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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

Mid-Mod Mixology Night

THU, MAY 6 / 4:30 - 8 PM

The culture of the cocktail exploded in the 1960s. Suddenly cocktail hour had its own wardrobe - complete with a little black dress, kitten heels and pearls! Midland Center Mixologist, Shantel, will show you how to mix the perfect drink while sharing some fascinating historical facts behind your favorite spirits.

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

Trivia Night

THU, MAY 13 / 4:30 - 8 PM

How pop culture obsessed are you? Here’s your chance to test your Mid-Century pop culture knowledge (and competitiveness) while listening to classic vinyl with DJ Amy Jo Brown!

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

Shawn LaMere

THU, MAY 20 / 4:30 - 8 PM

Sample something delicious while lounging on something classically mid-mod for LIVE music Shawn LaMere. Music starts at 5:30 PM.

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

Easystreet Band

THU, MAY 27 / 4:30 - 8 PM

Sample something delicious while lounging on something classically mid-mod for LIVE music with the Easystreet Band. 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.