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Weekend roundup: Feb. 24-26

February 23, 2012

It is almost the weekend. Classes are ending and students are ready to unwind. Here is a roundup of events to attend during the weekend respite.

ATD Fashion Show

The Department of Art and Art History will present its annual Apparel and Textile Design Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Sunday at Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre.

Tickets are $12.

The event showcases unique student designs ranging from the classically tailored to eco-fashions made from unexpected materials. Exciting additions this year include electronic textile creations that feature illumination and designs inspired by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.

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From 4-6 p.m. Sunday in Erickson Hall Kiva, folk artist Tipsy Gypsy, indie act Nathan Alan, alternative rock band Something Utopic and experimental band Animeaux will battle each other to raise money for charity.

Ticket proceeds will go to the charity of the winning band. At the event, which is being hosted by service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, you can rock out for charities that include Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Believe in Miracles and Autism Speaks.

Tickets are $3 for an individual and $5 for two people.

To learn more, visit the event’s Facebook page.


At 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Happendance, 3348 Hagadorn Road, in Okemos, will host its winter concert at the Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.

The contemporary dance show features works from local Happendance members as well as routines that premiered in New York City in October 2011 from guest choreographers Kimberly Karpanty and Leanne Schmidt.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for students and are available at the door or online.

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Frozen Casino and Ice Skating

From 9 p.m. to midnight at Munn Ice Arena, University Activities Board is hosting its annual Dice and Ice event — a night of fake gambling, ice skating and prize giveaways. Students can redeem tickets at blackjack, poker, slots, roulette and craps, and win prizes, such as a 32-inch flat screen TV, an XBOX 360 with Kinect and a signed basketball by head coach Tom Izzo.

Ice skating and food samples from restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings, 360 Albert Ave., and Papa’s Pizza, 1219 E. Grand River Ave., are free.

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Hip-hop show at The Loft

Disc jockeys Lauriepallooza and T.O.K.I.N. will host an electronic and hip-hop show Saturday at The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., in Lansing.

Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $7 at the door.

Artists such as Jay Arthur, DJs M.O. & Mr. Sketch, Xàos and DJ Pep Step also will be there.

The event will feature raffles, live art and a beer pong tournament.

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