Smooth Daddy's New Year at Moriarty's
Friday, January 5th, 9 pm
Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
It's a new year and your Daddy is ready to warm things up for you with a grooving dance floor and some sweet funky tunes! Dancing gets the blood flowing so come out and warm up!
Desmond Jones at the Avenue Café
Friday, January 5th, 8 pm
The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing
$10 at the door
Desmond Jones, a five-piece rock/funk/jazz fusion band from Grand Rapids, MI is on tour in support of their self-titled debut studio album! "Desmond Jones" has been called by NPR a showcase of "eclectic musical diversity".
Listen to the album here: www.desmondjones.bandcamp.com
With original music written to complement the group's sound as a whole, the music is centered around melodic guitar riffs, funky bass lines, groovy drum beats, and smooth saxophone. The group takes influence from Frank Zappa, The Grateful Dead, Phish, Charles Mingus, The Band, and Led Zeppelin to name a few. Desmond Jones has recently shared the stage with bands like Dopapod, The Werks, EOTO, Here Come the Mummies, Tauk, Mungion, Marco Benevento, Aqueous, and Badfish- Sublime Tribute.
Desmond Jones prides itself on high-energy performances that present the audience with a positive and fun experience. Every set and song is unique and comes from a catalog of over 55 original tunes.
Q106 Homegrown Throwdown - Round 1
Friday, January 5th, 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing
$14.16 at Ticketfly, $10 at the door
The Homegrown Throwdown is back for it’s 15th year! This year, the Throwdown will be brought to you by Q106 , Lansing’s home of rock! The Throwdown will feature 24 bands, 5 nights and a whole lot of rock and roll. Being a successful band is more than being good musically. It’s about stage presence, it’s about promotions, it’s about professionalism, and of course, it’s about the music.
Here are this week's bands:
Revolution In Progress · The Amber Tide · Some People's Kids · The 89th Key · Iejir · Suits and Daggers
Support your band by purchasing a $10 advance ticket from them in person or grabbing one from this link: https://tinyurl.com/ycsxvec6.
Friday, January 5th, 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday, January 6th, 10 am - 2 pm
The Downeaster Theatre, 1120 N Pennsylvania, Lansing
Sides for cold reads will be provided. Ages 18+. It is only required to attend ONE of the above audition sessions. Please bring a calendar with your conflicts.
“Lucky’s” is the story of a bar and the people that love it. The first performance introduces the audience to some of the main players: Bartender Pat is at his wit’s end when Barbara, the owner, tells him Lucky’s is about to go out of business. Enter freshly-fired Event Planner Tess, who really needs a drink… and a little luck.
Once a month performances of one-act original scripts with recurring cast members. Actors will be paid a small stipend per performance and audience members get to vote on what will happen during the next month’s performance.
Pat, 20s-30s, Bartender, funnyman, tries tricks but breaks things, accustomed to being at fault for every bad things that has ever happened, whether he actually is or not.
Tess, 20s-30s, Event Planner, recently fired, frustrated, but once she's out of her slump, she'll be back to her ambitious, creative self.
Barbara, 40s-60s, has given up on her bar Lucky's, which is named after her abusive and alcoholic dead husband, whom she also gave up on. Heavy smoker. Very dry.
Extras TBA (unpaid unless they have lines)
Live Music with Be Kind Rewind
Saturday, January 6th, 8 pm
Lansing Brewing Company, 518 E Shiawassee St., Lansing
Be Kind Rewind is an American 90's-00's alternative rock cover band based in Lansing, MI. B.K.R. is gaining popularity quickly performing hits from 1990's-2000's in and around the greater Lansing area. Their influences include: Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, Lit, Matchbox 20, Green Day, Spin Doctors, Sublime, Third Eye Blind, The Black Crows, Eagle Eye Cherry, Oasis, The Wallflowers, Hootie and the Blowfish, Tom Petty, Fastball, Weezer, Sugar Ray, Eve 6, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sister Hazel, 3 Doors Down, Blink 182, The Proclaimers, The Offspring, Blur, Smashmouth, Violent Femmes, Soundgarden, Puddle of Mudd, Semisonic, Filter, Rage Against The Machine, Alice in Chains, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, Prince, and Pink Floyd.
Miranda & The M80s Maiden Voyage to The Classic
Saturday, January 6th, 8 pm - 12 am
Classic Pub, 16219 S. US Highway 27, Lansing
Since 2015, Miranda and the M80s have been making waves all around Michigan with their energetic show featuring the 80s cover songs we all loved and are making a comeback today! Playing the pop/rock songs of a variety of artists from Prince to The Eurythmics to Journey and delving into the harder rock genre of the greatest decade of all playing covers by artists like Ozzy, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Billy Squier, and Quiot Riot.
Intro to Ukulele Demos
Saturday, January 6th, 11 am
Sunday, January 7th, 5 pm
Sigh Studio of Music, 1000 N. Washington Ave, Lansing
Join us for a free intro to ukulele class in Old Town Lansing! Bring your own uke or use one of ours.
This event is open to all ages. Attend as an individual or with family and friends!
Want more information about intro to ukulele classes but can't attend a free demo? Visit www.sigh.studio/introuke
Handsome Pete Returns to the Unicorn
Saturday, January 6th, 8 pm - 12 am
Unicorn Lounge, 327 E. Grand River, Lansing
Handsome Pete is a five piece rock/alternative band from Lansing, MI. The band formed in early 2015, primarily learning covers and shortly gigging as a cover band a few months after. With great feedback from audiences, they decided to begin the writing process and recently released their first full length album. Despite having original material, Handsome Pete still gigs as a cover band. Material ranges from 80's pop, classic rock, 90's alternative, and current radio hits. Contextualizing an alternative sound with a heavy rock vibe, Handsome Pete is a true homage to the genre of rock 'n' roll.
Swing Into 2018 Glitz & Glam Ball at The Stomp
Saturday, January 6th, 8 pm - 2 am
Cedar Street Art Collective, 1701 S. Cedar St., Lansing
$7 at the door
Join us in celebrating the new year here at The Stomp. We are throwing a bash to end all bashes; including mocktails at midnight, finger foods, a fabulous photo booth, and more! Dress to impress (break out those suits, those sequin dresses!! Make our floor SPARKLE!) as we celebrate 2018 finally arriving.
Cost for the night is $7, so bring your friends, date, or significant other for a fantastic night of art, music, dance, and fun. We'll be stomping the floor boards with swing at the beginning of the night and shutting it down in the blue room with late night blues.
We'll have a free drop-in lesson at 8 p.m. for beginners!
The Family Tradition Band
Saturday, January 6th, 8 pm - 11 pm
Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy, Lansing
The Family Tradition Band is a 4, 5 or 6 piece band that originates from the greater Metro Detroit area. The group contains current/former national touring musicians, to ensure an epic concert experience every time. We take pride in only the finest musicians playing real genuine music. The Family Tradition Band delivers all of your live classic country, southern rock and Nashville modern written hits of today.
First and Third Saturday Game Days
Saturday, January 6th, 2 pm - 9 pm
Summit Comics & Games, 216 S. Washington Square, Lansing
Come join us for our first and third Saturday game days at Summit Comics & Games in downtown Lansing. We play a variety of games, old and new. We enjoy Euro games a lot but we're open to all strategy games. Come check us out! All you have to do is show up and play. There is a game library and you can bring your own games if you like. We teach rules too!
Auditions: Lily, the Felon's Daughter
Sunday, January 7th and Monday, January 8th, 7 pm
Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing
Not sure what this is about?
Samuel French describes it like this:
Gay Nineties melodramas are always fun for the audiences and actors. This tear jerker tells the sad but silly story of Lily Fairweather, pure as the driven snow; of Compton, her weak but handsome sweetheart---and how villain Craven Sinclair thwarts their plans for everlasting bliss. Compton is corrupted by Craven---even succumbs to forgery and embezzlement. Our hero flees to the West leaving his father behind to go to jail for his crimes. The same fateful night, Lily's cup of woe---and the audiences cup of cheer---overflow. Adding to the merriment are a horse faced suffragette and her titled suitor who is so English it hurts.
Roles for 5 men and 6 women
Maria Shaw's Lansing Psychic Fair
Sunday, January 7th, 10 am - 5 pm
Comfort Inn, 525 N. Canal Rd, Lansing
$5 admission and $10/$20 readings
Come and get your New Year's predictions! Pick from a variety of psychic readers when you walk in. Gemstone and jewelry vendors too!
Come Be a SAVAGE
Sunday, January 7th, 2 pm - 5 pm
Lansing Indoor Sports Arena, 5849 Enterprise Drive, Lansing
Come out for your chance to join our SAVAGE women's tackle football team for the 2018 season! If you've always been interested but just weren't sure, come on out and see what we're all about!
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