‘The Lineup’ is a new series meant to keep you in the loop about an upcoming weekend that is simply JAM PACKED full of fun activities and events at The Village. Whether you attend one or many of the events listed in ‘The Lineup” we’d love to have you join us. If you’re looking for something fun to do, look no further..
Wednesday, March 5th
Join The Ticker and the three Traverse City Rotary Clubs for Recess, the casual monthly post-work mixer, in The Mercato from 5-8 PM on Wednesday, March 5th. Enjoy wine from Old Mission’s Villa Mari Vineyards and Chateau Chantal and from The Village’s own Left Foot Charley & Black Star Farms. Also, beer from Brewery Terra Firma and snacks from Pleasanton Bakery, Pepenero and K2 Edibles & Events. Just $5 at the door, which also enters you into the prize drawings. Please use the main entrance by TASTES of Black Star Farms.
Thursday, March 6th
Christine Kryszton is an artist in residence at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. A native of northern Michigan, her love of color was born of our natural environment, and developed during her art studies at The New School at Parsons School of Art and Design in New York. She was also influenced by studies in abstract and collage with renowned artist, Robert Burridge. Her work elicits the feelings of inner childhood when primary colors brightened our world. Gallery Fifty will be hosting the Artist’s Reception on Thursday, March 6th from 6-8 PM in Rinaldo Hall, located between Trattoria Stella and Gallery Fifty in the Mercato.
Happy Hour at Left Foot Charley is a weekly gathering where you can enjoy a delectable ethnic dish made by Kristin Karam of K2 Edibles & Events paired with one glass of your favorite wine or cider from Left Foot Charley for just $15. This week K2 will be preparing a Persian Dinner of Tahdeeg (Persian rice and potatoes) with Khoresh Fesejan (chicken stew with pomegranate). Stop by from 5-8 PM for delicious food & drink!
Friday, March 7th
It’s the First Friday of the month which means its time to Relax, Celebrate, & Connect during First Friday at The Village! This Friday from 5-8 PM, we’re hosting a Village-wide Hot Cocoa Tasting, with a Prize Giveaways! It’s super fun & super easy, here’s how you participate:
1) Make your way through our shops, eateries & wineries…tasting & rating as you go.
2) Check out all the cool art & live music along the way
3) Vote for you favorite hot cocoa & enter the drawing to win prizes from your favorite Village Merchants, including a Historic Tour for Two!
In addition to the Hot Cocoa Tasting, there are ALWAYS great performances and specials offered during First Friday. Here’s what we have in store for this month:
- Don Julin & Billy Strings at Left Foot Charley Winery
- Awesome Distraction at North Coast Legal, PLC & Re:form Studio (upstairs from Mercato)
- Missy Zenker at Mi Farm Market
- A Wake For Bukowski at Landmark Books
- Savor the Tastes & Flavors at TASTES of Black Star Farms
- $8 Tulip Bunches (reg. $10) at Premier Floral
- 20-50% off select items at Silver Fox Jewelry
- 15% off cold weather apparel at High Five Threads
- Fur Hat & Mitten making demo at Fridrich Furs
- 30-60% off back stock shoes at Boutique a la vie
- Hot Cocoa Tasting with participating merchants
- Bonfire on The Piazza with marshmallow roasting
+ LOTS MORE!
Saturday, March 8th
The 5th Annual Edible Art Show is this Saturday during the regular hours (10-2 PM) of the Village at Grand Traverse Commons Farmers Market. We have over 20 entries registered and four trophies to give away!
- Best in Show
- Best of the Village People
- Best Chef
- Best Farm Market Vendor
Remember, the Public is the judge. So bring $1 or 1 canned good and get a ticket to vote on your favorite edible art masterpiece! All the proceeds benefit the Father Fred Food Pantry. Join us for the fun, food and to benefit a great cause.
You ART what you EAT!
Starting this weekend (just in time for the Edible Art Show!) TASTES of Black Star Farms will be offering Bloody Marys on Saturdays and Sundays. Stop by for a sample of this favored weekend cocktail. TASTES version(s) will include a homemade mix with Grand Traverse Distillery vodka as well as Black Star Farms Verjus and Grappa. Garnish choices include pickled radishes and green beans, salt roasted red and gold beets, and a cube of Raclette cheese.
Starting at 6 PM, Join C.I.A.O. al Villaggio for Cinema Italiano! This month features a hilarious comedy to cheer us up during this cold winter weather. The movie is called È Nata Una Star? (A Star Is Born?) and the event will take place at the Minervini Group Office, in Building 50 above Trattoria Stella. As always please bring a dish to pass and your favorite beverage. RSVP to email@example.com or 231-941-190 ext 18