Allen Market Place opens today. During this celebration, you can tour the facility and learn about new and existing programs the Allen Neighborhood Center has to offer the community. Volunteers and staff will hang out to answer any questions you might have. Along with a place for winter farmers markets beginning in November, the Market Place offers The Exchange and the incubator kitchen. The Exchange connects local farmers with commercial buyers in the area. The kitchen gives local people a place to learn to prepare nutritious meals and how to preserve produce. The Big Fuss event will have a formal presentation at 7 p.m. to thank and honor the community for all its hard work in supporting the Allen Market Place. Donations welcome. FREE. 5:30-8 p.m., 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 367-2468.
Wednesday, Oct. 16>> WILLIAM SALCHOW TRIBUTE
For a string player, the right bow is a perfect extension of the arm, fingers and soul. A special concert at MSU’s Cook Recital Hall tonight honors the great American bow maker William Salchow, who studied at MSU in the 1940s, then moved to New York and started a shop that is a mecca for string players around the world. (His son, Stephen, and grandson, Isaac, run it now.) Salchow’s client list includes Isaac Stern, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and many other legends, including MSU’s own Walter Verdehr. Salchow himself will be there, along Verdehr on violin, Ralph Votapek on piano, violist Yuri Gandelsman and guest cellist Carl Donakowski. There will be meaty music from Prokofiev and Brahms and a world premiere of a work by Charles Ruggiero, sung by Melanie Helton and played by Verdehr. Pre-recital talk at 7 p.m.; concert begins at 7:30. $8-10, free for students.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, Oct. 18-20 > “BOOGIE STOMP! THE MOVIE”
“Boogie Stomp! The Movie” is a locally produced documentary that tells the story of Okemos resident “Boogie Bob” Baldori and Bob Seeley, a scorching boogie-woogie piano duo. The film has received critical acclaim at festivals across the map, including the Northern California Film Festival and the Chain NYC Film Festival. “The responses are off the charts. We’ve had many standing ovations,” said Baldori, who’s also known for his ’60s rock band, The Woolies. Next May, the stage play version of “Boogie Stomp!” debuts off-Broadway. The Bobs also have upcoming concerts booked in Moscow. “Boogie Stomp! The Movie,” 5:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. Oct. 18-20, Celebration! Cinema, 200 E. Edgewood Blvd., Lansing. Also: 6:30 p.m. & 9:15 p.m. Oct. 19 and 6:15 p.m. Oct. 20, Studio C!, 1999 Central Park Drive, Okemos. (517) 393-SHOW, celebrationcinema.com.
FRIDAY, OCT. 18 >> “SLEEPY HOLLOW” AT RIVERWALK THEATRE
Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” has captivated audiences since its publication in 1820. Ichabod Crane is just one of those characters that completes Halloween, and judging by the popularity of the recent TV adaptation, that interest is showing no sign of waning. In the stage adaptation opening this week at Riverwalk Theatre, “Sleepy Hollow” and the Headless Horsemen are once again relived. Before the show, bring the family and visit the village of Sleepy Hollow. But beware — the village and its inhabitants are “gently haunted.” During your tour, you can meet the undertaker and the butcher’s wife or make a wish in the wishing well before finding your seats. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18; 2 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. Saturdy, Oc.t 19; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Runs through Sunday, $7/$5 students, seniors and kids. Oct. 27. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-9812, riverwalktheatre.com.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19 >> PAP-O-RAMA
The Alliance Obstetrics and Gynecology office in East Lansing holds a cervical cancer-screening test for women in the Ingham County area on Saturday. It is designed for women between 21 and 64 who are uninsured and have not had a pap test within the last three years. In 2009, almost 12,400 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer — of whom, 3,900 have since died — as reported by the Centers for Disease Control. While the CDC reports that the number of deaths to due to cervical cancer has decreased within the past 40 years, it’s still important to screen for it. Registration is required. FREE. 9 a.m.-noon. Alliance Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1560 Turf Lane, East Lansing. (517) 364-3685 to register; alliance-obgyn.com.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19 >> “RICERCHE: THREE” OPENS AT THE BROAD ART MUSEUM
Sharon Hayes’ documentary-style video art focuses on the state of female sexuality in America. On Saturday, she opens her single-channel video exhibition at the Broad. In “Ricerche: three,” Hayes speaks with 35 women who attend an all-girl college in Massachusetts; through their discussions, Hayes trains an eye on the changing relationship between women and social norms and gender roles in American society. Hayes attempts to demonstrate how these roles then fit in with the larger picture of female self-identify. The exhibit runs through Jan. 19. 1 p.m. FREE. Broad Art Museum, 547 East Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-3900.
SUNDAY, OCT. 20 >> DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE DINNER AT RED HAVEN
Hank Shaw is the author of “Duck, Duck, Goose,” a cookbook for preparing wild and farm-raised fowl. On Sunday, he stops by the Okemos farm-to-table restaurant Red Haven as part of his national book tour for a special themed six-course dinner featuring Muscovy Duck and Embden Geese from Pasko Farms in Howell. 5 p.m. $60. $25 optional wine pairing. 4480 S. Hagadorn Road, Okemos. (517) 679-6309, eatredhaven.com