Dec. 17 2016 12:01 AM

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

Good day and happy weekend.

Santa doesn't get to hog all the milk and cookies this year. Dogs and their owners can drop by any Soldan's Pet Supplies locations Saturday for some free treats. Locally-baked snacks from Riker's Dog Treats and Answers goat milk are on the menu for dogs, while humans can enjoy eggnog and cookies. Non-canine pets are welcome to enjoy Riker's cookie crumble topping. Holiday attire is encouraged but not required; limit of one serving per pet. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All Soldan's locations, see web for addresses. soldanspet.com.

The Broad Art Museum invites students and families to get cozy in its education wing with some hot cocoa and holiday tunes. Local singers Twyla Birdsong, Benjamin Hall and Julianna Wilson and keyboardist Corey Kendrick perform seasonal tunes, and visitors can work on winter-inspired art activities. MSU’s jazz faculty supergroup presents an evening of swingin’ seasonal hits Saturday. “My colleagues and I really enjoy getting to play our holiday favorites to finish off the semester and ring in the holiday season," said Rodney Whitaker, artistic director for the group and director of jazz studies at the College of Music. In addition to Whitaker on bass, the group features trumpeter Etienne Charles, drummer Randy Gelispie, tenor saxophonist Diego Rivera, pianist Xavier Davis, guitarist Randy Napoleon and trombonist Michael Dease. 8 p.m. $20/$18 seniors/$10 students. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353- 5340, music.msu.edu. Saturday, 3-5 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-4800, broadmuseum.msu.edu.

If you think being on Santa’s nice list is overrated, burlesque variety show Tease A Gogo offers a naughty evening of burlesque, drag, circus-style sideshows and more. Hosted by Naughty Autie, the evening features performers like Vivacious Miss Audacious, Kitty Hawk, Ed Venture and more. Holiday and/or circus attire is encouraged, and attendees can immortalize their festive getups in a free photo booth provided by Kendall D. Lartigue Photography. Saturday, 9 p.m. $12/$10 adv. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. teaseagogo.com.

MSU’s jazz faculty supergroup, the Professors of Jazz, presents an evening of swingin’ seasonal hits Saturday. “My colleagues and I really enjoy getting to play our holiday favorites to finish off the semester and ring in the holiday season," said Rodney Whitaker, artistic director for the group and director of jazz studies at the College of Music. In addition to Whitaker on bass, the group features trumpeter Etienne Charles, drummer Randy Gelispie, tenor saxophonist Diego Rivera, pianist Xavier Davis, guitarist Randy Napoleon and trombonist Michael Dease. Saturday, 8 p.m. $20/$18 seniors/$10 students. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353- 5340, music.msu.edu.

The holidays are a time for hope and goodwill, and this extends to our animal companions as well. To help every animal in its shelter find a home for the season, the Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter is pulling an all-nighter, extending its hours in hopes of luring potential pet owners. Reduced adoption rates are available during the event. To see some of the animals currently available at the shelter, see the Pet Page ad on page 2 of this week's City Pulse issue. 11 a.m. Saturday-4 a.m. Sunday. Ingham County Animal Control, 600 Curtis St., Mason. (517) 676-8370, ac.ingham.org.

For more local events, see below.

Saturday, December 17

Classes and Seminars

C Division Advanced Speakers Toastmasters. Theme of "Reflection." 9:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. Dart Bank, 1020 Charlevoix Drive, Grand Ledge. (517) 896-4091, 5799.toastmastersclubs.org.

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.

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.

Music

Sistrum Bright and Gay Cabaret. Concert by women's choir. 3 p.m. $15. Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. sistrum.org.

Breath of Heaven. Choir and string quartet, with dessert reception. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Okemos Community Church, 4734 Okemos Road, Okemos. okemoscommunitychurch.org.

Grand Ledge Holiday Wishes. Christmas music and holiday cheer for the Grand Ledge Food Bank. 7 p.m. $8/$10 at door. Grand Ledge High School, 820 Spring St., Grand Ledge.

MSUFCU Showcase Series: A Jazzy Little Christmas. With the MSU Professors of Jazz. 8 p.m. $20/$18 seniors/$10 students and kids. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu.

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

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

I Prevail, 6:30 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.

Flash Photography, 7 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

Spoonful, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

Alistair, 8 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

The New Rule, 8 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

Rush Clement, 8 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.

LOCASH, 8:15 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.


Theater

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. Broadway musical comedy about an heir to a family fortune. 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets from $41. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

Freakshow Film Festival. Screening of "Silent Night, Deadly Night." 9 p.m. FREE. Windwalker Gallery, 125 S. Cochran St., Charlotte. facebook.com/FreakshowFilmFest.

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

Events

Drop-in Wycinanki Craft. Make a wintry paper cutting craft while supplies last. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351, cadl.org.

Drop-in Ornament Making. All ages can make holiday ornament with provided supplies. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5185, cadl.org.

Family Tree Talk. Bring family photos and flash drive to search ancestry.com Library Edition. 2-5 p.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840, cadl.org.

Free Milk & Cookies for Pets. Dog- and human-friendly treats. 11-3 a.m. FREE. All Soldan's locations, see web for addresses. soldanspet.com.

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

Holiday Storytime. Stories, activities and refreshments for ages 3 and up. 11 a.m.-noon. FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511, cadl.org.

ICACS Holiday All Nighter. Animal shelter offers reduced adoption rates. 11 a.m.-4 a.m. Ingham County Animal Control, 600 Curtis St., Mason. (517) 676-8370, ac.ingham.org.

Tease A Gogo Christmas Circus. Burlesque variety show. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $10 in advance/$12 at door. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing. teaseagogo.com.


Sunday, December 18

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 how to juggle. From 2 to 4 p.m. FREE. Orchard Street Pumphouse, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing. (517) 371-5119.

Kendo Martial Art Class. Martial arts practice group. 10-11:30 a.m. $5. Westside Community YMCA, 3700 Old Lansing Road, Lansing. (269) 425-6677, koyokai.wordpress.com/about.

Events

Holiday Peace Party and Pop-Up Market. Live music and local goods sold for local causes. 3 p.m.-2 a.m. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. ow.ly/Q1Mf30738y0.

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

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

LCC Dance Open House. LCC's jazz, tap, ballet, and modern dance classes. 4 p.m. FREE. Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488, lcc.edu/showinfo.


Music

Grand Ledge Holiday Wishes. Christmas music and holiday cheer for the Grand Ledge Food Bank. 2 p.m. $8/$10 at door. Grand Ledge High School, 820 Spring St., Grand Ledge.

Theater

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. Broadway musical comedy about an heir to a family fortune. 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets from $41. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

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