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Wednesday, June 23,2010

Summer Guide 2010

by City Pulse

It’s the season of the sun — and the moon. A time for bluegrass — and Common Ground. A time for jazz, folk, vintage vehicles, free theater and a dash of Caribbean spice. Get ready for summer, Lansing-style. Your calendar is about to fill up quickly with music, art, comedy, barbecues, Shakespeare, beer and wine tastings, and fund-raisers. And why not? After all, you can only see “Toy Story 3” so many times.


June 24
Lansing Live.

Featuring music from DJ John Beltran followed by Too Smooth for Notes. 21 and up only. 4 p.m. FREE. Tavern On the Square, 206 S. Washington Sq. Lansing. (517) 374-5555. www.lansinglive.org.


Charlotte Bluegrass Festival.
The 38th annual Bluegrass Festival features special guest Mike Adams Band. $35. Eaton County Fairgrounds, S. Cochran St. Charlotte. www.wilderbluegrassfestival.com.


June 25
Festival of the Moon.
Enjoy music and food and cool off with a cold glass of beer. Cartel headlines with special guests GHD and Jet Set Drag. 6 p.m.-11 p.m., $15. Old Town, Grand River Avenue and Turner Street, Lansing. (517) 485-4283. www.festivalofthemoon.com


Craft Show & More.
3 p.m. FREE to attend. Downtown Williamston. (517) 655-1549. info@williamston.org.


East Lansing Summer Concert Series.
A traditional folk performance by May Erlewine & Seth Bernard. 7 p.m. FREE. Fountain Square, Albert Avenue at M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing. www.cityofeastlansingcom.


Jazz on the Avenue and at the Market
An open jam session with the Mike Sailors Band. 7 p.m. FREE. Gone Wired Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3921. www.allenneighborhoodcenter.org.


Paulette Sings Mostly Mellow.
A live jazz performance. 6 p.m. FREE. Coffee and Friends Cafe, 5100 Marsh Road, Okemos. (517) 347- 0962. www.coffeeandfriendscafe.com.


Charlotte Bluegrass Festival.
(Please see details June 24)


June 26
Festival of the Sun.
Fine wine, craft-brewed beer, Lansing-area cuisine and entertainment. 2 p.m.-10 p.m. $20 tickets. Old Town, Grand River Avenue and Turner Street, Lansing. (517) 485-4283. www.festivalofthesun.com.


Craft Show & More.
9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Please see details June 25)


Delta Rocks! Family Festival.
Featuring music, clowns, children’s make-it take-it craft booths and more. Noon. FREE. Sharp Park, 1401 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 323-8555. www.deltami.gov/parks/DR.


East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Featuring the Michigan Song Writers’ Showcase. 7 p.m. FREE. Ann Street Plaza, Albert and M.A.C. avenues, East Lansing. www.cityofeastlansing. com.


Charlotte Bluegrass Festival.
(Please see details June 24)


June 28
Rhythm and Jazz.

Featuring the music of Too Smooth for Notes. 4:30 p.m. FREE. Durant Park, Located at Saginaw Street and North Washington Avenue, Lansing.


June 29
Eastwood Summer Music Series
Live music from the Sprague Brothers. 6 p.m. FREE. Eastwood Towne Center, 3000 Preyde Blvd., Lansing. (517) 316-9209.


Jazz Tuesday.
This week’s featured artist is Ben Jansson, saxophone. 10 p.m, FREE. Gone Wired Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 853-0550. www.gonewiredlansing.com.


June 30
Grande Paraders Red, White and Blue Dance.

Ron Hamelink is the caller and Pam Vandlen is the cuer. 6:30 p.m. $3-$4. 304 W. Jefferson St. , 304 W. Jefferson St. Dimondale. (517) 897-0238.


LCC Summer Stage Under the Stars.
Featuring music from the faculty Jazz Quartet. 7 p.m. FREE. Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing.


Muelder Summer Carillon Series.
Featuring Steven Ball, Michigan State University. Presented by the MSU College of Music. 6 p.m. FREE. Beaumont Tower, MSU Campus, East Lansing. www. music.msu.edu.


July 1
East Lansing Kiwanis Community Band.

An audience appreciation reception will follow the concert in the Green Room. 7 p.m. FREE. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 490-0481.


July 3
Fourth of July Parade.
11 a.m. Downtown Lansing.


July 4
Lansing Fireworks Display.
10 p.m. FREE Adado Riverfront Park, Lansing


July 6
Play in the Park
Magician Tom Plunkard. 7 p.m. FREE Valley Court Park, 400 Hillside Court, East Lansing.


Eastwood Summer Music Series
Live music from Delta Rhythm Kings. 6-8 p.m. (Please see details June 29)


July 7
LCC Summer Stage Under the Stars
‘Smoke on the Mountain,’ folk-oriented family musical, directed by John Lepard. 8 p.m. FREE. Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave,. Lansing.


July 8
LCC Summer Stage Under the Stars
‘Smoke on the Mountain,’ 8 p.m. (Please see details July 7)


July 9
AJ Downing&Buick6.
Music
along the banks of Springbrook in downtown Eaton Rapids. 7:30 p.m.
FREE. Marten Hansen Park, 315 W. Knight St., Eaton Rapids. (517)
663-8118. ci.eatonrapids.mi.us.


LCC Summer Stage Under the Stars
‘Smoke on the Mountain,’ 8 p.m. (Please see details July 7)


East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Pete
& the Parrot Heads, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band. 7 p.m. FREE.
Fountain Square, Albert Avenue at M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing.
www.cityofeastlansingcom.


July 10
Barbecue Cook-Off Festival.
On
the Boulevard Business Association is hosting their 2nd annual BBQ
Festival, this time featuring a cook-off with local celebrity judges.
11 a.m. FREE. Logan Square, 3222 MLK Blvd., Lansing. (517)481-5963.
www. ontheblvd.org.


LCC Summer Stage Under the Stars
‘Smoke on the Mountain,’ 8 p.m. (Please see details July 7)


East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Sea Cruisers. 7 p.m. FREE. Ann Street Plaza, Albert Avenue at M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing. www.cityofeastlansing.com. July 11


LCC Summer Stage Under the Stars
‘Smoke on the Mountain,’ 8 p.m. (Please see details July 7)


July 12- 18
Common Ground Festival
 Buckcherry,
Drowning Pool, Max Weinberg Big Band and Adam Lambert are among this
year’s performers. Adado Riverfront Park, Lansing www.commongroundfest.com


July 13
Play in the Park
Creative Movement with Mary Jane Heppner-Gamble. 7 p.m. (Please see details July 6)


July 15
East Lansing Kiwanis Community Band
An outdoor concert. 6 p.m. FREE. Patriarche Park, Saginaw and Alton roads, East Lansing.


Moonlight Film Festival
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” 9:30 p.m. FREE. Valley Court Park, 400 Hillside Court, East Lansing.


July 15-August 8
The Michigan Shakespeare Festival.
$10-$35. (517) 998-3673. www.michiganshakespearefestival.com to learn more.


July 16
East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Kathleen Bolthouse Band. 7 p.m. FREE. Fountain Square, Albert Avenue at M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing. www.cityofeastlansingcom.


July 17
East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Time 2 Play. 7 p.m. FREE. Ann Street Plaza, Albert Avenue at M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing. www.cityofeastlansing.com.


July 20
Play in the Park
African-inspired Folk Tales with LaRon Williams. 7 p.m. (Please see details July 6)


Eastwood Summer Music Series
Live music from Life Support. 6 p.m. (Please see details June 29)


July 21-25
LCC Summer Stage Under the Stars

“The
Arabian Nights.” A play by Mary Zimmerman, adapted from the book “A
Thousand and One Nights.” 8 p.m. FREE. Lansing Community College, 500
N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1018.


July 22
East Lansing Kiwanis Community Band
An outdoor concert. 7 p.m. FREE. Pinecrest School, 1811 Pinecrest St., East Lansing


Moonlight Film Festival
“The Blind Side.” 9:30 p.m. (Please see details July 15)


Lansing Live.
Featuring music from Scott Seth followed by Global Village. 21 and up only. 4 p.m. (Please see details June 24)


July 23
East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Stringtown
Trio with Drew Howard. 7 p.m. FREE. Fountain Square, Albert Avenue at
M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing. www.cityofeastlansingcom.


July 24
Capitol Area BMX 8th Annual Fun Day. Noon- 7 p.m. FREE. Gier Park, 2809 N. East St., Lansing. (517) 267-0453.


East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Jen Sygit and Sam Corbin. 7 p.m. FREE. Ann Street Plaza, Albert Avenue at M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing. www.cityofeastlansing.com.


Woldumar Nature Jam: A Music Festival
Outdoor festival admission by donation. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Woldumar Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing Road Lansing. www.woldumar.org


July 27
Play in the Park

All About Eyes. 7 p.m. (Please see details July 6)


Eastwood Summer Music Series
Live music from Root Doctor. 6 p.m. (Please see details June 29)


July 29
2010 Community Garden Tour.
See a wide variety of gardening methods and meet garden and
community enthusiasts. 5:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Foster Park
Resource Center, Corner of Marcus Street & Foster Avenue. Lansing.
(517) 853- 7809. greaterlansingfoodbank.org.


East Lansing Kiwanis Community Band

An outdoor concert. 7 p.m. FREE. Whitehills Nursing Home, corner of Lake Lansing and Hagadorn roads, East Lansing


Moonlight Film Festival
“Superman” 9:30 p.m. (Please see details July 15)


Lansing Live.
Featuring music from Chris Deiner followed by Don Middlebrook and
Living Soul. 21 and up only. 4 p.m. (Please see details June 24)


July 30

East Lansing Summer Concert Series


Greg Nagy. 7 p.m. FREE. Fountain Square, Albert Avenue at M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing. www.cityofeastlansingcom. July 31


East Lansing Summer Concert Series

Gifts or Creatures with Doug Mains. 7 p.m. FREE. Ann Street Plaza, Albert Avenue at M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing. www.cityofeastlansing.com.


August 3

East Lansing Kiwanis Community Band


An outdoor concert. 7 p.m. FREE. Towar Recreation Center, 6146 Porter Ave., East Lansing.


Eastwood Summer Music Series

Live music from Showdown. 6 p.m. (Please see details June 29)


August 4-5
LCC Summer Stage Under the Stars

The Community Dance Project. Original dance performed by LCC and Happendance members. Dart Auditorium, LCC Campus, Lansing. www.lcc.edu


August 5

Moonlight Film Festival
“Elf” 9 p.m. (Please see details July 15)


Lansing Live.

Featuring music from Ray Townsend followed by Uprizin Reggae Band. 21 and up only. 4 p.m. (Please see details June 24)


August 6

East Lansing Summer Concert Series


Hot Club of Lansing. 7 p.m. FREE. Fountain Square, Albert Avenue at M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing. www. cityofeastlansingcom.


August 7

East Lansing Summer Concert Series
Norberto Aguado. 7 p.m. FREE. Ann Street Plaza, Albert Avenue at M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing. www. cityofeastlansing.com.


August 7-8

Lansing Jazzfest.
Featuring three stages, ethnic food vendors, an artisan alley,
children’s music tent and activities, beverage tent, over 15
performances, jazz clinics, and more. 4 p.m. FREE. Old Town, Grand
River Avenue and Turner Street, Lansing. 517-371-4600. www.jazzlansing.com.


August 10

Eastwood Summer Music Series
Live music from Don Middlebrook and Living Soul. 6 p.m. (Please see details June 29)


August 12

Moonlight Film Festival


“The Notebook.” 9 p.m. (Please see details July 15)


Lansing Live.

Featuring music from Jen Sygit followed by Fled Five. 21 and up only. 4 p.m. (Please see details June 24)


August 13-15

Great Lakes Folk Festival.
Featuring music, hands-on activity workshops and a celebration of cultural heritage. www.greatlakesfolkfest.net


August 17

Eastwood Summer Music Series
Live music from Rush Hour. 6-8 p.m. (Please see details June 29)


August 19

Moonlight Film Festival
“Twilight.” 9 p.m. (Please see details July 15)


August 19-21
Renegade Theatre Festival Over two dozen productions with works presented by independents and area theater companies. FREE. Old Town, Lansing. www.renegadetheatrefestival.org


August 21 Bike to Build.
Fund-raiser for Habitat for Humanity. Register online by visiting www.habitatlansing.org or call (517) 374-1313 for more information. 8 a.m. $25. www.habitatlansing.org.


August 26

Moonlight Film Festival
“Napoleon Dynamite” 9 p.m. (Please see details July 15)


September 18 -19
Old Town Bluesfest.
Three stages, ethnic food vendors, an artisan alley, children’s
music tent and activities, beverage tent, over 15 performances,
instrument clinics, and more. 4 p.m. FREE. Old Town, Grand River Avenue
and Turner Street, Lansing. (517) 371-4600. www.oldtownbluesfest.com.

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