Aug. 11 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Old Town Comedy Showcase teams up with T.R.U.E for a night of comedy in support of Lansing’s LGBTQ youth. True Colors Comedy Benefit is hosted Aaron Putnam, a comedian who splits time between Lansing and Chicago. Comedians Adam Burke, Alex Bozinovic, Megan Cottington-Heath, Taylor De La Ossa and Emily Syrja are slated to perform. Admission includes light snacks, and a DJ will close out the night. T.R.U.E., which stands for Teens Respecting and Understanding Each other, offers support groups for LGBTQ youth and allies in the Lansing area. 8 p.m. $20/$15 adv. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing. (517) 931-0103,

For more local events, see below.

Classes and Seminars

Lunch at the Senior Center. Call 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,

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

Celebrate Recovery. For all hurts and hang-ups. 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing. (517) 492-1866.

Headaches & Migraines. Seminar on causes and treatments of head pain. 6:15 p.m. FREE. Rassel-Daigneault Family Chiropractic, 537 N. Clippert St., Lansing. (517) 336-8880,

Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 5:15 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. Haslett Community Education Center, 1090 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 927-4307.

Literature and Poetry

Author Randy D. Pearson Reading. Author reads from newest book "Tell Me a Story." 6-8 p.m. FREE. Bestsellers Books and Coffee, 360 Jefferson St., Mason.


DJClarinet Returns to Dimondale. DJClarinet plays repertoire from big band to Broadway. 3-7 p.m. FREE. Dimondale Farm Market, 136 N. Bridge St., Dimondale. (517) 646-0230,

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.

Summer Concerts on the Square. Weekly concert at historic site. 6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE. 1885 Eaton County Courthouse Square, 100 West Lawrence Ave., Charlotte.

Thursday Night Live. Featuring The Backwoods Band. 6 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Courthouse, 341 S. Jefferson St., Mason. (517) 676-1046,

Apollo Affair, 8 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

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

Lee Groove, 7 p.m. Champions, 2440 N. Cedar St.

Team Trivia, 7 p.m. Crafty Palate, 333 S. Washington Square

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

Mike Skory & Friends, 8:30 p.m. The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Ave.

Reggae Lou, 6 p.m. Fieldhouse, 213 Ann St.

Karaoke Kraze, 9 p.m. Green Door, 2005 E. Michigan Ave.

Chris Laskos, 7 p.m.Harper's, 131 Albert Ave.

True Color Comedy Benefit, 8 p.m. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave.

Elemnt, 8 p.m. Mac's Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave.

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

Mark Sala, 7 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

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

Alistair, 7 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Eric Paslay, 8:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

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

Dan MacLachlan, 8 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.

Oxymorons, 8 p.m. Waterfront Bar and Grill, 325 City Market Dr.


Summer Retreat. Comedy about college buddies reuniting. 8 p.m. $23. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469,

Matt and Ben. Fantasy comedy about Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. 8 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/$6 students. Over the Ledge Theatre Co., Fitzgerald Park, Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579,


Beal Garden Tour: Plant Pigments. Tour explaining why plant pigments benefit plants and humans alike. 12:10-12:50 p.m. FREE. Beal Botanical Gardens, 408 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 884-0901,

Build-Your-Own Taco Bar Fundraiser. Proceeds support the 8th grade government trip to Washington D.C. 4-7 p.m. St. Casimir Catholic Church, 800 W. Barnes Ave., Lansing. (517) 374-5700.

LifeTime Meditation and Yoga. 9 a.m. FREE for LifeTime members. Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club, Wimbledon Room, 2900 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing. (800) 772-7769,

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,

MSU Aesthetic & Laser Treatment Center Grand Opening Celebration. Hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, special deals and more. Call to RSVP. 5:30-7:30 p.m. MSU Aesthetic & Laser Treatment Center, 4660 S. Hagadorn Road, Suite 610, East Lansing. (517) 267-2497,

Rock the Block. Family activities, health screenings, prizes, food and more. 1-5 p.m. FREE. Forest Community Health Center, 2316 S. Cedar St., Lansing.

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


Drop-In Coloring Group. Supplies provided for adults to color. 6-7 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing.