Good day on this humid Thursday.
If you’ve ever driven by the grand old houses on North Washington Avenue and thought "When were these houses built?" or "I wonder who lived in that house," the Historical Society of Greater Lansing will attempt to sate your curiosity with a walking tour today. Led by Historical Society President and City Pulse book reviewer Bill Castanier, the tour includes several houses built by noted Lansing architect Darius Moon. The tour will last about 90 minutes and cover four to six city blocks; comfortable shoes and a water bottle are recommended. 7 p.m. FREE. Tour meets at the Creyts House on the corner of North Washington and Oakland avenues, Lansing. (517) 282-0671, lansinghistory.org.
A fixture in the Michigan folk scene since the late ‘80s, Barb Barton stops at Turner-Dodge House Thursday for an intimate performance in the historic house’s music room. The singer/songwriter, known for her percussive guitar style, will play songs from her five solo albums, as well as new material. 7 p.m. $10. Dodge Mansion. 100 E. North St., Lansing. (517) 483-2125.
For 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.
Neighborhood Camps. Free daily art camps for all ages. 1:30-3 p.m. FREE. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643, reachstudioart.org.
Celebrate Recovery. For all hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing. (517) 492-1866.
Improvisational Dance. Movement-based dance class for ages 12 to adult. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $54. Ruhala Performing Arts Center, 1846 Haslett Road, East Lansing. (517) 337-0464, ruhalacenter.com.
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.
Acoustic Lunch: Tom Mason and The Blue Buccaneers. Medley of diverse styles performed. 12:30-1:30 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-4800, broadmuseum.msu.edu.
Barb Barton House Concert. Michigan folk icon performs. 7 p.m. $10. Turner-Dodge House, 100 E. North St., Lansing. (517) 483-4220.
Episode. Rock band Episode plays show benefiting disabled veterans and families. 7-11 p.m. FREE. VFW Club Post 6132, 3104 W. St. Joseph St., Lansing. (517) 372-2052, episoderocks.com.
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.
American WiFi, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
DJ Don Black, 9:30 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave.
Open Mic, 9 p.m. Colonial Bar 3425 S. Martin Luther King Blvd
Lee Groove, 7 p.m. Champions, 2440 N. Cedar St.
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.
Mike Skory & Friends, 8:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Reggae Lou, 6 p.m. Fieldhouse, 213 Ann St.
Karaoke Kraze, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Leroys, 1526 S. Cedar St.
Intronaut, 7 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.
Mr. Harrison, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
Jacob Ford, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road
Don Middlebrook & Rush Clement, 7 p.m Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Mike Cooley, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Matt Williams, 8:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
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.
Oxymorons, 8 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). Zany comedy about a professor's Shakespeare thesis. 8 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/$6 students. Ledges Playhouse, 137 Fitzgerald Park Drive, Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579, overtheledge.org.
[title of show]. Meta-musical about making a play. 8 p.m. $20/$15 seniors and students. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. peppermintcreek.org.
Summer Retreat. Comedy about college buddies reuniting. 8 p.m. Pay-what-you-can Night. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.
Beal Botanical Garden Tour. Topic: Historical Food Plants of American Indian Cultures and Nations. 12:10-12:50 p.m. FREE. Beal Botanical Gardens, 408 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-0901.
Build-Your-Own Taco Bar Fundraiser. Proceeds support the 8th grade government trip to Washington D.C. 4-7 p.m. St. Casimir Catholic Church, 800 W. Barnes Ave., Lansing. (517) 374-5700.
Genot 'Winter Elk' Picor. Storyteller, musician and dancer performs. 6:30-7 p.m. Grand Ledge City Hall, 310 Greenwood St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-7014.
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.
Spanish Conversation. All levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Drop-In Coloring Group. Supplies provided for adults to color. 6-7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. elpl.org.