Good day on this snowy, gray Thursday.
Is being called a “hillbilly” a compliment? Folk and rock guitarist Bart Moore thinks so. Moore opens the Turner-Dodge House’s 2017 Music at the Mansion series Thursday with a concert of songs from his latest album, “Curse of Los Lunas.” Moore’s sound draws on folk and traditional Irish music, as well as the hard rock he learned to play while living in California. The intimate show raises funds for the restoration and preservation of the historic house. 7 p.m. $10. The Turner-Dodge House, 100 E. North St., Lansing. (517) 483-4220, lansingmi.gov/938/turner-dodge-house.
The life story of Ernest Hemingway spans the globe, but playwright Frederic Hunter crams four distinct stages of the iconic author's life into a single room. In "The Hemingway Play," four versions of Hemingway meet at a bullfighter's hangout in Madrid. A young wounded soldier (Jared Ross), an ambitious young correspondent (Jesse Frawley), an aging cynic (Joe Dickson) and a man at the end of his career (Michael Hays) explore different aspects of the author’s life. The production is directed by Bob Robinson. 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $15/$12 students, seniors and military. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-5700, riverwalktheater.com.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
(TOPS) Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 5:15 p.m.; meeting 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. Room 207, Haslett Middle School, 1535 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 927-4307.
A Course in Miracles. Group on peace through forgiveness. 7-9 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes St., Lansing. (517) 371-3010, unitylansing.org.
Celebrate Recovery. For all hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing, (517) 492-1866.
Mason Codependents Anonymous. Support group. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Mason First Church of the Nazarene, 415 E. Maple St., Mason.
Lansing's Got Talent. Talent competition. Email email@example.com to sign up. 7-11 p.m. FREE. Reno's East, 1310 Abbott Road, East Lansing. (517) 881-8135, kathyfordband.com.
Open Mic Night on the Michigan Princess. Hosted by Fried Egg Nebula. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. FREE. Michigan Princess Riverboat, 3004 W. Main St., Lansing. (517) 885-8318.
Fishgutzzz, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
Lee Groove, 7 p.m. Champions, 2440 N. Cedar St.
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.
Steve Cowles, 6 p.m. Eaton Rapids Craft Co., 204 N Main St.
Mike Skory & Friends, 8:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Open Mic, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 142 Kent St.
Karaoke Kraze, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Where's Walden?, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Hot Mess, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
Kathy Ford, 8 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road
Rush Clement, 6 p.m. Ryan's Roadhouse, 902 E State St
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
Beautiful: The Carol King Musical. Story of songwriting star. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $41. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.
The Hemingway Play. Four depictions of famed author at different points in his life. 7-9 p.m. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
Pop-Up Stories: Clean Slate. Stories of starting from scratch and redefining oneself. 6:30-8 p.m. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St., 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.
12-Step Meeting. AA/NA/CA all welcome. In room 209. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St., Lansing.
CADL Family Storytime. Held off-site during library remodeling. 10:30-11:15 a.m. FREE. Library of Michigan, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing.
Drop-in Coloring. Chill out with coloring sheets and other supplies. 2-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Webberville, 115 S. Main St., Webberville.
English Country Dance Lessons. No experience needed. 7-9:30 p.m. $6/$4 students/MSU students FREE. Snyder-Phillips Hall, C20, 362 Bogue St., East Lansing. (517) 321-3070, people.albion.edu/ram/lecd.
iPad StoryTime. Storytime with interactive learning for ages 3-5. Register online. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org/register.
Ladies Silver Blades Figure Skating Club. All skill levels welcome. 9:30-11:20 a.m. $5 and yearly dues fee. Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing. (517) 881-2517, ladiessilverblades.com.
Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15 game together. Call to register. 5-6:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5185.
Play with Purpose. Ages 3-6 build early literacy skills. 1-2 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett, 1590 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324.
Spanish Conversation Group. Practice listening to and speaking. All levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.