July 29 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day and happy International Tiger Day.

Before the days of television, actors and sound effect technicians gathered around microphones to broadcast audio dramas over the airwaves. Local theater group Audio Air Force attempts to bring this experience to Lansing Friday with a live performance of “Arsenic and Old Lace,” based on a 1946 radio script. A group of actors dressed in black read the classic murder mystery film while all sound effects are made on site. Complete with old-time commercials, the show will give attendees a taste of what radio was like in the early 20th century. 7 p.m. FREE. MICA Gallery, 1210 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 371-4600, micagallery.org.

A stacked slate of smooth jazz artists slides into Holt High School’s Margaret Livensparger Theater Friday. The evening’s lineup includes Everett High School alum and former MSU football player Tim Cunningham, as well as Al McKenzie, a former music director of Motown’s Temptations. Vocalist Kimmie Horne — a great niece of the legendary Lena Horne — and Lansing-based contemporary jazz group 496 West are also on the bill. 7:30 p.m. $25. Margaret Livensparger Theatre, Holt High School, 5885 Hold Road, Holt. (517) 372-7246, bmrwpromotions.com.

For more local events, see below.


Summer Retreat. Comedy about college buddies reuniting. 8 p.m. $28. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

The Phantom Tollbooth. Classic fantasy story on stage. 7 p.m. $8/$6 kids. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.


Piss Poor Players, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

Greg Smith, 6 p.m. Brookshire, 205 W. Church St.

Blue Haired Bettys, 6 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd.

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.

DJ Fudgie, 9 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.

The Hot Mess, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.

Karaoke, 7:30 p.m. Grand Cafe/Sir Pizza, 201 E. Grand River Ave.

Mix Pack, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.

Chris Laskos, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave.,

Darrin Larner, 6 p.m. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.

Jelly Roll, 8 p.m.The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.

Perkulat0r, 8:30 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

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

New Rule, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

Lisa B. & the Backbeats, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

Bobby Standall, 6 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Tanya Marie Harris, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Pat Zelenka Project, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.

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

Joe Wright, 6 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.


Arsenic and Old Lace Audio Theater. Voice actors play out classic film. 7- p.m. FREE. MICA Gallery, 1210 N. Turner St., Lansing. (517) 371-4600, micagallery.org.

Community Carnival Family Fun Event. Food, games, prizes, petting zoo and more. 4-7 p.m. FREE. Vista Springs Edgewood, 200 W. Edgewood Blvd., Lansing. vistaspringsliving.com.

Edible Park Collection Days. Learn about plant identification and culinary uses. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Hunter Park Community GardenHouse, 1400 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3918, ow.ly/tg6f302wqOE.

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