Dec. 23 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this cloudy Friday.

In recent years, ugly holiday sweaters have become virtually inescapable, with contests for the most garish getups cropping up in workplaces, holiday parties and even bars. Old Town’s Esquire Bar hosts its own ugly sweater contest Friday, with all-night karaoke to go along with it. The owner of the best (worst?) sweater wins a $50 cash prize. The Esquire also offers drink specials and hors d’oeuvres for the evening. Attendees must be 21 or older. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Esquire Bar, 1250 Turner St., Lansing.

For more local events, see below.


Festival of Trees. Showcase of holiday trees. Noon-8 p.m. $5/kids FREE. Turner-Dodge House, 100 N. East St., Lansing.


Icey/Dicey. 8 p.m. FREE. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Alistair, 9 p.m. Buddies Holt, 2040 N. Aurelius Road, Holt.

Mark Sala, 9 p.m. Buddies Okemos, 1937 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing.

Lee Groove, 9 p.m. Classic Bar & Grill, 16219 Old US 27, Lansing.

Straight Up, 9 p.m. Colonial Bar, 3425 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lansing.

Sarah Brunner, 6 p.m. Eaton County Craft Co., 204 E. Main St., Eaton Rapids

12 Bar Funk, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing

Chris Laskos, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave., East Lansing

Landoh / Captain Boom, 7:30 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing

Rotations, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing

Steve Cowles, 8 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road, East Lansing

Life Support, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27, Lansing

The New Rule, 8 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 Saginaw Hwy

HomeSpun, 4 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 Saginaw Hwy

Frog & the Beeftones, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing