It’s opening weekend for the Grand Hotel and the brand new Cupola Suites will be open just in time for the start of the 129th season.
I’ll be on the Island later today, and my goal is to give you the first look of the these new suites designed by the famed Carleton Varney, president of the New York-basedDorothy Draper Co. Inc., who has been Grand Hotel’s decorator for 40 years.
I can’t wait to tell you all about them. I’ll have a few updates on MLive throughout weekend.
Just go to: bit.ly/mackinac-island to see my latest stories.
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Tune in at 6 p.m. tonight (May 1).
Well, that’s what I’m doing this weekend. What about you?
If you’re looking for a few ideas, our MLive reporters around the state have compiled lists, stories and links of things to do this weekend all over Michigan.
Enjoy the weekend!
Here are links to events taking place throughout the state.
Ann Arbor area (Jenn McKee)
5 things to do around Ann Arbor this weekend: ‘Star Wars’ fan day, Water Hill Music Fest and more
Bay County (Mary Tewksbury)
Top 5 things to do in Bay County: All Saints musical, Celtic music on tap
Detroit area (Ian Thibodeau)
Local Detroit artist to release debut ‘jazz fusion’ album Friday
Genesee County (William Ketchum III)
5 things to do in Genesee County-Whitey Morgan — Friday, May 1
Grand Rapids area
Top 5 things to do around Grand Rapids include Tulip Time, Marc Cohn concert, ‘Tosca’ (Todd Chance)
“Behind the Mitten” podcast with Gonzo and Amy Sherman:
Jackson area (Benjamin Raven)
JSO’s ‘Sounds of War,’ Jackson Storyfest highlight weekend’s top 5
Kalamazoo area (Linda Mah)
Glass blowing, books, Bach top the Top 5 things to do in Kalamazoo
Lansing area (John Gonzalez)
Lansing Symphony Jazz Band II, 7 p.m. May 3, Wharton Center for Performing Arts, East Lansing: The Lansing Symphony Jazz Band presents 17 of Michigan’s finest jazz musicians playing selections ranging from the classics of the big band era to the most current and exciting contemporary pieces.
Muskegon area (Brandon Champion)
Top 5 things to do in Muskegon area this weekend: Hollywood actor in town, motorcycle event and more
Saginaw County (Jessica Shepherd)
Cinco de Mayo Parade, a book sale and more: Top 5 things to do in the Saginaw area
Statewide Top 5 List (John Gonzalez)
18 things to do in Michigan this week (April 29-May 3): Tulip Time Festival, Petoskey Restaurant Week, The Secret Life of Bees and more
Traverse City area (John Gonzalez)
Short’s Beer Dinner, 6:30 p.m. May 5, Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen, Elk Rapids; $45 per person.
Upper Peninsula (Jesse Land/Things to Do in the U.P.)
Our friend Jesse Land lives in the Upper Peninsula, and he has a very active Facebook page. Check out his Things to do in the U.P. page.
John Gonzalez is a statewide entertainment writer for MLive. He covers food, travel, events, Michigan craft beer and coordinates the Michigan’s Best series. Email him firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.
Originally published at: http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/05/a_grand_hotel_weekend_our_link.html