Good day on this sunny Friday.
While U.S. citizens go to the polls next week to decide the next president, Soldan's Pet Supplies is running an election to settle an age-old debate: cats or dogs? The pet store's Dogs vs. Cats Presidential Race allows visitors to cast a vote for their preferred pet. As in the actual election, this is race is dominated by two major parties — canines and felines — but any animal can be written in. A $1 fee per vote benefits a Michigan animal shelter or humane society of the voter's choosing, and each voter earns a coupon to use in the store. Pets are welcome to join their owners for a photo/voting booth; “paw-triotic” attire is encouraged. 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. $1. All Soldan's locations; see web for addresses. soldanspet.com.
It's back to home base for Arts Night Out this month as the traveling monthly art event returns to Old Town Friday. Local artists and performers once again turn local businesses into pop-up galleries, allowing attendees a chance to take in some art and mingle with the artists. At least seventeen businesses are hosting artists this time around. Printmaker Kimberly Lavon sets up shop in MessageMakers, and the multimedia work of Ingrid Blixt are on display at the Old Town General Store. At Redhead Design Studio, Jill Freitas shows off her ambitious #the100dayproject, a series of 100 paintings created over 100 consecutive days. Elderly Instruments hosts an old time music jam with the Fabulous Heftones, Chris Rietz and Bruce Sagan. 5 p.m. FREE. Old Town, Lansing (call or see web for participating locations). (517) 372-4636, myartsnightout.com.
For more local events, see below.
Art Show and Sale Gala. Jewelry, ceramics, scarves, ornaments, prints, paintings, fibers and more. 5-9 p.m. FREE. Grove Gallery and Studios, 325 Grove St., East Lansing. (517) 333-7180, grovegalleryandstudios.com.
After School Teen Program. For teens in grades 7-12. 2:30-5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420, elpl.org.
Back to the Moon for Good. Show on space exploration. 8-9 p.m. $3-4. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4672. ow.ly/ SOuP304fb2G.
Dogs vs. Cats Presidential Race. Vote for the best and donate to animal rescue organizations. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. $1 donation. All Soldan's locations,
Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15 game together. Call to register. 6:15-7:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Mason Branch, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 589-9400.
ThanksLansing. Give thanks and celebrate the diversity of Lansing. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $25 suggested donation. Lansing Public Media Center, 2500 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-5090, ow.ly/5pAk305Bqnt.
Classes and Seminars
Gentle Yoga. Relaxing pace class suitable for beginners. 11 a.m.-noon. First class FREE/$5/$3 members. Williamston High School, 3939 Vanneter Road, Williamston.
French Playtime. Playgroup ages 1-6 encouraging French language education. 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. FREE. Aux Petits Soins, 1824 E. Michigan Ave. Suite F, Lansing. (517) 999-7277, apsfrenchclass.com.
Arts Night Out. Monthly travelling arts festival. 5-8 p.m. FREE. Old Town, Lansing. myartsnightout.com.
Greater Lansing Potter's Guild Fall Sale. Mugs, dinnerware, vases, jewelry and more. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 337-1222, glpg.org.
Disgraced. Play about Islamophobia and Muslim- American identity. 8-10 p.m. $15/$10 students and seniors. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. (517) 927-3016, peppermintcreek.org.
Serious Money. Black comedy about love, lust and capitalism. 8 p.m. $15/$10 seniors and LCC faculty/$5 students. lcc.edu/cma/events.
Inherit the Wind. Play based on famous Scopes Monkey Trial. 8 p.m. $9-$16.50. Lebowsky Center, 122 E. Main St., Owosso. (989) 723-4003, owossoplayers.com.