Feb. 25 2017 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town this weekend

Good day and happy weekend.

Midwest singer/songwriter Rachael Kilgour stops at East Lansing’s Pump House Concerts Saturday for an intimate night of music. The Minnesota-based artist has been described by ASCAP’s Playback Magazine as “a modern troubadour confronting raw truths with a powerful voice and passionate, socially conscious songs that will move anyone who still believes that music can — and should — change the world.” Earlier on Saturday, Kilgour will also present a free 12:30 p.m. performance for the Broad Art Museum's Acoustic Lunch series in the museum’s Educational Wing. 7 p.m. $15 suggested donation. Pump House, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing. (517) 927-2100, facebook.com/pumphouseconcerts.

Aux Petit Soin and For Crêpe Sake team up to bring a French tradition to downtown Lansing. Chandeleur is based on Candlemas, the European holiday that also inspired Groundhog Day. Adults can try their hand at flipping crêpes — a successful flip on Chandeleur is believed to be a sign of good luck. For kids, a craft table, songs and story time will be available. “Back in France, we celebrate Chandeleur by getting together, singing songs, eating crêpes and drinking hard cider,” said Gaëlle Cassin- Ross, founder of Aux Petits Soins, a Lansing-area cultural center and language immersion program. “I miss doing that, and I really wanted to share that with people in the Lansing area.” 3-5 p.m. $15/$12 adv. For Crêpe Sake, 221 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 999-7277, apschandeleurparty.bpt.me.

If you didn’t get your fill of chocolate on Valentine’s Day, you can satisfy your sweet tooth and support the MSU Museum at Sunday's Chocolate Party Benefit. This year, culinary competitors will showcase interesting and edible chocolate masterpieces inspired by the film “The Secret Life of Pets.” A special $75 “Premium Chocolatier” ticket includes a preview of the artistic confections, as well as a one-year museum membership. All proceeds benefit the MSU Museum. 1:30-3:30 p.m. $35/$30 adv./$25 museum members/$75 Premier Chocolatier. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing. (517) 432-4655, museum.msu.edu.

For more local events, see below.

Saturday, February 25

Classes and Seminars

Building a Better You. Improve people skills and learn the power of choice. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. St. Stephens Church, 1007 Kimberly Drive, Lansing. (517) 484-2180, ststephenscc.org.

Lean In Lansing. Professional development group for women. Check web for location. 9-11 a.m. leaninlansing.com.

Long-grain Cutting Board Workshop. Learn basics of woodworking equipment. 3-6 p.m. $100. Lansing Makers Network, 2400 W. St. Joseph St., Lansing. lansingmakersnetwork.org.

Literature and Poetry

Children's Social Justice Reading Group. February's books, discussion and craft will focus on race. Register online. 10:30 a.m.-noon. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org/register.

Music

Justin Herrera. Intimate show with rising Mid- Michigan artist. 6 p.m. $8/$5 adv. Windwalker Gallery, 125 S. Cochran St., Charlotte. (517) 652- 3228, ow.ly/kmOP308CcTx.

Rachael Kilgour at Pump House Concerts. 7 p.m. $15 suggested donation/children FREE. Pumphouse Concerts, 368 Orchard St East Lansing. (517) 927-2100, ow.ly/C8ay309b1en.

Theater

Cabaret. 50th anniversary of acclaimed musical. 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets from $41. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

Theatre2Film. A family haunted by the past tries to move on. First shown onstage, then on film. 2 and 8 p.m. $17/$12 MSU students. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. theatre.msu.edu.

Hate Mail. Romantic comedy set in the early '80s from Generations Community Theater. 7-10 p.m. $8. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St., Lansing.urbanbeatevents.com/events.

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.

The Snow Queen. Based on classic fairy tale. 2 p.m. $15/$10 seniors, LCC staff and alumni/$5 students. Dart Auditorium, LCC, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488, lcc.edu/showinfo.

Superior Donuts. Comedy about embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship. 8 p.m. $15/$12 seniors and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Rock musical about Biblical story. 8 p.m. $20/$18 seniors/$10 children. (989) 723-4003, owossoplayers.com.

Events

MSU Comics Forum. Panels, artist alley and more. FREE. See web for times. RCAH Theater, Snyder-Phillips Hall, 362 Bogue St., East Lansing. comicsforum.msu.edu.

Equipment Sale. Grocery and office equipment for sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. East Lansing Food Co-op, 4960 Northwood Drive, East Lansing. elfco.coop.

Michigan Nordic Fire Festival. Viking-themed activities, music, food and more. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $2/$5 families. Lincoln Park, 620 W. Shepherd St., Charlotte. michigannordicfirefestival.com.

Coloring for Adults. Coloring books, colored pencils and markers provided. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt.

Dinner Dance. Pork roast dinner, dancing and Mardi Gras costume competition. 5:30-11:30 p.m. $10/$4 children for dinner; $6/children FREE for dance. Lansing Liederkranz Club, 5828 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 882-6330.

Greater Lansing Orchid Society Show and Sale. Two days of talks, workshops, demos and sales. Noon-5 p.m. FREE. Plant and Soil Science Building, 1066 Bogue St., East Lansing. ow.ly/1BKj3094FyV.

Movie Night at the Market. Screening of "Zootopia." 6-8:30 p.m. FREE. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-7460, ow.ly/50P03094B2V.

Musician & Storyteller Rev. Robert B. Jones. Jones presents the story of songwriter and activist Lead Belly. Call to register. 11 a.m.-noon. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272- 9840, cadl.org.

Sparrow Gala. Food, fun, dancing and casino-style gaming. 6-11 p.m. $150. University Club MSU, 3435 Forest Road, Lansing. (517) 364-3632, SparrowFoundation.org/Gala.

Sunday, February 26

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.

Gin Class. Learn about and make your own gin. 1:30-3:30 p.m. $95. American Fifth Spirits, 112 N. Larch St., Lansing. (517) 999-2631, americanfifthspirits.com.

Music

Concert in the Cafe. Songs of peace, hope and freedom with Josh White Jr. 2-3 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

LSO Chamber Concert: Piano Quartet. Talented artists and innovative programs. 3-4:30 p.m. $15/$10 students. First Presbyterian Church, 510 West Ottawa St., Lansing. (517) 487-5001, ow.ly/ CJkm308T2Nn.

Theater

Cabaret. 50th anniversary of acclaimed musical. 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets from $41. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

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.

Superior Donuts. Comedy about embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship. 2 p.m. $15/$12 seniors and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

The Snow Queen. Based on classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. 2 p.m. $15/$10 seniors, LCC staff and alumni/$5 students. Dart Auditorium, LCC, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488, lcc.edu/ showinfo.

Theatre2Film. A family haunted by the past tries to move on. First shown onstage, then on film. 2 p.m. $17/$12 MSU students. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. theatre.msu.edu.

Events

Chandeleur Party. Family celebration of French holiday with food, lessons and activities. Register online. 3-5 p.m. $15/babies FREE. For Crepe's Sake, 221 S. Washington Square, Lansing. apsfrenchclass.com.

MSU Museum Chocolate Benefit. Culinary competitors create elaborate edible masterpieces. 1:30-3:30 p.m. $30-$75. Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing. museum.msu.edu.

Michigan Nordic Fire Festival. Viking-themed activities, music, food and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $2/$5 families. Lincoln Park, 620 W. Shepherd St., Charlotte. michigannordicfirefestival.com.

Greater Lansing Orchid Society Show and Sale. Two days of talks, workshops, demos and sales. Noon-5 p.m. FREE. Plant and Soil Science Building, 1066 Bogue St., East Lansing. ow.ly/1BKj3094FyV.

Community Supported Agriculture Fair. Meet farmers and sign up for fresh produce. Noon-4 p.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1629 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3910, allenmarketplace.org.

Family Activity Day. Fun crafts and activities with the MSU Friendshop. 2:30-4 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Family Special: Turtle Time. Meet turtles and participate in nature activities. 2-3 p.m. $3/$7 per family. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.

Film Screening and Discussion: Things to Come. Screening of PG-13 French film. 3:30 p.m. Studio C! 1999 Central Park Drive, Okemos. aflansing.org.

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.

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