Turkey-tastic events to get into the Thanksgiving spirit

As the holiday centered on food, family and giving thanks quickly approaches, we are reminded of those less fortunate. According to the Lansing State Journal’s local events calendar, several events will be happening in the Greater Lansing area this weekend to get you in the holiday spirit of giving. The University Christian Church is hosting […]

From Sepia to Selfies: Photography exhibit opens in State library

The Historical Society of Greater Lansing opened a photography exhibit on Sept. 18, at the State of Michigan Library. “From Sepia to Selfies: 150 Years of Lansing Photography,” showcases 150 years of Lansing and East Lansing history—including the history of Michigan State University. Vice President of the Historical Society of Greater Lansing Bill Castanier said […]

NEXT shows off Lansing’s young artists

Throughout February, the MICA Gallery in Old Town will be filled with youthful art of all shapes and sizes. MSU advertising professor Henry Brimmer is curating NEXT, an exhibition of projects from high school and college students that are shared in hopes of instilling youthful energy in Lansing. These projects include any type of art, […]

InterCIDADES brings Brazilian art to Lansing

It’s a well-known fact that art is often cross-cultural, but did you ever consider that an exhibit could be international? “InterCIDADES,” originally a Brazilian exhibition, became an international exhibition in October when it was brought to Lansing. For curator Jefferson Kielwagen, this was a very exciting time. “This is my first time doing anything on […]

Silverbells in the City 2012

Thousands of Lansing locals of all ages gathered near the capitol to celebrate the holiday season on Friday Nov. 16.  Among the various activities was a 2.5 mile fun run, an electric light parade and of course, the lighting of the Christmas tree. Before the parade, many spectators and participants also enjoyed holiday shopping in […]

The Best Blues: Old Town BluesFest

With umbrellas and ponchos in hand, blues fans braved the rainy weather to enjoy live music and walk around Old Town, Lansing. The Old Town BluesFest took place on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22. Although the festival originated in 1994, the music fest was restyled into Old Town BluesFest in 2002. During early evening […]

How Local Charities Are Working Toward a Happy Holiday for All

By Alli Myers What’s on your holiday wish list this year? A big reality check is usually a good thing for people around the holidays. Are you asking for too much?  There are a lot of families out there that aren’t as fortunate as others during this time. While you’re dreaming about those ever-famous sugarplums […]

Tengo Hambre: Global View Goes Out to Eat – December

Welcome back to Tengo Hambre. At least, I hope you’ve come back. I hope you didn’t read my first column and realize the truth (that I’m extremely underqualified to review restaurants) (that I should buy a thesaurus) (that I’m mostly motivated by hunger instead of journalistic integrity). Either way, if you’re here, thanks. I appreciate […]