Good day on this late-summer Tuesday.
In her exhibit at the Broad Art Museum, “To Be Here,” British artist Sam Jury explores the idea of “suspended trauma,” the concept of filming a traumatic environment and allowing it to replay in a distant context. “To Be Here” is an audio-visual installation featuring films made by Jury during her two-week stay at a refugee camp near Tindouf, Algeria. The work documents the daily lives of the refugees accompanied by narration from a young girl who lives in the camp. Jury’s discussion of the piece is part of the One Book, One Community project, a joint effort between MSU and the City of East Lansing. This year, the project’s focus is immigration and refugee issues. 7 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-3900, broadmuseum.msu.edu.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Learn public speaking and leadership skills. 7 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-2697, cadl.org.
Connections: Teen Girls Group. For girls in grades 9-12 to meet and form connections. 5:45-7 p.m. $10. Come As You Are Counciling and Consulting, 3815 W. St. Joseph St., Suite B301, Lansing. (517) 803-3125, cayalansing.com.
Course in Miracles. Relaxed and friendly study group. 7 p.m. FREE. Call for location. (517) 482-1908.
Eye on Africa. Artist expands on experience in Algerian refugee camp. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. International Center, 450 Administration Bldg., East Lansing. (517) 884-4800, broadmuseum.msu.edu.
Hopeful Hearts Grief Group. Learn and heal. 10-11 a.m. FREE. The Marquette Activity Room, 5968 Park Lake Road, East Lansing. (517) 381-4866.
Lansing Area Co-Dependents Anonymous. 5:45-6:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 346-9900, coda.org.
Overeaters Anonymous. Support for weight loss efforts. 7 p.m. FREE. Okemos Presbyterian Church, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 819-3294.
Speakeasies Toastmasters. Improve listening, analysis, leadership and presentation skills. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (616) 841-5176.
People's Law School. Seven-week program to teach the legal system to non-lawyers. 7-9 p.m. $7 per class/$25 for all sessions. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. peopleslawschool.org.
Seller Financing: The Alternative Way to Start a Business. Course on land contracts. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921, sbdcmichigan.org.
Starting a Business. Course for business start-ups. Call or register online. 9-11 a.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921, sbdcmichigan.org.
Stress Less with Mindfulness. Stress management course. 6-7 p.m. $20 for four sessions. Michigan State University Extension, 551 Courthouse Drive, Charlotte. (517) 543-2310.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Have a support system, lose weight. Wheelchair accessible. Weigh-in 6:30, meeting 7 p.m. FREE first visit. St. Therese Church, 102 W. Randolph St., Lansing. tops.org.
Literature and Poetry
Books on Tap. "Mudbound" by Hillary Jordan. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Jimmy's Pub, 16804 Chandler Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Ready & Play Storytime. family storytime with songs and sensory play time. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's. 7-10 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Jennifer Lewis with Family & Friends. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. FREE. Stober's Bar, 812 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
After School Action Program. Light meal, tutoring and activities. 4-6 p.m. FREE. Eastside Community Action Center, 1001 Dakin St., Lansing.
After School Teen Program. For teens in grades 7-12. 2:30-5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420, elpl.org.
LCC West Toastmasters. Public speaking group. 5-6:30 p.m. LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing. 517-483-1314, lccwest.toastmastersclubs.org
Rat Pack Tuesday. Frank Sinatra party with $5 classic cocktails. 4-11 p.m. FREE. American Fifth Spirits, 112 N. Larch St., Lansing. (517) 999-2631. ow.ly/IrwV3021VBG.
Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All levels welcome. 6-8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale St., Lansing. crisisrfc.com.