Dec. 11 2015 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this partly sunny Friday.

The 15ish-piece musical group Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle — known as LUVS by its fans — hosts a yuletide-themed concert full of mischief and merrymaking. The 1920s-influenced gypsy-jazz outfit invites audience members to sing along with their vaudeville-ified versions of classic Christmas tunes. The eccentric show will also feature dancers, puppets and comic relief provided by pseudo-scientists.

8 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. $15/$10 advance. Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. 517luvs.com.


Owosso Community Players invites all for an evening of holiday-themed song and dance. Over 70 singers, dancers and youth choir members have come together to put on a show with extravagant sets and lighting design.

The historic Lebowsky Center, which hosts the holiday performance, was completely renovated after a 2007 fire nearly destroyed the building. The Owosso Community Players recently celebrated the renovations with a relighting of the theater’s iconic marquee, retrofitted with energy efficient LED light bulbs.

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $20/$18 students and seniors/$10 children. The Lebowsky Center, 122 E. Main St, Owosso. (989) 723-4003, owossoplayers.com.


Local folk music promoter Ten Pound Fiddle puts the audience in the spotlight with its 12th annual Holiday Sing. The sing-along concert will be led by Sally Potter, veteran of the local music scene as well as booker for Ten Pound Fiddle and teacher at Williamston High School. She will be joined by a special guest, Lansing-based dulcimer player/builder Doug Berch, who will also provide pre- and post-show music.

8 p.m. $15/$12 members/$5 students/$35 family. MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 337-7744, tenpoundfiddle.org.

For more local events, including even more holiday music concerts, see below.


Classes and Seminars

Palette to Palate. Painting class, BYOB. $28/$50 for two. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643, reachstudioart.org.

ACTION Winter Craft Project: Water-less Snow Globes. Supplies provided. 3-4 p.m. FREE.Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.

Aux Petits Soins-Explorers 1-3. French immersion for babies/toddlers. 9:30 a.m. (ages 2-4), 10:30 a.m. (0-2) & 5:15pm (ages 4-6). $15/$12 students. 1824 E. Michigan Ave., Suite F, Lansing. (517) 643-8059, facebook.com/auxpetitssoinsllc.

The Art of Cookie Decorating. Cookie decorating workshop. 6-8 p.m. $25. MICA Gallery, 1210 N. Turner St., Lansing. (517) 371-4600, micagallery.org.

Music

Community Christmas Concert. Featuring bands and choirs. 7-8:30 p.m. Donations welcome. Wilson Center Auditorium, 101 W. Cass St., St. Johns. (989) 224-8159, wilsoncenterauditorium.org.

Meridian Community Band, A Musical Feast for the Holidays. 7:30 p.m. $5/kids FREE. Non-perishable food donations encouraged. Okemos High School, 2500 Jolly Road, Okemos. ow.ly/VvE5u.

Merry Little Christmas. Men of Orpheus choir performs. 7 p.m. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.

John Two-Hawks and Johanna Kurkela present 'Noel.' Acclaimed musicians perform. 7 p.m. $15 pre-sale/$18 door. Grand Ledge Opera House, 121 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge. gloperahouse.com.

Ten Pound Fiddle Holiday Sing. Sing-along concert. 8 p.m. $15/$12 members/$5 students/$35 family. MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 337-7744, tenpoundfiddle.org.

The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle's Holiday Show. Burlesque variety show. 3-4:30 p.m. $10 in advance/$15 at door. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. 517luvs.com.

Events

Food Drive. Drop off non-perishable food items for charity. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. SS Hair Designers, 3233 W. Saginaw St., Lansing. (517) 327-5300.

Season of Light. Planetarium show. 8 p.m. $4/$3.50 students and seniors/$3 kids. Abrams Planetarium, 400 E. Grand River Ave. East Lansing. (517) 355-4672, abramsplanetarium.org.

Tripper's Comedy Club. 9-10:30 p.m. $10. Subject to change or cancellation. Tripper's Sports Bar, 350 Frandor Ave., Lansing. (517) 336-0717.

Wonderland of Lights. Light show at the zoo. 5-8 p.m. $7/$5 kids. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 342-2710, ow.ly/UUf7c.

Elves Night Out. Dinner for kids while parents shop. Registration required. 6-8 p.m. $20. Jackson School of the Arts, 634 N. Mechanic St., Jackson. (517) 784-2389, jacksonarts.org.

Kids Skate. 6-8 p.m. ages 13 and under; 8-11 p.m., ages 14 and up. $8. Skate City Roller Rink, 905 Southland Ave., Lansing. (517) 894-8429.

Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15. Registration required. 7:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 South Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6367, cadl.org.

StoryTime. For ages 2-5. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

TGIF Party. Dance party. 8 p.m.-midnight. $13. Hawk Hollow Banquet Center, 15101 S. Chandler Road, Bath.

After-School Teen Program. For grades 6-12. 3-5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Wonderland of Lights. Light show at the zoo. 5-8 p.m. $7/$5 kids. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 342-2710, ow.ly/UUf7c.


Arts

Cherish the Arts Fine Art Sale
. Show by 14 local artists. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 339-9479, ow.ly/VvEXB.

Sunset Clay Studio 2nd Annual Holiday Art Market. Local artists sell work. 5-9 p.m. Sunset Clay Studio, 1820 Sunset Ave., Suite 203, Lansing. facebook.com/sunsetclaystudio.

Theater

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol. Classic story from a new point of view. 8 p.m. $28. Williamston Theater, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. williamstontheatre.com.

December Project. Postmodernist philosophy explored. 8 p.m. $13/$11 seniors and faculty. Studio 60 Theatre, MSU Auditorium, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

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