Feb. 11 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this cold Thursday.

Two jazz musicians from the Greater Lansing area perform at the Turner-Dodge House tonight. Vocalist Sunny Wilkinson and pianist Ron Newman perform in the Music Room at the mansion. Read more in City Pulse's article on the concert.

Riverwalk Theatre takes on the issue of mental illness in its latest production, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” The play is based on the Ken Kesey novel of the same name, which was also the basis for the 1975 film adaptation starring Jack Nicholson. The play tells the story of Randle McMurphy, a rebellious convict who is transferred to a mental institution for evaluation. McMurphy’s insubordinate nature leads to clashes with Nurse Ratched, the steely head nurse of the institution. 7 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $10/$8 seniors, students and military Thursday; $15/$12 seniors, students and military Friday-Sunday. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

Grand Ledge offers some “fun on the rocks” this weekend as Winterfest hits the Grand Ledge Opera House. The three-day event kicks off 7 p.m. Thursday with the Grand Ledge Voice, a singing competition for ages 8 to 18 with the winner taking home $600. The festival continues Friday with the Mad Dog Chili Cook-off and a Michigan craft beer and wine tasting from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday starts off with a pancake breakfast (9 a.m.-noon) and sled races at Jaycee Park that begin at 12:30 p.m. And once the kids are worn out, grownups can go on a Valentine’s Day date at 7 p.m. featuring chocolate and wine tasting. Prices vary by event, call or see web for details. The Opera House, 121 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-2383, grandledgechamber.com.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Beginning English Classes. Call to register. 9:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-4949, cadl.org.

LifeTime Total Body Strength and Conditioning. Muscle strengthening class using resistance bands and body weight. 9-10 a.m. Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club, 2900 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing.

Alterama-Rama Scarf Class. Class on making scarves with recycled materials. $35. SmittenDust Studio, 257 Bridge St., Dimondale. smittendust.blogspot.com.

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.

iPad & iPhone Basics. Call to register. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Stockbridge, 200 Wood St., Stockbridge. (517) 851-7810, cadl.org.

Meditation. For beginners and experienced. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. Quan Am Buddhist Temple, 1840 N. College Road, Mason. (517) 853-1675, quanamtemple.org.

The Art of Pilates. Instruction and snacks. 6-8 p.m. $45/$35 members. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing. broadmuseum.msu.edu.

Shamanic Education & Healing Clinic. Demos and talk on shamanism. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Suggested donation $10. Willow Stick Ceremonies, 1515 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Suite 3, Lansing. (517) 402-6727, willowstickceremonies.com.

Spanish Conversation Group. All ability levels welcome. 7-8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.


Lansing English Country Dance. No experience needed. Live music by the Barnes Owls. 7-9:30 p.m. $6/$4 students/FREE for MSU students. Snyder-Phillips Hall, C20, 362 Bogue St., East Lansing.

MSU Faculty Recital: Guy Yehuda, clarinet. 7:30-9 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Cook Recital Hall, MSU Music Building, 333 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, ow.ly/Xp4aw.

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.

Scary Women, the Jonestown Crows, the Fiction Junkies, Mr Denton on Doomsday at Mac's. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $7/$8 door. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Off The Ledge Record Release. 7 p.m.-midnight. $10/$8 in advance. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. musicmovers.us.

DJ Don Black, 9:30 p.m. Black Cat Bistro, 115 Albert Ave., East Lansing.

Karaoke, 9 p.m. Crunchy's, 254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing.

Karaoke, 8 p.m. Darb's, 117 S. Cedar St., Mason.

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.

Menzo, 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.

The Strangers, 6 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr., Lansing.


One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. 7-9 p.m. $10/$8 students, military and seniors. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700, riverwalktheatre.com.

Too Much, Too Much, Too Many. Poignant and touchingly funny drama. 8-9:20 p.m. $23/$21 seniors and military/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org.


The Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland. Presentation by Roy Finkenbine, director of the Black Abolitionist Archive. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. cadl.org.

Live Comedy. Featuring Stewart Huff. 9 p.m. $2.50-5. Tripper's Comedy Club, 350 Frandor Ave., Lansing. (517) 336-0717, tripperssportsbar.com.

Indie Lens Pop-Up. Screening of "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution." Register online. 7-9 p.m. FREE. WKAR Studios, Room 145, 404 Wilson Road, East Lansing. wkar.org.

Chipmunk Story Time: Snowy Valentine. Nature stories and activities for preschoolers. 10-11 a.m. $3. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866, bit.ly/HNCprg.

Craft Corner. For ages 4 and up. 3-6 p.m. FREE. CADL Dansville, 1379 E. Mason St., Dansville. (517) 623-6511, cadl.org.

Ingham County Genealogical Society Meeting. "Civil War Research" by Mark Hoffman. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Sam Corey Senior Center, 2108 Cedar St., Holt. (517) 676-7140, ICGS.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.

Snowshoe Owl Prowl. Nighttime guided snowshoe walk. Registration required. 7-8:30 p.m. $2/$5 with shoe rental. Lincoln Brick Park, 13991 Tallman Road, Grand Ledge. (517) 627-7351, ow.ly/Y0A2U.

Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15 game together. Registration required. 5-6:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Foster, 200 N. Foster St., Lansing. (517) 485-5185.

Grand Ledge Winterfest. Singing competition. 6:30 p.m. Donations welcome. The Opera House, 121 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge.