Happy hump day!
The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, East Lansing Film Festival and Studio C! have teamed up to offer a cinematic appetizer to the upcoming jazz feast coming to East Lansing. The theater hosts a special screening of John Scheinfeld’s documentary “Chasing Trane,” which explores the creative, rich, textured and spiritual saxophone playing of John Coltrane. The film not only provides an overview of Coltrane’s career and music but also examines his personal life and the ways he changed music conventions for generations of musicians and listeners to come. After the film, attendees are encouraged to stick around and ask MSU jazz Professor Ken Prouty any questions they may have about the film. Pre-screening entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m., offering free popcorn, a cash bar and live music by Quintet Ruby. 7 p.m. $15. Studio C!, 1999 Central Park Drive, Okemos. (517) 393-7469, celebrationcinema.com/studio.
Here's what else is going on in town today:
CLASSES AND SEMINARS
Walk-In Wednesdays. Art activities for all ages. 4-5:30 p.m. FREE. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave. Lansing. 517-999-3643. reachstudioart.org
Alex Mendenall at Allen Farmers Market. Performance at the Allen Farmers Market. 5-6:30 p.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1629 E Kalamazoo St Lansing. 517-999-3911. allenneighborhoodcenter.org
Toastmasters Club. At 6 p.m. AgroLiquid, 3055 West M-21 Saint Johns. Wine Night. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $15. UrbanBeat Events Center, 1213 Turner St. Lansing.
Wine Night. Wine tasting, hors do'oeuvres, conversation and more. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $15. UrbanBeat Events Center, 1213 Turner St. Lansing. 989-482-7910. urbanbeatevents.com
Chua Van Hanh Temple. Meditation. 3015 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 420-5820, ow.ly/ CIHU305nMqx.