April 19 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this partly cloudy Tuesday.

A panel discussing the legacy of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old boy who was murdered in 1955 for allegedly flirting with a white woman, takes place tonight at Okemos High School. Read more about the panel here.

“Matilda the Musical,” based on Roald Dahl's story of a book-loving troublemaker, comes to the Wharton Center Tuesday. The musical tells the story of a precocious young girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and inspires a revolution in her school and in her life. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $38/$25 students. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000, whartoncenter.com.

Classes and Seminars

60 Day Money Challenge. Eight-week-long finance course. 6-7 p.m. FREE. Center for Financial Health, 3815 W. St. Joseph St., Suite B-200, Lansing. centerforfinancialhealth.org.

Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Learn public speaking and leadership skills. 7 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 775-2697, cadl.org.

Hopeful Hearts Grief Group. Learn, grow and heal together. 10-11 a.m. FREE. The Marquette Activity Room, 5968 Park Lake Road, East Lansing. (517) 381-4866.

Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. 5:45- 6:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.

Overeaters Anonymous. Support for weight loss efforts. 7 p.m. FREE. Okemos Presbyterian Church, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 819-3294.

Speakeasies Toastmasters. Improve listening, analysis, leadership and presentation skills. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (616) 841-5176.

Starting a Business. Workshop on businesses. Call or register online. 9-11 a.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483- 1921, sbdcmichigan.org.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Have a support system, lose weight. Wheelchair accessible. Weighin 6:30, meeting 7 p.m. FREE first visit. St. Terese Church, 102 W. Randolph St., Lansing. tops.org.

Teen Advisory Council. Leadership group for grades 9-12. Enroll online. 4-5 p.m. FREE. Building Twentyone, 1288 N. Cedar St., Mason. (517) 889- 5103, ow.ly/Yu9ZM.

Yawn Patrol Toastmasters. Learn public speaking. 7-8:30 a.m. Studio 1210 Place, 1210 Turner St., Lansing. (989) 859-2086, yawnpatrol.com.


Craig Hendershott Live. 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Stober's Bar, 812 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Jazz Tuesdays at Moriarty's. 7-10 p.m. FREE. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5287.

The Italian Madrigal: Songs of Love and War. 7:30-9 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, ow.ly/10nBVf.


Bible and Beer. Discussion of scripture's power in daily events. 6 p.m. Kelly's Downtown, 220 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 482-0600, bibleandbeer@ccclansing.org.

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

Comedy Coven XIV: APRIL SHOWERS. Occultthemed comedy. 8-9:30 p.m. $10/$7 presale. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington St., Lansing. ow.ly/108GKs.

Knitting and Crochet Group. All ages and all levels welcome. 11 a.m.-noon. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing.

LCC West Toastmasters. From 5 to 6:30 p.m. LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing. toastmasters.org.

Paper Beads. Participants try paper bead rolling techniques. 3-4 p.m. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-8700, lib.msu.edu.


Matilda the Musical. Family-friendly musical based on Roald Dahl novel. 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $38. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. whartoncenter.com.