Deals in Old Town

$15 for an Intro to DSLR Cameras Class at Smarter Pics ($30 Value)

Smarter Pics

Old Town

$30 $15

Students master the basics of DSLR cameras, including maintenance, lenses, and exposure

$110 for $200 Worth of Outdoor Photography — VEY Photography

Vey Photography

On Location

$200 $110

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$19.99 for $60 Worth of DVD and Digital Conversion Services of VHS Tapes and Film Reels from YesVideo

YesVideo

Online Deal

$60 $19.99

Send in VHS tapes and film reels to access your memories from any computer, tablet, or smartphone, or order a personalized DVD

One, Three, or Six Months of Dog-Waste Removal from Super Scoopers (Up to 60% Off)

Super Scoopers, LLC

Redeem from Home

$45 $19

Cleaning crews use sanitized tools to clean up after dogs in the yard

$59 for an IT-Cloud-Certification Bundle from IT University Online ($2,695 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$2,695 $59

Expert lectures, multimedia aids, and exam simulators aid in three cloud courses, strengthening resumés and enhancing marketability

$549 for $999 Worth of Comprehensive Financial Planning — Brown Financial Planning

Brown Financial Planning

Redeem from Home

$999 $549

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$85 for Professional Résumé and Cover-Letter Service from JC Résumés ($260 Value)

JC Résumés

Online Deal

$260 $85

Professional résumé writers craft job-search documents for range of positions with 99.4% client-satisfaction rate

$55 for Three One-Hour Guitar Lessons at Tab's Guitar Lessons ($165 Value)

Tabs Guitar Lessons

Redeem from Home

$165 $55

Experienced musician teaches beginner and intermediate guitar players skills in theory, technique, chords, tab, and performance

$69 for CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ IT Certification Training Bundle from Career Academy ($1,485 Value)

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

$275 for $500 at Nh Bridal & Event Designs

Nh Bridal & Event Planning

Redeem from Home

$500 $275

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$19 for a 30-Minute Photo Shoot Package with Prints and E-view CD from Portrait Scene ($218 Value)

Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

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Over the course of a two-hour appointment, Andrea Loveless of The Head Room Salon trims, hydrates, and lightens feminine manes with artillery from high-end brands such as Aveda, Redken, and Enjoy. Clients sip on complimentary beverages as Andrea susses out their likes and dislikes, current haircare regimen, and favorite congressional hairstyle during an initial consultation. Armed with a patron-approved plan of action, the skilled stylist shapes and sculpts head threads into a comely configuration, and douses strands in a soothing deep-conditioning treatment to leave locks hydrated and silky smooth. Finally, partial highlights dress tresses in a sun-kissed glow without the hassle of taking Apollo on a dinner date. Andrea doles out her mane-maintenance services within the chic confines of The Head Room Salon, located in a modern rehabilitated space equipped with distressed hardwood floors, sleek counters, and foot rests at every shampoo bowl and dryer chair.

304 East Grand River Avenue
Lansing,
MI
US

Unpainted figurines and pottery pieces stand in single-file lines on the pine shelves of Haze Ceramics and More, patiently waiting for guests to brandish paint-dipped brushes and embellish their blank surfaces with artistry. The studio's instructors lead classes and special events throughout the week, demonstrating techniques for mixing colors and achieving a variety of smooth or grainy textures. Aside from giving children and adults the chance to select a ceramic coffee mug, coin tray, or spiked mace from the studio’s expansive collection, classes include all glazes, paints, and firing fees. Special events, such as ladies' night, fuel outbursts of creativity with wine and snacks, and private parties clear out the room so that birthday boys and girls can gleefully bash away at terra-cotta piñatas.

304 E Grand River Ave
Lansing,
MI
US

Since 1825, the Old Town area has seen both prosperous times and, for the second half of the 20th century, stretches of destitution. Within the last 30 years, dedicated locals have started turning Old Town back around, dropping its building vacancy rates from 90% to less than 10% and establishing a slew of festivals, art venues, and boutiques. The Old Town Commercial Association plays its role in this cultural and economic renaissance by holding the annual Old Town's Taste & Tour to raise funds for community revitalization projects.

More than 300 people attended the event in 2011, sampling bites of cuisine dished out by local restaurants. Owners of local lofts give participants a rare opportunity to tour their unique living spaces and the rooftop cannons that launch them to work each morning.

Turner St. and Grand River Ave.
Lansing,
MI
US

The colors black and maroon frame Bella Rio Salon?s prominent storefront windows, which reveal aestheticians and stylists scurrying to and fro inside the Old Town establishment. Dangling from a high-vaulted ceiling, contemporary lighting fixtures illuminate the historical building?s exposed-brick walls, sleek haircutting stations, and a jumble of Bumble and bumble and Pureology haircare products perched on glass shelves. Before starting a new chapter of styling at Bella Rio Salon, colorist and stylist, Jillian worked as a colorist at Douglas J Salon in East Lansing for six years. In addition to doing updos, she also primps faces for the spotlight with facial waxing services. Owner Faith Waugh is a Douglas J Aveda Institute graduate, as are several of the other beauticians all of whom excel at endowing patrons with lustrous hair, glimmering eyes, and cheeks rosier than the Queen of Hearts' roses.

1221 Turner St
Lansing,
MI
US

The BBQ masters at Meat Southern BBQ & Carnivore Cuisine understand that as different kinds of wood heat up, they create aromatic smoke that adds rich flavor while also tenderizing slabs of meat. To ensure the most robust flavors, they hand pick cuts of brisket, ribs, pork, and more and slow cook them in their smoker for up to 18 hours. The result is an eclectic menu filled with classic barbecue recipes paired with scratch-made sauces and down-home sides such as spicy cream corn, mac-n-cheese, bacon & blue cheese potato salad, and BBQ pit beans.

1224 Turner Street
Lansing,
MI
US

Since 1825, the Old Town area has seen both prosperous times and, for the second half of the 20th century, stretches of destitution. Within the last 30 years, dedicated locals have started turning Old Town back around, dropping its building vacancy rates from 90% to fewer than 10%, and establishing a slew of festivals, art venues, and boutiques. The Old Town Commercial Association plays its role in this cultural and economic renaissance by holding the annual Old Town Oktoberfest, a Midwestern interpretation of the traditional German holiday.

Over the course of two days, live polka bands provide a soundtrack for German-style dancing and festivities. Vendors pour German and European Oktoberfest beers from Spaten, Warsteiner, and Frankenmuth, and autumnal beers from American breweries such as Sam Adams and Blue Moon. Local restaurants serve authentic German dishes such as spaetzle, potato soup, frankfurters, and bratwurst throughout the fest, allowing visitors to taste the country’s staples without having to stow away in a UN ambassador’s suitcase.

1232 Turner St
Lansing,
MI
US