Good day on this chilly weekend.
Local blues enthusiasts have a chance to listen to some of the area's local blues greats and help those in need at the same time at this weekend’s Breaking Bread with the Blues event.
For a cover charge of $10 and at least one non-perishable food item, attendees can take in six different blues acts. The event, co-hosted by the Capital Area Blues Society and the Greater Lansing Food Bank, is a fund- and food-raiser for the two nonprofits.
The afternoon’s slate of musicians includes Matchette & Frog, Deacon Earl and the Congregation, the Chris Canas Band and those Delta Rhythm Kings.
Sunday, 3:30-8 p.m. $10 and one non-perishable food item/FREE for children under 16 with a food donation. Green Door Blues Bar & Grill, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. ow.ly/UELU2.
More music comes to us from Against All Odds Inc., a Lansing-based nonprofit supporting breast cancer survivors and patients. The organization hosts a night of cool music and hot trends to raise funds for their cause with its Fashion and Jazz event Saturday.
Guests can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks from a cash bar while taking in the smooth jazz sounds of Twyla Birdsong and Charles E. Anthony.
The fashion part of the evening will be provided by Cato Fashions, presenting a show of designs by Tracy Porter of Malina Couture, QueenEsther Murrell of Gabra-Q Fashion and Clarisa Trevino of the Royal Queen of Fashion.
Saturday, 7 p.m. $30/$25 advance/$15 students. University Club, 3435 Forest Road, Lansing. (517) 353-5113, againstalloddsinc.com.
For more of this weekend's local events, see below.
Saturday, November 21
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.
Aux Petits Soins-Explorers 1. French immersion class for babies, ages 0-2. 9:30 a.m. $15/$12 students. 1824 E. Michigan Ave., Ste. F, Lansing. (517) 643-8059, facebook.com/auxpetitssoinsllc.
C Division Advanced Speakers Open House. Public speaking open house. 9:30-11:45 a.m. FREE. Dart Bank, Grand Ledge, 1020 Charlevoix Drive, Grand Ledge. (517) 896-4091, ow.ly/UDePR.
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.
Holiday Open House. Pet pictures with Santa. $25 adoption fees. Ingham County Animal Control, 600 Curtis St., Mason. (517) 676-8370, ac.ingham.org.
Partner Massage. Massage class for couples. 2:30-5 p.m. $80 per couple. Creative Wellness, 2025 Abbot Road, #200, East Lansing. (517) 351-9240, ow.ly/UIbh0.
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. 517-272-9379
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.
PEC Alternative Holiday Sale. Soaps, books, crafts and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Unitarian Universalist Church, 855 Grove St., East Lansing. (517) 515-5634, peaceedcenter.org.
Dinner Dance. With pork roast dinner. $10 dinner, $6 dance. Lansing Liederkranz Club, 5828 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 882-6330, liederkranzclub.org.
Football Tailgate Fundraiser. Drinks, food and prizes. Proceeds to honor law enforcement officers who die in the line of duty. $40. Country House Banquet Center, 3056 Okemos Road, Mason. (517) 349-9500.
Mobile Food Pantry. Food for those in need. 9-11 a.m. FREE. South Church of the Nazarene, 401 W. Holmes Road, Lansing.
Practice Your English For Kids. All levels welcome. 1-2 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 MAC Ave., East Lansing. elpl.org.
Matt LoRusso Trio at Troppo. FREE. Troppo, 101 S. Washington Sq. Lansing. (517) 371-4000.
Deacon Earl @ Lansing City Market. Live blues, reggae, Americana and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-7460.
Fashion and Jazz. Fundraiser for breast cancer patients. 7 p.m. $25/$30 at door/$15 students. University Club, 3435 Forest Road. Lansing. (517) 353-5113.
MSU Opera Theatre: A Room With a View. Romantic comic opera. 8-11 p.m. $20/$18 seniors/$5 students. Fairchild Theatre, 220 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, ow.ly/UDeyV.
Holt Village Sampler Craft Show. Craft show spread across 11 homes. See web for map. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Various locations, Holt. holtcrafts.com.
Fine Art Sale. Original art work by the artists of Mid Michigan Art Guild. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Framer's Edge, 1856 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos. (517) 347-7400.
Stage Door. Depression-era comedy/drama. 2 and 8 p.m. Pasant Theater, Wharton Center, MSU Campus, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.
Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol. Classic story from a new point of view. 8 p.m. $15. Williamston Theater, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. williamstontheatre.com.
Sunday, November 22
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.
Crafts for Christmas. Gift drawings, samplers and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Country Creek Reception Hall, 5080 Michigan Road, Dimondale.
MSUFCU Family Discovery Day. Fun activities and games. 1-3 p.m. FREE. MSU Museum, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 432-1472, museum.msu.edu.
Atheists and Humanists Meeting. 5 p.m. Old Great Wall Restaurant, 4832 W. Saginaw Hgwy, Lansing. (517) 914-2278, ow.ly/UIsLE.
Pokemon, Magic, & Heroclix Tournaments. Contests with prizes for youth of all ages. FREE. Everybody Reads, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 346-9900.
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.
Maker Workshop: Learn to Finger Knit. Ages 9 and up. 2-3 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 South Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363, cadl.org.
"Soar," a Contemporary Dance Performance. DANCE Lansing performs. 1-2 p.m. FREE. MICA Gallery, 1210 N. Turner St., 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.
MSU Opera Theatre: A Room With a View. Romantic comic opera. 3 p.m. $20/$18 seniors/$5 students. Fairchild Theatre, 220 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, ow.ly/UDeyV.
Stage Door. Depression-era comedy/drama. 2 p.m. Pasant Theater, Wharton Center, MSU Campus, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.
Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol. Classic story from a new point of view. 2 p.m. $15. Williamston Theater, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. williamstontheatre.com.