Good day and happy weekend.
Women and allies from all over Michigan symbolically “march” for equality and inclusion Saturday at the Capitol. The Women’s March on Lansing describes itself as “a peaceful demonstration in opposition to the wave of hate crimes and violence and threats of official discrimination that have proliferated following the election.” The rally includes speakers like former Michigan Rep. Lisa Brown, Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum and gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer, as well as a performance by the Sistrum’s Women’s choir. 1-3 p.m. Michigan State Capitol, 100 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. marchonlansing.org.
For more local events, see below.
Saturday, January 21
Classes and Seminars
C Division Advanced Speakers Toastmasters. Learn to speak in front of audience and receive speech evaluations. 9:30-11:45 a.m. FREE. Dart Bank, 1020 Charlevoix Drive, Grand Ledge. (517) 896-4091, 5799. toastmastersclubs.org.
Studio Teacher Workshop. Workshop for music teachers on marketing, curriculum and more. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. Marshall Music, 3240 E. Saginaw St., Lansing. capitalareamta.org.
Literature and Poetry
Children's Social Justice Reading Group. Kids read, discuss books with MSU faculty. 10:30 a.m.-noon. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Evergreen Haiku Study Group. All writers are welcome. 10 a.m.-noon. Snyder C301, 362 Bogue St., East Lansing. (517) 884-1932.
Hoist: A Tribute to Phish. Featuring Fried Egg Nebula, Electric Jug Band and more. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $8 in advance/$10 at door. Michigan Princess Riverboat, 3004 W. Main St., Lansing. (517) 885-8318.
Desmond Jones, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
Darrin Larner, 8 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave.
Jammin' DJ, 9 p.m. Coach's, 6201 Bishop Rd
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.
DJ Fudgie, 10 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.
The Knock Offs, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
The Blackbirds, 7 p.m Gallery Brewery, 142 Kent St.
Global Village, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Xplozivo DJ E-NYCE, 7 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.,
Bobby Knucklez / Jaqadeliq, 7 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Stan Craig Band, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
Bobby Standall, 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.
Calling Doctor Howard, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.
A Sound Called Unity: The Twelve Powers. Documentary on Unity churches. 7-9 p.m. $10. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes St., Lansing. (517) 371-3010, unitylansing.org.
Dinner Dance. Roast pork dinner with dancing afterwards. 5:30-11:30 p.m. $10/$4 kids; $6/kids FREE for only dance portion. Lansing Liederkranz Club, 5828 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing.
Family Tree Talk. "Using the Family Search Wiki," presented by Director of the Lansing Family History Center. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840.
Healing Fair. Spiritual healing, energy alignment, soul reading and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Non-perishable food donation/healing sessions $15. Inner Ascended Masters Ministry, 5705 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 455-3902, lightiam.org.
What A Joke Fest. Comedy benefit for the ACLU. 7:30-10 p.m. $10. MICA Gallery, 1210 N. Turner St., Lansing. (517) 371-4600, ow.ly/kXR4307WIgS
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.
Sunday, January 22
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.
Family Symphony Series. Members of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra present short concert for kids, with a craft. 3-4 p.m. FREE. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing.
Organ Re-dedication and Celebration Service. Program of organ and flute music, followed by reception. 3 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 501 W. Saginaw St., Lansing. (517) 372-1631.
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.
Winter Walkabout. Break the winter doldrums with a naturalist-guided walk. 2-3 p.m. $3/$7 per family. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
The Hemingway Play. Four depictions of famed author at different points in his life. 2 p.m. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
True Colors of an Unlimited Palette. "Making Colorful Mandalas for Mindfulness" for all ages and abilities. 2-5 p.m. $20. Studio Retreat and Art Gallery, 316 N. Clinton Ave., Saint Johns. (517) 381-1410, disabilitiesministries.org.