Feb. 24 2017 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this rainy Friday.

Temperatures are expected to dip this weekend, but the Michigan Nordic Fire Festival is hoping to warm up attendees with fire dancing, mead, live music and more. “It’s going to be really, really fun,” said Bryan Myrkle, chairman of the festival planning committee. “With warm clothes and plenty to do, people will be happy they put it on their calendars and came out.” The weekend features a variety of family-friendly, Viking-inspired activities like hammer throwing, horn blowing, traditional archery and a cardboard long ship sled race/design contest. Some events require an additional fee, see the website for details. 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Friday events FREE; Saturday and Sunday events $2/$5 family. Lincoln Park, 620 W. Shepherd St., Charlotte. michigannordicfirefestival.com.

Owosso Community Players tackles a Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber classic with its latest production. Loosely based on biblical accounts, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” retells the story of Joseph and the coat of many colors that changed the course of his life. 8 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $21.50/$19.50 students and seniors/$11.50 children. Lebowsky Center, 122 E. Main St., Owosso. (989) 723-4003, owossoplayers.com.

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.

Literature and Poetry

Festival of Listening. Perform or listen to poetry in non-English languages. 7 p.m. Scene Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Lansing. (517) 884-1932.

StoryTime. Ages 2-5 enjoy songs, stories and activities. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

Music

MSU Professors of Jazz. 8 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/ students and children FREE. Cook Recital Hall, MSU Music Building, 333 West Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu/event-listing.

Run Boy Run. Americana quintet at Ten Pound Fiddle. 7:30 p.m. $18/$15 members/$5 students. MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. tenpoundfiddle.org.

Theater

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.

Cabaret. 50th anniversary of acclaimed musical. 8 p.m. Tickets from $41. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter. com.

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.

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.

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.

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Rock musical about Biblical story. 8 p.m. $20/$18 seniors/$10 children. (989) 723-4003, owossoplayers.com.

Events

The W. Kamau Bell Curve. Talk from sociopolitical comedian. 7:30 p.m. $23/FREE for MSU students and faculty. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

MSU Comics Forum. James Sturm, founder of Center for Cartoon Studies. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. RCAH Theater, Snyder-Phillips Hall, 362 Bogue St., East Lansing. comicsforum.msu.edu.

Michigan Nordic Fire Festival. Viking-themed activities, music, food and more. 5:30-11 p.m. $2/$5 families. Lincoln Park, 620 W. Shepherd St., Charlotte. michigannordicfirefestival.com.

Beaded Bracelets 101. Wire, beads, elastics and snacks provided for ages 10 and up. Call to register. 1-2:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021, cadl.org.

Dueling Pianos. Music, games and entertainment. 7-11 p.m. $25. Royal Scot South Banquet Hall, 4722 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 896-5869, ow.ly/ Pow5309aZ2I.

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.

Michigan Chillers Book Party. Ages 7-12 enjoy activities. Call to register. 6-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088.

Winter Snowshoe Hike. Join naturalist for a lantern-guided walk through the snow. Rentals included. 6-8 p.m. $8/$3 members. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4224, mynaturecenter.org/programs.