Good day on this chilly Thursday.
One of the Broad Art Museum's ongoing exhibits lets you know exactly what to expect: “Paintings, Drawings and a Film” is the self-descriptive title of artist Andrew Sendor's show at the museum. The exhibit features the artist’s photorealistic drawings alongside paintings that look like recreations of movie stills. The short film, “Fenomeno,” depicts a series of complex rituals performed by a fictional band of mystics. Sendor’s work draws attention to the contrived nature of images, blurring the lines between artistic genres. Today’s reception features an artist talk; the show is open until April 24. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-4800, broadmuseum.msu.edu.
Hot soup meets hot debate today at SoupGrant, where local organizations face off in a battle to win the hearts of the community. SoupGrant is a monthly meeting where two groups present ideas for projects that would benefit the region. Visitors enjoy a bowl of soup while they hear the pitches and vote for the plan they would like to see come to life. At the end of the night, the winning idea takes home the money raised at the door. This month's participants are the Lansing Women's Soccer Meetup and Voiceless-MI. 6:30 p.m. $5. Grace Lutheran Church, 528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. soupgrantlansing.com.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Celebrate Recovery. For hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing. (517) 492-1866.
Ingham County Foster Parent Support Group. Free training. Snacks and movie for kids. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Human Services Bldg., 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 775-2693, michigan.gov/fostercare.
John Herschel, Charles Darwin and the 'Mystery of Mysteries'. Guest Speaker Richard Bellon. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Abrams Planetarium, 400 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 355-4672.
Meditation. For beginners and experienced. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Quan Am Buddhist Temple, 1840 N. College Road, Mason. (517) 853-1675, quanamtemple.org.
Spanish Conversation Group. All ability levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. 7-9 p.m. $10/$8 students, military and seniors. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
Paula Poundstone. Veteran comedian performs. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $38.50. Wharton Center, MSU Campus East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.
Too Much, Too Much, Too Many. Poignant and touchingly funny drama. 8-9:20 p.m. $23/$21 seniors and military/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.
Anime & Manga Club. Ages 10-18 watch and discuss anime. Call or register online. 4:30-5:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351, ext. 3, cadl.org.
Mason Area Codependents Anonymous. A fellowship to develop healthy relationships. 7-8 p.m. FREE. First Church of Nazarene, 415 E. Maple St., Lansing. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.
Job Seeker Lab. Help provided with resumes, cover letters and job searching online. Call to register. 5-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511, cadl.org.
Ladies Silver Blades Figure Skating Club. Lessons and practice. All skill levels welcome. 9:30-11:20 a.m. $5/$2 skate rental. Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing.
Senior Reminiscing Series. Session to chat about the past. 12:30-1:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Williamston, 201 School St., Williamston. (517) 655-1191.
Film Movement Series. "God's Slave" showing. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021, cadl.org.
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, 9 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
DJ Don Black, 9:30 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave., East Lansing.
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing.
Karaoke, 8 p.m. Darb's, 117 S. Cedar St., Mason.
Skoryoke Live Band Karaoke, 8:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Open Mic, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 143 Kent St., Portland.
Karaoke Kraze, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Leroys, 1526 S. Cedar St., Lansing.
Scru Face Jean, 7 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Kathleen & Bridge Street Band 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Frog Open Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.
Mark Sala, 8 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd., Haslett.
Familiar Strangers, 6 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr., Lansing.