March 12 2016 12:01 AM

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

Good day and happy weekend.

Everybody wishes they were something they’re not sometimes. Such is the case for Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese cat who thinks he’s a Chihuahua. Skippyjon, as his alter ego, Skippito Friskito, must travel to the make-believe world inside his closet for a noble quest. Aided by the seven Chimichangos, the adventurous kitten strives to defeat evil foes and rescue Princess Nieve Que. This family-friendly musical, based on the book by Judy Schachner, is full of wordplay and peppered with jokes. 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. $12. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

Saturday, March 12

Classes and Seminars

Garden Planning. Covers flowering plants and vegetables. RSVP required. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. Smith Floral, 1124 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 484- 6085. 50th Anniversary of the Discovery of Radiation. Guest Speaker Ed Loh. 10 p.m. FREE. Abrams Planetarium, 400 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. abramsplanetarium.org.

Cub Scouts Into the Wild Badge Workshop. Scouts can register as a den or individual. 10 a.m.- noon $5. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.

Finding Family: Family History Open House. Series of panels on researching family history. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. ow.ly/YZOGV.

Mid-Winter Saturday Stretch. Comfortablypaced guided stretching. 10-11 a.m. $7 per class/$18-27 for three sessions. Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing.

Seed Starting and Transplanting. Course on growing vegetables from seed. RSVP required. 12:30-2 p.m. $5-10 suggested donation. Hunter Park Community GardenHouse, 1400 block of E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. ow.ly/Z5LYS.

Study for U.S. Citizenship Series. Course on U.S. History & Civics, English skills, citizenship test prep and more. 10-11:30 a.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. cadl.org.

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.

Literature and Poetry

Books and Bagels @ 2.0. “Same Sun Here” by S. House and N. Vaswani. 2-4 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Music

Lansing Area Ministry of Bells' 32nd Annual Spring Ring. Handbell arrangements of church music featured. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Donations welcome. South Church, 5250 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing. (517) 321-3221, capitalcityringers.com/lamb.

Invisible Cartoons, 9 p.m. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Rush Clement, 8:30 p.m. Capital Prime, 2324 Showtime Dr., Lansing.

Greg Smith, 9:30, Darb's, 117 S. Cedar St., Mason.

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

Rev. Right Time, 8 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Pat Zelenka Project, 7:30 p.m., Red Cedar Spirits, 2000 Merrit Road, East Lansing.


Theater

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.

Collected Works. Contemporary dance. 7 p.m. $10. Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 333-3528.

Stage Combat: One-Day Adult Workshop. 1-4 p.m. $70. Jackson School of the Arts, 634 N. Mechanic St., Jackson. jacksonarts.org.

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.

Seuss-I-Dance and Other Silliness. Family dance. 1 p.m. $5. Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 333-3528.

Events

Callaway Golf Demo Day. Demo of Callaway golf clubs and TruGolf simulators. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Leading Edge Golf, 2805 Jolly Road, Suite 260, Okemos. leadingedgegolf.com.

Cocktails and Karaoke. Proceeds to the Ariana Mae Foundation. 7:30 p.m.-midnight. $20. Grand Ledge Country Club, 5811 E. St. Joe Hwy., Grand Ledge. arianamae.org.

Meet Paddington Bear. Stories, crafts and a visit with Paddington himself. 1:30-2:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt.

Second Saturday Supper. Baked chicken dinner, all welcome. 5-6:15 p.m. $8/$4 kids. Mayflower Congregational Church, 2901 W. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-3139, mayflowerchurch.com.

Arts Williamston Pop Up Art & Crafts Show. Local artists, crafters and makers show work. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Keller's Plaza Upstairs, 107 S. Putnam St., Williamston. ow.ly/YZUkX.

Sunday, March 13

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

The Women of Lockerbie. A group of women try to reclaim the clothing of those lost after a devastating plane crash. 2 p.m. $12/$10 seniors. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

Red, White and Tuna. Two actors play 20 characters from the wacky small town of Tuna. 1:30-4 p.m. $20. Waverly East Intermediate, 3131 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 599-2779, starlightdinnertheatre.com

Collected Works. Contemporary dance. 2 p.m. $10. Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 333-3528.

Events

CADL Tadpole Storytime at I5. Weather activities for ages 3-6. 1-2 p.m. FREE. Impression 5 Science Center, 200 Museum Drive, Lansing. cadl.org.

Coloring for Adults. Grown-ups enjoy relaxing coloring books. Supplies provided. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. cadl.org.

Dungeons and Dragons Strategy Game for Youth. Noon-5 p.m. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 346-9900.

Everyday Moments are Learning Moments. Meet favorite storybook characters. 1-3:30 p.m. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

Greater Lansing Vegan Dinner Club. Bring a vegan dish and recipe. 5:45-8:30 p.m. FREE. Clerical Technical Union of MSU, 2990 E. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing. (517) 449-3701, ow.ly/ZbfB6.

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.

Nuts About Squirrels: Guided Walk. Educational nature walk. 3-4:30 p.m. $3/$7 per family. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.

The Little Star That Could. Educational planetarium program. 2:30 p.m. $4/$3.50 seniors and students/$3 kids. Abrams Planetarium, 400 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 355-4672, abramsplanetarium.org.

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