Event Calendar

Patron Discounts

Wharton Center‘s Patron Discount Program connects our patrons with local restaurants, lodging establishments, and specialty retailers to create a well-rounded theatre experience. Offers are available to Wharton Center‘s Subscribers, Donors and Trio Club Members throughout the year AND to non–subscribers who present a Wharton Center ticket stub (valid on the date of the performance).

To find out more about each of the participating companies and their special offers, click on the individual business‘ name to reveal more information.

Ai Fusion

2827 E. Grand River East Lansing



Ai Fusion combines the best of Korean, Japanese, and Western styles to offer you a dining experience unlike any other. With a large sushi bar, plenty of seating, and even private dadami rooms, Ai Fusion caters to many occasions. Lunch is available as well as carry-out. Feel free to check out our menu, and don't forget about the cocktail and extensive drink lists.

Discount Offer:  20% off food purchases (cannot be used with any other offers).

Beggar's Banquet

218 Abbot Road, East Lansing

(517) 351-4540


Beggar's offers elegant dining in a casual atmosphere. From our extensive wine list, 20 rotating craft beers on tap, eclectic menu, free wifi and our award-winning atmosphere, Beggar's is East Lansing's home to students, professionals and families alike. Established in 1973, Beggar's Banquet is proud to be a truly inclusive and not exclusive establishment. Book your private event in the gallery or make a reservation today.

Discount Offer: Enjoy a complimentary Brie appetizer (or any app of equal or lesser value) with the purchase of an entree!

Blondie's Barn

5640 Marsh Rd, East Lansing


Discount Offer: Free cinnamon roll with purchase of any meal; limit one per table please.

Candlewood Suites

3545 Forest Rd, Lansing

(517) 351-8181


Discount Offer:  $89 for Studio Suite + applicable taxes

Clara's Lansing Station

637 E Michigan Ave, East Lansing



Clara's Lansing Station is located in the historic 1903 Michigan Central Depot. With it's famous 16 page menu and relaxed turn of the century atmosphere, Clara's is a perfect place to eat before or after the show. Enjoy a meal out in our attached 1910 Pullman dining car while seeing and feeling the rumble of the passing trains. With our unique atmosphere and huge 16 page menu Clara's Lansing Station is a great place for families and friends alike!

Discount Offer: 10% off entire check (excludes alcohol & parties of over 6 people). Not valid on holidays, Sunday Brunch, or with any other coupon or offer.


2874 Lake Lansing Rd., East Lansing



Copper dine*drink offers a fresh twist on modern cuisine, where our Midwestern roots sit across the table from that part in us that sometimes wishes for a big city dining experience.  With dedication to local suppliers and local ingredients, the highly talented culinary team at Copper takes farm-to-table dining to a higher level.Copper offers an atmosphere that makes everyone feel welcome. It is the place hip enough to sip martinis with friends; relaxed enough to bring your kids; and refined enough to entertain business clients or that special someone.

Discount Offer: 10% off food, excludes tax and alcohol

Coral Gables

2838 E. Grand River Ave.

(517) 337-1311


Family owned and operated for over 40 years, we feature a variety of delicious homemade foods and desserts made from scratch in our kitchen. The Coral Gables is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offer a breakfast buffet every Sunday. Banquet facilities available up to 75 people.

Discount Offer: Show your ticket on the day of performance and receive 10% off your meal in dining room or bar area. *Only day of performance with Ticket*

Essex Hair Design

4790 S Hagadorn Rd #152

(517) 333-3917


Family Owned for Over 16 Years. Across from MSU.  Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm * Friday 9am-5pm Saturday 9am-3pm * Sundays Closed

Discount Offer: 10% off all services with Card

Gourmet Village

4790 South Hagadorn Road

(517) 333-6666


Discount Offer: 10% off with dinner

Harrison Road House

720 Michigan Ave

(517) 337-0200


In the beginning, there was Duke's Shell, a happy little business on the corner of Harrison and Michigan... BUT inside loomed a spirit too strong to be caged by a mere gas station. So, in October of 1981 the Roadhouse was born. The evolution of the original building (including the use of service bay doors as windows) into what is now one of Michigan's premier "fun stops" has taken years. Now with our open patio, greenhouses, and friendly "Roadie" regulars, we will make your time spent with us more fun than allowed.

Discount Offer: 10% off entire bill

Max and Erma's

2515 Lake Lansing Rd

(517) 316-7477


1972- The year we proudly opened our first restaurant. Today, 40 years later, we have the same commitment to QUALITY FOOD & FRIENDLY SERVICE as we did back then. So kick back, relax & enjoy life. EAT, DRINK & WHATEVER

Discount Offer: 10% off entire purchase; excludes tax and alcohol

Mitchell’s Fish Market

2975 Preyde Blvd

(517) 482-3474


At Mitchell’s Fish Market our fresh seafood obsession is a commitment and passion for absolute freshness as a way of life. Fish any fresher would still be in the ocean.

Discount Offer: 10% off Entrees up to 4 people. Not valid with any other coupon or promotion. 

Nuthouse Sports Grill

420 E. Michigan Ave

(517) 316-7477


The Nuthouse Sports Grill-voted Lansing's best sports bar-has proudly served the area for over 17 years.  Home to 24 HD TV's, a full menu, 16 beers on tap (including at least 5 Michigan beers at all times), and Lansing's best Happy Hour every Friday when all drinks are half off from 4-7.

Discount Offer: 20% off food for card holder and 1 guest. 20% off food for ticket stub on day of performance

Peppino's Pizzeria and Sports Grille

213 Ann St., East Lansing, MI

(517) 332-8300


Peppino’s atmosphere is like nothing you have ever experienced, casual and fun for the family, sleek and sophisticated for the on-the-towner, and plenty of spirit for the sports fan!
With daily specials, a full-size shuffle board table, over 50 HDTVs, and your favorite DJs on the weekends, Peppino’s is the new entertainments highlight of East Lansing!

Discount Offer: 10% off entire check (up to 8 guests). Restrictions may apply. Not valid with other specials or offers.

Pizza House

4790 South Hagadorn Road, Suite 114-116, East Lansing

(517) 336-0033


Family owned and operated for over 20, Pizza House stays true to one philosophy; "great food, great service, your place or ours." Famous for award-winning Chicago and traditional-style pizza. Also serving pastas, salads, burgers, deli-style sandwiches, subs, chipatis, desserts and more! Great atmosphere with full bar and 22 flat screen TVs. Large groups welcome. Plenty of parking. Hours of operation: everyday 10:30am-4:00am. 

Discount Offer: $2 off $15 or more, $3 off $20 or more with discount card. Free order of breadsticks on night of performance with ticket!

Quality Suites Hotel

901 Delta Commerce Drive, Lansing

(517) 886-0600


Experience the luxury of our spacious two-room suites overlooking an atrium courtyard. Our all-suites hotel features two televisions, refrigerators, and microwaves in every suite. First-class amenities include a continental breakfast with a $3.99 hot breakfast upgrade option and a complimentary evening social with cocktails and appetizers

Discount Offer: Enjoy an overnight stay for $89 plus tax. Based on Availability.

Red Cedar Grill

150 E Grand River Ave, Williamston

(517) 655-3766


We are a fresh, contemporary, bright and energetic restaurant in the heart of beautiful Williamston, MI. Our menu offers the very best in American eclectic fare, full of bold flavors and eye-catching presentations. Our service staff is attentive, friendly and eager to make your visit with us a memorable one. Our attention to detail is second to none, making your dining experience always satisfying.

Discount Offer: 10% off entire meal (not valid with any other offer)

Red Haven

4480 Hagadorn Rd., East Lansing



Red Haven is Mid-Michigan's premier farm to table dining experience.  Our ever changing menu is composed of small plates with an emphasis on local, seasonal and creative food always with an element of surprise.  Visit us for any occasion, we are a great place to stop in for a hand crafted artisan cocktail made with one of our many Michigan spirits, or sample a few small plates or join us for dessert made by our in house pastry chef.  We offer a relaxed, comfortable and elegant dining experience for dinner Tuesday-Sunday.   Discount Offer: 15% off food (excluding alcohol) or 50% off a bottle of wine

SanSu Sushi

4750 S Hagadorn Rd., East Lansing

(517) 333-1933


SanSu is a Japanese fusion restaurant. Striving to be one of the best Asian restaurants by serving high quality food and providing excellent service. SanSu has one of the largest sushi bars in town and a diverse menu including teriyaki to Bentos and Noodles. Offering daily specials for those who like to try "new" items. SanSu proudly offers private sit down style tatami rooms. SanSu has 8 chefs at the 40 foot sushi bar, all with experience from abroad. With a reputation of carrying only the finest fresh fish and the ability to create a variety of rolls, all of which satisfy even the most adventurous of tastes.

Discount Offer: 10% off one dinner entree (Not able to use with other discounts).

Soup Spoon Cafe

1419 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing

(517) 316-2377


Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual setting with cool sounds of jazz as your backdrop. Whether meeting friends or colleagues, a lazy Saturday morning or a quick grab at the counter for your day's excursion, the Soup Spoon will strive to serve you creative, inspiring cuisine with great service!

Discount Offer: 10% off food. Not valid on holidays or with any other coupon or offer.

Stillwater Grill

3544 Meridian Crossing | Corner of Jolly and Okemos Rd., Okemos

(517) 349-1500


The Stillwater Grill was established in Brighton, Michigan in 1997 and is locally owned and operated. The Stillwater Grill's goal is to provide the finest quality food and service to our guests in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. To accomplish this, we have assembled an outstanding staff and use only the finest ingredients and food products in our well-equipped kitchen. 

Discount Offer: Receive a complimentary "Hot Spinach Artichoke Cheese Dip"; limit one per table with the purchase of an entrée. 

Sultan's Restaurant

4790 S Hagadorn Rd., East Lansing

(517) 333-4444


The tradition and charm of Portugal in a spectacular natural and casual setting. Sultan's has a sprawling menu and flavorful fare such as the smooth, creamy hummus with raw chickpeas cooked and ground on site. Everything is made from fresh ingredients. The restaurant also features a juice bar serving raw, or 100 percent fresh squeezed juice

Discount Offer: 15% off any dish from the main entrÉe section of the menu.

Tavern 109

115 E. Grand River Ave, Williamston

(517) 655-2100


Great food and charming ambiance can only equal an extraordinary dining experience. Tavern 109 restaurant is located in a turn-of-the-century building in the heart of Williamston. The 109 has been beautifully renovated to reflect Williamston's history and community roots. This restaurant offers traditional dining as well as an old fashioned tavern-style bar with 12 craft brews on tap. Come by and relax. Have an extraordinary meal and be a part of our story.

Discount Offer: 10% off your meal. Offer excludes alcohol. Restrictions may apply

The Knight Cap

320 E. Michigan Ave.

(517) 484-7676


The Knight Cap, established in 1969, is a fine-dining, gem of a restaurant in downtown Lansing, serving the finest steaks, seafood, and other specials. We have an extensive wine list, relaxed and intimate, with a professional staff to serve you at lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended.

Discount Offer: 10% off food. Excludes already discounted items and New Year's Eve or Valentine's Day. Not valid with any other coupon or offer.  May not be used for the "Dinner For Two Special"

The State Room

Inside the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing

(517) 432-1966

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Located inside the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, the State Room restaurant and lounge offers guests a delicious edge to the MSU Spartan experience by offering upscale casual dining featuring seasonal menus reflecting the best local ingredients available. The State Room’s team of international chefs and extensive, award-winning wine list, combine to produce an unparalleled dining experience. 

Discount Offer: 15% off food (Offer excludes alcohol and is not valid with pre-fixe menu or special events)

Towne Place Suites

2855 Hannah Blvd, East Lansing

(517) 203-1000


Discount Offer: 10% off Rack Rate


111 E Michigan Ave, Lansing

(517) 371-4000


Inspired by the great American Supper Clubs of the past, Troppo is known for distinctive comfort food served in an exuberant environment. We invite you to revel in our history of great food and drink while enjoying our casual atmosphere and professional service.

Discount Offer: 15% off up to four guests. Restrictions may apply

University Quality Inn

3121 E Grand River, East Lansing

(517) 351-1440


The University Quality Inn is conveniently located right off of US-127. Minutes from downtown Lansing, MSU and within walking distance of 14 restaurants and 70 stores. The University Quality Inn offers rooms that are very spacious, a courtyard where you can enjoy the hotel lounge, indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center. You'll find that our hotel is a great place to gather with a group or have a relaxing getaway. We offer rooms with luxurious heart shaped Jacuzzi's, and comfortable suites for the entire family. 

Discount Offer: 20% off best available

Woody's Oasis

1050 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing

(517) 351-2280


 Fresh! Woody's Oasis is dedicated to bringing the Lansing area the best in Mediterranean cuisine. Using the freshest ingredients, every day our seasoned cooks bring together heart-healthy, mouth-watering dishes to satisfy every appetite!

Discount Offer: 10% off entire purchase. Trowbridge location only. 

  • Wharton Center for Performing Arts
  • Michigan State University
  • 750 E. Shaw LN
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • PHONE: (517) 353-1982