July 16 2016 12:01 AM

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

Good day and happy weekend.


In "Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)," the latest offering from Grand Ledge’s Over the Ledge Theatre Co., a downtrodden assistant professor sets out to prove a difficult thesis: two of Shakespeare’s tragedies were originally comedies. In this comedic tale about a woman defying the odds, the protagonist is led down a series of historical rabbit holes while trying to discover the bard’s original intentions. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $10/$8 seniors/$6 students. The Ledges Playhouse, 137 Fitzgerald Park Drive, Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579, overtheledge.org.


When three college friends reunite at the cottage where they spent many of their summers, their old shenanigans and chaos return as well. Directed by Suzi Regan, Williamston Theatre’s production of “Summer Retreat” is a light-hearted comedy that explores the bonds of friendship and how far people are willing to go to protect another's secrets. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday (no 3 p.m. show July 16); 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $15/$10 students; $2 senior/military discount. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St. Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.

For more local events, see below.

Saturday, July 16

Classes and Seminars

Flower Arranging. Make and take home a bouquet. RSVP required. 12:30-2 p.m. $5-10 suggested donation. Hunter Park Community GardenHouse, 1400 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. ow.ly/KoxG3021H8b.

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

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.

Theater

Summer Retreat. Comedy about college buddies reuniting. 8 p.m. $15. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). Zany comedy about a professor's Shakespeare thesis. 8 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/$6 students. Ledges Playhouse, 137 Fitzgerald Park Drive, Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579, overtheledge.org.

[title of show]. Meta-musical about making a play. 8 p.m. $20/$15 seniors and students. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. peppermintcreek.org.

Music

Deacon Earl: Meridian Twp. Farmers Market. Live blues, reggae, Americana and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Meridian Township Farmers Market, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos. (517) 712-2395, ow.ly/7YT23021QQO.


Events

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

Harris Nature Center Stewardship Morning. Day for volunteers to help with park. 9-11 a.m. FREE. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866.

Kids Mud Run. One-mile obstacle run. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Grand Woods Park, 4500 W Willow Highway, Lansing. (517) 323-8555, deltami.gov.

Race, Ethnicity, & Culture: Table Talk Conversations. Safe space to discuss experiences. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Faith Lutheran Church, 4515 Dobie Road, Okemos. (517) 349-0620, faithlutheranokemos.org.


Arts

Williamston Pop Up Art & Crafts Show. Artwork and handmade crafts. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Keller's Plaza Upstairs, 107 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 485-6277.



Sunday, July 17

Classes and Seminars

C Division Advanced Speakers. For experienced Toastmasters. 9:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. Dart Bank, Grand Ledge, 1020 Charlevoix Drive, Grand Ledge. (517) 896-4091, 5799.toastmastersclubs.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., East Lansing. (517) 371-5119.


Music

Music in the Park. With Ray Kamalay's Musical Flea Market. 4-6 p.m. FREE. Sharp Park, 1401 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 323-8555, deltami.gov/parks.

The Further Adventures of FatBoy and JiveTurkey. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. FREE. Stober's Bar, 812 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.


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.


Theater

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). Zany comedy about a professor's Shakespeare thesis. 2 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/$6 students. Ledges Playhouse, 137 Fitzgerald Park Drive, Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579, overtheledge.org.

[title of show]. Meta-musical about making a play. 2 p.m. $20/$15 seniors and students. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. peppermintcreek.org.

Summer Retreat. Comedy about college buddies reuniting. 2 p.m. $15. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

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