What's up in Lansing: Juggling and Empanadas

Here's what's going on in town this weekend.


Happy weekend.

Say you're looking for something to do this weekend and you're broke, so you're options are limited. We have just the thing. Learn how to juggle at this free class from 2-4p.m. this Sunday at Orchard Street Pumphouse, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing.

If you're not broke this weekend, Saturday, April 8th is National Empanada Day. We like La Cucina Cubana for empanadas, where's you're favorite empanada stop in Lansing?

Here's what else is going on this weekend:

Saturday, April 08

Classes and Seminars

A Rally of Writers. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Lansing Community College West Campus, located at the corner of W. Mount Hope and Snow roads, Lansing. (517) 267-5452.

My Cub & I: Nature for Toddlers Saturday. Nature walk and activities for toddlers and guardian. 10-11 a.m. $35 for 6 week class. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866.

Music MSU Latin IS America Festival: Khemia Ensemble. Music from composers from around the Americas. 8 p.m. FREE. MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340.

Event 14th Annual Girls Get Going - Girls Sports Clinic. Variety of sports for girls in grades 3-8. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE. IM Sports West, 393 Chestnut Road, East Lansing.

Exploring Space. Ages 3 and up enjoy activities and stories about space. 11 a.m.-noon. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Dansville Branch, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511.

Gastropod-Live. Live podcast event. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Road, East Lansing.

Magical Mystery Tour 60s Party. Taco bar, dancing and contests. 6:30 p.m. Voiture 946 40 et 8, 2949 S. Waverly Highway, Lansing. (517) 882-2602.

MSU Science Festival Early Childhood Zone. Hands-on activities for kids 7 and younger. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. MSU Molecular Plant Sciences Building, 1066 Bogue St., East Lansing.

MSU Science Festival Expo Day. Hands-on activities for the family. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. MSU Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building, 567 Wilson Road East Lansing. (517) 355-1855.

PaleoJoe: Crinoids, Corals, Cepholopods, and More. PaleoJoe talks about fossils. 10-10:45 a.m. FREE. MSU Chemistry Building, Room 136, 578 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 353-8977.

Second Saturday Supper. Come have a meal at Mayflower Church. 5-6:15 p.m. $9/$5 children. Mayflower Congregational Church, 2901 W. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-3139.

Second Saturdays at the Museum: The Futurist Designer. Attendees create artistic robots. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE with museum admission. Michigan History Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. 517-241-6852.

Taste of the Town. Appetizers, soups, breads, entrees, desserts and beverages. 5:30-7 p.m. $30. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing.

Theater Phantom of the Universe. Presentation on dark matter. 8-9 p.m. $3-4. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4672.


Gutty Simpson at The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. MIchigan Ave. 8 p.m.

Sarah Brunner at Buddies - Holt, 2040 N. Aurelius Rd.

Karaoke at Crunchy's 254 W. Grand River Ave. 9 p.m.

Chris Laskos at Darb's Tavern, 117 S Cedar St. 9 p.m.

Summer of Sol at The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave. 9:30 p.m.

Solstice at Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave 9 p.m.

Hozen at The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., 8:30 p.m.

Beatz Bangin & Dj Emce at Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., 8 p.m.

Further Adventures of Fat Boy at Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., 9 p.m.

The New Rule at Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road, 8-12 p.m.

Rush Clement at Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy., 8 p.m.

Spoonful at Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave., 9 p.m.

Capitol City DJs at Watershed Tavern and Grill, 5965 Marsh Rd., 10 p.m.

Sunday, April 09

Classes and Seminars

Charlotte Yoga Club. Beginner to intermediate. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $5 annually. AL!VE, 800 W. Lawrence, Charlotte.

Juggling. Learn how to juggle. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Orchard Street Pumphouse, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing.

Kendo Martial Art Class. Martial arts practice group. 10-11:30 a.m. $5. Westside Community YMCA, 3700 Old Lansing Road, Lansing.

Music MSU Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival: Chamber Music Masters. 3 p.m. $5-$15. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353- 5340.

Rocktopia Live. Celebrates fusion of classical music with classic rock. 7 p.m. Tickets from $42. Wharton Center for Performing Arts, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 353-1982.

Event Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15. Call to register. 5-6:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Foster Branch, 200 North Foster, Lansing. (517) 485.5185.

3 in 30: The Science of Communication. Discuss many hot topics at the pub. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Dublin Square, 327 Abbott Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2222.

Lansing Area Sunday Swing Dance. 6 p.m. $8 dance/$10 dance and lesson. The Lansing Eagles, 4700 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 321-0933.

One World One Sky. Big Bird and Elmo take imaginary trip to the moon. 2-3:30 p.m. $3-4. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4672.

Race for the Place 5K Run/Walk. Family-friendly fundraiser for MSU Safe Place. 1 p.m. Jenison Fieldhouse, on MSU campus off of E. Kalamazoo Street, East Lansing.

Theater Phantom of the Universe. Presentation on dark matter. 8-9 p.m. $3-4. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4672.


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