April 9 2016 12:01 AM

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

Good day and happy weekend!

Edges Apparel brings sensitive topics to the forefront in its 2016 summer collection. The fashion line, which is inspired by stories of sexual trauma survivors, will be revealed at Saturday’s Fashion For The Fire event at the Robin Theatre. The fashion show is a fundraiser for the Firecracker Foundation, which provides therapy services to child survivors of sexual trauma and their families. The evening includes a live runway show, stories of sexual trauma survivors and a keynote speech from Tashmica Torok, founder and executive director of the Firecracker Foundation. The fashion show features with both conceptual and ready-to-wear designs, and several designs will be available to purchase after the show. Saturday, 7 p.m. $30. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. edgesapparel.com.

Have you ever wondered what would it be like to live in one of those hip lofts in Old Town? Or what it looks like behind the scenes at Preuss Pets? You can take an exclusive tour of Old Town lofts and commercial spaces Saturday at the Old Town Commercial Association’s Taste and Tour of Old Town. To sweeten the deal, Old Town restaurants offer food samples to fuel your touring. Attendees receive a map of tour locations and participating restaurants, a wristband to grant entrance and food sample tickets. As an extra bonus, attendees will also receive free admission to one screening at this year’s Capital City Film Festival. Saturday, Noon-5 p.m. $20/$10 children or loft tour only. Old Town Commercial Association, 1232 Turner Street, Lansing. (517) 485-4283, otca.wildapricot.org/events.

For more local events, see below.

Saturday, April 9

Classes and Seminars

Composting 101. Course on indoor and outdoor composting. RSVP required. 12:30-2 p.m. $5-10 suggested donation. Hunter Park Community GardenHouse, 1400 block of E. Kalamazoo St. Lansing. ow.ly/10ceoX.

Floral Design Basics. Learn how to make floral arrangements, and bring one home. Call to register. $10 plus cost of vase. Smith Floral and Greenhouses, 124 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-5327.

Old Is New Again, Ikebana in Michigan. Course on Japanese flower arranging. 1 p.m. FREE. Library of Michigan, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 373-1300, michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan.

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

MSU Choral Union and University Chorale. Duruflé's Requiem. 8-9:30 p.m. $10 adults/$8 seniors/students FREE. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 353-5340, ow.ly/104X0u.

Sarah Brunner, 8 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave.

Alistair, 5 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Road

Bobby Standall, 8:30 p.m. Capital Prime, 2324 Showtime Dr.

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

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

Blue Haired Betties, 9:30 p.m. Darb's, 117 S. Cedar St.

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.

Avon Bomb, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.

We Three Strings, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 143 Kent St.,

Tell Yo Mama, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.

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

Balance and Composure, 7 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.

The Dogs, 7 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

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

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

Lisa B. & the Backbeats, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

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

Aly'an, 8:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Hot Mess, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.

Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.


Theater

Decade Dance. Journey of a couple living through the turbulent 1970s. 3-5 p.m. $25/$23 seniors and military/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

Wait Until Dark. A blind woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs. 8 p.m. $15/$12 seniors, military and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

Front Page News. Dance concert exploring media and celebrity. 8 p.m. Suggested donations: $15/$10 staff/$5 students. Dart Auditorium, Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing.

Events

CADL Adventurer Role Playing Club. Ages 13-18 embark on creative adventure with group. 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.

Masonic Charity Car Wash. Proceeds benefit local community outreach efforts. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Lansing Masonic Temple, 1125 Weber Drive, Lansing. grandlodgemi.org.

Michigan State University Community Club's Taste of the Town. Fundraiser for MSU scholarships. 5:30-7 p.m. $30. The University Club at the Henry Center Complex, 3435 Forest Road, Lansing. (517) 332-6683, msu.edu/user/msucclub.

Science Saturday: Wildlife Safari. All ages meet and touch a variety of live animals. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840, cadl.org.

Sharpie Science. Creative and fun projects using sharpie markers. 11 a.m.-noon. FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville.

Arts

Spring Art Fun. Painting class for adults and kids in third grade and up. 10 a.m.-noon. $40. Eggleston Gallery, 14035 Webster Road, Bath. (517) 999-3343.

Williamston Pop Up Art & Crafts Show. With local artists, crafters and makers. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Keller's Plaza Upstairs, 107 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 485-6277, ow.ly/ZRMo7.


Sunday, April 10

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.

Music

From Haydn to ... Prutsman. Part of Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival. 3-5 p.m. $15 adults/$12 seniors/students FREE. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu.


Theater

Decade Dance. Journey of a couple living through the turbulent 1970s. 2 p.m. $25/$23 seniors and military/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

Wait Until Dark. A blind woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs. 2 p.m. $15/$12 seniors, military and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

Front Page News. Dance concert exploring media and celebrity. 2 p.m. Suggested donations: $15/$10 staff/$5 students. Dart Auditorium, Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing.

Events

CADL Tadpole Storytime at I5. Preschool science storytimes, geared to ages 3-6. Topic: Earth Science. 1-2 p.m. FREE. Impression 5 Science Center, 200 Museum Drive, Lansing.

Free Public Tours. 1 and 3 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus, East Lansing.

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

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.

Song Bird Nest Box Workshop. Build your own song bird box. Registration required. 3-4:30 p.m. $12-$20. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.

The Little Star That Could. Family planetarium show. 2:30 p.m. $4/$3.50 seniors and students/$3 kids. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4676, abramsplanetarium.org.

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