City Pulse - Arts and Culture <![CDATA[Locally sourced]]> ]]> <![CDATA[PULSAR XI]]> <![CDATA[Crowdsourcing]]> <![CDATA[Navigation inspiration]]> If you’re unfamiliar with topography, it is, simply put, the art or science of making maps that illustrate the height or shape of a particular expanse of land. Artist Elisa Schmidt has attempted something similar with her latest works. But rather than give the viewer an idea of the lay the land, she is, through her own artistic implementations, actually showing you a memory of it. The show features a collection of nautical maps and atlases which Schmidt has altered. Illustrated on the maps are scenes that Schmidt has pulled from various photographs she has taken, which relate to the maps she has illustrated them on. The illustrations were created using a variety of mediums, such as charcoal, watercolor pencils, drawing inks and even one piece solely in acrylics. Schmidt had some reservations with her choice of mediums and the way they’d react to the map paper but was pleasantly surprised in the end.]]> <![CDATA[A loud report]]> Pat Feldpausch, a real estate agent from DeWitt, walked out of the American Eagle Superstore at 901 N. Larch St. in Lansing last Thursday with a grin on his face and a cart full of KABOOM. On the Fourth of July, Feldpausch will take his stash of 500-gram cakes (the maximum amount of explosive powder allowed by law) and Pro Shells to his cottage near Cadillac, screw the boxes down to the dock and let ‘em rip.]]> <![CDATA[Explosive contents]]> If someone had told Ann Larabee that while working on her book, “The Wrong Hands: Popular Weapons Manuals and Their Historic Challenges to a Democratic Society,” a horrific bombing such as the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing would occur, she would not have been surprised. The author, a Michigan State University English professor, is quick to point out that using bombs for terror, political statements and even deranged revenge motives is intertwined with the history of the United States, dating back to colonial times when manuals on how to manufacture gunpowder were created.]]> <![CDATA[Dance party]]> Thatīs why, the City of East Lansing has created a series of events for children and families to get outside and enjoy some quality entertainment. Play in the Park is an interactive outdoor children%uFFFDeuro;%uFFFDs entertainment series in East Lansing where families can bring a picnic dinner and enjoy weekly programs every Tuesday in July.]]> <![CDATA[Turn it down]]> ]]> <![CDATA[New in town]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Beers, bands & brawls: The story of The Brewery]]> In the early hours of July 3, 1974, an estimated 300 patrons of the Brewery, Lansing’s most notorious rock club, drunkenly flooded East Michigan Avenue in what the city of Lansing later dubbed a “major disturbance.” One police officer was injured. Several police cruisers were damaged. It was a free-for-all. The incident was nothing new to local law enforcement. Since its owners, Paul Kacer, Bruce Wahlin and Rick Becker, launched the show bar in April 1972, it had not only become the place to see up-and-coming national acts, it was also the place to get loose — thanks to the short-lived lowered drinking age of 18. ]]> <![CDATA[The Woolies Celebrate 50 Years]]> In mid-August 1968, the Woolies walked into the Dells, a now demolished music venue in Haslett near Lake Lansing. The shaggyhaired, blues-inspired rock ‘n’ roll group was hired for a multiple-day run backing the legendary Chuck Berry.]]> <![CDATA[New in brewin']]> THURSDAY, JUNE 25 — Lansing Brewing Co., the upcoming Lansing brewery planning to resurrect the century-dormant brewery’s legacy, has named a head brewer to lead its brewing operations. The outfit announced today that Sawyer Stevens is taking the helm as head brewer at the Lansing Brewing Co.]]> <![CDATA[Valhalla & beyond]]> ]]> <![CDATA[The listening room: Stretching out]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Fresh face for Elderly]]> Elderly Instruments, Lansing’s famous purveyor of fine stringed instruments, is giving its Old Town headquarters a facelift. Los Angeles-based graphic artist Jennifer Springman began work on a Washington Avenue-facing mural June 8. Don’t worry, she isn’t messing with the historic brick exterior of the century-old former Oddfellows hall that houses the store’s showroom. The mural will occupy the wall of the building directly north of the showroom. Elderly Instruments, which moved into the Oddfellows hall in 1984, purchased the building next door in 1994.]]> <![CDATA[Have library card, will travel]]> <![CDATA[Sandwich break]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Turn it down]]> ]]> <![CDATA[New in town]]> In the early ‘70s, a teenaged Leo Farhat was sitting in the dining room of the stillrelatively new Knight Cap in downtown Lansing when he looked around and told his date that he’d like to own the place someday. If a neighboring table of diners happened to overhear the conversation, they probably would have chalked it up to adolescent bravado, a boy just trying to impress a girl. More than 40 years later, that girl is a distant memory, but the restaurant is Farhat’s — lock, stock and sword-hilt door handle. Farhat reopened Knight Cap on Monday, effectively marking the fine dining staple’s second act. ]]> <![CDATA[The green report: A holistic experience]]> ]]>