Out On the Town

By City Pulse Staff

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JAN. 9-12 & THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JAN. 16-19 >> “12 Angry Men” at Riverwalk Theater

The classic drama takes you behind the closed doors of a deadlocked jury. What seems like an easy-to-peg murder case unravels as the jurors deal with their personal prejudices and misconceptions of the case. Each has their own problems with the case, the accused and especially each other. 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Riverwalk Theater, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700. riverwalktheatre.com.

THURSDAY JAN. 9 & FRIDAY JAN. 10 >> 6th Annual Benefit Party & Artist´s Reception at (SCENE) Metrospace

In 2004, East Lansing’s (SCENE) Metrospace was established in the wake of then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s “Cool Cities” program, which was designed to keep the fleeing post-grad student populace in Michigan.

(SCENE) was created to attract youth seeking culturally greener pastures by offering an alternative arts space with a wide array of activities and exhibits that might not otherwise find a venue.

It´s been 10 years, and, with a move from Abbot Street to Charles Street in 2007, (SCENE) Metrospace has grown into an eclectic gallery providing a wide variety of arts and entertainment experiences. Events have included contemporary art exhibitions, rock concerts and even a yoga session by candlelight accompanied by live cello. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, (SCENE) Metrospace will hold its sixth annual benefit party. East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas will host. The event will include dessert, wine and a sneak peek at the following day´s exhibit. Matt Borghi and Michael Teager will be there to provide the evening´s musical entertainment.

Then on Friday, (SCENE) will unveil “Presence: A Michigan State University MFA Showcase,” its first exhibit of 2014.

The show features six artists: Kiel Darling, Mary Fritz, Julie Johnson, Lane Kaufmann, Sarah Odens and Keri Weber. The artists are second-year Masters in the Fine Arts candidates at MSU and will present works of various mediums, including installations, painting and objects, which will be on display through March 16.

The benefit party is $50/person, $75/couple (all but $10 is tax deductible). RSVP at scenemetrospace@ gmail.com. 6-8 p.m.

The reception for "Presence" is FREE, 6-9 p.m. (SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Lansing. (517) 319-6832.

FRIDAY, JAN. 10-SATURDAY, JAN. 11 >> Hawk Island Snow Park Opening

The opening of Hawk Island open in the season, but it has been slightly beneficial; he said Snow Park will bring a few guests the massive amounts of snow makes the hills a little nicer and a to the hills of south Lansing. The little more fun. park will be open to the public “We got kind of the perfect storm,” he said. for FREE on Friday, but the party While the park doesn’t have an extensive amount of equipment will be on Saturday. A few pro to rent, it will have a new fleet of LibTech and GNU snowboards snowboarders from Mervin that the public will be able to try out for free. The hill is 400 feet Manufacturing’s team will shred from top to bottom with a 100-foot elevation. For the weekend, with the locals. snowboarding and tubing runs will be open.

“It’s basically all of the raddest “One a little more for the adventurous and one more of a people in the country that own straight shot,” said Brian Collins, Hawk Island park manager. 2 snowboarding companies,” said p.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Jeff Deehan, who’s organizing the event. “It’s the first time ever holidays. Rates vary based on activity; season passes available that an entire pro snowboard team has come to Lansing. It’s for $149 and $99 (12 and under). Hawk Island Snow Park (inside normally not something that you get to see around here.” Hawk Island County Park), 1601 E. Cavanaugh Road, Lansing.

Deehan said the weather has been a factor in the park’s late hawkislandsnowpark.com.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, JAN. 11-12 >> Winter Wonderland Sled & Snow Festival

As if you didn’t get enough snow this week, X Theory Collaboration presents a music festival celebrating the frozen Lansing landscape. Bundle up and enjoy free snowboarding and sledding at Grand River Park. You will have a chance to compete in snow activities, contests and games. The Michigan Princess Riverboat will host more than 40 live performances on five stages. Hot chili and cocoa will be available; there will also be a bar featuring grown-up drinks. Noon-10 p.m.: all ages welcome with the accompaniment of an adult; 10 p.m.-2 a.m.: 18-up only. Passes available for $5 at theriverboat.com/ events/20. Grand River Park, 3004 W. Main St., Lansing. xtheorycollab.com.