Good day on this rainy Thursday.
Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. selects a theme each year, and this season it will investigate what it means to be “Ladylike.” It may throw audiences to see the name of the season opener: an adaptation of the classic novel “Lord of the Flies.” In case you’ve forgotten your high school freshmen lit class work, this is the story of a group of young British schoolboys stranded on an island who lose their sense of society and humanity. It will be fascinating to see how directors Devin Faught and Sally Hecksel present the sweeping story on a small stage with a big twist: an all-female cast. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2p.m. Sunday. $15/$10 students and seniors. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. (517) 927-3016, peppermintcreek.org.
Ever wonder how much that antique watch might be worth? Or how much you could get for that vintage necklace? Friday at Wonder Women Estate Sales’ new outlet store, the Gallery in Old Town, author and antiques expert Harry L. Rinker presents a live version of his syndicated call-in radio show, “Whatcha Got?” The event, a fundraiser for the Historical Society of Greater Lansing, also includes a talk by Rinker on what’s hot in antiques. As for the live version of his radio show, attendees can bring a small antique — it must be small enough to fit in one’s hand — and find out what it is and what it’s worth. Representatives from the Historical Society of Greater Lansing and Wonder Women Estate Sales are also available to discuss selected antiques that will be available for purchase during the fundraiser. 7-9 p.m. $20. The Gallery in Old Town, 108 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 282-0671, lansinghistory.org
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.
Celebrate Recovery. For all hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing. (517) 492-1866.
Free Culinary Class: Grilling/Gourmet Burgers. Course on recipes with simple ingredients. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Cutco Kitchen, 1863 W. Grand River Ave. Okemos. (517) 481-2137, cutco.com/stores.
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.
Adult Coloring Club. Low key and calming coloring. Supplies provided. 1-3 p.m. FREE. Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing. (517) 321-4014, dtdl.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. (517) 351-2420, elpl.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.
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. charlottemi.org.
Thursday Night Live! Featuring Twilight Memories. 6 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Courthouse, 341 S. Jefferson St., Mason. (517) 676-1046, masonchamber.org.
Dani's Y2K Dance Party (FREE), 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
Greg Smith, 5:30 p.m. Buddies - Holt, 2040 N. Aurelius Road
Mike Skory & Friends, 8:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Alistair, 6:30 p.m. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.
Big Hoodoo, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Life Support, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Mark Sala, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Dan MacLachlan, 8 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.
Oxymorons, 8 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.
Frog Open Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
Ernie. Play about Ernie Harwell by Mitch Albom. 7:30 p.m. $35. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.
Build-Your-Own-Taco Bar Fundraiser. Proceeds support the eighth grade government trip to Washington, D.C. 4-7 p.m. St. Casimir Catholic Church, 800 W. Barnes Ave., Lansing. (517) 374-5700.
Whatcha Got? Antique appraisal fundraiser with Harry Rinker. 7-9 p.m. $20. The Gallery in Old Town
108 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 449-8771, lansinghistory.blogspot.com.
Lansing Reiki Share. For those who have completed level Reiki II and higher. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Donation suggested. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3, Lansing. (517) 402-6727, willowstickceremonies.com.
LifeTime Meditation and Yoga. Register online. 9 a.m. FREE for LifeTime members. Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club, Wimbledon Room, 2900 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing. (800) 772-7769, ow.ly/6s4c302Hg9mp.
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.
Tabletop RPG Night. Pen and paper role-playing games. All are welcome. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351, cadl.org.