Good day on this hot and sunny Friday.
Yankee Doodle Days is returning for its 33rd year with a weekend of summertime activities. Guests can enjoy live music and riverboat rides while snacking on barbecue from the Pulled-Pork-A-Palooza. Tonight features a business networking happy hour and live music from local band Life Support. See website for a complete schedule of events. 5 p.m.-midnight Friday; 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Grand Ledge. grandledgechamber.com.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Mud & Mug. Pottery course. 7-10 p.m. $25. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643, reachstudioart.org.
The Scratch Pilots Present: Get Busy. Featuring DJ's McCoy, Don Black & Ruckus. $3. Ages 21+ The RIV, 231 M.A.C., East Lansing.
The Coffeehouse at All Saints. Musical/spoken word showcase. 7:30-9:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 402-2582, ow.ly/XeLKP.
Devil to Pay, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
Chris Laskos, 6 p.m. Brookshire, 205 W. Church St.
Retro Joe, 6 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd.
Smooth Daddy, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Mix Pack, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Taylor Taylor, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave.
Insane Clown Posse, 7 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.
Cosmic Blaster / Ribcage, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Jim Shaneberger Band, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
New Rule, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road
Bobby Standall, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Lisa B. & the Backbeats, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Summer Sun, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
FlintWater Blues Band, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
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.
Book of Mormon. Religious satire musical. 8 p.m. Tickets from $48. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. whartoncenter.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.
Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15 game together. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351, cadl.org.
Small Town, Big Engines. Car show with music, face painting and food. 6-8 p.m. Downtown Dimondale, Bridge St., Dimondale.