Sept. 24 2016 12:01 AM

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

Good day and happy weekend.

Ixion Theatre brings “The Amazing Jesus,” a play by a Michigan-based Latina playwright, to the stage Saturday. (No, it’s not about that Jesus.) The play follows Leticia, who is searching for answers about life in her hometown’s cemetery on Día de los Muertos. Faced with a world of magic and mystery, including an uncle who transforms into a much younger man, Leticia seeks out the Amazing Jesus to find answers. For its 2016-17 season, Ixion Theatre is featuring a lineup entirely comprised of new plays. 8 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday. $15. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-4246, ixiontheatre.com.

Members of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra reach back to a short chapter of French music in an afternoon chamber concert Sunday. The concert features the music of Les Six, an avant garde group of young French composers who, in the early 1920s, drew influences from France’s thriving visual art scene. The ensemble is composed of Richard Sherman on flute, Guy Yehuda on clarinet, Jan Eberle on oboe, Michael Kroth on bassoon, Janine Gaboury on horn and Patrick Johnson on piano. 3 p.m. $15/$10 students. Molly Grove Chapel, 510 W. Ottawa St., Lansing. (517) 487-5001, lansingsymphony.org.

A retired LCC professor and MSU visiting scholar offers a deeper look at iconic album covers Sunday with a lecture on the “Golden Age of Album Art,” an exhibition at the Keys to Creativity gallery. Doug Sjoquist, curator of the exhibit, explains the meaning and story behind some of the best-known album art from 1967 to 1983. After the talk, Detroit-based blues singer Thornetta Davis performs with local musicians Jeff Shoup and Mike Skory. Proceeds go to artist-in-residency programs in local schools. 6 p.m. $20/$15 adv. Keys to Creativity (in the Lansing Mall), 5746 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. (517) 657-2770, facebook.com/keystocreativity.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Lean In Lansing. Professional development group for women. 9-11 a.m. FREE. Register online for location. leaninlansing.com.

Tai Chi at the Park. Free class for beginning and experienced tai chi players. 9-10 a.m. FREE. Hunter Park, 400 S. Holmes St. Lansing. (517) 272-9379

Music

Handbell Ringing and Directing Workshops. Workshop for all levels of handbell ringers. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $15. Hope Lutheran Church, 1180 W. Herbison Road, DeWitt. ow.ly/VjXV304faM9

New Rule. Variety music group performs at Capitol Harley Davidson New Model Release Open House. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Capitol Harley-Davidson, 9550 Woodland Drive, Dimondale.

Jacob Ford, 7 p.m. Buddies - Holt, 2040 N. Aurelius Road

Summer of Sol, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.

Waystation, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.

Rush Clement, 6:30 p.m. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.

FUCK Bobby Knucklez Bday BASH, 7 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

Zydecrunch, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

Chris Laskos, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

The Tenants, 7 p.m Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

New Rule, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Joe Hess, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Dan Budzynski, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.


Theatre

Freakshow Film Festival. 9 p.m. FREE. Windwalker Gallery, 125 S. Cochran, Charlotte.
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The Amazing Jesus. Debut of play by Lansing playwright about Leticia, a woman on a mission for answers. 8-10 p.m. $15. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington, Lansing. (517) 775-4246, ow.ly/gZI3304f7KG

Pulp. Who-dun-it-science-fiction caper. 8 p.m. $15. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.


Events

Free Public Tours. At Visitor Services just before tour. 1 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus East Lansing.

Grrrls Just Wanna Have Fun. Fundraiser for Helping Women Period featuring music, speakers and more. Noon-2 a.m. FREE, donations of pads and tampons encouraged. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. ow.ly/gSab304fSIr.



Sunday, September 25

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.

True Colors of an Unlimited Palette. Session #4 - "Making Chaplet Rosaries with Mel." Call to RSVP. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Eggleston Gallery, 14035 Webster Rd., Bath. (517) 381-1410.

Music

French Wind Music of Les Six. Lansing Symphony Orchestra MasterWorks Chamber series. 3-4:30 p.m. $15. First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St., Lansing. LansingSymphony.org

Spartan Marching Band for Kids Concert. 3-6 p.m. $75. Call for location, (517) 364-3620, ow.ly/eYji304hXKk.

The Concert Across America. Concert against gun violence featuring Michigan artists. 3-6 p.m. $10/$25 per family. Unitarian Universalist Church, 5509 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 927-8392.

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

Theatre

The Amazing Jesus. Debut of play by Lansing playwright about Leticia, a woman on a mission for answers. 8-10 p.m. $15. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington, Lansing. (517) 775-4246, ow.ly/gZI3304f7KG

Pulp. Who-dun-it-science-fiction caper. 8 p.m. $15. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.

Events

Free Public Tours. At Visitor Services just before tour. 1 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus East Lansing.

Atheists and Humanists Meeting. Lecture by Dr. Thomas Deits on how 3D printing will transform our economy. 5 p.m. $3/$6.50 for buffet. Old Great Wall Restaurant, 4832 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. (517) 914-2278, atheists.meetup.com/453/.

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.

Horsin' Around at MSU. Family fun event focused around horses. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $5. MSU Horse Training and Research Center, 3327 Collins Road, Lansing. (517) 355-7484.

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.

One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure. Big Bird and Elmo take imaginary trip to the moon. 2:30-3:30 p.m. $3-4. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road East Lansing. (517) 355-4672.

Arts

The Golden Age of Album Art. Lecture followed by performance by Thornetta Davis. 6-9 p.m. $25/$20 at the door. Keys to Creativity, 5746 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. (517) 657-2770, facebook.com/keystocreativity.

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