July 8 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this sunny Friday.

Local artist Zahrah Resh hosts a reception for her latest exhibit, “Great Escapes,” today at the Lansing Art Gallery. The display features a collection of Resh’s paintings and mixed-media works, as well as some smaller works — “little critters,” Resh calls them — thrown in. The great escape, Resh explained, is an escape of the imagination through vibrancy of color. Read more about it in Callie Opper's article.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Palatte to Palate. Painting class. 7-9:30 p.m. $28/$50 pairs. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. reachstudioart.org.


From Earth to the Universe. Planetarium show about the history of astronomy. 8-9 p.m. $4/$3 kids. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4672, abramsplanetarium.org.

Animal Yoga with Preuss Pets. Ages 5-10 do yoga with live animals. 10:30-11:15 a.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org/register.

Teen Make and Take. Backpack plushies craft. 4-5 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.


Past Tense, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

Chris Laskos, 7 p.m. Brookshire, 205 W. Church St.

Last Call, 6 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd.

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

The Electric Red, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.

Mike Cooley, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave

Steve Cowles, 6 p.m. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.

Damn Van Cannibals / Handsome Pete, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

Kathy Ford Duo, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

Dirty Helens, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

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

Philip Fox Band, 7:30 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.