PABI’s Summer Gala was once again a successful event thanks to broad participation from the island community. Many stepped forward to offer items for auction. BIC Center staff and PABI volunteers worked very hard to organize the event. A good time was had by all. And, critically, we were successful in raising funds to support both the operation Community Center and WVBI. Thanks to all for your support! We could not do what we do without it.
Our summer events continue this week with Baroque on Beaver taking the spotlight. Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association has two Gala Benefit Concerts planned. The Licoln Trio will be in the McDonough’s Market Theater on Friday. Grammy-nominated and described by Strad Magazine as both “Sensational” and “Bewitching,” the trio is made up of Desirée Ruhstrat, violin, David Cunliffe, cello, and Marta Aznavoorian, piano. Saturday evening, Jeeyoon Kim returns to the BIC Center playing the BICAA’s Mason & Hamlin concert grand piano. “Simply a force of nature, one who lives for that special connection with a live audience,” says Gordon Brown from San DIego’s KFSD. Showtime both evenings is 7:30 with a reception planned to follow each performance. Please plan to join us for these spectacular performances that are presented by and benefit Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association. Tickets are available for both the Lincoln Trio and Jeeyoon Kim from MyNorthTickets.
August is just around the corner with two events coming to the BIC Center. On the 10th we’ll present an evening of stand up comedy for Homecoming Weekend as Ken Evans and Sal Delmilio turn the BIC Center into a comedy club. Ken brings a boy-next-door persona to the stage with an observational style of comedy that relates to every audience member. His energy is electric and his act is very visual, bringing his comedy to life with his command of the stage. Sal Delmilio is a true “stand up” that has performed at some of the best comedy clubs in the country, such as Caroline’s in New York City, The Comedy Store and Laugh Factory in LA, Zanies Comedy Club in Chicago, Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, and The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase in his home town of Detroit. Don’t miss them Homecoming Weekend on America’s Emerald Isle at the BIC Center.Showtime is 8:00 p.m.
On August 30, we welcome Erin Coburn to the McDonough’s Market Theater for an evening of special music from this rising star. She has captivated her audiences since a young age, with her prowess on guitar, her powerful vocals, and bringing her own style of rock with blues influences into the 21st century. Showtime is 8:00 p.m. Tickets for both events are available at the BIC Center front desk or by calling +1 231-448-2022.
Our regular summer activities continue with exercise classes everyday (save Sunday) at 9:30. Basic Yoga on Mondays and Fridays, Yai Chi on Tuesdays, Restorative & Realignment Yoga on Wednesdays, Kickboxing on Thursdays and Self Defense on Saturdays. These are followed by the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30 on Tuesdays and Fridays as well as therapeutic yoga on Mondays at 11. Plus, movies continue on Tuesdays at 5:30 and Saturdays at 4 and & (except when performances are scheduled). Scroll down for trailers and details.
We hope you continue to enjoy your summer on America’s Emerald Isle.
What’s at the BIC Center?
Ray & Ann Stanhope Visitor Center
The Ray & Ann Stanhope Visitor Center is a great place to get information, grab a snack, connect to Wi-Fi and kick off your island adventure. It’s also home to the island’s community radio station…our very own WVBI-The Voice of Beaver Island.
McDonough's Market Theater
The McDonough’s Market Theater is the premier performance space on the island hosting music of all genres, dance, theater productions, movies, seminars and community meetings.
Carol’s Hang Out upstairs offers an informal gathering place for meetings, reading, pool, foosball, board games, video games, TV, using our community PCs and printer, and … just hanging out.
Coming to the McDonough’s Market Theater
Music, Plays, Graduation & a Birthday
The summer of 2018 kicked off with a road rally, student theater and BICS graduation and continued with music, plays, special community events, yoga and more. Our scrapbook from May to September is here for you to enjoy while we plan another summer to celebrate in 2019.
BIC Center Big Screen
The winter of 2017-18 was packed full of great movies at the BIC Center. Watch them sparkle by to the right. Anything you'd like to see again? Let us know. And let us know what you'd like to see this summer. We'll have movies at 3 and 7 Saturdays, at 7 on Tuesdays and at 3 and 7 on rainy days. Watch biccenter.org for the latest.
Music, Plays & More
The summer of 2017 was truly one to celebrate at the BIC Center--with plays, music from many genres (Classical, Jazz, Celtic, Folk and Country) informative presentations, the Summer Solstice Party, the 2017 Gala, Yoga, tech presentations, rainy day games, trail head information and more. We're planning a similar flurry of events for the summer of 2018.
BIC Center Big Screen
Summer 2017 was big for movies on the big screen at the BIC Center. We presented two movies every Saturday all year and started movie Tuesdays during the summer. Watch them sparkle by to the right. 2018 will be another great year for movies in the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater.
Plays, Robots & Ice
PABI's spring events included two productions in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Theater, a robot film festival and the classic Ice Classic.
Car #1 Was #1 Again!
The winning team of Diane McDonough, Andy Kohls, Eric Hodgson, Jeanne Gillespie and Kathy Speck has not only Rallied for over a decade, but in past years has organized this PABI annual rite-of-spring. Congratulations for winning the coveted trophy--and continuing a Beaver Island tradition!
You can help us deliver quality community events and entertainment at the BIC Center and on WVBI by making a contribution.