Aug. 4 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this hot and sunny Thursday.

In its latest production, Over the Ledge Theatre Co. takes a humorous look at the script that changed the lives of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Co-written by “The Office” and “The Mindy Project” star Mindy Kaling and writer/actress Brenda Withers, “Matt and Ben” is a comedic fantasy that reimagines the writing sessions that led to the duo’s breakout film, “Good Will Hunting.” The play, which riffs on the actors’ popular stereotypes, features women playing the roles of Damon and Affleck. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $10/$8 seniors/$6 students. Over the Ledge Theatre Co., 137 Fitzgerald Park Drive, Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579,

The Historical Society of Greater Lansing explores one of Lansing’s greatest collections of historic homes in its latest walking tour. Winding along the Grand River between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Waverly Road, Moores River Drive features grand estates built by some of Lansing’s most prominent businessmen. “Many of the early homes were heavily influenced by English architecture,” said Valerie Marvin, walking tour guide and vice president of the Historical Society. “These American titans of lumber and industry built themselves homes that resembled English country manors — an interesting juxtaposition of old and new.” Thursday’s walking tour will include several significant houses, including one built in 1916 for the brother of R.E. Olds. 7 p.m. FREE. Tour meets at the entrance to the Lansing Country Club, 2200 Moores River Drive, Lansing. (517) 282-0671,

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,

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

Celebrate Recovery. For all hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing.

Dinner with the Doc. Presentation by a doctor over dinner. Topic: The Health Paradigm. 6:20-8 p.m. FREE. Walnut Hills Country Club, 2874 Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing.

Prostate Cancer Support Group of Mid-Michigan. Men and their partners to share and learn from the experiences of others. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Sparrow Professional Building, 1200 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 364-5349.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 5:15 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. Haslett Community Education Center, 1090 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 927-4307.


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.

Summer Concerts on the Square. Weekly concert at historic site. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. 1885 Eaton County Courthouse Square, 100 West Lawrence Ave., Charlotte.

Narc Out the Reds, 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.

Team Trivia, 7 p.m. Crafty Palate, 333 S. Washington Square

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.

Jimi Kanklez, 9 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

Lincoln County Process, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

ShotGuns & Violins, 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.

Oxymorons, 8 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.


Matt and Ben. Fantasy comedy about Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. 8 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/$6 students. Over the Ledge Theatre Co., Fitzgerald Park, Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579,


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.

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,

Prostate Cancer Support Group of Mid-Michigan. Men and their partners to share and learn from the experiences of others. 7-9 p.m. Sparrow Professional Building, Conference room E, 1200 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 364-5349.

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

Tribute from a Grateful Nation, Honoring Those Who Serve. Ceremony honoring police, firemen, emergency responders and veterans. 7 p.m. FREE. St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 955 Alton Road, East Lansing.


Drop-In Coloring Group. Supplies provided for adults to color. 6-7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

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