Arts, culture and entertainment report for the week of September 19th to September 25th

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Lansing, Michigan — Are you ready for this week’s arts, culture and entertainment?

Art Prize Grand Rapids
Until October 2nd

From now until October 2nd is the annual ArtPrize Grand Rapids.

Public parks, restaurants, theaters, hotels, bridges and even body shops in the Grand Rapids area are transformed into art galleries showcasing the world’s greatest works of art.

ArtPrize hosts daily events and happenings, from concerts and dance parties to festivals and family art-making.

Well worth the drive to Grand Rapids.

Brass Quintet and Red Cedar Organ
Tuesday, September 20th
MSU Alumni Memorial Chapel, East Lansing

Now this event is closer to home.

On Tuesday, the rich sound of MSU’s new Red Cedar Organ merges with brass to play the music of the American composer.

It will be held on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm at the MSU Alumni Memorial Chapel on the campus of Michigan State University.Doors open at 7pm

bell, book, candle
September 22nd – October 2nd
Lansing’s Riverwalk Theater

Lansing’s Riverwalk Theater’s Black Box Stage presents Bells, Books and Candles this Thursday.

The play is about a modern-day witch who likes her neighbor but despises her fiancée, enchanting him to love her instead.

It’s a fantasy romantic comedy that runs through October 2nd on the Riverwalk.

Capital Afrofest
September 23rd (Friday) to September 24th (Saturday)
221 Washington Square, Lansing

This Friday and Saturday is Capital AfroFest at 221 Washington Square in downtown Lansing.

Live performances, fashion shows, street vendors and plenty of activities for the whole family.

According to organizers, the two-day event will serve as a bridge between African communities and other communities through cultural activities.

In Emily’s words
September 23rd (Friday) to September 25th (Sunday)
Wharton Center, East Lansing

If you’re looking for more theaters this week, I recommend checking it out In Emily’s words, Held Friday through Sunday at the Wharton Center.

The stage concert tells the story of British novelist Emily Brontë as she writes her beloved troubled love story, Wuthering Heights.

The new musical, in development, features MSU drama students and Broadway actors, including Jonathan Christopher, known from the hit Broadway show Hamilton.

An Evening with Brian Stokes Mitchell
Friday, September 23rd
Wharton Center, East Lansing

Also on Friday, Broadway actor Brian Stokes Mitchell will open Wharton’s 40 at the Wharton anniversary season.

Brian Stokes Mitchell is a two-time Tony Award winner with a Broadway, television, film and concert career spanning 40 years.

He won a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award for his star turn in Kiss Me, Kate.

He was also nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Man of La ManchaAugust Wilson King Hedley II When ragtime Recently inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

Here’s an overview of this week’s events. Whatever you do, I hope you achieve it.

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