Good day on this somewhat warm Friday.
Inspired by A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” “Hate Mail” explores one-sided love and romance gone awry. Set in the 1980s, “Hate Mail” tells the story of two people who are thrown together through a series of bizarre circumstances. The production, directed by Janet Colson and Nicole Clyne, stars Michael Boxleitner and Hannah Feuka. 8 p.m. $8. Urbanbeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 331-8440, urbanbeatevents.com.
MSU Department of Theatre’s experimental “Theatre2Film” project returns for a third year this weekend. This year’s project, “Stay With Me,” begins as a family drama but quickly descends into a psychological thriller. Written by MSU theater Professor Mark Colson and MSU Department of Theatre alum CJ Valle, “Stay With Me” is directed by Williamston Theatre executive director John Lepard. Sunday’s performance offers a pre-show discussion with the director at 1:15 p.m., and the Feb. 23 performance features a post-show discussion. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday (no matinee Feb. 18); 2 p.m. Sunday. $17/$15 seniors and faculty/$12 students. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.
Audio Air Force once again dips into the golden age of radio with its latest production, “The Maltese Falcon.” Friday’s live reading of the 1946 radio script, based on the 1929 novel by Dashiell Hammett, is accompanied by live music and sound effects. The 1941 film version of the popular detective drama, starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor, won three Academy Awards. 7 p.m. $10. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 881-9746, audioairforce.com.
Based on fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, LCC Theatre Program’s production of “The Snow Queen” tells the story of a young girl named Gerda and her epic quest to save her friend Kay from the evil Snow Queen. “There is something magical about children’s theater done well,” said director Paige Tufford. “What I love about this script is that the adapters didn’t forget the most important element in children’s theater — the audience.” This Saturday’s performance offers a free post-show cocoa party with hot cocoa and sweet treats. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (no Sunday show Feb. 19). $15/$10 seniors, staff and alumni/$5 children and students. Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488, lcc.edu/showinfo.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Gentle Yoga. Relaxing pace class suitable for beginners. 11 a.m.-noon. First class FREE/$5/$3 members. Williamston High School, 3939 Vanneter Road, Williamston.
Artist Reception, 5 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 142 Kent St.
Literature and Poetry
StoryTime. Ages 2-5 enjoy songs, stories and activities. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
A Painted Window. Play about family, regret and love. 8-9:30 p.m. $30/$28 military and seniors/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.
Hate Mail. Romantic comedy set in the early '80s from Generations Community Theater. 7-10 p.m. $8. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St., Lansing. urbanbeatevents.com/events.
The Maltese Falcon. Radio version of "The Maltese Falcon" live on stage with live music and sound effects. 7-8:30 p.m. $10. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. audioairforce.com.
Superior Donuts. Comedy about embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship. 8 p.m. $15/$12 seniors and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.
Theatre2Film. A family haunted by the past tries to move on. First shown onstage, then on film. 8 p.m. $17/$12 MSU students. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. theatre.msu.edu.
The Snow Queen. Based on classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. 7 p.m. $15/$10 seniors, LCC staff and alumni/$5 students. Dart Auditorium, LCC, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488, lcc.edu/showinfo.
Heathers: The Musical. Cult classic onstage. 8 p.m. $20/$17 students and seniors. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. peppermintcreek.org.
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.
Ice Worlds. Examination of icy ecosystems and ice on other planets. 8-9:30 p.m. $3-4. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. ow.ly/S30L307wkTS.
Minecraft Game Night on a Library Computer. Ages 8-15 game together. Call to register. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351, cadl.org.
MSU Community Club February Meeting. "Emerging Infectious Diseases: Global Threat and Global Response," by Dr. Francis P. Downes. 1-3 p.m. MSUFCU , 4825 E. Mt. Hope Road, East Lansing.
Project Feeder Watch: Make and Take Project. Naturalists aged 5-10 decorate binoculars or make bird feeder. Noon-1 p.m. $3. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4224, mynaturecenter.org/programs.
Spartan Stampede Rodeo. With the MSU Rodeo Club. 8 p.m. $12-$20. MSU Pavillion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing. msurodeoclub.com.
Dynohunter w/ Joe Hertler (DJ set), 9 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.
Sarah Brunner, 9 p.m. Buddies - Holt, 2040 N Aurelius Rd
John Persico, 9 p.m. Buddies - Okemos, 1937 W Grand River Ave
Lee Groove, 9 p.m. Classic Bar & Grill, 16219 Old US 27
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave.
Retro Joe, 9 p.m. Coach's, 6201 Bishop Rd
Darrin Larner, 6 p.m. Eaton Rapids Craft Co., 204 N Main St.
DJ Brandon, 9 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.
Avon Bomb, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.
Karaoke, 7:30 p.m. Grand Cafe/Sir Pizza, 201 E. Grand River Ave.
Star Farm, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.
Rachel Curtis, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 E. Michigan Ave.
Q106 Homegrown Throwdown - Finals, 6:30 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.,
Elevation Of The Underground, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.
Life Support, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road
The New Rule, 8 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27
Wise Guys, 8 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Tweed & Dixie, 4 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.
Rotations, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.
Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.