Out On the Town
|By City Pulse Staff|
THURSDAY, NOV. 7 >> Greater Lansing Potter’s Guild Sale
The Greater Lansing Potter’s Guild Sale offers work including mugs, jewelry and fine art, including both wheel-thrown and handmade pieces. The sale features new pots each day and the work of over 30 local potters. Free gift certificate drawing 4 p.m. Saturday. 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. glpg.org.
FRIDAY, NOV. 8 >> “Off With Her Head”
Curiouser and curiouser. In the seventh annual freshman showcase, the newbies in the MSU Department of Theatre perform “Off With Her Head,” an original play loosely based on Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” stories. In this version, a young woman named Patricia creates a Wonderland full of distractions that reflect her problems in reality. Will she stay forever in her fantastical world or will she see the sense in reality? 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8; 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. $10. Arena Theatre, Auditorium Building, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-1982. whartoncenter.com.
FRIDAY, NOV. 8 >> 28th Annual Women in the Arts Festival
Celebrate the women in the arts with workshops, live performances and art created and performed by female artists from around the region. Live storytelling, jewelry, pottery and photography will be featured at over 30 booths. Friday night, Michiganbased musicians Abigail Stauffer and Kate Peterson will serenade audiences with their folky sounds. On Saturday, Sistrum, Lansing Women’s Chorus performs. Sistrum has been uplifting hearts with powerful vocals since 1985. Saturday also includes the play “Harriet Tubman Visits the Therapist” and “Thunder,” a documentary that presents an intimate portrait of Canadian folk-singer Ferron, focusing on her friendship with the younger poet and singer, Bitch (of Bitch and Animal). The art market is open from 6-10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday. 5 p.m. Passes for Friday and Saturday: $20. Art market only: $5. Free onsite childcare will be provided. Edgewood United Church, 469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 332-8693.
SATURDAY, NOV. 9 >> Lansing Fall Fest
META Peace Teams will show you how to protest through nonviolence and peacemaking. Through exercises and role-playing, attendees can be learn empowerment and practice nonviolence and enlightened peacemaking in situations of conflict. META Peace’s mission is to create a world with respect for all life. 9 a.m. $20 suggested donation includes materials, refreshments and lunch. Grace Lutheran Church, 528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. Call to register. (517) 372-5830 or (517) 230-4515.
SATURDAY, NOV. 9 >> Non-Violence Skills Training Workshop
The first-ever Lansing Fall Fest offers selections from 16 Michigan breweries, cideries and meaderies, including Arcadia Ales, Uncle Johns Cider Mill and Crankers Brewery. Drink and be merry with live music and entertainment. Lansing Fall Fest benefits Child and Family Charities. 1-6 p.m. Advance tickets $25/VIP tickets $30, includes early entry at noon. Red Salamander, 902 E. Saginaw Highway, Grand Ledge. lansingfallfest.com.
SATURDAY, NOV. 9 >> Lansing Loves Yoga Photo Project
Just B Yoga, and McShane Photography have teamed up to create a unique artistic event: the Lansing Loves Yoga Photo Project, which features yoga practitioners performing yoga on or near Lansing landmarks. “We really just wanted to transform the way people see the beauty in our community,” Belinda Thurston, owner of Just B Yoga said. There will be 4-by-5-inch cards featuring the photos from the project for sale during the event. A portion of the money benefits the Free Being Yoga Network, a nonprofit dedicated to providing therapeutic yoga to under-served members of the community, such as special needs children. FREE. 6 p.m. Please register to attend. justbyoga.com Just B Yoga, 106 Island Avenue, Lansing.
TUESDAY, NOV. 12 >> Examining Civil Rights
How do the recent Supreme Court decisions regarding voting rights and LGBT rights affect our society? This discussion, presented by the LGBT Resource Center and the Broad Art Museum, brings up questions about the state of civil rights today. A panel of MSU faculty, students and activists will talk about civil rights, what they are and who decides what groups and identities are included. FREE. 6 p.m. Broad Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-3900.