Dec. 17 2015 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this cloudy Thursday.

Soaring snowmen and acrobatic angels hit the Wharton Center stage in “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” tonight. The colorful holiday extravaganza celebrates the season with elaborate production numbers, extravagant costumes and live music, all performed in a winter wonderland setting.

Read an interview with a sound engineer from the production here.

7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $38. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

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.

Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Community Mental Health Building, Room 214G, 812 E. Jolly Road, Lansing. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 6 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m. FREE. St. David’s Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 882-9080, stdavidslansing.org.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 5:15 p.m. $5. New Hope Church, 1340 Haslett Road, Haslett. (517) 349-9183, newhopehaslett.com.

Tarot Study Group. FREE. Triple Goddess New Age Bookstore, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 347-2112.

Celebrate Recovery. For all types of hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing. (517) 492-1866.

Meditation. For beginners and experienced. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Quan Am Temple, 1840 N. College Ave., Mason. (517) 853-1675, quanamtemple.org.

Genealogy Club. 2-3 p.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.

Literature and Poetry

BookSleuth LIVE. Library offers book suggestions via Twitter and Facebook. 1-6 p.m. FREE. cadl.org, facebook.com/cadlibrary, @cadl on Twitter.

Chipmunk Story Time: Moon Game. Story, craft and nature walk for preschoolers. 10-11 a.m. $3. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, meridian.mi.us.

Music

Bluegrass Jam. All bluegrass musicians welcome. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Elderly Instruments, 1100 N. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-7880, ow.ly/VMxXk.

Karaoke. LeRoy's Classic Bar & Grill, 1526 S. Cedar St., Lansing.

Drum Circle. All levels welcome. Instruments provided or bring your own. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Marshall Music, 3240 E. Saginaw St., Lansing. (517) 337-9700, marshallmusic.com.

Open Mic @ The Colonial Bar & Grill. Weekly bring-your-own open mic. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. FREE. The Colonial Bar & Grille , 3425 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. (517) 882-6132.

The Lansing/DeWitt Sunrise Rotary Presents: The DeWitt High School Chamber Choir. Holiday favorites performed. 7:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Region International Airport, 4100 Capitol City Blvd., Lansing. (517) 599-2782, ow.ly/VMyDc.

Theater

Cirque Dreams: Holidaze. Holiday circus spectacular. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $35/$25 students. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol. Classic story from a new point of view. 8 p.m. $23. Williamston Theater, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. williamstontheatre.com.


Events

Gentle Yoga. Yoga basics. 9-10 a.m. $10/$7 members. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.

Spanish Conversation Group. English and Spanish spoken. 7-8 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. elpl.org

Wonderland of Lights. Light show at the zoo. 5-8 p.m. $7/$5 kids. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 342-2710, ow.ly/UUf7c.

After-School Teen Program. For grades 6-12. 3-5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Food Drive. Drop off non-perishable food items for charity. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. SS Hair Designers, 3233 W. Saginaw St., Lansing. (517) 327-5300.

8-Ball Tournament. Bring your pool game to the Avenue. Call to confirm. 7 p.m. $10. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 492-7403.

Euchre. No partner needed. 6-9 p.m. $1.50. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing. (517) 484-5600.

Craft Corner. Supplies provided. Ages 4 and up. 3-6 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Dansville Branch, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511, cadl.org.

Ladies Figure Skating. Lessons and practice. All skill levels welcome. 9:30-11:20 a.m. $5/$2 skate rental. Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing. (517) 574-4380, ladiessilverblades.com.

Lunch @ MSC. Call ahead to reserve meal. Noon-1 p.m. $5.75/$3 suggested donation for ages 60+. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.

Mind Benders at the Meridian Senior Center. 11 a.m.-noon FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.

Minecraft Game Night. All levels welcome. Registration required. Ages 8-15. 6-7 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries South Lansing Branch, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840 ext. 202, cadl.org.

One on One Life Coaching. Brief guidance session. 1-3 p.m. $24. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.

Spanish Conversation Group. English and Spanish spoken. 7-8 p.m. FREE. ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio, 300 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing. elpl.org

Tripper's Comedy Club. 9-10:30 p.m. $5. Subject to change or cancellation. Tripper's Sports Bar, 350 Frandor Ave., Lansing. (517) 336-0717.

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