Good day on this partly cloudy Friday.
Winter may be here, but Lansing Community College's Theatre Program offers a warm and magical escape. LCC's production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" kicks off Friday, directed by Andy Callis and starring actors from the department's third semester Shakespeare studio. The play follows the marriages and mischief surrounding young lovers, actors and fairies in a forest outside of ancient Athens. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $5-$10 requested donation. Black Box Theatre, Gannon Building, 422 N. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 483- 1488, lcc.edu/showinfo.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
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.
Palatte to Palate. Painting class. 7-9:30 p.m. $28/$50 pairs. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643, reachstudioart.org.
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.
LCC Jazz Band. Directed by Jon Gewirtz. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Dart Auditorium, Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. lcc.edu/ showinfo.
Songs of Christmas. With the Men of Orpheus male chorus. 7 p.m. Free will offering. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.
Mason Orchestral Society Concert. With guest violin soloist Oleg Bezuglov. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. St. James Church, 1010 S. Lansing St. Mason. masonorchestras.org.
Rufus Reid. MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence performs. 8 p.m. $15/$12 seniors/$5 students. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu/eventlisting.
Make the Season Bright. Owosso Civi Players annual holiday show. 7 p.m. $21.50/$19.50 students and seniors/$11.50 children. The Lebowsky Center, 122 E. Main St., Owosso. (989) 723- 4003, owossoplayers.com.
Cathie Ryan Presents 'The Winter's Heart.' Irish music celebrating Celtic Christmas traditions. 7:30 p.m. $20/$18 members/$5 students. MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 337- 7744, tenpoundfiddle.org.
The Stickarounds, 8 p.m. Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Rush Clement, 9 p.m. Buddies, 1937 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos.
DJ SmAsh, 9 p.m. Classic Bar & Grill, 16219 Old US 27,
Smash Alley, 9 p.m. Colonial Bar & Grill, 3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Lansing
Showdown, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Rachel Curtis, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave., East Lansing
Russell Dickerson, 7 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
Jimi Kanklez, 8 p.m. 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
Good Cookies, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
The New Rule, 8 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road, East Lansing
Bobby Standall, 8 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Elkabong, 8 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy,
A Midsummer Night's Dream. Directed by Andy Callis. 8 p.m. $5-10 donation. Black Box Theatre, 411 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488, lcc.edu/ showinfo.
Festival of Trees. Showcase of holiday trees. 5-8 p.m. $5/kids FREE. Turner-Dodge House, 100 N. East St., Lansing.
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.
67th Warren Miller Ski Movie. Screening of "Here, There & Everywhere." 7-9 p.m. $10 in advance/$11 via PayPal/$15 at door. Okemos High School, 2500 Jolly Road, Okemos. (517) 663-1854, jugandmug.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.
Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15 game together. Call to register. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363.