Thursday, April 3

‘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,

‘Writing at the Ledges’ at Grand Ledge Area District Library

Writing at the Ledges is an organization of creative writers that produces literary work. The group recently published “Voices from the Ledges,” its third collection of poetry. Five contributing authors will share their work at this event. Cheese and sparkling wine will be served as the writers read in front of the library’s fireplace. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E. Jefferson St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-7014,

Julie Scoggins at Connxtions Comedy Club

Blue-collar comedian Julie Scoggins headlines this weekend; a portion of proceeds from the Friday night show support a local Relay for Life team. The self-proclaimed “motorcycle mistress” and ex-trucker has been touring for 15 years after being a sales rep for Frito-Lay in the U.S. Virgin Islands. “I sold Doritos on an island where 50 percent of the people smoked pot,” she says in one of her acts. “Talk about a market niche.” 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $15 donation, Connxtions Comedy Club, 2900 North East St., Lansing. (517) 574-5573,

English Country Dancing. Lessons & live music. 7-9:30 p.m. $4-$6. Snyder/Phillips Hall, MSU campus, East Lansing. (517) 321-3070.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Contact Jan. 5:15 p.m. $5. New Hope Church, 1340 Haslett Road, Haslett. (517) 349-9183.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh in, 6 p.m. Meeting, 6:30 p.m. FREE to visit. St. David's Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 882-9080.

Meditation. For beginners and experienced on Thursdays. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Quan Am Temple, 1840 N. College Ave., Mason. (517) 853-1675.

Tarot Study Group. With Dawne Botke. 7 p.m. FREE. Triple Goddess New Age Bookstore, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 883-3619.

Ojibwe/Anishinaabemowin Class. Learn the language of the first people from this region. 7-9 p.m. Donation. Nokomis Learning Center, 5153 Marsh Road, Okemos. (517) 349-5777.

Craft Night Social. Work on a project, create a quill box, make a dance shawl or do a peyote stitch. 5-7 p.m. FREE. Nokomis Learning Center, 5153 Marsh Road, Okemos. (517) 349-5777.

HERO: Basic Sink Installation. Home improvement class. Email 6-8 p.m. FREE. Neighborhood Empowerment Center, 600 W. Maple St., Lansing. (517) 372-5980.

Lansing Area Codependent Anonymous. Held in room 214G. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Community Mental Health Building, 812 E. Jolly Road, Lansing. (517) 515-5559.

Spanish Conversation Group. Both English and Spanish spoken. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Euchre. No partner needed. 6-9 p.m. $1.50. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing. (517) 484-5600.

Karaoke. With Atomic D. 9 p.m. LeRoy's Classic Bar & Grill, 1526 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 482-0184.

Farm Stand. Local, organic produce supports student farmers. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. FREE. MSU Auditorium, 150 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000.

Capital Area Audubon Society. MSU's Dr. Pam Rasmussen's Passenger Pigeon Project. 7 p.m. FREE. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4224.

Banff Mountain Film Festival. Variety of selected films showcasing the outdoors. 7:30-10 p.m. $12 students/$15. MSU campus, East Lansing. (231) 675-4643.

Mitchell's Fish Market Island-Inspired Cocktail Dinner. Reservations required. 7 p.m. $49.99 plus tax & gratuity. Mitchell's Fish Market, 2975 Preyde Blvd., Lansing. (517) 482-3474,

Lincoln County Process. Live performance. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5287.

Rally In The Alley Open Mic. 6:30 p.m. FREE. American Legion Post 48, 731 North Clinton St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-1232.

{REVOLUTION} at Tavern. Electronic music, 21-up. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. FREE. Tavern On the Square, 206 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 374-5555.

Open Mic Night w/ Hot Mess. All acts/musicians welcome. 9 p.m.-midnight, FREE. Gus's Bar, 2321 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-4714.

Biblical Texts in Diaspora. MSU's digital Samaritan manuscripts. 7 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 100 Main Library, MSU campus, East Lansing. (517) 884-0901.