Good day and happy Friday.
Members of Greater Lansing's LGBT community gather Friday at Avenue Cafe for the Come Out, an event designed to celebrate the voices of individuals with queer identities. Local speakers from a variety of races, sexualities, genders and classes will present their coming-out stories. The event is a collaboration among Humans Uniting For an Equal Society, the Lansing Association for Human Rights and MSU's Alliance for Queer and Ally Students. It also pays tribute to LGBT community members who have died. Donations will be collected for the Pride endowment, an LGBT scholarship created by the late Bill Beachler, a longtime leader and activist in the Lansing Area. 7 p.m. Donations accepted. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. ow.ly/XcnCK.
The MSU College of Music brings “A Spanish Serenade" to East Lansing Friday. The vocal concert focuses on one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and all the diversity that comes with it. Featuring folk songs, musical theater and light opera, the performance features Spanish-language works by composers ranging from Giuseppe Verdi to Cole Porter to Alberto Ginastera. This showcase concert offers performances by College of Music faculty as well as MSU Opera Theatre and other student ensembles. 8 p.m. $20/$18 seniors/$10 students. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353- 5340, music.msu.edu.
MSU’s Department of Theatre takes a moment to celebrate the origins of its craft with its latest production. "And Away We Go," a play by Terrence McNally, takes the audience through centuries of theater history, from the classics of ancient Greece to the premiere of “Waiting for Godot.” The play pays tribute to generations of playwrights who have shaped the rich history of theater, weaving together distinct epochs and moments into a theatrical love letter. MSU's production is directed by Ann Folino White, who will host a pre-show discussion at 1:15 p.m. Sunday and a post-show discussion following the Jan. 28 performance. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $15/$13 seniors and faculty/$10 MSU students. Studio 60 Theatre, MSU Auditorium, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Aux Petits Soins. French immersion class for ages 0-12. See web for specific times for each age group. $15/$12 students. 1824 E. Michigan Ave., Suite F, Lansing. (517) 643-8059, facebook.com/auxpetitssoinsllc.
Job Seeker Lab. Help offered with resumes, cover letters and online searching. Call or register online. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088.
Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club Zumba Girls' Night Out. Zumba and refreshments. 7-8:30 p.m. $34/$28 members. Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club, 2900 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing. (517) 364-8800.
After Ever After. Fairy-tale-inspired family play. 7 p.m. $10. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 336-4088, dancesingact.com.
Opening Of Alter + Combine at SCENE Metrospace. Opening reception for show of collage and assemblage. 6-8 p.m. Scene Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Lansing. (517) 432-3961, ow.ly/XeNmX.
The Come Out. Celebration of LGBT identity and experience. 7-9 p.m. FREE ($2 suggested donation). The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (989) 309-1053.
Howl at the Moon: Guided Night Walk. Guided nature walk, dogs welcome on non-retractable leash. 7-8 p.m. $3. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866.
Kids Skate. 6-8 p.m. for ages 13 and under; 8-11 p.m. for ages 14 and up. $8. Skate City Roller Rink, 905 Southland Ave., Lansing. (517) 894-8429
Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15 play Minecraft together. Call to register. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363, cadl.org.
Skywatchers of Africa. Planetarium show. 8 p.m. $4/$3.50 students and seniors/$3 children. Abrams Planetarium, 400 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 355-4676, abramsplanetarium.org.
TGIF Party. Dance party. 8 p.m.-midnight. $13. Hawk Hollow Banquet Center, 15101 S. Chandler Road, Bath.
Lisa B & the BackBeats @ Renos North. 7-11 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old U.S. 127, DeWitt.
Darrin Larner Jr., 8 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Road, Haslett.
Rachel Curtis, 7 p.m. Brookshire, 205 W. Church St., Williamston.
Bobby Standal, 8:30 p.m. Capital Prime, 2324 Showtime Dr., Lansing.
Young Guns, 9 p.m. Champion's, 2440 Cedar St., Lansing.
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing.
DJ Brandon, 9 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St., Lansing.
The New Rule, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Karaoke, 7:30 p.m. Grand Cafe/Sir Pizza, 201 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.
Tell Yo Mama, 9:30 p.m., Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Steve Cowles, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Q106 Hometown Throwdown 2, 6:30 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Kim Vi and the Siblings, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Twyla Birdsong Band, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Peter Melichar, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road, East Lansing.
Lisa B & the Backbeats, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27, Lansing.
Dirty Helens, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing.
Jamie Baxter, 8 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing.
Spoonful, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.
Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd., Haslett.
Joe Wright, 6 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr., Lansing.