Good day and happy weekend.
Peace Quest 2016, a series of events centered around the United Nations International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, has events through the weekend and next week. Read about some of the events here.
Michigan BluesFest continues this weekend. Lawrence Cosentino talks with some of the performers in this article.
One of mid-Michigan's newest dance groups comes to Lansing Saturday for a celebration of contemporary modern dance. Founded in April, Third Coast Dance Co. aims to provide an experimental and collaborative environment for dance practice and education. The company was founded by Alma College faculty Kristen Bennett and Lynn Bowman, who are joined Saturday by three company members who are students at the college. The show at the Robin Theatre is the last show of the group’s summer tour. 7-9 p.m. $10. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. thirdcoastdanceco.com.
An acclaimed classical pianist offers a rare solo concert Sunday at the Wharton Center.Yefim Bronfman, a Russian-born and Israel-raised musician, performs a series of suites, including Bartók’s Suite, Op. 14; Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque, featuring the famous third movement, “Claire de lune;” Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 7 and Robert Schumann’s “Humoreske.” The Grammy-winning performer, who is making his Wharton Center debut, has played with some of the most famous orchestras in the world. There is an Insight Preview talk before the show at 5:45 p.m., examining the concert in more detail. 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $17. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.
For more local events, see below.
Saturday, September 17
Classes and Seminars
Introduction to Zentangle. Relaxing, easy drawing method taught. Supplies included. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $48. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing. (517) 327-0938, tanglewrangler.wordpress.com.
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.
My Cub and I: Saturday Nature. Six-week nature class for kids under 4 and parents. 10-11 a.m. $35. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
Seven Faces of Racism. Anti-racism training. Lunch provided. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Faith Lutheran Church, 4515 Dobie Road, Okemos. (517) 349-0620, faithlutheranokemos.org.
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.
Lewis Black. Grammy-winning standup comedian performs. 8-10 p.m. Tickets from $39.50. Wharton Center for Performing Arts, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 353-1982, whartoncenter.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.
Grease. 1950s musical love story. 8 p.m. $22/$20 seniors and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
Harvest Moon: Tales around the Campfire. Roast marshmallows and hear stories before a guided nature walk. 7-8:30 p.m. $3/$7 per family. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg .
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk. Evening fundraiser walk for cancer. 5 p.m. FREE. Valhalla Park, Keller and Pine Tree Roads, Holt. (616) 957-1840, http://ow.ly/jmZ33048pnp.
Mason's Down Home Days. Arts & crafts, flea market, and community booths. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Courthouse, 341 S. Jefferson St., Mason. (517) 676-1046, masonchamber.org.
Native Michigan Plant Sale. Perennial wildflowers, shrubs and more. Noon-4 p.m. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 887-0596, wildoneslansing.org.
Octoberfest Dinner Dance. Roast pork dinner with dancing afterwards in a friendly atmosphere. 5:30-11:30 p.m. Dinner: $10/$4 kids. Dancing: $6/kids FREE. (517) 882-6330, liederkranzclub.org.
Perennial Plant Exchange. Old-fashioned plant swap. Noon-1:30 p.m. Garden Project Resource Center, 2401 Marcus St., Lansing. (517) 853-7809.
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.
Mason's Down Home Days Courthouse Show. Live music lineup throughout the day. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Courthouse, 341 S. Jefferson St., Mason. (517) 676-1046, masonchamber.org.
Karaoke (FREE) The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
Lee Groove, 8 p.m. Champions, 2440 N. Cedar St.
DJ, 8 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd.
Homespun, 9 p.m. Colonial Bar, 3425 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.
Mark Sala, 9 p.m. Darb's, 117 S Cedar St
Smooth Daddy, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Squids Farewell Tour, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Chris Laskos, 6 p.m. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.
The Werks, 8 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.
Willy "The Rockstar" Cobain, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
From Big Sur, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
New Rule, 6 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Kevin Schafer, 6 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Steve Armstrong, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Frog & the Beeftones, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.
Sunday, September 18
Classes and Seminars
Beginning Basket Weaving. Two-part beginner and intermediate course on traditional skill. 12:20-4:30 p.m. $70. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. mynaturecenter.org/register.
C Division Advanced Speaker Toastmasters. Club is open to all guests. 9:30-11:45 a.m. FREE. Dart Bank lower level auditorium, 1020 Charlevoix Drive, Grand Ledge. (517) 896-4091, 5799.toastmastersclubs.org.
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.
Yefim Bronfman. Grammy-winning pianist performs. 6:30 p.m. Tickets from $17. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.
Marc Embree, bass-baritone. “Pass a Good Time” With MSU faculty artists. 3 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building, 333 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, ow.ly/lapi303A7Jk.
MSU BrassWorks Showcase. With Beaumont Brass faculty quintet and players from Detroit Symphony Orchestra. 3 p.m. $20/$18 seniors/$10 students. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340. ow.ly/wYUq303AbQy.
The Further Adventures of FatBoy and JiveTurkey. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. FREE. Stober's Bar, 812 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Third Coast Dance Company. Performance of contemporary modern dance. 7 p.m. $10. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (563) 508-8077, thirdcoastdanceco.com.
Rock of Ages. Musical with '80s rock hits. 3 p.m. $20/$18 students and seniors/$10 children. Lebowsky Center, 122 E. Main St., Owosso. (989) 723-4003, owossoplayers.com.
Grease. 1950s musical love story. 2 p.m. $22/$20 seniors and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
Friends of Eaton County Parks Dinner Cruise. Aboard the Michigan Princess. 5:30 p.m. $50/$25 kids. Grand River Park, 3205 Lansing Road, Lansing. (517) 731-6025, eatoncountyparks.org.
Disc Golf MVP Circuit Event. Beginner-friendly singles tournament. 9 a.m. $40. Pine Hills Disc Golf Club, 6603 Woodbury Road, Laingsburg. (517) 651-9700, ow.ly/AVJA303l4Z1.
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.
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.
Peace Quest Day of Action. Peace-related activities, peace walk, light refreshments and more. 3-5 p.m. FREE. Union Missionary Baptist Church, 500 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. peacequestgreaterlansing.org