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Drinks, Small Plates & LIVE Entertainment

Step into the Pendulum Lounge, a unique lounge experience celebrating Midland's history from the middle of the 20th century. Enjoy craft cocktails, small plates and hearty offerings. Open weekly on Thursday nights, 4:30 - 8 PM, guests can expect a rotating array of live music, visual art demonstrations, trivia and more - here in one of Alden B. Dow's greatest Mid-Century Modern architectural designs, Midland Center for the Arts!

Tickets are NOT required to attend the Pendulum Lounge, seating is available on a first-come first-served basis.

Upcoming Artists & Events

McHugh Girl

THU, AUG 5 / 4:30 - 8 PM

Sample something delicious while lounging on something classically mid-mod or outside on our summer patio for LIVE music with McHugh Girl. Music starts at 5:30 PM.

This event is FREE to attend, small plates and drinks available for purchase.

The Operators

THU, AUG 12 / 4:30 - 8 PM

Sample something delicious while lounging on something classically mid-mod or outside on our summer patio for LIVE music. Music starts at 5:30 PM.

This event is FREE to attend, small plates and drinks available for purchase.

DJAM feat. Roland Wallace

THU, AUG 19 / 4:30 - 8 PM

Sample something delicious while lounging on something classically mid-mod or outside on our summer patio for LIVE music with DJAM featuring Roland Wallace. Music starts at 5:30 PM.

This event is FREE to attend, small plates and drinks available for purchase.

Easystreet & Company

THU, AUG 26 / 4:30 - 8 PM

Sample something delicious while lounging on something classically mid-mod or outside on our summer patio for LIVE music with Easystreet & Company. Music starts at 5:30 PM.

This event is FREE to attend, small plates and drinks available for purchase.

Easystreet & Company

THU, SEP 2 / 4:30 - 8 PM

Sample something delicious while lounging on something classically mid-mod or outside on our summer patio for LIVE music with Easystreet & Company. Music starts at 5:30 PM.

This event is FREE to attend, small plates and drinks available for purchase.

LOUNGE CLOSED

THU, SEP 9 / CLOSED

The Pendulum Lounge will be closed on Thursday, September 9 for Perfect Pairings to take place on the Front Porch. To get tickets for Perfect Pairings, please click here.

Artist Battle

THU, SEP 16 / 4:30 - 8 PM

Step into the Lounge and experience the battle of artists from around the community! Artists will go head-to-head in various themed challenges and compete for the highest score by our panel of judges. Feel the thrill of these artists creating unique works in 15 minute rounds.

This event is FREE to attend, small plates and drinks available for purchase.

Jack Pack Band

THU, SEP 23 / 4:30 - 8 PM

Sample something delicious while lounging on something classically mid-mod or outside on our summer patio for LIVE music with the Jack Pack Band. Music starts at 5:30 PM.

This event is FREE to attend, small plates and drinks available for purchase.

DJAM feat. Roland Wallace

THU, SEP 30 / 4:30 - 8 PM

Sample something delicious while lounging on something classically mid-mod or outside on our summer patio for LIVE music with DJAM featuring Roland Wallace. Music starts at 5:30 PM.

This event is FREE to attend, small plates and drinks available for purchase.

COVID-19 Precautions

The Center is limiting the number of guests in the space to accommodate adequate social distancing, along with thoroughly sanitizing between parties no more than 6 people. In addition to these best practices, the Center has air scrubbers within the spaces to remove more than 99% of potential disease-causing pathogens.

Directions to Midland Center for the Arts

We are just a 2-hour drive from Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City, with easy access to US-10 and M-20.