Good day on this hot and cloudy Friday.
Fiddlers from all over the state waltz, slip jig and fox trot into Hillsdale this weekend for the Fiddlers’ Convention and Traditional Music Festival. Hosted by the Michigan Fiddlers Association, the two-day acoustic music festival presents a variety of old-time and classic country music. While the focus is on the fiddle, the festival offers workshops on guitar, piano, acoustic bass, mandolin and more. This year’s festival includes a brand new Kid’s Korner, where children of all ages can try their hand at the fiddle or make their own stringed instrument to take home. Other festival offerings include shade-tree jamming and round and square dancing. Food is available for purchase from the M&M Munch Mobil; alcohol is prohibited. Gates open at 8 a.m., and camping is available $15 per night. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $10/FREE for children 16 and under with adult. Hillsdale County Fairgrounds, 115 S. Broad St., Hillsdale. (517) 206- 4051, michiganfiddlers.com.
We all know the classic fairytale, the one with the fairy godmother and the glass slipper and so on, but have you heard the real story behind Cinderella? “Cinderella: The Untold Story,” produced by Mid-Michigan Family Theatre, replaces the dreamy Cinderella and Prince Charming with an unknown princess and her un-princely companion, Chip. Before they can live happily ever after, the duo must battle other classic princesses like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and the Little Mermaid. 7 p.m. $5/$3 students/FREE seniors. Bath Middle School, 13675 Webster Road, Bath. (517) 339-2145, mmft.org.
You might not often think about what gets poured into the garbage truck each week, but important pieces of Lansing's history were almost carried away in one before a fateful rescue. A photo exhibit opening this week at East Arbor Architecture shows historic photos of Lansing's Grand Avenue that were saved from a dumpster. A few years ago, conservator Steven Smith found over 1,000 film negatives that had been disposed of from State Archives. The photos, now printed on aluminum, are on display until Sept. 30. With no known photographer, the exhibit allows visitors to see views of Grand Avenue they can’t see anywhere else. Outside of the reception, viewers interested in seeing the photos are asked to call to schedule an appointment. 5-8 p.m. FREE. East Arbor Architecture, 201 1/2 E. Grand River Ave. #2, East Lansing. (517) 755-7310.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Palatte to Palate. Painting course. 7-9:30 p.m. $28/$50 pairs. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. reachstudioart.org.
Holt Jazz on the Lawn. Featuring Mighty Medicine, Lady Champagne and more. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10/$15 VIP. Holt Senior Care Center, 5091 Willoughby Road, Holt. (517) 694-2144.
MSU Museum's Great Lakes Folk Festival. music, dance, food, a marketplace and more. 6-10:30 p.m. Downtown East Lansing. greatlakesfolkfest.net.
Fiddlers' Convention & Traditional Music Festival. Two-day festival for acoustic music. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $10/kids FREE. Hillsdale County Fairgrounds, 115 S. Broad St., (M-99) Hillsdale. michiganfiddlers.com.
Lines in the Sky. 9 p.m. Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Scott Seth, 9 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Road.
Chris Laskos, 6 p.m. Brookshire, 205 W. Church St.
Last Call, 6 p.m., Coach's, 6201 Bishop Road
DJ Fudgie, ,10 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St
Smooth Daddy, 9:30 p.m. Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Mix Pack, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Steve Cowles, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave.
Twista, 8 p.m The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.
the Soil & the Sun, Macs Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Rotations, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
Cinderella: The Untold Story. Mid Michigan Family Theatre presents twist on classic fairy tale. 7-8 p.m. $5/$3 students/seniors FREE. Bath Middle School Auditorium, 13675 Webster Road, Bath. (517) 339-2145.
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, overtheledge.org.
Summer Retreat. Comedy about college buddies reuniting. 8 p.m. $28. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.
Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15 game together. Call or register online. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363, cadl.org.
St. Casimir's Corn Roast. Music, food and familyfriendly fun. 5 p.m.-midnight. FREE. St. Casimir Catholic Parish, 815 Sparrow Ave., Lansing. stcas. org/corn-roast.
St. Johns Mint Festival. Family-friendly games, music, marketplaces and more. 2-8 p.m. St. Johns City Park, 805 W. Park St., St Johns. clintoncountychamber.org.