March 24 2017 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in Lansing today

Good day on this rainy Friday.

As the Trump administration continues to throw out baseless claims of wiretapping and surveillance microwaves, Williamston Theatre prepares to mount George Orwell’s dystopian tale of the always watching Big Brother. Originally written in response to looming communism and fascism in the 1940s, the novel’s descriptions of fear mongering and doublespeak feel just as relevant in today’s polarized political climate. 8 p.m. Thursday- Friday; 3 p.m and 8 p.m. Saturday (no matinee March 25); 3 p.m. Sunday. See website for ticket prices. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.


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.

Craft Talk with Ana Castillo. Talk with Mexican-American writer. Registration required. 3 p.m. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. ow.ly/eqhg30a57Ig.

Elementary Statistics Class Series. 4-5 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

The Magic of Fairy House Building. Create a whimsical mini-house. For ages 21 and up. 6-9 p.m. $35. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.


Literature and Poetry

An Evening With Ana Castillo. Talk with Mexican-American writer. Registration required. 6-8 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive,East Lansing. ow.ly/lAsb30a59bR.

StoryTime. Stories and activities for ages 2-5. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.


Music

MSU Jazz Orchestras and Jazz Trombonist Conrad Herwig. 8 p.m. $15/$12 seniors/$5 students and kids. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu/event-listing.

MSU Wind Symphony Concert. 8 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.

The Kidd or the Deacon Show. With Deacon Earl Darnell and Roger "Kidd Cincinnati" Gentry. 7-10 p.m. $5. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St., Lansing. (989) 482-7910, urbanbeatevents.com.

The Stick Arounds FREE, 7 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

Chris Laskos, 8 p.m. Buddies - Holt, 2040 N Aurelius Rd

Mark Sala, 8 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.

Chaser, 9 p.m. Coach's, 6201 Bishop Rd

Rush Clement, 6 p.m. Eaton Rapids Craft Co., 204 N Main St.

Showdown, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.

Karaoke, 7:30 p.m. Grand Cafe/Sir Pizza, 201 E. Grand River Ave.

Avon Bomb, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.

Rob K., 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 E. Michigan Ave.

Terminally Skilled, 8 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.,

Captured By Robots, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

Freddie Cunningham Blues Band, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

The New Rule, 8 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

Elkabong, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

Life Support, 8 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.


Theater

The Marriage of Figaro. With MSU Opera Theatre. 8 p.m. $20 /$18 seniors/$5 students. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. music.msu.edu.

1984. Dystopian novel adapted for the stage. 8 p.m. $15. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.


Events

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.

Card Party. Guests form groups to play their favorite games. 7-9 p.m. $5/$8 couples. Mayflower Congregational Church, 2901 W. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-3139, mayflowerchurch.com.

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.

Make 'N' Take Iceberg Slime. Grades 7-12 make crunchy texture slime. 4-5 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

St. Casimir Church Fish Fry. Fried fish and sides for Lent. 4-7 p.m. $10/$9 seniors/$5 kids. St. Casimir Catholic Church, 800 W. Barnes Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-8930.


Arts

Michigan Collegiate Art Exhibition. Opening reception March 24. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Lansing Art Gallery, 113 S. Washington Square, Lansing. ow.ly/E6RB308lOUx.