May 13 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day on this partly cloudy Friday the 13th.

Cancervive, a comedy benefit for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, happens tonight in Old Town, featuring comics Julian McCullough, Aaron Putnam and Esther Nevarez. Hilaire Lockwood, owner of Hilltop Yoga, also speaks on her experiences battling cancer. See City Pulse's article on the event for more information.

Mighty Uke Day, Lansing's own ukulele-themed festival, kicks off today as well. Read about it in Rich Tupica's Turn it Down column.

Lansing women’s chorus Sistrum commemorates its 30th anniversary this weekend with “Honoring Our Community,” a two-night celebration of women in the Greater Lansing Community. Each night features a silent auction and a musical performance. The evening’s program includes some of the group’s favorite works, as well new repertoire by composers like Andrea Ramsey and Ivette Herryman. This event is also the group’s last performance under the direction of Meredith Bowen, who has led the group for 15 years. 7 p.m. $15/$12 adv. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.

Most people go to therapists looking for help, but what happens when the therapists are the ones who really need help? “Beyond Therapy,” which opens Friday at Riverwalk Theatre, follows a couple, Bruce and Prudence, who meet through a newspaper dating service. As they try to navigate the new relationship, their lives are made more difficult by their hapless therapists. The play was adapted into Robert Altman’s 1987 film of the same name, starring Julie Hagerty and Jeff Goldblum. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $12/$10 students, seniors and military. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700,

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Palatte to Palate: Super Hero. Painting workshop. 7-9:30 p.m. $28/$50 for two. Reach Studio Art Center, 1804 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. (517) 999-3643,

Who Licenses Your Food Business? Course on categorization and licensing of food products. RSVP required. 1-3 p.m. FREE. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 999-3923,

Health Seminar with Jordan Rubin. New York Times best-selling author presents. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Better Health Market, 305 N. Clippert Ave., Lansing.


Mighty Uke Day. Festival with workshops and performances celebrating the ukulele. Noon. Old Town, Lansing.

The Scratch Pilots Present: Get Busy. With DJ's McCoy, Muzik, Psycho and Don Black. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. FREE. The RIV, 231 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing.

Sistrum 30th Anniversary Concert. Featuring silent auction and musical performance. 7 p.m. $15/$12 adv. Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.

Alistair, 9 p.m. Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Road

Cheap Girls, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

Pat Zelenka, 8 p.m. Champions, 2440 N. Cedar St.

Good Question, 9 p.m Coach’s Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Rd.

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

DJ Brendan, 9 p.m. Esquire, 1250 Turner St.

Summer of Sol, 9:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.

Chris Laskos, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 143 Kent St.,

Mix Pack, 9:30 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.

Steve Cowles, 6 p.m. Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.

Sarah Brunner, 5:30 p.m. Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave.

Team Invasion Anniversary Party, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

Smooth Daddy, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

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

Elkabong, 7 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

Jerry Sprague Band, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Hoosier Highway, 8:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

The Rotations, 9 p.m. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave.


Beyond Therapy. Offbeat comedy about marriage counseling. 8 p.m. $12/$10 seniors. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700,

From Earth to the Universe. Planetarium show about the history of astronomy. 8-9 p.m. $4/$3 kids. Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-4672,


Cancervive. Comedy benefit for the American Cancer Society. 6:30 p.m. $50. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St., Lansing.

After School Teen Program. For teens in 6th-12th grades. 3-5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420,

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Party. Ages 8-12 enjoy discussion, activity and snack. Call or register online. 6-7:15 p.m. FREE. CADL Mason, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088,

Minecraft Game Night. Ages 8-15 game together. Call or register online. 6:30-8 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6363,

StoryTime. Ages 2-5 years enjoy stories and songs. 10:30-11 a.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420,

Teen Asian Snack Trials. Taste Asian snacks and vote for the best. 4-5 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420,