SEPT. 17-22 >> ‘WIDOWS’

After all a town’s men disappear during the rule of a dictator, the women come together in defiance of the country’s military in the Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s production of “Widows.” Directed by Ann Folino White, “Widows” is in collaboration with East Lansing’s “One Book, One Community” program. Cast members will perform selections from this year’s book, “Yellow Birds,” as part of a postshow discussion after Thursday’s show. White leads a discussion before Sunday’s show. Tickets are available at the Wharton Center box office, or by calling (800) WHARTON. Showtimes vary. Through Sunday. Auditorium Arena Theatre, 149 Auditorium Drive, East Lansing.


A pair of portrait exhibits is coming to the MSU Museum that focus on humans during a time of great change. “Detroit Resurgent” is a look at “the strength of human creativity in evolving Detroit” as those living there cope — and sometimes thrive — as the city struggles with financial and physical ruin. “An Extraordinary Document of Our World” is a selection of workers from around the world over the past 25 years. Both are works of photographer Gilles Perrin in collaboration with Nicole Ewenczyk. 5 p.m. Wednesday. MSU Museum, 409 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing.


At the height of the Great Depression in the early 1930s, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow took the Midwest by storm, capturing the country’s attention as notorious outlaws and bank robbers. The Peppermint Creek Theatre Co. puts its take on the legendary duo’s tale with “Bonnie & Clyde — A New Musical,” which it describes as a “thrilling and sexy musical with a nontraditional score” that combines blues, gospel and rockabilly. Brittany Nicol stars as Parker and Adam Woolsey as Barrow. Thursday through Sept. 29. Miller Performing Arts Center, 6025 Curry Lane, Lansing. Tickets are available at


This year’s historic home tour in Owosso is planned to be the biggest one yet with 18 stops — twice as many as were made in the past. Hosted by the Owosso Historical Commission, the all-day event includes a tea party at the Gould House, music at various tour sites and a reception. Among the buildings on the tour, attendees can visit Curwood Castle and Christ Episcopal Church, which dates back to the Civil War era. $15. Proceeds benefit the Owosso Historical Commission. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Various sites in Owosso. Tickets can be purchased at

SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 >> East Lansing Sunday Soup

There’s been a surge in microfunding websites, like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, that crowdsource funding for all sorts of projects. A localized offshoot of the international network called Sunday Soup — which pairs fundraising for the arts with a meal — is back in East Lansing. During the event, local artists present their ideas for local projects that patrons vote on after a soup dinner. The project with the most votes is awarded the proceeds from admission. $5. 5-7 p.m. Sunday. (SCENE) Metrospace. 110 Charles St., East Lansing.


Working closely with new tenants in the 101-year-old Genesee School is just one way a group of dedicated residents in Lansing’s 4th Ward is breathing life back into their neighborhood. The Butler Corridor Coalition hosts a neighborhood forum to “pass the torch” from former tenants of Genesee School to Zero Day, a nonprofit in the building that helps veterans gain skills in home renovation. The event fits with the coalition’s motto: “You don’t have to move to live in a good neighborhood.” The Butler Corridor connects Ottawa and Saginaw streets along Butler Boulevard north of downtown. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 25. Lansing Association of Women’s Clubs, 310 N. Butler Blvd. Call Bill Morris at (517) 214-6368 for more information.