Out on the Town

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Out on the Town
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E- mail information to calendar@lansingcitypulse.com or fax to (517) 371-5800. Info can also be mailed to 2001 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912


Have a Heart for the Homeless

From now until Valentine’s Day, you can help homeless families in the Lansing area with Haven House’s annual Have a Heart for the Homeless Campaign. Haven House provides emergency housing for homeless families with children, and you can help support them by purchasing a heart from one of these local businesses: AP Capital, Biggby’s Coffee, Benson’s Vinaigrettes, Breadsmith, Corey’s, Flap Jack Shack (in Waverly, Lansing, Dewitt and Frandor), Great Lakes Capital Fund, Izzo’s Pub, Lansing School District, L&L Food Centers, Maurer’s Sanitary Cleaners, Kinawa Middle School, St. Martha’s School, Woody’s (in Okemos and East Lansing), Foods for Living, Woven Art, Harold’s Personal Design Group, Mindful Movement and Physical Therapy, ThreadBear Fiber Arts Studio, and Douglas J. Hearts are available for $1 and $5. Haven House is located at 121 Whitehills Drive in East Lansing. (517) 337-2731 or www.havenhouseel.org.



Wednesday, February 4

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Financial Aid Seminar. Questions about paying for college? This seminar will help guide you through the process of finding and getting financial aid, followed by a question and answer session. 6 - 7:30 p.m. FREE.

Delta Township Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing. (517) 321-4014. www.dtdl.org. Sport Skills. An upbeat high-energy class that focuses on the different skills needed to play sports, such as: speed, agility, hand-eye coordination, foot-eye coordination, ball handling skills, balance, throwing and catching. Classes meet on Wednesdays. 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. $25 Lansing residents, $35 non-residents. Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster St., Lansing. (517) 483-4293.

Book Club Meeting. Grace Haley will lead a discussion on the book “Your Soul’s Compass.” 7 p.m. FREE. Barnes and Noble (East Lansing), 333 E. Grand River Ave. East Lansing. (517) 324-3944. www.bn.com.

Inspiring Message. A recorded talk by Mata Yogananda Mahasaya Dharma, titled “God via Meditation,” with silent meditation to follow. 8 p.m. FREE. Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre, 7187 Drumheller Road, Bath. (517) 641-6201. www.selfrealizationcentremichigan.org.

Nature Stories and Walks. A story, activities and discovery walks that follow the same theme. 12:30-1:15 p.m., $3 . Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4224. www.cityoflansingmi.com.

Young Women in Transition Support Group. A support group designed for young women (18-30) facing adjustment challenges as they transition into adult life. 6 - 7:45 p.m. FREE with registration. Womens Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-9163. www.womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org.

After Deadline. A post-inauguration edition of networking events for journalists and friends. 6 p.m. FREE. The Firm, 227 S Washington Sq. Lansing. (517) 487-3663. www.thefirmlounge.com.

Open Clay Studio. Wheel throwing and hand building for all experience levels from novice to advanced. All ages welcome — children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 7 to 9 p.m. $10 - $20. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643. www.reachstudioart.org.


EVENTS

Volunteer Orientation Meeting. For all new volunteers at the Ingham County Animal Shelter. 6 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Animal Control, 600 Curtis St. Mason. (517) 676-8370. www.ingham.org/ac.

Meridian Volunteer Council Meeting. Open to the public to share volunteer ideas or events in Meridian
Township. Noon - 1 p.m. FREE. Meridian Municipal Building, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos. www.meridian.mi.us.

Delta Government Relations Committee. A forum for business leaders, local township representatives, surrounding school districts and county, state and federal representatives to meet and discuss important issues affecting Delta Township. 8 - 9 a.m. FREE. Sheraton Lansing Hotel, 925 S. Creyts Road, Lansing. (517) 853-6460. www.lansingchamber.org.

Rookie’s 8-Ball Tournament. Come test your skills at Rookie’s weekly 8-Ball tournament. Registration at 7:30 p.m. Cash prize to the winner and $15 gift certificate for second place. Double elimination. 8 p.m. $5. Rookies Restaurant, 1640 S. US 127, Lansing. (517) 487-8686. www.rookieslansing.com.

April Macie. The stand-up comedian April Macie will perform with Christina Pazsitzky and Matt Mc Clowry. 8 p.m. $8. Connxtions Comedy Club, 2900 N. East St., Lansing. (517) 374-6581. www.connxtionscomedyclub.com. 3rd Annual Health Fair. Area agencies will be on hand to disseminate information regarding health issues/concerns.

In addition, there will be healthcare information available that is specific to the African- American community. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. FREE. Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. www.lcc.edu.


THEATER

“The Color Purple.” An inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who — through love — finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world.
7:30 p.m. $63-30. Wharton Center, MSU Campus, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON. www.whartoncenter.com.

“Driving Miss Daisy.” Lansing favorite Carmen Decker will return to the BoarsHead stage this month in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 7 p.m. $12-$30. BoarsHead Theater, 425 S. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-7805. www.boarshead.org.

“Frozen River.” The story of Ray Eddy, a mother of two living in a trailer, who is lured into the world of smuggling when she meets a Mohawk woman named Lila. 7:30 p.m. $7, $5 seniors, $3 students. Wells Hall, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 336-5802. www.elff.com.

“Tick Tick BOOM!” Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical tale of a young composer on the brink of turning 30 and falling into oblivion. 8 p.m. $15, $10 students / seniors . Creole Gallery, 1218 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 927-3016.


LITERATURE AND POETRY

Girls Night Out Author Event. Pushcart Prize-winning author Valerie Laken will promote the release of her debut novel, “Dream House,” 7 p.m. FREE. Schuler Books & Music (Lansing), 2820 Towne Centre Blvd.,Lansing. (517) 316-7495. www.schulerbooks.com.

Thursday, February 5

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Deptartment of Art & Art History Research Lecture series. Susan Madigan will give a lecture titled “Art as Scientific Data: The 10thc Illustrated Byzantine Manuscripts of Dioscorides’ ‘De Materia Medica.” 7 p.m. FREE. Kresge Art Museum, located at Physics and Auditorium roads, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 432-3961. www.art.msu.edu.

Gregory ‘Special K’ Kelser. To commemorate the 30th anniversary, the Capital Area District Library will host a conversation between Kelser and WLNS 6 sports anchor Fred Heumann. Seating is limited. 7 p.m. FREE. Okemos Public Library, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2023. www.mylife.cadl.org.

2009 TED Prize Awards Conference. A live broadcast of the 2009 TED Prize Awards presentation with special introductions by Quincy Jones, Al Gore and Richard Branson. 8 -9:45 p.m. $20. 621, 621 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 783-0962. Ila32@michigantheatre.org.

Preventing Strokes and Heart Attacks. Informational session on cardiovascular health and wellness will be led by Dr. Patricia Davidson. followed by a question and answer session. Dr. Davidson is a medical Internist and cardiologist who practices in the Washington area. Noon - 2 p.m. FREE. Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. www.lcc.edu.

Forensic Files. Authors Tobin T. Buhk and Dr. Stephen D. Cohle take you inside the real world of forensic pathology for a rare glimpse of the strange sights, sounds and smells of the Kent County morgue.

Program content is not suitable for children. 6:30 p.m. FREE . Leslie Library, 201 Pennsylvania St., Leslie. (517) 589-9400. www.cadl.org.

Adult Book Discussion. A discussion on “Song Yet Sung,” by James McBride. 1 p.m. FREE . Foster Library, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5185. www.cadl.org.


EVENTS

Water Pong Tournament. If you can toss a plastic ping-pong ball into a plastic cup come to Rookie’s on Tuesday and Thursday nights to test your skills against the Lansing area’s best water pong players. Gift certificate prize to the winner. 8:30 p.m. FREE. Rookie’s Restaurant, 1640 S. US 127, Lansing. (517) 487-8686. www.rookieslansing.com.

State of the College Address. Featuring a talk by Lansing Community Colleg president, Dr. Brent Knight. 5 p.m. FREE.




Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 6

Morning Hearts. Come decorate cookies, enjoy peppermint tea and make Valentine’s ornaments. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $12. Sweet Little Party Palace, 1134-B N. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 898-6261. www.sweetlittletea.com.

Monday, February 9

Daddy-daughter and mother-son Valentine dances. Enrollment includes the dance, refreshments, a corsage for the young ladies, a boutonniere for the boys and precious memories. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. $16 couple/$8 extra child.

Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4233. Make-it-take-it Valentine craft. Valentine’s Day crafting.3 - 8 p.m. Free . Dansville Library, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623- 6511. www.cadl.org.

Make a Valentine. Supplies will be available to make a special craft. Drop in and have fun. All ages are welcome. 10 - 4 p.m. FREE . Holt- Delhi Library, 2075 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351. www.cadl.org.

Teusday, February 10

Have A Heart Art Party. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a unique auction where everything is about the heart.

The purpose of this event is to raise money for Care Free Medical and Dental Clinics and the Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre. All of the art is heart themed. 7 - 10 p.m. $35, $50 couple.

Country Club of Lansing, 2200 Moores River Drive, Lansing. (517) 484-4567. www.cclansing. org.

Wednesday, February 11

Drop-in Valentine’s Day Crafts. Valentine’s Day crafting for all ages. 4 - 6 p.m. FREE. South Lansing Library, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840.



Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. www.lcc.edu. April Macie. The stand-up comedian April Macie wil perform with Christina Pazsitzky and Matt Mc Clowry. 8 p.m. $8. Connxtions Comedy Club, 2900 N. East St., Lansing. (517) 374-6581. www.connxtionscomedyclub.com.


MUSIC

Cornbread Night. A guitar jam hosted by Harmonica Buzz. 9 p.m. FREE. Beggar’s Banquet, 218 Abbot Road, Lansing. (517) 351-4573. www.beggarsbanquet.com.

MSU Philharmonic Orchestra. MSU Philharmonic Orchestra performs classics such as Beethoven’s, “Symphony No. 1.” 7:30 p.m. $9, $7 seniors, FREE students/under 18. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Campus, East Lansing. www.theatre.msu.edu.


THEATER

“The Color Purple.” 1:30 p.m. (Please see details Feb. 4) “Tick, Tick, BOOM!” 8 p.m. (Please see details Feb. 4) “Driving Miss Daisy.” 7 p.m. (Please see details Feb. 4) “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The- Moon Marigolds.” A showing of the 1971 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama by Paul Zindel, a story of perseverance, self-discovery and survival. 8 p.m. Pay what you can. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam, Williamston. (517) 655-7469. www.williamstontheatre.org.

Celebrating! the Classics. A series of movie classics shown on the big screen. “High Noon” stars Tom Skerritt as the soon-to-be ex-marshall of a small town that is visited by four outlaws on the day of his wedding. 1:30 and 5:45 p.m. $2.50. Celebration Cinema, 200 E. Edgewood Blvd., Lansing. www.celebrationcinema.com.

Friday, February 06

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Weekday Science Program. Enhance your child’s science education with a program designed to introduce and reinforce science curriculum for homeschooled and public-schooled children. 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. $3. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866.

Howl at the Moon. Bring your dog to this guided hike through the moonlit woods. 7 p.m. $2. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866.

Brown Bag Presentation. This talk is co-sponsored by the Chicano/Latino Studies program and the Julian Samora Research Institute. The topic is “UFW, Teamsters, and Growers: Immigration and Labor Organizing in the Washington State Apple Industry.” 12:15 - 1:30 p.m. FREE. MSU Museum Auditorium, MSU Campus, East Lansing.

Swing Guitar Workshop. Learn swing guitar from Ann Arbor guitarist and member of The Royal Garden Trio, Brian Delaney. 1 - 3 p.m. $40. Elderly Instruments, 1100 N Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-7880. www. elderly.com.

April Macie. The stand-up comedian April Macie will perform with Christina Pazsitzky and Matt Mc Clowry. 7:30 and 10 p.m. $8 . Connxtions Comedy Club, 2900 N. East St., Lansing. (517) 374-6581. www.connxtionscomedyclub.com.


Event I Will Rise Up

Shuffle your feet over to the Lansing Chamber Dance presentation of “I Will Rise Up,” a concert of contemporary dance. The performance will consist of modern, jazz, tap, and hip-hop pieces, all performed to a variety of musical genres. The Michigan Dance Collective of Traverse City will also dance in a guest performance. 8 p.m., Feb. 7. and 2 p.m., Feb. 8. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 694-7667 or www.danceworksofmi.com.



EVENTS

Rookie’s Idol. Test your vocal styling’s against other local competitors. The finale will take place on March 20th and will be judged by a panel of local celebrities. 9 p.m. - midnight, $5. Rookie’s Restaurant, 1640 S. US 127, Lansing. (517) 487-8686. www.rookieslansing.com.

World Traveler Presentation. “Adventures in Guatemala and Costa Rica” presented by Robert Rentschler. 7 - 8:30 p.m. $1. Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster St., Lansing. (517) 483-4293.

The Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo. The show features health care screenings, beauty and fashion exhibits and cooking, home decorating and shopping demos. 10 a.m. FREE. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Free anonymous HIV antibody testing. Confidential testing and counseling. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Health Department. 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 887-4476.

Free anonymous HIV antibody testing. Confidential testing and counseling. 1 - 4:30 p.m. FREE. Lansing Area AIDS Network, 913 W. Holmes Rd., Suite 115. Lansing. (517) 887-4476.

Ice Sculpture Event. Scott Miller, a local ice sculpture artist, will be carving numerous sculptures throughout Williamston. All day, FREE. Downtown Williamston, along Grand River Avenue. www.williamston.org.

Spring 48/5 Film Contest. Filmmakers will come together to write, shoot, edit and premiere an original five-minute film in a mere 48 hours. 6 p.m. $50 through Feb. 4, $75 after. Beggar’s Banquet, 218 Abbot Road, Lansing. (517) 336-5802. www.elff.com/485.

MidMEAC Land Use Luncheon. The luncheon includes a tour of the new Christman Building and talks about green building. Noon - 1 p.m. FREE. The Christman Building, 208 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-1488. www.christmanco.com.

Turkish Dinner. A Turkish dinner, with vegetarian options, and presentation about daily life in Turkey. 6 - 8 p.m. $12.50, $10 students. Grand River Coffee, 515 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 333-7090.

Ojibwe Language Quiz Bowl. First Year Ojibwe language students at MSU competing against one another, answering questions that will be asked by the second and third year students. 7 - 9 p.m. FREE. Spartan Village Community Center, 1460 Middlevale Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-8358.


MUSIC

Artist Faculty Concert. Featuring Caroline Hartig on the clarinet. 8 p.m. $9 adults, $7 seniors, FREE for students. Music Building Auditorium, North Circle Drive, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 355-3345.
www.music.msu.edu. 2009 Mid-Winter Singing Festival. Spend an evening, or a whole weekend, singing great songs with some of the country’s favorite folk musicians. 8 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, $15, $10 students/children under 12. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 337-7744.



THEATER

“Frozen River.” 7 p.m. & 9:15 p.m. (Please see details Feb. 4.) “The Color Purple.” 8 p.m. (Please see details Feb. 4.) “TICK, TICK... BOOM!” 8 p.m. (Please see details Feb. 4.)

Library Film Series - “Jurassic Park.” Steven Spielberg’s phenomenally successful sci-fi adventure thriller will be shown. 7 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 100 Main Library, MSU Campus, East Lansing. www.lib.msu.edu/events.

“Driving Miss Daisy.” 8 p.m. (Please see details Feb. 4.) “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The- Moon Marigolds.” 8 p.m. $10 - $24. (Please see details Feb. 5.) “Accomodations.” A comedy by Nick Hall and directed by Jane Goebel about a housewife’s quest for independence. 7:30 p.m. $30, $25 seniors / students 22 and under. Waverly East Intermediate, 3131 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-8830.


Saturday, February 7

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Small Budget ... Big Style. Simple money-saving tips and budget decorating ideas from Kelly Edwards, design coordinator of “Design on a Dime.” Seating is on a first-come basis. 1:30 p.m. FREE . Mason Library, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088. www.cadl.org.

Scene study class. Students will examine twoperson scenes from contemporary plays. Students will also peruse the text for clues to characters’ behaviors and motivations and use them to solve basic acting problems. Classes are on Saturdays and run for eight weeks. 1:15 p.m. $240. BoarsHead Theater, 425 S. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-7805. www.boarshead.org.

Playwriting classes. A class that introduces students to basic techniques of structure and dialogue used in play writing and incorporates written exercises used to discuss and identify dramatic events. Classes are on Saturdays and run for eight weeks. 11 a.m. $240. BoarsHead Theater, 425 S. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-7805. www.boarshead.org.

Science in Action. Part of Super Saturday-themed activity series. Participation is free with admission, however certain workshops charge a materials fee. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. $5, $4.50 seniors, children pay their age until age 5. Impression 5 Science Center, 200 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 485-8116.

West African Textile Workshop. A workshop for adults titled “Bogolan Textile from Mali: Natural dyes and Symbolism.” 3 p.m. $35. RCAH Auditorium in Snyder-Phillips Hall, on the corner of Dormitory Road and Bogue Street, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 355-6690. www.theatre.msu.edu.

Make Money with Your Voice. A workshop on the business of voiceovers presented by award-winning voice talent, Bettye Zoller. 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $100, includes lunch. Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. www.lcc.edu.

Open Clay Studio. Wheel throwing and hand building for all experience levels from novice to advanced. All ages welcome — children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m. - noon, $10 - $20. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643. www.reachstudioart.org.


EVENTS

TV and Computer Recycling. Televisions all sizes, PCs, monitors, printers, cell phones and other computer parts will be accepted. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Road Commission, 5613 S. Aurelius Road, Lansing. (517) 483-4400.

April Macie. The stand-up comedian April Macie will perform with Christina Pazsitzky and Matt Mc Clowry. 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. $8. Connxtions Comedy Club, 2900 N. East St., Lansing. (517) 374-6581. www.connxtionscomedyclub.com.

Pet adoption. Help homeless dogs and cats looking for a home. Noon, FREE. Petsmart, 5135 Times Square Place, Okemos. (517) 676-8370. www.ingham.org/ac.




Celebrating Black History

Thursday, February 5

Slavery to Freedom an American Odyssey. The Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery delivers, “The Audacity of Dreams, the Power of Sacrifice.” 5 p.m. FREE. Kellogg Conference Center, 55 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing.(517) 432-4979.

Friday, February 6

Tribute to Black Theatre 2. Experience African-American theater with excerpts from 13 delightful and spellbinding shows. 8 p.m. $20. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing.(517) 482-5700. www.riverwalktheatre.com.

Book Club Series. Fannie Lou Hamer: Fighting for the Right to Vote (African-American Biographies) will be discussed. noon - 1 p.m. FREE. Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. www.lcc.edu.

Saturday, February 7

Black History Month Speakers Series.
Attorney Anthony L. Ricco will address the challenges faced by African-American attorneys and citizens in the modern era, from The Amistad to Barrack Obama. Noon - 3 p.m. FREE . Capital Area District Library, 401 South Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363. www. cadl.org or bowmand@cooley.edu.
Tribute to Black Theatre 2. 8 p.m. (Please see details Feb. 6.)

Sunday, February 8

Tribute to Black Theatre 2. 2 p.m. (Please see details Feb. 6.) Karolyn Smardz Frost. The Toronto-born archaeologist and historian whose 1985 excavation of the Thornton and Lucie Blackburn site made history will talk about the Blackburns’ experience of freedom and re-capture in Michigan. 2 p.m. FREE. Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St. Lansing. (517) 373-3559. www.michigan.gov/museum.

Monday, February 9

“The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond.”
This documentary examines the work of several African-American writers including Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay. 7 - 9 p.m. FREE. Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. www.lcc.edu.

Tuesday, February 10

Soul Food Lunch Series. Soul food lunch plate and a la carte items will be available to purchase. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. www.lcc.edu.

Thursday, February 12

Slavery to Freedom an American Odyssey. Mr. Clarence B. Jones delivers, “The Sharp Edge of Defense: Law and Civil Rights.” 5 p.m. FREE. Kellogg Conference Center, 55 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing. (517) 432-4979.



The School of Hospitality Business annual aucton. This year’s auction will offer unique dining experiences, theater tickets, Broadway memorabilia and tickets to a wide range of sporting events. The auction raises funds for the school’s Student Hospitality Association and its Alumni Association as well as charities. 6 p.m. $10. Kellogg Conference Center, 55 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing.


Free anonymous HIV antibody testing. Confidential testing and counseling. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. FREE. Barber Love, 2003 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 887-4476.

The Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo. The show features health care screenings, beauty and fashion exhibits and cooking, home decorating and shopping demos. 10 a.m. FREE. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-7400. www.lansingcenter.com.

Ice Sculpture Event. Scott Miller, a local ice sculpture artist, will be carving numerous sculptures throughout the Williamston. All day, FREE. Downtown Williamston, along Grand River Avenue, Williamston. www.williamston.org.

Appraisals. Get a free verbal appraisal of an antique or collectible from PBS personality Caroline Ashleigh.

One item per person. No stamps, coins, gemstones, firearms or ammunition. 2:30 p.m. FREE . Foster Library, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5185. www.cadl.org.

Super Saturdays. “Party with the Pigeon.” Celebrate the books by Mo Willems, including crafts you can take home. 2 - 3 p.m. FREE . Capital Area District Library, 401 South Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363. www. cadl.org.

Latin Dance Night. There will be dance lessons followed by open dancing. A DJ will be spinning tejano, merengue, salsa and reggaeton. There will be food and drink specials and hourly shot specials. 9 p.m. FREE. Rookie’s Restaurant, 1640 S. US 127, Lansing. (517) 487- 8686. www.rookieslansing.com.

Ojibwe Language Pow Wow. Several dancers will perform a variety of traditional dances, including jingle dancing, fancy dancing and traditional. 1 - 5 p.m. FREE.

Spartan Village Community Center, 1460 Middlevale Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-9499.


MUSIC

Swingin’ Stompin’ and Rockin’ 1. Energetic performances answers the queston, “What is jazz?,” by illustrating the 10 basic elements of jazz. The concert is recommended for ages 5 and up. 1 p.m. $7. Wharton Center, MSU Campus, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON.

www.whartoncenter.com. Temesgen Hussein. Enjoy live music Saturdays at dinnertime. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Altu’s Ethiopian Cuisine, 1312 Michigan Ave., East Lansing. (517) 333-6295. www.eatataltus.com.

2009 Mid-Winter Singing Festival. Spend an evening, or a whole weekend, singing great songs with some of the country’s favorite folk musicians. 7 p.m. $15, $10 students/children under 12. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 337-7744.

The Antivillians. The Ohio-Based indie band will be performing accompanied by opening artist Kevin Fein. 7 p.m. $6. Scene Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Lansing. (517) 319-6832. www.scenemetrospace.com.

Children’s Concert Series. Mark Dvorak will be performing as part of the Mid-Winter Singing Festival. His performances capture the innocence, strength and beauty of folk music. 11 a.m. FREE. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 319-6929.


THEATER

“The Color Purple.” 2 p.m. (Please see details Feb. 4.) “Tick, Tick, BOOM!” 8 p.m. (Please see details Feb. 4.) “Driving Miss Daisy.” 8 p.m (Please see details Feb. 4.) “Accomodations.” 7:30 p.m. (Please see details Feb. 6.) “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The- Moon Marigolds.” 3 pm and 8 pm. $10 - $24. (Please see details Feb. 5.) “Breakfast With Scot.” The story of Eric, Eric’s boyfriend Sam and Scot, a recently orphaned 11 yearold and Eric’s mirror opposite. 4 p.m. $6. The Michigan Theatre of Jackson, 124 N. Jackson St., Jackson. (517) 783-0962. www.michigantheatre.org.


LITERATURE AND POETRY

Finding Your Voice Through Poetry. Play with words and write group and individual poems in a supportive group setting. Appropriate for word scribblers as well as more experienced writers. 10 a.m. - noon. $10. Womens Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-9163. www.womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org.

Sunday, February 8

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Financial Peace University. A 13-week program that teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles and small group accountability. 6 p.m. $289. Trinity United Methodist Church, 7533 W. Saint Joseph Highway, Lansing. (517) 627-8388. dalmasy@mac.com.

Why do Bubbles Pop When You Touch Them? Part of Super Sunday themed activity series. Participation is free with admission, however certain workshops charge a materials fee. Noon - 5 p.m. $5, $4.50 seniors, children pay their age until age 5. Impression 5 Science Center, 200 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 485-8116.


EVENTS

Solar System Safari. Danger Dave teaches families about the planets in our solar system. 2:30 p.m. $3 adults, $2.50 students and seniors, $2 ages 12 and under. Abrams Planetarium, 400 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 355-4672. www.pa.msu.edu/ abrams.


The Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo. The show features health care screenings, beauty and fashion exhibits and cooking demos, home decorating and shopping. 10 a.m. FREE. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.


Cabin fever reliever. Get outside for a guided walk as we stretch our cramped muscles and enjoy a tour of the park. 3 p.m. $2, $5 Family. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866.

Ice Sculpture Event. Scott Miller, a local ice sculpture artist, will be carving numerous sculptures throughout Williamston. All day, FREE. Downtown Williamston, along Grand River Avenue. Williamston.

www.williamston.org. “Matters of the Heart.” A discussion about HIV/ AIDS and African-Americans. 11 a.m. FREE. Trinity A.M.E. Church, 3500 W. Holmes Rd., Lansing. (517) 887-4476.

Darwin Discovery Day. Celebrate Darwin’s birthday with exhibits, lectures, activities and birthday cake. 1 - 5 p.m. FREE. MSU Museum, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 355-7474. www.museum.msu.edu.

Richard Thomsen Memorial. Memories of Richard Thomsen, co-founder of BoarsHead Theater, will be shared by loved ones and theatergoers. 4:15 p.m. FREE. BoarsHead Theater, 425 S. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-7805. www.boarshead.org.

“Potpourri.” A public reception for the exhibit juxtaposing the work of art teacher Jacquie Vaughan.

This exhibit runs until April 24. 2 - 4 p.m. FREE. Turner- Dodge House & Heritage Center, 100 E. North Street, Lansing. (517) 483-4220. www.lansingmi.gov.


MUSIC

A celebration of the Beautiful Voice VII Opera Gala. An afternoon of selections from opera, operetta and musical theater featuring the vocal arts area faculty and students. 3 p.m. $25, $20 seniors, $10 students. MSU Union, MSU Campus, East Lansing. www.msu.edu.

Joint Epiphany Concert. The MSU Russian Chorus and the Renaissance Singers will present choral music in German, Latin, Ukrainian, and Church Slavonic. 3 p.m. FREE. Emanuel First Lutheran Church, 1001 N Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 646-9626. www.emanuelfirst.org.


THEATER

“Frozen River.” 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. (Please see details Feb. 4.) “The Color Purple.” 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (Please see details Feb. 4.) “Driving Miss Daisy.” 2 p.m. (Please see details Feb. 4.) “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The- Moon Marigolds.” 2pm. $10 - $24. (Please see details Feb. 5.) “Breakfast With Scot.” 4 p.m. (Please see details Feb. 7.)


Monday, February 9

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Job Seekers Support Group. Take a structured approach to job seeking, finding the right job or career and discuss the difference between a job and a career. 10 a.m. - noon, FREE. Womens Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-9163. www.womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org.

Open Clay Studio. Wheel throwing and hand building for all experience levels from novice to advanced. All ages welcome — children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 7 to 9 p.m. $10 - $20. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643. www.reachstudioart.org.

Knitting, basketry or caning class. Taught by Judy Koos. 7 - 9 p.m. Call for cost. Ledge Craft Lane, 120 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge. (517) 669-5433. www. ledgecraftlane.com.


EVENTS

Not so happy endings support group. Meet with other women who are ending relationships. Preregistration required. 6 - 8 p.m. FREE. Womens Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-9163. www.womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org.

Caregivers support group. Meet with other women who are caring for a terminally or chronically-ill loved one. Pre-registration required. 1 - 2:30 p.m. FREE. Womens Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-9163. www.womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org.

Monday morning movie. Watch a movie on the big screen in the library’s Elmwood Room. 10:30 a.m. FREE. Delta Township Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing. (517) 321-4014. www.dtdl.org.

MSU’s Department of Art & Art History BFA Exhibition. A presentation of works by Janet French. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. FREE. Kresge Art Museum, located at Physics and Auditorium roads, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 432-3961. www.art.msu.edu.

Sin Sunday. A monthly hospitality appreciation night. Specials include all day happy hour. A DJ will be spinning and hosting karaoke and a trivia contest with various prizes. 9 p.m. FREE. Rookie’s Restaurant, 1640 S. US 127, Lansing. (517) 487-8686. www.rookieslansing.com.


MUSIC

MSU Jazz Octet III and Jazz Octet IV. An evening of jazz music. 7:30 p.m. $9, $7 seniors, free for students and those under age 18. Music Building Auditorium, North Circle Drive, MSU Campus, East Lansing.(517) 355-3345. www.music.msu.edu.


Tuesday, February 10

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Painting class. Learn to paint with Carol Basso. 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Call for cost. Ledge Craft Lane, 120 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-7155. www. ledgecraftlane.com.

Department of Art & Art History Research Lecture series. Jon Frey will discuss “Does it Make a Sound? Fallen Columns and the Temple of Apollo after the Sack of Corinth.” 7 p.m. FREE. Kresge Art Museum, located at Physics and Auditorium roads, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 432-3961. www.art.msu.edu.

Schizophrenics Anonymous self-help support group. This group is sponsored by and is a program of the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America. 6 p.m. FREE. Sparrow Professional Building, 1200 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-3775.

Schizophrenics Anonymous Self-help Support Group. This SA group is co-sponsored by C-E-I CMH and is a program of the Schizophrenia And Related Disorders Alliance of America. 10 a.m. FREE. Clinton- Eaton-Ingham Community Mental Health center, 812 East Jolly Road, Lansing. (517) 346-8300. www.ceicmh.org. Job seekers support group. Take a structured approach to job seeking, finding the right job or career, and discuss the difference between a job and a career.
5:30 - 7 p.m. FREE. Womens Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-9163. www. womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org.

Not so happy endings support group. A group for women who are ending a relationship and want some support and resources to get through it. 6 - 7:45 p.m.
FREE with registration. Womens Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 896-3311.
www.womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org.


EVENTS

Schuler comic book discussion group. Join us for a meeting of our monthly Comic Discussion Group, exploring and investigating the publishing industry’s biggest boom medium — comics and graphic novels.

This month’s title is “Marvel 1602,” by Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert. 7 p.m. FREE. Schuler Books & Music, 2820 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing. (517) 316-7801 x210. whitney@schulerbooks.com.

Greater Lansing Weavers Guild meeting. This month’s topics include towel exchange and structure presentation. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-5734. stork@msu.edu. Open and lap swimming. Bring the family to this open swim session for fun and exercise. Young children must be accompanied by an adult and be toilet trained or wear a swimming diaper. A lane will be designated for lap swimming upon request. 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. $2. Gardner Middle School, 333 Dahlia Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-4277.

New Business Networking Group. A forum and social event for new business owners. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 580-4912. www.becauseeverybodyreads.com.

Water pong tournament. If you can toss a plastic ping-pong ball into a plastic cup then come to Rookie’s on Tuesday and Thursday nights to test your skills against the Lansing area’s best water pong players.
8:30 p.m. FREE. Rookies Restaurant, 1640 S. US 127, Lansing. (517) 487-8686. www.rookieslansing.com.


MUSIC

MSU Wind Symphony. A night of music performed by the MSU Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. $9, $7 seniors, FREE for students and those under age 18. Wharton Center, MSU Campus, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON.
www.whartoncenter.com.


THEATER

Celebrating! the Classics. A series of movie classics shown on the big screen. “To Kill A Mockingbird” is based on the classic American novel and stars Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, a widowed lawyer defending a black man accused of raping a white woman in Alabama. 1:30 and 5:45 p.m. $2.50. Celebration Cinema, 200 E. Edgewood Blvd., Lansing. www. celebrationcinema.com.


Wednesday, February 11

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Who’s driving your life? Lisa Haston, from Lansing Community College Women’s Resource Center, will be speaking on how to eliminate negative behavior and create positive energy. 4:30 p.m. FREE. North West Initiative, 1012 N. Walnut St., Lansing. (517) 999-2894. monica@nwlansing.org.

West African textile workshop. Panel discussion with artists-in-residence Kandioura Coulibaly and Boubacar Doumbia. 8:30 p.m. FREE. RCAH Auditorium in Snyder-Phillips Hall, on the corner of Dormitory Road and Bogue Street, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 355-6690. www.theatre.msu.edu.

Young Women in Transition Support Group. A support group designed for young women (18-30) facing adjustment challenges as they transition into adult life. 6 - 7:45 p.m. FREE with registration. Womens Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-9163. www.womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org.

OTCA Board Meeting. Members of the Old Town Commercial Association Board come together on the second Wednesday of the month to discuss what is happening in Old Town. The board meeting is open to the public. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Clark Hill, 212 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 318-3100. www.clarkhill.com.

Open Clay Studio. Wheel throwing and hand building for all experience levels from novice to advanced. All ages welcome — children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 7 to 9 p.m. $10 - $20. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643. www.reachstudioart.org.


EVENTS

Inquiring minds get together. This discussion session is for anyone who has a question about the church or faith. Everyone is welcome. 7 p.m. FREE. Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, 125 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-7434. Pastor@ PilgrimUCC.com.

After Hours Networking Event. Come sample flavors of what area businesses have to offer at this networking event, featuring food and beverages from the Williamston area. 5 - 8 p.m. FREE. Michigan Brewing Company, 1093 Highview Dr., Webberville. (517) 655- 1549. www.michiganbrewing.com.


THEATER

“Driving Miss Daisy.” 7 p.m. (Please see details Feb. 4.)


Thursday, February 12

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Guest Lecture Series. Lisa Sanditz’s paintings explore the relationship between natural and artificial environments. 7 p.m. FREE. S. Kedzie Hall, located at Farm Lane and Auditorium Road, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (518) 432 3961. Fun in the snow. A program for preschool and elementary children. Nature stories followed by games or a walk. 10 a.m. $3. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866.

The Art of Caring for a Collection. A 45-minute talk by the museum staff that invites listeners “behindthe-scenes” at the Kresge Art Museum. Noon, FREE. Kresge Art Museum, located at Physics and Auditorium roads, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 353-9834. www.artmuseum.msu.edu.

Michigan Writers Series. Hugh Fox, writer of eightyfive books will speak. 7:30 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 100 Main Library, MSU Campus, East Lansing.


EVENTS

John Cohassey talk and signing. Come join the co-author of the book “American Cultural Rebels: Avant-garde and Bohemian Artists, Writers and Musicians from the 1850s Through the 1960’s.”, 7 p.m. FREE. Schuler Books & Music (Lansing), 2820 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing. (517) 316-7495. www.schulerbooks.com.

Parent Information Meeting. Principal Jeff Whipple will lead a brief presentation that will include an informal question and answer period. Tours of the school will also be available. 7 p.m. FREE. Windemere Park Charter Academy, 3100 W Saginaw St., Lansing. (517) 327-0700. www.windemerepark.heritageacademies.com.


MUSIC

Cornbread Night. A guitar jam hosted by Harmonica Buzz. 9 p.m. FREE. Beggar’s Banquet, 218 Abbot Road, Lansing. (517) 351-4573. www.beggarsbanquet.com.

MSU Symphony Band and Concert Band. A night of performances by the MSU symphony band and concert band. 7:30 p.m. $9, $7 seniors, FREE for students and those under age 18. Wharton Center, MSU Campus, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON. www. whartoncenter.com.


THEATER

“Driving Miss Daisy.” 7 p.m. (Please see details Feb. 4.) Celebrating! the Classics. “To Kill A Mockingbird,” starring Gregory Peck and Mary Badham and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, will be shown. 1:30 and 5:45 p.m. $2.50. Celebration Cinema, 200 E. Edgewood Blvd., Lansing. www.celebrationcinema.com.