Sept. 2 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this sunny Friday.

Tonight at the fifth monthly Arts Night Out event, photographer and photojournalist Hal Gould opens his latest show in Old Town. Read about "Seeing Rectangular," and Arts Night Out, in this City Pulse article.

This Labor Day weekend, mid-Michigan locals are invited to engage in a particularly delectable labor: stuffing themselves with chicken wings. The Michigan Chicken Wing Festival returns to Adado Riverfront Park this year with a stacked lineup of food vendors and musicians, as well as its annual wing-eating contest. Last year’s People’s Choice Award winner for best wings, East Side Fish Fry, returns to defend its title. Other vendors include Finley’s Grill & Smokehouse, Finger Lickin Chicken and Big Pooh’s Chicken-n-Things. Nearly twenty performers are scheduled to take the stage throughout the weekend, including gospel singer Rashida Johnson, hip-hop artist Ceo Carter, jazz/soul group Root Doctor and Lansing’s own Mighty Medicine. Each day features inflatables and carnival games for kids as well. Noon-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday. $5/children 12 and under FREE. Adado Riverfront Park, 300 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 749-7001,

For more local events, see below.


The Scratch Pilots Present: Get Busy Fridays. Featuring DJ's McCoy, Don Black, and DJ Vandal. 9-6 p.m. The RIV, 231 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing.

Goth Night (FREE), 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

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

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

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.

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

Off the Ledge, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

Summer Son, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Samantha & the Cool Cats, 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.


Seeing Rectangular Opening Reception. Featuring the photography of Hal Gould. 5-8 p.m. FREE. MICA Gallery, 1210 N. Turner St., Lansing. (517) 371-4600,

Arts Night Out. Monthly artwalk event featuring music and art. 5-8 p.m. Old Town, Lansing.

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.


Michigan Chicken Wing Festival. With food and live music. Noon-9 p.m. $5. Adado Riverfront Park, 300 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 749-7001,