Thursday, Oct. 18 — There's something to be said about live and local comedy shows that offer live and local laughter — especially if it’s for a good cause. This Friday at The Avenue Café in Lansing, comedian Melik Brown has created just that: a night of comedy to benefit the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing.
Tuesday, Dec. 4 — There are about 20,000 different types of glitter produced worldwide. Yep — people really love the stuff, especially around the holiday season. So in the spirit of all things bright and sparkly, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing is holding the 33rd annual Holiday Glitter fundraiser tomorrow at the University Club of Michigan State University.
Friday, Dec. 14 — Every Time I Die, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based “mathcore” metal band, released its sixth studio album, “Ex Lives,” on Epitaph Records earlier this year and it quickly became the band’s most commercially successful album to date, even hitting the Billboard Charts. On Tuesday, the band brings its progressive form of metal to an all-ages show at The Loft.
Wednesday, Jan. 23 — Castle, a San Francisco-based doom metal band, released its second thrash-inspired studio album, “Blacklands,” on Prosthetic Records late last year. Fronted by Elizabeth Blackwell, the trio stands tall in a genre full of female-fronted bands.
Monday, Jan. 7, 2012 — The Arts Council of Greater Lansing’s Individual Artist Grant Application awards artists with $1,000 grants to showcase their artwork. The Arts Council is offering a free informational meeting about the grant program this Thursday at 4p.m at 1208 Turner St. in Lansing.
Monday, Jan. 21 — Do you know about a hidden treasure in the greater Lansing area? If so, write about it. The Old Town Poets — a loose collection of writers based in the north Lansing neighborhood — are hosting the first-ever Celebrating My Secret Lansing writing contest, which is open to anyone in the greater Lansing area.
Tuesday, Feb. 12 — The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau was honored recently for its marketing efforts to make the Capital City area a destination location for business and entertainment.
Monday, Feb. 18 — The South African a capella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo just wrapped up a tour of Canadian leg of their North American tour. Member Albert Mazibuko said he hoped that the cold subsides as they head into Michigan for their performance at the Wharton Center on Wednesday.