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LISTINGS - WEEK OF DECEMBER 12

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12
Clubs and Concerts

"A Scottish Christmas with Bonnie Rideout." Celebrated Celtic fiddler brings popular touring show to town. Rideout has appeared on CBS, NPR and represented America at the Edinburgh International Festival. 7:30 p.m. Wharton Center, MSU campus. $28-$16. 432-2000 or 1-800-WHARTON.
Wanda Degen with Kay O’Neil. Holiday and Celtic music. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 5132 W. Saginaw Highway. 327-0437.

Events
Christmas Storytime with Santa Claus. Santa will spend time with children and accept unwrapped donations for Toys-for-Tots. Refreshments, pictures and crafts available. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Greater Lansing Visitors Center, 1223 Turner St., Old Town Lansing. Free. Please call 487-6800 to register.
Old Town Poetry Series. Readings by local poets. 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Creole Gallery, 1218 Turner St., Old Town Lansing. 487-9549.

Theatre
"Golf with Alan Shepard." Comedy about griping geriatric golfers. 7 p.m. BoarsHead Theater, Center for the Arts, 425 S. Grand Ave., Lansing. $8-$19. 484-7805.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 13
Clubs and Concerts
Local folk musicians Paul Emory and Marty Tieber perform holiday songs and material from their new CD. 7 p.m. In the café at Barnes & Noble, 5132 W. Saginaw Highway, Delta Township. 327-0437.

Events
"Jamaica Me Crazy." Ultimate Holiday Member Mixer. Please call to register. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. $20. 487-6340.
Mid-Michigan Art Guild Meeting. Local artists can meet and learn about art-related tools, techniques and opportunities. 7 p.m. Scott Center, 125 W. Main St., Lansing. Free. 485-1448.

Theatre
"Golf with Alan Shepard." Comedy about griping geriatric golfers. 7 p.m. BoarsHead Theater, Center for the Arts, 425 S. Grand Ave., Lansing. $8-$24. 484-7805.
"Post Cards from Viet Nam." Four short plays written by acclaimed playwrights, including Terrance McNally. 8 p.m. Room 232, Old Central, LCC campus. Free. 483-1488.


FRIDAY DECEMBER 14
Clubs and Concerts
Tony Bennett. International phenomenon brings his classic smooth style to East Lansing for two nights. 8 p.m. Wharton Center, MSU campus. $60-$40. 432-2000 or 1-800-WHARTON.
Friday Night Music Series. First time, start-up bands. 7 p.m. Otherwise Gallery, 1207 Turner St., Old Town Lansing. Free. 371-4600.
"Beats Settin’ Home." Sparkling vocals and instrumentals, plenty of humor and enthusiasm in this unique interactive folk event. 7 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, 855 Grove St., East Lansing. $10-$5. 337-7744.
MSU Community Music School Children’s Choirs. Holiday songs by four MSU children’s choirs. 8 p.m. St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 955 Alton, East Lansing. $7 adults/$5 seniors/free for children and students. 353-5340 or 432-2000.
Lady J. Nationally noted pianist and vocalist performs contemporary, classical and jazz renditions of holiday music. 8 p.m. in the café. Barnes & Noble, 5132 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. 327-0437.

Events
Friday Night Improv Live! All-ages show. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Bailey Community Center, 300 Bailey St., East Lansing. 337-4442.
East Lansing Night at the Zoo. "Wonderland of Lights." Santa Claus, storytellers, giant animal sculptures, refreshments and holiday music. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania, Lansing. $3 adults/$2 seniors/$1 kids. 702-4730.

Theatre
"The Nutcracker Ballet." The Youth Dance Theatre of Michigan performs the Tchaikovsky holiday classic. 7:30 p.m. Chelsea High School auditorium, Chelsea. $12 adults/$8 seniors and children. (734) 475-3070.
"Golf with Alan Shepard." Last weekend for comedy about griping geriatric golfers. 8 p.m. BoarsHead Theater, Center for the Arts, 425 S. Grand Ave., Lansing. $8-$29. 484-7805.
"Post Cards from Viet Nam." Four short plays written by acclaimed playwrights, including Terrance McNally. 8 p.m. Room 232, Old Central, LCC campus. Free. 483-1488.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 15
Clubs and Concerts
Tony Bennett. International phenomenon brings his classic smooth style to East Lansing. 8 p.m. Wharton Center, MSU campus. $60-$40. 432-2000 or 1-800-WHARTON.

Events
Training session for electronic resources. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Library of Michigan, 717 W. Allegan, Lansing. Free. 373-1300.
Square and Contra Dance. Live music and caller sponsored by the Looking Glass Music and Arts Association. Beginners workshop 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Bailey Community Center, 300 Bailey St., East Lansing. 371-2122 or 337-0235.

Theatre
"The Nutcracker Ballet." The Youth Dance Theatre of Michigan performs the Tchaikovsky holiday classic. 7:30 p.m. Chelsea High School auditorium, Chelsea. $12 adults/$8 seniors and children. (734) 475-3070.
"Golf with Alan Shepard." Last weekend for comedy about griping geriatric golfers. 8 p.m. BoarsHead Theater, Center for the Arts, 425 S. Grand Ave., Lansing. $8-$29. 484-7805.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 16
Clubs and concerts
Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band. Lively, interactive show featuring a unique blend of ethnic and traditionally American music styles. 3 p.m. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center, MSU campus. $24. 432-2000 or 1-800-WHARTON.
Holiday Music. MSU Children’s Choir with the Lansing Concert Band. 4 p.m., Great Hall, Wharton Center, MSU campus. $7 adults/$5 seniors/free for children and students. 353-5340 or 432-2000.

Theatre
"The Nutcracker Ballet." The Youth Dance Theatre of Michigan performs the Tchaikovsky holiday classic. 7:30 p.m. Chelsea High School auditorium, Chelsea. $12 adults/$8 seniors and children. (734) 475-3070.
"Golf with Alan Shepard." Last weekend for comedy about griping geriatric golfers. 8 p.m. BoarsHead Theater, Center for the Arts, 425 S. Grand Ave., Lansing. $8-$29. 484-7805.

MONDAY DECEMBER 17
Clubs and concerts
Special Holiday Choir. Sixty students from Winans Elementary School will perform holiday favorites. 2 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 5132 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. 327-0437.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 18
Events
Training session for electronic resources. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Library of Michigan, 717 W. Allegan, Lansing. Free. 373-1300

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19
Clubs and Concerts
Holiday Music. Eastern High and Pattengill Middle Schools combined String Orchestras perform several sets throughout the day. 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 5132 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. 327-0437.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 20
Clubs and concerts
"A Baloney and Cheese Christmas." Benefit show for children’s charity, featuring Zydecrunch, Those Delta Rhythm Kings, a Who tribute band and more. Also, a baloney-carving contest with prizes and surprise "celebrity" guests. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mac’s Saloon, 1210 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. Free, with donations accepted. 482-4937.
Mark Scozzafave. Local pianist performs holiday favorites. 7 p.m. in the café. Barnes & Noble, 5132 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. 327-0437.

ONGOING MUSEUMS
Abrams Planetarium. “Season of the Light,” narrated by NPR’s Noah Adams. Holiday-themed show includes discussion of the “Christmas Star.” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Also, ”Zubenelgenubi’s Magical Sky,” an all-ages show. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. MSU Campus. All shows $3 adults/$2 kids. 355-4672, 332-STAR (24-hour “Current Sky Recording”).

Michigan Library and Historical Center. “Frontier Metropolis: Images of Early Detroit.” An exhibit featuring images and artifacts that focus on the early years of statehood in frontier Michigan. “Michigan in the 20th century,” featuring artifacts from the 1900s to the 1970s, including a 1920s street scene, the 1957 Detroit Auto Show and a one-room school house. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 717 W. Allegan St. Free. 373-3559 or TDD (800) 827-7007.

Kresge Art Museum. “The Power and Passion of Dance: Photographs from the Carol Halsted Collection.” Depictions of great dancers and choreographers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Runs through April 2002. “Art in Motion: Sculpture from the Kresge Art Museum Collection,” motion-themed art featuring recent sculpture acquisition, John Scott’s “Doorway for the Blues.” “Tom Block, Archeology of a Painting—The Dance of the Hasidim” focuses on the joyous manner of worship by a sect of Judaism. Runs through Dec. 16. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Auditorium Road on the MSU campus. Free. 355-7631.

Impression 5 Science Center. “Water.” Explores the properties of water, featuring water pumps, fountains and locks. “Heartworks,” a 3,000-square-foot exhibit with a walk-through interactive heart maze. Also, two new scientific demonstrations, “Throwing Things” and “Why Things Fly.” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 485-8116.

Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame. Permanent exhibits chronicle the lives of Michigan women by outstanding Michigan women artists and photographers. Current exhibits: “Heartbeat of a Nation: The Women of Ghana,” with artifacts compiled by Lansing women including hand-made clothing, woodwork and musical instruments; “Breadth of Art,” etchings, watercolors and lithographs by Betty Beeby; “From Suffrage Through Today,” featuring issues facing women throughout the 20th century. 213 W. Main St. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

MSU Museum. “Michigan Quilt Project: New Discoveries” and “The Mary Schafer Collection: A Legacy of Quilt History” continue through Dec. 31. “Drinking the Word of God” explores expressions of faith in two West African communities. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free. 355-2370 or 432-3800 for workshops.

Nokomis Learning Center. “Woodland Indian Art Market,” Native American art sale features exhibitions by Ojibway, Ottawa and Potawatomi tribes. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. 5153 Marsh Rd., Okemos. 349-5777.

ONGOING GALLERIES
Art Apartment. "Kristallnacht: the bystanders." Interactive display by Susan Hensel. Noon to 4 p.m. First Sundays, or by appointment. 210 Abbott Road, Suite 12 in East Lansing. 930-1052.

Art Studio One. Nine original fresco reproductions from Italy. The noble art of fresco, discovered in Pompeii, is rendered individually by artisans trained in the method dated from 800 B.C. Each work includes a document package with history and certificate of authenticity. The original frescoed wall paintings are selected and approved by the government of Italy. The exhibit runs through Dec. 29. The Co-op Gallery is open featuring original paintings, pottery, raku, sculpture, weavings, home accessories, art classes, handmade jewelry and more. 130 W. Ash St., Mason. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Open until 8 p.m. Thursdays. 676-1900.

Anselmo Gallery. "Art for the Holidays." Displays in all price ranges, including items from the Museum of Modern Art and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Also featured are traditional, Avant-Garde Modern, and local and international period exhibitions. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 3320 E. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing. 332-7777.

Bare Bone Studios for Women's Art. Various exhibitions featuring work by members of the Working Women Artists. Hours are 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 1236 Turner St., Old Town Lansing. 267-0809.

Cassie’s Campus Art Studio. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. 310 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. 267-8760.

Conifer Gallery. “Birds of a Feather,” a captivating variety of original art pieces from lino cuts to sculptures and wall plaques in signature raku by Doug, Laura, Jodi and David DeLind. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 4211 Okemos Road, Okemos. 347-2425.

Creole Gallery. "Are You Proud to be an American?" exhibition of work by Tyree Guyton of Detroit's Heidelberg Project fame. Also, acrylic paintings and charcoal drawings by Leah Friedlis. Both exhibits run through Dec. 23. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. 1218 Turner St., Lansing. 487-9549.

Grand Cafe Sir Pizza. Drawings and paintings by Beth Siewert. 201 E. Grand River Ave. in Old Town Lansing. 487-9549.

Innovations by Thomas J. Fund-raiser for NOW this Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $5 Entry free can be applied toward purchase. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or by appointment. 226 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. 484-0456.

Hankins Gallery and Framing.
"Travel Treasures," an exhibition of recent finds from trips to Athens, Istanbul and London. Runs from Dec.2 to Jan. 12. Inside the Marriott Hotel, 280 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. 337-6366.

Lansing Art Gallery. "Holiday Art Market." Gift items by more than 100 of Michigan’s finest arts and artisans. Center for the Arts, 425 S. Grand Ave., Lansing. Starts Friday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 374-6400.

Mackerel Sky. "New Paintings by James Bignall," an exhibition of Michigan landscapes by Haslett artist. Runs through Jan. 21. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 217 Ann St., East Lansing. 351-2211.

Otherwise Gallery. "Are We There Yet?" featuring the playful, childhood-themed art of several MSU grad students. Exhibit runs through Jan. 2. "Faces and Flowers." Carl Latona creates watercolors of botanical images and geometrically styled faces in bright and high-contrast colors. Hours are 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 1207 Turner St., Lansing. 371-4600.

Pandy Gallery. Contemporary art, custom framing, archival and conservation services, and commercial and residential consulting. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 2317 Jolly Rd., Okemos. 347-3133.

Saper Galleries. "Audubon’s Fifty Best." The 50 best images from the Chicago Field Museum’s "Birds of America" portfolio created by famed painter and ornithologist John James Audubon, through November. 433 Albert Ave., downtown East Lansing. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. during First Sundays. 351-0815.

Spiderhouse Antiques and Gallery. “Spiderhouse Christmas Gallery.” Fine art, crafts, and functional art. Runs through Dec. 24. “Characters by Characters.” Unique papier mache sculptures by Becca McAlpine and Dora Komaromi. 515 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 346-7620.

Trillium Gallery. "Common Threads." Tapestries and weavings of local people and places by local artist Nancy McRay. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 327 Abbott Rd., East Lansing. 333-3130.

Todd Mack Custom Framing and Ganza! Cards, Gifts and Art. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 307 E. Grand River Ave. in Old Town Lansing. 482-8845.

Wharton Center for Performing Arts. Features a permanent art collection, including works by MSU faculty and community artists. Behind-the-scene tours of the facility featuring the Great Hall, the Pasant Theater, public areas and backstage sights are available by appointment. MSU’s campus. 353-1982.

RADIO LISTINGS
Accidental Blues. WDBM-FM 88.9. 8 p.m.-midnight Tuesdays.

All Things Considered. WKAR-FM 90.5 4 p.m. Weekdays.

A Prairie Home Companion. WKAR-FM 90.5 and WUOM-FM 91.7. 6-8 p.m. Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday WUOM-FM. Live from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, with Jeremy Allan Kittel and Jesse Mason, Jo Serrapere and the Hot Tail Section, Robin and Linda Williams and Mollie O'Brien.

American Routes. WKAR-FM 90.5. 8 p.m. Saturdays.

The Basement. WDBM-FM 88.9. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursdays. Featuring music by Mid-Michigan musicians.

BBC Newshour. WUOM-FM 91.7 9 a.m. weekdays.

Car Talk. WKAR-AM 870. 1 p.m. Saturday, noon Sunday. WUOM-FM 91.7 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday.

Billy Taylor’s Jazz. WLNZ-FM 89.7. 6 p.m. Friday and 9 p.m. Monday. Lew Tabackin is master of the flute and tenor saxophone and shares his distinctive flute solos combining a western classical music approach with a delicate Oriental flavor.

Chris Holman Show. WJIM-AM 1240 6 a.m.-9 a.m. weekdays.

The Cultural Vibe. WDBM-FM 88.9. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays.

Diane Rehm Show. WKAR-AM and FM and WUOM-FM 91.7. 12/12: early American culture; 12/13: Margaret Mead special; 12/14: studying militant Islam, news roundup.

Expert Advice with Scott Pohl. WKAR-AM 870. noon-1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. 12/12: psychiatrist Dr. Arnold Werner; 12/13: OB/GYN Dr. Ron Nichols, art collecting; 12/18: psychologist Dr. Gary Stollack, social security; 12/19: income-tax questions with Steve Scott; 12/20: meteorologist Andy Provenzano.

Folk Tradition. WKAR-FM 90.5 6 p.m. Sunday. Hosted by Bob Blackman.

The Folk Sampler. WKAR-FM 90.5 7 p.m. Sunday. Hosted by Mike Flynn.

Fresh Air. WUOM-FM 91.7 12 p.m. weekdays. WKAR-AM 870 4 p.m. weekdays. Hosted by Terry Gross

Friday Night Jazz. WKAR-FM 90.5 7 p.m. Friday. Hosted by Doug Collar.

Global Sounds. WDBM-FM 88.9. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sundays. New and oldworld music hosted by Ras Marcus.

Thee Hourz O’ Power. WDBM-FM 88.9. 2 a.m.-6 a.m. Thursdays. Metal, industrial, new releases and old.

Impact Flashback. WDBM-FM 88.9. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Fridays. Alternative favorites from the ‘70s and ‘80s.

The Jazz Spectrum. WDBM-FM 88.9. 8 p.m.-midnight Mondays.

La Musica. WDBM-FM 88.9 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Sundays. Cumbias, Salsa, Merengue and more, with local news and info.

Michigan Monday. WKAR-AM 870. noon. Matthew Ferguson and guests discuss state and local issues.

Mechanical Pulse. WDBM-FM 88.9. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays. House, downtempo, techno and more.

Morning Edition. WKAR-FM 90.5. 6-8 a.m. weekdays.

Music for a New Age. WKAR-FM 90.5. 11 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday. Hosted by Dan Bayer.

Music from the Hearts of Space. WKAR-FM 90.5. 11 p.m. Thursday.

Politics with Bill Ballenger. WKAR-AM 870. noon Friday. Local political analyst and guests discuss a variety of issues relating to Michigan politics and government.

Portraits in Blue. WKAR-FM 90.5. 11 p.m. Friday. Hosted by Bob Porter.

Progressive Torch and Twang. WDBM-FM 88.9 8 p.m.-midnight Tuesdays. American, insurgent country and western swing.

Sit or Spin. WDBM-FM 88.9. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Sundays.

Sports with Earle Robinson. WKAR-AM 870. 1 p.m. weekdays. The world of sports from high school to the pros and everything in between.

Talk of the Nation. WKAR-AM 870 and WUOM-FM 91.7. 2-4 p.m. weekdays.

This American Life. WKAR-AM 870 3 p.m. Saturday and WUOM-FM 91.7 1 p.m. Saturday. Birthdays, Anniversaries and Milestones. For its fifth anniversary, This American Life goes on the road with a live show to Boston, New York, Chicago and L.A. Ira Glass is joined onstage by writers Sarah Vowell and Russell Banks, plus Chicago pop band OKGO.

Take the A Train. WLNZ-FM 89.7 .6-8 p.m. Thursdays. Mainstream jazz. Hosted by Sheila Lovelace.

The Thistle and Shamrock. WKAR-FM 90.5 .8 p.m. Sunday.

The Todd Mundt Show. WUOM-FM 91.7. 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. weekdays.

The Vinyl Side of Midnight. WLNZ-FM 89.7. 9 p.m. to midnight Sunday. Mike Stratton plays traditional to avant-garde jazz.

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Grassroots music. WLNZ-FM 89.7. 9 a.m. Saturday. Hosted by Michael Johnathon.


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