Paintings that Paint Themselves: Or, so it may seem. This art exhibit, running through Oct. 31, displays works of art that are the new face of abstract. The exhibit is on display at the Kresge Art Museum and is free. For more information, check out www.artmuseum.msu.edu.
[random5]The Best of Local and National Comedy: The UAB, along with the Jewish Student Union, present a night of comedy Oct. 1. Featured will be Last Comic Standing finalist Dan Adhoot as well as a comedy competition. The event takes place at 9 p.m. at the International Center and is free for students.
Ambassador L. Paul Bremer: The World View Lecture Series begins Oct. 5 with U.S Ambassador L. Paul Bremer. Bremer, the former leader of the coalition in charge of rebuilding Iraq, is a terrorism and homeland security expert. His talk begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20. For more information, check out www.whartoncenter.com.
Twelfth Night: Oct. 7 – 9 and 14 – 17 at the Pasant Theater in the Wharton Center. Classic Shakespeare comes to life on stage through the MSU Theater Department. The play begins at 7:30 p.m. on all nights except Oct. 17 which begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10, for more information, check out www.whartoncenter.com.
Taste of Home Cooking School: Oct. 12 at the Breslin Center. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with boosts and tasty product samples, the demonstration begins at 7 p.m. and features a free cookbook as well as a gift bag full of items perfect for the kitchen connesuer. Tickets range from $10 – $20, for more information, check out www.breslincenter.com.
Tommaso Juglaris: A Capitol Artist: An exhibit at the Michigan Historical Museum that showcases the works of the artist that created the art inside the dome of the capital. Runs from Oct. 12 through Jan. 9, admission is free.
A Thousand Clowns: Lansing’s Riverwalk Theatre welcomes a heartwarming comedy running Oct. 14 – 17 and 21-24. This play, directed by Tom Ferris, follows a non-conformist trying to raise his young nephew while living in New York City. For showtimes and ticket prices check out www.riverwalktheatre.com.
Humble Boy: Appearing both at the National Theatre and London’s West End, “Humble Boy” is now being performed at the BoarsHead Theatre in Lansing. Set in a present-day country garden, this play covers everything from love and lust to bee-keeping and the unified field theory. “Humble Boy” runs from Oct. 14 – 31, for ticket and showtime information, check out www.boarshead.org.
Twyla Tharp: The World View Lecture Series continues at the Wharton Center Oct. 19 with Twyla Tharp, a choreographer and author. Tharp’s past achievements include creating over 130 dances, choreographing five Hollywood movies, two Broadway shows and receiving two Emmys. Her collaboration with Billy Joel has led to the popular Broadway hit “Movin’ Out” and has garnered her a Tony Award. The talk begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20. For more information, check out www.whartoncenter.com.
Pilobolus Dance Theatre: The boundaries of movement are challenged Oct. 21 at the Wharton Center. Pilobolus Dance Theatre is an original modern dance company that seems to defy the laws of gravity as they form “impossible” shapes and movements. Tickets range from $15 to $28 for this performance which starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information, check out www.whartoncenter.com.
Capital City NOISE 2: This second charity event by Lansing’s “Noise” happens Oct. 1. Doors open at 6 p.m. and a $7 donation gets people in the door plus a free copy of the Capital City NOISE 2 compilation c.d. The concert will feature 14 local bands and all proceeds go to Angel House and the Michigan National Guard Family Fund. For more information, check out www.lansingnoise.com.
MSU Symphony: With selections from Mozart and Wagner, the MSU Symphony will perform in the Great Hall of the Wharton Center on Oct. 2. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is free for students. For more information, check out www.music.msu.edu.
Vote For Change: The artists of the Vote For Change Tour are descending upon Michigan Oct. 3. Different artists will be at different venues throughout the state. Pearl Jam and Death Cab for Cutie will be at the Delta Plex in Grand Rapids; Dixie Chicks and James Taylor will be at the Fox Theater in Detroit; Bruce Springsteen, REM and Bright Eyes will be at the Cobo Arena in Detroit; Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt will be at Wharton; and, finally, the Dave Mathews Band, Ben Harper, Jurassic 5 and My Morning Jacket will be at the Palace. Check out www.ticketmaster.com for last minute tickets.
Your Black Star, Jericho: These two bands will be playing Oct. 7 at Mac’s Bar.
Detroit Cobras, The Blanks and The Cartridge Family: The Temple Club hosts what it’s calling a “huge rock show!” Oct. 8. Doors open at 8 p.m., tickets are $8 for 21+ and $10 for 18+. For more information, check out www.templeclub.com.
Lewis Black: Tickets for comedian and Daily Show regular Lewis Black go on sale Oct. 9. The Dec. 3 show will be at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, tickets are $32.75. For more information, check out www.ticketmaster.com.
Qwel, Outerlimits and Switch Stance: Hear the sound of the underground during The Temple Club’s Oct. 13 hip-hop show. Doors open at 8 p.m., tickets are $8 for 21+ and $10 for 18+. For more information, check out www.templeclub.com.
Jon Faddis: The Wharton Center’s new series, Jazz in the Loft, kicks off Oct. 13 with a performance by Jon Faddis in true jazz style in an intimate setting. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $35. For more information, check out www.jazzwhartoncenter.com.
Mercy Me: Oct. 14. The award-nominated sounds of this contemporary Christian band comes to the Breslin Center at 7:30 p.m. Sure to be performed is their hit “I Can Only Imagine”. Tickets are $27.50 with an available discount for students, staff and faculty. For more information, check out www.breslincenter.com.
Interpol: The New York foursome will play one show in Michigan at the State Theater in Detroit on Oct. 15. Opening for the band are the Secret Machines and Hail Social. Tickets for the all ages show are $20 and starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, check out www.ticketmaster.com.
The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields: The Wharton Center welcomes the classics with this show Oct. 15, showcasing the world’s most famous chamber orchestra. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $20 to $37. For more information, check out www.whartoncenter.com.
Spartan Spectacular: Oct. 16 at the Breslin Center. Get into the spirit during homecoming weekend as the MSU School of Music entertains fans and families alike. Tickets range from $7.50 – $9.50 with a discount for students, faculty and staff. The show starts at 8 p.m., for more information, check out www.breslincenter.com.
[random2] Yerba Buena: An infusion of Latin, hip-hop, Afrobeat and Middle Eastern will sound from the MSU Auditorium Oct. 20. Yerba Buena, representing the changing face of the New York City street scene, will perform at 8 p.m., tickets are $15. For more information, check out www.whartoncenter.com.
The Paybacks: The Paybacks are playing Oct. 21 at Mac’s Bar.
Mase: Oct. 23 at the Breslin Center. The show, with Mobb Deep and B.G, starts at 7 p.m. and will feature music from the new album “The Fine Line Between Prayer and Playa”. Tickets range from $20 – $35, for more information, check out www.breslincenter.com.
Steppin’ In It: The Green Door hosts Steppin’ In It every Monday night. For more information, check out the Sept. 30 issue of The Big Green. The music starts at 9:30 and is 21 and over.
Viva Voca, Judah Johnson: These two bands are playing Oct. 28 at Mac’s Bar.
Flatfoot: With their modern-day twist on twang, Flatfoot will be playing at Mac’s Bar on Oct. 29.