Anime, apple butter and other autumnal activities

Fenner Nature Center's annual Apple Butter Festival runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
More Halloween and fall events, such as an Apple Butter Festival, an Autumn Color Walk and a Halloween-themed burlesque and drag show, are on the agenda for this weekend, as well as a music festival, a watercolor pet-painting workshop, an anime convention and much more.
From left: Anna Yarnal as Mrs. Peacock, Christopher Eastland as Wadsworth and Joie Culligan as Yvette in the Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s production of “Clue.”
The Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s current production, “Clue,” running through Sunday (Oct. 15), is an absurd and campy whodunit full of physical comedy, sight gags and laughs,
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Our 2023 Arts and Culture Issue:
“Holiday at Lebowsky
Parades, performances and pottery
As we head into December, there are numerous holiday events around the Lansing area this weekend, as well as a host of theater productions, fun activities for kids, a Family Day at the Michigan State University Broad Art Museum, a Jazz Brunch and more.
“I think it’s sensational,” choreographer Jerry Mitchell said of “Hairspray,” running at the Wharton Center through Dec. 3.  “After all these years, it’s still quite sensational.”
‘A generational show’
Since director John Waters’ “Hairspray” movie was released in 1988, a slew of versions have followed. 
This year’s top reads to give as holiday gifts
The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to start prepping gifts for friends, family, coworkers and beyond. For avid readers, there are a few standout books in a range of genres that have been published this year that recipients will likely crack open as soon as the gift exchange is over — if they can wait that long. Some of the books are pretty long, however, so just don’t try to stuff them in a stocking.
Dan Dan Laird, a longtime Lansing local, musician and founder/operator of Lansing-area music booking agency Angry Talent Entertainment, plays a solo acoustic set in East Lansing.
Mad, Mad Dan Dan Laird
Dan Dan Laird goes by Dan twice, a throwback to an inside joke between college friends. A longtime Lansing local and former half of the music duo the Swift Brothers, Laird has recently turned his passion for music and the relationships he’s built over the years into a new booking agency called Angry Talent Entertainment.

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