Aug. 13 2016 12:01 AM

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

Good day and happy weekend.

Last year’s inaugural Beerfest on the Bridge was so successful, it’s back for another year. The Portland beer festival features 12 breweries, two cideries and one winery, including local favorites Eagle Monk Brewery, the Gallery Brewery, Midtown Brewing Co. and Uncle John’s Cider Mill. Live music is provided by We Three String and Don Middlebrook and the Pearl Divers, and food is available for purchase from a variety of vendors. VIP tickets include early entrance, a tasting glass and 15 tasting tickets; general admission tickets include the tasting class and 10 tasting tickets. Designated driver tickets include entry and a bottle of water. 3-8 p.m. Advance tickets $35/$30 adv./$40 VIP/$10 designated driver. Veterans Memorial Bridge, downtown Portland. beeronbridge.com.

If you’re looking for a refreshing way to spend the weekend, head north to the 32nd annual St. Johns Mint Festival. The annual festival features a variety of family-friendly activities, including bubble ball, pony and train rides, sports tournaments, a mint cooking contest and live entertainment. The weekend’s slate of performers includes the DeWitt Community Band, Children’s Ballet Theatre, David Perez, Chris Hayle and more. Most events take place at St. Johns City Park and Clinton County Fairgrounds. Call or see web site for complete schedule and list of locations. 2-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. FREE. St. Johns City Park, 805 W. Park St., and Clinton County Fairgrounds, 100 E. State St., St. Johns. (989) 224-7248, clintoncountychamber.org/mint-festival.

Greater Lansing Pokémon fanatics have a chance to put their monster-hunting addiction to good use this weekend. Local nonprofit Homeless Angels hosts a Pokémon GO Scavenger Hunt Sunday to raise money for its outreach to the local homeless population. The citywide scavenger hunt will include 15 randomly selected PokéStops and PokéGyms with items that must be collected by participants. Clue sheets are available at every stop with any donation. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place teams. Proceeds from the event benefit Homeless Angels, an organization that provides resources for homeless families, children and veterans. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Sunday. Noon-4 p.m. $5/$25 team of six or more people. Magnuson Hotel Lansing, 6501 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 505-1779, homelessangels.org.

For more local events, see below.

Saturday, August 13

Classes and Seminars

Canoeing and Kayaking College Campuses in Michigan. Paddler and author Doc Fletcher discusses newest book. 2-3 p.m. FREE. Library of Michigan, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 373- 1300, ow.ly/uOsp3023szh.

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.

Music

Lansing Area Ukulele Group Strum and Sing. All levels welcome, even those who do not play. 10:30-12:30 p.m. FREE. Sir Pizza Grand Cafe, 201 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. ow.ly/4D6T3031YvI.

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.

MSU Museum's Great Lakes Folk Festival. music, dance, food, a marketplace and more. Noon-10:30 p.m. Downtown East Lansing. greatlakesfolkfest.net.

Alistair, 8 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Road

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

Wayne Lauder, 8 pm. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.

Jim Shaneberger Band, 9 p.m. Moriarty's pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

The Scary Women, 2 p.m. The Record Lounge, 111 Division St.

New Rule, 7 p.m. Reno''s North, 16460 old US 27

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

Theater

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.

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.

Summer Retreat. Comedy about college buddies reuniting. 3 and 8 p.m. $28/$25 matinee. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

Freakshow Film Festival. Weekly horror films and entertainment. 9 p.m. FREE. Windwalker Gallery, 125 S. Cochran Road, Charlotte. ow.ly/zRPe3031Zbx.

Arts

Williamston Pop Up Art & Crafts Show. Featuring handcrafted arts and crafts. FREE. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Keller's Plaza Upstairs, 107 S. Putnam St., Williamston. ow.ly/cWxk3035f7o.

Events

St. Johns Mint Festival. Family-friendly games, music, marketplaces and more. 7 a.m.-11 p.m. St. Johns City Park, 805 W. Park St., St Johns. clintoncountychamber.org.

St. Casimir's Corn Roast. Music, food and familyfriendly fun. 4 p.m.-midnight. FREE. St. Casimir Catholic Parish, 815 Sparrow Ave., Lansing. stcas. org/corn-roast.

Beerfest on the Bridge. Beer festival with live music. 3-8 p.m. $35. Downtown Portland. beeronbridge.com.

3rd Annual Open House. Healing sessions, readings, food and more. Noon-4 p.m. Inner Ascended Masters Ministry, 5705 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (360) 689-5589, lightiam.org.

Dog Froyo Eating Contest. Fundraiser for local rescues that also features pet adoptions, expert advice and fun activities. 10-11:30 a.m. $5. All Soldan's Feed and Pet Supplies locations. soldanspet.com.

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

Touch a Truck Day. Variety of vehicles for children to interact with. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Sharp Park, 1401 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 323-8555, deltami.gov.

Co-op Bike Ride. Bike tour through local co-ops ending at the Great Lakes Folk Festival. FREE. 11 a.m. Lansing Bicycle Co-op, 1750 East Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 337-1266, ow.ly/nUIu3035er0.

Sunday, August 14

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

MSU Museum's Great Lakes Folk Festival. music, dance, food, a marketplace and more. 6-10:30 p.m. Downtown East Lansing. greatlakesfolkfest.net.

ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat. Afro-Latino dance music. 7-10:30 p.m. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. therobintheatre.org.

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

Events

HairShow. Hair style fashion show, Detroit vs. Lansing. 5-9 p.m. Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (313) 687-8575.

St. Casimir's Corn Roast. Music, food and familyfriendly fun. 12:30-3 p.m. FREE. St. Casimir Catholic Parish, 815 Sparrow Ave., Lansing. stcas.org/cornroast.

Pokemon GO Scavenger Hunt. Benefitting Homeless Angels charity. Prize for best dressed. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5/$25 team. Magnuson Hotel, 6501 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. ow.ly/vEgh303299a.

St. Johns Mint Festival. Family-friendly games, music, marketplaces and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. St. Johns City Park, 805 W. Park St., St Johns. clintoncountychamber.org.

Coloring for Adults. Supplies provided. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363, cadl.org.

East Lansing Farmer's Market. Growers-only market with produce, meat, cheese and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Valley Court Park, 400 Hillside Ct., East Lansing. ow.ly/h4zp30329Of.

Family Show in the Park. With Rosco the Clown and his jokes, balloon animals and more. 3-3:45 p.m. FREE. Sharp Park, 1401 Elmwood Road, Lansing. deltami.gov/parks.

Genealogy Society Cemetery Tour. Conducted by Ingham Co Genealogical Society and Mason High School Alumni. 1:30-3 p.m. FREE. Maple Grove Cemetery, 219 N. Jefferson St., Mason. icgsweb.org.

Lansing Area Co-Dependents Anonymous. 5:45-6:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. coda.org. ing. (517) 346-9900.

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.

Theater

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

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