Good day on this late-winter Friday.
A night of global music comes to the Broad today, featuring Guinean balafon artist Famoro Dioubate. Read more here.
The Ten Pound Fiddle brings a double bill of artists to Allen Market Place Friday. Kate Peterson and Nedra Johnson split the evening’s concert, which is co-produced by female-focused music distributor Goldenrod Music. Peterson, who performs a “pleasantly aggressive” folk-based style of music, has performed across the U.S. and Europe with her folk duo, Nervous but Excited. Johnson’s music — influenced by blues, jazz, folk, funk and rock — delivers strong opinions on feminism, religion, politics and other controversial topics. 8 p.m. $15/$12 members/$5 students. Allen Market Place, 1629 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 337-7744, tenpoundfiddle.org.
Christmas in March? Though Handel’s “Messiah” is commonly associated with the Christmas season, Lansing’s Steiner Chorale brings the choral masterpiece to local audiences for the Lent and Easter season. With lyrics based on biblical passages, “Messiah” tells the life story of Jesus Christ through epic choral arrangements. Friday’s performance features guest soloist Gedeane Graham, a graduate student in MSU’s vocal performance program. 6:30 p.m. $12. Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (440) 225-4076, steinerchorale.org.
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.
Palatte to Palate: Painting Peacocks. Painting workshop. 7-9:30 p.m. $28/$50 for two. REACH Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643, reachstudioart.org.
YogaFit Fridays. Beginner's class. Dress for exercise and bring a mat. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos.
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, starlightdinnertheatre.com.
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, riverwalktheatre.com.
Collected Works. Contemporary dance. 7 p.m. $10. Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 333-3528.
Lettuce Live Well Series. Nutrition education workshop targeted to seniors. 2:30-3:15 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363, cadl.org.
Minute to Win It. All ages compete in minute-long challenges. 4-5 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt.
One-on-One Business Counseling. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and info. 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. FREE. Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Dr., Lansing. (517) 321-4014, dtdl.org.
Planting Event. Plant greenery with ACTION students. 3-4 p.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045.
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.
StoryTime. Ages 2-5 years enjoy stories and songs. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing.
Punks vs. Pokes, 9 p.m. The Avenue, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Chip Christy, 8 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave., East Lansing.
Blue Haired Bettys, 9 p.m., Coach's Pub and Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd., Lansing.
Cheap Dates, 10 p.m., Dublin Square, 327 Abbot Road, East Lansing.
Avon Bomb, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Star Farm, 9:30 p.m. The Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
The Casket Factory, 6 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Big Boss Blues, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.