Good day and happy weekend.
Local musicians come together Saturday at the Avenue Café to raise money for Ele’s Place. The lineup features the Devil’s Cut, the Stick Arounds, Jason Alarm, the Trash Cats and Nova, and the evening is hosted by local comedian and emcee Ne Loveslife. All proceeds go to Ele’s Place, a nonprofit for grieving children and families. Saturday, 8 p.m. $10. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 492-7403, avenuecafelansing.com.
LCC’s Music Program, Student Life, and the Black History Month Committee team up to celebrate Black History Month with an evening of blues and jazz. The free concert features singer Betty Joplin backed by the LCC Faculty Jazz Quartet. Last year Joplin received a lifetime tribute award from the Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan. Sunday, 4 p.m. FREE. Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 4831488, lcc.edu/showinfo.
If you're interested in even more jazz, talented mid-Michigan jazz artists hit the Riverwalk Theatre stage Saturday for “A Night of Jazz,” a cabaret-style fundraiser for the theater group. The event features singer Danielle Blanchard accompanied by bassist Ed Fedewa, saxophonist Trent Harris, percussionist Ian LeVine and Arlene McDaniel on piano. The group offers an eclectic mix of classic standards and contemporary jazz music. Price of admission includes two wine drink vouchers. Saturday, 8 p.m. $20. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
Over 300 years of British and Scottish traditions are represented Saturday when the Band of the Royal Marines and the Pipes, Drums & Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards take the Wharton Center stage. The performance combines two of Great Britain’s most honored military traditions in a massive display of bagpipes, drums, buglers and dancers. The performers even dress in authentic uniforms and traditional kilts. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $28/$15 MSU students. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.
For more local events, see below.
Saturday, January 30
Classes and Seminars
Lean In Lansing. Professional development group for women. 9-11 a.m. FREE. Register online for location. leaninlansing.com
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.
Too Much, Too Much, Too Many. Poignant and touchingly funny drama. 8-9:20 p.m. Pay-what-you-can. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.
3D Print It: Keychains. Ages 8-15 make personal keychains using 3D printers. Call to register. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840 ext. 202, cadl.org.
ICACS Community Pet Adoption. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Noon-4 p.m. LaFontaine Ford of Lansing, 5103 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-7440, ac.ingham.org.
Anti-Racism/Awareness & Training. Workshop on eliminating unintentional bias in communities. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Faith Lutheran Church, 4515 Dobie Road, Okemos. (517) 349-0620.
Ele's Place Fundraiser at Avenue Cafe. Featuring comedy, music, prizes and silent art auction. 8 p.m. $10. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Flint River Water Transmutation Ceremony. Ceremony to help those affected by Flint water crisis.. 10-11:30 a.m. FREE. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3, Lansing. (517) 402-6727, willowstickceremonies.com.
LEGO Mystery Challenge. All ages create something from a bag of mystery bricks. 11 a.m.-noon FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511, cadl.org.
Mystery in the Library. Ages 12 and up solve a murder mystery game. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363, cadl.org.
Star Wars Party. All ages party with activities and costumes. Call or register online. 2-3:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088.
Winter Wonderland. Hikes, dog sledding, ice sculptures and more for familes. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
Williamston Pop Up Art and Craft Show. Watercolors, drawings, cards, fiber art, jewelry and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Keller's Plaza, Corner of Putnam and Grand River Ave., Williamston.
Band of the Royal Marines with the Pipes, Drums of the Scots Guards. Traditional British and Scottish music. 8-10 p.m. Tickets from $28. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.
Rachel Curtis, 8 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave., Lansing
Scott Seth, 5 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Rd., Haslett
Rush Clement, 8 :30 p.m. Capital Prime, 2324 Showtime Dr., Lansing
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing
Billy Hunt, 9:30 p.m. Darb's, 117 S. Cedar St., Lansing
Kamikaze Karaoke, 9 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St., Lansing
Blue Haired Bettys, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
The Hot Mess, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Leroys, 1526 S. Cedar St., Lansing
Shelby Ann-Marie, 7 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
Desmond Jones, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
Mix Pack, 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
Kathy Ford, 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
Craig Hendershott, 6 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr., Lansing
Sunday, January 31
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.
Too Much, Too Much, Too Many. Poignant and touchingly funny drama. 2-3:20 p.m. $15/$13 seniors and military/$13 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.
Comics Crash Course. Kids of all ages learn from comics pro. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 346-9900.
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.
Perfect Little Planet. Planetarium show. 2 p.m. $4/$3.50 students and seniors/$3 children. Abrams Planetarium, 400 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 355-4676, abramsplanetarium.org.
Pokemon, Magic & Heroclix Tournaments. For kids of all ages. 12:30-5 p.m. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing. (517) 346-9900.