Dec. 16 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this freezing Friday.

Lansing women's chorus Sistrum presents its annual cabaret-style holiday concert, this year under the guidance of its new artistic director, DeWitt Public Schools choral conductor Meghan Eldred. The concert features music celebrating several religious traditions, including new and classic tunes, as well as works inspired by the poetry of Robert Frost and Sara Teasdale. Audience members are invited to join on several numbers, and American Sign Language interpretation is provided for both concerts. $15 /$100 for table of eight. 7 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Saturday. Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. sistrum.org.

Holiday music comes alive at Riverwalk Theatre this weekend as two local dance groups team up for a special holiday show. Happendance, one of the longest running modern dance companies in Michigan, and MSU Orchesis, a student dance organization, come together to perform a seasonal concert on Riverwalk's intimate stage. Dancers are set to perform several short pieces, ranging from classical ballet to contemporary dance and hip hop. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $15/$10 seniors, students and military. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

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.

Mud & Mug. Pottery course. 7-10 p.m. $25. 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.

Music

LCC Rock Band. Directed by Chris Rollins. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing. (517) 483-1488, lcc.edu/showinfo.

Sistrum Bright and Gay Cabaret. Concert by women's choir. 7 p.m. $15. Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. sistrum.org.

Mason Orchestral Society Holiday Concert. Featuring 'Carol of the Bells,' 'White Christmas' and others. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 955 Alton Road East Lansing. (517) 351-7215, masonorchestras.org.

The Coffeehouse at All Saints. Musical/spoken word showcase 7:30-9:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. madmimi.com/s/05f514.

Past Tense, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

John Persico, 9 p.m. Buddies - Okemos, 1937 W Grand River Ave

Lee Groove, 9 p.m. Classic Bar & Grill, 16219 Old US 27

Blue Haired Bettys, 9 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd.

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

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.

Darrin Larner, 6 p.m. Eaton Rapids Craft Co., 204 N Main St.

DJ Fudgie, 9 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.

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

Karaoke, 7:30 p.m. Grand Cafe/Sir Pizza, 201 E. Grand River Ave.

Alistair, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave.,

Cheap Girls & Wally Pleasant, 7 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.

Speak Easy, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

Freddie Cunningham Blues Band, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

The New Rule, 8 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

Life Support, 8 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.


Theater

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. Broadway musical comedy about an heir to a family fortune. 8 p.m. Tickets from $41. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

Happendance & MSU Orchesis. Holiday Dance Celebration. 8-10 p.m. $15/$10 seniors. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700.

Subtext. 1st Semester Theatre Studio Play. 8 p.m. FREE. Black Box Theatre, 411 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. lcc.edu/showinfo.

Events

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.

Howl at the Moon: Guided Night Walk. Dogs on non-retractable leashes welcome. 7-8 p.m. $3. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.

Jingle Bell Storytime. Merry tales and sing-a-long songs for ages 2-6. Call to register. 10:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088, cadl.org.

Minecraft Game Night Using a Library Computer. Ages 8-15 game together. Call to register. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351, cadl.org.