‘Varekai’ by Cirque Du Soleil

A winged man falls from the sky, setting off an evening of gravity-defying, jaw-dropping feats of acrobatics and visual effects. In “Varekai,” the Cirque Du Soleil performers whisk audiences off to a magical forest world populated with whimsical creatures and stimulating music. Imaginative costuming, awe-inducing balancing and juggling acts and slapstick comedy make for a mind-blowing evening that serves as a “tribute to the nomadic soul.” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 4 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 & 5 p.m. Sunday. $28.50-$148.50. Jack Breslin Student Events Center, 1 Birch Road, East Lansing. (517) 432-5000, breslincenter.com.

Drop-in Figure Drawing. 7-9:30 p.m. $7/$5 students. Kresge Art Center, corner of Physics and Auditorium roads, MSU campus, East Lansing. (517) 337-1170, artmuseum.msu.edu.

Meditation. For beginners and experienced. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Vietnamese Buddhist Temple, 3015 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 351-5866.

Together ... Let's Jam. Music therapy class. 6:30 p.m. FREE. CADSA members/$5 nonmembers. MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-7661. cms.msu.edu.

Overeaters Anonymous. 7 p.m. FREE. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 210 W. Saginaw Highway, Grand Ledge. (517) 256-6954. fcgl.org.

Events Senior Games. Mahjongg/pinochle. 1 p.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4000 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045.

Farmers Market at Allen Market Place. Locally grown and prepared foods. Live music. 3- 6:30 p.m. FREE. Allen Street Farmers Market, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3911.

Practice Your English. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Fiber Artist: Rowland Ricketts. Artist talk presented by MSU Art Department. 7 p.m. FREE. S. Kedzie Hall, MSU campus, East Lansing. (517) 432-3961, art.msu.edu/content/2013-2014.

Literature-and-Poetry Natasha Trethewey. National poet laureate. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Snyder/Phillips Hall, MSU campus, East Lansing. (517) 884-1932. poetry.rcah.msu.edu.