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Wednesday, April 9,2014

Vote for Vixens

Local roller derby league has shot at $25,000 prize

by Nicole Halvorsen
The Lansing Derby Vixens hope to skate past the competitors to win a national contest this week. The local roller derby team has made it to the top 10 in the “Make Your Idea Happen” contest, sponsored by the office supplies chain Staples. The contest puts the Derby Vixens in the running (rolling?) for a chance at a grand prize of $25,000 gift certificate to Staples.
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Tuesday, April 8,2014

What’s happening today in Lansing

by City Pulse Staff
Tuesday, April 8 Classes and Seminars Coupon Swap. Share coupons and strategies. 6-7:45 p.m. FREE. Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing. (517) 321-4014 ext. 4. dtdl.org. Intro to Small Business. Includes steps, costs, planning and financing. 6-7 p.m. ...
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Monday, April 7,2014

What’s happening in Lansing today

by City Pulse Staff
Monday, April 7 Classes and seminars Adult Rape Survivor Support Group. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-9163. womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org. Support Group. For the divorced, separated and widowed. Room 9. ...
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Monday, April 7,2014

Microbrew shuffle

Microbrew and Music Festival changes location back to Adado Riverfront Park

by Nicole Halvorsen
Monday, April 7 — Organizers for Lansing’s inaugural Microbrew and Music Festival announced today that the festival will return to its original planned location in Adado Riverfront Park downtown.
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Friday, April 4,2014

What’s happening in Lansing today

by City Pulse Staff
Friday, April 4 ‘Varekai’ by Cirque Du Soleil A winged man falls from the sky, setting off an evening of gravity defying, jaw-dropping feats of acrobatics and visual effects. In “Varekai,” the Cirque Du Soleil performers whisk audiences off to a magical fo...
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Friday, April 4,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
The Plurals at Mac's - Mon. Apr 7 After spending February and March touring the Southeast, Southwest and all over Southern California, the Plurals, a Lansingbased rock ‘n’ roll trio, play its first local show in almost a year at Mac’s Bar. Opening the gig are Honah L...
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Friday, April 4,2014

‘It’s “Mamma Mia!”’ for dudes’

Q&A with Andrew Sklar, star of Wharton Center’s ‘Rock of Ages’

by Katy Barth
Friday, April 4 — The Wharton Center will have its sound system cranked up to 11 this weekend when “Rock of Ages” rolls into East Lansing for a one-night performance. The Tony Award-nominated jukebox musical incorporates ’80s hair metal classics “Nothing But a Good Time,” “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “The Final Countdown.”
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Thursday, April 3,2014

Book reviews: Notes from Neil

The Space-Pie Continuum

by Neil Rajala
Thursday, April 3 — I don't usually spend much time talking about TV or movie related books, but I'm making an exception this week - for the good of all mankind. Here's what we're reading:
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Wednesday, April 2,2014

Erb-encrusted Bernstein

Ava Ordman gets elemental in Lansing Symphony shocker

by Lawrence Cosentino
The most seasoned Lansing Symphony subscriber would have had trouble copping a snooze at Saturday´s concert. Damn that barking trombonist!
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Wednesday, April 2,2014

Curtain Call: Tryst of fate

Williamston’s latest gets hot and heavy in searing romantic comedy

by Tom Helma
In this era of casual sex where people seek comfort in anonymous hookups, you might sleep with someone before you know his or her last name. But who falls deeply in love immediately after a first tryst? “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune,” playing through April 19 at Williamston Theatre, explores that possibility.
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