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The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf
May 1-May 3, Mid Michigan Family Theater
Check out this comic twist on the childhood Red Riding Hood tale.

The Glass Menagerie
May 6-31, Boarshead Theater
Son to an overbearing mother and brother to a shy sister, Tom Wingfield wavers between his consuming desire to escape and his obligation to his family. In this riveting play, Tom takes the audience with him to revisit the haunting memories of his family’s past.

2009 East Lansing Arts Festival
May 16-17, Downtown East Lansing
Hundreds of artists from Michigan and beyond come to downtown East Lansing to exhibit art of all kinds. There will also be musical performances as well as an international food court.

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Starfarm
May 1-2, Dublin Square
Come see an 80’s cover band groove at East Lansing’s Irish Pub.

Taproot
May 2, Small Planet
The metal band performs at 8 p.m. Tickets available at Small Planet or at thesmallplanet.net.

William Elliot Moore
May 15, Mac’s Bar
William Elliot Moore takes the stage. Frontier Ruckus and Sam Lowry will be in the house too. Show starts at 8 pm.

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“Michigan Eats: Regional Culture through Food”

April 5-April 30, MSU Museum Heritage Gallery

This exhibit examines Michigan cookbooks and a variety of food-centered celebrations, from fish fries to cherry and berry festivals, which have been an important part of Michigan history. It also looks into the history of Michigan made and grown products like Kellogg Cereal, maple syrup, and apples.

“The Who’s Tommy”

April 9-19, MSU Auditorium

A rock musical that tells the story of a deaf and blind kid who amazes all with his pinball talents.

“The Clean House”

April 23-26 and April 30, Peppermint Creek Theater

This funny play takes a look at class, comedy and the true nature of love.

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Acoustic Night

April 2, Mac’s Bar,

Like things simple? Then head on over to Mac’s to hear several musicians performing with nothing but their voices and guitars.

Jazz Octet

April 14 and 15, Green River Café

Enjoy some local, organic food while treating your ears to the sounds of MSU jazz musicians. Event is free for students and starts at 7:30 pm both nights.

The Verve Pipe

April 17, Small Planet, 8 pm

Check out the group that brought the song “Freshman” and ‘Photograph” to the world without paying the big bucks. Catch the show for only $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

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“Michigan Eats: Regional Culture through Food”
April 5-April 30, MSU Museum Heritage Gallery
This exhibit examines Michigan cookbooks and a variety of food-centered celebrations, from fish fries to cherry and berry festivals, which have been an important part of Michigan history. It also looks into the history of Michigan made and grown products like Kellogg Cereal, maple syrup, and apples.

“The Who’s Tommy”
April 9-19, MSU Auditorium
A rock musical that tells the story of a deaf and blind kid who amazes all with his pinball talents.

“The Clean House”
April 23-26 and April 30, Peppermint Creek Theater
This funny play takes a look at class, comedy and the true nature of love.

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Acoustic Night

April 2, Mac’s Bar,
Like things simple? Then head on over to Mac’s to hear several musicians performing with nothing but their voices and guitars.

Jazz Octet
April 14 and 15, Green River Café
Enjoy some local, organic food while treating your ears to the sounds of MSU jazz musicians. Event is free for students and starts at 7:30 pm both nights.

The Verve Pipe
April 17, Small Planet, 8 pm
Check out the group that brought the song “Freshman” and ‘Photograph” to the world without paying the big bucks. Catch the show for only $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

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Spring Break Bash
March 3, Dublin Square
80’s pop band The Cheap Dates will perform at this winter beach party. Enter to win a $100 Visa Gift card!

Frontier Ruckus
March 5, Mac’s Bar
The popular local folksy rock group performs in town.

Beasts Of Burden
March 13, Small Planet
In the mood for a rock concert? Check them out.

MSU Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra
March 29, Wharton Center
Two operas for the price of one: Puccini’s comic romp “Gianni Schicchi”, based on a single line from Dante’s Inferno, and the world premiere of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, music by William Withem, libretto by Melanie Helton, based upon Washington Irving’s story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman.

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“Jewels in the Landscape: The Delicacy of Form, Color, and Spirit”
March 1- March 23, Mackerel Sky Art Gallery
Enjoy a new collection of paintings by artist, Sandra Davison. The focus of her new collection of paintings is intimate outdoor scenes primarily in Michigan.

The Little Big Show
March 13 – March 31, Scene Metrospace
It’s an exhibit focusing of small works of art.
Opening Reception Friday, March 13, 6-9 PM.

Forbidden Broadway
March 18 – March 31, Boarshead Theater
Come see a sassy, tongue-in-cheek musical that pokes fun at all of your Broadway favorites like “Les Miserables”, “Into the Woods”, “Phantom of the Opera”, “West Side Story” and so many more!

WAPPIN’ WHARF
March 5-8 and 12-14, Woldumar Nature Center, Lansing
Icarus Falling Theatre presents a comic pirate tale.

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Darwin Discovery Day
February 8, MSU Museum
Ever wonder exactly how we evolved from our primate cousins? Learn more about the creator of the evolution at the MSU Museum.

Artist Reception: Andrew Rieder
February 1 – February 25, Lansing Art Gallery
Rieder challenges conventional art using oil paint and permanent marker to create provocative images that aim to break down stereotypes.

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A Benefit For The People Of Gaza
February 8, Small Planet
Enjoy hip-hop while supporting the people of a place in distress.

The Toaster
February 15, Mac’s Bar
Enjoy the collision of jazz and rock with this all American group.

Professors of Jazz
February 27, Music Building Auditorium
These profs break down the “boring teacher” stereotype with their jazzy musical expression.

Frontier Ruckus
Feb 7, Scene Metro Space
Scene Metro Space presents this popular local folky group.

Star Farm
Feb 14, Dublin Square
Bust out your leg warmers and check out this 80’s cover band.

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Women in the Arts Poetry Festival
January 10, Perspective

Check out some of the best Lansing based female poets. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
For more information call 517-853-5880.

“Snapshot”
January 28-31, Arena Theatre

Inspired by photography? Check out this collection of scenes and monologues that have been inspired by a single photograph.

“Driving Miss Daisy”
January 28-31, BoarsHead Theater

This play tells the story of an unlikely friendship that develops after a car crash forces a Jewish widow to hand over her keys to a black man.
For more information visit www.boarshead.org.

“Tick, Tick…Boom!”
January 29-31, Peppermint Creek Theater

Ever wonder how playwright Jonathan Larson came to produce his hit musical RENT? Check out this autographical tale of the young playwright as he approaches 30 and has to make some big life decisions.
For more information visit www.peppermintcreek.org.

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Circle of Crows
January 1, Mac’s Bar

Kick of January with a performance by Lansing metal band Circle of Crows. The show begins at 9 p.m.

The Record Lounge Showcase
January 15, Small Planet

Start the weekend early with performances by six rock bands this Thursday night.

MSU Symphony Orchestra
January 31, Cobb Great Hall

Hear some of MSU’s most talented musicians perform classics by Beethoven and other well known composers.

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2nd Annual Freshman Showcase
December 1-2, Auditorium Arena Theatre
Get a glimpse of MSU’s newest thespians at this collection of scenes and monologues performed by the theater and design classes of 2012. The shows start at 7:30 p.m. both nights.

Robots/Labor/Future Worlds
Dec 1-7, Scene Metrospace
Check out this futuristic art exhibit before it’s gone for good. Nine artists explore the robotic beings and how robots and technology may affect gender roles, culture, and everyday life in this artistic exploration.

“Hymn & Carol”
December 3-31, Boarshead Theater
This comical twist on the classic Christmas story offers a new modern look at the tale of Chirst’s birth.
Visit www.boarshead.org for more information.

Winter Bowl and Soup & Chili Cook-Off
December 7, Downtown East Lansing
Enjoy a reindeer petting zoo, ice carving, roasted marshmallows, horse and carriage rides, hot chocolate, and musical entertainment while sampling local chef’s warm delicacies. The festivities go from 1-4 p.m. and admission is free.

“A Christmas Carol”
December 12-21, Mid Michigan Family Theater
Celebrate the season with the classic Charles Dickens story. Mid Michigan Family Theater is located in Frandor Shopping Center across from Kroger’s.
Visit www.freewebs.com/midmichfamilytheatre/index.htm for more information

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Atavan
December 2, Mac’s Bar
Rock group Atavan performs with JamesTown Story, Goot, and Swimming with the Dolphins.

“The Verve Pipe”
December 5, Small Planet
Check out this alternative rock group perform with Justin Richard and Chip Christy.

“MSU’s Home for the Holidays”
December 6, Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center
Enjoy three concerts in one with a classical holiday show featuring Symphony Orchestra, Glee Club, and the Children’s Choir. The show starts at 8 p.m.
Call the Wharton Center Box Office at (517) 432-2000 for ticket information.

Festivas Party with Global Village
December 23, The Green Door, Lansing
Tired of the traditional holidays? Celebrate this alternative Christmas holiday made popular by the comedy “Seinfeld” with jazz group Global Village.
Check out www.greendoorlive.com for more information.

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Nov. 1 – 16
Artist Bill Barrett, MSU Art Museum
Get an inside view into the art process with the unique abstract drawings of sculpturist Bill Barrett. The 11 colorful 3D drawings on display in the Paper Gallery of the museum are the prototypes to the sculptures he now has all over the country. One of these sculptures includes “Twyla”, a sculpture of a dancer displayed on the northwest side of the new MSU parking ramp facing Grand River.
For more information check out www.artmuseum.msu.edu.
Nov. 3 – 4
“The Early Girl”, Boarshead Theater
This theatrical comedy revolves around the awkward situations and changes that unfold when a new call girl moves into a tight knit prostitution house.
For more information check out www.boarshead.org.
Nov. 9
MSU Dance Club Workshop
Want to learn the moves from, “You Got Served?” Check out the MSU Dance Club workshop featuring a lesson from the MSU Break Dance Club. It will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Upper Gym of IM Circle for free.
Nov. 21
Silver Bells in the City, Old Town Lansing
Get into the holiday season with an electric light parade, the lighting of the official Michigan tree and fireworks over the Capitol. More information at www.silverbellsinthecity.org.

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Nov. 1
STAR FARM, Dublin Square
Love Michael Jackson, AC/DC or Madonna? Check out this rockin’ 80’s cover band and sing you favorite tunes all night long. They start at 9:30 p.m.
Nov. 8
Jen Sygit, Altu’s Ethiopian Cuisine
Skip the pizza delivery and chow down on some Ethiopian cuisine while listening to Jen Sygit’s interesting blend of folk jazz sounds. She starts at 6 p.m.
www.myspace.com/jensygit
Nov. 15
Ladies First, Music Auditorium, Music Building
Listen to the a cappella sounds of this all-female student group. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 16
Alesana, Mac’s Bar
Fill your afternoon with the screamo rock sounds of Alesana along with Greenly Estates and Motionless in White and Jamie’s Elsewhere. They start at 4:30 p.m.
www.macsbar.com

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“Artists of the Great Lakes”
Oct. 1 – Nov. 2, Kresge Art Museum
Explore the works of artists that have been inspired by the beauty of the great state of Michigan. Kresge Art Museum’s latest exhibit features art that dates all the way back to 1910.

“Old Town Oktoberfest”
Oct. 4, Old Town, Lansing
You don’t have to venture out of the Lansing area to celebrate the fall season with German food, music, dancing and mugs full of German-style beer. The festival will be held from 2-10p.m. at the corner of Turner and Grand River. For more information check out http://www.oldtownoktoberfest.com.

“Cabaret”
Oct. 14-19, Fairchild Theatre
The Michigan State Theater Department presents their rendition of the popular German musical. This satire captures the trials of the Weimar era in Berlin through its powerful songs and emotional scenes. The show will be held at the Fairchild Theater and ticket prices and times variety depending on show times. For more information visit http://www.theatre.msu.edu.

“Settling Out, Settling Down, and Making It”
Oct. 28, MSU Museum
Be inspired by the artistic contributions of Michigan Latino’s at the MSU Museum. The event will be held from 4-6 p.m..

Virtue Dance Event
Oct. 31, Perspective2
Looking for something different to do on Halloween? Learn to dance in various styles from the hustle to swing to hip hop with the live band at Perspective 2. The event will be held from 10p.m. – 12:30a.m. and costs $10 per person.
Call Perspective2 at 517.853.5880 for more information.

MSU Dance Club Workshop
Sundays, IM Circle
Learn the dance moves that will help you impress your friends at the next party you attend. The workshops are held each Sunday at 2:30 in room 218 of IM Circle and cover a wide range of dancing styles. No experience is required.

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“Great Lake Myth Society”
Oct. 10
Check out this northern rock band’s performance at Mac’s Bar with Firs & Spruces and The Hallows. Tickets are $5 at the door and the show starts at 10 p.m.

“Musique 21″
Oct. 10
MSU School of music presents a tribute to Latin American artists. The music of Juan Orrego-Salas will be featured in honor of his 90th birthday. This event is free and will be held in the music building auditorium at 8 p.m.

“Frontier Ruckus”
Oct. 15
Listen to the sounds of Frontier Ruckus with MOUNT EERIE, Julie Doiron, and Calm Down It’s Monday. The show will be held at 8 p.m. at Scene Metrospace. Tickets are $8 at the door.

“Electric Six”
Oct. 17
Small planet presents the Electric Six at Small Planet. The show starts at 8 p.m.

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“Snow White and Friends”
September 18 – 21
The newly created Mid Michigan Family Theater presents a modern retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that has something for all ages, even college students. The theater is located next to Macy’s in Meridian Mall, and will be held on Friday at 11:30 a.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $6.
“Well”
September 19 to Sept. 28
MSU Department of Theatre presents “Well”, a dark comedy about family, relationships, and drug abuse, written by Lansing native Lisa Kron. The performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. The play will be held at the Auditorium Arena Theatre on MSU’s campus. Tickets range from $8-$12. For more information visit the MSU Theatre Website.
Family Fiesta
September 21
Enjoy a fiesta of historical traditions for free at the MSU Museum’s Family Fiesta. Attractions include music, dancing, food, traditional arts demonstrations, and games for the whole family.
“Dog Sees God”
Sept. 25 – 28 and Oct. 2 – 4
Peppermint Creek Theater presents a comedy about an angsty teenager who discovers spirituality after his dog dies and in the process, makes some unusual friends. The show will be held at 8:00pm Thurs-Sat, 2:00pm Sun at Peppermint Creek Theater, 122 S. Hayford Ave. Lansing. Tickets are $15 ($10 student/senior).

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Old Town Blues Fest
September 19- 20
Enjoy the music of a variety of blues artists in the quaint setting of Lansing’s Old Town for free. Featured performers include Kathleen & the Blues Junkies, 6 Hands Down, and Those Delta Rhythm Kings. The event will take place in the streets of Old Town on Friday the 19th from 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m. and Saturday the 20th from 2 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
empire empire (i was a lonely state)
September 20
This Michigan based indie rock band will perform at Mac’s Bar at 5:30 p.m. Check them out here.
Hana Malhas
September 20
Folk singer Hana Malhas who typically performs with the band Lazy Sunday, will the stage by herself for her upcoming Lansing show. The show will be held at 8 p.m. at Magdalena’s Tea House, 2006 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Sarah Slonim Jazz Quinetet
September 21
Enjoy jazz? Then check out the Sarah Slonim Jazz Quinetet while enjoying some environmentally friendly cuisine at Green River Café, 211 MAC, East Lansing from 5 – 7 p.m.
Oh My God
September 26
Scene Metrospace presents the funk-disco-glam rock sound of Oh My God. Their unique blend of drums, bass, and guitar with organ is sure to keep you interested. The show is $5; the show starts at 8 pm. Check out clips from their album “Fools Want Noise” here.

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