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Weekend Top 5 - Jan. 24 - Jan. 26

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Posted at 8:00 AM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 08:00:35-05

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!

Backyard Hockey Tournament
January 24-26, 2020
12626 U.S. Highway 12
Brooklyn, Michigan 49230-9068

Michigan International Speedway has created a unique experience for everyone. On January 24-26, 2020 Michigan International Speedway is hosting the Inaugural MIS Backyard Hockey Tournament and Winter Festival in the tri-oval. The tournament is a USA Hockey Sanctioned event and will feature three-on-three and four-on-four hockey action.

January 24-26, 2020 features: adult and women leagues, 8U, Squirt (10U), Pee Wee (12U), Bantam, Midget A, combine Midget AA and college age up to 20 years of age.

Statehood Day Celebration
Redcoat cosplay at the 2018 Michigan Statehood Day event.

Statehood Day Celebration
January 25, 2020
Michigan History Museum and Archives of Michigan
Location: 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, Michigan
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Price: Free

Bring the whole family to the Michigan History Center for a FREE celebration of 183 years of Michigan History! Statehood Day 2020 will commemorate the people who created our state -- First Peoples, statesmen, townspeople. Save room for a slice of birthday cake to celebrate Michigan's statehood anniversary and don't miss our featured activities:

  • Sign up to participate in our 3rd Annual Statehood Day Euchre Tournament! [bit.ly/MHCEuchre2020]
  • Sign up to participate in our first-ever Statehood Day Sheep-to-Shawl competition! [bit.ly/MHCShawl2020]
  • -Learn the art of quilting with the Cotton Patchers of the Capitol City Quilt Guild
  • Visit with the Kings 8th British Regiment
  • View statehood documents including Michigan's first constitution
  • Learn the art of tinsmithing with a brand-new tin punching activity!
  • Participate in historic craft and trade demonstrations -- learn how wool becomes clothing, churn some butter, and much more!

Weekend parking at the Michigan History Center is free.

Act One: Dino Light
January 25, 2020
Location: 750 E. Shaw Ln, Wharton Center for Performing Arts, MI
Phone: 1-800-WHARTON
Time: 1:30 PM
Price: Tickets $15

Recommended for ages 6-11

In this original storyline, a famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love. This glow-in-the-dark adventure is visually amazing and has been praised for its cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance by audiences all over the world.

Glen Erin Pipe Band Presents the Robert Burns 261st Birthday Gala
January 25, 2020
Location: 15500 Chandler Rd., Eagle Eye Golf Club at Hawk Hollow, MI
Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Price: $45 includes dinner and entertainment. Reserve a table of 10 for $450.

Don't miss the Celtic event of the year. Join the Glen Erin Pipe Band we proudly present our 49th Annual Robert Burns Birthday Celebration. Join us for an evening of bagpipes, Highland dancing, traditional Celtic music, good food and a wee bit of Burns' poetry. Cash bar available with Guinness and single malt Scotch along with other spirits, wine and beer.

Last year's event was a SELL OUT with over 450 people attending. Don't miss out, get your tickets early. They make a great stocking stuffer for holiday giving.

Singers on the Grand present "Fifties Favorites"
January 25-26, 2020
Location: 121 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge Opera House, MI
Price: $17

Singers on the Grand brings "Fifties Favorites," to the Grand Ledge Opera House in downtown Grand Ledge Saturday January 25 and Sunday January 26. The 12 singers and 8 band members will take you on a musical journey through familiar pop and jazz standards, Broadway and spiritual numbers.

Enjoy iconic music from the 1950s like songs from American Bandstand and the Everly Brothers as well as songs “That’s Amore,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Whatever Lola Wants,” and many other favorites. Includes full ensemble performances, solos and duets and small group numbers.

Both shows will feature dessert and coffee with your $17 ticket price. Saturday: dessert served at 6:00, showtime at 6:30. Sunday afternoon: dessert served at 2:30 with a 3:00 show. SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY: bring in your own wine or beer to enjoy during the show. The Opera House will provide glasses as well as various cheese and crackers. Group reservations for tables of 8 available for both shows.

Contact the Opera House today for reservations and tickets: 517-627-1443, gloperahouse.com. Tickets may also be purchased at Grand Ledge retailer ACE Hardware. Don't miss an evening (or afternoon!) of fun music at the historic Grand Ledge Opera House.

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