Dec. 1 2015 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this rainy Tuesday.

The main focus of an art museum is, of course, the art. But the Altered Tour series at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum gives guests the chance to experience the museum from a non-artist’s point of view.

Scholars and experts from a wide variety of fields are invited to discuss works in the museum from their own perspective, adding in relevant cultural, scientific and historical perspectives.

In Tuesday's tour, Stephen Terry of the Historical Society of Greater Lansing explores the grounds around the Broad, using archived photos of the area to compare the past with the present.

7 p.m. FREE. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-4800,

In honor of World AIDS Day Tuesday, and to bring attention to those impacted by HIV and AIDS, the MSU Museum is displaying pieces from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, one of the world's largest ongoing community projects.

The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, comprising over 48,000 3-by-6-foot quilted squares, was started in 1987 as a way for family, friends and lovers of those impacted by AIDS to honor the lives of their loved ones.

Today, the squares are displayed all over the country, bringing viewers closer to the human reality behind the numbers and statistics. Two blocks from the quilt will be on display in the MSU Museum's entry hall throughout the week. Other blocks can be viewed online at

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. FREE, donations welcome. MSU Museum, 409 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 355-2370,

For more local events, see below.


NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt Opening. AIDS memorial quilt squares on display. 9-5 p.m. FREE, donations welcome. MSU Museum, 409 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 355-2730,

Altered Tour: Broad Art Museum. Historical tour of MSU area. 7 p.m. FREE. Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing.

Dinner with the Doc. Dinner and health discussion. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. Eastwood Towne Center, 3000 Preyde Blvd. Lansing. (517) 321-8568,

Sporcle Live! Trivia. Team based. Win Crunchy's gift certificates. 7 p.m. FREE. Crunchy's Pizza & Burgers, 254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing.

After-School Teen Program. For teens in grades 6-12. 3-5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420,

ELPL Guest Barista Day. $1 from each drink sold will be donated to ELPL. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Biggby (Lake Lansing), 3499 E. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420,

Classes and Seminars

Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Learn public speaking and leadership skills. 7 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6300,

Hopeful Hearts Grief Group. Learn, grow and heal together. 10-11 a.m. FREE. The Marquette Activity Room, 5968 Park Lake Road, East Lansing. (517) 381-4866.

Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. 5:45-6:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 515-5559,

Not So Happy Endings Support Group. For women ending relationships. 5:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 896-3311.

Overeaters Anonymous. Support for weight loss efforts. 7 p.m. FREE. Okemos Presbyterian Church, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 290-5163.

Speakeasies Toastmasters. Improve listening, analysis, leadership and presentation skills. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (616) 841-5176.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Have a support system, lose weight. 7 p.m. FREE to visit. Eaton Rapids Medical Center, 1500 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids. (517) 543-0786.

Aux Petits Soins-Explorers 1. French immersion class for babies, ages 0-2. 5:15 p.m. (0-2) $15/$12 students. 1824 E. Michigan Ave., Ste. F, Lansing. (517) 643-8059,

MELT Hand and Foot. Class to release body tension. 6-7 p.m. $12. Creative Wellness, 2025 Abbot Road, # 200, East Lansing. (517) 351-9240,

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Have a support system, lose weight. Wheelchair accessible. Weigh-in 6:30, meeting 7 p.m. FREE first visit. St. Terese Church, 102 W. Randolph St., Lansing.

Transgender Support Group for Parents, Guardians, and Families. Safe discussion space. 7:15-9 p.m. FREE. Call for location. (517) 927-8260


Giving Tuesday Ukulele. Musical events fundraiser for music education. 4-7 p.m. FREE. Elderly Instruments, 1100 N. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 896-4025,

Hugh Masekela and Larry Wallace. Jazz greats perform. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $53/$15 students. Pasant Theatre, Bogue St. and Wilson Road, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON,

MSU Women's Chamber Ensemble, Chamber Choir, and Campus Choir. 7:30-9 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340,


Art and Ale. Art lesson and one beer covered. 6-8 p.m. $30. Midtown Brewing Co., 402 S. Washington Square, Lansing.