January Events 2014

Events January 16-19 — Lansing Family RV Show, East Lansing. Bring your family to the Lansing Family RV Show and tour more than 150 different motor homes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, toy haulers and more. More than 20 different manufacturers and pre-season pricing and manufacturing incentives will be offered. Don’t miss out. This show will be at the MSU Pavilion, located at Mt. Hope and Farm Lane on Thursday, Jan. 17 from noon to 8 p.m. with FREE admission, Friday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission Friday to Sunday is $6/person or FREE for children 17 and under. Visit www.lansingrvshow.com. January 17 — Tom Wopat, Charlotte. Television and movie actor, Tony nominated Broadway star and recording artist Tom Wopat presents his incredible range of talent in an intimate evening of entertainment. With musical support from two fellow recording artists, Tom’s warm engaging baritone voice blends seamlessly as the trio performs a potpourri of songs across multiple genres of music punctuated with stories from his decades in the entertainment business. Enjoy this show at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center, located at 378 State St. beginning at 7:30 p.m. Dinner and show package offered by the Eaton Area Senior Center. Contact Box Office for details (517) 541-5690. January 18 — 2014 Wild Game Dinner, East Lansing. This is an event that you don’t want to miss. The night includes a raffle for a 5-day semi-guided Hunt with Ohio Triangle Outfitters including lodging and meals with the hunt being filmed by Bone-Splitter Outdoors, raffles for guns and bows, theme prize tables, theme table packages and a delicious wild game dinner. The 2014 Wild Game Dinner is being held at Eagle Eye Banquet Facility, located at 15500 Chandler Road beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $45/person. Visit www.hbalansing.com or call (517) 323-3254. January 21 and february 18 — Martini Tuesday, Lansing. Please join financial advisor, Stephanie Milosavlevski, as she hosts Martini Tuesday at The Exchange, located at 314 E. Michigan Ave. from 6 to 8 p.m. Email stephanie.j.milosavlevski@ampf.com or call (517) 348-2880. January 26 — Polar Bear 5K, Okemos. Participants will enjoy a 5k Run/Walk through scenic Central Park and Nancy Moore Park. Runners who pre-register before Jan. 17 will receive a race shirt. This is an event that is fun for the entire family to participate in. The race will begin at the Central Park Farmers Market Pavilion, located at 5151 Marsh Road, at 10 a.m. Visit www.runmichigan.com for more information. February 7-9 — Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo, Lansing. For the 14th year, the Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo will be held at the Lansing Center, located at 333 E. Michigan Ave. This is the largest and the favorite public show for women offering a balance of education, entertainment and enjoyment in an event tailored for the lives of busy women. More than 275 women-owned and focused businesses will display a wide range of products and services targeted specifically toward women. The Expo features demonstrations and presentations on topics including healthcare and wellness, cooking demonstrations, finances, business opportunities, beauty, fashion, education, travel, fitness and home décor. On-site spa services and pampering and of course shopping for everything a woman desires including jewelry, purses, scarves, accessories, apparel, shapewear, food items, cooking items, healthcare items, home décor, skin care, cosmetics, hair care items and much more. In addition, there will be great door prizes. Bring a friend or two and enjoy this fun event. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. February 14-16 — Lansing Boat Show, Lansing. The Lansing Boat Show is set to invade the Lansing Center packing the Main Exhibition Halls with everything that is new for 2014. The expanded base of Boat Dealers represent more than 36 different manufacturers. The Lansing Boat Show is Michigan’s first look at new product designs and technology for 2014. Start thinking of warmer days ahead as you enjoy this show. Friday, noon to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5/adults, $4/seniors, $3/children and free for children under 5. February 22-23 — 31st Annual Orchid Show & Sale, East Lansing. The Greater Lansing Orchid Society will host their 31st Annual Orchid Show & Sale at the MSU Plant and Soil Science Conservatory, located at 1066 Bogue St. on the corner of Bogue and Wilson. Hours are Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a photographers’ session from 9 to 11 a.m. Admission is free, however, donations are welcomed. Call (517) 332- 0004. Arts January 9 — Moscow Festival Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty, East Lansing. The Sleeping Beauty is often considered the finest achievement of the classical ballet. A baby princess, condemned at her christening by an evil fairy to prick her finger and die on her 16th birthday, is saved by the gift of the good Lilac Fairy, who declares the princess will only sleep until awakened by the kiss of a prince. The fairy tale lends itself perfectly to Petipa’s full evening ballet. Experience The Sleeping Beauty at Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range in price from $25 to $42/person or $15/MSU students. Visit www.whartoncenter.com. January 9-12 & 16-19 — Twelve Angry Men, Lansing. The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young teenager is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case of murder soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors’ prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other. Come enjoy some suspenseful drama at the River Walk Theatre and experience Twelve Angry Men. Visit www.riverwalktheatre.com for show times and pricing. January 12 — Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales, East Lansing. Take an enchanted journey with your family and join Scheherazade, our storyteller heroine, and her cast of fabulous characters in Aladdin and other Enchanting Tales at Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center for two different showings; 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. This is not recommended for children under 4. Tickets are $12/person. Visit www.whartoncenter.com. January 16 — Comedy Show, East Lansing. Award-winning filmmaker, author and comedian Mike Birbiglia returns to the stage with more painfully awkward stories of telling jokes and how it can get you into trouble. Join him as he visits Cats-a-chusetts, argues with someone about their nut allergy, hosts an awards show for angry celebrities and learns that Fozzie Bear is a tough act to follow. This evening of laughter begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Wharton Center. Tickets are $38/person. Visit www.whartoncenter.com January 23 to February 23 — The Lion In Winter, Williamston. Uneasy is the head on which the crown lies, and uneasy the truce between a matchless king and queen. This is the legendary story of King Henry II of England, and the battle between his fiercely competitive sons to be chosen next in line for the throne. This classic tale of deception, manipulation and world dominance will draw you into its irresistible web, and might not let you go without a fight. Don’t miss out on this performance at the Williamston Theatre, located at 122 South Putnam St. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m. Beginning Feb. 1, Saturday performances begin at 3 p.m. Ticket prices vary depending on the day, but range in price between $10-$25. Visit www.williamstontheatre.com. January 30 to February 8 — Big Love, Lansing. Peppermint Creek Theater presents Big Love by Charles Mee. In this play, 50 brides flee their 50 grooms and seek refuge in a villa on the coast of Italy in this modern re-making of one of the western world’s oldest plays, The Suppliants by Aeschylus. And, in this villa on the Italian coast, the 50 grooms catch up with the brides, and mayhem ensues: the grooms arriving by helicopter in their flight suits, women throwing themselves over and over again to the ground, pop songs and romantic dances, and finally, unable to escape their forced marriages, 49 of the brides murder 49 of the grooms and one bride falls in love. Visit www.peppermintcreek.org for show times and pricing. February 9 — Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly, East Lansing. Who knew it was so tough to be a bug? Join a swarm of young crawlers on a musical journey to discover who they are and what makes them special. Youngsters have different issues growing up, and so do their young counterparts in the insect and worm world. Meet worrying Worm, with no legs to keep up with his friends; smart and sassy Spider, who cannot wait to grow up; Ant, a tough karate expert; gorgeous Butterfly, who can fly long distances; and fearless and fun Fly, who yearns to be a super hero. Along the way, you’ll learn interesting facts about the creepy critters all around us, enjoying lots of laughs at their unusual and sometimes rather icky-antics! Enjoy this performance at Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center at 1:30 or 4 p.m. This performance is not recommended for children under 4. Tickets are $12/person. Visit www.whartoncenter.com. February 18-23 — Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, East Lansing. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast returns to East Lansing. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Wharton Center, located at 750 East Shaw Lane. Visit www.whartoncenter.com for show times and pricing. Exhibits January 8 to February 22 — Japan Meditations, Lansing. Lansing Art Gallery presents Japan Meditations by Owosso artist Linda Beeman. Linda is an environmental artist working exclusively in the ancient water-based Japanese art of moku hanga — woodblock print. This medium gives subtleties of color and tone unavailable in other mediums. Join the Lansing Art Gallery and Linda Beeman for the Community Reception on Jan. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. and experience her art. January 12 — Model Train Show, East Lansing. The Lansing Model Train Show and Sale will be at the MSU Pavilion, located at 4301 Farm Lane from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy more than 500 tables of model trains, railroad collectibles, “Thomas the Tank Engine” toys, operating layouts, how-to demonstrations and more. The cost is $6/adults and free for kids 12 and under and scouts in uniform. Call (517) 648-0628. Clinics January 9-12 — CARE Training. The Capital Area Response Effort (CARE) is a post arrest response team for survivors of domestic violence. CARE staff, volunteers and interns offer crisis intervention and community resources to those who have experienced a domestic assault in Lansing, Lansing Township, Meridian Township, East Lansing, and on the campus of MSU. For more information, contact CARE at (517) 272-7436. Fundraisers January 10-12 — “Flip Like an Egyptian Invitational,” Dimondale. Twistars is proud to support the Autism Awareness Gymnastics Competition Series on behalf of Dr. Larry Nassar and Caroline Nassar. A portion from each registration will be contributed to Dr. Nassar’s GymnasticsDoctor.com Autism Foundation. Begin your competitive year with Twistars’ “Flip Like An Egyptian” Invitational. Twistars provides an opportunity for your entire team, male and female, beginners to elite, to participate in one of the most competitive meets in the US. Jump start your season at this exciting event being held at The Summit Sports and Ice Complex, located at 9410 Davis Highway. Visit www.twistarsinvitational.com. February 7 — Third Annual House Party, East Lansing. Habitat for Humanity will host the Third Annual House Party in style from 7 p.m. to midnight at the University Club of Michigan State University. The event will feature music by Dr. Fab and the Off the Couch Band, a Photobug photo booth to capture complimentary pictures of you and your friends, Mardi Gras-themed dinner: Build-Your-Own Po-Boy Stations, Seafood Jambalaya, Louisiana Red Beans and Rice, Festive Desserts, Cash Bar and an opportunity to have a great night and give back at the same time. Cost is $40/ticket, $35/ticket for two to seven people or $250 for an eight-ticket Block Party. One hundred percent of the proceeds goes back to Habitat Lansing to help rebuild Michigan and eliminate substandard housing in the Greater Lansing area. Visit www.habitatlansing.org, email development@habitatlansing.org, or call (517) 374-1313 x. 13. February 23 — 25th Annual MSU Museum Chocolate Party Benefit, East Lansing. Chocolate torte, cheesecake, truffles, fountains and other delicacies make for an edible exhibit for the MSU Museum’s 25th Annual Chocolate Party Benefit from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. presented by the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, located at 219 S. Harrison Road. Local restaurants, caterers, bakeshops, candy makers and other vendors share their taste-tempting chocolate creations, literally filling in the Kellogg Center’s Big 10 Rooms with the key ingredient, CHOCOLATE! Tickets are $30/general public and $25/MSU Museum members in advance or $35 at the door. You can also purchase a special “Premier Chocolatier” ticket for $75 in advance, which includes an advance preview of Chocolate Party creations and a yearlong MSU Museum membership. Proceeds help benefit the care and preservation of the extensive cultural and science collections of the MSU Museum. You may purchase general admission tickets at Bake N’ Cakes and How Sweet It Is. All tickets are also available for purchase at the MSU Museum Store. Call (517) 432-4655.

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