Oct. 3 2015 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town this weekend

Saturday, Oct. 3

Lansing Zombie Walk and How-To Halloween

If you see hordes of the undead stalking the streets of downtown Lansing Saturday, don't be afraid. They don't want your brains, they just want your non-perishable food products. Lansing's sixth annual Zombie Walk is collecting donations for the Greater Lansing Food Bank, as well as offering make-up tutorials and t-shirts with proceeds benefitting the Lansing Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund. The walk is a precursor to the How-to Halloween event, a convention for do-it-yourself festive crafts and interactive demonstrations. Costumes are encouraged.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. $6 (Zombie Walk is FREE). Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. how-tohalloween.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.

Making Homemade and Natural Cleaning Supplies. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos Library, 4321 Okemos Road Okemos. (517) 347-2021, cadl.org.

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics. Course on slideshow software. 10-11:30 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Library, 401 South Capitol Avenue Lansing. cadl.org.

Event

Soldan's 60th Anniversary Party. Games, face painting, raffles, vendors and more. Soldan's Feed and Pet Supplies, 1802 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos. soldanspet.com.

Zombie Walk. For the benefit of the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Noon. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-6074, facebook.com/Lansingzombiewalk.

Family Day at the Broad. Activities and tours for all ages. Noon-4 p.m. $6. Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI.

How-to Halloween. Do-it-yourself Halloween projects. Costumes encouraged. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. how-tohalloween.com.

Charcoal Drawing. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi Library, 2078 Aurelius Road Holt. (517) 694-9351. cadl.org.

I5 Amazing Science — Superhero Edition. "Shocking" hands-on experiments. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett Library, 5670 School St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324, cadl.org.

Lansing Solar and Sustainable Tour. Self-guided tour of eco-friendly fixtures. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE. Greater Lansing Area, Lansing. lansingsolartour.org.

Broad Museum Tours. Free public tours every Sat. and Sun. 1 and 3 p.m. FREE. Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. broadmuseum.msu.edu.

Karaoke. With Atomic D. 9 p.m. LeRoy's Classic Bar & Grill, 1526 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 482-0184.

Literature and Poetry

Paddling and Pastimes with Doc Fletcher. Canoeist shares stories from his book. 10-11:30 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Library, 401 South Capitol Avenue Lansing. cadl.org.

Music

Matt LoRusso Trio at Troppo. FREE. Troppo, 101 S. Washington Sq. Lansing. (517) 371-4000.

Theater

The Whale. Play about healing from the past. 8 p.m. $15/$10 students and seniors. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. (517) 927-3016, peppermintcreek.org.

Rounding Third. Humorous story of Little League Baseball. 3 and 8 p.m. $25 matinee/$28 evening. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Street, Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

Baltimore. Thought-provoking play on the repercussions of a racially-charged occurance in college dorms. 8 p.m. $15/$10 students. MSU Auditorium, East Lansing.

Never Swim Alone. Satire about swimmers. 8 p.m. $10/$5 students. Black Box Theatre, Gannon Bldg, Room 168, 411 Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1546, lcc.edu/cma/events.



Sunday, October 4


Sycamore Creek Church Unveils Connections Cafe

Sycamore Creek Church, which describes itself as “stained glass on the outside, party on the inside,” is gearing up to host a fall block party to open its new Connections Cafe community space. Opening festivities will include hip-hop dance demonstrations, a speed basketball tournament and a bounce house for children. Partygoers will have dining options such as Big Daddy’s Big Dawgs, Back Yard BBQ, and an open snack bar. First time guests will also receive a $5 coupon towards the purchase of food. Entertainment for the event will be provided by the East Side Fire Tribe, MC Ozay Moore with students from the All of the Above Hip Hop Academy and a live DJ.

Noon-2 p.m. Free. 1919 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 394 - 6100, sycamorecreekchurch.org.


2015 Dinosaur Dash

For Lansing area runners looking for a 5K with a prehistoric twist, the MSU Museum and MSU Federal Credit Union are gearing up to host the 30th annual Dinosaur Dash. One of the oldest 5Ks in the area, the Dinosaur Dash is open to runners and walkers of all ages. Participants ages 12 and under have the option of participating in the Museum Mile, a one mile loop through campus, and dashers ages 6 and under can participate in the Mini-Dash, a 200-yard sprint. Each participant will receive a Dinosaur Dash t-shirt and post race refreshments. Youth participants will also receive a Dinosaur Dash medal. A portion of registration fees benefits the MSU Museum’s educational programs.

10 a.m. $12/$25. 409 W. Circle Dr., East Lansing. (517) 355 - 2370. museum.msu.edu.


‘Life, the Universe and Everything’ Opening Reception

Local artist Jonathan Griffith — creative director for City Pulse — presents his artistic take on “robots, animals and nerd stuff” with his art exhibit, “Life, the Universe and Everything,” opening Sunday at East Lansing’s Public Art Gallery. The show will feature a variety of Griffith’s illustrations and digital paintings, including art from his upcoming web comic/graphic novel, "3031: An Ongoing Exploration of the Familiarly Unknown," and album art from Oh Hello’s 2012 album, “Through the Deep, Dark Valley.” The exhibit runs through Oct. 28.

1-2 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Art Gallery, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 894-2166, cityofeastlansing.com/353/public-art-gallery.


Classes and Seminars

Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. Third floor meeting room. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 515-5559, cadl.org.

Juggling. Learn how to juggle. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Orchard Street Pumphouse, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing. (517) 371-5119.

Parents of LGBTQ kids. Weekly support group. All faiths are welcome. 3-4:30 p.m. FREE. Diversity Psychological Services, 1310 Turner St., Lansing. (720) 401-4214.

Spiritual Talk, Pure Meditation and Silent Prayer. 7 p.m. FREE. Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre, 7187 Drumheller Road, Bath. (517) 641-6201, selfrealizationcentremichigan.org.

Events

Opening Reception at ELPAG. Digital paintings and illustrations by Jonathan Griffith. 1-2 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Art Gallery, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 894-2166.

Christopher Cantin, Photography. Art Reception. 5-7 p.m. FREE. EagleMonk Pub and Brewery, 4906 West Mount Hope Hwy, Lansing

Lansing Area Sunday Swing Dance. Lessons 6-6:45 p.m., dance 6:45. $8 dance/$10 dance & lesson. The Lansing Eagles, 4700 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 490-7838.

East Lansing Farmers Market. Essential food items and much more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Valley Court Park, 400 Hillside Court, East Lansing. (517) 319-6888, cityofeastlansing.com/farmersmarket.

Broad Museum Tours. Free public tours every Sat. and Sun. 1 and 3 p.m. FREE. Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. broadmuseum.msu.edu.

Family Sports Challenge. Fitness activities, food and giveaways. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Court One Athletic Club, 1609 Lake Lansing Road Lansing. (517) 372-9531.

Featured Artist. Artist Meg Breiter shows felted pieces featuring fall themes. Noon-4 p.m. Great Lakes Art Works, 306 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.

First Sunday Gallery Walk Reception. Quilt exhibition with artist Linda Kuhlman. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos Library, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021.

Perfect Little Planet. Presentation on the planets. 2:30-3:30 p.m. $4. Abrams Planetarium, 400 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 355-4672.

Vistas of Michigan - The Oil Paintings of Lou Heiser. Opening reception for show that lasts through December. 1-4 p.m. FREE. Saper Galleries and Custom Framing, 433 Albert Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-0815.

Soldan's 60th Anniversary Party. Games, face painting, raffles, vendors and more. Soldan's Feed and Pet Supplies, 1802 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos. soldanspet.com.

Music

Acoustic Lunch ­with Jon Dee Graham. 12:30 p.m. FREE. Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing.

MSU Faculty Recital: I-Fu Wang and Ralph Votapek. 3 p.m. $10 adults/$8 seniors/FREE students. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building, 333 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing.

MSU Faculty Recital: Marc Embree, bass-baritone. 7 p.m. $10 adults/$8 seniors/FREE students. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building, 333 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing.

Theater

The Whale. Play about healing from the past. 2 p.m. $15/$10 students and seniors. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. (517) 927-3016, peppermintcreek.org.

Rounding Third. Humorous story of Little League Baseball. 2 p.m. $25. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Street, Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

Baltimore. Thought-provoking play on the repercussions of a racially-charged occurance in college dorms. 2 p.m. $15/$10 students. MSU Auditorium, East Lansing.

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