Good day and happy weekend.
The Lansing Symphony Orchestra takes a break from conquering the classics to present a whirlwind tour of Broadway favorites with its Broadway Rocks program Saturday. The orchestra, joined by guest vocalists Christiane Noll, LaKisha Jones and Rob Evan and the MSU Youth Chorale, tackle an evening of songs from popular musicals including “Wicked,” “Rent,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and more. The lineup of guest vocalists boasts an impressive Broadway resume. Noll, a successful opera and as a jazz vocalist, was nominated for a Tony Award for playing Mother in “Ragtime.” Flint native and “American Idol” finalist Jones played Sophia in “The Color Purple,” and Trans-Siberian Orchestra member Evan has performed in several Broadway shows, including “Jekyll and Hyde.” Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.
For more local events, see below.
Saturday, February 20
Classes and Seminars
Lansing Area Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Support Group. Info and support for MS patients. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FREE. Sparrow Professional Building, 1200 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 393-9747.
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.
Toastmasters CDAS Open House. Open house for public speaking organization. 9:15-11:30 a.m. Dart Bank, 1020 Charlevoix Drive, Grand Ledge. toastmastersclubs.org.
Make Your Own Soap. Call to register. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. Smith Floral, 1124 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-6085.
Literature and Poetry
Books and Bagels. "The Bad Beginning" by Lemony Snicket. 2 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Deacon Earl @ City Market. Live blues, reggae, Americana and more. 2:30-5 p.m. FREE. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-7460, lansingcitymarket.com.
DJClarinet Live at Lansing City Market. Clarinet stylings at bustling marketplace. 2:30-5 p.m. FREE. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-7460, lansingcitymarket.com
Speedgod, 7 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Rachel Curtis, 8 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave., East Lansing.
Chris Laskos, 5 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Rd., Haslett.
Bobby Standal, 8:30 p.m. Capital Prime, 2324 Showtime Dr., Lansing.
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing.
Lost Hitchhikers, 9:30 p.m. Darb's, 117 S. Cedar St., Lansing.
DJ Brandon, 9 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St., Lansing.
Summer of Sol, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Kevin Shaffer, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 143 Kent St., Portland.
Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Leroys, 1526 S. Cedar St., Lansing.
Masquerade Rendezvous, 10 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Jeff Rosenstock, 7 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Dragspel, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Kathy Ford, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road, East Lansing.
Life Support, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27, Lansing.
New Rule, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing.
Hoosier Highway, 8:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing.
Time To Play, 8:30 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.
Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd., Haslett.
Too Much, Too Much, Too Many. Poignant and touchingly funny drama. 3-4:20 p.m. and 8-9:20 p.m. $25/$23 seniors and military/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.
Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen tale on stage. 2 and 8 p.m. $17.50-$22.50. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. whartoncenter.com.
The Threepenny Opera. Musical theater landmark set in steampunk setting. 8-10 p.m. $15/$10 seniors/$5 students. Dart Auditorium, Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1546, lcc.edu/showinfo.
Family Tree Talk. Talk on how to preserve heirlooms. Bring an item to discuss. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840, cadl.org.
ICAC Community Pet Adoption Event. All animals spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Noon-4 p.m. Soldan's Feed and Pet Supplies, 1802 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos. (517) 242-7440, ac.ingham.org.
Jackson Sports Cards and Collectibles Show. Showcase of items from the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, Nascar and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. American Legion #324, 1190 Falahee Road, Jackson. ow.ly/XkDq6.
Magic the Gathering. Ages 13-18 play with own decks, or a borrowed deck. Call or register online. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088, cadl.org.
Mobile Food Pantry. Non-perishable food items for those in need. 9-11 a.m. First United Methodist Church, 3827 Delta River Drive, Lansing. (517) 321-5187.
Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe. Rentals available, reserve in advance. 6-9 p.m. $3/$10 with rental. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866. bit.ly/HNCprg.
Sunday, February 21
Classes and Seminars
Juggling. Learn to juggle. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Orchard Street Pumphouse, 368 Orchard St., Lansing. (517) 485-9190.
Too Much, Too Much, Too Many. Poignant and touchingly funny drama. 2 p.m. $25/$23 seniors and military/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.
Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen tale on stage. Director pre-talk at 1:15 p.m. Show 2 p.m. $17.50-$22.50. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. whartoncenter.com.
Health & Healing: A Contemporary Dance Performance. DANCE Lansing performs. 1-2 p.m. FREE. MICA Gallery, 1210 N. Turner St., Lansing. micagallery.org.
Family Special: Birds of Winter. Educational program. 3-4:30 p.m. $3/$7 per family. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
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. 2:30 p.m. $4/$3.50 students and seniors/$3 children. Abrams Planetarium, 400 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 355-4676, abramsplanetarium.org.
PFLAG Greater Lansing Meeting. LGBT group shares stories, supports community. 3 p.m. FREE. First Congregational UCC Church, 210 W. Saginaw Hwy., Grand Ledge. (517) 925-1125.