Feb. 27 2017 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day and happy International Polar Bear Day.

Sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell brings his ambitiously titled show, “The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism In About An Hour,” to the Wharton Center Monday. Host of the Emmy Award nominated CNN docu-series “United Shades of America,” Bell has been hailed by The New York Times as “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” Bell’s live show Bell touches on issues of race, politics and popular culture. 7:30 p.m. $23/FREE for MSU students, faculty and staff. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.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.

A Course in Love. Weekly group dedicated to the study of the spiritual pyschology. 1-2 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes St., Lansing. (517) 371-3010, unitylansing.org.

French Club. Practice speaking and listening at all levels. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. elpl.org.

Support Group. For the divorced, separated and widowed. 7:30 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 323-2272, stdavidslansing.org.

Painting Basics, Session 2: Acrylic II. For ages 14 and up. 6:45 p.m. $40. Jackson School of the Arts, 634 N. Mechanic St., Jackson. (517) 784-2389, jacksonarts.org.

Literature and Poetry

BabyTime. Rhymes and finger plays for babies and their caregivers. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Online GoodReads YA Book Group. "Everybody Sees the Ants" by A.S. King. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Out of This World Book Club. "The Windup Girl" by Paolo Bacigalupi. 7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Music '

MSU Faculty Recital: Gwen Dease, Jon Weber and ARX duo, percussion. 7:30 p.m. FREE. Cook Recital Hall, MSU Music Building, 333 West Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu/ event-listing.

New Horizons Community Band. Learn to play an instrument or dust off an old one. 9-11 a.m. MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-7661, cms.msu.edu.

Events

Approaching Happiness with Krish Mohan. Socially conscious comedy. 8-9 p.m. $10. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. ow.ly/ CUq3309beJO.

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.

Celebrate 20 Years of Harry Potter. Make felt Harry Potter characters. Register online. 6-7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org/register.

Graphic Novel Writing Club. Ages 12 and up learn to make graphic novels. 4-6 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Homework Help. Drop-in personal tutoring. 5-7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Monday Movie Matinee. The Magnificent Seven (2016) Rated PG-13. 1 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420, elpl.org.

Social Bridge. Come play bridge and meet new people. No partner needed. 1-4 p.m. $1.50. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing. (517) 484-5600.

Game Night. Board games and happy hour. 4-10 p.m. FREE. American Fifth Spirits, 112 N. Larch St., Lansing. (517) 999-2631, ow.ly/O2Dg308TydT.

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.

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