Good day and happy weekend.
Strange Matter Coffee Co. celebrates it's second anniversary Saturday with $1 Americanos, special mugs and a preview of its upcoming donut offerings. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 2001 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. https://www.facebook.com/events/1038440062859338/.
Old Town’s Art FEAST returns for a third helping Saturday. Launched in 2014, the combination art show and food truck rally provides a feast of metaphorical food for the eyes and literal food for the belly. This year’s art fair feature over 30 artist booths, including photography, wood working, leather, metal and more. The food truck rally, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes popular Michigan vendors like Good Truckin’ Food, Mark’s Gourmet Dogs and Shimmy Shack. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Old Town, Lansing. (517) 485-4283, iloveoldtown.org/art-feast.
MSU offers the public will a rare look at the construction of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, better known as FRIB, at a Saturday open house. The facility, which is schedule for completion in 2022, will allow scientists to study rare isotopes, nuclear astrophysics and more. Attendees can meet nuclear scientists and tour the 570-foot underground tunnel where beams of charged particles will collide at half the speed of light. Free parking is available in the Shaw Lane and Wharton Center parking ramps; handicap parking is available near the event entrance. 1-4 p.m. FREE. Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, 640 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 355-9672, frib.msu.edu.
Laingsburg gets the blues Saturday when the Bottom of the Hill Blues Fest returns to Twilliger's Tavern. Blues duo Blind Dog opens the festival with a performance at 5 p.m.; Moss Agate takes the stage at 7 p.m. Local favorite Twyla Birdsong and her band close out the evening with a 9 p.m. set. Guests should bring lawn chairs; food and drink specials are available. 5 p.m.-midnight. $10. Twilliger's Tavern, 116 E. Grand River Ave., Laingsburg. (517) 651-9911, gordzillasblues.com.
For more local events, see below.
Saturday, August 20
Classes and Seminars
Lansing Area Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Support Group. Info and support for MS patients. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FREE. Sparrow Professional Building, 1200 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 393-9747.
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.
Laingsburg Bottom of the Hill Blues Festival. With headliner Twyla Birdsong. 5 p.m.-midnight. $10. Downtown Laingsburg, 116 E. Grand River Ave., Laingsburg. (517) 881-4840.
Lansing Bless Fest. Concerts, free lunch, raffles, kids activities and Christian networking. 12:30-10 p.m. FREE. Adado Riverfront Park, 531 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. mediamessengers.org.
Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
Alistair, 8 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave.
Chris Laskos, 5:30 p.m. Buddies - Holt, 2040 N. Aurelius Road
Lee Groove, 8 p.m. Champions, 2440 N. Cedar St.
DJ, 9 p.m.Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd.
American Wifi, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Rush Clement, 7 p.m. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.
Captain Boom, 8 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.
Milemarker, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Spoonful, 9 p.m.Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
The Tenants, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road
Eye 96, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Ronnie Hernandez, 6 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Hoosier Highway, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
The Kyle Hilton Band, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m.Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.
Summer Retreat. Comedy about college buddies reuniting. 3 and 8 p.m. $23/$21 senior and military/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.
Rare Access. Open house for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. 1-4 p.m. FREE. 640 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 355-9672, frib.msu.edu.
Friends of the DTDL Book and Bake Sale. Located in the Elmwood room. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. FREE. Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing. (517) 321-4014, dtdl.org.
Everett High School 50 Year Reunion. Golfing at 11 a.m. Reunion starts 7 p.m. $30. Wheatfield Valley Golf Course, 1600 Linn Road, Williamston. (904) 524-6453.
Foster Parent Recruitment Fair. Food, bounce house, games, live animals from the zoo and more. Noon-7 p.m. FREE. Sharp Park, 1401 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 775-2693.
Harris Nature Center Stewardship Morning. Volunteers help maintain the park. 9-11 a.m. FREE. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
Pour it Up. Tasting featuring sweet and savory beers, wines and spirits. 1-5 p.m. $20. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-7460, ow.ly/dPa03037wIe.
Broad Museum at Art Feast. Visitors explore art, food and get a Broad tote bag. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Old Town, Grand River Ave., and Turner St., Lansing. (517) 884-4800, broadmuseum.msu.edu.
Art Feast. Art fair, sidewalk sale and food truck rally. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Old Town, Grand River Avenue and Turner Street, Lansing. iloveoldtown.org/art-feast.
HUMANITY. Original theatrical dance production addressing complex social issues. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Union Missionary Baptist Church, 500 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. (517) 485-7705, humanitydance.com.
Sunday, August 21
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.
Springtails CD Release Concert. Husband-and-wife musical duo performs. 7 p.m. $10. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. therobintheatre.com.
The Further Adventures of FatBoy and JiveTurkey. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. FREE. Stober's Bar, 812 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Summer Retreat. Comedy about college buddies reuniting. 2 p.m. $23/$21 senior and military/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.
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 Court, East Lansing. ow.ly/h4zp30329Of.
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 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.