Good day and happy weekend.
The East Lansing Public Library, following some extended closures due to its recent year-long renovation, is back and better than ever. Now that renovations are complete, the Friends of the East Lansing Public Library is able to use the space for its annual book sale. Thousands of books of all genres are available. On Saturday, children books are $0.25, paperbacks are $0.50 and adult hardcover books are $1. Sunday is bag day, and shoppers can take home as many books as they can stuff into a provided bag for $4. Money raised supports library programs for the community. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Three Broadway singers share the stage with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra Saturday for an evening of classic ‘60s tunes. The vocalists, Derrick Baskin, Bradley Dean and Edward Watts, have appeared on Broadway shows like “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” “Scandalous” and “Spamalot.” Saturday’s program includes hits like “It’s Not Unusual,” “Respect,” “La Bamba” and more. The show is the first of the orchestra’s pops series for the 2016-2017 season, which continues in December with a holiday program. 8 p.m. $20-50. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 487-5001, lansingsymphony.org.
What better way to get in the Halloween spirit than a jaunt through the cemetery? The Friends of Lansing’s Historic Cemeteries hosts its annual 5K Race to Restore at Mt. Hope Cemetery Saturday. The organization raises funds to protect and preserve Lansing’s three city-owned cemeteries. Proceeds from the race go toward restoring damaged monuments on the grounds. Participants are welcome to run or to walk, and the fastest racers are awarded medals. Race t-shirts are available for $7. Application forms can be picked up at Mt. Hope Cemetery’s office, at Greater Lansing Monuments Inc. or at Smith Floral, or participants can sign up online. 10 a.m. $30. Mt. Hope Cemetery, 1800 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing. ow.ly/5ano305c2CM.
You may encounter kids in critter costumes prowling among the regular animal residents at Potter Park Zoo Saturday and Sunday. The zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo Halloween festivities return with crafts, a straw maze, animal presentations, hayrides and more. Additional tickets can be purchased for certain activities and snacks, including the Dunk the Witch game, cider and donuts and a Wheel of Fortune. Costumes are encouraged. Noon-5 p.m. See web for admission prices. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Lansing. (517) 483- 4222, potterparkzoo.org.
For more local events, see below.
Saturday, October 22
Classes and Seminars
Tai Chi at the Park. Free class for beginning and experienced tai chi players. 9-10 a.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing (517) 272-9379.
Zen Doodling. Introduction to art with gel pens. For ages 12 and up. 4-6 p.m. $15. Keys to Creativity, 5746 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. (517) 657-2770, keystocreativity.net.
Literature and Poetry Bath Township Library Center-Book Club. October read: "Andy Warhol Was A Hoarder" by Claudia Kalb. 2-3 p.m. FREE. Bath Township Library Center, 14033 Webster Road, Bath. friendsbtlc.com/ events.html.
Concert for Homeless Veterans. Featuring Phil Denny, 496 West, Taylor Taylor and Deaon. 5 p.m. Cooley Law School Stadium, 505 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing. nationalnov.org.
Oh What a Night! Music of the '60s. Performance of music from the ‘60s. 8-10 p.m. $20-$50. Wharton Center for Performing Arts, 750 E Shaw Ln, East Lansing. (517) 487-5001, lansingsymphony.org.
State Singers and University Chorale. 8 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/FREE for students. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu/event-listing.
Halloween Art Fix, 9 p.m. Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Red Wolf Band, 9 p.m. Colonial Bar, 3425 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lansing.
Greg Smith, 9 p.m. Darb's Tavern, 117 S. Cedar St., Mason.
DJ Fudgie, 10 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St., Lansing.
Summer of Sol, 9:30 p.m. Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Rush Clement and Ron Bretz, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 142 Kent St., Portland.
Star Farm, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Rittz Jarren Benton, 8 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Dan Andriano, 7:30 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
Good Cookies, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Summer Son, 8:15 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Highway,
The Rotations, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.
Bedtime Stories (As Told By My Dad)(Who Messed Them Up). 3-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. $7/$5 students and seniors. 2/42 Community Building, 2630 Bennett Road Okemos. (517) 339-2145., mmft.org.
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
Freakshow Film Festival. 9 p.m. FREE. Windwalker Gallery, 125 S. Cochran, Charlotte.
Are You Being Served? British comedy based on TV show. 8 p.m. $15/$12 seniors and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
Boo at the Zoo. Halloween-themed activities. 12-5 p.m. See web for admission prices. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4222, potterparkzoo.org.
Halloween Adventures. Kid-friendly Halloween fun and games with hayride. 10-5 p.m. $6. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
Afternoon Tea. Social tea and pie sale. Reservation required. 2-4 p.m. $12. First Christian Church, 1001 Chester Road, Lansing. (517) 482-6063.
Curator-led Exhibition Tour. Curator-led exhibition tour of "Up Cloche: Fashion, Feminism, Modernity." 2:30-3:30 p.m. FREE. MSU Museum, 409 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 355-2370, museum.msu.edu.
FOHL Fall Used Book Sale. Hardcover, paperback, DVDs, CDs and more. No scanners. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Haslett Library Building, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett.
Free Public Tours. 1 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. broadmuseum.msu.edu.
Friends of East Lansing Public Library Big Book Sale. Books of all genres in good condition. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 332-3106.
Halloween Object 3D Print It. Ages 8-13 use 3D printer. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries South Lansing Branch, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840.
Harry Potter Party. All ages watch movie, enjoy trivia, treats and a scavenger hunt. Register in person or call. 1-4 p.m. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E. Jefferson St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627- 7014, grandledge.lib.mi.us.
Impression 5 Science Series: Paper Circuits. Ages 8-12 make a light-up greeting card. 11 a.m.- noon FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Dansville Branch, 1379 E. Mason St. Dansville. (517) 623-6511.
Lansing Gluten Free Bread. Vendors offer gluten-free products with free Celiac Disease screenings. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5 per family. Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 7501 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. (517) 349-0294, lansingglutenfreefair.weebly.com.
Mason Antiques District Harvest Fest. Craft demos, chili cookoff, antique sales and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mason Antiques District, 208 Mason St., Mason. (517) 676-9753, masonantiques.net/events.
Minecraft Free Play. All ages game together. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road Okemos. (517) 347-2021.
Octoberfest Dinner Dance. Roast pork dinner and dance. 5:30-11:30 p.m. $10/$4 kids dinner; $6/kids FREE dance. Lansing Liederkranz Club, 5828 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Lansing. (517) 882-6330, liederkranzclub.org.
Oktoberfest Celebration. Family event with food, beer, music, bonfire and hay rides. 2 p.m.-midnight. FREE. Bengel Wildlife Center, 6830 Drumheller Road, Bath. (517) 641-7677, ow.ly/U9Ky305cddd.
Pumpkin Decorating. Decorate a mini pumpkin to take home. Noon-12:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing.
Samhain Feast Fest Bake Sale. Food, costume contest and psychic readings. 6-10 p.m. $10/$2 kids/ under age 5 FREE. The Light House Chapel, 1501 Windsor St., Lansing.
I.A.M. Ministries Annual Fall Craft Show. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Inner Ascended Masters Ministry, 5705 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 393-3035, lightiam.org.
Weaver's Wonderland Basket Convention Public Days. View exhibits, vendors, get supplies and see basket classes. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Causeway Bay Hotel, 6820 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 694-8123.
Sunday, October 23
Classes and Seminars
Charlotte Yoga Club. Beginner to intermediate. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $5 annually. AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence, 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.
Kintla Yoga Sunday Class. A trauma-informed yoga class for survivors. 3-4 p.m. $15 drop-in/$80 8 Class Package. Good Space Yoga, 2025 Abbot Road #300 East Lansing. (517) 667-0081, kintlayoga.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.
Are You Being Served? British comedy based on TV show. 2 p.m. $15/$12 seniors and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
Bedtime Stories (As Told By My Dad)(Who Messed Them Up). Funny twists on fairy tales. 4:30-5:30 p.m. $7/$5 students and seniors. 2/42 Community Building, 2630 Bennett Road Okemos. (517) 339-2145.
Female version of The Odd Couple. Update of Neil Simon's comic classic. 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. $15 show only/$25 with dessert. $10 show only for kids/$13 with dessert for kids. Waverly East Intermediate, 3131 W. Michigan Ave. Lansing. (517) 599-2779, starlightdinnertheatre.com.
12-Step Meeting. AA/NA/CA all welcome. In room 209. 12 to 1 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St., Lansing.
Boo at the Zoo. Halloween-themed activities. Noon-5 p.m. See web for admission prices. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4222, potterparkzoo.org.
Mason Antiques District Harvest Fest. Craft demos, chili cookoff, antique sales and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mason Antiques District, 208 Mason St., Mason. 517-676-9753, masonantiques.net/events.
Friends of East Lansing Public Library Big Book Sale. Books of all genres in good condition. 1-4 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 332-3106. 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. Topic: Can we have a Just and Vibrant Economy? 5 p.m. Finley's American Grill, 6300 S. Cedar Street, Lansing. (517) 914-2278, atheists.meetup.com/453/
East Lansing Farmer's Market. Growers-only market with produce, beef, artisan bread, cheese and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Valley Court Park, 400 Hillside Court, East Lansing. cityofeastlansing.com/ farmersmarket.
Family History Hunt Live Results Show. Family history results revealed in a Genealogy Road Showinspired finale. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries South Lansing Branch, 3500 S. Cedar St. Lansing.
Lansing Area Sunday Swing Dance. At 6 p.m. $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, ow.ly/2VGl304fahD.
Polish Dance Party. Music provided by Happy Tymes. Food available for purchase. 2-6 p.m. $5/$15 per family. Federated Polish Home, 1030 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing.
True Colors of an Unlimited Palette. Decorating pumpkins. Registration required. 2-4 p.m. $15. Financial aid available. Studio Retreat and Art Gallery, 316 N. Clinton Ave., Saint Johns. (517) 381-1410, disabilitiesministries.org.