Check out these fun upcoming events
Trivia for Turtles will take place this Thursday evening, May 26, at the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing. Courtesy photo
By Chloe Gregg
Although many people may already have plans to go the beach or go camping this weekend for the Memorial Day holiday, there are many of us who have to stay home this year. For those local residents, Lansing has a few fun upcoming events.
These events include Trivia for Turtles at Potter Park Zoo, the 2022 Pride Kickoff with Queer Gear in Old Town, and the annual Cristo Rey Fiesta.
Trivia for Turtles will take place on Thursday, May 26 at Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave. This will be the zoo’s first-ever trivia night. The event will go from 7 to 8 p.m., with optional entry for guests at 5:30 p.m.
Annie Marcum, the area lead zookeeper and the organizer for Trivia for Turtles, said for those who attend early, there will be educators on-site to provide conservation resources and information.
“This is our first live trivia event at Potter Park Zoo, and we're excited to offer some fun and friendly competition for a good cause,” Marcum said. “Participants can expect food and refreshments, along with prizes for the first-, second-, and third-place finishers.”
For more information about this event or the zoo, visit the Potter Park website.
The Latino Cristo Rey Fiesta runs from Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29. This celebration takes place at 201 W. Miller Road in south Lansing. The event will be open from 4 to 11 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 29.
The festival will include many activities, including a Taco eating contest, live music and dance troupes, and will feature authentic Mexican food from different vendors.
For more information, visit the fiesta website.
The 2022 Pride Kickoff with Queer Gear will begin Sunday, May 29. This event will go from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and at the Old Town General Store at 408 E. César E. Chávez Ave.
This event is in collaboration between Queer Gear, a queer woman-owned clothing and apparel company, and the Old Town General Store. There will be giveaways, lawn games, Pride trivia, music and dancing and a raffle. There will also be discounted queer apparel that, when bought, will help benefit the Salus Center, Lansing’s own LGBTQIA+ community center.
Alex Goots and Sarah Weiss, the owners of Queer Gear, said they are very excited to be hosting this upcoming event.
“This event will be an amazing opportunity for Lansing's queer community and our allies to gather together and celebrate Pride in a space free from corporate rainbow-washing, with an emphasis on local small businesses and makers,” Goots and Weiss said in a joint statement. “We hope to see you there.”
For more information on the event, visit the Facebook event page.