May 5 2017 12:01 AM

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

Happy Friday.

On this day:

Today, the fifth of May is an anticipated holiday for those who have Mexican roots, or who enjoy a good margherita. But the holiday commemorates more than just a good margherita and some festive music. Read this link and find out why this holiday is so important for all!

Today in Lansing, VFW Post 6132 celebrates Cinco de Mayo with live music, karaoke and, of course, authentic Mexican cuisine. The party’s music lineup features the Stan Budzynski All Stars, Ray Rodriguez and Coolidge. Food options include burritos, rice, beans, tortilla chips and more. 3 p.m.-midnight.

Here's what else is happening in Lansing:

Classes and Seminars

Picture This! Learn how to paint your pet. 7-9:30 p.m. $28/$50 for two. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave. Lansing. (517) 999-3643.

Music

Rock and Roll for Refugees Concert. Proceeds to refugee program and St. Casimir Parish. 8-11 p.m. $10. Saint Casimir School Gym, 800 W.

Events

Phantom of the Universe. Presentation on dark matter. 8-9:30 p.m. $3-4. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4672.

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