Good day on this warm and hopefully-not-rainy Friday.
The first-ever City Pulse River Rock Concert, featuring the Verve Pipe, takes place tonight. Read about the festivities here.
The latest installment of the Broad Art Museum’s Altered Tours series offers visitors a chance to explore the museum’s sharp angles and slanted walls with one of the people who helped construct them. Glenn Granger, president and CEO of Granger Construction Co., will talk about the challenge of bringing architect Zaha Hadid’s vision into reality. Hadid, who died in March, was one of the world’s foremost female architects. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-4800, broadmuseum.msu.edu.
Potterville’s celebration of gizzards returns this weekend for its 17th year. Gizzard Fest features a packed slate of activities, including a parade, car show, flea market, pony rides, live bands and, of course, plenty of gizzards to snack on. Free parking is available at Potterville Schools. See web site for complete schedule of events. 10 p.m.-midnight Friday; 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. FREE. Downtown Potterville. (517) 927-7912, gizzardfest.com.
The ladies of Owosso Community Players are taking it all off for the group’s latest production. Based on the film of the same name, "Calendar Girls," tells the true story of a group of English women who pose nude for a calendar to raise money for charity. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $15/$13.50 seniors and students/$7.50 children 13 and under. The Lebowsky Center, 122 E. Main St., Owosso. (989) 723-4003, owossoplayers.com.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Palette to Palate: Wild Hair. Painting course. 7-9:30 p.m. $28/$50 for two. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643, reachstudioart.org.
City Pulse River Rock Concert. Featuring the Verve Pipe, Triple Lindy and Wally Pleasant. 6:30 p.m. $15/$25 at the door. Adado Riverfront Park, 300 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. riverrockconcert.com.
The Scratch Pilots Present: Get Busy Fridays. Featuring DJ McCoy, Don Black, and DJ Duke. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $3. The RIV, 231 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing.
Anna Cecilia and the Big Time. Hosted by Sugar House Blues. 8-11:30 p.m. $10. Lansing Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 862-9856, annaceciliasings.com/bigtime.
The Stick Arounds, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
Brookshire, 205 W. Church St. Alistar, 6 p.m.
Mike Schneider Band, 6 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd.
The Hot Mess, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Soulstice, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Steve Cowles, 6:30 p.m Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.
Sarah Brunner, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave.
Insane Clown Posse, 7 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.
Hizen, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
The Rotations, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
Bobby Standall, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road
The Fun Fest, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Lisa B. & the Backbeats, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Kari Holmes, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Frog & the Beeftones, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.
Joe Wright, 6 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.
Chapatti. Two lonely animal lovers form a bond. 8 p.m. $28/$26 senior and military/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.
From Earth to the Universe. Planetarium show about the history of astronomy. 8-9 p.m. $4/$3 kids. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4672, abramsplanetarium.org.
RENT. Rock musical. 8 p.m. $22/$20 seniors. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Dr., Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
The Explorers Club. Wacky historical comedy set in London. 8 p.m. $11/$9 seniors/$7 students. The Ledges Playhouse, 137 Fitzgerald Park Dr., Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579, overtheledge.org.
Calendar Girls. A nude calendar made by a group of women comically sparks global phenomenon. 8 p.m. $15. Owosso Community Players, 114 E. Main St., Owosso. owossoplayers.com.
B-Fest: Teen Book Festival. Hundreds of authors visit to share games and new reads with teens. FREE. 5-8 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 5132 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. (517) 327-3968, ow.ly/VkfB300YJhV.
Gretchen Driskell for Congress Coffee Hour. Coffee and conversation. 9-10 a.m. Beagle's Cafe and Bakery, 214 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge. (734) 707-7150.
Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15 game together. Call or register online. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363, cadl.org.
Sparrow Health Classic Golf Outing. Over 300 golfers play to benefit the hospital. 10:30-5:30 p.m. Eagle Eye Golf Club, 15500 Chandler Road, East Lansing. (517) 364-3619, ow.ly/E7w0300QRfo.
Ingrid Blixt Opening Reception. Romanian artist shows work including historical and natural themes. 5:30-8 p.m. FREE. Eggleston Gallery, 14035 Webster Road, Bath. (517) 999-3343, egglestongallery.com.
Pop Up Art: Special Edition Kick-off Event. Celebrate artists and eat hors d'oeuvres. 5-7 p.m. FREE. Lansing Art Gallery, 113 S. Washington Square, Lansing. lansingartgallery.org/popupart.