View Full Version : Mighty Uke Day - Oldtown Lansing, MI 5/14/11

05-04-2011, 06:51 AM
I hope it's OK to post this...Please remove and forgive me if not.

Coming to Old Town in Lansing on May 14th:
"I dare you not to smile" Leonard Maltin
"The most charming documentary I have ever seen!" CBC Radio
"More profound than anyone could have known" Toronto Star

Elderly Instruments is proud and excited to be a supporter of "Mighty Uke Day" on Saturday May 14 in Old Town Lansing! "Mighty Uke" is an acclaimed and award winning documentary about the instrument of the 21st Century; the ukulele. This is a stop on the Mighty Uke Roadshow that has been selling out venues and entertaining audiences across the country. Hosting the showings will be "Mighty Uke" director Tony Coleman.

In addition to the film there will be a concert featuring the Fabulous Heftones, uke group performances and strums, a meeting of the Lansing Area Ukulele Group (L.A.U.G.H.), open mic/jam sessions, commentary by the director, and much more. BRING YOUR UKE to play along after the movie! Elderly Instruments will be providing free beginning uke lessons and will have special prices on many of our ukuleles and related merchandise. Tickets for the movie are $10 and available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/173674 and at Elderly Instruments. All other events are free. We suggest you get your tickets early.

Here is a schedule of events for the day:

10:30 - Noon L.A.U.G.H. (Lansing Area Ukulele Group) meeting @ Sir Pizza
Noon - 3:00 Open mic @ Sir Pizza
Noon - 12:45 Free Beginning Uke Lesson @ Elderly Instruments
2:00 - 4:00 Mighty Uke Movie and commentary @ Stage 1210
4:00 - 6:15 Featured Performers and groups @ Sir Pizza
6:15 - 6:45 Heftones concert @ Sir Pizza
7:00 - 9:00 Mighty Uke Movie and commentary @ Stage 1210
9:00 - ??? Jam sessions @ Stage 1210

All events will be held in historic Old Town Lansing at various locations including:
Elderly Instruments (1100 N. Washington, 517-372-7880, www.elderly.com )
Sir Pizza Grand Café (201E. Grand River, 517-484-9197)
Stage 1210 (1210 Turner Street, 517-896-4025)

For Info on L.A.U.G.H.: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=256534770353
See the Mighty Uke web site at http://mightyukemovie.com/

Further information is available at http://www.facebook.com/mightyukeday; please "Like" our page to make sure you keep up-to-date on the latest developments. You may also email Ben Hassenger at lansingukes@gmail.com for more information.

It's going to be "All Ukes/All Day" on May 14 in Lansing. You won't want to miss this very special occasion!

See the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/mightyukeday for schedule of events. Be sure to get tickets early!

See you all there!
Stan Werbin
Elderly Instruments

05-04-2011, 07:05 AM
Sounds like a fun event. I'll put it on the calendar.
Thanks, Stan.

05-04-2011, 07:09 AM
I'll be there as well. Representing UU as usual.

I posted this a day or 2 ago, but I guess I should've posted the info here since more people look at this section instead of in the "get togethers".

Hopefully it's gonna be a nice day for traveling up there.

05-04-2011, 08:18 AM
Can't wait, it's like the Michigan Ukulele Mecca Event of the Year.