Out On the Town
|By City Pulse Staff|
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25 >> Twesigye Jackson Kaguri speaks at MSU
Author Twesigye Jackson Kaguri is the founder of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, which provides free education for children in rural Uganda who have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. Kaguri is also the former senior director of development at Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. After his brother and sister died of HIV/AIDS within the span of a year, Kaguri was tasked with raising his siblings’ four children. In the face of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Uganda, Kaguri took action by creating the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, which helps children escape the cycle of poverty and HIV/AIDS through various after school programs. He is set to return to MSU to share his experiences. 6:30 p.m. FREE Room 326, Natural Science Building, 288 Farm Lane, East Lansing.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 >> Diana Krall
Antique and haunting, multi-Grammy winning jazz artist Diana Krall’s distinctive voice has captured audiences worldwide. Saturday, she will perform songs from her newest album, “Glad Rag Doll,” at the Wharton Center. The Canadian pianist and jazz singer (and wife of Elvis Costello) is the only jazz artist to have eight of her albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums. 8 p.m. $37-82. Wharton Center, Cobb Great Hall, 750 W. Shaw Lane, East Lansing.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 >> ‘Les Vampires’ Marathon
Twihards beware: This marathon does not include any fanged French heartthrobs. Written and directed by Louis Feuillade in 1915, “Les Vampires” is a silent film consisting separated into 10 episodes. It follows a reporter and his faithful companion as they investigate strange happenings in Paris connected to a secret society called Les Vampires. The six-and-a-half hour film plays at the Broad Art Museum 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 1-3, and noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 4. Film Professor Tom Gunning of the University of Chicago will speak about it at 6 p.m. Oct. 2. It is in conjunction with Michelle Handelman’s multi-channel video work, “Irma Vep, the last breath.” FREE. Broad Art Musuem, 547 East Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-3900.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 >> ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ at Spiral
It’s just a jump to the left — Spiral Video and Dance Bar will have you doing the Time Warp until your hips and feet are killing you as it takes on the classic comedy-horror “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Ace DeVille will portray the ever-entertaining Dr. Frank-n-Furter, that sweet transvestite from Transexual, Transylvania. This 18-and-over rendition of “Rocky Horror” will be a shadow-cast performance. Actors pantomime their parts while the movie plays on a screen behind them. Spiral will have drink specials all night. Outside prop bags are prohibited. 18 and over. 9 p.m. $5. Spiral Video and Dance Bar, 1247 Center St., Lansing. (517) 371-3221.
TUESDAY, OCT. 1 >> ‘So You Think You Can Dance: Live 2013 Tour’
’Couch potatoes and dance enthusiasts alike can witness the magic of the top-rated FOX dance competition show, “So You Think You Can Dance?” This is the only stop the show will make in Michigan as part of its 10th season live tour. The final 10 contestants will perform Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. Wharton Center, Cobb Great Hall. $37-62. 750 W. Shaw Lane, East Lansing.
TUESDAY, OCT. 1 >> It’s a Breast Thing
Breast-cancer awareness has reached the masses, but a local nonprofit is looking to do more. It’s a Breast Thing seeks to support women with breast cancer and help those who are unable to cover their out-ofpocket expenses. The event, hosted by Tim Barron and Malinda Barr, invites the public to vote on 30 bras designed by various businesses and individuals in greater Lansing to decide which 12 bras will be modeled in the 2014 It’s a Breast Thing calendar. You will also be able to bid on your favorite bras and meet exhibitors — in case you’d like to tell them how much you love their over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders. $5 suggested donation. 5 p.m. Eagle Eye Golf Club, 15500 S. Chandler Road, Bath. (517) 641-4570.