Good day and happy Friday.
The Mid-Winter Singing Festival, sponsored by Ten Pound Fiddle, kicks off today. The festival invites audience members to sing alongside performers, or song leaders, onstage. To read more about the event, see this City Pulse article.
If you have a thirst for craft beer and great art, then the Art and Craft Beerfest is the place to be. The two-day event is an indoor art, beer and music festival. This year’s festival stretches across four venues: the Cadillac Room (inside Riverview Church), the Robin Theatre, AA Creative Corridor and the REO Town Pub. The art on display ranges from photography to metal sculptures to paintings, and there will be live ice sculpting on Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. VIP tickets, which include early entry, are available. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday. $30 per day. 1115 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 331-0528, artandcraftbeerfest.com.
Want to experience music of Bach, Corelli and Handel the way it would have sounded when the works were written? The Oberlin Baroque Ensemble specializes in early classical music played on historically accurate instruments. The concert showcases a variety of 17th- and 18th-century repertoire from Italy, England and Germany and features MSU’s Robert Duffy on harpsichord. The ensemble members will also present a series of workshops on performance practices of the Baroque period. The workshops are free and open to the public; see web for workshop details. 8 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/FREE for students. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu.
“Broadway’s Next H!T Musical,” a New York-based musical comedy, comes to the Wharton Center Friday. The touring show features 12 performers who improvise an entire musical on the spot, complete with crazy characters and plot twists galore. The actors gather song and plot suggestions from the audience to create a spontaneous evening of music and humor, so no two performances are the same. 8 p.m. $45/$15 MSU students. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, 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.
How to Start a Food Business. For aspiring entrepreneurs. 1-3 p.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. allenmarketplace.org/happenings.
Too Much, Too Much, Too Many. Poignant and touchingly funny drama. 8-9:20 p.m. $15/$13 seniors and military/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.
Dragons Love Tacos Book Party. Ages 3-10 hear stories from author Adam Rubin. Call or register online. 6-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088, cadl.org.
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.
RCS Movie Night. "Groundhog Day" and cocktails. 7-10 p.m. FREE. Red Cedar Spirits, 2000 Merritt Road, East Lansing. (517) 908-9950, redcedarspiritsdistillery.com.
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.
David Dondero Concert. Folk/rock singer/songwriter performs. 7-9 p.m. $7. Wilson Center Auditorium, 101 W. Cass St., St. Johns. wilsoncenterauditorium.org.
Lights and Caves, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
Greg Smith, 9 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Rd., Haslett
Alistar, 7 p.m. Brookshire, 205 W. Church St., Williamston
Paulie O., 8:30 p.m. Capital Prime, 2324 Showtime Dr., Lansing
Blue Haired Bettys, 9 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd., Lansing
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing
DJ Fudgie, 10 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St., Lansing
The Rotations, 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
Root Doctor, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
Mark Sala, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave., Lansing
Q106 Hometown Throwdown 3, 6:30 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
Tk N Cash, 7 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
Greg Nagy, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
New Rule, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road, East Lansing
Showdown, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27, Lansing
Elkabong, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing
The Hubie Ashcraft Band, 8 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing
Untamed, 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