Good day and happy weekend.
The victors of Capital Area Blues Society's Blues Brawl are headed to Memphis for the 2017 International Blues Challenge, and local blues fans can help send them on their way. A fundraising concert for Blues Brawl winners Martila Sanders & Gee-Q comes to the Green Door Blues Bar Sunday. Sanders, a Battle Creek native, began singing blues when the members of Gee-Q approached her at an open mic in 2009. Also performing Sunday are Matchette & Frog and The Lansing Blues All-Stars. The International Blues Challenge takes place at the end of this month on the historic Beale Street in Memphis. 4-8 p.m. $10/children FREE with adult. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-6376, facebook.com/cabsblues.
For more local events, see below.
Saturday, January 14
Classes and Seminars
Cross Country Ski Class. Class with expert naturalist. 9:30-11:30 a.m. $15/$20 with equipment rentals. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
Personal Book Collecting for Everyone. Edwina Murphy presents on the details of book collecting. 1-2:30 p.m. FREE. Library of Michigan, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. ow.ly/6xmH307P6ev.
Snowshoe Class. With tips from expert instructor. Rentals available. 1-3 p.m. $15/$20 with equipment rentals. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
Literature and Poetry
Books and Bagels. "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry. Registration required. 2-3 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
DJClarinet at Lansing City Market. Celebrate the new year with music. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-7460, ow.ly/DumD307wZ3w.
Elvis Birthday Show. Featuring world champions Matt King and Travis Morris. 7 p.m. Masonic Lodge, 840 Columbia St., Mason. (517) 676-1721.
Tell Yo Mama and Fried Egg Nebula. Two bands perform. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $1/$8 adv. Michigan Princess Riverboat, 3004 W. Main St., Lansing. (517) 885-8318.
Desmond Jones, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
Rob K., 8 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave.
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.
DJ Fudgie, 10 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.
Smooth Daddy, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Erik Griffin, 7 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.,
The Lurking Corpses, 4 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Off The Ledge, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
The New Rule, 8 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Showdown, 8 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
David Shelby, 4 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
The Rotations, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.
Beautiful: The Carol King Musical. Story of songwriting star. 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets from $41. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.
Number the Stars Special Event. All of Us Express children's theater previews "Number the Stars." 1-2 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
The Hemingway Play. Four depictions of famed author at different points in his life. 7-9 p.m. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
Coloring Party for Grown-ups. Relax and express creativity through coloring. 3-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos.
Eric Griffin (of Workaholics) Standup Comedy. With Mike Stanley and Aaron Putnam. 6 and 9 p.m. $20. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. theloftlansing.com.
Lansing Record and CD Show. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE/$7 for early access. University Quality Inn, 3121 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. rerunrecords.com.
Planes, Trains & Automobile Storytime. Ages 2 and up enjoy stories, activities and snacks. 11 a.m.-noon. FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511, cadl.org.
Second Saturday Supper. Baked chicken dinner with sides. All are welcome. 5-6:15 p.m. Mayflower Congregational Church, 2901 W. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-3139, mayflowerchurch.com.
A Celebration of Jazz. Artist Reception for Mike Scieszka, artist inspired by colorful riffs of jazz. 5:30-8 p.m. FREE. Eggleston Gallery, 14035 Webster Road, Bath. egglestongallery.com.
Sunday, January 15
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. 2-4 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.
MSU Artist-Faculty Series sponosred by WKAR: Tasha Warren, clarinet. 7 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students and kids FREE. Cook Recital Hall, MSU Music Building, 333 West Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu/event-listing.
The Alpenhorn in Recital. Recital with horns used by Swiss herders and mountaineers. 3-4 p.m. FREE. Okemos Presbyterian Church, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos.
Beautiful: The Carol King Musical. Story of songwriting star. 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets from $41. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.
Comedy Coven Presents: Jamie Loftus. First show in new comedy series. 8 p.m. $10. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. ow.ly/MqAU307IHyo.
Game of Thrones Trivia Night. Live music to follow. 6-9 p.m. $10 per team. Michigan Princess Riverboat, 3004 W. Main St., Lansing. (517) 885-8318.
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 and Elmo take imaginary trip to the moon. 2-3:30 p.m. $3-4. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4676.