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 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 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 cokctail and extensive drink lists.

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

Bake N' Cakes

3003 E Kalamazoo St, Lansing



"Where butter makes it better." 

Bake N' Cakes is a full-line bakery offering custom cakes, gourmet cupcakes, cheese cakes, pies, cookies and many other tasty treats.

Discount: With Card, 10% discount on orders over $30 (up to $10). With ticket, one free regular cupcake (day of show only).

Candlewood Suites

3545 Forest Rd, Lansing

(517) 351-8181


The Candlewood Suites Lansing is an all-suites hotel, located on the edge of MSU campus, only 3 miles from  Wharton Center. Our recently renovated rooms offer the comfort and convenience of home for both business and leisure travelers. As an IHG extended-stay property, all of our suites contain full kitchenettes, and complimentary laundry facilities are available 24/7. Guests also enjoy complimentary WiFi, discounted golf at Forest Akers, and access to the prestigious University Club, including their lounge and restaurant.

Discount Offer:  $95 for a studio suite featuring one queen-sized bed.

Capital City BBQ

1026 W. Saginaw St., Lansing



Capital City BBQ is a family-owned and -operated restaurant offering unique sandwiches and homemade dinners. We offer a combination of classic BBQ dishes and traditional Vietnamese cuisine for take-out or seated dining. Choose from one of our secret sauces or one of our delicious desserts by stopping in today.  

Discount: 10% off entire purchase of $30.00 or more.

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn

1220 Turner Street, Lansing; 109 South Washington Square, Lansing



Peanut-free and gluten-free gourmet popcorn. Specializing in fundraisers for groups, teams and clubs of all sizes. Great corporate gifts year 'round, not just for holidays. We started in a farmers market nearly ten years ago. We are Lansing’s most talked-about gourmet popcorn.

Discount: 10% off all gourmet popcorn, excluding special orders.


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.

For Crépe Sake

221 S. Washington Square, Lansing



An American café steeped in French tradition. Specializing in sweet and savory crěpes, Iorio's gelato, Zingerman's specialty coffee and other delightful options.

Discount: Buy a Grande crěpe and a beverage; receive a crěpe of equal or lesser value for free.

Georgio's Gourmet Pizza

1010 E. Grand River, East Lansing


120 Charles St., East Lansing



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.

Pizza House

4790 South Hagadorn Road, Suite 114-116



Family owned and operated for over 20 years, 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: every day 10:30am-4:00am.

Discount: $2 off any order over $15 or $3 off any order over $20 with Card; free bread stix or Four Cheese Garlic Bread with a purchase over $20 on the night of the show, must have ticket present. Limit one offer per table.

Red Haven

4480 Hagadorn Rd., Okemos



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, 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 or 50% off bottle of wine. (Restrictions may apply.)

Residence Inn

2841 Hannah Blvd, East Lansing



Our homelike surroundings invite you to relax and settle while our community atmosphere motivates you to venture out and stay connected.

Discount Offer: 10% off our best available rate.

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 % fresh-squeezed juice.

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

The Crafty Palate

333 S. Washington Square, Lansing



The Crafty Palate is a classic yet contemporary downtown Lansing eatery. Creative American fare with a worldy twist, The Crafty Palate features a seasonal menu with imaginative daily specials and a deli for those on the go. We also offer a full selection of Michigan-made beer, wine & cocktails to perfectly complement your meal.

Discount: 10% off entire bill (not valid with any other special or discount).

The State Room

Inside the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing

(517) 432-5049

stateroomrestaurant.com | @TheStateRoomEL

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 with 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-fixed menu or special events.)

Towne Place Suites

2855 Hannah Blvd, East Lansing

(517) 203-1000


Discover the warm and welcoming atmosphere, attentive service and comfortable all-suite accommodations that make travel a relaxing and productive experience.

Discount Offer: 10% off our best available rate.

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  • East Lansing, MI 48824
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