Oct. 15 2016 12:01 AM

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

Good day and happy weekend.

Boys and ghouls of all ages are invited to celebrate Halloween at a spooky-themed convention at the Lansing Center. How-To Halloween, a do-it-yourself celebration of all things creepy and creative, offers over fifty activities, including games, live music and “Ghostbusters” and “Star Wars” characters. Local crafters and other vendors peddle witchy wares and host workshops for budding artisans. Costumes are, of course, encouraged. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $7/$30 per family of six. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 204-6119, how-tohalloween.com.

Movie zombies want to feast on your brains, but a group of local zombies would rather give back to the community. That’s the case for the hoard of zombies stalking the streets of downtown Lansing Sunday. Participants are invited to dress in their creepiest zombie gear and grossest makeup and join in on a walk down Michigan Avenue. Though there is no fee to join, but participating zombies are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Noon. FREE, non-perishable food donations welcome. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 204- 6119, facebook.com/lansingzombiewalk.

Singer/songwriter duo Tom Heideman and Mary Koenigsknecht headline an evening of music, poetry and mini-plays at Riverwalk Theatre Saturday. The couple performs their own original folk music, as well as popular covers and show tunes. Local actors — including Jane and Mark Zussman, Rick and LeAnn Dethlefsen, Angela Dill, Jeff Magnuson and Amy Winchell — take to the stage to perform the poetry and plays of Michigan writer David James. Some of the work to be shared contains adult language. Proceeds from the event benefit the Riverwalk Theatre. 8 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.


Saturday, October 15

Classes and Seminars

Lansing Area Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Support Group. Info and support for patients. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FREE. Sparrow Professional Building, 1200 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 393-9747.

Seven Faces of Racism. Anti-racism training featuring Dr. Freya A. Rivers and Angela Rivers. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Faith Lutheran Church, 4515 Dobie Road, Okemos. (517) 349-0620, faithlutheranokemos.org.

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.

Theater

Mamma Mia! ABBA-inspired musical. 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets from $41. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. whartoncenter.com.

Female version of The Odd Couple. Update of Neil Simon's comic classic. 6:30-9:45 p.m. Show only: $15/$10 children. With dinner: $33-36/$20 children. Waverly East Intermediate School, 3131 W. Michigan Avenue, Lansing. (517) 599-2779, starlightdinnertheatre.com.

Riverwalk Musical-Stage Reading Fundraiser. Music performed and local actors read from plays and poetry. 8-10 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

Events

How-To Halloween. Halloween convention with vendors, contests, workshops and panels. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $7. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 204-6119, how-tohalloween.com.

Annual Antique Harvest Festival. Two-day sale of antiques and unique items in historic barn. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Centennial Farm Antiques, 4410 W. Howe Road, Dewitt. (517) 669-5096, http://ow.ly/Vmz6304Y8m5.

Babysitting Workshop. Ages 12-18 learn CPR, first aid and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $30. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E Jefferson St., Grand Ledge. grandledge.lib.mi.us.

Citizens for Prison Reform Annual Meeting and Dinner. Program on restorative justice with Judge Deborah Thomas and Greta Trice. 5:30-8 p.m. $12 suggested donation. Unitarian Universalist Church, 5509 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (259) 339-0606, micpr.org.

Contra, Square and English Dances. All dances taught to live music. No partner needed. 7-10 p.m. $12/$10 members/$5 students and first timers. Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing. (517) 614-5858, tenpoundfiddle.org.

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

Grand Ledge Color Cruise/Ledges Tour. Naturalist-guided river cruise and walk. 1:30 p.m. $4 boat ride. FREE walk. Island Park, 204 W. River St., Grand Ledge. ow.ly/Wqwj304sAag.

Holidays in Haslett 24th Annual Craft Show. With over 160 crafters and door prizes. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Haslett High School, 5450 Marsh Road, Haslett. (517) 599-5498.

Lansing Hot Cider Hustle. 10 Mile & 5K run/walk. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Hawk Island County Park, E. Cavanaugh Road, Lansing. (224) 757-5425. lansinghotciderhustle.com

Music

The Dark Arts of Michigan, 8 p.m.The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

Homespun, 9 p.m.Colonial Bar, 3425 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

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

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

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

Mark Sala, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 142 Kent St.

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

Broccoli Samurai, 9 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.

SWEF Charity METAL FEST, 3 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

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

Hoosier Highway, 8:15 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

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

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


Sunday, October 16

Classes and Seminars

C Division Advanced Speaker Toastmasters Open House. Learn to give longer speeches and evaluations. 9:30-11:45 a.m. FREE. Dart Bank lower level auditorium, 1020 Charlevoix Dr., Grand Ledge. 517-896-4091, 5799.toastmastersclubs.org.

Annual Antique Harvest Festival. Two-day sale of antiques and unique items in historic barn. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Centennial Farm Antiques, 4410 W. Howe Road, Dewitt. (517) 669-5096, http://ow.ly/Vmz6304Y8m5.

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

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

Lansing Zombie Walk. Dress as a zombie and walk through downtown Lansing. Noon. FREE, non-perishable food donations welcome. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 204-6119, facebook.com/lansingzombiewalk.

How-To Halloween. Halloween convention with vendors, contests, workshops and panels. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $7. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 204-6119, how-tohalloween.com.

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

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.

Theater

Mamma Mia! ABBA-inspired musical. 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets from $41. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. whartoncenter.com.

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