Oct. 31 2015 12:01 AM

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

Good day and Happy Halloween!

Saturday of course offers a plethora of holiday events. 1922 cult classic “Nosferatu,” the German expressionist adaption of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” is screening at the Grand Ledge Opera House Saturday.

The silent film will be accompanied by organist Scott Smith on the Opera House’s theater organ. Originally installed in downtown Lansing's Michigan Theatre, the organ was designed to accompany silent films and includes orchestral pipe tones and real cymbals and drums.

This event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Lansing Theatre Organ group to fund its Riverside Pops concert series.

Saturday, 3 p.m. $15/$12 adv. Grand Ledge Opera House, 121 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-1443, lto-pops.org.

For those who have outgrown Boo at the Zoo, why not try Brew at the Zoo? Potter Park Zoo hosts its first ever 21+ Halloween party, where adults can dress up and enjoy an evening of fun with a drink in hand.

Ticket price includes a meal. Craft beer and cider are available for purchase, including a number of Halloween-themed local brews like Zombie Killer and Black Fang meads from B. Nektar Meadery.

Live music for the event will be provided by Well Enough Alone and Steve Elgas of the Tenants. Guided tours and animal demonstrations will be offered, and party guests can also participate in a zombie costume contest.

Saturday, 7-11 p.m. $15. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4222, potterparkzoo.org.

Finally, if you're looking to escape Halloween for a bit, you have options. The coffee connoisseurs at Bloom Coffee and MICA Gallery are collaborating on a flavor tasting presentation for those of you who aren't satisfied with the typical cup of joe.

“The Art of Tasting,” the latest installment in a series of food- and coffee-related happenings at MICA, offers a crash course in the nuances of coffee's rich flavor varieties. Visitors can learn about the coffee flavor wheel and the various coffee flavor profiles used by brewing professionals.

The event will also discuss food pairing options, including baked goods pairings and fruit and vegetable pairings with samples provided by Foods for Living. Proceeds from the event support food justice programming at the Cristo Rey Community Center.

Saturday, noon-3 p.m. $7. MICA Gallery, 1210 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 371-4600, micagallery.org.

For more events, including more Halloween goodness, see below. Have a safe and happy holiday.


Saturday, Oct. 31

Events

MSU Halloween Bug Open House. Costumes, candy and creepy crawlies. 1-4 p.m. Natural Science Building, 288 Farm Lane, building 24, East Lansing. (517) 355-4662, ent.msu.edu/bughouse.

Halloween Open House at Meridian Township Police Dept. Families meet McGruff the Crime Dog, tour the station and enjoy treats. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Meridian Charter Township, 5151 Marsh Rd., Okemos. (517) 853- 4600, meridian.mi.us.

Make a Mini Halloween Pinata. Supplies provided. Ages 5+. 1-3 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 MAC Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Halloween Open House at Meridian Fire Stations. Tour any of three fire stations with Halloween-themed treats. 10 a.m.-1p.m. FREE. Station #1, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos; Station #2, 2140 Haslett Road, Haslett; Station #3, 3711 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 853-4600, meridian.mi.us.

Used Book Sale - Friends of the Haslett Library. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Haslett Library, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett.

I5 Amazing Science-Superhero Edition. "Shocking" hands-on experiments. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos Library, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 367-6355, cadl.org.

Halloween in the Village. Historical Village open for tours with Halloween treats. Meridian Historical Village, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos. (517) 853-4600, meridian.mi.us

Free Public Tours. 1 and 3 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus, East Lansing.

Zombie Zoo Brew. Potter Park Zoo’s first ever 21+ Halloween party. 7-11 p.m. $15. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 483- 4222, potterparkzoo.org.

Classes and Seminars

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aux Petits Soins: Explorers 1. 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.

Music

Deacon Earl. Blues, reggae, Americana and more. 2:30-5 p.m. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing.

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

Halloween Metal Meltdown. Featuring Past Tense and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $7. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 Michigan Ave Lansing. (517) 853-0550, avenuecafelansing.com.

Halloween Show. Featuring three bands. 11 p.m.-2 a.m. FREE. El Azteco Westside, 1016 W. Saginaw St., Lansing.

Theater

The Diary of Anne Frank. Stage version of often read historical diary. 8 p.m. $15/$12 seniors. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

Rounding Third. Humorous story of Little League Baseball. 3-5 p.m. $28. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Street, Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

MSU Theatre Presents: Haunted Aud. Students turn the MSU auditorium into a living nightmare. 9:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m., $15. MSU Department of Theatre Auditorium, 542 Auditorium Road., East Lansing. (517) 355-6690.


Sunday, Nov. 1

Classes and Seminars

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

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.

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.

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.

Events

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.

Breast Cancer Support Group (WINS). 7-9 p.m. Sparrow Professional Building, 1200 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-3775.

Dearly Departed: An Exhibit of Day of the Dead Ofrendas. Altar art. 1-6 p.m. FREE. Old Town Marquee, 319 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.

Free Public Tours. 1 and 3 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus, East Lansing.

'Sprout' Opening. Mixed media art show with artist Jane Reiter. 1-5 p.m. FREE. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. tanglewrangler.wordpress.com.

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.

Potter Park Zoo’s Pumpkinfest. Animals feast on Halloween leftovers. 1-3 p.m. See web for prices. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4222, potterparkzoo.org.

Music

MSU Faculty Recital. Anne Nispel, soprano, and Harlan Jennings, baritone. 3-4:30 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/FREE students. Fairchild Theatre, 220 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340.

MSU State Singers and University Chorale: Mozart in Salzburg. 7-9 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/FREE students. Fairchild Theatre, 220 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340.

Spartan Spectacular. Performances by MSU bands and ensembles. 3-5 p.m. Tickets start at $10. Wharton Center, MSU Campus, East Lansing. 517-432-2000, ow.ly/TRIBI.


Theater

Rounding Third. Humorous story of Little League Baseball. 2-4 p.m. $25. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Street, Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

The Diary of Anne Frank. Stage version of often read historical diary. 2 p.m. $15/$12 seniors. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

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