In only a few months, snowbanks will be melted, ice puddles will be gone, and another beautiful Alpena summer will be on its way– outdoor tables put out for sidewalk dining, fresh flowers full in bloom, and the buzz of … Continue reading Downtown Alpena Mural Project kicks off this summer
January 24, 2019 | By Holly Sosa This is my first Northern Michigan winter since my family and I moved here to Alpena this past March. As a SoCal High Desert transplant, it’s been quite the experience. The one thing … Continue reading Downtown Alpena Winter Bucket List
If you’ve been downtown lately, you may have noticed a new pop of color (or three!) in some of the windows. Maybe you were driving along Chisholm and thought to yourself, “was that a giant green hotdog in a hot … Continue reading #REACHourpotential: Bringing Color Downtown
Alpena is one of 120 sites worldwide that will be a host for the Paddling Film Festival World Tour, and according to Stephanie Gandulla, who worked to bring the festival here, one of the few sites in Michigan selected to show the films. Continue reading Paddling Film Festival coming to Downtown Alpena this Thursday
Thunder Bay Theatre’s summer season opens June 20, 2018– and twenty-eight theater professionals from around the country have arrived in Downtown Alpena to begin rehearsing and assembling TBT’s summer season of shows. On the playbill for Summer 2018 includes: Joe DiPietro’s All … Continue reading Thunder Bay Theatre explores topics of diversity and inclusivity with summer season, core company
Something may be rotten in the state of Denmark– but something awesome is coming to the state of downtown Alpena. On Saturday, November 4th at 6 pm, the Alpena Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Thunder Bay Theatre are launching their … Continue reading Plays in the Park program kicks off with free outdoor performance of Hamlet
This weekend is the first ever Sunrise 45 Film Festival, happening from August 18th- 20th throughout downtown Alpena. The festival, which is being organized by the group that organizes Summer Movies by the Bay, will be screening over 40 independent … Continue reading Downtown Sunrise 45 Film Festival kicks off this weekend
Looking for something to do on all these rainy days now that school has gotten out? The State Theatre is holding a special kids’ series every Monday and Wednesday through mid-August! The special showings will begin at 10 am, … Continue reading State Theater holds kids’ summer movie series
This summer, Art Walks are coming to downtown Alpena the final Friday of each month, June through September, from 5-8 pm. What are Art Walks? Art Walks are events held in small towns and big cities alike that feature live … Continue reading Galleries to host summer Art Walks
The band shell had its first Concert in the Park this weekend– and that means Movies by the Bay are on their way. Yesterday, Movies by the Bay, the group which puts on the free film screenings at the band shell, … Continue reading Movies by the Bay: Summer 2017 schedule is live!
The 5th Annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival is beginning this week in Alpena. The festival, hosted by Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, features a world of films on all things Great Lakes & ocean related– ranging from shark conservation to … Continue reading Film festival begins this week in Alpena
Thunder Bay Theatre is doing amazing things in our community. From bringing shows like Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Monty Python’s Spamalot, and Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew to our community, to hosting eighteen amazingly-talented professional core company members (and not … Continue reading Late Night Cabarets start TONIGHT!