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We Laugh

“We Laugh” Comedy Night

When: Friday, February 3, 2017 @ 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)

Where: The Cadillac Room at Riverview Church (1115 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910)

Cost: $25 single/$40 Couple or $40 VIP seating (reserved). Tickets may be purchased HERE or at the door.

Refreshments:  Appetizers provided by Zayoon’s. Additional snacks will also be provided. Craft beer and wine will also be available via drink tickets.

Proceeds: All proceeds from this event will go to support The Women’s Center of Greater Lansing. A nonprofit organization “Helping Women Realize Their Potential”

About the Event

Brought Back by Popular Demand!

It’s back, with a twist! The Women’s Center is bringing back our popular comedy night after taking a year off. In the past this event was called “She Laughs” and exclusively featured female comedians. We also had a separate event called “He Laughs” which featured—you guessed it—male comedians. We decided to bring the two together in the same room to battle it out.

Whose funnier—Women or Men?

Join us for a hilarious competition to see who you think is funnier–the men or the women! You will vote with cash by placing your voting dollars in either the women’s bowl or the men’s bowl on the stage.

Silent Auction

We will have a silent auction during the event with many packages, baskets, local artwork and table centerpieces by Twiggies in DeWitt, Michigan.

Sponsors

We continue to seek corporate and individual sponsors for this event. Below is a list of our available sponsor levels:

Chuckle $100 1 ticket  with VIP Table Seating & program recognition
Belly Laugh $250 2 tickets with VIP Table Seating & program & Emcee recognition
Bust-a-Gut $500 4 tickets with VIP Table seating & program & Emcee recognition
ROFL $750 6 tickets with VIP Table seating & program & Emcee recognition (entire table)

 

To become a sponsor please contact Cindie at (517) 372-9163 or womenscentergl@gmail.com

Current Sponsors include:

We Laugh Sponsor TwiggiesTwiggies (Florist & Events).  A one stop for amazing floral, table top rental, specialty linens, decor, lighting, backdrops, to make your event stand out from all the others.

 

We Laugh Spnsor Zaytoon Holt

Zaytoon’s (Holt). Thank you so much catering this event as a sponsor. Yum!

The Talent

Karen Williams (Headliner)We Laugh Headliner Karen Williams

 We feel extremely honored to have Karen as our headliner for this event. Seeing this internationally acclaimed and nationally-known stand-up comic is truly a treat! Karen is a modern-day alchemist, whose audiences revel in her cathartic laughter, and whose peers consider her a comic’s comic! As a solo entertainer, Karen Williams delights fan-filled audiences from San Francisco to South Beach to Sydney. She is also the founder and CEO of the HAHA Institute.  Read more about Karen.

 The Women

Stephanie Hirchert Walton. Stephanie is no stranger to this event and will be performing onstage with her husband Hedlun.

Samantha Rage. Sam is a newcomer to this event and an experienced comedian.  We are excited to see what she has in store for us.

Third Performer TBD. We are looking for one more performer.  Amateurs and newbies welcome. If you have always wanted to give stand up a try, contact Cindie at (517) 372-9163 or womenscentergl@gmail.com

The MenWe Laugh Comedian Robert Jenkins

Robert Jenkins. Robert uses his unique point of view, quick wit, and disarming delivery to tell you why he’s right. You’ll disagree, but you’ll laugh anyway. A Detroit native, Robert has performed at many festivals including the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, Crossroads Comedy Festival, and Laughfest where he was a 2016 participant in the Best of the Midwest Comedy Competition. Read More about Robert.

Hedlun Walton. The other half of the act with his wife Stephanie. We can’t wait to hear what these two have been up to as they deliver their class act together.

Will Green. Will started doing standup in 2008 in clubs and open nights throughout Michigan.  He We Laugh Comedian Will Greendescribes his comedy as “edgy, but with rounded corners.”  Will moved to Maine for a while (He’s back in Michigan) where he honed his skills as a regular at Comedy Connection in Portland and headlined at Levity Comedy Cafe in Burlington, VT. He produced his first album in 2014 called F*&% Feed People where 100% of all funds raised from the sale of the album go to support the charity Sundays in Cass Park. Read more about Will.

We invite you to be part of this event with us

We look forward to laughing together with you. Thank you for supporting the Women’s Center. We couldn’t do what we do without supporters like you! See you soon!

In Her Cups Bras for a Cause Art Auction: An Intern’s Take

The In Her Cups Bras for a Cause Art Auction means a lot to our communications intern, Emily, who is a senior professional writing major at Michigan State University. She’s been at the Center for over a year now, and she’s gearing up for her second In Her Cups event. We sat down with her to talk about why this event holds a special place in her heart.

Why does the event mean so much to you?

Emily: My answer is tri-fold. For staters, the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing means a lot to me, and so does their success. The success of the Center directly correlates to the success of so many women in the Greater Lansing area. Events like these provide the critical funding the Center needs just to stay open, and it helps expand programs. I believe in everything the WCGL does here, and keeping the doors open is so, so necessary for our community.

The second reason this event means so much to me is more personal. My mom had breast cancer when I was a senior in high school (she’s been cancer-free since 2013). There’s a lot that a family goes through during this time, and the Cancer Care program at the Women’s Center offers the resources and support that help with the many hardships and feelings one has during a time like this. My mom came to the event last year and it was really special (even though she got herself into a bidding war with the bra I made and lost! Still love you, mom).

The third reason this event is so special is the atmosphere. It was comforting to be in a room with so many people who are champions of women’s success. You feel happy, inspired, and are moved deeply all within two hours. The Runway is also a fabulous location for an event like this.  Add food and drink in there, and it’s a win for me!

What would you say to people who are thinking about attending the event for the first time?

Emily: The event is low-pressure, and it’s fun! Once you buy a ticket you know you have helped the Women’s Center, and you don’t have to feel pressured to bid on anything (although I highly encourage going for one of your favorite pieces.)  The entire room is filled with all of the bra art submissions we’ve received, so you have the opportunity to peruse on the outskirts, or gather around for the live auction. I also find myself coming back to the whole food and drink thing — Crafty Palate is catering this year! This is a feel-good Friday event that I would not want to miss.


 

Event Info

Friday, November 4th from 6:00-8:00pm at The Runway in the Knapp’s Centre

Tickets: inhercupsbrasasart.brownpapertickets.com or they can be purchased at the door

($25 for one, $40 for two)

 

Pictures from last year’s event:

 

 

 

In Her Cups Bras for a Cause Art Auction, November 4th, 2016

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Our 8th annual
In Her Cups Bras for a Cause Art Auction will be on Friday, November 4th at The Runway in the Knapp’s Centre from 6:00-8:00pm.

Why should you attend? What is the event all about?

In short: To enjoy good company, eat, drink, view amazing br’art, and BID on it!

Bras are submitted by individuals, groups, survivors, skilled trade groups, and corporations. You’ll see creations made out of ceramic, pipe-fitter, and all sorts of surprising materials! Bras are often made in dedication to loved ones affected by cancer or traumatic events, and survivors of trauma have made bras as an outlet to heal. Selected bra art will be up for bid in the live auction, and bras will also be sold via silent auction (they sell anywhere from $40 to $350!) And of course, again this year the Mitten Mavens Roller Derby team will be modeling the live auction bras.

Your Impact

All of the money raised will go to programs that we offer at the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, primarily to our Cancer Care program that provides support and resources to women and their families during and after cancer. Our other programs help women realize their potential, find economic independence, and heal from traumatic events. Your support at this fundraising event directly helps the lives of women in the Greater Lansing area.

 

Ticket Prices

  • $25 for one
  • $40 for two

Purchase Tickets Here

Submitting Artwork

Interested in submitting br’art? Follow this link to our Call for Artists and this link to our Submission Details and Artist Entry Form. We have extended the deadline for bra submissions until Thursday, October 27th!

Call the Women’s Center at 517-372-9163 for more information.

 

 

 

Meaningful Communication (anger management) starting again August 22!

Meaningful Communication (anger management) has started again! See the flyer below. Individuals and couples, men and women are invited to participate in this workshop series. Why be miserable and make those around you miserable?? Learn to communicate effectively and manage those frustrations that lead to outbursts you really don’t mean.

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