Good day on this partly-cloudy Friday.
Today is the anniversary of the infamous "War of the Worlds" broadcast, which caused panic for some in 1938 when it was aired. Not all listeners caught the disclaimer that the report, a narration of an alien invasion, was fictitious.
Audio Air Force is recreating the broadcast today to celebrate. Ten actors will be playing over 25 roles, and providing live sound effects using props. To read more about the event, including input from the group's founder, check out this article by City Pulse's own Ty Forquer.
7 p.m. FREE. The Pump House, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing.
For more local happenings today, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Aux Petits Soins: Explorers 1 & 2. French immersion for babies/toddlers. 9:30 a.m. (ages 2-4) & 10:30 a.m. (ages 0-2). $15/$12 students. Willow Tree Family Center, 3333 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 101, Lansing. (517) 643-8059.
Storytime with Craft. Ages 3-6 years enjoy stories, songs and crafts. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Teens After School. Programming for teens in 6th-12th grades. 3-5 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Two Small Pieces of Glass. Program on the history of the telescope. 8-9 p.m. $4. Abrams Planetarium, 400 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 355-4672.
Thrift/Rummage Sale. Household, books, clothes and more. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mayflower Congregational Church, 2901 W. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-3139, mayflowerchurch.com.
Dia de los Muertos Cemetery Stroll. Guided cemetary walk. 6-8 p.m. $3/FREE Fenner members. Mt. Hope Cemetery. (517) 483-4224, mynaturecenter.org/programs.
MSU Symphony Orchestra. 8-9:30 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/FREE students. Wharton Center, MSU Campus, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON.
The Diary of Anne Frank. Stage version of often read historical diary. 8 p.m. $15/$12 seniors. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
War of the Worlds On Stage. Classic alien invasion broadcast acted out. 7 p.m. FREE. The Pump House, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing.
Rounding Third. Humorous story of Little League Baseball. 8 p.m. $28. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Street, Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.
MSU Theatre Presents: Haunted Aud. Students turn the MSU auditorium into a living nightmare. 9:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m., $15. MSU Department of Theatre Auditorium, 542 Auditorium Road., East Lansing. (517) 355-6690.
‘Land of Oz’ at Wild Goose Inn. Costumed actors from East Lansing High School transform inn into the “Land of Oz.” 5-7 p.m. The Wild Goose Inn, 512 Albert Ave., East Lansing. (517) 333-3334, wildgooseinn.com.