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Love Lansing Print and take Workshop

Love Lansing Print and take Workshop

Friday February 28th, 2020 - 6:00pm - Friday February 28th, 2020 - 8:00pm

ALT Printing Co.1139 Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

During this 2-hour make and take workshop participants will learn how to screen print their own two color Wynken, Blynken & Nod shirt. 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.... See MoreSee Less

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Julian McCullough & Mike Logan at The Robin (standup comedy)

Julian McCullough & Mike Logan at The Robin (standup comedy)

Friday February 28th, 2020 - 8:00pm - Friday February 28th, 2020 - 10:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

Happy Baby presents: Julian McCullough & Mike Logan! Hosted by Aaron Putnam!

8PM show, 7:30 doors
$20
Visit our neighbors, Sleepwalker Ales or REO Town Pub, for refreshments before and after the show!

Juilian McCullough came in first place at the New York City Comedy Festival In 2008. He has appeared as a guest comic on several television shows, including Comedy Central Presents, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Funny as Hell, Larry King Now, Conan, All Growz Up with Melinda Hill, the NPR series This American Life, and the MTV series Money From Strangers. He was a contributor to the MTV2 program Guy Code during its first two seasons in 2011 and 2012. He has also been a frequent round table guest on the E! series Chelsea Lately since 2012, and was the sidekick to Whitney Cummings on the short-lived talk show Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings in 2012 to 2013. McCullough has also hosted three specials on VH1 and has been a featured guest on various shows, including World's Funniest (2015), Acting Out (2016), and Laugh Factory (2014-2018).
In 2018, McCullough produced his first comedy special with Comedy Central entitled " Julian McCullough: Maybe I'm a Man."
In May 2019, McCullough became the co-host of Comedy Central’s first lifestyle podcast, alongside comedian Sean O'Connor. Entitled "Your 2 Dads w/ Sean and Julian," it is a comedic twist on the enormously popular mom-blog/parent-media genre. O’Connor and McCullough dive into the often unintentionally hilarious world of life’s second-hardest job (moms will know what’s first!) to share their stories and opinions about parenting from dad’s point of view.

julianmccullough.com/clips

Mike Logan was voted 2006's Time magazine person of the year. He's opened for the likes of Chris Kattan Jimmy Walker, TJ Miller and Gilbert Godfried and Chris Tucker once told him "You funny man!" Mike has performed at Gilda's Laughfest the Maumee Mary and Joseph Comedy Festival and the SXSW Comedy Festival. He is co host of the popular movie review podcast "This Better Be Good". He likes to bring a unique perspective to the human condition, touching on topics ranging from race relations to hating his daughter's crush.

Aaron Putnam got his start in comedy while taking classes at UCB NY. He is also a graduate of David Mamet Atlantic Theatre Company’s two year program. He found out quickly that the only drama he likes is his own, so he quit doing plays and auditioning and dove fully into improv. This is where he learned his most important lesson to this day, and that is: to BOMB! NIGHT AFTER NIGHT! Being the real ass dude he is, he thought it was rude to take all those innocent improvisers with him, so he started doing open mic stand up all over NYC. That was 2011 — flash forward to today: Aaron Putnam is a Chicago-based comic and the founder of Stand Up in Recovery where comics put on shows at recovery centers across the country. He has opened for Doug Stanhope, Erik Griffin, Robert Kelly, and many more. At this point you might be saying “I wanna know about the DRAMA, the RECOVERY, etc.” The truth is on paper and it’s downright scary, but when told on stage, through a mic — hilarious.

Aaron has performed at Gotham Comedy Club, The World Famous Comedy Store in LA.…and a Regular at Laugh Factory Chicago
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Pet portrait Pillow Make and take workshop 10 - 2pm

Pet portrait Pillow Make and take workshop 10 - 2pm

Saturday February 29th, 2020 - 10:00am - Saturday February 29th, 2020 - 2:00pm

ALT Printing Co.1139 Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

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 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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Pet portrait Pillow Make and take workshop 4 - 8pm

Pet portrait Pillow Make and take workshop 4 - 8pm

Saturday February 29th, 2020 - 4:00pm - Saturday February 29th, 2020 - 8:00pm

ALT Printing Co.1139 Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

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 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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Via Mardot EP Release Wsg Alex Teller at The Robin Theatre

Via Mardot EP Release Wsg Alex Teller at The Robin Theatre

Saturday February 29th, 2020 - 8:00pm - Saturday February 29th, 2020 - 10:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

8PM show, 7:30 doors
$15 ($10 students), $20 at the door

Via Mardot performs noir chamber pop with a spaghetti western shadow. Join us to celebrate the release of their first EP! A new project from the folks who brought you Olivia & The Aquatic Troupe!

Stay tuned for more information, and check out these links for other projects by this collective of Michigan musicians!
www.theloar.com/artists/olivia-mainville/
oliviamainvilleandtheaquatictroupe.bandcamp.com/
www.oliviaandtheaquatictroupe.com/
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Wake and Bake Sunday Brunch

Wake and Bake Sunday Brunch

Sunday March 1st, 2020 - 11:00am - Sunday March 1st, 2020 - 2:00pm+1Sunday March 8th, 2020 - 11:00am - Sunday March 8th, 2020 - 2:00pm

Sleepwalker1101 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

Wake and Bake Sunday Brunch
Join us Every Sunday - starting January 26th - for brunch!
Enjoy fresh house-made mimosas - featuring our house-made sparkling wine!
Sip hot coffee or tea!
Munch on a selection of made from scratch brunch foods including: Baked French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Home Fries, Fruit Crepes, Bacon & Sausage!

Buffet alone: $12
Mimosa: $4
Buffet plus a mimosa: $15
Kids menu (under 12 years): $8
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Kyshona at The Robin Theatre: Presented by The Ten Pound Fiddle

Kyshona at The Robin Theatre: Presented by The Ten Pound Fiddle

Friday March 6th, 2020 - 7:30pm - Friday March 6th, 2020 - 9:30pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

6:30 doors, 7:30 music
$5 students, $15 members, $18 public
tenpoundfiddle.org/event/kyshona/
Kyshona Music

"For a singer-songwriter, there’s no more basic function than getting on stage and getting something personal off your chest. The therapeutic qualities of the experience have seduced countless confessional composers, some of whom make known that they hold unfiltered expression as their highest artistic aim.

Kyshona Armstrong started out enabling others to enjoy the healing properties of songwriting and keeping her thoughts to herself. Since taking the leap and becoming a full-time touring musician, she has held nothing back. In 2017, she was named one of NPR’s top Indie Discoveries. With a combination of poignant songwriting and one of the most powerful Roots/soul voices in the industry, Kyshona is a star on the rise!"
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Tim O'Shea & Friends (Irish/Celtic/Trad)

Tim O'Shea & Friends (Irish/Celtic/Trad)

Saturday March 7th, 2020 - 7:00pm - Saturday March 7th, 2020 - 9:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

Experience the music of Ireland's west coast with a master of the genre, Killarney's own Tim O'Shea!

youtu.be/xgZ4fkSEOp8

Back by popular demand! This will be Tim's 5th appearance at the Robin, and he's become a well-loved fixture as we approach St. Patrick's Day. He will be accompanied by fellow Kerryman Pat Quinn on banjo and flute.

7PM 6:30 doors All Ages
$15 advance / $20 at the door
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The Poetry Room Open Mic: Recovery Room

The Poetry Room Open Mic: Recovery Room

Tuesday March 10th, 2020 - 7:00pm - Tuesday March 10th, 2020 - 9:30pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

7pm doors
7:45 showtime

Interested in attending? Here's how it works:
A signup list will be available at the door, which opens at 7pm sharp. No advance registration. We have room on the list for 22 performers, and we apologize if we can't fit everyone on the lineup. You're more than welcome to hang out and enjoy the show!

The Poetry Room is primarily a spoken-word open mic. Musicians are encouraged to contact the organizers first to see if there's space for more musical guests. If you need any special accommodations, please let us know: ThePoetryRoomFolks@gmail.com. If you don't plan on reading, you won't be alone! We always welcome spectators and community members, who help us fill the room every night!

This is a donation-based event, meaning your contributions help keep The Poetry Room going. Please consider making a donation at the door (we suggest $5-10), which will go to keep the lights on at The Robin, pay our photographer and help us bring bigger featured acts to the stage!

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Feature: Jahshua Smith
Theme: poems about healing.
Host: Masaki Takahashi & Patiense Mackenzie
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Dinos and Robots and Sharks, Oh My! Print and take Workshop

Dinos and Robots and Sharks, Oh My! Print and take Workshop

Saturday March 14th, 2020 - 11:00am - Saturday March 14th, 2020 - 1:00pm

ALT Printing Co.1139 Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

Looking for something fun and unique to do with the kids during this cold season? Bring the fun inside and take them to our kid stencil workshop. Underwater creatures, robots, and dinosaurs, oh my! We’ve got something for everyone to enjoy.

During this 2-hour make and take workshop adults and children will work together to screen-print their own t-shirt and tote bag. Participants get to choose from different stencils to screen print, creating their own custom piece. Their accompanying adult will assist children with the screen-printing portion of the class. Once printed, the stencil turns into a coloring project for the remainder of the class.
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Learn to Screen Print Workshop 10am-4pm

Learn to Screen Print Workshop 10am-4pm

Sunday March 15th, 2020 - 10:00am - Sunday March 15th, 2020 - 4:00pm

ALT Printing Co.1139 Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

From preparing transparencies, coating and exposing screens, to printing your own one color t-shirt with plastisol ink, we will break down each step in the screen-printing process during this 6-hour make and take workshop. This class is great for brand new printers or those just looking to get back in the game.

Due to the nature of the printing process, this class will require long periods of standing. It is also recommended that participants wear clothing that they do not mind getting dirty as we will be working with materials that can stain clothing.

Individuals interested in obtaining membership status with ALT must successfully complete both this course and the 2-color course before eligibility is granted.
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Lynn Miles at The Robin (Presented by The Ten Pound Fiddle)

Lynn Miles at The Robin (Presented by The Ten Pound Fiddle)

Friday March 20th, 2020 - 7:30pm - Friday March 20th, 2020 - 10:30pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

March 20, 7:30PM
6:30 doors
$5/18/20

Lynn Miles is one of Canada's most accomplished singer/songwriters. With thirteen solo albums to her credit, the winner of the 2002 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year and multiple Canadian Folk Music awards including Solo Artist of The Year for her CD Downpour and 2011 English Songwriter of the Year.

Lynn is one half of the duo, The Lyynes, who in 2018 released the Album Heart-break Song For The Radio. That album received two 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards for Ensemble of the year and English Songwriters of the year. She has also produced several CDs for fellow artists, including singer/songwriter Lynne Hansons River Of Sand Album, and Seven Deadly Spins.

Her song Black Flowers is on the 2017 Grammy Nominated North By South album by Claire Lynch. Her song Three Chords and the Truth is include in the BBC TV show Case Histories

In 2013 Lynn was nominated for an Edmonton Theatre Sterling Award for best musical score, along with her guitar player Keith Glass.

Lynn was an instructor in Carleton Universitys popular music program for five years, teaching performance and songwriting.

She recently performed an evening of her music at the National Arts Centre with the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

Lynn has toured and continues to tour across North American, Great Britain and Eu-rope, and is working on a new album.

"The music of Lynn Miles is truly one of a kind. Not only is she one of Canada's best singer-songwriters, she's one of the best, period. Folk music has many voices but hers is a voice that stands out, it's a voice that knows the ways and long twisting back roads of the world, a voice that has lived and conveys that living through every song. It's a voice we all know. It sings of love, loss, coping, travel, sense of place and purpose, broken promises, what get's us through, what doesn't, how we defy the odds, making a perfectly beautiful human mess of things along the way. As she sings in one of her songs, ""It's not the hurt, it's what you've built around it, it's bitter and it's tall, you practice being cool and confident for so long now, you got yourself a wall, not everybody's gonna understand, so that's why they might say, try not to be so sad."" Lynn's is a music that understands, that breaks through the wall around our hearts and speaks truth to our lives. New York Times music critic, John Pareles wrote that Miles' music "makes forlorn feel like a state of grace." I couldn't agree more.
-James Diaz, Anti-Heroin Chic

Presented by Ten Pound Fiddle Concerts and Dances
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REO Town Thrift Store Gala and Burlesque Extravaganza!

REO Town Thrift Store Gala and Burlesque Extravaganza!

Saturday March 21st, 2020 - 8:00pm - Sunday March 22nd, 2020 - 2:00am

2120 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910-2863, United States Map

It's the 7th annual REO Town Thrift Store Gala and Burlesque Extravaganza! Don your finest gently-used suits and ball gowns and join us for an evening of burlesque, magic, food, booze and fancy outfits! This year's event will feature some of the country's most talented performers in various states of undress, delicious bites from Shove It Pizza Truck, craft beer, from REO Town's own Sleepwalker fine cocktails, and a whole mess of entertainment options!

This year's shindig will be hosted by the mitten's own Sarah Jean Anderson and will feature Thrift Store Gala favorites Ada Vice, Maciek The Magician, and Deliah Poppers, alongside newcomers Mila DeLuna, The Big Icky, Florence of Alabia, Fannie Smith, Eartha Kittin, Jean Baguett, and Venus Valentine! Capture your fineness in Decadence Dolls' free photo booth, show off in the best-dressed audience member competitions, then put on your dancing shoes for the after party!

Tickets are available for $15 in advance or $20 at the door to anyone 18 and up. Proceeds benefit the REO Town Commercial Association and help us to keep putting on awesome events like this one! A limited number of VIP tickets (with limited seating and a dedicated server) are available at an additional cost. Extra special thanks to our sponsors: Autumn Luciano Studios, Good Truckin' Diner, Elm Street Recording, Dicker & Deal, Curvaceous Lingerie, and The Artisan Company Salon, with additional grant support provided by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and Ingham County.

Want to be the thriftiest of them all? Buy your tickets in advance and save!
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Malic White & Whitney Chitwood at The Robin (standup comedy)

Malic White & Whitney Chitwood at The Robin (standup comedy)

Friday March 27th, 2020 - 8:00pm - Friday March 27th, 2020 - 10:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

Happy Baby presents: Malic White & Whitney Chitwood! Hosted by Aaron Putnam!

8pm show, 7:30 doors
$15 online, $20 doors
Visit our neighbors, Sleepwalker Ales or REO Town Pub, for refreshments before and after the show!

MALIC WHITE is a Chicago-based stand up comedian and One Liner Madness Chicago champion. Malic's comedy has been featured at Butterboy (New York, NY), Comedians You Should Know, the International Lady Laughs Comedy Festival (Madison, WI), the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival (Louisville, KY) the Chicago Women's Funny Festival, Zanies Rosemont, Laugh Factory, Comedy Bar, Second City, and every nasty bar in the Midwest. Malic is a former ensemble member at the Neo-Futurist Theater, a frequent contributor to the Paper Machete at Chicago's Green Mill, and a current producer and host of Funny Little Liars at Laugh Factory Chicago. For more information about upcoming shows, visit www.malicwhite.com.

WHITNEY CHITWOOD’s debut album, “The Bakery Case” will be released by StandUp! Records October 18th! She’s a regular at The Chicago Laugh Factory and was recently called “inspiring” by the incomparable Maria Bamford. Whit’s been the requested opener for the likes of Rhea Butcher, Adam Conover, Greg Behrendt (“I want to say, see Whitney Chitwood while you can see her on the cheap, because she’s headed somewhere.”), and the great Eddie Pepitone (“Whitney Chitwood is one of my favorite comics everyone should know.”) Additionally, Whit has been featured by MoveOn.Org, is a frequent contributor to The Paper Machete at Chicago's Green Mill, OUT Chicago on WCPT, and the co-headliner of Is This Us? Are We Here? Comedy Tour?. Whit has headlined festivals like Altercation Comedy Festival (TX), Midwest Queer Comedy Festival (KY), Yuck Fest (IN), The Southwest Chief Comedy Festival (CO), has been featured at Riot LA, 208 Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, The Hollywood Improv, and has appeared on "Put Your Hands Together".

AARON PUTNAM got his start in comedy while taking classes at UCB NY. He is also a graduate of David Mamet Atlantic Theatre Company’s two year program. He found out quickly that the only drama he likes is his own, so he quit doing plays and auditioning and dove fully into improv. This is where he learned his most important lesson to this day, and that is: to BOMB! NIGHT AFTER NIGHT! Being the real ass dude he is, he thought it was rude to take all those innocent improvisers with him, so he started doing open mic stand up all over NYC. That was 2011 — flash forward to today: Aaron Putnam is a Chicago-based comic and the founder of Stand Up in Recovery where comics put on shows at recovery centers across the country. He has opened for Doug Stanhope, Erik Griffin, Robert Kelly, and many more. At this point you might be saying “I wanna know about the DRAMA, the RECOVERY, etc.” The truth is on paper and it’s downright scary, but when told on stage, through a mic — hilarious.

Aaron has performed at Gotham Comedy Club, The World Famous Comedy Store in LA.…and a Regular at Laugh Factory Chicago
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Metro Melik: Black Stories

Metro Melik: Black Stories

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - 7:00pm - Friday April 3rd, 2020 - 9:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

7PM show, 6:30 doors
$15 advance, $20 doors

Metro Melik Brown is a storyteller, standup comedian, humorist, community activist, entrepreneur, rapper, dad and generally lovable man about town. Join him for his third comedy/storytelling showcase at The Robin, titled "Black Stories".

Lansing Made
V3 by Metro Melik
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Jeff Pianki | Robin Theatre: Wed. Apr 29

Jeff Pianki | Robin Theatre: Wed. Apr 29

Wednesday April 29th, 2020 - 7:00pm - Wednesday April 29th, 2020 - 10:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

Audiotree Presents
Jeff Pianki
Parkway & Columbia

04/29/2020
Robin Theatre
All Ages
Doors: 7:00pm
$13 adv/$15 day of

Tickets available here: www.audiotreepresents.com/shows/04-29-2020-jeff-pianki

Public Onsale: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 at noon

Venue accessibility information here: www.audiotreepresents.com/#venue

Your actions should respect your surroundings and all people sharing the space.

Violence, discrimination, bullying, or harassment of any sort are not welcome here.

We vow to actively work to create a supportive, non-threatening space for marginalized individuals and groups, both on stage and off.

Physical boundaries will be respected at all times. If your actions are making someone near you uncomfortable, please adjust your behavior.

The use of alcohol and other drugs should not alter your ability to act responsibly.

Be aware of how your actions are affecting those surrounding you.

Let’s leave the negativity at the door and do what we all come to do at any event, which is escape the realities of everyday life and enjoy ourselves with like-minded individuals!

If anyone feels unsafe in any way, or wants to discuss safety further, please email Nate at nate@audiotreepresents.com or ask for an Audiotree Presents representative at the front door.
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Hiroya Tsukamoto at The Robin

Hiroya Tsukamoto at The Robin

Friday May 8th, 2020 - 8:00pm - Friday May 8th, 2020 - 10:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

8PM show, 7:30 doors
$15 advance, $20 doors

The award-winning guitarist, singer and storyteller, Hiroya Tsukamoto 塚本浩哉, returns to The Robin! A fan favorite, Tsukamoto blends folk, Jazz and world music styles, all while spinning charming tales of his varied travels. This is cinematic guitar poetry, beautiful and immersive. Highly recommended!
- Dylan Rogers, Owner of The Robin Theatre

Hiroya Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist and composer fuses folk, jazz, and world music. Born and raised in Japan, in 2000 he received a scholarship to Berklee College of music and came to the U.S.“

In terms of musicianship, Tsukamoto’s guitar work was just ridiculous. Right from the beginning of his first song, it was obvious that the folks in Bernunzio’s were in for a treat. His brand of finger style guitar is so intricate, and so blazingly fast at the same time, I kept imagining how many clones I would need to make of myself to accurately replicate his sound. One song that drove that point home was his set opener, “From Coast to Coast,” a song that had some of the fastest harmonic runs I’ve heard,” wrote Trevor Lewis of the Rochester City News.

Tsukamoto’s instrumental abilities are indeed breathtaking and astounding, but his performances are so much more than that. He has the unique capability of engaging an audience thru a personable and genuine approach that transfixes his audience and almost transcends his capabilities as a guitarist. Audience members will be mesmerized; Tsukamoto plays with an effortless skill on the guitar and a repertoire that will have you traveling the world, not to mention experiencing new sounds with his own compositions. Tsukamoto headlines concerts throughout the U.S. as well as internationally including Blue Note in NYC and Japanese National Television. Most recently, Hiroya won 2nd place in International Finger Style Guitar Championship in 2018.

Quotes: "...chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended!" -Jazz Review.com

“HiroyaTsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth. " -Celine Keating (author / Acoustic Guitar Magazine / minor7th)

"HiroyaTsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey " -Boston Herald

Another Great Day To Be Alive www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0k6VGS6xcU

From Coast to Coast www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMSBwdOGp20

hiroyatsukamoto.com
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Nick Leydorf Album Recording wsg Kristen Toomey (standup comedy)

Nick Leydorf Album Recording wsg Kristen Toomey (standup comedy)

Friday May 29th, 2020 - 8:00pm - Friday May 29th, 2020 - 10:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

8PM show, 7:30 doors
$15 advance, $20 doors

Happy Baby presents: Lansing local Nick Leydorf will present his new hour, at a live album recording event! Also featuring Chicago comic Kristen Toomey and hosted by Aaron Putnam! 8PM show, more info below!

NICK LEYDORF: Lawyer by day, stand up by night, Nick Leydorf is comedy’s version of Daredevil. Audacious as he is witty, Leydorf confesses his sins across the country with lawful skill. Always the defender of truth, this comedian aligns his values with everything funny. It’s the little things in life that aid his perspective. Leydorf brings remarkable joy to audiences, all the while lamenting the life of a would-be law student. Lend Nick Leydorf your ear; you won't be sorry you did.

Based out of Lansing, Michigan, Nick has worked with Kyle Kinane, Chad Daniels, Nate Bargatze, Joe Derosa, Alonzo Bodden, Sean Patton and Dave Landau to name a few. He has been a part of several festivals around the country such as Cleveland Comedy Festival, What a Joke Festival, Crossroads Comedy Festival, Border City Comedy Festival, Big Time Garbage Festival, Motor City Comedy Festival, Stoopfest and Gilda's Laughfest. He recently debuted his one man show about being a lawyer called "Free Consultation." He is also the co-host of the "Free Consultation" podcast. Follow him on Instagram @comedianatlaw

KRISTEN TOOMEY: Kristen Toomey’s comedy career began in 2008 in Chicago. Since then she has performed in L.A., New York City and everywhere in between. Her commanding stage presence and energetic, expressive and truthful style of comedy are just a few of the reasons entertainment website, The A.V. Club, said, “Kristen Toomey is a Chicago original.”
Recently her debut album "Mother.Fucker." reached #1 on iTunes. She has performed at numerous festivals, including the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, Turnbuckle Comedy & Music Festival in Iowa, What A Joke National Comedy Festival at The Hideout, Pygmalion Festival in Champaign, Flyover Festival in St. Louis, LaughFest in Grand Rapids, and Oddball Festival. She has also performed at the all-male Danville Correctional Center and all-female Logan Correctional Center in Illinois.

Kristen has been a guest on journalist and author Dan Savage’s Savage Love Live and is a regular on the late-night comedy show Man of the People with Pat Tomasulo. She is an actress as well, most recently appearing in an episode of Chicago Med. She is the former co-host of the podcast BUTTHURT with Kristen Toomey & Danny Rhodes, produced by her home club Laugh Factory Chicago, and you can hear her new podcast I’m Upset! coming in December of 2018. You can also see & hear her on Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, WGN Radio 720, & NPR’s The 21st.

She has recently shared the stage with Saturday Night Live’s Chris Redd on his North American tour, Bert Kreischer & Nate Bargatze at the world-renowned Chicago Theater, Eddie Pepitone at Schubas, & Michael Ian Black at Thalia Hall. You can currently see her in her hometown of Chicago and around the Midwest
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DuoDuo at The Robin Theatre

DuoDuo at The Robin Theatre

Saturday May 30th, 2020 - 8:00pm - Saturday May 30th, 2020 - 10:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

Folk supergroup, The DuoDuo quartet, presents an unforgettable night of music, song, and dance, spanning from the intimacy of each duo to a collaboration featuring all four of these innovators and masters of their respective traditions and instruments. Feat. Nic Gareiss and Maeve Gilchrist & Natalie Haas and Yann Falquet.

8PM, 7:30 doors
$20 (no additional fees!), All Ages

VIDEO: youtu.be/AO90SulKvJQ
(An introduction to DuoDuo)

Michigan-born percussive dancer Nic Gareiss and Edinburgh harpist Maeve Gilchrist met while teaching at the Shasta Fiddle Summit in Northern California. They continued their musical relationship with spontaneous collaborations at festivals and chance meetings and later toured together as part of Darol Anger's band, 'The Furies,' finally making their duo debut at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, Scotland.

Sharing a deep respect for traditional music and culture while drawing on contemporary elements of music, movement, rhythm and improvisation, Nic and Maeve have emerged from the vibrant new acoustic scene as innovators in their fields. The percussion and drive of Nic's footwork, combined with Maeve's melodic and improvisational sensibilities, make for an explosive duet sure to delight both the ears and the eyes.

Natalie Haas is one of the most sought-after cellists in Celtic music today. She and Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser have toured as a duo for 18 years, wowing audiences at festivals and concerts worldwide with their unique sound. She has appeared on over 50 albums, including those of Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster; Irish greats Altan, Solas, and Liz Carroll; and Americana icon Dirk Powell. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Natalie is currently based in Boston, where she is an associate professor of cello at Berklee College of Music.

Montrealer Yann Falquet is one of the most creative acoustic guitarists in today's Québécois music scene. Over the last 15 years, he has recorded five albums and toured the world with French Canadian power trio Genticorum. Over the years, he has developed a unique personal guitar style for Québécois folk music, rhythmically powerful yet subtly complex.

In the last few years, this husband and wife team of Natalie Haas and Yann Falquet have been touring together as a duo, performing a mix of Québécois traditional songs and new takes on folk music from throughout Western Europe.
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The Dangling Participles & Escaping Pavement at The Robin

The Dangling Participles & Escaping Pavement at The Robin

Friday June 19th, 2020 - 8:00pm - Friday June 19th, 2020 - 10:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

Get ready for an excellent and eclectic Americana twin bill! The Dangling Participles are hometown favorites, and Escaping Pavement has been hailed as "the most dynamic Americana group out of Detroit, Michigan". See below for more info!

8PM show, 7:30 tickets
$20 (no fees!), all ages

The Dangling Participles: The Dangling Participles are a Lansing-based band with a diverse song set ranging from folk and Americana to Latin jazz and blues. The band’s soulful vocals—shared by Tamiko Rothhorn and Austin Kaufmann—give the group its signature sound, rich in harmonies. Austin anchors the group on guitar and harmonica, with Tamiko adding cornet and ukulele. Tim Patterson fills out the low end on his upright bass and adds backing vocals. Dan Moreno rounds out the rhythm section on drums.
WEB: thedanglingparticiples.com/music/

Escaping Pavement: Hailed as "The most dynamic Americana group out of Detroit, Michigan", Escaping Pavement masterfully blends and blurs the lines of Bluegrass, Folk, and Americana. Their unique joint frontperson arrangement, with Emily Burns and Aaron Markovitz sharing equally in singing, songwriting, and guitar playing allows for astounding, harmony-driven, musical interplay that has earned them slots on bills with the likes of The Tim O’Brien Band, Front Country, The Dead South, Justin Townes Earle, Mountain Heart, and Joan Osborne. With multiple festival appearances scheduled, a 2017 Detroit Music Award win for Outstanding Americana Recording, over 700 shows under their belt, an ongoing project comprised of music inspired by the National Parks, and a non-stop touring schedule, this duo is spreading their roots-based message, far and wide. Americana fans will find a lot to love in Escaping Pavement. Find out why Jeff Milo of the Detroit Free Press and Deepcutz Blog said, "Escaping Pavement make sparseness stunning. The acoustic guitar and mandolin crackle together like a mesmerizing bonfire, and the voices of Emily Burns and Aaron Markovitz blend together like the azure purple and tawny oranges of vibrant sunset…"
WEB: escapingpavement.com/epk
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Carla Cooke & Billy Davis (The Ultimate Sam Cooke Experience)

Carla Cooke & Billy Davis (The Ultimate Sam Cooke Experience)

Friday August 14th, 2020 - 8:00pm - Friday August 14th, 2020 - 10:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

Carla Cooke, daughter of legendary singer, Sam Cooke, performs her father's hit songs with intimate, acoustic guitar arrangements by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Billy Davis!

8PM show, 7:30 doors
All ages, $20
Limited seating! More info below!

This special night of music will feature an intimate, acoustic performance by Carla Cooke and Billy Davis (former Sam Cooke guitarist, and guitar teacher to Jimi Hendrix!). Carla Cooke proves that the apple does not fall far from the tree as she gives the listener the raw talent, emotion, beauty and charisma that has her carrying the Sam Cooke family torch musically into the new millennium.

LIVE VENUE/TV VIDEOS
You Send Me - www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL34xHVYwc0

Cupid - www.youtube.com/watch?v=89REE78CZRM

Bring It On Home WGNTV - www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-ZV1CGOWlA

A Change Is Gonna Come - www.youtube.com/watch?v=avSbSGdDEqs

Wonderful World - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc3z5grfIQQ

Soul Stirrers Medley - www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y0CyvLSNSg

Soul South Entertainment Artist Carla Cooke with Special Guest Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Guitarist Billy Davis Detroit perform "The Ultimate Sam Cooke Acoustic Experience" LIVE from The Robin Theatre Aug 14th, 2020 at 8:00pm. Tickets on sale at www.therobintheatre.com/
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Annual Events

REO Town may be best known for its special events. Our organization is volunteer-driven, and we are always on the looking out for sponsors (both in-kind and financial), volunteers (that’s you!), and interesting new event concepts. Roughly half of REO Town’s events are coordinated by the REO Town Promotions Committee while the other half are partnerships with other neighborhood and event planning organizations.

REO Town Art Attack!

REO Town Art Attack! is a free, all-ages, outdoor art festival in REO Town! In partnership with REACH Studio Art Center, Art Attack! offers attendees opportunities to make art and celebrate local creators. Vendors line Washington Avenue, with live music and food trucks across the neighborhood. This event takes place in late August/early September.

Nightmare Off Elm Street

Nightmare Off Elm Street is REO Town's neighborhood Halloween party! Businesses stay open late, housing pop-up shows from local artists. Come from 5-8 to grab a bite and check out the exhibitions, then stick around for an evening of costume parties, burlesque and drag shows, and spooky hijinks! This event takes place in late October.

Art and Craft Beer Fest

Art and Craft Beer Fest is a collaboration with I'm a Beer Hound. Activating multiple neighborhood venues, Art and Craft Beer Fest presents an array of film, music, comedy and fine art, along with an impressive selection of local microbrews. A unique aspect of this festival is that it runs from 1PM to 10PM, and includes family-friendly activities during the day. Bounce between heated, indoors spaces and enjoy all that REO Town has to offer! This event takes place in early February.

Lansing Beer Fest

Lansing Beer Fest is an outdoor beer festival on Washington Avenue between South St. and Elm St. in REO Town. The festival features 20+ Michigan Breweries and around 100 craft beers, as well as a variety of ciders and spirits. In addition to the great beer selection, the event offers food trucks, live music, vendors and more! This event takes place in mid June.

REO Town Thrift Store Gala and Burlesque Extravaganza

REO Town’s biggest, weirdest fundraiser, the Thrift Store Gala features burlesque and circus arts performers in a warehouse space somewhere in the REO Town area. Attendees are encouraged to wear thrift or vintage apparel and Decadence Dolls, a Lansing pin-up photography studio, sponsors a ‘Miss Thrift’ pageant.

 

How to Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved in REO Town. Attend a board meeting, join a sub-committee, become a member of the commercial association, or just hang out at one of our local businesses!

Sponsorship Tiers

1st Stack

$250

Per Year
  • 2 tickets to any REO Town Event
  • Social Media Mention for one event
  • Vendor Space at one event
  • 1 Mainstage Sign at any REO Town Event

2nd Stack

$500

Per Year
  • 2 Tickets and 2 VIP Tickets for any REO Town Event
  • Social Media Mentions for all events
  • Vendor Space at one event
  • 1 Mainstage Sign for two REO Town Events

3rd Stack

$1000

Per Year
  • 5 Tickets and 5 VIP Tickets for any REO Town Event
  • Social Media for all events and one special promotion
  • Vendor space for all events
  • Mainstage signage at all REO Town Events