Nov. 4 2015 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this unseasonably warm Wednesday.

Artist and MSU assistant professor Xia Gao is speaking about her current exhibit, "Dwell," at the Lansing Art Gallery today at 3:30 p.m. Gao, who is originally from China, created the work on display in response to the problems posed by China's polluted air.

The installation itself features a complex pattern of barely-visible threads which represent the easily-ignored dangers of smog in urban areas. To read more about "Dwell" check out City Pulse's article from the show's opening.

3:30-4 p.m. Lansing Art Gallery, 119 N. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 374-6400, lansingartgallery.org/dwell.

If you're interested in revisiting classic books from your childhood, you may also be interested in Okemos High School's production of Little Women: The Musical.

The classic novel by Louisa May Alcott has been reworked into a stage musical that still captures the timeless themes of hope and self-growth.

7:30 p.m. daily through Saturday. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $10/$7 students and seniors. Okemos High School, 2500 Jolly Road, Okemos. (517) 449-8068, okemostheatre.net.

For more of today's events, see below. To submit your own event, click here.


Classes and Seminars

Story Art Time. Art and story time for preschoolers. 10-10:45 a.m. FREE. Donations appreciated. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643, reachstudioart.org.

Walk-In Wednesdays. Art activities for ages 5 and up. 4-5:30 p.m. FREE. Donations appreciated. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643, reachstudioart.org.

Introduction to TEI. Lesson on Text Encoding Initiative. 1-2:30 p.m. MSU Library, 100 Main Library MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 353-8700, ow.ly/TRYkX.

Line Dancing @ MSC. All levels welcome. No partner necessary. 3:15-4:15 p.m. $10 drop-in/$7 members. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.

Events

Veteran Services. Advice on VA benefits and claims. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. American Legion HQ, 212 N. Verlinden Ave., Lansing.

Teens After School. Programming for teens in 6th-12th grades. 3-5:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

BroadPOP Studio. Stamp-making workshop. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus, East Lansing. broadmuseum.msu.edu.

Memory Screenings @ MSC. Short series of questions to identify possible areas for medical follow-up. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.

Practice Your English. Practice listening to and speaking English. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Open Workshop. Bike repair, bike safety and biking as healthy exercise. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Kids Repair Program, 5815 Wise Road, Lansing. (517) 755-4174.

Sachet Making Workshop. Make an easy, nice smelling sachet to give as a gift or keep for yourself. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 MAC Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Suits and the City November Event. LGBT professional networking event. 5:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. The Beer Grotto, 500 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 371-1080, gaylansing.org.

Teen Advisory Board: Arm-Knit Scarves for Charity. Learn how to arm-knit cozy winter scarves that will be donated to charity. 3-5:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Music

Together, Let's Jam. Music for all ages. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $5/FREE Capitol Area Down Syndrome members. MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-7661, ow.ly/TSeOJ.

Fusion Shows presents. FREE. Crunchy's Pizza and Burgers, 254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2506.

Marshall Music Open Jam. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. Marshall Music, 3240 E. Saginaw St., Lansing. (517) 337-9700.

Together, Let's Jam. Music for all ages. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $5/FREE Capitol Area Down Syndrome members. MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn Rd., East Lansing. (517) 355-7661, ow.ly/TSeOJ.


Theater

Little Women: The Musical. Stage version of beloved book. 7 p.m. $10/$7 students and seniors. Okemos High School, 2500 Jolly Road, Okemos. (517) 449-8068, okemostheatre.net.

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