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Pet portrait Pillow Make and take workshop 11 - 3pm

Pet portrait Pillow Make and take workshop 11 - 3pm

Saturday March 28th, 2020 - 11:00am - Saturday March 28th, 2020 - 3:00pm

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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Wake and Bake Sunday Brunch

Wake and Bake Sunday Brunch

Sunday March 29th, 2020 - 11:00am - Sunday March 29th, 2020 - 2:00pm+4Sunday April 5th, 2020 - 11:00am - Sunday April 5th, 2020 - 2:00pmSunday April 12th, 2020 - 11:00am - Sunday April 12th, 2020 - 2:00pmSunday April 19th, 2020 - 11:00am - Sunday April 19th, 2020 - 2:00pmSunday April 26th, 2020 - 11:00am - Sunday April 26th, 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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Online Class - Astrology 101: Introduction to your Birth Chart

Online Class - Astrology 101: Introduction to your Birth Chart

Saturday April 4th, 2020 - 12:00pm - Saturday April 4th, 2020 - 4:00pm

Woke Studio1133 South Washington Ave.Lansing, MI48911 Map

In this workshop you will learn about the planets, the signs, and the houses of your birth chart, as well as what each of these mean for you, and how to harness this information to tap into the natural cycles of the celestial spheres!

We'll also discuss and clarify an array of different Astrology topics to help you understand the power and potential of your natal chart.

You can get your birth chart one of two ways...

1) Visit to create your birth chart and bring it with you to class
2) Email Eli at with your name, date of birth, time of birth and place of birth

$75 per person. Registration and pre-payment required by visiting the classes & events page at

Eli Stewart has been a spiritual reader and practitioner for most
of their adult life, and has been offering their services as well as classes in spiritual, magical and psychic development in Mid-Michigan since 2002. Eli apprenticed with an astrologer to learn natal, horary and electional astrology beginning in 1993, and continues to use astrology to navigate life’s ups and downs. Eli
offers psychic readings, spiritual consultations, as well as spiritual healing and conjure art commissions. For more information about Eli or the services and classes they offer, visit
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Dog Bowls & Ashtrays

Dog Bowls & Ashtrays

Friday April 17th, 2020 - 6:00pm - Friday April 17th, 2020 - 8:30pm

Wheel House Studio1103 South Washington Ave.Lansing, MI48910 Map

I've seen countless people unintentionally make ashtrays and pet dishes their first time on the wheel. The wheel is fickle, so let's set our sights accordingly. We aren't aiming to make vases tonight. We are going to create dog bowls and ashtrays. And yes, you can make dishes for your cats too. It's just that mentioning cats in the title seemed like too much. Then I tried for a pun, and obviously failed, so here we are. Anyway, cat/dog bowls/dishes, and ashtrays. Can't wait!

Adults Only 🙂
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Art Journaling Basics with Corey Marie & Papercuts Handmade

Art Journaling Basics with Corey Marie & Papercuts Handmade

Saturday April 18th, 2020 - 1:00pm - Saturday April 18th, 2020 - 4:00pm

Woke Studio1133 South Washington Ave.Lansing, MI48911 Map

Join Corey Marie, local Artist, Illustrator & Maker of one-of-a-kind Recycled Art Journals and screen-printed notebooks for a workshop on all things Art Journaling!

Enrollment includes awesome little kit she created that has all the necessary supplies you need to get you started art journaling. And while you don’t need to bring anything with you, you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own favorite pens/markers, papers, stamps, washi tape, embellishments, inks, stencils, etc.

Enrollment is $65 and includes:
• One hand-crafted, recycled 100 page art journal (4.5x6)
• Two paper packs
• A very cool little “How To” ‘zine
• A basic supply kit that contains a micron pen, glue stick, ink pad and a kit that could include stickers, embellishments, etc.

Registration and prepayment required.

For more information about Corey Marie, check out all her social sites!


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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

“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

From Coast to Coast
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The Crane Wives Duo | Charlie Millard Band at The Robin Theatre

The Crane Wives Duo | Charlie Millard Band at The Robin Theatre

Friday May 15th, 2020 - 8:00pm - Friday May 15th, 2020 - 11:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

Join us for two superb, Michigan-based acts! The Crane Wives (duo) features dual singer/songwriters of the popular indie/folk group, Kate Pillsbury & Emiliee Petersmark. Charlie Millard Band are an up-and-coming trio on the MI scene, performing a unique brand of cinematic pop.

8PM show, 7:30 doors
$18 advance (no fees!), $20 at the door
Student/Bridge Card discount available

In Japanese folklore, the crane wife is a bird disguised as a woman who spins fine silks from her own feathers, until her identity is discovered. The Crane Wives spin fine songs from whole cloth, and you will never want the melodies to leave your head. From murky origins in Chinese restaurants, high school ska bands, and dorm room jam sessions, the band came together in 2010 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and immediately began gathering a following with intricate melodies, sister-harmonies, and compelling songcraft. Initially part of the indie folk boom, their sound has grown and broadened with each new recording till categorization becomes difficult: rock, pop, folk? Just call it really good music.

Charlie Millard Band
"Small movies for the ears"
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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

(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.

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…"
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The Wildmans at The Robin Theatre

The Wildmans at The Robin Theatre

Thursday June 25th, 2020 - 8:00pm - Thursday June 25th, 2020 - 10:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

8PM, 7:30 doors
$15 advance, $20 doors
Thursday, June 25

Neo-traditional string band, The Wildmans, come from the one stop light town, Floyd, Virginia, in the heart of the Appalachian mountain music tradition. The band members came together at regional fiddler’s conventions and have won the most respected awards in the Appalachian region - topped off by banjoist Victor Furtado winning the 2019 Steve Martin Banjo Prize.


Highly skilled instrumentals and soulful vocals applied to traditional and original tunes with a smattering of old time, blues, and jazz combine to create a fresh new sound - old tunes fueled by young spirit. With a base firmly in old-time roots music, The Wildmans push the genre boundaries with acoustic electric instruments and effects to create a bigger sound, with original jam vibes, modern classics and jazz standards alongside favorite old time and original fiddle tunes.

"Seeing The Wildmans live was an inspiration! They took Oldtime tunes and expanded on them in a way I’ve never heard before, in a way only well seasoned jazz musicians could - with intelligence as well as power. And vocally, Aila Wildman is reminiscent of the likes of Rachael Price and Ella Fitzgerald. This young band is clearly destined for great things.” ~ Rob Miller, Pickin’ Productions
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Jeff Pianki | Robin Theatre: Thurs. 7/23

Jeff Pianki | Robin Theatre: Thurs. 7/23

Thursday July 23rd, 2020 - 7:00pm - Thursday July 23rd, 2020 - 10:00pm

The Robin Theatre1105 S Washington AveLansing, MI48910 Map

Audiotree Presents
Jeff Pianki
Parkway & Columbia
Jessica Mindrum

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

Tickets available here:

Public Onsale: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 at noon

Venue accessibility information here:

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 or ask for an Audiotree Presents representative at the front door.
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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.

You Send Me -

Cupid -

Bring It On Home WGNTV -

A Change Is Gonna Come -

Wonderful World -

Soul Stirrers Medley -

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
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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


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


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


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