Good day on this chilly Wednesday.
The MSU Museum is hosting a fashionable exhibit this year with "Up Cloche: Fashion, Femininity and Modernity." Focusing on the 1920s and 30s, the exhibit highlights the ways in which women used clothing to redefine their roles in the modern era.
Over the course of the year several special events are planned around the subject, including a speakeasy party and a dress-making lesson. See the museum's website for details.
Jan. 4-Aug. 30. Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. $5 suggested donation. MSU Museum, 409 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 355-7474, museum.msu.edu/index.php?q=node/1381.
The title of Ann Arbor author R.J. Fox’s first book, “Love and Vodka: My Surreal Adventures in Ukraine,” only hints at its volatile and hilarious content. Fox’s memoir about finding love — and lots of vodka — in Ukraine is a beautiful study in and cross-cultural and socio-economic differences between the U.S. and the former Soviet state. Fox will discuss the book and his travels tonight at Schuler Books & Music’s Okemos location. After a serendipitous first meeting with his future wife, Fox set out on a international voyage with an engagement ring in hand. Along the way he had to deal with his desired bride’s family and the realities of living in Ukraine, where the only thing that seemed to work well is the distilling industry. “Love and Vodka” is published by Fish Out of Water Books, a new Ann Arbor press specializing in true life stories. 7 p.m. FREE Schuler Books & Music (Meridian Mall location), 1982 Grand River Drive, Okemos. (517) 349-8840, schulerbooks.com.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Finance 101. Bank representative outlines saving, budgeting, investing and more. 6-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster St., Lansing. (517) 485-5185.
H.E.R.O. Special DIY Kitchen Class #2: Installing Vinyl Flooring. Home improvement course. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Neighborhood Empowerment Center, 600 W. Maple St., Lansing. (517) 372-5980, glhc.org.
Aux Petits Soins-Explorers 2 & 3. French immersion class for babies and toddlers. Ages 0-2 5:15 p.m.; Ages 4-6 9:30 a.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 ages 6-9. 6:15 p.m. $15/$12 students. 1824 E. Michigan Ave., Suite F, Lansing. (517) 643-8059, facebook.com/auxpetitssoinsllc.
After School Movie. Popcorn and a movie, recommended for kids ages 8 and up. 3-4:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324, cadl.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.
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.