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Weekend Top 5 - Feb 28 - March 1

Posted at 7:45 AM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 07:46:09-05

LANSING, Mich. — Each week we put together a list of some of the top things to do in Mid-Michigan. Check out our Weekend Top 5 you will not want to miss!


American 1 Events Center at Keeley Park
200 W. Ganson St
Jackson, MI 49201
February 28, 29 and March 1st

Meet with building contractors and suppliers who will show latest trends in home remodeling, whether outside or inside. HBAJ Home Show Committee is thrilled to announce The Home & Garden Show 2020 will be the first event to be held in the brand new American 1 Event Center! HBAJ invites you to join us as we transform this massive 30,000 square foot space into the best Home & Garden Show to date!

Friday 3-8 pm

Sat. 10 - 7 pm

Sun 10 - 3pm

More info or call 517-783-4800

Cost is $5 at the door.

February 28, 2020
George E. Potter Center
2111 Emmons Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201
7:00 - 10:00 PM

Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de SILVIA LOZANO is an institution tasked with the dissemination, preservation and promotion of Mexican culture. This joyous company comes direct from Mexico to share its country’s rich cultural gifts of dance, music, folklore, and costumes. In this spellbinding performance, Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano showcases its country’s finest music and dance, pulsating with hypnotic rhythms and swirling colors, including a mosaic of traditional folk dances such as the Jarabe Tapatío, the Deer Dance, the Aztecs/Concheros, and more.

Tickets: $35 | $30 | $20 | $10*

*$10 tickets available for children 12 years and under. Must be purchased with minimum of one adult/full price ticket. 10% off Buyers Choice discount does not apply to $10 tickets.

#LoveLansing Print and take event
Location: ALT Printing Co.
Address: 1139 S. Washington Ave. Lansing, MI
Times: From: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Admission: 35

Love the Mitten? It’s hard to say this time of year but we love where we are from and hope you do too. Being a small business in the capital city is so rewarding. This is the city that made us and we love to celebrate at any chance we get.

During this 2-hour make and take workshop participants will learn about an emerging style of print making that takes inspiration from the world around us, literally. This workshop includes the unique style of printing with a City of Lansing manhole cover, a truly unique keepsake from the night. We promise there isn’t a hole in the street somewhere, but only have one in the studio. While waiting your turn to create your own custom printed t-shirt, this workshop will also include time to create 5 custom postcards all Lansing and/or Michigan themed. Participants will rotate around the studio using different stations to layer graphics and patterns to create their own custom prints. No experience is required for this workshop. An open mind and willingness to let loose and have fun is all we require from our participants.

Brrs, Beards, & Brews: A Lumberjack Festival
Location: Old Town
Address: 1232 Turner St. Lansing, MI
Admission: Free (suggested donation)
(517) 485-4283
February 29, 2020
12:00 - 5:00 PM

Don your best flannel and facial hair and join us for the third annual Brrs, Beards and Brews: A Lumberjack Festival! We're once again braving the mean February streets of Old Town (otherwise known as the 1200 block of Turner Street) to share with the world Michigan's Least Professional Beard Competition, the amazing Feats of Strength (requiring both brawn and brains), bourbon, beer, games and food, all set to a fabulous playlist.

Back by request (at least we had fun), is Michigan's least professional beard and mustache competition! Do you have what it takes to win? Start growing or creating your mad whisker plan now so you don't embarrass yourself on Leap Year.

Start flexing those brain and brawn muscles, gather four friends to create a co-ed team and register for Old Town's own Feats of Strength! Will you be holding a log? Maybe. Will you be catching pancakes? Highly likely. Will you be subject to whatever our hearts desire? Absolutely. Moral of this story, be nice to the festival planners who may decide to award you style points!

Leave your weapons at home. The only gun show we want to see is bulging under your sleeves. And, although you might have the opportunity to huck an ax or toss a log, we'll provide them for you!

We all know folks who could grow a full beard by 16 (you should have seen my sister!), so be sure to have your valid, government-issued, up-to-date, photo ID on you. We won't let you in unless you're 21 and you can prove it to the man with your photo ID! Please note, while we love tiny lumberjacks and four-footed, furry ones, this festival is not the place for them, but they're welcome to watch the events from outside of the fence!

Please, please, please don't bring in outside food or beverage (we'll have plenty of that for you!). It gets really awkward when we have to call you out on bringing things in and threatening our ability to have future festivals. Let's not ruin the fun for everyone!

We'll have applications soon for food and Lumberjacky (it's a word) vendor stuff, Feats of Strength and the Least Professional Beard Competition. If this wasn't enough send us a message and we'll fill you in! Or, if you have a fabulous idea, and are willing to help us pull it off (remember, we're just a bunch of yahoo volunteers), let us know that as well.

All we ask is for a $10 suggested donation and give you treats for the more cheese you give us at the door for a day of fun! You're drinking for charity, which is the best drinking! Cheers!

Pet Portrait Make and Take
Location: ALT Printing Co.
Address: 1139 S. Washington Ave. Lansing, MI
Times: From: 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Admission: 65

Love your fur baby? We get it. That’s why we created a class where we will help you print their face on a piece of fabric that will turn into a couch throw pillow before the end of the class.

You will provide your favorite image of your pet to ALT one (1) calendar week prior to the event so we can convert into a printable image. On the big day, we will help you print your fabric piece(s) with your pet’s image along with some other fun graphics we will have set up. The second half of the class will be dedicated to a simple sewing session to create your custom pillow cover.

The class fee includes all of the materials to print and sew your own pillow sham. The pillow insert is also included. This workshop is a true make and take. Your pillow will be ready for cuddling as soon as you walk out the door.

All printing and sewing skill levels are welcome. We will be with you every step of the way to create this awesome keepsake.

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