Good day on this rainy Thursday.
MSU may be out of the NCAA tournament, but basketball fans in the Greater Lansing area still have plenty to celebrate. The Michigan High School Athletics Association brings the Boys Basketball State Tournament to town this weekend. In conjunction with the tournament, MSU's Jenison Field House hosts a family-friendly sports festival. 2016's March Magic Hoopfest features two courts full of activities, including JumpBall matches, educational clinics, a three-point shot challenge and a slam-dunk station. Coloring and games for young children are also available. 2-7 p.m Thursday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. $2/FREE with MHSAA tournament ticket. Jenison Field House, 223 Kalamazoo St., East Lansing. marchmagichoopfest.com.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Lunch at the Senior Center. Call the day before to order meal. Noon-1 p.m. $5.75/$3 suggested donation for ages 60 and up. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.
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.
Gentle Mat Yoga. Basic class on a mat provided by you. 9:45-10:45 a.m. $56/$40 members for seven weeks; $10/$7 members for one week. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045.
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.
Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All experience levels welcome. 6-8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale St., Lansing. crisisrfc.com.
Discovery of Gravitational Radiation from Merging Black Holes. With guest speaker Ed Loh. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Abrams Planetarium, 400 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 355-4676, abramsplanetarium.org.
Forum on 21st Century Policing. All community members welcome. Email email@example.com for info. 6-8 p.m. Lansing Public Media Center, 2500 S. Washington Ave., Lansing.
Rebounding. Trampoline exercises. 11 a.m.-noon $80/$64 members. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045.
Shamanic Education and Healing Clinic. Talk and demos on contemporary shamanism. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Suggested donation $5-$10. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3, Lansing. (517) 402-6727, willowstickceremonies.com.
The Science and Magic of Epilepsy Treatment. Presentation by Kenneth Laxer, M.D. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. Kellogg Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing.
MSU Wind Symphony. 7:30-9 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, ow.ly/Zh1Vy.
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.
Drunken Cuddle, 8 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.
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St., Lansing.
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.
Electrocats, 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.
The Strangers, 7 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr., Lansing.
Averill Woods Neighborhood Association Meeting. Topic: Lansing Pathway Promise Presentation. 7-8 p.m. Averill Elementary School, 3201 Averill Dr., Lansing. averillwoods.org.
Bath Township Farmers Market. Vendors and live music. 3-7 p.m. FREE. Bath Community Center, 5959 Park Lake Road, Bath. (512) 809-4433, shopbfm.org.
Book Bingo. Kids play bingo with favorite books. 3:45-4:45 p.m. FREE. CADL Williamston, 201 School St., Williamston. (517) 655-1191.
After School Teen Program. For teens in 6th-12th grades. 3-5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Current Events. Monthly discussion group. 11 a.m.-noon. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.
Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. For ages 4-10. Call or register online. 8:30-9 p.m. $5. Gier Softball Fields, 2400 Hall St., Lansing. (517) 483-6029, lansingmi.gov/parks.
Free Blood Pressure Check. 11:15 a.m.-noon. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.
Get Your Business Found on Google Search & Maps. Learn how to set up Google My Business. Call to register. 6-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Leslie, 201 Pennsylvania St., Leslie. (517) 589-9400, 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.
Mike Green. Live comedy. 9 p.m. $5. Tripper's Comedy Club, 350 Frandor Ave., Lansing. tripperssportsbar.com/comedy.
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.
Pinterest Basics. Learn how to sign up for, use and maximize a Pinterest account. 6:30-7:45 p.m. FREE. CADL Webberville, 115 S. Main St., Webberville. (517) 521-3643, cadl.org.
Start Here Get there Transfer Fair. College fair with reps from 35+ universities. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. lcc.edu/uc/getthere.
Tabletop RPG Night. Roleplaying games with pen and paper. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351.
Lansing Regional HubSpot User Group: Adding Personality to your Brand with Social Media. 4-6 p.m. FREE. Creole Coffee Co., 1218 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 485-7237, lansing.hubspotusergroups.com.
March Madness Hoopfest. Fan festival with activities for all ages. $2/FREE with MHSAA tickets. 2-7 p.m. Jenison Field House, 223 Kalamazoo St., East Lansing. marchmadnesshoopfest.com.
Electronic Dreams Reception. Artist reception with light refreshments. 4:30-6 p.m. FREE. Lookout! Gallery, 362 Bogue St., East Lansing. (517) 884-6290, ow.ly/ZD3yN.
Pop-Up Stories: Lucky Break. Evening of community storytelling. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, MSU Campus, East Lansing. ow.ly/ZD2W4.