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Wednesday, April 9,2014

Out On the Town

by City Pulse Staff

THURSDAY, APRIL 10 >> ‘Particle Fever’ at Studio C!

We live in an incomprehensibly vast universe, but by looking at its smallest components, maybe we can get some insight on how it works. “Particle Fever” takes viewers inside the particle-smashing Large Hadron Collider on the French-Swiss border. This documentary discusses the work conducted by a team of 10,000 scientists from 100 countries as they searched for the Higgs boson particle. If you know your science, you already know what happens, but it’s how they looked for it that makes it interesting. 7 p.m. Studio C!, 1999 Central Park Drive, Okemos. (517) 393-7469, particlefever.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 11 >> Jim Malcom at the Grand Ledge Opera House

Brush up on your Scottish brogue, all ye mukkers (that’s “friends,” to all you non- Celtics out there). Celebrate the Scottish holiday known as Tartan Day — typically held April 6 — with Jim Malcom, nominee of the Scots Singer-of-the-Year award, as he brings his talents to the Grand Ledge Opera House. He’s a one-man band who sings and plays the guitar and harmonica. 7:30 p.m. $15/$13 in advance. Grand Ledge Opera House, 121 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-1443, gloperahouse.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 11 >> Project Hazel

This event celebrates the artistic talent that exists in Lansing, even as it encourages the production of more. It’s one part art exhibition, one part live music performance and one part open studio; artists are invited to paint the walls in the historical industrial warehouse where the event is being held. This is a chance to explore your artistic side by schmoozing with artists, business owners and other members of the community. Attendees will come together to produce a collaborative piece of art. 6-10 p.m. FREE. 735 E. Hazel St., Lansing. (309) 714-0383, goo.gl/VIsZww.

SATURDAY, APRIL 12 >> A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer

It’s time to talk, Lansing. This event is part of One Billion Rising for Justice, an organization that raises the awareness on violence against women through discussions, sit-ins, songs and a worldwide dance on Valentine’s Day. Community members will read stories from a literary collaboration of female authors, edited by Eve Ensler, playwright of “The Vagina Monologues,” and Mollie Doyle. This collection of funny, angry and heartfelt monologues exposes the author’s experiences with violence. Ticket sales benefit EVE Inc. and V-Day, which raises funds to increase awareness towards ending the violence through education, opening shelters and setting up safe houses. 6 p.m. $12/$10 students and seniors. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 853-0550, facebook.com/lansingvdaymmrp.

SATURDAY, APRIL 12 >> ‘Satisfaction — Pops Series: Rolling Stones Tribute’

He’s just waiting on a friend. A Rolling Stones tribute band rolls through Lansing this week. Mick Jagger’s dance moves will hit the Wharton Center stage for one night only. The Lansing Symphony Orchestra will accompany the band to help it jam to “Paint it Black” even louder. Get ready to see heads banging to the beat. 8 p.m. $20-47. Wharton Center Cobb Great Hall, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 487-5001, lansingsymphony.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 12 >> Broad Art Museum gets Defunkt

Things are getting funky as the Master of Fine Arts exhibit comes to an end. Bust a move to the funk music, but unlike most museums, the age-old gadgets on display are more than just to look at. Put your dirty paws all over these toys as you create printed pieces with the typewriters or spirit duplicator. The featured artists are available to chat about their pieces. Refreshments will be provided. 7 p.m. FREE. Education Wing at Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-4800, broadmuseum.msu.edu.

SUNDAY, APRIL 13 >> SYNC

Read carefully: This isn’t a regrouping of the ice-tip-haired boy band ‘N Sync. However, a song of theirs might be performed in sign language. At this special fundraising event, Lansing Community College’s Sign Language Program students and alumni recreate the melodies of hit songs through American Sign Language. 4-6 p.m. $8/$5 in advance. Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488, lcc.edu/cma/events.

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