Good day on this second day of spring.
MSU Professor Karin Zitzewitz explores the intersection of religious imagery and queer identity in a presentation at the MSU Library Tuesday. #LOVEWINS: Sly Religiosity and Queer Politics in the Secular Museum looks at the work of two groundbreaking artists. As Hindu chauvinism dominated India in the 1990s, gay painter Bhupen Khakhar exploited Hindu imagery to explore gay love. Around the same time, Cuban-American gay artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres turned to Catholic symbols to confront the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the homophobic politics that exacerbated the epidemic. 7 p.m. FREE. Green Room, MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (800) 500-1554, lib.msu.edu.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
#lovewins: Sly Religiosity and Queer Politics in the Secular Museum. Program on art. 7-9 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. ow.ly/sJUU308C8IY.
Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Learn public speaking and leadership skills. 7 p.m. FREE for visitors. See web for location and schedule. (517) 775-2697, 639.toastmastersclubs.org.
Google Drive: Working in the Cloud. Workshop on using Google's file systems. Call to register. 1-2:30 p.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921, ow.ly/BLoB3078jeU.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Have a support system, lose weight. Wheelchair accessible. 6 p.m. FREE first visit. St. Therese Church, 102 W. Randolph St., Lansing. tops.org.
Yawn Patrol Toastmasters. Hone leadership techniques. See web for details. 7-8:30 a.m. FREE for visitors. MICA Gallery, 1210 N. Turner St., Lansing. yawnpatrol.com.
Literature and Poetry
ToddlerTime. Pre-reading skills for toddlers. 10:30- 11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's. 7-10 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5287.
MSU Symphony Band Concert. 7:30 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students and kids FREE. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu/event-listing.
Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All levels welcome. 6-8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale St., Lansing. crisisrfc.com.
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 Business Librarian at Small Business Development Center. Digital file organization. 1-2:30 p.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921, ow.ly/BLoB3078jeU.
Dental Health Storytime. Ages 3-6 learn dental habits with special guest. 10-11 a.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason.
LCC West Toastmasters. Public speaking group. 5-6:30 p.m. LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing. (517) 483-1314, lccwest. toastmastersclubs.org.
Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. 5:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.
Overeaters Anonymous. For those struggling with food. 7 p.m. Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 505-0068, oa.org.
Start Here Get There Transfer Fair. Speak with representatives from accredited universities. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing.