Good day on this cold and cloudy Friday.
The Arts Council of Greater Lansing brings its traveling pop-up art festival, Arts Night Out, back to its home base in Old Town this month. The event hops around, visiting different neighborhoods on the first Friday of each month. Local businesses turn into art galleries and performance spaces for the evening. This month's venues include Absolute Gallery, MICA Gallery, Grace Boutique and more. The Arts Council office hosts artist Jessica Kovan, whose multimedia paintings and collages spread messages through color, design and text. 5 p.m. FREE. Old Town, Lansing. Call or see web for participating locations. (517) 372-4636, myartsnightout.com.
A new platform for gospel, hip-hop and other entertainment launches today at the Robin Theatre. The first edition of #SoundCheck features Jackson-based singer Shantelle Hawkins, a Rhythm of Gospel Awards nominee. Comedian Daryl Watts also makes an appearance, along with several special guests. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments are available. 8 p.m. $1/$10 adv. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 977-7356, therobintheatre.com.
For more local events, see below.
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.
Conspicuous Bystanders, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
Joe Persico, 9 p.m. Buddies - Holt, 2040 N Aurelius Rd
Rush Clement, 9 p.m. Buddies - Okemos, 1937 W Grand River Ave
Lee Groove, 9 p.m. Classic Bar & Grill, 16219 Old US 27
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.
Sarah Brunner, 6 p.m. Eaton Rapids Craft Co., 204 N Main St.
Showdown, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Karaoke, 7:30 p.m. Grand Cafe/Sir Pizza, 201 E. Grand River Ave.
Homegrown Throwdown 1, 6:30 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.,
Winter Wonder LAN, 7 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Isolated Incident, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
Chris Laskos, 8 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road
Life Support, 8 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
The New Rule, 8 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Brian Lorente & the Usual Suspects, 4 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Ice Worlds. Examination of icy ecosystems and ice on other planets. 8-9:30 p.m. $3-4. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. ow.ly/S30L307wkTS.
Little Builders. Ages 5 and under play with chunky building sets. 10:30-11:15 a.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840.
Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15 game together. Call to register. 6:15-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088.
Video Game Night. Ages 8-18 game tournament-style. Call to register. 5-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351.