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Blast from the Past: Art of the 1960s– Kresge Art Museum will feature a prolific spread of 55 works, including pop art, abstract expressionism, figurative expressionism, color field painting, geometric abstraction and op art. The exhibit is at Kresge from Jan. 9- March 19. ?

Being a Young Poet in the Cafes of New York City during the Sixties: A Poetry Reading by Diane Wakoski– Wakoski, a celebrated American poet and English professor at MSU will read and discuss selections of her poetry from the sixties. She has published more than forty collections of poetry. The reading will take place Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Kresge Art Museum.

Superbowl Sunday– Sunday, Feb. 5 at Mac’s Bar in Lansing. “Dollar Night” at the bar, with almost everything at $1 between 7 and 11 p.m. 21 and over only.

Friday Night Film Series– The film, Cold Mountain will be shown at the library’s biweekly event Feb. 10. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the North Conference room of the main library, W449.

Poetics of Sex and the Pornography of the Invisible: American Avant-Garde Film of the 1960s– Jennifer Fay and Justus Nieland, assistant English professors at MSU, will show short films and clips by Stan Brakhage and Andy Warhol, along with the Film Fuses by Carolee Schneemann. The program will take place Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 108, Kresge Art Center.

Friday Night Film Series– A Soldier’s Story, the 1984 film inspired by the Melville novel Billy Budd, will play at the library series Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in W449 of the library. The film is based in a racially-divided Louisiana town in the 1940s, mixing war with baseball.

HEARD

Thunderbirds are Now!– The Detroit-area band will play at the Temple Club in Lansing on Thursday, Feb. 9 with Circle Takes the Square, Honeycutt and Junius. The show begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance. All ages!

The Hard Lessons– Our favorite East Lansing-turned-Detroit rockers will be at Mac’s Bar Friday, Feb. 10. The trio will play with The Holy Fire and Johnny Headband. The show is 18 and over, with tickets at $6 for 21+ and $8 for 18-20.

The High Strung– Brooklyn’s own will be at Mac’s Thursday, Feb. 16.

A Story Told– The local band will play at Magdalena’s Tea House on Friday, Feb. 19

Animal Collective– The electronic-folk band will breeze through Lansing at the Temple Club as a stop in the Midwest part of their North American tour. Playing with the band will be First Nation and Barr on Friday, Feb. 24. The show will begin at 8 p.m., and tickets are $10. All ages welcome.

OH MY GOD– with Lasalle and The Nice Device at Mac’s on Saturday, Feb. 25. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $6 for 21 and up, $8 for 18-20.

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