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Love dogs? Love cats? And do you love Halloween, costumes and candy? Well, of course you do! You also obviously know that the only thing better than enjoying all those things, is enjoying them all at the same time.  more
The Ten Pound Fiddle has been bringing in world-class folk music and dance events to East Lansing since 1975, is still going as strong as ever. It’s always an assorted mix of amazingly talented national, international and local folkies. more
At the corner of Caesar Chavez Avenue and Cedar Street in Lansing’s Old Town stands a brightly painted edifice that invites folks into the land of Preuss Pets. There’s a towering waterfall display and a rainforest facade painted on the outside wall, a mural from a local artist. more
Though it is still unable to make a return in its full-scale glory, Capital City Film Festival is still valiantly hosting the coolest events it possibly can. The eclectic indie film screening party is putting together another weekend drive-in and walk-up shindig in downtown Lansing at the northwest corner of Capitol Avenue and Washtenaw Street across the street from the Knapp’s Centre.  more
Count on MSU Theatre Department’s Rob Roznowski to skillfully direct a perfect play that captures the zeitgeist of America. As the nation remains divided by traditional versus liberal values, … more
Now that October is well into the groove, spooky season has entered full swing. There’s still all sorts of gothic attractions and events for you to check out across the Greater Lansing area. Here’s a handy guide to get you started as we approach Halloween and all its nightmarish festivities.  more
I started this collection sometime after 1976. I probably couldn’t point out the first one, but it probably came from one of my trips to Mexico. I’d buy one or two there and take pictures of all the murals and artwork around the cities. I got more every time my wife, Juana, and I visited a different city or different locale, including Mexico City, Oaxaca and all along the Southwest border and Pacific side of Mexico. We were collecting things that were different than what we’d normally find in Michigan.  more
I believe the Lebowsky Center for the Performing Arts could take an odd, sometimes dull and mostly forgettable musical and make it a must-see show. Its production of “Evita” is proof. more
Here in Mid-Michigan the leaves may still be a couple of weeks from turning into spectacular works of natural art, but that’s not stopping Michigan State University Press and Wayne State University Press from publishing some important works of poetry, essays and history. In the next few weeks watch for interviews with the authors in City Pulse. more
A special televised event hosted by the Lansing NAACP will feature CNN commentator Bakari Sellers and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist. The 55th annual Freedom Fund Celebration airs Saturday at 8 p.m. on WLNS-TV 6. more
It’s October, and while Halloween is still weeks away, many enthusiasts use the entire month to celebrate. Some watch one horror movie a day, some dress up in extravagant costumes—some (music nerds) make new Halloween-themed mixes each year. Obvious picks are spooky cuts by The Cramps and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, but also classics like “The Monster Mash.” more
Potter Park Zoo’s Fall Zootacular is a seasonal celebration where you can stroll through the zoo and enjoy more than just the amazing animals. more
Taking on the role of a play’s titular character can be daunting. “It definitely adds an element of excitement and nerves at the same time,” Megan Meyer said. more
To get a handhold on the first live concert the Lansing Symphony Orchestra has done in a year and a half — an event freighted with a thousand mixed emotions — let’s plunge straight into the heart of the program, Roger Briggs’ mysterious orchestral poem, “Gathering Together.” more
My favorite thing is a stuffed bear named Bear Bear I got when I was just a 1 year old from my nana on my father’s side. I’ve slept with him pretty much my entire life. The only reason I’m still not using him as a sleepy-stuffy is because I have a new dog, so now he is safely tucked away.  more
Long before Stephen King’s prestigious body of horror, men and women have faced their fear of the dark and the unknown. Understandable, since you could become a predator’s meal if you weren’t fearful. more
Is there a better way to get into the spirit of Halloween than by subjecting yourself to a few good scares? There’s no easier method for the perfect spooky date or a ghoulish night out with some friends and family than by visiting a haunted house or corn maze. more
Throughout Riverwalk Theatre’s offering, a single word is repeated.  Each time, it takes on a new meaning.  And each time it makes us think. more
Now that October is upon us, spooky season is about to be in full swing. There will be all sorts of gothic attractions and events for you to check out across the Greater Lansing area. Here’s a handy guide to get you started in anticipation for Halloween and all its nightmarish festivities.  more
Spandex, glitter, glam and synthesizers — these wonderfully kitschy hallmarks of the ’80s are getting the Happendance treatment in its upcoming production, “Dancing Through the ’80s.” more
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