Here's a look at what's going on "Behind the Mitten" this weekend.

Beer enthusiasts can enjoy 30-plus events at the annual Traverse City Beer Week, which this year takes place Nov. 11-17, 2016.

Traverse City Beer Week features a long list of tastings, dinners, games, workshops and lectures devoted to the area’s celebrated craft beer industry — particularly the many microbreweries, brewpubs and craft beer taprooms.

In addition, craft beers from all across Michigan are also featured.

What happened in the "Wizard of Oz" before Dorothy arrived? And what's the backstory of Glinda, The Good and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West?

Check out the national tour of "Wicked" when it plays through Nov. 27 at the Wharton Center in East Lansing.

This year's Cocktail Week Grand Rapids runs from Nov. 9 through 20, when local bars, distilleries and restaurants showcase West Michigan's craft beverage culture.

For $25 or less, you can enjoy two craft cocktails and a shared plate at any participating restaurant or distillery.