Good day on this first day of June.
Four of the nation’s finest banjo players come together today to play a show at Lansing’s revered vintage instrument shop. Elderly Instruments hosts Bob Carlin, Joe Newberry, Greg Cahill and Ken Perlman for a diverse program of five-stringed feats. The quartet are in town for the 12th annual Midwest Banjo Camp, which kicks off Thursday at Olivet College. Considered elite pioneers of playing the banjo, the four men have impressive resumes. For those who can’t make it out Wednesday, the concert is streamed live at concertwindow.com. 7:30-8:40 p.m. $15. Elderly Instruments, 1100 N. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-7880, elderly.com.
In reality shows like “Lockup” and “Jail,” prison inmates are stereotyped as hopeless, violent and dangerous. “Inside Peace,” showing at East Lansing’s Hannah Community Center today, offers a new perspective. The film follows three inmates in San Antonio’s Dominguez State Jail in their difficult journey to break out of the prison system. Growing up in deprived, run-down neighborhoods, Trinidad, David and Jake entered the prison system at a young age. But their lives changed course when they entered a peace class offered in the jail. 7 p.m. $5/17 and under FREE. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 332-5523, ow.ly/9BoZ300ugBP.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
What Every Small Business Needs to Know About Accounting. Basics of financial management. Call or register online. 6-7 p.m. FREE. Charlotte City Hall, 111 E. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte. (517) 483-1921, sbdcmichigan.org.
Meditation. For beginners and experienced. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Vietnamese Buddhist Temple, 3015 S. Washington St., Lansing. (517) 351-5866, lamc.info.
Alcoholics Anonymous. A closed step meeting. 6 p.m. Donations. Pennsylvania Ave. Church of God, 3500 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 899-3215.
Banjos Live. Featuring Bob Carlin, Joe Newberry, Greg Cahill and Ken Perlman. 7:30-8:40 p.m. $15. Elderly Instruments, 1100 N. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-7880, elderly.com/calendar/bjo-concert.
Allen Street Farmers Market. Locally grown, baked and prepared foods. 3-6:30 p.m. FREE. Allen Street Farmers Market, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3911.
ICACS Whisker Wednesday. Pet adoptions. All animals spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Noon to 6 p.m. Ingham County Animal Control, 600 Curtis St., Mason. (517) 676-8370.
Practice Your English. All skill levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420, elpl.org.
Inside Peace: Michigan Premiere. 7-9 p.m. $5. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 332-5523, insidepeacemovie.com.
Kidney transplant 101. Community education program for those considering a kidney transplant. 7 p.m. Okemos Conference Center, 2187 University Park Drive, Okemos. (800) 633-7377, beaumont.edu/transplantation.
RELAX: Alternatives to Anger. Course on calming down from anger. Call to register. 6-7:30 p.m. FREE. Michigan State University Extension- Eaton County Office Building, 551 Courthouse Drive, Charlotte. (517) 543-2310.