Good day and happy Friday.
MSU’s Department of Theatre opens one of its largest productions of the season, “Stage Door,” tonight. The collaborative artistic effort brings together multiple departments across campus.
The production centers on the Footlights Club, a rooming house for actresses in 1930s New York. The cast of 32 students worked with MSU faculty to learn about gender roles and the show business environment in the 1930s, and MSU advertising students designed period-accurate Broadway and Hollywood posters for the production.
Sunday’s production will feature a pre-show discussion with director Rob Roznowski at 1:15 p.m., and the Nov. 19th show will feature a post-show discussion.
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, Nov. 21. $17/$15 seniors and faculty/$12 students. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.
For more events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Palette to Palate. Painting class. $32. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643, reachstudioart.org.
ACTION Fall Craft Project @ MSC. Candy corn button art. 3-4 p.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.
Aux Petits Soins-Explorers 1-3. French immersion for babies/toddlers. 9:30 a.m. (ages 2-4) , 10:30 a.m. (0-2) & 5:15pm (ages 4-6). $15/$12 students. 1824 E. Michigan Ave., Ste. F, Lansing. (517) 643-8059, facebook.com/auxpetitssoinsllc.
Bringing Organ Donation Awareness to our Faith Communities. Lunch included. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $15. First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St., Lansing. (248) 701-2323.
Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Plate? Will-planning workshop. 10-11 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Leslie Branch, 201 Pennsylvania St., Leslie. (517) 589-9400, cadl.org.
Huge Rummage and Bake Sale. One-day sale. $1.50 per bag. In gymnasium. 9 a.m.-noon. Emanuel Lutheran School, 1001 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing.
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.
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.
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Transmedia Horror Club. Grades 6-12 share favorite spooky media. 4 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 South Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363, cadl.org.
MSU Safe Place: Relationship Violence and Stalking. 12:30-2:30 p.m. MSU Federal Credit Union, Corner of Mt. Hope and Farm Lane, East Lansing. (517) 351-0417, msu.edu/user/msucclub.
Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon the Planetarium Show. 10 p.m. $4/$2 members. Abrams Planetarium, 400 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 355-4672.
StoryTime. Ages 2-5 years enjoy stories and songs. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing.
Twilight Trek. Nature walk and bonfire. 7-8:30 p.m. $5. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4224, ow.ly/UiYZ5.
30th Annual Women in the Arts Festival. Vendors and live music. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Edgewood United Church, 469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing.
Dirty Dancing. 8 p.m. Tickets from $38. Wharton Center, MSU Campus, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.
Telling Lansing. Veterans' stories shared. 8 p.m. See web for prices. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. (517) 927-3016, peppermintcreek.org.
All of Us Express: Through the Looking Glass. Family theater. 7 p.m. $7/$5 kids. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 333-2580, allofusexpress.org.
Ghost: The Musical. Well-known movie in musical form. 8 p.m. $20/$18 seniors/$10 kids. Lebowsky Center, 122 E. Main St., Owosso. ow.ly/U3Nh4.
The Colleen Bawn. Magical Irish matchmaking melodrama. 8-10 p.m. $15/$10 seniors/$5 students. Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1546, lcc.edu/showinfo.
The Nunsense Nuncrackers. Comedic holiday show. 6:30 p.m. See web for prices. Starlight Dinner Theatre, Waverly East Intermediate, 3131 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing. starlightdinnertheatre.com.
Stage Door. Depression-era comedy/drama. 8 p.m. Pasant Theater, Wharton Center, MSU Campus, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.