Kresge Art Museum – The current exhibits at MSU’s art museum are Pewabic: A Century of Michigan’s Art Pottery and James McNeill Whistler: London and Venice, both showing Oct. 22- Dec. 16. For more information, visit www.artmuseum.msu.edu.
The Life – The MSU department of theatre, in co-production with the MSU Opera Theatre, will be performed at the Fairchild Theatre from Nov. 17-20. www.theatre.msu.edu will have more information.
Boudu Sauve des Eaux – The Friday Night Film series at the MSU Library continues with the 1932 French film about a tramp who is saved from drowning by a bourgeois Frenchman, Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. The 1986 film, Down and Out in Beverly Hills is an American remake. Visit www.lib.msu.edu.
La Bohème – Performed at the MSU Wharton Center by the Michigan Opera Theatre, set in 1830s Paris. Italian with English subtitles. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. Tickets are $25-$78.
East Lansing Film Society – Intimate Stories, a tale of three people’s journey, will play at the Hannah Community Center Thursday, Nov. 17, and then at Well’s Hall on MSU’s campus Friday-Sunday, Nov. 18-20. Showtimes at Wells are 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. The film is not rated and has a running time of 94 minutes.
Michigan Writers Series – Conrad Hilberry, a Michigan poet, will be the guest speaker at the MSU library on Friday, Nov. 18, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the North Conference Room (W449).
Jordan Knight – The former New Kids on the Block frontman will perform at The Temple Club with Calliope and Skyway. Relive all of your favorite NKOTB songs (c’mon, you know your favorites…) Friday, Nov. 4. Doors at 9 p.m., and the show starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance. Check out www.templeclub.com for more info.
OK Go – at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, Wednesday, Nov. 9. Tickets are $10, 18 and older. The show begins at 9 p.m.
Kanye West – The controversial rapper’s Touch the Sky tour will hit up the Breslin Center in East Lansing on Friday, Nov. 11. The show begins at 7:30 p.m., and also features Keyshia Cole and Fantasia. MSU and LCC students will receive a $5 discount. To buy tickets, visit www.breslincenter.com.
The Muggs – at Small’s Bar in Hamtramck, Saturday, Nov. 19, with The Sleepers and Southpaw. Doors are at 8 p.m., but only for those 21 and over. Tickets are $6. For more information, visit www.smallsbardetroit.com.
Calliope – The East Lansing band will play at Mac’s Bar in Lansing with Nomo, Picastro and I Crime Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $6 for 21 and over, and $8 for 18-20. For more information, visit www.macsbar.com.
The Hard Lessons – After crossing the Mississippi for their West Coast tour, the East Lansing/Detroit trio will be back for 19 Wheel’s final show at the Intersection in Grand Rapids, Friday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. and a double header at the Lager House in Detroit Saturday, Nov. 26, showing once at 5 p.m. with The Casionauts and Our Delay, and then at 10 p.m. with Lee Marvin Computer Arm and Velvet Audio. For more information, visit www.thehardlessons.com.
SSM, The Nice Device and Dollface – Friday, Nov. 25 at Small’s Bar. Doors are at 8 p.m., and tickets are $6, 21+. Visit www.smallsbardetroit.com.
Jethro Tull – The progressive blues band will perform their music at The Wharton Center, Sunday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at www.whartoncenter.com.