Mid-Autumn Festival at MSU Museum
The MSU Museum unveils its “Quilts of Southwest China” exhibit Sunday at its Mid-Autumn Festival. This traditional Chinese and Vietnamese celebration has been observed for centuries. It is classified as a public holiday in both mainland China and Taiwan, serving as a time for family and friends to gather and give thanks for the year’s harvest. The festival always falls on the 15th day of the eighth month, according to the Chinese calendar, when the moon is at its brightest and roundest. MSU Museum’s celebration will include traditional moon cakes and refreshments, exhibition tours and activities for kids. The “Quilts of Southwest China” exhibit will be on display until April 16.
2-4 p.m. FREE. MSU Museum, 409 W. Circle Dr., East Lansing. (517) 355-2370, museum.msu.edu.
Lansing's Leading Ladies
The Friends of Lansing’s Historic Cemeteries gives a Lansing-themed lesson in girl power with its ninth annual fall walking tour at Mount Hope Cemetery. Entitled “Lansing’s Leading Ladies,” this year’s tour will feature prominent women in Lansing’s history buried at the cemetery, including the first female state librarian, the “mother” of the Michigan parks system and the first woman to drive a car in Lansing. This free, family-friendly tour comprises 18 stops, with refreshments available halfway through the tour. The Friends group exists to “protect, promote, and prosper” Lansing’s three city-owned cemeteries. The Friends of Lansing’s Historic Cemeteries group holds a “Race to Restore” 5K run/walk on Oct. 10 inside the cemetery.
3-5 p.m. FREE. Mount Hope Cemetery, 1800 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 648-5730, facebook.com/lansingcemeteries.
Classes and Seminars
Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. Third floor meeting room. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 515-5559, cadl.org.
Progressive Christianity Discussion. Discussion text is “Reading the Bible Again for the First Time” by Marcus J Borg. 5:30-7 p.m. FREE. Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517)
Juggling. Learn how to juggle. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Orchard Street Pumphouse, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing. (517) 371-5119.
Parents of LGBTQ kids. Weekly support group. All faiths are welcome. 3-4:30 p.m. FREE. Diversity Psychological Services, 1310 Turner St., Lansing. (720) 401-4214.
Spiritual Talk, Pure Meditation and Silent Prayer. 7 p.m. FREE. Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre, 7187 Drumheller Road, Bath. (517) 641-6201, selfrealizationcentremichigan.org.
Lansing Area Sunday Swing Dance. Lessons 6-6:45 p.m., dance 6:45. $8 dance/$10 dance & lesson. The Lansing Eagles, 4700 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 490-7838.
East Lansing Farmers Market. Essential food items and much more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE. Valley Court Park, 400 Hillside Court, East Lansing. (517) 319-6888, cityofeastlansing.com/farmersmarket.
Broad Museum Tours. Free public tours every Sat. and Sun. 1 and 3 p.m. FREE. Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing.
Sky Preview and Total Lunar Eclipse of the Moon. Eclipse viewing. 7:30-11:30 p.m. FREE. Abrams Planetarium, 400 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 355-4676, abramsplanetarium.org.
Glengarry Glen Ross. Story about tension at a real-estate office. 8-10 p.m. $15. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington St., Lansing. ixiontheatre.com.
The Whale. Play about healing from the past. 2 p.m. $15/$10 students and seniors. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. (517) 927-3016, peppermintcreek.org.
Cinderella. Rodgers and Hammerstein's version of a classic story. 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets from $38. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 353-1982, whartoncenter.com/events/detail/cinderella.