Arts Calendar

9/1/2016 11:00 AM - 10/29/2016 6:00 PM
Lansing Art Gallery, 119 N. Washington Sq. Ste. 10 (map)
  Following the Sun by Ingrid Blixt This exhibition is generously sponsored by Gary & Nancy McRay. September 1 – October 29, 2016 Reception: September 9, 6 – 8 p.m. Artist Talk: September 9, 5:30 p.m. Lansing Art Gallery is pleased to present Following the Sun, an exhibition of mixed media works by Lansing artist Ingrid Blixt. Ingrid says, “The new body of artwork represented by mixed media artworks brings together concepts and imagery of positive nature, embodying spiritual an...

9/16/2016 12:00 PM - 10/22/2016 5:00 PM
Grove Gallery Studio, 325 Grove St., East Lansing, (map)
September 16–October 23 Artist Reception on Friday, September 30 from 5:30–8 p.m. After a 20 year hiatus from paints in favor of pixels, I embarked on a journey to rediscover my artist self with 100 paintings of pears. Through experimentation with paints, brushes, mediums, surfaces, and textures, I have found my rhythm again. My 100 Pears adventure was all about discovery—about painting, art, instagram, and lastly about myself—that I had been missing this creative outlet borne of my heart and o...

9/16/2016 12:00 PM - 10/22/2016 5:00 PM
Grove Gallery Studio, 325 Grove St., East Lansing, (map)
September 16–October 23 Opening Reception, Friday, September 30 from 5:30–8 p.m. What comes to mind when you hear the words "on the edge"? We chose this title for the breadth of possible interpretations. Each member artist has approached the concept independently and each uses media that will best help him or her express a personal view. Some of the pieces in this exhibit offer literal edges, some have socio-political or psychological connotations. Artists: Martha Brownscombe, Deb Cholewicki...

9/16/2016 12:00 PM - 10/22/2016 5:00 PM
Grove Gallery Studio, 325 Grove St., East Lansing, (map)
September 16–October 23 Artist Reception September 30 from 5–8 p.m. In the heart of Michigan, among fresh open spaces where the wildlife sneaks right up to door, the lights are on in a barn. Here, carefully selected hardwoods are given new life, becoming beautifully crafted tables, chests, and beds. Sometimes the original bark stays on and becomes a natural reminder of the tree’s unique personality. With a keen eye for detail, beauty, and form, Mark Rosseter builds finely crafted custom furnit...

9/23/2016 2:30 PM - 10/8/2016 6:00 PM
LCC Black Box Theatre, Room 168, Gannon Bldg, 411 (map)
By Jenny Lyn Bader, Directed by Mary Matzke A snappy comedy about clashing values and self-revelation as a NYC high school sophisticate goes head to head with her brilliant but small town SAT tutor in a winner-takes-all gamble for them both. $10 general seating, $5 students; at the door

10/1/2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wharton Center for the Performing Arts (map)
 Award-winning actor, singer, dancer Sutton Foster has captured the hearts of audiences all over the globe with her dazzling on-stage performances. She has been called “The New Ethel Merman” (Vanity Fair) and has performed in 11 Broadway shows – most recently the revival of the musical Violet. She originated roles in the Broadway productions ofThe Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein, Shrek The Musical, and astounded audiences with her Tony Award® winning performances in Anyth...

10/1/2016 8:00 PM - 10/8/2016 10:00 PM
LCC Black Box Theatre, Room 168, Gannon Bldg, 411 (map)
By Jenny Lyn Bader, Directed by Mary Matzke A snappy comedy about clashing values and self-revelation as a NYC high school sophisticate goes head to head with her brilliant but small town SAT tutor in a winner-takes-all gamble for them both. $10 general seating, $5 students; at the door

10/2/2016 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
MSU Music Building Auditorium (map)
 Fairchild Theatre With James Wilhelmsen, piano Songs by Poulenc, Quilter, Bolcom, Debussy, Ives and a musical theatre medley featuring works by Gershwin, Styne, Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein   Tickets available online, at the door, or at 517-353-5340

10/4/2016 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Rd, East Lansing, MI 48825 (map)
 The prize-winning Venezuelan recorder player and his colleagues perform music of 18th-century Italy, Spain and colonial Latin America. With Sarah Ellison, cello, Peter Sykes, harpsichord Tickets available online, at the door or at 517-353-5340 Adults: $10, Seniors (60 and over): $8, Free for Students (with I.D. or under the age of 18)

10/6/2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Rd, East Lansing, MI 48825 (map)
 Concert Band, conducted by David Thornton Markowski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shadow Rituals Arnold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . English Dances Perrine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Only Light Chance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Incantation and Dance Adults: $10, Seniors (60 and over): $8, Free for Students (with I.D. or under the age of 18) Tickets available online, at the door or at 517-353-5340.

10/7/2016 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Adado Riverfront Park West (corner of Grand River (map)
SAVE THE DATE-WE'VE MOVED TO THE FALL! The 21st annual BWL Chili Cook-off is coming to Lansing on Friday, October 7 at the Adado Riverfront Park. The event runs from 5:30pm to 9pm. As we transition into the fall, this year’s theme will appropriately be football! Dozens of vendors will be dishing out a variety of chili recipes from mild to spicy, including local restaurants, non-profits, businesses and organizations. There will be live music played by local musicians and bands, a merchandise tent...

10/7/2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wharton Center for the Performing Arts (map)
 Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, is the theatrical debut of humorist and “The Daily Show” correspondent Hasan Minhaj. Homecoming King, the story of the “New Brown America,” is based on true events from Minhaj’s first generation Indian-American experience. Navigating between two worlds, it follows Minhaj’s arrival in the U.S., meeting his sister, interracial love, racism, bullying, and his family’s quest to achieve the elusive American Dream. Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor, and writer in N...

10/7/2016 8:00 PM - 10/14/2016 10:00 PM
LCC Black Box Theatre, Room 168, Gannon Bldg, 411 (map)
By Jenny Lyn Bader, Directed by Mary Matzke A snappy comedy about clashing values and self-revelation as a NYC high school sophisticate goes head to head with her brilliant but small town SAT tutor in a winner-takes-all gamble for them both. $10 general seating, $5 students; at the door

10/8/2016 8:00 PM - 10/15/2016 10:00 PM
LCC Black Box Theatre, Room 168, Gannon Bldg, 411 (map)
By Jenny Lyn Bader, Directed by Mary Matzke A snappy comedy about clashing values and self-revelation as a NYC high school sophisticate goes head to head with her brilliant but small town SAT tutor in a winner-takes-all gamble for them both. $10 general seating, $5 students; at the door