Good day and happy Free Money Day.
As an audience member in one of the latest comedy show to visit the Wharton Center, you might find your own ideas being played out on stage — by the cast of an Emmy-nominated show. “Whose Live Anyway?,” featuring cast members from the CW’s "Whose Line is it Anyway?," stops in East Lansing Thursday for an improvised comedy show based on audience suggestions. Comedians Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff Davis and Joel Murray sing and act in a series of games that call upon the crowd for inspiration — and sometimes even calling them on stage. What viewers suggest is what drives the show, as the comedians prepare no jokes ahead of time. "The less we know in advance, the happier we are," said Davis. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $27. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.
After sixteen years of concerts, brass quintet Millennium Brass embarks on its final tour this year. Thursday, the group stops for a show in St. Johns. The quintet features former MSU trumpet professor Richard Illman, as well as Lisa Ormston-Bontrager on French Horn, Vince DiMartino on trumpet, Scott Hartman on trombone and Marty Errickson on Tuba. Comfortable performing classical, jazz and pop styles, the chamber ensemble has been performing since 1999. 7 p.m. $10/$5 students. Wilson Center Auditorium, 101 W. Cass St., St. Johns. (989) 227-2425, wilsoncenterauditorium.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.
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.
Literature and Poetry
Chipmunk Story Time: Hey Little Ant. Story and nature activities for preschoolers. 10-11 a.m. $3. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.
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.
The Millennium Brass. Brass quintet performs on final tour. 7-9 p.m. $10/$5 students. Wilson Center Auditorium, 101 W. Cass St., St. Johns. (517) 712-7341, wilsoncenterauditorium.org.
The Blue Echoes Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame Induction Celebration. 7-10 p.m. FREE. Reno’s North, 16460 S. US Highway 27, Lansing. (517) 487-8686, facebook.com/theblueechoes.
Open Mic, 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.
Open Mic w/ Pat Zelenka, 9 p.m. Colonial Bar, 3425 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
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.
Open Mic, 8 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 142 Kent St.
Karaoke Kraze, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Tiger's Jaw, 7 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.
Boosting With Senpai, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Further Adv. Fat Boy, Jive Turkey, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
Kathy Ford, 6 p.m Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road
Mark Sala, 6 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Big Riggs Band, 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.
Oxymorons, 8 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.
Grease. 1950s musical love story. 7-9 p.m. $22/$20 seniors and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
Whose Live Anyway? Improv show with audience suggestions, featuring cast from hit TV show. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets from $27. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON, whartoncenter.com.
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.
Drum Circle. Drumming session where the vibration of drumbeats encourages meditation. 7-9 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Inner Ascended Masters Ministry, 5705 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. lightiam.org.
English Country Dance Lessons. No experience needed. Live music. 7-9:30 p.m. $6/$4 students/MSU students FREE. Snyder-Phillips Hall, C20, 362 Bogue St., East Lansing. people.albion.edu/ram/lecd.
Inaugural AARP Michigan Charity Golf Classic. Proceeds benefit GLHC's Tuesday Toolmen. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $120/$30 for banquet only. Hawk Hollow Golf Course, 15101 Chandler Road, Bath. (517) 267-8916, ow.ly/sMvO3044BPV.
Ladies Silver Blades Figure Skating Club. All skill levels welcome. Lessons, practice and fun. 9:30-11:20 a.m. $5. Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing. (517) 881-2517 ladiessilverblades.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.
My Big Fat Greek Gyro Drive Thru. Greek food fundraiser serving gyros, spinach pie, salad and baklava. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $12. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1701 E. Saginaw St., Lansing. (517) 482-7341, greekchurchfood.com.
Spanish Conversation. All skill levels welcome to practice language. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Grand Traverse Pie Co., 1403 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420, elpl.org.
The Drinking Lunch First Anniversary. Afternoon of networking and beers to celebrate networking group's anniversary. 2-4 p.m. The Beer Grotto, 500 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. thedrinkinglunch.com.
Thursday Night Live. Mason High School musicians and cheer squad perform. 6-7 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Courthouse, 341 S. Jefferson St., Mason. masonchamber.org.
Wacousta Farmers Market. With over 30 vendors and live music. 4-8 p.m. FREE. Wacousta United Methodist Church, 9180 W. Herbison Road, Eagle. (517) 626-6623, wacoustaumc.org.