Good day on this warm Thursday.
The makers of popular public radio program “The Moth Radio Hour” bring their live show to the Wharton Center today. In addition to producing the weekly radio show, the Moth organizes storytelling competitions across the nation and provides storytelling workshops and educational events. Its touring show, “The Moth Mainstage,” presents a diverse group of storytellers pulled from the organization's StorySLAM competitions. 7:30 p.m. $32/$60 VIP. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com. Read about the production in this City Pulse article.
Over the Ledge Theatre company kicks off its summer season with “The Explorers Club,” a comedy set in 1870s London. When the acting president of the prestigious Explorers Club wants to admit a woman, members of club are furious. To make matters worse, the club’s bartender is terrible. How is the club supposed to make a decision that could potentially shake the foundation of the British Empire without a decent drink? 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday $10/$8 seniors/$6 students. The Ledges Playhouse, 137 Fitzgerald Park Drive, Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579, overtheledge.org.
Fore more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Lunch at the Senior Center. Call 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 levels welcome. 6-8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale St., Lansing. crisisrfc.com.
Celebrate Recovery. For all hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing. (517) 492-1866.
Seller Financing. Topic: land contracts and seller financed loans. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517-483-1921, ow.ly/6Gy3300lHuN.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 5:15 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. New Hope Church, 1340 Haslett Road, Haslett. (517) 927-4307.
Mason Symphony Orchestra/Greater Lansing Ballet Company. Outdoor ballet classics. 6 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Mason Courthouse, 160 W. Maple St., Mason. masonorchestras.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.
Dragon Wagon, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
DJ Don Black, 9:30 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave.
Lee Groove, 7 p.m. Champions, 2440 N. Cedar St.
Mike Skory & Friends, 8:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Reggae Lou, 6 p.m. Fieldhouse, 213 Ann St..
Wayland, 6 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.
Laney Agogo, 7 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Stella, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
Sarah Brunner, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road
Steve Cowles, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Chris Laskos, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Colt Ford, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Frog Open Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
Dan MacLachlan, 8 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.
Chapatti. Two lonely animal lovers form a bond. 8 p.m. $23/$21 seniors and military/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.
RENT. Rock musical. 7 p.m. $22/$20 seniors. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Dr. Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
The Explorers Club. Wacky historical comedy set in London. 8 p.m. $11/$9 seniors/$7 students. The Ledges Playhouse, 137 Fitzgerald Park Dr., Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579, overtheledge.org.
The Moth Mainstage. Stories told by acclaimed writers. 7:30 p.m. $32/$60 VIP. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.
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.
Minecraft Game Nights. Ages 8-15 game together. Call or register online. 5-6:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5185, cadl.org.
The Color Run Tropicolor World Tour. 9 a.m. $35-$55. Adado Riverfront Park, 531 N. Grand Ave., Lansing. thecolorrun.com/locations/lansing-mi.