MAD Monday ~ Giving Tuesday

Today’s MAD Monday event doesn’t happen for a while, so I’m giving you a head’s up about :

Giving Tuesday!  If you have a Twitter account, you have likely already come across #givingtuesday tags.  Giving Tuesday originally started off as a way to harness the holiday spirit prevalent in America during Thanksgiving and Christmas, and channel this energy toward making positive changes or contributions in a larger way.  In 2012 the first Giving Tuesday kicked off, and the hope since has been that after people have celebrated Thanksgiving, and considered all they are thankful for, and all they are looking forward to,  that they will turn around and give to others in their communities. Continue reading

Weekend Report~ 10/23 ~ 10/27

Gearing up for the weekend, as Halloween comes creeping closely by!  Hey if you don’t celebrate Halloween, there are still plenty of things around Lansing to do, so here are just a few:



Head out to Eastwood Towne Center tonight to enjoy Claddagh’s celebration of “Beer Month”,  The Claddagh’s World Tour!  (I’d  call first ’cause space seems to be limited!)


Rosanne Cash is at the Wharton Center Thursday!  Not sure if it’s sold out, but you can find out by clicking her name or heading to the LuvLansing Calendar of events …

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Trick or Treat in Old Town with your favorite pooch!  Old Town’s “Doggy Trick or Treat” activities are Friday, though I’m unclear if this starts at 4 or 4:30, because the site lists both times.  But be down there with your best friend dressed and ready!


Visit the Shawhaven Haunted Farm  in Mason.

or the Boneyard in Stockbridge.  


I’m not sure why the Lansing area has such few haunted houses, but get out and support the ones we do have.  (otherwise go get the Fear Finder  newspaper I told you about earlier this month, and check out the billion other haunted houses and mazes in Michigan!!  Or just click above and see the map!) or come to think of it go here as well… Halloween in Michigan



The Lansing Halloween Party, “A Night of Hollywood Horror” is this Saturday.  Scheduled to start at 8:30 (6:30 for VIPs), and said to be held at the Lansing Center (though I couldn’t confirm this), this Lansing bash has a costume party, live music, dancing and more.  Find out about it by clicking the link above…


Last weekend for Boo at the Zoo, Potter Park’s annual fall/Halloween celebration.  But you have two days to get in if you have loads to do this weekend, so that helps!


Head out to the Lansing City Market for some safe trick or treating type goodies!


The always excellent David Sedaris is at the Wharton Center on Sunday!



Next Week:

27:  Don’t forget Trick or Treat on the Square is taking place on Monday, in Downtown.


28:  Next Tuesday you can also head out to the Eastwood Towne Center and enjoy the Halloween festivities there, which will include face painting, music, henna tattoos and lots more.


East Lansing Film Festival!

The City Pulse has released their new issue today, and – YAY – it is chock full of information about the East Lansing Film Festival coming up October 30 – November 6!

elff 14  The 17th annual film festival in East Lansing starts October 30th, and you can find a pull out section of the films being presented inside the newest City Pulse.  It’s huge.  It’s helpful.  You need it!  You can get the City Pulse, you know, EVERYWHERE!  The library, Quality Dairy, restaurants, pizza joints, even on the streets in Downtown, Old Town…you get the picture.  But did you know you can also get hooked on the City Pulse App?  Get all the goods delivered right to you, by going here


Quote for today

“When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.” –Lolly Daskal

MAD Monday ~ support your local artists!

This MAD Monday opportunity is a chance to be involved with a great local talent!

If you missed the encore showing of Buffalo on Sunday night (7:45 @ Celebration Cinemas)  you can still enjoy the DVD at home!  Copies of Buffalo – the most recent film by Michael McCallum – can be purchased through McCallum’s studio Rebel Pictures; click here to access the website.

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While you are there, why not be a part of Rebel Pictures NEXT big film?  Donations and contributions are accepted right on the company’s website, and will help to keep this talented film company rolling.  Click below to make contributions, and tell them LuvLansing sent you!rebel pix

Weekend Report ~ Oktoberfest!

Don’t miss out!  The 9th annual Old Town Oktoberfest is this weekend, Friday and Saturday!

Loads of special seasonal beers and flavors to try, and there will be masses of people!  The fun starts Friday at 6pm and Saturday at 2pm!

This event is strictly for adults 21 and older, so be sure to leave the little ones at home with a sitter!  And be ready to have some fun (lederhosen  optional)

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Weekend Report! 10/10~10/12 ~ it’s a haunted weekend ahead!

This weekend gives you ample time and opportunity to get into the spirit of Halloween.

One of America’s favorite holidays of the year, Halloween is full of goblins, ghouls, and spooky pranksters, not to mention cider, candy and some of the craziest costumes you can come up with!  Get into the action way before the Spooktacular day by attending these Hallow.wonderful events!


Carrie ~ The Musical

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Based on Stephen King’s horror novel Carrie, this musical version opens on Friday at 8pm, and runs for two weekends.  Carrie, the Musical is presented at the Pasant Theatre and tickets can be purchased at the Wharton Center, or use the image below for links and informationFl2014-CARRIE-POSTER


The Dead are Among Us!   Lansing Zombie Walk

Zombie walks are currently a big hit, creating a fun and creative way to celebrate looking really disgusting.  A lot of these walks raise money for various charities, and Lansing’s walk is no different.  This Saturday, see what all the fuss is about when the undead go roaming the streets of the city!  To find out more click below…




How-to Halloween

Get inspired.  Get creative.  Get really stinking jealous that YOU didn’t come up with a Mega.Tetris wall!  What?!!  You heard right…now go check it out!  The How-to Halloween event starts Saturday at noon in Downtown.  You can learn how to build a Batmobile, a UFO, compete in contests, make glow in the dark slime, and so many more fun activities…well you’ll just want to check out the website below to try to fathom it all!



Lansing “Maker Week”

Today kicks off the 1st annual Lansing Maker Week.  (1 PM today at the Old Town Temple building)

Hmmm…what does that mean exactly.  Well, it’s a week long celebration of the independent mind, that’s what! Creative brains of all sorts and leanings will be gathered throughout the area teaching and demonstrating to the public.  You can go to workshops to learn about 3D printers, textiles, electronics and programming.  Sample some foodstuffs.  Participate in a hands on project.  View new buildings set up exclusively for innovative minds that are trying to bring new life to Lansing!

This week long event combines fashion, technology, aesthetic, workmanship, modern technology and good old hard work. Find out more about all these goings on by visiting the website … and use this week to network!



MAD Monday! #createthegood

#MADMonday today, and this post says it all, so I’m just going to this from!  Great ideas, so pick one and get out there to share the love!  (click to enter article)

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MAD Monday: Buffalo the Movie!

OK, curve ball!  Today’s MAD Monday comes on Sunday!!

Here’s how you can support your local community today:  



Michael McCallum’s Buffalo is playing at Celebration! Cinemas, but today is the last day you can catch this locally made film!

So get out today and support Michael and Rebel Pictures by seeing the movie and buying some movie merchandise!

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