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THURSDAY, AUGUST 10 >> ESCAPING PAVEMENT AT CONCERTS IN THE COURTYARD

From Detroit to Pasadena, and now Lansing, Folk duo. Escaping Pavement comes to the Old Town General Store to play Concerts in the Courtyard Thursday. With a guitar, a mandolin and two burning voices, Emily Burns and Aaron Markovitz pluck and sing out their own brand of fiery, heartstring-bending Americanafolk. On their newest EP, “Wilderness Cathedrals,” Escaping Pavement leaves behind the artifice of “tech trends, drug stores and cacophonous city centers” for an honest and genuine performance of original songs spanning their five-year career. Co-sponsored by Elderly Instruments and the MICA Gallery, all proceeds go to the artists and local non-profit, Music is the Foundation. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase at the Old Town General Store. 7:30 p.m. $15/$9 students. Old Town General Store, 408 East Grand River, Lansing. (517) 487-6847, oldtown-generalstore.com/concerts-in-the-courtyard.

AUGUST 11-13 >> GREAT LAKES FOLK FESTIVAL AT EAST LANSING

The Loft takes it back to the 90s with their I Love the 90s Party Saturday. Harlem hip-hop heavy-hitter Mase headlines the Loft’s blast from the past party, hitting the stage to spit some old-school classics from the days of “Harlem World” and beyond. DJ Infamous, DJ Butcher and DJ Cutt-Nice fill out an already star-studded night of classic boom bap hip hop for a night steeped in not-so-long-ago nostalgia. Radio personality and TV star of “Rap City” and “106 & Park,” Big Tigger, will also make an appearance. For party people, it’s the place to be. I Love the 90s Party is a 30 and over event with a strictly enforced 90's dress code. 10 p.m. $30. The Loft, 414 East Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 913-0103, theloftlansing.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 >> ‘MAKESHIFT’ MARY EXHIBITION AT ROBIN THEATRE

REO Town artist Mary “Makeshift” Molnar presents her newest collection of mixed-media paintings at Robin Theatre Saturday. Obsessed with “colors resembling rainbow vomit,” “Makeshift” Mary brings honesty and vigor to every piece she creates. Molnar’s subjects span far and wide, from abstract expressions concerned with the beauty of fatness to realistic representations of angry chicks and foul words to whimsical depictions of our favorite 90s cartoon characters. Molnar’s exhibit will be expertly complemented by the electronic music of Andy Mack. Light refreshments provided. 7 p.m. FREE. The Robin Theatre, 1105 South Washington Ave., Lansing. (989) 878-1810, therobintheatre.com.

AUGUST 11-13 >> GREAT LAKES FOLK FESTIVAL AT EAST LANSING

Since 1983, the MSU Museum’s Michigan Traditional Arts Program has hosted the Great Lakes Folk Festival in downtown East Lansing. From blues to bluegrass, Celtic and Latin, the festival keeps its 34-year tradition alive with music, dance and culture from across America and around the world. Festival performers will include the old-time ballads of Anna & Elizabeth, Guy Davis’ blues, the Cajun expressions of T’Monde and many other eclectic acts. In addition to live music, the Great Lakes Folk Festival also hosts dance stages, demonstrations of traditional arts and storytelling, food, an arts marketplace, activities for kids and the first ever Queer Traditions Summit, an exploration of the LGBTQ+ community and traditional arts. 6 p.m.-10:30 Friday; noon-10:30 p.m. Saturday; noon-6:00 p.m. Sunday. $10 suggested donation. Downtown East Lansing. (517) 432-4533, greatlakesfolkfest.net.

Wednesday, August 09

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Alcoholics Anonymous. At 6 p.m. Donation welcome. Pennsylvania Ave. Church of God, 3500 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 882- 4114.

Cooking with Kids. Supplies/tips for home baking. Register online. Notify of allergies. 5 - 7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Deconstruction Studio. Take apart tech in the Maker Studio! Donations welcome. Register online. 3 to 5 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420. elpl.org.

Mindfulness. Meditation for beginners and experienced. 7 - 9 p.m. Chua Van Hanh Temple, 3015 S. Washington Lansing. (517) 420- 5820, ow.ly/3aWI30crcLc.

LITERATURE AND POETRY

Greenthumbs Storytime in the Park. Stories, songs and activities about the environment. 10:30 a.m. FREE. Harrison Meadows Neighborhood Park, 1650 Roxburgh Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

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.

Tavern House Jazz Band. From 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tavern and Tap, 101 S. Washington Square Lansing.

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

EVENTS

Allen Farmers Market. Weekly market. 2:30 - 7 p.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1629 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. allenneighborhoodcenter.org/food/market.

Classroom

Critters (All ages). Hear how animals fit habitat/lifestyle. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Aurelius Branch, 1939 S. Aurelius Road, Mason.

Classroom

Critters (All ages). Hear how animals fit habitat/lifestyle. 1 - 2 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Haslett Branch, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324.

Kalamazoo Nature Center—Once Upon a Raptor (All ages). See/touch artifacts/ meet raptors. 1 - 2 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Mason Branch, 145 W. Ash St., Mason.

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.

Picnic Storytime. For preschool/ elementary aged children. Stories, songs and more. 11 - 11:30 a.m. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E. Jefferson St., Grand Ledge.

Post-Polio Support Group. All affected by polio are welcome. Info, ideas, and support. 1:30 - 3 p.m. FREE/Donations welcome. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.

Practice Your English. Practice speaking in friendly environment. All skill levels. 7 - 8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

ARTS

Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela. The work of more than 80 quilters. 12 - 2 p.m. FREE. Lookout! Gallery, 362 Bogue St., MSU campus East Lansing.

Pop Up Demo: Laura DeLind. Bring art out into the public arena with demonstrations by artists. 12 to 1 p.m. FREE. Lansing Art Gallery, 113 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 374-6400.

Thursday, August 10

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

(TOPS) Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weighin 5:15 p.m. In room 207. 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. Haslett Middle School, 1535 Franklin St., Haslett.

A Course in Miracles. Group on peace through forgiveness. 7 - 9 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes, Lansing. (517) 371-3010.

Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All skill levels are welcome. 6 - 8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale Lansing. crisisrfc.com.

Celebrate Recovery. For all types of hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church, 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing. ow.ly/p9iv30cQGgi.

Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. At 5:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 515-5559. coda.org.

NAMI Class for Caregivers. 12-session structured class. 6:30 - 9 p.m. Free. McLaren- Greater Lansing Education Building, 401 W. Greenlawn Ave., Lansing.

LITERATURE AND POETRY

Family Storytime. Engaging stories, songs and activities to help build early literacy skills. 10:30 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

THEATRE

Murder for Two. Two actors play 13 roles. 8 - 9:30 p.m. $25/$23 Military/Senior (65+)/$10 Student. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam, Williamston. (517) 655-SHOW.

The Tropical Pickle. A Jeff Daniels comedy. 8 - 10 p.m. $10 adult, $8 senior, $6 student. overtheledge.org or 517-318-0579. Ledges Playhouse, 137 Fitzgerald Park Drive, Grand Ledge.

EVENTS

12-Step Meeting. AA/NA/CA all welcome. Every Tuesday and Thursday in room 209. 12 - 1 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St., Lansing.

Drop-in LEGO Club (Age 4 & up). Imaginative play develops reading skills. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Webberville Branch, 115 South Main Street Webberville.

Ingham County Genealogical Society Meeting. Bring place setting and dish to pass. 6 - 9 p.m. FREE. Sam Corey Senior Center, 2108 Cedar ST. Holt. ICGSWeb.org., (517) 881-8140.

Make Musical Instruments (Ages 5-18). Make three different instruments from everyday items. 2 - 3 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Holt-Delhi Branch, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt.

Sloan Museum—Under Construction (Ages 4-8). Practice building skills using cups, cubes and more. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Foster Branch, 200 North Foster, Lansing.

Spanish Conversation. Practice speaking spanish in relaxed enironment. All skills. 7 - 8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Friday, August 11

MUSIC

Fiddlers' Convention & Traditional Music Festival. For acoustic instruments. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. $10/Children FREE with adult. Hillsdale County Fairgrounds, 115 S. Broad St., (M-99) Hillsdale. 517-795-3239.

Great Lakes Folk Festival. Three days of music, dance, arts and more! 6 - 10:30 p.m. FREE/ $10 suggested donation. Downtown East Lansing, Grand River Ave., East Lansing. greatlakesfolkfest.net/2017

THEATRE

Murder for Two. Two actors play 13 roles. 8 to 9:30 p.m. $30/$28 Military/Senior (65+)/$10 Student . Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Williamston. (517) 655-SHOW.

EVENT

Minecraft Game Night (Ages 8-18). Play with fellow players. Call ahead. 6:30 - 8 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 South Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6367.

Crafts with Kids. At 10:30 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Free Family Fun- Timber Fest. Night of family fun! BBQ/picnic-style food tent, kids activities and more! 4 - 7 p.m. FREE. Vista Springs Edgewood, 200 W. Edgewood Blv Lansing. (517) 339-2322.

Pop-Up Stories: On the Road Again. 6:30 to 8 p.m. FREE. Great Lakes Folk Festival, Abbot Rd. and Albert Ave. East Lansing. ow.ly/ vRru30eaV8I. kcook@wkar.org.

Saturday, August 12

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Reiki Level 1. All who have received level one attunement are welcome. Call ahead. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $55. Willow Stick Ceremonies & Healing Arts, 335 Seymour Ave, Suite D Lansing. 517- 402-6727.

MUSIC

The DJClarinet Combo Salutes 100 Years of Jazz on Record Part 2. Music from the swing era, 1935-1947. Cash Bar. Tickets at the door and online. 8 - 10 p.m. $10. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St. Lansing.

THEATRE

Murder for Two. From 3 to 4:30 p.m. $27/$25 Military/Senior (65+)/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Williamston. 517-655-SHOW.

EVENTS

All About Bats Campfire. Bust myths and share information. S'mores/walk included. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $3/$7 Families. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866.

Summer Music Series at Henry's Place. From 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Henry's Place Neighborhood Gastro Sports Bar, 4926 Marsh Road Okemos.

Sunday, August 13

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

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

Juggling. Learn the lifelong skill of juggling. 2 to 4 p.m. FREE. Orchard Street Pumphouse, 368 Orchard St. East Lansing.

Reiki Level 2. For all who have passed level 1. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $95. Willow Stick Ceremonies & Healing Arts, 335 Seymour Ave, Suite D., Lansing. 517-402-6727.

THEATRE

Murder for Two. Two actors play 13 roles. 2 - 3:30 p.m. $27/$25 Military/Senior (65+)/$10 Student. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Williamston. 517-655-SHOW.

EVENTS

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.

Monday, August 14

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

A Course in Love. Weekly group dedicated to the study of the spiritual pyschology. 1 - 2 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes Lansing. (517) 371-3010.

Mindful Eating Support Group. Twosession group to guage interest. 5:30 - 7 p.m. FREE/ Donations accepted. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes Lansing. 517- 371-3010.

Support Group. For the recently divorced or separated. 7:30 p.m. St. Davids Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Rd. Lansing. (517) 323- 2272.

MUSIC

New Horizons Community Band. Learn a new instrument or dust off an old one. 6 - 8 p.m. MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road East Lansing. (517) 355-7661.

EVENTS

Back to School Health Fair. Free/low cost screenings. (517) 887-4305 physicals, Immunizations (517) 887-4350. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Health Department, 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing.

Capitol Area Greens August Meeting. Working session open to all interested in contributing. 6 - 8 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing. (313) 815-2025.

Chess, Cribbage, Hand & Foot. Weekly activities at the senior center.From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos.

Impression 5 Science Center Build It Challenge (Ages 8-12). Build with cups/ straws to see how materials effect structure. 2 - 3 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Foster Branch, 200 North Foster, Lansing.

Mindful Eating Support Group. Two-part meeting to guage interest in group. 5:30 - 7 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes, Lansing. (517) 371-3010. Social Bridge. No partner needed to play bridge. 1 - 4 p.m. $1.50. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road Lansing.

Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle Workshop. Based on age: 1st - 3rd grade. 9 am - 12 noon. Older kids, 1 - 4 pm. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E Jefferson St. Grand Ledge.

ARTS

Monday Movie Matinee. Adults. Popcorn while it lasts. August 14: Lion, Rated PG-13, 118 minutes. 1 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420. elpl.org.

Monday Night Life Drawing. Draw a nude model with poses. 7 - 9 p.m. $10 per session ($5 for students) to cover the model and studio.. O'Day Studios, Suite 115 1650 Kendale Blvd. East Lansing.

Tuesday, August 15

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Bach Vibrational Emotional Therapy. Learn about dealing with stress and emotions using flower essences. 6:30 to 8 p.m. FREE/ Donations accepted. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3 Lansing.

Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Learn about public speaking and leadership skills. 7 p.m. FREE for visitors. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave. Lansing. (517) 367-6300.

Take off Pounds Sensibly. Help and support to help you shed pounds. 6 p.m. FREE first visit.. St. Therese Parish, 102 West Randolph Street Lansing. (517) 487-3749.

MUSIC

Broadway on the Michigan Princess. Lucy Finkel and Jason Coffey sing hits. Refreshments/river cruise included with ticket price. 12 a.m. - 8 p.m. $20. Michigan Princess Riverboat, 3004 W. Main St., Lansing.

Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's. From 7 to 10 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5287.

EVENTS

Bingo, Bridge, and Euchre. Weekly events at the senior center. 1 - 4:30 p.m. Cost Varies. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road Okemos.

Knitting and Crochet Group. All ages and levels welcome. Bring your own supplies or use ours. 11 a.m. -noon FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Game Night at UrbanBeat. Play provided games or bring your own. 5 - 8 p.m. FREE. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St. Lansing.

LCC West

Toastmasters. Learn speaking and leadership skills. 5 - 6:30 p.m. LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive Lansing. 517- 483-1314.

Overeaters Anonymous. Group offers help, guidance and support to overeaters. 7 p.m. Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road., Okemos. (517) 349-9536.

Paws for Reading. Preschool - high school ages spend time reading to a certified therapy dog. Call ahead. 6 - 7 p.m. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E Jefferson St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-7014.

Reflexology. Reflex improvement sessions. Call for appointments. 10:20 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. $14/$12 members. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.

Summer STEAM Series (Ages 7-17). Build with cups and straws to see how materials make a difference. 11 a.m. - noon FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Haslett Branch, 1590 Franklin St. Haslett.

Trending Topics. Learn about current events issues. 7 - 8:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Wednesday, August 16

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Shamanic Healing & Education Clinic. Shamanic demonstration clinic and talk. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free/Donations accepted. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3 Lansing.

MUSIC

The Great Barbershop Chorus - The Mountain Town Singers. Chorus Numbers along with Quartet Numbers. 7 - 9 p.m. FREE/ Donations accepted. William E. Tennant Performance Shell, 805 W. Park St. Saint Johns. 989-224-2429.

EVENTS

Hula Hoop with Lansing Hoops (All ages). Learn some hooping skills. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Aurelius Branch, 1939 South Aurelius Road Mason. (517) 628-3743.

Touch a Truck Summer Celebration (All ages). Get up close to emergency vehicles. 10 - 11 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Haslett Branch, 1590 Franklin St. Haslett. (517) 339-2324.