Good day on this unseasonably warm October Thursday.

As it begins its eighth season, the Absolute Music Chamber Series moves into a new location, having outgrown its namesake home at Absolute Gallery. Now located around the corner at UrbanBeat Events Center, the series kicks off Thursday with a program of music from 20th century composers George Enescu and Maurice Ravel. WKAR's Jody Knol emcees the concert, which features Marian Tanau on violin, David LeDoux on cello and Rebecca Mayer on piano. Following the performance, attendees can chat with the performers and enjoy light refreshments. 7:30 p.m. $20. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 256-8913,

A group of accomplished musicians challenges the boundary between fine art and pop culture Thursday at the Wharton Center. The Art of Time Ensemble, a collection of composers and performers who re-imagine pop and rock ‘n’ roll songs, offers its reinterpretation of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The Toronto-based group, which includes former Barenaked Ladies singer/songwriter Steven Page and is led by Andrew Burashko, performs rearranged versions of songs from the iconic album. The event is preceded by an Insight Preview conversation with members of the ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20.50/$18 students. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing. (517) 432-2000,

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,

(TOPS) Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 5:15 p.m. Meeting 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. Room 207, Haslett Middle School, 1535 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 927-4307.

A Course in Miracles. Four-week workshop on peace and forgiveness. 7-9 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes, Lansing. 517-371-3010.

Capital Area Audubon Society. Why Are There So Many Species in the Tropics? 7-9 p.m. FREE. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4224.

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.

Preschool Science Explorations: Autumn Countdown. Hands-on science activities. 1-2:30 p.m. $4. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Meridian Township. (517) 349-3866.

Prostate Cancer Support Group of Mid-Michigan. Men and their partners to share and learn from the experiences of others. 7-9 p.m. FREE. Sparrow Professional Building, 1200 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing. (517) 364-5349.

Start Your Creative Business with Etsy. Basics on opening, maintaining and benefiting from an Etsy shop. Call or register online. 10-11:30 a.m. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Sq. Suite 110 Lansing. (517) 483-1921,


Art of Time Ensemble. Re-interpretation of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." 7:30 p.m. Tickets from $20.50/$18 students. Wharton Center, 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing.

Concert Band and Campus Band. 7:30 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/students FREE. Fairchild Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road East Lansing. 517-353-5340.

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.

Sinhaven. With Odds Fish, Dyno Gee, Blazing Autumn and Arson Party. 7-11 p.m. $8/$5 adv. The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.

The French Connection: Ravel and Enescu, Student Colleages at the Paris Conservatoire. 7:30 p.m. $20. UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St., Lansing.

Y2K Karaoke, 9 p.m. The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave.

Karaoke with DJ Jamie, 10 p.m. Buddies - Okemos, 1937 W Grand River Ave

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

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

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

Open Mic, 7 p.m. Gallery Brewery, 142 Kent St.

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

Lincoln County Process, 9 p.m. Moriarty's Pub, 802 E. Michigan Ave.

Miranda & the M80’s, 8:15 p.m. Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Hwy.

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

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


After School Action Program. Light meal, tutoring and activities. 4-6 p.m. FREE. Eastside Community Action Center, 1001 Dakin St., Lansing.

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,

TSA Precheck Enrollment Event. Enroll in airport security fast screening program. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE. Capital Region International Airport, 4100 Capitol City Blvd., 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,


Be Beauty Open Mic. Dance, music, poetry, and world traditions are welcome to the stage. 7-8:30 p.m. $5. The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington, Lansing.


Pulp. Who-dun-it-science-fiction caper. 8 p.m. $25. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston. (517) 655-7469,

Punk Rock. British students challenge the establishment and themselves. 7:30 p.m. $15. Studio 60 Theatre, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 355-6690,