Winter wonders in store this weekend


Whether you’re looking for a fun date night, something to do with the family or a group activity with friends, Greater Lansing has exciting events for everyone this weekend.

Friday evening’s live music lineup includes Matthew Adkins at Eaton Rapids Craft Co. and The Pairs at UrbanBeat at 7; Damn Tall Buildings at University United Methodist Church at 7:30; Ensemble Decipher at Michigan State University’s Murray Hall, North of Five at The Peanut Barrel and DJ John Beltran at UrbanBeat at 8; Mix Pack at The Green Door at 8:30; and Moscow Mexico, Jenn’s Apartment and As Your Attorney at The Avenue at 9. Saturday evening’s shows include Copper Johnson at Eaton Rapids Craft Co. and Aces High at the Williamston Roadhouse at 7, Desmond Jones and the Sam Corey Quintet at Mac’s Bar at 8, AC/DC cover band ICY/DICEY at The Green Door and Minor Element and the Anthony Taylor Trio at UrbanBeat at 8:30 and an Erykah Badu-themed Night at the Soul Lounge with MikeyyAustin & The Soulcial Club, DJ Kaely Kellz and DJ Ruckus at The Avenue at 9. Finally, this week’s Sunday jazz event at Red Cedar Spirits will feature the Ben Turner Trio, John Webber and Keith Hall at 6 p.m.

Enjoy the winter weather with snowshoeing at the Harris Nature Center on Saturday. There are beginner classes at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and a self-guided walk for experienced trekkers at 7 p.m. If you need to rent a pair, make sure to reserve them ahead of time by calling 517-349-3866.

If you don’t feel like bracing the cold but still want to be active this weekend, the TGIF Dinner and Dance at Eagle Eye Golf Club & Banquet Center Saturday evening at 7 could be your ticket. Don’t fret if your moves are a bit rusty — there will be a lesson on how to dance the “New York hustle” from 7:15-7:45.

Sunday at 1 p.m., MSU Broad Art Museum assistant curator Rachel Winter will take guests on a special walkthrough of “Zaha Hadid Design: Untold.” The exhibit will reach the end of its run on Feb. 12, so this could be a great chance to take it all in before it’s gone.

The McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation’s annual gala, 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the University Club of MSU, will take guests “Back to the Future of Health Care” with its ‘80s theme. Dress to impress with neon and shoulder pads and celebrate the new McLaren Greater Lansing Health Care Campus. There will be dinner, cocktails, live entertainment and a chance to win prizes.

In this week’s edition of the travelogue series, Bill Skiba will take guests on a tour of Israel, Jordan and Egypt. Learn more about these holy lands and get some ideas for trips of your own Friday at 7 p.m. at the Foster Community Center.

For parents of children ages 2 to 4, visit Impression 5 Science Center Friday at 10 a.m. for an hour-long play session to start getting youngsters interested in science early on. This week’s theme is “Winter Science.”

Hopefully, snow showers won’t make the roads too slippery. Make sure to drive slowly and safely to whichever event you’re attending. As always, I wish you the best of weekends.


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