Good day on this partly cloudy Friday.

If you’re looking for an excuse to bust out that Viking helmet sitting in the back of your closet, the Nordic Fire Festival, a brand new festival celebrating ancient Scandinavian culture, comes to Charlotte this weekend. The festival kicks off today with a torch processional and ship burning, fire dancers, food and music and continues Saturday with a full day of family-friendly activities, including costume, horn-blowing and hammer-throwing contests. The three-day event wraps up Sunday with a traditional archery tournament, a sword-fighting demonstration and more. 6-11 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. FREE. Lincoln Park, 620 W. Shepherd St., Charlotte.

Undersea goes onstage this week as the Owosso Community Players open their production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid." For three weekends in a row, the show aims to please the crowd with movement, music, color and elaborate costumes — some of which light up. Feb. 26-Mar. 11. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. $20/$18 students and seniors/$10 kids. Lebowsky Center, 122 E. Main St., Owosso. (989) 723-4003,

For more local events, see below.

MSU Comics Forum: Sergio Aragones. Highly awarded cartoonist speaks. 7-8:30 p.m. FREE. RCAH Auditorium in Snyder-Phillips Hall, 362 Bogue St., MSU Campus, East Lansing.

Classes and Seminars

Aux Petits Soins. French immersion class for ages 0-12. See web for specific times for each age group. $15/$12 students. 1824 E. Michigan Ave., Suite F, Lansing. (517) 643-8059,

Developing a Farm Safety Plan. Lesson on food safety concerns for farmers. 1-3 p.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing.


Indie Rock Concert. Olivia Mainville and the Aquatic Troupe. 7-9 p.m. $6. Wilson Center Auditorium, 101 W. Cass St., St. Johns. (989) 224-8159,

MSU Professors of Jazz. 7 and 9:30 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Cook Recital Hall, MSU Music Building, 333 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340,

Greener Grounds, 9 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Darin Larner, 9 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Rd., Halsett.

Steve Cowles, 7 p.m. Brookshire, 205 W. Church St., Williamston.

Rush Clement, 8:30 p.m. Capital Prime, 2324 Showtime Dr., Lansing.

5x5, 9 p.m. Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd., Lansing.

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

Cheap Dates, 10 p.m. Dublin Square, 327 Abbot Rd, East Lansing.

DJ Fudgie, 10 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St., Lansing.

Showdown, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Peter Melichar, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 143 Kent St., Portland.

Karaoke, 7:30 p.m. Grand Cafe/Sir Pizza, 201 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.

Soulstice, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Alistar, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Beasley, 8 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

The Cactus Blossoms, 7 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Greg Nagy, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

New Rule, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

Avon Bomb, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27, Lansing.

Dirty Helens, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansinig.

Union Guns, 8:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing.

Jimmy G and the Capitols, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.

Capitol City DJs, 10 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd., Haslett.

Joe Wright, 6 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr., Lansing.


ReEntry. Play about the transition between deployment and home. 7:30 p.m. $13/$8 military and students. Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing.

Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen tale on stage. 2 and 8 p.m. $17.50-$22.50. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing.

The Threepenny Opera. Musical theater landmark set in steampunk setting. 8-10 p.m. $15/$10 seniors/$5 students. Dart Auditorium, Lansing Community College, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1546,

Too Much, Too Much, Too Many. Poignant and touchingly funny drama. 3-4:20 p.m. and 8-9:20 p.m. $25/$23 seniors and military/$10 students. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469,


Berenstain Bears Book Party. Ages 3-10 enjoy story, snack and craft. Call or register online. 6-7 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088,

Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15 game together. Call to register. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6367.

One-on-One Business Counseling. Register with 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. FREE. Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing. (517) 321-4014 ext. 4,

Skywatchers of Africa. Planetarium show. 8 p.m. $4/$3.50 students and seniors/$3 children. Abrams Planetarium, 400 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 355-4676,

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