Good day and happy beautiful-weather weekend.
The Lansing Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the King of Pop Saturday. The symphony will be joined by vocalists from Jeans 'n Classics, a Canada-based rock group known for its sendups of pop and rock royalty. The performance features several of Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking chart-toppers, including “Billie Jean,” “ABC,” “Thriller” and “Beat It.” Will the bass section attempt the Moonwalk? You’ll just have to find out for yourself. 8 p.m. $20-$50. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 487-5001, lansingsymphony.org.
Quinceañera, in Hispanic culture, is a rite of passage that celebrates a girl’s transformation into womanhood. MICCA is breaking away from the gender binary with Queerceañera, an inclusive event that celebrates the intersection of Latino/Latina and LGBTQ identities. This event is designed to offer queer people a space to share their coming of age experiences with a supportive group. The event includes a drag performance, an open mic, dancing and more. 7 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. therobintheatre.com.
North meets south Saturday — well, north and south India, anyways — when two of India’s best known musical traditions come together for a night of traditional music. Representing the north Indian Hindustani tradition is sitar player Ustad Shahid Parvez, who comes from a long line of accomplished musicians. Hindole Mazumdar accompanies Parvez on tabla. Representing the Carnatic tradition of south India is violinist Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, who will be accompanied by Patri Satish Kumar on mridangam. Vijayalakshmi is the daughter of Lalgudi Jayaraman, one of the most prominent Carnatic musicians of the 20th century. 5 p.m. $15-50/$10 children. Kinawa Middle School Auditorium, 1900 Kinawa Drive, Okemos. (551) 486-3220.
Fenner Nature Center invites locals to honor our planet Saturday with a day of service. The fifth annual Earth Day Extravaganza seeks volunteers to help clear brush and prepare for the planting of native Michigan grasses and wildflower species. It will also host its annual “Garlic Mustard Pull Challenge,” where participants compete to remove this invasive species from the park. Other activities include educational programs where visitors can learn about the plants and animals that call the nature center home. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4224, mynaturecenter.org.
The Grand Ledge-based Habibi Dancers bring some Middle Eastern spice to the Hannah Community Center Saturday with a belly dance concert featuring a variety of troupes from across the state and the Midwest. Guest artist Ruby Beh, an internationally recognized belly dancer, headlines the event. Dance numbers range from traditional Middle Eastern to American tribal to modern Oriental cabaret styles. The performance is a part of a two-day workshop organized by the Habibi Dancers; see the web for more details about the workshops. 8 p.m. $20/$15 adv. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. habibidancers.org.
Saturday, April 16
Classes and Seminars
Babysitting Workshop. Teens learn first aid and childcare skills. Call to register. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $30. Grand Ledge District Library, 131 E. Jefferson St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-7014, grandledge.lib.mi.us.
Home Buyer's Education Seminar. Learn about the home buying process. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $25/$20 in advance. Center for Financial Health, 3815 W. St. Joseph St., Suite B-200, Lansing. centerforfinancialhealth.org.
Lansing Area Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Support Group. Info and support for MS patients. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FREE. Sparrow Professional Building, 1200 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 393-9747.
My Cub and I: Saturday Nature. Child and parent enjoy six-week nature class. 10-11 a.m. $35. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
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
Haiku Study Group. 1-3 p.m. Snyder/Phillips Hall, 362 Bogue St., MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 884-1932, poetry.rcah.msu.edu/calendar.
DJClarinet live at Lansing City Market. Clarinet stylings of DJClarinet. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-7460, lansingcitymarket.com/events.
Guitar String Recycling. Recycle old strings and get guitar restrung. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Elderly Instruments, 1100 N. Washington Ave., Lansing.
MSU Faculty Recital. Tasha Warren-Yehuda, clarinet. 8-9:30 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Cook Recital Hall, MSU Music Building, 333 West Circle Drive, East Lansing. ow.ly/10hHvk.
The Albion College Concert Choir and the Briton Singers In Concert. With wide variety of musical genres. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Mason First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Ash St., Mason. masonfirst.org.
Aimcriers, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
Alistar, 8 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave.
Chris Laskos, 5 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Road
Paulie O., 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.
Darrin Larner, 9:30 p.m. Darb's, 117 S. Cedar St.
DJ Fudgie, 9 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.
Joe Wright, 8 p.m. Ellison Brewery, 4903 Dawn Ave
Smooth Daddy, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Lost Hitchhikers, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 143 Kent St.,
Star Farm, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Leroys, 1526 S. Cedar St.
Cosmic Blaster, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Jim Shaneberger Band, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
Ronnie Hernandez, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road
New Rule, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Elkabong, 7 p.m Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
David Shelby, 8:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Time to Play, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.
Golden Age of Broadway. Show featuring scenes from famous musicals. 8 p.m. FREE. LCC Black Box Theatre, Room 168, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488.
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.
Grease. Classic musical set in the 1950s. 2 and 8 p.m. $17-22/$10 kids. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. theatre.msu.edu.
From Earth to the Universe. Planetarium show. 8-9 p.m. $4/$3 kids. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4672.
2016 Spring Used Book Sale. Books, DVDs, CDs and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Haslett Library Building, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett.
3D Print It: Keychains. Ages 8-15 create personalized, 3D printed keychain. Call to register. 12:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5185.
Art in Science: Adobe Illustrator Demo. Demo of artistic computer software. 6-7 p.m. FREE. MSU Brody Hall, 241 Brody Service Road, East Lansing. sciencefestival.msu.edu.
Bats in the Library. Meet four bat species from around the world. 2 p.m. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-8700, lib.msu.edu.
Books and Bagels Book Group. "The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland" by Catherine Valente. 2-4 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
C Division Advanced Speakers 20th Birthday Celebration. Breakfast snacks and book drawing. 9:30-11:45 a.m. FREE. Dart Bank, 1020 Charlevoix Drive, Grand Ledge. 5799.toastmastersclubs.org.
CADL at the Greater Lansing Baby Fair. Lexi the Library Cat makes an appearance. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Dinner and Dance. Roast pork dinner and dancing. 5:30-11:30 p.m. Dinner: $10/$4 kids. Dance: $6/FREE for kids. Lansing Liederkranz Club, 5828 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 882-6330.
Drop-in Garden Party. Celebrating the arrival of Spring. 11 a.m.-noon. FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511.
East Lansing Food Co-op Annual Meeting. 40th anniversary meeting to vote for ELFCO Board of Directors. Noon-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. ow.ly/Zyppa.
Family Tree Talk. Topic: City Directories-Finding Clues and Careers. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing.
Mobile Food Pantry. Non-perishable food for those in need. 9-11 a.m. FREE. Lansing Catholic High School, 501 Marshall St., Lansing.
MSU Science Festival: Delta Dental's Early Childhood Zone. Hands-on science activities for kids 6 and younger. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. MSU Molecular Plant Sciences Building, 1066 Bogue St., East Lansing. sciencefestival.msu.edu.
Striking Up Awareness for Autism 3rd Annual Bowlathon. 10 a.m.-noon. $15/$75 for team of five. City Limits East, 2120 E. Saginaw Hwy., East Lansing. (989) 272-2977, asppireofmidmichigan.com
Sugar House Swing. Social swing dance. 8-11:59 p.m. FREE lesson at 8 p.m./$5 open dance at 9 p.m. 1133 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 862-9856.
Sunday, April 17
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 the Subatomic to the Stars. Hands-on presentation on sounds and nuclear physics. 7:30-8 p.m. FREE. Dublin Square Irish Pub, 327 Abbot Road, East Lansing. ow.ly/10sG2T.
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.
Grease. Classic musical set in the 1950s. 2 p.m. $17-22/$10 kids. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. theatre.msu.edu.
Coloring for Adults. Grown-ups relax by coloring. Supplies provided. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5185.
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.
Race for the Place 5K. Proceeds to benefit domestic violence advocacy. 1 p.m. Jenison Fieldhouse, 223 Kalamazoo St., East Lansing. (517) 432-9570, ow.ly/Xy52S.
Scandinavian Society of Greater Lansing. DVD, "The Best of Victor Borge." Potluck dinner follows. 2-5:30 p.m. $2/kids FREE. Friendship House of Prayer, 4301 S. Waverly Road, Lansing.
Spring Discovery Walk. Guided interpretive walk through spring woods. 2-3 p.m. FREE. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
The Craft and Chemistry of Beer Brewing. Brew master experts explain the science behind favorite beers. 5-7 p.m. FREE. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave., East Lansing. ow.ly/10sGTd.