Sept. 8 2016 12:01 AM

Here's what's going on in town today

Good day and happy International Literacy Day.

Two budding stars make an appearance at the Turner-Dodge House’s Music at the Mansion concert series Thursday. Reina Li, an 8-year-old pianist, and her brother, 17-year-old pianist Ricky Li, perform an intimate salon-style concert at the historic mansion. The program features both duet and solo pieces. The concert is Reina’s first public performance. Proceeds from the evening go toward renovations and maintenance of the historic home. 7 p.m. $10. Turner-Dodge House, 100 E. North St., Lansing. (517) 483-4220.

A classic tale of teenage love comes to the Riverwalk Theatre stage Thursday. No, it’s not the story of Tristan and Isolde or Romeo and Juliet — it’s the rock ‘n’ roll romance of Sandy and Danny. The 1950’s-themed musical comedy stars Christine Landers as Sandy Dumbrowksi and Brian Farnham as Danny Zuko, the couple whose opposing personalities cause no shortage of strife. Alongside a cast of friends, teachers and classmates, the two learn to find their way as they prepare to graduate and enter the real world. The show is Eric Chatfield’s directorial debut at Riverwalk. Before and after the show, visitors can check out the mixed-media artwork of City Pulse theater reviewer David Winkelstern in the lobby. 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $22/$20 students, seniors and military. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700,

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.

Closing Out Your Garden. From 6 to 8 p.m. FREE. Greater Lansing Housing Coalition, 600 W. Maple Lansing. 517-372-5980,

Ingham Co. Genealogical Society Meeting. Lecture on using census records for research. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Sam Corey Senior Center, 2108 Cedar St., Holt. (517) 676-7140,

Make Your Business Legal. Intro course on business law. Call or register online. 6-8 p.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110. Lansing. (517) 483-1921,

Preschool Science Explorations: Underwater Animals. Nature class for preschoolers. 1-2:30 p.m. $4. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866,

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.


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.

Visionary Violin. Dixon's Violin in concert. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $10/kids FREE. The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

Dixon's Violin, 7:30 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

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

Kevin Schafer, 7 p.m. Buddies - Holt, 2040 N. Aurelius Road

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.

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

Kathy Ford, 8 p.m. Reno's East, 1310 Abbot Road

Life Support, 6 p.m. Reno's North, 16460 Old US 27

Jacob Ford, 6 p.m. Reno's West, 5001 W. Saginaw Hwy.

Cadillac West, 7:30 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

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

Mark Sala, 8 p.m. Watershed Tavern and Grill 5965 Marsh Rd.

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


Grease. 1950s musical love story. 7-9 p.m. $22/$20 seniors and students. Riverwalk Theatre, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700,


AARP Community Conversations. Discussion on making Lansing better for all ages. RSVP by phone or online. 1-4 p.m. Oak Park YMCA, 900 Long Blvd., Lansing. (517) 267-8936,

After School Teen Program. For teens in grades 7-12. 2:30-5:30 p.m. FREE. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420,

English Country Dance Lessons. No experience needed. Live music. 7-9:30 p.m. $6/$4 students/MSU students FREE. Snyder-Phillips Hall, C20, 362 Bogue St., East Lansing.

Ladies Silver Blades Figure Skating Club. All skill levels welcome. Lessons, practice and fun. 9:30-11:20 a.m. $5. Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing. (517) 881-2517

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,

Spanish Conversation. All skill levels welcome to practice language. 7-8 p.m. FREE. Grand Traverse Pie Co., 1403 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351- 2420,