July 23 2016 12:01 AM

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

Good day and happy weekend.

The Old Town Commercial Association is kicking off its first ever Old Town in Bloom event Sunday, featuring varied glimpses of urban gardening in backyards, courtyards, public and private settings. Read about the event in Callie Opper's preview article here.

Ele's Place is back for another summer with its annual 5K run/walk fundraiser to benefit Ele's Place programs for grieving children and their families. Prizes will be awarded to the top five finishers in each age division, male and female, and the top five "family finishers," defined as a parent/guardian crossing the finish line with a child 12 or under. Grand prizes will be awarded to overall male and female, masters (age 40-49), and grand masters (age 50 and over). Besides the 5K, there will be a kids’ mile, kids’ activities, kids’ dash, a memory wall, and live music performed by UpDraft. Rain or shine event. Saturday, 8 a.m. $35. Jackson National Life Insurance Company Headquarters, 1 Corporate Way, Lansing. (517) 482-1315, elesplace.org.

For more local events, see below.

Saturday, July 23

Classes and Seminars

Introduction to Nordic Walking. Fun, total body, low impact workout. 9-10:30 a.m. $20. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.

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. $28. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

[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

DJClarinet Live at Lansing City Market. Live clarinet with recorded background. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-7460.

Speak Easy, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

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

Greg Smith, 5 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Road

Shaun Garth Walker, 5:30 p.m. Buddies - Holt, 2040 N. Aurelius 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.

Blue Haired Bettys, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.

The Stick Arounds, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.

Reggae Lou, 6 p.m. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.

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

Donnie Baker, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

Freddie Cunningham Blues Band, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

Lisa B. & the Backbeats, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

Kathy Ford Duo, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

New Rule, 6 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Dani Vitany, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Chapter 7, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.

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


Events

Creeping Crayfish Campfire. Educational program with guided walk. 7-8:30 p.m. $3/$7 per family. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.

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

Arts

Yoga at the Broad MSU. Basic yoga. Register online. 11 a.m.-noon. FREE Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-4800, ow.ly/urJ1302lXzd.


Sunday, July 24

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., East Lansing. (517) 371-5119.

Music

Fishladder Drum Circle. All ages and experience levels welcome. Bring your own drum, or use one provided while they last. 6-9 p.m. FREE. Brenke Fish Ladder, Lansing River Trail, Old Town, Lansing. http://ow.ly/SqYb302tbeZ.

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

Events

Atheists and Humanists Dinner Meeting. Screening of Richard Dawkins presentation. 5 p.m. $6.89/$3 without food. Old Great Wall Restaurant, 4832 W. Saginaw Hgwy., Lansing. (517) 914-2278, atheists.meetup.com/453.

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.

Local Garden Tours. Tour of seven gardens benefiting center. 1-6 p.m. $10. Women's Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-9163, womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org.

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.

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

Theater

[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. $25. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

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