A folksy finale to February


Get your folk on this weekend with concerts by the Wild Honey Collective and May Erlewine, plus a couple of mandolin workshops at Elderly Instruments. If that’s not your speed, there are plenty of other options for live music, as well as a gothic prom, an orchid show, two comedy events and much more.

For Friday evening’s live music, we have solo acoustic musician Jack Schueler at Harrison Roadhouse at 6; Cajun band Feufollet at UrbanBeat at 7:30; country and rock cover musician Carl Pawluk at the Peanut Barrel and punk bands Psycodelico, Ego Riptide and Suburban Ants at Mac’s Bar, both at 8; R&B, jazz, hip-hop and soul cover group the Corzo Effect at the Green Door at 8:30; and folk band the Wild Honey Collective at East Lansing’s Mash Bar at 10. Saturday evening, we have cover band Great Scott! at Lansing Brewing Co. at 7 and AC/DC tribute band ICY/DICEY with ‘90s rock cover band Bad Mother Lover at the Green Door at 8:30. Ending the weekend on Sunday is a benefit concert for disaster recovery organization After the Storm at Williamston United Methodist Church and a jazz concert with ensembles from Michigan State University and Temple University at MSU’s Fairchild Theatre, both at 4 p.m., and singer-songwriters May Erlewine and Eric O’Daly at Grewal Hall at 224 at 6 p.m.

Elderly Instruments will host workshops with mandolin player and educator Brian Oberlin 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The first is designed for beginners and will cover basic technique, tablature reading, rhythm, chords, melody and other skills necessary to play folk, bluegrass and swing music. The second will also focus on swing and bluegrass music, teaching skills such as chord movement, theory and improvisation.

It’s the last weekend to view a few art exhibitions around town, including “Sam x Elijah: Making Space x Taking Space” at the MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities’ LookOut! Gallery, which is open noon to 3 p.m. Friday; the MSU Federal Credit Union Student Art Exhibit at the credit union’s Headquarters Building 2, which is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; “Space Between,” by Gerald Collins, at the Lansing Art Gallery, which is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; local artist Cindy Mielock’s mixed-media art display at the Haslett Library’s Bookend Gallery, which is open noon to 4 p.m. Friday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Other art displays on view this weekend include the Mid-Michigan Art Guild’s “Love Is in the Air” exhibit at Bestsellers Books & Coffee Co. in Mason, which is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; “Layers,” by Robert Park, at Struk Studio in north Lansing, which is open noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday; “Seeing in 360 Degrees: The Zaha Hadid Design Collection,” “DOOMSCROLLING” and the 2024 Art, Art History, and Design Faculty Triennial at the MSU Broad Art Museum, which is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday; and “Realm of Daydreams - The Wonders of Fantasy Art” at the Art Williamston gallery, which is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

If you’d like to make some art of your own, local artist Ryan Holmes will host his monthly crafting and artmaking event 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Lansing Shuffle. Supplies will be provided, as will complementary soft drinks and mocktails. Additionally, Art Interactive will hold its monthly full moon event 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Fledge, featuring live painting, an open mic, a poetry slam, a drum circle, a community potluck, guided meditations, vendors and more. Donations of warm clothing will be accepted for the Fledge’s community closet.

Riverwalk Theatre wraps up its production of “The Exonerated” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with a post-show discussion following the performance on Saturday. Additionally, Owosso’s Lebowsky Center for Performing Arts begins its production of “Anastasia” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Lansing Community College begins its run of "The Thanksgiving Play” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at its Black Box Theatre; the Wharton Center hosts performances of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” 4 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and the Williamston Theatre continues its run of “Maytag Virgin” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Events for the kids include a heart garland-making workshop 4 p.m. Friday at the Charlotte Community Library; the final session of Jeff the Magician’s four-week magic class 10 a.m. Saturday at TinkrLAB; a music and sound design workshop for teens 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grand Ledge Area District Library; and owl-themed nature programs at both Grand Ledge’s Lincoln Brick Park 6 p.m. Saturday and Harris Nature Center 7 p.m. Saturday.

In this week’s Travelogue, 7 p.m. Friday at Foster Community Center, veteran presenter Bob Sheap will cover Yosemite National Park and its surrounding areas.

The Greater Lansing Orchid Society will hold its annual orchid show and sale 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the MSU Plant and Soil Sciences Building, featuring workshops, flower vendors, art displays and more.

The final event of Lansing Winterfest is a Fire & Ice Soiree 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday on South Washington Square, featuring a silent disco, DJ sets by Metro Melik, fire dancers, ice sculpting, ice games and more.

The Women’s Center of Lansing will host a fundraiser dinner and comedy show 7 p.m. Saturday at UrbanBeat, and DeWitt’s Looking Glass Brewing Co. will host its monthly comedy show 8:30 p.m. Saturday, featuring Michigan comedians Danielle Bentzley, Jordan Hanson and Brandon Bonebrake.

The Dark Art of Michigan’s annual Black Hearts Ball runs 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the Avenue. The gothic dance party will include a Dark Art of Michigan performance show, DJ sets by DJ Mary X, vendors and more. Gothic formal attire is encouraged.

Finally, the Grand Ledge Area District Library will host a series of readings by six local poets 2 p.m. Sunday. The poets will take turns reading poems about five different subjects in rotation, each giving their spin on the topics.

Whatever you choose to do, I wish you the best of weekends.

(Have an event? Be sure to list it free at lansingcitypulse.com/calendar. Think it’s worth at least a short story? Send a news release to nicole@lansingcitypulse.com for consideration.)


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