Good day and happy sunny weekend.
Eclectic Art Tattoo Gallery and the Dark Art of Michigan summon the dark-hearted denizens of Lansing to the Dark Art Bizarre. The mini art fair at the Avenue Cafe features spooky pieces from Michigan-based artists and crafters. In addition to vendor tables, the event includes live music from local metal and punk bands Hordes, Cavalcade, Dead Hour Noise and Residivis. There are also screenings of two Michigan-made short films — "Fangboner" by Rock Bottom Video and "Lucifer's Cosmonauts" by Very Fine Crap Videos — and readings selected by Triple Goddess Bookstore. Eclectic Art Tattoo Gallery offers attendees a live-painting demo showing how its tattoo designs are made. The Dark Art of Michigan is a community of artists who produce morbid or occult-themed works, including posters, illustrations, dolls and more. 7 p.m. $5 The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 492-7403, avenuecafelansing.com.
Ixion Theatre presents “Secrets,” a whirlwind program of original script readings from local playwrights, opening Saturday at the Robin Theatre. Under the guidance of director Paige Dunckel, six actors run through six one-act scripts in one evening. Topics include one woman's high-heeled shoe addiction in "Pumps," by Brett Hursey, and the struggles of having a socially awkward significant other in "Small Talk," by David MacGregor. The scripts were chosen out of over one hundred submissions from local authors. 8 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday. $15. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-4246, ixiontheatre.com.
For more local events, see below.
Saturday, May 21
Classes and Seminars
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.
Tai Chi at Allen Market Place. Instruction in Qigong, meditation and Yang style tai chi forms. No class April 30. 9-10 a.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 272-9379.
Deacon Earl: Meridian Twp. Farmers Market. Live blues, reggae, Americana and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Meridian Township Farmers Market, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos. (517) 712-2395, ow.ly/yN28300eUQd.
Rachel Curtis, 8 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave.
Sarah Brunner, 5 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Road
Darrin Larner, 9 p.m. Darb's, 117 S. Cedar St.
Karaoke with DJ Jamie, 9 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.
Smooth Daddy, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Crosstide, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 143 Kent St.,
Tell Yo' Mama, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Stitched Up Heart, 6:30 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.
Blake Wilson, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Greg Nagy, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
Mark Sala, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Chris Laskos, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Taylor Shannon, 8:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Fragment of Soul, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.
14th Annual Lids for Kids. School-aged children can be fitted with a bike helmet, meet firemen and win prizes. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Marshall Street Fire Station, 815 Marshall St., Lansing.
8th Women of Vision Luncheon. Silent auction, vendors and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $35/Cancer survivors FREE. MSU Kellogg Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing. againstalloddsinc.com.
Bath Township Senior Center Craft Show & Plant Sale. Lunch available for purchase. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Bath Community Center, 5959 Park Lake Road, Bath. bathtownship.us.
CADL Adventurer's Role Playing Game Club. Ages 13-18 game together. Call or register online. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088, cadl.org.
Dinner Dance. Roast pork dinner followed by dance. Music by the Austrian Duo. 5:30-11:30 p.m. $10/$4 kids for dinner; $6/kids FREE for dance. Lansing Liederkranz Club, 5828 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 882-6330.
Dinosaur Dig. Ages 4 and up learn about dinosaurs with stories and activities. 11 a.m.-noon FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville.
Family Tree Talk. Today's topic: Digitizing Family Photos. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840, 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.
Friends of the Library Plant Sale. Proceeds go to the library for programs and services. 9 a.m.-noon. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason.
Mobile Food Pantry. Non-perishable food items for those in need. 9-11 a.m. FREE. St. Casimir Catholic Church, 800 W. Barnes Ave., Lansing.
Stewardship Morning. Day for volunteers help maintain the park. 9-11 a.m. FREE. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
Summer Stroll for Epilepsy. Charity walk for Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. 8 a.m. $25/$15 kids. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. 1-800-377-6226 ext. 1231.
The Color Run Night Tour. Nighttime run with neon colored powder. $45. Cooley Law School Stadium, 505 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. thecolorrun.com/night/.
Used Book Sale. Books, DVDs and puzzles for sale. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Peoples Church of East Lansing, 200 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 332-5073.
WPC Annual Jewelry Sale. Large collection of costume and fine jewelry and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. The Peoples Church of East Lansing, 200 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 321-5465.
Beyond Therapy. Offbeat comedy about marriage counseling. 8 p.m. $12/$10 seniors. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
Secrets. Collection of one-act plays with Ixion Theatre Co. 8 p.m. $15. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. ixiontheatre.com.
The Bridges of Madison County. Romance tale on stage. 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets from $40. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 353-1982, whartoncenter.com.
Sunday, May 22
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) 371-5119.
DJClarinet Combo Live at the East Lansing Art Festival. Artistry and music. 2-3 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Art Festival, 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing. elartfest.com.
Okemos Community Church Honors Music Program. With a 30 plus voice adult choir, children's and bell choirs. 10-11 a.m. FREE. Okemos Community Church, 4734 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 349-4220, okemoscommunitychurch.org.
Bird Watching in Our Parks. Bird watching walk. 8-9 a.m. FREE. Lake Lansing North Park, 6260 E. Lake Drive, Haslett. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
Atheists and Humanists Meeting. Topic: What the Revolution in Neuroscience Will Mean for Humanism. 5 p.m. $6.89/$3 without food. Old Great Wall Restaurant, 4832 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing. (517) 914-2278, atheists.meetup.com/453.
FamMAYnia. Food, games and goodie bags. 2:30-4:30 p.m. FREE. One Love Global, 913 W. Holmes Road, Lansing. (517) 999-0779, neonlansing.org.
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.
Sunday Wildflower Walk. Guided walk with naturalist. 3-4 p.m. $3. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
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.
Beyond Therapy. Offbeat comedy about marriage counseling. 2 p.m. $12/$10 seniors. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
Secrets. Collection of one-act plays with Ixion Theatre Co. 7 p.m. $15. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. ixiontheatre.com.
The Bridges of Madison County. Romance tale on stage. 1 p.m. Tickets from $40. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 353-1982, whartoncenter.com.