Good day on this snowy Thursday.
Comic book lovers should make plans to check out MSU’s annual MSU Comics Forum, which returns to campus for the weekend. The events kick off today with a screening of the film "Persepolis," based on the graphic novel of the same name by Marjane Satrapi, in room B122 of Wells Hall.
This year’s keynote speaker is Sergio Aragonés, an award-winning cartoonist know for his work on Mad Magazine and his own comic book, “Groo the Wanderer.” The three-day event also includes a film screening, a private tour of MSU Library’s comic collection, panel discussions and an artist alley where over three dozen comic book artists sell their works and talk with fans. See web for full schedule of events.
FREE. Residential College of Arts & Humanities Theater, 362 Bogue St, East Lansing. comicsforum.msu.edu.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
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.
In and Out of Text: Creative Writing. Class for reading and producing creative works. For grades 7-12. Register online. 4:45-5:45 p.m. FREE. Building Twentyone, 1288 N. Cedar St., Mason. (517) 889-5103, ow.ly/Yu96k.
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.
Literature and Poetry
Brunch and Books. "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FREE. CADL South Lansing, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 272-9840, cadl.org.
Open Mic @ The Colonial Bar & Grill. Weekly bring-your-own instrument open mic. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. FREE. The Colonial Bar & Grille, 3425 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. (517) 882-6132.
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.
Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen tale set on stage. 8 p.m. $17.50-$22.50. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. whartoncenter.com.
After School Teen Program. For teens in 6th-12th grades. 3 to 5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Blood Pressure Checks. Provided by McLaren and Grace Hospice. No appointment needed. 11:15 a.m.-noon. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos.
Film With Prof. Screening of "Dear White People." Meets in room 252.04. 4 to 6 p.m. LCC Gannon Building Room 252.04, 422 N. Washington Sq. Lansing.
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.
Mason Codependents Anonymous. A fellowship to develop healthy relationships. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Mason First Church of the Nazarene, 415 E. Maple St., Mason. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.
Tabletop RPG Night. New players welcome. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351, cadl.org.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in Age of Colorblindness. Conversation about criminal justice system related to book, "The New Jim Crow." 2:30-3:30 p.m. LCC Gannon Building Room 252.04, 422 N. Washington Square, Lansing.
Michigan ArtShare Reception. Featuring painter Lily Lihting Li Kostrzewa, filmmaker/photographer Petra Daher and guitarist Chris Russell. 5-7 p.m. FREE. Prima Civitas Lobby, 325 E. Grand River Ave., Suite 275, East Lansing. miartshare.com.
Crafts with ACTION. Make hearts that look like stained glass. 3-4 p.m. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.
Taste of History - Spoken Word Event. Readings, songs and poetry are shared to celebrate black voices. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to participate. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. LLC Technology and Learning Center, 400 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing.