Feb. 10 2017 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this snowy Friday.

Art lovers on a budget are invited to join Old Town’s MICA Gallery for “an evening of cheap art and free beer.” Bare Minimum, the gallery’s annual fundraiser, offers original, signed art pieces for just $10. Available art includes live drawings from the Kresge Life Drawing Group, as well as works from local artists like Doug DeLind, Britta Urness and Irina Beskina. Proceeds from the evening support the MICA Gallery and its local arts programs. 6-9 p.m. FREE, donations accepted. MICA Gallery, 1207 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 371-4600, micagallery.org.

Dust off your poodle skirts and plaid sport coats, because Starlight Dinner Theatre is serving up a 1950s a musical revue. “We thought it would be a fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day for many who wouldn't otherwise be celebrating it,” said co-producer Linda Granger, who called the show “a trip down memory lane, of days gone by, happier times and wonderful memories — complete with 1950s style ice cream sundaes.” Reservations are required for dessert, which is served 30 minutes prior to the show. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $18 show only/$25 dessert show and dessert. Waverly East Intermediate School, 3131 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 599-2779, starlightdinnertheatre.com.

Sixteen local hip-hop producers and beatmakers square off Friday at the Robin Theatre, all vying for a $200 cash prize. The all-ages event, hosted by All of the Above Hip Hop Academy, is designed to give up-and-coming artists a chance to show their craft and make connections in the local hip-hop community. 6 p.m.-midnight. $10. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. therobintheatre.com.

LGBTQ teens, as well as those who are allies or questioning, are invited to a Valentine's Dance hosted by TRUE, an LGBTQ teen support group. The event features food, dancing and music by Lansing's own DJ Fudgie. 7-10 p.m. FREE. Edgewood United Church. 469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 332-8693, edgewooducc.org

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.

Literature and Poetry

StoryTime. Ages 2-5 enjoy songs, stories and activities. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Music

Mason Orchestral Society Chamber Concert. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Mason First Church of the Nazarene, 415 E. Maple St., Mason. (517) 676-5680, masonorchestras.org.

MSU Jazz Octets and Jazz Clarinetist Anat Cohen. 8 p.m. $15/$12 seniors/$5 students and kids. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building, 333 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu/event-listing.

Planet D Nonet CD Release Party. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $15. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St., Lansing urbanbeatevents.com/events.

Jackpine Snag, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

Rush Clement, 9 p.m. Buddies - Holt, 2040 N Aurelius Rd

Mark Sala, 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.

Young Guns, 9 p.m. Coach's, 6201 Bishop Rd

Rob K. 6 p.m. Eaton Rapids Craft Co., 204 N Main St.

DJ Jamie, 9 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.

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

Karaoke, 7:30 p.m. Grand Cafe/Sir Pizza, 201 E. Grand River Ave

Sloan, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.

Alistair, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 E. Michigan Ave.

Struggle Jennings, 9 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.,

Luki J, 7:30 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

From Big Sur, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

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

Life Support, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

The New Rule, 8 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Allan Craig, 4 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Frog & the Beeftones, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.

Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.


Theater

Heathers: The Musical. Cult classic onstage. 8 p.m. $20/$17 students and seniors. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. peppermintcreek.org.

A Painted Window. Play about family, regret and love. 8-9:30 p.m. $30/$28 military and seniors/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.

Happy Days. Songs from the '50s and dessert. 6:30 p.m. Waverly East Intermediate School, 3131 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing. starlightdinnertheatre.com.


Events

After School Teen Program. For teens in grades 7-12. 2:30-5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420, elpl.org.

Drop-In Valentine's Craft. Make Valentine's Craft to take home for someone special. 1-3 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Howl at the Moon: Guided Night Walk. Leashed dogs welcome. 7-8 p.m. $3/$7 per family. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.

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.

LGBTQ Teen Valentine's Dance. For LGBTQ+, questioning, or allied teenagers. 7-10 p.m. FREE. Edgewood United Church, 469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (725) 222-8783, ow.ly/Ydq4308lRwg.

Winter Snowshoe Hike. Lantern-guided walk. Rentals included. 6-8 p.m. $8/$3 members. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4224, mynaturecenter.org/programs.


Arts

Bare Minimum Art Sale. Cheap art and free beer. 6-9 p.m. FREE admission. $10 artwork. MICA Gallery, 1210 N. Turner St., Lansing. (517) 371-4600, micagallery.org.

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