Good day on this gray Tuesday, the Ides of March.
Maybe you’ve already heard it through the grapevine, but “Motown the Musical” is coming to the Wharton Center. The show follows the life of Detroit record producer Berry Gordy with a book written by the man himself. Through a series of flashbacks, the show highlights Gordy’s personal and professional relationships with stars such as Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye. With over 60 Motown songs worked into the production, there ain’t no mountain high enough to keep Detroit music fans away from this show. The March 17 performance is followed by a talk with cast members. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. 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
LifeTime Tai Chi. Standing and seated exercises incorporated. 9-10 a.m. FREE for members. Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club, 2900 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing. (517) 364-8146, sparrow.org.
Artistic Crossfit- Lion Killers. Fitness class for grades 7-12. Register online. 4-4:45 p.m. FREE. Building Twentyone, 1288 N. Cedar St., Mason. (517) 889-5103, ow.ly/Yu9AL.
Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All skill 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.
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. Wheelchair accessible. Weighin 6:30, meeting 7 p.m. FREE first visit. St. Terese Church, 102 W. Randolph St., Lansing. tops.org.
Make Central Workshop: 3D Printing Demystified. Hands-on 3D printing session with lecture and designing. 6-7 p.m. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. lib.msu.edu.
Teen Advisory Council. Leadership group for grades 9-12. Enroll online. 4-5 p.m. FREE. Building Twentyone, 1288 N. Cedar St., Mason. (517) 889- 5103, ow.ly/Yu9ZM.
Yawn Patrol Toastmasters. Learn public speaking. 7-8:30 a.m. Studio 1210 Place, 1210 Turner St., Lansing. (989) 859-2086, yawnpatrol.com.
Music Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's. 7-10 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5287.
Reminisce Group: History of Music. Presentation on music that brings back old times. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Aurelius, 1939 S. Aurelius Road, Mason.
Voicing Poetry II. Original poetry and musical compositions 7:30 p.m. Hart Recital Hall, Music Building, 333 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-1932, centerforpoetry.wordpress.com.
Motown the Musical. Musical about the life of Berry Gordy. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $38. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.
AARP HomeFit Program. Experts help seniors assess their homes to live safely and independently. 10 a.m.-noon FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045.
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.
DTDL Crafters. Handcrafting projects. Bring your own supplies. 2:30-4:30 p.m. FREE. Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing.
Kids Reading to Dogs. Kids read to trained dogs. 4:30-5:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville.
Knitting and Crochet Group. All welcome. 11 a.m.-noon FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
LCC West Toastmasters. Public speaking skillsbuilding group. All are welcome. 5-6:30 p.m. LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing. toastmasters.org.
ToddlerTime. Ages 18-36 months listen to stories, music and get moving. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.