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Fall 2022 Events

Gentle Yoga • September • October • November • December • Past Events

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Gentle Yoga

Yoga Guide
Weekly Schedule

»9:30 AM Mondays
Hannah Jurcich

»9:30 AM Fridays
Erin Vorgias

Class fee is $10 and may be paid by cash, check, PayPal, or Venmo to the teacher guiding each session, with no advance registration required. A portion of the proceeds benefit the White Lake Youth Theatre.

Arrive early to sign in and settle in on your first session.

 

Return to Gentle Yoga

Return to Gentle YogaWe are so excited to announce the return of Gentle Yoga to the Playhouse starting September 12th

Our yoga sessions welcome yogis of all levels, and are completely beginner friendly! Class is $10 and students should arrive early for their first session to sign in and set up in the glass-encased lobby. Bring a water bottle (a water filling station is available onsite) and your mat and any props you may like, as none are available onsite.

Our yoga instructors are

Erin Vorgias Hannah Jurcich
Erin Vorgias Hannah Jurcich

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October
November

Saturday, November 19

6 PM

Love, SimonLove, Simon

In the full-length film Love, Simon, the story follows Simon Spier, a teenage boy whose circumstances place him in awkward positions and disrupt his friendships as he faces the intimidating process of coming out. When Simon begins emailing an anonymous person online who shares some of his struggles, he is subsequently forced to overcome a number of obstacles that help him grow as a person and ultimately find himself.

Presented free to the community by The Whitehall High School Gay-Straight Alliance, this group seeks to provide a safe space for all students and to generate support for the LGBTQ+ community within Whitehall schools and through local events. Although only comprised of seven dedicated members at this time, their hopes are to grow the GSA significantly this year before the senior majority graduates. Whitehall GSA meetings are relaxed with lots of talking, activity planning, Kahoots, (and sometimes even breakfast pizza!) and they meet every Thursday morning. For more information/questions contact Ariana Treat by email at aritreat05@gmail.com.  

On this special evening, baked goods will be sold at the entrance before the movie begins, and the GSA will speak briefly after the film on their mission/plans, and key takeaways from the movie. Open and free to the public, the Whitehall GSA hopes to make this Free Community Movie Night an annual event to raise awareness and foster understanding and kindness to people of all identities and walks of life.

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Saturday, November 26

doors open at 7:00 PM
show begins at 8:00 PM

Tickets
$20 advance
$25 at the door

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Killer BluesKiller Blues Presents
the 14th Annual
White Lake Blues Fest

 

 

The Blues Fest is a fundraiser for the Killer Blues Headstone Project which exists to provide headstones for blues musicians lying in unmarked graves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headliner act is Joe Johnson and The Bluebacks

Joe JohnsonJoe Johnson and the Bluebacks band has been helping to keep the blues alive in the Midwest since 2007. They are a West Michigan based blues band playing high energy Chicago Blues and blues-rock music. The four members consist of Joe on guitar and vocals, Dave on bass guitar, Randy on drums, and Scotty on guitar and harmonica. The band was borne from Joe's passion for the blues, and desire to play live. The band has had pretty much the same lineup the entire time, and is only growing it's library of music.

 

Third Coast Swing

 

Opening act is The Guitars of Third Coast Swing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December

Saturday, December 10

Doors Open at 6:00 PM
Show at 6:30 PM

Tickets $20

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The Playhouse at White Lake Proudly Presents

Ruth and Max Bloomquist: Changing of the Seasons

Ruth and Max BloomquistReturning to the Playhouse stage after more than two years, Ruth and Max Bloomquist have not let the grass grow under their feet Faithful followers have enjoyed weekly online concerts and, recently, live concerts by this incredible duo. Ruth has been busy working on writing more than 30 new songs during the past couple of years and is excited to share some of them with you on December 10th. This special concert will feature both old favorites, some holiday tunes, and new music, as well.

“…veritable folk music legends in Michigan, captivating audiences with their songs, their harmonies and their folk-infused charm.” John Sinkevics, Jan. 6, 2012, The Grand Rapids Press

“Pure Michigan Folk music of the highest caliber. Ruth has a beautiful voice that warms the heart. With Max on bass, together their music makes a perfect tonic for a cold November day.” Seamus Shinners, Connemara Concerts 11/26/2016

“They are charming, traditional, and skilled musicians. You are in for a real treat! Ruth stands out in particular with her vocals, which are rich, warm, and mellifluous. Though the Bloomquists have been at this since the 70s, I only first heard them perform a year ago, and when Ruth started singing, I was blown away. Fantastic." Melissa Dagonhart, Maple Street Folk Concerts, Lombard, IL

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Past Events
September

 

WLYT LogoClasses for Youth

Visit the WLYT pages for more information

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October

Friday, October 7
Saturday , October 8

7:30 PM

Tickets
Pay What You Can!
Suggested Price: $20


 

Seating On Stage

Every Brilliant ThingEvery Brilliant Thing

by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe
originally Directed by Natalie Carmolli
performed by Christopher Beaman

You’re six years old. Mom’s in hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. (1) Ice cream. (2) Kung Fu movies. (3) Burning things. (4) Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. (5) Construction cranes. (6) Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.

Every Brilliant Thing is sad, but it is also gloriously funny and exceptionally warm. It’s a show that spells out a little of what depression can do to people, but it also highlights the irrepressible resilience of the human spirit and the capacity to find delight in the everyday. —Time Out (London).

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Saturday, October 15

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tickets
$5
(kids 9 and under free)

Each ticket is valid for one admittance to all of the MACC participating locations only on October 15th

Tour The Town—Visit Muskegon’s Creative Collective

the Muskegon Arts & Culture Community is vast, we have so much to offer

Tour the TownThe Muskegon Arts and Culture Coaltion invites the community to visit Muskegon's Creative Collections by touring the Muskegon County to visitas many arts and culture locations as you can in one day. This family-friendly event opens doors to creativity, explores culture, encourages artful experiences, and introduces you to places you may have never been, right here in Muskegon County. This open-house style event will host a variety of interactive and visually stimulating experiences that support and promote the unique nature of each venue. Examples of activities include enjoying live music, playing historical games, touring behind the scenes, viewing rare books, participating in an improvement class, creating a take home craft, and much more.

Download the promotional flyer and tour map*

*Click on the link to view the file, it will open as a PDF.

* Adobe Reader is required to open and view PDF documents. Depending upon your browser, the downloaded document will either open in a new window or be downloaded directly to your computer. You may then print it and/or save it to your computer.

Light refreshments will be available at some locations

Proceeds for this event help to fund future arts and culture activities throughout Muskegon County

 

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Saturday, October 15

7:30 PM

 

Tickets
$20 in Advance
$25 Day of Show

The Insiders: A Tom Petty Tribute

The InsidersClose your eyes and you won’t know the difference. Open them and you still might be fooled. The Insiders present the premier Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers experience. With 6 veteran musicians and decades of combined stage and touring experience, The Insiders are genuinely running down the dream.

It all starts with front man Max Lockwood. “I grew up listening to Tom. My mom would play Tom Petty’s Greatest Hits while she worked out. I’d sit at the top of the stairs and listen to those songs—it was my most requested CD at the age of 6.” In high school, Lockwood’s band Big Dudee Roo started covering Mary Jane’s Last Dance at their frequent shows in West Michigan. “Tom was part of the great American landscape to me—a legend by the time I was musically conscious. We got a great crowd reaction with Petty tunes, and people frequently commented that I sounded authentically ‘Petty’.”

Nothing has changed with time. After the passing of Tom Petty in October of 2017 Lockwood organized the band by pulling together some of his favorite musicians for a benefit concert. After a sold-out show that raised thousands for a local domestic violence shelter The Insiders decided they wouldn’t back down. “We try to honor what Mr. Petty and the Heartbreakers have done for rock and roll each night. We’re fans of the music foremost. These songs are woven into the fabric of the American identity.” They’ve found no shortage of demand, selling out shows everywhere they go in the first year of the band’s existence. Local Spins’ John Sinkevics had this to say: “The Insiders set the bar at a new level for Tom Petty tributes.”

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Saturday, October 22

Doors to the Entire Event Open at 5:00 PM

Full Event Ticket is $100
and includes Hardy Appetizers, 50/50 Drawing Ticket, Comedy Show, and Much More! Full event tickets may be purchased from any Rotarian or at the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
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Clean Comedy Time Show
doors open at 7:30 PM
show at 8:00 PM

A Comedy Show Only Ticket is $25

Montague Whitehall Rotary Club Presents

Rotary White LakeThe Night on the Town

The Montague Whitehall Rotary Club has worked tirelessly to make improvements around the area. The proceeds from this great night of fun will support Youth Leadership Programs, Scholarships, and other Community Service Projects.

The evening includes hardy appetizers, a cash bar, a 50/50 raffle with great cash prizes, a silent auction, a Clean Comedy Time showcase, and much more.

If you really want to do it up, you can get the $100 ticket that includes food, a silent auction, a concert, and more. The premium tickets may be purchased from any member of the Rotary or at the White Lake Chamber.

If you're just in for the comedy show, featuring comics with Clean Comedy Time, you can get a ticket for the show only for $25 using the Buy Tickets button to the left.

Clean Comedy Time

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Saturday, October 29

12 Noon to 3 PM

CartoonversationCartoonversation 2022

Why Cartoonversation? To rescue childhood! Free Books!!! Free Pizza!!! Free Popcorn!!! Free Candy!!!

Hosted by Tim Wheeler

Join Cartoonversation 2022 to be part of the celebration. The Cartoonversation is a safe, entertaining, and informative way for adults to spend time with the kids they love. There is something for all ages – and it’s all FREE!!!

  • Cartoonversation Read-Alongs for elementary kids and families
  • Plays and skits on the mainstage to talk with middle schoolers about drugs, alcohol, and vaping
  • Hidden in Plain Sight – Just for parents
  • Visit our “teenager’s bedroom” to search for clues about drug and alcohol use. Then meet with local law enforcement to find out what you missed. You’ll never look at your teenager’s bedroom the same way again.
  • Ride With Pride book giveaways with law enforcement! Collect all five books in the series and get even more prizes!
  • It’s Halloween! Wear you costumes and trick or treat with law enforcement and vendors at the event. Everyone has candy!
  • Vendors with prizes, goodies, and info for kids and families

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