Good day on this mostly sunny Tuesday.
Lansing's occult-themed comedy trio, Comedy Coven, performs their monthly show tonight. The group mixes stand-up and sketch-based comedy in a creative, witch-themed show. Check out City Pulse's preview of the show here.
The Historical Society of Greater Lansing hosts civil rights activist Robert L. Green, a friend and colleague of Martin Luther King Jr., for a lecture and book signing event Tuesday. Green’s lecture will focus largely on his new memoir, “At the Crossroads of Fear and Freedom,” which reveals behind-the-scenes stories of the campaigns that helped end the South’s infamous Jim Crow laws. Green served as educational director for King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference and was head of MSU’s urban studies program in the 1960s. Green also worked on education initiatives with the Kennedy administration and recently served as a participant at an education summit lead by the Obama administration. To read more about Green, check out the City Pulse article by Bill Castanier. 7 p.m. FREE. Capitol Area District Library Downtown Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 282-0671, lansinghistory.org.
The nationally acclaimed dance troupe Complexions Contemporary Dance hits the Wharton Center stage Tuesday. The company was founded by veteran dancers Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, both former members of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. The evening’s wide-ranging performances will be set to music by Odetta, Vivaldi, and Metallica and even the words of poet Maya Angelou. A preview talk by Richardson is presented at 6:45 p.m. in the Grand Tier Lounge, and a chat with the performers follows the performance. 7:30 p.m. $28/$15 students and youths 5-18. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All experience levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. $3. Gier Community Center, 2400 Hall St., Lansing. crisisrfc.com.
Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Learn public speaking and leadership skills. 7 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-2697, cadl.org.
Hopeful Hearts Grief Group. Learn, grow and heal together. 10-11 a.m. FREE. The Marquette Activity Room, 5968 Park Lake Road, East Lansing. (517) 381-4866.
Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. 5:45-6:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.
Not So Happy Endings Support Group. For women ending relationships. 5:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 896-3311.
Overeaters Anonymous. Support for weight loss efforts. 7 p.m. FREE. Okemos Presbyterian Church, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 290-5163.
Speakeasies Toastmasters. Improve listening, analysis, leadership and presentation skills. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (616) 841-5176.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Have a support system, lose weight. 7 p.m. FREE to visit. Eaton Rapids Medical Center, 1500 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids. (517) 543-0786.
Shamanic Education & Healing Clinic. Talk and demos on shamanism. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave. Suite 3, Lansing. (517) 402-6727 willowstickceremonies.com.
Yawn Patrol Toastmasters. Learn public speaking. 7-8:30 a.m. Studio 1210 Place, 1210 Turner St., Lansing. (989) 859-2086, yawnpatrol.com.
One-on-One Business Counseling. Meet with an experienced business consultant. Email email@example.com to register. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE. Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing. (517) 321-4014 ext. 4, dtdl.org.
Comedy Coven XI: The Persistence of Mammary. Lansing's only occult based comedy gang perform. 8-9:30 p.m. $10/$7 pre-sale. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. facebook.com/comedycoven.
Bible and Beer. Discussion of scripture's power in daily events. 6 p.m. Kelly's Downtown, 220 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 482-0600, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Year, New You. Presenter Leanne Davis explains how to set goals and balance your life. Call to register. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324.
Reflexology. Class to stimulate circulation in the body. Call for appointment. 10:20 a.m.-2 p.m. $14/$12 members. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.
DTDL Crafters. Handcrafting projects. Bring your own supplies. 2:30-4:30 p.m. FREE. Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing. dtdl.org.