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What's up in Lansing: Independence Day Weekend and more

Here's what's going on in town this weekend


Good day and happy weekend.

America turns 240 Monday, and although weather conditions have been dry this summer, many communities are carefully proceeding with our favorite explosive festivities. Check out our 4th of July Events Listings to see who is hosting firework shows on the big day — and some other events, including parades and live music, as well.

For other local events, see below.

Saturday, July 2

Classes and Seminars

Tai Chi at the Park. Instruction in Qigong, meditation and Yang style tai chi forms. 9-10 a.m. FREE. Hunter Park, 400 S. Holmes St., Lansing. (517) 272-9379.Events

Free Public Tours. 1 and 3 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Dr., MSU Campus, East Lansing.


Hordes, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

Scott Seth, 5 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Road

DJ, 9 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd.

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

Knock-Offs, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.

Hot Mess, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.

Chris Laskos, 6 p.m. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.

Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Leroys, 1526 S. Cedar St.

Never Shout Never, 6 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.

Tyrant, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

James Reeser & Back Seat Drivers, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

Sean Walker, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

The Tenants, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

Mike Cooley, 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.

Sunday, July 3

Classes and Seminars

Charlotte Yoga Club. Beginner to intermediate levels. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $5 annually. AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence Road, Charlotte. (517) 285-0138, charlotteyoga.net.

Juggling. Learn to juggle. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Orchard Street Pump House, 368 Orchard St., Lansing. (517) 371-5119.


The Further Adventures of FatBoy and JiveTurkey. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. FREE. Stober's Bar, 812 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. Events

Free Public Tours. 1 and 3 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Dr., MSU Campus, East Lansing.

I am America. Speakers, readings and music about American diversity. 3-5 p.m. FREE. First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St., Lansing. (517) 482-0668, facebook.com/LansingFirstPresbyterianChurch.

Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. A fellowship to develop healthy relationships. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.

Lansing Area Sunday Swing Dance. Lessons 6-6:45 p.m., dance 6:45. $8 dance/$10 dance & lesson. The Lansing Eagles, 4700 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 490-7838.

The Little Star That Could. Planetarium show for families. 2:30 p.m $4/$3.50 seniors and students/$3 kids. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4672. Arts

'The Art of Nature' of Dan Matson. Featuring art by local artist and music by Elden Kelly. Noon-9 p.m. $15 suggested donation. Keys to Creativity, 5746 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. (517) 657-2770, facebook.com/keystocreativity.

Monday, July 4

Classes and Seminars

Cards Against Humanity Tournament. Earn discounts by winning games. 7-10 p.m. FREE. American Fifth Spirits, 112 N. Larch St., Lansing. (517) 999-2631.

Support Group. For the divorced, separated and widowed. 7:30 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 323-2272, stdavidslansing.org.

Figure Drawing. No drawing experience needed. 6 to 9 p.m. $15 or less if more people turn ou.. Inner Ascended Masters Ministry, 5705 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. lightiam.org.Events

Social Bridge. Play bridge and meet new people. No partner needed. 1-4 p.m. $1.50. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing. (517) 484-5600.


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