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|By City Pulse Staff|
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THURSDAY MAY 15-17 >> ‘THE FOUR DISGRACERS’ AT IXION THEATRE ENSEMBLE
Ixion is bringing in the old with the new in a debut original piece, “The Four Disgracers.” Inspired by a set of prints from Dutch artist Hendrick Goltzius entitled ”The Disgracers,” the play features a collection of four locally written one-act plays, creating a new take on four mythological figures — Icarus, Phaeton, Tantalus and Ixion (that name ring a bell?) — who tangled with the higher-ups on Mt. Olympus and paid the price. 8 p.m. $15. AA Creative Corridor, 1133 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-8789, ixiontheatre.com. (Continues Thursday and Saturday, May 22 and 24.)
THURSDAY MAY 15-18 >> ‘CLYBOURNE PARK’ AT PEPPERMINT CREEK THEATRE CO.
Peppermint Creek closes its 2013-‘14 season with the Pulitzer and Tony award-winning play “Clybourne Park.” The drama tells the story of the inhabitants of a single house — Act 1 features one family, Act 2 features another family 50 years later — and the issues they must face with race and community respective to their eras. The play has ties to the Lorraine Hansberry play, “A Raisin in the Sun,” and is loosely based on actual events that took place in Chicago. 8 p.m. Thursday- Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday. $15/$10 students and seniors. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. (517) 927-3016, peppermintcreek. org. (Continues Friday-Saturday, May 22-24.)
THURSDAY MAY 15-18 >> ‘OLD LOVE’ AT WILLIAMSTON THEATRE
Hip-hop often gets a bad rap (pun slightly intended), but it doesn´t always have to be about avarice and vulgarity. This weekend, Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge will host Lansing Hip-Hop Fest 2014, promoting positive experience. Attendees can enjoy family-friendly events such as a graffiti art gallery, poetry, a fashion show and more. Naturally, several hip-hop artists will be perform, including L´SOUL, Ralph “De La Ghetto” and Cypher, who will use footage from this performance in his upcoming music video. 7-10 p.m. Friday; 1-10 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday. Prices vary. Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge and Grille, 6810 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 694-0700, lansinghiphop.org.
FRIDAY MAY 16-18 >> LANSING HIP-HOP FEST 2014
A star-crossed couple is at the center of Williamston Theatre´s production of “Old Love.” When a widow sees an old acquaintance at her husband´s funeral, it reawakens old feelings in both of them. Over the next three decades, the couple’s path is filled with “will-they-or-won’t-they” twists and turns. “Old Love” explores themes of romance, courtship and what it´s like to be an adult and fall in love. $25-$10. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam, Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com. (Continues through June 15.)
MONDAY MAY 19 >> PHILOSOPHY TOWN HALL
How many real friends do you have? This is the question the next Philosophy Town Hall event entreats you to ponder at the East Lansing Public Library. Plato and Aristotle had various views on friendship and this installment of the series aims to explore them. Two philosophy professors from Michigan State University will introduce the issues posed by these ancient great minds and lead the discussion with the audience. 7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
FRIDAY MAY 16 >> MEN OF ORPHEUS CHORUS SPRING CONCERT
The Men of Orpheus welcome spring, a time of new beginnings, by bidding farewell to its chorus director, Gayle Pohl. Pohl, who has been involved in music for 30 years, and who has been the group´s director for 18 years. To celebrate her career, the Men of Orpheus will perform “Why We Sing,” a collection of the most popular songs they have performed over the last decade. 7 p.m. $10. Kinawa Middle School, 1900 Kinawa Drive, Okemos. (517) 420-6304.