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What's up in Lansing: BluesFest, ribbon cutting, art reception and more

Here's what's going on in town today


Good day on this warm and sunny Friday.

Michigan BluesFest gets underway in Old Town today and tomorrow. For a rundown of the event, check out Lawrence Cosentino's interviews with performers by clicking here.

Okemos’ Kellie’s Consignments celebrates its move to a larger location with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday. Officials from Meridian Township handle the official ribbon cutting, and PJ Catering offers a quesadilla bar to attendees. The store also hands out $1,000 in Kellie Kash and other prizes, including and a free gift to the first 100 customers. Kellie’s Consignments also features sales and other promotions that will run through the weekend. Noon. Kellie’s Consignments, 5000 Marsh Road, Okemos. (517) 574-4523, kelliesconsignments.com.

"On the Edge," the latest exhibit by artists of Grove Gallery & Studios, opens Friday. The exhibition features work from nine artists, each with their own style and choice of mediums. The theme of "edges" has been taken literally by some and conceptually by others, including some who added sociopolitical and psychological "edges" to their work. The show is on display at the gallery through Oct. 23. Contributing artists are Martha Brownscombe, Deb Cholewicki, Sharan Egan, Candace Farmer, Michelle Detering, Barbara Hranilovich, Nancy McRay, Julian Van Dyke and Kari Wilson. 5:30-8 p.m. FREE. Grove Gallery & Studios, 325 Grove St., East Lansing. (517) 333-7180, grovegalleryandstudios.com.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Estate Planning Happy Hour. Talk estate-planning basics with an attorney while enjoying two free drinks. 4-6 p.m. FREE. Midtown Brewing Co., 402 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 347-4178, sadplaw.com.

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.

Mud & Mug. Pottery course. Drinks welcome ­— BYOB. 7-10 p.m. $25. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643, reachstudioart.org.Music

The Coffeehouse at All Saints. Musical/spoken word showcase. 7:30-9:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 402-2582, ow.ly/XeLKP/

Speak Easy, Tell Yo' Mama, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

Rachel Curtis, 6 p.m. Brookshire, 205 W. Church St.

Steve Cowles, 5:30 p.m. Buddies - Holt, 2040 N. Aurelius Road

Rush Clement, 8:30 p.m. Buddies - Okemos, 1937 W Grand River Ave.

Homespun, 9 p.m. Colonial Bar, 3425 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Smooth Daddy, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.

Third Friday Art Reception, 5-7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 142 Kent St.

The Electric Red, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.

Mark Sala, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave.,

Alistair, 6 p.m. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.

Dwayne L. Gill Comedy, 8 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.

We Got The Keys To The Streets, 9 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

Big Boss Blues, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

Life Support, 6 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

Dirty Helen, 6 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Steve Armstrong, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Frog & the Beeftones, 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.


Comrades Mine. Audio theater presentation about Sarah Emma Edmonds, a woman who enlisted during the Civil War. 7 p.m. $5. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 881-9746, audioairforce.com.

Rock of Ages. Musical with '80s rock hits. 8 p.m. $20/$18 students and seniors/$10 children. Lebowsky Center, 122 E. Main St., Owosso. (989) 723-4003, owossoplayers.com.

Grease. 1950s musical love story. 8 p.m. $22/$20 seniors and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.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.

Everett High School Class of '70 Reunion. Informal meet up. 6 p.m. Cost of own meal. Corey's Lounge, 1511 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 703-0146, ow.ly/g6hg303J6dr.

Full Moon Ride. Monthly full moon bike ride. All are welcome. 7:45-9:30 p.m. FREE. Lansing Bike Cooperative, 1715 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. lansingbikecoop.org.

Howl at the Moon: Guided Night Walk. Dogs welcome on non-retractable leash. 8-9 p.m. $3. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.

MSU Communty Club Fall Welcome Reception. Information and sign ups for MSU faculty, staff, alumni, retirees and their spouses. 1-3 p.m. University Club MSU, 3435 Forest Road, Lansing. (517) 351-3944, msu.edu/user/msucclub.


On the Edge, Artist Reception. Reception for group show with mixed media pieces. 5:30-8 p.m. FREE. Grove Gallery and Studios, 325 Grove St., East Lansing. grovegalleryandstudios.com.


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