Good day on this stormy Thursday.

MSU Theatre opens its latest production, "Xtigone," today. Read more about the modern reimagining of the ancient Greek play in an article by City Pulse's Naseim Omeish here.

America's grooviest decade was also one of its most turbulent. "The Decade Dance," Williamston Theatre's latest production, follows the relationship between Robert Weems and Nina Reynolds through the tumultuous 1970s. Robert, a soldier returning from Vietnam, and Nina, a student activist at Kent State, have a one-night-stand that turns into a decade-long journey through a rapidly changing political and social scene. This production is the world premiere of the play, which is written by Michigan-based playwright Joseph Zettelmaier. The two-person cast features Mitchell Koory as Robert and Tiffany Mitchenor as Nina, and the production is directed by Joey Albright. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday (and 3 p.m. Saturday beginning April 9); 2 p.m. Sundays. $15-35. Williamston Theater, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469,

A good deed brings terrible consequences for one woman in "Wait Until Dark," the latest production to hit the stage at Riverwalk Theatre. When Sam Hendrix unwittingly brings a heroin-stuffed doll home from a trip abroad, he puts his blind wife, Suzy, in danger. Three criminals charged with recovering the drug-filled toy try to use Suzy’s blindness against her. Suzy must use all of her wits to survive in this suspenseful thriller. The production is the Riverwalk Theatre directorial debut for Rita Deibler and stars Cassie Little as Suzy and Josh Martin, Michael Phelps and Spencer Perrenoud as the trio of criminals. 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Thursday $10/$8 seniors, students and military; Friday-Sunday $12/$10 seniors, students and military. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700,

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,

Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All experience levels welcome. 6-8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale St., Lansing.

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.

Rebounding. Trampoline exercises. 11 a.m.-noon $80/$64 members. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045.

Spanish Conversation Group. All ability levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420,

Literature and Poetry

Edible Book Contest. Judging begins at noon. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lookout! Gallery, 362 Bogue St., East Lansing. (517) 884-1932,


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.

Januzzi Watchmen, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

DJ Don Black, 9:30 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave.

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.

Karaoke, 8 p.m. Darb's, 117 S. Cedar St.

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.

Skoryoke Live Band Karaoke, 8:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.

Open Mic, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 143 Kent St.,

Tell Yo Mama, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.

Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Leroys, 1526 S. Cedar St.

Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

Off the Ledge, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

Frog Open Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.

Mark Sala, 8 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.

The Strangers, 7 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.


Wait Until Dark. A blind woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs. 7 p.m. $15/$12 seniors, military and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700,

Decade Dance. Journey of a couple living through the turbulent 1970s. 8 p.m. Pay-what-you-can. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469,

Xtigone. Modern retelling of ancient Greek play. 7:30 p.m. $13/$11 seniors and faculty/$10 students. Arena Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON,


Bath Township Farmers Market. Vendors and live music. 3-7 p.m. FREE. Bath Community Center, 5959 Park Lake Road, Bath. (512) 809-4433,

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,

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