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Happy Friday people!
If you’re into niche film genres like Neo-Noir, Splatterpunk, Non-Narratives or ZomRomComs, there’s finally a festival for you. Threadbare Film Festival, which launches in Charlotte this weekend, promises a wide variety of genres that “won’t push you into a box.” The multi-venue festival starts Friday with a VIP Party at the Windwalker Underground Art Gallery from 7 to 10 p.m., with screenings running afterward from 10 p.m. to midnight at the Eaton Theatre. The fest continues Saturday with screenings at the from noon to 11:30 p.m. Films are curated into blocks based on content and duration, and include showcases such as a “the Michigan Student Showcase,” “Experimental Cinema Lab” and “A Bloody Good Time.” See website for locations and times. $25 festival pass/$10 Friday VIP ticket/$5 individual screening ticket. Windwalker Underground Gallery, 125 Cochran Ave., Charlotte. exposurefilmfoundry.com.
Live Music w/ Aircriers. 7 p.m. FREE. Lansing Brewing Company, 518 E. Shiawassee St., Lansing. (517) 371-2600. lansingbrewingcompany.com.
Phantom of the Universe. Presentation on dark matter. 8 - 9 p.m. $3-4. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4676. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Threadbare Mitten Film Festival Opening Night. 41 films. 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. $25/$10 VIP Tickets/$5 Film blocks. Eaton Theater, 235 S Cochran Ave., Charlotte. ow.ly/9PQf30cIMwo.
Meridian Senior Center Ice Cream Social Ice Cream, entertainment, games! 1 - 2 p.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045.