Good day on this chilly Thursday.
The Lansing of one hundred years ago is brought back to life today by the Historical Society of Greater Lansing. Society president Valerie Marvin presents "Life in Greater Lansing 100 Years Ago," a talk to go alongside the society's photo exhibit "Prohibition: The Wets vs the Drys." Prohibition and the temperance movement will be part of Marvin's discussion, as will other topics which are as important today as they were back then, such as immigration. The talk aims to show how important the years between 1910 and 1920 were to Lansing's development. 7 p.m. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing.
Williamston Theatre takes on the issues of loss, grief and isolation in its latest production. Written by Meghan Kennedy, “Too Much, Too Much, Too Many” tells the story of Rose, a grieving widow who lost her husband after his struggle with dementia. Rose locks herself in her bedroom for the better part of a year, leaving her daughter, Emma, to care for her through the closed door. When the church sends a pastor to help coax Rose out of her room, he finds that Rose is not the only one using barriers to hide her true feelings. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $15-$35/discounts for students, military and seniors. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.
For more local events, see below.
Classes and Seminars
Celebrate Recovery. For all types of hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing. (517) 492-1866.
EFT Tapping; Group Sessions. Sessions using the Emotional Freedom Technique. 10 a.m.-noon. $35/$25 members. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.
Meditation. For beginners and experienced. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Quan Am Temple, 1840 N. College Ave., Mason. (517) 853-1675, quanamtemple.org.
Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing. Class on making your business grow. Call or register online. 10 a.m.-noon. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921, sbdcmichigan.org.
Too Much, Too Much, Too Many. Poignant and touchingly funny drama. 8-9:20 p.m. Pay-what-you-can. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.
Blood Pressure Checks. 11:15 a.m.-noon. FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045, meridianseniorcenter.weebly.com.
Craft Corner. Ages 4 and up enjoy crafts. 3-6 p.m. FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511, cadl.org.
Ladies Silver Blades Figure Skating Club. Lessons and practice. All skill levels welcome. 9:30-11:20 a.m. $5/$2 skate rental. Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing.
Tabletop RPG Night. Roleplaying games with pen and paper. New players welcome. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351, cadl.org.
Open Mic @ The Colonial Bar & Grill. Weekly bring-your-own instrument open mic. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. FREE. The Colonial Bar & Grille, 3425 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. (517) 882-6132.
Fried Egg Nebula, 9 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing.
Skoryoke Live Band Karaoke, 8:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Open Mic, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 143 Kent St., Portland.
Karaoke Kraze, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Leroys, 1526 S. Cedar St., Lansing.
The Pocket Change Band, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Mighty Medicine, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Frog Open Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.
Mark Sala, 8 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd., Haslett.