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This weekend, enjoy plenty of live music, art events, theater productions, an Ox Roast Festival, an LGBTQ+ camping trip, a waterless pool party and much more. more
Monday (Sept. 4) is Labor Day, meaning many readers have a three-day weekend ahead. Greater Lansing has plenty of events to tire you out prior to a restful day off, including a llama show, a national frisbee competition, a chicken wing festival, a daylong celebration of African culture and more. more
Taiwo Adeleye said one thing people in Lansing get wrong about African culture is that the food isn’t always spicy. I laughed, but he was completely serious. more
Over the last few years, the Wild Honey Collective has become one of the most exciting additions to Lansing’s folk and roots music scene. The band’s guitarist and vocalist, Tommy McCord, who’s also a member of The Plurals, chatted with City Pulse about the collective’s upcoming release, “Chicory.” The EP hits streaming services Friday (Sept. 1), the same day the band plays Horrocks Farm Market. more
With the Aug. 22 announcement that Scott Duimstra, executive director of Capital Area District Libraries, or CADL, was named the next director of the Hennepin County Library system in Minnesota, CADL is now looking to replace him through either an in-house promotion or a search process. Duimstra will begin his new job in October. more
This weekend is jam-packed with events for all ages and interests, including a variety of festivals, a Pride event and other LGBTQ+ activities, a euchre tournament, a Youth Sports Event, a winery anniversary party and much more. more
It’s been nearly 10 years since local artist Gary Glenn died. Glenn, who owned Artrageous Studio on Cedar Street, was noted for his custom art on automobiles and had worked on vehicles and … more
Grand Rapids is a living museum of historical and modern architectural beauty. A new book, “Grand Rapids Downtown Buildings,” details the city’s eclectic landscape through the eyes … more
It’s the last weekend of summer before classes begin at Michigan State University, and it seems some local organizations have been waiting for students to return before offering their biggest events of the season. more
The Michigan State University Broad Art Museum sits on top of what used to be called a practice house — an apartment where, in the early 1900s, women in the home economics major lived in six-week rotations to practice the arts and sciences of homemaking. more
Welcome back, Spartans! I hope you’ve had a relaxing and fun-filled summer. Now that the school year is ramping up, East Lansing is ready to greet you with plenty of fun events, both at Michigan State University and in the community beyond. Before we get to that, however, let’s look at some updates on the city’s landscape. more
It’s been nearly 10 years since local artist Gary Glenn died. Glenn, who owned Artrageous Studio on Cedar Street, was noted for his custom art on automobiles and had worked on vehicles and motorcycles for Sylvester Stallone in “Rocky III” and cars for Evel Knievel and Paul Newman when he lived in California. more
From pop-up art shops and the grand opening of a new popcorn store to a book and bake sale and a free book giveaway, you may want to clear space in your home prior to this weekend’s events. There are also plenty of live shows, art exhibitions, board game meetups and even a health and wellness conference for Lansing-area residents to enjoy. more
Believe it or not, hiding behind the thick foliage at 3424 Lowcroft Ave. is a 672-square-foot home built in 1959. But from the overgrown sumac tree on one side of the front door and another tree on the other, growing up and out to obscure the entire front of the house, you’d never know. more
Growing up in the 1980s and ‘90s in Charlotte, Michigan, Sean Anthony Sullivan drew musical inspiration from analog sources — namely, his parents’ records. more
Thomas Wolfe, author of “You Can’t Go Home Again,” had it all wrong. Author Jim Ray Daniels has been returning home in his short-story collections for a number of years. more
“Ritmo means rhythm in Spanish,” explained Michael Eyia, director of Orquesta Ritmo, on an episode of WKAR’s BackStage Pass. “The group got started as a little garage band many years ago. We wanted to have parties and keep our own thing going with Latin music. We wanted to keep our identity as musicians and other things, as far as the Spanish community was concerned.” more
From large events like a jazz festival, a food truck festival, the St. Johns Mint Festival and Michigan State University’s Bee Palooza to smaller events like a CD launch party, a daylily sale and a sketchbook-decorating workshop, residents of Greater Lansing have no shortage of opportunities for a fun-filled weekend. more
As a film projectionist, Frank Uhle has spent untold hours showing movies for audiences of all stripes. Now, he has stepped out from the cramped projection booth to showcase the 90-year history of cinema in Ann Arbor with his first book, “Cinema Ann Arbor: How Campus Rebels Forged a Singular Film Culture.” more
From serving up Southern comfort-food classics at 4 Tha Soul Restaurant, which opened in February, to helping folks better their mental health, husband-and-wife team Dartagka and Domonika Tipton are nourishing the souls of Lansing residents from the inside out. For this week’s New in Town, I had a chance to talk to Dartagka Tipton about the couple’s new restaurant, their other businesses and what it all means for the people of Lansing. more
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