Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fiddlers Songs Bug Vanya & Xerxes

It is a jam packed weekend of entertainment with so many choices!

Many shows are in their second weekend so this is the last chance to catch thee

Beware! Don't mis RIVERWALK THEATRE'S Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike. Remaining performances Friday through Sunday. Tickets at 482-5700 or online at

2. They're Playing Our Song Sometimes love takes a while to work. This can be especially true when the lovers are artistic types who are already on the neurotic side.
Lansing Community College’s Performing Arts department is putting on the 1978 musical “They’re Playing Our Song” from March 20 to March 28 in the LCC Black Box Theatre.
It’s a small musical, as musicals go, focusing on two people, Vernon, a composer, and Sonia, a lyricist. They’re each joined by three alter egos who try to help make things work.
The story is autobiographical in nature with book-writer Neil Simon telling the story of composer Marvin Hamlisch and lyricist Carole Bayer Sager.

3.  Michigan Fiddlers at the Fiddle, Friday, March 27 
Michigan is stocked with gifted fiddlers, and the Ten Pound Fiddle is the place to see them live. Performing at the “Michigan Fiddlers” concert are Peter Knupfer, Brian Bishop, Linnea Jimison and Marty Somberg. In the first set, each fiddler will perform a couple of tunes with help from back-up players. The second half will feature all four fiddlers at once, playing in a round-robin format. Knupfer is a member of the bluegrass band Detour and teaches U.S. history at Michigan State University. For 30 years, he’s kept busy playing folk, swing and jazz fiddle. Meanwhile, Jimison was fiddler/vocalist in defunct local folk group the Bard Owls. Her set is inspired by American, Canadian, and Irish folk music. On the side, she also performs as a duo with mandolin and bouzouki player Chris Foster.
Unitarian Universalist Church, 855 Grove St, East Lansing. $12, $10 members, $5 students, 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 2
 4.  BUG 
By Tracy Letts
Directed by Rob Roznowski
Tracy Letts' disturbing psychological drama explores paranoia and conspiracy theories. Set in a seedy Oklahoma motel room, two down on their luck loners desperately cling to each other... and check each other for bug bites.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 to Saturday, April 4

5 Baroque Opera Xerxes
King Xerxes casts his eye on a young lady and decides he wants her for his queen causing a tangled web of mistaken identity, thwarted plots, and unrequited love. Sparkling with beautiful arias, what more could anyone want in an opera? Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Tickets, $20 for adults; $18 for seniors; $5 for students, available from College of Music Box office, 517-353-5340, online, or at the door. March 27, 28 and 29.   See more at:

Friday, March 20, 2015

Lots to Do This Weekend March 20-22

Welcome to the new ON THE TOWN feature on the Riverwalk Theatre Facebook page.  Every week we will pick 5 random things that you might enjoy doing on the weekend; it might be theatre, dance, music, film, a new restaurant, readings, talks and anything entertaining.

Borrowing a page or two from Chekhov, this wacky family comedy introduces two middle-aged siblings living in boredom and regret. What happens when their glamorous, movie-star sister, Masha, returns home with a boy toy in tow, and big plans for the farmhouse that has been their shelter and prison? Featuring Doak Bloss, Gini Larson, Colleen Bethea, Tanya Canaday Burnham, Kylie Bisel, Devin Faught March 19-22 & 26-29, 2015 Comedy by Christopher Durang Directed by Mary Job 7 pm Thurs; 8 pm Fri/Sat; 2 pm Sun$15 ($12 st./sr./mil) BARGAIN THURSDAYS - $10 ($8 student/sr./mil.) RESERVATIONS 482-5700 or 228 Museum Dr., south off Mich. Ave., next to Impression 5

 2.  DOGFIGHT AT PEPPERMINT CREEK THEATRE March 19 - 22 & 26 - 29, 2015
The hauntingly beautiful musical Dogfight by Pasek and Paul (EDGES, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, A CHRISTMAS STORY), was praised by countless critics and nominated for nearly every award available including winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film,Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey.  It's November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble.


March 19through March 22, 2015

With over 300 exhibitors, a dozen feature gardens, five seminar stages, and much more, the 2015 Lansing Home and Garden Show packs the MSU Pavilion with everything attendees need to create their dream home and tackle this year's landscape projects.

March 21, 2015

 2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing, MI 48910
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate nature's own "Liquid Gold" at Fenner Nature Center's Maple Syrup Festival!  Participate in demonstrations in our Sugar Bush, try your jand at tapping a tree and treat your taste buds to savory treates like maple creme and maple cotton candy!

Friday is the last performance of this delighful comedy about love and friendship.  Your $20 ticket also includes a dessert and beverage amd a garage sale to boot.  6:30 p.m. Waverly East School.