What's up in Lansing: Art, beer, theater and more

Here's what's going on in town today


Good day on this cold and cloudy Friday.

Art, beer and music collide in REO Town this weekend at the Art and Craft Beerfest. The multi-site festival will take over four venues: the Cadillac Room, the Robin Theatre, AA Creative Corridor and Reo Town Pub. Each site features different art, live music and beer options. Admission includes access to all four venues, but your glass must be empty as you go between locations. For the non-beer drinkers, there is a variety of cider and wine, and food vendors are available. VIP admission includes early entry and 15 sampling tickets; regular admission includes 10 sampling tickets. Check in and day-of ticket purchases take place at the Cadillac Room. Friday; 6-10 p.m. Saturday; 5-10 p.m. $35/$30 adv./$40 VIP/ $15 designated driver. The Cadillac Room, 1115 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, MI. artandcraftbeerfest.com.

MSU’s 18th annual production of “The Vagina Monologues” comes to the Wharton Center this weekend. Last year, productions of “The Vagina Monologues” raised over $4 million benefitting groups that fight violence against women. Proceeds from MSU’s event benefit the MSU Sexual Assault Program. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. $20/$10 students. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

LCC Theater Program alum Scott Crandall explores the idea of Armageddon through poetry, images and dance in his new experimental piece, “Visions for the End of the World.” The 35-minute piece was developed through 18 months of research, writing, improvisation and sound composition. The work is part of LCC’s “Climate Change: Film, Fact & Fantasy” series, which explores climate change through science, film and theater. 8-9 p.m. $5-10 suggested donation. LCC Black Box Theatre, 168 Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488, lcc.edu/showinfo.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Gentle Yoga. Relaxing pace class suitable for beginners. 11 a.m.-noon. First class FREE/$5/$3 members. Williamston High School, 3939 Vanneter Road, Williamston.

Prerana Yoga Twerkout. A workout aimed at your seat. All levels welcome. Bring knee pads. 6-6:45 p.m. $5. American Martial Arts Academy, 402 E. Saginaw St., Lansing.Music

MSU Faculty Recital: Jane Bunnell, mezzo-soprano, and Marc Embree, bass-baritone. 8 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/FREE for students and children. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu.

John McCutcheon. Folk performer at Ten Pound Fiddle. 7:30 p.m. $20/$18 members/$5 students. MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. tenpoundfiddle.org.

Sheldon Low in Concert. Rock star performs at "Light up Shabbat" service. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Road, East Lansing. shaareyzedek.com.

Taylor Taylor. Jazzy-pop guitarist/vocalist performs. 7:30 p.m. Grand Ledge Opera House, 121 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-1443, gloperahouse.com.

Flint Water Crisis Fundraiser. Featuring Tell Yo Mama. 8 p.m. $8 in advance/$10 at door. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E Michigan Ave., Lansing. facebook.com/events/232674910522349.

Mark Sala, 9 p.m. Buddies - Holt, 2040 N Aurelius Rd

John Persico, 9 p.m. Buddies - Okemos, 1937 W Grand River Ave

Lee Groove, 9 p.m. Classic Bar & Grill, 16219 Old US 27

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.

Blue Haired Bettys, 9 p.m. Coach's, 6201 Bishop Rd

Darrin Larner, 6 p.m. Eaton Rapids Craft Co., 204 N Main St.

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.

The Hot Mess, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.

Ladies Sing the Blues, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 142 Kent St.

Karaoke, 7:30 p.m. Grand Cafe/Sir Pizza, 201 E. Grand River Ave.

Star Farm, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave

Chris Laskos, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 E. Michigan Ave.

Homegrown Throwdown 3, 6:30 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.,

Fisherking final show, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

Jim Shaneberger Band, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

Alistair, 8 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

Bobby Standall, 8 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

The New Rule, 8 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Jake Stevens, 6 p.m. Ryan's Roadhouse, 902 E State St

Brent Lowry & the Drifters, 4 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Jimmy G. & the Capitols, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.


The Vagina Monologues. A reading for those affected by domestic violence. 8 p.m. $20/$10 MSU students. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

A Painted Window. Play about family, loss, regret and the staggering power of fear and love. 8-9:30 p.m. $15/$13 military and seniors/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.

Visions for the End of the World. Original experimental piece with dance, music and more. 8-10 p.m. $10/$5 students. Black Box Theatre, 411 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488, www.lcc.edu/showinfo.Events

After School Teen Program. For teens in grades 7-12. 2:30-5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420, elpl.org.

Project Feeder Watch. Learn about and watch birds to gather useful data. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4224, mynaturecenter.org/programs.

Crafts with ACTION. Making rain sticks from paper towel rolls. 3-4 p.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.

Beginning Origami. Paper folding art for ages 7 and up. 4-5 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351, cadl.org.

Ice Worlds. Examination of icy ecosystems and ice on other planets. 8-9:30 p.m. $3-4. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. ow.ly/S30L307wkTS.

StoryTime. Ages 2-5 enjoy interactive program of stories and songs. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Time Warp. Ages 10-18 solve a series of puzzles to escape a time/space vortex. Call to register. 6-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088, cadl.org.

Art and Craft Beerfest. Art, beer and music festival. 6-10 p.m. $35/$40 VIP/$15 designated driver. REO Town, Lansing. See web for participating venues. artandcraftbeerfest.com.


The Hob Nob wsg Gifts or Creatures. Gallery viewings and live music. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-4800, broadmuseum.msu.edu.


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