Good day on this warm and sunny Thursday.
Local scientists become Greater Lansing's drinking buddies this evening at Astronomy on Tap, an event where presenters from local research institutions share their knowledge over a pint. Topics include black holes, planets and the beginning of the Universe. There are also games and prizes based on what is learned. 7:30-9:30 p.m. FREE. The Beer Grotto, 500 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. ow.ly/10nCDD.
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.
Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All experience levels welcome. 6-8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale St., Lansing. crisisrfc.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, bring a mat. 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.
Healing Body and Mind. Talk on spiritual solutions with Evan Mehlenbacher. 7 p.m. FREE. Christian Science Church, 709 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 332-2117, christiansciencemidmi.org.
Shamanic Education & Healing Clinic. Talk and demos on contemporary shamanism. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3, Lansing. (517) 402-6727, willowstickceremonies.com.
TEAM SBA Financing Roundtable. Roundtable on business financing. Call or register online. 9:30 a.m.-noon. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921, sbdcmichigan.org.
Creating Community and Change Through Music. A concert of locally-composed music performed by local choirs. 7:30-9:30 p.m. FREE. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 517-373-7239, midwesthungeris.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.
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 with DJ Jamie, 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.,
Karaoke Kraze, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Leroys, 1526 S. Cedar St.
Menzo, 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.
Decade Dance. Journey of a couple living through the turbulent 1970s. 8 p.m. $23/$21 seniors and military/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.
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.
Astronomy on Tap. Beer, astronomy discussions and games. 7:30-9:30 p.m. FREE. The Beer Grotto, 500 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. ow.ly/10nCDD.
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.
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.
Book Talk with School Superintendent Dr. David Hornak. Discussion on community reading project book, "Who Moved My Cheese?" by Spencer Johnson. 6-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt.
Ingham County Genealogical Society Meeting. "Breaking Down Brick Walls with DNA" by Bethany Waterbury. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Sam Corey Senior Center, 2108 Cedar St., Holt.
Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15 game together. Call to register. 5-6:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster St., Lansing. (517) 485-5185.
MSU Science Festival: Dazzling Demonstrations. Science presentations on physics, archaeology and explosions. 6:30-9 p.m. MSU Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building, 567 Wilson Road, East Lansing. ow.ly/10seBJ.
Senior Reminiscing Series. Fun and nostalgia remembering times gone by. 12:30-1:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Williamston, 201 School St., Williamston.
Some Interesting Chemistry in our Spring Ephemerals. Talk on the chemistry of spring flowers. 12:10-12:50 p.m. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-8700, lib.msu.edu.
Spanish Conversation Group. All ability levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.