Out On the Town
|By City Pulse Staff|
FRIDAY, NOV. 22 >> MSU Opera Theatre presents “The Magic Flute”
MSU’s Opera Theatre performs the classic tale of a prince’s quest to find his ladylove, Princess Pamina who has been kidnapped by an evil sorcerer. While on his journey Prince Tamino encounters interesting characters, including bird catchers, intense queens and more. But will the prince find his princess? This opera is sung in English and suitable as an introduction to opera for children. Performed by 30 students and a 40-piece ensemble, “The Magic Flute” is sure to enchant audiences. $20/$18 seniors/$5 students. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22; 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov.23; 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. Fairchild Theatre in the MSU Auditorium, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. .
FRIDAY, NOV. 22 >> Salsa Dancing with Capitol Salsa
Capitol Salsa invites people interested in salsa dancing to stop by and warm up with some hot moves after Silver Bells at its monthly event at AA Creative Alley (formerly Art Alley). Don’t know how to salsa dance? No worries. Dance lessons for beginners are offered at the beginning of the night. The 12-piece ensemble Ritmo will provide live salsa music for the event. “We want to make sure everyone’s comfortable and feels welcome, even if you’ve never tried it before,” the event’s organizer Bryan Grochowski. $10. 9 p.m. 1133 S. Washington Avenue, Lansing.
FRIDAY, NOV. 22 >> Silver Bells Radio Play of “A Seussified Christmas Carol”
The 8th annual Silver Bells Radio Play brings you a Dr. Seuss spin on the classic Charles Dickens story, “A Christmas Carol.” The celebrity cast includes TV and radio personalities Evan Pinsonnault and Chris Tyler. Donations for LCC Radio are accepted at the door. If you’re unable to stop by the studio, “A Seussified Christmas Carol” will broadcast live on 89.7-FM. 8 p.m. FREE. Dart Auditorium at Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Avenue, Lansing.
FRIDAY, NOV. 22 >> Irish Dance Company of Greater Lansing
The Irish Dance Company is comprised of children ages 5-18 who learn and perform traditional Irish steps and dances. Since 1992, the company has been inspiring people with their cultural influences. The company performs at many festivals and fundraisers. Its been involved with Silver Bells in the City for many years as well. 5 p.m. FREE. Exhibit Hall A in the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing.
SUNDAY, NOV. 24 >> Rachel York: A Cabaret Performance
Broadway vet Rachel York is no stranger to East Lansing. In 2010, she stormed across the Wharton stage as Cruella De Vil in “101 Dalmatians: The Musical”; last year she steamed up some port holes in Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes.” And on Sunday, the redhead beauty returns for a one-woman cabaret show featuring her impressive singing voice and magnetic stage presence. 7 p.m. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center. $37. (800) WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.
SUNDAY, NOV. 24 >> Col. Chris Hadfield Speaks at Schuler Books
Col. Chris Hadfield talks about and signs his novel “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth.” This book goes all “Gravity” on you with crazy stories about surviving in the final frontier. After decades of training in the NASA space program, Hadfield learned to prepare for the worst and enjoy every minute. In order to receive a ticket, you must buy a copy of the book (retail price: $28). 2 p.m. Schuler Books & Music, 1982 Grand River Avenue, Okemos. (517) 349-8840, schulerbooks.com.
MONDAY, NOV. 25 >> Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor Screening
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the time-traveling sci fi hero when “Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor” comes to Lansing on the big screen. The one-day only event is presented in high definition and 3-D. The series is the longest running sci-fi series in TV history. With its 2005 reboot came a whole new generation of fans. In this special event, Rose Tyler (played by Billie Pipe) and the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) are set to make appearances. 7:30 and 10 p.m. $15. Celebration! Cinema, 200 E. Edgewood Blvd., Lansing. celebrationcinema.com.