Good day and happy weekend.
Tease-A-Gogo, Lansing's bi-monthly burlesque drag show, is going to the movies. The evening includes performances by Sadie Sparkles, Ed Venture, the Fischer Bodies and many more. In addition to the performances, the evening features drink specials, a photo booth and a costume contest. Come dressed in as a movie character or in a movie-themed costume for a chance to win prizes from Golden Harvest and the Avenue Cafe. Guests must be 18 years or older. Reserved seating is available, call or text to reserve seats. 9 p.m. /$13/$10 adv. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 492-7403, avenuecafelansing.com.
Riverwalk Theatre puts a bow on its 2015-16 season with a cabaret-style fundraiser. A group of 10 local singers, led by Tigiste Habtemariam, present an evening of gospel-inspired music from church and Broadway. Lansing’s own John Dale Smith will head up the house band for the evening. Tickets to the show include two wine vouchers. 8 p.m. $20. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
A gritty performer who mixes country, blues and folk, Malcolm Holcombe brings his signature sound to East Lansing’s Pump House Concerts series Saturday. The singer/songwriter released his 14th studio album, "Another Black Hole," earlier this year. Americana-folk band the Rough and Tumble will open the show. Holcombe will also perform a free preview concert 12:30 p.m. Saturday for the Broad Art Museum’s Acoustic Lunch series. 7 p.m. $15 suggested donation. Pump House Concerts, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing. (517) 927-2100, facebook.com/pumphouseconcerts.
Director Chris Grimes, an Okemos native, returns home with an eye-opening documentary that examines commercial dog kennels, also known as “puppy mills,” which breed dogs in deplorable conditions. “Dog By Dog” examines the kennels and the efforts in the U.S. to tighten regulations. The screening is hosted by the East Lansing Film Festival, and Grimes will be in attendance to discuss the film. 4 p.m. $8/$7 college students. Studio C!, 1999 Center Park Drive, Okemos. (517) 393-7469, celebrationcinema.com/studioc.
For more local events, see below.
Saturday, June 25
Classes and Seminars
Lean In Lansing. Professional development group for women. 9 to 11 a.m. FREE. Location given upon online registration. leaninlansing.com.
Free Wood Carving Class. Classes for kids and adults, supplies provided. Call to register. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Johnson's Workbench, 563 N. Cochran Ave., Charlotte. (517) 337-0778.
Tai Chi at the Park. Instruction in Qigong, meditation and Yang style tai chi forms. 9-10 a.m. FREE. Hunter Park, 400 S. Holmes St., Lansing. (517) 272-9379.
Literature and Poetry
Author Event for 'Tell Me a Story'. Randy D. Pearson reads from latest book. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Fay's Evelyn Bay Coffee, 134 S. Cochran Road, Charlotte. randypearson.org/signings.
DJClarinet Live at Lansing City Market. Music while you shop. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-7460, lansingcitymarket.com/events.
FlintWater Blues Band. Live rock & roll and dirty rock blues. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. FREE. Colonial Bar and Grill, 3425 S. MLK Jr. Blvd., Lansing. (517) 882-6132.
Scott Seth, 5 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Road
FlintWater Blues Band, 9 p.m. Colonial Bar 3425 S. Martin Luther King Blvd
DJ, 9 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd.
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.
Summer of Sol, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Glamhammer, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Sarah Brunner, 6 p.m. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.
Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Leroys, 1526 S. Cedar St.
Turnover, 7 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.
DeverauX, 7 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Good Cookies, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
Michael Craig, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road
Bobby Standall, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Ronnie Hernandez, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Tweed & Dixie, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Charlie Horse, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.
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.
Delta Rocks! Family Festival. Bounce house, climbing wall, petting zoo and more. Free shuttle at Lansing Mall. Noon-6 p.m. FREE. Sharp Park, 1401 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 323-8555, deltami.gov.
Family Funday & KayakCanoe-a-thon. Paddling fun with carnival games, inflatables, food and drink. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $10/$20-30 for boating portion. Building Twentyone, 1288 N. Cedar St., Mason. (517) 889-5103, buildingtwentyone.org/b21fundraiser.
Free Public Tours. 1 and 3 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Dr., MSU Campus, East Lansing.
Magician Jeff Wawrzaszek. Get a free magic trick to keep. 11-11:45 a.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840, cadl.org.
Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15 game together. Call or register online. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511.
Pokémon Party. All ages celebrate 20 years of Pokemon with games and cards. 1-2:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363, cadl.org.
Scandinavian Society of Greater Lansing. Carpool at 9:30 a.m. for Midsummer Fest in Alaska, MI. 11-4 a.m. $12/$5 kids. Friendship House of Prayer, 4301 S. Waverly Road, Lansing. (517) 482-8357.
Tease A Gogo Silver Screen. Burlesque variety show. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10/$13 at door. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. teaseagogo.com.
Sunday, June 26
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.
The Further Adventures of FatBoy and JiveTurkey. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. FREE. Stober's Bar, 812 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
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.
Atheists and Humanists Meeting. Lecture: Income Inequality and 6 Areas to Reduce Income Gap. 5 p.m. $6.50/$3 without food. Old Great Wall Restaurant, 4832 W. Saginaw Hgwy., Lansing. atheists.meetup.com/453.
Christ Community Church's Annual Summer Picnic. Bring a dish to pass and enjoy outdoor games. Noon-3 p.m. Nancy L. Moore Park, 1960 Gaylord Court ,Okemos. (517) 482-0600, christcommunitylansing.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.
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.
Williamston Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast. Camp-style pancakes with eggs, sausage and hash browns. 8-11 a.m. $7/$5 kids/Ages under 5 FREE. Deer Creek Park, 140 Mechanic St., Williamston.
True Colors of an Unlimited Palette Series. Bracelet-making class for persons with special needs. 2-4 p.m. $15. Studio Retreat and Art Gallery, 316 N. Clinton Ave., Saint Johns. (517) 381-1410.