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The third annual Lansing Pride Festival will take over Old Town on Saturday, but beyond that, there will be a bar crawl, drag shows and more this weekend to celebrate the area’s LGBTQ+ community. There’s also the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, Grand Ledge’s Yankee Doodle Day, Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing’s Passion of the Creative Mind celebration and much more. more
Friday night, 11 p.m., Lansing. My daughter: “How was the play?” Me: “It’s hard to describe … a rock musical about bipolar depression and maternal loss, … more
From the relentless rhythm attack of drummer Randy Gelispie, still swinging at 89, to the jubilant, fresh sounds of CBS “Late Show” bassist and Michigan State University alumna Endea … more
James Lee Burke is considered one of the gods of the crime novel genre. If he wrote in any other genre, which he could easily do, he would have won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book … more
Dustin Hunt, one of Lansing’s prolific muralists, has been busy bringing a burst of color to Lansing’s westside neighborhood. A couple of weeks ago, bright, cheery faces of children began … more
Since the inaugural Lansing Pride Festival in 2022, which drew around 3,000 attendees and 90 vendors, the event has increased in size each year. This year, organizers expect around 10,000 attendees … more
This weekend, Greater Lansing will celebrate the upcoming Juneteenth holiday with festivals, a parade, a 5K and more, while Father’s Day will be honored with food and drink specials at local breweries, an opportunity to play catch on Jackson Field before a Lugnuts game and free admission to Potter Park Zoo for all dads. There’s also a golf scramble, a fishing derby, a car and bike show and much more. more
“Hell no, we won’t go,” “make love, not war,” “one, two, three, four, what are we fighting for?” and “girls say yes to boys who say no” are just a few of the chants that rang out during anti-Vietnam War protests. more
On June 19, 1865, more than 250,000 African American slaves in Texas — the last of the country’s enslaved population — were freed after being informed of the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued two-and-a-half years earlier. more
Over the last four years, the Wild Honey Collective has masterfully melded Americana music with rock ‘n’ roll and a dreamy dose of psychedelia. The local outfit has kept busy touring … more
“Hell no, we won’t go,” “make love, not war,” “one, two, three, four, what are we fighting for?” and “girls say yes to boys who say no” are just … more
On June 19, 1865, more than 250,000 African American slaves in Texas — the last of the country’s enslaved population — were freed after being informed of the Emancipation … more
This weekend brings annual events like Lansing Beer Fest and Delhi Township’s Youth Fishing Derby, inaugural events like the Lansing Fiesta and an arts and culture bike ride through Lansing’s east side and many more fun activities, such as a Pride-themed book fair, a pottery sale, a cruise-in and a euchre tournament. more
To get an idea of the variety, exuberance, weirdness and joy of the Lansing Art Gallery’s second annual exhibition of art by LGBTQ+ artists, you have to go back to the opening reception, where musician and artist Lorelei d’Andriole gave a unique performance. more
Each June, the public comes together to celebrate Pride Month, a time to recognize the contributions of people who identify as LGBTQ+ and shed light on the issues facing these communities. more
You can normally find Wayfaring Booksellers at the REO Town Marketplace, but at the upcoming Lansing and East Lansing Pride celebrations, the shop will take to the streets to sell its primarily … more
Inspired by the number and variety of summer festivals detailed in a recent City Pulse issue, I am prompted to add just one more unique event to your jam-packed calendar: the inaugural Eastside Read … more
A previously neglected building at 1038 E. Oakland Ave. now has a beautiful billboard-style façade advertising Biddle City, a full-service video production company. The mural was executed … more
Lansing Community College’s lineup of free summer theater is back in full swing this year, with a classic Shakespearian comedy, a festival of short student plays and the post-pandemic return of … more
Stacey Small entered the basement storage room at the Maple Street Mall in Mason wearing a blue work shirt. “I’m here to absorb knowledge — and boy, do you have your work cut … more
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