April 22 2017 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today.

Happy Weekend everyone!

This Saturday is earth day, and in honor of that, please take some time to get outside this weekend at one of Lansing's many parks. View a list of some great outdoor spaces Lansing has to offer here.

On this day (April 22) in 1981, the U.S.'s largest bank robbery in history at the time took place at the first National Bank of Arizona in Tucson, the perpetrators stealing more than $3.3 million. Douglas Wayne Brown, David Lee Grandstaff, Douglas Fenimore and John Anthony Oliver were arrested five months later.

This weekend in Lansing, if you've always wanted to learn how to bellydance, your time has come. The Hannah Community Center at 819 Abbot Road in East Lansing is hosting a comprehensive two-day workshop with the Habibi Dancers as well as a public concert. The class lasts from 9 a.m. till 10 p.m. on Saturday and starts again at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

No bellydancing for you? Here's what else is happening in Lansing this weekend:

Saturday, April 22

Classes and Seminars

Bellydance Workshop. Comprehensive two-day workshop with the Habibi Dancers, plus public concert. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. $15 concert. See web for workshop prices. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

Music MSU Jazz Spectacular Finale Concert. Part of 37th Annual Jazz Spectacular Festival. 8 p.m. $25/$20 Senior Citizens/$15 Students and Kids. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road East Lansing. (517) 353-5340.

Theater A Night at the Opera. Hour-long showcase of opera and operetta scenes. 8-9:30 p.m. FREE. Dart Auditorium, Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing.

S'Moves Alive! 2017. Evening of dance, music and song entertainment. 7:30-8:45 p.m. Donations Accepted. Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing.

Event Dinner Dance. Roast pork dinner and dance to Frankenmuth's Linda Lee. 5:30-11:30 p.m. $10 dinner/$4 kids dinner/$6 dance/FREE kids dance. Lansing Liederkranz Club, 5828 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing.

Earth Day Extravaganza. Biggest volunteer workday of the year. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4224.

Family Special: Nature's Architects. Families perform in activities to learn. 2-3:30 p.m. $7 a Family. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866.

FOHL 2017 Spring Used Book Sale. Collections of hardcover and paperback books, CDs and DVDs. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Haslett Library Building, 1590 Franklin Street, Haslett.

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale. Collections of hardcover and paperback books, CDs and DVDs. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Haslett Branch, 1590 Franklin St. Haslett. (517) 339-2324.

Impression 5 Science: LED Jewelry. Make wearable LED flair while supplies last. Ages 8–12. 2-3 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 South Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363.

Minecraft Free Play. Limit to first 15 to arrive. Grades 3 & up. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021.

Phantom of the Universe. Presentation on dark matter. 8-9 p.m. $3-4. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4672.

Spring Dragon Boat Open House. Email to register at be.robflanders@gmail.com. 1-3 p.m. FREE. Building Twentyone, 1288 N. Cedar St., Mason.

Spring Thrift/Rummage Sale. Come for household items, clothes/shoes, and more. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Mayflower Congregational Church, 2901 W Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-3139.

Arts Michigan Puppet Collective Nature Brigade with March for Science. Don masks and puppets to represent Earth and her creatures. 11:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. FREE. Adado Riverfront Park, 531 N. Grand Ave., Lansing.

Sunday, April 23

Classes and Seminars

Bellydance Workshop. Comprehensive two-day workshop with the Habibi Dancers, plus public concert. 11 a.m. $15 concert. See web for workshop prices. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

Charlotte Yoga Club. Beginner to intermediate. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $5 annually. AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence, Charlotte.

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.

Music Concert in the Cafe: Cliff Gracey. Original songs and covers from artists like James Taylor. 2 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Mountain Town Brass Band Concert. Brass ensemble in British brass band tradition. 7-8:30 p.m. Donations Welcome. Wilson Center Auditorium, 101 W. Cass St., St. Johns.

Event Interracial Marriage: The Loving Story (documentary) and the Sanford Experience. Watch award winning film. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing, 5509 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 351-4081.

Joyce Bartels Memorial Solar Project Dedication. Open to public. Questions answered about "going solar." 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FREE. Haslett Community Church, 1427 Haslett Road, Haslett. (517) 339-8383.

Lansing Area Sunday Swing Dance. 6 p.m. $8 dance/$10 dance & lesson. The Lansing Eagles, 4700 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 321-0933.

MMMP Patient Fundraiser for MILegalize. Help get marijuana legalization up for vote in 2018. 3-6 p.m. $20. The Lansing Market, 918 Southland Ave., Lansing. (517) 894-8172.

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) 355-4672.

Phantom of the Universe. Presentation on dark matter. 4-5:30 p.m. $3-4. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4672.

South Asian Women's Association (SAWA) Annual Fundraiser. Nonprofit organization working with Southern Asian families in need. 4-6 p.m. $20 suggested donation. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

Arts Putting the A in STEAM, a Science Cafe. Exploration of the intersection of art and science. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Dublin Square, 327 Abbott Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2222.


Music: Saturday, April 22

Stoopfest at The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave. 8 p.m.

Alastair at Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave. 9 p.m.

Eastside Players at Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave. 9 p.m.

The New Rule at Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27 7 p.m.

Samantha and the Cool Cats at Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave. 9 p.m.

Comedy Showcase at Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr. 8 p.m.


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