Aug. 6 2016 12:01 AM

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

Good day and happy weekend.

JazzFest continues today, featuring a diverse slate of artists ranging from intimate duos and trios to a bombastic brass band and a full salsa group. Lawrence Cosentino talks with some of the performers here.

The 43rd annual Island Art Fair takes over downtown Grand Ledge this week. The fair, which debuted with 25 vendors in 1974, has grown to host more than 130 vendors. Held on downtown Grand Ledge’s Island Park, the festival features photography, painting, sculpture and much more. In addition to art vendors, the festivities include live music, food vendors and riverboat rides. Free parking available at Immanuel Lutheran Church and 1st United Methodist Church. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Island Park, 206 W. River St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-9843,

Peter Karrie, best known for his portrayal of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” descends from the rafters Saturday to deliver a night of Broadway favorites at the Wharton Center. Karrie, who has performed in productions of “The Phantom of the Opera” in London, Toronto, Singapore, Hong Kong and Vancouver, will perform his favorite songs from musicals like “Les Miserables,” “Evita” and “Annie.” Singer and MSU student Cal Moultine opens the evening. 7 p.m. $20/$10 military and students. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000,

Greater Lansing’s newest festival kicks off in St. Johns this weekend. The first-ever Mint by Midwest festival brings a diverse slate of indie music to St. Johns City Park Saturday. The eclectic lineup features Motown singer Carolyn Crawford, Lansing based folk/punk group Rent Strike and St. Johns-based electronic dance duo Overnoble and many more. The festival also features food and merchandise vendors, as well as contests throughout the day. Pokémon GO fanatics won’t have to worry about missing out on catching digital monsters, because the stage is a Pokémon gym. 3-10 p.m. FREE. William E. Tennant Performance Shell, 804 W. Park Drive, St. Johns. (989) 227-2425,

Juanita Baldwin’s latest exhibit, “Small Worlds,” opens at Haslett Library’s Bookend Gallery Saturday. Baldwin, City Pulse’s June 15 Summer of Art artist, is an award-winning artist best known for her paintings and photography. Baldwin appears at the library Saturday to discuss her work; the exhibit is on display through September. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett Library, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324,

For more local events, see below.

Saturday, August 6

Classes and Seminars

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.


A Genre-Spanning Indie-Music Festival. Folk, hip hop, electronica and everything in between. 3-10 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. William E. Tennant Performance Shell, 805 W. Park St., Saint Johns. (989) 227-2425.

DJClarinet Returns to Lansing City Market. Enjoy the musical stylings of DJClarinet while perusing the market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive,, Lansing.

Summer Concert Series Ft. Gifts or Creatures and Mary Erlewine. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Ann Street Plaza, Albert Ave. at M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing.

Goth Night (FREE), 9 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

Mark Sala, 8 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave.

Scott Seth, 5 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Road

Lee Groove, 8 p.m. Champions, 2440 N. Cedar St.

DJ, 9 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd.

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

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

Chris Laskos, 6 p.m. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.

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

Midwest T(H)rash Fest, 1 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

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

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

John Persico, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

Mike Cooley, 6 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Taylor Shannon, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Calling Doc Howard, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.

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


Bike to Build 2016. Fundraiser bike ride for Habitat for Humanity. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. $35/$50 for families. NorthPointe Community Church, 505 E. Webb Drive, DeWitt. (989) 227-1771,

East Lansing Roller Derby V Black and Bluegrass Roller Girls. 6-10 p.m. $15/$12 adv.. Court One Training Center, 7868 Old M-78, East Lansing.

Family Fun Run/Walk. ELHS Coaches on hand for warm-ups and stretches. 9 a.m. FREE. East Lansing High School, 509 Burcham Drive, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420,

Fourth Annual Veteran Services Car and Bike Show. Cars, door prizes, music and food. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE admission/$10 car registration/$5 veteran's car registration. Peckham Industries, 3510 Capital City Blvd., Lansing.

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

Lansing Central United Methodist Church Festival. Live music, games, prizes, face painting and food vendors. 2-6 p.m. Lansing Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing.

Nature at Night Campfire. Educational program followed by guided walk. 7-8:30 p.m. $3/$7 per family. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866,


Small Worlds. Reception for show by Juanita Baldwin. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Frankln St., Haslett.

Island Art Fair. Featuring food, live music and over 100 artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Downtown Grand Ledge. (517) 627-9843,


Matt and Ben. Fantasy comedy about Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. 8 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/$6 students. Over the Ledge Theatre Co., Fitzgerald Park, Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579,

A Phantom Returns. Stage actor and singer Peter Karrie performs. 7 p.m. $20/$10 students and military. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON,

Sunday, August 7

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,

Juggling. Learn to juggle. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Orchard Street Pump House, 368 Orchard St., East 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.


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,

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.

Vegan Potluck - VegMichigan. Each adult should bring a vegan dish to serve eight people. 6-8:30 p.m. FREE. Clerical Technical Union of MSU, 2990 E. Lake Lansing Road, East


Artist Reception: Harveline Akley. Reception for oil painting show. 3-5 p.m. FREE. EagleMonk Pub & Brewery, 4906 W. Mount Hope Highway, Lansing. (517) 708-7350,


Matt and Ben. Fantasy comedy about Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. 8 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/$6 students. Over the Ledge Theatre Co., Fitzgerald Park, Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579,

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