Good day and happy weekend.
The Michigan History Center honors those who helped create our state, including settlers, natives, laymen and statesmen, with its Statehood Day celebration. The day’s activities include the premiere of the “MIstories of Michigan” video, bookmaking, historic craft and trade demonstrations and folk tunes by violinist Laurie Sommers. Statehood documents, including Michigan’s first constitution, are on display. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Michigan History Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 373-3559, michigan.gov/mhc.
Lansing native Ramona Collins teams up with LCC’s Faculty Jazz Quartet to honor some of jazz music’s greatest singers. Collins, a busy singer who performs throughout the Midwest, will take on standards originally sung by legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Billie Holiday. The LCC Faculty Jazz Quartet comprises pianist Dennis Therrian, saxophonist Jon Gewirtz, bassist Ed Fedewa and drummer Mike Daniels. The group, which formed in 2007, released its debut album, “No Vacancy,” in 2011. 4 p.m. FREE. Dart Auditorium, 500 Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488, lcc.edu/showinfo.
Aux Petits Soins, Lansing’s only French cultural center and French language immersion program, hosts its inaugural King Cake Party Sunday. “It’s just a good excuse for local Francophiles to get together, eat authentic French pastries and pick up a little French, if they want,” said Gaëlle Cassin-Ross, founder of Aux Petits Soins. The king cake — puff pastry filled with almond paste — is traditionally made to celebrate the new year. Admission includes cake tasting and a glass of non-alcoholic sparkling cider; children’s activities are available. 3-5 p.m. $12/$10 adv./children under 2 FREE. Hannah’s Koney Island, 7940 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 999-7277, apsfrenchclass.com.
For more local events, see below.
Saturday, January 28
Classes and Seminars
Contortion Workshops. Multiple levels of contortion classes for ages 7 and up. Registration required. 11:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Jackson School of the Arts, 634 N. Mechanic St., Jackson. (517) 784-2389, jacksonarts.org.
Reiki One Training. First step in learning to use energy healing technique. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $50. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3, Lansing. (517) 402-6727, willowstickceremonies.com.
Deacon Earl: BAD Brew Bourrbon Winterfest. Live music and 17 specialty brews. 2-7 p.m. Bad Brewing Co., 440 S. Jefferson St., Mason. (517) 676-7664, badbrewing.com.
DJs Ruckus & Lynch (FREE) , 10 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.
Jammin' DJ, 9 p.m. Coach's, 6201 Bishop Rd
Steve Cowles, 9 p.m. Darb's Tavern, 117 S Cedar St
The New Rule, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Dennis Therrien & Mike Elia, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 142 Kent St.
Star Farm, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Captain Boom's Rave In The Cave, 8 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.,
Eastside Players, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
Bobby Standall, 8 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road
Elkabong, 8 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Avon Bomb, 8 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Brent Lowry & the Drifters, 4 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Jimmy G. & the Capitols, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd
The Vagina Monologues. A reading for those affected by domestic violence. 2 and 8 p.m. $20/$10 MSU students. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.
Visions for the End of the World. Original experimental piece with dance, music and more. 8-10 p.m. $10/$5 students. Black Box Theatre, 411 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488, www.lcc.edu/showinfo.
Literature and Poetry
Sound on and Page Down. A Poetry Workshop with Mary Fox and Rosalie Petrouske using sound devices. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Portland District Library, 334 Kent St., Portland. (517) 647-6981, pdl.michlibrary.org/news-events.
Greater Lansing Chinese New Year Celebration. Traditional Chinese parade and performances. 1-4:30 p.m. FREE. Meridian Mall, 1982 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos. greaterlansingchinese.org.
Shane Mauss: “A Good Trip.” Comedian discusses psychedelics. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.$20/$15 adv. Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-6795, macsbar.com
Art and Craft Beerfest. Art, beer and music festival. 5-10 p.m. $35/$40 VIP/$15 designated driver. REO Town, Lansing. See web for participating venues. artandcraftbeerfest.com.
Coloring for Adults. Supplies provided. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351, cadl.org.
Glen Erin Pipe Band's Annual Robert Burns' Birthday Celebration. Piping, dancing, food, drink and poetry. 5-10 p.m. $45. Eagle Eye Banquet Center, 15500 S. Chandler Road, Bath. (517) 927-4010, ow.ly/8Jg7305Z8ch.
Minecraft Free Play. Challenge yourself or teach family how to play. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021, cadl.org.
SEAL: Tots Preschool Playdate. Play, music and movement to encourage young learners. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. MSU Museum, 409 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 432-1472, museum.msu.edu.
Snowy Day Fest. Winter 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.
Winter Wonderland. Wintry activities including hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, dog sledding and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
Sunday, January 29
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.
Concert in the Cafe with Debbie Hyams Walton. CD release for singer/songwriter. 2-3 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Legendary Ladies of Jazz. Ramona Collins teams up with LCC Faculty Jazz Quartet. 4 p.m. FREE. Dart Auditorium, 500 Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488, lcc.edu/showinfo.
Sheldon Low in Concert. Rock star performs at "Light up Shabbat" service. 11 a.m. FREE. Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Road, East Lansing. shaareyzedek.com.
A Painted Window. Play about family, loss, regret and the staggering power of fear and love. 2-3:30 p.m. $15/$13 military and seniors/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.
Statehood Day Celebration. Family-friendly activities with music and cake. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Michigan Historical Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 241-6852, ow.ly/OskO308aoh5.
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.
King Cake Party. Authentic representation of a traditional French celebration. 3-5 p.m. $12/$10 in advance/kids under 2 FREE. Hannah's Koney Island, 4790 S. Hagadorn Road, Ste. 110, East Lansing. (517) 999-7277, ow.ly/QMf5308adzB.
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.
Program to Honor The Four Chaplains. Pancake, eggs and toast breakfast with movie and program. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $6/$4.50 seniors and kids. American Legion Post #269, 1485 Haslett Road, Haslett.
Atheists & Humanists Meeting. Program about "Looking Ahead: Our Country, Our Organization, Our Mental and Physical Health." 5-9 p.m. Asian Buffet, 4920 Marsh Road, Okemos. (517) 914-2278, atheists.meetup.com/453.