It’s Friday! Kick off your weekend with a community discussion with City Pulse Journalist Todd Heywood:
JULY 21 >> COMMUNITY DISCUSSION ON THE ROLE OF MEDIA IN RELATION TO HATE GROUPS AND EXTREMISM
Casa de Rosado hosts a photo exhibit by freelance investigative journalist Todd Heywood and City Pulse. The photo exhibit highlights hate and extremist groups in Michigan over the last ten years, specifically, and Heywood will facilitate the forum. The exhibition is currently showing at Casa de Rosado on weekends through Aug. 6, noon to 5 p.m. Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon will attend to discuss balancing transparency and the right of defendants to receive a fair trial The discussion panel also includes Jam Sardar, News Director at WLNS Channel 6 News in Lansing; Lester Graham, Michigan Radio host and reporter; Philip Rodney Moon, blogger and archivist of YAFWatch blog and Vicki Levengood, spokeswoman Michigan Department of Civil Rights. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Casa de Rosado, 204 E. Mt. Hope, Lansing. (517) 402-0282.
JULY 21 >> EARTHWORK MUSIC SHOWCASE FEATURING THE SPRINGTAILS, JEN SYGIT & SAM CORBIN, GIFTS OR CREATURES AND RED TAIL RING
East Lansing’s Summer Concert Series decided one talented performer just wasn’t enough. Earthwork Music is known for encouraging original music in the state of Michigan, so it isn’t a surprise more than one talented group from the organization will be featured. The artists featured at this event will be the husband and wife duo called the Springtails, Jen Sygit and Sam Corbin, Gifts or Creatures and Red Tail Ring. Community members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or enjoy outdoor dining at restaurants surrounding the plaza. Performances will be canceled if rain or severe weather occurs. FREE. East Lansing’s Ann Street Plaza. 7-9 p.m.
PFLAG Monthly Meeting. Support, education and advocacy for the LGBTQ community. 7 - 9 p.m. FREE Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 925-1125.
Murder for Two. 2 performers playing 13 roles. 8 - 9:30 p.m. $30/$28 Military/Senior (65+)/$10 Student. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Williamston. 517-655-SHOW. williamstontheatre.org.
Crafts with Kids. New craft with Miss Emily Friday mornings. Age 3-10. 10:30 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420. elpl.org.
Impression 5 Science Center--Build It Challenge (Ages 8-12). Learn about building. 1 - 2 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Okemos Branch, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021.
Magic the Gathering Game Club (Ages 12-17). Eat pizza/play Magic with other kids. 5 - 6:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Mason Branch, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088.
Movie In the Park. Lansing Township presents Disney's "Moana." 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. FREE. Lake Lansing North Park, 6260 E. Lake Drive, Haslett. ow.ly8ihx30DaRy.
Phantom of the Universe. Presentation on dark matter. 8 to 9:30 p.m. $3-4. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road East Lansing. (517) 355-4672. St., Joseph
Mid-East 25th Food Fest. Home-made food. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. $13/$7.50 kids. $13.00 for adult meal, $7.50 for a child. St. Joseph Melkite Catholic Church, 725 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 575-6264.