March 17 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The City Pulse 2016 St. Patrick's Day Event Guide is full of festive events for the day. The list includes drink and meal specials from local bars and restaurants and where you can go to check out Lansing's hottest musicians (Irish-themed and otherwise).

Speaking of musicians — today's one of the busiest days of the year for performing artists. City Pulse's Ty Forquer caught up with a few local musicians to talk about the big day.

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Lunch at the Senior Center. Call the day before to order meal. Noon-1 p.m. $5.75/$3 suggested donation for ages 60 and up. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045,

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.

Gentle Mat Yoga. Basic class on a mat provided by you. 9:45-10:45 a.m. $56/$40 members for seven weeks; $10/$7 members for one week. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045.

In and Out of Text: Creative Writing. Class for reading and producing creative works. For grades 7-12. Register online. 4:45-5:45 p.m. FREE. Building Twentyone, 1288 N. Cedar St., Mason. (517) 889-5103,

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

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


Drum Circle. All levels welcome. Instruments provided or bring your own. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Marshall Music, 3240 E. Saginaw St., Lansing. (517) 337-9700.

Live Holiday Music. Pete Wittig and Steve Pickney play Irish music. 2-3 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363.

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.

Had Matter, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

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

Mark Sala, 9 p.m. Claddagh, 2900 Towne Centre Blvd., 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.

Craig Hendershott, 8 p.m. Ellison Brewery, 4903 Dawn 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.

Tell Yo Mama, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. Leroys, 1526 S. Cedar St., Lansing.

Diamond Jones, thurgokush, 8 p.m Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

St. Patrick's Day Party, 11 a.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Josh Thompson, 10 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing.

Frog Open Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.

Dan MacLachlan, 3 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd., Haslett.

The Strangers, 7 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr., Lansing.


Just Another High School Musical. Musical by Bryan Starchman. 7 p.m. $5/$3 kids. Perry High School, 2555 Britton Road, Perry.


Mind Benders. 11 a.m.-noon .FREE. Meridian Senior Center, 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 706-5045,

Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All experience levels welcome. 6-8 p.m. $3. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale St., Lansing.

Anime & Manga Club. Ages 10-18 watch and discuss anime. Call to register. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Holt-Delhi, 2078 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9351 ext.3,

Bath Township Farmers Market. Vendors and live music. 3-7 p.m. FREE. Bath Community Center, 5959 Park Lake Road Bath. (512) 809-4433,

Chipmunk Story Time: Leprechaun Hunt. Nature walk and activities for preschoolers. 10-11 a.m. $3. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road. Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866,

Film Movement Series. Screening of German film, "Stations of the Cross." 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. CADL Okemos, 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021,

Ingham County Animal Control's Save A Life Soiree. Dinner and music fundraising event. 5:30-10 p.m. Tickets start at $50/$15 for show only. Kellogg Conference Center, 55 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing. (517) 242-7440,

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.

Mason Codependents Anonymous. A fellowship to develop healthy relationships. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Mason First Church of the Nazarene, 415 E. Maple St., Mason. (517) 515-5559,

Meet Little Critter. Character visit for kids. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. FREE. CADL Leslie, 201 Pennsylvania St., Leslie. (517) 589-9400,

Senior Reminiscing Series. Group meets for fun and nostalgia. 12:30-1:30 p.m. FREE. CADL Williamston, 201 School St., Williamston. (517) 655-1191,


Motown the Musical. Musical about the life of Berry Gordy. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $38. Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. 1-800-WHARTON,