Good day on this partly-cloudy Friday.
“Following the Sun,” the latest show at Lansing Art Gallery, has colored the gallery in metallic silver and grey and decked out the walls with representations of flowers, skylarks, skies, clouds and sunlight. The exhibit, by Lansing artist Ingrid Blixt, is a collection of mixed media works focusing on symbols of spiritual and physical growth. Originally from Romania, Blixt has spent most of her adult life living in Michigan. She describes her work as a “documented journey towards personal fulfillment and finding truth.” 6-8 p.m. FREE. Lansing Art Gallery, 119 N. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 374-6400, lansingartgallery.org.
You don’t have to head out to a huge concert venue to hear booming ‘80s rock this month — Owosso Community Players brings a big-haired, spandex-clad show to the Lebowsky Center. “Rock of Ages,” which kicks off Friday, tells the story of aspiring singer Sherrie (Meghan Corbett) and Drew (Daniel Shafer), a worker at the legendary Bourbon Room club. The rock musical features songs originally performed by bands like REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Bon Jovi, Styx and more. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20/$18 students and seniors/$10 children. Lebowsky Center, 122 E. Main St., Owosso. (989) 723-4003, owossoplayers.com.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Palatte to Palate. Painting lesson. 7-9:30 p.m. $28/$50 pairs. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643, reachstudioart.org.
Gentle Yoga. Relaxing pace class suitable for beginners. 11 a.m.-noon. First class FREE/$5/$3 members. Williamston High School, 3939 Vanneter Road, Williamston.
MSU Professors of Jazz. 8 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu.
The Scratch Pilots Present: Get Busy Fridays. Featuring DJs McCoy, Don Black and Mr. Needlez with special guests. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 21+, $3 cover. The RIV, 231 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing.
Desmond Jones, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
Chris Laskos, 6 p.m. Brookshire, 205 W. Church St.
Lee Groove, 8 p.m. Classic Pub & Grill, 16219 Old US 27
Avon Bomb, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Rachel Curtis, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave.,
Alistar, 6:30 p.m. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.
Diamond Jones, 8 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.
Rocky Votolato, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Big Willy, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
Steve Cowles, 6 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road
Reggae Lou, 6 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Jerry Sprague, 6 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Perry Hutchins, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Mr. Harrison, 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.
Kaleidoscope: Reflect. Recharge. Reimagine. Event focusing on women's health and education initiatives. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $125. Kellogg Conference Center, 55 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing. (517) 364-3620, SparrowFoundation.org/Kaleidoscope.
Ox Roast Festival. Food, live entertainment and more. 5-11 p.m. FREE. Church of the Resurrection, 1531 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-4149.
Grease. 1950s musical love story. 8 p.m. $22/$20 seniors and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
Rock of Ages. Musical with '80s rock hits. 8 p.m. $20/$18 students and seniors/$10 children. Lebowsky Center, 122 E. Main St., Owosso. (989) 723-4003, owossoplayers.com.
Following the Sun Reception. For Ingrid Blixt's multimedia art. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Lansing Art Gallery, 119 N. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 374-6400, lansingartgallery.org.