Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree at Tuesday blues day
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree at Tuesday blues day

Stop on out for Tuesday Blues-day for some very special performances, drinks specials and a new food menu!

Catherine Groll on vocals, Ron Bretz on bass & vocals, Rick Alicea on drums & vocals, Roger Little on keyboards & vocals & Stan Budzynski on guitar & vocals. Join us as we play thru our eclectic blues songlist including some deep cuts. We'll also be having some special guests sitting in with us too!! Food,drinks & dancing are available & no cover!!

Please share & invite your friends!

 

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Jazz Legend - Benny Poole
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz Legend - Benny Poole

Doors open at 7pm - $5 cover charge

Benny has traveled the world, topped the charts with Stevie Wonder, James Brown, BB King and Marvin Gaye and he is coming to UrbanBeat for a very special performance this Friday!!!!

Recognized for bringing talent to Jackson to perform with him...such as Gene Harris, Lyman Woodard, Eddie Russ, Alvin Jones, and Abbey Lincoln, whom already lived in Jackson, it assisted them in getting world known.

Performed with Grant Green, Richard "Groove" Holmes, also at concerts with the Lloyd Price Band and Jimmy Smiths Group and more.

Long time performer at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort and other venues."A pair of funky jazz songs Poole recorded in 1967 — one of which briefly broke through on the national charts — have become collectors items, particularly in England, where Poole's name is still well-known among aficionados of the "northern soul" movement that emerged out of the '60s mod scene." - MLive Bill Chapen

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YP Toastmasters Series
Jun
26
7:00 AM07:00

YP Toastmasters Series

Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow - both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you're an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You'll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings - and participating in them - more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.

Join us for our biweekly meeting in Old Town Lansing. We look forward to those wanting to grow, Step up to challenges, try something new and just see what we are all about. Please join us for warm coffee, delicious treats, and a chance to discover a path for growth.

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Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree at Tuesday blues day
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree at Tuesday blues day

Stop on out for Tuesday Blues-day for some very special performances, drinks specials and a new food menu!

Catherine Groll on vocals, Ron Bretz on bass & vocals, Rick Alicea on drums & vocals, Roger Little on keyboards & vocals & Stan Budzynski on guitar & vocals. Join us as we play thru our eclectic blues songlist including some deep cuts. We'll also be having some special guests sitting in with us too!! Food,drinks & dancing are available & no cover!!

Please share & invite your friends!

 

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Round-Robin Acoustic Jam
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Round-Robin Acoustic Jam

In addition to a comfortable space, Urban Beat has food and beverages for sale.   Bring an acoustic instrument or just come and sing along or listen.  Extra copies of lyrics and chords are encouraged.  For more information, contact LeRoy at 505-2809 or Chela at 628-2301.   

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Michigan Songwriters In-the-Round
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Michigan Songwriters In-the-Round

Join us for an evening with three fine Michigan songwriters, performing "in-the-round" on Friday, July 6th at UrbanBeat Event Center in Old Town Lansing

Doors 7:00pm - Music 7:30pm - $10
1213 Turner St, Lansing, MI 48906

Michigan-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Timothy Monger first established himself as co-founder of seminal Ann Arbor folk-rock outfit Great Lakes Myth Society. In the mid-00's the band earned a cult following rendering detailed art-pop with British folk undertones and a distinctly Midwestern rock sensibility. Concurrently, Monger's solo career extended as a natural outgrowth with the chamber pop of 2004's Summer Cherry Ghosts to the more rustic tonality of 2011's The New Britton Sound. Released in February 2017, his third album, Amber Lantern, melds subtle synth textures with elements of psych, folk, and jangling power pop. 
http://timothymonger.com/

Singer-songwriter Brandon Grafius has called mid-Michigan home for several decades, with an interlude in California. Bringing together a wealth of experience in writing and performing, the songs on his newest album explore the journey of a life, offering an intimate picture of the places that connect us to one another. His mellow baritone voice, moving from a growl to a whisper and all the spaces in between, carries the contours and range of a great storyteller.
http://glgpub.com/roster/brandon-grafius

Monte Pride is a Lansing-born, Lansing-based singer-songwriter & fingerstyle guitarist whose songs recall the delicate vocals of Simon & Garfunkel, with guitar-work reminiscent of Nick Drake and The Tallest Man on Earth. He blends haunting melodies with vivid lyricism, bringing stories of love, loss, and longing to life in a complex array of healing, soul stirring song. 
www.montepridemusic.com

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YP Toastmasters Series
Jul
24
7:00 AM07:00

YP Toastmasters Series

Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow - both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you're an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You'll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings - and participating in them - more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.

Join us for our biweekly meeting in Old Town Lansing. We look forward to those wanting to grow, Step up to challenges, try something new and just see what we are all about. Please join us for warm coffee, delicious treats, and a chance to discover a path for growth.

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Blues Legend Larry McCray with special guest Tony Purifoy
Jul
29
4:00 PM16:00

Blues Legend Larry McCray with special guest Tony Purifoy

Blues Legend, Larry McCray will headline an intimate gathering of friends with special guest Tony Purifoy.

Purchase tickets here:

https://larrymccray.bpt.me

McCray, 58, was born in Arkansas and moved with his large family to
Saginaw in 1972. For years he balanced working full-time on a General Motors
assembly line with his budding musical career. He finally committed to music fulltime
25 years ago and issued the first of nine albums. His hard-rock guitar playing
combined with soulful vocals continues to attract legions of fans worldwide.

The second youngest of nine children, McCray credits older sister, Clara, as
his greatest musical influence. She gave him his first guitar at age 12 and taught
him how to play. He formed his first band with brothers Carl (on bass), Steve (on
drums) and nephew Tony Purifoy (vocals), Clara's son. The band broke up when
Larry signed his first recording contract, although younger brother Steve has
stayed with him.

Purifoy has performed with several premier soul and funk bands which have
opened for The Commodores and KC and the Sunshine Band. He brings a high-energy
style of soul, funk, and R&B to every performance.

Tickets will be limited, so don't wait!

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CQI Lunch & Learn - HIGHLY EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS FOR TOP PERFORMANCE
Jul
31
10:30 AM10:30

CQI Lunch & Learn - HIGHLY EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS FOR TOP PERFORMANCE

HIGHLY EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS FOR TOP PERFORMANCE

  • Learn the top 20 obstacles in today’s modern business world which sabotage effective communications
  • Identify your professional communication issues and blind-spots
  • Assess the impacts of organizational ineffectiveness found in common email and meeting practices
  • Design your individual (or team-based) solution with clear actions to generate effective communications

Susan Topping Gauthier

Susan specializes in high-performance acceleration in business for leaders, teams, organizations, and institutions. She is a partner at Mark Kamin & Associates, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm which focuses on transformational training applied to organizational culture shifts, leadership development, sales mastery, highly effective communications and top performance. Susan has over 35 years of experience in management and consulting. She has expertise in working with C-suite executives and leadership teams to generate and execute enterprise-wide transformation in industries such as information technology, manufacturing, banking, retail, media, and government.

Register: https://bit.ly/2jGgw8J

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CQI Lunch & Learn - HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR PROFESSIONAL IMAGE
Oct
23
10:30 AM10:30

CQI Lunch & Learn - HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR PROFESSIONAL IMAGE

HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR PROFESSIONAL IMAGE (SELF-PRESENTATION)

  • Discover what the latest brain science says about “unconscious bias” and how it impacts “success”
  • Evaluate your professional “self-presentation”—how YOU may be showing up for others
  • Practice how to generate your self-presentation in a powerful two-minute introduction
  • Develop your customized list of opportunities for making remarkable professional connections

Susan Topping Gauthier

Susan specializes in high-performance acceleration in business for leaders, teams, organizations, and institutions. She is a partner at Mark Kamin & Associates, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm which focuses on transformational training applied to organizational culture shifts, leadership development, sales mastery, highly effective communications and top performance. Susan has over 35 years of experience in management and consulting. She has expertise in working with C-suite executives and leadership teams to generate and execute enterprise-wide transformation in industries such as information technology, manufacturing, banking, retail, media, and government.

Register: https://bit.ly/2jGgw8J

 

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CQI Lunch & Learn Personality, Culture and Appreciation
Jun
19
10:30 AM10:30

CQI Lunch & Learn Personality, Culture and Appreciation

JODI SCHAFER, SPHR

Owner, General Partner

Jodi Schafer has been with Human Resource Management Services, LLC since 2010. In early 2013, she succeeded Toni Talbot as the company’s owner and general partner. Jodi is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Education from Kalamazoo College. With over ten years of experience “in the trenches” of human resource management, her solutions are both practical and proven to help her clients succeed. Jodi writes a regular H.R. column for various statewide publications and conducts speaking engagements and training seminars on all aspects of human resources including Employee Relations, Leadership Skills, On-boarding, Recruitment.

 

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2GDjxiU

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NACW - Sex As We Age with Dr. Karen Litos
Jun
13
to Jun 14

NACW - Sex As We Age with Dr. Karen Litos

Dr. Karen Litos is a Physical Therapist practicing in the Lansing area. 

Women's health is a specialty area of practice that takes years of education and training beyond an earning a PT degree. Think about it, huge hormonal events influential enough to physically change our bodies occur THREE TIMES during the female lifespan: during adolescence, pregnancy and menopause. How many of you knew what was coming for any of those life markers? Karen has been a physical therapist almost 18 years and has focused her practice in helping women in the Greater Lansing area as a board-certified women's health clinician.

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Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree at Tuesday blues day
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree at Tuesday blues day

Stop on out for Tuesday Blues-day for some very special performances, drinks specials and a new food menu!

Catherine Groll on vocals, Ron Bretz on bass & vocals, Rick Alicea on drums & vocals, Roger Little on keyboards & vocals & Stan Budzynski on guitar & vocals. Join us as we play thru our eclectic blues songlist including some deep cuts. We'll also be having some special guests sitting in with us too!! Food,drinks & dancing are available & no cover!!

Please share & invite your friends!

 

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The Path to a Brilliant Business - YOU are the Engine - Get a Tune-up
Jun
12
9:30 AM09:30

The Path to a Brilliant Business - YOU are the Engine - Get a Tune-up

The Path to a Brilliant Business

 Powerful Insights and Pragmatic Tools

Are you a solopreneur? Being in it alone can be very lonely and difficult. If your business is OK, but you want it to be great and get over the "hump" then these seminars are for you. In this series, we teach fundamental insights and simple implementation tools that will enable you to get what you want more quickly with less pain and agony.

We use EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) as a set of mechanisms to implement the insights and practices we teach that will ensure you get what you want out of your business. EOS is a complete system of simple tools that drive three things; Vision, Traction and Team Health. Vision is getting everyone in your company the same crystal clear, powerful vision of where you are going and how you are going to get there. Traction is radically improving the Discipline and Accountability in your company. Team Health is advancing your company as a High Performing team.

June 12 YOU are the Engine - Get a Tune-up

Do you have the energy and the drive and the personal vision to be the force of change for your business? Most business owners have not developed the personal vision required to give context to your business vision. A business is a tool to enable you to get what you want out of life. Do you know what you want? If you are normal, it is pretty fuzzy. Join us to make a clear assessment and start to develop the clarity of your personal goals to enable you to be the Engine that you need to be to build a brilliant business.

July 10 Your Marketing Sucks!

You know it does, but you are not sure what to do about it. Most companies meander about without a clear marketing strategy. If you are normal you have developed a lot of tools (business cards, website, brochure), but you are not really clear on who your market is, what you do for them or how you are going to get your message to them. We will show you the way to get clarity and have a strategy that is clear and actionable.

August 14 Referral Marketing Mastery

Do you get more than 50% of your new clients from referrals? Are you managing your referral practices as responsibly as you do your other business components? Probably not. Most people are very casual about their design and practices around Referral Marketing. Learn how to be rigorous and increase the number of leads you get from referral partners.

Sept 11 Hiring Brilliantly

Do you need to hire people for your company? Most people learn excruciating lessons in their hiring. Learn the fundamentals of making sure you get the Right People in the Right Seats so that you get the return you need out of your new investment.

Oct 9 Staying Focused and Disciplined

We all know that we need to work “On” our business not just “In” our business. It is not enough to set goal and to define a vision, you also have to execute. While we are usually pretty good at keeping our commitments to customers, we often do not stay focused on the strategic work in your business. Learn how to increase your discipline and accountability, keep moving your business forward and achieve your long term goals.

Nov 13 Digital Marketing

Can you sell your product or service through the internet? Are you doing that well? If you are normal then you could radically improve your Digital Marketing. Learn how to develop a powerful Digital Marketing Strategy. Understand the components of Digital Marketing and understand where to put your attention and get the results you desire.

Kevin Suboski's Background

You know the neighborhood kid with the table in his yard? That was Kevin. He sold candy bars to kids because the margins and turnover were much better than selling lemonade to their parents.

Later, he took that passion for entrepreneurship to big companies like EDS and Sun Microsystems helping to lead and organize their IT people. Kevin’s business exploited this opening in the market to better structure IT people to drive collaboration. While growing his business to 30 people with great margins was very satisfying he found he much preferred the heart and soul of small business.

In his obsession to succeed with his business and help his clients, Kevin explored and applied fundamentals of biology, linguistics, and philosophy. He took those insights to small and medium-sized business owners so they could get the benefits too. When he found Traction and learned of EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), he knew that he could bring those powerful insights much more quickly and easily to his clients.

Kevin’s love for Entrepreneurs/Innovators/Visionaries has been the driving force in his career. He is serving those people by helping them free themselves by bringing insights and practical, pragmatic tools.

These workshops are FREE but you must rsvp here: http://bit.ly/2GtkdJz

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YP Toastmasters Series
Jun
12
7:00 AM07:00

YP Toastmasters Series

Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow - both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you're an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You'll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings - and participating in them - more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.

Join us for our biweekly meeting in Old Town Lansing. We look forward to those wanting to grow, Step up to challenges, try something new and just see what we are all about. Please join us for warm coffee, delicious treats, and a chance to discover a path for growth.

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Orquesta Ritmo
Jun
8
8:30 PM20:30

Orquesta Ritmo

Come and celebrate the versatility and ability of our own Mid-Michigan Salsa band! Be sure to bring your dancing shoes as you won't be able to stay off your feet for long! 
Salsa Dance Lessons at 8pm and the party starts at 8:30pm!!!

$10 cover

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Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree at Tuesday blues day
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree at Tuesday blues day

Stop on out for Tuesday Blues-day for some very special performances, drinks specials and a new food menu!

Catherine Groll on vocals, Ron Bretz on bass & vocals, Rick Alicea on drums & vocals, Roger Little on keyboards & vocals & Stan Budzynski on guitar & vocals. Join us as we play thru our eclectic blues songlist including some deep cuts. We'll also be having some special guests sitting in with us too!! Food,drinks & dancing are available & no cover!!

Please share & invite your friends!

 

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Iberis String Quartet - International Chamber Solist
Jun
4
7:30 PM19:30

Iberis String Quartet - International Chamber Solist

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2J9eoRW

Program: 

J.S. Bach - BWV 1004 Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin in D minor
V. Chaconne
Sofia Levchenko, violin

Debussy, Claude - Sonata in G minor for Violin and Piano, L. 140
I. Allegro vivo
II. Intermède: fantasque et léger
III. Finale: très animé 
Daniela Diaz, violin; Ling Lo, piano

J.S. Bach - BWV 1010 Cello Suite No. 4 in Eb major (arr. for Viola) 
V. Bourree
Yury Ozhegov, viola

David Popper - Polonaise de Concert Op. 14
Sandro Sidamonidze, cello; Elene Qobulashvili, piano

Purcell - Fantasie No. 5 (arr. for string quartet)

Haydn - String Quartet in D minor, Hob.III:76 No.2 (Fifths) 
I. Allegro
II. Andante o più tosto allegretto
III. Minuet (D minor) - Trio
IV. Finale. Vivace assai


Iberis String Quartet

We are a group of friends and musicians established at Michigan State University. We envisioned the creation of a string quartet in which we can explore musical works and perform concerts that of the highest artistic quality. We speak a total of six languages and besides our work and practice time, we love to exchange our cultural traditions through cooking parties! 

Our team is fully committed to involve young and new audiences into classical, romantic, 20 th and 21st century string quartet masterpieces, through the presentation of their history/background in a dynamic and joyful way. Beyond the concert stage, Iberis String Quartet has a deep devotion to build more connections between schools and communities around the world, and to educate emerging generations to the individual and collective practice of music in an environment that develops a supportive community. Iberis String Quartet constantly pursues opportunities to demonstrate to new-young audiences that classical music can be accessible to the modern listener. 

Born in Uzbekistan, violinist Sofia Levchenko , is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Violin Performance with Professor Dmitri Berlinsky at Michigan State University; she is widely experienced in the performance of different musical styles in solo, chamber and orchestra settings. Recently awarded first prize in the chamber music category of the “2018 Golden Classical Music Awards” International Competition, Daniela Diaz continues her education under the mentorship of Professor Dmitri Berlinsky, and performs on an instrument made in 2016 by Paul Becker, the lead luthier and owner of Carl Becker and Son (Chicago, IL). Student of Professor Yuri Gandelsman, Yury Ozhegov -“From Russia with Love”, currently performs with orchestras and chamber groups from the Michigan area, and will be soon completing his DMA degree from Michigan State University. 2007 Vladimir Spivakov prizewinner, cellist Sandro Sidamonidze, currently works on his Bachelor’s degree under the tutelage of Professor Suren Bagratuni, and continues to be an active chamber musician and passionate collaborator of new music.

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Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet featuring Elden Kelly, Carolyn Koebel, Igor Houwat and Henrik Karapetyan
Jun
1
6:30 PM18:30

Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet featuring Elden Kelly, Carolyn Koebel, Igor Houwat and Henrik Karapetyan

Dave Sharp: bass, quatar, synth
Igor Houwat: oud
Henrik Karapetyan: violin
Elden Kelly: guitar, glissentar
Carolyn Koebel: percussion

Bassist, composer and band leader Dave Sharp and his new WORLDS QUARTET returns to the Lansing scene to present their blend of Arabic, Eastern European and world music influenced original compositions. Recognized in the Jazz Times Critics Poll, the Dave Sharp WORLDS QUARTET masterfully blends rhythms, sounds, and textures from across the globe. This evening of "World Jazz" music will feature Dave Sharp on Electric Bass, Quatar and Synthesizer, Igor Houwat on Oud, Henrik Karapetyan on violin, Carolyn Koebel on percussion and special guest Elden Kelly on guitar and glissentar.  The WORLDS QUARTET will feature compositions from their new CD release DELTA on Vortex World Music Recordings, including Desert Sky, Hicaz Mandira and Mishra Shiva Ranjani.


"A whirr of gorgeous melodic invention and delicate, intricate musicianship. Beautiful." Brett Callwood http://blogs.metrotimes.com/index.php/music-blahg/city-slang-weekly-music-review-roundup-116/
"Sharp's bass work balances everything like a needle threading exotic fabrics. Mark Tucker
http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p09209.htm healing music reminiscent of ancient wisdom expressed for the listener in the language of now." Linda Yohn WEMU 89.1 FM

Purchase Tickets Here: https://bit.ly/2Ivg5MF

VIP: $30
General: $15/$20 day of show
Students: $10

VIP Package: 6:30pm Pre-show performance, 1 drink ticket, green room meet and greet with artists prior to show and between sets

7:30 doors

8-10pm
Set 1:  8-8:50
Set 2: 9:15-10p

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Round-Robin Acoustic Jam
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

Round-Robin Acoustic Jam

In addition to a comfortable space, Urban Beat has food and beverages for sale.   Bring an acoustic instrument or just come and sing along or listen.  Extra copies of lyrics and chords are encouraged.  For more information, contact LeRoy at 505-2809 or Chela at 628-2301.   

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YP Toastmasters Series
May
29
7:00 AM07:00

YP Toastmasters Series

Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow - both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you're an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You'll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings - and participating in them - more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.

Join us for our biweekly meeting in Old Town Lansing. We look forward to those wanting to grow, Step up to challenges, try something new and just see what we are all about. Please join us for warm coffee, delicious treats, and a chance to discover a path for growth.

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Organissmo
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

Organissmo

Organissimo is a jazz organ trio with a unique sound which combines jazz, blues, funk, soul & Latin music - and they have serious chops.

 

Organissimo has played hundreds of jazz festivals and jazz clubs. Some of the more notable ones are: Detroit International Jazz Festival, Chicago Jazz Festival, Tel-Aviv Jazz Festival in Israel, Syracuse Jazz Festival, Baker's Keyboard Lounge, The Green Mill, The Jazz Cafe, and many many others.

 

$10 at the door.

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CQI Lunch & Learn - with Jim Manley
May
22
10:30 AM10:30

CQI Lunch & Learn - with Jim Manley

ACHIEVING DELIBERATE PDSA PRACTICE – 

The Toyota Kata Puzzle Exercise

After many years of lean research, Mike Rother published “Toyota Kata. Toyota Kata is synthesizing thought and behavior in skillful action.  It is metacognition in action. The book describes the meta-skills above lean tools Toyota uses to achieve world leadership in a system most organizations are struggling to emulate.  Toyota Kata is synthesizing thought and behavior in skillful action.  It is metacognition in action. The “Puzzle Exercise” gets you to: 

  • Thinking about your improvement method

  • Compare Toyota Kata approach to your current way of working

  • The idea is to learn by doing, experimenting in a safe environment

  • Have fun with your team

Jim Manley began his career on the production line for General Motors and finished his corporate career as the North American Supply Chain Director for Faurecia.  He held line and staff positions Production Operations, Industrial Engineering, Quality, Finance, and Supply Chain.  During his career with Delphi, Jim worked with manufacturing plants and personnel in 29 countries to implement lean systems.  Jim received the Delphi Corporate Lifetime Lean Achievement Award in 2005. Jim became an adjunct faculty member at Eastern Michigan University in the School of Technology for six years, teaching undergraduate courses in manufacturing innovation and statistical process control. Jim had the rare opportunity to study with Dr. W. Edwards Deming and learned lean “hands on” Toyota at NUMMI during his years with General Motors. After retiring, Jim became an independent consultant working with various clients in a variety of industries, non-profits, and academic organizations. 

Jim was appointed the first Managing Director of the Demmer Center for Business Transformation in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University in 2012.  In that capacity, Jim taught, coached, and mentored over 60 organizations, 80 MBA students, and 150 undergraduates in various academic majors.  In 2016, Jim was named the Global Director of the COS (Lean) for the Brake and Friction Division of Carlisle Corporation. In 2017, Jim was given additional responsibilities to serve on the Carlisle COS Circle of Colleagues to help refine and implements the lean vision for the Carlisle Enterprise System. In 2017, Jim was promoted to his current position as Global Director for COS.

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2rpTCpu

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Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree at Tuesday blues day
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree at Tuesday blues day

Catherine Groll on vocals,Ron Bretz on bass & vocals,Rick Alicea on drums & vocals,Roger Little on keyboards & vocals & Stan Budzynski on guitar & vocals.Join us as we play thru our eclectic blues songlist including some deep cuts.We'll also be having some special guests sitting in with us too!! Food,drinks & dancing are available & no cover!! Please share & invite your friends!

Stop on out for Tuesday Blues-day for some very special performances, drinks specials and a new food menu!



 

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YP Toastmasters Series
May
15
7:00 AM07:00

YP Toastmasters Series

Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow - both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you're an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You'll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings - and participating in them - more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.

Join us for our biweekly meeting in Old Town Lansing. We look forward to those wanting to grow, Step up to challenges, try something new and just see what we are all about. Please join us for warm coffee, delicious treats, and a chance to discover a path for growth.

View Event →
Iberis String Quartet
May
14
7:30 PM19:30

Iberis String Quartet

Program: 

J.S. Bach - BWV 1004 Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin in D minor
V. Chaconne
Sofia Levchenko, violin

Debussy, Claude - Sonata in G minor for Violin and Piano, L. 140
I. Allegro vivo
II. Intermède: fantasque et léger
III. Finale: très animé 
Daniela Diaz, violin; Ling Lo, piano

J.S. Bach - BWV 1010 Cello Suite No. 4 in Eb major (arr. for Viola) 
V. Bourree
Yury Ozhegov, viola

David Popper - Polonaise de Concert Op. 14
Sandro Sidamonidze, cello; Elene Qobulashvili, piano

Purcell - Fantasie No. 5 (arr. for string quartet)

Haydn - String Quartet in D minor, Hob.III:76 No.2 (Fifths) 
I. Allegro
II. Andante o più tosto allegretto
III. Minuet (D minor) - Trio
IV. Finale. Vivace assai


Iberis String Quartet

We are a group of friends and musicians established at Michigan State University. We envisioned the creation of a string quartet in which we can explore musical works and perform concerts that of the highest artistic quality. We speak a total of six languages and besides our work and practice time, we love to exchange our cultural traditions through cooking parties! 

Our team is fully committed to involve young and new audiences into classical, romantic, 20 th and 21st century string quartet masterpieces, through the presentation of their history/background in a dynamic and joyful way. Beyond the concert stage, Iberis String Quartet has a deep devotion to build more connections between schools and communities around the world, and to educate emerging generations to the individual and collective practice of music in an environment that develops a supportive community. Iberis String Quartet constantly pursues opportunities to demonstrate to new-young audiences that classical music can be accessible to the modern listener. 

Born in Uzbekistan, violinist Sofia Levchenko , is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Violin Performance with Professor Dmitri Berlinsky at Michigan State University; she is widely experienced in the performance of different musical styles in solo, chamber and orchestra settings. Recently awarded first prize in the chamber music category of the “2018 Golden Classical Music Awards” International Competition, Daniela Diaz continues her education under the mentorship of Professor Dmitri Berlinsky, and performs on an instrument made in 2016 by Paul Becker, the lead luthier and owner of Carl Becker and Son (Chicago, IL). Student of Professor Yuri Gandelsman, Yury Ozhegov -“From Russia with Love”, currently performs with orchestras and chamber groups from the Michigan area, and will be soon completing his DMA degree from Michigan State University. 2007 Vladimir Spivakov prizewinner, cellist Sandro Sidamonidze, currently works on his Bachelor’s degree under the tutelage of Professor Suren Bagratuni, and continues to be an active chamber musician and passionate collaborator of new music.

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CQI ACADEMY - Day 6   Transformation and Capstone Presentations
May
11
8:30 AM08:30

CQI ACADEMY - Day 6 Transformation and Capstone Presentations

If any, or all, of the following, apply to you, or to a developing leader in your organization, please enroll yourself, or them, in the CQI Academy:

  • You seek to become a better leader and coach of cultural transformation and process improvement

  • You want to ensure that customer focus efforts create bottom line benefits

  • Making better decisions and producing better outcomes is one of your objectives

  • You seek to learn how to make positive changes that last

  • You want to make more effective use of your data

  • The psychology of improvement and transformation has an impact on your goals

  • Holding the gains on previous improvement work is vital to your organization's progress

  • The success of your projects are the result of highly interdependent processes

  • Making the "people factor" work with, and not against, you have not been as easy as you want

The CQI Academy provides a unique blend of practical application and theoretical background to address these issues. It is an "on the court" approach to learning that changes how you see and function within your organization. You will gain insights that ensure you ask effective questions to get at the key issues facing you and your leadership team.

MORE INFO: http://www.cqiacademy.com/

ENROLL HERE FOR THE FALL CQI ACADEMY: http://conta.cc/2G5gxxd

Current Spring Academy in session:

Each session is from 8:30 am-4:30 pm (there will be additional pre and post work for each session)

Dates: March 2, 16 and 30, April 13 and 27, and May 11

Capital Quality and Innovation's Academy for Quality Management Fundamentals creates leaders in quality and innovation. Now is the time to take advantage of that opportunity.

  • Day One - Introduction to Quality, the System of Profound Knowledge® and Project Selection and Initiation

  • Day Two - Voice of the Customer

  • Day Three - Appreciation for a System

  • Day Four - Understanding Variation and Measurement

  • Day Five - Psychology

  • Day Six - Transformation and Capstone Presentations

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Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree at Tuesday blues day
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree at Tuesday blues day

Catherine Groll on vocals,Ron Bretz on bass & vocals,Rick Alicea on drums & vocals,Roger Little on keyboards & vocals & Stan Budzynski on guitar & vocals.Join us as we play thru our eclectic blues songlist including some deep cuts.We'll also be having some special guests sitting in with us too!! Food,drinks & dancing are available & no cover!! Please share & invite your friends!

Stop on out for Tuesday Blues-day for some very special performances, drinks specials and a new food menu!



 

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The Path to a Brilliant Business - Clear and Compelling Vision - Building a Strong Foundation for Success
May
8
9:30 AM09:30

The Path to a Brilliant Business - Clear and Compelling Vision - Building a Strong Foundation for Success

The Path to a Brilliant Business

 Powerful Insights and Pragmatic Tools

Are you a solopreneur? Being in it alone can be very lonely and difficult. If your business is OK, but you want it to be great and get over the "hump" then these seminars are for you. In this series, we teach fundamental insights and simple implementation tools that will enable you to get what you want more quickly with less pain and agony.

We use EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) as a set of mechanisms to implement the insights and practices we teach that will ensure you get what you want out of your business. EOS is a complete system of simple tools that drive three things; Vision, Traction and Team Health. Vision is getting everyone in your company the same crystal clear, powerful vision of where you are going and how you are going to get there. Traction is radically improving the Discipline and Accountability in your company. Team Health is advancing your company as a High Performing team.

May 8  Clear and Compelling Vision - Building a Strong Foundation for Success

Most businesses are built on a shaky foundation. A business can only be as solid as your definition of it. Sadly, most businesses are not defined crisply or powerfully. Do you have a difficult time creating your “Elevator Pitch”? If you can’t describe your business to a potential client, how can you hope to get the amount of business that you want? Clarity does not come from picking words it comes from artfully “Constituting” your business. Join us to learn the specific path to defining your business with the clarity that will give you the confidence you need and will get you more customers and ultimately the results you want from your business.

June 12 YOU are the Engine - Get a Tune-up

Do you have the energy and the drive and the personal vision to be the force of change for your business? Most business owners have not developed the personal vision required to give context to your business vision. A business is a tool to enable you to get what you want out of life. Do you know what you want? If you are normal, it is pretty fuzzy. Join us to make a clear assessment and start to develop the clarity of your personal goals to enable you to be the Engine that you need to be to build a brilliant business.

July 10 Your Marketing Sucks!

You know it does, but you are not sure what to do about it. Most companies meander about without a clear marketing strategy. If you are normal you have developed a lot of tools (business cards, website, brochure), but you are not really clear on who your market is, what you do for them or how you are going to get your message to them. We will show you the way to get clarity and have a strategy that is clear and actionable.

August 14 Referral Marketing Mastery

Do you get more than 50% of your new clients from referrals? Are you managing your referral practices as responsibly as you do your other business components? Probably not. Most people are very casual about their design and practices around Referral Marketing. Learn how to be rigorous and increase the number of leads you get from referral partners.

Sept 11 Hiring Brilliantly

Do you need to hire people for your company? Most people learn excruciating lessons in their hiring. Learn the fundamentals of making sure you get the Right People in the Right Seats so that you get the return you need out of your new investment.

Oct 9 Staying Focused and Disciplined

We all know that we need to work “On” our business not just “In” our business. It is not enough to set goal and to define a vision, you also have to execute. While we are usually pretty good at keeping our commitments to customers, we often do not stay focused on the strategic work in your business. Learn how to increase your discipline and accountability, keep moving your business forward and achieve your long term goals.

Nov 13 Digital Marketing

Can you sell your product or service through the internet? Are you doing that well? If you are normal then you could radically improve your Digital Marketing. Learn how to develop a powerful Digital Marketing Strategy. Understand the components of Digital Marketing and understand where to put your attention and get the results you desire.

Kevin Suboski's Background

You know the neighborhood kid with the table in his yard? That was Kevin. He sold candy bars to kids because the margins and turnover were much better than selling lemonade to their parents.

Later, he took that passion for entrepreneurship to big companies like EDS and Sun Microsystems helping to lead and organize their IT people. Kevin’s business exploited this opening in the market to better structure IT people to drive collaboration. While growing his business to 30 people with great margins was very satisfying he found he much preferred the heart and soul of small business.

In his obsession to succeed with his business and help his clients, Kevin explored and applied fundamentals of biology, linguistics, and philosophy. He took those insights to small and medium-sized business owners so they could get the benefits too. When he found Traction and learned of EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), he knew that he could bring those powerful insights much more quickly and easily to his clients.

Kevin’s love for Entrepreneurs/Innovators/Visionaries has been the driving force in his career. He is serving those people by helping them free themselves by bringing insights and practical, pragmatic tools.

These workshops are FREE but you must rsvp here: http://bit.ly/2GtkdJz

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Silento De Mayo
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Silento De Mayo

Start your #CincodeMayo Weekend off with a #SilentParty 
Experience Music, like never before
as 3 Djs Spin your favorite Music simultaneously!

Music by: 
- Dj E-Nyce
DJ CuttNice
Moon Disco
Playing the Best in Latin | Hip hop | House | and More!!! 

Special Live Performance by: 
Lil Soulja (Martin Salazar Jr.)

- Friday May 4th 2k18
at Urban Beat Event Center in Old Town Lansing! 

- When you arrive you’ll receive a pair of wireless headphones.
Each headset has a color (BLUE, RED, GREEN) LED
to choose between Genres with a flip of a switch!
There’s no loud music that you have to talk over.

- L I M I T E D -
Amount of Tickets Available.
$20 per ticket | Online Purchase: Available Soon
also physical tickets available at:
- The Indoor Grow Store
4929 S Cedar St, Lansing, MI 48910
(Corner of Cedar & Jolly)

- Powered by:
Lionheart Ent
NV Media
Sure Productions

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Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree at Tuesday blues day
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Stan Budzynski & 3rd Degree at Tuesday blues day

Catherine Groll on vocals,Ron Bretz on bass & vocals,Rick Alicea on drums & vocals,Roger Little on keyboards & vocals & Stan Budzynski on guitar & vocals.Join us as we play thru our eclectic blues songlist including some deep cuts.We'll also be having some special guests sitting in with us too!! Food,drinks & dancing are available & no cover!! Please share & invite your friends!

Stop on out for Tuesday Blues-day for some very special performances, drinks specials and a new food menu!



 

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YP Toastmasters Series
May
1
7:00 AM07:00

YP Toastmasters Series

Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow - both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you're an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You'll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings - and participating in them - more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.

Join us for our biweekly meeting in Old Town Lansing. We look forward to those wanting to grow, Step up to challenges, try something new and just see what we are all about. Please join us for warm coffee, delicious treats, and a chance to discover a path for growth.

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International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

International Chamber Soloists Concert Series

International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Dmitri Berlinsky - Artistic director

E. Ysaye Sonata for two violins Op.posthume

I. Poco lento, maestoso - Allegro fermo
II. Allegretto poco lento
III. Finale: Allegro vivo e con fuoco

Young Dokko violin I
Namjoo Oh violin ll

Shostakovich Quartet No. 3 in F major Op. 73
I. Allegretto
II. Moderato con moto
III. Allegro non troppo
IV. Adagio
V. Moderato

Iberis String Quartet
Sofia Levchenko, violin I
Daniela Diaz, violin II
Yuri Ozhegov, viola
Sandro Sidamonidze, cello

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CQI ACADEMY - Day 5  Psychology
Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

CQI ACADEMY - Day 5 Psychology

If any, or all, of the following, apply to you, or to a developing leader in your organization, please enroll yourself, or them, in the CQI Academy:

  • You seek to become a better leader and coach of cultural transformation and process improvement

  • You want to ensure that customer focus efforts create bottom line benefits

  • Making better decisions and producing better outcomes is one of your objectives

  • You seek to learn how to make positive changes that last

  • You want to make more effective use of your data

  • The psychology of improvement and transformation has an impact on your goals

  • Holding the gains on previous improvement work is vital to your organization's progress

  • The success of your projects are the result of highly interdependent processes

  • Making the "people factor" work with, and not against, you have not been as easy as you want

The CQI Academy provides a unique blend of practical application and theoretical background to address these issues. It is an "on the court" approach to learning that changes how you see and function within your organization. You will gain insights that ensure you ask effective questions to get at the key issues facing you and your leadership team.

MORE INFO: http://www.cqiacademy.com/

ENROLL HERE FOR THE FALL CQI ACADEMY: http://conta.cc/2G5gxxd

Current Spring Academy in session:

Each session is from 8:30 am-4:30 pm (there will be additional pre and post work for each session)

Dates: March 2, 16 and 30, April 13 and 27, and May 11

Capital Quality and Innovation's Academy for Quality Management Fundamentals creates leaders in quality and innovation. Now is the time to take advantage of that opportunity.

  • Day One - Introduction to Quality, the System of Profound Knowledge® and Project Selection and Initiation

  • Day Two - Voice of the Customer

  • Day Three - Appreciation for a System

  • Day Four - Understanding Variation and Measurement

  • Day Five - Psychology

  • Day Six - Transformation and Capstone Presentations

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