Aug. 5 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this hot and cloudy Friday.

Arts Night Out returns to REO Town this evening. Check out City Pulse's preview of the traveling monthly event here.

JazzFest also gets underway tonight, featuring a diverse slate of artists ranging from intimate duos and trios to a bombastic brass band and a full salsa group. Lawrence Cosentino talks with some of the performers here.

Two artists from Beacon, N.Y., discuss their exhibit of wall art today at East Lansing’s Mackerel Sky Gallery. The exhibit, created by Robert and Jacqueline Rickard, features wall hangings made by carving designs into sand-blasted aluminum sheets. The exhibit is on display until Sept. 20. 5-8 p.m. Mackerel Sky Gallery, 211 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2211,

For more local events, see below.


Beginning Strings Camp Concert. Students perform. 2-3 p.m. FREE. MSU Community Music School, 841-B Timberlane St., East Lansing.

Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

Steve Cowles, 8 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave.

Rachel Curtis, 6 p.m. Brookshire, 205 W. Church St.

Lee Groove, 8 p.m. Classic Pub & Grill, 16219 Old US 27

Blue Haired Bettys, 6 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd.

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

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

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

Darrin Larner, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave.,

Alistar, 6 p.m. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.

From Blue To Gray, 6 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.

Kush Kennedy, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

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

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

Chris Laskos, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

Lisa B. & the Backbeats, 6 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy

Taylor Shannon, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Calling Doc Howard, 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.


Matt and Ben. Fantasy comedy about Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. 8 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/$6 students. Over the Ledge Theatre Co., Fitzgerald Park, Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579,


Pet Vaccination and Licensing Clinic. Cats and dogs receive free rabies vaccinations and $5 distemper shots. Microchipping for $15. Noon-4 p.m. ICAC Community Outreach Center, 826 W. Saginaw St., Lansing.


The Wall Sculpture of Robert & Jacqueline Rickard. Artist reception. 5-8 p.m. Mackerel Sky, 211 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing.

Arts Night Out. Monthly community art walk event featuring local artists and businesses. 5 p.m. FREE. REO Town, Lansing.