Monday, Oct. 19 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. FREE, 18+, 9:30 p.m.
For those in search of punk, indie or hip-hop, Mac’s Bar is often a safe bet. The gritty live music mecca has been a Lansing fixture for decades. But over the last few years, it’s also become home to a thriving local stand-up comedy scene. Mac’s Monday Comedy Night, a free weekly event hosted by comics Dan Currie and Mark Roebuck, features Lansing-area comics, as well as talent from across the state and beyond. Monday’s showcase lineup is features nine comedians and is headlined by Pat Sievert and Robert Jenkins. If one night of laughs isn’t enough for you, other local weekly events include Comedy Night at the Green Door (2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing) Sundays at 6 p.m. and Crunchy’s Comedy Night (254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing) Tuesdays at 10 p.m.
DJ Katalist at Evolve Black Light Party
Saturday, Oct. 17 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 9 p.m., 18+, $5/FREE before 10 p.m.
The Loft lights up Saturday with the Evolve Black Light Party. The evening’s entertainment includes a long roster of DJs, and artists Robert W. Shelburg, Geoph Aldora Espen and Steven Allen will paint a pyramid-shaped canvas in the middle of the dance floor. There will be black light responsive face painting available, and black light responsive clothing is encouraged. The roster of DJs includes Jay Arthur, Moon Disco, Color, Adege and Sean Mic/Offishal Fish. The headliner is Brian Hurley, aka DJ Katalist, a Detroit-based DJ with Lansing roots. The Bang Tech 12-signed artist mixes house, techno, drum and bass, electro, hip hop and funk. He debuted in 1998 with “Testing the Water,” and since then he’s dropped a series of releases, most recently 2011’s “Like a Cheese Stick.”
Deveraux at Mac's Bar
Saturday, Oct. 17 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $10, $8, 8 p.m.
Lansing-based metal band Deveraux, which formed in 2011, headlines Saturday at Mac’s Bar. The band describes its sound as “driving rhythms, thrashing riffs and melodic, powerful hooks.” Fans of Killswitch Engage, Avenged Sevenfold or All That Remains might want to check them out. Opening are Beyond the Fallout, Beneath it All and CYK Cylinder. Deveraux is supporting its debut EP, “The Last of Us.” Last year, the band, along with film director Scott VanGilder, released a music video for the single “Refrain,” available at deverauxband.com/video. Back in July, Deveraux shared the Common Ground stage alongside headliners P.O.D. and Three Days Grace. Meanwhile, opener CYK Cylinder, a Jackson-based hard-rock/alt-metal outfit, describes its sound as “a mixture between Stone Sour, Stuck Mojo and (Hed) p.e.”