June 11 2016 12:01 AM

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

Good day and happy weekend.

The first-ever City Pulse River Rock Concert, and the annual Grand American Fish Rodeo are underway Saturday. Read about these summer events here.

Get moving on your summer fitness goals at the 20th annual Mayor’s Family Riverwalk. Participants join Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero for a three miles walk from Potter Park Zoo to Maguire Park, stopping at fun stations along the way. Those who would prefer to spend the morning on the water can choose to canoe or kayak from Potter Park Zoo to Old Town’s Fish Ladder. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.; walk begins at 9 a.m. FREE. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. lansingmi.gov.

For more local events, see below.

Saturday, June 11

Classes and Seminars

Tai Chi at the Park. Instruction in Qigong, meditation and Yang style tai chi forms. No class April 30. 9-10 a.m. FREE. Hunter Park, 400 S. Holmes St., Lansing. (517) 272-9379.

Literature and Poetry

Michigan Romance Writers. Featuring author Beverly Jenkins. 12:30-2:30 p.m. FREE. Library of Michigan, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 373-1300, ow.ly/MPl2300OGuR.

Music

Taste of Country Lansing. Country music concert returns to Lansing. 4-11 p.m. $20-35. Cooley Law School Stadium, 505 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. witl.com.

City Pulse River Rock Concert. Local musicians and the Top of the Town winners. 4:30 p.m. $5/$15 at the door. Adado Riverfront Park, 300 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. riverrockconcert.com.

Leather & Lace Goth Night, 9 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

Alistar, 8 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave.

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

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

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

Mark Sala, 6:30 p.m. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.

Insane Clown Posse, 7 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.

See You Next Tuesday, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

The 3rd Degree, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

Kathy Ford, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

New Rule, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

The Tenants, 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.


Theater

Chapatti. Two lonely animal lovers form a bond. 3 and 8 p.m. $28/$26 senior and military/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

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.

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.

Events

2016 Chickenstock. Presentation and sale of poultry and related items. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Delta Mills Park, 7001 Old River Trail, Lansing. ow.ly/xd94300QQVs.

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.

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

Pour it Up: Local & Global. Beers, wine and spirits from near and far. 1-5 p.m. $20. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Dr., Lansing. (517) 483-7460, ext. 234, ow.ly/n4KA300OG9a.

Shoe Tales. Ages 3 and up enjoy storytime. 11 a.m.-noon. FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511, cadl.org.

Virtual Michigan Bike Tour Challenge. Take a virtual bike ride around Michigan's coast. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021, cadl.org.

Arts

Williamston Pop Up Art & Crafts Show. Featuring local handcrafted goods and art. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Keller's Plaza Upstairs, 107 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 485-6277.


Sunday, June 12

Classes and Seminars

Beginning Basket Weaving Class. Beginner's class. 12:30-4:30 p.m. $40. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4224, mynaturecenter.org.

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 Pump House, 368 Orchard St., Lansing. (517) 371-5119.

Music

Music in the Park. The Lost Hitchhikers play folk, country and bluegrass. 4-6 p.m. FREE. Sharp Park, 1401 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 323-8555, deltami.gov.

Theater

Chapatti. Two lonely animal lovers form a bond. 2 p.m. $25/$23 senior and military/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

RENT. Rock musical. 2 p.m. $22/$20 seniors. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Dr., Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

Calendar Girls. A nude calendar made by a group of women comically sparks global phenomenon. 3 p.m. $15. Owosso Community Players, 114 E. Main St., Owosso. owossoplayers.com.

Lend me a Tenor. Lighthearted comedy about the opera. 7 p.m. Tickets from $9. Eaton Area Senior Center, 804 Cochrane Ave., Charlotte. andromedaplayers.org.

The Explorers Club. Wacky historical comedy set in London. 2 p.m. $11/$9 seniors/$7 students. The Ledges Playhouse, 137 Fitzgerald Park Dr., Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579, overtheledge.org.

Events

B-Fest: Teen Book Festival. Hundreds of authors visit to share games and new reads with teens. FREE. 10a.m.-5 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 5132 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. (517) 327-3968, ow.ly/VkfB300YJhV.

Coloring for Adults. Adults relax and color together. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363, cadl.org.

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

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.

Arts

Boundless: Book Arts. Exhibition of handmade books opens. Noon-5 p.m. FREE. Turner-Dodge House, 100 N. East St., Lansing. (517) 327-0938, retreadart.blogspot.com.

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