Feb. 27 2016 12:01 AM

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

Good day and happy weekend.

Impression 5 Science Center hosts LEGOPALOOZA, a two-day event dedicated to the popular building blocks. Special LEGO-themed activities include a building area, rocket car racing, a zipline challenge, boat float, and a 3D building wall. Proceeds from the event help support the museum’s educational programs. Space is limited, and registration is recommended. 10-5 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Non-member prices: $7/$17 children/FREE for children under 1; member prices: FREE/$10 children/FREE for children under 1. Impression 5 Science Center, 200 Museum Dr., Lansing. (517) 485-8116 ext. 132, impression5.org.

If you didn’t get enough chocolate on Valentine’s Day, the MSU Museum has you covered. The museum is hosts its annual Chocolate Party Benefit Sunday. The event features a rich and tempting array of chocolate — chocolate tortes, cheesecakes, truffles and other elegant and edible creations. The event helps raises funds for care and preservation of the MSU Museum’s collections. For this year’s event, culinary competitors will create chocolate masterpieces inspired by the film “Minions,” and guests vote for their favorite creations. A $75 “Premier Chocolatier” ticket includes a year of museum membership and gives guests early access to the party, a special gift and a special chef demonstration. Sunday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $35/$30 adv./$25 museum members. Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-2370, museum.msu.edu.

For more local events, see below.

Saturday, February 27

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.

Music

A Celebration of the Musical Arts. Twyla Birdsong and more perform. 1-5 p.m. FREE. Lansing Mall, 5330 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. (517) 657-2770, facebook.com/keystocreativity.

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.

Mustard Plug, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Chip Christy, 8 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave., East Lansing.

Chris Laskos, 5 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Rd., Haslett.

Paulie O., 8:30 p.m. Capital Prime, 2324 Showtime Dr., Lansing.

DJ, 9 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd., 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., Mason.

DJ Fudgie, 10 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St., Lansing.

Showdown, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Mark Sala, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 143 Kent St., Portland.

Glamhammer, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Leroys, 1526 S. Cedar St., Lansing.

Everyday Junior, 8 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Mefta, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Dewaynes, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

New Rule, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

Avon Bomb, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27, Lansing.

Kathy Ford, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing.

Union Guns, 8:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing.

Jimmy G and the Capitols, 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.


Theater

ReEntry. Play about the transition between deployment and home. 7:30 p.m. $13/$8 military and students. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, 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.

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.

Peter Rabbit Tales. 4 p.m. $12. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. whartoncenter.com.

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.

Events

Leap Day Celebration. Activities to keep families moving. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324, cadl.org.

26th Annual Walk For Warmth. Three-mile walk to raise money for utility shut-offs. 10:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Ash St., Mason. cacs-inc.org.

Sparrow Gala. Casino-style gaming, dancing, live music, silent auction and food. 6:30-11:30 p.m. University Club MSU, 3435 Forest Road, Lansing. (517) 364-3620, sparrowfoundation.org/gala.

Role Playing Game Club. Ages 13-18 embark on creative adventure. Call or register online. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088, 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.

Greater Lansing Orchid Society Show and Sale. Orchids and art for sale. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. MSU Plant and Soil Science Conservatory, 1066 Bogue St., East Lansing. ow.ly/XkEeF.

ICAC Community Pet Adoption. All animals spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Noon-4 p.m. Petco (Frandor), 510 Frandor Ave., Lansing. (517) 242-7440, ac.ingham.org.

Italian Dinner at Mayflower Church. For the Mayflower Heat Fund. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $7. Mayflower Congregational Church, 2901 W. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-3139, mayflowerchurch.com.

Minecraft-Scavenger Hunt. Ages 8-15 find listed items in Minecraft. Call to register. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021, cadl.org.

Wii Party. Games and snacks for ages 5 and up. 11 a.m.-noon FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511, cadl.org.

Arts

61Syx Teknique Performance. Hip hop demo and performance. 3-3:45 p.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840, cadl.org.

MSU Comics Forum. Artist alley and panel discussions. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. RCAH Auditorium in Snyder-Phillips Hall, 362 Bogue St., MSU Campus, East Lansing. comicsforum.msu.edu.



Sunday, February 28

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.

Juggling. Learn to juggle. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Orchard Street Pumphouse, 368 Orchard St., Lansing. (517) 485-9190.

Theater

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.

The Threepenny Opera. Musical theater landmark set in steampunk setting. 2 p.m. $15/$10 seniors/$5 students. Dart Auditorium, Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1546, lcc.edu/showinfo.

Events

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.

Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. A fellowship to develop healthy relationships. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.

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.

Greater Lansing Orchid Society Show and Sale. Orchids and art for sale. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. MSU Plant and Soil Science Conservatory, 1066 Bogue St., East Lansing. ow.ly/XkEeF.

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