Nov. 19 2016 12:01 AM

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

Good day and happy weekend.

Pulp fiction covers a variety of genres — Western, romance, sci-fi, mystery and more — but it always feels uniquely “pulpy.” Curious Book Shop offers a chance to relive the bygone era of pulp fiction with its semi-annual Classicon, a pulp paperback show highlighting items from the 1920s through the ‘60s. Over 35 vendor tables offer vintage magazines, comic books, digests, paperback novels, pinups, posters and more. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $3. University Quality Inn, 3121 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. curiousbooks.com/classicon.

Blues fans give back to the community Sunday at Breaking Bread with the Blues, an annual pre-Thanksgiving concert that raises money and food donations for the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Read more about the event in this City Pulse article.

While sport leagues and theater companies have already begun their 2016-2017 seasons, Woldumar Nature Center kicks off its Mid-Michigan Bluegrass & Folk Jam season Sunday. The season premier features performances by folk quintet Kari Anne and Lost Creek and traditional bluegrass outfit Out of the Blue. Following the main stage acts is an open mic. Throughout the day, musicians are invited to jam in the lower level of Woldumar’s Big Barn. Bluegrass and Folk Jams are held on the third Sunday of the month. Sunday, 2-6 p.m. FREE, donations welcome. Woldumar Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing Road, Lansing. re-news.net/mmb.

For more local events, see below.

Saturday, November 19

Classes and Seminars

French Playtime. Playgroup ages 1-6 encouraging French language education. 9:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. Aux Petits Soins, 1824 E. Michigan Ave. Suite F, Lansing. (517) 999-7277, apsfrenchclass.com.

French Club for Kids. Activity group for ages 6-12 encouraging French language use. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Aux Petits Soins, 1824 E. Michigan Ave. Suite F, Lansing. (517) 999-7277, apsfrenchclass.com.

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

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.

Choosing Judaism: Conversion and Jewish Identity. With Rabbi Mark Washofsky, Ph.D. 12:15 p.m. Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Road, East Lansing.


Theater

Wicked. Story of the Wicked Witch of the West. 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets from $45. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

The Nerd. Comedy about selflessness and selfishness. 8 p.m. $15. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.

Every Breath You Take by Graham Farrow. Two families deal with their dark connections. 8-10 p.m. $15. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington, Lansing. (517) 775-4246, ixiontheatre.com.

Freakshow Film Festival. Horror film screenings. 9 p.m. FREE. Windwalker Gallery, 125 S. Cochran St., Charlotte. ow.ly/FGMm305c93j.


Events

Classicon 50. Comic, pulp, paperback and glamour art show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $3. University Quality Inn, 3121 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. curiousbooks. com/classicon.html.

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Party. Ages 4 and up enjoy activities and dinner. 11 a.m.-noon FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Dansville Branch, 1379 E. Mason St. Dansville. (517) 623-6511.

Drop-in Thanksgiving Crafts. Make a Thanksgiving craft while supplies last. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. CADL Aurelius, 1939 S. Aurelius Road Mason. (517) 628-3743, cadl.org.

Thanksgiving Wreath Craft. Ages 5 and up make seasonal paper wreath. 2:30-6:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324.

Thanksgiving at Cristo Rey Community Center. Volunteers and food donations needed for meal for those in need. See web link for details. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St., Lansing. (517) 881-9181, ow.ly/ejcq305OBT8.

Come-Write-In Weekend. Tea and coffee provided. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021.

Dinner Dance. Roast pork dinner and dancing to live music. 5:30-11:30 p.m. $10/$4 kids for dinner; $6/kids FREE for dance. Lansing Liederkranz Club, 5828 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 882-6330.

Family Tree Talk. Teens and adults take a field trip to the Library of Michigan. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing.

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

Harry Potter Party. Ages 9 and up enjoy Harry Potter games and crafts. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324.

Haslett Friends' Book Basket Silent Auction. Bid on themed baskets and special books. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324.

Impression 5 Science Series: Paper Circuits. Ages 8-12 make light-up greeting card. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing.

International Game Day. Video, board and cards games galore. Bring handheld consoles. 2:30-4:30 p.m. FREE. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E Jefferson St., Grand Ledge. grandledge.lib.mi.us.

Mini-Golf @ the Library. Putters provided. Register online. 6-8 p.m. DeWitt District Library, 13101 Schavey Road, DeWitt. (517) 669-3156, ow.ly/ OwMe30614sY.

Mobile Food Pantry. Non-perishable food items for those in need. 9-11 a.m. FREE. South Church of the Nazarene, 401 W. Holmes Road, Lansing.

PEC Alternative Holiday Sale. Shop locally, supporting small businesses. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Edgewood United Church, 469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. peaceedcenter@gmail.com.

What a Trip: Migration Campfire. Campfire, educational program and nature walk. 7-8:30 p.m. $3/$5 for family. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.


Sunday, November 20

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.

Do We Have a Right to Die? Physician- Assisted Suicide in Jewish Law. With Rabbi Mark Washofsky, Ph.D. 10 a.m. Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Road, East Lansing.


Music

Breaking Bread with the Blues. Blues concert and food drive. 3-8 p.m. $10 plus food item to donate/FREE for kids. The Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. capitalareablues.org.

MSU Opera Theatre: The Elixir of Love. 3 p.m. $20/$18 seniors/$5 students. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340. music.msu.edu/event-listing.

Mid-Michigan Bluegrass and Folk Jam. 2-6 p.m. $4/$2 seniors suggested donation/kids FREE. Woldumar Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing Road Lansing.

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


Theater

The Nerd. Comedy about selflessness and selfishness. 2 p.m. $15. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.

Every Breath You Take by Graham Farrow. Two families deal with their dark connections. 7-9 p.m. $15. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington, Lansing. (517) 775-4246, ixiontheatre.com.

Wicked. Story of the Wicked Witch of the West. 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets from $45. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.


Events

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil. Secular candlelit vigil with Q&A session. 6-9 p.m. FREE. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 210 W. Saginaw Hwy., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-4539.

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

Thanksgiving at Cristo Rey Community Center. Volunteers and food donations needed for meal for those in need. See web link for details. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St., Lansing. (517) 881-9181, ow.ly/ejcq305OBT8.

Intro to Filmmaking, Part 3. Ages 8 and up learn post-production basics. Call to register. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088.

Lansing Area Sunday Swing Dance. 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.


Arts

Dance In The Gallery. DANCE Lansing: A Community Dance Project performs. 1-2 p.m. FREE. MICA Gallery, 1210 N. Turner St., Lansing. (517) 371- 4600, micagallery.org.

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