Good day on this surprisingly sunny Wednesday.
Father and son duo Marvin and Nathan Bell bring their writing expertise to East Lansing today for the Fall Writing Series hosted by MSU’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.
A former Iowa Poet Laureate, Marvin Bell has authored 23 books, including “Vertigo: The Living Dead Man Poems.” He will share his work, while singer/songwriter son Nathan Bell performs his acoustic folk and roots music.
Before the evening performance, the pair will host an informal talk about music and lyrics at 3 p.m. in the LookOut! Gallery in Snyder-Phillips Hall.
7 p.m. FREE. RCAH Auditorium, Snyder-Phillips Hall, corner of Dormitory Road and Bogue Street, East Lansing. (517) 884-1932, ow.ly/TZLAL.
For more of today's events, see below.
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.
Meditation. For beginners and experienced. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Vietnamese Buddhist Temple, 3015 S. Washington St., Lansing. (517) 351-5866, lamc.info
Alcoholics Anonymous. A closed step meeting. 6 p.m. Donations. Pennsylvania Ave. Church of God, 3500 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 899-3215.
Dream Analysis Class. Lesson covers fundamentals. 8-9:30 p.m. Unity of Greater Lansing, 240 Marshall St., Lansing. (517) 371-3010.
Dr. Robert Melillo Lecture. Presentation on neurological disorders in kids. Call to register. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Okemos High School, 2500 Jolly Road, Okemos. (517) 253-8405, brainbalancecenters.com
Line Dancing. All levels welcome. 3:15-4:15 p.m. $10 drop-in/$7 members. 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.
Allen Street Farmers Market - Indoors. Locally grown, baked and prepared foods. 3-6:30 p.m. FREE. Allen Street Farmers Market, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3911.
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.
Veteran Services. Advice on VA benefits and claims. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. American Legion HQ, 212 N. Verlinden Ave., Lansing.
Dirty Dancing. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $38. Wharton Center, MSU Campus East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.
Fusion Shows presents. FREE. Crunchy's Pizza and Burgers, 254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2506.
Literature and Poetry
Song and Poetry: An evening with Nathan and Marvin Bell. Singer-songwriter and poet share work. 7 p.m. FREE. RCAH Auditorium in Snyder-Phillips Hall, on the corner of Dormitory Road and Bogue Street, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 355-6690.
Courage Ablaze: The Women and Children of Congo. Art installation opens. Noon-3 p.m. FREE. Lookout! Gallery, 362 Bogue St., MSU campus, East Lansing. (517) 884-6290, ow.ly/UiOSm.