This weekend, Greater Lansing offers two horse shows, plenty of art exhibitions, theater productions, a euchre tournament, a fall festival, a comedy show and much more.
For Friday evening’s live music, we have Mark Collins at Harrison Roadhouse at 6; Darin Larner Jr. at The Peanut Barrel, Time2Play at UrbanBeat and the Five ‘N’ Dime Poets’ vinyl release show at Mac’s Bar, all at 8; and Summer of Sol at The Green Door at 8:30. Saturday evening, we have Carl Pawluk at Lansing Shuffle and “Sing Out for Peace,” a community singalong, at the First Presbyterian Church of Lansing, both at 7; emo/pop-punk tribute band PTxD at The Green Door at 8:30; and Jenn’s Apartment, No Fun Club, the Fabulous Vans and Pet Me at The Avenue at 9. Ending the weekend on Sunday is Aaron Johnson at Lansing Shuffle at noon, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s String Quartet at the First Presbyterian Church of Lansing, Michigan State University’s Wind Symphony at the Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall and German organist Felix Hell’s recital at Central United Methodist Church, all at 3 p.m.; and Red Cedar Spirits’ weekly Sunday Jazz show at 6 p.m.
The MSU Broad Art Museum is holding a guided tour of “Resistance Training: Arts, Sports, and Civil Rights”with interim director Steven Bridges 1 p.m. Sunday. Pre-registration is encouraged. While you’re at the museum, be sure to check out all the exhibitions on display, including “Shouldn’t You Be Working? 100 Years of Working from Home,” “As we dwell in the fold,” “Beal Botanical Garden: Celebrating 150 Years of People, Plants, and Place” and “Seeing in 360 Degrees: The Zaha Hadid Design Collection.”
The Broad is also hosting a performance installation by artist Mike Durkin 2 to 6 p.m. Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday for Homecoming. The performance, offered in collaboration with the “Resistance Training” exhibition, focuses on the intersection between sports, art and community building.
Other exhibitions on view this weekend include “Wholly Integrated” at the Lansing Art Gallery, which is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; the Mid-Michigan Art Guild’s Fall Member Art Show at the Neighborhood Empowerment Center, which is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; Raechel Decker’s watercolor artwork at the Haslett Library’s Bookend Art Gallery, which is open noon to 4 p.m. Friday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday; Chance Liscomb’s “Where ART Thou?? Playful Reflections on Religion and Scripture” at the Peoples Church of East Lansing, which is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday; and impressionistic Michoacan landscape paintings by Mexican artist Jaime Vanegas Castro and a collection of calaveras, whimsical art figures of skeletons joyously living life, made by Michigan-based Hispanic and Latinx artists at Casa de Rosado Galeria & Cultural Center, which is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
If you’d like to make some art of your own, the Lansing Art Gallery continues its three-session Cosmic Smashbook collage and mixed-media workshop series 10 a.m. Saturday, and Casa de Rosado is offering drop-in sugar-skull-decorating workshops 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
For theater buffs, “On the Market” continues at the Williamston Theatre 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and “Admissions” wraps up at the Riverwalk Theatre 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Equestrians and horse lovers are in luck this weekend, with two horse shows in Greater Lansing: the MI Open Horse Show Championships 9 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Ingham County Fairgrounds and the Michigan Apple Blossom Classic Horse Show 7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education.
The Meridian Senior Center is hosting its 1st annual euchre tournament fundraiser 5:30 p.m. Friday, featuring 50/50 drawings and light snacks and refreshments.
DeWitt’s Looking Glass Brewing Co. is hosting a comedy show 8:30 p.m. Saturday, featuring performances by comedians Ryan Erwin, Will Green and Tim Reaburn. Only beverage service will be available during the show, so if you’d like to eat dinner, make sure to arrive no later than 7:15 p.m.
Meridian Township is holding a Fall Electronics Recycling & Coat Collection Day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Attendees can recycle their unwanted electronics as well as new and gently used coats, which will be donated to Meridian Cares. For a list of accepted electronic items, visit the website.
Visit the First Baptist Church of DeWitt 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday for Uncle Zeke’s Fall Festival, featuring raffles, giveaways, model trains, games, food and craft booths, face painting, a kids’ tractor pull and more. For a schedule of events, visit the website.
Those featured on the podcast “A Mother’s Perspective” will participate in a roundtable discussion 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lansing First Presbyterian Church, reflecting on their podcast interviews and the influences of motherhood.
Finally, Potter Park Zoo is celebrating World Rhino Day 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with conservation tables, rhino-themed games and chances to view the zoo’s resident black rhinos, Doppsee and Phineus, in their enclosure. Regular admission rates apply.
Whatever you choose to do, I wish you the best of weekends.
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