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LISTINGS - WEEK OF DECEMBER 26

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26
Events
“The Science of Art,” a L.A.B.S. (Learning About Basic Science) day-camp class for kids in grades K-2nd. This session explores recycling garbage into art, the science of color and the similarities between science and art. Lunch and snacks provided. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 200 Museum Drive, Lansing. $35/$30 for members.485-8116, Ext. 31.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27
Events
“Fiz Wiz Chem Kidz,” a L.A.B.S. day-camp class for kids in grades 3-5. This session explores fun with chemistry, and involves experiments with atoms, molecules and more. Lunch and snacks provided. 200 Museum Drive, Lansing. $35/$30 for members. 485-8116, Ext. 31.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
Clubs and Concerts
“Singers on the Grand.” Riverwalk Theatre kicks off special three-day event, featuring the music of Broadway greats George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter. Many local singers to perform. 8 p.m. 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. $10 in advance/$12 at the door. 482-5700.
Friday Night Music Series. First time, start-up bands. 7 p.m. Otherwise Gallery, 1207 Turner St., Old Town Lansing. Free. 371-4600.

Events
“Forensics for Middle Schoolers,” a L.A.B.S. day-camp class for kids in grades 6-8. This session requires the class to solve a mock crime using chemistry, physics and biology. Lunch and snacks provided. 200 Museum Drive, Lansing. $35/$30 for members. 485-8116, Ext. 31.
Opening and dedication of the Basketball Pop-a-Shot exhibit at Impression 5 Science Center. 6:15 p.m. Exhibit honors the memory of long-time MSU basketball fan James C. Kellogg and details some of the scientific aspects of the game. The MSU women’s basketball team will shoot hoops with attendees and pass out free MSU memorabilia. 200 Museum Drive, Lansing. Center admission is $4.50 adults/$3 seniors and students/free for kids under 3. 485-8116.
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.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
Clubs and concerts
“Singers on the Grand.” Riverwalk Theatre kicks off special three-day event, featuring the music of Broadway greats George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter. Many local singers to perform. 8 p.m. 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. $10 in advance/$12 at the door. 482-5700.

Events
Father and Son Day. The Impression 5 Science Center features exhibits and demonstrations about sound, and invites paternal figures to bring kids along for a day of fun and learning. Experiment with sound and invent your own musical instrument. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 200 Museum Drive, Lansing. Center admission is $4.50 adults/$3 seniors and students/free for kids under 3. 485-8116.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31
Clubs and concerts
“Singers on the Grand.” 9:30 p.m. Riverwalk Theatre throws a New Year’s gala with the music of Broadway greats George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter. Champagne and buffet after the show until midnight. 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. $25 in advance/$30 at the door. 482-5700.


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2
Events
“Winter Day Camp” at Woldumar Nature Center. A winter break version of the popular Camp Discovery program. Winter sports, games, crafts and projects help your kid enjoy the down time from school. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Old Lansing Road between Creyts and Waverly Roads. $20/day, or $50 for all three sessions. Call to register at 322-0030.
The Sci-Fi Reading Group is looking for a facilitator. Group meets at 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5132 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. Free. 327-0437.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3
Events
Storytime for Kids. “Axle Annie,” by Robin Pulver. 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5132 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. Free. 327-0437.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4
Clubs and concerts
Friday Night Music Series. First time, start-up bands. 7 p.m. Otherwise Gallery, 1207 Turner St., Old Town Lansing. Free. 371-4600.
Events
Wake Up, Old Town. This month’s guest speaker is Tracy Carney-Miller of the Economic Development Corporation. The topic is the Brownfield Redevelopment Initiative. Free doughnuts and Beaner’s coffee. 9 a.m. Creole Gallery, 1218 Turner St., Old Town Lansing. 485-4283.
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.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5
Clubs and concerts
Wanda Degen, with guest Doug Berch, brings her mountain dulcimer to the Cappuccino Café. 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Central Park Place, Marsh Road, Okemos. 349-3693.
Events
Auditions for the MSU Children’s Choirs from 10 a.m. to noon. The following choirs have openings: The Preparatory Choir, grades 2-4; the CMS Singers, grades 4-7; and the MSU High School Treble Ensemble, grades 9-12. Call 351-4791 for an appointment.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6
Clubs and concerts
The best high school musicians in Michigan will perform an all-star concert, the culmination of an intensive rehearsal workshop with MSU faculty. 3 p.m. Great Hall, Wharton Center, MSU campus. $7 adults/$5 seniors/free for kids and students. 353-5340.

MONDAY, JANUARY 7
Events
Storytime for Kids. “Stella: Queen of the Snow,” by Marie-Louise Gay and “When It Starts to Snow,” by Phillis Gershator. 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5132 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. Free. 327-0437.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8
Clubs and concerts
Open Mic Night at the Creole Gallery. Doors open at 7 p.m., concert starts at 7:30. 1218 Turner St., Old Town Lansing. $3/free for those who play. 487-9549, or for information e-mail kaxtell1@attbi.com
Events
Teeny Trekker Preschool Program presents “Chilly Bird Behavior.”
Explore the world of birds and find out why some of them leave for the winter. Learn which birds stay and how they survive the cold. Programs are designed for adventurous preschoolers, and include a story, time outside, a craft and snack. 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Woldumar Nature Center, Old Lansing Road between Creyts and Waverly Roads. $6. Call to register by Sunday, Jan. 6. 322-0030.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9
Events
General Fiction Reading Group. 7 p.m. “The Collected Works of Eudora Welty” wraps up, and discussion begins on Kate Atkinson’s “Emotionally Weird.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5132 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. Free. 327-0437.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10
Events
Mid-Michigan Art Guild Meeting. Local artists meet and learn about art-related tools, techniques and opportunities. 7 p.m. Scott Center, 125 W. Main St., Lansing. 485-1448.
Storytime for Kids. “Olivia” and “Olivia Saves the Circus,” by Ian Falconer. 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5132 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. Free. 327-0437.

Theatre
Auditions for “The Wind in the Willows,” presented by the All-of-Us Express. Fifteen young people between the ages of 9 and 18 are being sought. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Logan Square Shopping Center, Holmes Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 394-4118.

ONGOING MUSEUMS
Abrams Planetarium. “Orion Rendezvous: A Star Trek Voyage of Discovery.” The Science ship Antares awaits the latest Starfleet Academy recruits. Travel through a wormhole and explore planetary nebula NGC-2022. 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”). Shows begin on Jan. 5.
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 schoolhouse. 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.
Impression 5 Science Center. “Super Saturdays” every week allow for hands-on learning. Sound and Simple Machine demos conducted at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with slime workshops every hour and many other interactivities. 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

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 dating 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, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. 676-1900.
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.
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. “Celebrity Lecture Series Portraits.” Photographs by Doug Elbinger. South Harrison, on the MSU campus. 432-4000.
Lite-R-Side Restaurant. “Legends.” A Doug Elbinger photo collection of national and international celebrities. Runs through Feb. 15. 3552 Meridian Crossing Drive, Okemos. 347-4740.
Madison Street Bistro. “Introduction to India.” Photographs by Doug Elbinger. 207 W. Madison, Lansing. 485-7017.
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 Road, Okemos. 347-3133.
Spiderhouse Antiques and Gallery. “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.
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.

American Routes. WKAR-FM 90.5. 8 p.m. Saturdays. Test your resolve with music about food, drink and the good life, as well as songs that ask us to keep our promises to ourselves and one another. Tempting visits with some of New Orleans great cooks from Commander’s Palace restaurant to Tee Eva’s Praline Shop. Artists featured for their topical tunes include Cab Calloway, Otis Redding, and Southern Culture on the Skids.

The Basement. WDBM-FM 88.9. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursdays. Featuring mid-Michigan musicians.

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

Billy Taylor’s Jazz. WLNZ-FM 89.7. 6 p.m. Friday and 9 p.m. Monday. Virtuoso clarinetist, composer and educator Alvin Batiste lights up the bandstand and enlightens the audience with his musical insights. Batiste is a native of New Orleans and while he’s steeped in his hometown’s rich tradition, his sound reflects a range of styles, from avant-garde sound to his earlier work with the legendary Ray Charles.

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

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

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

Diane Rehm Show. WKAR-AM and FM and WUOM-FM 91.7. 10 a.m.-noon weekdays. 12/26: 10 a.m. - Phyllis Greene discusses her memoir “It Must Have Been Moonglow” (Villard). 11 a.m. — Ved Mehta, author and longtime New Yorker contributor, discusses his latest memoir, “All For Love” (Nation Books). 12/27: 10 a.m. Billy Collins, the current U.S. Poet Laureate, talks about his latest poetry collection, “Sailing Alone Around The Room” (Random House), and about the appeal of poetry in our uncertain times. 11 a.m. — Ashley Davis Prend discusses her book “Claim Your Inner Grownup” (Plume). 12/28: 10 a.m. Andrew Solomon discusses his National Book Award-winning

“The Noonday Demon” (Scribner). 11 a.m. - Nancy Milford talks about “Savage Beauty” (Random House), her biography of poet Edna St.Vincent Millay.

Expert Advice with Scott Pohl. WKAR-AM 870. Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. 12/26: Call in your questions on computers and computing, with Rich Wiggins and Chuck Severance. 12/27: Tony Cherniawski takes questions on financial planning.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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