Upcoming Events

Reading & Discussion with local author Laurie Otis

Jul 28 2016 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm


Join us as we celebrate Laurie's third book "End of the Lupine Season." Laurie will read an excerpt from her new novel and a short discussion will follow. Laurie’s talented daughter Molly Otis will also be joining us with musical entertainment.

"End of the Lupine Season" chronicles a naive young girl's life as she experiences the passion of first love; the complexities of family and motherhood; the importance of friendship; and sadly, grief and tragedy. It was the spring of 1950 when timid, eighteen-year-old Gudrun Carlson arrived on the dock in La Pointe, Wisconsin amidst a raging Lake Superior storm. She was there to take a job as a domestic on Madeline Island. It was not only her first real job, but her first time beyond the confines of St. Paul and watchful eye of a domineering mother, who had died that winter, leaving her alone. Little did Gudrun know, standing in the wind and rain, that this "rock" and the vast lake that surrounded it would become the place she would always call home. Life was not always kind to Gudrun, but in the end, she learned forgiveness for others and for herself. As her best friend had told her many times, "Beating yourself up about the past don't do anybody any good." Gudrun would always keep the Island alive in her heart and soul: the storms, the lupines blooming, and the people who became her family.

Apostle Islands Booksellers will have copies available for purchase and Laurie will be signing books as well.

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, Midnight Release Party!

Jul 30 2016 - 11:45pm to Jul 31 2016 - 1:30am


harry potter and cursed child cover imageParty starts at 11pm at Apostle Islands Booksellers with costume contests, trivia, giveaways and more! Books go on sale at Midnight! 

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Join us for trivia, costume contests, giveaways, and of course be among the first to buy the script for this wonderful production!

Books will go on sale at Midnight!

Big Top Chautauqua Free Family Series

Jul 31 2016 - 1:00pm

We are proud to be sponsoring this free series again this year. Join us under the Big Top for free performances that are fun for all ages! Everyone is welcome! Shows start at 1pm • No Ticket or Reservation Required • Free Shuttle from Bad River, Ashland, Washburn, Bayfield, and Legendary Waters available. More information here.

July 31  - Vocal Trash
Aug 7    - Okee Dokee Brothers
Aug 13  - Ko Thi Dance   
Aug 27  - Native Expressions Drum and Dance with guests

Big Top Chautauqua Free Family Matinees

Aug 7 2016 - 1:00pm

We are proud to be sponsoring this free series again this year. Join us under the Big Top for free performances that are fun for all ages! Everyone is welcome! Shows start at 1pm • No Ticket or Reservation Required • Free Shuttle from Bad River, Ashland, Washburn, Bayfield, and Legendary Waters available. More information here.

Aug 7    - Okee Dokee Brothers
Aug 13  - Ko Thi Dance   
Aug 27  - Native Expressions Drum and Dance with guests

Big Top Chautauqua Free Family Matinees

Aug 13 2016 - 1:00pm

We are proud to be sponsoring this free series again this year. Join us under the Big Top for free performances that are fun for all ages! Everyone is welcome! Shows start at 1pm • No Ticket or Reservation Required • Free Shuttle from Bad River, Ashland, Washburn, Bayfield, and Legendary Waters available. More information here.

Aug 13  - Ko Thi Dance   
Aug 27  - Native Expressions Drum and Dance with guests

Bayfield Free Summer Concert Series - Sean & Ian Okamoto

Aug 23 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm


Northern Wisconsin is home to an incredible variety of musicians and Bayfield is proud to host many of these artists throughout the year. As part of Concerts by the Lake, 12 concerts will be held in Bayfield’s lakeside Memorial Park Tuesday evenings starting at 7pm between June 21 and September 6. We are proud to be sponsoring Sean & Ian Okamoto on August 23rd.

This is a father/son duo from Hayward, Wisconsin. With Sean on Guitar, Ian on Piano, and vocals supplied by both, they have been entertaining Northern Wisconsin fans at venues like Hayward's Muskyfest, Cable Fallfest, The Park Theatre and many other venues. You may know Sean as a member of Shed favorites Molly & the Danger Band. We look forward to seeing you there!

Rain site: Madeline Island Ferry Terminal

Big Top Chautauqua Free Family Matinees

Aug 27 2016 - 1:00pm

We are proud to be sponsoring this free series again this year. Join us under the Big Top for free performances that are fun for all ages! Everyone is welcome! Shows start at 1pm • No Ticket or Reservation Required • Free Shuttle from Bad River, Ashland, Washburn, Bayfield, and Legendary Waters available. More information here.

   
Aug 27  - Native Expressions Drum and Dance with guests