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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Charlotte Sidewalk Poetry- Celebration!

Sidewalker Poetry Celebration
Windwalker Underground Gallery
Thursday April 25th
6-8 pm

Celebrate the official dedication of the two poems that will have been etched into our community sidewalks. We will host a formal Ribbon Cutting in front of Windwalker at 6pm followed immediately by a celebration reception!

We will have refreshments and poetry readings as well as some other fun surprises.

Thanks to our sponsors who helped make this happen! Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital, CharlotteRising, Windwalker Underground Gallery, and Friends of Charlotte Performing Arts Center

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Open Mic Night
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

Every Friday is Open Mic Night at Windwalker. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Arts Night Out
Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

Arts Night Out

In partnership with The Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Windwalker Underground Gallery brings Arts Night Out to downtown Charlotte for a second year! Arts Night Out is a free event that will transform Charlotte neighborhoods into cool and vibrant spaces through the arts.

Downtown Charlotte will be full of fun and ART!
-- Check back for more info! More exhibits coming!
MyArtsNightOut.com

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3rd Annual Windwalker Fundraiser "Then & Now"
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

3rd Annual Windwalker Fundraiser "Then & Now"

3rd Annual Windwalker Fundraiser and Awards Ceremony
"Then & Now"
Saturday April 13th 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
$20

Take a trip through time with us as we celebrate another year in downtown Charlotte! Guests will enjoy an evening full of colorful history, beautiful music, and well deserved awards!

Event Schedule:
6:00 - 7:00pm Food & Building Tours
7:00 - 7:30pm Music by Travis Silvas
7:30 - 8:15pm Awards Ceremony
8:15 - 9:00pm Music by Acoustic Liberty
9:00 - 9:15pm Presentation
9:15 - 10:00pm Music by Acoustic Liberty

‘Then & Now’ Photo Exhibit. While touring all three floors of the building discover photos from the past. Richard took on the project of restoring this building 25 years ago and has quite a few photos to display of the neglected shape it was in when he started. You will love the tour and the contrast of ‘Then & Now’

Awards Ceremony - We have 5 awards to present to people who have made a big impact on our nonprofit.

Vincent Brady Photography on Metal - Take a look at a selection of mostly nocturnal imagery on metal prints.

Musical Guests:

Meaghan Renee Hartin- Classical piano infused with a modern twist, with original pieces touching on all the emotions. Find her in the third floor ballroom during the opening reception starting at 6pm.

Travis Silvas - Windwalker board member and Open Mic All-Star will get the celebration started with a debut solo set at 7pm!

Acoustic Liberty- A tasty blend of folk music styles -- from rock to country, blues to bluegrass, gospel to funk, and old-timey sea shanties to new originals... with a dash of Cajun.… “Free-range Americana” Appearing with Acoustic Liberty: Ron McKeever - guitar and octave mandolin, @Dianne Pfost: cajon/percussion, LeRoy Harvey guitar and vocals - with special guest Elizabeth Loring (bass and vocals). Members of Acoustic Liberty have enjoyed regular encounters with Windwalker from its inceptions (or soon after) and remain loyals patrons!

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Open Mic Night
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Lansing Storyteller’s “Liars Club”
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Lansing Storyteller’s “Liars Club”

Come hear tall tales, exaggerated real life stories and outright lies from the mouths of storytellers from all over lower Michigan. at 2 PM on Sunday, March 31 at Windwalker Underground Gallery.

Come hear how one teller escaped from a Shaghai womens bathroom and how a giagantic catfish named Jungle Bells swallowed a Shetland pony. The Lansing Storytellers is sponsoring this Pre-April Fools Day event. Admission is $5 or 4 non-perishable items for the food bank.

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Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Poetry/Spoken Word Open Mic
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Poetry/Spoken Word Open Mic

Join us on Thursday for FREE Poetry Open Mic hosted by the Lansing Poet Laureate, Dennis Hinrichsen.

Once a month we will invite people in to share poetry in an open mic format. Sign up when you arrive, and share three poems or approximately 10 minutes. We welcome all ages and all experience levels to the stage!

The event starts at 6:30. Share your poetry or listen to those who do.

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Monte Pride & Lily Talmers wsg Lyn Sawicki
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Monte Pride & Lily Talmers wsg Lyn Sawicki

Monte Pride & Lily Talmers wsg Lyn Sawicki!
Saturday March 23!
Buy Tickets - $10 -
8 pm

A newfound duo with a timeless sound, songwriters Monte Pride & Lily Talmers blend vintage folk, americana, and traditional inspiration to present deeply rooted, harmony driven songs in the key of Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Simon & Garfunkel, and Mandolin Orange

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Open Mic Night
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Open Mic Night
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Open Mic Night
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Poetry/Spoken Word Open Mic
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Poetry/Spoken Word Open Mic

Join us on Thursday for FREE Poetry Open Mic hosted by the Lansing Poet Laureate, Dennis Hinrichsen.

Once a month we will invite people in to share poetry in an open mic format. Sign up when you arrive, and share three poems or approximately 10 minutes. We welcome all ages and all experience levels to the stage!

The event starts at 6:30. Share your poetry or listen to those who do.

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The Dangling Participles wsg/Kendall Cassella
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

The Dangling Participles wsg/Kendall Cassella

The Dangling Participles are a Lansing-based band with a diverse song set ranging from Americana and rock to jazz and blues. As album reviewer Ricky Olmos of Local Spins put it, “The Dangling Participles’ ‘Present’ evokes sonic images of crowded back-alley speakeasies, smokey blues bars and exotic, faraway lands. [Their album] is a genre-spanning body of work, with an inclination toward acoustic-inspired songs.”

The group’s soulful vocals—shared by Tamiko Rothhorn and Austin Kaufmann—give the group its signature sound, rich in harmonies. Instrumentally, Kaufmann anchors the group on guitar, with Tamiko adding cornet and ukulele. Tim Patterson fills out the low end on his bass, and Dan Moreno rounds out the rhythm section on drums and percussion.

The Dang Ps have been performing genre-hopping originals and fun covers throughout mid-Michigan since 2015, bringing together their love of songwriting, harmonizing, and arranging, and pairing those with a lively on-stage performance.

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Clint Dickerson- Soundtrack of My Life
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Clint Dickerson- Soundtrack of My Life


$10

Clint Dickerson has a lifetime of experience playing many genres of music and touring with a variety of different bands and performers throughout his career. We invite you to take a musical journey through his life as Clint plays the songs that been influential and that have shaped him into the musician he is today. From start to finish you will be amazed in his diversity of music that will be showcased!

Clint will be joined by musical guests throughout the two sets of music.

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Open Mic - Hosted by LeRoy Harvey
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic - Hosted by LeRoy Harvey

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm with this weeks host LeRoy Harvey! Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Feb
5
8:00 PM20:00

Flow Jam

Every other Tuesday starting at 6pm, drop in to Windwalker Underground Gallery's 3rd floor ballroom and see what Flow Arts is all about. Flow Art is a general term for movement-based disciplines including dance, "hooping', staff spinning, and juggling . Think hula hoop tricks and circus arts! What’s great about a Flow Jam is you can just go to watch, try new props, practice for a performance or just for fun. It’s really up to you how much you want to get involved, Flow Jams are not classes however you will always find someone willing to teach you a trick or two! Our next Flow Jam is on November 13 and will include a fun photo shoot. Flow Jams are always free, but donations are encouraged!

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Open Mic
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Zindles with Creature of One
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Zindles with Creature of One

Zindles with Creature of One

Saturday January 19, 2019

Doors 7pm - Show 8pm - $15 -

9 pm- ZINDLES is the duo project of sibling rockers Erin Zindle and TJ Zindle. Erin & TJ have been making music together for most of their lives in one form or another. Their primary musical collaboration for the last 10 years has been with the nationally-touring folk-rock band, The Ragbirds. Now they are branching out in a new direction as a duo centered around piano and guitar. It’s a simple set up with a surprisingly big sound leaving a lot of room to dig in deep with vocal harmonies, dynamic bravado, and instrumental nuance. The two prolific songwriters contribute brand new originals, trading lead and backup roles, amplifying each other’s strengths.

8pm - Creature of One is a genre-smashing ensemble based out of Lansing, MI. Born out of that sacred space that connects each and every one of us, their music is a testimony of what it is to be human. Formed by a group of multi-instrumentalists and songwriters, they weave a tapestry from the common thread that makes up our combined existence.With the soul of world fusion, the roots of Americana, and the heart of rhythm and bass, they seek to tell the stories that make us who we are -- stories that we all share, yet experience in our own unique way.

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Open Mic
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Poetry/Spoken Word Open Mic
Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Poetry/Spoken Word Open Mic

Join us on Thursday for FREE Poetry Open Mic hosted by the Lansing Poet Laureate, Dennis Hinrichsen.

Once a month we will invite people in to share poetry in an open mic format. Sign up when you arrive, and share three poems or approximately 10 minutes. We welcome all ages and all experience levels to the stage!

The event starts at 6:30. Share your poetry or listen to those who do.

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Open Mic - Hosted by Clemente Barron
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic - Hosted by Clemente Barron

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm with this weeks host Clemente Barron! Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night.

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect.

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Open Mic Hosted by Michael Iott
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Hosted by Michael Iott

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm with this weeks host, Michael Iott. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night. 

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect. 

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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The Rolling Hills with Dale Dixon
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Rolling Hills with Dale Dixon

$10 - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3605845?date=1955322
Doors 7pm - Show 8pm


The Rolling Hills (guitar player/vocalist/songwriter Barrett Miller and violist Alisa Dyer) owe their collaboration to a 2017 Windwalker Underground Gallery Open Mic night. Their passion for making music together radiates through their performance. 

Barrett is self-taught and has been writing songs since he was a toddler. He started playing guitar at the age of 14 and has developed his unique style within various genres including punk, hard rock, folk, and indie rock. He also plays the piano, bass, clarinet, and drums. A classically trained violist, Alisa has played for most of her life. She enjoys playing all styles of music but very much enjoys slow, sad sounding stuff in an easy key. 

The duo, influenced by Barrett's lyrics, have a sometimes aggressive, sometimes melancholy, sometimes sweet, totally unique sound that is supremely powerful - and a LOT of fun.

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Open Mic Hosted by Victoria Speicher
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Hosted by Victoria Speicher

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm with this weeks host, Victoria Speicher. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night. 

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect. 

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Open Mic Hosted by The Dangling Participles
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Hosted by The Dangling Participles

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm with this weeks host, The Dangling Participles. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night. 

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect. 

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Open Mic Hosted by Mike Bass
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Hosted by Mike Bass

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm with this weeks host, Mike Bass. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night. 

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect. 

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Open Mic Hosted by Clint Dickerson
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Hosted by Clint Dickerson

Every Friday we open up the stage to performers of all ages and all skill levels to showcase their talent. We start at 7pm with this weeks host, Clint Dickerson. Those wanting to perform simply sign-up on a dry erase board which determines the order through the night. Each performance last up to 15 minutes on an average night. 

We've seen a variety of performers on our stage. Acoustic/electric musicians, first time performers and professional performers, comedians, spoken word, and even hula hoopers. Each week is different and we never know what to expect. 

Event is free, donations are encouraged.

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Lucas Holliday with Gabe Hammes wsg Clint Dickerson
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Lucas Holliday with Gabe Hammes wsg Clint Dickerson

Tickets $10 - https://bpt.me/3615781

From doo wop to hip hop, and all the soul, jazz, funk, rhythm and blues in between, there isn't much that Lucas has not done with his voice. The Lansing native has been singing since he was just out of diapers, and has been entertaining crowds his whole life at different venues in a wide range of styles. However, no matter what stage he steps on, he feels most at home doing what he loves.

Lucas' most recent venture has involved leading the funky groove band Tell Yo Mama in song for nearly four years, but he has done much more in the last couple. In November of 2016, a week after a video featuring him singing while working at Dollar General went viral across the nation, the 26 year-old singing cashier appeared on Good Morning America. Merely days after that, he joined one of his idols, neo soul legend Maxwell, onstage at The Palace in Auburn Hills before 20,000 guests. And within a year, he was auditioning in L.A., vocalizing for Jennifer Hudson, and competing in the thirteenth season of NBC's The Voice.

After making the top 24 out of 40,000+ contestants, Lucas flew back to Michigan and began pursuing his music career full-time. While he still plays with Tell Yo Mama as his main focus, the soul singer has been perfecting his craft as a solo act for a long time. Despite the challenges of the starving artist's life, this one is eager to stay the course to wherever it may lead him, as long as it always leads him home.

Gabe Hammes is a 13-year-old boy who loves to play music. He plays the guitar, piano, drums, saxophone, and he sings. His goal one day is to tour all around the world and record multiple cd's. He has had many opportunities to play at venues, coffee shops, and church's. He credits Mr. Joshua Hicks and his family for giving him encouragement, love, and lessons. He also credits Clint Dickerson for helping grow his musical career. His first single "Always There" was written about his Grandpa who had died when he was only 4 years old but his memories still and will always have a place in his heart. His is fun and enthusiastic heart that he brings to the stage is something people look forward to when they go to his shows.

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