Good day on this cloudy Wednesday.
Lansing plays host to Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theatre Wednesday for a special one-night production.
The Chelsea-based group is borrowing a stage from Riverwalk Theatre for a staged reading of "A Fisherman's Wife." The play explores one man's relationship with his beloved wife and his wish for a reality different from the one he faces.
The reading is the first public performance of the work, which was penned by veteran playwright Timothy Mason, perhaps best known for his musical adaption of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." An audience talkback session will follow the show.
7 p.m. FREE. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (734) 433-7782, purplerosetheatre.org.
Smith Floral and Greenhouses celebrates the holidays with their 65th annual open house today, presenting an opportunity to pick up poinsettias, centerpieces and other holiday greens. Another open house for kids, featuring special guest Santa clause, will be on Saturday.
Noon-7 p.m. Smith Floral and Greenhouses, 1124 E. Mount Hope Road, Lansing. smithfloral.com.
After the success of the zoo’s summers after-hours events, Potter Park Zoo is bringing Wine & Stein back for a winter encore. Local restaurant and beverage vendors offer a wide variety of food and drink options for guests as they stroll through the zoo's Wonderland of Lights display. Holiday music will be provided, and the zoo's animal residents will be on display. Tickets are available online until 3 p.m. the day of the event and at the door until 7 p.m.
Attendees must be 21 or older. 5-8 p.m. $35/$30 members. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4222, potterparkzoo.org.
Winter Wine and Stein. Casual drinks at the zoo. 5-8 p.m. $35/$30 members. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4222, potterparkzoo.org.
Suits and the City December Holiday Event. LGBT professional networking event with white elephant fundraiser. 5:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Lansing Art Gallery, 113 S. Washington Square, Lansing. gaylansing.org.
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.
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.
Practice Your English. Practice listening to and speaking English. 7-8 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 M.A.C. Ave., 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.
Classes and Seminars
H.E.R.O. Class: Cabinets Class #1 - Layout, Measuring, & Ordering. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Greater Lansing Housing Coalition, 600 W. Maple St., Lansing. (517) 372-5980, glhc.org.
Starting a Business. Course for business planning. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. FREE. Small Business Development
Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921, sbdcmichigan.org.
Aux Petits Soins-Explorers 2. French immersion class for toddlers, ages 2-4. 5:15 p.m. $15/$12 students. 1824 E. Michigan Ave., Suite F, Lansing. (517) 643-8059, facebook.com/auxpetitssoinsllc.
Aux Petits Soins-Travel Bugs 2. French immersion class for kids, ages 6-9. 6:15 p.m. $20/$16 students. 1824 E. Michigan Ave., Suite F, Lansing. (517) 643-8059, facebook.com/auxpetitssoinsllc.
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.
Line Dancing. All levels welcome. 3:15-4:15 p.m. $10/$7 members. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.
Family Storytime. Ages up to 6. Stories, rhymes and activities. 10:30 a.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. cadl.org.
BroadPOP Studio. Getting crafty with concrete. 2-4 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus, East Lansing. broadmuseum.msu.edu.
MSU College of Music: Tuba Euphonium Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu.
Lansing Matinee Musicale December Meeting. "Rejuvenating Rachmaninoff" and "Christmas in More than Three Minutes." 10:30 a.m. FREE/$15 with lunch. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River
Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-9495.
A Fisherman's Wife. Reading of new play by Purple Rose Theatre. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, purplerosetheatre.org.