June 18 2016 12:01 AM

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

Good day and happy weekend.

The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival is underway in East Lansing today. City Pulse's Lawrence Cosentino talked with one of today's performers, Joe McPhee, in this week's issue.

The fourth annual Lansing Beer Fest returns to REO Town Saturday. Hosted by I’m a Beer Hound, the event features 25 Michigan breweries pouring over 100 craft beers. For the non-beer drinkers, the festival also offers a variety of Michigan-made ciders meads, spirits and wine. The event also includes live music by Mark Warner, Donny Brown and the Van Dell-tones and the Jonestown Crows. A food truck rally, featuring Good Bites, Mark’s Gourmet Dogs, Shimmy Shack and more, rolls into REO Town to provide tasty treats for festival goers. $35/$30 adv./$40 VIP/$10 designated driver. 1-6 p.m. Washington Avenue between South Street and Elm Street, Lansing. lansingbeerfest.com.

Get your creative fix and support Michigan artisans at River City MRKT's summer pop-up arts and crafts show. The event features 40 small and independent vendors selling a variety of home goods, jewelry, ceramics and more. Vendors include EatPomegranate Photography, My Little Buffalo, Burton & Levy and more. See website for a complete list of vendors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Old Town Marquee, 319 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. rivercitymrkt.com.

The Historical Society of Greater Lansing kicks off its series of summer walking tours with a tour of Lansing’s historic REO Town district. Ransom Olds built the REO Motor Car Co. south of downtown Lansing in 1903, and neighborhoods and businesses sprung up around the factory. The 90-minute tour will include former sites of REO Motor Car Co. buildings and other businesses. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. 10 a.m. FREE. BWL REO Town Depot, 1203 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 282-0671, lansing.org.

For more local events, see below.

Saturday, June 18

Classes and Seminars

Lansing Area Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Support Group. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FREE. Sparrow Professional Building, 1200 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 393-9747.

LoungeBrite. Open-space design and web development conference. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 481-2218, loungebrite.com.

Small Fruit Production. Course on growing fruits and berries at home. 12:30-2 p.m. $5-10 suggested donation. Hunter Park Community GardenHouse, 1400 block of E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3910, ow.ly/w73s301cSz0.

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.

Music

Deacon Earl: Meridian Twp. Farmers Market. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Meridian Township Farmers Market, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos.

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

Scott Seth, 5 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.

DJ Fudgie, 10 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.

Smooth Daddy, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.

Miranda & the M-80s, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.

Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Leroys, 1526 S. Cedar St.

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

Blake Wilson, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

Dragspel, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

Bobby Standall, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

The Tenants, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

Rush Clement, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Summer Suns, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

FlintWater Blues Band, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.

Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.


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.

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.

Book of Mormon. Religious satire musical. 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets from $48. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. whartoncenter.com.

Events

Color Run Creations. Ages 4 and up discover science and art with melted crayons. 11 a.m.-noon. FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville.

Father's Day Fun. Storytime, craft and donuts. 10-11 a.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351 ext. 3, 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.

Mobile Food Pantry. Non-perishable food for those in need. 9 a.m. FREE. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.

River City MRKT. Pop-up market with handcrafted goods. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Old Town Marquee, 319 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. rivercitymrkt.com.



Sunday, June 19

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

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.

Book of Mormon. Religious satire musical. 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets from $48. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.

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.

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.


Events

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.

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