Oct. 17 2015 12:01 AM

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

Good day on this mid-October weekend.

Halloween will be here before we know it. You can begin the festivities now at Potter Park Zoo's Boo at the Zoo family event. Activities include crafts, a straw maze, hayrides and of course, zoo animals. Costumed staff members also give tours of the zoo.

Guests who find themselves brave enough are also highly encouraged to take a walk through the infamous Boo Tunnel.

If you can't make it this weekend, Boo at the Zoo will also be held next weekend. The event is covered by general admission to Potter Park Zoo and requires strip tickets for activities.

Saturday and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. See web for admission prices. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Lansing. (517) 483-4222, potterparkzoo.org


For more family fun, the MSU Museum promises fossil-filled fun for the whole family with its Saturday celebration of National Fossil Day. Families are invited to join the free festivities, which include a junior paleontologist hunt, a dinosaur puzzle station, face painting, guided tours of the museum’s Evolution Hall and much more.

Curious curators can even bring samples of their rock and bone collections to be identified by an expert paleontologist.

Organized by the National Parks Service and the American Geosciences Institute, National Fossil Day is designed to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils and foster a greater appreciation for their scientific and educational value.

Saturday, 12:30-4 p.m. FREE. MSU Museum, 409 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 355-2370, museum.msu.edu.


The weekend is a great time for music shows. Singer-songwriter and teacher Elden Kelly, known internationally for his improvisational skills, appears at Central United Methodist Church Sunday for a solo concert performance.

A guitar virtuoso, he often adds color to his songs with fretless guitars or Middle Eastern instruments.

Kelly teaches guitar at Jackson College and Elderly Instruments and also maintains a private studio in East Lansing.

Sunday, 4 p.m. FREE. Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-9477, lansingcentralumc.org.


Another musical option for Sunday is MSU’s resident brass quintet, Beaumont Brass, presented by the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. The quintet is in its second chamber music concert of the 2015-2016 season.

The quintet, comprised of four members of the College of Music faculty and one doctoral student, will present a program that includes “Morning Music” by composer David Sampson. The subject of “Morning Music” is the murder of Sampson’s brother at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan and American Nazis in 1979.

Sunday, 3 p.m. $15/$10 students. Molly Grove Chapel at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St., Lansing. (517) 487-5001, lansingsymphony.org.


For more weekend events, check out the listings below.

Saturday, October 17

Classes and Seminars

The Science of Bikram Yoga. Demo of yoga physiology. RSVP. 1-4 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Bikram Yoga Capital Area, 1355 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 862-8926, bikramyogacapitalarea.com.

Tai Chi at Allen Market Place. Instruction in Qigong, meditation and Yang style tai chi forms. 9-10 a.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3911. 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.

Gymnastics for Kids. Ages 2 and up. 3-3:30 p.m. $10. Mother and Earth Baby Boutique, 4601 W. Saginaw Highway, Suite N, Lansing. (517) 977-7096.

Zumba for Kids. Ages 2 and up. 2-2:30 p.m. $10. Mother and Earth Baby Boutique, 4601 W. Saginaw Highway, Suite N, Lansing. (517) 721-1868.

Events

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

Practice English for Kids. All levels welcome. 1-2 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Family Tree Talk. Talk on DNA testing. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing Library, 3500 S. Cedar St. Lansing. (517) 272-9840, cadl.org.

Music

Deacon Earl. 2:30-5 p.m. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-7460.

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

Theater

Rounding Third. Humorous story of Little League Baseball. 8 p.m. $23. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Street, Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

Jersey Boys. Musical about Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets from $38. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 353-1982, whartoncenter.com.

Dracula. Classic vampire tale by Andromeda Community Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $14/$11 student and senior. The Country Mill, 4648 Otto Road, Charlote. (269) 262-1943, ow.ly/TdZcV.


Sunday, October 18

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

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 tour. 1 and 3 p.m. FREE. Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. broadmuseum.msu.edu.

Halloween Crafts. Crafts are a fun floating ghost or bendable mummy. Ages 4 and up. 2-4 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 MAC Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

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

Interlude with Art. Silent auction benefiting Blind Children's Fund. 2-4:30 p.m. $10. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive Lansing. (517) 488-4887, blindchildrensfund.org.

Volts and Jolts. Simple circuit workshop. Ages 6-12. Call to register. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave. Lansing. (517) 367-6300, cadl.org.

Music

Music in Front Lobby. Pete Witting and Steve Pickney perform. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6355, cadl.org.

Soundscapes. Student and faculty showcase. 4-6 p.m. FREE. Dart Auditorium, Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, (517) 483-1546, lcc.edu/showinfo.

Theater

Rounding Third. Humorous story of Little League Baseball. 2-4 p.m. $23. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Street, Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

Jersey Boys. Musical about Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets from $38. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 353-1982, whartoncenter.com.

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