The Lansing Art Gallery is in the midst of its 2017 Pop Up Project. The project is designed to take "art out of the gallery" and into the public view through 12 repurposed newspaper kiosks.

The replacement "newspapers" will highlight featured artists, one of whom is Laura DeLind, who is an expert printmaker according the gallery's website.

"Laura B. DeLind has been cutting and hand-printing linocuts for over 30 years. She loves linoleum as a medium because it is unpretentious, has no pre-existing texture and lends itself to spontaneous, bold images."


DeLind is also a senior specialist of anthropology at Michigan State University who according her bio has spent plenty of time "deconstructing 'the familiar." Perhaps that's why she works with linoleum.


You can catch DeLind outside the gallery today.


Pop Up Demo: Laura DeLind. Demonstrations by artists. 12 - 1 p.m. FREE. Lansing Art Gallery, 113 S Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 374-6400. lansingartgallery.org.


HIGHLIGHTS

AUGUST 3-13 >> ‘THE TROPICAL PICKLE’ AT OVER THE LEDGE THEATRE CO

Over the Ledge Theatre Co. presents the zany and ever-hilarious play “The Tropical Pickle” this month at the Ledges Playhouse. Written by Michigan native Jeff Daniels, the play follows Bob Lee, plant manager of Shankleferd Pickle Co., when he promises his wife a free trip to Miami to represent his business at the National Condiment Convention. To secure his perfect vacation, Lee hatches a plan to impress the company’s new president with an elaborate dinner party. But of course, Lee’s plan goes awry when his dinner party hosts a slew of uninvited guests. Bob Robinson directs Bob Lee’s sidesplitting pickle-pipedream. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $10/$8 seniors/$6 students. The Ledges Playhouse, 137 Fitzgerald Park Drive, Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579, overtheledge.org.

LITERATURE AND POETRY

Greenthumbs Storytime in the Park. Stories, songs, activities. Library is rain location. 10:30 a.m. FREE. Harrison Meadows Neighborhood Park, 1650 Roxburgh Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2420. elpl.org.

MUSIC

Rockin' on the River with the Sea Cruisers. Pull up your boat near the Michigan Princess and enjoy a live concert! 6:30 - 9 p.m. FREE. Grand River Park, 3001 Lansing Road, Lansing. (517) 483-4313.

The Great Beatles Tribute Band - Toppermost. Concerts every Wednesday. Season 14. 7 - 9 p.m. FREE/Donations accepted. William E. Tennant Performance Shell, 805 W. Park St., Saint Johns. 989-224-2429.

EVENTS

Classroom Critters (All ages). Hear how Mother Nature designed animals to fit their habitat and lifestyle. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Aurelius Branch, 1939 South Aurelius Road Mason.

Classroom

Critters (All ages). Hear how Mother Nature designed animals to fit their habitat and lifestyle.1 to 2 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Haslett Branch, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett.

Kalamazoo Nature Center—Once Upon a Raptor (All ages). Meet different raptors. 1 - 2 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Mason Branch, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. 517-676-9088.

Magician Jeff Wawrzaszek (All ages). Amazing magic + lots of laughs + a free trick to take home = fun. 10 - 11 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries South Lansing Branch, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing.

Post-Polio Support Group. All people affected are welcome. 1:30 - 3 p.m. FREE/Donations welcome. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave. Lansing. (517) 339-1039.

Southeast Lansing Community Roundtable. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. FREE. Cristo Rey Church, 201 W. Miller Road Lansing. (517) 394-4639.