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 Sushi & Grill

2827 E. Grand River, East Lansing

(517) 853-3700 


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!

Bell's Greek Pizza

1135 East Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, MI



Discount Offer: Show your ticket on the day of performance and receive 10% off your meal (valid for two days after ticket date only)

Bistro 43 at East Lansing Marriott University Place

300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing



MEET. GATHER. EAT. DRINK. The Marriott’s newly renovated lobby Great Room is the perfect place to begin or end your night to remember.

Discount Offer: Receive a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of two entrees (up to two per table) and complimentary validated parking located below the hotel.

Blondie's Barn

5640 Marsh Rd, Haslett

(517) 339-4600


Discount Offer: Show your ticket on the day of performance and receive a free cinnamon roll with purchase of any meal; limit one per table please. Valid for two days after show.

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.

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*


254 W. Grand River, East Lansing, MI



Discount Offer: 10% off entire bill, not valid with any other special or discount

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

Georgio's Gourmet Pizza

1010 E. Grand River and 120 Charles St., East Lansing, MI

517-351-1000 and 517-333-9990


We have been serving East lansing Gourmet Slices and Whole Pizza for 23 years!

Discount Offer: Free gourmet slice pizza when you buy a slice of pizza and a drink.

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

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!

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

Residence Inn

2841 Hannah Blvd, East Lansing, MI



Discount Offer: 10% off regular rate

Roma Bakery

428 N. Cedar Street, Lansing

(517) 485-9466


Discount Offer: 10% off baked goods (excluding any other offers)

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).

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. 

Soup Spoon Café

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.

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 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

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