Oct. 8 2016 12:01 AM

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

Good day and happy weekend.

Activist and writer Gloria Steinem comes to the Wharton Center Saturday for a discussion and Q&A session on her long history of work against sexism, racism, discrimination and abuse. Steinem, co- founder of the feminist-oriented Ms. magazine, has spent over half a century working to promote equality. She is joined on stage by Cynthia Canty, host of “Stateside” on Michigan Public Radio. 8 p.m. $35/$10 students. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

Looking to inject your teatime with some English charm and sophistication? Newby Teas of London offers a tea-brewing master class at its East Lansing office Saturday. The course covers the history of tea, including Eastern Asia and Europe, as well as the varieties and preparation methods popular today. Attendees can sample Newby's tea selection. Half of proceeds from the event benefit the Sparrow Foundation's Women Working Wonders program. 10 a.m.-noon. $30. Chitra & Newby Tea Education Room, 333 Albert Ave., Suite 606, East Lansing. (517) 999-0590, newbyteas.com/usa.

As the leaves turn red and the air grows crisp, you might find yourself craving donuts and apple cider. But Fenner Nature Center offers another fall treat: apple butter. The seasonal butter is made by slow-cooking apples until their natural sugars caramelize. At Saturday and Sunday's festival, visitors can try their hand at making their own apple butter, or they can enjoy live music, games, crafts and nature walks through the park. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4224, mynaturecenter.org.

For more local events, see below.

Saturday, October 8

Classes and Seminars

Gloria Steinem. Feminist activist and writer speaks. 8 p.m. $35/$10 students. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. whartoncenter.com.

Michigan Rails: Authors, Books, Maps, and More. Sessions on passenger trains, research sources, regional railroad lines, preservation and more. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $15. Library of Michigan, 702 W. Kalamazoo St. Lansing. (517) 373-1300, michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan.

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.

Tea 101 Masterclass. 10 a.m. to noon. $30. Chitra & Newby Tea Education Room, 333 Albert Ave., Suite 606 East Lansing. (517) 999-0590.

Music

A Cappella Round-Up. Women's barbershop group performs rodeo-themed dinner show. 5:30-10 p.m. $20. Okemos Community Church, 4734 Okemos Road Okemos. WaterWonderlandChorus.org.

GTG Fest Day 2, 7 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

DJ, 8 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd.

The Knock Offs, 9 p.m. Colonial Bar, 3425 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.

DJ Fudgie, 10 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.

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

Brother Jack, with Corban Robbe, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 142 Kent St.

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

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

Bobby Standall, 6 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

New Rule, 6 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

David Shelby, 8:15 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

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

Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.


Theater

Pulp. Who-dun-it-science-fiction caper. 3 and 8 p.m. $27-30. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.

Freakshow Film Festival. 9 p.m. FREE. Windwalker Gallery, 125 S. Cochran Charlotte. ow.ly/bBVx304JFlp

Burn This. Trio of friends cope with the death of a friend. 8-10 p.m. $12/$10 seniors and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

None of the Above. Snappy comedy about student and tutor. 8 p.m. $10/$5 students. Black Box Theatre, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488, lcc.edu/cma/events.

Events

Builder's Club. Ages 6-18 explore puppets and work of Jim Henson and Tim Burton. 4-6 p.m. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E. Jefferson St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-7014, grandledge.lib.mi.us.

Fiddle Scouts: Drumming with Lori Fithianin. 10-11:15 a.m. $3-5 per child. MSU Community Music School, 841 Timberlane St., East Lansing.

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

Coyote Wisdom Open House. Bagpipes, drums, belly dancers and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Coyote Wisdom, 2442 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing.

Second Saturday Supper. Baked chicken dinner, all are welcome. 5-6:15 p.m. $9/$5 kids. Mayflower Congregational Church, 2901 W Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-3139.

Stewardship Morning. Volunteers can help maintain the park. 9-11 a.m. FREE. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.

Arts

Sunset Clay Studios presents DEMO DAY. Artists show off how they make their work. 12-6 p.m. FREE. Sunset Clay Studio, 1820 Sunset Ave, Lansing. (517) 282-9850, ow.ly/l0gr304JGI0.

Williamston Pop Up Art & Crafts Show. Wide range of mediums from local artisans. 11-6 p.m. FREE. Keller's Plaza Upstairs, 107 S. Putnam Williamston. (517) 485-6277.

Sunday, October 9

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

Justin Emerich, trumpet. With Derek Polischuk, piano. 3 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu/event-listing.

Lou and Peter Berryman. Folk duo performs evening concert. 7 p.m. $15 advance/$18 at door. The Peoples Church of East Lansing, 200 W. Grand River Ave. East Lansing. (517) 332-5073, thepeopleschurch.com.

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

Events

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

Autumn Color Walk. Guided discovery walk with a naturalist. 3-4 p.m. $3/$5 per family. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866. bit.ly/HNCprg

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.

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.

Youth Explosion Sunday. Youth church service with hip-hop artists, camo attire. 10:30 a.m. FREE. Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 5200 Pleasant Grove Road, Lansing. (517) 882-8012, prbclansing.org.


Theater

Pulp. Who-dun-it-science-fiction caper. 2 p.m. $27. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.

Punk Rock. British students challenge the establishment and themselves. 2 p.m. $15. Studio 60 Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-6690, theatre.msu.edu.

Burn This. Trio of friends cope with the death of a friend. 2 p.m. $12/$10 seniors and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

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