Live blues music on a balmy, late-summer evening — what could cure the blues better than that? Michigan BluesFest, formerly known as Old Town Blues Fest, is once again bringing a selection of stand-out performers to the streets of Lansing. Local and non-local musicians alike are taking to the stage for two evenings and afternoons. Headlining Friday night is singer Thornetta Davis, and Saturday night brings us the Chicago-based Toronzo Cannon. Daytime events include a walking tour of Old Town at 11 a.m. (meet in front of Message Makers, 1217 Turner St.) and KidzBeat lessons and projects (at Cesar Chavez Plaza/City Lot 56).
Sept. 18, 5 p.m.-midnight. Sept. 19, 2 p.m.-midnight. 1200 block of Turner Street, Old Town, Lansing. FREE. For a full schedule, see oldtownbluesfest.com.
Classes and Seminars
Tai Chi in the Park. Instruction in Qigong, meditation and Yang style tai chi forms. 9-10 a.m. FREE. Hunter Park, 1400 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 272-9379.
Domestic Violence Support Group. Noon-1:30 p.m. FREE. Women's Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-9163, womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org.
Aux Petits Soins. French immersion class for babies. 9:30 a.m. $15/$12 students. Mother & Earth Baby Boutique, 1212 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 643-8059, facebook.com/auxpetitssoinsllc.
Being Still and Mindful Course. Pre-registration needed. Ages 5-12. 9:30-10:30am, FREE. Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre, 7187 Drumheller Road, Bath. (517) 641-6201, selfrealizationcentremichigan.org.
PHP Diabetic Taste Fest. Workshop on managing diabetes. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 331-0557.
Paws for Reading. Kids read to therapy dogs. Call to register. 11 a.m.-noon. FREE. Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing. (517) 321-4014 ext. 3, dtdl.org.
Karaoke. With Atomic D. 9 p.m. LeRoy's Classic Bar & Grill, 1526 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 482-0184.
Stewardship Morning. Volunteers help restore habitat and care for the park. 9-11 a.m. FREE. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Okemos. (517) 349-3866, meridian.mi.us.
Home Party Sale. Over 15 in-home business vendors. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing. (517) 323-8555, deltami.gov/parks.
Open House. Info available on therapy and volunteering. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FREE. Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre, 7187 Drumheller Road, Bath. (517) 641-6201, selfrealizationcentremichigan.org.
Run and Play for Ariana Mae. Fundraising event. 9 a.m. $25. Fitzgerald Park, 133 Fitzgerald Park Drive, Grand Ledge. (517) 242-1327, arianamae.org.
Broad Museum Tours. Free public tours every Sat. and Sun. 1 and 3 p.m. FREE. Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus, East Lansing.
I5 Amazing Science. Some "shocking" hands-on experiments. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6300, cadl.org.
Library Card Extravaganza. Show or get a CADL card to receive prizes. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Foster Library, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5185, cadl.org.
Family Tree Talk. Discussion of family history stories and resources, 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing Library, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840.
Native Michigan Plant Sale. Noon-4 p.m. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 887-0596, wildoneslansing.org.
Take Steps Lansing. Fundraiser walk for Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. 3 p.m. $25 suggested donation. Hawk Island County Park, E. Cavanaugh Road, Lansing. (248) 737-0900 ext. 3, cctakesteps.org/Lansing2015.
Oktoberfest Dinner Dance. 5:30-11:30 p.m. $10 dinner/$6 dance. Lansing Liederkranz Club, 5828 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 882-6330, liederkranzclub.org.
David Roth in Concert. David Roth sings at the library. 7:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Barefoot in the Park. Comedy about newlyweds from Over the Ledge Theatre Co. 8 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/$6 students. The Ledges Playhouse, 137 Fitzgerald Park Drive, Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579, overtheledge.org.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Comedy about con men from Riverwalk Theatre. 8 p.m. $23/$21 students, seniors, and military. 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.