March 26 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town this weekend

Good day and happy weekend.

Though spring-like weather has been a little shy so far this season, the weekend brings a host of activities to get families outdoors.

With a whopping 2,000 candy-filled eggs dotting the riverfront, the Lansing City Market offers an afternoon of egg hunts, dancing, food, live music and more for all ages. Activities kick off in the morning with face painting, live bunny petting with Preuss Pets, arts and crafts and a duck pond. MI Chicks with Picks serenades with acoustic songs while families enjoy a lunch from Red's Smokehouse or Waterfront Bar & Grill. Radio personality Tim Barron emcees. At 12:30, Platinum Dance Academy teaches kids the bunny hop and chicken dance — perfect for staying in character with the free bunny ears passed out at the event. At 1:15 the egg hunts begin, with different time for each age group. Kids need to bring their own baskets for stashing their finds. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing.

For more local events, see below.

Saturday, March 26

Classes and Seminars

Lean In Lansing. Professional development group for women. 9-11 a.m. FREE. Register online for location.

Mid-Winter Saturday Stretch. Comfortably-paced guided stretching. 10-11 a.m. $7 per class/$18-27 for 3 sessions. Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing.

Militant Self-Care Workshop. Workshop on self-care and self-love. 1 p.m. $25. Heartdance Studio, 1806 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Soil Care in Home and Community Gardens. Course on healthy soil for gardens. RSVP required. 12:30-2 p.m. $5-$10 suggested donation. Hunter Park Community GardenHouse, 1400 block of E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing.

Tai Chi at Allen Market Place. Instruction in Qigong, meditation and Yang style tai chi forms. 9-10 a.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 272-9379.

Literature and Poetry

Meet Author Doc Fletcher. Expert discusses canoeing and kayaking college campuses. 10-11 a.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363,


MSU Opera Theatre: The Savage Land and Bernstein Sings America. 8 p.m. $20/$15/students FREE. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340,

The Rupple Brothers & Co., 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Rachel Curtis, 8 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave., East Lansing.

Bob Schultz, 8:30 p.m. Capital Prime, 2324 Showtime Dr., Lansing.

DJ, 9 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd., Lansing.

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing.

The Tenants, 9:30 p.m. Darb's, 117 S. Cedar St., Mason.

Cheap Dates,
10 p.m. Dublin Square, 327 Abbott Road, East Lansing.

DJ Fudgie, 10 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St., Lansing.

Jen Sygit, 8 p.m Ellison Brewery, 4903 Dawn Ave, East Lansing.

Showdown, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Kevin Schaffer, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 143 Kent St., Portland.

Stagetime Best Of, 7:30 p.m. Grand Cafe/Sir Pizza, 201 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.

Avon Bomb, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Leroys, 1526 S. Cedar St., Lansing.

Between Days, 6:30 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Hollow Earth,
7 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

From Big Sur, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Rush Clement, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

New Rule, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27, Lansing.

Bobby Standall, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing.

Taylor Shannon, 8:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy, Lansing.

Riff Raff, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.

Capitol City DJs,
10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd., Haslett.

Alex Mennenhall,
6 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr., Lansing,


Motortown. Complex and provocative look at the human costs of war. 8-9:30 p.m. $10/$5 students. Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1546,

Twelve Dancing Princesses. Story from the Brothers Grimm adapted for stage. 7 p.m. $7/$5 seniors and students. Happendance Studios, 3448 Hagadorn Road, Okemos.

She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. Play about loss and geekdom. 8-10 p.m. $15. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington St., Lansing. (517) 775-4246,


March Madness Hoopfest. Fan festival with activities for all ages. $2/FREE with MHSAA tickets. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jenison Field House, 223 Kalamazoo St., East Lansing.

Downtown East Lansing Chili Cook-Off. Vote for the town's best chili. 1-4 p.m. FREE. Downtown East Lansing.

Bunny Hop & Easter Egg Hunt. Live music, easter eggs, dancing and bunnies. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive Lansing. (517) 483-7460,

Free Public Tours. 1 and 3 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus, East Lansing.

Holt Winter Farmers Market. Wholesome, locally-produced food. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2150 Cedar St., Holt. (517) 268-0024,

Easter Egg Hunt at the Capitol. Egg scramble, raffle, and visits with the Easter Bunny. 10-11:30 a.m. State Capitol Building, 100 Capitol Ave., Lansing.

Irondog 5K Race. Proceeds support animals at MSU Veterinary Medical Center. 10 a.m.-noon. MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, 736 Wilson Road, East Lansing.

Minecraft-Free Play. Ages 8-15 game together. Call or register online. 2-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021,

2nd Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt and Kids Eggstravaganza. Proceeds benefit Ingham County Animal Shelter Fund. 2-4 p.m. $5 kids/$12 dogs. Hawk Island Park, 1601 E. Cavanaugh Road, Lansing. (517) 974-2638,

Mike Green. Live comedy. 8 and 10:30 p.m. $12. Tripper's Comedy Club, 350 Frandor Ave., Lansing.

Up-cycled Coffee Bags. Ages 8 and up make bags from recycled material. Register online. 2-4 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2420,

Easter EGGstravaganza. Egg hunt and activities with prizes for kids and adults. RSVP on Facebook. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Hampton Jewelers, 4749 Central Park Drive, Okemos. (517) 853-9950.

Great Girls of Michigan Family Saturday. Hunt for hidden objects and facts in the museum. 1-3 p.m. $3/$2 students/FREE for ages 5 and under. Michigan Women's Historical Center, 213 W. Malcolm X St., Lansing.

Nano Day. Festival of educational programs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Impression 5 Science Center. 200 Museum Drive, Lansing.

Sunday, March 27

Classes and Seminars

Charlotte Yoga Club. Beginner to intermediate levels. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $5 annually. AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence Road, Charlotte. (517) 285-0138,

Juggling. Learn to juggle. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Orchard Street Pumphouse, 368 Orchard St., Lansing. (517) 485-9190.


MSU Opera Theatre: The Savage Land and Bernstein Sings America. 3-6 p.m. $20/$15/students FREE. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340,


Causeway Bay Easter Bunny Brunch. Brunch, a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny and egg hunt. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $19.95/$9.95 kids/FREE for ages 4 and under. Causeway Bay Hotel, 6820 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 694-8123,

Free Public Tours. 1 and 3 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus, East Lansing.

Comics Crash Course. Kids of all ages learn from comics pro. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 346-9900.

Easter Brunch. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The State Room, Kellogg Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing.

Easter Service. Choir, brass ensemble, spring floral garden and communion. 10-11 a.m. Okemos Community Church, 4734 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 349-4220,

Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. A fellowship to develop healthy relationships. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 515-5559,

Easter Feast. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Crowne Plaza Lansing West, 925 S. Creyts Road, Lansing.

Lansing Area Sunday Swing Dance. Lessons 6-6:45 p.m., dance 6:45. $8 dance/$10 dance & lesson. The Lansing Eagles, 4700 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 490-7838.

Easter Brunch at Radisson Hotel. With chef-attended carving station. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $27.95/$13.95 kids/FREE for ages 4 and under. Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol. 111 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-0188,


She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. Play about loss and geekdom. 7 p.m. $15. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington St., Lansing. (517) 775-4246,