May 7 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day and happy weekend.

Educators in Michigan come together at the steps of the Capitol Saturday to show policy makers their dedication to education and to improving the teaching environment in the Lansing School District. The rally, organized by the Lansing Schools Education Association, includes guest speakers from Friends of Education. Local food vendors are available, and family-friendly activities include face painting, bounce houses, balloons, a teacher swap meet, live DJ and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. State Capitol Building, 100 Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-4002,

Local Sikhs invite the community to celebrate Vaisakhi Day, the most important Sikh holiday of the entire year. The Saturday event offers a visitors a chance to learn about the religion and its teachings. Vaisakhi Day, which is celebrated worldwide, commemorates the anniversary of the first Amrit initiation ceremony, a Sikh baptism ceremony, in 1699. The parade starts at 12:30 p.m. on Grand Avenue next to Adado Riverfront Park and ends at the State Capitol. The festival kicks off at 11:00 a.m. in Adado Riverfront Park. The event is sponsored by the Guru Nanak Sikh Center in Lansing. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE. Adado Riverfront Park, 300 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 614-1689,

For more local events, see below.

Saturday, May 7

Classes and Seminars

Home Buyer's Education Seminar. Learn about the home buying process. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $25/$20 in advance. Center for Financial Health, 3815 W. St. Joseph St., Suite B-200, Lansing.

Tai Chi at Allen Market Place. Instruction in Qigong, meditation and Yang style tai chi forms. No class April 30. 9-10 a.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 272-9379.


Mid-Michigan Shape Note Singing. Traditional songs from rural South. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church, 4515 Dobie Road, Okemos.

Super Happy Fun Time,
10 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

Chris Laskos, 5 p.m.Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Road

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

Roux, 9 p.m. Colonial Bar, 3425 S. Martin Luther King Blvd

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

Blue Haired Betties, 9 p.m. Darb's, 117 S. Cedar St.

Karaoke with DJ Jamie, 10 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.

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

Bart Moore & Friends, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 143 Kent St.,

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

Mark Sala, 9 p.m. La Senorita, 2706 Lake Lansing Road

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

Everyday Junior, 8:30 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.

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

Smooth Daddy, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

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

New Rule, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Union Guns, 8:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

The Third Degree, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.

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


Second Semester Studio Production. 8-10 p.m. FREE. LCC Black Box Theatre, Room 168, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488.

Water by the Spoonful. Friends on an internet chatroom help each other to survive. 8-9:30 p.m. $15/$10 students and seniors. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing.

Cinderella. Children's Ballet Theatre of Michigan. 7 p.m. $15/$12 students. Holt High School, 5885 Holt Road, Holt. (517) 482-2553,


Mother's Day Tea Party. Riverfront tea and snacks with live music and crafts. 3-5 p.m. $14/$12 kids. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-7460 ext. 234,

CADL at Mason Spring Fling Celebration. One free book per child. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Mason Courthouse, 160 West Maple St., Mason.

Children's Garden Refresh. Community clean-up of the children's garden and spring planting. 2-4 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

CoderDojo. Ages 7-17 learn about coding in informal environment. Call to register. 2-3:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324,

Free Comic Book Day. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 346-9900.

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

Friends of the Mason Library Used Book Sale. All proceeds benefit the library. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088.

Mother's Day Celebration. Crafts, activities and stories. 11 a.m.-noon. FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511.

Native Plants Day and Sale. Native plant education and sale with grower. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866,

Teaching Empowered. Patricia Polacco speaks at event featuring food trucks, vendors, teacher swap meet and animals and art for kids. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Capitol Lawn, Lansing. (517) 999-4002,

Sunday, May 8

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.


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

CADL Tadpole Storytime at I5. Insect stories for ages 3-6. 1-2 p.m. Impression 5 Science Center, 200 Museum Drive, Lansing.

Dungeons and Dragons Strategy Game for Youth. Kids of all ages welcome. Noon-5 p.m. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 346-9900.

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,

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.

Mother's Day Craft. For ages 8 and up. 1-5 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi Branch, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351,

The Little Star That Could. Planetarium show for families. 2:30 p.m $4/$3.50 seniors and students/$3 kids. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4672.


Cinderella. With the Children's Ballet Theatre of Michigan. 2 p.m. $15/$12 students. Holt High School, 5885 Holt Road, Holt. (517) 482-2553,