual expression can play in sparking alternate perceptions and inspired conversations.

Please submit an entry form by June 1.

Participants will be asked to help install their work on August 3–4, 2015. Work must fit in the Rozsa Gallery, whose maximum ceiling height is 10 feet. Any technology required for submissions should be supplied by the participants, but exhibition staff can help ensure adequate security for equipment during the show.

For more information contact Elizabeth Hoy or Sarah Fayen Scarlett. To learn more about the Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival (KSEF) visit here.

This exhibition is made possible by KSEF, Michigan Technological University, Visual and Performing Arts Department and the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

From Tech Today, by KSEF.

Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival – Sun, Sand & Science!

What do sun, sand and science have in common? The Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival (KSEF) is filled with family-friendly interactive and educational events for all ages. This first-time festival needs your support!

To help fund this project, visit Superior Ideas.

Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival

Michigan Tech and the community will come together to host the inaugural Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival.

The event is designed to stimulate and sustain interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the Keweenaw.

This four-day festival is an open forum to showcase all facets of STEM in the Western Upper Peninsula. Current scheduled events include the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers, Nerd Night with Tech’s Physics Department, the Family Engineering Day, Summer Concert Series, Science Pub Crawl, The Wonders of Physics, science comedian Brian Malow and David Gaynes presenting his documentary “Saving Hubble” and more!

This event is scheduled for Aug. 5 – 8, with most of the activities free to the public. Check out the current schedule. If you would like to get involved and run a hands-on demonstration or volunteer please contact Amanda McConnon at

From Tech Today, by the Center for Pre-College Outreach.

Keep ‘Em Flying Exhibits on Campus

Library BridgeVisual and Performing Arts students are exhibiting their collaborations with researchers in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science to address bird-window collisions on the Michigan Tech campus.

“Keep Em Flying” includes posters, paintings, sculptures and window treatments are on exhibit through Sunday in the Noblet Forestry Building, the Library Skywalk and the Rosza Center. More information can be found on Superior Ideas.

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