With traveling still limited for the month of May, northern Michigan businesses have stepped up to offer some amazing virtual experiences. Check out our event round-up below and get ready to enjoy everything from concerts to art shows to cooking classes from the comfort of your home!
May 1: Sing Along with Miriam Pico
May 1: Raise a Glass with Blue Goat Wine & Provisions
Enjoy a virtual wine tasting with Blue Goat and Barry O’Brien of O’Brien Vineyards. Get all the details on the Zoom event here.
May 1: Pair Wine and Cheese with Bonobo Winery and the Cheese Lady
Wine + cheese = yum! Get the scoop on this Zoom gathering with Carter Oosterhouse, Amy Smart, and Traverse City’s official Cheese Lady! And don’t miss special guest Ty Pennington of Trading Spaces fame!
May 2: Sing Along with Kayleigh Sloan
A partnership between Two K Farms cidery and artist Kayleigh Sloan continues the Bittersweet Virtual Series at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
May 5: Peruse a Virtual Art Show with Higher Art Gallery
In lieu of their usual spring show, Higher Art Gallery presents The Woodland, featuring the artwork of Kristen Egan and Brian Sostrom. Get the scoop here.
May 7, 14, 21, and 28: Enjoy Poetry Hour with Bellaire Public Library
Every Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m., the Bellaire Public Library and Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology are hosting a poetry night. Register for the free Zoom gathering here.
May 8: Combine Wine and Cocktails with Bonobo Winery and Mammoth Distilling
Another fun time with Bonobo Winery! This week, tune in for cocktail tips from their friends at Mammoth Distilling. Visit Bonobo's Facebook page for more information.
May 10: Treat Mom to a Cooking Class with Chateau Chantal
Join Chef de Cuisine Chris Mushall at 2:00 p.m. via Facebook Live as he prepares a delicious Mother’s Day dinner featuring Shrimp Gnocchi paired with a homemade raspberry sparkler!
May 15–25: Walk/Run a 5K with Tails for Trails
The 11th annual Tails for Trails 5K is going virtual this year! Take Fido (or just yourself) for a walk or run to support Traverse Area Recreation Trails. For more information or to register, click here.
May 20: Attend a National Writers Series Event with Scott Turow
May 25: Tune in for a Film with the Dennos Museum
Eating Up Easter focuses on Easter Island’s booming tourism trade that rakes in money but brings about climate change, threatening the fragile ecology of the island. The broadcast premieres May 25 at 10:00 p.m. and streams free on the PBS app and PBS.org through June 23.
All Month: Shop the Sara Hardy Farmers Market
For the month of May, the beloved Sara Hardy Farmers Market will be virtual. Shop all of northern Michigan’s amazing produce here.
All Month: Read a Story with Traverse Area District Library
Join Miss Linda, Mr. Andy, and Mr. Matt for stories and songs on Facebook Live every weekday in May. This is a virtual story time, accessed only through Facebook Live (publisher permissions allow some story times to be viewed after the event.)