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A laid-back long weekend

The annual Cristo Rey Fiesta runs 4-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday at Cristo Rey Church.
Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, this weekend’s schedule of events isn’t as packed as usual, but those staying in the area can still enjoy a mix of festivals, a handful of farmers markets, a bike scavenger hunt, a drum circle, a free comedy show and more.

Three terrifying tales await readers in ‘The Werewolf at Dusk’

David Small, though primarily an author and illustrator of children’s books, has never been afraid to venture into darker territory. However, he takes his new graphic novel, “The Werewolf at Dusk and Other Stories,” in a more surreal and horror-esque direction than he’s explored before
Make sure you’re strapped in and holding on to your seat before you crack open David Small’s new graphic novel, “The Werewolf at Dusk and Other Stories.” Small, who has made …

Greater Lansing celebrates Memorial Day with festivals, parades and services

Many local municipalities will hold services this weekend at cemeteries and memorial sites to pay tribute to fallen military members.
  Observed annually on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day honors members of the United States military who died in the line of service. It has also come to signify the start of summer, …

Riverwalk’s ‘James and the Giant Peach’ bursts with talent and whimsy

From left: Luka Pawsek as Ladahlord, Joyce Kramer-Cox as Aunt Spiker and Holly Kay-Cannon as Aunt Sponge in Riverwalk Theatre’s production of “James and the Giant Peach.”
From the hands-on exhibit in the theater’s lobby, with a menagerie of multilegged critters courtesy of Michigan State University’s Bug House, to the standing ovation you’ll …

Lansing Symphony Orchestra: ‘Not to be missed’

Cuban-American cellist Tommy Mesa, soloist in the Lansing Symphony's Oct. 3 season opener, is seen here playing with the Detroit-based Sphinx Virtuosi, coming to Wharton Center Feb. 22.
The upcoming Lansing Symphony Orchestra season, announced this week, runs a breathtaking gamut, from a gala gospel-music extravaganza in December to a much-anticipated visit from British piano star …
The Wharton Center for the Performing Arts’ new season marks Eric Olmscheid’s third year as executive director.
From full-scale symphonic splendor to smoking-hot, small-club-style jazz to acrobats teetering on towers of chairs, there’s no easy way to summarize the 2024-‘25 Wharton Center fine arts …
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The London Philharmonic Orchestra, seen here with principal conductor Edward Gardiner, comes to Wharton Center Oct. 17.
Are you terrified of things to come? Use this story the same way you would use eclipse glasses. There are ways to look directly at the near future with reasonable certainty and safety. Squint …
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Kristina Wood
Eight artists descended on downtown Lansing over the weekend carrying ladders, paint and brushes along with healthy imaginations to create works of art on the windows of mostly empty storefronts. …
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The Dark Art of Michigan's seventh annual World Goth Day celebration, featuring a performance art show, a dark art bazaar, live music by the Rock and Roll Bad Guys and gothic DJ sets by DJ Mary X, begins 8 p.m. Saturday at the Avenue.
As detailed in this week’s Summer Guide, this weekend will kick off the summer events season in Greater Lansing with three big festivals, but that’s not all to look forward to. From plant and craft sales, goth celebrations and dances to an abundance of live music, a comedy show, a tea party and more, the area will be bustling in the coming days.
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The East Lansing Art Festival has been a staple of Greater Lansing’s creative scene for six decades. This year’s event, running 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (May 18) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (May 19), features 175 artists spanning 18 categories of mediums.
It’s not officially summertime yet, but for Greater Lansing residents, this weekend kicks off a packed schedule of summer events. From art to music to general merriment, the following three festivals offer a little something for everyone.
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Ixion wraps up season with a humorous and engaging collection of shorts
Ixion Ensemble Theatre concludes another strong season of new, original and challenging works with “Let’s Fight,” an energetic, kinesthetic and humorous collection of nine 10-minute plays that revolve around conflict.
Savor your summer 
Some say there’s nothing to do in Lansing, but this year’s schedule of summer events begs to differ. As the school year wraps up and the weather continues to warm up, the area will begin …
Though not a literary figure, Tonto, the Lone Ranger’s sidekick, has links to those who are.
Of sidekicks and locales in classic mysteries and thrillers
I love sidekicks in mysteries and thrillers—like Tonto—who not only clean up the Masked Man’s messes but also give sage advice. Tonto was my go-to. Well, fans of David Robicheaux, …
Participant Mike Dombrowski (left) and Lansing Bike Co-op executive director Aaron Fields pose in front of the co-op before its monthly alley cat scavenger hunt on April 20.
Locals bike around the city for fun, glory in monthly alley cat
By CHELSEA LAKE ROBERTS Last month, a new era began at the Lansing Bike Co-op’s monthly alley cat scavenger hunt when reigning champion Mike Dombrowski was unseated by newcomer Jacob …

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