Dec. 18 2015 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day and happy Friday.

Mouse militias and sugar plum fairies take the stage as the Greater Lansing Ballet Co. presents a fresh take on Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” The show tells the beloved story of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince and their struggle to defeat the Mouse King and his army, set with all-new choreography and updated costumes.

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. showing on Sunday. $25/$20 students and seniors/$12 children. Pattengill Middle School Auditorium, 626 Marshall St., Lansing. (517) 372-9887,

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Mud And Mug. Pottery class, BYOB. Ages 21 and up. 7-10 p.m. $25. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643,

Aux Petits Soins-Explorers 1-3. French immersion for babies/toddlers. 9:30 a.m. (ages 2-4), 10:30 a.m. (0-2) & 5:15pm (ages 4-6). $15/$12 students. 1824 E. Michigan Ave., Suite F, Lansing. (517) 643-8059,

Comprehensive Approach to Weight Loss. Wimbledon room, call to register. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club, 2900 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing. 1-800-SPARROW.


Alpacas of Tealwater Ranch Holiday Sale. Alpaca education and wool products for sale. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Tealwater Ranch, 1312 N. Ionia Road, Vermontville.

Jingle Bell Storytime. Holiday stories. Ages 2-6. Registration required. 10:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Mason Branch, 145 West Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088,

Kids Skate. 6-8 p.m. ages 13 and under; 8-11 p.m., ages 14 and up. $8. Skate City Roller Rink, 905 Southland Ave., Lansing. (517) 894-8429.

Minecraft Game Night. All levels welcome. Ages 8-15, registration required. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Holt-Delhi Branch, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351 ext. 3,

RCS Movie Night. "Scrooged" screening with film-inspired cocktails. 7-10 p.m. FREE. Red Cedar Spirits, 2000 Merritt Road, East Lansing. (517) 908-9950,

StoryTime. For ages 2-5. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420,

TGIF Party. Dance party. 8 p.m.-midnight. $13. Hawk Hollow Banquet Center, 15101 S. Chandler Road, Bath.

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

Wonderland of Lights. Light show at the zoo. 5-8 p.m. $7/$5 kids. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 342-2710,

Food Drive. Drop off non-perishable food items for charity. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. SS Hair Designers, 3233 W. Saginaw St., Lansing. (517) 327-5300.

Season of Light. Planetarium show. 8 p.m. $4/$3.50 students and seniors/$3 kids. Abrams Planetarium, 400 E. Grand River Ave. East Lansing. (517) 355-4672,


Holiday Wishes Christmas Variety Show. Proceeds benefit food bank. 7 p.m. $10/$8 pre-sale/$5 kids. Food donations encouraged. Grand Ledge High School, 820 Spring St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-2682,

Mason Orchestral Society Holiday Concert. Holiday favorites and more. 7:30-9:30 p.m. FREE. St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 955 Alton Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-7215,


Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol. Classic story from a new point of view. 8 p.m. $28. Williamston Theater, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston.

Cirque Dreams: Holidaze. Holiday circus spectacular. 8 p.m. Tickets from $35/$25 students. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON,