March 4 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this chilly Friday.

In the spirit of spring cleaning, Fusion Shows offers Greater Lansing music fans of a chance to clear out their music collections — or perhaps just add to them. Friday’s MUSICSWAP event invites collectors and enthusiasts to bring in their vinyl, cassettes, concert posters, band shirts or other memorabilia to sell or trade. Attendees with large collections to sell/swap can reserve tables by emailing; a $10 donation is suggested. Fusion Shows is sweetening the deal by offering ticket giveaways to upcoming shows at the Loft and the Crofoot, as well as handing out free CDs, concert posters and other promotional swag. The soundtrack for the night is emo and punk, and attendees are invited to bring card and board games. 7 p.m. FREE. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 913-0103,

Presidential election years can leave us feeling overwhelmed by a flood of symbols: stars, stripes, donkeys, elephants, orange-ish comb-overs … . Artist Andy Decker tackles the topic of iconography in global and political issues with his latest exhibit, “Forrealism,” which opens Friday at the MICA Gallery. Decker’s surreal acrylic and oil paintings use wit and humor to present the artist's take on what we see in the news each day. The artist attends Friday's opening reception, where light refreshments will be served. The show will be on display through April 30. 5-8 p.m. FREE. MICA Gallery, 1210 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 371-4600,

Tragedy has a way of bringing communities together. Riverwalk Theatre Co. explores this theme in its latest production, "The Women of Lockerbie," which follows the mother of a man who was killed in the Pan Am 103 terrorist attack of 1988. She travels to the crash site near the Scottish town of Lockerbie for a memorial service. There she meets a group of women petitioning to get the clothes of the victims in order to wash them and return them to grieving families. The play is loosely based on real life events. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $13/$11 students, seniors and military. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700,

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,


Red, White and Tuna. Two actors play 20 characters from the wacky small town of Tuna. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $14-$15 show only/$33-$36 with dinner. Waverly East Intermediate, 3131 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 599-2779,

The Women of Lockerbie. A group of women try to reclaim the clothing of those lost after a devastating plane crash. 8 p.m. $12/$10 seniors. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700,

Disney's The Little Mermaid. 8 p.m. $20/$18 students and seniors/$10 kids. Lebowsky Center, 122 E. Main St., Owosso. (989) 723-4003,

The Secret Garden. With Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. 8 p.m. $20/$15 seniors and students. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing.


MSU Apparel and Textile Design Fashion Show. Juried student fashion show. 7 p.m. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON.

Pet Vaccination and Licensing Clinic. FREE rabies vaccinations/$5 distemper shots/$15 microchips. Noon-4 p.m. ICAC Community Outreach Center, 826 W. Saginaw St., Lansing.

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,

StoryTime. Ages 2-5 years enjoy stories and songs. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

After School Teen Program. For teens in 6th-12th grades. 3 to 5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420,


An Evening of Jazz. Featuring LCC's Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz & Pop Ensemble. 7:30-9 p.m. FREE. Dart Auditorium, Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1546,

MSU Jazz Orchestras with Tim Warfield, jazz saxophone. 8-10 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340,

Rush Clement, 8 p.m. The American Legion, 1485 Haslett Rd., Haslett.

Old School Funk Party, 9 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Scott Seth, 9 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Rd., Haslett.

Steve Cowles, 7 p.m. Brookshire, 205 W. Church St., Williamston.

Bob Schultz, 8:30 p.m. Capital Prime, 2324 Showtime Dr., Lansing.

Young Guns, 8 p.m. Champions, 2440 N. Cedar St., Holt.

Wise Guys, 9 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd., Lansing.

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing.

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

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

Darin Larner, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Musicswap, 7 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

From Blue to Gray, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

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

Bobby Standal,
7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

New Rule, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27, Lansing.

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

David Shelby, 8:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing.

The Rotations, 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.

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