Good day and Happy Thanksgiving!

“There was a castle by a waterfall/with a pink and purple wall/ with a princess living there,” opens “The Princess Who Saved Herself,” a 2010 song by singer/songwriter and geek culture icon Jonathan Coulton.

Coulton’s song, which tells the story of an unconventional young heroine and the clever ways she handles angry dragons and evil witches, comes to the stage this weekend at Riverwalk Theatre thanks to local playwright and actor Edric Haleen. Read more about the play in this City Pulse article.

For Friday's local events, see below.

Friday, November 25

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.


Back to the Moon for Good. Show on space exploration. 8-9 p.m. $3-4. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4672.

Mason Holidays Lighted Parade. Music, tree lighting and parade. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. Downtown Mason. (517) 676-1046,


Princess Who Saved Herself. Family play about a clever young heroine. 7 p.m. $7/$5 kids. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700,

Wicked. Story of the Wicked Witch of the West. 8 p.m. Tickets from $45. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000,


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

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

Smack Daddy, 9 p.m. Colonial Bar, 3425 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Darrin Larner, 6 p.m. Eaton Rapids Craft Co., 204 N Main St.

Well Enough Alone, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.

Rob Kladja, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 142 Kent St.

Rachel Curtis, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave.,

I Love the '80s and '90s, 9 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.

From Big Sur, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

John Persico, 8 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

Dirty Helen, 8 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Brent Lowry & the Drifters, 8:15 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Craig Hendershott, 6 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.