Oct. 8 2015 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day! Today Lansing hopes to enjoy some warmth and occasional bursts of sun on this early-Fall day.

Today's the last day to pre-register for Old Town Oktoberfest, for $17. Tickets go up to $20 after midnight and can be purchased at oldtownoktoberfest.com.

If you find yourself free at 3:30 today, you may wish to check out a mural unveiling in Downtown Lansing's Stadium District. The celebration is located at 414 E. Michigan Ave., on the east wall of the building.

Michigan artist Mathew Sharum created the 12 by 28 foot mural for the Design Committee of Downtown Lansing Inc., which was awarded a grant for the work from the City of Lansing. The theme of the piece is "Greetings from Lansing."

The color-blind Sharum, who uses technology to perfect the colors in his work, painted with imagery inspired by vintage postcards. The work is meant to be a greeting to Lansing visitors.

In addition to this, Thursday offers a plethora of other activities in the Lansing area. See more below.

Panel: Art and Incarceration.

The LookOut! Gallery on MSU's campus opens its 'Living Inside the World' exhibition with a panel for discussion, education, and social engagement. The show, which features paintings, sculptures and drawings from currently incarcerated individuals, has been put together by the Prison Creative Arts Project at the University of Michigan alongside curator Charlie Michaels. MSU's Residential College of Arts and Humanities hosts the panel, which includes talks from the curator, an artist, and activists who work with incarceration-related issues. The panel promises to challenge and to educate while offering an opportunity for expression to those behind bars. The show will be up through October 23rd.

4:30-6 p.m. FREE. Lookout! Gallery, 362 Bogue St., MSU campus, East Lansing. (517) 884-6290, ow.ly/SWJJQ.

Classes and Seminars

Verbal De-escalation Techniques. Class is approved for continuing education for nurses and social workers. 8 a.m. Sparrow Hospital St. Lawrence Campus, 1210 W. Saginaw Ave., Lansing. namilansing.org.

Family Storytime. Ages up to 6. Stories, rhymes and activities. 10:30 a.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363, cadl.org.

Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Community Mental Health Building, Room 214G, 812 E. Jolly Road, Lansing. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 5:15 p.m. $5. New Hope Church, 1340 Haslett Road, Haslett. (517) 349-9183, newhopehaslett.com.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 6 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m. FREE. St. David’s Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 882-9080, stdavidslansing.org.

Tarot Study Group. FREE. Triple Goddess New Age Bookstore, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 347-2112.

Celebrate Recovery. For all types of habits, hurts and hang-ups. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing. (517) 492-1866.

Meditation. For beginners and experienced. FREE. Quan Am Temple, 1840 N. College Ave., Mason. (517) 853-1675.

H.E.R.O.- Installing Base Cabinets. Home improvement class. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Neighborhood Empowerment Center, 600 W. Maple St., Lansing. (517) 372-5980, glhc.org.

Maker Workshop: Introduction to Zentangle. Class on mindful doodles. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason Library, 145 W. Ash St. Mason. (517) 676-9088, cadl.org.

Nutrition Workshop: Protein Options. Information on protein in diets. 6-6:45 p.m. FREE. 325 E. Grand River Ave., Suite #275 East Lansing, 517-898-1870, ow.ly/SUCxB.


Panel: Art and Incarceration. Reception and discussion for incarcerated artists' show. 4:30-6 p.m. FREE. Lookout! Gallery, 362 Bogue St., MSU campus, East Lansing. (517) 884-6290, ow.ly/SWJJQ.

Spanish Conversation Group. Both English and Spanish spoken. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.

Teens After School. Programming for teens in 6th-12th grades. 3-5:30 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.

Baby Storytime. Stories and movement for our youngest readers. Ages 0-2. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. CADL Foster Library, 200 N. Foster Ave. Lansing. (517) 485-5185, cadl.org.

Ladies Figure Skating. Lessons and practice. All skill levels welcome. 9:30-11:20 a.m. $5/$2 skate rental. Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing. (517) 574-4380, ladiessilverblades.com.

Evening Storytime. Stories, songs and crafts. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing. (517) 321-4014 ext. 3, dtdl.org.

Euchre. No partner needed. 6-9 p.m. $1.50. Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing. (517) 484-5600.

South Lansing Farmers Market. Local produce, delicious prepared foods and handmade goodies. 3-7 p.m. FREE. St. Casimir Catholic Church, 800 W. Barnes Ave., Lansing. (517) 374-5700.

8-Ball Tournament. Bring your pool game to the Avenue. Call to confirm. 7 p.m. $10. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 492-7403.

Capital Area Crisis Men & Women's Rugby Practice. All experience levels welcome. 6-8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2151 W. Hillsdale St., Lansing.

Harvest Basket Produce Sale. Farmers market with organically grown produce. 3-7 p.m. FREE. Smith Floral and Greenhouses, 1124 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-6085.

I5 Amazing Science-Superhero Edition. Hands-on experiments. 4-5 p.m. FREE. CADL Leslie Library, 201 Pennsylvania St., Leslie. (517) 589-9400, cadl.org.

Kids Reading to Dogs. Kids read to trained dog. 4-5 p.m. FREE. CADL Haslett Library, 5670 School St., Haslett. (517) 339-2324, cadl.org.

Lansing English Country Dance. All dances taught. No experience needed. Live music. 7-9:30 p.m. $6/FREE MSU students. Snyder-Phillips Hall, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 321-3070.

Suits and the City - Fundraiser. Silent auction for T.R.U.E. 5:30-8 p.m. FREE. Buddies Pub & Grill, 1937 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos. gaylansing.org.


Karaoke. With Atomic D. 9 p.m. LeRoy’s Classic Bar & Grill, 1526 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (517) 482-0184.

Marshall Music Open Mic. All ages and levels welcome. 6-:30 p.m. FREE. Marshall Music, 3240 E. Saginaw St., Lansing. (517) 337-9700. (517) 337-9700, marshallmusic.com.

Music at the Mansion. Two classical pianists perform. 7 p.m. $10. Turner-Dodge House, 100 North East Street Lansing. (517) 483-4220.


Rounding Third. Humorous story of Little League Baseball. 8 p.m. $23 . Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Street, Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.com.

Baltimore. Thought-provoking play on the repercussions of a racially-charged occurance in college dorms. 8 p.m. $15/$10 students. MSU Auditorium, East Lansing.