National Donut Day Has Got us Feelin’ Groovy

We know there are plenty of silly, made-up holidays: backwards day, stuffed mushroom day, do a grouch a favor day, and even napping day (a truly great one if you ask us) … but did you know there’s a National Donut Day? Even better yet — it’s just two days away! This Friday, June 7th…

Proceeds For Fantasy Faire To Aid Performer in Cancer Recovery

Story by Jeremy Kohn Treasa Kloth is passionate when it comes to her work. She is the author of two series of novels: the Immortal MacKinnons and the Harrow Vikings, and a performer at renaissance festivals throughout mid-Michigan. Kloth also enjoy charitable causes, which is why she helped create the Magical Realm Fantasy Faire. The…

BLED, Sweat, & Tears: BLEDfest Says Farewell After 15 Years

Story by Jeremy Kohn Tired of spending a Saturday night on the couch watching Netflix? Need a night out on the town?  Does being in a room full of sweaty punk-kids raging for 12 hours sound more enticing? If you answered yes, then you might be a prime candidate attendee to the last-ever BLEDFEST music…

Apple Blossom Kombucha is a Lansing First

Story by Sarah Spohn Chicago native and current Lansing-area resident Caley Gunthorpe is an eighth-grade PE and health teacher by day, a personal trainer and group fitness instructor by night, and is brewer and owner of Apple Blossom Kombucha. Her weekdays are filled with early morning workouts, teaching, training, and educating people on a healthy lifestyle…

The Poetry Room — It’s Not What You Think

Story by Sarah Spohn What started as an idea for an open mic night two years ago has transformed into one of Lansing’s most diverse, creative outlets to take the stage in quite some time. “It’s an open mic, but it’s not what everybody thinks it is,” Masaki Takahashi, co-host of The Poetry Room, said….

Lansing Salsa Capital Group Celebrating its Sixth Anniversary

Story by Guest Writer Julianna Blain “But, what if you can’t dance?” I skeptically asked Bryan Grochowski, one of the founders of Salsa Capital. “So many of my friends think that they can’t dance,” he chuckled, and responded with a kind smile. “If you can walk, we can teach you to dance.” Salsa Capital is…

ALT Printing Co. is an Ode to Good Ole Fashioned, Handmade Art

Story by Sarah Spohn High school sweethearts-turned husband and wife (totes adorbs, we know) Kristen and Tony Wilson grew up the same way many of us did — with society’s timeline of high school, college, working for the man, and hopefully, retirement. If you rolled your eyes at that trajectory, we’re right there with you….

Lansing Celebrates Record Store Day

Story by Sarah Spohn It can be described as a very merry Christmas for record collectors — you know the date, it’s Record Store Day! Saturday, April 13, 2019 marks the 11th annual Record Store Day (RSD), which celebrates the most holiest of music formats: vinyl records. Each Spring, music lovers line up outside of…

Your Guide to Capital City Film Fest

Story by Jeremy Kohn and Sarah Spohn The Capital City Film Fest is about to take over our quaint little capital city in the biggest, best way possible – hundreds of films, concerts, and way, way more. The annual festival expanded this year, and runs from April 11-21 in downtown Lansing. With so much going…

Music Lover’s Labor of Love to Lansing Underground Scene

Story by Sarah Spohn 388 performances by 197 bands at 122 shows in the same venue. It’s the Lansing Underground, in the basement of the Christ Lutheran Church in downtown Lansing. It’s a venue, full of stories from hundreds of locals during their formative years – and a story that is now forever commemorated. Saint…