Good day on this cloudy Thursday.
While thousands prepared for the Women’s March on Lansing last week, Williamston Theatre was putting the finishing touches on “A Painted Window,” a world premiere play that puts the focus on two strong female leads. Read more about the play, which opens today, by clicking here.
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 Reiki Share. Attendees benefit from Reiki treatment and practice Reiki skills. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3, Lansing. (517) 402-6727, willowstickceremonies.com.
Starting a Business. Course for aspiring entrepreneurs. Call to register. 9-11 a.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921, ow.ly/XxKk307jucj.
Literature and Poetry
Elephant and Piggie Party. Celebrating Mo Willems' classic characters with a craft, games and snack. 4-5 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Joseph Lulloff, saxophone. 7:30 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu/event-listing.
Absolute Music Chamber Series. Margarita Shevchenko, piano. 7:30 p.m. $20 in advance/$22 at door/$5 students at door. Urban Beat Event Center, 1232 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 256-8913, absolutemusiclansing.org.
Lansing's Got Talent. Local talent competition. 7-11 p.m. FREE. Reno's East, 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.
Space Jam Party (FREE), 9 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 & Keith Minaya, 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.
Atomic Boogaloo, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.
Kathy Ford, 8 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road
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.
Alex Mendenall, 8 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.
A Painted Window. Play about family, loss, regret and the staggering power of fear and love. 8-9:30 p.m. Pay-what-you-can. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.
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.
Current Events. Get in "the now" with world events. 11 a.m.-noon. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.
Project Feeder Watch. Learn about and watch birds to gather useful data. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4224, mynaturecenter.org/programs.
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. cadl.org.
Did the Early Christians Forget Jesus? Eyewitnesses, Oral Traditions, and Distorted Memories. Public talk with Dr. Bart Ehrman. 7 p.m. FREE. Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-2930, religiousstudies.msu.edu.
Drop-in Coloring. Ages 13 and up color. Supplies provided. 2-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Webberville, 115 S. Main St., Webberville. (517) 521-3643, cadl.org.
Genealogy Seminar: Part 2. Genealogy procedures, with use of Ancestry.com. Call to register. 6-8 p.m. FREE. CADL Leslie, 201 Pennsylvania St., Leslie. (517) 589-9400, cadl.org.
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.
MSU Film Collective screening: LE MÉPRIS aka CONTEMPT. Movie about the dissolution of a marriage. 7 p.m. FREE. B122 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing.
Senior Reminiscing Series. Join us for fun and nostalgia. 12:30-1:30 p.m. FREE. Williamston Senior Center, 201 School St., Williamston.
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.