April 1 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this cold and cloudy Friday.

One of the world's most well known dance productions celebrates 20 years of jigs and reels with an international tour. “Riverdance,” the high-energy Irish dance extravaganza, stops in East Lansing for five shows at the Wharton Center this weekend. Since its first performance in 1994's Eurovision Song Contest, "Riverdance" has popularized traditional Irish dance and music across the globe. Husband and wife director/producer team John McColgan and Moya Doherty continue to develop the production, which features music composed by Bill Whelan. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $43. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.


MSU Faculty Recital: Ron Newman, jazz piano. 8-9:30 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, ow.ly/ZFnt1.

Leather and Lace Goth Night, 9 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

Steve Cowles, 9 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Road

Rachel Curtis, 7 p.m. Brookshire, 205 W. Church St.

Paulie O., 8:30 p.m. Capital Prime, 2324 Showtime Dr.

Retro Joe, 9 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd.

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

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.

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

Peter Melichar, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 143 Kent St.,

Karaoke, 7:30 p.m. Grand Cafe/Sir Pizza, 201 E. Grand River Ave.

Glamhammer, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.

Chris Laskos, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave.

Hot Mulligan, 7 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.

For Funk's Sake III: Gabe Gonzilla, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

Dragspel, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

Mark Sala, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

Life Support, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

Lisa B. & the Backbeats, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Steve Armstrong, 8:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Untamed, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.

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

Joe Wright, 6 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.


After School Teen Program. For teens in 6th-12th grades. 3-5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Pet Vaccination and Licensing Clinic. Free rabies vaccinations and $5 distemper shots for cats and dogs. Microchipping for $15. Noon-4 p.m. ICAC Community Outreach Center, 826 W. Saginaw St., Lansing. ac.ingham.org.

Skywatchers of Africa. Planetarium show. 8 p.m. $4/$3.50 students and seniors/$3 children. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4676, abramsplanetarium.org.

TGIF Party. Dance party. 8 p.m.-midnight. $13. Hawk Hollow Banquet Center, 15101 S. Chandler Road, Bath.


Riverdance. 20th anniversary tour. 8 p.m. Tickets from $43. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.

Wait Until Dark. A blind woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs. 8 p.m. $15/$12 seniors, military and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

Decade Dance. Journey of a couple living through the turbulent 1970s. 8 p.m. $15. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

Xtigone. Modern retelling of ancient Greek play. 8 p.m. $13/$11 seniors and faculty/$10 students. Arena Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, ow.ly/ZVGDT.