March 25 2017 12:01 AM

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

Good day and happy weekend.

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Jacobson’s Alumni Association is hoping to provide help for women re-entering the workplace. The group’s two-day event is a combination clothing drive and clothing sale. For every piece of office-appropriate clothing attendees donate (limit five items), they will receive 5 percent off of their purchases. Donations benefit the Professional Clothing Closet of the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, which provides professional attire for women re-entering the workforce to wear to job interviews. Over 250 items were donated at last year’s event. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. FREE, donations welcomed. Kellogg Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing.

Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter offers a night of music, dancing and dining in hopes of saving more animals. The Save A Life Soiree, the group’s largest annual fundraiser, raises money to provide better treatment for shelter animals. The evening also features live and silent auctions, including gift certificates to local businesses and plenty of goodies for pets. WLNS anchor Chivon Kloepfer and Jim Bosh from WLMI’s “Bosh in the Morning” show will serve as emcees, and the group promises “some exciting announcements” about animal shelter improvements and the planned new animal shelter. 6 p.m. $75/$60 RSVP. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing. (517) 676- 8370, ac.ingham.org.

The Broad Art Museum hosts a concert of international music Sunday afternoon. The Michigan Global Roots Music Festival, a Michigan-based traveling festival, features contemporary Celtic group An Dro, local musicians Elden Kelly and Igor Houwat, traditional Japanese drumming group Michigan Hiryu Daiko and an array of dancers. 2 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-4800, broadmuseum.msu.edu.

French cultural center Aux Petite Soins brings another French tradition to Lansing with its first-ever Carnaval Celebration. “I was surprised that so few people in Michigan were aware of Carnaval,” said Gaëlle Cassin-Ross, founder of Aux Petits Soins. This Carnaval Celebration includes French beignets, non-alcoholic cider, an all-ages music class and a craft station for kids. The traditional celebration of Carnaval includes elaborate costumes, and children are encouraged to dress up in old Halloween costumes or other festive attire for Sunday’s celebration. 3 p.m. $15/$12 adv./children under 2 FREE. Hannah’s Koney Island, 4790 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 999-7277, apscarnavalcelebration.bpt.me

For more local events, see below.

Saturday, March 25

Theater

The Marriage of Figaro. With MSU Opera Theatre. 8 p.m. $20 /$18 seniors/$5 students. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. music.msu.edu.

Askew Askance a Squirrel! An evening of absurd comedies penned by Lisa Konoplisky. 8-10 p.m. $15. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-4246, ixiontheatre.com.

Auditions for Geeked. Six short plays featuring geeky themes. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-4246, ixiontheatre.com.

Auditions for She Kills Monsters. Heartfelt geek comedy. 1- 2 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-4246, ixiontheatre.com.

1984. Dystopian novel adapted for the stage. 8 p.m. $15. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.


Events

Save a Life Soiree. Fundraiser for animal shelter. 6-11 p.m. $60. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison St., East Lansing. icasfund.org/events.

Introduction to the Art of Pysanky. Create a Ukrainian egg using the wax batik method. Call to register. 10:30 a.m.-noon FREE. CADL Webberville, 115 S. Main St., Webberville. (517) 521-3643.

Marble Maze. Ages 5 and up make a maze. 11 a.m.-noon. FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511, cadl.org.

Meet & Greet Aurelia Cisneros. Meet future MMA pro and support Oak Park YMCA. 1-5 p.m. FREE. Spiral Dance Bar, 1247 Center St., Lansing. cisnerospromotions.com.

Minecraft Free Play. All levels of players are welcome. For grades 3 and up. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021, cadl.org.

Science Saturday: Tech Petting Zoo. Ages 5-10 explore selection of tech toys. 2-3:30 p.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840, cadl.org.

Music

Devil's Cut, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

Alistair, 9 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave.

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.

Jammin' DJ, 9 p.m. Coach's, 6201 Bishop Rd

Greg Smith, 9 p.m. Darb's Tavern, 117 S Cedar St

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

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

Hizen, 8:30 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.,

Beatz Bangin & Dj Enyce, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

Stan Craig Band, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

The New Rule, 8 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

Bobby Standall, 8 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.


Sunday, March 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.

Music

Michigan Global Roots Music Festival. from the Middle East, West Africa, Japan and the Celtic nations. 2 p.m. FREE. Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-4800, broadmuseum.msu.edu.


Theater

The Marriage of Figaro. With MSU Opera Theatre. 3 p.m. $20 /$18 seniors/$5 students. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. music.msu.edu.

17 Border Crossings. A trip around the world via storytelling. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets from $34.50. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

Askew Askance a Squirrel! An evening of absurd comedies penned by Lisa Konoplisky. 8-10 p.m. $15. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-4246, ixiontheatre.com.

1984. Dystopian novel adapted for the stage. 2 p.m. $15. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.


Events

Atheists & Humanists Meeting. Lecture on Trump and the China-Taiwan Controversy. 5-9:30 p.m. Buffet $10.99 plus tax. Asian Buffet, 4920 Marsh Road, Okemos. (517) 914-2278, atheists.meetup.com/453.

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.

Timbuktu: Film + Discussion. Film about religious fundamentalists in Mali. 3:30 p.m. $8/$7 students. Studio C!, 1999 Central Park Drive, Okemos. (413) 362-9335, aflansing.org/activities/filmseries.


Arts

Buck Naked. Exhibit of art and photos by Amanda Grieshop, Teresa Petersen and Joy Baldwin. Noon-5 p.m. Casa de Rosado, 204 E. Mt Hope Ave., Lansing. ow.ly/EWFF309Ylqp.