Dec. 11 2015 12:01 AM

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

Good day and happy weekend.

Celebrate the season while giving back to the community at REACH Studio Art Center’s A Not So Silent Night event Saturday. The evening will feature live entertainment from the students and staff of the All Of The Above Hip-Hop Academy.

Refreshments include a cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Works by local artists, gift certificates for local businesses and other gift-able items will be up for auction. A preview party with an open bar ($20 extra) is available starting an hour before the event. Saturday, 7-9:30 p.m. $20 advance/$25 doors. 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643, reachstudioart.org.


East Lansing’s Pump House Concerts presents a fundraising concert for Lost Voices, a group that produces creative programs for incarcerated and at-risk area youth. Michigan folk and blues artists Kitty Donohoe, Josh White Jr. and Mike Ball supply Saturday evening’s tunes, and all money raised goes to Lost Voices.

A preview of the concert is hosted by the Broad Art Museum at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. This Acoustic Lunch show is free and open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch. Saturday, 7 p.m. $15 suggested donation. Pump House Concerts, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing. (517) 927-2100, facebook.com/pumphouseconcerts.


Lansing’s Steiner Chorale presents Morten Lauridsen’s captivating five-movement piece, “Lux Aeterna,” as the centerpiece of its annual winter concert. Corb Felgenhour, the choir’s musical director, chose “Lux Aeterna” for its theme of light against darkness and its rich, complex harmonies. The program also include works by other highly esteemed composers, along with a few whimsical holiday favorites. Saturday, 6:30 p.m. $12. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. steinerchorale.org.


The Lansing Symphony Orchestra is doing its part to celebrate the season with its annual Holiday Pops concert, featuring vocalist Mara Bonde and the Arts Chorale of Greater Lansing. A portion of the show includes “side-by-side” performances where select local high school students get a chance to join the symphony on stage.

Pre-show festivities begin at 2:20 p.m. with a mini-concert by the MSU Community Music School’s Suzuki String program. Santa Claus also stops by to wish everyone a happy holiday season and pass out candy canes. Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets start at $20. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 487-5001, lansingsymphony.org.


For more weekend events, see below.


Saturday, December 12

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., Suite F, Lansing. (517) 643-8059, facebook.com/auxpetitssoinsllc.

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.

Study Smart Broad. Free food and study space for MSU students. 5-10 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus, East Lansing. broadmuseum.msu.edu.

Music

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

Christmas Music Concert. Choir and brass ensemble perform. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Okemos Community Church, 4734 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 349-4220.

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.

Acoustic Lunch. Representatives of Lost Voices preview their Pump House concert. 12:30 p.m. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus, East Lansing. broadmuseum.msu.edu.

Celtic Holiday. Irish Dance Company of Lansing performs. 8 p.m. $13/$8 kids. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. riverwalktheatre.com.

Lost Voices at Pump House. Performance by representatives from organization that teaches songwriting to youth. 7 p.m. $15 suggested donation. Pump House Concerts, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing. (517) 927-2100, ow.ly/VAa97.

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.

Breakfast with Santa. Crafts and stories with Santa. 9 a.m. FREE. Lansing Mall, 5330 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. lansingmall.com.

REACH Not So Silent Night Benefit. Silent auction, live entertainment and refreshments. 7-9:30 p.m. $25 pre-sale/$20 at door/$40 preview party. REACH Art Studio, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing.reachstudioart.org.

State Room's Breakfast with Santa. Kids of all ages welcome. Call to register. 10 a.m. $18. State Room, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing. (517) 432-5049, kelloggcenter.com/stateroomrestaurant.

Tripper's Comedy Club. 9-10:30 p.m. $12 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.

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

Books and Bagels @ 2.0. "Beholding Bee" by Kimberly Newton Fusco. 2-4 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

CADL Adventurer's Role Playing Game Club. Creative gaming adventures. Ages 13-18. Registration required. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Mason Branch, 145 West Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088, cadl.org.

CMU Sport Management for Cystic Fibrosis Bowling for a Cure. Bowling fundraiser. Noon-2 p.m. Donations welcome. City Limits East, 2120 E. Saginaw Highway, East Lansing. (810) 569-1942, ow.ly/VAchZ.

Decorate a Tree for Wildlife. Outdoor tree-decorating contest. Noon-4 p.m. FREE. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4224, mynaturecenter.org.

Disney's 'Frozen' Party. Fun games, costumes welcome. 11 a.m.-noon FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Dansville Branch, 1379 East Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511, cadl.org.

Drop-in Ornament Craft. Supplies provided. All ages. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Foster Branch, 200 North Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5185, cadl.org.

Second Saturday Supper. All are welcome. 5-6:15 p.m. $8/$4 kids. Mayflower Congregational Church, 2901 W. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-3139, mayflowerchurch.com.

Theater

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol. Classic story from a new point of view. 2 and 8 p.m. $25 at 2, $28 at 8. 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.


Arts

Sunset Clay Studio 2nd Annual Holiday Art Market. Local artists sell work. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunset Clay Studio, 1820 Sunset Ave., Ste 203, Lansing. facebook.com/sunsetclaystudio.


Sunday, December 13

Events

CADL Stockbridge Holiday Open House. Christmas crafts and live jazz. 1-3 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Stockbridge Branch, 200 Wood St., Stockbridge. (517) 851-7810, cadl.org.

Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Service. Bring photos or a reading. Refreshments after service. 7:30-9 p.m. FREE. Salvation Army Community Center, 701 W. Jolly Road, Lansing. (517) 351-6480.

Kate's Memory Cafe. Event for loved ones of Alzheimer's patients. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Valley Court Community Center, 201 Hillside Ct., East Lasnsing. (517) 242-7355, helpinghandsrespite.care.

Tadpole Storytime at I5. Astronomy science for preschoolers. 1-2 p.m. FREE. Impression 5 Science Center, 200 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 485-8116.

George and Oatmeal Save Santa. Christmas planetarium show for families. 2:30 p.m. $4/$3.50 students and seniors/$3 kids. Abrams Planetarium, 400 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 355-4672, abramsplanetarium.org.

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.

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

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

Study Smart Broad. Free food and study space for MSU students. 5-10 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus, East Lansing. broadmuseum.msu.edu.

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.

Christmas in the Village. Historical holiday festivities with a tree lighting and visit from Santa. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Meridian Historical Village, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos. (517) 347-7300, meridianhistoricalvillage.org.


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.

Charlotte Yoga Club. Beginner to intermediate levels. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $5 annually. AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence Road, Charlotte. (517) 285-0138, charlotteyoga.net.

Upcycled Coffee Bags. Sewing project. Ages 8 and up. 2-4 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2420 elpl.org/register.

Music

Delta Community Choir 'Making Memories' — A Winter Concert. Donations benefit Alzheimer's Association. 4 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 7910 E. St. Joe Highway, Lansing. (517) 627-6202.

Lansing Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops. Holiday favorites performed. 3 p.m. Tickets start at $20. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. lansingsymphony.org.

Celtic Holiday. Irish Dance Company of Lansing performs. 2 p.m. $13/$8 kids. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. riverwalktheatre.com.

Arts

Holiday Dance. DANCE Lansing performs. 1-2 p.m. FREE. MICA Gallery, 1210 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 371-4600, micagallery.org.

Merry and Bright Open House. Crafts, refreshments and carriage rides. Noon-4 p.m. FREE. Jackson School of the Arts, 634 N. Mechanic St., Jackson. (517) 784-2389, jacksonarts.org.

Theater

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol. Classic story from a new point of view. 2 p.m. $25. Williamston Theater, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. williamstontheatre.com.

December Project. Postmodernist philosophy explored. 2 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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