Welcome to the weekend.
At 3 PM, Sunday, May 21, Spoken Word takes center stage with Grace Carras, Suban Nur Cooley, and Masaki Takahashi, three dynamic performers and great favorites on the local poetry & storytelling scene. Produced by the Lansing Poetry Club, the event will take place at MICA Gallery, 1210 Turner Street in Lansing's Old Town.The featured performers will be followed by a social break and then, and Open Mike. Everyone wishing to participate in the Open Mike can throw her/his name in the hat at the front door. (Guideline: 1 poem or 4-5 minutes max.) For more information, please contact Ruelaine Stokes, firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-267-0410.
Here's what else is going on this weekend:
Saturday, May 20
CLASSES AND SEMINARS
C Division Advanced Speakers Toastmasters.
Public speaking club. 9:30-11:45 a.m. FREE. Dart Bank, Grand Ledge, 1020 Charlevoix Dr., Grand Ledge. (517) 896-4091.
Lansing East Law of Attraction. 12:30-2 p.m. FREE. Schuler Books & Music (Lansing), 2820 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing. (517) 316-7495.
Lean In Lansing. 9-11 a.m. Grand Traverse Pie, 1403 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 203- 3304.
The Junior League Of Lansing’s Kids in the Kitchen. Learn snack preparation. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. FREE. Cavanaugh Elementary, 300 W. Cavanaugh Road, Lansing., ow.ly/dbti30bC6Cp.
LITERATURE AND POETRY Business/entrepreneur book club. 12-12 a.m. email for dates/locations. Biggby Coffee, 8741 West Saginaw Highway, Lansing.
Children’s Social Justice Reading Group. Pre K-5th Grade. Environmental justice focus. 10:30 a.m.- noon FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
MUSIC An All School Recital. Featuring student musicians. 3-5 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, cms.msu.edu.
Gospel Music Show and CD Launching with Freddy Nyembwe and Tota Praise Music. 6-7:30 p.m. $25/$20 in advance. First Assembly of God, 2717 West Road, East Lansing. 517-894-1208, freddynyembwe.com/may-event.
THEATRE Geeked! World Premier. 8-10 p.m. $15/ $10 at eventbrite.com. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington, Lansing.
The Orphan Train. Eight story play. 7-8:30 p.m. $7 adults/$5 seniors and students. 2/42 Community Building, 2630 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 339- 2145.
EVENTS Craft Show. Spring craft show. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. FREE. Inner Ascended Masters Ministry, 5705 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 455-3902.
Dinner Dance. Dinner with dancing. 5:30-1:30 p.m. $10.00 Dinner/$4 children 11 and younger. $6 Dance/ FREE children 11 and younger. 5828 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 882-6330
Lansing Lids For Kids. Bicycle safety event for kids and families. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Marshall St. Fire Station, 815 N. Marshall St., Lansing. lidsforkidsmi.org.
Lansing Lids For Kids Bike Helmet Giveaway. Safety event for children and families. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Fire Station #48, 815 Marshall St., Lansing.lidsforkidsmi.org.
Mid-Michigan Yard Sale. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. $3 admission/$50 space. Summit Sports and Ice Complex, 9410 Davis Hwy, Dimondale. ow.ly/ ezKa30bC83T.
FIND US at the East Lansing Arts Festival. Custom art booth at East Lansing Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Downtown East Lansing, Grand River Avenue, East Lansing. broadmuseum.msu.edu.
Sunday, May 21
CLASSES AND SEMINARS
Charlotte Yoga Club. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $5 annually. AL!VE, 800 W Lawrence, Charlotte.
Juggling. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Orchard Street Pumphouse, 368 Orchard St. East Lansing.
Kendo Martial Art Class. 10-11:30 a.m. $5. Westside Community YMCA, 3700 Old Lansing Road Lansing.
MUSIC Woldumar Bluegrass Jam. Open mic and performances. 2-6 p.m. $4 suggested donation/$2 seniors/Kids FREE. Woldumar Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing Road, Lansing. (517) 482-2382, re-news. net/mmb.
THEATRE Fool For Love. Love story. 2-4 p.m. $12/$10 seniors and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
The Orphan Train. Eight story play. 3-4:30 p.m. $7 adults/$5.00 seniors and students. 2/42 Community Building, 2630 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 339- 2145, (517) 349-3866.
EVENTS Bird Watching in Our Parks. Outdoor birdwatching led by Audubon volunteer. 8-9 a.m. FREE. North Meridian Road Park, 5191 North Meridian Road, Okemos. (517) 349-3866.
Hike/Bike for Hospice. For remembrance and reflection. At 7:30 a.m. Granger Meadows Park, E. State Road & Wood Road, DeWitt. (517) 364-3632, SparrowFoundation.org/hikebikeforhospice.
Lansing Area Sunday Swing Dance. At 6 p.m. $8 dance, $10 dance & lesson. The Lansing Eagles, 4700 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 321-0933.
Wildflower Walkabout. Myths and fact about wildflowers. 3-4 p.m. $3 per person/$7 per family. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866. bit.ly/HNCprg.
ARTS One Year Older; One Year Better. Boyang Twins art show. Noon. FREE. The Arty Party Studio, 4661 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 381-3426, boyangtwins. com/index.html.