March 10 2017 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this cold Friday.

This month’s edition of the comedy witches’ monthly show is a special standup showcase benefiting the Refugee Development Center. “Stand Up For Sanctuary” features performances by the ladies of Comedy Coven, as well as guest performers Kathie Dunbar, Suban Nur Cooley, Emily Dievendorf, Mimi Fisher. 8 p.m. $10. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. comedycoven.com.

Ten Pound Fiddle hosts one of Ireland’s most influential singers Friday at the MSU Community Music School. Karan Casey has been described by The Wall Street Journal as “one of the true glories in Irish music today.” A little over a decade ago, Casey was introduced to American audiences as a vocalist in Irish supergroup Solas. Since striking out on her own, Casey has release four solo albums and is a regular performer on “A Prairie Home Companion.” 7:30 p.m. $25/$20 members/$5 students. MSU Community School, 4930 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 337-7744, tenpoundfiddle.org.

Riverwalk Theatre’s latest production explores one of the giants of 20th century American art. “Red,” directed by Rita Deibler, presents abstract artist Mark Rothko, at the peak of his career, as he struggles to come up with art intended for New York’s brand new Four Seasons restaurant. Told from the perspective of Rothko’s assistant, the play depicts how ever-changing the relationship between an artist and their creation is. The earned six Tony awards in 2010, including Best Play. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $12/ $10 students and seniors. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

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.

Music

Ship of Fools-Tribute to the Grateful Dead. 7-11 p.m. $10. Michigan Princess Riverboat, 3004 W. Main St., Lansing. michiganprincess.com.

Irish Singer Karan Casey. 7:30 p.m. $25/$20 members/$5 students. MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. tenpoundfiddle.org.

'80s Karaoke The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

Mark Sala, 9 p.m. Buddies - Holt, 2040 N Aurelius Rd

The Tenants, 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.

The New Originals, 9 p.m. Coach's, 6201 Bishop Rd.

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

The Hot Mess, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.

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

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

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

The Latin Affair, 9 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.,

Eryn Woods, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

Jim Shaneberger Band, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

Chris Laskos, 8 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

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

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

Hoosier Highway, 4 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

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


Theater

Heidi. Classic story about girl from the Swiss Alps. 7-8 p.m. 2/42 Community Building, 2630 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 339-2145, mmft.org.

RED. Play about abstract painter Mark Rothko. 7-9 p.m. $12/$10 seniors and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.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.

Comedy Coven: Standup for Sanctuary. Comedy benefit for the Refugee Development Center. 8 p.m. $10. Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. comedycoven.com.

Howl at the Moon: Guided Night Walk. Dogs on non-retractable leashes welcome. 7:30-8:30 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.

Raspberry Pi. Ages 12-18 build computer and play games on it. Call to register. 3:30-5 p.m. FREE. CADL Leslie, 201 Pennsylvania St., Leslie. (517) 589-9400, cadl.org.

St. Casimir Church Fish Frys. Fried fish and sides for Lent. 4-7 p.m. $10/$9 seniors/$5 kids. St. Casimir Catholic Church, 800 W. Barnes Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-8930.

Winter Snowshoe Hike. Lantern-guided walk through the snow. 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

Art Show. Collage art by Jane Reiter, with free demo on decorating art aprons. 1-6 p.m. FREE. Delta Township Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing. (517) 327-0938, tanglewrangler.wordpress.com.