Aug. 26 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this hot and humid Friday.

Michigan Pride weekend gets underway in Lansing starting today. Check out Pride-related events, including City Pulse's inaugural LGBTQ Inclusion Awards Ceremony, here.

Lansing hip-hop collective BLAT! Pack presents two nights of film and music at REO Town’s Robin Theatre. Friday’s event features a screening of “BLAT! Pack Live,” a behind-the-scenes documentary filmed during the group’s 2015 Common Ground Music Festival appearance. A Q&A with the artists follows the screening. The group returns to the theater Saturday for a night of live music featuring Jahshua Smith & the Race Card, Yellowkake and James Gardin. 7:30 p.m. $10 per night/$15 for both nights. The Robin Theatre, 1106 S. Washington Ave., Lansing.

I bet you feel pretty brave watching “Jaws” from the comfort of your coach. Why not try watching it on the open water? River Town Adventures’ “Jaws” on the Grand event allows attendees to kayak or canoe on the dark waters of the Grand River while watching the classic shark thriller. The movie is free; boat rentals are $10 for single kayaks and $20 for canoes or double kayaks. Attendees are welcome to bring their own kayaks or canoes, and those who prefer the comfort of dry land can bring a chair. 9:30-11:30 p.m. FREE. Lansing City Market, 325 City Market Drive, Lansing. (517) 253-7523,

The Broad Art Museum’s latest exhibit, “Fire Within: A New Generation of Chinese Women Artists,” takes a look at 28 artists who are challenging cultural ideas in Chinese society. The exhibit focuses on a wide-range of issues and sociopolitical dynamics in Chinese culture and beyond, including the status of women, cultural and gender identity and interpersonal relationships. An opening reception 6 p.m. Saturday includes performances by Hu Jiayi and Lin Ran. Earlier in the day, attendees can meet some of the artists on a 1 p.m. guided tour and/or take in a 3 p.m. panel discussion featuring curator Dr. Wang Chunchen and selected artists from the exhibition. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-4800,

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Gentle Yoga. Relaxing pace class suitable for beginners. 11 a.m.-noon. First class FREE/$5/$3 members. Williamston High School, 3939 Vanneter Road, Williamston.


The Scratch Pilots Present: Get Busy Fridays. Featuring DJs McCoy, Don Black and Eduardo Scizzahandz. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. FREE. The RIV, 231 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing.

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

Mike Cooley, 6 p.m. Brookshire, 205 W. Church St.

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

Retro Joe, 6 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd.

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

White Party, 9 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.

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

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

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

Mark Sala, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave.,

Chris Laskos, 6:30 p.m. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.

Hordes, 9 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

3rd Degree, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

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

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

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

Allan Craig, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Jen Sygit, 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.


2016 TrackMan Long Drive Contest. Drop by to win cash and a Full Bag TrackMan Club Fitting. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $5. Leading Edge Golf, 2805 Jolly Road, Suite 260, Okemos.

Edible Park Collection Days. Course on culinary uses for plants. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Hunter Park Community GardenHouse, 1400 block of E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3918,

Teen Make and Take. Make and take backpack plushies. Grades 7-12. 4-5 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2420,

Jaws on the River. Watch classic shark movie from a kayak or canoe. 9:30 p.m. $10 single/$20 tandem/FREE with own kayak or chair. 325 City Market Dr., Lansing.


Fire Within. Opening reception for exhibition of Chinese women artists. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-4800,


Ernie. Play about Ernie Harwell by Mitch Albom. 8 p.m. $35. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON,