tonight at 6 p.m.
Despite an abbreviated season, the 2019-2020 Pulsar contenders included 30 plays. All theater companies considered were unable to complete their rosters.
At least two dozen large bars and restaurants across Greater Lansing have been ordered to temporarily limit capacity to 75 patrons as local officials continue to track a growing COVID-19 outbreak tied to the recent reopening of Harper’s Restaurant & Brewpub in East Lansing.
“I respect your calls for change,” he declared. “I seek to codify police reform through policy.”
A crowd of 100 or so were on hand for the start of the event, organized by Tamilikia Foster, a poet and nurse at McLaren Hospital.
Gregg Todd was the commissioners’ unanimous pick Tuesday. Todd is deputy secretary of operations the Maryland Health Department.
Unfurl the umbrella
Tomorrow, after three months of lockdown, the Umbrella will unfurl again to full glory, with extra ribs, at the same venue, with 15 participating artists and groups.
In my house, we’re slowly expanding our circle after the stay-at-home order, but because of children and aging parents, when we see our friends, it’s mostly outside of someone’s house. Thankfully, a friend has helped me discover a wonderful DIY beverage for an evening on someone’s porch, or a cookout: Ketel One botanical cucumber & mint vodka, lemon-lime soda. Squeeze a wedge of lime and, if you’re fancy and you have your own mint growing, throw in a sprig of mint.
Jerusalem Pita and More, which you might also know as Jerusalem Bakery, is an east side stalwart that, until recently, I have somehow neglected. Now I realize what a longtime mistake I have made. As I still prefer takeout over dining in — hey, it works with my busy schedule — I ordered the chicken shawarma combo for delivery via UberEats. After a wait of just 20 minutes, the delivery driver left my order at the door — very convenient!
This week, “Locals Pick Locals” returns with a few more nuggets from Michigan’s back catalog of amazing — and sometimes strange — music. From ‘90s alt-rock to primitive old gospel records, here’s a few records worth digging around for.
For decades, unsuspecting high school literature teachers assigned “The Picture of Dorian Grey,” by Oscar Wilde, for reading and discussion. Read between the lines and you will find a subtle gay thread. Not surprising, since Oscar Wilde spent time in a British prison for homosexuality.
Will the Lansing Public Media Center come to the rescue of Lansing Community College’s WLNZ, 89.7 FM? It might have to.
The Pulsars Awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Monday, June 29 will reflect the ongoing need to social distance. Instead of the usual dinner gathering, presentations will be done via Zoom. Recipients have the opportunity to respond to winner announcements in 25 categories that reflect on and off-stage excellence. The public is welcome to watch.
Getting a stick and poke tattoo is a brutal process. A tattoo gun can penetrate the skin around 100 times per second, according to Medical News Today. But to do a stick and poke, the tattoo artist has to stick the needle in by hand, slowly and carefully. If they accidentally stick it in too far, you can expect to see a lot of blood.
Raised in Detroit, but coming of age in Grand Ledge and Lansing, Lansing musician Bilal Baeza is a black and nonbinary — indentifying with neither traditional male nor female gender roles — artist navigating a predominantly white and straight music world.
Want to support basic human rights? Also want some free weed? How about both?