Good day and happy weekend.
Junior League of Lansing has its annual Kids in the Kitchen Day Saturday, sponsored by Jackson National Life. The event aims to combat rising rates of childhood obesity with fun and interactive activities that celebrate healthy lifestyle choices. Games for parents and kids are available. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Gier Community Center, 2400 Hall St., Lansing.
Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts, hosts the third annual Beerfest at the Ballpark Saturday. The outdoor festival features brews from 60 Michigan breweries, as well as cider, mead, spirits and wine offerings. The festival also includes live music from the Black Barn Band, Donny Brown and Mark Warner. The stadium food concourse will be open for hungry drinkers. VIP packages, including early entry and extra sample tickets, are available. 3-8 p.m. $35/$30 adv./$40 VIP/$10 designated driver. Cooley Law School Stadium, 505 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. beerfestattheballpark.net.
Local women a chance to check out some fun products for a good cause Saturday at the Women’s Expo 2016. The event, hosted by UAW’s Region 1-D Women’s Council, features vendors like Faith Pillow, Pink Zebra, Pampered Chef and more. Proceeds from the expo benefit Making Strides of Lansing, which organizes local fundraising events for the American Cancer Society. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. UAW Local 602, 2510 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 927-4469.
For more local events, see below.
Saturday, April 30
Classes and Seminars
Lean In Michigan. Professional women's conference with resume help, networking and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $15, lunch included. Two Men and a Truck, 3400 Belle Chase Way, Lansing. ow.ly/4n2zB5.
Organic Pest and Disease Management. Class on preventing and treating plant damage. RSVP required. 12:30-2 p.m. $5-10 suggested donation. Hunter Park Community GardenHouse, 1400 block of E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. ow.ly/4n2zG6.
Literature and Poetry
Randy D. Pearson's Book Release Party. For 'Tell Me a Story,' a short story book. 2-5 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 346-9900, ow.ly/4n2zTO.
JAMM's International Jazz Day Party. With Abigail Zerbe, JAMM Scholarship Trio and Betty Baxter. 5-8 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. jazzjamm.com.
MSU Symphony and Choir Concert. With works by Revueltas, Debussy and Stravinsky. 8-10 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane. East Lansing. 517-353-5340, ow.ly/10DbZw.
Steve Cowles, 8 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave.
Rob K., 8 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Road
DJ, 9 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd.
Karaoke, 9 p.m Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.
Chris Laskos, 9 p.m. Darb's, 117 S. Cedar St.
Summer of Sol, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Three Rivers Trio, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 143 Kent St.,
Sloan, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Leroys, 1526 S. Cedar St.
Har Har Presents Todd Barry, 8 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.
Small Parks, 6 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Further Adv of Fat Boy & Jive Turkey, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
New Rule, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road
Wise Guys, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Lisa B. & the Backbeats , 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Tanya Marie Harris, 8:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Full House, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.
The Decade Dance. Journey of a couple living through the turbulent 1970s. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. $25/$23 seniors and military/$10 student. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-SHOW.
Metro Retro Grand Opening. New, vintage and recycled clothing and eclectic collectibles. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Metro Retro, 304 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. facebook.com/ShopMetroRetro.
Children's Book Day. Special surprise for children who drop in. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing.
Greater Lansing Potters Guild Spring Sale. Functional and decorative pottery for sale. 5:30-4 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 339-8978, glpg.org.
Drop-in Mother's Day Cards. Card-making while supplies last. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324.
Free Public Tours. 1 and 3 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus, East Lansing.
Hugh Heward Canoe Challenge 2016. 55-mile-long canoe sprint. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. $10. The Grand River, (517) 202-0812, ow.ly/4n2ADf.
Junior Leagues' Kids in the Kitchen. Food, cooking demonstrations, fun games and prizes. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Gier Community Center, 2400 Hall St., Lansing. (586) 255-3252.
Tease-A-Gogo: Cops and Robbers. Burlesque show. 9 p.m. $13/$10 presale. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. teaseagogo.com.
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Celebration. All experience levels, especially newbies, welcome. 10 a.m.-noon. Patriarche Park, 1100 Alton St., East Lansing. fullcircletaichi.com.
Sunday, May 1
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.
Kendo at Westside YMCA. Learn about the Japanese martial art Kendo. 5:30-7 p.m. $30 monthly/$20 monthly students and kids. Westside Community YMCA, 3700 Old Lansing Road, Lansing.
No Defeat: Strong in HIS Might. Voices of Unity Choir performs family worship concert. 5-7 p.m. FREE. Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 5200 Pleasant Grove Road, Lansing. prbclansing.org.
Senior Music Student Recital. 7-9 p.m. FREE. LCC Black Box Theatre, Room 168, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488.
The LCC Concert Choir. From 4 to 6 p.m. FREE. Dart Auditorium, Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing. (517) 483-1488.
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.
Bird Watching in Our Parks. Bird watching walk. 8-9 a.m. FREE. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
Edible Wild Plants Walk. Guided educational tour. 3-4:30 p.m. $3. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
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.
The Little Star That Could. Planetarium show for families. 2:30 p.m $4/$3.50 seniors and students/$3 kids. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4672.
Fourth Annual Poetry Attack. Live poetry and tree decorating. 2-5 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, poetryattack.com.
Color Explosion - The Art of Ava Braatz. Opening reception. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Bookend Gallery in CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett.
Art Opening for Sean Panich. Acrylic and oil paintings on display. 3-5 p.m. FREE. EagleMonk Pub & Brewery, 4906 W. Mount Hope Highway, Lansing. (517) 708-7350, eaglemonkbrewing.com.