Dec. 26 2015 12:01 AM

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

Good day and happy weekend.

If you are looking for a way to break up the post-Christmas lull, Lansing-based film company Rebel Pictures presents two comedic shorts at Midtown Brewing Co. Sunday. The first, "Wake," is a 10-minute dark comedy originally made for the production workshop at last year’s Grand Rapids Film Festival. The other, "Eskimo Brothers," is a 15-minute film about finding love in a very small dating pool. The shorts feature several local actors, writers and musicians. The evening includes live music by Justin Richard Holcomb, who wrote music for "Eskimo Brothers." Cast and crew for both films will participate in a Q&A session after the screening. 6 p.m. $5. Midtown Brewing Co., 402 S. Washington Square, Lansing. ow.ly/W0rx0.

When you think of Christmas, you probably don’t think about creepy, crawly creatures. But if that sounds like fun to you, swing by the MSU Department of Entomology's Bug House Sunday for its Holiday Open House. Tarantulas, scorpions and walking sticks are just some of the bugs that are on display. And if you're not too squeamish, you can even pick up some of the bugs — under the guidance of entomology students and faculty, of course. 1-4 p.m. FREE. Natural Sciences Building, Rooms 146 and 147, 288 Farm Lane, East Lansing. (517) 355-4662, ent.msu.edu/bughouse.

For more local events, see below.

Saturday, December 26

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.

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.

Music

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

ICEY/DICEY at Green Door. AC/DC cover band performs. 9:30 p.m. The Green Door Blues Bar and Grill, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-6376, greendoorlive.com.

Blake Wilson at Mac's Bar. Blake Wilson headlines show that includes local artists. 8 p.m. $12/ $10 advance. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Events

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.

Drop in Holiday Crafts. Supplies provided while they last. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. CADL Aurelius Library, 1939 S. Aurelius Road, Mason. (517) 628-3743, cadl.org.

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

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.

Festival of Trees. Decorated trees on display. Noon-8 p.m. $5/children FREE. Turner-Dodge House, 100 E. North St., Lansing. (517) 483-4220, lansingmi.gov/tdodge.


Sunday, December 27

Classes and Seminars

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.

Events

MSU Bug House Open House. Live bugs on display. 1-4 p.m. FREE. Natural Science Building, 288 Farm Lane, East Lansing, (517) 355-4662, ent.msu.edu/bughouse.

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.

Drop in Lego Club. Ages 4-6 play with legos provided by library. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos Library, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021, cadl.org.

Festival of Trees. Decorated trees on display. Noon-6 p.m. p.m. $5/children FREE. Turner-Dodge House, 100 E. North St., Lansing. (517) 483-4220, lansingmi.gov/tdodge.

Rebel Pictures Film Showing. Screening of two short comedies by local filmmakers. 6 p.m. $5. Midtown Brewing Co., 402 S. Washington Square, Lansing. ow.ly/W0rx0.

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