As the colder weather sets in and the holidays approach, take note of the following opportunities on campus or in the surrounding area for you and your family. Please note: the events below are subject to change at any time. Please confirm event details, safety policies, etc. directly with each event listed.
- Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – MSU Abrams Planetarium Family Shows: In November, check out Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos and The Little Star That Could. They also offer sensory friendly shows on the third Sunday of the month.
- Nov. 6 – Family Day: Perspective: Make creative connections with our exhibitions through free hands-on and interactive family fun throughout the museum. All ages are welcome. See all upcoming events at the MSU Broad Art Museum here.
- Nov. 19 – Silver Bells in the City: Millions of lights. Thousands of people. One very special guest. Lansing’s premiere holiday event.
- Starts Nov. 20 – Wonderland of Lights at Potter Park Zoo: Tour grounds with friends and family as thousands of lights and decorations transform the zoo into a holiday spectacle.
- Nov. 21 – CADL-Downtown Branch Sensory Friendly Movies: Join in on the 3rd Sunday of the month for sensory-friendly family-friendly movies when we turn the lights up and turn the sound down. Feel free to get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Snacks provided.
- Nov. 4 – Dec. 23 (every Thursday, Friday and Saturday) – Michigan Made Holiday Art Exhibition: Showcasing established and emerging artists, enjoy holiday shopping and opportunities to support makers in the local economy.
- Nov. 5 – 2021 MSU Houseplant & Succulent Sale: All sales from this fundraiser help support the gardens, including funding for garden maintenance, educational programming, and support for our undergraduate student employees.
- Nov. 5 – Arts Night Out: Shops host a special sale, exhibits, arts and crafts demo, live performances.
- Second Friday of the Month – Second Friday Shop Hop in Old Town: Hop around to multiple participating businesses for specials, make and takes, pop up shops, local artist, and more.
- Nov. 2 – MSU Percussion Ensemble: Presenting a range of contemporary works performed by members of MSU’s percussion ensemble.
- Nov. 3 – Robin Theatre Presents: MikeyyAustin & the Soulcial Club: Lansing-based artist and activist, MikeyyAustin and his band, The Soulcial Club, were recently highlighted by NPR Music for their Tiny Desk submission. Check out all upcoming performances at the Robin Theatre.
- Nov. 3 – MSU Federal Credit Union Showcase Series: The Westerlies: This arty brass quartet of childhood friends from Seattle mixes ideas from jazz, new classical, and Appalachian folk.
- Throughout November and December – Wharton Center for the Arts presents a variety of musical performances, including Spartan Spectacular, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Songs of Comfort and Joy, Leslie Odom, Jr The Christmas Tour, and more.
Performance and Art
- Nov. 3 – Whose Live Anyway? 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions.
- Nov. 14 – Print Club!: Print Club! is a LGBTQ+ affirming social club founded by Lansing artist Randi Richards (they/them/she/her) dedicated to making space for those that love ink to work together, share, and build skills without financial barriers.
Personal/Professional Development Opportunities
- Nov. 3 – Introduction to Process Mapping: Learn how to define key process improvement terminology, identify common elements of process maps, reduce barriers to success, and create a process map. If you take this course, consider taking the follow-up Promapp, Interactive Process Creation course on Dec. 1.
- Starts Nov. 8 – Understanding Shame and Building Shame Resilience: Join MSU’s certified Daring Way Facilitator Lisa Laughman for this 7-week course based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown.
- Starts Nov. 8 – Crucial Conversations: Learn step by step tools for promoting open, honest dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics.
- Nov. 11 – Family Affinity Group: How to Support Your Children’s Learning from Technology: In this session, we’ll talk about what we know from research about children and screens and how caregivers can use that information to support their children’s learning.
- Dec. 1 (register by Nov. 17) – The Power of Habit: Based on “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg, in this course you will learn how habits are created and how to replace undesirable habits with productive ones.
- Dec. 9 – Building Cohesive Teams: Explore strategies to increase team cohesiveness and establish positive day-to-day interactions to enhance communication, build team awareness and cultivate trustworthiness in the work culture.
- Dec. 9 – Family Affinity Group: Depression, Anxiety, and Other Common Mental Health Challenges in Youth: Learn about the most commonly-diagnosed mental health challenges in young people as well as ways to help them be successful in managing them.
- Nov. 20 – Silver Bells 5K: Participants will be able to run/walk the 5K marked course in downtown Lansing or from home virtually.
- Nov. 25 – Lansing Turkey Trot (in-person or virtual): Proceeds from the race go to support High School and Middle School Cross Country and Track programs, and Youth Running Clubs through the Michigan Running Foundation grant program.
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