Jan. 13 2017 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this Friday the 13th.

Embrace the spookiness of Friday the 13th with a pair of mysterious offerings from Audio Air Force. The group recreates classic radio dramas live on stage, complete with voice actors and sound effects. Friday brings a double feature of horror/mystery works by 20th century screenwriter Lucille Fletcher: "Sorry, Wrong Number" and "The Hitchhiker." Both works were originally performed in the 1940s. "Sorry, Wrong Number" centers on an overheard murder plot, while "The Hitchhiker" tells the story of a driver and a mysterious figure who seems to follow him. 7 p.m. $10/$5 adv. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. audioairforce.com.

Who said paintings have to be two-dimensional? The works of Grand Rapids-based artist Tatsuki Hakoyama jump out at you — at least, they appear to. Hakoyama's oil paintings feature oddly-shaped canvases and surreal subjects, creating the illusion that the artwork extends toward the viewer. The Lansing Art Gallery hosts an exhibit of Hakoyama's work through Feb. 24, with a reception and artist talk Friday. Visitors can interact with the work through a self-guided activity in the gallery space and learn about and make origami in the gallery's Education Center. 5:30 p.m. artist talk; 6-8 p.m. reception. Lansing Art Gallery, 119 N. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 374-6400, lansingartgallery.org.

Painter Julian Van Dyke honors women this month with a new exhibition at Grove Gallery & Studios in East Lansing. "The Spirit and Soul of Her" represents mothers, grandmothers, sisters and daughters whose accomplishments often go unrecognized. The show features recent works and is on display until Feb. 26. Van Dyke celebrates the new exhibit with an opening reception at the gallery Friday; light refreshments are available. 5:30-8 p.m. Grove Gallery and Studios, 325 Grove St., East Lansing. (517) 333-7180, grovegalleryandstudios.com.

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.


Friday the 13th w/the Black Barn Band. Concert on the Michigan Princess. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $10/$15 couples. Michigan Princess Riverboat, 3004 W. Main St., Lansing. (517) 885-8318.

Friday the 13th Party (FREE), The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

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

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

Rush Clement, 6 p.m. Eaton Rapids Craft Co., 204 N Main St.

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.

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

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

Sarah Brunner, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 E. Michigan Ave.

Homegrown Throwdown 2, 6:30 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.,

Open Mike Eagle, 6:30 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

James Reeser & the Back Seat Drivers, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

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

The New Rule, 8 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

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

David Shelby, 4 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

The Rotations, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.

Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.


After School Teen Program. For teens in grades 7-12. 2:30-5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420, elpl.org.

Elephant and Piggie Book Party. Ages 2-6 enjoy stories, crafts and treat. Call to register. 6-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088, cadl.org.

Ice Worlds. Examination of icy ecosystems and ice on other planets. 8-9:30 p.m. $3-4. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. ow.ly/S30L307wkTS.

StoryTime. Ages 2-5 enjoy interactive program of stories and songs. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.


The Spirit and Soul of Her. Artist reception for painter Julian Van Dyke. 5:30-8 p.m. FREE. Grove Gallery and Studios, 325 Grove St., East Lansing. (517) 333-7180, grovegalleryandstudios.com.

Searching for the Middle Path. Reception for the paintings of Tatsuki Hakoyama. 5:30 p.m. FREE. Lansing Art Gallery, 119 N. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 374-6400, lansingartgallery.org.


Beautiful: The Carol King Musical. Story of songwriting star. 8 p.m. Tickets from $41. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

The Hemingway Play. Four depictions of famed author at different points in his life. 7-9 p.m. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

Audio Air Force - Friday the 13th Mystery Theatre. "Sorry, Wrong Number" and "The Hitchhker." 7 p.m. $10/$5 adv. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 881-9746, audioairforce.com.