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Good day on this potentially rainy Friday.
Darkness descends on the Avenue Café Friday as the bar celebrates the one-year anniversary of its popular Goth Night. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in Gothic attire, and DJs Cattie Jensen and Jay Dnihil spin industrial and new wave tracks all night. The Avenue Café’s kitchen will stay open until 11 p.m., and the bar offers a variety of absinthes, Michigan microbrews and special cocktails. Attendees must be 21 or older. 9 p.m. FREE. 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 492-7403, avenuecafelansing.com.
Lansing’s “new Friday night,” Arts Night Out, returns to Old Town, turning storefronts and business into pop-up galleries and performance spaces. Over 25 stores and boutiques host visual artists and musicians for the evening. Bloom Coffee Roasters, which officially opens Tuesday, is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, giving attendees a sneak peek at Old Town’s new café. The traveling event, hosted by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, moves to a different neighborhood each month. Next up, the event heads to REO Town on Aug. 5. 5 p.m. Friday. FREE. Old Town, 1208 Turner Street, Lansing. (517) 372-4636, myartsnightout.com.
For more local events, see below.
Concert: America Forever. Meridian Community Band performs patriotic and familiar songs. 7:30 p.m. Donations welcome. Lake Lansing Park South, 1621 Pike St., Haslett. meridiancommunityband.org.
Jacob Ford, 8 p.m. Brookshire, 205 W. Church St.
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.
New Rule, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Hot Mess, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Family First Entertainment Presents, 8 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.
Alistair, 6 p.m. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.
Big Jon's Birthday FIESTA, 9 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Zydecrunch, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
Jerry Sprague, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road
Elkabong, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Bobby Standall, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Corey Farley, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Jimmy G & the Capitols, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.
Joe Wright, 6 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.
From Earth to the Universe. Planetarium show about the history of astronomy. 8-9 p.m. $4/$3 kids. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4672, abramsplanetarium.org.Events
Pet Vaccination and Licensing Clinic. Free rabies vaccinations and $5 distemper shots. Microchipping for $15. Noon-4 p.m. ICAC Community Outreach Center, 826 W. Saginaw St., Lansing. ac.ingham.org.Arts
Opening Reception of 60 by Marek Radek. Visual art with a site-specific installation. 5-8 p.m. FREE. MICA Gallery, 1210 N. Turner St., Lansing. (517) 371-4600, micagallery.org.