Northern Michigan University will celebrate Latino heritage by bringing one of Michigan’s top Latin bands, Orquesta Tradición, to campus for a performance in Jamrich Hall on Friday, Oct. 26. The public is invited free of charge. Orquesta Tradición is from the Grand Rapids area. The group plays South American and Caribbean-influenced salsa, merengue, bachata and cumbia music popular throughout Latin America.
Northern Michigan University’s French program is presenting its 11th annual classic silent film with grand piano accompaniment. The Phantom of the Opera, a 1925 horror film with English subtitles starring Lon Chaney in the title role, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Ontario room of the University Center. Admission is free. Pianist Robert Buchkoe will provide the music.
The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will present a three-part tapestry weaving workshop as part of its upcoming exhibition, Ancestral Women. Award-winning weaver Mary Burns, whose work resides in private homes across the nation and reflects her love of northern woodlands and waters, will lead the workshop. The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 26.
The Australian psychedelic rock band Pond will perform at Northern Michigan University on Saturday, Oct. 27. The opening acts will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center. Tickets will be sold at the doors, in cash only. No presale tickets will be available. Admission is free to NMU students and $10 for the public/non-students. The show is hosted by NoMAD (Northern Michigan Artist Development).
Northern Michigan University will host the Ann Arbor Film Festival Traveling Tour from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the NMU Art and Design Building 165. The tour features digital programs of six experimental animated, documentary and narrative videos. This event is free and open to the public.