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In celebration of Black History Month, Friendship Baptist Church will host a free event 2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 17) commemorating the historical achievements and traditions of African American gospel … more
    Lansing Community College’s Jazz Band is partnering with local dance company Happendance to offer a combination of live jazz and original choreography 7 p.m. Friday and … more
  For its second Dark Nights in Billtown event of the season, Williamston Theatre will present a staged reading of the new play “Phosphates and Fistfights,” by Michigan State … more
At the Tuesday evening (Feb. 6) premiere of “Funny Girl's” one-week run at the Wharton Center, the audience leapt to its feet as lead actress Katerina McCrimmon closed the show by belting out the musical's titular number. more
Lansing native Melissa White can expect to receive a golden gramophone with her name engraved on it come April. more
With Valentine’s Day coming up on Wednesday, Greater Lansing offers a selection of events this weekend for those who may not have time during the week for a full-fledged date night, from a love poetry showcase and a Valentine’s-themed burlesque and drag show to events singles will also enjoy, like concerts, plays, a bar crawl and much more. more
Despite a January eternity of gray days, you heard it here first: There will be sunshine in East Lansing all of this week. more
During World War II, nearly 2 million young men enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces, many to become “flyboys.” There was panache and glory in being a flyer. more
Friday afternoon (Feb. 2), the LookOut! Gallery, a cozy room tucked into the second floor of Michigan State University’s Snyder-Phillips Hall, was bursting at the seams with more than 70 people. more
“Funny Girl,” with a score by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart, premiered on Broadway in 1964 and quickly became a hit, earning eight nominations at the 18th Tony Awards and spawning a 1968 film. more
“Funny Girl” Feb. 7-11 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday more
In a DIY self-defense class hosted by sorority sisters in the aftermath of a rape, seven college students confront their inner victims and violators. Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s production of Liliana Padilla’s “How to Defend Yourself” is brutally honest, often funny and sometimes visceral. more
The 17 th annual Michigan State University Federal Credit Union Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by 517 Magazine, is on display at the credit union’s Headquarters Building 2 in East Lansing … more
Waverly Robotics, a Waverly Community Schools STEAM program composed of more than 20 robotics teams across all grade levels, will hold its annual fundraiser dinner 5 p.m. Friday at the Studio at 414 … more
Over the weekend, Impression 5 Science Center was bustling with children and families exploring the traveling exhibit “Scooby-Doo! Mansion Mayhem,” which opened Saturday (Jan. 27). more
There’s a new theater company in town, and it’s off to a very good start. Alive Theatre’s first production, “These Shining Lives,” by Melanie Marnich, is based on the tragic and true story of the Radium Dial Co., which used radioactive luminescent paint to illuminate clock and watch faces, resulting in devasting and deadly bouts of cancer for the women employed there. more
As each new year begins, it’s customary to set resolutions for the year ahead. Now, as the first month of the year comes to a close, it’s a good time to check in and make sure we’re sticking to those goals, or perhaps even adjusting them to be more attainable. more
Where’s Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis when you need him? The 2021 book “Justice Deferred: Race and the Supreme Court,” needs to be banned so more people read it. more
Comic book creators, readers and scholars will gather at Michigan State University’s Main Library Friday and Saturday (Feb. 2 and 3) for the school’s first Comics Forum since the event … more
The Lansing area is jam-packed with events this weekend, from winter-themed parties and art exhibition openings to camps and workshops for kids and the Ten Pound Fiddle's annual Mid-Winter Singing Festival, plus a whole lot more. Buckle up and prepare for a busy — but hopefully fun-filled — few days. more
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